News for Friday, July 18, 2014
Doug Ghim, Byron Meth reach 2014 U.S. Amateur Public Links final
Byron Meth and Doug Ghim will fight Saturday to be the last to claim a win in the U.S. Amateur Public Links -- and with it, likely, an invitation to the Masters.
LPGA's Laura Diaz stays out front at Marathon Classic
Laura Diaz shot 69 Friday to stay three shots ahead of Lydia Ko and Lee-Anne Pace at the LPGA's Marathon Classic, while Michelle Wie missed her second straight cut.
Slow play almost derails 14-year-old at Women's Public Links
After avoiding penalties while on the clock for slow play in her match with Doris Chen, Eun Jeong Seong scored a 1-up victory in the quarterfinals of the 2014 U.S. Women's Amateur Public Links.
British Open: Tee times, Saturday's third round at Royal Liverpool
Rory McIlroy will play in the final group of Saturday's third round at the 2014 British Open at Royal Liverpool in Hoylake -- Tiger Woods also will have a late time, but off No. 10 tee.
Winner's bag: Rory McIlroy, 2014 British Open
Here is a complete list of the clubs that Rory McIlroy used at Royal Liverpool during the 2014 British Open in Hoylake, England:
VIDEO: Rory McIlroy talks about his Nike driver
Rory McIlroy talks about his Nike VR_S Covert 2.0 driver with Golfweek's David Dusek.
Rude: On second thought, Tiger Woods has plenty of work to do
Forget about what we saw and said Thursday. He’s not ready. An inconsistent Tiger Woods clearly needs more competitive repetitions, particularly with a driver, before he’s ready to contend in a golf tournament.
Behind newfound 'inner peace,' Rory McIlroy leads British Open by four shots
Rory McIlroy put on a clinic at Royal Liverpool on Friday, posting a second consecutive 6-under 66 to take a four-shot lead over Dustin Johnson after 54 holes at the 2014 British Open.
Ernie Els among major winners to miss British Open cut
Ernie Els, Padraig Harrington and Bubba Watson were among the top names who couldn't get past the cut at Royal Liverpool in the 2014 British Open.
Coach Bob Torrance passes at age 82
Bob Torrance, the legendary Scottish golf coach, died today at his home in Largs, Scotland at the age of 82, well-known son Sam announced on his Twitter account.
Watson: When I'm Sixty-Four . . . he'll make a cut at the British Open
Tom Watson is proving that age is nothing but a number – even a number (64) that plays nice with Liverpool's Beatles history – and will be sticking around for the weekend at the Open Championship after back-to-back 73s at Hoylake.
Babineau: It took awhile, but links golf has grown on Jim Furyk
Jim Furyk fired a 1-under 71 on Friday at Royal Liverpool, showing the growth that the 44-year-old has made playing links golf over the course of his career.
Beau Hossler takes sole possession of Southern Amateur lead
With a 2-under 70 on Friday, Beau Hossler took sole possession of the lead at the Southern Amateur, which is being held at The Honors Course in Chattanooga, Tenn.
Tracker: Rory McIlroy stretches British Open lead at Royal Liverpool in Hoylake
Friday at the British Open, Rory McIlroy widened his British Open lead at Royal Liverpool from one shot to four, while Dustin Johnson gave chase -- as Tiger Woods and Adam Scott struggled. Recap the highlights here!
APL semifinals set: Bonneau, Gellerman, Ghim, Meth advance
The U.S. Amateur Public Links had long been billed as “America’s blue collar championship," and finally in its last year of existence, Jess Bonneau, 43, is bringing back the good old days.
Notes: Bubba Watson 'already left it;' Jason Day tweaks wrist at British Open
Soon after he bogeyed Royal Liverpool's 18th for a British Open missed cut, Bubba Watson turned to thoughts of home and family; Jason Day reports some pain in his wrist; plus more Open Championship news and notes.
Phil Mickelson posts 70 at British Open behind key par save at turn
Phil Mickelson's 2-under 70 was saved by a key 6-footer on the par-5 10th hole that kept his round on track.
From the couch: David Dusek on Rd. 2 of British Open
Our David Dusek is taking in ESPN's coverage of the Open Championship from his couch and will offer his commentary throughout the day.
Birthday boy George Coetzee fires 69 to move into contention at British Open
George Coetzee’s birthday always falls during Open Championship week. The South African gave himself a tidy 3-under 69 to celebrate his 28th.
Beau Hossler, Grayson Murray tied for Southern Amateur lead
Beau Hossler and Grayson Murray are tied for the lead at the halfway point of the Southern Amateur at The Honors Course in Chattanooga, Tenn.
Tee times, pairings for stroke-play qualifying for U.S. Junior Amateur
Here are the tee times and pairings for the stroke-play qualifying rounds of the 2014 U.S. Junior Amateur July 21-22 at The Club at Carlton Woods' Nicklaus Course in The Woodlands, Texas.