Who's That Girl?
She was dubbed Mystery Blonde by Australia's Courier Mail and Tiger Tamer by the New York Post, but Joanna Jagoda (below), who accompanied Tiger Woods to the Presidents Cup, wasn't talking. Neither was Woods. Jagoda, a student at the University of California at Santa Barbara, received high marks for her classy gown as she walked hand in hand with a tuxedoed Tiger to last Wednesday night's gala dinner at the Grand Hotel and Casino in Melbourne. Reportedly seen at the British Open, Jagoda apparently is new to walking golf courses. By Saturday she wore bandages on her blistered heels.
Tammie Green, who played on this year's U.S. Solheim Cup team while pregnant, and husband Bill Parker, the CEO of Kroger, are the proud parents of Tina Marie, who weighed in at seven pounds, two ounces when she arrived on Dec. 3.
A Georgia high school student was shot by a golfer when, according to police, the 15-year-old boy tried to rob a foursome at gunpoint last week at Hidden Hills Golf and Country Club in Stone Mountain, Ga. The youth, whose name wasn't released, was with two accomplices when they stopped a cart rounding a curve and held up its two riders. The boy fired at a second cart rounding the curve, and a rider in that cart pulled a gun out of his bag and shot the youth, the police report said. Police sergeant Ron Eunice said the injured boy, who was in fair condition on Monday, and the other two would be charged with attempted robbery, kidnapping and aggravated assault. The shooter was not charged.
Mac O'Grady got through Q school—the European Q school, that is, where his play last month earned him a card for the '99 Euro tour.
Augusta Fresh Air:
Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus and Gary Player are joining forces to build the 27-hole Big Three Club in Augusta, just 15 minutes from Augusta National. Groundbreaking is set for spring '99, and the target opening date is April 2001.
Bear in Mind:
Tiger Woods, who once had Jack's accomplishments stuck to his wall, has won 30% (3-6-1) of his Ryder and Presidents Cup matches. Nicklaus won 63% (17-8-3) of his Ryder Cup matches.
John Daly, asked to name the toughest shot he faces on a golf course: "Not to drink one."
Founders Gary McCord and Andrew Magee will join nearly 30 other pros and 90 amateurs for Friday's Santa Claus Classic at the TPC of Scottsdale. The Classic's five-year contribution to charity: more than $1 million.