Names In The Game
IRVING, Texas (AP) _ PGA Tour player Billy Mayfair and Tammy McIntire were married just off the 18th green at the Tournament Players Course at Las Colinas, the site of his course-record 61 in the 1993 GTE Byron Nelson Classic.
″We’re going to be spending the rest of our lives on a golf course so we thought we might as well be married on one,″ said Mayfair, who planned to keep his 1:35 p.m. tee time for today’s pro-am. ″I’ll be there. But if they’d given me a morning tee time, I would have called in sick.″
The 15-minute ceremony took place after Tuesday’s practice round.
″Since I’ve got the course record here, we thought this would be a nice place to do it,″ Mayfair said. ″I have very good memories here and they just got better.″
ADELAIDE, Australia (AP) - A section of Adelaide’s Formula One Grand Prix circuit is to renamed in honor of Ayrton Senna, the three-time world champion who died in a crash in the San Marino Grand Prix in Italy on May 1.
Graham Ingerson, South Australian state tourism minister, said today that the chicane at the end of pit straight would now be known as Senna Chicane.
″The Adelaide circuit was the scene of Senna’s final Grand Prix win last year, where he started from the pole position and lead the entire race,″ Ingerson said.
More than 3,000 people attended a memorial service last week at the track for the Brazilian star and Austrian driver Roland Raztenberger, who died April 30 in qualifying for the San Marino race.
SEATTLE (AP) - The Seattle Mariners will find out how far people will go for a free ticket with ″Jay Buhner Haircut Night″ on May 19.
Fans who shows up at Gate D at the Kingdome that night with something resembling Buhner’s shaved look will receive a general admission ticket in the right-field bleachers above the Mariners slugger’s position in the field.
Hairmasters has also donated its services to provide free Buhner-style cuts at the ″Buhner Buzz Shop″ outside Gate D before the game with Texas.
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) - Sergei Bubka, who has set 34 world records in the pole vault, is returning to Oregon for the Prefontaine Classic on June 4.
″We are coming back to Eugene with pleasure,″ the Ukrainian star’s manager, Andrzej Kulikowski, said Tuesday. ″It was so nice last year, with the atmosphere at the stadium, and the facility is very good for vaulting.″
Bubka cleared 19 feet, 2 1/4 inches at Hayward Field last year and barely missed setting a world record at 20-1 1/2 .
SEATTLE (AP) - Gina Cassella will become the first woman ever to coach professional soccer when she and five other assistants begin work with Seattle Sounders president and coach Alan Hinton.
Cassella, 28, is the boys and girls varsity coach at Bothell High School and two-time member of the U.S. National Team.
″She deserves the chance to work with professionals,″ Hinton said in a statement issued Monday by the American Professional Soccer League club. ″She has a great future as a soccer coach.″