News for Friday, July 30, 2010
Kyle Thompson backed up his opening 63 with a 6-under 65 on Friday to hold onto a share of the lead at the Cox Classic at Champions Run.
This time last year, Drew Weaver was preparing for the Walker Cup. Friday, he was staring down a seven-foot birdie putt on No. 18 at The Greenbrier Classic to make the cut in his first PGA Tour event as a professional.
Bernhard Langer overcame a shaky front nine with an eagle and birdie on the back nine Friday to take the clubhouse lead at 3 under in the second round of the U.S. Senior Open.
Sr. major timing needs change
Players at the U.S. Senior Open have had a tough time adjusting to an 8-hour time difference after last week’s Senior British Open. As James Achenbach writes, something needs to change.
Bernhard Langer, who will turn 53 on August 27, appears to be ageless. His appearance has changed little in the last 30 years, and he hasn’t gained an ounce of weight.
At the U.S. Senior Open, how does the USGA achieve uniform speed on all 18 greens?
Jeff Overton shot an 8-under 62 on Friday to take a four-stroke lead midway through the inaugural Greenbrier Classic.
3 players tied at Porter Cup
It’s going to be a slugfest Saturday at the Porter Cup, as David Chung (pictured), Russell Henley and Jake Katz are all tied for the lead entering the final round.
Former U.S. Senior Open champion Peter Jacobsen, raised in Portland, Ore., and a favorite son of the Pacific Northwest, withdrew Friday from the 2010 U.S. Senior Open with a left leg injury.
Andrew Putnam won the 44th Pacific Coast Amateur Championship on Friday, closing with a 1-under 70 to win by four shots.
The U.S. Senior Open was delayed Friday for 2 hours and 12 minutes because of fog, placing the completion of the second round in jeopardy. The final groups off the 1st and 10th tees at Sahalee Country Club were pushed back until 4:10 p.m.
Dick’s Sporting Goods is becoming a major player in golf.
Tseng leads Women’s British
Yani Tseng shot a 68 Friday to take a four-shot lead over Cristie Kerr, Brittany Lincicome and Amy Yang at Royal Birkdale.
Fifteen-year-old Gavin Hall has received a sponsor exemption into the PGA Tour’s Turning Stone Championship, the latest bit of good fortune during a whirlwind summer for the smooth-swinging lefthander from Pittsford, N.Y.
Ross Fisher will take a three-shot lead into the third round of the Irish Open after shooting a 10-under 61 Friday.
explains what amateur event Tour pros Steve Stricker and Zach Johnson have pledged their support to.
With help from Midwestern PGA Tour professionals Steve Stricker, Zach Johnson and Mark Wilson, Eric Hjortness has put together quite an event.
says Boo Weekley is hoping to make a late push for the U.S. Ryder Cup team.
Boo Weekley keeps getting lost at the Greenbrier Resort. More importantly, he may once again have found his golf game.
Running a golf tournament can sometimes be quite trying. A tournament director can face a variety of crises, both big and small. All need attention, whether it be prior to the start of play or during the competition itself.
Brown settles with Futures
The Duramed Futures Tour and Sarah Brown have reached an undisclosed settlement in the case of Brown’s incorrect disqualification from The International at Concord.
Yani Tseng may hold the 36-hole lead, but I think the best effort of the two days belongs to Juli Inkster.
It’s hard to imagine anyone in the history of golf handing a 10 better than Catriona Matthew. The defending champion met with the press in the clubhouse shortly after finishing her round. She was gracious. She was pleasant. She was honest.
says Morgan Hoffmann may face a big decision if he continues to play well on the Nationwide Tour.
Oklahoma State junior Morgan Hoffmann is in contention again on the Nationwide Tour. His recent performances against the pros have been impressive, and could have a large impact on the upcoming college season.
Jon Reehoorn has been named head coach at Oregon State, the school announced Friday. Reehoorn arrives at Oregon State after spending the last three years at Idaho, first as the associate head coach for the men’s and women’s programs for the Vandals, and the past two seasons as head coach for the men’s program.
Yani Tseng looks at the vastly vacant trophy case in the office of her Lake Nona home and thinks about all the work that lies ahead of her. Of course, that case was designed and built by the home’s previous owner, Annika Sorenstam, so her sights are set rather high.
says after losing the No. 1 ranking, Cristie Kerr is back to her old ways at the Open.
The phrase “a relaxed Cristie Kerr” might be golf’s ultimate oxymoron, but the feisty two-time major winner is trying to change her attitude in order to win a third.
says Brittany Lincicome bounced back to get into contention at Royal Birkdale.
Vision54 guru Pia Nilsson was there to give Brittany Lincicome a high five when she walked out of the scoring trailer. Lincicome is quick to acknowledge her mental maturation, which was on fine display during the second round of the Ricoh Women’s British Open.
wants to know your U.S. Women's Amateur picks. He’s got a prize for the winner!
The U.S. Women’s Amateur starts Aug. 9 and I thought it would be a good time to give away some more prizes. It’s time for another Wildman’s Challenge!