Truth and Rumors: Monty pulls a Tiger

Friday June 4th, 2010

Et tu, Monty? First Tiger. Now Colin Montgomerie. The Fleet Street tabs are atwitter over word that the European Ryder Cup captain has confessed to cheating on his wife with his ex-lover Joanne Baldwin. According to the Mirror:

Monty, 47, has now ended the relationship in a desperate attempt to ensure his wife Gaynor Knowles stays with him. He said in a statement last night: “I have put my marriage under considerable strain but we are working through these problems. I am very sorry for the hurt I have caused to the ones I love so much. I would ask that my family and I are given the space and privacy to continue trying to resolve the issues. I will be making no further comment.”
Paul Azinger's new book Cutthroat golf Down Under reports the Herald Sun
A full field will play traditional stroke play for the first three rounds, including a halfway cut, before the event's revolutionary selling points. A second cut will be made after 54 holes, reducing the field to 32 and setting the stage for knockout matchplay on Sunday. These matches will be played over just six holes with sudden-death playoffs to split ties. PGA officials have also arranged course routing — the challenging six-hole out-and-back loop of holes 10, 11, 12, 16, 17 and 18 — to maximize crowd involvement and set up for another first with prime-time TV coverage of the semi-finals and final.
It's 10 o'clock. Do you know where your American LPGA stars are? spells out Mike Whan's headache
The LPGA Tour is one-third of the way through its season, and there has only been one American winner, with that lone victory coming in an unofficial event. The perception is that there are more quality American women golfers then ever, yet a quick glance at the top of the Women's World Golf Rankings, and you will find just 20 Americans among the top-100. In that group are Michelle Wie, Paula Creamer and Natalie Gulbis - huge names to be sure - but that fame hasn't translated to a lot of titles lately. Wie owns the last win by an American, last November, which was 10 official tour events ago. Creamer is easily the most accomplished of the above trio, with eight LPGA Tour titles, but has basically missed the entire season after withdrawing from the first event with an injury. In the midst of her ninth season, Gulbis has been the poster girl for the tour since her first appearance. However, she has won just one event thus far.
wrote a book Calc looks forward to "screwing up" on senior circuit the Canadian Press
"It's a great change of pace," he said [of the Champions Tour]. "New courses, new towns, new holes to screw up. I'm tried of screwing up the same holes every year." The Memorial will be his 737th PGA Tour event. He's won 13 times and made 516 cuts while cashing almost US$24 million in cheques. Those stats speak to his longevity, his talent and his competitiveness.
Memorial gallery reprimands 6-year-old a Columbus Dispatch dispatch
They yelled for the boy to drop it, grandfather Tony Bonfiglio said. His mother Andrea Hoch said that Kaleb was on model behavior before he "ran to the ball like a rabbit." Woods asked for a ruling, but because the marshal did not see the original lie, it was ruled a drop. Woods went on to bogey on the par-4 hole. "You wouldn't do something like that again would you?" Bonfiglio asked his grandson. Kaleb shook his head no.

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