Stories for June 2009
Tuesday, June 30
Best Bet: Jim Furyk It’s been too long since this guy has been in the winner’s circle. Congressional is a perfect fit. U.S. Open venue meets U.S. Open-type player.
Even when he was just learning to play golf, Tiger Woods never had any trouble breaking par. He owes that to his father making sure the bar was never set too high.
Colorado State’s Riley Arp and Michigan’s Lion Kim shot 3-under 68 Tuesday to share medalist honors in stroke-play qualifying for the North & South Amateur at Pinehurst’s No. 2 course.
It’s good to see Maria Hernandez playing in this week’s Jamie Farr Owens Corning Classic.
Odds and ends from the social-networking site
NCAA champion Matt Hill will tee it up on the PGA Tour in the AT&T National.
Cal Poly senior Geoff Gonzalez earned medalist honors and won the California State Amateur.
Blayne Barber won the state amateur by nine shots at TPC Sawgrass.
PGA Tour commissioner Tim Finchem announced June 30 that Tour players will begin using smaller-groove irons and wedges beginning Jan. 1, despite recent calls to delay implementing the new rule for one year.
There’s only been one mid-am on the past two Walker Cup teams. Mike McCoy, 46, is trying to buck that trend. It’s not easy. He has to balance work and a family, while playing against kids half his age.
After 13 LPGA events, Ping is riding high. When Jiyai Shin cruised to a seven-stroke victory in the Wegmans LPGA, it marked the ninth time this year that the winner used a Ping driver.
Somehow fairway woods have gotten lost in the shuffle. They have been around for decades, but longevity hasn’t prevented them from being overshadowed by hybrids in recent years.
Adams is famous for his Tight Lies fairway woods, which were first sold in 1996.
Cypress Point Club and Pine Valley Club top the 2009 Golfweek's Best Classic Courses List
Jennifer Rosales was a little ray of sunshine, or more like a pint of sorbet this weekend at the LPGA Wegman’s Classic. Thankfully, she brought the color that is sometimes missing from the fairways, and did so in one put-together look.
Monday, June 29
welcomes you to the latest episode of “Return of The Can’t Miss Kids," featuring 2003 U.S. Amateur runner-up Casey Wittenberg.
See what the winners had in their bags this week.
This might come as news to some, but golf in Oregon is played at places other than Bandon Dunes Resort, whose three courses occupy the top three spots on the state’s Golfweek’s Best Courses You Can Play list.
Cool Clubs' Mark Timms discusses shafts.
The number of rounds played nationwide increased 0.9 percent in May and contributed to a 1.6 percent gain year-to-date.
Corey Pavin and Justin Rose are among the latest players to commit to this year’s Travelers Championship in Connecticut.
Rodgers won SAP Open by 12-stroke margin.
Welcome to the Monday Scramble. Did you know that babies are born without kneecaps? Weird! (Sorry, we’ve been spending way too much time on Michelle Wie’s Twitter page...)
In the early 1850s, when he was courting investors for the rail line that would turn Atlantic City into a mega-resort, Dr. Jonathan Pitney rhapsodized about the virtues of Absecon Island – its pleasingly temperate seaside climate, its boating, fishing and other sporting activities – all just a short commute from Philadelphia and New York.
A month after being named Golfweek’s College Player of the Year, Jennifer Song added a major amateur title to her resume.
Aaron Stewart walked onto the 18th green at Pinehurst’s No. 2 course on Monday and allowed himself a peek at the imposing figure standing near the clubhouse.
It only seems that the PGA of America has something against John Hickson.
Congressional’s most recognizable hole has been a stage for both the famous – Ken Venturi limping home a winner at the 1964 U.S. Open – and the infamous – Tom Lehman dumping a 7-iron approach into the water to lose the 1997 Open.
Sunday, June 28
Florida State's Brooks Koepka came from behind to win the Rice Planters.
Jeff Parks is leaving his post as a golf pro to coach the men’s team at Louisiana Tech.
Those players in the morning wave of Sunday’s opening round at the 42nd PGA Professional National Championship faced a couple of meteorlogical obstacles: hours of cool drizzle just heavy enough to be a nuisance, and winds that often gusted to 20 mph.
Lonnie Nielsen was as amazed as anybody.
Kenny Perry has set a goal of winning 20 times before he leaves the PGA Tour.
Tom Gillis shot 70 in the final round of the Nationwide Tour Players Cup to win by three strokes Sunday.
Nick Dougherty shot a final-round 64 to win the BMW International Open by one stroke on Sunday, although he was nearly upstaged by one of the most rare shots in golf.
Japanese teenager Ryo Ishikawa closed with a 1-over 73 on Sunday to win the Mizuno Open on the Japan Golf Tour and qualify for the British Open next month.
South Korea’s Jiyai Shin picked up her fifth title in 11 months with a seven-stroke victory at the Wegmans LPGA on Sunday.
Saturday, June 27
Dan Woltman won the Northeast Amateur to help his Walker Cup prospects.
Cheyenne Woods, the niece of Tiger Woods, missed the cut Saturday in her professional golf debut, shooting a 2-over 74 in the second round of the storm-disrupted Wegmans LPGA.
Friday, June 26
Kimberly Kim kept up her winning ways Friday, as she downed fellow 17-year-old Sun Gyoung Park, 6 and 5, in the quarterfinals of the Women’s Amateur Public Links Championship.
Kimberly Kim is in prime position to win her second major women's amateur tournament in three years. But she'll have to get through Jennifer Song – Golfweek's top-ranked collegian and national player of the year – to do it.
For the second consecutive day, Adam Long put his name in the record book of the Northeast Amateur.
Ria Quiazon has been named the women’s golf coach at the University of Oregon, according to Oregon athletics director Pat Kilkenny.
The mother of LPGA player Angela Stanford has been diagnosed with breast cancer and soon will begin treatment with chemotherapy.
South Korean star Jiyai Shin, seeking her fifth win in 11 months, shot a 4-under 68 on Friday to vault into a three-stroke lead at the storm-plagued Wegmans LPGA.
Vijay Singh has offered to help pay the $500,000 bail for financier Allen Stanford, but a federal magistrate would not allow it because the three-time major champion is not a U.S. citizen.
President Dwight D. Eisenhower will be inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame, making him one of a small number of inductees not to have played the game competitively.
John Daly has been ordered to pay almost $272,000 in legal fees for his unsuccessful libel lawsuit against The Florida Times-Union.
Mina Harigae finds her game on the Futures Tour.
The home of golf needs Dean Robertson to help regain some of its respect.
A critical PGA Tour vote is scheduled for early next week, and its outcome likely will shape how the rest of the golf world deals with the pending – and increasingly controversial – grooves change.
Walker Cup candidates Mike Van Sickle and Zack Sucher will get a chance to test their games against the pros after receiving sponsor exemptions to the John Deere Classic.
Thursday, June 25
It was a U.S. Open that seemingly was never going to end, one that was devoid of any sort of rhythm. But when after five days, four suspensions in play, and success in learning how to spell squeegee, it was all over, there were plenty of leftover thoughts to stir about.
The 2011 U.S. Women’s Amateur will be played at Rhode Island Country Club in Barrington, R.I., and The Country Club in Cleveland, Ohio, will host the 2012 event, the U.S. Golf Asssociation annouced Thursday.
