Two years ago, Anthony Rodriguez was effectively finished with golf.
Working to start a driving range facility in San Antonio, the former Churchill and Texas A&M standout was ready to make the transition from birdies to business.
Then the opportunity fell through, the producers of “The Big Break” series on Golf Channel came calling again, and everything changed.
“The fire is still there,” said Rodriguez, 39. “It’s amazing the difference.”
A tie for 78th at the PGA Tour Qualifying School, completed this month at La Quinta, Calif., has secured Rodriguez an exemption for several Nationwide Tour events in coming months.
In continuing to play, the golfer joins a scattering of players with San Antonio ties eyeing big things next year.
While PGA Tour veterans Cameron Beckman and Jimmy Walker prepare for a return to that schedule in January, competitors such as Rodriguez, former Alamo Heights star Will Griffin and one-time MacArthur standout Matt Vela hope to join them by the end of 2012.
Longtime pro Jeff Burns is readying for a different type of transition.
While he will be playing occasional pro events himself, the University of Houston-ex will be carrying the bag for Champions Tour notable Mark O’Meara, including scheduled stops at the Masters and British Open.
“I’ve always kind of dabbled in caddying,” said Burns, 37. “He’s been a professional as long as I’ve been on the planet, so it’ll be great. In golf, you’re always learning.”
Vela, one of the city’s top junior and men’s amateur players, has chosen a similar track in recent weeks in joining a company called Caddie Central.
The position requires Vela, who lives in Austin, to forecaddie for a group of four players and help with yardages, reading putts and general info on the layouts they play.
“It has helped me learn to pick apart golf courses in a new way because now I’m getting used to talking strategy with players, as opposed to me being the one playing,” said Vela, 23.
Rodriguez, for his part, hopes to showcase the kind of grit he showed throughout a four-month journey through the annual Q-School. In all three stops of the qualifying process, the long-hitting player fought his way back to advance.
The high point came in the final stage at PGA West when Rodriguez, on the bubble in trying to gain a PGA or Nationwide exemption for next season, scorched the field for an 8-under 64 to race up the leaderboard. He finished with a 69 on the final day to leap another 26 spots up the standings.
“The old Anthony would have said, ‘The heck with it. I’m done. I’ll play whatever tournaments I can get into,’” he said of a sluggish start in qualifying. “Every day, every stage, I fought all the way back.”
That comeback stretches to last year when Rodriguez, stung by a miserable experience in playing “Big Break Mesquite” in 2007, was wooed back by the Golf Channel for “Big Break Dominican Republic.”
Against the wishes of his wife, concerned about how badly the first experience shook him, Rodriguez agreed. Showing a newfound maturity and steady skills, the Texan captured the men’s MVP title and an exemption into a Fall Series tournament on the PGA Tour.
He followed that with solid showings on the Dakotas Tour last year.
“I realized what I was missing out there,” Rodriguez said of playing professionally. “I realized that I do belong.”
And that’s why he can appreciate how difficult it was this year for Graeme McDowell to follow up on a blockbuster season.
“I was winding down in my career, so it was a little different,” O’Meara said Monday. “But I know Graeme a little bit. Look, it’s hard to live up to the hype. All of a sudden, you feel like every major you should be in contention. You’re thrust into the limelight. It heightens the expectations that people place on you.
“And sometimes, there’s a little bit of a letdown.”
O’Meara scooped up a career’s worth of magic in 1998 when he birdied the last two holes to win the Masters, and at age 41, became the oldest man to win two majors in one season when he captured the British Open in a playoff at Royal Birkdale. If that wasn’t enough, he went to Wentworth for the World Match Play Championship and wound up facing Woods in the 36-hole final. All square with seven holes remaining — three of them par 5s — O’Meara beat him with a birdie on the last hole.
McDowell’s season in 2010 was eerily similar.
