News for Friday, October 9, 2009
After a suspension of Round 1 Thursday at the Chattanooga Classic because of darkness, Round 2 has been suspended due to lightning.
With the second day of the Presidents Cup down to just one match, everyone moved toward the 18th green to await the Lucas Glover-Stewart Cink vs. Tim Clark-Vijay Singh competition.
The pairings are out for Saturday’s morning foursomes matches.
Tiger Woods was once the posterboy for all that was wrong with American team golf. Not anymore, writes Jim McCabe. Alongside Steve Stricker, Tiger has been terrific.
U.S. leads at Presidents Cup
The Internationals made a late rally Friday at the Presidents Cup to keep the match close. The U.S. holds at 6 1/2 - 5 1/2 lead at Harding Park.
says with all the Bay Area legends at Harding Park, Tony Bennett should sing at the closing ceremony.
The parade of Bay Area legends continued Friday at the Presidents Cup. Willie Mays, the Say Hey Kid, was part of the first-tee festivities at Harding Park.
says there’s only one way Fred Couples could split Woods-Stricker: If he’s lost his mind.
Tiger Woods and Steve Stricker won, 5 and 3, Friday. On Opening Day, they won, 6 and 4. This means a couple of things. One, captain Fred Couples will split them up on Saturday only if he’s lost his mind or he’s an International sympathizer. Two, 2010 Ryder Cup captain Corey Pavin only has to pencil in three more partnerships.
The Presidents Cup continues to impress with its glitzy parade of celebs. Seen on Friday at Harding Park: Baseball legend Willie Mays, who flipped the coin to decide honors on the opening tee. And here’s a conversation one doesn’t see every day. George H.W. “No. 41” Bush having a long conversation with former Oakland Raiders coach and TV announcer John Madden.
on how a joke involving a missed 3-footer and shots at the bar propelled Justin Leonard at the Presidents Cup.
After handing away a point with a missed 3-footer in the final foursomes match on opening day at the Presidents Cup – leading to a halve instead of what looked to be a U.S. victory – a visibly steamed Justin Leonard knew how he’d handle it. He stormed right into the U.S. team cabin, slammed the door, threw his stuff down and made a beeline directly to the bar.
The Presidents Cup is going on and all the guys look sharp. Ashleigh Korzack has the skinny on the company behind the designs, Rickie Fowler’s new apparel company and some up-and-coming brands for women.
Finally, 22 holes into the competition and Tim Clark has been able to toss a birdie onto his scorecard.
Smith beats Spitz, 7 and 6
Nathan Smith, 31, beat Tim Spitz, 7 and 6, to win the U.S. Mid-Amateur. Smith was a member of the victorious U.S. Walker Cup team last month.
Sergio Garcia shot a 5-under 67 and David Drysdale had a 65 to share a one-shot lead after Round 2 of the Madrid Masters on Friday.
With the Presidents Cup underway, it is time to take a look at what’s happening out in San Francisco on the fashion front.
explains why two is no longer Arkansas' number.
Arkansas’ streak finally came to an end. Of course, coach Brad McMakin and his squad would have liked to see it conclude on the upside, but I believe that will just be a matter of time.
Rio needs lasting golf venue
Now that golf has secured its place in the 2016 Olympic Games, Alistair Tait stresses the importance of a lasting golf venue in Rio de Janeiro.
Cal repowers with talent
Must be nice for Cal junior Pia Halbig (pictured). The Bears picked up a pair of standout transfers for the 2009-10 season, and are off in running this fall. Julie Williams explains.
Golf in 2016 Olympics
Rio de Janeiro might well make for a spectacular host city for the 2016 Summer Olympiad. But this teeming metropolis of some 13 million residents on the southeast coast of Brazil is no golf destination.
2016 Olympic Games
After more than a century-long hiatus, golf will return to the Olympics beginning with the Rio Games in 2016.
It’s time again for the Ping Invitational, and Golfweek staffers have made their picks for the tournament, hoping it will put them in the top spot as the Junior Fantasy Season winds to a close.