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)
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)
MEMPHIS (AP) — Harrison Frazar now knows what he’s going to be doing the next couple years, and his work place will be on the golf course with his clubs, not helping manage tournaments or working with the PGA Tour.
MEMPHIS — An autograph request from a young fan on his way to the driving range had to slightly improve the way Vance Veazey was feeling after his first round of play at the FedEx St. Jude Classic on Thursday evening.
The former Ole Miss golfer from Memphis had a disappointing opening round at TPC Southwind course, shooting a 3-over 73, a score that actually made him feel somewhat relieved considering how few birdie chances he had during the day. (June 10, 2011, Page 8A)
MEMPHIS — A virtual unknown on the PGA Tour was the first-round leader Thursday at the FedEx St. Jude Classic. David Mathis, who only has one career win on the tour, entered the tournament held at the TPC at Southwind ranked No. 273 in the world.
On Thursday, Mathis shot by all the big names on tour as he owned the Par-70 course by shooting a personal-best score of 65. Mathis recorded six birdies during his round and had 11 pars on the remaining 12 holes. (June 10, 2011, Page 8A)
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)
Assistant News Editor Jeff Eubanks, an avid sports fans who just recently took up golf, committed to following the 2011 Masters from start to finish, and he came away with an even better appreciation for the game of golf and for those who play it at the highest level. (April 12, 2011, Page 4A)