He won his first major in the U.S. Open at Pebble Beach, and then topped that with a week in Wales that felt better than a major. The Ryder Cup came down to the final match, and McDowell hit a 6-iron to 15 feet for a birdie on the 16th hole to take the lead and go on to win the cup for Europe.
Wrapping up his season in an 18-man field at Sherwood, he rallied from a four-shot deficit and made a pair of 20-foot birdie putts on the 18th hole to beat Woods in a playoff. No one had ever come from more than two shots behind to beat Woods in any pro tournament.
The encore proved more difficult than McDowell realized.
“No doubt the expectation levels were cranked up,” he said last week at Lake Nona during a corporate day for Ecco golf shoes. “I played like a man who wanted it really, really badly. And you can’t want it so badly that you get in your own way.”
As he looks back on a year in which he had as many top 10s as missed cuts — seven each — McDowell wishes he would have taken more time off. He spent the holidays with his family in Northern Ireland, and then flew across two oceans to Kapalua to start the new season. He shot 62 the last day and missed a playoff by one shot, and then he flew halfway around the world to Abu Dhabi and tied for third.
Finally, he gave himself a four-week break to recharge and reflect. He’s not sure he accomplished either.
“It was a switched-on break, not a switched-off break, and I think there’s a difference,” he said. “There’s a huge difference between taking two, three, four weeks off in the middle of the season because you never really switch off. And when I did switch back on, things felt different. My swing wasn’t there. My head wasn’t there.”
DUBAI: Rory McIlroy did his chances of becoming the new European number one no harm as five birdies in the last six holes saw him finish the opening round of the Dubai World Championship two shots behind leader Peter Hanson.The Ulsterman, who needs to win the $7.5 million tournament to go on top of the Race to Dubai in his fascinating charge on runaway leader Luke Donald, made a double bogey on his second hole, but finished the day at six-under par 66.That took him to third place after the first round, with only Swede Hanson, who matched the course record of 64, and the 1999 British Open champion Paul Lawrie of Scotland, who made full use of benign early morning conditions with a seven-under par 65, ahead of him.World No1 Donald, who needs to finish inside the top-10 to complete an unprecedented Money List double on both the US PGA and European Tours, was three-under at the turn, but succumbed with three bad tee shots on the back nine and the resulting bogeys restricted him to even-par 72.Spain’s Sergio Garcia, who is looking for a third win in three starts, made a double bogey on the par-3 17th in his five-under par 67, while England’s Ross Fisher and Robert Rock were among three tied for fifth place at 68 along with Spaniard Alvaro Quiros.McIlroy, who made nine birdies, said: “It was the perfect start for me. To shoot a great score like that really sets me for the next three days.”I made three very good birdies on the front nine, hit it still on the first, third and fifth, but also made a couple of very silly mistakes. But I just stayed patient and the back nine was pretty much flawless.”The world No 2′s putter was on fire on the back nine, as he made birdie putts of 12 feet on the 10th, 25 feet on the 13th, a 40-footer on the 16th, an 18-feet effort on the 17th and a slippery 20-footer on the 18th.”I didn’t expect Luke to play the way he did. I thought I needed to make a four-five under on the back nine. But then every putt I looked at, it went in. It’s not something that I experience often.” Donald, who had to take unplayable on two consecutive holes on the back nine, said: “It was a mixture of two halves really. I played solid the front nine and a couple of poor drives got me on the back.”But I am going to go to the driving range and sort out a few things for tomorrow. I will just try and get a little bit better from here on.”Hanson, who missed the course record narrowly as his birdie putt on the 16th lipped out and another birdie putt on the 18th from eight feet just slid past, was delighted with his bogey-free start.”Of course, you cannot win a golf tournament after the first round, but you can always lose it. So I am happy with the start,” said the 34-year-old.”I think it’s the best golf I’ve played. It’s quite a demanding course and the wind picked up a little bit over the back nine. I’m very, very happy with the way I struck the ball – and I rolled a few putts in.”My ball striking was very pure. Hit a lot of fairways and missed just one green. My first five birdies were just tap-ins.”- AFP/de
Most people who play golf find that they want or need to improve their golf game. Even the top pros need to keep working on their game in order to keep progressing. I guess the only people that don’t want or need to improve their golf game are those occasional players who just like to walk the course with their friends for a bit of fun.
