News for Friday, July 24, 2009
Mike Van Sickle shot 65 Friday to tie Tim Mickelson for the 36-hole lead at the Porter Cup and put himself in position to greatly help his Walker Cup prospects after a dismal summer.
When Donald Trump tells you he’s enjoyed watching you play, you must be doing something right.
First Amy Anderson emerged as an unlikely medalist in stroke-play qualifying for the U.S. Girls’ Junior. Then she cruised to the quarterfinals, knocked out junior powerhouse Victoria Tanco, 2 and 1, and fought back from a three-hole deficit to make it to tomorrow’s final match at Trump National.
Margaret Shirley will join the Georgia women’s golf program as an assistant coach for the 2009-10 season, head coach Kelley Hester announced Friday.
UMKC will have a new head women’s golf coach, Director of Athletics Tim Hall announced Friday.
Michael Sim and Kevin Johnson, the only two-time winners on this year’s Nationwide Tour, were paired together for the first two rounds of the Cox Classic. Johnson missed his fourth consecutive cut, but Sim shot rounds of 66-65 and is two shots off the lead with two rounds remaining in Omaha, Neb.
This is my first trip north of the border to the city of Toronto. My immediate assessment: I could definitely head up the magazine’s Toronto bureau.
Peter Lonard and Joe Durant must’ve been busy buying the Molson and Labatt’s last night. Each had a hole-in-one at Glen Abbey GC during the first round of the RBC Canadian Open.
Golfweek has learned that next week’s Buick Open will be the final rendition of the tournament, bringing to an end the automaker’s 51-year run with the Michigan event, the PGA Tour’s longest partnership.
For the second year in a row, Jordan Spieth has reached the semifinals of the U.S. Junior.
The Golfweek/Titleist Junior Rankings of the four semifinalists in the U.S. Junior are:
Kevin Na skipped his senior year of high school to turn professional at 17. At 25, the Canadian Open co-leader can still be a little childish.
PGA Tour tournament director Steve Carman perfectly summed up the rain-soaked 100th Canadian Open. “The sponge is full of water,” Carman said Friday after the latest round of rain saturated the already-wet Glen Abbey course.