News for Wednesday, June 18, 2014
Notes: Andrew Beckler fires 71 at Woodland's AJGA event in Lawrence, Kan.
With a 1-under 71 on Wednesday, Andrew Beckler has recorded the lowest round of the AJGA's Under Armour/Gary Woodland Championship in Lawrence, Kan.
'Re-boot' over, Paula Creamer pines for second USWO title
With her nagging thumb injury behind her and a "re-boot" of her game firmly in the past, Paula Creamer focuses on winning her second career major title this week at Pinehurst No. 2.
Karrie Webb links past with present as two-time U.S. Women's Open winner
Karrie Webb comes into this week a touch under the radar – 11-year-old Lucy Li is this week's media darling – despite her history with the area and two victories in 2014.
Summer vacation? Not for talented Northeast Amateur field
Top-tier players learn to manage their schedules as the pressure-packed summer season can take its toll – including this week at the demanding Wannamoisett Country Club for the Northeast Amateur.
Japan's Koichiro Ishika jumps into lead at Gary Woodland's junior event
Japan's Koichiro Ishika shot a second-consecutive, 1-over 73 to take the lead at the AJGA's Under Armour/Gary Woodland Championship on Wednesday in Lawrence, Kan.
Source pegs Tiger Woods' return for Open Championship as 50-50
While his agent would not confirm an official return date, those close to Tiger Woods are indicating that his swing ramp-up is going well and that a return at the British Open is a possibility.
Data-driven USGA finds common ground for men, women at Pinehurst
Too much information? Not during these two weeks of national championships at Pinehurst No. 2. The goal has been to measure everything and leave nothing to chance.
Toy Box Extra e-magazine: June 18, 2014
Check out our June 18th edition of Toy Box Extra, focusing on Martin Kaymer's U.S. Open victory.
Cutler resigns as Princeton's women's coach
Nicki Cutler has resigned after four seasons as the head women's coach at Princeton, the school announced.
Former Cal star Brandon Hagy makes match play at British Amateur
Former Cal All-American Brandon Hagy moved onto match play at the British Amateur Championship and will look to become the first American to ever win the title.
Juli Inkster set to make her 35th, and final, U.S. Women's Open appearance
Juli Inkster, 53, remembers her first U.S. Women's Open – at the age of 18 – like it was yesterday. This week at Pinehurst No. 2, she makes her final start in a tournament that she has won twice.
Notes: Fran Quinn misses out on Travelers; K.J. Choi's absence; more
After an out-of-nowhere week at Pinehurst, Fran Quinn narrowly misses playoff in Monday qualifier at PGA Tour's Travelers Championship. Pinehurst was without major staple K.J. Choi, who missed a major for first time since 2002 Masters.
Rory McIlroy makes sensible choice in opting for Ireland in 2016 Olympics
Our Alistair Tait says that Rory McIlroy made the right choice in opting to play for his homeland in the 2016 Olympics in Brazil.
MusclePharm to be Tiger Woods' new bag endorser
Tiger Woods announced on his website Wednesday morning that MusclePharm, a performance-lifestyle sports nutrition company, had signed him to a multi-year endorsement deal that will officially begin on July 1, 2014.
'Get Active, Get Wood:' Underwear for golf
Cover up your wood with a pair of Wood’s newest pieces of underwear from its golf collection. The line consists of five different styles, all of which are updates from the classic line.
Going inside the numbers at men's U.S. Open at Pinehurst No. 2
Going behind the numbers, including a hole that proved to be a thorn in Phil Mickelson's side, while also a surprising leader in driving distance for the week at Pinehurst No. 2.
Northeast Amateur kicks off Wednesday with impressive field
With defending champion Cory Whitsett making his pro debut, an impressive field of college, junior and mid-am stars will duke it out in Rhode Island for one of the most prestigious titles in amateur golf.
5 British spots up for grabs this week via points list
With the season’s next major championship just five weeks off, the sprint is on to nail down spots into the Open Championship at Royal Liverpool.