Assuming that you fall into the category of the vast majority of golfers who want to improve their game how do you go about it? For most people the answer lies in spending some time with a golf professional at their local club. But for this investment of time and money to be most valuable you have to know what aspect of your game you want to improve. For example, you might be looking for tips on how to improve your swing, your putting, your chipping, your putting, your driving, your iron shots or your fairway woods.
As you can see just from these examples, there are many aspects to a golfer’s game and you simply can’t hope to improve them all at once. Therefore, it is imperative that you narrow it done so that your golf pro can give specific attention to the part of your game you most want to improve. In some cases this might be obvious. For example, if you keep slicing your irons off the fairway or taking three putts when you know you should be taking two, these become fairly obvious elements that you can ask your golf coach to work on.
But what if your game is suffering from a multitude of minor problems? Perhaps there is nothing obvious but it just doesn’t feel like you are playing at the top of your game or perhaps, you have some good holes and some bad ones and your aim is to improve your consistency. How do you go about narrowing down what you need to work on?
I’d like to share a tip with you that I stumbled across by accident. This only came about because I had four pre-paid golf lessons that were about to expire and I used them to play nine holes with the golf pro at my local club. We just played and chatted and he didn’t coach me once. At the end of the nine holes we went to the clubhouse for some lunch and went through his notes. He had identified four areas of my game that I should work on including my swing, my chipping, my pitching and my stance. He suggested that we should have a lesson on each of these aspects of my golf game followed by me practicing at the driving range and on the course.
As it was the end of the season I decided to wait until the following year and I took him up on his suggestion at the beginning of the following season. We started with stance and swing, then a few weeks later we worked on the pitching and finally, the pitching. By the end of the season my handicap had come down by six shots which of course, I was delighted by.
We then had another nine holes at the end of the season and worked out a coaching plan for the new season. And that’s where I am at now, waiting for the new season to start so that I can improve my golf game and my handicap further still.
So my advice is this, get a golf pro to analyze your game and identify what you need to work on before you have any lessons.
aura Davies has arrived at DLF Golf and Country Club in New Delhi problem-free this year ahead of her title defence at the Hero Women’s Indian Open. Last year, the four-time major champion arrived without her clubs and was only reunited with them on the morning of the first round, before she went out and shot 65 to lead the tournament. It’s just as well that her new set of clubs and putter arrived on schedule this year, as her first round tee-time on Friday is 7.40am.
In a big-hitting group, she has been drawn with fellow Solheim Cup player Sophie Gustafson and the recent Lacoste Ladies Open de France champion Felicity Johnson for the first two rounds.
Although Davies may suffer a little jet-lag on account of her late arrival, she thought it would be worse for her caddie Johnny Scott, who missed his original flight and will land in New Delhi just a few hours before the tee-time.
Gazing down the stunning par-five 18th hole at DLF Golf and Country Club on Thursday, which she eagled to make a play-off last year before winning the title with a birdie, Davies seemed relaxed and confident.
She said: “I’m looking forward to it. Obviously something went right last year. It was a very strange week last year but I just remember the 18th. I hit a horrible tee shot down the first but made an amazing seven-iron over the trees to about 10 feet and holed the putt for eagle, so it’s only good memories for me.”
This week will be a fresh start after a five week break and Davies will be looking to end the season on a high note at the penultimate event of the 2011 Ladies European Tour season.
Like last year, she will not play a practice round, as she didn’t feel the need: “I’ll be straight on tomorrow: ready to go.”
She added on her overall season: “I just won a small event in Australia in February, so for me it’s very disappointing. Sometimes it doesn’t work out. I’ve actually played better this year than last year but I haven’t holed as many putts and that unfortunately at the top level is the big difference: putting.”
