Wednesday, August 31
Adam Svensson of Vancouver, British Columbia has given a verbal commitment to play college golf at UNLV.
Cristie Kerr and Hunter Mahan combined for an 11-under 61 to win the Notah Begay Challenge by one shot over Annika Sorenstam and Rickie Fowler.
Entries have closed for Golfweek’s 10th Junior Invitational, to be played Nov. 5-6 at Shingle Creek Golf Club in Orlando, Fla. Check out the competition.
Taylor Coalson, of Dobson, N.C., shot 7-under 137 (67-70) at Mimosa Hills in Morganton, N.C., to win the Joe Cheves Junior Invitational by one shot.
Kelly Murphy, of Elgin, S.C., shot 3-over 147 (73-74) at Mimosa Hills in Morganton, N.C., and won the Joe Cheves Junior Invitational in a playoff.
U.S. Open winner Rory McIlroy said his relationship with top-ranked tennis player Caroline Wozniacki can help him become No. 1 in golf.
Tiger Woods is honored to be a captain’s pick for the Presidents Cup and believes he merited the selection.
Patrick Cantlay, Golfweek’s College Player of the Year, has added another accolade: Fred Haskins Award winner.
Kevin Chappell felt a deep sense of appreciation when he arrived at TPC Boston for the second FedEx Cup playoff event.
Inside the Sept. 2, 2011 issue of Golfweek:
After a quirk of fate landed Kelly Kraft at SMU, the recent graduate matriculates into the Mustangs’ third U.S. Amateur winner under former coach Jay Loar. Jeff Rude
College golf is just a few short weeks away. To get you ready, Asher Wildman is breaking down the top 60 men's and women's teams from last year's Golfweek/Sagarin rankings. Today, it's No. 13 on the board with the Texas men and Arkansas women.
Tuesday, August 30
It turns out Tim Mickelson isn’t the only departure from the University of San Diego golf program. Manav Shah, a sophomore who ranked No. 185 in the Golfweek/Sagarin College Rankings last season, has transferred to UCLA.
The two finalists at the U.S. Amateur helped Titleist sweep the categories for equipment usage.
Mizuno’s new golf clubs for 2012 will arrive in shops around the United States the second week of September. The lineup includes two new irons for better players: MP-69 and MP-59.
Before Keegan Bradley attacks one green monster at TPC Boston in his New England homecoming, he’ll climb the hill at another: Fenway Park
Imagine playing Kiawah and then luxuriously sailing down the coast to play Harbour Town. Now it's possible.
College golf is just a few short weeks away. To get you ready, Asher Wildman is breaking down the top 60 men's and women's teams from last year's Golfweek/Sagarin rankings. Today, it's No. 14 on the board with the Auburn men and Wake Forest women.
Monday, August 29
See what the winner's had in their bags this week.
The Boeing Co. announced it has extended its title sponsorship of the Champions Tour event at TPC Snoqualmie Ridge in Washington through 2014.
It’s a good thing the fourth round of The Barclays, the PGA Tour’s playoff opener, was cancelled. If not, eventual winner Dustin Johnson would have needed a boat to get to the 16th green at Plainfield Country Club in Edison, N.J., on what normally is a water-less hole.
Golfweek.com is on the ground at Erin Hills to bring you an up-close look at the 2011 U.S. Amateur. Check back daily as Golfweek.com brings you all the action from Erin, Wis.
Tiger Woods announced on his website Aug. 29 that he will play the Frys.com Open, a PGA Tour Fall Series event at CordeValle Golf Club in San Martin, Calif., in early October.
It was May 6. Russell Henley was a few weeks away from graduating and a month shy of completing his outstanding golf career at the University of Georgia.
Former PGA Tour player Pat Bates has been hired as head coach at Central Oklahoma. Bates will begin coaching duties immediately as the Bronchos begin their season Sept. 12-13 at the Charles Coody Invitational in Abilene, Texas.
Charlotte Thomas erased a four-shot deficit to win the inaugural Annika Invitational at Mission Hills, China's first-ever junior girls-only golf tournament.
Amateur Peter Uihlein's decision to attend Q-School has larger ramifications on the PGA Tour than you might think. Maginnes on Tap
College golf is just a few short weeks away. To get you ready, Asher Wildman is breaking down the top 60 men's and women's teams from last year's Golfweek/Sagarin rankings. Today, it's Nos. 15 on the board with the Arkansas men and Auburn women.
Sunday, August 28
Mark Calcavecchia won the Boeing Classic on Sunday for his first Champions Tour title, beating Russ Cochran with a two-putt birdie on the first hole of a playoff.
The U.S. Am final’s defining moment was the uncharacteristic mistake from the world’s No. 1 amateur.
Kirk Triplett won the News Sentinel Open on Sunday to become the oldest winner in Nationwide Tour history at 49 years, 4 months, 29 days, closing with his second straight 4-under 68 for a one-stroke victory over Marco Dawson.
Kelly Kraft, right, secured his spot on the U.S. Walker Cup team with his win at the U.S. Am on Sunday. The USGA also announced that Jordan Spieth, middle, and Blayne Barber, left, will join Kraft in Scotland.
Kelly Kraft took the lead when Patrick Cantlay bogeyed the 16th hole, then hung on to win, 2 up, at the U.S. Amateur Championship at Erin Hills on Sunday. Ryan Lavner
Walt Disney World Resort announced it will turn over day-to-day operations of its five golf courses to Arnold Palmer Golf Management.
Previously known as "Peter's Party," the Umpqua Bank Challenge marked the return of Peter Jacobsen's popular Portland, Ore.-based tournament and clinic.
College golf is just a few short weeks away. To get you ready, Asher Wildman is breaking down the top 60 men's and women's teams from last year's Golfweek/Sagarin rankings. Today, it's Nos. 16 on the board with the Southern Cal men and Michigan State women.
Brittany Lincicome sank a par putt on the 18th hole in a driving rain Sunday to win the Canadian Women's Open by one stroke over Michelle Wie and Stacy Lewis.
The director of Mississippi's PGA Tour tournament says Viking Range Corp. of Greenwood is pulling out as sponsor, and he needs to find a new sponsor or sponsors by the end of September.
If ever there was a reason to question awarding the 2014 Ryder Cup to the PGA Centenary Course at Gleneagles, then this week’s Johnnie Walker Championship on the European Tour is it.
Thomas Bjorn won a five-way sudden-death playoff at the fifth extra hole Sunday to capture the Johnnie Walker Championship at Gleneagles.
Kevin Marsh has resigned after seven years of heading the men’s and women’s teams at Nova Southeastern to pursue personal interests, athletic director Michael Mominey announced.
Dealing with difficult course conditions, Kelly Kraft took a 2-up lead over Patrick Cantlay midway through the 36-hole final of the U.S. Amateur. A win would earn Kraft a Walker Cup berth.
Saturday, August 27
Mark Calcavecchia eagled the par-5 18th hole for a 5-under 67 and a share of the second-round lead Saturday in the Champions Tour's Boeing Classic.
Defending champion Michelle Wie shot a 4-under 68 on Saturday in the Canadian Women’s Open for a share of the third-round lead with Ai Miyazato and Tiffany Joh.
LPGA Tour veteran Sherri Steinhauer retired after missing the cut at the Canadian Women’s Open.
Semifinalist Jordan Russell has plenty of good things to take away from the U.S. Amateur. Ron Balicki has some background on the Texas A&M Aggie Peter Uihlein called "the most underrated player in college golf."
It's already been a historic summer for top-ranked amateur Patrick Cantlay, but he will now look to add a U.S. Amateur title to his resume. Cantlay will take on Kelly Kraft in Sunday's final at Erin Hills.
Does the FedEx Cup playoff system work? Maybe, maybe not. But there was plenty of drama Saturday as players like Ernie Els scrambled to try to punch a ticket to TPC Boston.
Englishman Jack Senior made the most of his American debut, nearly earning an Augusta invite at the U.S. Am.
Dustin Johnson claimed his fifth PGA Tour title Saturday, holding off Matt Kuchar to win The Barclays, which was shortened to 54 holes because of Hurricane Irene.
