By John Strege
Stories of interest you might have missed
“A world-class, taxpayer-built course. Sky high admission prices. A miserly split for city. And unlimited free water to boot. What a deal Trump and Bloomberg negotiated,” Juan Gonzalez writes in the New York Daily News, reporting that Donald Trump cut a lucrative deal with former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg for the city-owned public Trump National at Ferry Point course.
The race to complete the Olympic golf course in Rio de Janeiro (shown below) and to have it tournament ready by the 2016 Olympic Games faces a potential snag: “A state prosecutor could halt work on the course unless the developer shows it is following environmental regulations and other requirements under Brazilian law,” the Associated Press writes.
Thirty of the 76 players who made the cut in the Memorial Tournament will play 36 more holes today in U.S. Open sectional qualifiers at two Columbus, Ohio, area courses, Josh North reports in the Columbus Dispatch.
“The United States has charged back atop the LPGA roster even as the tour becomes more global,” Philadelphia Daily News columnist Marcus Hayes writes in the wake of Stacy Lewis’ victory in the ShopRite LPGA Classic on Sunday.
May 25, 2014 was “a day that is unlikely to be rivalled in terms of Scottish players making their presence felt on so many fronts,” Martin Dempster writes in the Scotsman, Colin Montgomerie’s victory in the Senior PGA Championship foremost among them.