News for Saturday, August 29, 2009
Rookie Anna Nordqvist’s 3-under 69 moved her into a one-shot lead over Seon Hwa Lee and Ai Miyazato going into the final round of the Safeway Classic.
Mark McNulty went to the range after the first round of the Boeing Classic to try to figure out how a sizzling first nine holes got away from him.
NORTH PLAINS, Ore. – Here at the Safeway Classic, I am rooting Natalie Gulbis. With rounds of 68 and 69, Gulbis is 7-under par after 36 holes. She is just three strokes off the pace.
JERSEY CITY, N.J. – One day after Sergio Garcia called Liberty National “the longest course I’ve played this year,” Tiger Woods suggested they call in the detectives to determine who has shrunk this monster.
Here’s something to dwell on as you await the final round of The Barclays.
JERSEY CITY, N.J. – The dry wit and wisdom of Paul Goydos struck again in the media center. You may recall the time Goydos was leading the 2008 Players Championship and NBC’s Bob Costas asked him how he slept last night?
GW’s Conference Challenge
Iowa junior Vince India already has a leg up on the field when the college golf season starts Sunday at Golfweek’s Conference Challenge.
Is Woods out of sync?
Tough to tell what has been flowing through the mind of Tiger Woods this week at The Barclays. Jim McCabe does his best to figure it out.
Steve Marino ran off three straight birdies late in the third round Saturday for a 3-under 68 to catch Paul Goydos for a share of the lead at The Barclays and give himself another shot at his first PGA Tour victory.
JERSEY CITY, N.J. – Jim Furyk gets the “Oops Award” of the day. He violated golf’s 14-club rule, discovering an extra 60-degree wedge in his golf bag on the second hole. As a result, Furyk was penalized two strokes on each hole, turning pars into double bogies. At 4 over after two holes, Furyk then ran off five straight birdies and rallied to shoot 1-under 70.
TULSA, Okla. – Ben Martin usually isn’t known for his ability on the greens, but both Ben and his father, Jim, said Saturday that the flatstick has led them to the U.S. Amateur final. A couple days before coming to Southern Hills, Ben developed a new pre-shot routine that helped him see the line of his putts better. He used the new routine to shoot a nine-hole 31 at home, which convinced him put the routine in play at the U.S. Amateur.
Byeong-Hun An hasn’t won a tournament in more than three years. Now he’s just 36 holes from the biggest prize in amateur golf.
Se Ri Pak has withdrawn from the Safeway Classic at Pumpkin Ridge Golf Club.
Martin, An heading to Masters
U.S. Amateur finalists Ben Martin and Byeong-Hun An already feel like they've won. Why? A little place called Augusta National. Ron Balicki explains.
talks to Jim Martin, father of U.S. Am finalist Ben, about their upcoming trip to the Masters.
TULSA, Okla. – Ben Martin’s father, Jim, was standing on the first tee at Southern Hills, when he thought, “We’re 18 holes from the Masters.”
recaps the shots of the day from Lefty and Justin Rose during Round 3 at The Barclays.
JERSEY CITY, N.J. – They don’t award style points for birdies, but if they did, Phil Mickelson and Justin Rose would have earned big ones midway through the third round of The Barclays.
explains why the lift, clean and place decision at Safeway has been the LPGA's worst ruling of the year.
Worst rules decision of the year? Yes. At the Safeway Classic, the LPGA’s decision to allow players to lift, clean and place their balls in the first cut of rough was senseless, unnececssary and, worst of all, unfair.
Martin, An make U.S. Am final
Ben Martin and Byeong-Hun An advanced to the final of the U.S. Amateur Saturday.
explains why Saturday at The Barclays is a beautiful day for Irish golf.
JERSEY CITY, N.J. – I’m not sure what forecast Commissioner Tim Finchem was looking at when he said on Wednesday, “We have a good weather pattern moving in which is going to sharpen those visuals of Manhattan and the Statue of Liberty.”
Peter Hedblom shot a 4-under 68 to take a one-stroke lead over Paul Lawrie after three rounds at the Johnnie Walker Championship.
says it's back to the books for Charlie Holland, who lost in the semis at the U.S. Am.
Charlie Holland admits going to classes at the University of Texas is not one of his favorite things to do.
Pakistan qualified for its first Mission Hills World Cup by finishing in the top three at the Asian qualifying tournament Saturday.
Prior to the British Open, Golfweek’s cover screamed, “Where are the Scots?” Scanning the FedEx Cup point standings this morning, I’d argue a similar question could be asked of “What happened to the Swedes?”
Life on the Alps Tour
There are many developmental tours around Europe. Perhaps the best is the Alps Tour. Alistair Tait explains.
confirms that the 2013 U.S. Amateur is head back to The Country Club.
U.S. Golf Association officials later today will officially award the 2013 U.S. Amateur to The Country Club.