She is hoping that her new putter, a ‘Never Compromise’ model, will help to change her fortunes but acknowledged the stronger field at this year’s event.
“There are a lot of good players. The field strength has gone up. That’s what usually happens. They hear how good the tournament was and they go, ‘I’m going to go there next year.’
“Now we’ve got Caroline Hedwall and Sophie Gustafson and quite a few of the European players who didn’t come last year heard good reports from the other players and have decided to come here and then play Dubai, so it’s a nice little two week trip.”
The first round of the tournament gets under way at 7am on Friday and after two rounds, the field of 108 will be reduced to the leading 60 professionals and those tied for 60th place.
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The Singapore Open has been reduced to 54 holes after play was called off for the day due to lightning at Sentosa Golf Club with Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano leading the way on 15 under par.
Play was suspended for almost three hours yesterday due to thunderstorms, meaning a number of the field had to return this morning to finish their second rounds.
However, the third round was also halted on account of lightning before eventually being suspended with play to resume early tomorrow morning.
With the event now reduced to 54 holes, it leaves Fernandez-Castano firm favourite to claim the title as the Spaniard took a three-shot lead after posting a second round of 61 this morning.
Fernandez-Castano carded five birdies coming home on the Tanjong Course as he completed his second round in style to move clear of Edoardo Molinari and James Morrison.
“I am thrilled, you don’t shoot 10-under very often,” he said.
“You don’t really know how the suspensions are going to affect you. I was lucky because yesterday I didn’t tee off before the thunder storm. I took my time. I took it easy and started well with three birdies. It was great and then I had a good start again this morning. I played well of course. To play well you need to hole putts and that is what I did.
“I found something with my swing. I have been injured for six months at the beginning of the year and it took me a while to find my swing and what I want to do with the ball.
“I finally did and of course the big thing was the putting. I changed my putting method at the Czech Open in mid August.
“Since then my putting has improved a lot. It’s the claw grip. I am just imitating Sergio Garcia to see if I can win as many tournaments as he does.”
He added: “It’s a shame that the tournament has to be reduced to 54 holes. It’s good for me to be leading after 36 but I don’t think that’s what anyone wants, players, sponsors, officials, spectators, Sentosa – everyone would rather be playing 72 holes.
“There is a long way to go with 18 holes tomorrow and there are some great players just behind me on the leaderboard. It’s going to be a tough day so I have to go out there and play my own game and see what happens.
“I mean, six months ago I didn’t know what was going on with my back injury and to be honest I wasn’t sure if I was going to be able to play again. So after spending six months on the bench I am very proud of the way I have been able to come back.”
Molinari was unable to make much headway into Fernandez-Castano’s lead, picking up a birdie at the 12th as the Italian resumed on the Serapong Course before eventually signing for a 68 to join Morrison on 12 under
Juvic Pagunsan is in third spot two shots further back after firing his second successive 66.
New Zealander Danny Lee climbed into the group on nine-under following a 65, alongside Anders Hansen and Michael Hoey, while Scot Richie Ramsay also carded a 65 to move to eight-under alongside Justin Rose and YE Yang, who could only manage a 71.
Colin Montgomerie returned a 71 to make the cut and a birdie at the 11th moved the veteran to five-under before his third round was halted just two holes in.
Michael Hoey is best of the Irish on nine under, after he followed up an opening round 67 with an impressive 66.
Shane Lowry (-5), Peter Lawrie (-4), Graeme McDowell (-3) and Paul Cutler (-3) all made the cut, but Padraig Harrington missed out, as did Paul McGinley, Gareth Maybin, Damien McGrane and Niall Turner.
MORE INTERVIEWS: Charles Schwab Cup Championship transcript archive THE MODERATOR: 3-under par 68 today. You played your way right into contention after 36 holes. We just had Bernhard Langer in here. It’s not easy for anyone out there, it appears. You’re right there with 36 to go. A few thoughts about your round.
