News for Thursday, September 9, 2010
Chris Kirk, the Nationwide Tour’s money leader, took his first step toward a three-win promotion to the PGA Tour on Thursday, taking a one-shot lead at the Utah Championship.
Woods struggles at BMW
Tiger Woods’ days in the FedEx Cup playoffs may be numbered after an opening-round 73 at the BMW Championship. Jeff Rude reports.
Jason Day shot his first over-par round since the FedEx Cup playoffs began, carding a 1-over 72 Thursday at the BMW Championship that included numerous loose shots, including a wedge from 145 yards that dunked into the pond on the 18th hole.
The University of Minnesota and Director of Golf John Harris named John Carlson and Katie Brenny as associate head coaches for the men’s and women’s program, respectively, on Thursday.
Matt Kuchar has picked the right time to be playing his best golf of the year.
Tournament director Phil Cannon won’t meet his self-imposed deadline to have a title sponsor secured for next year’s St. Jude Classic. Adam Schupak reports.
Choi shining on LPGA
It took one missed cut to crack Na Yeon Choi’s exterior, one egg – and goal – at a time. Now we’re learning more about a player who one day could rule the LPGA. Beth Ann Baldry reports.
Yale tops our list of 30 courses that make the grade on campus.
reports that Scott Verplank is playing through a wrist injury at Cog Hill.
Scott Verplank never expected to be in Chicago this week after withdrawing from the Deutsche Bank Championship with tendinitis in his left wrist.
TaylorMade is known for innovative promotions and introductions. On Sept. 9, the company was scheduled to unveil another product in unique fashion.
Beware of the ailing golfer, latest in a countless series.
explains why TaylorMade is accelerating product launches even though consumers are buying less.
At 3 p.m. Eastern time Thursday, TaylorMade-Adidas Golf CEO Mark King went live on the Web to unveil his company’s latest irons, the Burner 2.0.
Glancing down the field for LPGA Sectional Qualifying, several names stick out. U.S. Women’s Amateur runner-up Jessica Korda headlines the field in terms of hot-shot amateurs.
Golf in Vietnam
Golf certainly isn’t new to Vietnam. But when Greg Norman, Colin Montgomerie and Nick Faldo focus on a region in central Vietnam, the golf world takes note. Matt Nelson reports.
Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club has reopened its golf course after two months of renovations, and Princeville Prince later this month will open Roy Yamaguchi's The Tavern at Princeville.
Nicolas Colsearts of Belgium shot an 8-under 62 to upstage a trio of European Ryder Cup players and take the first-round lead at the Dutch Open.
Inside the Sept. 10, 2010 issue of Golfweek:
explains what triggered Ryan Moore’s remarkable turnaround at the BMW.
Thing about golf, you never know when a round might break out. You never know when the zone might kick in.
Preseason top 30 players
After a stellar summer amateur season, Auburn senior Cydney Clanton tops Golfweek’s preseason top 30 players list.
Preseason top 30 players
Fresh off his victory at the U.S. Amateur, Oklahoma State junior Peter Uihlein tops Golfweek’s preseason top 30 players list.
Recalling Sept. 11, 2001
Golfweek spoke recently with members of the golf industry to see what they remembered from Sept. 11, 2001.