MONDAY  | APRIL 16, 2018
by Juan Luis Guillen

Passion is the first word that comes to mind when describing the on-course demeanor of the late Seve Ballesteros, the early accomplishments of the young Jon Rahm and the fiery celebrations of Sergio Garcia at the Ryder Cup.

“No country in Continental Europe brings more history and more passion to golf,” said Denmark’s Thomas Bjorn, captain of the European team at this year’s Ryder Cup in Paris.

 



Hey, punk: Make my day and shave

Interesting observation from Pat Radford on the unkempt appearance of some of the male golfers today (“From the Morning Read inbox,” April 13).

I guess it has to be chalked up to today's fashion sense.

 


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Score made by Japan’s Satoshi Kodaira on the par-3 17th hole, the third in a playoff against South Korea’s Si Woo Kim, to win the PGA Tour’s RBC Heritage on Sunday at Harbour Town Golf Links in Hilton Head Island, S.C. Kodaira, 28, a member of the Japan Golf Tour, shot 5-under 66 to tie Kim (71) at 12-under 272. After both made par 4s in two consecutive trips back to the 18th hole, Kodaira sank a 25-foot putt at No. 17 to win his first PGA Tour title in his 15th start. Americans Bryson DeChambeau (66) and Luke List (72) tied for third at 11-under 273 (scores).

 




FROM THE INDUSTRY

Topgolf will celebrate National Golf Day on April 25 by offering complimentary golf lessons at 37 of its U.S. sites. Any guest who visits a Topgolf venue, excluding the Las Vegas center, from 9 a.m. until 9 p.m. April 25 will receive a free five-minute lesson from a golf professional.

 


CALENDAR
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.

April 21-23
Junior boys: Sage Valley Invitational

Sage Valley GC, Graniteville, S.C.

April 25
Industry: National Golf Day

Capitol Hill, Washington

April 26-29
PGA Tour: Zurich Classic of New Orleans

TPC Louisiana, Avondale, La.

LPGA: LPGA Mediheal Championship

Lake Merced GC, Daly City, Calif.

Web.com Tour: United Leasing and Finance Championship

Victoria National GC, Newburgh, Ind.

European Tour: Volvo China Open

Topwin GC, Beijing

April 28 - May 2
Women’s amateur: U.S. Women’s Amateur Four-Ball

El Caballero CC, Tarzana, Calif.


      
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