News for Sunday, August 15, 2010
is looking forward to a Bubba Watson-Martin Kaymer rematch at the Ryder Cup.
Expect to see much more of Martin Kaymer in the United States. Even before this victory, the 25-year-old German had plans to take up PGA Tour membership in 2011.
Rory McIlroy never made a move in the final round of the PGA Championship. It almost paid off for him anyway.
Sunday at the U.S. PGA Championship was all about mistakes – who made them and who didn't. Martin Kaymer of Germany won the year's final major – and a Ryder Cup spot – through a playoff over American Bubba Watson. Dustin Johnson lost another major opportunity with a gut-wrenching penalty on 18.
says the Dustin Johnson bunker ruling is a black eye for golf.
The Dustin Johnson incident at the PGA Championship has made me heartsick (for DJ) and angry (with the rulesmakers and with golf course designer Pete Dye).
says Sunday at the PGA Championship epitomized this unpredictable year in golf.
We’ve not seen a run-up to a major like this one. The three-day circus in the press tent at Whistling Straits leading into last week’s PGA Championship was weird even by recent news standards.
says it’s not easy sleeping on a big lead at a major. Just ask Nick Watney.
Sometimes it doesn’t pay to take a three-stroke lead into the final round of a major championship.
Newly crowned U.S. Women’s Amateur champion Danielle Kang will team with Cydney Clanton and Jessica Korda to represent the U.S. at the 2010 Women’s World Amateur Team Championship.
You couldn’t help but feel sorry for Dustin Johnson on Sunday. Heading into the final hole of the PGA Championship at Whistling Straits, he could have redeemed himself after self-destructing at the U.S. Open.
There was an Aussie atop the leaderboard at the U.S. PGA Championship with a realistic chance of winning the year’s last major. But, it wasn’t the youngster Jason Day, who shot 66 Saturday at Whistling Straits to start the final round tied for fourth.
Liang Wen-chong was left to ponder what might have been after claiming a tie for eighth place at the U.S. PGA Championship.
Third-rounder leader Nick Watney thought he had ended his shaky start Sunday after squandering an early three-stroke lead.
The disappointment of his playoff loss in the PGA Championship didn’t last long. Bubba Watson is taking his booming drives to the Ryder Cup.
offers five observations from the weeklong U.S. Women’s Amateur.
The U.S. Women’s Amateur is now over. There was a lot to see, and even more on which to take notes. Here are my five observations of the week:
Kaymer wins PGA
Martin Kaymer won his first major Sunday in a PGA Championship that will be remembered as much for the guy who tied for fifth.
Matt Every has been suspended by the PGA Tour for three months for “conduct unbecoming a professional’’ after his arrest last month on a misdemeanor charge of marijuana possession, Golfweek has learned.
Dustin Johnson had a 7-foot putt to win the PGA Championship. Minutes later, he wasn’t allowed in the playoff when he was penalized two shots for grounding his club in a bunker on the final hole Sunday.
says for the first time all week, Jessica Korda’s putter didn't cooperate – and it cost her the Women’s Am title.
Jessica Korda walked into the media room following the USGA medal ceremony in a light-hearted mood. She seemed to take the loss well on the 18th green as well, smiling as she hugged Danielle Kang and various VIPs.
Hunter Haas won for the first time in four years, shooting a 7-under 65 Sunday to take the Nationwide Tour’s Price Cutter Charity Championship
A few hundredths of a second used to make or break Ana Guevara. Now, she's just hoping to break 90 during a few hours on the golf course. The former world champion and Olympic silver medalist in the 400 meter dash will lend her name to the Ana Guevara Cup, a pro-am golf tournament that will be held in Cuba from Oct. 13-17.
While conditions were clear and calm Sunday, the previous rounds at the Wales Ladies Championship of Europe this week took a player who knew how to navigate harrowing conditions. Enter Lee-Ann Pace of Mossel Bay, South Africa.
Colombia’s Andres Echavarria turned in a final-round 5-under 65 Sunday to win the Cardinal Amateur Championship at Cardinal Golf & Country Club in Greensboro, N.C.
reveals what Tiger Woods said when asked Sunday if he was in better shape to help the U.S. Ryder Cup hopes in Wales.
Tiger Woods didn’t hit it great at Whistling Straits for the 92nd PGA, but his game sure seemed a lot better than it was a week ago.
Kang wins Women’s Am
Pepperdine sophomore Danielle Kang won the U.S. Women’s Amateur on Sunday, beating Jessica Korda, 2 and 1, in the 36-hole final match at Charlotte Country Club.
Had the European Tour selected Jose Maria Olazabal as captain, then we would be talking about the Ryder Cup for all the right reasons now.
Lee Ji-hee upstaged World No. 3 Ai Miyazato on Sunday with a flawless display to claim victory in the 70 million yen (about US$770,000) NEC Karuizawa 72 golf tournament.
A new event will kick things off for the Ladies European Tour in its four-week swing in Asia. The tour announced last week that the Yalong Bay Golf Club will host the inaugural €200,000 Sanya Ladies’ Open on Oct. 22-24.
says it’s easy to predict great things for so many great young players, but winning major titles is no cake walk.
Still think it’s not hard for a young player to sleep on the 54-hole lead at a major championship?
Chawalit Plaphol cruised to a wire-to-wire victory in the Mercedes-Benz Masters Singapore on Saturday at Laguna National Golf and Country Club.
Phil Mickelson’s wild week has ended with a satisfying flourish, even though he won’t win the PGA Championship.
Kang leads Women’s Am
Pepperdine sophomore Danielle Kang has a 2-up lead over Jessica Korda after the morning session at the U.S. Women’s Amateur.