Monday, February 21, 2011

WGC-Cadillac Championship to honor military and their families

The World Golf Championships-Cadillac Championship will honor members of our U.S. Armed Forces and their families throughout tournament week as part of the Birdies for the Brave military outreach initiative. Program highlights include free tournament admission, complimentary hospitality and a military appreciation ceremony. The 2011 Cadillac Championship will feature the world's best golfers at the TPC Blue Monster at Doral Golf Resort & Spa in Doral, Fla., March 9-13.

As part of Birdies for the Brave, all active duty, retired, and Reserve military members and their dependents will be invited to attend the tournament all week free of charge. Complimentary tournament tickets for military members may be downloaded at Veterans interested in attending this year's event may purchase a discounted ticket through the Miami VA by contacting Bill Bray at (305) 324.4455, extension 3619.

Once inside the gates, all military guests and veterans will enjoy complimentary access to the Birdies for the Brave Patriots' Outpost presented by Lockheed Martin, a military hospitality chalet located on the 17th green on the TPC Blue Monster. The Patriots' Outpost will be open from Thursday, March 10, through Sunday, March 13, with complimentary lunch provided each day by Applebee's.

"Attending the Cadillac Championship is a terrific way for our U.S Armed Forces and their families to spend time together," says Don Butler, VP Cadillac Marketing. "Birdies for the Brave is one of many worthy initiatives associated with the tournament and Cadillac is proud to be a part of it all."

This year's tournament will kick off with opening ceremonies on Thursday, March 10, at 10 a.m. on the first tee of TPC Blue Monster, where festivities will include a dedication by representatives from United States Southern Command, an aerial demonstration by the U.S. Army Black Daggers, ceremonial tee shots, and a special presentation to wounded warrior retired Lieutenant Ben Baar, a second generation service member who was injured in Iraq following 21 years in the U.S. Army. Other military outreach activities during the tournament will include the opportunity for uniformed military personnel to serve as announcers on the 9th and 18th greens throughout the week.

Sponsors who are making military outreach activities possible during the Cadillac Championship include Lockheed Martin, Applebee's, Blue Bell Ice Cream, VBrick, Timbar, Tanberg/Cisco, Nature Valley, Johnny Rockets and Pepsi.

For more information on the Cadillac Championship, visit

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Mickelson to Play in Match Play

Phil Mickelson says he has decided to compete in the Match Play Championship.

Mickelson, who skipped the World Golf Championship event in Arizona a year ago, had said last November he was contemplating sitting out again becauase it might conflict with a family vaction. He said after his final round at Pebble Beach that he would be there.

Lee Westwood will be the No. 1 seed at Match Play, which starts Feb. 23 at Dove Mountain north of Tucson. Martin Kaymer will be the No. 2 seed, followed by Tiger Woods and Mickelson.

The 64-man field is determined by the world ranking that was to be published later Sunday.

Monday, February 7, 2011

Wilson and Bjorn both enter top 60

Mark Wilson won for the second time this season on Monday and moved up 40 places in this week's official world rankings.

Wilson's playoff victory on Monday got him up to 50th in this week's rankings.

Thomas Bjorn claimed a win on the European Tour Sunday at the Qatar Masters. The victory moved the Dane up a staggering 74 spots to No. 60 this week.

Lee Westwood stayed in the first spot, followed by Martin Kaymer, Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson and Graeme McDowell. Kaymer can once again wrestle that No. 1 spot from Westwood this week in Dubai, where Woods is also teeing it up.

Paul Casey remained in sixth, but Rory McIlroy inched up one to seventh. Steve Stricker fell one to eighth, while Luke Donald and Jim Furyk switched rankings this week with the Englishman in ninth and the American in 10th.

Ernie Els, Ian Poulter, Matt Kuchar and Dustin Johnson held their places from last week. Robert Karlsson climbed one notch to 15th, while Retief Goosen sank one to 16th.

Francesco Molinari, Bubba Watson, Louis Oosthuizen and Edoardo Molinari rounded out the top 20.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Michelle Obama Hits Back at Her Fashion Critics

Her wardrobe choices have been making headlines for all the wrong reasons.

And now Michelle Obama has hit back at the critics who reacted with anger after she chose to wear a British design to a White House formal dinner.

In an interview with Good Morning America, the First Lady insisted she will continue to dress in the clothes that make her comfortable - regardless of the label.

She said: 'Look, women, wear what you love.

'That's all I can say. That's my motto. I wear what I like because...I gotta be in the dress, so...'