News for Wednesday, February 16, 2011
Compton qualifies at Riviera
Erik Compton, a two-time heart transplant recipient, won his own version of the lottery by qualifying at Riviera, says Jeff Babineau.
The PGA Tour is in Los Angeles this week for the Northern Trust Open. Here are five things you need to know before the first tee shot is struck:
PGA Tour in L.A.
Jeff Babineau is on the scene at soggy Riviera. Here are five things to watch for in the Northern Trust Open.
Myra Blackwelder considers herself an LPGA activist. Later in her career, the 1980 Rookie of the Year insisted, for example, that the tour provide childcare. Blackwelder has a history of getting things done. Her latest quest: developing America’s Golf Team.
Inside the Feb. 18, 2011 issue of Golfweek:
The Barclays wants to take its FedEx Cup playoff event to Bethpage Black in 2012.
Indian golfers account for just under a quarter of the field in this week’s Avantha Masters. If you were looking for signs of where future Asian major winners might come from, then that stat should give you a clue.
Is there a hotter player in women’s golf than Yani Tseng? Coming off back-to-back victories in Australia, Tseng takes her new No. 1 ranking into the LPGA season opener in Thailand.
unveils his first thumbs up/thumbs down of the spring season.
There were several tournaments taking place this week, with many impressive victories.
It’s not the celebrity-filled gala that is the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am, but professionals and amateurs will team up again this week at the 16th annual Dimension Data Pro-Am in George, South Africa.
It’s hard enough for Tiger Woods to live up to the standards he set with a golf club in his hand.
UCLA wins Battle at the Beach
Don’t be surprised to see UCLA back in the top spot when the new Golfweek/Sagarin College Rankings come out next week.
Hate to be Rude
In a nod to 21st-century life, the PGA Tour has relaxed its cell-phone ban. Jeff Rude ponders the move’s significance.
Seung-yul Noh has qualified for the WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship for the first time in his career. He’ll need a first-round upset to prolong his stay.
analyzes the race for player-of-the-year honors in college golf.
There’s a lot of college golf remaining, but it’s never too early to analyze what should be an exciting race for player-of-the-year honors.
After four big events on the European Tour’s desert swing, life gets back to a more leisurely pace with the €1.8 million Avantha Masters at the DLF Golf & Country Club in New Delhi, the fourth European Tour event to be held in India.
Big 2011 for Kim, Choi
As the LPGA opens in Asia, Song-Hee Kim and Na Yeon Choi – friends and neighbors – are poised for big seasons. Beth Ann Baldry explains.