News for Wednesday, June 16, 2010


News 2010 June 16


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Indiana players navigate pros, engagement

says former Indiana players Alex Martin and Laura Nochta are a pretty talented couple on the golf course.

Alex Martin and Laura Nochta met on the golf course, and after four years playing at Indiana, will soon start pro careers and a life together. As Julie Williams writes, they make a mean duo on the golf course.

Jutanugarn leads Rolex Girls by two

Ariya Jutanugarn took the solo lead at the Rolex Girls Junior Championship Wednesday, posting a second-consecutive 3-under 68 to go two shots up on Yueer Cindy Feng.

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Players cut short snail-paced practice round

says the pace was so slow during Wednesday’s practice round that some players just gave up.

How slow was the play Wednesday at postcard-perfect Pebble Beach? Well, Sean O’Hair and Hunter Mahan joined Eric Axley and John Rollins on the 10th tee early in the afternoon, looking to get in nine holes.

Kesterson opens two-shot lead at FootJoy

Tanner Kesterson hasn’t cracked the top 25 in two invitational starts this season.

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Tryon embraces comeback at U.S. Open

explains why former teen phenom Ty Tryon is one of the feel-good stories at this week’s U.S. Open.

Former teen phenom Ty Tryon was chipping balls onto Pebble Beach’s practice green Wednesday afternoon, making the final preparations for his first major. He sounded relieved as he ended a conversation about his first-round pairing by saying, “I’m not going to be the youngest anymore.”

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McIlroy unfazed by Open test at Pebble

says Rory McIlroy’s only exposure to Pebble Beach is via PlayStation, but he won’t be fazed by U.S. Open pressure.

Let’s be honest: The real attraction this week at the U.S. Open is these beautiful seaside links on the Monterey Peninsula.

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Atwal in good form at Pebble Beach

Arjun Atwal’s comeback trail includes a stop at his first U.S. Open. Atwal, of India, comes into Pebble Beach in good form.

Nationwide qualifiers anything but easy

One might think it’s easier to Monday qualify for a Nationwide Tour event since 14 spots are available, as opposed to just four at a PGA Tour tournament.

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Major pairing: Pebble and the U.S. Open

It’s been called the Sistine Chapel of Golf. The classic, carved along the Monterey Peninsula, hosts this week’s 110th U.S. Open. Golf360 takes you there to relive its major moments – and chronicle the world’s best players who intend to create their own.

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Pebble deserves to host Open every 5 years

draws on a handful of memories to prove Pebble Beach should host the U.S. Open every five years.

I love Pebble Beach, you love Pebble Beach, the sea lions and sea gulls love Pebble Beach, Arnold Schwarzenegger loves Pebble Beach, everybody and everything loves Pebble Beach.

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Daly returns to Arkansas to help N’wide event

John Daly is back in Arkansas this week, playing in the Nationwide Tour’s Fort Smith Classic.

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Harman still trying to find his way as a pro

Brian Harman was hoping his first-ever trip to Arkansas would last a while - at least a week, anyway.

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Forty-nine players making U.S. Open debuts

explains why the USGA’s David Fay should be particularly pleased with this year’s U.S. Open field.

There is no end to the numbers that are of importance for this week’s U.S. Open, including 7,040 (as in course yardage), 71 (par), 15 (Tiger Woods’ margin of victory 10 years ago), and 2019 (the announced year when the national chamionship will return here).

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World Cup fever breaks out at U.S. Open

It doesn’t matter what continent you are on, everybody’s talking about the FIFA World Cup – even U.S. Open competitors at Pebble Beach.

Bush named head coach at UNLV

Amy Bush has been named the third UNLV head women’s golf coach in history, the school announced June 15.

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Lyle prepared to enter U.S. Open field

says first alternate Jarrod Lyle is pacing the grounds at Pebble, hoping a spot opens up in the field.

It’s a clear, sunny morning here, the kind of day when the views of Stillwater Cove are at their best.

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Hallowed Muirfield to crown British Am champ

Take your pick of possible winners of this week’s British Amateur Championship. There are lots to choose from.

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U.S. Open to return to Pebble Beach in 2019

reports that Pebble Beach Golf Links will host the 2018 U.S. Amateur and 2019 U.S. Open.

The U.S. Golf Association announced Wednesday that the 2018 U.S. Amateur and 2019 U.S. Open will be held at Pebble Beach Golf Links.

Challenge Tour players covet St. Omer title

With the world’s best seeking a U.S. Open title, Challenge Tour No. 1 Robert Dinwiddie is chasing his own special prize this week at the St. Omer Open: A European Tour card.

Rookie diary: Preparing for the Jamie Farr

spent an interesting few days with a group of LPGA tour caddies.

Yesterday I attempted to Monday qualify again for the LPGA event this week, the ShopRite LPGA Classic. I gave it a great effort and shot even-par 71, but missed a two-way playoff for the last spot by one shot.

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ShopRite features Creamer’s return; teen debut

American women’s golf gets a much-needed jolt this week on the shores of New Jersey.

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Ching, compatriots fall in British Am matches

Ching falls to Lewis

Even with his college coach on the bag, San Diego's Alex Ching couldn't knock off Tom Lewis in British Amateur match play. Alistair Tait has the details from the first round of head-to-head combat at Muirfield.

In this issue: June 18, 2010

Inside the June 18, 2010 issue of Golfweek.

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Fairway fashion at Pebble Beach

U.S. Open week is one of the four weeks in golf that we all get giddy over. But this isn’t just any U.S. Open – this is the U.S. Open at Pebble Beach Golf Links.

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Henley, Gregory take top Golfweek honors

Henley, Gregory earn awards

Golfweek’s season-ending honors in men’s golf have found a home in the Peach State as Georgia’s Russell Henley and Augusta State coach Josh Gregory take top accolades.

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Police arrest suspect in Rodriguez robbery

Puerto Rico police say they have arrested the main suspect in the robbery inside the home of golfer Chi Chi Rodriguez.

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Hate to be Rude: Trying to ace Pebble’s test

Hate to be Rude

Want a tip when it comes to predicting a U.S. Open winner? As Jeff Rude explains, it’s all about pedigree at Pebble Beach.

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Aussie trio begins U.S. Open quest together

Australian golf fans will be able to keep tabs on their native sons during the U.S. Open with relative ease this week. The very best from Down Under have been conveniently paired together.

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Ishikawa, McIlroy face Pebble showdown

Ryo Ishikawa will lock horns with young rival Rory McIlroy in the opening two rounds of this week’s U.S. Open Championship.