News for Tuesday, January 26, 2010
Hate to be Rude
Yes, Phil Mickelson is making his PGA Tour debut this week at Torrey Pines. But it was Rocco Mediate who stole the show Tuesday in the media center at the Farmers Insurance Open. Jeff Rude explains.
with thoughts on Ken Green and his son, Hunter, who died last Friday.
How many hits can one man take? That was my first thought when I first learned that Ken Green’s 21-year-old son Hunter died.
Phil Mickelson makes his 2010 PGA Tour debut. You can bet our Fantasy Aces are taking note for their Torrey Pines picks.
For those who think the Nationwide Tour has sadly transitioned from a training ground to a journeyman’s hangout, there will be a pleasant irony on this year’s tour.
The player who walked toward the first tee at sunrise on the North Course at Torrey Pines was not accompanied by a security detail. Maintenance workers did not gather on the pro shop balcony to watch him tee off.
Hunter Green, the son of professional golfer Ken Green, was found dead Friday in his fraternity house at Southern Methodist University. He was 21.
Inside the Jan. 29, 2010 issue of Golfweek.
Sybase is back. The LPGA announced the addition of the Sybase Match Play Championship, to be played May 20-23 at Hamilton Farm Golf Club in Gladstone, N.J.
Jim Furyk offered his prediction as to when Tiger Woods will return to competitive golf in 2010.
Spieth gets Nelson exemption
Add another notch on Jordan Spieth’s growing list of accomplishments. Spieth, 16, has accepted a sponsor exemption in the PGA Tour’s HP Byron Nelson Championship.
The Champions Tour is getting a little spicier, all thanks to Fred Couples’ footwear.
How many majors will Phil Mickelson win in 2010?
explains who had the most stunning Bob Hope round. (P.S. It’s not who you think.)
With vintage Palm Springs weather returned to the final round of the Bob Hope Classic, scores were what they usually are at this event. That is, lower than low.
New equipment for 2010
Need a new driver? Is your wedge losing its mojo? Too many three-putts? Not a problem. Golfweek introduces its 2010 Golf Gear Guide.
A closer look at new golf club shafts for 2010.
PGA professionals and fitters know the importance of using the right grip.
Mallet or blade? That is the question asked by many golfers when it comes to choosing a putter.
Irons now hit the ball much farther than before. Why? Because iron lofts have grown stronger in recent years.
Golfers will hear a lot about speed in 2010. In the driver universe, swing speed will be topic No. 1.
Because the PGA Tour and other professional tours will switch to smaller grooves this year, some golf ball manufacturers have introduced softer balls to enhance iron and wedge play with the new grooves.
The big consideration here is grooves. After Dec. 31 of this year, manufacturers no longer can produce wedges with aggressive, large U grooves. However, virtually all amateurs can continue to use the bigger grooves until 2024.