News for Monday, June 22, 2009


News 2009 June 22


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Salas takes lead at U.S. Women’s Publinx GOLFWEEK STAFF

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.

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Phil second again, but with perspective

Phil Mickelson made two late bogeys to finish second in the U.S. Open, then headed home to be with his family.

Turnstile adds custom-publishing unit

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.

Rooting interest

No one will be rooting for Phil Mickelson to make a Monday charge more than his wife, Amy. But a close second?

Winner's Circle: June 15-22, 2009

Lucas Glover used his Nike SQ Sumo SQD Tour driver to hit the fairways at soggy Bethpage.

Scoreboard watcher

Worth noting as the leader Lucas Glover heads to the back nine in the final round.

Leaders starting to unravel

Lucas Glover and Ricky Barnes are doing what many thought they would – struggle in the final-round limelight at the U.S. Open.

Tiger's hunting

Tiger Woods is on the move.

Glover holds on for U.S. Open victory

In a final hour packed with emotion, Lucas Glover played a steady hand to win the U.S. Open.

Barnes upbeat after Bethpage meltdown

Ricky Barnes needed only a few words to perfectly summarize his week – make that, week and one day – at the U.S. Open.

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Duval looks to build on Bethpage success

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.

Weaver gunning for Walker bid

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.

OU taps former Georgia assistant Hybl

Ryan Hybl has been named men’s head golf coach at the University of Oklahoma.

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Glover reigns

More to Open champ than meets the eye.

Player of the Week: Justin Thomas

Thomas fires 29 on way to AJGA victory.

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Demise of the Jewish club

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.

Private clubs must face a new reality

“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.

Player of the Week: Kimberly Kim

Kim won Rolex Girls in playoff.

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Amateurs make mark at Bethpage

Sixteen amateurs competed in this year’s U.S. Open, the most since 1981, when 18 teed it up at Merion Golf Club.

UCF coaching search

with his top 3 candidates to fill the head men's coaching job at UCF.

Golf makes final pitch for Olympics

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.

Travelers to ramp up Web coverage

The PGA Tour’s Travelers Championship will offer Web coverage that enables fans to watch live streaming video and interact in real time.

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Klein on Design: No. 18 at Bethpage

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.

Book review: The Sure Thing

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.”

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Lake Tahoe: Warming trend

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.

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New Norman track offers sneak peek

Stone Canyon Golf Club, a Greg Norman design, opened last month in Independence, Mo.