I just spent a few days on the Wade Hampton golf club course near Cashiers, North Carolina. This Tom Fazio design is stunning with every sight line. The fairways and greens are exceedingly challenging and immaculate. I've been lucky enough to play Augusta National on consecutive days, too, and I found the Wade Hampton experience superior. Augusta has incredible golf history but WADE is numbingly beautiful. Wow! See all of the Wade Hampton course with hole-by-hole descriptions here Enjoyed meeting @CJBunge at Wade Hampton golf club in North Carolina yesterday. He saw my @UofLFootball hat and said “I’m from Lexington and fighting the urge to twist my hand.” 😂 I assured him that it was quite OK. Good guy! Incredible golf track! ⛳️
JT is home to host his Justin Thomas Junior Championship at Harmony Landing. ⛳️ Justin’s foundation expects to raise over $100,000 for children’s charities. That would push the cumulative total beyond $350,000 in just a few years of this tournament. Lots of immensely talented juniors are playing Wednesday through Friday. Spectators welcome. 🏌🏾♀️🏌🏽🏌🏾♂️ #Kygolf #juniorgolf #Kentucky If the city of Louisville had a Mt. Rushmore of sports, Justin's status would certainly earn him a spot. He's a major winner with 14 PGA Tour victories, a Fed Ex Cup championship, and two time PGA Player of the Year. Three Saint X Tigers. KT and I couldn't resist; we're fanboys. 🐯 #GoTigers Sacred Heart Academy senior Abigail Sutherland is expected to lead
Louisville’s first family of golf launched the Justin Thomas Foundation to help needy children, junior golf programs, and military families. 🏌🏾♂️⛳️ The great ones never forget their hometown. 🏆 Great to chat with Justin again. The last time we spoke, he was a 14-year-old who'd just won a tournament and his mom was driving him home. He's still shy and humble even though he's won a PGA Championship, the FedEx Cup, and has been ranked at the top of the world golf list. Not too shabby for a Saint X boy who "scrambled to play at any course" and met up with teammates at tournaments. JT loves his hometown adventures when he gets a chance to visit. I asked this nice young
Ben Hogan's swing never gets old. pic.twitter.com/enkX3NiD36— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) December 16, 2018 Want to hit golf balls as close to perfection as is possible? Study this swing. Or this one. What happens when @McIlroyRory's ball lands in a fan's pocket?Lots of laughter. 😂#TOURVault pic.twitter.com/shiX3Ifefz— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) December 15, 2018 Repeat. Maybe some day you will hoist the hardware.
Louisville's Justin Thomas was 2017's PGA Player of the Year after winning his first major, shooting a 59, and winning the FedEx Cup. He's already won twice during the 2018 PGA season, which puts him in the lead for FedEx Cup points. This is how @JustinThomas34 won @TheHondaClassic ... pic.twitter.com/4eiLPBiecl— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) February 27, 2018 Justin Thomas has won 8 of his last 31 events. Kentucky media members picked Thomas as 2017 Sports Figure of the Year. He won by a landslide. As for Justin's decision to have a heckler ejected from the course, he seems to have rethought his action. Getting a lot of comments on the fan incident yesterday.. sorry to any and all offended by it. There was
Five years later and I still can't believe that we didn't win an Emmy for this video masterpiece.
During this week's early PGA Championship (pushed ahead because of the Olympics), it's fun to reflect on Valhalla's most recent major from 2014. I was privileged to be included in the CBS preview show. Rory, Phil, Ricky all raced daylight and drama trying to collect the PGA Championship trophy in Louisville. Rory prevailed. Phil Mickelson had better days at Valhalla, including being part of America's last victory in the Ryder Cup in 2008.
Join us on May 15th at Elk Run for the Ted Throckmorton Crusade for Children golf tournament. Ted was a Crusade volunteer for over 60 years. Now that he has passed, we honor him with his friends to continue the cause of helping special needs children. Don't miss my one and only swing at 1:49 in the above video. I was wearing my business suit pants and shoes and literally got out of the car and walked to the tee box. 105 yards, 52 degree wedge into a headwind, ball stops 6 feet short. Birdie. We've upgraded the Crusade music menu this year. Thanks, Teddy Abrams.