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Jeff Golden issues statement on Florida Mid-Am incident

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Jeff Golden is sharing more details about the events of May 16 at the Florida Mid-Amateur Championship.

If you recall, police were summoned to Coral Creek Club during a rain delay in the Golden-Marc Dull final. Golden alleged Dull’s caddie, Brandon Hibbs, punched him in the face during a parking lot altercation. Dull and Hibbs both deny the incident occurred.

Rather than paraphrase or pull quotes, it seems appropriate to post the majority of Golden’s statement as is, since it’s his attempt to speak for himself and set the record straight.

“When my name was announced on the first tee, my opponent’s caddie immediately asked an off color question. I laughed off the timing of that question, along with many other examples of bad etiquette to come. Alcohol appeared to be influencing his behavior. I’ve never seen an opposing caddie engage in so much conversation with a competitor. On the eighth hole I had become extremely frustrated because I was forced to back off my shot two different times when my opponent and caddie were talking and moving. I expressed my disappointment with their etiquette to the match referee following our group.”

“The ruling that came from the caddie’s comments on the ninth hole started because of a simple question that I posed: “Was that advice?” I thought this was the only way to slow down the caddie, clean up the etiquette and play a gentlemanly match. I felt justified in my decision, especially since my opponent then asked his caddie, “Why did you say that?” The caddie recused himself from the match, but he didn’t leave the property.”

“…I didn’t even get my bag out of my car when the caddie reappeared and said he’d like to apologize. I most likely had a smile on my face, because I was ready to put the past behind us, and he punched me in the face. I was knocked to the ground, and by the time I looked up, he was walking away, to my surprise, toward the clubhouse. The pro shop is a separate building, so that’s where I immediately went for help. The inside of my mouth was bleeding and my face was throbbing. I realized my hand was also hurting –that’s what broke my fall instead of my head.

“The pro shop employee called the police and was extremely helpful, getting me ice and offering any help I needed. The police arrived, and the deputy concluded that there wasn’t enough evidence to justify pressing charges. I gave a recorded sworn statement to the deputy recapping the events.”

“The FSGA has one job, and that’s to follow the Rules of Golf. Unfortunately, there’s no rule for an inebriated “ex-caddie” punching a player in a match-play rain delay with no witnesses.”

“The FSGA gave me one option when the rain stopped. I had to play. My opponent had the option to concede the match and take responsibility for his caddie, but he told me he had nothing to do with what occurred.”

Golden further indicated that he conceded the match because of “physical and emotional distress, pulsing pain in my face, dizziness and cuts on my right hand.” He indicated he was surprised the FSGA didn’t suspend the match.

With respect to that point, it’s probably worth pointing out that FSGA executive director Jim Demick said that Golden “didn’t want to play anymore.”

“Regrettably, the golf course was very playable and Jeff understood that he needed to resume the match. I think he was just ready to go,” adding police “found absolutely no evidence of an assault.”

The FSGA hasn’t provided additional comment or modified that statement.

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  1. Manfaat Kesehatan

    May 28, 2018 at 6:43 pm

    hopefully all in good health and fine..

  2. Johnny Penso

    May 28, 2018 at 12:18 am

    I suspect there’s a lot more to the story than we’re getting here.

  3. Richard Douglas

    May 27, 2018 at 12:10 am

    This seems to be a very credible account. Why else would Golden choose not to continue?

    I’m baffled by law enforcement’s reaction, but those people are pretty stupid as a rule.

    This match should have been suspended. Better yet, Dull should have conceded the match. It seems pretty obvious what his caddie did.

  4. Mike W

    May 25, 2018 at 12:13 pm

    Nothing new under the sun. Ted Ray knocked the daylights out of Wilfred Reid at the U.S. Open between the second and third rounds of the U.S. Open while the latter was leading the field (Reid completely collapsed thereafter), an incident immortalized in the book “The Greatest Game Ever Played”. One can only imagine the huge blow up today in the world of instant media, video of the event, at a restaurant, going viral, the likely suspension of Ray, the whole thing would’ve been blown up into an international scandal. But Ray went on to nearly win it all and later the two patched it up and became good friends.

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The Shark is JACKED……

 

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Rocco doing Rocco……

 

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It would be the upsets of all upsets……

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The Match 3: Mickelson/Barkley vs Curry/Manning – Full Viewer’s Guide

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Capital One’s The Match: Champion’s for Change gets underway with this week, with two new additions joining the third edition of the contest. Phil Mickelson will team up with Charles Barkley, while Peyton Manning will return and this time pair up with current NBA star Steph Curry.

Ahead of the event, here’s a rundown of all the essential details you need to know about the contest

The Format

The format for The Match 3 is 18 holes of modified alternate shot. 

In this format, both players from each team will hit tee shots, and then swap balls for their approach shots (e.g. Mickelson will hit Barkley’s second shot and vice versa). Following the second shot, the teams will decide between which ball they want to play for their third.

How good are Barkley, Manning and Curry at golf?

We saw Peyton Manning perform well in The Match 2, and the former NFL quarterback plays off a 6.4 handicap index.

