PGA Championship week!

By |  August 4, 2014 0 Comments

I’m thrilled to be back at Valhalla for the PGA Championship! My first time back to the course since I was invited to speak at the Kentuckiana GCSA meeting here two (three?) years ago.

The course looks great. I’ve only been here for a little while, but I plan to get plenty of shots of the course and the crew at work. Check back often, and follow us on Twitter, to see what I’m seeing.

Like this moment, with U.S. Open champ Martin Kaymer. I happened to be walking up to No. 18 green as he was coming off. I jumped into the media fray to see what the topic was. Of course, course conditions came up.

“Right now the course is fairly easy, the greens are very soft right now. But it won’t stay like this. I think it’ll be very firm by Friday or Saturday.”

Literally minutes after that, I bumped into Rory McIlroy in the player parking lot. He was just getting here so I just shook his hand and congratulated him on his win yesterday.

Not bad timing, though, bumping into Kaymer and then McIlroy back-to-back like that. Let’s hope the good timing keeps up!

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About the Author: Seth Jones

Seth Jones, a 25-year veteran of the golf industry media, is Editor-in-Chief of Golfdom magazine and Athletic Turf. A graduate of the University of Kansas School of Journalism and Mass Communications, Jones began working for Golf Course Management in 1999 as an intern. In his professional career he has won numerous awards, including a Turf and Ornamental Communicators Association (TOCA) first place general feature writing award for his profile of World Golf Hall of Famer Greg Norman and a TOCA first place photography award for his work covering the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. In his career, Jones has accumulated an impressive list of interviews, including such names as George H.W. Bush, Samuel L. Jackson, Lance Armstrong and Charles Barkley. Jones has also done in-depth interviews with such golfing luminaries as Norman, Gary Player, Nick Price and Lorena Ochoa, to name only a few. Jones is a member of both the Golf Writers Association of America and the Turf and Ornamental Communicators Association. Jones can be reached at

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