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Tiger’s Ex, Elin Nordegren, Gives Commencement Speech

Last Updated on Sunday, 18 May 2014 23:17 Sunday, 18 May 2014 22:40


This year's Outstanding Graduating Senior of the Hamilton Holt School at Rollins College is Elin Nordegren.

You may remember Ein fom her slightly more public existence as the victim of a philandering Tiger Woods.

Well Time has moved on somewhat for the ex-Swedish model and nanny as she has completed her degree in psychology and with a 3.96 GPA, no less.

Nordegren was asked to deliver a commencement speech after receiving the Hamilton Holt Outstanding Senior Award and not only spoke very eloquently, she even drew some laughter for her mention of how her life has changed since she moved to America a little over 9 years ago. 



R&A Considers Voting by Mail on Female Members

Last Updated on Wednesday, 14 May 2014 00:19 Wednesday, 14 May 2014 00:12

Peter Dawson

Canadian Press

Doug Ferguson (AP)

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Florida — The Royal & Ancient Golf Club could make history even before its historic vote in September to have female members.

R&A secretary Peter Dawson said the club is deciding whether to allow members to vote by proxy, something he said has never been done in club history. Club rules require members to be present to vote.



When the Drama is Missing for a Rise to No. 1

Last Updated on Wednesday, 14 May 2014 00:06 Tuesday, 13 May 2014 23:13

Adam Scott

Canadian Press

Doug Ferguson (AP)

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Florida — Here's a suggestion for how Adam Scott should spend Sunday afternoon in the Bahamas.

Go out to the practice green and throw a ball down about 10 feet from the cup, maybe longer if he wants to add some drama. And then whisper to himself, as so many young golfers have done over the years, with one minor change in the wording.

"This putt to go to No. 1 in the world."



From the Fringe: Dad Testifies in Vegas Golfer Wrongful Death Case

Last Updated on Friday, 09 May 2014 22:30 Friday, 09 May 2014 22:14

Erica Blasberg

Canadian Press

LAS VEGAS, Nevada (AP) — The father of the late LPGA golfer Erica Blasberg testified that he knows a Las Vegas doctor he's suing in a civil wrongful death case didn't kill his daughter.

But Mel Blasberg made it clear that he blames Dr. Thomas Hess for pursuing a romantic relationship with his troubled 25-year-old daughter before she committed suicide in May 2010.



Fox to Televise Greg Norman’s Tournament

Last Updated on Monday, 05 May 2014 21:49 Monday, 05 May 2014 21:45


LOS ANGELES, California (AP) — Fox Sports gets its first experience broadcasting golf in America by taking over the Franklin Templeton Shootout at the end of the year.

The 54-hole team event in Florida will be the debut of Fox Sports in golf ahead of its 12-year deal to televise the U.S. Open starting in 2015. Fox announced last week that Joe Buck would be its lead golf announcer and Greg Norman the main analyst.



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