News for Monday, July 22, 2013
U.S. Girls' Junior: Lexi Thompson, Sycamore Hills star in USGA videos
For fans who aren’t so familiar with Sycamore Hills Golf Club, the U.S. Girls' Junior venue, the U.S. Golf Association has created a course introduction video.
Players struggle getting clubs to, from British opens
Rocco Mediate's equipment is his livelihood. Thus, there was a notable tone of angst when he posted on Twitter that his clubs hadn't completed the trip to the Senior British Open.
Condoleezza Rice, GCAA, WGCA, College golf: Condoleezza Rice to be keynote at GCAA/WGCA convention
Former U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice will be the keynote speaker at the GCAA and WGCA national conventions held in Las Vegas from Dec. 9-11, the GCAA announced on Monday.
The R&A fell short of its attendance goals at the Open Championship at Muirfield, with 142,036 fans taking in the action over the week. Its initial goal was 160,000, with hopes of 170,000.
Men's amateur golf, Porter Cup: Two of five Team USA Walker Cup team members highlight field at the Porter Cup in Lewiston, N.Y.
The Porter Cup plays a critical role in the amateur summer circuit, but especially this year with five Walker Cup spots still on the line for Team USA. The 55th annual tournament will be played at Niagara Falls Country Club in Lewiston, N.Y., July 24-27.
Ben Wong is just 13 years old, but he joins big names like first-round co-leader Scottie Scheffler, Brad Dalke, Sam Horsfield and Jim Liu as those in position to make match play after Monday's first round of the U.S. Junior Amateur.
Phil Mickelson is World No. 2 after Open Championship
He might not have caught No. 1 Tiger Woods, but Phil Mickelson is no chopped liver – having earned more than 300 points this year in the OWGR.
Peter Jacobsen: Staying hydrated no laughing matter for golfers
"Every one of us needs to be conscious of drinking lots of water," Peter Jacobsen says of his dehydration battle at the U.S. Senior Open. "There are no special exemptions.”
U.S. Girls' Junior: Minjee Lee, Casie Cathrea among players to watch
The U.S. Girls’ Junior begins today at Sycamore Hills Golf Club in Fort Wayne, Ind., a familiar site for a handful of players in the field. Sycamore Hills hosted the Junior PGA Championship for the past three years.
2013 U.S. Junior Amateur, Jim Liu: Looking to get back into the winners circle in Truckee, Calif.
Jim Liu has not won a tournament since the 2010 U.S. Junior Amateur, but the second-ranked junior by Golfweek has been hungry for a victory, and what better way to start winning again at the 2013 U.S. Junior Amateur.