Jennifer Song (pictured) cruised into the Round of 16 at the U.S. Women’s Amateur Public Links Thursday, never trailing in victories over Alexandra Stewart and Brittany Altomare.
Coming off of a disappointing U.S. Open, it appears that Ernie Els has had a change of heart about the upcoming AT&T National at a course that holds a special place in his heart: Congressional CC.
Long Beach State women’s coach Sue Ewart stepped down Thursday after 13 seasons with the program.
Purdue assistant JoJo Robertson is heading to Lubbock, Texas.
Germany’s Sandra Gal kept loose over a game of chess during a rain delay and shot an 8-under 64 Thursday to lead Jiyai Shin by one stroke before darkness suspended first-round play at the Wegmans LPGA.
Veronique Drouin, who has been an assistant coach at Georgia for the last four years, is the new head women’s golf coach at Oklahoma.
Kathy Teichert resigned as women’s coach at Michigan Friday after 16 seasons with the Wolverines.
Eighteen of the top 20 teams in the Golfweek/Sagarin College Rankings will square off at Inverness Club for this year's national championship.
T.J. Vogel doesn’t have much time left. Next week’s Rolex Tournament of Champions will be his last AJGA event, and his last chance to win an AJGA title. But whatever happens, Vogel has a career at USC to look forward to.
Adam Long would love to be able to package up the back nine at Wannamoisett Country Club and take it back to his Lake St. Louis, Mo., home. Or maybe take it to every tournament he competes in and use it as a substitute.
The PGA of America and Turner Sports have extended their broadcasting rights contract through 2019.
PGA Tour television coverage in the United Kingdom will continue under an agreement with Eurosport to broadcast the remaining tournaments on the 2009 schedule.
Wednesday, June 24
Top-seeded Stephanie Kono is still alive after the first round of match play in the U.S. Women’s Amateur Public Links. In one of the more commanding matches of the day, Kono took down Emily Powers, 4 and 3.
There are smiles at every turn of the head here at TPC River Highlands.
J.J. Henry sure knows how to give the home folks something more than a donut with their morning coffee.
Even in these rough stretches when his play is ragged and Brad Faxon struggles to keep positive thoughts going, he’s thrilled to be part of the PGA Tour.
Hey, the man just won a U.S. Open in ankle-high mud.
Raise your hand if you’ve heard of the following players: Tania Elosegui, Martina Eberl, Melissa Reid.
The PGA Tour is broadcast to more than 230 countries in 35 languages with a maximum reach of just under 600 million homes. For the moment, it has gone dark in Britain.
Sean O'Hair's third child had good timing, waiting until the day after the U.S. Open to be born.
Nathan Smith, the 2003 U.S. Mid-Amateur champion, gave his opening round at the 48th Northeast Amateur a big boost Wednesday when he made an eagle-2 at the 372-yard, par-4 fifth hole at Wannamoisett Country Club.
The par-4 second hole at Wannamoisett Country Club has long been considered one of the toughest – if not the toughest – holes on the course.
Point Loma Nazarene senior Sam Cyr fired a final-round 71 to finish as the only player under par and lock up his second consecutive individual title at the NAIA Men’s National Championships at TPC at Deere Run.
David Holmes grew up in Knoxville, Tenn., playing at Holston Hills Country Club, a course designed by Donald Ross.
Tuesday, June 23
Stephanie Kono made six birdies Tuesday in a 4-under 68 to earn medalist honors at the U.S. Women’s Amateur Public Links.
David Toms and Nick Price teamed up to win the CVS Charity Classic.
Lorena Ochoa fired David Brooker, her caddie of nearly three years, June 22, Golfweek has learned.
David Toms returned the favor on Tuesday. After Nick Price’s strong play during the opening day, Toms had eight birdies to lead the pair to the title at the CVS Caremark Charity Classic at the Rhode Island Country Club.
Many players used hybrids to deal with Bethpage Black’s thick rough.
Lorena Ochoa fired David Brooker, her caddie of nearly three years, June 22, Golfweek has learned.
does her best to figure out who will hire Lorena Ochoa's former caddie, David Brooker.
Former University of Texas player Farren Keenan sure has liking for The Berkshire Golf Club.
The most improbable story at the U.S. Open was David Duval’s return from oblivion.
While at the NCAA Women’s Championship I polled coaches to see if they would like to be able to go on greens and in bunkers during competition.
Monday, June 22
Lizette Salas, a rising junior at USC, shot 4-under 68 Monday to take the first-round lead in the stroke-play stage of the U.S. Women’s Amateur Public Links.
Phil Mickelson made two late bogeys to finish second in the U.S. Open, then headed home to be with his family.
Turnstile Publishing Co., parent of Golfweek magazine, has acquired a custom-publishing business – a move that diversifies Turnstile’s media assets and complements its industry-leading golf franchise.
No one will be rooting for Phil Mickelson to make a Monday charge more than his wife, Amy. But a close second?
Lucas Glover used his Nike SQ Sumo SQD Tour driver to hit the fairways at soggy Bethpage.
Worth noting as the leader Lucas Glover heads to the back nine in the final round.
Lucas Glover and Ricky Barnes are doing what many thought they would – struggle in the final-round limelight at the U.S. Open.
Tiger Woods is on the move.
In a final hour packed with emotion, Lucas Glover played a steady hand to win the U.S. Open.
Ricky Barnes needed only a few words to perfectly summarize his week – make that, week and one day – at the U.S. Open.
After tying for second at the 109th U.S. Open, David Duval feels like he is nearing his old form. Now it's time to keep moving forward.
Two years ago, many felt Drew Weaver’s win at the British Amateur Championship was worthy enough to land him a spot on the 2007 U.S. Walker Cup team.
Ryan Hybl has been named men’s head golf coach at the University of Oklahoma.
More to Open champ than meets the eye.
Thomas fires 29 on way to AJGA victory.
Jewish clubs, like private clubs in general, are struggling. The abundance of high-quality, public-access courses, a tough economy and changing consumer values are contributing to their plight. But Inwood Country Club and others are pursuing new strategies to survive.
“Cocooning” very well could be killing private golf clubs. The term reflects people’s desire to spend more time with loved ones. And it’s a 180-degree turn from the days when men escaped their wives and children and dashed to their clubs for male bonding.
Kim won Rolex Girls in playoff.
Sixteen amateurs competed in this year’s U.S. Open, the most since 1981, when 18 teed it up at Merion Golf Club.
with his top 3 candidates to fill the head men's coaching job at UCF.
In the next step to get golf included in the 2016 Olympics, International Golf Federation executives made a pitch for their sport June 15 before the International Olympic Committee’s Executive Board.
The PGA Tour’s Travelers Championship will offer Web coverage that enables fans to watch live streaming video and interact in real time.
it’s much better for the average player hitting driver from the middle tees than for the U.S. Open golfer laying up from the back.
At first glance, Eric Adelson’s retelling of Michelle Wie’s erratic young career looks like it will be a breezy two-hour read. But it quickly becomes apparent that the book will, in the immortal words of Donald Rumsfeld, become a “long, hard slog.”
The prettiest shots on “The Haney Project,” Golf Channel’s tragi-comic reality show, don’t fly off Charles Barkley’s club face. They appear in the backdrop of the opening credits, as Haney’s hapless student hacks his way around a tree-lined layout, duck-hooking drives into astounded crowds.
