News for Monday, May 10, 2010
Haney out as Woods’ coach
Hank Haney, who has been Tiger Woods’ swing coach for more than six years, resigned from those duties Monday.
Arizona coach not returning
After attending to a private family matter in April, Shelly Haywood will not return to coach the women’s golf program for the 2010-11 season, Golfweek has learned.
When the Presidents Cup arrived at Harding Park last fall, there was much talk about the glories of municipal golf.
In an age of cash-strapped governments and over-taxed citizens, it’s good to be suspicious about municipalities. That’s especially the case when it comes to golf.
Canada’s favorite golf son, Mike Weir, has company on the PGA Tour this year from North of the Border and more expected on the way.
NCAA Men's Regional bids
The NCAA released the postseason field Monday. No. 1 Oklahoma State will head to Georgia, while No. 2 Texas A&M will stay at home.
says things are getting hectic, with practice sessions, high school finals and U.S. Open qualifiers on the docket.
Hello! My name is Emma Talley, and I am a 16-year-old from Princeton, Ky.
The marriage of Cobra and Puma became official when Acushnet’s sale of Cobra closed April 16. Now the work to make the deal a success begins.
New NGF report released
E-mail marketing can keep numbers up at public golf courses, says the National Golf Foundation in a new report entitled “The Future of Public Golf in America.”
Erica Blasberg dies
The body of LPGA player Erica Blasberg was found Sunday afternoon at her home in Henderson, Nev., according to a police spokesman. The six-year tour player was 25 years old.
Alabama sophomore Bud Cauley, Georgia junior Russell Henley and Washington senior Nick Taylor were named finalists for the Ben Hogan award, the GCAA announced Monday.
Think of it as a match play golf tournament. The two finalists will battle each other for 50 days in nine countries on three continents.
says Ben and Heather Crane deserve praise for their global charity work.
I have just invented the first annual Good Guy Award – along with the Mrs. Good Guy Award – because Ben and Heather Crane deserve to be recognized.
See what the winners had in their bags this week.
Emily Tubert, of Burbank, Calif., shot 4-under 140 (71-69) at Superstition Mountain Golf and Country Club to win the AJGA’s Under Armour/Vicky Hurst Championship by one shot.
Wyndham Clark, 16, shot 4-under 140 (75-65) at Superstition Mountain Golf and Country Club in Gold Canyon, Ariz., and won the AJGA’s Under Armour/Vicky Hurst Championship in a playoff.
Woods talks about neck
Tiger Woods says there is “no connection” between the neck pain that forced him to withdraw from The Players and his Nov. 27 car accident.
says whether players like it or not, weather was a factor on conditions last week at TPC Sawgrass.
It was mid-March when Jay Monahan took part in a junior foundation charity golf tournament on the Stadium Course at TPC Sawgrass.
The junior earned medalist honors at the Central Regional after rounds of 72-75-72, finishing at 3-over 219, two strokes ahead of USC’s Lizette Salas. Gavier, who last week won the MAC Championship for her first collegiate victory, led Kent State to its first NCAA Championship appearance since 2006.
Led by sophomore Katie Burnett, South Carolina beat Tennessee by two shots to win the East Regional, its first victory since the 2005 ACC/SEC Challenge. It also was the first win for head coach Kalen Anderson, now in her second full season with the Gamecocks.
UC Irvine’s John Chin was the only player in the field at the Big West Conference Championship to break par. Chin, ranked No. 6 in the Golfweek/Sagarin College Rankings, posted rounds of 68-70-71 for a 7-under 209 total, finishing nine shots clear of second place.
Colorado State won the Mountain West Conference for the second time in the last three years. With an 18-under 834, the Rams shattered the previous low 54-hole score of 844 set last year by San Diego State.
explains how a mental lapse led to a low finish on the LET.
Last week I traveled to Antalya, Turkey, for my second Ladies European Tour event of the season. The tournament hotel was the beautiful Susesi Resort right on the beach.
spoke with Notre Dame senior Annie Brophy, who apologized for reporting fake scores at the NCAA Central Regional.
Notre Dame senior Annie Brophy apologized Monday for her decision to report fake scores during Saturday’s final round of the NCAA Central Regional. Beth Ann Baldry reports.
Phil Mickelson might not have contended last week at The Players, but he made one historic statement when it comes to fast-food burger chains. The Monday Scramble couldn’t believe it.
says ‘chemistry issues’ caused Y.E. Yang to drop his caddie.
Y.E. Yang was back on American soil after a three-week trip to Asia produced a win in the Volvo China Open.
has an eye on six bubble teams as men’s regional selections are announced.
It’s men’s regional selection day and the Magic Number falls at 70 . . . or 69.
Last Monday I posed eight questions surrounding the NCAA Women’s Regionals. Today, I supply the answers for those questions.