How do you get your motor running for a big golf tournament? Well, this week some PGA Tour players did it by, literally, getting their motors running.
On Tuesday, Ian Poulter – well known as one of golf's greatest motorheads – hosted several of his colleagues at the Palm Beach International Raceway. At the small track near West Palm Beach, Poulter arranged for Ferrari USA to provide a stable of ''prancing horses'' for the players to test out.
Serena Williams spent part of her Friday at the Honda Classic, where she followed Tiger Woods for a little bit. The tennis superstar – who lives near PGA National, where the tournament is being played – wanted to take a photo of Woods with her cell phone, but an ever-vigilant marshal caught her in the act.
A new discovery of an old grave could become the latest tourist attraction at the home of golf.
That's what several golfing groups in Scotland hope, anyway.
Arnaud Massy – who made history as the first non-Briton to win the British Open back in 1906 – was buried in the Newington Cemetery in Edinburgh, Scotland, after his death in 1950. But no one seemed to remember that fact for 63 years, until his unkempt grave was recently rediscovered.
I'm a big fan of the LPGA. I got my start in golf due to caddying in an LPGA event and some of the most fun times I've had on the course have been with LPGA professionals. They are smart, creative, engaging and often, wickedly funny.
The recovery of the golf economy, like the recovery of the economy in general, is happening in fits and starts, and accelerating in some places more than others. One area where golf seems to be bouncing back better than most is Dallas-Fort Worth.
I'm not a "watch" guy. Never worn them and now, with the ubiquitous nature of mobile phones, I see no reason I ever will. In fact, I can't think of a time or place where I didn't have easy access to the time -- except the golf course.
Sometimes cell phones are prohibited, sometimes they are frowned upon, sometimes they are just hard to keep nearby - but knowing the time while on the course is important. We all have busy lives and at the very least, want to know our pace of play is in line with what it should be. So now - I need a watch.