News for Monday, August 23, 2010
says defending U.S. Amateur champion Byeong-Hun An is off to a hot start in his title defense.
Last year, Byeong-Hun An of Seoul, South Korea, became the youngest U.S Amateur champion when he won the title at 17 at Southern Hills Country Club.
Beautiful Jackson, Wyo.
Despite a struggling real-estate market, John Resor has found success by capitalizing on the beauty of Jackson, Wyo. Martin Kaufmann reports.
introduces you to Jim Treacy, the man behind beautiful Lough Erne Resort.
I confess that I didn’t know anything about Jim Treacy before I met him, when he pulled his cart into the fairway of the 14th hole at Lough Erne Resort to see how this first-time visitor was enjoying the course.
The Tradition, a major championship on the Champions Tour, has a new site and sponsor.
See what the winners had in their bags this week.
gets an early look at a KPMG study that shows the recession’s impact on golf tourism.
Demand for golf tourism has waned amid a persistent recession, but new international destinations are surfacing regardless – hoping to capitalize whenever the economy recovers, according to findings of a just-released KPMG survey.
Woods issues statement
Elin Nordegren and Tiger Woods confirmed Monday that they have divorced. They will share parenting of their two children.
The Viking Classic has signed a one-year extension with the PGA Tour, keeping the Mississippi event at Annandale Golf Club in Madison through 2011.
has given a verbal commitment to Florida Southern.
Alex Carpenter, of Westerville, Ohio, has given a verbal committment to play college golf for Florida Southern in the fall of 2011. Carpenter is No. 119 in Golfweek’s Junior Rankings for the class of 2011.
Gabrielle Shipley, of Hastings, Mich., shot 10-over 150 (75-75) at the Treetops Resort Tradition Course in Gaylord, Mich., to win the Golfweek Junior Series event by two shots.
David DeMarois, of Brighton, Mich., shot 2-under 138 (67-71) at the Treetops Resort Tradition Course in Gaylord, Mich., and won the Golfweek Junior Series event in a playoff.
reveals when Natalie Gulbis will make her next LPGA appearance.
Natalie Gulbis had planned to play in everything. Given the LPGA’s lean schedule, that’s really not an outrageous intention. Still, Gulbis’ body wouldn’t cooperate.
U.S. Amateur Championship
The U.S. players competing in this week’s U.S. Amateur are competing for more than just the Havemeyer Trophy. Sean Martin explains.
Major returns to Shoal Creek
Shoal Creek hasn’t hosted a professional event since the 1990 PGA Championship amid public outcry over its then all-white membership. That changes in 2011, when it hosts the Champions Tour Tradition.
And on this first official day of the 2010 PGA Tour postseason, let us pause to give thanks to Jim Mora, who provided iconic status to that popular word from our sports dictionary.
Schupak: Atwal's breakthrough
Arjun Atwal became the first native-born Indian to win on the PGA Tour on Sunday. As Adam Schupak writes, his journey is the real story.