Yeah, me again. After listening to a PGA Tour caddie's complaints about unsatisfactory working conditions, I still didn't make it inside the press center before another blog-op hit me (that's another new word I just invented--it means an item worthy of blogging). A public relations person was standing guard outside the press center to alert us media hacks about Pink on the Links, a program to raise money for the Breast Cancer Research Foundation (or BCRF as we insiders know it). Champ, which makes non-metal spikes, created a commemorative pink-and-white spike and found a number of tour players to wear them this week during the tournament. So watch the Players telecast closely and see if you can spot any pink spikes on the bottoms of shoes.
Here's a partial lineup of who's going to look pretty in pink this week: Geoff Ogilvy, Steve Stricker, Boo Weekley, Angel Cabrera, Jose Maria Olazabal, Anthony Kim, Mark Calcavecchia, Luke Donald (above), Charles Howell, Fred Couples, Mike Weir, Jim Furyk and (probably) Phil Mickelson.
In addition, Champ is raising money for BCRF with a charity auction on eBay, featuring autographed items by assorted players, including a Tiger Woods-signed flag from the British Open and shoes signed by Padraig Harrington and Lorena Ochoa. The auction will run from May 10 until May 20. You can check it out at stores.ebay.com/pinkonthelinks, with 100 percent of the proceeds going to BCRF.
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