El Paso Times http://elpasotimes.sportstonews.com Golf Video, News, Scores and Updates Thu, 19 Apr 2018 22:01:33 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.7.10 Pat Perez drains 30-foot birdie at Valero Texas Open http://elpasotimes.sportstonews.com/2018/04/19/pat-perez-drains-30-foot-birdie-at-valero-texas-open/ http://elpasotimes.sportstonews.com/2018/04/19/pat-perez-drains-30-foot-birdie-at-valero-texas-open/#respond Thu, 19 Apr 2018 18:07:01 +0000 http://elpasotimes.sportstonews.com/2018/04/19/pat-perez-drains-30-foot-birdie-at-valero-texas-open/ In the opening round of the 2018 Valero Texas Open, Pat Perez finds the perfect speed and distance from 30 feet at the par-3 7th hole.

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Vaughn Taylor & Michael Kim team up with Special Olympics golfers http://elpasotimes.sportstonews.com/2018/04/19/vaughn-taylor-michael-kim-team-up-with-special-olympics-golfers/ http://elpasotimes.sportstonews.com/2018/04/19/vaughn-taylor-michael-kim-team-up-with-special-olympics-golfers/#respond Thu, 19 Apr 2018 18:06:02 +0000 http://elpasotimes.sportstonews.com/2018/04/19/vaughn-taylor-michael-kim-team-up-with-special-olympics-golfers/ At the 2018 Valero Texas Open, Vaughn Taylor and Michael Kim played a scramble with golfers who will compete in the 2018 Special Olympics USA Games in Seattle this July.

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At the 2018 Valero Texas Open, Vaughn Taylor and Michael Kim played a scramble with golfers who will compete in the 2018 Special Olympics USA Games in Seattle this July.

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Xander Schauffele’s beautiful birdie roll at Valero http://elpasotimes.sportstonews.com/2018/04/19/xander-schauffeles-beautiful-birdie-roll-at-valero/ http://elpasotimes.sportstonews.com/2018/04/19/xander-schauffeles-beautiful-birdie-roll-at-valero/#respond Thu, 19 Apr 2018 17:26:02 +0000 http://elpasotimes.sportstonews.com/2018/04/19/xander-schauffeles-beautiful-birdie-roll-at-valero/ In the opening round of the 2018 Valero Texas Open, Xander Schauffele finds the perfect line and speed from 24 feet for birdie on the par-4 4th hole.

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In the opening round of the 2018 Valero Texas Open, Xander Schauffele finds the perfect line and speed from 24 feet for birdie on the par-4 4th hole. This highlight is delivered by PGA TOUR LIVE.

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Xander Schauffele’s up-and-down from the bunker at Valero http://elpasotimes.sportstonews.com/2018/04/19/xander-schauffeles-up-and-down-from-the-bunker-at-valero/ http://elpasotimes.sportstonews.com/2018/04/19/xander-schauffeles-up-and-down-from-the-bunker-at-valero/#respond Thu, 19 Apr 2018 17:06:02 +0000 http://elpasotimes.sportstonews.com/2018/04/19/xander-schauffeles-up-and-down-from-the-bunker-at-valero/ In the opening round of the 2018 Valero Texas Open, Xander Schauffele hits his 73-foot approach shot on the par-5 2nd hole to 3 feet then sinks the putt for birdie.

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In the opening round of the 2018 Valero Texas Open, Xander Schauffele hits his 73-foot approach shot on the par-5 2nd hole to 3 feet then sinks the putt for birdie. This highlight is delivered by PGA TOUR LIVE.

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Pat Perez’s nice approach leads to birdie at Valero http://elpasotimes.sportstonews.com/2018/04/19/pat-perezs-nice-approach-leads-to-birdie-at-valero/ http://elpasotimes.sportstonews.com/2018/04/19/pat-perezs-nice-approach-leads-to-birdie-at-valero/#respond Thu, 19 Apr 2018 16:46:02 +0000 http://elpasotimes.sportstonews.com/2018/04/19/pat-perezs-nice-approach-leads-to-birdie-at-valero/ In the opening round of the 2018 Valero Texas Open, Pat Perez hits his 130-yard approach shot on the par-5 18th hole to 5 feet then sinks the putt for birdie.

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In the opening round of the 2018 Valero Texas Open, Pat Perez hits his 130-yard approach shot on the par-5 18th hole to 5 feet then sinks the putt for birdie. This highlight is delivered by PGA TOUR LIVE.

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Australian man in jail after stabbing, nearly killing friend on golf course http://elpasotimes.sportstonews.com/2018/04/19/australian-man-in-jail-after-stabbing-nearly-killing-friend-on-golf-course/ http://elpasotimes.sportstonews.com/2018/04/19/australian-man-in-jail-after-stabbing-nearly-killing-friend-on-golf-course/#respond Thu, 19 Apr 2018 16:27:09 +0000 http://elpasotimes.sportstonews.com/2018/04/19/australian-man-in-jail-after-stabbing-nearly-killing-friend-on-golf-course/ Golf-course disputes can get heated but are generally harmless and pass over.

