News for Tuesday, October 6, 2009
Co-medalists Mina Hardin, Meghan Stasi and 1998 champ Virginia Derby Grimes advanced to the semifinals of the U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur Championship.
Smith, McCoy advance
After played washed out all play Monday, co-medalists Nathan Smith and Mike McCoy (pictured) each won two matches Tuesday to advance to the third round of match play at the 2009 U.S. Mid-Amateur.
Senior Josh Sandman and the Notre Dame men’s golf team successfully defended their home turf Tuesday, sweeping top honors at the Fighting Irish Gridiron Golf Classic.
The Wisconsin women’s golf team won its first 54-hole event in 10 years at the Johnie Imes Invitational Tuesday, beating Tulsa by three shots at Old Hawthorne in Columbia, Mo.
Purdue, LeBlanc on fire
Led by Maude-Aimee LeBlanc (pictured), the Purdue women’s golf team blew over the field at the Windy City Collegiate Classic and won its second consecutive tournament Oct. 6. LeBlanc won her second in a row, too.
talks to a two-time major champion who says Brazil might have to build a new course in order to host golf in the Olympics.
With just days before the IOC decision on the inclusion of golf and rugby sevens in the Olympics for 2016, there may be a slight fly in the ointment. Is there a suitable course in Rio or Brazil to handle a major golf event? According to a two-time major winner, the answer is no.
The Presidents Cup will feature 34 matches over four days at Harding Park, bringing together the best players from everywhere in the world except Europe. The entertainment value could start well before the competition.
Golfweek.com is on the ground at Harding Park to bring you an up-close look at the 2009 Presidents Cup
Phil Mickelson says a minor back injury that flared up last week during practice will not keep him out of the Presidents Cup matches this week at Harding Park.
So, as you approach Harding Park to take in the Presidents Cup festivities, something jumps out at you.
A week after losing in a heartbreaking playoff at the Mason Rudolph Intercollegiate, South Carolina completed a dominating victory Tuesday at the Rees Jones Collegiate, topping runner-up UNC Wilmington by 37 shots.
says the Presidents Cup has officially begun, no matter how wild or wacky Tuesday was at Harding Park.
So, yeah, that whole thing about Michael Jordan being an assistant captain for the U.S. Presidents Cup team? Fred Couples was serious.
Who are our men on the ground picking to win the Presidents Cup?
Suzann Pettersen will skip the LPGA’s Hana Bank Kolon Championship in Korea to allow more time for her left foot to heal.
Two drivers increase options
Tom Pernice Jr. (pictured) needed only one Titleist 909D3 driver to win the SAS Championship. James Achenbach explains why he carries two of them in his bag.
has found the answer for golfers who want a steel shaft that feels like graphite.
The original lightweight steel shafts weren’t so light and weren’t so good.
Cink leads multifaceted life
Stewart Cink, a modern-day explorer on Tour, foresakes convention in his quest for fun. His easy-going nature might be just what the U.S. needs at the Presidents Cup.