Two golf notes:
1) Due to the ongoing NBA lockout, Michael Jordan will be unable to be Fred Couples’ assistant captain at the Presidents Cup in Australia in two weeks. John Cook will replace him. Jordan needs to stay in the US for any necessary labor negotiations/meetings.
I loved Fred’s use of him as assistant captain — something very unique to help motivate the guys from a non-golf perspective — and I wonder if a phone call from the US to down under might happen if the USA is in need of a motivational boost at some point. We’ll see.
2) Transitions is transitioning out (OK, I know, its cheesy) of being the sponsor of the Tampa PGA Tour event, so the Tour is now looking for a new sponsor to keep that event alive.