News for Thursday, February 17, 2011
says Donald Trump is ready to pinch-hit for the USGA if it needs a backup U.S. Open site.
It looks like carefully calibrated mutual interest might just bring together two powerful golf forces in New Jersey.
says Hunter Mahan and Sean O'Hair have something extra to play for at the Match Play.
If everything stays as is, Hunter Mahan and Sean O’Hair will be playing against each other in the first round of the WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship next week.
9-way tie for Riviera lead
Robert Allenby, once the winner of a six-man playoff at Riviera, was part of a nine-way tie for the lead Thursday at the Northern Trust Open.
Bubba Watson has withdrawn from the Northern Trust Open with a strained stomach muscle.
After sitting it out in 2010, Tiger Woods commits to play at next week's Match Play Championship at Dove Mountain
Jr. Fantasy Picks
The year's first AJGA Invitationals kick off this weekend and Golfweek.com's Junior Fantasy Experts have made their picks for the HP Boys Championship and the Annika Invite.
Tadd Fujikawa has a long career ahead of him. Together with Stuart Anderson, he’s hoping that road leads to the PGA Tour.
says a new USGA mandate could cause thousands of amateurs to buy new clubs.
The U.S. Golf Association announced Thursday that players must use the new conforming grooves in local qualifying for the 2011 U.S. Open, a mandate that could require thousands of amateur golfers to buy new clubs in coming months.
HP Boys, Annika Invite
AJGA Invitational season kicks off this weekend with the HP Boys Championship at Carlton Woods and the Annika Invitational. D.J. Piehowski and Julie Williams provide a preview.
Dustin Johnson wound up in the middle of another bizarre penalty and had to add two strokes to his score.
Robert-Jan Derksen shot a 6-under 66 Thursday to take the lead in the suspended first round of the Avantha Masters.
presents three college tournaments to keep an eye on this week.
With tournaments being staged every few days, it’s safe to say the college season is in full swing. Here are three tournaments to keep an eye on next week.
Plagued with cold winter weather, Mississippi State got creative to get in some practice. Ryan Lavner explains.
explains why future Asian major winners likely will emerge from India.
Indian golfers account for just under a quarter of the field in this week’s Avantha Masters.
South Korea’s In-Kyung Kim tied a course record with a 9-under-par 63 to take the lead after the first round of the season-opening LPGA Thailand on Thursday.
Giulia Sergas of Italy shot an 8-under-par 64 Thursday to take a three-stroke lead after the first round of the New Zealand Women’s Open.