Miller, Thomas, and Weir are Back

Getting caught up with a few headlines from around the game.


We'll Be Hearing from Johnny Miller Again Soon

E. Michael Johnson, reporting for Golf Digest:
Callaway Golf announced on Wednesday it had reached an agreement with the hall of famer to be a brand ambassador for the company, a position which will include “a variety of content development projects, including the original podcast “Real Golf Talk with Johnny Miller.”
I think that leaves me as the last golf commentator without a podcast. Better start looking into that.


Thomas to Return at Jack's Place

ESPN News Services:
"I've seen too many people come back too early,'' Thomas told The Associated Press prior to the PGA Championship. "I plan on doing this successfully for a long time, and I don't want a dumb decision to set me back.''
It's always good to see this new generation of players show Mr. Niclaus and his tournament the respect they deserve. Here's hoping for a quick return to form for Thomas.


Mike Weir Qualifies for the U.S. Open

Joel Beal, reporting for Golf Digest:
The 2003 green-jacket winner was one of 10 players to qualify out of the Dallas sectional on Monday. Weir turned in rounds of 69 and 67 at Bent Tree Country Club & Northwood Club, good enough to earn a U.S. Open invite by two shots.
What a strange career Mike Weir has managed to carve out for himself following his surprise victory at the 2003 Masters. It's easy to dismiss his achievement as a flash in the pan. A player that got hot at the right time and now gets to show up in Augusta every spring for the rest of his playing days. But, according to ESPN, Weir has earned more than $27 million in career earnings placing him 39th all-time. Not too bad even if the earnings are to the credit of the Tiger Woods Inflation era.

The guy is 49 years old and just played his way into the U.S. Open. Respect.

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