MONDAY  | MAY 27, 2019
by Gary Van Sickle

Suddenly, CBD products are everywhere. If you don’t know about CBDs, or cannabinoids, by now, the train is pulling out of the station without you. Just look around:

* Drugstore chains Walgreens and CVS announced they will carry CBD products.

* Golfer Bubba Watson signed an endorsement deal to promote a CBD-producing company.

 



by Mike Purkey

If Brooks Koepka looks unstoppable – and his eye-popping performance at the PGA Championship should convince even the skeptics – then, what or who is going to block his path?

After 36 holes at Bethpage Black, Koepka was extraterrestrial, separating himself from the rest of the field as if he were on another planet or even another golf course. Through three rounds, he held a seven-shot lead, and catching him seemed utterly impossible.

 


With modern golf ball, there’s no turning back
Ingenuity, either for fun, strategy or profit, has transformed golf over time more than once (“As golf evolves, it’s best to get with times,” May 22). It's not a surprise that players finally figured out physical fitness as one of them. Thank them for no more baggy pants, too.

Equipment has evolved in an even more striking way. Consider the Schenectady Putter, the first center-shafted mallet head, which was invented in 1902 in Schenectady, N.Y. The British traditionalists soon banned it from play. Not the USGA, which embraced change. It took more than 40 years for the R&A to accept the USGA's ruling.

 


Requested: By John Daly, the use of a cart during the British Open at Royal Portrush in Northern Ireland, Golf.com reported. In a statement, the R&A said, “We have received a request from John Daly for permission to use a buggy at The Open and it is currently under consideration.” Daly, 53, who suffers from osteoarthritis in his right knee, was accommodated with a cart during the recent PGA Championship, in which he missed the cut.

 


1

Number of senior major championships that American Ken Tanigawa has won as the second-year Champions Tour player claimed the Senior PGA Championship on Sunday. Tanigawa shot even-par 70 for a 3-under 277 and one-stroke victory at Oak Hill Country Club in Rochester, N.Y.

 


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RADIO, TV AND PODCASTS

Hawk & Rude: Post-PGA potpourri
John Hawkins and Jeff Rude break away from the beaten path to discuss a variety of topics, including their dream scenario for next month’s U.S. Open at Pebble Beach.


The Grill Room Golf Show
Co-hosts Bob Bubka and Jay Randolph Jr. review Brooks Koepka’s recent repeat victory at the PGA Championship. Warren Bottke, who coached Koepka as a youth in south Florida, and Morning Read co-founder Alex Miceli add insight. Player audio includes Koepka, runner-up Dustin Johnson and Matt Wallace.



CALENDAR
May 24-29
Men’s college: NCAA Division I Championship

Blessings GC, Fayetteville, Ark.

May 25-29
Men’s amateur: U.S. Amateur Four-Ball

Bandon (Ore.) Dunes Golf Resort (Old Macdonald, Pacific Dunes)

May 30 - June 2
European: Belgian Knockout

Rinkven International GC, Antwerp, Belgium

Web.com: Rex Hospital Open

CC at Wakefield Plantation, Raleigh, N.C.

LPGA: U.S. Women’s Open

CC of Charleston (S.C.)

PGA Tour: Memorial Tournament

Muirfield Village GC, Dublin, Ohio

May 31 - June 2
Champions: Principal Charity Classic

Wakonda Club, Des Moines, Iowa

Symetra: Valley Forge Invitational

Raven’s Claw GC, Pottstown, Pa.


      
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