Spain’s Ignacio Garrido and England’s Mark Foster share a three-shot lead going into the final round of the Johnnie Walker Championship at Gleneagles.
College golf is just a few short weeks away. To get you ready, Asher Wildman is breaking down the top 60 men's and women's teams from last year's Golfweek/Sagarin rankings. Today, it's Nos. 17 on the board with the Iowa men and Vanderbilt women.
College golf is just a few short weeks away. To get you ready, Asher Wildman is breaking down the top 60 men's and women's teams from last year's Golfweek/Sagarin rankings. Today, it's Nos. 18 on the board with the Texas Tech men and Florida women.
Friday, August 26
Patrick Cantlay needs extra holes to advance, while Jack Senior, Jordan Russell and Kelly Kraft will join the UCLA star in the U.S. Amateur semifinals on Saturday at Erin Hills.
Peter Uihlein has told Golfweek he is attending Q-School this fall. Uihlein, an Oklahoma State senior, will not turn pro should he earn a card, though. He'll use the event to gain experience and bolster his case for sponsor exemptions when he turns pro after the 2012 NCAA Championship.
Angela Stanford and Ai Miyazato took advantage of soft greens and a lack of wind to be co-leaders after two rounds of the Canadian Women's Open.
What once looked to be a long week at The Barclays suddenly has turned into a sprint.
Dustin Johnson birdied seven of his first 11 holes Friday at par-71 Plainfield Country Club. Considering he still faced two par 5s, the so-called 59 watch was on high alert in an area already on hurricane alert.
Tulane has named Andrew Pratt head women’s golf coach. Pratt becomes the fourth head coach in the 22-year history of the Tulane women’s golf program.
Ignacio Garrido shot a 3-under 69 Friday to take a one-stroke lead after the second round of the Johnnie Walker Championship.
Eight players remain, but three U.S. Walker Cuppers – Peter Uihlein, Patrick Cantlay and Patrick Rodgers – lead the charge into Friday afternoon’s quarterfinals at the U.S. Amateur at Erin Hills.
Working as an intern on Wall Street, SMU's Max Buckley didn't have much time to practice this summer. But that hasn't stopped him from advancing to the quarterfinals of the U.S. Amateur.
After great matches in the Sweet 16, there are some interesting match ups to watch in the quarterfinals.
The PGA Tour announced Friday that The Barclays, the first FedEx Cup playoff event, would be shortened to 54 holes to avoid the effects of Hurricane Irene.
Matt Kuchar returned to beautiful sunshine and a birdie Friday morning to take the lead at The Barclays.
Bryson DeChambeau of Clovis Calif., has given a verbal commitment to play college golf at SMU.
Thursday, August 25
U.S. Open champion Rory McIlroy says an arm injury won’t keep him out of the European Masters next week in Switzerland, and confirmed Thursday that he’s dating top-ranked women’s tennis player Caroline Wozniacki.
As officials and media scrambled to figure out a plan for impending Hurricane Irene, players stayed calm and hoped for the best. Jim McCabe
Ai Miyazato and Pernilla Lindberg shot 7-under 65s in wet conditions Thursday to share the lead in the Canadian Women’s Open, while Michelle Wie was two strokes back in her title defense.
John Hahn didn't take long to soak up his Round of 32 win over Beau Hossler. Instead, he was focused on thanking fans and thinking about the Walker Cup. Asher Wildman
In a matchup of U.S. Walker Cuppers, Patrick Cantlay (pictured) outlasted Russell Henley in a match to remember at the U.S. Amateur. Sean Martin explains how it happened.
Cory Whitsett employed his coach at Alabama, Jay Seawell, this week at the U.S. Amateur, and they attaboy’d and you-da-man’d their way through 19 holes Thursday, through moments both joyous and deflating, until his opponent, the third-ranked amateur in the world, rapped in a 5-footer for par and the win.
Ron Balicki offers an introduction to Bobby Leopold, the 26-year-old insurance salesman who is working his way through the match-play bracket at the U.S. Amateur.
Harrison Frazar has opened The Barclays with a 7-under 64 at Plainfield CC, but all anyone wanted to talk about Thursday was Hurricane Irene and how it will affect the rest of the week.
England’s Mark Foster shot a 6-under 66 to lead the Johnnie Walker Championship after an incomplete first round full of fog and swarming wasps.
Fred Couples has told Tiger Woods that he decided to add him to the 12-member Presidents Cup team, taking the drama out of the debate over Couples' two captain's picks.
Tomorrow U.S. Walker Cupper Peter Uihlein will face Walker Cup hopeful Scott Langley. After last year’s U.S. Amateur, it seemed that Langley was a guaranteed lock to make the team. However, since the national championship Langley has struggled.
The LPGA needs more players like Ryann O'Toole, a feisty, fit player who knows how to put on a show.
Long Beach State coach Ryan Ressa has received a verbal commitment from one of the top players in the 2012 class. Daniel Chian of Covina, Calif., selected Long Beach State over Xavier, UC Irvine and California.
Futures Tour player Brandi Jackson will tee it up at the Vidalia Championship this week before putting her playing career on hold to pursue a different avenue in the golf business. Julie Williams.
It’s tough to argue that the Peter Uihlein-Dylan Frittelli match and the Patrick Cantlay-Russell Henley showdown aren’t deserving of most of the attention Thursday at the U.S. Amateur. But while these are waged, there is another match to put on the radar in Round 2.
When the U.S. Amateur was held last year at Chambers Bay, Andrew Putnam was considered a favorite. As a resident of University Place, Wash., where Chambers Bay is located, Putnam played the course many times.
Results from the first round of match play at the U.S. Amateur, played Aug. 24-25 at Erin Hills Golf Course in Erin, Wis.:
The second round of match play at the U.S. Amateur has a few matches where more is on the line than just advancing to the next round.
Tom Lewis, 20, is taking one last shot at the Havemeyer Trophy before turning professional. He squeaked past Kevin Penner in the first round of match play.
John Peterson scored a hard-fought win Thursday against Todd Baek in the first round of U.S. Amateur match play. Rest assured, U.S. Walker Cup captain Jim Holtgrieve was watching.
Adam Scott and J.J. Henry got off to a good start. The same could not be said of the PGA Tour playoffs for the FedEx Cup on a water-logged course at The Barclays.
College golf is just a few short weeks away. To get you ready, Asher Wildman is breaking down the top 60 men's and women's teams from last year's Golfweek/Sagarin rankings. Today, it's No. 19 on the board with the California men and Georgia women.
In the recent uproar over long putters – like the one used by Keegan Bradley at the PGA Championship – the beauty of the game itself has been lost. Jim McCabe.
Wednesday, August 24
There was never any question about his golf game. Even less of an issue, however, was Paul Harney’s devotion to his family.
Marquette’s golfers, emboldened with a blueprint to improve and the optimism to get there, pack up for a new season. Asher Wildman
Webb Simpson, winner of the Wyndham Championship, is a Titleist staff player. Take a look at his bag.
Only a few matches were completed Wednesday at the U.S. Amateur, but Harris English's win against Andrew Yun was one of them. It effectively ended Yun's Walker Cup hopes.
Ernie Els sure didn’t look to be down in the dumps for someone who has tumbled so far in the FedEx Cup.
Walker Cup hopeful Andrew Putnam is getting advice from brother, caddie and Tour player Michael at the U.S. Am.
When the 111th U.S. Amateur Championship commenced Monday at Erin Hills and Blue Mound Golf Club, the starting field of 312 players contained 41 mid-amateurs - those 25 years and older.
McConnell Golf LLC has acquired TPC Wakefield Plantation from the PGA Tour in Raleigh, N.C., and Burroughs & Chapin Golf Management and Myrtle Beach National Co. have merged.
Nathan Smith fell Wednesday in a 20-man playoff for the final four spots on the U.S. Amateur match-play bracket, but you'll see him again next month at Royal Aberdeen for the Walker Cup.
The two semifinalists who advance out of the upper half of the U.S. Amateur bracket definitely can say they earned their spots in the Final Four.
