Russell Knox entered the world ranking in 2009 when he played his first Web.com Tour event at age 24. A year later, he cracked the top 1,000 with a tie for seventh in Knoxville. It took another four years before Knox cracked the top 100 following a top 10 at Hilton Head. And then two years later, he cashed in by winning a World Golf Championship in Shanghai to move into the top 50. And that’s where he stayed for 93 consecutive weeks, reaching as high as No. 18 after his victory in the Travelers Championship in 2016. Life was good. He was in all the majors, all the WGCs, and he even played in the Hero World Challenge that Tiger Woods hosts in the Bahamas. ”I saw how good a place that was,” Knox said after his playoff victory in the Irish Open. ”I think I tried to get better too quickly. I’ve kind of preached to myself and younger players my whole career that you get better slowly without forcing it, without trying to get better.” His golf got worse. Knox had only eight top 10s in his next 55 starts after winning the Travelers. He fell out of the top 50, and then he fell out of the top 100, dropping to No. 137 before slowly – there’s that word again – working his way back up until it culminated with a runner-up finish in France and a victory in Ireland. Knox now is No. 49 heading into the Scottish Open this week. ”You just naturally evolve as a golfer,” he said. ”I think I got to the point where I was really close to being right where I wanted to be – top 10 in the world – and I just pushed too hard and I got worse. It’s just hard. Once you lose your confidence, which I did a little bit – and I was tinkering with equipment – I just didn’t quite get it right. But I knew starting this year, I’d played good golf and I knew that eventually, something about was going to happen.” HERMAN’S TOES: An injury that might sound small turned out to be plenty big for Jim Herman. Imagine trying to play golf for a living and needing surgery on your toes. Herman was last seen trudging up the hill on the 18th at Riviera in the second round of the Genesis Open, and then facing an even steeper walk up the steps to the clubhouse. He immediately withdrew and didn’t play again until last week on the Web.com Tour in what amounted to rehab assignment. The issue? Herman noticed the nails on his baby toes (both feet) would fall off, grow back awkwardly, and then fall off again. It eventually became too painful to walk, and because he couldn’t shift his weight to his left side, it began affecting his swing. ”It got to point where I couldn’t make a swing without pain,” he said. Along the way, he developed plantar fasciitis, leading to a miserable year. Herman had surgery on his toes and wore a boot to deal with the plantar fasciitis. He returned last week at the Lecom Health Challenge, where he tied sixth. ”I’ve missed it. It was good to get back out,” Herman said. ”And it was nice to get this resolved.” He plans a few more Web.com Tour starts to make sure his feet can handle a full schedule. Because he won’t be in the FedEx Cup playoffs, Herman plans to take a major medical for next season, in which he will get 18 starts. CONSISTENCY PAYS: Kevin Na went 158 starts on the PGA Tour in nearly seven years before winning at Greenbrier for his second title. That puts him in a small, but peculiar group of players who shows that consistency pays off, even if that doesn’t meant a case full of trophies. Na joins Charles Howell III and Tim Clark as the only players with two victories to have at least $20 million in career earnings. Howell leads the way with $35,527,655, and while his only victories were at Kingsmill and Riviera, he has 16 runner-up finishes and 88 finishes in the top 10. Na now has $27,283,596 in official earnings. He has been runner-up six times since his previous victory in Las Vegas. Tim Clark, who hasn’t played in more than two years and now spends most of his time coaching, has $23,942,321. His two victories were the Canadian Open and The Players Championship. The South African had 13 runner-up finishes in his career. All three of them recorded top 10s roughly 17 percent of the time. RETURN TO THE OLD COURSE: Mark Calcavecchia is among those from the PGA Tour Champions who have three straight weeks of majors – the Senior Players Championship outside Chicago this week, the British Open at Carnoustie next week, followed by the Senior British Open at St. Andrews. Calcavecchia skipped the trip across the Atlantic last year, mainly because Royal Birkdale (Open) and Royal Porthcawl (Senior) are not among his favorites. St. Andrews is hosting the Senior Open for the first time, which will be Calcavecchia’s seventh time