Red Wings coach Jeff Blashill ‘awestruck’ playing golf with Nicklaus, Trevino and Izzo
– As head coach of the Detroit Red Wings, Jeff Blashill is around some of the greatest hockey players in the world on a daily basis. Nicklaus and Trevino are members of the World Golf Hall of Fame and are two of the most recognizable names in golf history. Although Blashill won championships at every level he coached at before assuming the Red Wings head coaching job in 2014, he doesn’t possess the resume of his three playing partners. Blashill laughed when he was jokingly asked if he gave any golf tips to Nicklaus or Trevino. And he admitted to being nervous when hitting his tee shot at the par-3 17th as well as the opening tee shot on No.mlive.com
Watch Jack Nicklaus, Lee Trevino, Tom Izzo and Jeff Blashill tee off in Celebrity Shootout
– Jack Nicklaus, Lee Trevino, Tom Izzo and Jeff Blashill hit the course at Warwick Hills Golf and Country Club Saturday in a nine-hole match for charity. Nicklaus and Trevino are members of the World Golf Hall of Fame, Izzo is in the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame and Blashill is the coach of the Detroit Red Wings. The foursome posed for pictures before hitting their opening tee shots – U.S. Amateur champion James Piot of Michigan State jumped in for one picture – on the 10th tee. You can watch video of their opening tee shots up above.mlive.com
Detroit Red Wings coach Jeff Blashill to play in Ally Challenge Celebrity Shootout
FLINT – Detroit Red Wings coach Jeff Blashill will be teeing it up alongside three Hall of Famers in the Ally Challenge Celebrity Shootout Aug. 28 at Warwick Hills Golf and Country Club in Grand Blanc Twp. Blashill will join Jack Nicklaus, Lee Trevino and Michigan State basketball coach Tom Izzo in the Celebrity Shootout, which will raise money for six Southeastern Michigan charities. “I’m thrilled to join the lineup for the Celebrity Shootout and look forward to raising money for charitable organizations in my home state of Michigan,” Blashill said in a statement. The Celebrity Shootout will begin on the back nine immediately after the final group of the second round has completed play on the 10th hole. Ticket prices and other information about the $2-million Ally Challenge can be found by clicking here.mlive.com
Jack Nicklaus, Lee Trevino, Tom Izzo to play in Ally Challenge Celebrity Shootout
FLINT – The legendary Jack Nicklaus stole the show in the inaugural Ally Challenge Celebrity Shootout two years ago when he chipped in from 55 feet to win $15,000 for charity. The four players will be divided into two-man teams for the nine-hole event that will be played during the second round of the 54-hole Ally Challenge. The purse for this year’s Celebrity Shootout has not been finalized yet. “It’s a great honor to be invited to play in the Celebrity Shootout … with great names in golf like Jack Nicklaus and Lee Trevino, and I’m really looking forward to it,” Izzo said in a statement. MORE:Jack Nicklaus chips in to win Ally Challenge Celebrity ShootoutHow Jack Nicklaus met Kid Rock: ‘Who’s Kid Rock?’At age 79, Jack Nicklaus still capable of providing thrillsJim Furyk wins Ally Challenge in Champions Tour debutAlly Challenge staying at Warwick Hills through 2025mlive.com
When it's Tiger Woods, the son becomes more famous than dad
Tiger Woods, left, walks on the 11th fairway with his son Charlie during a practice round at the Father Son Challenge golf tournament, Thursday, Dec. 17, 2020, in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)ORLANDO, Fla. – Padraig Harrington and Tiger Woods turned pro about the same time and have played in some 170 tournaments around the world together. “This is the first tournament I've ever played in that Tiger Woods is playing in that he's not the star of the show,” Harrington said Friday. Everybody is stopping to watch Charlie.”That would be Charlie Woods, the 11-year-old son of the 15-time major champion. Plus, he's the son of Tiger Woods. Even so, this cozy event in the holiday season has come to life with Woods playing for the first time.
Tiger Woods to play with 11-year-old Charlie in Father-Son
The PNC Championship announced Thursday that Woods will play with 11-year-old son Charlie in the tournament that has paired major champions with their sons since 1995, the year before the 44-year-old Woods turned pro. “I can't tell you how excited I am to be playing with Charlie in our first official tournament together,” Woods said. The PNC Championship is Dec. 19-20 at the Ritz-Carlton Golf Club Orlando in central Florida. It allowed Fuzzy Zoeller to play with his daughter, Gretchen, and Arnold Palmer to play with his grandson, Sam Saunders. Until deciding to play in the PNC Championship, it was thought Woods ended the year at the Masters.