MARK CALCAVECCHIA: Yeah, it’s good, man. The course is playing tough. There are a few birdie holes out there. There’s some really tough ones. I think the greens are difficult to read.
As far as my game goes, it was two opposite days. Yesterday I shot a 71. Probably could have been a 75 or 76. Actually made a lot of putts. Then today I shot 3-under, flew a sand wedge in the hole, but made zero putts, so it could have been a 65.
Been kind of a weird two days. The good news is I hit it a lot better today. Threw a new driver in the bag. Ping shipped one overnight because I drove it so crappy yesterday. It was the only driver I brought. I thought the head was loose on it, but it’s probably my head that’s loose (laughter). It was going all over the place. Threw a new one in the bag today and drove it great.
I just made no putts today. But good news is, like I said, holed out a wedge and had a couple close tap-in birdies, shot 3-under, which is always good in here.
THE MODERATOR: Take us through the round before we go to questions.
MARK CALCAVECCHIA: Birdied 1 again, which was nice. Good drive. I sand wedged to about 10 feet. That was my long putt of the day, by the way. Made that one.
Bogeyed the next hole. Missed a 5-footer for par.
Fifth hole, great hook, 3-wood, around the trees, hard sand wedge two feet. Tapped that in for birdie.
7th hole, 5-wood off the tee, 106 to the hole, flew it in right there. Didn’t even damage the cup. It was amazing. Just flew right in and stayed there. That was nice.
9th hole, hit it in the edge of the bunker, but it was in the grass, short right of the green, had a tough up-and-down. Great flopshot to about six feet and lipped that one in barely.
Made a bunch of pars until I 3-putted 14.
On 16, I hit a driver just left of the green in the rough, hit a nice flopshot out to three feet. Made that for birdie.
On 17, I plugged it in the face of the bunker. Hit a good bunker shot out to six feet and missed that.
THE MODERATOR: How long was your 3-putt at 14?
MARK CALCAVECCHIA: From 35 feet. I blew the first putt about eight feet by.
THE MODERATOR: We’ll go to questions.
Q. The hole before that on 13, looked like you had a 3-footer. Did that linger with you for a while?
MARK CALCAVECCHIA: It did. I hit a great 8-iron in there. It was about three and a half feet tops. Bernhard said it hit something. I played left center, didn’t hit it hard enough. It broke a lot and I missed it. I couldn’t believe I missed it, to tell you the truth. I thought I was going to make it.
But next hole I hit a great drive. I was fine. 7-iron, pulled it a little bit. I just blanked out, blasted that one eight feet by. Hit a good putt there and it didn’t break. The one on the hole before broke and missed, then the 3-putt it didn’t break.
I mean, it definitely could have been better. 17, missing that putt pissed me off. Then I don’t know how the putt missed on 18.
One of those days. Yesterday, like I said, I turned a 76 into a 71. Today I probably turned a 64 into a 68. So I’m probably right where I should be.
Q. Mark, when did you decide during the round that you needed another driver? Did you contact Ping during the round?
MARK CALCAVECCHIA: I decided on the 10th hole yesterday. Actually, I hit a drive on 9. I never hit one like this before. This thing took off about 60 yards left, heading straight for one of those vans in the parking lot. Hit a tree, otherwise it was going out of bounds by 40 yards. I thought, There’s something wrong with my driver.
Then on 10, I hit a 50-yard snap slice. Now I’m looking for my buddy who was supposed to come out here who has his phone. He finally shows up on 15. I get ahold of him. I have him call Chance Cosby from Ping. I told him, when he gets ahold of Chance to say that Mark thinks the head on his driver is loose, he needs a couple drivers built to get here ASAP, as fast as possible in the morning. This was probably maybe 2:30 in the afternoon or 3:00. Plenty of time.
Ping whips together two drivers. They were here at 8:00 this morning. Took one of them out to the range and I felt good with it, went with it. Thank you Ping and FedEx. It’s kind of amazing.