Stone Canyon Golf Club, a Greg Norman design, opened last month in Independence, Mo.
Sunday, June 21
Wasn’t it only recently that young Irishman Rory McIlroy got into “a spot of bother” across the pond when he referred to the Ryder Cup as a mere “exhibition?”
Hunter Mahan is making a move Sunday.
explains why Ricky Barnes winning the U.S. Open would put him in a select group.
Ricky Barnes appears to be feeling the pressure of leading the U.S. Open. Barnes has made back-to-back bogeys – the final hole of the third round and the first hole of the fourth round.
Welcome to the Rapid Rewind portion of the U.S. Open.
The U.S. Open moved one round closer to a conclusion Sunday afternoon, even if very little was settled on soggy Bethpage Black and the champion would not be decided for at least one more day.
Ian Poulter has been Twittering all week at the U.S. Open, but Sunday might have been the most unusual tweet of them all. He posted a picture of his golf ball on the 10th fairway, speckled with mud.
Hunter Mahan just posted 2-under par and said, “It doesn’t feel like a U.S. Open.”
No, it's not a shock. But it is official: The U.S. Open will need a Monday finish for the first time in regulation since 1983.
Decisions, decisions. To play or not to play?
The final round of the U.S. Open has been suspended, and not a moment too soon for Ricky Barnes.
John Daly’s bus turned out to be too big for a tunnel. Daly said a confusing set of signs at the entrance of the Bankhead Tunnel in Mobile, Ala., caused the top of his bus to be heavily damaged, with awnings and other parts hitting a Cadillac going in the other direction.
No golf tournament ends without a number of players able to say “What if?” over one hole or one swing.
confirms that Sergio Garcia is over his broken heart.
David Duval's resurrection is turning him into the people's champion at Bethpage.
Nick Clinard is heading to Auburn. After eight years at Central Florida, Clinard will take over for longtime Tigers coach Mike Griffin, who resigned at the end of the 2008-09 season.
Can Lefty produce a Hollywood ending?
Ricky Barnes called his round “stress-free.” Sean O’Hair said it feels like a regular week on Tour, and he felt comforta
Italy’s Matteo Manassero hasn’t stopped making history.
Saturday, June 20
Taylore Karle, a rising junior at Pepperdine, topped Dottie Ardina, 2 and 1, Saturday to win the Women's Western Amateur.
Rickie Fowler spoke to Golfweek.com each day at the U.S. Open to give an inside-the-ropes look at our national championship.
Long-hitting PGA Tour rookie Gary Woodland completed a 4-under 66 Saturday morning to finish two rounds at 1-under 139.
Ricky Barnes, the 36-hole U.S. Open leader, is playing his first season as a PGA Tour member after turning pro in ‘03 to much fanfare.
So, who exactly is Azuma Yuno?
Ernie Els didn’t take advantage of playing on the better side of the draw this week.
Nathan Tyler’s holed bunker shot was too little, too late.
With a record-setting show, Ricky Barnes has clearly regained his USGA championship stroke.
Phil Mickelson’s second round resumed at the par-4 12th, but it didn’t take long for him to create a little drama.
True story. Couldn’t make this up. Not that creative.
Went to the movie The Hangover the other day – you know, the day of the big U.S. Open washout, when things got boring at Bethpage and a dose of humor was needed.
Don’t look now, but Tiger Woods is chasing a record owned by Lou Graham, not Jack Nicklaus.
With a record-setting show, Ricky Barnes has clearly regained his USGA championship stroke.
As he pushed off from the first tee at 6:50 p.m. to begin his twilight third round, there was a gray sky, pounding rain, and a question from the audience.
Ricky Barnes has put his past struggles behind him and emerged stress-free at Bethpage.
Jose Maria Olazabal, a two-time Masters champion and part of the “Spanish Armada” with Seve Ballesteros that became the most formidable team in the Ryder Cup, has been elected to the World Golf Hall of Fame.
If this U.S. Open proves anything, it is that if the greens are soft and receptive you can make the course 8,000 yards and someone is still going to go low.
Walked a few holes with the wife of a player, who told me that she and a half dozen PGA Tour wives took the train to New York City for some shopping while their hubbies practiced earlier in the week.
The Tait Test for future greatness is pretty simple. If a player gets added to my dictionary when I do a spell check, then there’s a good chance I think he’s one for the future.
College coaches salivating at the prospect of getting British Amateur champion Matteo Manassero into their programs should reach for the tissue box right now and wipe their mouths dry.
There’s more to the Open than just Tiger and Phil.
Pencil Matteo Manassero’s name into the record books. The 16-year-old from Verona in Northern Italy holds two distinctions in British Amateur Championship history. He is the youngest ever winner of the British Amateur Championship, and the first Italian to win the championship in its 124-year history.
Ohio State rising junior Bo Hoag shot a final-round 69 Saturday to finish at 3-under 277 and win the Monroe Invitational.
The age limit at the Western Junior is 19 years old. That is why a junior-to-be in college can not only play in the event, but win.
Several college players are in the field this week at the U.S. Open, so at some point you had to figure the folks at NBC would spend some time talking about college golf.
Friday, June 19
Taylore Karle took down top-seeded Kristina Wong in the semifinals of the Women’s Western Amateur at Shawnee Country Club in Lima, Ohio.
Despite his struggles over the years, David Duval has a way of finding his way onto leaderboards at golf’s Grand Slam events.
This is shaping up to be an intriguing leaderboard at the U.S. Open.
Amateur Nick Taylor ended a long Thursday in style – holing a bunker shot for birdie at the par-3 14th just before the horn blew to stop play Friday night.
Players usually don’t want to leave a golf course when they’ve got it rolling.
Ricky Barnes’ 132 total is a new record for low opening 36 holes at the U.S. Open.
Katherine Perry isn’t a name that’s floating around the AJGA tournament circuit, but in the Southeast, the 17-year-old is a pretty big deal.
The U.S. Golf Association has come up with a plan to placate those who had tickets for the rain-shortened opening day of the U.S. Open at Bethpage Black.
Mike Weir came within one stroke of matching the best round ever in any of golf’s major championships.
Tiger Woods couldn’t get off the course fast enough. Mike Weir, Lucas Glover, Ricky Barnes and Phil Mickelson were among those on the right side of the rain at the U.S. Open and thrilled they didn’t have to leave until it was too dark to continue.
For all those who have suggested that Tiger Woods always gets the best side of the draw, we introduce the 2009 U.S. Open at Bethpage Black. One look at the scoring averages tells the story.
A veteran scribe, smiling for some reason, came over a while ago and said, “It’s a good thing I made my return flight on Wednesday. I’m looking pretty smart now.”
I’m looking at the leaderboard and I see Todd Hamilton tied for second and I’m asking a question that I never thought I’d ask.
Two men with names pronounced Han-son are on the leaderboard.
There are fringe benefits to lengthy rain delays at golf tournaments.
We are walking a fine line here, because plain and simple, there is no U.S. Open without volunteers.
If you believe in omens, the 74 posted by Tiger Woods doesn't bode well for U.S. Open chances.
Yes, officials pushed up some tees, so Bethpage Black wasn’t stretched to the 7,426 yards that is available.
NCAA matchmakers hit the jackpot.
