News for Monday, September 19, 2005
Last weekend I spent a depressing few hours reading through a document supplied to the media by Marc O’Hair.
It is rare to get reader response so unanimous as that generated in support of senior writer Jeff Rude’s commentary on slow play that was posted July 27 on golfweek.com.
Eldon Pipkin developed a health problem and did not compete on the Champions Tour, but his preoccupation with the golf swing never ebbed.
Callaway’s new Big Bertha Fusion FT-3 driver, with a draw configuration, appears to provide an antidote for golfers who suffer from the terminal rights.
The family of G5 golf clubs about to be introduced by Ping will be the largest and most ambitious product introduction in the history of the company.
Golf Galaxy Inc. apparently succeeded in convincing the financial world that it should not be viewed strictly as a golf company.
Deal maker Bobby Ginn is back, and he’s turning heads in his familiar domain of golf and real estate.
Though the U.S. holds a commanding 31-7-1 record in the biennial competition, Great Britain & Ireland has won three consecutive Walker Cup Matches and four of the past five.
Opinionated Charles Blair Macdonald was father of American golf.
Among the many difficult tasks of a club professional is rising to the occasion competitively when he earns a chance to play against Tiger Woods, Vijay Singh and others in a PGA Tour event.
Increasing challenges keep club professionals off the course.
Tiger Woods finishes first, second and first in the season’s first three major championships, and Hank Haney goes from questioned guru to celebrated savior.
Six teenagers breezed through 72 holes of stroke play in three days and qualified for the appropriately named “Sweet 16” matches at Point O’Woods Golf & Country Club.
Mark Hensby earned his first European Tour victory July 31 at the Scandinavian Masters, beating Henrik Stenson on the second playoff hole at Kungsangen Golf Club.
A 4-foot birdie on the first playoff hole earned Joe Daley a victory at the Wichita Open July 31. It was the first victory for Daley since the 1997 Louisiana Open.
How good were Vijay Singh’s first three rounds at the Buick Open? So good that they enabled him to tie the 54-hole tournament record at 22-under 194.
Jeong Jang's wire-to-wire victory at the Weetabix Women’s British Open was her maiden LPGA title, bringing her the $280,208 first-place prize July 31.
Allen Doyle’s 8-under 63 at the U.S. Senior Open is one of seven 63s recorded in Open championship history.
The rift between PGA Tour rookie-of-the-year front-runner Sean O’Hair and his estranged father, Marc, appeared to grow even wider last week.
Ernie Els’ season came to a crashing halt last week after having surgery July 28. Els will miss next week’s PGA Championship, as well as the Presidents Cup.
Callaway Golf Co. announced Aug. 1 that it has hired former Revlon executive George Fellows to serve as the company’s president and chief executive officer.
Oakley is the Everyman. He goes through what we go through. After he won the Senior British, his clubs were lost by the airline.
When the USGA and the R&A of St. Andrews soon announce that distance-measuring devices have been elevated to a “condition of competition” it will be a declaration of common sense.
The LPGA appears to be in a very healthy position. Where, I wonder in all of this, stands Michelle Wie?
What makes Las Colinas stand out in most visitors’ minds is its superlative hotel with rooms that overlook the 18th green of the Tournament Players Course, which plays host to the final two rounds of the Nelson.
Golfers, and anyone looking for a proper Texas golf experience, would be wise to see at least a couple of retreats during their trip in order to sample as much of the state as possible.
As a rule, according to TV executives, there are two types of sports properties: Those that must pay for themselves, and others whose true value can’t be divined without considering their ancillary benefits.
The Tour’s tough sell: Will the networks buy in?
The Nationwide Tour’s Canadian PGA Championship was a home game for Jon Mills. And he didn’t disappoint the home crowd.
The final scoreboard at the 47th Porter Cup showed Pablo Martin two shots clear of Jason Day and Ben Hayes. But it wasn’t nearly that close.
In-Kyung Kim sneaked through the upper bracket as a relative unknown before routing fellow 17-year-old In-Bee Park, 5 and 4, in the 18-hole final July 23 of the 57th U.S. Girls’ Junior Championship.
The Streak may have stopped, but Dana Quigley shows no signs of slowing down.
In a little corner of Scotland, Tom Watson renewed his winning ways, taking advantage of his love for links golf to end an 18-month drought by capturing the Senior British Open.
Angel Cabrera gave Niclas Fasth a little opening at the Deutsche Bank Players’ Championship of Europe July 24, and Fasth took advantage.
In her first few months on tour, Paula Creamer proved she could compete with the LPGA’s top players. At the Evian Masters, Creamer showed she could dominate them.
Ben Crane's victory at Brown Deer Park showed he is over back problems, and his skillful play while weathering two days of long storm delays showed he is one of America’s best players under age 30.
Not having a mid-amateur (age 25 or older) on this year’s U.S. Walker Cup team for the first time in history has drawn its share of reaction from players on both sides of that age-level bar.
Jackson T. “Jack” Stephens, a financier and philanthropist who served as chairman of the Augusta National Golf Club for seven years, died July 23 at age 81.