Tag: Golf

Golfer’s Pro Journey Starts With a Burst Bubble

Sahith Theegala hardly remembered the details, but his father did. Well before he was a three-time All-American golfer at Pepperdine and long before he made his professional PGA Tour debut this past week at the Travelers Championship in Cromwell, Conn., Theegala was a 10-year-old public course golfer trying to figure out fast greens. So his […]

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Buried in N.J.’s Budget Cuts: a Break for a Billionaire

New Jersey lawmakers passed a stopgap three-month budget this week that included $4 billion in cuts. The temporary spending plan was described in news releases as “painful,” “austere” and “bare bones,” a bitter but necessary pill to offset the devastating toll the coronavirus has taken on the state’s finances. It was fast-tracked to meet Wednesday’s […]

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It Took 3 Hours to Delete the President’s ‘White Power’ Tweet Because No One Could Reach Him. He Was Out Golfing…During a Pandemic

President Donald Trump steps out of his vehicle upon his return to the White House in Washington, DC, on June 28, 2020, after golfing at his Trump National Golf Club in Virginia.Photo: NICHOLAS KAMM (Getty Images) I stand before you ashamed. I never thought that I would have to apologize to you but I must. […]

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The PGA Tour Resumed Last Week. A Golfer Has Now Tested Positive for the Coronavirus.

The PGA Tour expanded coronavirus testing of players, caddies and officials this weekend after five-time tour winner Nick Watney became the first golfer to test positive for the virus since golf’s tournament schedule resumed last week following a three-month layoff. Watney, 39, tested negative for the coronavirus at the RBC Heritage event in Hilton Head, […]

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The PGA Tour’s Return Offered a How-to Guide for Other Leagues

Daniel Berger earned $1.35 million Sunday for winning the PGA Tour’s first tournament after a three-month layoff caused by the coronavirus pandemic. But on Monday Berger was entitled to something more precious: a first-class seat on the special flight the tour chartered to safely shuttle players and their caddies to the next event on the […]

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Golf’s Return Draws a Star-Studded Field and a Prickly Entrance Test

The PGA Tour returns from a 90-day layoff on Thursday with a tournament in Fort Worth that will be contested without spectators and with one new golfing ritual: Players are directed to sanitize their hands after every hole while their caddies wipe down golf bags with disinfectant. But of the dozens of safety procedures enacted […]

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With Precautions, Golf Is Back. So Are Scoring Squabbles.

The culture of golf is swathed in a code of honor, with players compelled to call penalties on themselves. Golf during a pandemic, however, has introduced quirks to test the game’s noble protocols. New safety regulations, adopted by golf courses to adhere to coronavirus guidelines, have altered certain game fundamentals and left some golfers quibbling […]

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With Precautions, Golf Is Back. So Are Scoring Squabbles.

The culture of golf is swathed in a code of honor, with players compelled to call penalties on themselves. Golf during a pandemic, however, has introduced quirks to test the game’s noble protocols. New safety regulations, adopted by golf courses to adhere to coronavirus guidelines, have altered certain game fundamentals and left some golfers quibbling […]

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While the U.S. Nears 100,000 Coronavirus Deaths, Y’all’s President Was Busy Golfing and Retweeting Racist, Sexist Trash

President Donald Trump walks from an SUV upon return to the White House in Washington, DC on May 23, 2020. Trump returned to the White House after spending the day at his Virginia golf club.Photo: MANDEL NGAN (Getty Images) President Trump looks like a tube of toothpaste swallowed a walrus. And because he’s president, we […]

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While the U.S. Nears 100,000 Coronavirus Deaths, Y’all’s President Was Busy Golfing and Retweeting Racist, Sexist Trash

President Donald Trump walks from an SUV upon return to the White House in Washington, DC on May 23, 2020. Trump returned to the White House after spending the day at his Virginia golf club.Photo: MANDEL NGAN (Getty Images) President Trump looks like a tube of toothpaste swallowed a walrus. And because he’s president, we […]

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Trump Honors Veterans on Memorial Day by Tweeting About Golf, Obama, and ISIS

Want the best of VICE News straight to your inbox? Sign up here. President Donald Trump defended himself from charges that he was blithely golfing as the U.S. neared the horrific six-figure coronavirus death milestone, after the campaign of presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden released an ad saying exactly that. Trump, who frequently criticized his […]

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Tom Brady Had Some Serious Trouble Early In ‘The Match’ With Tiger And Phil

The Match II, featuring Tiger Woods and Peyton Manning facing off with Phil Mickelson and Tom Brady in golf match play at Medalist Golf Club in Florida on TNT and after a 45 minute weather delay, the action began in wet and rainy conditions. As expected, the amateurs didn’t handle that especially well, with Manning […]

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Mk8 Golf Deliveries Suspended Over Software Gremlins

