TUESDAY  | APRIL 10, 2018
by Gary Van Sickle

Here are the biggest disappointments of Masters week, not counting the fantasy pool you were in when you had Tony Finau and dropped him at the eleventh hour because he rolled his ankle after that par-3 hole-in-one celebration accident. (Finau tied for 10th.)

Phil Mickelson: Consistency has eluded Mickelson for more than a quarter-century, and despite his experience and course knowledge at Augusta National, it slipped through his hands again like warm Jell-O. He looked like the Mickelson of old earlier this year when he had three top-6 finishes in February and won a World Golf Championships title in Mexico. At the Masters, he looked more like an old Mickelson.

 



by Jeff Shain 

All spiffed up and no opportunity to fire.

The iconic RBC Heritage cannon sat silently on Monday, a victim of rainy weather that washed out the traditional parade and opening ceremony alongside Harbour Town’s 18th green.

 


Admiration for the champion

I really enjoyed the article by Gary Van Sickle in Morning Read on Monday (“Fearless Reed wins Masters showdown,” April 9).

I admire virtually all of the players on the PGA Tour for what they individually bring to the sport. That said, Patrick Reed is most definitely included in that statement

 


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Position in the Official World Golf Ranking of Patrick Reed, who won Sunday’s Masters Tournament. He moved up from No. 24. Jordan Spieth, who finished third at Augusta National, moved up one spot, to No. 3, behind No. 1 Dustin Johnson and No. 2 Justin Thomas. Rickie Fowler, the runner-up in the Masters, jumped two spots, to No. 6 (ranking).

 


Announced: Dennis Walters, as winner of the Bob Jones Award, by the U.S. Golf Association. Walters, of Jupiter, Fla., turned his paralysis at age 24 from a golf-cart accident into a career of using a trick-shot show to teach golf to millions worldwide since 1977. The Bob Jones Award, the USGA’s highest honor, recognizes an individual who demonstrates the spirit, character and respect for the game exhibited by its late namesake. Walters will be honored June 13 during U.S. Open week in Southampton, N.Y.

 




FROM THE INDUSTRY

PGA Golf Club in Port St. Lucie, Fla., announced that it will play host to a Women’s Golf Day clinic on April 14. The event is scheduled for 3-5 p.m. and is open to the first 40 registrants of any age. The cost is $10 for first-time participants and $20 for returnees and includes hor d’oeuvres and drinks afterward.

 

Giants Ridge saluted the opening of the golf season at the Minnesota resort with a stay-and-play package through May 24. Rates begin at $99 per night for play on one of the resort’s two courses, The Quarry or The Legend, in Biwabik on the Mesabi Iron Range.

 

Four Seasons Resort Lanai in Hawaii announced its “Stay Longer” package as an enticement to get guests to play more golf on the Jack Nicklaus Signature Manele Course. The resort offers two options in the package: one extra night with every four consecutive paid nights, through Dec. 15 or, from June 30 to Aug. 25, a complimentary sixth night with five paid nights.

 

Quivira Los Cabos, recently honored by Golf Digest magazine as one of the “World’s 100 Greatest Golf Courses,” introduced a “Taste of the Top 100” package to celebrate the award for the Mexican resort. The five-day, four-night deal includes unlimited golf, with prices starting at $3,750.

 


CALENDAR
April 11-14
LPGA: Lotte Championship

Ko Olina GC, Kapolei, Hawaii

April 12-15
PGA Tour: RBC Heritage

Harbour Town GL, Hilton Head Island, S.C.

European Tour: Spanish Open

National Golf Center, Madrid

April 13-15
Champions: Mitsubishi Electric Classic

TPC Sugarloaf, Duluth, Ga.

Men’s amateur: Terra Cotta Invitational

Naples (Fla.) National GC

April 19-22
LPGA: Hugel-JTBC Championship

Wilshire CC, Los Angeles

European Tour: Trophee Hassan II

Royal Golf Dar Es Salam, Rabat, Morocco

Web.com Tour: North Mississippi Classic

CC of Oxford (Miss.)

Ladies European Tour: Lalla Meryem Cup

Royal Golf Dar Es Salam (Blue), Rabat, Morocco

PGA Tour: Valero Texas Open

TPC San Antonio (AT&T Oaks), San Antonio

April 20-22
Champions: Bass Pro Shops Legends of Golf at Big Cedar Lodge

Top of the Rock, Ridgedale, Mo.


      
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