competing on the Old Course. The question is whether he’ll play the first hole ahead of Thursday’s opening round. Calcavecchia has a habit of walking out of the Old Course Hotel to the second tee and heading back to his room when he finishes the 17th hole. The only time he sees the first tee is when he has to show up at the clubhouse to register. Will history repeat itself? ”I don’t know,” he said. ”We’re not staying at the Old Course Hotel, so maybe. That would be a first for me.” SOMETHING FOR NOTHING: The Open Championship announced a $10.5 million prize fund this year, with $1,890,000 going to the winner. And to think golf’s oldest championship once had a hard time attracting top Americans because they wound up losing money from all the travel expenses. Sam Snead, for example, won 150 pounds when he won at St. Andrews in 1946. Times have changed, and so has the money. Majors now pay even the players who miss the cut. The R&A says last place will receive $13,500. The top 10 pros and ties who miss the cut will get $7,375, and the next 20 pros and ties will get $5,900. Everyone else gets $4,950. The U.S. Open and the Masters pay $10,000 to everyone who misses the cut. DIVOTS: Thomas Pieters was among five Europeans who took up PGA Tour membership this season, though the Belgian is not likely to last. Pieters has played just nine PGA Tour events going into the British Open and is No. 172 in the FedEx Cup. … Aaron Wise has missed the cut in four straight tournaments since winning the AT&T Byron Nelson. … Canadian Pacific has extended its title sponsorship of the Canadian Women’s Open for five years through 2023. The purse next year will increase to $2.25 million. … Players from the PGA Tour and LPGA Tour will compete separately next year for a $1 million bonus based on how they play select holes on their tours. It’s called the Aon Risk Reward Challenge. Players will be measured by how they play the risk-reward holes that are selected. Scoring and which holes will be highlights are among the details still to be sorted out. STAT OF THE WEEK In the eight years of the PGA Tour at the Greenbrier, Kevin Na (No. 65) and Angel Cabrera (No. 90) were the only winners ranked among the top 100 in the world. FINAL WORD ”Only difference really is the competition is a little bit steeper.” – U.S. Amateur runner-up Doug Ghim, on the difference between college golf and the PGA Tour.
Waiting For Godot Related Shows View Comments Move over, Lane and Broderick—there’s a new pair of performing pals in town! Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart will hit the stage together this fall in Broadway revivals of Waiting for Godot and No Man’s Land, performed in repertory at the Cort Theatre beginning October 26. Well, the pair met the press this week, and we immediately got to thinking: What other famous Broadway buddies could this dynamic duo of topnotch thespians perform? Should they wax philosophic as Shrek and Donkey? Storm the barricades at Javert and Jean Valjean? Or con their way through the Riviera as a pair of Dirty Rotten Scoundrels? Cast your vote below! Show Closed This production ended its run on March 30, 2014
I see they omitted the “Estados Unidos” alt… SportsLogos.Net 0 Link to post Share on other sites USA Basketball unis They’re half decent Followers 2 IceCap Location:Long Island, NY Prev 0 Sports Logos Next Tazz013 Posted August 4, 2006 MJWalker45 1,024 posts 0 66 389 Tazz013 Sports Logos 13,833 117 Posted August 4, 2006 Posted August 5, 2006 0 Link to post HowBoutThemFins Members Link to post 440 posts IceCap 0 Posted August 4, 2006 Moderators Share on other sites Sports Logo News 21,575 Share on other sites 0 Share this post I’m not sure what I think of these. Is it possible to like the look as a whole, but not like the pieces if they were to be separated? Members Location:Washington, The State 0 agentrygraphics Link to post 117 45,948 posts Brauny1280 Prev Share on other sites Lil who? 0 33,394 posts 0 Posted August 4, 2006 Posted August 4, 2006 117 Share this post 957 posts 5,027 0 The USA jerseys are nice, pretty plain though. Plain? Really? All of the side panels, the butt stripe, and the miscellaneous piping is plain to you?I don’t think you have poor taste. I actually blame Nike for hurling all of this unnecessary crap at us, so much so that an over-adorned uniform like the USA basketball jerseys could be seen by some as “plain.” I’m shaking my head here. Share this post 0 If you’re going to lose to Purto Rico and Argentinia you might as well look good doing it I see they omitted the “Estados Unidos” alt… that was good! Share this post Forums Home Next Forums Home Location:SW Kansas