Gregor Main birdied two of his final three holes Wednesday to earn medalist honors at the U.S. Amateur. Ryan Lavner says there will be little time to celebrate before match play.
A popular item this week at the U.S. Amateur is the Erin Hills bucket hat. In fact, it was so popular, it sold out by Wednesday.
Scott Langley is trying to redeem himself at the U.S. Amateur after a lackluster summer.
‘Low risk’ and ‘brain surgery’ don’t belong in the same sentence, but that’s how J.B. Holmes describes his upcoming operation after a dizzying withdrawal at the PGA. Jeff Rude
Europe isn’t lacking potential captains for the Ryder Cup, and it appears popular Irishman Paul McGinley is the top candidate for the role in 2014 at Gleneagles.
Nicole Zhang, No. 47 in the Golfweek/Sagarin rankings last season, has decided to quit the team at Notre Dame and is considering a transfer in 2012.
College golf is just a few short weeks away. To get you ready, Asher Wildman is breaking down the top 60 men's and women's teams from last year's Golfweek/Sagarin rankings. Today, it's No. 20 on the board with the Stanford men and Pepperdine women.
Amanda Blumenherst is making a push to bring an LPGA event to her hometown of Fort Wayne, Ind. in the next couple of years.
Steve Stricker has won twice on Tour this season, and two of our fantasy experts are saying that he will make it a third this week at The Barclays.
Tuesday, August 23
To celebrate the one millionth white-headed metalwood sold in the United States in 2011, TaylorMade will send a disguised Dustin Johnson to deliver a prize to an unsuspecting golfer.
Padraig Harrington still puts his money on Tiger Woods breaking Jack Nicklaus’ record 18 professional majors.
When she was pounding the ball off the tee as a 15-year-old, it was thought that Michelle Wie would be well into a dominating golf career by the time she was 21.
Before qualifying for the U.S. Amateur at Erin Hills, Mike Ignasiak hadn't been to Milwaukee since his career with the Brewers ended in 1995. The city has been good to him this week. Sean Martin.
Second-round play was delayed for more than three hours Tuesday at the U.S. Amateur, leaving Blayne Barber and the rest of the field with much to think about. Ryan Lavner.
When the morning wave of players finally completed the weather-delayed second round of stroke play at the U.S. Amateur at almost 5:30 p.m., three players topped the leaderboard at 7-under 135.
For a course that is only 5 years old, Erin Hills understandably wouldn't yield many historical anecdotes. Yet, Asher Wildman uncovered a few gems from the site of this week's U.S. Amateur.
The next time Patrick Cantlay tees off for a tournament at CordeValle Golf Club in San Martin, Calif. – a track on which he’s already won – the stakes will be considerably higher.
What began as a joke on team picture day resulted in a three-tournament suspension for the men’s golf team at Bethany College, a Lutheran school in Lindsborg, Kan., that competes at the NAIA level.
After four years in New Orleans, J.T. Horton is going home. The native Georgian and former head coach at Tulane was named the first Clemson women’s coach on Aug. 19, a job he begins immediately.
Former LPGA player Janet Coles has been hired as the head women’s golf coach at Dartmouth, as announced by the university Aug. 22.
Charles Howell III finds himself back in contention with the shot shape that got him to tour. Sean Martin.
College golf is just a few short weeks away. To get you ready, Asher Wildman is breaking down the top 60 men's and women's teams from last year's Golfweek/Sagarin rankings. Today, it's No. 21 on the board with the Virginia men and Iowa State women.
Monday, August 22
Gregor Main (pictured) and John Hahn took the early lead at the U.S. Amateur, but Blake Biddle sits two shots back after playing the more demanding Erin Hills. Ron Balicki
Michael Perez has given a verbal commitment to play college golf at Southern Mississippi. Perez, who is from Weston, Fla., is ranked No. 94 in the 2012 class.
It's supposed to be the longest course in USGA history, but the length of Erin Hills wasn't a factor in the opening round of the U.S. Amateur. As Sean Martin writes, that's just the state of the game.
J.B. Holmes has withdrawn from The Barclays as he prepares to have brain surgery.
It doesn't seem so long ago that Scott Langley was a lock to make the U.S. Walker Cup team. But after a summer of struggles, the recent Illinois graduate is trying desperately just to round back into form at Erin Hills.
See what the winners had in their bags this week.
The Heritage Classic Foundation, which oversees the PGA Tour’s stop on Hilton Head Island, announced a new sponsorship campaign to replenish its cash reserves.
Franklin Templeton, a long-time partner of the PGA Tour’s Shootout tournament, is reprising its role as title sponsor of the event.
Tiger Woods is thinking about adding another PGA Tour event to his schedule.
I’m here at Erin Hills Golf Club (and enjoying the “cool” mid-70 degree temperatures) for the 111th U.S. Amateur Championship. Contrary to what some of my co-workers may think, I have not covered every one of those U.S. Amateurs.
Riviera Country Club and the U.S. Golf Association are in discussions about the course hosting the 2017 U.S. Amateur, according to multiple sources with knowledge of the talks.
Sure, it is easy to pick on Tommy Gainey. He's unorthodox and wears two gloves. But the Tour is better with him.
Despite not having his swing coach around recently, Matt Krutz was able to win at the place he wanted to most.
College golf is just a few short weeks away. To get you ready, Asher Wildman is breaking down the top 60 men's and women's teams from last year's Golfweek/Sagarin rankings. Today, it's No. 22 on the board with the Oregon men and Texas women.
Golfweek spent the day behind the scenes with Tiger Woods and EA Sports as they worked on the 2013 version of their best-selling video game. D.J. Piehowski talks about a different Tiger than you are used to seeing on TV.
Matt Kuchar has picked Gary Woodland for his Omega Mission Hills World Cup of Golf partner, Golfweek has learned.
A look at the Aug. 19, 2011 issue of Golfweek.
Sunday, August 21
Ryann O'Toole and Vicky Hurst aren't exactly household names ... yet. Solid seasons put them on Rosie Jones' radar, and both were chosen as captain's picks for the U.S. Solheim Cup team late Sunday night.
Suzann Pettersen won the LPGA Safeway Classic on Sunday, overcoming a nine-stroke deficit with a 7-under 64 and beating Na Yeon Choi in a playoff. It's a step toward her goal of becoming World No. 1.
The USGA learned plenty from last year's U.S. Amateur experience at Chambers Bay, and now officials hope to have the same experience at Wisconsin's Erin Hills, giving the association a much-needed advance screening of what needs fixing before the 2017 U.S. Open.
Ernie Els and Padraig Harrington join William McGirt in claiming spots among the top 125 in the points standings for this week's The Barclays, the first of four tournaments in the FedEx Cup series that ends with the Tour Championship.
Australia's James Nitties won the Midwest Classic on Saturday for his first Nationwide Tour title, shooting with a 6-under 65 for a five-stroke victory.
Korean Min-gyu Cho cleared the field by four shots for his first Japan Golf Tour Organization victory at the Kansai Open Golf Championship in Hyogo, Japan.
Webb Simpson stopped knocking on the door and decided to bust it open on Sunday. Simpson shot a 67 to claim his first PGA Tour win, a three-stroke victory in the Wyndham Championship.
Fred Couples knocked in a 3-foot birdie putt on the third playoff hole Sunday to defeat John Cook and win the Seniors Players Championship for his first major victory on the Champions Tour.
The future just keeps getting brighter for the Euro Tour. After Sunday's win, you can add Oliver Fisher to that list.
College golf is just a few short weeks away. To get you ready, Asher Wildman is breaking down the top 60 men's and women's teams from last year's Golfweek/Sagarin rankings. Today, it's No. 23 on the board with the Ohio State men and Tulane women.
Oliver Fisher of England won the Czech Open on Sunday, shooting a 3-under 69 to finish two strokes ahead of Mikael Lundberg of Sweden and earn his first European Tour victory.
5 Things: The USGA will learn this week how skilled men handle the 5-year-old layout at Erin Hills, the site of this week's U.S. Amateur. And can Peter Uihlein be the first back-to-back champ since Tiger?