Having played on the formerly known Web.com Tour, Steph Curry is a very proficient golfer and plays off a 0.1 handicap index.

Charles Barkley’s handicap index is unknown, and his swing used to be a source of ridicule. However, Barkley has transformed his swing in recent years, and you can check out this small sample of his game from when he played the ‘Bogey or Better’ challenge at the 18th hole during the broadcast of The Match 2.

Location and Date

The event takes place Friday, Nov. 27 at Stone Canyon Golf Club in Oro Valley, Arizona.

Who will the event benefit?

The Match: Champion’s for Change will raise funds for historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).

How to Watch

The event will be broadcast live on TNT this Friday, Nov. 27, from 3 PM ET. In addition, Bleacher Report will provide a “Cart Cam” stream – leading up to and during the event.

The Coverage

TNT’s live coverage of Capital One’s The Match will be hosted by Brian Anderson, who will provide play-by-play alongside Trevor Immelman and Andre Iguodala. Cheyenne Woods and Gary McCord will feature as on-course announcers for the event, while Eli Manning will be part of a pre-game show as well as “Cart Came” alongside LPGA legend Michelle Wie. 

 

 

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How much each player won at the 2020 RSM Classic

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Robert Streb edged out Kevin Kisner at the RSM Classic, and it’s a win that earned the American a winner’s check for $1,188,000. Kisner’s playoff misery continued, slipping to an 0-5 record, but the 36-year-old’s performance over the weekend means he’ll take home a check for $719,400.

With a total prize purse of $6.6 million up for grabs, here’s a look at how much each player won at the 2020 RSM Classic.

1: Robert Streb, -19, $1,188,000

P-2: Kevin Kisner, -19, $719,400

3: Cameron Tringale, -18, $455,400

T-4: Bernd Wiesberger, -17 $297,000

T-4: Andrew Landry, -17 $297,000

T-6: Harris English, -16, $215,325

T-6: Camilo Villegas, -16, $215,325

T-6: Kyle Stanley, -16, $215,325

T-6: Zach Johnson, -16, $215,325

T-10: Corey Conners, -15 $173,250

T-10: Patton Kizzire, -15 $173,250

T-12: Jason Day -14, $140,2450

T-12: John Huh -14, $140,2450

T-12: Rory Sabbatini -14, $140,2450

T-15: Keegan Bradley, -13, $117,150

T-15: Matthew NeSmith, -13, $117,150

T-15: Bronson Burgoon, -13, $117,150

T-18: Doug Ghim, -12, $87,450

T-18: Alex Noren, -12, $87,450

T-18: Scott Piercy, -12, $87,450

T-18: Chris Kirk, -12, $87,450

T-18: Emiliano Grillo, -12, $87,450

T-23: Wyndham Clark, -11, $55,958.57

T-23: Tyrrell Hatton, -11, $55,958.57

T-23: Lucas Glover, -11, $55,958.57

T-23: Roger Sloan, -11, $55,958.57

T-23: Charley Hoffman, -11, $55,958.57

T-23: Chesson Hadley, -11, $55,958.57

T-23: Henrik Stenson, -11, $55,958.57

T-30: Bo Hoag, -10, $39,552.86

T-30: Russell Henley, -10, $39,552.86

T-30: Adam Long, -10, $39,552.86

T-30: Jim Herman, -10, $39,552.86

T-30: Vaughn Taylor, -10, $39,552.86

T-30: Charles Howell III, -10, $39,552.86

T-30: Branden Grace, -10, $39,552.86

T-37: Nate Lashley, -9, $28,710

T-37: Matt Wallace, -9, $28,710

T-37: Tommy Fleetwood, -9, $28,710

T-37: Brendon Todd, -9, $28,710

T-37: Webb Simpson, -9, $28,710

T-37: Andrew Putnam, -9, $28,710

T-37: Matt Kuchar, -9, $28,710

T-44: Keith Mitchell, -8, $21,450

T-44: Sepp Straka, -8, $21,450

T-44: Matt Jones, -8, $21,450

T-44: Joaquin Niemann, -8, $21,450

T-48: Peter Malnati, -7, $17,952

T-48: Adam Schenk, -7, $17,952

T-50: Joel Dahmen, -6 $16,401

T-50: Ian Poulter, -6 $16,401

T-50: Brian Stuard, -6 $16,401

T-50: Shane Lowry, -6 $16,401

T-54: Kevin Streelman, -5, $15,510

T-54: Rafa Cabrera Bello, -5, $15,510

T-54: Josh Teater, -5, $15,510

T-57: Aaron Baddeley, -4, $15,180

T-57: Sebastian Cappelen, -4, $15,180

T-59: Sean O’Hair, -2, $14,784

T-59: Graeme McDowell, -2, $14,784

T-59: Rob Oppenheim, -2, $14,784

T-59: J.J. Spaun, -2, $14,784

T-63: Ryan Brehm, +1, $14,388

T-63: Scott Stallings, +1, $14,388

65: Kevin Chappell, +3, $14,190

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