News for Friday, November 16, 2001

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2001: Perspective - Earnhardt epitomizes Amateur respite

Greg Earnhardt once tried his hand at pro golf, but the money he needed to fuel his dream ran out – as did his desire to keep asking sponsors for more cash.

2001: Perspective - Tiger’s answer restores world order

Spraying it off the tee...

2001: Our Opinion - Change criteria for selecting Euro Ryder team

Europe has more than its share of world-class players. When it comes to the Ryder Cup, though, and composing a 12-man side, it’s not a matter of how someone is playing, but where.

2001: Business - DuPont spins nifty yarn at CoolMax

Forget what you know about the DuPont CoolMax World Amateur Handicap Championship.

2001: Business - Ping, Callaway branch out; new look for Etonic

The titanium TiSI driver, introduced in 1998, signaled a major change for Ping.

2001: LPGA - Taking great pains to win

Minutes before her opening-round tee time at the Betsy King Classic, Heather Daly-Donofrio was faced with a decision that would prove to be fateful in her career.

2001: PGA Tour - Cook shares storyline

Sometimes the top storyline at a tournament isn’t necessarily found at the top spot on the leaderboard.

2001: PGA Tour - Woods: Playoff with Furyk ‘the ultimate’

Of all the talents Tiger Woods possesses, one of his most redeeming qualities is his ability to settle an issue.

2001: Case builds for acquisitions of Spalding, Maxfli

The glacial pace of industry evolution is hastening, and it could dramatically alter the fate of some of golf’s biggest brands.

2001: Red-hot Bubba

Dixie’s Dickerson seizes U.S. Amateur

2001: Perspective - True fans say ‘Bollocks!’ to Bighorn

This game never ceases to confuse and amaze.

2001: Perspective - Dreary exhibition no place to dream

The dream: It never ends.

2001: Our Opinion - USGA could ease amateurs’ logistical woes

Brock Mulder is still miffed by the circumstances that deprived him of an opportunity to qualify for the U.S. Amateur Championship.

2001: Business - Spalding, Binder part; 2Q figures improve

Edward R. Binder, who as executive vice president of marketing was one of Spalding Sports Worldwide Inc.’s highest-ranking officers, no longer is with the company.

2001: Business - Cleveland targets $250M in sales by ’06

The titan of the wedge category has become a major player in the irons market. Now, Cleveland is climbing its way into the woods market.

2001: PGA Tour - Pernice points to victory

In a tournament that traditionally features low scores and a rapid accumulation of points on the final day, the leaders merely survived.

2001: Competition - Dickerson quietly wrests Western Am

At the 99th Western Amateur Championship, Dickerson didn’t need to say much. His Aug. 5 victory spoke volumes.

2001: PGA Championship - 2000 runner-up tries to get back on track

Playing golf is hardly heavy lifting. But carrying a baby around can be. Bob May knows too well. He has had the back pain to prove it.

2001: PGA Championship - Architect Rees Jones’ touch showcased during three-week stretch

Architect Rees Jones’ touch showcased during three-week stretch.

2001: Complete Pak-age

South Korean’s outlook takes major turn at Open.

2001: Slam Duncan

LSU senior caps hot summer with Women’s Amateur title.

2001: Perspective - Twosome should get Walker Cup selection

And then there was one. That is the number the USGA’s selection process should be down to for this year’s 10-man Walker Cup team.

2001: Perspective - Mickelson will earn his Phil of majors

Over and over, we ask the question: What’s wrong with Phil?

2001: Garcia, Parnevik plan to earn Ryder Cup spots

Sergio Garcia and Jesper Parnevik announced at Loch Lomond that they still hope to make the European Ryder Cup team

2001: Our Opinion - Expand range of First Tee to boost game

The National Golf Foundation’s most recent statistics on participation should serve as a catalyst for bold action.

2001: Business - Stunted growth sparks debate

With golf’s popularity at an all-time high, it is difficult to fathom that participation in the game could be stagnant. But numbers do not lie.

2001: Goosen’s victory proves U.S. Open was no fluke

Retief Goosen won the tournament July 15.

2001: Golfstyle - Nothing auld about St. Andrews Bay

It is set in St. Andrews, a medieval city where golf was born in the 1400s, but there is nothing ancient about this pristine, $71 million resort.

2001: Dufner finally finds a home

Jason Dufner turned pro in May 2000 after graduating from Auburn University.

2001: Klein’s patience pays dividends

Emilee Klein waited since 1996 for an LPGA victory.

2001: Competition - Curtis Cup on Duncan’s mind

Although it’s still a year away, Meredith Duncan has the Curtis Cup on her mind.

2001: Top-secret changes revealed

The work at Augusta National Golf Club is nearing completion.

2001: Trevino’s days at majors are over

Lee Trevino said he won’t play in future major championships.

2001: PGA Tour - Power of positive thinking gives Mickelson the edge

Phil Mickelson went from beating himself up over his recent final-round failures to beating everybody else in the Canon Greater Hartford Open.

2001: Doyle relishes time at the top

Allen Doyle forced sudden death with a 35-foot birdie putt on the 72nd hole of the Senior Players Championship July 15.

2001: Senior Open - Playing in Open a big victory for cancer survivor

Two months and five days after undergoing surgery for testicular cancer Robin McCool had quietly written a profile in courage over the fairways of Salem Country Club.

2001: Japan smiling as Maruyama enters winner’s circle

Shigeki Maruyama became the first Japanese player to win a PGA Tour event on the mainland.

2001: Reavie earns Masters date at Publinks

Chez Reavie plans to spend a lot of time talking with Jeff Quinney about the Masters and Augusta National Golf Club.

2001: Boost in confidence

First along the PGA Tour and now the Senior PGA Tour, former UM psychology major Wend Fleisher has tried to make her husband, Bruce, believe in himself as a golfer.

2001: Lackluster ratings spur Sr. Tour action

Senior Tour members engaged commissioner Tim Finchem in an intense meeting July 10 at the Ford Senior Players Championship.

2001: Amateur status rule changes draw mixed reactions

The U.S. Golf Association announced July 2 that it is changing two key rules involving amateur status.