Thompson goes for history
Friday, August 7, 2009
ST. LOUIS – Alexis Thompson has a chance to make history as the youngest player to win the U.S. Women’s Amateur at 14 years, 5 months and 30 days. Kimberly Kim holds the record at 14 years, 11 months and 21 days.
Whatever happens over the weekend, we know a teenager will hoist trophy. Teens have won four of the last five Amateur titles.
Michael Jordan wore cargo pants to play a round of golf at the high-end La Gorce Country Club in Miami Beach. That’s a no-no.
Play the ball as it lies. Detroit Tigers ace Justin Verlander had a tough break on the golf course over the weekend when his ball landed on a tree stump.
The 2014 Curtis Cup will head to the state of Missouri, with the famed St. Louis Country Club hosting a USGA championship for the first time since 1972.
proposes a still uncommon proposal to grow the game: Let children play for free.
Kudos to Lauren Taylor for taking the high road on a colossal USGA error.
There are many amateur golfers who have compelling stories to tell and <em>Golfweek</em> wants to hear about all of the "Local Legends" out there. Several will be highlighted in our annual Amateur Issue.
Erica Popson was not on my Curtis Cup radar. Why? Because she hasn’t played in a USGA event since the 2008 U.S. Girls’ Junior.
One man’s dying wish? To tell a top-tier rules official that years ago, he had cheated in a USGA qualifier.
When the U.S. Amateur Championship moved its playing dates up one week beginning in 2012, some wondered whether this might have a domino effect on other tournaments normally played around that time.
Hideki Matsuyama, the two-time Asian Amateur champion who impressed at this year’s Masters, won the Japan Tour’s Taiheiyo Masters on Sunday, becoming the third amateur to win on the Japan Tour.
Defending champion Hideki Matsuyama highlights the field for the third annual Asian Amateur Championship, which begins Thursday at Singapore Island Country Club.
Overhead in the gallery at the U.S. Senior Amateur: “I can’t believe it. lsn’t that Fred Ridley out there?” Yes, the former USGA president missed the 36-hole cut, but his presence was enough, writes <strong>James Achenbach</strong>
Asher Wildman offers his picks to win in the first round of the Walker Cup.
The first tee of any international competition is nerve-wracking. There are large crowds and the emotions that come from wearing your country’s name. Throw in the youth of most Walker Cup participants and you have a downright volatile mixture brewing in the stomachs of the participants. For proof, consider this story from Rory McIlroy, who faced Dustin Johnson in the opening foursomes match at the 2007 Walker Cup. A juiced-up Johnson hit the shot before the announcer finished calling his name.
The United States is heavily favored at the Walker Cup, and for good reason.
Steven Brown once was a longshot to make the GB&I Walker Cup team. Now, he’s poised to be the breakout star.
<strong>Alistair Tait:</strong> On paper, it appears to be no contest: The U.S. team is a heavy favorite at this week’s Walker Cup. But can a home-course advantage help the GB&I team?
Englishman Jack Senior made the most of his American debut, nearly earning an Augusta invite at the U.S. Am.
After great matches in the Sweet 16, there are some interesting match ups to watch in the quarterfinals.