News for Wednesday, June 23, 2010
U.S. Women’s Public Links
Lizette Salas has two words to describe her 2-up victory on Kuriko Tsukiyama on Wednesday at the U.S. Women’s Amateur Public Links: Emotionally stressful. Julie Williams reports.
says human cash machine Mark Calcavecchia is set for his Champions debut.
Mark Calcavecchia turned 50 June 12, and he’s about to become a human cash machine on the Champions Tour.
Brad Benjamin took advantage of a morning tee time when the wind was almost non-existent and grabbed the first-round lead Wednesday in the 49th Northeast Amateur Championship.
is in Pittsford, N.Y., and previews the LPGA Championship. Quick tip: Keep an eye on Michelle Wie.
David Leadbetter works with two of the most naturally talented, athletic players on tour in Suzann Pettersen and Michelle Wie.
Becca Huffer might not be a local in the true sense of the word, but this week at the U.S. Women’s Amateur Public Links, Huffer might as well be.
Powerful and talented, Suzann Pettersen and Michelle Wie are logical picks to contend at this week’s major. But the tournament’s venue could set up another victory for newly minted No. 1 – Ai Miyazato (pictured).
Sweden’s Caroline Hedwall took pole position heading into this week’s Ladies’ British Amateur Championship at Ganton Golf Club in Yorkshire, England. The Oklahoma State player took the No. 1seeding when she finished medalist after 36 holes of qualifying.
Anticipate low scoring this week at the BMW International Open at Golfclub München Nord-Eichenried. At just 7,026 yards in length and a par 72, few courses on the European Tour yield to birdies and eagles so readily.
Less than two years after naming Mark Woodward as its chief executive, the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America once again is looking for a CEO.
Ah, the Exhale Open. It’s more commonly referred to as the Travelers Championship, but when you sit on the PGA Tour schedule directly behind the U.S. Open, well, you are the tournament where guys are less up tight and relieved to have put major championship pressure behind them.
Graeme McDowell of Northern Ireland became the first European winner of the U.S. Open since Tony Jacklin did it 40 years ago, shooting even par for the championship. The victory took McDowell to a career-best world No. 13 ranking, an improvement of 24 positions. Runner-up Gregory Havret of France, who finished a stroke behind, jumped from 391 to 104.
Many golfers see the week after the U.S. Open as an opportunity to take a break from the grind of the PGA Tour. Others see it as an opportunity to prove they can win there.
Todd White had quite a run going. The mid-amateur from Moore, S.C., came into this year’s 49th Northeast Amateur fresh off a victory at the South Carolina Match Play Championship.
Pick these players this week at the Travelers Championship.
Sweden’s Johanna Westerberg returned to competitive action on the Ladies European Tour just three weeks ago after eight months of maternity leave.
Bangladesh’s Mohammad Siddikur believes a watershed career victory is within his reach – and he’s prepared to go the extra distance to achieve his ambition.
explains what happened when Kimberly Kim teed off on the wrong tee box Wednesday at the WAPL.
There are few worse feelings in golf than hammering a drive down the fairway, only to find that it’s on the wrong hole.
says after a thrilling performance at Pebble Beach, Scott Langley and Russell Henley headed to the Palmer Cup.
How did Scott Langley and Russell Henley celebrate their memorable performances at the U.S. Open?
The PGA of Australia has retained World Sport Group to manage its season-ending Australian PGA Championship, Australia’s oldest professional golf tournament.
spoke with Graeme McDowell about his style on and off the course.
Graeme McDowell has a style of his own and has been highlighted this blog several times for his classic take on golf fashion.
Hate to be Rude
While the bombers cut Pebble Beach down to size, championship golf gets shortchanged in the process. Jeff Rude explains.
Reputations and places in next month’s Open Championship are on the line at this week’s 130 million yen (about U.S. $1.4 million) Gate Way to the Open Mizuno Open Yomiuri Classic.
Adam Scott had missed the cut by one shot on Friday, yet hung around the Monterey Peninsula and was practicing Sunday afternoon. His private plane will not be ready for a few more months, so Scott chose to take the charter flight Monday provided by the Travelers Championship in Connecticut