Cheer on the US team with Chip Beck and Ann Ligouri as we cruise along the Seine from Paris to Normandy. Ann Ligouri, golf and tennis radio show host and former PGA Professional Chip Beck will travel with us reporting on the Ryder Cup daily events. Check our daily feeds on Facebook and Twitter.
Chip Bock: The Ultimate Ryder Cup Cruise Host
Chip has won four PGA Tour victories, and has had twenty runner-up finishes. He won the Vardon Trophy in 1989 and spent 40 weeks in the top 10 of the World Golf Rankings from 1988 to 1989. Additionally, he was the second player to ever shoot ’59’ in a PGA Tour tournament. Six players have accomplished this feat on the PGA but only Al Geiberger and David Duval have also reached that magical thirteen under par number.
Prior to the Las Vegas Invitational, the Hilton family said anybody who could shoot a 59 would have a million dollars. Despite never having seen the course before, Chip had 5 pars and 13 birdies (a PGA Tour record for birdies in one round), including a three-footer on the 18th hole to shoot a 59. Beck finished with a tie for third in the tournament, but half of the million dollars he won from the 59 ended up funding the Chip Beck Scholarship. Since 1991 this scholarship has run in accordance with the Evans Scholars Foundation, with the Western Golf Association, and still continues today.
Ann Liguori is one of the nation’s top sports radio and television personalities and we’re thrilled to have her as a host on the Ryder Cup River Cruise. As an author, reporter, philanthropist and business women, she is a leader and visionary in the world of sports media.
Ann hosts 'Talking Golf' on the top sports radio station in the country, WFAN-NY, is the Golf & Tennis Correspondent for WFAN Radio and CBS Sports Radio Network, covering the Majors and broadcasting from her 21st Masters, US Open golf, PGA Championships, Ryder Cup, Solheim Cup and her 36th straight US Open Tennis Championships.
In addition to being the first woman to host a call-in sports show on WFAN, Ann was also an original on The Golf Channel with her own show, the author of 'A Passion for Golf, Celebrity Musings About the Game,' and will be recording her Sports Innerview radio show during the River Cruse to air on NPR's WPPB 88.3 FM and distributed globally on podcasts and on her web site at www.annliguori.com.