News for Wednesday, October 6, 2010
says Chip Lutz has an unprecedented lead in the Golfweek senior points race.
Don’t feel sorry for Chip Lutz, an attorney from Reading, Pa.
Simson, Tallent meet in Sr. Am
When arch rivals Pat Tallent and Paul Simson meet in Thursday’s 18-hole final of the USGA Senior Amateur Championship, look for putting to decide the winner.
Jumbo Ozaki finally gets to celebrate in America when he is inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame.
It was a long flight back to the United States for Corey Pavin, giving the Ryder Cup captain plenty of time to wonder “What if?” after his team’s narrow loss to Europe.
After being on the losing side at the Ryder Cup, Matt Kuchar and Zach Johnson returned from Wales this week wanting more out of the match-play event.
Paula Creamer is greeted by a comforting sight every time she walks into her kitchen: the U.S. Women’s Open trophy.
has given a verbal commitment to South Carolina.
Matthew NeSmith, No. 29 in Golfweek’s rankings for the class of 2012, has made a verbal commitment to play golf for South Carolina in the fall of 2012.
Cal wins Ihlanfeldt Invite
Pia Halbig, left, and Emily Childs led California to a two-shot win over USC at the Edean Ihlanfeldt Invitational in Tacoma, Wash.
It’s probably just a matter of time before No. 2 Lee Westwood dethrones Tiger Woods atop the world rankings. Can he do it? He gets his first chance this weekend at the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship, where he and nine Ryder Cup teammates aim to carry over their Celtic Manor magic.
Davis Love III, whose foundation is the host organization of this week’s McGladrey Classic, is giving up one of his prized possessions – his Orange County Chopper to raise money for the Davis Love Foundation and the charities it supports.
Azahara Munoz rushed from a mandatory financial planning meeting Tuesday afternoon to the Prattville, Ala., FedEx to finish off paperwork required for her Korean visa. Such is the life of a globetrotting LPGA rookie.
Colin Montgomerie plans to recommend that Europe’s Ryder Cup selection process be changed for the 2012 event after having to leave Paul Casey and Justin Rose off his team.
Masashi “Jumbo” Ozaki, Japan’s winningest golfer, will join the World Golf Hall of Fame’s 2011 class.
Masamichi Ito will have to wipe the sleep from his eyes as he sets out to win a place in next year’s Masters. The 15-year-old Japanese sensation tees off at 7:18 a.m. Thursday in the opening round of the second Asian Amateur Championship on the West Course at Kasumigaseki Country Club.
Yuta Ikeda bids to crank up the pressure on young compatriot Ryo Ishikawa at this week’s Canon Open.
They are called “The Sea Island Mafia,” and this week they are rolling out the warm, southern hospitality to the PGA Tour for the first time.
Camilo Villegas went nude for ESPN The Magazine’s “Body Issue,” which hits newsstands this week. Villegas is featured in the magazine in his famous “Spiderman” pose as he lines up a putt.
Fresh off his victory Oct. 2 in the SAA Pro-Am Invitational, Sunshine Tour veteran Michiel Bothmais venturing back to European Challenge Tour – if only for a short trip.
U.S. PGA Tour star Anthony Kim did not watch a single hole of the Ryder Cup as the world No. 18 geared up for this week’s Kolon Korea Open, a OneAsia Tour event.
It has been almost two years since Annika Sorenstam hung up her clubs. One of the most successful female players in golfing history, the Swede made the decision to stop playing professional, start a family and concentrate on building a business empire.
Two tour-sanctioned events are simultaneously on the docket this week. The YPF Classic leads the way, starting on Thursday in Mendoza, Argentina. In partnership with the TPG Tour of Argentina, the tournament features former TLA winners from Argentina – César Costilla, Rafael Gómez, César Monasterio, Rodolfo González and Paulo Pinto.
will have an eye on redesigned TPC Potomac at Avenel Farm this week for the Senior Players.
Don’t be fooled by the new name. The Champions Tour will visit one of its old haunts for this week’s Constellation Energy Senior Players Championship.
Europe already has one, with sanctioned tournaments on five continents. The PGA Tour is going to Malaysia later this month, returns to Shanghai for a World Golf Championship and has Japan on its wish list. The trick is to get everyone on the same page.
Lee Westwood says he will not play on the PGA Tour next year, meaning Tiger Woods’ anticipated successor as the top-ranked golfer will be based on the European Tour.
was impressed by the Oklahoma State women’s dominating victory on Tuesday.
1.) Oklahoma State (women). Despite not having last year’s player of the year Caroline Hedwall, the Cowgirls took care of business in the Big XII-heavy field at the Johnie Imes Invitational.