News for Tuesday, August 9, 2011

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PGA notes: Tiger 'looks good' in practice round

Tiger Woods sneaked in a quick nine holes Tuesday afternoon in preparation for the PGA Championship, his first major since the Masters. And his playing partner, Arjun Atwal, was impressed.

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Clark to be assistant captain at Presidents Cup

Tim Clark, who has not been able to compete most of the year because of an injured left elbow, agreed Tuesday to be an assistant captain under Greg Norman when the Presidents Cup is played Nov. 17-20 in Australia.

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Ko ties for medalist honors in Women's Am debut

Lydia Ko is deep into a whirlwind golf tour of the United States that she hopes will end with a U.S. Women's Amateur title. She tied for the stroke-play medalist honors with Jihee Kim.

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Frazier, 53, enjoys the moments at Women's Am

Rounds of 80-88 won't win Alexandra Frazier any kind of U.S. Women's Amateur title, but that matters little to the 53-year-old mother.

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Plenty of Tour vets are struggling heading into PGA

Hunter Mahan, who started the season so well, is among a veteran cast on Tour struggling on the eve of the final major.

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Lee, 16, fighting slump at U.S. Women's Am

Alison Lee isn't used to finishing last in a tournament, but she showed resolve at the U.S. Women's Amateur.

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DirecTV, PGA.com beef up PGA coverage

If golf fans aren’t satisfied with 28 hours of live PGA Championship coverage on TNT and CBS, they can find enhanced coverage on DirecTV and PGA.com.

Menzel named head coach for Iowa women

Megan Menzel has been selected as the head coach for the University of Iowa women's golf program, athletic director Gary Barta announced today.

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Big win rekindles Scott's competitive fire

Adam Scott, whose defining victory at the WGC-Bridgestone was overshadowed by caddie Steve Williams’ hyperbole about his former boss, rekindles his competitive fire

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Blog: Clarke says Open win won't change him

PGA Championship blog: Darren Clarke says Open victory won't change him, while Luke Donald and Lee Westwood address the Tiger Woods-Steve Williams drama.

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Woods debuts prototype Nike shoes

Tiger wore a new “natural motion” shoe at Bridgestone and, for the first time on Tour, played in plastic spikes.

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Ball-fitting isn't as easy as it looks

Choosing a golf ball may appear to be simple. It isn’t. The subject of ball fitting is so important to Titleist that the company has launched a major campaign to educate golfers.

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No. 35: UCF men, Kent State women

College golf is just a few short weeks away. To get you ready, Asher Wildman is breaking down the top 60 men's and women's teams. Today, it's No. 35 on the board with the Central Florida men and Kent State women.

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Player of the Week: Ariya Jutanugarn

Ariya Jutanugarn, of Bangkok, Thailand, shot 15-under 273 (69-68-66-70) at Sycamore Hills Golf Club in Fort Wayne, Ind., to win the Junior PGA Championship by 10 shots.

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Player of the Week: Cody Proveaux

Cody Proveaux, of Leesville, S.C., shot 6-under 282 (72-70-67-73) at Sycamore Hills Golf Club in Fort Wayne, Ind., to win the Junior PGA Championship by one shot.

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MacNeil (NR, 2012) commits to Detroit Mercy

Casey MacNeil of Massey, Ontario, has given a verbal commitment to play her college golf at the University of Detroit Mercy.

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DeGrate (NR, 2013) commits to Texas A&M

Austin DeGrate of Sugarland, Texas, has given a verbal commitment to play college golf at Texas A&M.

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Atlanta's 18th: A classic finishing hole for PGA

Atlanta Athletic Club features a finishing hole that 2002 PGA Championship champ Rich Beem summed up best: "This last hole, you're going to see some train wrecks here."

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Williams' victory dance draws mixed reaction

Tiger Woods' former caddie, Steve Williams, drew a mixed reaction from Tour players on the way he gloated over his new boss' first victory with him on the bag.

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Still acting like the old Tiger in a new world

Despite a recent lack of success, Tiger Woods is as dismissive as ever. Such bravado used to be accepted from Woods because he always backed it up. Not anymore.

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