Saturday, August 20
Na Yeon Choi took a three-stroke lead in the Safeway Classic on Saturday, shooting a 2-under 69 to reach 8 under on Pumpkin Ridge Golf Club's Ghost Creek course.
Webb Simpson shot a 6-under 64 on Saturday to move to 15-under 195 and take a two-stroke lead after three rounds at the Wyndham Championship.
Australia’s James Nitties shot a 6-under 65 on Saturday in the Midwest Classic to take a one-stroke lead over J.J. Killeen.
With a one-shot lead at the Senior Players Championship, Fred Couples is inching closer to his first Champions Tour victory of 2011 after fighting a back injury for much of the past year.
Ryan Burgess of Rancho Santa Fe, Calif., has given first-year SMU coach Josh Gregory a verbal commitment to play college golf at the Dallas school.
The Golf Coaches Association of America has announced the field for the 2012 Callaway Collegiate Match Play Championship, to be played March 18-20 at The Concession Golf Club in Bradenton, Fla.
Steven O’Hara of Scotland shot a flawless 7-under 65 Saturday to share the lead after the third round of the Czech Open.
Shannon Lubar of Littleton, Colo., has given a verbal commitment to play college golf at the University of Denver.
In honor of the silly season in golf, maybe it's time to ponder a few other oddities about the game.
College golf is just a few short weeks away. To get you ready, Asher Wildman is breaking down the top 60 men's and women's teams from last year's Golfweek/Sagarin rankings. Today, it's No. 25 on the board with the San Diego men and the Texas A&M women.
Friday, August 19
Na Yeon Choi would like to have the 18th hole at Pumpkin Ridge back.
J.J. Killeen remained in position for his third Nationwide Tour victory in four weeks, shooting a 6-under 65 on Friday for a share of the second-round lead in the Midwest Classic.
Tommy “Two Gloves” Gainey, still in search of his first Tour victory, shot a 5-under 65 Friday to take a three-stroke lead at the Wyndham Championship.
J.T. Horton has been named the first women's coach at Clemson. He leaves Tulane, where he spent the past four years restarting the golf program following Hurricane Katrina.
Fred Couples shot a 5-under 66 on Friday to take a one-stroke lead after the second round of the Senior Players Championship, the Champions Tour’s final major of the season.
Garrett Clegg has been named men's head coach at Washington State. Clegg, formerly an assistant coach at Washington, replaces Walt Williams, who resigned in July.
Jose Manuel Lara shot a 4-under 68 to move into first at the Czech Open on Friday after rain cut short the second round.
Jim McCabe: If you think Keegan Bradley’s victory at the PGA was unlikely, his life story might be even more improbable. There’s no silver spoon to accompany his sterling Wanamaker Trophy.
For many junior golfers in New England, summer tournaments are a chance to showcase their individual talents to college coaches, and to see how they measure up in competition.
Should U.S. Presidents Cup captain Fred Couples select Tiger Woods as one of his two captain’s picks? Golfweek experts weigh in. What do you think?
Mike Weir’s season has ended because of elbow surgery.
The U.S. Golf Association has announced pairings and tee times for stroke-play qualifying at the U.S. Amateur, to be played Aug. 22-28 at the par-72, 7,760-yard Erin Hills Golf Club and par-70, 6,622-yard Blue Mound Golf and Country Club in Erin, Wis.
College golf is just a few short weeks away. To get you ready, Asher Wildman is breaking down the top 60 men's and women's teams from last year's Golfweek/Sagarin rankings. Today, it's No. 25 on the board with the Tennessee men and the Notre Dame women.
Thursday, August 18
Jeff Sluman shot a 6-under 65 on Thursday to take a one-stroke lead after the first round of the Senior Players Championship, the Champions Tour’s final major of the season.
If Jeff Quinney keeps this up, he might soon have a new PGA Tour card – and a spot in the playoffs.
If you want to play fast at courses operated by OB Sports, it helps to get in the Express Lane. The Scottsdale, Ariz., course-management firm is expanding its pace-of-play initiatives with the gradual rollout of its Express Lane program to its 42 courses.
Herbert X. “Tree” Tremont is a multiethnic golf superstar with 14 major championships, a signature apparel line (named Tree Trunk, naturally), a $61 million yacht, several private planes, a swimsuit model for a wife, two adorable children and an overbearing agent. Sound familiar?
Millions visit Branson for its music, and a growing number stay for the golf. Martin Kaufmann.
Jim McCabe: After a banner 2010 and a strong start to this season, Tim Clark’s role in the Presidents Cup won’t be quite what he expected.
Peter Lawrie of Ireland shot a 6-under 66 to take a one-stroke lead after the first round of the Czech Open on Thursday.
The U.S. Golf Association has announced that Jimmie Austin OU Golf Club in Norman, Okla., will host the 2013 U.S. Women’s Amateur Public Links. The championship will be played June 17-22.
Though Katie Futcher needs a top-10 finish at this week’s Safeway Classic to have a shot at qualifying for the U.S. Solheim Cup team, the Texan feels no pressure.
College golf is just a few short weeks away. To get you ready, Asher Wildman is breaking down the top 60 men's and women's teams from last year's Golfweek/Sagarin rankings. Today, it's No. 26 on the board with the Arizona State men and UC Davis women.
Alexis Mihelich has been named women’s head coach at Southern Illinois, the school announced. Mihelich replaces Diane Daugherty, who retired in July after 25 years as head coach at SIU.
Russ Cunningham has been named men’s and women’s head coach at Oakland (Mich.) University. Cunningham has five-plus years of Division I coaching experience, having served as an assistant men’s coach at Michigan State (1996-99) and an assistant men’s and women’s coach at Campbell (1993-95).
Kraig Kann, who was one of the original on-air talents at the Golf Channel, has been named the chief communications officer at the LPGA, the tour announced Aug. 18.
Golfweek was granted exclusive access as Tiger Woods visited EA Sports to help in the development of the Tiger Woods PGA Tour 2013 game. Click here for our extensive photo gallery, with a behind-the-scenes video and commentary coming Monday morning.
U.S. captain Fred Couples wants Tiger Woods on the Presidents Cup team, provided Woods plays tournaments before he shows up at the Australian Open a week before the matches.
Wednesday, August 17
U.S. captain Fred Couples wants Tiger Woods on the Presidents Cup team, provided Woods plays tournaments before he shows up at the Australian Open a week before the matches.
Rory McIlroy is expected to rejoin the PGA Tour in 2012, and according to his management group, ISM, he will once again play The Players Championship. His full schedule
College golf is just a few short weeks away. To get you ready, Asher Wildman is breaking down the top 60 men's and women's teams. Today, it's No. 27 on the board with the Clemson men and Oklahoma women.
Jack Nicklaus’ cautionary tale about Tiger Woods and what seemed to be an inevitable run to golf supremacy proved prescient. So, don’t be so quick to name Keegan Bradley as a can’t-miss star.
The Great Britain & Ireland team has been selected for the upcoming Walker Cup. As Alistair Tait writes, the only surprise was the omission of Scottish Amateur champ David Law.
Last week at the PGA Sean Martin and Jim McCabe picked the 1-2 combo of Keegan Bradley and Jason Dufner. This week at Wyndham, they are both going with Webb Simpson.
Keegan Bradley instantly became the most decorated golfer from St. John's University when he won the PGA Championship.
Valhalla Golf Club, the PGA of America-owned course in Louisville, Ky., is in line for another big renovation.
Tuesday, August 16
Abby Newton of Katy, Texas, has given a verbal commitment to play college golf at Ole Miss.
Keegan Bradley's PGA Championship win with a belly putter might spark more interest in the longer flat stick. Odyssey is gearing up for an increased demand, just in case.
Tiger Woods, despite his struggles in 2011, would be worth a captain’s pick for the Presidents Cup.
College golf is just a few short weeks away. To get you ready, Asher Wildman is breaking down the top 60 men's and women's teams. Today, it's No. 28 on the board with the Oklahoma men and Stanford women.
PGA Championship winner Keegan Bradley’s bag featured Cleveland gear and an Odyssey putter. James Achenbach reports.
