Stories for June 2004
Saturday, June 26
Spencer Levin’s play included an ace at No. 17.
David Roesch enjoyed his time in the spotlight at Shinnecock.
Jeff Maggert blasted his way to No. 19 on the PGA Tour earnings list.
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.
Hilary Lunke’s 2003 U.S. Women’s Open victory changed her life, but not her subsequent golf results.
Saturday, June 19
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.
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.
A long day and a slight stumble couldn’t keep Annika Sorenstam from a McDonald’s LPGA Championship repeat.
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.
Rory Sabbatini was thrilled to be in a playoff, but television viewers didn’t get a chance to watch its conclusion.