News for Sunday, August 30, 2009
NORTH PLAINS, Ore. – M.J. Hur played her first tournament on American soil at the 2006 U.S. Women’s Amateur at Pumpkin Ridge. She was hooked. The Korean teen immediately set her sights on the LPGA.
reports that Dan Woltman is upset, but not angry after being left off the U.S. Walker Cup team.
tells us what Dan Woltman had to say after being left off the U.S. Walker Cup team.
ESPN announcers took a long look at clover fields turned into parking lots and announced that total attendance for the LPGA Safeway Classic exceeded 100,000.
Second-round co-leader Loren Roberts birdied the final two holes to steal the Boeing Classic title Sunday and keep Mark O’Meara winless on the Champions Tour.
Gary Christian won the Northeast Pennsylvania Classic on Sunday on the ninth playoff hole, which tied a Nationwide Tour record.
NORTH PLAINS, Ore. – On Saturday night a blog appeared in this space giving details of the European team’s party on Sunday following the Solheim Cup. While it may have been inferred that Sweden’s Anna Nordqvist was among those having some fun, I’d like to clarify that her good time did not include alcohol. She doesn’t drink.
MacLean leads in Iowa
The 2009-10 college season began Sunday at the Golfweek Conference Challenge, which was perfect timing for Xavier’s Sebastian MacLean.
Jim Furyk was penalized four strokes in the third round of The Barclays when he and caddie Mike “Fluff” Cowan left an extra club in the bag, a mistake that ended up costing Furyk $131,250 and 188 FedEx Cup points.
talks to Cameron Tringale and Peter Uihlein about making the Walker Cup team.
TULSA, Okla. – Cameron Tringale said he was “really nervous” as he waited to hear from the USGA as to whether or not he would be picked as one of the final two selections for this year’s U.S. Walker Cup team.
Rookie M.J. Hur made a 6-foot birdie putt on the second playoff hole Sunday to win the Safeway Classic over Suzann Pettersen for her first LPGA victory.
Slocum wins The Barclays
Heath Slocum made a clutch par on the 72nd hole to win The Barclays. Tiger Woods missed a 6-footer that could have forced a playoff.
U.S. Walker Cup team finalized
Peter Uihlein and Cameron Tringale were selected as the final two members of the U.S. Walker Cup team, sources confirmed with Golfweek.
An, 17, wins U.S. Amateur
Byeong-Hun An became the youngest U.S. Amateur champion Sunday with a 7-and-5 victory over Ben Martin at Southern Hills.
JERSEY CITY, N.J. – No, he didn’t want to talk. Nothing personal, but the ending to his final round crushed Chris Riley’s spirits at The Barclays.
An leads U.S. Am final
Byeong-Hun An’s bid to become the youngest winner in U.S. Amateur history is off to a good start. The 17-year-old is 3 up after 18 holes.
European Ryder Cup captain Colin Montgomerie withdrew from this week’s European Masters in Crans-sur-Sierre, where qualifying begins for next year’s European team.
Peter Hedblom of Sweden shot a 5-under 67 to win the Johnnie Walker Championship title by one stroke over Martin Erlandsson.
says watch out for Zach Johnson Sunday at The Barclays. His stats don’t lie.
JERSEY CITY, N.J. – Zach Johnson birdied holes 13-17 for a back-nine 30 and shot 67 in the third round of The Barclays. No big surprise there, after all Johnson entered the week first on Tour in third-round scoring (68.19). Let’s not forget the season-low 60 he posted in May in San Antonio in – you guessed it – the third round.
says NCAA champ Matt Hill should be going to Augusta, too.
RIVERSIDE, Iowa – Throughout the practice round here at the Golfweek Conference Challenge at Blue Top Ridge players were asking each other who won the semifinal matches at the U.S. Amateur. It was important to the players because the winners of Saturday’s matches at Southern Hills got automatic invitations to play in the Masters next spring – something every college player dreams about.
with the sights and sounds, and behind-the-scenes action, from Saturday at Golfweek’s Conference Challenge.
Behind-the-scenes at the Golfweek Conference Challenge, practice round edition.
writes that Byeong-Hun An has made match play look easy en route to the finals of the U.S. Amateur.
Byeong-Hun An has only trailed once en route to the U.S. Amateur final.