News for Monday, February 14, 2011
Five things: UCF Challenge
Ashley Albrecht and 61st-ranked Kentucky are trying to secure a postseason berth. As Julie Williams writes, they can make a move at this week's UCF Challenge.
Greg Norman has had surgery on his left shoulder for the second time and hopes to get back to his limited golf schedule by July.
caught up with TV golf pioneer Frank Chirkinian, who will be inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame.
Frank Chirkinian, a pioneer in televised golf, will be inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame after being selected Feb. 9 via the hall’s Lifetime Achievement category.
The Kraft Nabisco Championship announced Monday that five amateurs have received sponsor invitations to the year’s first major. U.S. Women’s Amateur champ Danielle Kang, a sophomore at Pepperdine, headlines the list, followed by fellow college players Cydney Clanton (Auburn) and Lisa McCloskey (USC).
See what the winners had in their bags this week.
says Yani Tseng’s drive to be the world’s best started young.
Yani Tseng attended her first U.S. Women’s Open as a 13-year-old in Hutchinson, Kan. She walked outside the ropes in the relentless Midwestern sun and told her American host, Ernie Huang, that she wanted to play: “I feel I can beat some of these girls.”
Points video breakdown
Sean Martin takes a look at the swing of AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am champion D.A. Points.
says Bill Murray wanted to keep a piece of the AT&T Pro-Am for himself.
Bill Murray is about to become even more popular in Northern California.
Ernie Els has withdrawn from the Northern Trust Open at Riviera because of a sore neck.
reports on former LPGA player and activist Myra Blackwelder’s latest pursuit: a new pro circuit to help U.S. women.
Myra Blackwelder considers herself an LPGA activist. The 1980 Rookie of the Year was later the “voice in the wilderness” who insisted the tour have childcare. Blackwelder has a history of getting things done. Her latest quest: developing America’s Golf Team.
says the 2018 Ryder Cup may present a new chapter for French golf.
The history of French golf is a short story.
The junior shot 69-70-73 to beat Cal’s Pia Halbig by two shots and notch her second title this season. Boineau, who is from Marseilles, France, improved to No. 23 in the Golfweek rankings.
The senior shot 69-70-71 and won a four-way playoff for the individual title at the Gator Invitational. The Colombia native rose 16 spots to No. 27 in the Golfweek rankings with his third career victory and third top 10 in four starts this season.
The host Wildcats shot a final-round 303 to win the Arizona Wildcat Invitational. Arizona finished with an 11-over 875, 11 shots better than Pac-10 rival California. The victory was Arizona’s second in five starts this season.
The Gators won the SunTrust Gator Invitational for the eighth consecutive season on their home course. Florida, No. 3 in the Golfweek/Sagarin College Rankings, defeated Auburn by nine shots.
Wilson Golf: Big 2010
Wilson Golf posted a double-digit percentage sales gain in 2010. That’s no small feat in a tough economy. Gene Yasuda explains how the nearly century-old brand rejuvenated itself.
N'Western wins Match Play
Northwestern defended its title at the Big Ten Match Play Championship last week, with Eric Chun improving his overall record in the event to 10-0-1.
Elliot Saltman says he will not appeal his three-month ban from the European Tour for marking his ball incorrectly but reiterates that he did not cheat.
Woods fined for spitting
Tiger Woods was fined by the European Tour on Monday for spitting during the final round of the Dubai Desert Classic.
answers a few burning questions after the conclusion of the Big Ten Match Play.
The Big Ten Match Play Championship was won by Northwestern, but did the best team come out on top? There are several things to considered, so let’s play “Fantasy or Reality?”