Column: Jimmy Walker steps away, LIV gives him path back
Jimmy Walker quietly stepped away from the PGA Tour in April, not sure whether it was lingering effects of Lyme disease or mounting frustration — probably both — that led to the decision. The Saudi riches didn't land at his door in San Antonio, and Walker isn't sure he would have been interested. Walker watched from the sidelines, not begrudging anyone who chose to go to the rival league.news.yahoo.com
Jalen Rose: Detroit Pistons have championship backcourt once again
When Jalen Rose thinks about some of the more prosperous periods in Detroit Pistons history, he sees a trend. In the late 60s and early 70s, Detroit had two All Stars in the backcourt, Dave Bing and Jimmy Walker (Rose’s biological father). “I think we now have another All-Star backcourt in Jaden Ivey and Cade Cunningham,” Rose said on Monday (Aug. 22). Rose, a Detroit native, played in the NBA for 13 years and has been an NBA analyst for ESPN since his playing career ended in 2007. “I’m really excited for the potential of our team,” Rose said during his annual golf outing in support of his public charter school in Detroit.mlive.com
Out of this world: Shepard put golf on moon 50 years ago
Apollo 14 commander Alan Shepard and his crew brought back about 90 pounds of moon rocks on Feb. 6, 1971. What stands out all these years later is Shepard even thinking about taking a golf club to the moon and back. The inspiration came from Bob Hope, who carried a golf club just about everywhere he went. According to USGA historian Michael Trostel, that's what made Shepard realize a golf shot would be the ideal illustration of the moon's gravitational pull. “Within the Hardens, the legacy is he gave him golf balls from the range that had ‘Property of Jack Harden’ on them,” Chamblee said.
Munoz picks up where he left off, shares lead in Mississippi
His only bogey came on the ninth hole when his drive landed in a divot and he missed the green to the left. Walker wasn't feeling his best and wasn't sure what to expect, especially after missing two short birdie putts to start his round. “I’ve always had stuff with my left shoulder, but I just picked up some tendonitis at the U.S. Open,” Walker said. After two short misses, Walker realized he needed to move the ball up slightly in his stance. Henrik Stenson, playing in Mississippi for the first time in 10 years had a 70.