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Padraig Harrington admiring Audrey Hepburn's grip and takeaway.

Harrington Praises Katherine Hepburn’s Swing After Rubbing Shoulders With Matt Damon.

Pacific Palisades, C A … In interviewing Padraig Harrington after his super round of 67 he stood close to a black-and-white photograph mounted on the wall of the Riviera clubhouse of four-time Academy Award winning Katherine Hepburn. Hepburn, who passed away in 2003 at age 96, was known more for her fierce independence and spirited personality and with Hollywood’s leading lady for more than 50 years not known as a golfer. Hence her picture as Hepburn and many other Hollywood stars often ...
Sam Saunders, and the grandson of the late Arnold Palmer shoots a  sizzling 64 to snatch a two shot lead on day one of the Genesis Open.  (Photo - pgatour.com)

Saunders Shoots Sizzling 64 Rekindling Memories Of Palmer’s Triple LA Victories.

Pacific Palisades, CA … Sam Saunders brilliantly rekindled further memories of his late grandfather, Arnold Palmer with a sizzling seven under par 64 to seize a two shot advantage on the opening day of the Genesis Open. Saunders, 29 accepted an exemption into the event won by Palmer in 1963 and then again with victory in 1966 and 1967, and when the tournament was known as the L.A Open. The Orlando-based Saunders has never contested the event nor previously teed-up on the Riviera course here ...
Padraig Harrington climbs the steps to the clubhouse clearly pleased in birding his closing three holes.

Harrington Reveals He Now Needs Surgery On Injured Shoulder.

Pacific Palisades, CA …. Triple Major winning Padraig Harrington revealed he will now undergo surgery on a four-month nagging shoulder injury despite brilliantly birding his closing three holes in a rousing four-under par 67 on day one of the Genesis Open in California. Harrington is suffering from a pinched nerve in his right shoulder so much so he ruled out any practice rounds this week and also withdraw for a second time in three week’s from the Wednesday Pro-Am. But he defied the ...
If Muirfield lifts it's ban on women members it means that Royal Troon will be an outpost of discrimination against women.  (Photo - www.golfbytourmiss.com)

Muirfield Closer To Admitting Women As Full Members – New Postal Vote Underway.

Pacific Palisades, CA … In a move closer to allowing women as full members, the Honourable Company of Edinburgh Golfers (Muirfield) have begun voting in a fresh ballot that hopefully will finally see another bastion of draconian male-only membership torn down. The postal ballot will be independently scrutinised and the outcome is expected to be announced in mid-March 2017. A vote was held on May 19th last year calling for a resolution to admit women as members of the club failed to reach the ...
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Jacobsen, McDowell, Sorenstam & Strange To Act As Arnold Palmer Invitational Hosts.

Pacific Palisades, CA … Four of golf’s most recognisable players will help lead Arnold Palmer’s namesake tournament in 2017. Peter Jacobsen, Graeme McDowell, Annika Sörenstam and Curtis Strange will join former Secretary of Homeland Security and family friend Tom Ridge to host the 39th Arnold Palmer Invitational presented by Mastercard, taking place in Orlando March 16-19. “Arnold was a force of nature, on and off the course,” said McDowell. “We can’t fill his shoes but we can ...
Shane Lowry eagerly looking forward to teeing up for a first time in the Genesis Open.  (Photo - www.golfbytourmiss.com)

Lowry Making Debut, McDowell Ends Four-Year Absence But Harrington Casts Doubt.

Pacific Palisades, CA … Shane Lowry is making his debut, Graeme McDowell teeing up for a first time in four years while there’s doubt if Padraig Harrington will compete in this week’s Genesis Open. Lowry is brimming with confidence coming off his T14th finish last week at Pebble Beach and an effort that saw the very soon father-to-be pick-up two places and get back to World No. 51. “I played good last week given the conditions and since arriving here at Riviera, I just love the golf course ...
Adam Scott and Tiger Woods.

Woods Recurring Injury Concerns Somewhat Spoiling His Legacy Says Scott.

Pacific Palisades, CA … Adam Scott is not for one minute down-playing Tiger Woods enormous contribution to the game of golf. However ahead of this week’s Genesis Open the Masters winning Australian believes Woods on-going issues with his back is doing little to allow the gloss to shine on his legacy to the game. “Tiger’s clearly going through a hard time in getting back out here to play but hopefully it can get things right with his back and return to competition,” said ...