3/7/2014 2:21:00 PM
By Alex Myers
Tiger Woods isn't the only big name struggling at the new Blue Course at Trump National Doral. Phil Mickelson's second try on the difficult track -- swirling, high winds aren't helping -- is a total disaster thus far.
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After a 74 and a par to start his second round at the WGC-Cadillac Championship, Mickelson double bogeyed his next three holes. In other words, he's got a lot of work to do if he's going to match that 74.
So, what does it look like when one of the best golfers in the world makes three straight double bogeys? This:
(h/t Kyle Porter for the fantastic screengrab)
3/7/2014 12:30:00 PM
By Alex Myers
Have you ever worried -- even for a moment -- about the security of your golf clubs when you leave them unattended at a course? Well, these two guys in England probably will give you nightmares then.
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The good news is that Daniel Lloyd and Joe McCaughey have been caught. The bad news is it came after the pair stole golf clubs and other valuables from lockers at 36 courses in England, according to the United Kingdom's National Crime Agency.
The report states the two simply dressed as golfers and entered golf clubs to commit their crimes. And while evidence from 36 of their burglaries was used in their trial, officers believe the two could have stolen from as many as 1,000 lockers, taking goods worth more than $1 million in golf clubs alone.
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The duo's crimes date back more than four years and their thefts were featured on BBC's Crimewatch in 2010. After a three-week trial at Birmingham Crown Court, Lloyd and McCaughey were convicted of conspiracy to burgle and sentened to five and three years in jail, respectively.
3/7/2014 11:52:00 AM
By John Strege
Dr. Frank Jobe was best known for performing the first ulnar collateral ligament reconstruction, more widely known as Tommy John surgery, that resurrected many baseball careers, but he also left his mark on golf, too.
Jobe, who died on Thursday, was instrumental in introducing the fitness trailer to the PGA Tour. At the time, he was researching how a training regimen might help golfers and later authored a book on the subject, "Thirty Exercises for Better Golf."
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In 1983, Jobe and an avid golfer, Lanier Johnson, who was involved in the research, presented to PGA Tour commissioner Deane Beman their idea of a mobile gym that would travel with the tour and would include physical therapists, trainers and other medical professionals.
Today, the tour fitness van is among the most popular perks for PGA Tour players, and features a mobile gym and physical therapy center.
Jobe also was involved in the detection and treatment of the cancer in Paul Azinger's right shoulder. In the summer of 1993, the year he won three times, including the PGA Championship, Jobe, concerned with Azinger's unrelenting pain in his right shoulder, suggested he get an biopsy.
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"He's unbelievable," Azinger told Golf World contributor Bob Verdi in December of 1993. "Dr. Jobe worked on my shoulder in 1991, when I was having problems. He cleaned it out, removed a small sliver of bone, tested it for cancer. Negative. Since then, he'd been all over me to come in again. He was after me like I was his son. He treated me like his son. And when he told me the results of the latest biopsy, you'd have thought I was his son. But, I think we got it in time, thanks to him."
Jobe was 88.