Amateur Championship annual reminder for a plan B

The untold story I wanted to write this year is the same story I want to write every year. I always ask myself the same question after attending the Amateur Championship: Will the winner make it in the professional ranks?

Walker Cup practice: Schniederjans, Niebrugge out

Team USA's Walker Cup practice session is set to begin Wednesday, and some major names were left off the squad, including world No. 1 amateur Ollie Schniederjans and 2013 Walker Cupper Jordan Niebrugge.

Mickelson, Yount qualify for U.S. Amateur Four-Ball

Tim Mickelson and partner/former San Diego golfer Jake Yount qualified for U.S. Amateur Four-Ball Championship – the USGA’s newest championship – on Monday at Poppy Hills GC in Pebble Beach, Calif.

Faxon honored by Ouimet group for golf contributions

Brad Faxon, a former Ouimet Memorial Tournament winner, will be honored by the Francis Ouimet Scholarship Fund for lifelong contributions to golf.

Dechambeau finds symmetry in physics, college golf

Bryson Dechambeau, a junior at SMU, has become one of the top players in college golf despite balancing the workload of a physics major and a demanding practice schedule.

Teen qualifies for U.S. Am Four-Ball without partner

Bill Walbert couldn't make his qualifier for the U.S. Amateur Four-Ball Championship. Luckily, his partner Brent Grant shot 9-under 63 playing his own ball to earn the pair a trip to The Olympic Club next year.

USGA invites 16 amateurs to Walker Cup practice

A group of elite amateurs has been selected for the traditional Walker Cup practice session, which will take place Dec. 17-20 at Frederica Golf Club on St. Simons Island, Ga.

Halvorsen skips school to pursue Tour

Andreas Halvorsen, a top junior out of Norway, will forgo the chance to play collegiate golf, saying that he has all he needs at a golf academy in Florida.

Beach embodies PGA of America's highest ideals

Bob Beach serves as a positive example among the PGA of America's ranks after the fallout of former president Ted Bishop.

Murdaca wins Asia-Pacific Am, earns Masters invite

Antonio Murdaca became the first Australian winner of the Asia-Pacific Amateur on Sunday, and will reap the benefits on the other side of the world in April.

Exber wins Stocker Cup in sudden death

Brady Exber claimed the Stocker Cup title on Friday, but not before meeting Herbie Aikens in sudden death.

Murdaca creates 8-shot cushion at Asia-Pacific Am

Antonio Murdaca hit the gas Saturday at the Asia-Pacific Amateur, and will take an eight-shot lead into the final round at Royal Melbourne Golf Club’s Composite Course.

Murdaca leads Asia-Pacific Amateur by one

At Royal Melbourne Golf Club, a handful of Australians are taking advantage of having the Asia-Pacific Amateur move south to their homeland. Two Aussies lead the field, and five more are T-11 or better. seeking top superintendents

It’s time to recognize the role of your golf course superintendent.

Sinnott leads Asia-Pacific Am at Royal Melbourne

Todd Sinnott of Australia leads the Asia-Pacific Amateur after a calculated 5-under 67 on Thursday at Royal Melbourne’s Composite Course in Melbourne, Australia.

Asia-Pacific Am lures Masters hopefuls Down Under

A coveted invitation to the Masters is on the table this week for the game’s best amateurs, but it’s a world away from Augusta National’s groomed fairways.

Jaspers wins Golfweek Amateur Tour Championship

Joe Jaspers won the Golfweek Amateur Tour Championship at Hilton Head, S.C.

Rank goes from the course to the rink

Nearly every kid growing up in Canada dreams of playing in the NHL. For successful amateur golfer Garrett Rank, it'll be a bit different as he starts his officiating career in the AHL this season.

Texas takes Men's State Team Championship

Texas won its fourth Men’s State Team Championships, beating out Florida by three strokes in the biennial USGA tournament.

Notes: Look back at 2014 U.S. Senior Am

The USGA's six-day championships offer a close-up examination of many of the top amateurs in the world – yielding some highlights from the U.S. Senior Amateur at Big Canyon Country Club.

VIDEO: U.S. Am players on favorite AAC holes

The eight quarterfinalists at the 2014 U.S. Amateur dish on which hole is their favorite on Atlanta Athletic Club's Highlands course.

VIDEO: Timelapse at the 2014 U.S. Amateur

Our Tracy Wilcox set up her GoPro camera at the U.S. Amateur scoreboard at Atlanta Athletic Club.

VIDEOS: Sitdown with Steve Wilmot, Players Amateur

Our Lance Ringler sat down with Players Amateur tournament director Steve Wilmot.

VIDEO: Players Amateur, final round

Watch the final-round and tournament recap from the 2014 Players Amateur, presented by Nautica.

VIDEO: Day 3 at Players Amateur

Garrett Rank leads by six shots after the third round of the 2014 Players Amateur -- see what he and his pursuers had to say about Saturday's round as our Lance Ringler offers his analysis.

VIDEO: Day 2 at Players Amateur

See Garrett Rank talk about his course-record 62 during the second round of the 2014 Players Amateur as our Lance Ringler and Julie Williams run through the highlights of the tournament's second day.

VIDEO: Day 1 at Players Amateur

See what the contenders had to say after a strong first round in the 2014 Players Amateur at Berkeley Hall in Bluffton, S.C.

VIDEO: Golfweek Amateur Tour Championship

A look back at the 2013 Golfweek Amateur Tour Championship.

For Your Game: Nathan Smith

Four-time U.S. Mid-Amateur champion Nathan Smith, a member of the 2009 and 2011 Walker cup teams, shows off his swing from multiple angles.

Inside the Swing: Brandon Hagy

Take a look at the swing of New Year's Invitational winner Brandon Hagy, a redshirt sophomore at Cal.

Joe Buck talks golf (and baseball)

Asher Wildman runs into Emmy Award-Winning Sportscaster Joe Buck at the U.S. Women's Amateur at Old Warson Country Club in St. Louis. Find out who Joe thinks is going to win!

Walker Cup Digital Issue: Aberdeen at last

Golfweek's first daily digital Walker Cup edition (Sept. 8, 2011)

Western Amateur Tee Times Rounds 1 &2

Take a look at the tee times for the first and second rounds of the Western Amateur.