The PGA gears up for it’s fourth and final Major of the year starting tomorrow at Whistling Straits in Kohler, Wisconsin. This is the third time the PGA Championship has been hosted here on the banks of Lake Michigan, having occurred in both 2004 (Vijay Singh) and 2010 (Martin Kaymer). All eyes in Dallas this weekend will of course be on Jordan Spieth, to see if our local boy can bring home his third (out of four) Major this year. Others will be intrigued to see if Rory McIlroy and his recently surgically repaired ankle can withstand the links style terrain of the course, and whether he’ll be able to defend his title from last year. And then there’s Tiger Woods, once again trying to regain any bit of his previous self, and the questions as to if he has … Read More »
The summer days are long, brutally hot (if you live in Texas you of course know this), and….oh so boring. The week nights are boring, Saturday afternoons are boring, Sunday days and nights are boring. Why you ask? Because there are no sports being played that matter to me. Please, please, please – football, basketball and hockey get here soon – I’m not sure how much more of this I can take. I’m a sports junkie and I’m just not getting my fix. Our local sports broadcast opens with a shot of the Cowboys plane sitting on a runway, presumably leaving for training camp in Oxnard, Ca. at some point. Gripping stuff. My national sports’ lead story is still….unbelievably….“deflategate.” I feel like Charlie Brown when he reaches his breaking point and just wants to scream……AAUGH! I’m not sure I can … Read More »
On a day for fathers everywhere, Jordan Spieth showed us all up by giving his old man quite a gift – a U.S. Open Championship Trophy. The USGA hosted their Open for the 115th time and for the first time ever in the Pacific Northwest, and if all the courses in that part of the world are similar to Chambers Bay, hopefully it will be the last one too.
The tournament saw a little bit of everything, including another disastrous performance by Tiger Woods, Aussie Jason Day battling vertigo throughout, freight trains running by greens and fairways and a brutal 3-putt on the final hole by Dustin Johnson to hand the Open to Spieth – who initially looked more shocked than excited after watching Johnson crumble at the worst time possible.
As for Chambers (of Horrors) Bay, everyone will have an opinion … Read More »
Colt Knost gets to sleep in his own bed for two straight weeks – and that’s a rare thing for a professional golfer. The Pilot Point native and Dallas resident is in town to play in both the Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial this week and the AT&T Byron Nelson Championship next week. So I took the opportunity to sit down with him at breakfast for a quick Q&A…
ScoreBoardTX: Colt first of all thanks for taking the time to do this in the middle of a busy week.
Colt Knost: Not a problem at all.
SBTX: So what’s it like to be able to be home for the next couple weeks instead of hopping around the country?
CK: It’s a nice break from the road for sure. And I get to play courses that I’m very familiar with.
SBTX: How many times have you … Read More »
I think even Bill Parcells would be OK with breaking out the anointing oil for this one, as 21-year-old Jordan Spieth was coronated late yesterday afternoon at Augusta National Golf Club. But even before 2014 champion Bubba Watson helped him slip on his new green jacket, Spieth’s record tying performance over the past four days at the 2015 Masters Golf Tournament put the rest of the golf world on notice that another young gun had officially arrived.
Spieth became the second-youngest player to win at Augusta, behind only Tiger Woods’ 1997 effort, and just the fifth man to lead the prestigious tournament from start to finish. Unlike last year, where he squandered the lead just before the nine-hole turn on the last day, this time he was unstoppable. He tied Woods’ mark of 18 under for the tournament, and was the … Read More »
The Open Championship kicks off tomorrow from the Royal Liverpool Golf Club in Hoylake England. All eyes have been on Tiger Woods the past couple of days in Northwest England, and talk is of the bright green conditions of the course as compared to the dusty brown fairways the last time the Open was played here in 2006, and Woods last hoisted the Claret Jug. But while Woods may still be attracting the most attention, we’ll believe he’s the Tiger of old when we actually see it. With that in mind here are ScoreBoard’s top 5 players to watch this weekend:
1) Henrik Stenson –
Last year’s Open Championship runner-up, the Swede enters this week with top-7 finishes in his last 4 starts, including a tie for 2nd in his last outing in Germany. He tied for 4th last month at Pinehurst, … Read More »
Mid-May is such a great time to be a sports fan in DFW. The Rangers are in action. In the past, the Mavericks and Stars have been involved in long playoff runs (and hopefully will be again soon), and the PGA Tour makes its yearly two week swing through Irving and Ft. Worth.
The tournaments are worth your time if for no other reason that they both raise of ton of money for charity, so the beer and merchandise you buy helps send dollars to the right places, all the while watching the very best at what they do.
The Byron Nelson and Colonial Tournaments have been somewhat hurt in recent years by their placement on the PGA Tour schedule. For years, mid-May was a perfect time for the tournaments, and they really were stand alone events between the Masters in April … Read More »