By Gregory Crawford---COO of Kiyokawa Crawford Sports Management @wchoops and @kcsportsmgmt
59 Again----The weekend saw lots of great golf, exciting as it gets. Should anyone ever shoot a 59, golf's equivalent of a no-hitter, they seem to have trouble backing it up the next day.
On Saturday it was Kevin Sutherland, shooting a 59, missing a six-footer on the 18th hole for a 58. It was the first time on the Champions Tour for someone shooting a 59, a 58 would have been the first time ever in competitive golf. Per usual, it was tough for Sutherland to come back, as on Sunday he scored a 74.
What else is new, in the same tournament Bernhard Langer finished with a 66 and wins again. It seems now you really have to consider Langer for the European Ryder Cup team.
Good-Bye Rochester----What a way to end a 38 year run for the LPGA in Rochester, New York, with the Wegman's LPGA Championship, the great Inbee Park winning in a playoff. Next year this tournament moves to the New York City area, combining the LPGA and PGA of America to present a championship. It is great for the PGA of America to get involved with women's golf, it probably is not great for the wonderful golfing city of Rochester to lose a golf tournament they have supported for many years. I would have to think Rochester will be back in the LPGA rotation really soon.
Portland, Oregon---The Portland, Oregon metro area will see a great run of golf in the next two weeks, with the Web.com WinCo Foods Portland Open being played at the world famous Pumpkin Ridge Golf Club all this week and 43rd edition of the Portland Classic on the LPGA Tour taking place at the iconic Columbia Edgewater the 25th to 31st. Portland and the state of Oregon have proven over and over they love golf and are willing to support top events.
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