News for Monday, April 19, 2010
Michael Allen took two decades to win his first big tournament, last year’s Senior PGA Championship.
Marriott Golf plans to launch its third annual International Family Golf Festival program in May, and Troon Golf got into the act this month with its own family golf program.
For years a question rattled around in the back of John Richardson’s mind: Could a gainfully employed family man who struggles to break 100 improve fast enough to shoot level par on his home course in the space of a year without upending his domestic or professional lives?
Edgar’s end a mystery
Author and longtime golf writer Steve Eubanks explores the story of J. Douglas Edgar (left), a contemporary of Harry Vardon (right), Bobby Jones and Long Jim Barnes who met a mysterious end.
Tour taps SBS chief
OneAsia has appointed Sang Y. Chun, president and CEO of SBS International, as its chairman and commissioner.
reports that Icelandic volcano eruptions put the brakes on the Moroccan Golf Classic.
The volcanic eruption in Iceland has caused plenty of headaches for those trying to travel in and out of Europe. It also left nine U.S. mini-tour players in Africa without an event to play.
Michael Zierdt, of Huntsville, Ala., shot 2-under 142 (74-68) at Hampton Cove in Owens Crossroads, Ala., to win the SJGT’s Hampton Cove Junior Classic by four shots.
Carrie Metz, of Carnesville, Ga., shot 1-under 143 (75-68) at Hampton Cove in Owens Crossroads, Ala., to win the SJGT’s Hampton Cove Junior Classic by two shots.
spoke with Champions Tour president Mike Stevens, who’ll bring the tour to Korea in September. Guess where else he’s headed.
With Fred Couples grabbing headlines for the Champions Tour, I thought it would be a good time to chat tour business with Champions president Mike Stevens. Fresh from a conversation this weekend, here’s my Q&A with the man-in-charge:
Monty tweaks course
Europe captain Colin Montgomerie has had nearly $750,000 spent on preparing the Celtic Manor course in Wales to meet his specifications for the Ryder Cup in September.
Check out what clubs Jim Furyk used to win the Verizon Heritage.
Heritage needs sponsor
After Verizon ended its deal Sunday, the PGA Tour event at Harbour Town Golf Links is in need of a sponsor.
says Towson turned a few heads – and shook up the postseason – with last weekend’s CAA win.
Two men's conference championships wrapped up play this weekend and they certainly turned a few heads.
Former San Francisco 49ers receiver Jerry Rice will play as a professional at the Nationwide Tour’s BMW Charity Pro-Am event in South Carolina.
needs your input on designing Kikkor Golf’s inaugural women’s shoe line.
Kikkor.com launched at the beginning of April and has already made a serious splash with creative marketing efforts. From the company’s Masters contest, to fan incentive discounts, and a plethora of hilarious video tips, this team is doing it right on the Web site. Kikkor Golf is proving its ready to approach the market with outside-of-the-box ideas to show off its unique brand.
The U.S. Open at Pebble Beach will be televised later than ever in prime time.
The Hatters posted a 2-under 286 in the final round of the Atlantic Sun Conference Championship to rally from 12 strokes back and earn the league title for the second consecutive season and with it an NCAA regionals berth.
ranks some key individuals who are giving their team a postseason push.
The postseason has arrived and teams are starting to secure their regional spots. This week’s power rankings features key individuals who helped their team get a regional bid, won an individual conference title or played well in crunch time.
Casey Martin’s Ducks have been one of the hottest teams in the country this spring, and they will go into the Pac-10 Championship and NCAA postseason that way after a pair of victories last week, first at the U.S. Intercollegiate hosted by Stanford and the 64th Annual Western Intercollegiate hosted by San Jose State. The Ducks have moved into the top 10 at No. 8 in the Golfweek/Sagarin College Rankings after ending the fall at No. 29. The Ducks’ two wins last week have won a school-record four team titles this year – a school best. Oregon will next be in action at the Pac-10 Championships at Karsten Golf Club in Tempe, Ariz.
The Commodores sophomore won the SEC Championship on the second hole of a sudden-death playoff with Tennessee’s Erica Popson. The sophomore shot 71-65-72 for a 5-under 208 total at par-71, 6,057-yard NorthRiver Yacht Club in Tuscaloosa, Ala., to win her first college tournament. Her second round 6-under 65 is an SEC Championship low 18-hole score.
The Bulldogs junior earns the honor for the second consecutive week after making a birdie on the second playoff hole to win the SEC Championship over South Carolina’s George Bryan IV. Henley, who is No. 1 in the Golfweek/Sagarin College Rankings, posted rounds of 70-67-67 for a 6-under 204 at Sea Island’s Seaside Course on St. Simon’s Island, Ga.
The Monday Scramble
Phil Mickelson doesn’t have a chance to overtake Tiger Woods’ major victory total, does he? The Monday Scramble throws the Hail Mary . . .