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Golf-course disputes can get heated but are generally harmless and pass over. Not this one.

As multiple outlets report, an Australian man has been sentenced to 20 months in jail after stabbing and nearly killing a friend at Broadford Golf Course north of Melbourne.

Matthew McKay, 31, was sentenced after pleading guilty to recklessly causing serious injury and assault with a weapon.

This tale is certainly a bizarre one.

McKay was playing with two friends, Simon Mudd and Shaun Peterson, at Broadford in August 2017. The trio had headed off to play golf after drinking and watching a boxing match on TV and an apparently inebriated McKay was damaging the greens as he played.

When his friends called him out on the antics, McKay went to his car, took out a knife, returned and started attacking. He first went after Peterson before attacking Mudd.

That action proved near-fatal, as McKay stabbed Mudd in the left thigh, hitting a large artery that caused Mudd to lose a massive amount of blood.

An emergency surgery and blood transfusion ensured he would live, but Mudd “was minutes away from death.”

The pair had essentially been lifelong friends until the incident.

“Mr. Mudd was your best friend,” Judge Frank Gucciardo told McKay. “He considered you his brother in effect and he’s bewildered and saddened that he could be so hurt and damaged by someone he’d known all his life.”

Apparently this wasn’t McKay’s first stabbing. He was fined almost $5000 after stabbing a woman in the thigh in 2009. McKay had alcohol and drug abuse issues in the the years leading up to his 2017 crime.

McKay will serve at least 10 months in jail before being eligible for parole.

Mudd may’ve survived, but Gucciardo noted that the man has not recovered fully physically, as he has permanent nerve damage in that leg. Mentally, he’s still on the mend as well.

“He is short-tempered and he has lost trust in people,” Gucciardo said.

Overall, just such a strange, sad incident. Everything on the golf course with buddies should be fun and games, and nothing more.

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Live blog: 2018 Valero Texas Open, Round 1 http://elpasotimes.sportstonews.com/2018/04/19/live-blog-2018-valero-texas-open-round-1/ http://elpasotimes.sportstonews.com/2018/04/19/live-blog-2018-valero-texas-open-round-1/#respond Thu, 19 Apr 2018 13:03:46 +0000 http://elpasotimes.sportstonews.com/2018/04/19/live-blog-2018-valero-texas-open-round-1/ The 2017-18 PGA Tour schedule continues this week at the Valero Texas Open, played at the AT&T Oaks Course at TPC San Antonio in San Antonio, Texas.

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The 2017-18 PGA Tour schedule continues this week at the Valero Texas Open, played at the AT&T Oaks Course at TPC San Antonio in San Antonio, Texas.

We will be tracking the action. Follow along below…

How to follow the action:

All times Eastern

  • TELEVISION: Golf Channel (Thursday-Friday, 3:30-6:30 p.m.; Saturday-Sunday, 1-2:45 p.m.); CBS (Saturday-Sunday, 3-6 p.m.)
  • PGA TOUR RADIO: Thursday-Friday, 1-6:30 p.m.; Saturday-Sunday, 1-6 p.m.
  • PGA TOUR LIVE: Thursday-Friday, 8:15 a.m.-6:30 p.m.; Saturday-Sunday, 2:30-6 p.m.
  • ON GOLFWEEK: Tour Tracker | All coverage

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Valero Texas Open Tracker

UPDATE NO. 4 (2:05 p.m. ET): Murray birdies his final hole for a 5-under 67. He’s the leader in the clubhouse and overall by two.

UPDATE NO. 3 (1:45 p.m. ET): Grayson Murray now leads alone at 4 under, he has one hole to play. Leader in the clubhouse is Andrew Landry, who fired a 3-under 69. Beau Hossler is the only other player sub-par in the clubhouse, as he fired a 1-under 71.

UPDATE NO. 2 (10:35 a.m. ET): Geoff Ogilvy, Grayson Murray and Richy Werenski now all co-lead at 3 under.

UPDATE NO. 1 (9 a.m. ET): Beau Hossler is tied for the early lead at 2 under. He, J.B. Holmes and Michael Thompson are in front in the really early proceedings here in San Antonio. The early top of the leaderboard…

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The Forecaddie: PNC signs multi-year extension as title sponsor of PNC Father/Son Challenge http://elpasotimes.sportstonews.com/2018/04/19/the-forecaddie-pnc-signs-multi-year-extension-as-title-sponsor-of-pnc-fatherson-challenge/ http://elpasotimes.sportstonews.com/2018/04/19/the-forecaddie-pnc-signs-multi-year-extension-as-title-sponsor-of-pnc-fatherson-challenge/#respond Thu, 19 Apr 2018 13:00:38 +0000 http://elpasotimes.sportstonews.com/2018/04/19/the-forecaddie-pnc-signs-multi-year-extension-as-title-sponsor-of-pnc-fatherson-challenge/ PNC has extended its title sponsorship of the PNC Father/Son Challenge, which will continue to be played at the Ritz-Carlton in Orlando.

