News for Tuesday, July 23, 2013
Jim Liu became just the third player in U.S. Junior Amateur history to capture medalist honors more than once. The Stanford signee won by two shots after a bogey-free 65 Tuesday. Here are 5 Things to Know before match play begins Wednesday.
Forrester, Mikkelsen win in playoff at Baltusrol
Carlton Forrester and Kris Mikkelsen won the Baltusrol Invitational mid-amateur, invitational four-ball tournament, in a playoff.
Inside the July 26, 2013 issue of Golfweek:
Despite rough ending, Bailey Tardy is medalist at U.S. Girls Junior
Bailey Tardy, a University of Georgia commit, was not convinced her 6-under 138 would hold for the medalist honor – but no other player could catch her at the U.S. Girls' Junior.
U.S. Girls' Junior, USGA, junior golf: Minjee Lee advances at Girls' Jr.; grandma along for the ride
There is only a short window of time in which to win a U.S. Girls’ Junior title, and defending champion Minjee Lee’s is closing.
Behind second-straight 70, Davis Riley advances to match play at U.S. Junior
Davis Riley will get another crack at match play in the U.S. Junior Amateur. A year after falling to Jim Liu in the Round of 32 in Stratham, N.H., Riley carded a second straight 2-under 70 to advance out of stroke-play qualifying Tuesday at Martis Camp Club.
PHOTOS: Tuesday at the 2013 U.S. Junior Amateur
View pictures from the second round of stroke play at the 66th U. S. Junior Amateur at Martis Camp Club in Truckee, California.
Toy Box: Short shots, by the numbers for July 23
Some iron shafts are racking up major wins, Sergio Garcia has a putter first and we break down the numbers for the equipment of choice at the 2013 British Open.
Toy Box: Carl Pettersson drops anchored putter for Open
Carl Pettersson, who used a long putter for 16 years, played all four rounds of the Open Championship with a 38-inch counterbalanced Rife Aruba putter.
RBC Canadian Open: Tee times, first and second rounds
Another week, another country for PGA Tour golfers as they return from Scotland to the RBC Canadian Open, led by Matt Kuchar, Brandt Snedeker and Graeme McDowell as some of the top-ranked golfers in the field's tee times.
Toy Box: Tiger Woods’ new driver makes cameo at Open
Tiger Woods, although he hit his driver only twice, carried a new Nike VR_S Covert Tour driver at the Open Championship. So did Rory McIlroy.
Toy Box: Phil Mickelson’s unconventional Open triumph
Phil Mickelson appears to be the first golfer in the modern era to win a major championship without a driver in his bag. He may claim another distinction as well: winning a major with five wedges.
Fans can help pick Sunday pin for PGA Championship
For next month's PGA Championship, fans will be able to select the Sunday hole location on the 15th green at Oak Hill in online voting.
Biographer adds 3 missing titles to Louise Suggs' LPGA resume
Six weeks shy of her 90th birthday, LPGA co-founder Louise Suggs can add three more wins to her career total – a biographer discovered the trio of missing titles, which lift her to fourth all-time.
J.B. Holmes announces he's out for rest of season
J.B. Holmes won't return to PGA Tour play this season in the wake of a broken ankle in March, he announced Tuesday morning on Twitter – saying he wants to be sure it's 100 percent. Fact is, he's recovered from worse.
Player diary: Alabama's Thomas on going pro
Justin Thomas describes his excitement about playing in this year's Walker Cup, his eagerness to play as a touring pro – and his difficulty in deciding to leave Alabama.
Alabama's Justin Thomas will turn pro after Walker Cup
Justin Thomas, 20, has decided to leave the University of Alabama after his sophomore season to turn pro. He'll remain an amateur through the Walker Cup in early September.