News for Monday, October 4, 2004
If you’re convinced golf is not a team event, think again.
How many times leading into the 35th Ryder Cup Matches did you hear that the U.S. squad had the “stronger team on paper, but we’ll have to see how that translates . . .”
When I was busy taking public speaking at Georgia Tech, I never thought I might be a broadcaster one day.
Audubon Trail spurs spicy look at Louisiana golf.
Callaway Golf suspended its earnings guidance for the remainder of 2004, reporting that it no longer expects to reach its projected revenues for either the third quarter or the full year.
Ping's irons, putter and bags have influenced generations of designers; its drivers – well, not so much.
Samantha Richdale, with a stroke average of 75.7 last season, has rewritten the Redbirds’ record books.
Corey Weworski was only looking for a little golf and a little sightseeing. As it turned out, she played a lot of golf, had a bit of a vacation and earned a national championship.
In front of family and friends at Shadow Hills Country Club, Eugene, Ore., native Jeff Quinney shot a course-record 63 to erase a five-stroke deficit and win his first Nationwide Tour title.
Hee-Won Han is becoming accustomed to playoff pressure. She should be, because she sure has been in enough of them the last couple of years.
Hey, there was an American who had reason to celebrate Sept. 19, after all.
The United States, finally playing loose, as if there were nothing to lose, came out with guns blazing in the singles matches of the 35th Ryder Cup.
As Irish compatriots Padraig Harrington and Paul McGinley closed out Tiger Woods and Davis Love in their foursomes match, one could have mistaken suburban Detroit for downtown Dublin.
Over and over, players from the European side used one word to describe the Saturday four-ball victory by Paul Casey and David Howell: “Massive.”
Hal Sutton walked into the interview room late Sept. 17, sat down, and in his deep, Southern drawl said: “Well, we made history today.”
Hal Sutton said he paired Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson for the first time in international team competition because history, fans and the two players themselves needed it.
Selfish is the opposite of selfless, which describes the European approach – the winning approach – to the Ryder Cup.
Fair-haired and fancy-free, Euros frolick in Ryder Cup.
Suzy Whaley, the Connecticut club pro who two years ago became the first woman golfer in 58 years to qualify for a spot in a PGA Tour event, has taken another step onto the national stage.
These one-sided matches were not, in NBC’s lingo, Must See TV. But Johnny Miller added some sparks when taking to task the somnambulant U.S. squad.
Spraying it off the tee...
It’s time for the PGA of America, the PGA Tour and the other members of the International Federation of PGA Tours to figure out some way to merge the Ryder Cup and the Presidents Cup.
The University Ridge greens have more circular, brown-and-yellow ball-mark spots than any greens I have ever seen. They have an acute case of acne.
Golfers at Medinah Country Club, site of the 2006 PGA Championship and 2012 Ryder Cup, have been instructed to turn in their old ball-mark repair tools.
Srixon officials have begun a quest to gain second place in the market’s highest price tier as they attempt to make one of Japan’s top brands popular on U.S. soil.
Companies pour money into matches and schmooze clients to gain new business.
Padraig Harrington, on the weekend before the Ryder Cup matches, went to Bernhard Langer’s homeland and gave the European captain reason to smile.
It took six years, but Bruce Summerhays knew he would be back.
Two weeks ago James Driscoll made one of the toughest decisions of his young professional career when he declined a sponsor exemption into the PGA Tour’s Deutsche Bank Championship.
Emily Bastel played 918 holes on the Futures Tour this season, but she never struck a single shot on the hole she’ll remember most.
Following her four-week hiatus, Annika Sorenstam wasted no time getting back to peak form.
In trying to win the Bell Canadian Open, native son Mike Weir carried the hopes of a nation on his slim shoulders.