Louis Oosthuizen may have entered the British Open an unknown, but he showed no doubt Sunday in claiming the Claret Jug. As <strong>Dan Mirocha</strong> writes, this South African has just hit the world stage in a big way.
I haven’t read “Gone with the Wind,” but the sequel could have been written Friday afternoon at “the loop” – Nos. 7-11 on the Old Course at St. Andrews, the most exposed part of the links that hugs the Eden Estuary.
Pablo Martin was the first player to tee off on U.S. Open Sunday and breezed around Pebble Beach in 2 hours, 39 minutes. He left the 18th green to cheers of, “Pablo! Pablo!” after shooting 79 to finish at 27-over 311.
Ian Poulter has the game and the right frame of mind to make a statement at Pebble Beach – and not just with his wardrobe. As <strong>Dan Mirocha</strong> writes, Poulter may be poised for a major breakthrough.
The U.S. Women’s Open may be without a Southern sparkplug next month at Oakmont. Jean Reynolds, who grabbed headlines at Saucon Valley last year when she was one of just three players under par after 36 holes, withdrew June 2 from Women’s Open Sectional Qualifying after finding out her grandfather died.
Tom Watson will not go quietly this time around at Augusta National. Even after tapping in for bogey on the 18th hole to conclude his second round at the Masters, Watson’s eyes twinkled when asked if it was time to get realistic about a 60-year-old man winning the Masters.
<strong>Wow #1:</strong> 60-year-old Tom Watson opening with a 5-under 67 to take the clubhouse lead. <strong>Wow #2:</strong> Phil Mickelson, Lee Westwood and Y.E. Yang joining Watson atop the leaderboard. Can Tiger Woods deliver <strong>Wow #3</strong>?
Tiger Woods returned to golf Thursday with a drive down the middle of the first fairway at Augusta National, but he could soon face difficult conditions as the winds are picking up and rain is in the forecast.
Cameras clicked as Tiger Woods made his way down the 15th fairway Tuesday at Augusta, but by the time he reached the green, the attention of the patrons in both grandstands surrounding the green had shifted.
Stepped foot onto Augusta National this morning for just the second time, but my first as a member of the working press. Initial reaction: My heart is still thumping, everyone is smiling and on my walk from the press building to the 10th tee, I found just two blades of grass out of place.
Well, that didn’t take long. U.S. Girls’ Junior champ Amy Anderson won her first two college events – a nine-shot victory Sept. 11 at the Concordia Invite and a three-shot victory Tuesday at Chip-N Club Invitational.
Most entertaining site so for on Tuesday at the U.S. Women’s Open . . . Arizona State coach Melissa Luellen wearing a USGA caddie bib and a ear-to-ear smile while lugging recent Sun Devils grad Azahara Munoz’s large staff bag to the first tee.