News for Tuesday, August 8, 2006


News 2006 August 8


2006: An all-around approach to golf

Henry White is the answer to two trivia questions. Can anyone identify the PGA golf professional of the future? What is the best thing about golf in Utah?

2006: Resurrection

Bobby Jones. It’s a name linked to the Masters and fine apparel. Now, it’s seeking an equipment legacy – with help from Jesse Ortiz

2006: Duke freshman blossoms early

Anyone looking for a lesson in positive thinking needs to spend the day with Amanda Blumenherst. Everything’s coming up roses.

2006: 1 more for Tripp to the PGA Tour

Only five events into the Nationwide Tour season, Tripp Isenhour is one victory away from a big-league call-up.

2006: Mexico kind to Hatalsky

Thirty-seven years ago, a young Morris Hatalsky was crowned a champion in Mexico.

2006: Broadhurst’s double dip

The final tally for European Ryder Cup points is 22 weeks away, but if Paul Broadhurst continues his steady play through Sept. 3 there’s a good chance he might rejoin Team Europe after a 15-year absence.

2006: Green jacket quest on Love’s plate

A few weeks back, Davis Love III was cleaning out the kitchen cabinets in his Sea Island, Ga., home when he discovered a pair of silver salvers tucked amid the more traditional clutter of chipped serving bowls and salad tongs.

2006: Mickelson gains major momentum heading to Augusta

Lots of players are going to miss the Tour’s annual little Masters tuneup in Atlanta as the BellSouth Classic shifts to a later date in the PGA Tour schedule next spring.

2006: Sorenstam bids quick farewell to Slam

Five events into the season, Annika Sorenstam must now find other means of motivation. The opportunity to attain her lofty Grand Slam goal was over before it ever really started.

2006: Karrie Webb's seventh major victory

A hole-out eagle to end regulation and a birdie on the first playoff hole give Karrie Webb her seventh major victory – and by far her most stunning

2006: Golf real estate: Use caution

I have seen the future, and it looks like a whole lot of real estate.

2006: Strantz built a True Blue experience

With only eight completed courses to his credit, the late Mike Strantz did more to transform the face of modern golf course architecture than did many more experienced designers with hundreds of projects on their resumes.

2006: Caddies carry Masters feel to college event

The Masters will be over, but at least part of the tournament’s feel will be carried from Augusta, Ga., to Atlanta for the inaugural United States Collegiate Championship April 10-11 at the Golf Club of Georgia.

2006: BellSouth’s call: May over Masters

How’s this for irony: The BellSouth Classic, which has struggled so direly with cold and wet weather in its late March-early April date, got a sendoff filled with sunshine and 70-degree temperatures last week.

2006: Long irons almost long gone

Virada Nirapathpongporn had just started her LPGA career, earning $18,204 in the season’s first four events, including a tie for 15th at the MasterCard Classic.

2006: Long irons almost long gone

The trend is clear: Long irons are disappearing.

2006: TaylorMade tees it up again in ball market

Equipment company unveils Tour Preferred, repositions Maxfli

2006: Lobos’ Choi puts Vegas behind him

Jay Choi is No. 41 in the Golfweek/Sagarin Colege Rankings. He would be much higher had it not been for one tournament where his stubbornness and determination told him he could play through pain and help his team.

2006: Memorable trip for Glover

Lucas Glover peered through the early morning mist Thursday, down Augusta National’s first fairway, and the memories started darting around his psyche like golf balls racing across the course’s diabolical greens.

2006: Was this Duval's last chance?

You are a child of the South, and this place has resonated since you were high as a hybrid club.

2006: An all-day service at golf’s cathedral

As Phil Mickelson mowed down his competitors in this dawn-to-dusk affair, the preaching man stood beside Washington Road near the front gate to Augusta National Golf Club.