THURSDAY  | JULY 5, 2018
by Jeff Babineau

You know that terrible feeling on a Monday when a blaring alarm across the night table jolts you awake, and the stark realization strikes that another joyous weekend has departed and another long work week is about to commence? It greets you like an icy shower. It’s enough to send a person back under the covers.

T.J. Vogel cannot relate. Mondays are when he shines, when he does some of his best work. “I wish every day was Monday,” Vogel said. 

 



by Julie Williams

For an amateur golfer, there isn’t a much higher honor than being selected to represent your country in a team event. It means donning the national colors – which might include some face paint – and being celebrated as one of the top players in the nation. A spot on a team for an event such as the Walker Cup, Curtis Cup or World Amateur Team Championship forges relationships and opens doors for players often on their way to a professional career. 

Olivia Mehaffey knows all of that. Mehaffey, a 20-year-old from Belfast, Northern Ireland, will play for the International squad at the Arnold Palmer Cup, an annual team event to be contested Friday through Sunday at Evian Resort Golf Club in France.

 


Support for Dahmen in Kang caper

PGA Tour player Joel Dahmen has accused colleague Sung Kang of taking a very favorable drop from the hazard that runs most of the length of the par-5 10th hole during Sunday’s final round of the Quicken Loans National. Kang dropped near the green, made par and eventually finished third. I was on the 10th hole watching the entire sequence of events, and I side with Dahmen (“In the news,” July 4)

 


7

Number of berths in the British Open at stake this weekend on two major professional tours. The top four finishers among the top 12 in the PGA Tour’s Military Tribute at the Greenbrier (tee times) who aren’t already qualified for the 147th British Open will earn spots for the July 19-22 event at Carnoustie (Scotland) Golf Links. Also, the top three finishers from among the top 10 in the European Tour’s Dubai Duty Free Irish Open (tee times) also will earn berths in golf’s oldest championship.

 



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Co-hosts Bob Bubka and Jay Randolph Jr. discuss Francesco Molinari, who cruised to victory at the PGA Tour’s Quicken Loans National, and Tiger Woods, who tied for fourth. In Groove Up with Vertical Groove Golf, David Toms’ victory in the U.S. Senior Open and John Daly’s latest outburst merit attention. Alex Miceli, the founder and publisher of Morning Read, appears on the Vertical Groove Hotline.




FROM THE INDUSTRY

The winner of the PGA Tour’s recent Quick Loans National played Lamkin grips, the manufacturer reported. He switched to Lamkin’s new TS1 grips earlier this season and also won the European Tour’s BMW PGA Championship.

 


CALENDAR
July 5-8
European Tour: Dubai Duty Free Irish Open

Ballyliffin (Ireland) GC

PGA Tour: Greenbrier Classic

Old White TPC, White Sulphur Springs, W.Va.

Web.com Tour: Lecom Health Challenge

Peek’n Peak Resort, Clymer, N.Y.

LPGA: Thornberry Creek LPGA Classic

Thornberry Creek (Legends), Oneida, Wis.

July 6-8
Men’s/women’s college: Arnold Palmer Cup

Evian Resort GC, Evian-les-Bains, France


      
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