News for Thursday, August 5, 2010
spent the past 10 days zig-zagging the country to play golf and visit friends.
In the last 10 days I have visited five different states, slept under four different roofs, and played in three different golf tournaments. In light of this, my next installment will in fact be two ... parts that is.
Pan, Hoge co-medal
Despite taking vastly different roads to this year’s Western Amateur, Cheng-Tsung Pan and Tom Hoge shared medalist honors Thursday before match play got underway. Sean Martin was there.
Hooters Team Championship
Wake Forest's Michelle Shin and Cheyenne Woods claimed the inaugural Hooters Team Championship Thursday, thanks in part to a blazing finish in the final round.
Matt Davidson jumped to an early one-shot lead at the Wichita Open Thursday, shooting 8-under 63 at Crestview Country Club in Wichita, Kan.
Rory Sabbatini and Omar Uresti shot 7-under 65s and were tied for the lead in the rain-delayed first round of the Turning Stone Resort Championship.
Rory McIlroy and Phil Mickelson, a future superstar and a current one, were paired in Thursday’s opening round of the Bridgestone Invitational.
Highlights? Of course there were highlights. There always is with Tiger Woods. Actually, make that highlight – as in the singular form.
Acushnet vs. TMAG
TaylorMade-Adidas Golf announced this week it had signed Camilo Villegas to an endorsement deal, even though he’s still under contract with Acushnet Co.
explains how different life could have been for Harry Rudolph III, a long-ago rival of Phil Mickelson.
Welcome back, Harry – as in Harry Rudolph III. For some, the name might not be familiar. For others, it might be one that takes some digging into the memory banks.
Hall at Turning Stone
Two weeks after setting a new U.S. Junior Amateur scoring record with his 10-under 62, hometown favorite Gavin Hall got off to a rocky start at the Turning Stone Resort Championship with a 6-over 78.
Woods struggling at WGC
Tiger Woods shot 4-over 74 on Thursday at the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational, his highest round ever at Firestone. Bubba Watson leads.
Junior PGA Championship
Denny McCarthy rallied Thursday with a closing 69 to win the Junior PGA Championship. In the girls’ division, Cassy Isagawa barely topped Ginger Howard in a playoff. Ryan Lavner reports.
With the PGA Championship nearing, Bradley S. Klein examines Whistling Straits.
explains why Anthony Kim is looking at the bigger picture after an opening-round 75 in Ohio.
If it were about ego, Anthony Kim concedes he’d be at home in Dallas.
unveils the secret behind Yani Tseng’s superb ballstriking at Royal Birkdale.
Yani Tseng became the youngest player to win three major championships on the strength of supreme ballstriking. As Juli Inkster said, Royal Birkdale was a course built for Tseng.
offers a quick look at next week’s U.S. Women’s Amateur.
Here’s a short preview of the U.S. Women’s Amateur. I’ll tell you give you what you need to know and give you my picks.