News for Wednesday, December 8, 2010
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – LPGA commissioner Mike Whan wandered into the media room Wednesday afternoon and gazed up at the giant leaderboard projected on the wall. He casually mentioned to a volunteer that Belen Mozo would be a nice addition to the tour.
Heavy rainfall in Bogota, Colombia, over the past few weeks has forced the Tour de las Americas to cancel its scheduled season finale. The Tour Championship Pacific Colombia, which was set for Dec. 16-19 in Bogota, instead will be rescheduled as another event sometime in February or March next year.
says Pernilla Lindberg is back at LPGA Q-School, trying to earn full status.
Pernilla Lindberg was $8,300 away from capping what most would consider a successful rookie season.
Heavy rainfall in Bogota, Colombia, over the past few weeks has forced the Tour de las Americas to cancel its scheduled season finale. Under these circumstances, the TLA said it will end the season this week at the VISA Argentina Open in Buenos Aires at the Jockey Club.
Coaches talk recruiting calendar
Coaches engaged in a spirited discussion of a new recruiting calendar at the annual Golf Coaches Association of American convention.
Lee Westwood and Graeme McDowell showed just how closely knit the European Tour is when they came out strongly against the PGA Tour’s announcement of Rickie Fowler as its rookie of the year instead of Rory McIlroy.
Geoff Ogilvy is the latest big-name player to hint at spending less time on the U.S. PGA Tour, and more on Asia-Pacific circuits. He’d love a bigger helping of what he’s been doing lately: Following an Australian Open triumph last week, Ogilvy is staying in his homeland with hopes of clinching the Australian PGA Championship.
Paula Creamer sighting
LPGA star Paula Creamer turned up Wednesday to support friend Stephanie Connelly in the opening round of LPGA Q-School.
There were so many storylines from this year’s European Tour that some important ones got lost in the ether. Yet they are nearly every bit as important as the stories that made headlines.
The Korean contingent on the 2011 PGA Tour will only be a handful of players, but it’s still a record number.
Louis Oosthuizen has a nice problem: He played the best golf of his life last year and doesn’t know how he did it. Oosthuizen begins his 2011 campaign this week in his homeland, where he will tee it up in the €1 million Alfred Dunhill Championship at Leopard Creek Golf Club in Malelane, South Africa. He is one of the headline acts in the first event of the 2011 European Tour, which technically gets underway in the current calendar year.
As Sarah Brown pursues LPGA playing privileges at Q-School this week, she carries the hopes of her entire family. Beth Ann Baldry reports.
Acushnet Co., which owns two of the most dominant brands in golf, Titleist and FootJoy, may be sold or spun-off as an independent publicly traded company.
Joakim Haeggman is in; Jarmo Sandelin, Andrew Coltart and Paul Broadhurst are out.
caught up with Richard Hills, the Euro Tour’s Ryder Cup director.
Two months after the Europeans edged the U.S. in a rain-delayed Ryder Cup in Wales, thoughts are turning toward the 2012 renewal of the biennial matches at Medinah near Chicago.
Triple bogey dooms Wie
Michelle Wie: A late triple bogey leaves the LPGA star four shots back of leader Florentyna Parker at the Dubai Ladies Masters.
Franklin American Mortgage Co. has agreed to a three-year, $1.5 million sponsorship deal with the Bob Hope Classic, whose 52nd edition will be played Jan. 17-23.