News for Monday, January 17, 2011
says former U.S. Open champ Steve Jones, out since 2007, is playing the Hope.
Steve Jones, hampered by injuries throughout his career, will test his tennis elbow at this week's Bob Hope Classic.
Barbados has garnered a well-earned reputation as a destination for serious golfers. Most of the courses stretch along the gentler western shores, or “Gold Coast.”
Roets wins AJGA opener
Jason Roets of South Africa prevailed in a playoff Jan. 17 in the AJGA’s season-opening Puerto Rico Junior Open, earning an exemption into the PGA Tour event in Puerto Rico in March.
says ‘True Links’ is an intriguing read, but the concept is, at best, dubious.
The first thing readers will notice when they pick up a copy of “True Links” is the number 246. That, in the authors’ estimation, is the number of golf courses that accurately can be described as “links.”
Near the top of the list of trigger words that prompt Pavlovian slobbering among serious golfers are these: Hogan and Merion.
Fazio's Baker’s Bay
Tom Fazio's latest anchors amenity-rich Baker's Bay. Martin Kaufmann reports.
Duval joins Scratch Golf
David Duval, the former No. 1 player in the world, has agreed to a five-year deal with Scratch Golf, in which he will not only use its equipment, but become a part owner in the company.
Olazabal fits captaincy
There was only ever one man to lead Europe in the 2012 Ryder Cup: Jose Maria Olazabal. Alistair Tait explains.
says Brandon Weeden’s impact likely won’t be on the leaderboard this spring.
So how good is Brandon Weeden, the Oklahoma State quarterback who last week joined the Cowboys’ storied golf program? That was the big question after Weeden announced his intentions to hit the links at Karsten Creek this spring.
Davis Love III is next up as U.S. captain in the Ryder Cup.
See what the winners had in their bags this week.
Paige Lee, of Folsom, Calif., shot even-par 144 (73-71) at the Troon North Monument Course in Scottsdale, Ariz., to win the Golfweek West Coast Junior Invitational by one shot.
Michael Moorhead, of Newport Beach, Calif., shot 2-under 142 (71-71) at the Troon North Monument Course in Scottsdale, Ariz., to win the Golfweek West Coast Junior Invitational by two shots.
Remembering MLK Day
In honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Golfweek would like to acknowledge a few black players making a difference in the world of golf.
says the Ryder Cup captain announcement is one of the worst-kept secrets in golf.
PGA of America officials will interrupt Chicago’s obsession with the Bears and the upcoming NFC Championship game against the Packers to make a 2012 Ryder Cup announcement Thursday.
Testing Fantasy Aces
Jose Maria Olazabal is widely expected to be appointed Europe’s captain for the 2012 Ryder Cup team.
New look for the course
Would you wear this on the course? Our Ashley Crain sat down with Evan Golf to talk about its bold new look that could bring style to the first tee.