Category Archives: Pro Sports

As Perfect as It Can Get—By John Huang

Chip McDaniels – Photo by Brendon Miller

(NICHOLASVILLE, Ky.) – Billy Horschel, who after two rounds stands at thirteen under par and in second place atop the leaderboard, had some timely advice for Chip McDaniel prior to the start of this year’s Barbasol Championship. The former Florida Gator standout told the former Kentucky Wildcat star that one doesn’t have to be perfect to be successful in professional golf. “I think when I came out on tour I knew that,” said the 2014 FedEx Cup Champion and five-time PGA TOUR winner. “But in the back of my head, I just felt like I had to be perfect in every aspect of my game every week.” McDaniel, the hometown hero from Clay County, hasn’t been perfect this week in his professional golfing debut, but he’s already proven beyond a shadow of a doubt that he has what it takes to successfully compete with the big boys on the professional circuit. Continue reading As Perfect as It Can Get—By John Huang

McDaniel “Chips” in at Barbasol Debut—By John Huang

 

Chip McDaniel – Photo by Brendon Milller

(NICHOLASVILLE, Ky.) – Competing with a major championship across the pond is no small feat. You would think that with the British Open being played simultaneously at Carnoustie’s Championship Course in Scotland, the Barbasol Championship — played in little old Nicholasville, Kentucky — would be struggling to attract big name talent. That certainly has not been the case.
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PGA Golf Returns to Kentucky—By John Huang

 

Chip McDaniel from Clay County Kentucky – Photo by Brendon Miller

Eastern Kentucky will have their eyes on local sensation Chip McDaniel of Clay County

(NICHOLASVILLE, Ky) – Anyone who has ever tried to play the game of golf knows that it really is a good walk spoiled. Unless you’re the Golden Bear, or the Great White Shark, or the Big Easy, or the Walrus, or the King, you’ve undoubtedly been repeatedly traumatized by the ever-lurking water hazards, sand traps, and narrow fairways lining the links. Just like you, I’ve been there and done that. What I haven’t done yet is to cover a professional golf tournament—and all that’s about to change as the fourth annual Barbasol Championship rolls into Keene Trace Golf Club. It’ll be the first PGA TOUR tournament (excluding majors) to be held in Kentucky since the Kentucky Derby Open was played in Louisville from 1957-59. For those keeping score, that’s a long time ago—over a decade and a half before Tiger Woods was even born. Continue reading PGA Golf Returns to Kentucky—By John Huang

DAVIS LOVE III COMMITS TO PLAY IN BARBASOL CHAMPIONSHIP

Tournament parking and shuttle information for spectators announced

LEXINGTON (June 25, 2018) – The field for this year’s Barbasol Championship will feature Davis Love III, a World Golf Hall of Famer with 21 PGA TOUR victories and a major title, when the tournament tees off for the first time, July 19-22 at Champions at Keene Trace in Nicholasville, Ky.

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Bluegrass Sports Nation has you covered

Bluegrass Sports Nation “IS” the area leader in Sports Coverage

Bluegrass Sports Nation has added the Indy 500 to their long list of events that they cover.  BSN covers everything from the Lexington Legends to NASCAR racing at various tracks. BSN is proud to be the leader in the region in High School Sports coverage and unmatched in UK coverage. Continue reading Bluegrass Sports Nation has you covered

NBA Cats Well Represented on USA Basketball National Roster

DeMarcus Cousins 2013 – Photo by Tammie Brown

Of the 35 players who will compete for a national team spot, four played basketball at UK

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Of the 35 players announced Friday for the 2018-20 USA Men’s National Team roster of players who are expected to attend the July 25-27 USA Men’s National Team minicamp in Las Vegas, four played basketball at the University of Kentucky. Continue reading NBA Cats Well Represented on USA Basketball National Roster

Major League Baseball is Upon us

Major League Baseball is about to start and that means the powers that be will start predicting how each team will finish. Take a look at how USA Today has predicted the upcoming season. How did your team fair in their predictions?

USA Today predict MLB team standings for 2018