News for Wednesday, June 10, 2009


News 2009 June 10


Better be long at Bethpage

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.

Mickelson heads into St. Jude with heavy heart

The main thing that struck me about Phil Mickelson’s first address about wife Amy’s breast cancer was how heavy his heart seemed.

Pry named head coach at Charlotte

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.

U.S. Open field breakdown

The 156-man field for the 109th U.S. Open, to be played June 18-21 on the Black Course at Bethpage State Park.

Race for Walker Cup gets underway

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.

Rudolph reinstated

Way back when, Harry Rudolph was one of the best junior and college players in the country.

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U.S. Open: Amateur rundown

A complete and in-depth look at the field of amateurs that will be competing in this year's U.S. Open.

Campillo to debut at BMW

Indiana grad Jorge Campillo will make his debut as a professional at the European Tour’s BMW International Open at the end of June.

Theismann shakes off rust at Pro-Am

Former Washington Redskins QB Joe Theismann, who is turning into a pro-am stalwart in his post-Monday Night Football broadcasting days.

Spieth bolts ahead at FootJoy

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.

Peck's storybook week

Cameron Peck’s smile is so wide his cheeks must ache.

Prime time pairings

Tomorrow is a day locals may want to play hooky from work and attend the St. Jude Classic.

Irish Walker Cup selections

Irish golfers are giving the Great Britain & Ireland Walker Cup captain Colin Dalgleish and his team of selectors something of a headache this year.

Lewis needs a charge

Stacy Lewis isn’t one to sugarcoat.

Standford relishes media time

It’s usually pretty obvious which players view early-week media obligations as drudgery, and which ones don’t mind a brief chat.

Formby or West Lancs?

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.

Place your bets

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.

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Emotional Mickelson makes return

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.

Ask-the-expert: John Hoeflich

John Hoeflich, a senior vice president for Nickent Golf, discusses adjustable drivers.

Major concern

LPGA Championship’s future is uncertain.

Sight seeing

Images from a special week of golf.

Hate to be Rude: Tiger already has the Bethpage lead

Tiger Woods won the Memorial with a closing 65 in which he didn’t miss a fairway.

Review: 'Tiger Woods PGA Tour 2010'

“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.

Campillo signs with IMG

Indiana grad Jorge Campillo will make his debut as a professional at the European Tour’s BMW International Open at the end of June.

Ciganda, Munoz lead Ladies' British Am

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.