Wildman's Summer

Wildman's picks: Round 1 at the Walker Cup

Asher Wildman offers his picks to win in the first round of the Walker Cup.

5 reasons the U.S. Walker Cup team is looking strong

As the summer rolls on, the best American amateurs are playing well and have to be making GB&I guys a bit worried about the Walker Cup in September. Here are five reasons why:

Wildman previews: Northeast Am, Rice Planters

The Wildman previews the two big amateur tournaments on this week’s schedule, the Northeast Amateur and Rice Planters.

Wildman: Monroe, SE Am, British Am wrap-ups

The Wildman breaks down the weekend in amateur golf, including a few surprise winners and a player who is falling off the Walker Cup radar.

Wildman Q&A: NCAA medalist John Peterson

In the latest edition of Wildman's Summer, Asher Wildman catches up with John Peterson, the 2011 NCAA medalist and recent LSU graduate. Find out what Peterson has to say about an NCAA Championship, LSU and the Walker Cup.

Wildman’s Summer: Preview of the Monroe

While several of the top amateurs are playing at the U.S. Open at Congressional, I thought I’d fill you in on where you can find most of the others.

Wildman's summer: Walker Cup hopefuls to watch

With all the talk of Walker Cup locks, hopefuls and guys on the bubble, I thought I’d offer up four guys who deserve a closer look as the summer begins.

Exciting final set for U.S. Amateur

Yesterday I went two for two in matches, but was way off in predicting the scores. Let’s see if I can pick one more winner.

What will it take to get a World Am nod?

The U.S. Golf Association will announce the U.S. lineup for the World Amateur Team Championship sometime between now and next week (no official date has been set).

Expecting a good week at Chambers Bay

The U.S. Open may be coming to Chambers Bay in 2015, but I can think of three reasons why this year’s U.S. Amateur Championship is sure to be just as exciting.

Q&A: Pepperdine’s Andrew Putnam

We are just a few days away from the U.S. Amateur Championship. Today, I caught up with Andrew Putnam, a local who is familiar with Chambers Bay. Putnam is from University Place, Washington which is only a mile away from Chambers Bay.

Four mid-ams to watch at the U.S. Amateur

Typically college stars make great runs at the Amateur title, but that could change this year. Here are four mid-amateurs to keep an eye at Chambers Bay.

U.S. Amateur picks: Win a prize!

The U.S. Amateur starts Aug. 23, so let’s give away some more prizes. It’s time for another Wildman’s Challenge!

Observations from Women’s Am week

The U.S. Women’s Amateur is now over. There was a lot to see, and even more on which to take notes. Here are my five observations of the week:

Players missing mark on ‘gimme’ calls

If what I have seen at this week’s U.S. Women’s Amateur is any indication of what to expect at the U.S. Amateur, then prepare to be annoyed.

Kirby, Korda will roll into Women’s Am final

It has been a long week, but we will have a duel between the United States and Canada in the semifinals of the U.S. Women’s Amateur. Here’s how things should shake out Saturday:

Observations from the U.S. Women’s Am

The U.S. Women’s Amateur is half over, and there are some things I have observed throughout the week. Some have been good, some not so much:

Four can’t-miss Round of 32 matchups

In Round 1 of match play at the U.S. Women’s Amateur, it seemed like so many of the matches were ones we would expect to see in the quarterfinals: Jessica Korda vs. Stephanie Kono; Alex Marina vs. Victoria Tanco; and Cydney Clanton vs. Tiffany Lua.

Top 3 players for Women’s World Am Team

The Women’s World Amateur Team Championship is Oct. 20-23 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Next week, the USGA will announce the three players who will represent Team USA.

Chung now the top dog in amateur golf

It has taken some time, but finally someone has made themselves “the man” to beat this summer.