PopStroke scales down TopGolf-style entertainment concept
Announced: By Tiger Woods via his business TGR Ventures, that he will design putting courses for PopStroke Entertainment Group. PopStroke has only one location, in Port St. Lucie, Fla., but has two sites under development. The business concept calls for a food-and-beverage operation at putting courses, similar to the full-range facilities found at TopGolf and DriveShack. Woods, 43, whose 81 PGA Tour victories include 15 major championships, expects to return to competition at the Zozo Championship on Oct. 24-27 in Japan. In August, he underwent a fifth surgery on his left knee.
Written: By Suzann Pettersen, a revealing 2,812-word letter to her toddler son Herman, explaining her personal and professional emotions in the wake of her winning putt for Europe in the Solheim Cup last month. In the letter, which was posted Thursday to LPGA.com, Pettersen, 38, acknowledged the personal price that she paid with her commitment to a 20-year professional career that produced 15 LPGA victories, including two major titles, and six more triumphs on the Ladies European Tour. “That performance came at a cost,” she wrote. “I didn’t realize it at the time, but tour life became so intertwined with my personal life that I sometimes could not tell them apart. My identity was linked to my job.” Herman was born Aug. 8, 2018, to Pettersen and husband Christian Ringvold in Oslo, Norway.
Clinched: By Jeongeun Lee6, the LPGA's rookie of the year. Lee6, 23, of South Korea, the 2019 U.S. Women’s Open champion, holds an insurmountable 756-point lead over second-place Kristen Gillman, with five events to play. With Lee6’s award, South Koreans have won the LPGA’s top-rookie honor in five consecutive seasons, following Jin Young Ko (2018), Sung Hyun Park (2017), In Gee Chun (2016) and Sei Young Kim (2015). Lee6, the medalist at last year’s inaugural Q-Series, is the 13th player from South Korea to win the rookie award. Lee6 stands second on the LPGA money list and fourth in the Rolex Rankings.