News for Tuesday, July 2, 2013

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Martin to get cart at USGA events, awaits apology

Casey Martin's latest dispute over the use of a cart has resulted in the USGA promising him one at any of its events. But he's still awaiting a public apology from the association.

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Collegians Forrest, Stow, Fitzpatrick qualify for Open

San Diego sophomore Grant Forrest, Kentucky senior Ben Stow and incoming Northwestern freshman Matthew Fitzpatrick have qualified for the Open Championship at Muirfield, July 18-21.

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The Greenbrier Classic: Tee times, round 1

Tee times for the first-round of The Greenbrier Classic on Thursday July 2.

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15 clubs in bag ends British Open qualifier playoff

After earning a spot in a 3-for-2 playoff at the North Berwick qualifier for this month's Open Championship, David Higgins suffered a two-stroke penalty on the first hole – for carrying 15 clubs in his bag.

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Lawyer: No plans to sue over anchoring ban – yet

The Boston lawyer representing nine PGA Tour players who anchor said none of his clients has yet expressed an intent to sue the Tour for deciding to abide by the anchoring ban.

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Odyssey White Ice Sabertooth leads Park to USWO win

At the U.S. Open, Inbee Park finished third in total putts on Sebonack’s wild greens en route to her third major title this year. Her weapon of choice: an Odyssey White Ice Sabertooth.

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Casey switches Nike putters before Irish Open win

Paul Casey called an audible just before the Irish Open, switching from a Nike Method 001 putter to a Method 006.

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Bill Haas wins AT&T with Titleist bag

Titleist staff member Bill Haas captured his first win since the 2012 Northern Trust Open with a final-round 66 at the AT&T National at Congressional Country Club. See what Titleist equipment he used to win the title.

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Toy Box: U.S. Open champ Park rolls with Odyssey

At the U.S. Open, Inbee Park finished third in total putts on Sebonack’s wild greens en route to her third major title this year. Her weapon of choice: an Odyssey White Ice Sabertooth.

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Report: Blanks arrested with gun in bag at airport

Deputies said Kris Blanks told them he had forgotten to take the gun out of his bag after returning home from a previous trip; he was arrested on charges of carrying a concealed weapon and released that morning on $3,000 bail, the Palm Beach Post reported.

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Companies look to push colored golf balls in U.S.

Several golf ball companies are showing increased interest in colored golf balls. Volvik is betting that greater exposure on the LPGA can ignite consumer demand.

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Faldo Series Grand Final comes to The Greenbrier

The Faldo Series Grand Final will comes to United States, more specifically The Greenbrier in October 2013.

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Montgomerie's momentum fades in latest British try

At Muirfield in 2002, 'Monty' was at the height of his talents – and every summer he was a mess when it came to dealing with the pressure of winning the one championship that mattered most to him.

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Notes: British qualifying tougher on Americans

Used to be Americans were plentiful at the final qualifier for the British Open, but that was when the R&A played them the Monday and Tuesday of Open Championship week.

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'Toledo Strongman' Stranahan remembered

In the books as a six-time winner on the PGA Tour, "Toledo Strongman" Frank Stranahan was more heralded as one of the premier amateurs of his generation. He died last week at age 90.

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Ramsey's victories give her more confidence

After incoming Clemson freshman Ashlan Ramsey's Kraft Nabisco start in March, Ramsey has gained more confidence with her golf game and is now conquering the amateur golf scene. She won three tournament in as many weeks and is heading into the Women's Trans-National Amateur with winning on her mind.

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For blue-collar Tour players, MCs weigh heavily

Welcome to the side of the PGA Tour world that doesn't get televised – the painful one, the one devoid of big checks and red numbers. Not much fun.