Monday, August 15
Cory Scoggin has been named San Diego men's golf coach, the university announced Monday. He will replace former head coach Tim Mickelson.
The Thunderbirds, the host organization that stages the Waste Management Phoenix Open, announced this year’s rendition raised more than $4 million for local charities.
See what the winners had in their bags this week.
Golf simulator company AboutGolf announced it formed a partnership with the European Tour to develop co-branded, golf performance technology products.
Tee It Forward, an initiative urging golfers to play from appropriate tees, promised to make the game faster and more enjoyable. Early results indicate it’s delivering on its pledge.
As the junior season comes to a close, Golfweek takes a look at the Junior Invitational, which in its first year of operation became the country's top-ranked junior event. And an invitation here got you much more than a tee time.
It wasn't Tiger wearing the Sunday red, but Keegan Bradley brought the color back to life in Atlanta.
College golf is just a few short weeks away. To get you ready, Asher Wildman is breaking down the top 60 men's and women's teams. Today, it's No. 29 on the board with the Washington men and Florida State women.
Now that the world knows that Golfweek blogger Nicole Smith was selected to be on Big Break Ireland, she gives you some insight on how the process worked and her excitement at being selected.
Taylor Ramsey, of Milledgeville, Ga., who had given a verbal commitment to play golf at the University of Arizona has now decided she will attend a different school.
A look at what is in Golfweek's Aug. 12, 2011 issue.
Ashlan Ramsey, No. 4 in the Class of 2013, has started to take unofficial visits.
From Keegan Bradley moving out of his aunt's shadow to where Tiger goes from here, here are 5 storylines to take away from the PGA Championship.
Take a look at our week-long coverage of the U.S. Women's Amateur, from our closing feature on Danielle Kang's win to photo galleries of each day, including one shot through an iPhone.
Sunday, August 14
The PGA of America has some explaining to do with how it let CBS and TNT bombard viewers with ads.
After the final putt drops is when Gail Hedgepath's job gets into full swing: she has the honor of engraving a new name on the Wanamaker Trophy.
Keegan Bradley's day started like any other, but it ended in stunning fashion, overcoming a five-shot deficit with three holes to play and winning in a playoff at the PGA. Ryan Lavner
Rickie Fowler played in all four majors for the first time in his young professional career. And despite only seriously contending in the British Open this season, believes he's learned a few things that will move him up the leaderboard in 2012.
From Tiger Woods to Jack Nicklaus, a look at the past champions of the PGA Championship.
The U.S. is back on the board in the majors, as Keegan Bradley outlasted Jason Dufner in a three-hole playoff to win the PGA Championship.
Steve Friesen won the Price Cutter Charity Championship on Sunday for his first Nationwide Tour title, birdieing the final three holes for an 8-under 64 and a five-stroke victory.
Danielle Kang dominated Moriya Jutanugarn on Sunday, winning her second straight U.S. Women's Amateur title with an easy 6-and-5 victory in Rhode Island.
It's not often you see a winner from Iceland, but you'll need to get used to the name, as Olafur Loftsson just won a trip to the PGA Tour's Wyndham Championship this week.
Harrison Greenberry, 17, won the British Boys Amateur by outlasting Patrick Kelly on the 37th hole of a scheduled 36-hole final.
College golf is just a few short weeks away. To get you ready, Asher Wildman is breaking down the top 60 men's and women's teams. Today, it's No. 31 on the board with the Wake Forest men and Ohio State women.
Rory McIlroy's PGA Championship came to an end on Sunday, finishing at 11 over and in a current tie for 65th; meanwhile, Atlanta Athletic Club will play to its shortest distance of the week on Sunday - 7,236 yards.
College golf is just a few short weeks away. To get you ready, Asher Wildman is breaking down the top 60 men's and women's teams. Today, it's No. 31 on the board with the N.C. State men and Chattanooga women.
College golf is just a few short weeks away. To get you ready, Asher Wildman is breaking down the top 60 men's and women's teams. Today, it's No. 32 on the board with the Kent State men and South Carolina women.
The GB&I team for the Walker Cup is close to being announced, with Tom Lewis, Paul Cutler and Michael Stewart obvious choices. Who else is in? Alistair Tait takes a crack at it . . .
Saturday, August 13
Just who are these guys in the lead? Jason Dufner? Brendan Steele? One look at their track record, and it is not shocking that they are co-leaders at the PGA Championship.
Brendan Steele and Jason Dufner have played Atlanta Athletic Club better than anyone this week. Sean Martin gives some background on the two unlikely leaders.
A look at the final-round pairings and tee times at the 93rd PGA Championship at Atlanta Athletic Club in Johns Creek, Ga.
Minutes before sinking a 15-foot birdie putt on the eighth hole, Phil Mickelson was accosted by a fan after hitting his second shot from the rough.
Brendan Steele and Jason Dufner are tied for the lead heading to the final round of the PGA Championship at Atlanta Athletic Club.
First, the complaints about the 18th hole. Now, it's the bunkers. And, boy, is the sand wreaking havoc on the best players in the world.
Clare Amelia Legaspi of the Philippines recorded her record-tying fifth World Championship, after finishing 1-under-par 71 for the day and 4-under-par 212 for the event. She ties Marijosse Navarro in the all-time U.S. Kids Golf record books with five World Championship victories.
Asked about the state of his wrist after a third-round 74 at the PGA Championship, Rory McIlroy quipped: "I wish it were worse. Then I'd have an excuse."
It's been a long summer full of hotels, rental cars and, most importantly, trophies for Moriya Jutanugarn. Now she's just one day away from the biggest triumph yet.
Danielle Kang had to make an emergency trip to a chiropractor on Friday night. It worked, as the defending champ advance to face Moriya Jutanugarn in Sunday's U.S. Women's Am final.
Tiger Woods' woes at the PGA could mean problems in the PGA Tour's upcoming TV negotiations.
Luke Donald shot 2-under 68 in Saturday's third round, but few players will leave the course feeling more despondent than the usually steady Englishman. PGA BLOG
Padraig Harrington, Ernie Els and Retief Goosen are among the late entries into next week's Wyndham Championship, where they will hope to improve their FedEx Cup standings.
Friday, August 12
A look at the third-round pairings and tee times at the 93rd PGA Championship at Atlanta Athletic Club in Johns Creek, Ga.
After hitting nine bunkers and a pair of water balls, Tiger Woods missed his third cut in a major as a professional. Jeff Rude explains how it happened.
Though he wasn't flawless Friday, making a costly error at the closing hole, Adam Scott is playing some of his best golf after some personnel and equipment changes.
There may not be a host of major champions atop the leaderboard at the PGA Championship, but that doesn't mean it's without intrigue. Five Things
Moriya Jutanugarn overcame a tough start to move on at the Women's Amateur, where she will face off against NCAA champ Austin Ernst.
Despite sharp pain down the left side of her body, defending champion Danielle Kang continues to roll through match play at the U.S. Women's Amateur.
PGA notes: One of the favorites before the PGA Championship, Jason Day won't be playing this weekend after finishing at 5 over. He'll be joined by Martin Kaymer and Dustin Johnson.
Phil Mickelson didn't mince words when talking about Atlanta Athletic Club's par-4 18th hole: "It's a great par 5." Let's just say that was one of the printable quotes from players.
Rory McIlroy didn’t use his injuries as a crutch, but he wasn’t happy with being at 3 over at the PGA.
D.A. Points writes little notes to himself on the golf ball. On Friday, it was Keep it stress-free. It seemed to work at the PGA.
This past week NCAA champion John Peterson of LSU threw out the first pitch at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington, Texas when the Texas Rangers played host to the Seattle Mariners.
PGA blog: Normally taking three weeks off before a major isn't the best preparation possible. Don't tell that to Jason Dufner, who is tied for the lead after a second-round 65.
Tiger Woods has an uphill battle ahead of him Friday, needing an under-par round to make the cut after his opening 77 at the PGA Championship. Shot-by-shot
Tracking Rory: We take you hole-by-hole, as Rory McIlroy tries to shake off a wrist injury and stay in contention during the second round of the PGA Championship.