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There’s nothing quite like the annual PNC Father/Son Challenge, which is why The Forecaddie was thrilled to learn the event will be sticking around in his home residence of Orlando.

The PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. has served as the title sponsor since 2012 and extended its contract for a multi-year deal announced Thursday by IMG and NBC Sports. That means The Man Out Front can continue to catch all the action from the Ritz-Carlton Golf Club Orlando, Grande Lakes, where the 2018 installment will be held Dec. 14-16.

“The PNC Father/Son Challenge long ago became one of my family’s favorite tournaments,” Jack Nicklaus said. “I have had the pleasure of playing with my sons, and last year, partnering with my 15-year-old grandson GT was a thrill. I am delighted the event — a uniquely special one to us fathers and grandfathers, and perhaps to the many fans out there watching from home or outside the ropes — will continue for many years to come.”

Nicklaus and his grandson GT made plenty of memories in last year’s Father/Son Challenge, which clearly prepared them for greatness at Augusta National. Nicklaus was brought to tears when GT made an ace on the final hole of the Masters Par 3 Contest earlier this month, and we’re hoping for an encore performance at the Ritz-Carlton come December.

The tournament has seen plenty of feel-good moments over the years, including David Duval ending a 15-year victory drought when he won it alongside stepson Nick Karavites in 2016. Angel Cabrera and Angel Cabrera Jr. are the defending champs after playing the event for the first time in 2017.

“The PNC Father/Son Challenge allows fans to see golf’s legends playing the game they love alongside those they love most,” IMG vice chairman Alastair Johnston said. “We are grateful for PNC’s ongoing support of this unique tournament and we look forward to returning to Orlando to celebrate golf and family for many years to come.”

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2018 Mountain West Women’s Golf Championship Round 3 Recap http://elpasotimes.sportstonews.com/2018/04/19/2018-mountain-west-womens-golf-championship-round-3-recap/ http://elpasotimes.sportstonews.com/2018/04/19/2018-mountain-west-womens-golf-championship-round-3-recap/#respond Thu, 19 Apr 2018 01:08:02 +0000 http://elpasotimes.sportstonews.com/2018/04/19/2018-mountain-west-womens-golf-championship-round-3-recap/ Jesse Kurtz of the Mountain West Network reports from Rancho Mirage, CA where UNLV captured its third consecutive Mountain West women's golf team title and San Diego State's Mila Chaves became the sec

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Jesse Kurtz of the Mountain West Network reports from Rancho Mirage, CA where UNLV captured its third consecutive Mountain West women’s golf team title and San Diego State’s Mila Chaves became the second straight Aztec to secure individual medalist honors.

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Texas golf pro sentenced to 5 years in prison for sexual assault of child http://elpasotimes.sportstonews.com/2018/04/19/texas-golf-pro-sentenced-to-5-years-in-prison-for-sexual-assault-of-child/ http://elpasotimes.sportstonews.com/2018/04/19/texas-golf-pro-sentenced-to-5-years-in-prison-for-sexual-assault-of-child/#respond Thu, 19 Apr 2018 00:01:37 +0000 http://elpasotimes.sportstonews.com/2018/04/19/texas-golf-pro-sentenced-to-5-years-in-prison-for-sexual-assault-of-child/ Kurt Henry Picard, a Southeast Texas PGA golf pro, was sentenced Wednesday to five years in prison for two counts of sexual assault of a child.

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Kurt Henry Picard, a Southeast Texas PGA golf pro, was sentenced Wednesday to five years in prison for two counts of sexual assault of a child.

The 54-year-old had pled guilty prior to Wednesday’s hearing, reports KFDM News/Fox 4. A report from 12News notes that Picard had faced up to 20 years in prison for each count prior to sentencing.

Picard was originally charged in 2016. The pro had become the victim’s golf coach earlier that year. The victim, then 15 years old, told investigators in August 2016 that Picard met her one night in the garage of her Port Neches, Texas, home, and the sexual relationship began there.

KFDM News and 6 News on Fox had the full details on what transpired.

The victim’s father would eventually find explicit text messages from Picard to his daughter, leading to an investigation that saw Picard arrested.

Picard, a Lafayette, La., native, had been a golf pro and teaching instructor for several years prior to his arrest. He was the co-owner of the KAM Golf Academy – based in Port Arthur, Texas – at the time of his arrest. (KAM stood for “Kurt and Mitch,” with Mitch being longtime Picard teaching protege Mitch Duncan.)

The victim and her father both testified at the Wednesday hearing prior to Picard’s sentencing. The victim testified she fell in love with Picard and that her home and school life has suffered.

“Mr. Picard took advantage of a vulnerable child,” Jefferson County Assistant District Attorney Kim Pipkin told KFDM News/Fox 4. “He was in a position of authority and trust over her.

“She has been through more at 17 years old than most kids and adults are ever going to have to go through for their life.”

Picard will serve two-and-a-half years before he’s eligible for parole.

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