Teaching pro Chris Wiemers has been named head men’s coach at Creighton, the school announced Friday.
It’s easy to hang the label of future superstar on young shoulders, extremely easy in the case of 16-year-old Italian Matteo Manassero.
I’m not a golf superintendent but I once worked for a minor league baseball team so I’ve seen first-hand how a rain-soaked field can magically be returned to playable conditions.
Even before the first drop of rain fell yesterday, the USGA made it clear that the U.S. Open would not implement lift, clean and place under any circumstances.
Most golf fans are familiar with U.S. Open first-round leader Mike Weir, but do New York golf fans know Swede Peter Hanson, the golfer most visible in Weir’s rear-view mirror after shooting 66?
Zack Fischer shot a final-round 72 Friday to win the Western Junior Championship at the University of Texas Golf Club. Despite playing his final four holes in 3 over, Fischer finished at 3-under 281, two shots ahead of Patrick Cantlay.
One of the highlights of the day for me was bumping into legendary amateur Bill Campbell, who is attending his first U.S. Open this week since Oakmont in 1983 when he was the USGA’s president.
When Drew Weaver played his first major, the 2007 British Open, he was trying to heal a mourning community with his play.
Local fans thought they’d got the steal of the century at the beginning of the week. Now all they have is a useless piece of paper.
Stiggy Hogson’s real name is Eamonn.
Matteo Manassero has some experience helping him here this week. Italian coach Alberto Binaghi is caddying for him.
If Phil Mickelson should somehow pull off the fairy tale and win the U.S. Open for a wife back home battling breast cancer, he’d probably be greeted at the last green by a dozen New York book publishers and maybe as many movie producers.
Thursday, June 18
Your first birdie of the 2009 U.S. Open was made by J.P. Hayes., the first player off the 10th tee.
Tiger Woods is off at the U.S. Open, but it wasn’t an ideal start.
Jeff Brehaut, playing in the first group off No. 10, made the turn in 1-under 34 and is your early candidate for surprise Day 1 leader at the U.S. Open, a role played by Justin Hicks and Kevin Streelman in ‘08.
It’s about noon and the U.S. Open is at a stormy standstill. While fighting boredom during the suspension of play due to inclement weather, I noticed that the four little-known names at the top of the leaderboard, listed at T-1, were Brehaut, Edfors, Parr and Spears.
It’s still pouring sheets, Bethpage Black is under water and the next announcement by the USGA needs to be on the topic of “Movie Listings” or “Broadway Attractions.”
To help celebrate his 39th birthday, Phil Mickelson on Tuesday was extended a double-header: Breakfast in bed, then breakfast at his favorite “joint” back home in San Diego.
In the world of professional golf major championships, it’s generally felt that the PGA Championship receives the least amount of respect.
Mark Hillson is the surprise package of this year’s British Amateur Championship. Most people wouldn’t have picked him to make the match play stages let alone the last eight.
The first round is currently in a weather delay so what better time to read the transcript of Argentina’s Eduardo Romero from his press conference.
I wish I had my lawn mower with me. Then I’d be able to cut the grass around one of Southport’s landmarks
If you wanted to see a player go out of a championship with a whimper instead of a bang, then you had to see the way veteran Welshman Nigel Edwards exited the British Amateur Championship.
Introducing The Gallery Awards (aka The Lookies)!
Rain gear from the U.S. Open
There weren’t many highlights for the players who endured the rainy conditions in the first round of the U.S. Open. But as Jim McCabe writes, Jim Furyk may have emerged as a possible favorite at Bethpage, despite the look on his face.
Tiger Woods’ defense of the U.S. Open title began with an adventure. Woods double-bogeyed the fifth hole, but birdied the sixth. He was two off the lead when play was suspended at 10:16 a.m. due to heavy rains.
Thursday’s suspension of play at Bethpage Black because of heavy rain meant a third straight Open on Long Island to be affected at some point by the weather.
Ryan Spears has won a college tournament while surrounded by wildfires. Now he’s atop the leaderboard at a super-soaked U.S. Open.
Set in historic St. Augustine, mere minutes from Florida’s sun-drenched Atlantic coast, World Golf Village is undoubtedly golf’s most complete resort vacation destination.
Torrential downpours have suspended the first round of the U.S. Open. Play will resume 7:30 a.m. Friday morning with the first round ending late that same day. Tiger Woods was two shots off the four-way lead when play stopped.
Kristina Wong continues to roll through the Women's Western Amateur.
Wednesday, June 17
There aren’t many people better qualified to teach the short game than Phil Mickelson.
Bethpage Black undoubtedly favors a long hitter.
Outside of Lake Nona, Isleworth and Whisper Rock, there may not be a course with as many players in the U.S. Open field as Virginia Country Club in Long Beach, Calif.
Maybe Martin Kaymer was channeling his inner Sam Snead, which may not be a good idea at the U.S. Open, a tournament Snead never won.
Here’s your weather forecast for Thursday, and it’s not good.
David Erdy has come a long way in a year, a path that has led him to this year’s U.S. Open.
Bethpage Black isn’t your typical muni, but near the media center is the perfect reminder that this is, in fact, a public course.
Was walking by the Bethpage Black putting green when I spotted a Ryder Cup player and yelled out, “Hey, does a medium-length hitter have a chance to win this week?”
Phil Mickelson said his wife Amy, who will start breast cancer treatment July 1, has sent him “notes, texts, cards and hints” that she’d like him to bring the U.S. Open silver trophy to her hospital room.
Ryan Dreyer is used to playing for high stakes under pressure. Not the sort of pressure of the British Amateur Championship, but high-risk games of chance at the card tables of Sun City and Las Vegas.
As spectators depart the massive Merchandise Pavilion, they walk by large murals on the outer walls promoting upcoming U.S. Open sites.
Jack Nicklaus flipped the switch at 5:50 this evening to light the Empire State Building’s tower.
Speaking of handicaps, even the highest plus-handicap you can think of doesn’t guarantee success in the British Amateur Championship.
The Adams Tour van was packed and leaving the grounds. That is until Vijay Singh made a last-minute request. Singh, who already uses an Adams A3 19-degree hybrid, wanted to try 4- and 5-iron replacement hybrids.
The R&A’s World Amateur Golf Ranking now decides who gets into the British Amateur Championship.
Don’t expect to see a lot of smiling faces once play begins Thursday at the U.S. Open. As Jim McCabe explains, Bethpage Black is a headache waiting to happen.
Phil Mickelson could not have asked for a better time celebrating his 39th birthday, even if his presents were a little more traditional than the head of a dinosaur or a meteorite.
The U.S. Open might have one tough act to follow.
It’s often said of golf course architecture that if you can get inside a player’s head and make him think, he’s done. And yet what really happens at certain peak moments like a U.S. Open is that a few players rise to the level of the playing field and figure out its varied demands.
Bethpage Black doesn’t lack for intimidating forces, with the famed warning sign near the first tee saying only highly skilled players should dare venture past, a trio of par-4s spanning more than 500 yards apiece and the second-longest layout in U.S. Open history.
Bandon (Ore.) Dunes Golf Resort will host the 2011 U.S. Amateur Public Links Championship and the 2011 U.S. Women’s Amateur Public Links Championship, the U.S. Golf Association announced Wednesday.
