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was laughing that, I think it was in
USA Today, I got one paragraph and
he got three or four,” said Molder,
who’s first win came in his 132nd start.
He won’t play again until Hawaii in
January. “Maui sounds good,” he said
with a smile. —Jim Moriarty
gains card for next year
�� Barring a mathematical miracle,
Bud Cauley’s T- 15 finish at the McGladrey Classic will be enough to secure a spot on the PGA Tour next year.
Assuming his money total of $735,150
as a non-member remains higher than
that of the 125th-place player on the
official money list after this week’s
Children’s Miracle Network Hospitats
Classic, the 21-year-old will get his
card without going to Q school.
Craig Shankland, who splits
his teaching time between LPGA
International in Daytona Beach and
Aspen, Colo., has been Cauley’s in-
structor since he was 9. “His dad just
brought him to me and asked, ‘What
do you think of this kid?’” said Shank-
land. “After an hour I said, ‘This kid is
very special.’ Being small made him
hit it as hard as he possibly could.
That’s how he’s ended up hitting it
so far with such a small frame. He’s a
wonderful ball-striker too.”
Shankland said the sound Cauley’s
ball makes upon impact is reminiscent
of Moe Norman, the legendary Cana-
dian. “I spent a lot of time with him,”
said Shankland. “He was considered
the best ball-striker in the world—[I re-
member] the sound of it, the solidness
of contact every time he hit the ball.
Bud’s the same way. He hits it solid ev-
ery single time. It’s a beautiful sound.”
Even after his spot on tour seemed
secure, Cauley was cautious. “The
worst thing in the world would be for
me to jinx myself,” he said. His father,
Bill, a former retired Navy diver, was
visibly emotional afterward. “I used
to write on the inside of his hat, ‘Be
humble, Bud,’” he said, tears welling
underneath the wraparound sun-
Proposals for Brazil
course ‘contest’ due
�� Although a press release calling it
a “contest” was not necessarily accurate, the organizing committee for
the 2016 Olympic Games is seeking
proposals from candidates looking to
build the Olympic golf course.
The three-phase competition for
those who want to design the venue
at Reserva de Marapendi in Barra da
Tijuca, Brazil, begins with the start of
the two-week period for submission
of required documentation, including
proof of qualifications necessary to develop the project. The announcement
of firms to take part in phase two, a
workshop to present project briefing
to participants, will be made Nov. 8.
Phase three, which runs from Nov.
19 to Dec. 23, includes time for participants to prepare designs and the
interview process for those who submit
completed proposals. The winning candidate will be named Dec. 23 and will be
awarded a design contract of $300,000.
“What will take place in 2016 in Rio is
very important for the game of golf, and
we would love to have the opportunity
to participate,” said Jack Nicklaus, who
will submit a proposal with Annika Sorenstam. “It has always been a passion
of mine to grow the game, and I know it
is a passion for Annika, as well.”
New name, old dates for
former Viking Classic
�� The Viking Classic has been rechristened the True South Classic.
Tournament director Randy
Watkins said a number of unnamed
companies have agreed to replace
Viking Range Corp. as sponsors of the
44-year-old tournament, which began
as the Magnolia State Classic in 1968.
Chris Kirk won the 2011 event, held