Twenty-one years after Woods shook the game’s landscape with his first, record-breaking, barrier-shattering victory in the Masters, and nearly five seasons removed from his last PGA Tour victory, his extraordinary comeback from four back surgeries is giving golf a boost many never saw coming.
Created with a goal of enhancing Baltimore's prestige and ability to attract businesses to the region, Caves Valley Golf Club has weathered waves of national corporate consolidations and relocations that thinned the pool of prospective members. Many of the companies whose leaders were instrumental in the Owings Mills club's 1991 opening have long since been acquired by others.
Bernhard Langer had a busy weekend. He won the wind-swept Constellation Energy Senior Players Championship in Philadelphia on Sunday, then joined 11 other members of the PGA Champions Tour for an outing Monday at Caves Valley Golf Club.
Rich Thomas has run more than two dozen professional golf events over the past 14 years, but from its inception more than year ago the LPGA's International Crown at Caves Valley Golf Club in Owings Mills has felt different to its tournament director. "It's not even close," Thomas said.
Jane O. Emich, an outstanding golfer who won 16 state and regional titles during a six-decade career, died May 20 of respiratory failure at her home in the Brightwood retirement community in Lutherville. She was 95.
By By Frederick N. Rasmussen and The Baltimore Sun
No round of professional golf can be played on the Blue Course at Congressional Country Club in Bethesda without, it seems, comparing it to the events of two years ago, to the 111th U.S. Open in which Rory McIlroy appeared to make a mockery of the place.