Professional golfers – such as the guys who played for millions of dollars last week in Memphis – have it made. Right? Editor Don Whitten talks about the perks of being a pro golfer but also points out they’re in a produce-or-don’t-get-paid business. (June 13, 2012, Page 4)
MEMPHIS — Don’t tell Rory McIlroy that playing in the annual FedEx St. Jude Classic isn’t important. Jack Nicklaus may think McIlroy, the former No. 1 player in the world, should be out at Olympic Park getting ready for the U.S. Open, but McIlroy felt like he needed to play this week after not making the cut at the tournament Nicklaus founded, The Memorial, a week ago.
McIlroy didn’t lead the pack after the first day of golf at TPC Southwind, but he was just two strokes behind co-leaders Jeff Maggert and John Merrick with a round of 68. (June 8, 2012, Page 6A)
What pro sport can you sit or stand within feet of the athletes without paying hundreds of dollars for a ticket? Golf, of course. Editor Don Whitten takes a look at the Mid-South’s popular PGA Tour stop in Memphis and the opportunities it offers golf fans to get up close and personal with the best players in the game. (June 5, 2012, Page 4)
Sometimes you have to experience something to have a full appreciation for it. That’s the case for professional golf and for the excitement and entertainment John Daly provides, Assistant News Editor Jeff Eubanks writes in a look back at his trips to Memphis for the FedEx St. Jude Classic. (June 16, 2011, Page 4A)
With temperatures in the mid-90s, it must be time for the Mid-South’s premier pro sporting event – the FedEx St. Jude Classic golf tournament. Editor Don Whitten takes a look at the history of the tournament and what it offers this week for area sports fans. (June 8, 2011, Page 4A)