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COMMENT: ANOTHER MILLER MAKING NOISE
Proud uncle Kim Miller, a low-handicap golfer at The Meadows Country Club, reports that his nephew, Brad Miller, won the first stage of qualifying for the Korn Ferry Tour, the final stepping stone to the coveted PGA Tour.
Brad, who lives in Maryland, shot an impressive 22-under par. It is good start to a long qualifying process. The next qualifying stop is Nov. 5 at Southern Hills near Brooksville.
No, they are not related to Hall of Famer Johnny Miller.
The final round will be held in December at Winter Garden.
By the way, Kim is a retired from the Marine Corps Orchestra, playing the violin for every president since Ronald Reagan.
Hopefully, he will play a victory march for Brad in December.
Koepka Sounds Off
Brooks Koepka responded to the Player of the Year controversy prior to last week’s Shriners Hospitals for Children Open in Las Vegas.
After all, it was somewhat of a snub in the PGA Tour’s Player of the Year vote. Rory McIlroy garnered more votes without winning a major. Sounds more like a popularity contest.
“I don’t play for awards, I play to win. To win trophies, to win tournaments,” said Koepka, who, to the surprise of many, lost the vote to McIlroy.
“Yeah, it would have been great, but I think everyone in the room knows LeBron James has only won four MVPs, but I’m pretty sure he’s been the best player for more than four years,” Koepka said with a smirk.
Wow! The Korea PGA Is Tough
Good thing Tiger Woods doesn’t compete on the Korea PGA Tour. He probably would get a lifetime ban.
Bo Kim won a tournament and then lost his job. The Korea PGA suspended him for three years for making an obscene gesture at the crowd on the 16th hole of the final round because of noise from a cellphone camera.
Yonhap News Agency reports that Kim knelt before cameras and apologized to fans after his disciplinary hearing.
The suspension is effective immediately for Kim, who won the DGB Financial Group Volvik Daegu Gyeongbuk Open for his second Korean Tour victory this year. He leads the Order of Merit and points list for player of the year.
Yonhap also reports that Kim was fined 10 million won ($8,350).
Kim, who qualified for the PGA Tour in 2011 but failed to keep his card, had a one-shot lead when he teed off on the 16th hole and heard noise from a camera. He turned to his right, raised his middle finger toward the crowd and slammed his driver. The moment was shown on live television.
What is more unbelievable is that Kim is not appealing the suspension.
Kim needs to return to America where the PGA Tour has overlooked Tiger’s foul-mouthed comments after poor shots.
Jan Stephenson, LPGA, recently stopped by the PGA Superstore on University Parkway to talk about golf, wine and rum. It’s been a whirlwind year for Stephenson, who has garnered