News for Thursday, September 7, 2006


News 2006 September 7


2006: Hello Tiger, goodbye drama

Tiger Woods somehow has found a way to win four of the last eight majors.

2006: Taking aim at putting stroke

Clubmaker focuses on factors influencing the flat stick.

2006: No strings attached

Premium golf shoes often employ plenty of technology in their construction, but it is rarely perceptible from the exterior.

2006: Strong short game fuels upstart’s win

Matthew Nixon gave new meaning to the old adage “a good putter is a match for anyone” in defeating Bjorn Akesson after 38 holes Aug. 19 to take the British Boys Championship.

2006: Bowden bound for PGA Tour

Craig Bowden knew exactly what he needed to win his third career Nationwide Tour title.

2006: Putting tips ignite Kite

Tom Kite has played enough golf to know that putting wins golf tournaments.

2006: This time, Hurst hangs on

Pat Hurst had been knocking on the door all season before finally busting through at the Safeway Classic.

2006: Roller-coaster ride in Mayfair’s return

Billy Mayfair went from being happy to be here, to thinking about leaving, to in contention, to out of gas, to back in the pack.

2006: Still waiting to see the true Medinah

Starting with the 1990 U.S. Open, Medinah has had a setup problem that has called into question the integrity of the course for majors.

2006: Ogilvy holds his own

Woods and Mickelson were the top cards, Ogilvy a warm-up act with plenty of potential.

2006: Cup pressure floweth over

Players on the bubble heading to the PGA find no Ryder Cup relief at Medinah.

2006: PGA Championship - Virtuoso

Woods orchestrates another masterpiece in his pursuit of Nicklaus.

2006: Red Rock becomes a Rapid success story

Setting, affordability resonate with buyers.

2006: Treetops merits return to ‘mecca’

Gaylord (population 3,730) bills itself as a “Golf Mecca,” a reference to the 24 courses within a 45-minute drive.

2006: Test of faith

Food magnate John Tyson counts his Blessings among golf’s stiffest challenges.

2006: What’s Old is new as Kohler revamps St. Andrews properties

It took just 40 days from the time Herb Kohler heard the Old Course Hotel and its Duke’s Course were for sale to close a $40 million deal for the properties in 2004.

2006: Color burst

New Mexico’s natural beauty paints the backdrop for course and cultural diversity.

2006: PGA irked by packed ‘08 schedule

The Ryder Cup is the latest victim of the new FedEx Cup system introduced by the PGA Tour earlier this year.

2006: Lehman sticks his picks

U.S. Ryder Cup captain Tom Lehman picked Stewart Cink and Scott Verplank.