News for Friday, September 23, 2005

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2005: Perspective - Long John’s long journey

Campbellsville, Ky., is about 71/2 hours and 410 miles from Chicago Golf Club, but John Holmes’ journey has been much longer than that.

Commentary: 2005: Our Opinion - USGA exemption check

Earning a berth in the U.S. Amateur Championship has never been an easy task. It’s become especially difficult in the era of the global game.

2005: America's Best - Baltusrol: Longer, tougher, blander

Critics who suggest Baltusrol Golf Club’s Lower Course lacks strategic variety and interest are only slightly misplaced in their concern.

2005: Business - Resurgent Aldila wields big stick

These days, it’s good to be Pete Mathewson, Aldila’s chief executive. Aldila, which was posting large losses just a few years ago, now looks more like a growth stock – a rarity in golf.

2005: Business - Lightweight battle

Graphite shaftmakers bid for bigger iron business.

2005: Competition - Sorenstam belle of her own ball in Sweden

Annika Sorenstam, the world’s No. 1 player, didn't lose her own tournament, sinking a birdie putt from 27 feet on the 72nd hole to defeat Natalie Gulbis by a stroke at the Scandinavian TPC.

2005: Competition - All Americans at British Seniors

Alan Foster became the sixth American golfer in seven years to capture the British Seniors Open Amateur Championship Aug. 5 at Woburn Golf & Country Club.

2005: Competition - Moore pays tribute in Pinehurst win

Sean Moore birdied the first extra hole and left Ryan Posey a runner-up for the second year in a row at Pinehurst No. 2.

2005: Women's Amateur - Fiery Aussie awaits a call

Australia's Alison Whitaker vaulted from anonymity to reach the semifinals at Ansley Golf Club’s Settindown Creek Course in suburban Atlanta.

2005: Women's Amateaur - Driving home her point

No one intimidates this fiery 17-year-old, and at least last week, no one could touch her.

2005: PGA European Tour - Europeans’ major wait continues

The Open Championship was a good showing for the Europeans, but not quite enough to crown a European major champion for the first time since 1999.

2005: PGA European Tour - Canonica ends decadelong wait

Emanuele Canonica of Italy will have two fully exempt years, thanks to his victory at the Johnnie Walker Championship – his first triumph in 231 European Tour events spanning more than a decade.

2005: Champions Tour - Purtzer makes up for lost chances

Tom Purtzer holed a 7-foot par putt on the final hole Aug. 7 for a one-stroke victory, his first on the Champions Tour since March 2004.

2005: Nationwide Tour - Gore roars to the PGA Tour

This week, Jason GOre going to try something different. This week, he’s going to be a spectator.

2005: PGA Tour - Goose returns to rare air at International

Retief Goosen, a two-time U.S. Open champion, is part of a somewhat odd coupling in golf lore with Jason Gore.

2005: Newsmakers - Pack passports for golf trips to U.S. neighbors

Beginning Jan. 1, U.S. visitors to Mexico, Canada and the Caribbean will need a passport to gain re-entry home. Golfers who plan to tee it up in a neighboring nation should take note of the new protocol.

2005: Newsmakers - Olsen: Rankings don’t add up

The Byzantine nature of the Official World Golf Ranking is one of life’s curious complexities. There are times when convoluted reality becomes costly.

2005: Newsmakers - Amateur milestone

Carol Semple Thompson failed to advance to stroke play last week at the 105th U.S. Women’s Amateur but the accomplishment was still significant because she was playing in her 100th USGA event.

2005: Newsmakers - Callaway chief: Sale talk is ‘hype’

Story: Link Italics Bold Bulleted list Numbered list Block quote Heading Create inline: As the new chief executive of Callaway Golf Co., George Fellows is in the hottest seat in golf.

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