News for Wednesday, September 8, 2010

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Commentary: Hate to be Rude: Gillis’ career revival

Journeyman Tom Gillis, at 42, is enjoying a change of direction as he climbs the PGA Tour ladder. Jeff Rude explains.

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Notes: Fowler relives Ryder Cup selection

Rickie Fowler stands out on the Ryder Cup for a couple of reasons.

5 things: Rickie Fowler 'loves big stage'

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Dutch Open's rich history to add another chapter

Scan the list of past winners of this week’s KLM (Dutch) Open and you’ll find the name of Sewsunker “Papwa” Sewgolum (1959, 1960, 1964). A unique name for a unique golfer, one whose story deserves telling.

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More Peter Uihlein fun facts

According my good friend John Stewart, who for many years was the golf writer for the Baltimore Sun, and who I consider an expert and historian of golf in that Middle Atlantic area, I’ve learned the maternal golf heritage goes a lot deeper.

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Woods embracing Foley’s swing concepts

His swing was a mess, and so was his marriage. Tiger Woods figured he could only deal with one problem at a time. In this case, golf had to wait its turn.

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Woods embracing new swing concepts

His swing was a mess, and so was his marriage. Tiger Woods figured he could only deal with one problem at a time. In this case, golf had to wait its turn.

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FedEx Cup delivers new level of drama

To understand the degrees to which the PGA Tour’s venture into “the playoffs” has worked harken back to last year’s BMW Championship at Cog Hill and the scene at the 72nd green.

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‘Big Break’ winner Coffing talks fashion

Spunky is the first word that came to mind during an interview with Carling Coffing, Golf Channel’s “Big Break Sandals Resort” winner. Not only does Coffing’s vibrant personality radiate through the phone, but I love her outfit choices, too. We spoke about her favorite topic – fashion.

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Thongchai returns to Asia for Singapore Classic

Reigning Asian Tour No. 1 Thongchai Jaidee needs to shrug off the effects of jet lag and fatigue if he’s to mount a title assault at this week’s inaugural Handa Singapore Classic.

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Champions Tour breaks new ground in Asia

American Tom Watson and German Bernhard Langer head a cast of golf stars that is breaking new ground in Asia this week. The newly-opened Jack Nicklaus Golf Club Korea is the venue for the U.S. $3 million Songdo Championship, the first Champions Tour event staged on Asian soil.

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Notes: Nallen nearing elusive Tour card

It started so easily for Chris Nallen. A 60 in his first career Nationwide Tour round, en route to an eight-shot victory.

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PGA Tour pushes for Latin American ties

The PGA Tour is moving forward with efforts to spur growth in Latin America in advance of the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. Sean Martin reports.

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New frontier

The PGA Tour is moving forward with efforts to spur the game's growth in Latin America in advance of the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.

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Tipping returns to defend title at SAA Pro-Am

It’s been a year since Randburg local Ryan Tipping triumphed at his home course in the SAA Pro-Am Invitational. Tipping eagled the par-5 18th hole to force a playoff against Chris Swanepoel at the Randpark Golf Club. They went to No. 18 twice more before Tipping outperformed Swanepoel for his maiden win on the Sunshine Tour.

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Golfweek D-III Fall Invitational preview

The Golfweek Division III Fall Invitational kicks off Sept. 12-14 at Southern Dunes Golf & Country Club, in Haines City, Fla. D.J. Piehowski has a preview.

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Lefty skips BMW pro-am at request of sponsor

Phil Mickelson is missing his second consecutive pro-am this week at the BMW Championship at the behest of the sponsor.

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Harrington adds Vivendi Cup to schedule

It looks like Padraig Harrington has worked out his schedule prior to the Ryder Cup, as the Irishman will play the Vivendi Cup as a Ryder Cup tune-up.

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Fantasy Aces: BMW Championship

The third leg of the FedEx Cup playoffs, the BMW Championship at Cog Hill, represents the last chance for players to make the Tour Championship. Who are the Fantasy Aces backing this week?

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Golfweek’s preseason top 30 teams: Women

Defending NCAA champion Purdue returns five starters in 2010-11 and leads Golfweek’s preseason top 30 teams.

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Golfweek’s preseason top 30 teams: Men

Oklahoma State headlines Golfweek’s preseason top 30 teams for the 2010-11 college season. Can OSU win it all in June?

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Means gets back into Div. I with Idaho job

John Means has accepted the men’s coaching position at the University of Idaho. He replaces Jon Reehoorn, who took the Oregon head coaching job last month.

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John Means: Yearning for another D-I shot

John Means gets excited when he hears a knock on his office door. But after abruptly resigning as head coach of the University of Minnesota in 2001, Means was stunned by the silence.

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