Thursday, August 11
Toughness doesn't begin to describe the gutsy effort by Rory McIlroy on Thursday at Atlanta Athletic Club. It was something that he can tell his grandkids about some day.
It's been a long year for Shaun Micheel and even longer since he won his only major, the 2003 PGA at Oak Hill. But after Round 1 at Atlanta Athletic Club, the resilient vet is in contention.
Brooke Pancake has plenty of skill in the classroom, but at this week's U.S. Women's Amateur, she's showing just how talented she is on the golf course, as well. Notes
Wisconsin's Steve Stricker (63) and Jerry Kelly (65) lit up Atlanta Athletic Club during Round 1 of the PGA Championship. FIVE THINGS
Despite an odd superstition, Demi Runas beat Lisa McCloskey to advance to the U.S. Women's Amateur quarters.
Tiger Woods slashes his way to a first-round 77 at the PGA Championship, and what's worse is he's not sure how to find his game. Jeff Rude
David Toms, who won the 2001 PGA with a strategic layup at No. 18, reversed course in the opening round, showing there's more than one way to tame the monstrous par 4.
Internet company Boxgroove is trying to give golfers easy access to hundreds of private clubs.
Heartland hideaways: Build it, and golfers just might come to Iowa
For Jimmy Wright, the 1969 PGA was but one of many tournament achievements that collectively amount to a kind of Grand Slam of club pro life.
The Country Club of Charleston will play host to the 2013 U.S. Women’s Amateur, the United States Golf Association announced Aug. 11.
Steve Stricker has tied the record for the lowest score in a major, shooting 63 in the first round of the PGA Championship at Atlanta Athletic Club.
Rory McIlroy injured his right wrist at the third hole Thursday, but he has continued to play. In fact, he's continued to play quite well. Live Blog
Two members of the television crew at the U.S. Women’s Amateur were hospitalized Thursday morning after an SUV ran into a tractor transporting a movable camera platform.
Three UCLA Bruins advanced to match play at the U.S. Women's Amateur and all of them are still alive. That will change in the Round of 16, as Stepahnie Kono and Tiffany Lua will meet.
Kory Thompson has been named women's head coach at Augusta State.
Emily Milberger, who stepped in as interim women's coach at SMU last season, has been named head coach at Montana.
College golf is just a few short weeks away. To get you ready, Asher Wildman is breaking down the top 60 men's and women's teams. Today, it's No. 33 on the board with the Liberty men and TCU women.
Two greens are on the mend at the PGA, and the superintendent says 'We felt like our hearts had been ripped out.'
Ryo Ishikawa lost five balls in the water in his first nine holes Thursday and shot a 15-over 85, four shots worse than the next-highest morning score.
Vijay Singh has been dealing with numerous injuries since 2008, but recent therapy has the Fijian feeling great.
After a roaring start, Tiger Woods made three double bogeys and fired a 7-over 77 to sit 14 shots off Steve Stricker's current lead at the PGA Championship.
Wednesday, August 10
Two greens were damaged during routine maintenance at the Atlanta Athletic Club on Wednesday evening, the PGA of America announced in a release.
U.S. Women's Amateur notes: Emily Tubert could have kicked back and did some fishing. Instead, she helped buddy Austin Ernst to a dramatic 1-up win over Sally Watson.
PGA notebook: Scott Piercy didn't know when his next Tour start would be before winning in Tahoe last week. Now he is booked solid.
Lee Westwood has been working with a sports psychologist in hopes of winning of his first major. First lesson: Be more lighthearted.
At Atlanta Athletic Club, the brawny par 3s come up short on variety and creativity
Long-bomber Gary Woodland has enough length to ponder decisions that no one else will consider.
Danielle Kang, wiser from her experience at Pepperdine, has one more goal before turning pro: repeat as U.S. Women’s Amateur champion
Marty Jertson will become the second Ping engineer to play in a major championship in recent weeks. At the U.S. Senior Open late last month, Jertson’s fellow club designer Mike Nicolette tied for 23rd.
At 5 p.m. Tuesday, Michigan sophomore Joey Garber walked into the office of first-year head coach Chris Whitten and informed him he was leaving the team. Garber expects to play for Georgia in the spring.
Loyalty is a two-way street, and at the intersection of Tiger Woods and Steve Williams, somebody has run a stop sign. Tiger Woods taps the brakes on a runaway story. Jeff Rude reports.
Elyse Smidinger, the No. 64 seed at the U.S. Women's Amateur, defeated Jihee Kim at Rhode Island Country Club.
Like him or loathe him, Tiger Woods still drives the narrative. Starting Thursday, thankfully, the talk can focus on his play and not his acrimonious split with caddie Steve Williams.
The University of Minnesota announced that Michele Redman will be its new women’s head coach, and John Carlson will be men’s head coach.
College golf is just a few short weeks away. To get you ready, Asher Wildman is breaking down the top 60 men's and women's teams. Today, it's No. 34 on the board with the Michigan men and Oregon women.
If this truly is the dawning of the Rory Era, well, don’t tell McIlroy himself. The only thing he’s focused on this week is his pursuit of a second major title.
A look at the tee times for Thursday and Friday at the 93rd PGA Championship, held at Atlanta Athletic Club in Johns Creek, Ga.
Tuesday, August 9
Tiger Woods sneaked in a quick nine holes Tuesday afternoon in preparation for the PGA Championship, his first major since the Masters. And his playing partner, Arjun Atwal, was impressed.
Tim Clark, who has not been able to compete most of the year because of an injured left elbow, agreed Tuesday to be an assistant captain under Greg Norman when the Presidents Cup is played Nov. 17-20 in Australia.
Lydia Ko is deep into a whirlwind golf tour of the United States that she hopes will end with a U.S. Women's Amateur title. She tied for the stroke-play medalist honors with Jihee Kim.
Rounds of 80-88 won't win Alexandra Frazier any kind of U.S. Women's Amateur title, but that matters little to the 53-year-old mother.
Hunter Mahan, who started the season so well, is among a veteran cast on Tour struggling on the eve of the final major.
Alison Lee isn't used to finishing last in a tournament, but she showed resolve at the U.S. Women's Amateur.
If golf fans aren’t satisfied with 28 hours of live PGA Championship coverage on TNT and CBS, they can find enhanced coverage on DirecTV and PGA.com.
Megan Menzel has been selected as the head coach for the University of Iowa women's golf program, athletic director Gary Barta announced today.
Adam Scott, whose defining victory at the WGC-Bridgestone was overshadowed by caddie Steve Williams’ hyperbole about his former boss, rekindles his competitive fire
PGA Championship blog: Darren Clarke says Open victory won't change him, while Luke Donald and Lee Westwood address the Tiger Woods-Steve Williams drama.
Tiger wore a new “natural motion” shoe at Bridgestone and, for the first time on Tour, played in plastic spikes.
Choosing a golf ball may appear to be simple. It isn’t. The subject of ball fitting is so important to Titleist that the company has launched a major campaign to educate golfers.
College golf is just a few short weeks away. To get you ready, Asher Wildman is breaking down the top 60 men's and women's teams. Today, it's No. 35 on the board with the Central Florida men and Kent State women.
Ariya Jutanugarn, of Bangkok, Thailand, shot 15-under 273 (69-68-66-70) at Sycamore Hills Golf Club in Fort Wayne, Ind., to win the Junior PGA Championship by 10 shots.
Cody Proveaux, of Leesville, S.C., shot 6-under 282 (72-70-67-73) at Sycamore Hills Golf Club in Fort Wayne, Ind., to win the Junior PGA Championship by one shot.
Casey MacNeil of Massey, Ontario, has given a verbal commitment to play her college golf at the University of Detroit Mercy.
Austin DeGrate of Sugarland, Texas, has given a verbal commitment to play college golf at Texas A&M.
Atlanta Athletic Club features a finishing hole that 2002 PGA Championship champ Rich Beem summed up best: "This last hole, you're going to see some train wrecks here."
Tiger Woods' former caddie, Steve Williams, drew a mixed reaction from Tour players on the way he gloated over his new boss' first victory with him on the bag.
