by Alex Miceli

Tiger Woods.

The name still moves the needle, no matter whether the news is good or bad. Any report concerning Woods prompts not only the hardcore golfer but the casual fan, as well, to take notice.

So, when Justin Rose suggested last week in an interview promoting the Hong Kong Open that golf is in a healthy place without the injured Woods, the logic seemed counterfactual.


Misplaced moral outrage

Alex Miceli's politically correct outrage over Emily Nash and purported Central Massachusetts Division 3 Golf Championship "gender bias" seems a little misplaced (“Gender bias sidelines Massachusetts girl,” Oct. 26,

Nash can shoot lower scores than the guys on the team, so of course her school wants her to play for the boys’ team.



Number of birdies, on as many holes, that New Zealand’s Lydia Ko made on the par 3s at TPC Kuala Lumpur en route to a 7-under 64 and the first-round lead Thursday at the Sime Darby LPGA Malaysia. Ko, 20, a former world No. 1 and 14-time champion on the LPGA, hasn’t won since July 2016. Australia’s Su Oh stood second at 65. Defending champion Shanshan Feng of China, South Korean Eun-Hee Ji, who won last week at the Swinging Skirts LPGA Taiwan, and rookie Madelene Sagstrom of Sweden shared third at 66 (scores:



Tour operator Carr Golf will play host to its 11th annual World Invitational Father and Daughter Tournament on July 23-26 at Waterville Golf Links in Ireland. The event includes three rounds of golf at Waterville.


Warren Bottke, a PGA teaching professional at PGA National Resort and Spa in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., has been named teacher of the year by the South Florida PGA Section. Bottke serves as a faculty member for the PGA master-professional certification program.


October 26-29
PGA Tour: WGC HSBC Champions
Sheshan International Golf Club, Shanghai
LPGA: Sime Darby LPGA Malaysia
TPC Kuala Lumpur, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
PGA Tour: Sanderson Farms Championship
Country Club of Jackson (Miss.)
Amateur: Asia-Pacific Amateur
Royal Wellington GC, Upper Hutt, New Zealand
October 27-29
Champions Tour: PowerShares QQQ Championship
Sherwood CC, Thousand Oaks, Calif.

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