Sunday, June 29, 2008

Ben Crane finished round 4 of the Buick Classic in Warwick Hills, Michigan this afternoon with a 5 under par 67. He birdied 5 consecutive holes on the back nine ( holes 12-16) He also birdied # 10 to give him 6 birdies on the back 9.

Lee Janzen Final round

Lee Janzen finished today's final round at the Buick Open with a 3 under par 69. That gives him a final score of 9 under par 279.

Buick Open Final Round

Ben Crane tees off this morning in the final round of Buick Open at 10:41 EDST tied for 42nd. Lee Janzen tees off 18 minutes earlier at 6 under par and tied for 45th. Ben is 7 under par. The other 4U Management client in the Buick Open, Jason Allred missed the cut Friday afternoon by 2 shots after posting scores of 70 and 73 Thursday and Friday.

Daniel Chopra begins the final round with a 2 shot lead at 16 under par.

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Buick Open

Three 4U Golfers had good opening rounds in the PGA Tour's stop in Warwick Hills, Michigan in the Buick Open Thursday. Lee Janzen led the tournament most of the morning after posting birdies on 5 of his 1st 6 holes before turning in a scorecard of 5 under 67. He is tied for 10th after the 1st round of play. Ben Crane is 1 shot behind Lee at 68 and is tied for 19th. Jason Allred finished at 2 under (70) and is tied for 48th entering Friday's second round.

Olympic Gold Medal Gymnast Inks with 4U

Scott Johnson, Olympic Gold Medalist, three-time National Champion gymnast and a member of the USA Olympic Hall of Fame inked a representation agreement with 4U Management, LLC this week to increase his awareness and marketability.

Heading into the 1984 Olympics in Los Angeles, everyone assumed that China would take the men's gymnastic gold medal after they won the 1983 World Championship. That was before they ran into Scott Johnson and the USA men's team, the "Boys of Summer" as they became called, who emerged from nowhere to win the title. This historic win marked the first team medal of any kind since the early 1930's. Scott Johnson was also a member of the 1968 Seoul Olympic Men's Gymnastics team where he served as captain of the USA team.

Following the Seoul Olymoics, Johnson was a finalist as one of the 10 amateur athletes nominated for the prestigious James E. Sullivan Award. This award is known as the OSCAR of sports awards and is presented annually by the United States Amateur Athletic Union to the most outstanding amateur athlete from any sport in the United States. The 2008 recipient of the Sullivan Award was Tim Tebow of the University of Florida.

"4U Management and Tommy Limbaugh affords me the opportunity to reach every professional goal I currently have" commented Scott from his Winter Park, Florida home Wednesday afternoon.

"Scott Johnson is a true champion and we have a history of representing champions" added Tommy Limbaugh, President of 4U Management. "This has all of the markings of a perfect marriage."

Friday, June 13, 2008

U.S. Open

While walking the South Course at Torrey Pines yesterday, I witnessed golfer after golfer trying to figure out the kikuyu grass. This grass is thick, nasty and without question, unpredictable. The golfer is never quite sure what his ball will do.

The setting was spectacular and the crowd electric. My day began standing behind the #1 tee watching the world’s top 3 players; Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson and Adam Scott begin their round. Lee Janzen teed off in the group behind Tiger, Phil and Adam, which afforded me an incredible view of events seldom witnessed on the golf course. The spectator numbers were enormous, maybe 10,000 following that group.

Lee played well the front 9 with a +1, then fell back to +4, tied for 64th. I followed Ben Crane 9 holes after having followed Lee for his first 9 holes and will do the same today. Ben was playing well at 2 under through 12 holes and 1 shot out of the lead, but finished at 4 over for the day.

The weather today is similar to yesterday, as good as it gets! Beautiful, blue skies, slight breeze off the Pacific, and in the high 60’s. Should be another exciting day on the course.

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

U.S. Open

The U.S. Open begins Thursday morning from beautiful Torrey Pines South Course in LaJolla, California. Wednesday was a near perfect weather day with sunny skies and the temperature was in the 60's. There was a huge gallery on hand.

I planned to meet Dr. Dick Coop at the practice green at 11:30. The problem with that plan is that Tiger Woods walked onto the practice green at 11:20. When he appeared it seemed as though half of the fans at Torrey Pines showed up and clogged the pathways around the green where there was no movement. Cameras, which are allowed on practice days, were snapping pictures from every angle possible. It was difficult to Find Dr. Coop. We both emerged from the crowd at about the same time.

I will be following Lee Janzen for 9 holes Thursday and Ben Crane for 9 holes. They both tee off Thursday morning. Lee is playing in the group right behind Tiger, Phil Mickelson, and Adam Scott. I am so glad he is right behind instead of being right ahead of this group. The stampede of people would be too much. The predictions are that this threesome will have more spectators following them than any pairing in golf history.

We had dinner with Lee and Bev Janzen tonight. It still interesting to see how many people want Lee's autograph or picture taken with him when he goes out to eat. He is looking forward to this tournament, having finished tied for 13th last year and holding two U.S. Open victories.
Lee really likes the setup of the golf course and thinks it is going to be a great tournament.

Stay tuned..............

Monday, June 9, 2008

Tommy's US Open Blog

Welcome to 4U Management’s New Blog Site! We hope this will be a place you visit frequently.

This first blog comes to you from La Jolla, California. I am here for the 108th United States Open Golf Championship. The United States Golf Association is conducting the 2008 US Open on the beautiful south course at Torrey Pines, which overlooks the dramatic coastline of San Diego, California.

4U has two clients, Lee Janzen and Ben Crane, participating in this year’s US Open. Lee is a two-time winner of the US Open, while Ben enters this week’s event ranked 41st on the PGA TOUR money list and 41st in the regular season FedEx Cup points race. His earnings for 2008 thus far are $1,153,709. Ben also is 5th in scoring and 7th in all-around ranking on the PGA TOUR for 2008.

Lee tees off Thursday at 8:17am on hole #1. Ben’s tee-time on Thursday is at 8:50am on hole #10. They both have afternoon tee times on Friday.

Dr. Dick Coop, another client of 4U Management, is also here at the US Open. Dr. Coop is one of the top sports psychologists in the world. He is working with several PGA TOUR golfers this week at the US Open. Other Major Champions Dr. Coop has worked with include Nike Faldo (3 Masters, 3 British Opens), Larry Mize (Masters), Payne Stewart (2 US Opens, PGA Championship), Mark O’Meara (Masters, British Open) and Corey Pavin (US Open).

The south course at Torrey Pines promises to be an extreme challenge for the world’s top players. It is the longest course in US Open history - 7,643 yards.

I’ll be here for the duration of the tournament, so check back for more news from this week’s US Open.

Tommy Limbaugh,