Stories for June 2004


News 2004 June

Saturday, June 26

2004: Four amateurs survive cut, Shinnecock

Spencer Levin’s play included an ace at No. 17.

2004: Roesch earns his 15 minutes of fame and more

David Roesch enjoyed his time in the spotlight at Shinnecock.

2004: Maggert smiles his way around Shinnecock Hills

Jeff Maggert blasted his way to No. 19 on the PGA Tour earnings list.

2004: Beneath the smile, growing pains

Phil Mickelson was disappointed with another U.S. Open runner-up finish, but he still signed for the throng.

2004: No Sunday stroll - Goosen stares down scary Shinnecock, fends off Mickelson and his frenzied fans

You watch Retief Goosen play golf under pressure and you think flatliner. Trees show more emotion. Robots, too. Given that unflappable nature, and given a stroke that produced 12 one-putts in the final-round madness, it makes sense that someone seemingly without a pulse would win the U.S. Open on a nearly unplayable golf course that quickened everyone else’s heartbeat.

2004: Lunke’s life great, but her game isn’t

Hilary Lunke’s 2003 U.S. Women’s Open victory changed her life, but not her subsequent golf results.

Saturday, June 19

2004: Ridley: USGA changes set for fall

USGA president Fred Ridley, right, gave golf tips to some of the 200 youth who attended the U.S. Open Junior Day June 15 at Long Island National Golf Club.

2004: Perfect Pitchman - Hybrid club business keeps Kessler in spotlight

If Peter Kessler decides to construct a theme park near Orlando, where he lives, perhaps he should build it close to Disney World or Sea World and call it Perfect World. • It’s not that everything is perfect in Kessler’s little world; it just seems that way. His baby, The Perfect Club, has sold more than 200,000 units in 22 months. His journalism career continues to bump along, if not race along, toward resuscitation of his national prominence.

2004: No major worries for Annika

A long day and a slight stumble couldn’t keep Annika Sorenstam from a McDonald’s LPGA Championship repeat.

2004: Sacramento ‘hero’ Father of Year

Father of the Year Ken Morton Sr., second from left, with his family: Ken Jr., left, wife Kathy, daughters Amy Barr and Wendy Michaels, and son Tom.

2004: PGA Tour, ABC at odds over finish

Rory Sabbatini was thrilled to be in a playoff, but television viewers didn’t get a chance to watch its conclusion.