News for Friday, August 13, 2010
John Daly will not return to finish his second round at the PGA Championship because of a shoulder injury.
Matt Kuchar’s rise to stardom didn’t follow the linear ascension many projected for him following his memorable Masters in 1998. But “Kuch” finally may be meeting such lofty expectations. He’s leading the way at the season’s final major.
Hopes of keeping the Wanamaker Trophy in Seoul remained alive on the second day of the weather-affected U.S. PGA Championship. But the identity of the man who is leading the South Korean charge is a surprise. It is neither defending champion Y.E. Yang nor K.J. Choi, a seven-time PGA Tour winner.
says the short par-4 sixth hole produced its share of fireworks in the second round of the PGA.
The place to be Friday night at the PGA Championship was on the short sixth hole. PGA officials moved the tee up from its usual 355 yards to 322, and player after player had a go at the green, many with 3-woods because of a strong wind at their backs.
The only thing clear after two days of fog-induced havoc at the PGA Championship is that Matt Kuchar is playing very, very well.
Three players who gained 11th-hour invitations to the PGA Championship are making the most of their opportunity.
says another slow start has left Tiger Woods with work to do on Saturday morning at the PGA.
With the hole playing short, at 322 yards, it was agreed that players on the sixth green would stand aside and let those on the tee have a rip at it.
It’s been a frustrating year for Jason Day, the 22-year-old, always-positive Aussie. Yes, he did earn his first PGA Tour victory, but he’s also been dealing with a sinus infection since the Sony Open in January. Day is still plagued by the problem, but shot 69 in the PGA Championship’s first round.
Kuchar, Molder at PGA
Matt Kuchar, left, is the leader in the clubhouse at the PGA Championship, while former Georgia Tech teammate Bryce Molder sits three shots back. Sean Martin reports.
explains how Dustin Johnson and Bubba Watson reduced the 598-yard fifth hole to a pitch-and-putt.
The fifth hole at Whistlng Straits measures 598 yards
Jack Nicklaus has designed hundreds of golf courses. But one of his latest creations – The Golf Club at Harbor Shores – is meant to be a catalyst for change. Can it save an entire Michigan community? Adam Schupak reports.
Sweden’s Carin Koch shot 4-under 68 Friday to edge ahead of the field at the halfway point of the Wales Ladies Championship of Europe.
European stalwarts Thomas Bjorn, Darren Clarke and Paul McGinley will be competing later this month at the Johnnie Walker Championship at Gleneagles.
has given a verbal commitment to Oklahoma. Dalke is 12 years old.
Brad Dalke has committed to Oklahoma at age 12.
Dalke, 12, commits to OU
Brad Dalke, 12, has given a verbal commitment to play college golf at Oklahoma, reportedly with a scholarship waiting for him – in 2016. Lance Ringler reports.
Korda gearing up for LPGA
With Q-School looming, Jessica Korda has been forced to put her LPGA-readiness to the test this week at the U.S. Women’s Amateur. Beth Ann Baldry reports.
explains why Danielle Kang has displayed a sense of calm this week at the Women’s Amateur.
If Danielle Kang will take anything away from a summer of golf dominance, it will be a restored sense of chi.
makes his semifinal picks for the U.S. Women’s Amateur. Can anyone stop Jessica Korda?
It has been a long week, but we will have a duel between the United States and Canada in the semifinals of the U.S. Women’s Amateur. Here’s how things should shake out Saturday:
has all the horror stories from Whistling Straits’ closing holes, which are taking their toll.
Holes 15 through 18 at Whistling Straits seem to be the make-or-break stretch so far at the PGA Championship. Jim McCabe reports.
Don’t be surprised by the recent success of the Molinari brothers, Francesco and Edoardo. Thank the Italian Golf Federation. More countries could benefit from following the Italian model.
The world’s second-oldest championship is coming back to South Africa’s KwaZulu-Natal coast. The South African Golf Association recently confirmed the Durban Country Club will host the 100th anniversary of the South African Open Championship, Dec. 16-19, 2010.
says don’t be surprised if an American and Canadian square off for the Women’s Amateur title.
There is chance for a USA vs. Canada final match at the U.S. Women’s Amateur.
says late entrants like Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano are making their PGA start worthwhile.
Three players who earned 11th-hour invitations to the PGA Championship made the most of their opportunity in Round 1.
Liang Wen-chong will step up his bid for the OneAsia Order of Merit title when he headlines the field in this month’s Thailand Open. Going into the sixth event of the OneAsia season at Burapha Golf Club from Aug. 26-29, the former Asian Tour No. 1 is in second in the Merit standings with earnings of US $313,200.
Chawalit Plaphol increased his lead to six shots at the Mercedes-Benz Masters Singapore after shooting a 6-under 66 in the third round, his best of the week.
says despite a less-than-ideal start, club pro Tim Thelen is still in contention at Whistling Straits.
As a club pro, Tim Thelen knows plenty about running shotgun starts. He jokes that he was “17B” in this morning’s resumption of the PGA Championship’s first round.
One of Ohio’s top high school golfers was killed in a high-speed crash early Aug. 12 north of Cincinnati.