<img data-attachment-id="1711672" data-permalink="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2020/02/pre-release-party-volkswagen-debuts-mk8-gti-ahead-of-geneva/the-new-volkswagen-golf-gtd-gti-und-gte/" data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/DB2020AU00122_large.jpg" data-orig-size="4096,1927" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"10","credit":"","camera":"Canon EOS 5D Mark IV","caption":"","created_timestamp":"1582033079","copyright":"Volkswagen AG","focal_length":"38","iso":"100","shutter_speed":"0.05","title":"The new Volkswagen Golf GTD, GTI und GTE","orientation":"1"}" data-image-title="The new Volkswagen Golf GTD, GTI und GTE" data-image-description=" VW ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/DB2020AU00122_large-450×212.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/DB2020AU00122_large-610×287.jpg” class=”aligncenter size-large wp-image-1711672″ src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/DB2020AU00122_large-610×287.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”287″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/DB2020AU00122_large-610×287.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/DB2020AU00122_large-75×35.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/DB2020AU00122_large-450×212.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/DB2020AU00122_large-768×361.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/DB2020AU00122_large-120×56.jpg 120w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”> We don’t […]

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Trump looks ahead to post-coronavirus sports: “We want big, big stadiums loaded with people.”

In a telephone appearance during a televised charity golf exhibition on Sunday, President Trump enthusiastically supported the return of live sports events during the coronavirus pandemic. “We want to get sports back, we miss sports,” Trump said. “We need sports in terms of the psyche of our country. And that’s what we’re doing.” On Sunday, […]

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Mk8 Volkswagen GTI Hops a Slow Boat to U.S.

<img data-attachment-id="1711650" data-permalink="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2020/02/pre-release-party-volkswagen-debuts-mk8-gti-ahead-of-geneva/the-new-volkswagen-golf-gti/" data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/DB2020AU00154_large-e1582840157666.jpg" data-orig-size="3614,2416" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"14","credit":"MARTIN MEINERS","camera":"Canon EOS 5D Mark IV","caption":"","created_timestamp":"1581356766","copyright":"Volkswagen AG","focal_length":"115","iso":"100","shutter_speed":"3.2","title":"The new Volkswagen Golf GTI","orientation":"1"}" data-image-title="The new Volkswagen Golf GTI" data-image-description=" VW ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/DB2020AU00154_large-e1582840157666-450×301.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/DB2020AU00154_large-e1582840157666-610×408.jpg” class=”aligncenter wp-image-1711650 size-large” src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/DB2020AU00154_large-e1582840157666-610×408.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”408″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/DB2020AU00154_large-e1582840157666-610×408.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/DB2020AU00154_large-e1582840157666-75×50.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/DB2020AU00154_large-e1582840157666-450×301.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/DB2020AU00154_large-e1582840157666-768×513.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/DB2020AU00154_large-e1582840157666-120×80.jpg 120w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”> Everyone’s favorite German warm (hottish?) hatch debuted […]

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Guerrilla Golfers Sneak Onto Greens Closed by Pandemic

DELRAY BEACH, Fla. — The 18 holes of the Boca Delray Golf and Country Club have been closed since late March, when administrators of Palm Beach County, Fla., decided to shutter every business and activity deemed nonessential. Apparently, some members didn’t get, or didn’t like, the message. “People have called to let us know that they’ve […]

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Woods and Mickelson Set for a Charity Match With Brady and Manning

A televised charity golf match between Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson, who will be joined in the contest by Tom Brady and Peyton Manning, is planned for next month, Turner Sports announced on Wednesday. The location of the event was not disclosed, and a spokesperson for the PGA Tour, which would need to approve the […]

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Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, Tom Brady, And Peyton Manning To Golf For Charity In May On TNT

It’s been two years since Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson squared off in “The Match,” a pay-per-view one-on-one golf event on Thanksgiving weekend 2018 in Las Vegas that Mickelson won in extra holes, and with the golf schedule currently pushed back to mid-June, a second match has been in the works. This time, there will […]

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The Coronavirus Canceled Sports. Now Rebroadcasts Are All We Have.

The professional basketball and hockey seasons evaporated in early March. The N.C.A.A. spring tournaments were canceled. Major League Baseball’s Opening Day was postponed. The 2020 Masters — the first major golf tournament of the year, usually held in April — has been moved to November, when the sun will dip below the chilly fairways of […]

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Trump’s Golf Courses Could Get a Bailout if the Golf Lobby Has Its Way

WASHINGTON — President Trump’s golf empire could benefit from taxpayer-funded bailout loans if a pitch from the golf lobby wins support in Congress. An influential golf political advocacy group with ties to Trump’s company has reached out to members of Congress with a proposal to make federal coronavirus rescue loans more widely accessible to the […]

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In Britain, Summer Sports Cancellations Just Hit Different

The British summer is a confounding, elusive thing. Some years, it is long and warm and hazy, with endless months of blue skies and hosepipe bans, spent drinking in beer gardens and making sincere promises that, next year, we won’t need to bother going abroad. Some years, it is as though it does not come […]

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