News for Monday, September 7, 2009
Playoffs are exciting, right?
The first two events of the PGA Tour playoffs came down to 72nd-hole finishes. Then why haven’t they felt more exciting?
NORTON, Mass. – With his victory at the Deutsche Bank Championship, Steve Stricker moved to No. 2 in the world rankings, supplanting Phil Mickelson. Lefty had been No. 2 in the world since the WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship in March.
Stricker wins Deutsche Bank
Steve Stricker won the Deutsche Bank Championship Monday, and in the process, moved ahead of Tiger Woods in the FedEx Cup race.
reports that Phil Mickelson is undecided on whether he will play BMW.
Phil Mickelson is still on the fence about the BMW Championship.
Mizuno’s new offerings
Mizuno’s mid-September introduction of the MP-58, MP-68, MX-300 and MX-1000 irons conform to new groove regulations taking effect Jan. 1 on major tours and for “elite” amateur events.
details the tough Presidents Cup choices Greg Norman has ahead.
International Presidents Cup captain Greg Norman, if he happens to be watching the Deutsche Bank Championship while out on the yacht today, at least has to be buoyed by two of his players showing some signs of life.
The Tribute, a 1,150-acre development north of Dallas, will open its second course, the Old American Golf Club, later this month.
explains how college football brought together the U.S. Walker Cup team last weekend.
The U.S. Walker Cup squad is on site at Merion after one final practice session at Caves Valley Golf Club in Owings Mill, Md.
Tiger Woods was 6 under after six holes, leaving fans at the Deutsche Bank Championship wondering whether they would see an unprecedented comeback.
talked to the man who wore the best tiger costume seen on Tour in a long time.
NORTON, Mass. – Because Tiger Woods completed his final round at the Deutsche Bank Championship before television coverage kicked in Monday afternoon, you may not have seen the guy dressed in the tiger costume that followed Woods around TPC Boston for all 18 holes.
Live from Merion Golf Club
Golfweek.com is on the ground at Merion to bring you an up-close look at the 2009 Walker Cup. Check back daily as Golfweek.com brings you all the action from Ardmore, Pa.
In every way, Brad Faxon would have preferred to have been between the ropes at the Deutsche Bank Championship.
Woods shows signs of life
Until Monday, Tiger Woods looked human. Then he shot a final-round 63 at Deutsche Bank, letting everyone know the season isn’t over yet.
Walker Cup preview
The Walker Cup kicks off Saturday and U.S. captain Buddy Marucci has the Americans ready for action. Ron Balicki reports.
Here are the Junior Fantasy Golf results from the Junior Players Championship:
Bobby Wyatt, of Mobile, Ala., shot 6-under 210 (66-73-71) at TPC Sawgrass’ Stadium Course in Ponte Vedra, Fla., to win the Junior Players Championship by three shots.
Chelsea Pezzola, of Bradenton, Fla., shot 9-over 149 (74-75) at the Treetops Resort Tradition Course in Gaylord, Mich., to win the Golfweek Junior Series event by eight shots.
is certain of one thing after watching the Canadian Women’s Open: Suzann Pettersen is back.
I sat in the press room eight days ago in Portland and listened to Suzann Pettersen talk about how “great” she played during the final round. Those four consecutive birdies on Nos. 9-12 were terrific. But the bogey-double bogey that followed wasn’t so hot. She squandered a three-shot lead with five to play at the Safeway Classic and lost in a playoff to M.J. Hur.
reports that the 2010 Ryder Cup is offering incentives to sell more tickets.
NORTON, Mass. – In what is a clear sign of the times, the Ryder Cup is offering a second bite at the apple. Organizers of 2010 Ryder Cup in Wales are opening up a ballot for a second time in an attempt to sell practice, match and hospitality tickets.