Kristina Wong fired her second consecutive 1-over 73 on Tuesday to take medalist honors at 36 holes at the Women’s Western Amateur in Lima, Ohio.
Tuesday, June 16
Michelle Wie failed to qualify for the U.S. Women’s Open. Wie shot a 74 in the second round of qualifying Monday, and missed by a shot.
Sergio Garcia and Retief Goosen were testing a new TaylorMade ball before the St. Jude Classic.
Before his best driving performance in years, Tiger Woods made a small tweak to his driver.
One of the more interesting things to come out of pre-U.S. Open interviews Tuesday was Paul Casey’s account of his conversation with former touring pro Miller Barber, Mr. X.
Two months ago, Thomas Levet stood beneath the sprawling oak tree behind Augusta National’s clubhouse and soaked in the Masters ambiance.
Kenny Perry can point to 40 minutes of his life to prove that the spectators weren’t reading their U.S. Open guides at Bethpage Black.
One assumes they’ll get this straightened out before Thursday’s first round, but the decision on which driver to put into play was a confounding one for Alvaro Quiros and his caddie, Dave McNeilly.
Hunter Hamrick sure likes playing golf in his home state of Alabama.
Padraig Harrington is still looking for his major-winning form.
The rise of England’s Paul Casey to No. 3 in the World Rankings hasn’t come without a helping hand or two. During a press conference earlier today, Casey spoke candidly about his special relationship with his longtime instructor, Peter Kostis
I might need to change my attitude towards the Palmer Cup after bumping into Dean Robertson today in the Formby clubhouse.
There are a lot of good stories among the 288 competitors who began the stroke play rounds of the British Amateur Championship, but Ryan Dreyer’s is one of the most intriguing.
The Scottish Golf Union’s (SGU) decision to name it’s six-man European Championship team today was called into question with results from British Amateur qualifying.
OK, the proposition is this: Tiger Woods or the field in the U.S. Open at the wet beast known as Bethpage Black?
A few key changes from 2002 helped Bethpage Black become an even more compelling layout for the 2009 U.S. Open. Bradley S. Klein breaks down three pivotal holes at the more strategic, flexible course.
Rocco Mediate arrived at Bethpage Black’s driving range Tuesday moments after Tiger Woods left, settling in one spot away from where the reigning U.S. Open champion practiced.
Monday, June 15
Nike Golf has added Amanda Blumenherst, a three-time national collegiate player of the year and winner of the 2008 U.S. Women's Amateur Championship, to its tour staff.
With corporate America reining in spending, it's no surprise hospitality sales are down at this year's U.S. Open. As of June 2, the USGA had sold 42 hospitality tents at Bethpage. By comparison, the event accounted for 78 tents in 2002, the last time the Open was held at the New York venue.
Anna Nordqvist had nearly all Ping in her bag as she won her first major at Bulle Rock.
San Diego State women’s coach Felicia Brown will not have her contract renewed.
SandHills Golf Club and Pacific Dunes tops the 2009 Golfweek's Best Modern Courses
Jan Dowling was named head women’s coach at Florida, the university announced Monday.
Oraee, of Greeley, Colo., shot a 16-under 200 (66-64-70) at Aspen (Colo.) Golf Club to win the AJGA's Junior All-Star at Aspen by 18.
Ten years ago this summer, a billboard went up on U.S. Route 1 south of Sanford, N.C., proclaiming the arrival of something totally different.
I’m not surprised Rory McIlroy softened his initial comments about the Ryder Cup. Calling the Ryder Cup an exhibition match doesn’t go down well on these shores.
In between practicing pitch shots from some mighty thick spinach, Sean O’Hair addressed the baby talk
Bronson Burgoon’s message was clear – he wants to make the U.S. Walker Cup team later this year.
I watched the grounds crew prep the 16th and 17th greens this afternoon during a lull in the action.
Coming into the 2008-09 season, there wasn’t a lot of hype surrounding North Carolina State’s Matt Hill or the University of Washington men’s team.
The golf season is short throughout Minnesota but particularly so on the northeastern Iron Range – unfortunate because that’s where you’ll find the state’s top two public-access courses.
Just a few months removed from a record-breaking win in Hilton Head, Brian Gay is primed for his third career win at the St. Jude Classic. Gay will earn a spot in the U.S. Open if he wins.
Shingo Katayama of Japan has withdrawn from the U.S. Open because of an injury to his upper back.
Tiger Woods held the putter with only his left hand as he rapped a 60-foot putt across the practice green. Then he hit another putt with his right hand, a third putt with both hands in conventional style.
Champions Tour golfer Ken Green had his lower right leg amputated because of severe injuries caused by a car accident.
Perry won U.S. Women's Open Sectional Qualifier.
Bethpage Black is hard. We all know that. Even the Bethpage bureaucrats are tampering with the idea of rewording that extremely famous sign on the first tee. The Monday Scramble investigates.
A slump in corporate sales hasn’t spared this year’s U.S. Open. The event didn’t sell out tickets in advance for the first time since 1986. Adam Schupak reports.
Almost 10 years after the sudden and tragic death of her husband, Payne, Tracey Stewart sat down with Jeff Rude for a rare interview.
Rounding out your fantasy golf team for the U.S. Open? Golfweek’s experts tell you who to pick at Bethpage.
Kevin Dougherty may not have the name recognition of Oklahoma State’s other recent (i.e. Fowler, Hoffmann, Tway and Uihlein), but he’s been on an impressive run in California.
During four All-American seasons at Rollins College in Winter Park, Fla., Charlotte Campbell got in the habit of decorating her shoes, uniforms and hats with rhinestones. Little did she know that her idiosyncrasy would inspire a business.
Golfweek’s fleet of reporters is on the scene this week inside the gates at Bethpage Black. Here are their predictions.
After setting a course record with an opening-round 67, 18-year-old Isabelle Lendl finished at 4-under 212 to win the 98th Women’s Eastern Amateur Championship in Wintergreen, Va.
Sunday, June 14
Even though Michelle Wie never made a run at winning the LPGA Championship, she certainly gave her sizable galleries reason to cheer this week.
A long and memorable day for Anna Nordqvist ended with a well-deserved champagne shower on the 18th green.
“Last fall you talked about sleeping with your putter on Saturday night. Are you going to try that again?” a reporter asked.
One of the great perks of covering the McDonald’s LPGA Championship is the 5 p.m. burger.
Brian Gay played his way into the U.S. Open in his last possible chance, completing a wire-to-wire victory Sunday in the St. Jude Classic.
The USGA will announce Monday that in June 2014, Pinehurst No. 2 will host the U.S. Open and U.S. Women’s Open in back-to-back weeks. Bradley S. Klein weighs in on the move.
Two more players have withdrawn from next week's U.S. Open with injuries.
So long and so dark, the shadow he casts has the potential to stretch substantially with the upcoming U.S. Open at Bethpage Black.
Saturday, June 13
As a rookie playing in the third round of the LPGA Championship, Anna Nordqvist probably figured the only problem she might encounter was a little bit of nervousness.
Ohio State University announced Saturday that Darr will coach the Buckeyes in the fall, taking over for Jim Brown, who retired in the spring after 36 years in Columbus.
Michelle Wie aced the par-3 seventh hole with a knock-down 8-iron.
Suzann Pettersen just tweeted that she has pulled out of the tournament.
