News for Thursday, September 24, 2009
Sophie Gustafson shot a 7-under 65 to take a two-stroke lead after the first round of the CVS/pharmacy LPGA Challenge.
Sean O’Hair had played five of six weeks through the BMW Championship, grinding his way to a pair of top 10s in the last two events to climb up to the No. 7 seed going into the Tour Championship.
$10 million up for grabs
It’s Get Richer Week on the PGA Tour. But as Jeff Rude writes, before we get there, does anyone have a calculator?
ULM’s Drane find own way
Angela Drane took a year away from golf at Louisiana Monroe to student teach. Now she’s back and ready make her senior year the best yet. Julie Williams reports.
Georgia didn’t lack for rain this week (none fell at East Lake Thursday, fortunately), but with a SubAir system installed beneath the putting surfaces, the crew at East Lake can suck out any moisture and make the greens as firm and fast as they’d like.
Stewart Cink didn’t quite start his round the way most of us start ours.
O’Hair leads at East lake
Sean O’Hair opened with 66 Thursday to lead the Tour Championship. Tiger Woods, Padraig Harrington and Stewart Cink are a shot back.
Round 1 now in the books, and your FedEx Cup leader in the clubhouse is ... drumroll ... first-round leader Sean O’Hair, who started the Tour Championship in seventh place.
explains that Casie Cathrea, 13, will be missing her freshman biology test to play on the LPGA this week.
Freshman biology can wait. Casie Cathrea, a 13-year-old freshman at Livermore (Calif.) High, won a Monday qualifier Sept. 21 to gain a spot in the LPGA’s CVS/Pharmacy LPGA Challenge this week.
The road to the LPGA
Even for stars like Amanda Blumenherst, the road to the LPGA for recent college grads isn’t always easy breezy. Beth Ann Baldry explains.
Sycamore Hills gets Jr. PGA
The PGA of America announced Wednesday that its premier junior event will be staged at Sycamore Hills Golf Club in Fort Wayne, Ind., Aug. 2-5, 2010.
Although the fall has just begun, apparel lines are launching their Spring 2010 collections. So, to kick off the unveiling of these lines, we'll start with one company sure to make a statement next year.
explains why the Golf Channel's new "Destination Golf" show is less than appealing.
As a general rule, I enjoy watching travel shows, particularly if they’re hosted by an attractive blonde.
This just in . . . Tiger Woods has been passed in the standings for the FedEx Cup championship.
Great Britain & Ireland led 3-2 over Europe after Thursday’s opening fourballs of the Vivendi Trophy, a matchplay event on the European Tour.
needs a numbers geek to explain how Stewart Cink can win the FedEx Cup.
OK, so it’s a little early here at the Tour Championship, but Stewart Cink – he of the British Open champion variety – is 2 under par through five holes, and in the early lead. Using our handy dandy FedEx Cup guide, in order to win the FedEx Cup this week, Cink, who is 26th in the standings, needs this to happen:
UW focused on task at hand
Led by All-American Nick Taylor, Washington has been putting in extra hours to prepare for the Ping/Golfweek Invitational this weekend. Sean Martin reports.
Singapore’s Lam Chih Bing shot 5-under 66 Thursday to share the first-round lead with Japan’s Tatsuya Haraguchi at the Asia Pacific Panasonic Open.