fonz 0 Share on other sites 4,227 posts EatSleepJeep Link to post Share this post 141 posts 0 0 950 posts Location:Long Island, NY Gump. Share on other sites Share on other sites Link to post Followers 2 Link to post 0 Location:NEW YORK CITY I’m not sure what I think of these. Is it possible to like the look as a whole, but not like the pieces if they were to be separated? Yeah, it sure it is. Isn’t that called “gestalt” theory in psych terms (seeing the whole as more then the sum of the parts)?LT Share this post 1 I would have to say me gusta. Dont really like the shoulder stripe, but it flows well with the other striping. Posted August 4, 2006 574 posts Bucky Location:Three Three Zero Members Members Here is a better look at the USA’s new unis. Share this post Members 7 117 0 Members Sign in to follow this Share this post Share this post 0 MJWalker45 1 Link to post Share this post NY Jay 2 0 22 Miami football style stripe on the butt. Red stripe between the numbers on the back and the name. Grrrr. I’m not really feeling the Miami-esqu stripe either. Link to post 0 0 1,857 posts 0 0 Share this post Location:Des Moines, IA Posted August 4, 2006 1,024 posts Members Brauny1280 0 All Activity Location:Detroit 21,575 Who watched the game? From the front and side these jersey’s arnt too bad. The back though… AHHHMiami football style stripe on the butt. Red stripe between the numbers on the back and the name. Grrrr. Ok, so I dont mind the stripe on the butt that much. But the red stripe on the back of the shoulder I dont think it really fits in. I think if they took that stripe out, it would still be an original uniform, and look alot better. Share this post 1,413 posts Link to post Members 5,027 Yea, I do think the jerseys are plain. The piping and small stripes don’t make them too flashy to me. I agree. It’s not flashy, it’s just bad. Members Members 0 0 5,027 I can’t wait to see them in action tonight.Let’s hope they have a red alternate version too.Bucky The women have a red version; the men do not. 0 Share on other sites 0 22 darkshadow1031 Share on other sites 389 68 Thad YMCA All-Star Share this post fonz 0 Posted August 4, 2006 Location:Grand Rapids, MI Posted August 4, 2006 7 Yea, I do think the jerseys are plain. The piping and small stripes don’t make them too flashy to me. I can’t wait to see them in action tonight.Let’s hope they have a red alternate version too.Bucky Location:San Antonio, Texas 66 Thad All Activity Grand Pooba of Walksylvania 0 MrAsterisk Location:Washington, The State i agree im not feelin the shoulder strip thing. i like reeboks olympic jerseys from last year Posted August 4, 2006 117 This topic is now closed to further replies. Share this post Grand Pooba of Walksylvania 0 Link to post 21,575 1 389 nyk Members nyk Location:East of the Triad, West of the Triangle, NC 22,252 posts Link to post Link to post Share on other sites 318 posts Location:Miami, FL 1,414 posts MJWalker45 0 I can’t wait to see them in action tonight.Let’s hope they have a red alternate version too.Bucky The women have a red version; the men do not. I know with Reebok the men had blue and the women red, but I’d imagine that Nike will probably roll out a red alt as well. 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Share on other sites DG_ThenNowForever 13,833 By MJWalker45, August 4, 2006 in Sports Logo News Share on other sites Operator, number, please; it’s been so many years ltravisjr Page 1 of 2 0 Location:Seattle Posted August 5, 2006 39 posts Recommended Posts Members Posted August 4, 2006 Share on other sites lilgump 0 Posted August 5, 2006 Link to post Posted August 5, 2006 Share on other sites 0 66 Posted August 5, 2006 0 0 Location:Chicago, IL, USA NY Jay 22 MrAsterisk 0 We the North! agentrygraphics Location:Tampa, FL SportsLogos.Net Members Share on other sites Share this post Members lilgump Share on other sites 68 Members USA Basketball unis darkshadow1031 Members 723 posts Link to post Members lilgump One for the record books. Link to post Posted August 5, 2006 Location:Hartland, WI 0 1 HowBoutThemFins Link to post 141 posts EatSleepJeep Share this post Members 5,027 0 Share on other sites Bucky Link to post I was bored today and did some graphics of the jerseys. Enjoy. I was having trouble with some of the stripes but I think this is a fair representation.I threw in a red alternate to see what it might look like. 0 2,856 posts ltravisjr 0 1 2 lilgump Link to post Page 1 of 2 it’s an improvement if you ask me 13,833 0 Go To Topic Listing Share this post Posted August 5, 2006 The USA jerseys are nice, pretty plain though. Posted August 4, 2006 Sports Logo News USA Basketball unis