News for Monday, March 22, 2010
Cook: Tiger can win Masters
The word from the Tavistock Cup on Tiger Woods’ Masters chances? ‘I’d be hard-pressed to see anybody beating him,’ said John Cook.
Callaway Match Play (Finals)
Underdog New Mexico will square off Tuesday against USC in the finals of the Callaway Collegiate Match Play Championship. Ron Balicki reports.
says the coolest sight at Augusta might be the one from 1,200 feet, courtesy Air Augusta.
It’s often said that that the concession stands at the Masters have some of the best deals in town.
The religious bracelet on Tiger Woods’ left arm during his brief television interviews is a fairly common symbol of Buddhism, experts on the faith say.
McDonald’s signs Wie
Call her McWiesy? Michelle Wie has agreed to a two-year deal with McDonald’s, making her the first pro golfer to represent the fast-food chain since Greg Norman.
Bradley S. Klein, Golfweek’s architecture editor, offers his opinion on one memorable hole:
The folks at the Tavistock Cup want spectators at their golf exhibition to be in uniform – reporters, too.
Attractions at Augusta
Augusta, more than any other city, is defined by its signature tournament: The Masters. That said, the city does offer other attractions if you’re visiting during tournament week or any other time of the year.
Where to play in Augusta, Ga.
Yes, there’s golf available in Augusta, Ga., during Masters week, but it’ll cost you. Martin Kaufmann explains.
See what the winners had in their bags this week.
with some highlights from Jim Furyk's post-win interview, including talk of Tiger, Augusta and snapping a winless streak.
Jim Furyk’s victory at the Transitions Championship wasn’t just a win for one of the game’s most consistent players, but one of its good guys.
The LPGA announced March 22 the hiring of NYCA, a West Coast advertising agency with golf industry experience, to help define the tour’s global brand positioning.
reports that 15th-seeded New Mexico has continued its surprising run at the Callaway Match Play.
New Mexico entered this year’s Callaway Collegiate Match Play Championship as the No. 15 seed in the 16-team field. The thing is, the Lobos are not living up to that seeding.
Maddie Szeryk, of Allen, Texas, shot 1-over 145 (74-71) at Gentle Creek Golf Club in Prosper, Texas to win the Texas Legends Junior Tour’s Spring Preview by 17 shots.
Stratton Nolen, of Austin, Texas, shot 2-over 146 (74-72) at Gentle Creek Golf Club in Prosper, Texas to win the Texas Legends Junior Tour’s Spring Preview by three shots.
says Tiger and his public appeal may bounce back faster than anyone expected.
It’s difficult, even now, to fully grasp the battering Tiger Woods’ image has taken, considering the months of paparazzi probing and late-night jokes at his expense.
discusses her whirlwind trip to Morocco, where she made her LET debut.
For this week’s blog, all I can say is “WOW!” This trip was really an interesting experience. Honestly, even though golf is obviously a very hard game, it was really the easiest part of the trip.
has given his verbal commitment to Davidson College.
Richard Fountain, No. 67 in the class of 2010, has verbally committed to Davidson College. Foutain chose the school after narrowing his list to Davidson and North Carolina. He took official visits to both schools.
The NCAA Division II Tars won the Dr. Donnis Thompson Invitational, finishing one shot ahead of Division II rival Nova Southeastern. With rounds of 300-306-298, Rollins also defeated 13 Division I teams in the 16-team field.
The Horned Frogs finished 10 shots clear of No. 5 Texas to win the National Invitational Tournament in Tucson, Ariz. The Horned Frogs posted rounds of 286-283-283 for a 12-under 852 total. The win is the second of the season for TCU, helping the Frogs move to No. 16 in the Golfweek/Sagarin College Rankings.
The sophomore posted an opening 6-under 66, then followed with rounds of 76-74 for an even-par 216 total and a five-shot victory at the Dr. Donnis Thompson Invitational in Honolulu. It was her first college title.
The Rebels junior made birdie on the first playoff hole to win the Schenkel E-Z-GO Invitational in Statesboro, Ga. Randolph shot 5-under 211 for his third victory of the year. He has placed in the top 3 in all four of his spring starts.
says Michelle Wie revealed a new partnership with McDonald’s after dropping clues via Twitter.
Michelle Wie announced a new partnership with McDonald’s via Twitter Monday morning. She alluded to the news Sunday night with her “ba-ba-ba-ba-baaaaa!” clue.
Three weeks after announcing it would cut four athletic programs, including men’s golf, Point Loma University said March 17 that it will implement a three-year phase-out for student athletes on those teams.
ranks the top 5 mid-major conferences in men’s and women’s college golf.
Happy Monday everyone and I hope your NCAA men’s basketball brackets are looking good. Mine, well, isn’t. Not only did I have Kansas winning it all, I had the Huskies winning the Callaway Collegiate Match Play. Typical March Madness mania . . . I have already been eliminated from all my pools.
Nothing can spoil the Monday Scramble’s love for television, not even Tiger Woods’ Sunday interview surprise party. Just wait until you see what the Masters has in store for its upcoming 3-D broadcast...