News for Monday, July 20, 2009


News 2009 July 20


Hughes takes new role at E. Washington

fter serving as head women’s coach at Eastern Washington for 11 years, Marc Hughes has a new role.

Stats about British Open week

with a few startling stats about Tiger's return to the Golfweek/Sagarin Performance Index.

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Player of the Week: Emiliano Grillo

Grillo, of Argentina, shot 3-under 285 (71, 79, 67, 68) at Torrey Pines Golf Course (South) in La Jolla, Calif., to win the Junior World Golf Championships by four.

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Monday Scramble: Open postcards

Welcome to the Monday Scramble, the Champion Column of the Year... or more likely Millisecond.

Fowler announces first pro event

Rickie Fowler has announced he will play as a professional at the Nationwide Tour’s Soboba Classic Oct. 1-4.

Updated: Walker Cup watch list

The majority of the U.S. Walker Cup team will be selected in a few weeks. Golfweek’s amateur experts have chimed in to let you know who they think would make the team if it were selected today.

Montgomerie Links opening set

Construction work on the Montgomerie Links has been completed and the course is scheduled for an informal opening on Aug. 17.

Resorts: Old Course, new views

The Old Course Hotel, Golf Resort & Spa has opened a rooftop deck that provides panoramic views of the Old Course and the town’s other links.

Winner’s Circle: July 13-19, 2009

See what this week's winners had in their bags.

Just saw Trump in his Rolls

Just watched Donald Trump do a drive-by in his black Rolls-Royce at the U.S. Juniors.

U.S. Women's Am champ on the bag

If you want Maria Jose Uribe to carry your bag, don’t expect much help on the greens. Uribe, the 2007 U.S. Women’s Amateur champion, is “really bad at reading breaks.”

Mizuno and Bettinardi part ways

Mizuno USA and Bettinardi Golf announced their partnership will not be extended beyond 2009.

Junior Fantasy: U.S. Junior Picks

The U.S. Junior and U.S. Girls' Junior present some difficulties in picking a champion since they're like two events in one.

Fowler to play as professional in October

Rickie Fowler has announced he will play as a professional at the Nationwide Tour’s Soboba Classic Oct. 1-4. It is the first event Fowler has said he will play as a pro.

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Norman signs with CAA Sports

Greg Norman has signed with CAA Sports, a division of Los Angeles-based Creative Artists Agency (CAA).

‘World’s longest course’ set to open

Hit a few loose shots or three-putt the first green at Nullarbor Links and you’ll have plenty of time to think about your errant ways before teeing off at the second.

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Heartland hideaways: Wisconsin

It quickly becomes evident upon arriving here that Kohler is a company town, with none of the negative imagery typically conjured by that phrase.

Erynne Lee leads U.S. Girls’ Junior

Despite a handful of big names nipping at her heels, Erynne Lee proved she deserved her spot on the leaderboard by jumping out to a two-shot lead Monday after the first round of stroke-play qualifying at the U.S. Girls’ Junior.

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Luna sets early pace at U.S. Junior

Juan Luna posted a bogey-free 6-under 66 Monday to lead the first round of stroke-play qualifying at the U.S. Junior Amateur at the New Course at Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, N.J.

TNT and ABC bogey British Open coverage

It’s taken me several years of contemplation, but I’ve finally hit upon the best way for American television viewers to enjoy the British Open broadcast. Fly to Scotland and watch the tournament on the BBC. Sure, it will be more expensive than sitting at home, but it will be far less aggravating than trying to watch the tournament on American television.

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Matured Lendl savoring U.S. Junior

Isabelle Lendl can smile about it now. She’s beginning to rise out of a two-year slump that left her battered and bruised.