News for Wednesday, February 9, 2011
Darius Rucker has been involved with golf and charity for years, starting with his former band, Hootie and the Blowfish, staging a tournament with several PGA Tour players the Monday after the Masters.
Frank Chirkinian, a pioneer in televised golf, will be inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame.
Arizona wins at home
Isabelle Boineau and Arizona got off to a strong start to the spring season with wins Feb. 8 at the Arizona Wildcat Invitational.
says former amateur star Casey Wittenberg wants to put the past two years behind him.
Eight years have passed since Casey Wittenberg's standout amateur summer. As Ryan Lavner writes, he still has the tools to be successful.
Faxon reflects on Pebble
Last week in Pebble Beach, Brad Faxon spoke with Jim McCabe and reflected on what the tournament has meant to his career.
The heat is on. On Tiger Woods, that is. Full blast. This week’s $2.5 million Dubai Desert Classic might just define how the former world No. 1 is going to play the rest of the year.
The inaugural Indonesia PGA Championship will raise the curtain on the 2011 OneAsia season, the tour announced this week. The US$1 million tournament scheduled for March 24-27 at Imperial Klub Golf is one of 13 tournaments on this year’s schedule.
wonders which memories will stick with Dustin Johnson at Pebble Beach.
Eight months ago on the visit to Pebble Beach, Dustin Johnson lost his grip on the U.S. Open trophy with a miserable approach to the second hole and a wild drive at the third.
Lee Westwood and Martin Kaymer now are No. 1 and No. 2, supplanting Tiger Woods from his perch atop golf's hierarchy. But both insist they want to topple Woods at his best. Here's hoping Woods can find his form at the Dubai Desert Classic, where all three will be paired together in the early rounds.
Brad Faxon, preparing for his 25th AT&T National Pro-Am at Pebble Beach, reflects on what the tournament has meant to his career.
Tony Greer found enough spare time between the two to devise a world ranking for golfers, and it turned into more than a hobby. His system got the attention of Mark McCormack, the late founder of IMG who had been publishing his own rudimentary rankings in the annual "World of Professional Golf." Neither could have imagined how it would shape golf's growing landscape.
has the top five things to take away from this week's Arizona Wildcat Invitational.
The Arizona Wildcat Invitational ended yesterday and there was some home cooking down in the desert. Arizona won their own event by 11 shots over California, but this tournament told us so much more than that.
Tiger Woods in Dubai
As Alistair Tait writes, Tiger Woods' performance in Dubai this week could set the tone for the rest of his 2011 season.
Gaganjeet Bhullar may be the hottest player in India, but teen rookie Rashid Khan is taking some the spotlight for himself.
Ben Leong is longing to become the first Malaysian to win multiple Asian Tour titles when the new season begins at the Avantha Masters in India next week.
Put it this way, if I was a school teacher marking Tiger’s report card for his first two days in Dubai, my comment would read: Must try harder – a lot harder – with an E grade.
Can Karrie Webb do it again? That’s the question on the lips of many this week at the Australian Ladies Masters, which gets under way Thursday at RAVC Royal Pines Resort.
Lee Westwood has joined an elite group of golfers. The European Tour awarded Westwood an honorary lifetime membership this week. The 37-year-old Englishman gained world No. 1 status Oct. 31, when he replaced Tiger Woods atop the Official World Golf Ranking.
When the call came to the home of Lt. Col. Michael Rowells, his wife Molly assumed it was a joke. Why else would someone insist her husband had won a chance to play a round of golf with Tiger Woods?
explains what Vijay Singh must do for a spot in the WGC Match Play Championship.
Vijay Singh’s streak of seven consecutive WGC-Accenture Match Play appearances is in jeopardy.
Hate to be Rude
Jerry West, known for his clutch play in another arena, scores some top talent for L.A.’s Tour stop at Riviera. Jeff Rude explains.
Tiger Woods says he plans to talk with developers about reviving his stalled Dubai golf estate, which was hit by the financial downturn.
Dubai Desert Classic
With the world’s top three golfers in the field, Alistair Tait lists five storylines to watch at the Dubai Desert Classic.