I got it just in time and threw it in the bag, so…
Q. It worked?
MARK CALCAVECCHIA: I drove great with it. Only hit one bad drive with it today.
Q. Is that the G20?
MARK CALCAVECCHIA: G20, yup. Almost the same shaft. They gave me one I think with a little less torque. It’s got some numbers on the side of it. I get this question all the time from amateurs. What torque do you use? How many grams? I say, I don’t know. I grab a driver, if it feels good, I’ll go with it. I’m really not technically up on specifications.
The other one said 60, which I know is the grams. It says 3.4, then stiff. This one says 2.9. I’m guesstimating that’s the torque. It feels a little bit stiffer, so maybe the torque is less or more. I don’t know.
Q. Are you one of these guys, you hit it well today, but you wake up, your body might feel different tomorrow, do you have to adjust for that? Are you going to go with it?
MARK CALCAVECCHIA: No, I’ll just go with it for a little while. You’re right, everything does feel different every day you wake up. Today I had a mystery left hip pain on the range. Then my right wrist and thumb went haywire on the back nine. Stuff falls apart left and right with me.
But, you know, you adjust, you adapt and you just go with it. Depending on how you’re hitting it, if tomorrow I hit a few right, I’ll try not to hit it right on the next hole. You just go with it and adapt and try to adjust and get yourself around the golf course.
Q. As far as the Schwab Cup, do you keep track of how Lehman is doing? Do you peek?
MARK CALCAVECCHIA: No, not yet. We played yesterday. He made no putts yesterday. Shot 1-under, two birdies, one bogey. He’s steady. He’s solid. I don’t know what he shot today. I saw he was 1-under or something like that, 2-under. I don’t know what he shot.
He’s hanging around. He’ll be there at the end. I’m not going to pay attention to him or David Frost or anybody else. There’s two rounds left. We’ll see what happens with the weather. The course is playing tough. But I’m in a good spot. First and foremost I’m going to try to win. If that’s enough to win the Schwab Cup, then that would cap off a great year for sure. If not, and Tom wins, I don’t win the Schwab Cup, that’s fine, too, he deserves to win it.
Q. What was the final verdict, club head or your head was the problem?
MARK CALCAVECCHIA: Brenda said it was my fault. My caddie says it was me, that I just sucked with it. I think the driver’s okay. I think I was just in another place. It was weird, though. It was weird.
You know when you make a horrible swing, you can feel it. This one I hit on 9, it took off literally 45 degrees sideways and it was high. It was the strangest thing. It just felt like the club head twisted when I hit it. Luckily it hit a tree. Like I said, it was heading for the vans in the middle of the parking lot. It was 50 yards out of bounds. Hit a tree and dropped.
I think the driver is probably okay.
Q. You were talking about your mystery hip thing. No relevance to the things you did with your motorhome that you were talking about the other day?
MARK CALCAVECCHIA: No, no. No aftereffects on that. Just one thing or another with me. I’ll be okay. See how I feel tomorrow. Hopefully the weather will hang in there for us the next couple of days and it should be an exciting finish.
Q. How do you deal with pain? Is it Advil?
MARK CALCAVECCHIA: One Celebrex and one Vicodin usually do me in, quite honestly. Celebrex before I leave the hotel room and a Vicodin on the range. That usually lasts till about 15. Then the last four holes I just tough it out, so… That’s my cocktail. Of course, that’s only on tournament days. Pro-ams and practice rounds I tough it out because I don’t want to waste good painkillers.
THE MODERATOR: Mark, thank you. Good luck the rest of the week.
Golf reminds us to live moment to moment, shot to shot. Silverado calls it giving life.
Belmont, Calif. (PRWEB) October 13, 2011
“For all that golf can teach us, all of the parallels between our lives and this game, golf reminds us to live moment to moment, shot to shot. Sports psychologists call it being present. Silverado Senior Living calls it giving life.”
