News for Monday, June 24, 2013


News 2013 June 24


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At PNC, Sullivan moves into a position he likes

Chip Sullivan, only one shot off the lead at the PGA Professional National Championship after the second round on Monday, has good memories at the Sunriver Resort after his victory in the same event there in 2007.

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Notes: Webb talks Sebonack; Gulbis, Kane prep

Karrie Webb, a two-time USWO champion, said the Jack Nicklaus-Tom Doak design didn’t favor one person. For those hitting it well, Webb said, there’s “a bit of freedom off the tee.”

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A. Jutanugarn's status unknown; O'Toole in

A bit of horseplay, and a subsequent sore shoulder, could cost Ariya Jutanugarn a second major start this week at the U.S. Women’s Open. The 17-year-old injured her left shoulder early week at the Wegman’s LPGA Championship.

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Equipment: Titleist 714 irons

Titleist brought its latest collection of irons, the 714 series, to Congressional Country Club on Monday to give staff players their first opportunity to use them in competition.

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Junior Invitational donates $400,000 to The First Tee

The Junior Invitational at Sage Valley donated $400,000 ($200,000 to each) to The First Tee chapters of Aiken, S.C., and Augusta, Ga., on Monday.

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Koepka, eight others qualify for Open Championship

After winning for a third time on the Challenge Tour this year, Brooks Koepka was medalist at the International Final Qualifying for the Open Championship at Sunningdale Golf Club on Monday.

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Rose pulls out of AT&T National

It's not unusual for the winner of a major to skip the next week's event, but Rose played in the Travelers Championship last week after numerous media appearances.

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Pros react to Duke's first Tour win at 44

Ken Duke's first PGA Tour win earned a lot of public support from his colleagues far and wide across the Tour – praise that stretched into the next day.

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NCAA men's championship format to change in '14

The NCAA Division I Men's Golf Championship Committee approved two big changes to the championship, with the race for individual championship moving to 72 holes and the finish date moving to Wednesday.

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Paladino outlasts Ballo in Conn. Amateur

Cory Paladino, a Baylor grad, becomes only the second player to capture both the Palmer Cup and the Connecticut Amateur – and the first to win both in the same year.

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British Ryder Cupper Hunt dead at 83

in an age when the U.S. dominated the Ryder Cup, Bernard Hunt played in eight of nine matches from 1953-69, built a 4-3-3 singles record and was part of the winning 1957 team.

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Hole by Hole: Sebonack doesn't look its age

It’s Sebonack’s time to shine – a rare collaborative product of two of golf’s most iconoclastic designers, Jack Nicklaus and Tom Doak. Here's a hole-by-hole preview of the host of the 2013 U.S. Women's Open: