No Hockey Again(155 posts)
Oh, it was so much fun Kate !
Not so much the result ;), but for the camaraderie,
the format, for the pseudo nationalistic pride.
I can and have always watched the Ryder Cup.
And as great of a viewing event as it is, it can't hold a
thimble of emotion compared to hockey's Stanley Cup;
which is no less than two months of sheer terror.
It was Luuuuuuuuu-ing which he gets during regular tournaments too.
Most of these guys have moved to the US Or went to university here and get along quite
well with the fans and media. I know Rory just sold his home in Ireland and is here to stay.
As for Luke, from Wiki:
Coming from England, he joined College Prospects of America, a service also employed by golfer Martin Laird, which created a résumé for him and sent it to all the major colleges and universities in the United States. Several coaches responded, including Wally Goodwin at Stanford University. Goodwin recruited Donald to join his golf squad, but Donald was not admitted to the university.
Donald subsequently took a golf scholarship at Northwestern University in 1997, where he studied art theory and practice, and became a member of the Sigma Chi fraternity.
Donald met his future wife, Chicago native Diane Antonopoulos, while attending Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois. He proposed in June 2006, and the couple married on 24 June 2007 in Santorini, Greece. They have two daughters. The couple own homes in Northfield, Illinois and Palm Beach Gardens, Florida.
Donald studied art theory and practice in college, and enjoys painting and drawing when not on tour. In 2002, one of his oil paintings was auctioned by the PGA Tour for charity. Donald and his wife are also avid collectors of contemporary art.
Donald's father, Colin Donald, died on 8 November 2011, just 3 days before the birth of his son's second daughter, Sophia Ann Grace, on 11 November 2011.
His brother Christian Donald caddied for him through to 2009.
Donald was appointed Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in the 2012 Birthday Honours for services to golf.
Kate, think of your (or Eric's) favorite golfer who is under 50 y/o. Check Wiki and I'll bet 50% went to school here.
@Scott ....Thank you, we kept saying, why are they Boooing :):) when he must be so well known with local clubs, and we also thought why was nobody commenting Doh!!!!!!!! now we understand....( Must get the old ears cleaned out LOL!!!!)
Hope Rory looks after the 'bent elbow', would be such a shame to see his talent wasted, and hope he has bought a' USA Time piece' :):)
"In late 2004, at age 15, he signed a letter of intent to play collegiate golf at East Tennessee State University, but after his wins in 2005, he decided to forgo the golf scholarship and continue to play amateur golf in Europe. McIlroy shot an opening round of 3-under-par 68 at the 2007 Open Championship at Carnoustie, his first major championship entry. He shot +5 overall and was the highest finishing amateur, winning the silver medal."
From wiki as well.
I know he sold his home in N.I. and has settled here,
just haven't seen or checked where (likely Florida).
Ian, let the real negociations begin, this is a start, not the end.
With the NHL as your partner I believe nothing, trust no
one until the ink is dry. They're bastards of the worst kind.
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