These are the opening words of a segment on the Golf Channel program “Golf in America” about golf lessons taught to people with Alzheimer’s and other memory-impairing diseases who reside at Silverado Senior Living in Belmont, Calif. The piece debuted this month and can now be seen on the Silverado LIFE blog.
The eight-minute segment chronicles how every Wednesday for the past three years, Silverado has taken residents to the Deep Cliff Golf Course in Cupertino, Calif. for classes with teaching professional Gerry Benton. The sessions are designed to reignite the memories of those who played earlier in their lives and to give novices a new and enriching experience.
Among the residents featured is Norma Boyle, who says her focus in the lessons is to “get some skills on how to play.” Boyle, not a golfer prior to coming to Silverado, is shown confidently making chip shots. Other participants are seen practicing full swings and putts. Also spotlighted are resident Ralph Dinardi and Petra, a dog adopted by Silverado that lives at the community. After taking the golf lessons, Dinardi began practicing shots in Silverado’s courtyard. Petra developed the habit of chasing the golf balls and returning them to Dinardi, and the two are now inseparable.
Silverado Senior Living Senior Administrator Daizel Gasperian compares the positive experience of Silverado’s residents at the golf course with the soaring trajectory of a golf ball. As they learn the game, the memory-impaired are “limitless, they’re in an environment where everything is right and they can do anything,” she says during the piece.
A crew from the Golf Channel traveled to Silverado Senior Living in Belmont in September, 2011 and spent three days on location to shoot the segment. The Golf Channel team consisted of Dominic Dastoli, producer; Mike Hamilton, director of photography; Jason Sobel, reporter; Dennis Sullivan, editor; Allan Freeman, field audio; and Scott Perry, post audio.
“We greatly appreciate the attention and focus the Golf Channel gave to Silverado’s golf lessons,” said Silverado Senior Living President & CEO Loren Shook. “We hope that as a result of this piece, more people across America will see how important it is to provide the memory-impaired with golf and other meaningful activities that foster learning, camaraderie and purpose. The goal is to touch the inner spirit of those with Alzheimer’s and other dementias and to make each day worth living. At Silverado, this is what ‘giving life’ is all about.”
Silverado Senior Living, based in Irvine, Calif., operates memory care communities in California, Texas, Arizona, Utah and Illinois. It also offers home care, care management, and hospice care through its Silverado At Home and Silverado Hospice service lines, for a total of 34 operating locations.
Silverado Senior Living’s website is SilveradoSenior.com. A live internet chat line offered through the site and the toll-free phone line 866-522-8125 enable the public to obtain information and assistance with the organization’s services and referral to other resources at any time of day or night.
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The long-haired Californian, still seeking his first careervictory, surged ahead with five birdies before the turn andthree more in the back nine for a bogey-free round afterstarting the day tied for a five-way lead.
World number three Rory McIlroy, who had the overnight shareof the lead, slipped out of contention with a round of two-overpar 73 to lie 10 shots behind Fowler at joint-fourth.
“I had a good round and I can’t complain with a 63,” the22-year-old Fowler, one of golf’s most exciting young prospects,told reporter after the third round at the Woo Jeong HillsCountry Club.
“Going into the round I wanted to drive the ball well andmake some putts, and I was able to do that and that puts me in agood position.
“My goals were to drive well and putt well, but my overallgame was also good.”
Fowler, at 13-under 200 after the third round, will bechased by Yang, the first Asia-born man to win a major at the2009 U.S. PGA Championship, and fellow Korean Kim Meen-whee Kim,who was six shots off the lead.
“I think I can win,” Fowler added. “I feel good about mygame and I’m in a great position, which is right where I wantedto be coming into the week.”
McIlroy lost the plot between the ninth and 16th holesduring which he dropped six shots but the U.S. Open champion dugdeep with birdies on the last two holes.
“I had a good finish, but it was not my best day. I playedquite nicely over the first few holes, but the pin positionswere very tricky,” the mop-haired Northern Irishman said. (Writing by Sudipto Ganguly in Mumbai; editing by Mark Meadows;to query or comment on this story, )