News for Wednesday, June 4, 2014
Nick Price, Jay Haas named 2015 Presidents Cup captains
Commissioner Tim Finchem made official Wednesday that Nick Price, 57, will captain the International Team for a second straight time, while Jay Haas, 60, an assistant to captain Fred Couples in each of the past three Presidents Cup, will lead the U.S.
Richard Sterne, Thomas Bjorn WD from U.S. Open; Scott Langley, Andrew Dorn get spots
Richard Sterne (undisclosed injury) and Thomas Bjorn (neck, shoulder) have withdrawn from the 2014 U.S. Open, with Scott Langley and Andrew Dorn getting the nod as replacements.
Baby and BBQ: Patrick Reed sets priorities with return at Memphis
For Patrick Reed, the impending birth of his daughter shifted his focus from top 5 in the world to being No. 1 dad in the world.
Toy Box Extra e-magazine: June 4, 2014
In this week's edition of Toy Box Extra, we take a deeper look at putter grips, where one size definitely does not fit all.
Notes: 'Bama trio lights it up in U.S. Open sectionals
Robby Shelton, Cory Whitsett and Justin Thomas all made Alabama proud on Monday by qualifying for the U.S. Open with continued hot play.
Purple passion aside, Kaufman taps Alabama clout for Open
LSU's Smylie Kaufman is in the middle of a whirlwind week after qualifying for the U.S. Open, but he has a bit of good fortune on his side, tentatively setting up practice rounds with Graeme McDowell and David Toms due to some family bloodlines.
Impossible to keep Phil Mickelson at Pinehurst out of mind before U.S. Open
There aren’t many golf stories that, as they say, are too big to write. But we could have one if Phil Mickelson were to win the 2014 U.S. Open at Pinehurst, even as World No. 1 Adam Scott might be the favorite.
Pinehurst No. 2: Hole-by-hole review, 2014 U.S. Open
The U.S. Open field will have to deal with confounding greens, scruffy sandy waste areas and all manner of ground game. Here is a hole-by-hole look at Pinehurst No. 2, the Donald Ross masterpiece.
Callaway Mack Daddy 2 Tour Grind Wedges
Feedback from the PGA Tour guided the design of Callaway's latest wedge, the Mack Daddy 2 Tour Grind.
Barrier breaker: Stanford's Mariah Stackhouse keeps rising as Curtis Cup begins
Stanford’s Mariah Stackhouse appreciates the significance of her historic Curtis Cup selection -- it's one more step in the 20-year-old golfer's journey.