News for Tuesday, August 10, 2010
Indiana State will begin a national search for a women’s golf coach following head coach Mike Whitson’s resignation. Whitson, the only coach in the program’s four-year history, recently was named the head women’s coach at his alma mater, Eastern Kentucky University.
Three medal at Women’s Am
Erynne Lee turned in a second-round 66 to tie Jaclyn Sweeney and Rachel Rohanna for medalist honors at the U.S. Women’s Amateur at Charlotte Country Club. Julie Williams reports.
says after giving up golf five years ago, Bill Lunde is back in form at the PGA, enjoying the perks of his first Tour win.
After grinding it out for seven consecutive weeks on the PGA Tour, Bill Lunde had big plans this week back home in Las Vegas.
picks his three players for the Women’s World Amateur Team Championship.
The Women’s World Amateur Team Championship is Oct. 20-23 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Next week, the USGA will announce the three players who will represent Team USA.
says Tiger Woods is OK with playing the Ryder Cup as a captain’s pick, although heading to Wales may be a ‘no-win situation.’
For all the scrutiny that frames Tiger Woods’ life when he arrives at a tournament – about his family situation, about his scratchy golf game, about his possible association with a new swing coach, about his mental state – it’s when the topic becomes the Ryder Cup that things get a bit silly.
says Marina Alex is taking advantage of a rule that allows coaches to caddie this week.
Match-play bound Marina Alex is taking full advantage of an NCAA rule allowing college coaches to caddie at USGA championships. Beth Ann Baldry reports.
Four members of the Asian Tour have filed a restraint-of-trade suit against the pro circuit, which has fined its players for participating in rival OneAsia tournaments.
Woods practices with Foley
Tiger Woods won’t confirm he’s working with Sean Foley. But his swing changes are in line with Foley’s core principles. Sean Martin reports.
(Y.E.) Yang Yong-eun is assured of returning to the international spotlight when he defends his U.S. PGA Championship crown this week. The South Korean has been paired with Tiger Woods for the first two rounds at Whistling Straits on Thursday and Friday.
Mardan Mamat will attempt to defend his Mercedes-Benz Masters Singapore title when he tees-off Wednesday at Laguna National Golf and Country Club.
There will be a record number of Welsh players in this week’s Wales Ladies Championship of Europe. Rising Welsh amateur Amy Boulden is one of the 12.
Mickelson reveals arthritis
Phil Mickelson is being treated for a form of arthritis that surfaced just before the U.S. Open and left him in so much pain he couldn’t walk.
Inside the Aug. 13, 2010 issue of Golfweek:
explains why Lisa McCloskey isn’t thinking about being the favorite at the U.S. Women’s Amateur.
After a blazing summer on the amateur circuit, Lisa McCloskey arrived at the U.S. Women’s Amateur this week with a new moniker hung around her neck.
Venezuelan Jhonattan Vegas’ come-from-behind win Sunday at the Wichita Open had an added bonus – he’s now virtually assured a 2011 PGA Tour card.
asked Tiger Woods what he meant by saying his life was ‘starting to normalize.’ His answer was more open than most.
Tiger Woods said last week and again today that things are “starting to normalize” in his life and “that’s good.”
His game may appear to be in freefall, but Tiger Woods’ appeal in Asia does not seem to be diminishing. Woods, who is still clinging on to the world No. 1 ranking, has confirmed that he’ll line up in Shanghai at November’s WGC-HSBC Champions.
Phil Mickelson isn't the only player capable of replacing Tiger Woods at No. 1.
Tiger Woods is preparing for the final major with a swing coach at his side. Sean Foley is not Woods’ coach – at least not yet.
explains the secret behind Hunter Mahan’s swing change that has him running on all cylinders on PGA Championship eve.
A small swing change before the second round of last week’s WGC-Bridgestone Invitational helped Hunter Mahan claim the largest title of his career, and now has the young star in form before the year’s final major.
European Tour officials are in talks with the British government over tax rules which they say could deter players from competing in the Ryder Cup in October.
explains why Phil Mickelson played with a shorter driver at the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational.
Seeking more accuracy off the tee, Phil Mickelson played with a shorter driver at the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational.
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A South Carolina county has pledged to loan the PGA Tour’s Heritage tournament $1 million to ensure it returns to Hilton Head Island next year.
Korean barbecued beef, noodles and pine nut salad are on the menu for the annual champions dinner at the PGA Championship.