News for Wednesday, April 6, 2011
Looking to overcome Par 3 curse
No player that has won the Par 3 Contest has ever gone on to win the same year's Masters. Will Luke Donald be the first to reverse the trend? FIVE THINGS
Photos: Masters Par 3
Masters legends Jack Nicklaus, Gary Player and Arnold Palmer teed it up Wednesday at the famous Par 3 Contest. Enjoy the photos from that and the rest of the day.
Highlights from Payne
It might be a little easier to secure a ticket to watch the Masters in the coming years. Sean Martin delivers that and other news from Augusta Chairman Billy Payne's Wednesday press conference.
Fleck plays in Par 3 Contest
Jack Fleck, the 1955 U.S. Open champion who will turn 90 later this year, was on the grounds at the Masters for the first time in 45 years.
The 2011 AJGA Cup, formerly known as the Canon Cup, will be staged at Eagle Point Golf club in Wilmington, N.C. The co-ed team competition, slated for July 25-28, matches the best 20 junior players from the West against those of the East.
Masters notes: Wednesday
Graeme McDowell skipped Wednesday's Par 3 Contest, and for good reason: His beloved Manchester United is playing in the Champions League quarterfinals. Jim McCabe reports.
Inside the April 8, 2011 issue of Golfweek:
Hate to be Rude: Nicklaus
Jack Nicklaus, six-time Masters champion and honorary starter, held court on days past at Augusta. As Jeff Rude writes, true golf enthusiasts were all ears.
Masters Chat: Wednesday
What are your thoughts on this week's Masters? Join our Masters Chat to interact with other Golfweek readers about everything from Tiger to the Par 3 Contest. CHAT IN PROGRESS
Tour approves Heritage funding
Heritage Classic officials say the PGA Tour supports their patchwork funding plan to keep the Hilton Head Island tournament, but a definitive resolution still seems far off.
Poll: Top 10 at Masters
Despite all the talent in the field, only one player can win the green jacket. Which Top 10 player do you think will finish the highest this week? POLL
There’s just a few weeks to go in the regular season before conference championship play takes over. That means there’s still a few more editions of thumbs up and thumbs down.
Photos: Masters Wednesday
Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson and Fred Couples were among the players out early Wednesday, fending off some cold temperatures to test Augusta National on the eve of tournament play. Check out the morning in pictures.
says it's crunch time for the international players of the SE Louisiana men's golf team.
There are a ton of college golf programs out there featuring foreign players. Some lineups, in fact, go from top to bottom with international competitors.
Golfweek, TourPlayers team up
Today, Golfweek is pleased to announce that it has partnered with TourPlayers.com for video content, utilizing the new TourPlayers.com video player on Golfweek.com. Players such as Luke Donald, Paul Casey and Vijay Singh are partners with TourPlayers.com.