Hightlights of the Bob Hope Classic 2009
Held in Palm Springs Jan 19-25, 2009, this year. It was attended by celebrities such as Derek Anderson, the greatest catcher of all time Yogi Berra, singer song writer Michael Bolton, Alice Cooper whose rock career spans 5 decades, Bo Jackson All Star athlete and many more.
Pat Perez wins the 50th Bob Hope Classic by 3 strokes with an eagle on 18
Player - day - total
Pat Perez -3 -33 John Merrick -5 -30 Mike Weir -5 -28 Steve Stricker 5 -28 Stephen Ames -9 -27 Bo Van Pelt -5 -27 Tim Clark -3 -27 Webb Simpsons -3 -27
source: Bob Hope Classic
The Bob Hope Classic is honoring 15-year-old Brock Marvin of Elizabethtown, N.Y. (near Lake Placid), who suffers from Familial Dialated Cardiomyopathy. Brock and his family (his father, Walter, and his brother, Connor, 12) are at the tournament Wednesday through Sunday. The tournament is providing them with a courtesy van for transportation and access to the Bob Hope Club behind the 18th green. Brock may hit some balls at the practice range and will meet and spend time with tournament host Arnold Palmer. PGA TOUR staff will assist with introductions to players. Brock's heart is 4 1/2 times the normal size and has about a 40% output. He suffered a major heart attack in 2008. He has a defibrillator and pacemaker. These devices are working to make his heart work more efficiently, so he has been taken off the heart transplant list. A stem cell transplant could be an option in the future.
Congratulations to our Amateur Golfers! Andrew Goldfarb Miklos Kohary Wednesday, January 21, 2009 Friday, January 23, 2009 15th hole at the Palmer Private at PGA WEST 5th hole at the Palmer Private at PGA WEST
Gary Levine Michael Pena (celebrity) Thursday, January 22, 2009 Friday, January 23, 2009 5th hole at the Palmer Private at PGA WEST 7th hole at the Nicklaus Private at PGA WEST
Dick Zeigler Friday, January 23, 2009 3rd hole at the Palmer Private at PGA WEST