News for Tuesday, March 30, 2010
Kraft Nabisco preview
Michelle Wie has moved on from last Sunday’s rules ruckus at the Kia Classic. As Sean Martin writes, Wie plans to hop into a different pond this week at the Kraft Nabisco Championship.
Fresh off his second straight victory, Ernie Els headed to Augusta National for a quick practice round Tuesday and planned to take his caddie with him.
LSU wins Hootie at Bulls Bay
Led by junior Andrew Loupe, the LSU men’s golf team made four birdies in the final three holes Tuesday to win the Hootie at Bulls Bay Intercollegiate, the Tigers’ third victory of the season.
Shell Houston Open
Before they get to Augusta, the PGA Tour stops at the Shell Houston Open. Who do the Fantasy Aces like at Redstone Golf Club?
It took a 7-under 65 to get into a playoff Monday for one of the four open qualifying spots for the Shell Houston Open.
Stuart Appleby made the cut at Bay Hill and tied for 30th. That’s progress. It was the third cut he made in nine 2010 starts while trying to climb out of a slump that saw him fall from 22nd in earnings in 2008 to 137th last year.
Shell Houston Open week
The Shell Houston Open is a stop worth making and a perfect place to be the week before the Masters. Jim McCabe explains.
Forget about simply betting on Tiger Woods to win the Masters, British bookmakers are taking wagers on whether the No. 1 player in the world will hit a tree on his first drive or if he’ll kiss an anonymous blonde before teeing off.
The 98 players who have qualified and are expected to compete in the 74th Masters, to be played April 8-11 at Augusta National Golf Club (players listed in only one category). A player can still qualify by winning the Houston Open:
Jack Jensen, who coached Guilford College’s golf team to the NAIA title in 1989 and NCAA Division III championships in 2002 and 2005, died Sunday at the age of 71.
has given a verbal commitment to Notre Dame.
Kelli Oride has given a verbal commitment to Notre Dame for the fall of 2011.
has given a verbal commitment to Virginia.
Nick Tremps, of San Antonio, has given a verbal commitment to Virginia. Tremps, No. 90 in the class of 2011, is a two-time qualifier of the U.S. Junior Amateur Championship and has recorded three career top 10s in AJGA events.
Stratham, New Hampshire’s Golf Club of New England was selected Tuesday as the site of the 2012 U.S. Junior Amateur Championship.
explains the trend behind midsize and jumbo grips, and looks at three such products.
One of the trends of modern golf is the proliferation of midsize and jumbo grips, which comprise the oversized category.
Kraft Nabsico Championship
Beth Ann Baldry and Sean Martin pick a winner and a sleeper at this week’s Kraft Nabisco Championship.
reports on another hitch in Brian Gay’s road to Augusta.
It took him 11 seasons and more than 300 PGA Tour tournaments to finally qualify, but Brian Gay will make his long-awaited debut at Augusta National GC next week.
On the range with McPherson
Kristy McPherson contended in three majors in 2009. Her success has been achieved with a homemade swing built with simplicity in mind. Sean Martin explains.
McPherson: Kraft preview
Kristy McPherson will be a favorite when the LPGA’s first major – the Kraft Nabisco Championship – tees off Thursday. Beth Ann Baldy caught up with the affable McPherson at home in South Carolina.
chats college golf with three PGA Tour pros, an LPGA Hall of Famer and a current college standout.
I have spoken with one of college golf’s best, three PGA Tour players and an LPGA Hall of Famer in the last few week. Hope you find these comments as interesting as I did.