Despite a recent lack of success, Tiger Woods is as dismissive as ever. Such bravado used to be accepted from Woods because he always backed it up. Not anymore.
Monday, August 8
Jason Day has been a top 10 machine this season on Tour, and a couple of our fantasy panelists think that the Aussie will break through at the PGA Championship this week.
U.S. Women's Amateur notebook: With new-found fame after winning medalist honors at the NCAAs, Austin Ernst is happy to be back in a competitive setting.
See what the winners had in their bags this week.
The PGA Tour Superstore Aug. 8 announced its latest expansion plan – an opening in Delray Beach, Fla., which is expected to become the chain’s 12th location.
Burroughs & Chapin Golf Management and Myrtle Beach National Co., the two largest course operators on the Grand Strand, have reached a merger agreement that will make them a dominant player in the Myrtle Beach area.
Tiger Woods' agent, Mark Steinberg, denies that Steve Williams was fired over the phone, saying 'he (Williams) didn’t get fired face-to-face is ludicrous and tiring.'
Will Adam Scott stay hot at the PGA Championship? Is it Lee Westwood's turn? Come and pick your team and play our final Major Challenge of the season to win great prizes, including a trip to the 2012 PGA Championship.
For fortysomething veterans such as Omar Uresti and Jay Williamson, a career decision awaits.
For those outside the ropes, there are fans atop the bleachers and misting stations to cool down. For the players, there are buckets filled with cold, bottled water at every hole. Better take advantage of it. They don't call it Hot-Lanta for nothing.
Sunday, August 7
College golf is just a few short weeks away. To get you ready, Asher Wildman is breaking down the top 60 men's and women's teams. Today, it's No. 36 on the board with the Pepperdine men and Colorado women.
Scott Piercy squandered a three-stroke lead, then dodged more trouble down the stretch before making a 7-foot par putt on the final hole Sunday to win the Reno-Tahoe Open by one stroke.
J.J. Killeen shot a 3-under 69 to win for the second straight week on the Nationwide Tour, two-putting from 90 feet on the final hole to avoid a five-way playoff at the Cox Classic on Sunday.
Our partners at TourPlayers.com caught up with Adam Scott to talk about his dominating performance at the Bridgestone Invitational.
Lost in the Steve Williams circus Sunday at the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational was an incredible performance by Adam Scott. 5 Things to take away from the week that was . . .
Steve Williams says that he was fired by phone, not in person. And despite 73 PGA Tour wins and 13 major victories with Tiger Woods, Williams says winning in Akron with Adam Scott was the best yet.
Jay Haas birdied the final hole Sunday to win the 3M Championship by one shot over Tom Lehman, Kenny Perry and Peter Senior.
Steve Williams is familiar with winning WGC titles, winning seven with Tiger Woods. He said that this week, with Adam Scott taming Firestone for a four-stroke win, was his greatest ever.
From Jeff Rude's take on Dustin Johnson's ability to shake off disappointment to our review of Atlanta Athletic Club, check out our complete preview coverage of the 93rd PGA Championship.
Three more spots on the Walker Cup team were filled with the selection of Patrick Rodgers, Nathan Smith and Chris Williams.
From its first major to today, Atlanta Athletic Club has been fine-tuned for toughness. Bradley S. Klein
Dustin Johnson, worry? Not even three Sunday setbacks in recent majors have rattled his durable psyche. Jeff Rude
A capsule look at 20 players who could contend in the PGA Championship, to be played Aug. 11-14 at Atlanta Athletic Club.
Tiger Woods finished his first tournament in four months with an even-par 70 at Firestone to finish in the middle of the pack at the Bridgestone Invitational.
A look back at key anniversary dates for the PGA Championship:
A hole-by-hole look at Atlanta Athletic Club, site of the 93rd PGA Championship to be played Aug. 11-14.
Quick facts and figures for the 2011 PGA Championship at Atlanta Athletic Club:
John Daly was just happy to get into the field at the 1991 PGA Championship. The game of golf hasn't been the same since his improbable victory at Crooked Stick.
Atlanta Athletic Club will present Tiger Woods with a shot at moving closer to the only record he cares about - Jack Nicklaus' 18 majors.
College golf is just a few short weeks away. To get you ready, Asher Wildman is breaking down the top 60 men's and women's teams. Today, it's No. 37 on the board with the Indiana men and Northwestern women.
College golf is just a few short weeks away. To get you ready, Asher Wildman is breaking down the top 60 men's and women's teams. Today, it's No. 38 on the board with the Chattanooga men and Louisville women.
Ryo Ishikawa might win the Bridgestone Invitational today, but you won't see him in the FedEx Cup playoffs.
Saturday, August 6
Peter Senior shot a bogey-free 67 and John Huston birdied No. 18 for a 68 on Saturday that left them tied for the lead at 12 under after the second round of the 3M Championship.
Ethan Tracy held off the world's top-ranked amateur, Patrick Cantlay, to win the Western Amateur on Saturday at North Shore Country Club. Ron Balicki
Scott Piercy shot an 8-under-par 28 on the front nine at the Reno-Tahoe Open to jump to the top of the leaderboard as he makes the turn at Montreux Golf & Country Club.
Adam Scott (12 under) made four birdies over his last seven holes Saturday to take a one-shot lead over fellow Aussie Jason Day and Japan's Ryo Ishikawa at the Bridgestone Invitational.
After a marathon week at the Western Amateur, Patrick Cantlay will look to add another title to his already impressive summer. But he'll have to get through Ethan Tracy first.
Tiger Woods struggled with the putter once again on Saturday, turning in a 2-over 72 and falling well off the lead at the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational.
Friday, August 5
Chip Lutz won the British Seniors Open Amateur at Royal Portrush in Northern Ireland on Friday, holding off Arthur Pierse and Frank Ford III.
Vaughn Taylor shot a 6-under-par 66 Friday to take a one-stroke lead midway through the Reno-Tahoe Open.
Jay Haas aced the fourth hole and finished with four straight birdies en route to an 8-under 64 Friday to share the lead with John Huston after the first round of the 3M Championship.
Patrick Cantlay's win over Peter Uihlein in the quarterfinals of the Western Amateur was exactly what you might expect: A down-to-the wire thriller. Ron Balicki
Pairings and tee times for Rounds 1 and 2 of the PGA Championship, to be played Aug. 11-14 at the 7,467-yard, par-70 Atlanta Athletic Club in Johns Creek, Ga.
Newly minted U.S. Girls' Junior champ Ariya Jutanugarn trounced the girls' field at the Junior PGA Championship as Cody Proveaux earned a hard-fought victory – his first in a major stroke-play event.
Sometimes the biggest thrill in golf comes from an unlikely par. Gary Woodland knows all about that.
Tiger Woods might not be his old self yet, but at least he's playing without pain at the WGC Bridgestone Invitational. It's the first time in a long time, writes Jeff Rude.
Peter Uihlein (pictured) and Patrick Cantlay, the top two amateurs in the world, will square off Friday afternoon in the quarterfinals of the Western Amateur. Ron Balicki
Adam Scott and Rickie Fowler are part of the crowd atop the leaderboard at the Bridgestone Invitational.
Working hard to go low for two rounds at the Bridgestone Invitational won’t bring the usual Saturday prize of a late tee time.
Steve Bradley has been named head men’s coach at Mercer University.
Inside the Aug. 5, 2011 issue of Golfweek:
College golf is just a few short weeks away. To get you ready, Asher Wildman is breaking down the top 60 men's and women's teams. Today, it's No. 39 on the board with the TCU men and Minnesota women.
Thursday, August 4
Australian Nick O’Hern shot a bogey-free 65 to take a one-stroke lead over Chris Riley in the first round of the Reno-Tahoe Open.
After four straight 66s in competition, Chris Williams shot 71 in Round 3 of the Western Amateur. No worries, however: He was back in shape with another 66 in the afternoon to claim medalist honors.
Right? Wrong? It doesn't matter. All the focus was on Tiger Woods in Thursday's opening round.
