News for Wednesday, July 16, 2014

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Li shines again before exiting Women's Publinx

Despite her sudden-death loss in the first round of match play at the U.S. Women's Amateur Public Links Championship, 11-year-old Lucy Li remains a genuine golf prodigy.

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Niebrugge rallies to advance at APL; top seed loses

Jordan Niebrugge was fortunate to make match play at the Amateur Public Links, and then struggle at the outset of his match against Marty Dou, but found his touch on the back nine for a 4-and-2 victory.

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LSU's Curtis Thompson turns pro

After helping lead the LSU Tigers to a semifinal appearance at the NCAA Championship in May, Curtis Thompson has decided to take his talents to the pro ranks.

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Titleist releases Vokey SM5 wedges in indigo

Bob Vokey, Titleist's master craftsman and resident wedge guru, celebrated his 75th birthday with the release of the new Vokey Design Spin Milled 5 (SM5) Indigo wedges.

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Mickelson adds Callaway Apex UT at Hoylake

Callaway club designer Roger Cleveland said Phil Mickelson's name can be added to the list of players who will carry a driving iron in this week’s British Open at Royal Liverpool.

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Florida's Deacon lands first recruit

Newly appointed Florida men’s head golf coach J.C. Deacon has landed his first recruit and he’ll be arriving in just a few short weeks to Gainesville: Alejandro Tosti.

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Factory worker Singleton brings dream to life

John Singleton, the local factory worker, hopes he doesn’t have to turn up to work on Monday. Liverpool's own Singleton is bringing his dream to life this week at Open Championship.

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Daly summons 1-iron to avoid rough at Open

John Daly had one word for the Royal Liverpool rough –“Brutal." He has put a TaylorMade 1-iron in his bag to help steer clear of the rough at Hoylake.

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U.S. Girls' Junior: Stroke-play tee times, pairings

Tee times and pairings for the stroke-play portion of the 66th U.S. Girls' Junior Championship to be held at Forest Highlands Golf Club (Meadow course) in Flagstaff, Ariz

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Cobra, Poulter team with Arsenal Football Club

The World Cup may be over, but Cobra Golf has just announced the release of gear decorated in the colors and logos of the Arsenal Football Club.

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Toy Box Extra e-magazine: July 16, 2014

This week we take a look at the new Scotty Cameron Gallery, as well as Brian Harman's winning bag and the apparel scripting for the 2014 British Open.

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Under Armour athletes scripted apparel at British Open

Under Armour athletes Gary Woodland, Jordan Spieth and Hunter Mahan will be ready for the conditions at Royal Liverpool for the Open Championship this week. See what each player is wearing at Hoylake.

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Poulter will play British Open with sore wrist

Ian Poulter, who injured his right wrist during last week's Scottish Open, said that an MRI on the wrist revealed no serious damage. However, the Englishman has a ganglion cyst and will play in the Open Championship.

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Rude: Now headlining at Hoylake, Stenson

Henrik Stenson, the dryly humorous Swede, would be a great player to have as a next-door neighbor, writes Jeff Rude -- especially after his wit shined Wednesday at Hoylake.

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Augenstein (No. 6, 2016) commits to Vanderbilt

John Augenstein, ranked sixth in the Golfweek/Sagarin Junior Rankings for the Class of 2016, has committed to Vanderbilt.

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Forget bomber's heaven; Hoylake demands strategy

Eight years ago, Tiger Woods won at Hoylake by using driver only once. A similar strategy could work this week despite the course being a bit more green due to recent rain.

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Justin Rose's apparel for 2014 Open Championship

Heading into the year's third major championship, Justin Rose is on a hot streak winning in his last two starts. See what Ashworth Golf shirts he'll wear at the Open Championship at Hoylake.

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Crane making mad dash from Oregon to Hoylake

Ben Crane has moved from the ninth alternate to the top one and spent Tuesday night beginning his travels from Portland, Ore. to Hoylake, a trip that won't get him to the course until 1 a.m. on Thursday.

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Gambling has been prohibited at British since '11

Hard to believe, but gambling by players or caddies is prohibited at the Open Championship, and it has been for a while.

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Ryder Cup, senior style? It’s going to happen

Golfweek has learned the PGA of America and the European and PGA tours are far down the road on the creation of a Senior Ryder Cup that would be played sometime next fall in the United States.

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Adidas Golf presents final product of series of puremotion line

Adidas Golf has announced the final product of its puremotion line – "the best performing shirt adidas Golf has ever made.”

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Notes: Mickelson feeling 'better than I have in years'

Phil Mickelson said that despite poor results this season, he feels better than he has in years as he prepares to defend his Open Championship title. Also, Bubba Watson, in his pre-Hoylake schedule, included a round with his best friend, and Billy Hurley III got some much-needed rest before he takes on Royal Liverpool.

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Harman looks to enjoy the moment at British Open

Brian Harman's win at the John Deere Classic earned him a rush of riches, including $846,000, 500 FedEx Cup points, a Masters invite, a trip to Hawaii and an invite to this week's Open Championship, a tournament he's very much looking to enjoy this week.

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At Hoylake, Player shares his thoughts on the game

His playing days are over, but his love affair with the Open Championship still rages, so it was no surprise to see Gary Player at Royal Liverpool for the 143rd edition.

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Cowan recalls Furyk's 'unbelievable' par at '06 Open

While the 2006 Open Championship at Royal Liverpool might be best remembered for Tiger Woods' dominating performance en route to his third Claret Jug, Jim Furyk's caddie, Mike Cowan recalls another special memory – Furyk's putt from a bunker that led to an up-and-down par.