News for Friday, November 19, 2010
Walker Cup practice session
Sixteen players have been invited by the USGA to attend a practice session for the 2011 Walker Cup. Sean Martin has the list.
John Mallinger, coming off a 133rd-place finish on the money list that cost him fully exempt status on the PGA Tour, shot a 7-under 65 at Pebble Beach on Friday to take a one-stroke lead in the Pebble Beach Invitational.
says a heavy world travel schedule is paying off for the top amateurs in British golf.
Not many people will connect Andrew Sullivan and the five British players in the top ten of the Official World Golf Ranking.
Six second-stage qualifiers will be held this week to determine the field for the final stage of the PGA Tour’s Qualifying School.
Rice joins USGA committee
Condoleezza Rice has been named to the Nominating Committee of the USGA, sparking speculation that she’s on her way to USGA leadership.
Thanks in part to a third-round 63, Keith Clearwater took medalist honors at the final stage of Champions Tour Qualifying School, earning a full exemption for 2011.
says LPGA commissioner Mike Whan will address the tour’s 'female at birth' policy at the end of the month.
LPGA commissioner Mike Whan will address the tour’s “female at birth” policy Nov. 30 at a membership meeting in Orlando, Fla. Then, players will vote on whether to change the tour’s constitution.
has given a verbal commitment to Texas A&M.
Ben Crancer, of Kirkwood, Mo., has given a verbal committment to play for Texas A&M, No. 10 in the Golfweek/Sagarin College Rankings.
Poulter low in Hong Kong
Ian Poulter took the lead Friday at the Hong Kong Open with a 10-under 60. It’s the lowest round of the Englishman’s career.