Cal State Northridge’s Nick Delio will play in tomorrow’s California State Amateur final at Lakeside Golf Club in Toluca Lake. The 36-hole match play begins at 7:30 a.m. The second 18 holes begins at Noon. Delio will play Austin Roberts of Carmichael for the title. Roberts is just 15, and if he wins he’ll be youngest ever to win the California amateur title.
Brett Favre has withdrawn from the American Century Celebrity
Golf Championship at Lake Tahoe next month. Does this mean he’s coming out of his NFL retirement? Perhaps. The story follows:
Here is astory about Rocco Mediate’s caddie, Matt Achatz, who was caddying at Sherwood Country Club in January and five months later was carrying Mediate’s bag in the U.S. Open playoff.
Here is a story from the Associated Press on Tiger Woods, who will have season-ending knee surgery. He has a torn ligament in his left knee (that he revealed happened last July) and a double stress fracture of his left tibia. Woods made the announcement on his Web site. Click here to read his announcement on the Web site.
Here’s a presser from NBC. Ratings for the 19-hole playoff between Rocco Mediate and Tiger Woods of Monday’s U.S. Open were the best in 30 years.
From the Boston Herald….
Around 50,000 golfers have signed up to have Tiger Woods serve as their caddie for a round at Torrey Pines Golf Course, the site of Woods’ U.S. Open win yesterday, and Buick, which is running the promo, “expects thousands more by the Sept. 27 deadline,” according to Jerry Kronenberg of the BOSTON HERALD. As part of the “Win Tiger as Your Caddie” contest designed by Digitas, Boston, Woods will caddie a round for one contest winner at the course. Buick Golf Marketing Manager Larry Peck said when Digitas proposed the idea to auto execs, “everyone thought it was a hit.” Woods also “teed up to the plan when Peck sounded him out separately.” Peck: “The first thing out of Tiger’s mouth was a big chuckle. Then he said, ‘Do you really want me to carry the bag?’” Fans can enter the contest at TeeOffWithTiger.com.
Matt Achatz caddied for Rocco Mediate and landed a big pay day since Mediate won $810,000. He tied for the lead in the U.S. Open but lost in a sudden-death playoff. Achatz landed with Mediate recently when Mediate was in a pinch and needed help. Achatz was front and center on the grandest stage on Monday.
There’s no telling how bad Tiger Woods’ left knee is, but it’s likely he re-injured it. He said he’s not good at listening to doctor’s orders.
Asked if he was told he could further injure it if he continued to play, Woods nodded.
Asked if he did re-injure it?
Woods said, “hmmmmm. maybe.”
So, it’s likely he re-injured it. If he didn’t, he would’ve said no.
He also said he was going to “shut it down for a little bit here.”