January 20, 1992 |
If I were John Cook, the golfer, I would go immediately to Las Vegas. Skip the crap table, head immediately for roulette. Don't bet red or black. Put the house and car on a number--any number. If you're ever in a shipwreck, get in the lifeboat next to him. Find out what he plays in the market and invest all you've got. Above all, don't play cards with him. And, whatever you do, don't play golf with him. John Cook lost the Bob Hope Chrysler Classic several times Sunday.
February 11, 1993 |
Experience is important in anything. But no place does experience count for more than in golf. Golf is a game you only think you know at age 20. You haven't begun to understand it, let alone solve it. Golf is not a game, it's an education. Consider that Ben Hogan never won a U.S. Open till he was over 35 years old. Then, he won four of them. And was in a playoff for a fifth. And was second in a sixth. All this within an eight-year span. That is a typical scenario for golf.
March 19, 1993 |
John Cook, who has a 14-year history of frustration in Florida, didn't intend to play in the $1-million Nestle Invitational on Arnold Palmer's Bay Hill course in Orlando. But he's happy to be in the field after shooting a three-under-par 69 on a cold, windy afternoon that left him tied with Rick Fehr and Mike Allen on Thursday for the first-round lead. Cook added the tournament to his schedule because flu forced him out of the Los Angeles Open last month.
June 23, 1996 |
John Adams shot a bogey-free 66 Saturday at the TPC at Southwinds course, but spent much of his time as an awed spectator. His playing partner, John Cook, put on quite a show. Cook shot an eight-under-par 63 and has a six-stroke lead after three rounds of the St. Jude Classic in Memphis, Tenn. More to the point, Cook is at 24-under 189, the lowest total in PGA Tour history through the first three rounds. The old mark was 191, set by Johnny Palmer in 1954 and tied by Gay Brewer in 1967.
September 16, 1988
John Cook, the president of Reno-based Porsche Cars North America is leaving the company after he disagreed with directors on organizational changes. Company spokeswoman Martha McKinley said the management shake-up is not related to the lagging American sales of Porsche automobiles, down to about 18,000 cars a year following a peak of more than 30,000 in 1986.
February 9, 1992 |
John Cook shot seven-under-par 65 Saturday and rallied to tie Paul Azinger for the lead after three rounds of the $1.2-million Hawaiian Open at Honolulu. Cook and Azinger were tied at 16-under-par 200, three shots ahead of Jeff Maggert and Tom Lehman. Three golfers, including second-round co-leader Wayne Levi, were at 12-under. Cook birdied five of the first six holes to move into contention for the $216,000 first prize.