Thursday, August 11, 2005

PGA Championship

will air 12 hours of live first- and second-round coverage and five hours of early third- and fourth-round coverage of the PGA Championship this week as Tiger goes for his third Major win this year after the Masters and British Open. He missed winning the U.S. Open by one stroke, as well.


Local LPGA pro Allison Hanna, a non-exempt player on the LPGA tour and a Futures Tour member, fills a spot in the 2005 Safeway Classic originally set aside for the winner of the US Amateur. That event was won by Morgan Pressel, who has already accepted six exemptions into LPGA events this year, the total allowed under tour rules.

Hanna, an Oregon professional, was an All-American at Ohio State University and currently ranks 19th in earnings so far this year on the Futures Tour. The other sponsor's exemption was won in a one day qualifying tournament by Oregon high school golfer Rebecca Kim.

The Safeway Classic will be held in Portland, Oregon August 15-21 at Columbia Edgewater Country Club. For more information, visit


New Titleist Forged 735.CM irons offer continuity in performance and aesthetics with a fluid transition from cavity back long irons to muscle back short irons. Progressive blade heights, blade lengths, offset, topline, center of gravity and moment of inertia allow each club to perform to tour level standards for every shot that is required.

Titleist 735.CM irons are available in two different alloys - forged 410 stainless steel and chrome plated forged 1025 mild carbon steel.


TaylorMade Golf Company introduces the new rac Black TP, a wedge with the same dark finish and teardrop shape as the original rac Black wedge, but which is claimed to incorporate three distinct improvements:

Sharper groove-edges grab the cover of the ball more effectively, and the added groove-width provides more room to channel debris into.

The ground sole configuration, developed on tour, allows players to open the clubface around the green to play high, soft chips and pitches.

Larger Feel Pockets more efficiently channel unwanted impact vibration to strategic locations in the clubhead, promoting improved feel at impact.

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