August 12, 1990 |
When he was 2, Frederick Chew III was given a set of miniature golf clubs and plastic balls. The back yard became his driving range, the living room rug his putting green. Chew, a small, delicate child, whacked each ball until it was lost. That done, he started hitting marbles. When he was 5, Chew, using a set of mix-and-match clubs bought at the local Goodwill for $3 and cut down at a hardware store, finished last in his first tournament.
April 14, 1990 |
Calvin Peete, who struggled with back problems the past three years, shot a five-under-par 66 Friday to tie Steve Pate for the second-round lead in the Heritage tournament at Hilton Head Island, S.C. Peete and Pate were tied at six-under-par 136 after two rounds at the Harbour Town Golf Links. Pate led until bogeying two of the last five holes. Peete, 46, had the best round of the day on the 6,657-yard course, making six birdies and suffering a lone bogey on the par-three, 180-yard seventh hole.
May 11, 1988 |
Mention the name Rodney Peete, and you think touchdowns, not home runs. But playing third base for USC isn't just a springtime hobby for the Trojan quarterback. Though his .339 batting average won't help him in football, it could land him a job as a professional baseball player. "I don't think people realize Rodney is a legitimate major league prospect," USC baseball Coach Mike Gillespie said. "People lose track of that fact, because of football.
April 10, 1987 |
"Yes, I did have negative feelings about the Masters," said Calvin Peete. "To me, it was just another golf tournament. "But now I feel like I'm not just out here . . . " He hesitated and measured his words. " . . . in the way," he said. Peete felt more at home at the Masters, particularly after Thursday's one-under-par 71 had put him among the first-day leaders, two shots off the pace. "The tradition is sort of rubbing off on me," he said in the Augusta National clubhouse afterward.
April 28, 1986 |
Curtis Strange, who started the final round of the $500,000 Houston Open three strokes behind, shot a 66 to force a sudden-death playoff with Calvin Peete, then sank a 20-foot putt on the third extra hole to win the $90,000 first prize Sunday at The Woodlands, Tex. After Strange made his putt, Peete, who led or shared the lead through all four rounds, missed a 20-footer that would have forced a fourth extra hole. Peete, who had a final-round 69, lost a playoff for the first time in his career.
April 26, 1986 |
Calvin Peete shot a two-under-par 70 Friday to take sole possession of first place in the $500,000 Houston Open with a 135 total. Wayne Grady, who shared the lead with Peete after Thursday's first round, was tied for second with Nick Faldo and Tom Watson, two strokes behind the leader. At 138 were Mike Sullivan, who shot a course-record 63 Friday, and Jay Haas. They were one stroke ahead of Craig Stadler, Mike Hulbert and Loren Roberts.