Kokomo Tribune; Kokomo, Indiana


January 7, 2014

Saluting golf's movers and shakers of 2013

Several names made waves last year in the golf world.


There is nothing not to like about McGinley. He is the man for the commons. He embodies the workmanlike European mentality which has become part of the formula on how to beat the Americans. This week he turned down the opportunity to write a book on his experiences as Ryder Cup Captain.

“I want the players to know that what happens behind the scenes next year stays there and they can be free and open. I won’t write a book,” said McGinley. “We had a team meeting on Saturday night [at Medinah in 2012] which lasted for about 20 minutes and if you had sat and observed a team that was four points behind you would have come out and called your bookie to find out what their odds were. It was not a case of ‘Braveheart’ standing on chairs but there was a feeling in the room that this was achievable.”

That is classic McGinley. Beware Tom Watson.

The Rest of The Most Impressive People of 2013

Billy Payne: Chairman Augusta National GC — “A futuristic change agent.”

Peter Dawson: Royal and Ancient — “A decent man who is in a tough position.”

Donald Trump: Golf Course Owner — “Dynamic, taller than you think and a pleasant surprise.”

Jack Nicklaus: Legend — “His legacy grows. Bigger holes and shorter rounds. Jack gets it.”

Steve Stricker: PGA Tour player — “He is proving that less can be more. Nicest guy in golf.”

Jason Dufner: PGA Champion — “What you see is what you get. A total chill out!”

Adam Scott: Masters Champion — “Classy. Understands the business of golf. Totally impressive.”

Pete Bevacqua: CEO PGA of America — “Brilliant. Bethpage, International PGA and NBC. All him.”

Arnold Palmer: Legend — “Still the King even though he went from bifurcator to conformist.”

Mark Steinberg: Agent — “Best stable in golf — Woods, Rose and Kuchar. Who’s next?”

Lee Trevino: PGA Distinguished Service Award Winner — “A true classic. THE rags to riches story.”

Ted Bishop is the President of the PGA of America. He is a Logansport native and the Director of Golf and General Manager at the Legends of Indiana G.C. in Franklin. He can be reached at tedbishop38pga@aol.com.

Text Only | Photo Reprints
  • Fans fuel Colts at night practice Early in Thursday night's practice at Anderson University, Indianapolis Colts tight end Coby Fleener found himself running free behind the defense in 11-on-11 drills.

    July 31, 2014

  • Sports briefs for Thursday, July 31 The Kokomo Post 6 senior baseball team dropped a 7-2 decision to Newburgh Post 44 in the American Legion state finals on Wednesday night.

    July 31, 2014

  • SPL - KT073114 - KT Colts - pic Colts focusing on situational improvement The theme at Anderson University carried over to the field, and the Colts' 14 turnovers were the fewest in the NFL last year.

    July 31, 2014 1 Photo

  • SPL - KT073114 - Brett Bowman column - column sig BOWMAN: Lambert captures McIntire event In the first-running of the Dwayne McIntire Memorial Race, Jordan Lambert beat a stellar field to claim the win Saturday night at the Miami County Speedway in Peru.

    July 31, 2014 1 Photo

  • SPL - KT073014 - Colts camp - pic COLTS: One week of camp in the books The first week of Indianapolis Colts training camp has ended at Anderson University, and the players received their first day off Tuesday. Practice resumes today with the daily morning walkthrough followed by a public session scheduled to begin at 1:50 p.m. More than 10,000 fans attended at least one of the first five practices this summer.

    July 30, 2014 2 Photos

  • BASEBALL: Sixers surge to win The Kokomo Post 6 senior baseball team scored a thrilling victory over Plymouth Post 27 in the opening round of the American Legion state finals on Tuesday night.

    July 30, 2014

  • SPL - KT073014 - Brett Bowman column - column sig BOWMAN: Gardner knew how to live life What is it about dirt track racing that makes me drop nearly everything and everyone around me to witness a race?

    July 30, 2014 1 Photo

  • Sports briefs for Wednesday, July 30 The Indiana Smash softball team won the North American All-Sanctioned 12-U World Series on Sunday. The Smash went undefeated in the tournament. Following pool play, the Smash went 5-0 in bracket play, then beat the Lady Lightning for the title.

    July 30, 2014

  • NCAA Concussion Lawsuit-9 [Duplicate] NCAA settles head-injury suit, will change rules CHICAGO (AP) — The NCAA agreed Tuesday to settle a class-action head-injury lawsuit by creating a $70 million fund to diagnose thousands of current and former college athletes to determine if they suffered brain trauma playing football, hockey, socce

    July 29, 2014 1 Photo

  • Downey, Keagan mug Sixers begin state tourney play today The Kokomo Post 6 baseball squad heads to the American Legion state tournament at Plymouth today brimming with confidence. That’s good and bad.“I believe every time we step on the field our kids believe they are the team to beat,” said Kokomo skipper

    July 29, 2014 1 Photo