News for Monday, June 8, 2009


News 2009 June 8


Winner's Circle: June 1-7, 2009

No doubt about it, Tiger's Nike driver paved the way for his victory at the Memorial.

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Peck returns to PGA Tour

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.

Furyk: 'Quit ticking him off'

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.”

Stanley's 62 low in Columbus

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.

Daly fails to qualify for U.S. Open

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.

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Ace propels McCumber to second Open

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.

Carefree Duval returns to U.S. Open

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.

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Monday Scramble: Why Tiger won

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.

Woods pays Bethpage a visit

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.

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Greenbrier plans underground gaming

The new owner of The Greenbrier plans to build a 50,000-square-foot casino underground, according to news reports.

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NGF: Creating better golf consumers

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.

U.S. Open sectional qualifying results

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.

Montgomerie calls for help

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.

Smail qualifies for U.S. Open in Japan

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.

Player of the Week: Mariah Stackhouse

Stackhouse grabbed first AJGA victory in Ringgold.

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Look of the week!

Look of the week!

Bethpage bubble

Sights and sounds from a U.S. Open qualifier.

Adventure of a lifetime

Who says there is nothing good on television?

Nationwide adds more Web content

With growing interest in the Nationwide Tour, the PGA Tour is featuring more content about its developmental circuit on a weekly basis at

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Cape Cod: Seaside playground

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.