News for Monday, September 27, 2010
UC Davis leads Challenge
UC Davis cruised up the leaderboard and took the lead Monday at the Golfweek Conference Challenge, staying cool on a difficult day for scoring at Red Sky Golf Club. Julie Williams reports.
OSU Preview lead shrinks to 1
Oklahoma State saw its lead shrink from nine shots to one in Round 2 of the Ping/Golfweek Preview. Can the host Cowboys hang on in Tuesday’s final round?
has the history behind the $39 putter that helped Jim Furyk win $11.35 million.
Doing morning radio talk-show interviews isn’t the normal fare for Mark Petrucci and the folks at Joe & Leigh’s Discount Pro Golf Shop in South Easton, Mass.
Tour shops in China
The PGA Tour has taken several steps to boost its profile in China, ranging from increasing tournament offerings to building its relationship with the China Golf Association. The next step: Opening retail stores in the country.
Host Wisconsin shot a final-round 297 Monday to win the Badger Invitational at University Ridge Golf Course in Madison.
Lion Kim, the 2010 U.S. Amateur Public Links champion, notched his first collegiate victory of the season Monday at the Windon Memorial at North Shore Country Club in Glenview, Ill.
See what the winners had in their bags this week.
U.S. jumps ahead at Jr. Ryder
Two years after the Americans’ 22-2 rout of Team Europe at the Junior Ryder Cup, the U.S. seems headed toward another runaway victory. After Day 1, the Americans lead 9-3.
Bradley S. Klein breaks down The Twenty Ten Course.
says Colin Montgomerie’s course setup is ‘very fair,’ but it may still favor Europe.
Not only does the home team at the Ryder Cup have the support of the partisan galleries, but it also has control over the course setup. European captain Colin Montgomerie said he didn’t tinker with Celtic Manor’s Twenty Ten Course, but it does seem the setup will still favor the European team.
U.S. team capsules
Unproven rookies with unheralded resumes who are ranked low? Is this any way to put together a Ryder Cup team? Most definitely.
Jeff Overton profile
Ryder Cup rookie Jeff Overton finds normalcy in Bloomington, Ind., where he fits in when escaping life on tour. Jim McCabe reports.
European team capsules
One reason: The match galvanizes the European team more than the U.S. side.
Ryder captain Corey Pavin
Fiery U.S. captain Corey Pavin wants his players to have fun. Oh, and they’d better win, too. Jeff Babineau reports.
wonders who Colin Montgomerie would turn to if the European squad should need a reserve player.
Rhys Davies better hope his game is in shape. European captain Colin Montgomerie might just have to call upon the young Welshman to play in this year’s match if there’s an injury to a member of the European team.
Emotional Monty in Wales
A hatred for losing has made Colin Montgomerie one of golf's most curious figures. How will that personality hold up this week? Jeff Rude reports.
says with Twitter on hiatus at the Ryder Cup, how will we follow our favorite stars?
Here at the 38th Ryder Cup, just two hours or so down the M4 from London, where the great Bard himself used to compose such eloquent prose – doing so in passages measuring more than 140 characters at a time – Ryder Cup participants already have been served a deep philosophical question befitting of our times:
Can the U.S. retain the Cup?
Can a Ryder Cup team with Tiger and Phil be an underdog? Recent history suggests long odds for the U.S. overseas. John Hawkins explains.
LSU authored a stirring rally on the back nine Sunday to capture the Mason Rudolph Championship. The Tigers, No. 21 in the Golfweek/Sagarin College Rankings, got late birdies from Jacqueline Hedwall, Mary Michael Maggio and Megan McChrystal to post another school record and top defending champion Purdue by two shots.
Memphis won its first tournament in 2 1/2 years on Sunday, capturing the Mason Rudolph Championship behind the strong play of junior Jack Belote.
says coaches are raving about Karsten Creek, site of this year’s men’s NCAA Championship.
This week the Ping/Golfweek Preview continues on. Sunday was Round 1, and it was no surprise that Oklahoma State University was in first place on their home golf course. Many people suggest that Karsten Creek is the toughest college golf course in the country.
remembers the man who 63 years ago saved the Ryder Cup.
In 1947, when Harry Truman was president and Ben Hogan was emerging as the best golfer in the world, the Ryder Cup was on life support. It hadn’t been played in 10 years. Its future was uncertain.
The Bears senior shot 68-67-68 for a 13-under 203 total and a three-shot victory over Wake Forest’s Michelle Shin at the Mason Rudolph Women’s Championship. It was her first college victory.
The Waves junior posted rounds of 70-68-68 for a 6-under 210 total at the Kikkor Husky Invitational, finishing four shots ahead of teammate Andrew Putnam and leading Pepperdine to a 17-under 847 overall score and a seven-stroke victory over host Washington. It was Anderson’s second career title.
Fresh off a runner-up finish at the NCAA Fall Preview, the Tigers went one better at the Mason Rudolph Women’s Championship in Franklin, Tenn. LSU shot consistent rounds of 278-282-283 for a 21-under 843 total and a two-shot victory over defending NCAA champion Purdue. Another pair of top-5 teams, USC and UCLA tied for third at 13 under. Three Tigers finished in the top 15, led by senior Megan McChrystal in a tie for fourth at 7-under 209. Jacqueline Hedwall and Mary Michael Maggio tied for 14th.
The NCAA Division II Mountain Lions defeated 17 Division I teams at the Gene Miranda Falcon Invitational. Colorado-Colorado Springs took first place with a 54-hole total of 3-under 861, topping San Diego by eight shots. San Diego and fifth-place UNLV qualified for last year’s Division I NCAA Men’s Championship, but they were no match for the Mountain Lions at Air Force’s Eisenhower Golf Course. UCCS also led wire-to-wire in its season-opening win at the Peaks Classic in La Veta, Colo.
says No. 11 at Red Sky Golf Club gave players fits at the Golfweek Women’s Conference Challenge.
Once UC Davis was safely through No. 11 at Red Sky Golf Club, head coach Anne Walker had just two words for the 375-yard par 4: Game changer.