It’s been quite a week for Patrick Rodgers. First, he announced that he would forgo his senior season at Stanford and turn pro after the NCAA Championships. Now, he leads the prestigious Southern Highlands Collegiate Masters.
Greg Eason and Linnea Strom made the most significant jumps of the week in the latest World Amateur Golf Ranking, Eason winning the John Hayt Collegiate Invitational and Strom winning the Spanish Ladies Amateur.
Jason Lusk has been Golfweek’s Director of Design since 2006 and oversees the Toy Box and For Your Game equipment and instruction coverage. Formerly a writer, editor and designer at the St. Petersburg Times, Miami Herald and Pensacola News Journal, Lusk is a scratch golfer and 10-handicap fly fisherman. The Florida Gators fan lives in Ocoee, Fla., with wife Monica and young daughter Amelia.
• Favorite interview:Arnold Palmer, because you can’t be a real golf writer if you’ve never interviewed Arnie. • Favorite golf course: Ocean Course at Kiawah Island. Incredible place, very fun to play even if the rain is coming in sideways. • Best score: 66 a few times • First set of clubs: My mother’s left over Patty Bergs, circa 1969
Our director of design, Jason Lusk, adopted the broomstick in the summer of 2010 and has seen his stroke improve immensely. Needless to say, he won't be relinquishing his long putter until Jan. 1, 2016.