Irene Cho made the cut at the LPGA Championship by one stroke and started the third round tied for 65th, so there was really no reason to believe the 25-year-old Californian would come within one shot of making history at Bulle Rock on Saturday.
A month after leading Arizona State to victory at the NCAA Women’s Championship, Azahara Munoz picked up another title.
Friday, June 12
As a young golfer in Sweden, Anna Nordqvist patterned her career after the best female golfer her country has ever produced — Annika Sorenstam.
Alexis Thompson is heading to her third U.S. Women’s Open. The 14-year-old shot 4-under 140 at Plantation Bay Country Club to top the field.
David Gossett is on the cut line in the weather-delayed St. Jude Classic, so we won’t know until Saturday if his consecutive 70s at TPC Southwind are enough to make the cut.
John Daly was on pace to comfortably make his first PGA Tour cut of the year at the St. Jude Classic. Then he ended his second round with a double bogey, and now sits on the cut line after two rounds at TPC Southwind.
Lorena Ochoa’s caddie, David Brooker, withdrew Friday morning from the McDonald’s LPGA.
Suzann Pettersen fired James Walton for the second time after the Corning Classic and now has veteran PGA Tour caddie Paul Fusco on the bag.
Everyone knows Juli Inkster is a grinder.
Thunderstorms have stopped play during the second round of the St. Jude Classic with Brian Gay holding the clubhouse lead after a 4-under 66.
When it comes to golf, Jordan insists all that is true. He played in the U.S. Open Challenge with Ben Roethlisberger and Justin Timberlake on Friday at Bethpage Black, and through two holes, he was trailing the contest winner who finished out their foursome, a Phoenix police lieutenant.
Justin Thomas held off junior golf’s No. 1 player to win the FootJoy Invitational June 12, but that wasn’t all he earned for his effort. Thomas topped overnight leader Jordan Spieth and earned a spot in the PGA Tour’s Wyndham Championship with his victory.
Faldo will be given a knighthood by Queen Elizabeth II on Saturday for his services to golf, the only athlete to be given one of Britain’s highest honors on the monarch’s birthday list this year.
Nobody has played Memphis’ PGA Tour stop more than Loren Roberts. No one has wanted to win it more than him.
She’s 44, had both hips replaced within the last two years and hasn’t won a tournament since 1992.
Phil Mickelson is looking a bit more at ease, the golf course providing some of the distraction he wanted while he and his wife cope with her breast cancer.
Robert Karlsson of Sweden has withdrawn from the U.S. Open next week at Bethpage Black because of an eye infection which has left him with no depth perception in his left eye.
The first sectional qualifier for the U.S. Women’s Open was held Thursday, and three juniors were among those that advanced, including 13-year-old Cindy Feng, recent winner of the AJGA’s Thunderbird International Junior.
The U.S. Open hopes of UC Santa Barbara rising junior Scott Lewis just got a little better.
One name that I don’t think has been mentioned enough during the Walker Cup chase is former South Carolina All-American Mark Anderson.
Top-seeded Carlota Ciganda and Azahara Munoz have advanced to the semifinals of the Ladies’ British Amateur Championship, where they will be joined by England’s Laura Collin and Germany’s Caroline Masson.
Thursday, June 11
Hold on to your visors and grab your trusty lob wedge, the postseason is here.
Philip Francis told Golfweek June 8 that he is transferring from UCLA after two seasons to enroll at Arizona State, but will have to sit out the 2009-10 season due to Pac-10 regulations.
Andrew Svoboda has a rooting interest in the St. Jude Classic.
Golf makes its big play for a place on the Olympic program next week believing its lineup will deliver a persuasive case for inclusion.
In her first event as a professional, Amanda Blumenherst is off to a fantastic start.
Brian Gay still has a chance to earn a berth in the U.S. Open at Bethpage Black by winning the St. Jude Classic.
U.S. Junior Amateur champion Cameron Peck proved he can play with the pros, carding a 1-under 69 in the first round of the St. Jude Classic.
For the second time in four years, Nicole Castrale topped the leaderboard after the first round of the LPGA Championship.
Phil Mickelson made the turn at even-par in the first round of the St. Jude Classic.
Shh. . . You didn’t hear it from me but after a two-year absence, they’re back.
FedEx employees have one of the best spots to watch the St. Jude Classic.
Talk about David vs. Goliath. Ian McConnel, No. 96 in the Golfweek/Titleist Junior Rankings, shot a bogey-free 67 Thursday at the FootJoy Boys Invitational to join the country’s top-ranked junior, Jordan Spieth, atop the leaderboard.
Still scratching my head at the Golf Channel press release that popped in my Inbox last night.
Representatives from 15 countries made it into match play at the Ladies’ British Amateur Championship at Royal St David’s in Harlech, Wales.
In his first PGA Tour event since learning his wife has breast cancer, Phil Mickelson shot a 2-under 68 Thursday at the St. Jude Classic and is four off of Brian Gay’s lead. Gay needs a win to play in the U.S. Open.
Michelle Wie could end up making the final LPGA Championship at Bulle Rock an unforgettable event.
Paige Mackenzie has a renewed focus in 2009.
Defending champion Tiger Woods will play the first two rounds of the U.S. Open with Padraig Harrington and Angel Cabrera, giving fans at Bethpage Black a chance to see the reigning champions of all four majors.
The Duke grad and three-time college player of the year carded five birdies in a 4-under 68 Thursday at the Duramed Futures Tour’s Michelob Ultra Futures Players Championship. She was was a shot off the lead midway through the first round at Hickory Point Golf Course in Decatur, Illinois.
Two former Arizona State teammates easily made it past the first two rounds of match play Thursday at the Ladies British Amateur Championship in Wales.
Wednesday, June 10
I’m not sure how many players have a chance to win next week’s U.S. Open at Bethpage Black. Maybe 20. Maybe 10. Maybe one.
The main thing that struck me about Phil Mickelson’s first address about wife Amy’s breast cancer was how heavy his heart seemed.
Jamie Green left Charlotte this past winter to coach at Duke, leaving Adam Pry as the interim head coach. Today, Judy Rose, the Director of Athletics at Charlotte lifted the interim tag and Named Pry the head coach.
The 156-man field for the 109th U.S. Open, to be played June 18-21 on the Black Course at Bethpage State Park.
A long and distinguished list of tournaments stand between now and the selection of this year's Walker Cup team. A hot summer on the amateur circuit might make all the difference between a spot in the action or a seat on the sidelines come September.
Way back when, Harry Rudolph was one of the best junior and college players in the country.
A complete and in-depth look at the field of amateurs that will be competing in this year's U.S. Open.
Indiana grad Jorge Campillo will make his debut as a professional at the European Tour’s BMW International Open at the end of June.
Former Washington Redskins QB Joe Theismann, who is turning into a pro-am stalwart in his post-Monday Night Football broadcasting days.
Jordan Spieth showed why he’s the top-ranked junior in the country. The Dallas native made seven birdies Wednesday in a 4-under 66 at the FootJoy Boys Invitational and leads by three shots.
Cameron Peck’s smile is so wide his cheeks must ache.
Tomorrow is a day locals may want to play hooky from work and attend the St. Jude Classic.
Irish golfers are giving the Great Britain & Ireland Walker Cup captain Colin Dalgleish and his team of selectors something of a headache this year.
