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Friday, May 7, 2010

Green to play in Connecticut Open

Danbury native Ken Green has registered to play in the 76th Connecticut Open championship July 26-28 at Country Club of Fairfield. The last time Green played in the Open was in 2006 at Ridgewood CC in Danbury, where he had to withdraw because of a bad back.

Green, now a menber of the Champions Tour, has been through a whirlwind the past year. Last June, he was driving his RV in Mississippi when the right front tire blew out, causing the vehicle to crash. The accident killed his brother, his girlfriend and his dog. Green's lower right leg was amputated, but he has come back to play competitively.
Last January, Green's son died of a drug overdose.

Green is a two-time Open champion, winning in 1985 at New Haven CC and in 1992 at Ridgewood.

Kim officially withdraws from Travelers

Anthony Kim, the No. 11 player in the world rankings, officially withdrew from the Travelers Championship due to wrist surgery he had on Wednesday.
Here is the statement Kim provided to the Travelers:

"I'm disappointed that I cannot be in Hartford for the Travelers Championship. The community is so enthusiastic and it's always a great week. I look forward to getting healthy and returning to the Travelers Championship in 2011."

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Kim likely to miss Travelers

Anthony Kim had hoped to play through the pain of a left thumb injury throughout most of the golf season. But the pain became too much and, as a result, Kim had surgery Wednesday.

According to a statement put out by IMG, Kim's agent, the rehabilitation process will take 10-12 weeks. That would put him out of both the U.S. Open and the Travelers Championship, which follows the Open June 24-27 at TPC River Highlands in Cromwell. Kim committed to play in the Travelers last month.

This is eerily similar to what happened to Phil Mickelson three years ago when he injured his wrist, had to withdraw from a few tournaments, including the first Travelers Championship.

Kim is currently No. 11 in the World Golf Rankins. He won the Houston Open in April and finished third at the Masters the following week.

Monday, May 3, 2010

Average Joe returning Thursday

The Hole of the Week returns Thursday, now with video!

In addition to reading aout how I did on the 10th hole at Orange Hills Country Club, you will be able to follow along on our web site,

Frank Selva, the longtime head pro at Race Brook Country Club now the director of golf at Orange Hills CC, is profiled this week. Selva played my alter ego on that 10th hole, so you will be able to see his result as well.

If you have any par-3 holes to suggest to play around the state, email your suggestions to

Daly, Henry coming to Cromwell

2006 champion J.J. Henry and John Daly, a two-time major winner, were among the comittments announced by the Travelers Championship Monday.
Among the others announced were Brad Faxon, Billy Andrade, Jay Williamson, Jerry Kelly and Ricky Barnes.
Henry, who tied for seventh Sunday at the Quail Hollow Championship, is a Fairfield native. His only tour win was the 2006 Travelers.
Daly won the 1991 PGA and the 1995 British Open. He is making his furst trip back to the tournament since 2002.

Faxon won this event in 2005, his last on tour.