Vegas Baby! PGA Tour Rookie Jhonattan Vegas Hits the Jackpot at The Hope

In his second start as a PGA Tour Member and fifth career start on tour 2011 PGA Tour Rookie Venezuelan Jhonattan Vegas hit the jackpot in a three-man playoff victory at the 2011 Bob Hope Classic earning him fully exempt status through the 2013 PGA Tour season and 500 FedExCup points!  In the 52 year history of this event Vegas is the first ever Rookie to win!  Tied for the lead at -27 three twenty-somethings battled it out in overtime on the Palmer Private at PGA West in La Quinta, Ca.  (Woodland and Vegas are 26 and Hass 28).  Defending champ Bill Haas was three shots behind fourth-round co-leaders Gary Woodland and Vegas before catching them and heading into a playoff.  Hass was eliminated on the first playoff hole #18 with a score of -27 and Vegas then defeated Gary Woodland on the second playoff  hole #10 with a par 4.  Btw Vegas (a 2010 Nationwide Tour graduate) finished up T57 last week at the Sony Open in Hawaii and has the honor of being the first ever Venezuelan PGA Tour Member.


Goldie Bounce Golf January 16, 2011

Goldie Bounce Golf Live with host Liza Churchill.   PGA Tour Rookie Joesph Bramlett made his debut this past week at the Sony Open.  27 of the 35 PGA Tour Rookies played in the 2011 Sony Open at the Waialae Country Club in Honolulu, Hawaii ~ the first full field event on the PGA Tour schedule.  Via teleconference from the event Joseph spoke to me about his plans for the upcoming 2011 season!  Would you like to see PGA Tour Pros such as Steve Marino, Ben Crane, Camillo Villegas, VJ Singh, and many others doin’ what they do best ~ off the course?  Check out the new golf social media site  "www.Tourplayers.com ~ where the pros hang out!"  The brainchild of “www.InsidetheRopes.com”  Founder Tom Auclair this site has all the makings of  a cult-like following!”  I’m airing an interview I did with Tom from 2009 where he talks about the new IMHO technology used to power the site!


Goldie Bounce Golf January 9, 2011

Goldie Bounce Golf Live with host Liza Churchill.  The PGA Tour kicked off the 2011 Season this past week in Kapalua, Hawaii at the Hyundai Tournament of Champions.  For tonight's show I'll be recapping the event ~ Rounds 1, 2 and 3 (the fourth and final round  finished up after the show late Sunday evening due to the 5 hour time difference) along with interviews with the leaders from each round ~ PGA Tour Pros Jonathan Byrd, Robert Garrigus, Carl Petterson, Jim Furyk, Ernie Els, and Steve Stricker!  The player audio clips are sponsored by The Kapalua Resort (www.Kapalua.com)!  Have your exercise mats at the ready it's Week 10 of Michelle Anderson's Golf Fitness Segment and fellow golfgirl Heidi Webber calls in from Sarasota, Florida to fill us in on the The Real Magazine  (www.the-real-magazine.com) and her charity golf event at the Ritz Carlton Members Club benefiting The United Way.


Goldie Bounce Golf January 2, 2011

Goldie Bounce Golf Live with host Liza Churchill.  We’re talking 2011 PGA Tour Preview with Sports Writer Ryan Ballengee.  Ryan’s the Founder of the wildly popular golf blog www.waggleroom.com and has just launched a new project along with NBC.com entitled www.progolftalk.nbcsports.com.   If  it’s going on in the world of golf Ryan knows about it! Follow him on Twitter too ~ @ryanballengee.  Don't forget to have your exercise mats at the ready ~ it's Week 9 of our Golf  Fitness Segment with Michelle Anderson ~ Owner Pilates Plus of Cape Cod.  Go to Michelle's YouTube Channel at PilatesPlusOfCapeCod to view her instructional videos.