Stacy Lewis isn’t one to sugarcoat.
It’s usually pretty obvious which players view early-week media obligations as drudgery, and which ones don’t mind a brief chat.
It’s debatable whether the R&A has made the right decision on the choice of course for the match play stages of next week’s British Amateur Championship.
Spanish golfers have enjoyed a pretty good run in the Ladies’ British Amateur Championship in recent years. I’m betting that run continues this year.
Phil Mickelson spoke to the media Wednesday at the St. Jude Classic, unsure what to expect from his golf game since discovering his wife has breast cancer. Amy is to have surgery in early July.
John Hoeflich, a senior vice president for Nickent Golf, discusses adjustable drivers.
LPGA Championship’s future is uncertain.
Images from a special week of golf.
Tiger Woods won the Memorial with a closing 65 in which he didn’t miss a fairway.
“Tiger Woods PGA Tour 2010,” clearly the Tiger Woods of home golf video games, hit store shelves and mothers’ wallets around the country Monday, just hours following Woods’ comeback victory at Memorial – or as EA Sports executives are rumored to be calling it, the Promotional.
Indiana grad Jorge Campillo will make his debut as a professional at the European Tour’s BMW International Open at the end of June.
Spain’s Carlota Ciganda and Azahara Munoz (pictured) will be the top seeds in the match play portion of the Ladies’ British Amateur Championship after tying for first in the 36-hole qualifier.
Tuesday, June 9
Golfweek experts pick their favorites for the St. Jude Classic.
Former PGA Tour player Ken Green was involved in a car accident Monday in Mississippi that killed his girlfriend, brother and dog. Green may have to have his right leg amputated. The accident is the latest in a series of hardships for Green.
So long to the “tossed salad hairdo”, as one Tour equipment rep described it on the range.
John Daly showed up this morning on the putting green with a cigarette dangling from his lip, a Diet Coke in his right hand and cradling a cell phone against his ear.
M.J. Maguire, of St. Petersburg, Fla., shot 5-under 65 Tuesday to take the first-round lead in the AJGA’s FootJoy Boys Invitational. Jordan Spieth, Golfweek's top-ranked junior, is one shot back.
That irresistible smell that consumed the driving range at TPC Southwind this afternoon? Compliments of Charles Vergo’s Rendezvous BBQ, where they like to say, “Not since Adam has a rib been this famous!”
A scene like this never gets old: Helen Alfredsson held a young fan in her arms while dad snapped a picture.
John Daly makes his return to the PGA Tour this week. His return to the U.S. Open will have to wait at least another year.
Jim Furyk doesn’t have fond memories of the Black Course at Bethpage State Park, but he hopes changes in the course setup and hopefully better weather will boost his chances to contend at next week’s U.S. Open.
Kyle Peterman has won a playoff to earn the final spot available through qualifying for the U.S. Open next week.
Fashion Spotlight: Laura Ormson, Wear to Win
What will happen in the 2009-2010 season?
Apparently Tim Clark is the LeBron James of the PGA Tour. Not in terms of talent but decorum, or lack thereof, from May 30-31 weekend.
Monday, June 8
No doubt about it, Tiger's Nike driver paved the way for his victory at the Memorial.
Cameron Peck won’t be defending his FootJoy Invitational title this week. Instead, he’ll be making the second PGA Tour start of his career at the St. Jude Classic. Also, read about two remarkable rounds in junior events this week.
After Tiger Woods shot a closing 65 and won the Memorial, Jim Furyk said he wished the news media “would just quit (ticking) him off ... so he has to come back and keep proving stuff.”
The good news for Lucas Glover is this: He has posted a 9-under 63 to get off to a sizzling start in today’s 36-hole U.S. Open qualifier.
John Daly makes his return to the PGA Tour this week. His return to the U.S. Open will have to wait at least another year.
Josh McCumber’s ace was a bonus Monday during U.S. Open sectional qualifying at Lake Nona Golf & Country Club. Final-hole birdies by Gary Woodland and amateur Tyson Alexander were necessities.
David Duval finished in a logjam for 10th place at a U.S. Open qualifier in Columbus, Ohio, and is heading back to the Open for the first time since 2006. Davis Love III wasn’t as lucky. Jim McCabe reports.
Welcome to the Monday Scramble, where we can’t remember the last time Tiger Woods won a tournament without fist-pumping on the 18th green. So how did he do it? Well, we’ve got 10 good reasons.
Tiger Woods took a detour on his way home from his win at the Memorial, stopping at Bethpage Black for a practice round with Hank Haney. Woods will defend his U.S. Open title next week at Bethpage, the site of his ‘02 Open victory.
The new owner of The Greenbrier plans to build a 50,000-square-foot casino underground, according to news reports.
Attracting new players is vital for the industry’s growth, but a new NGF study indicates helping “core” golfers improve their game may be just as valuable.
Talk about a manic Monday. U.S. Open sectional qualifying concluded at 13 sites across the country with qualifiers heading to Bethpage Black next week. Come back early and often for results.
Colin Montgomerie wants Denmark’s Thomas Bjorn and Paul McGinley to act as Ryder Cup vice captains next year when the Scotsman leads Europe’s bid to regain the cup.
David Smail led the way at Japan's U.S. Open qualifier, finishing five shots ahead of Angelo Que of the Philippines to secure his place at Bethpage later this month.
Stackhouse grabbed first AJGA victory in Ringgold.
Look of the week!
Sights and sounds from a U.S. Open qualifier.
Who says there is nothing good on television?
With growing interest in the Nationwide Tour, the PGA Tour is featuring more content about its developmental circuit on a weekly basis at pgatour.com.
Cape Cod is unusual in that it’s a high-end vacation destination that, even for native Northeasterners, doesn’t readily connote golf. Sailing, lobster, chowder, Kennedys, sure. But golf courses? Well, it would make sense.
Sunday, June 7
So much for his struggles with the driver. Tiger Woods hit all 14 fairways Sunday en route to a 65 that earned him his fourth Memorial title. He knocked a 7-iron stiff on the final hole to beat Jim Furyk by one.
In-Kyung Kim crouched and grimaced when the ball stopped on the edge of the cup on her final hole. Moments later, she couldn’t hide her smile.
Playing a Ryder Cup in Wales should be high on Stephen Dodd’s wish list, but that’s the furthest thing from his mind.
Each year the Memorial Tournament singles out players or contributors for their achievements in and gifts to the game.
Women's Golfweek All-Americans 2009
Golfweek Men's All-Americans 2009
Saturday, June 6
The work day for PGA Tour caddies is hard enough without adding extra chores.
At one point midway through the third round of the Memorial Tournament, it was an impressive leaderboard.
Cristie Kerr noticed the gusting wind and saw an opportunity. Now she has a shot at another victory.
A little over a year ago, Tiger Woods was faced with the biggest decision of his career. He had a problem, again, with his left knee.
For most of a warm and wacky Saturday afternoon at the Memorial, the leaderboard was filled with a “Who’s Who” of this golfing generation, five players with a combined 20 majors, 121 PGA Tour victories and 19 World Golf Championships.
Friday, June 5
Conrad Shindler is still riding an immense high from winning the NCAA Championship with his Texas A&M squad, but Shindler's high is continuing at the PGA Tour's Memorial Tournament this week.
The Nationwide Tour will play 36 holes Sunday to complete the Melwood Prince George’s County Open.
