News for Thursday, October 21, 2010
explains which players are trying to make a jump up the leaderboard in Las Vegas.
In a city where people arrive every day to roll the dice and take their chances, a healthy list of PGA Tour members are doing likewise at TPC Summerlin.
Robert Garrigus, Will MacKenzie, Michael Letzig, John Senden and rookie Cameron Tringale shot 7-under 64s on Thursday to share the first-round lead in the Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospital for Children Open, the fourth of five Fall Series events.
I never met Donna Micheel, mother of PGA Tour pro Shaun Micheel, but I felt like I knew her. She died this morning after an 18-month battle with lung cancer and its complications. She was 64.
Shane Bertsch shot an opening 6-under 64 at TPC Sawgrass’ Valley Course to take the first-round lead at the Winn-Dixie Jacksonville Open.
Fowler leads Kodak Challenge
While the Kodak Challenge may not get everyone excited, it may be the reason behind a Rickie Fowler schedule change. Jim McCabe explains.
It isn’t often that fans call for a national anthem after the competition has started. But that was the sort of excitement generated by Graham DeLaet’s pitch-in eagle.
has given a verbal commitment to San Diego State.
Amy Alston, of Mission Viejo, Calif., has given a verbal commitment to play golf for San Diego State in the fall of 2011. Alston is No. 83 in Golfweek’s rankings for the class of 2011.
Kenny Perry had a bad feeling when his putter fell apart in his first PGA Tour event of the year, the SBS Championships in Hawaii.
South Korea leads WWATC
South Korea vaulted into the lead Thursday at the Women’s World Amateur Team Championship. Beth Ann Baldry was there.
says there are more stories at the WWATC than the ones atop the leaderboard.
Guam is among the countries making its first appearance at the WWATC. Beth Ann Baldry explains how they got there.
Paolucci, Park named PoY
USC commits Anthony Paolucci and Kristen Park were named Rolex Junior Players of the Year on Wednesday, capping a memorable year that included two AJGA invitational titles apiece.
has given a verbal commitment to Northwestern.
Bennett Lavin, No. 82 in the class of 2011, has given a verbal commitment to play college golf at Northwestern.
Paul Lawrie and Ricardo Gonzalez shot 7-under 64s to tie for the first-round lead at the Castello Masters.
Cal finding its stride
After a bumpy start to the year, California has fought back with consecutive wins behind the solid play of freshman Ben An.
explains why the WWATC amounts to a thumbs down for the college game.
There’s just a few weeks left in the fall season before players begin going home for turkey time. Before that, though, it’s time for another week of thumbs up and thumbs down.
Scottish authorities say golfer Colin Montgomerie has sustained minor injuries in a car accident near Glasgow.
Lee Westwood and major winners Padraig Harrington, Louis Oosthuizen, Ernie Els and Retief Goosen will line up for Africa’s biggest prize in next month’s Nedbank Golf Challenge.