Ariya Jutanugarn turned the Junior PGA Championship into a runaway Thursday, extending her lead to 10 shots and breaking records along the way. Five Things
It wasn't just a new caddie and new shoes that Tiger Woods brought to the first tee Thursday. He also had newfound distance. Jeff Rude breaks down Tiger's first round back.
Caroline Powers (pictured) and Lindsey Solberg teamed up to win the Hooters Team Championship Thursday at Achasta Golf Club. The 54-hole event featured alternate shot, best ball and team stroke play formats.
Tiger Woods returned to PGA Tour action Thursday, opening with 68 at the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational. Meanwhile, Adam Scott shot 62 to take the early lead over Jason Day.
Defending champion Matt Bettencourt has withdrawn from the Reno-Tahoe Open because of a rib injury.
Tiger Woods is making his return to PGA Tour golf this week at the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational. Follow Golfweek's shot-by-shot updates of his round.
Sure, most of the players at this year’s Greenbrier Classic were there out of necessity. But the host resort’s reputation attracted enough marquee names to show that this stop is one of the Tour’s rising stars.
Each year, it seems a new fad takes over the golf course. Could this be the Year of the Shoe?
Adam Scott will opt out of defending his Singapore Open title to return home and join a star-studded field at November’s Australian Open.
Wednesday, August 3
Nick Saban (pictured) and Steve Spurrier, two of the most recognizable coaches in college football, faced off in a different setting recently, and it wasn't nearly as comfortable. Ryan Lavner reports.
Chris Williams took control at the Western Amateur on Wednesday, firing a second-round 66 - his fourth consecutive 66 spanning two events - to take a three-shot lead over Jordan Spieth.
Here are the early odds for the PGA Championship at Atlanta Athletic Club.
The field for the 93rd PGA Championship, to be played Aug. 11-14 at Atlanta Athletic Club. Players listed only in the first category for which they qualify. Two spots are reserved in case the winners of the Bridgestone Invitational and Reno-Tahoe Open are not already eligible.
College golf is just a few short weeks away. To get you ready, Asher Wildman is breaking down the top 60 men's and women's teams. Today, it's No. 40 on the board with the East Carolina men and Washington women.
Scottie Scheffler (pictured), Connor Black and Will Zalatoris have a stranglehold on the top of the 2014 rankings, but Ryan Lavner says they have bigger goals.
Lee Westwood, who never had much time for sports psychologists, enlists two of the game’s premier coaches. On the eve of the WGC-Bridgestone, Westwood has things ‘flowing’ again.
Not long ago, the junior golf circuit was all 17-year-old Ginger Howard knew.
A slight increase in rounds played in June provided a rare uptick in participation trends, which still show a decline for the year.
U.S. Open champion Rory McIlroy announced Wednesday that he is “leaning toward” taking his PGA Tour card again in 2012.
It's been quite a summer for Chris Williams. After winning two major amateur events and qualifying for the U.S. Open, the Washington junior is now focusing his sights on the Walker Cup.
It's time to forget what Tiger Woods is or isn't doing and enjoy what the game of golf can offer you.
College golf is just a few short weeks away. To get you ready, Asher Wildman is breaking down the top 60 men's and women's teams. Today, it's No. 41 on the board with the North Texas men and Coastal Carolina women.
Tuesday, August 2
Walker Cup hopefuls Jordan Spieth, above, and Chris Williams got off to fast starts at the Western Amateur, taking the early lead with a pair of 66s.
New-found confidence leads Casey Danielson to an early one-shot lead over Mariah Stackhouse and Ariya Jutanugarn at the Junior PGA.
TaylorMade’s new R11 irons go on sale Sept. 1 in the wake of the strong consumer interest that has surrounded R11 drivers, fairway woods and hybrids (Rescues).
Gavin Hall returned to junior golf Tuesday after a lingering wrist injury kept him sidelined. Even with the layoff, there were coaches lined up waiting to see the 16-year-old talent. Ryan Lavner
Darren Clarke has his elevated celebrity to thank for the outcome of a recent traffic stop.
Miami (Ohio) University has hired former Wichita State assistant coach Zac Zedrick as its men’s head coach, athletic director Brad Bates announced Monday. Zedrick begins his duties immediately and replaces Casey Lubahn, who left Oxford to become head coach at Michigan State.
Yes, Tiger has returned. But none of our fantasy experts are picking him this week. Dustin Johnson, on the other hand, is getting some love.
Olin Browne made several crucial putts in the final round of the U.S. Senior Open, including a 12-footer to save par on the 17th hole and a 30-footer for birdie on the 18th hole.
Patrick Sanchez has given a verbal commitment to play college golf at Marquette. Sanchez, who is from Mazatlan, Mexico, is one of the top junior players in Mexico and ranked No. 142 overall in the 2012 class.
Beau Titsworth has given a verbal commitment to play college golf at Oklahoma.
Summar Roachell and McKenzie Talbert were selected as Meg Mallon’s two captain’s picks for the U.S. Ping Junior Solheim Cup team Tuesday.
College golf is just a few short weeks away. To get you ready, Asher Wildman is breaking down the top 60 men's and women's teams. Today, it's No. 42 on the board with the Baylor men and Ole Miss women.
Tiger Woods, appearing healthy and fit at a Firestone course where he has won seven times, returns amid a season of change. Jeff Rude says what happens next is up to his putter.
Doral hosts 54-hole event for Seniors & Super Seniors.
Military personnel will be able to attend the 2012 PGA Championship at Kiawah Island even if the event is sold out as expected.
We are used to Tiger Woods in the spotlight. Even Rory McIlroy. But the current focus on caddies is unparalleled.
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XM Radio's John Maginnes begins his new blog with Golfweek with an interesting take on Rory McIlroy and his refreshing says-what-is-on-his-mind approach.
Welcome to a new feature on Golfweek.com, where we've worked with our new partners at bnet.com to bring you snippets of Scott Stallings' blog on its network. Stallings' star power boomed with his victory on Sunday.
In another sign of golf’s growth in China, the China LPGA Tour announced it has teamed with sports marketing agency Octagon to develop corporate partnerships.
Jessica Hoang, of North Augusta, S.C., shot 3-over 219 (73-73-73) at Jones Creek Golf Club in Augusta, Ga., to win the AJGA’s E-Z-Go Vaughn Taylor Championship by three shots.
Austin Padova, of Hudson, Fla., shot 3-under 213 (69-71-73) at Jones Creek Golf Club in Augusta, Ga., to win the AJGA’s E-Z-Go Vaughn Taylor Championship by four shots.
Take a look at the tee times for Rounds 1 and 2 of the Western Amateur Championship, played this week at North Shore Country Club in Glenview, Ill.
Tee Times for the Junior PGA Championship in Sycamore Hills Golf Club in Fort Wayne, Ind.
See what the winners had in their bags this week.
Wyndham Worldwide announced it has extended its title sponsorship of the Wyndham Championship through 2016.
Julie Yang, of Mesa, Ariz., won the Women’s Trans National Amateur on July 31, beating Alex Stewart, of Carson City, Nev., in 35 holes at The Powder Horn in Sheridan, Wyo.
At age 17, Bradley Johnson was killed in a car accident, but his memory lived on this week at the Wyndham Cup, where his brother, Michael (pictured) helped launch a new charity in his honor.
Leslie Spalding has been named the head golf coach at San Diego State. She replaces former head coach Emilee Klein, who announced her resignation earlier this spring to pursue a career in the insurance industry.
Brooke Pancake, a senior at Alabama, has been awarded the Edith Cummings Munson Golf Award by the National Golf Coaches Association.
The USGA has named the first four players to the U.S. Walker Cup team, but big wins by Patrick Rodgers and Chris Williams may have been the stories of the week. Walker Cup Watch List
College golf is just a few short weeks away. To get you ready, Asher Wildman is breaking down the top 60 men's and women's teams. Today, it's No. 43 on the board with the Virginia Tech men and Denver women.
The European Tour says the Volvo Golf Champions will not take place at Bahrain's Royal Golf Club but that the tour's return to the Gulf kingdom has been "delayed" rather than canceled following political unrest there.
Tiger Woods will play the Australian Open in November one week before the Presidents Cup, his first appearance in Sydney since his first year as a pro.