It was a simple question, but Brian Davis didn’t have any time to answer late Thursday.
It’s June, do you know where your double major winner is from 2008?
This will not be a clip the PGA Tour uses to support its motto, “These Guys Are Good.”
Europe won its second straight Palmer Cup on Friday, defeating the Americans 13-11 at Cherry Hills Country Club in Denver, Colo.
The U.S. Open will return to Oakmont Country Club in suburban Pittsburgh in 2016, nine years after the national championship was last played there.
Hall of Famer Se Ri Pak maintained a share of the State Farm Classic lead with another bogey-free performance, while Sweden’s Helen Alfredsson shot into contention with a spectacular second round Friday.
Tiger Woods isn’t likely to storm off the 18th green on Sunday if he doesn’t win the Memorial Tournament.
One last birdie for Jim Furyk put him one more stroke under par, which he found more gratifying than being in a share of the lead with Jonathan Byrd on Friday at the Memorial.
A global credit crunch and plummeting real estate prices have brought many development projects in Dubai to a halt. Add another to the list: Al Ruwaya Golf Course, Tiger Woods’ first design project. Its opening, set for fall 2009, has been pushed back at least six months.
Thursday, June 4
A week before his return to the PGA Tour after a six-month suspension, John Daly has signed an endorsement deal with a sports drink company.
Forget John Daly. Forget Phil Mickelson. Those returns aren’t until next week in Memphis.
Need a few ways to measure Luke Donald’s scintillating 8-under 64 in the first round of the Memorial Tournament?
From 5-under and a two-stroke lead, things changed dramatically – and in a hurry for David Duval.
Thomas Aiken of South Africa is making his debut in the Memorial Tournament.
He’s been one of the warmest players on the PGA Tour – and not just because of three weeks in Texas.
U.S. Open fantasy league players, take note: The top of the board after the Memorial first round looks like something you could expect to see at an Open.
Looking for two players who can come out of nowhere at the FootJoy Boys Invitational?
Hall of Famer Se Ri Pak (pictured) shot a bogey-free 6-under 66 on Thursday for a share of the first-round lead with fellow South Korean Jee Young Lee in the State Farm Classic.
Richard Werenski has made his mark on the IJGT, but the 17-year-old has yet to secure an AJGA title. Does Werenski, bound for Georgia Tech in 2010, have a chance at next week’s FootJoy Boys Invitational? He thinks he does.
Kenny Perry was needling Tiger Woods as he stood over his chip shot behind the final hole, one three-time Memorial Tournament winner dogging another.
Todd Hamilton’s caddie at the Memorial Tournament is a kid from back home who’s had a better last couple of weeks than Hamilton has.
Tiger Woods hardly missed a fairway, a big improvement. Luke Donald hardly missed a putt, and that was far more rewarding Thursday at the Memorial.
It's time to buckle down...
Wednesday, June 3
Arnold Palmer issued a challenge to those competing in the Palmer Cup, the college equivalent of the Ryder Cup.
By almost any standard, Chris Wilson doesn’t belong in the Memorial Tournament.
The morning calm at Muirfield Village was shattered by a sound that was sure to be sweet music to players.
Tiger Woods has been out of action since The Players, giving him plenty of time to watch his Orlando Magic advance to the NBA Finals. Woods isn’t the clear-cut favorite this week, though. Look out for Kenny Perry and Jim Furyk.
The Travelers Championship has invited three promising young players to its event, which will be held the week after the U.S. Open.
Kenny Perry was a walking testament to the adjustable driver last week at Colonial.
The U.S. Open has its 1-2 punch now that Phil Mickelson intends to play, although Lefty and Tiger Woods won’t see much of each other at Bethpage Black unless it’s on the weekend.
They played a round of golf for the first time at the 1995 Masters, one of them (Jack Nicklaus) a living legend, the other (Tiger Woods) a heralded phenom.
On their list of things to do in 2010, PGA Tour players can cross off “complain about Poppy Hills.”
It was a putt for fun, for charity, for the chance to continue playing in the rain.
So, you’re wondering what’s up with Tiger Woods?
U.S. Ryder Cup captain Corey Pavin wants his players to find time to play Celtic Manor before they arrive to defend the trophy in October 2010.
Long a phenom and a millionaire many times over, Michelle Wie couldn’t help but plug her latest venture Tuesday before the State Farm Classic.
Just as well that Colin Montgomerie has a bit of money in the bank, because he’d probably starve to death if he had to earn a living as a salesman.
The Pebble Beach National Pro-Am will have a new golf course in its rotation next year, with the Shore Course at Monterey Peninsula Country Club replacing Poppy Hills.
You have to be impressed with Colin Montgomerie’s attention to detail. Just a few months into the job and the 2010 European Ryder cup captain has his eye on every last, little facet.
Walking down the range here at Celtic Manor was like a stroll down amateur golf’s memory lane.
It didn’t take long for the ghost of Kiawah Island to come screaming back to haunt the first Ryder Cup press conference at Celtic Manor between the opposing Ryder Cup captains.
Why the U.S. Open is the democratic major.
Now that the Texas Swing is over, it’s Sneak Preview Fortnight on the PGA Tour.
Monday, June 1
Phil Mickelson will return to the PGA Tour next week at the St. Jude Classic, according to a person informed of the plans. Lefty will play the U.S. Open, too. Mickelson has not played since learning that his wife, Amy, has breast cancer.
The renovated Silver Course at Doral reopened June 1 with a new name – the Jim McLean Signature Course. The noted swing doctor turned the rundown course into a must-play where the ground game is in effect. Except, of course, at the par-3 14th (pictured).
Sports psychologists figure to have a field day with what Tim Clark said after he lost a playoff at the Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial: “I can’t take anything positive from today.”
Oklahoma State men’s coach Mike McGraw won the Dave Williams Award as Division I national coach of the year, the GCAA announced Monday.
There are perks – such as rubbing elbows with Tiger Woods’ swing coach Hank Haney – that come with being named the IJGT’s player of the year. Jim Liu (right) has torn through the IJGT ranks this season but is keeping his focus on the future.
Mount Washington Hotel is best known for having hosted the Bretton Woods International Conference in 1944, which sometimes obscures the fact that, after the brutal New Hampshire winters, it morphs into one of the Northeast’s best golf destinations.
President Barack Obama has agreed to be the honorary chairman of the Presidents Cup, the sixth consecutive time for an active head of state to be involved in the biennial golf competition.
Rounds played volume in the United States increased 1.4 percent in April and rose 2 percent year-to-date, according to the most recent National Golf Rounds Played Report.
Martindale recorded commanding PGA Junior victory.
Tim Clark birdied the 18th hole for a 6-under 66 on Saturday that gave him a two-stroke lead going into the final round of the Crowne Plaza Invitational.
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The best looks, of the past week, from the fairways!
Jack Nicklaus and Tiger Woods will play together in the Memorial Skins Game, only the second time they have competed against each other in the same group.
This hole revived the art of the short par 4 when it debuted in 1976.
A sponsor’s fiscal woes. A brutal economy. Rising tournament costs. They all combined to bring an end to the Corning Classic, an LPGA staple for 31 years, and raise questions about the fate of small markets.
The LPGA announced it will proceed with its season-ending Tour Championship even without a title sponsor.