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.
The director of the Jones Cup says the international field is the amateur tournament's best yet, headlined in 2014 by several Walker Cup and NCAA championship winners as well as top mid-ams and juniors.
There are many amateur golfers who have compelling stories to tell and <em>Golfweek</em> wants to hear about all of the "Local Legends" out there. Several will be highlighted in our annual Amateur Issue.
According to a Coral Springs, Fla., police report, a fight broke out Dec. 30 between family members of two players during the first round of the women’s tournament at Heron Bay Golf Club. No charges were filed, but reportedly fists flew and a driver was wielded as a weapon after a slow-play penalty led to a player’s disqualification.
Overhead in the gallery at the U.S. Senior Amateur: “I can’t believe it. lsn’t that Fred Ridley out there?” Yes, the former USGA president missed the 36-hole cut, but his presence was enough, writes <strong>James Achenbach</strong>
The first tee of any international competition is nerve-wracking. There are large crowds and the emotions that come from wearing your country’s name. Throw in the youth of most Walker Cup participants and you have a downright volatile mixture brewing in the stomachs of the participants. For proof, consider this story from Rory McIlroy, who faced Dustin Johnson in the opening foursomes match at the 2007 Walker Cup. A juiced-up Johnson hit the shot before the announcer finished calling his name.
Semifinalist Jordan Russell has plenty of good things to take away from the U.S. Amateur. <strong>Ron Balicki</strong> has some background on the Texas A&M Aggie Peter Uihlein called "the most underrated player in college golf."