News for Monday, August 22, 2011
U.S. Am: Round 1
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
has given a verbal commitment to Southern Mississippi.
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.
Players tame Erin Hills
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J.B. Holmes has withdrawn from The Barclays as he prepares to have brain surgery.
Langley's summer struggles
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.
New sponsorship campaign
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 returns to Shootout
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.
breaks down the field at the U.S. Amateur.
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.
Discussing '17 U.S. Am
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.
says it is easy to pick on Tommy Gainey. He's unorthodox and wears two gloves. But the Tour is better with him.
Sure, it is easy to pick on Tommy Gainey. He's unorthodox and wears two gloves. But the Tour is better with him.
Matt Krutz won in front of the coaches he hopes to play for some day.
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.
A day with Tiger Woods
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.