News for Wednesday, January 19, 2011
Inside the Jan. 21, 2011, issue of Golfweek:
PGA Tour money champion Matt Kuchar, two-time winner J.B. Holmes and Anthony Kim committed Wednesday to play in the Phoenix Open on Feb. 3-6 at TPC Scottsdale.
Lamely leads Hope Classic
Derek Lamely shot a 9-under 63 in the first round of the Bob Hope Classic – playing the final 10 holes in 8 under – to take a one-stroke lead..
Derek Lamely shot a 9-under 63 in the first round of the Bob Hope Classic on Wednesday, playing the final 10 holes in 8 under to take a one-stroke lead over J.J. Henry and Jhonattan Vegas.
Adams Golf re-entered the putter category in late 2009, but that move yielded only limited success. With hopes of becoming a more serious player in the category, the company has acquired Yes! Golf for $1.5 million.
still remembers the first time he set eyes on the UNM Championship golf course.
It’s an image that has remained in my memory bank for close to two decades – my first visit to the University of New Mexico’s golf course.
Spain has its team for 2011 Comunitat Valenciana European Nations Cup. Pro players Azahara Muñoz and Maria Hernandez will make their debuts at the fourth edition of the match-play contest between 18 countries, the Ladies European Tour announced this week.
takes a look at how Davis Love III might spend the months leading up to the Ryder Cup.
The worst secret in golf, of course, becomes official Thursday when Davis Love III is named 2012 U.S. Ryder Cup captain at a news conference in Medinah, Ill., site of the next matches.
You have to go back a long way to find a European Ryder Cup captain as popular as Jose Maria Olazabal. How popular? So popular that the tournament committee, the players’ body that decides the Ryder Cup captain, didn’t even vote on his nomination.
Hooters Tour Winter Series
It wasn't easy for Brendon Todd last year as he fought too many changes on the course. As Ryan Lavner writes, 2011 looks decidedly brighter.
explains how – and why – Rory Sabbatini is spreading the word about sun safety.
The bad news is five-time PGA Tour winner Rory Sabbatini was diagnosed with skin cancer in December.
For the first time this year, all four of 2010's major championship winners are gathered in the same field. Add world No. 1 Lee Westwood into the mix at the HSBC Abu Dhabi Championship, and you're almost guaranteed desert drama.
Officials say tickets are on sale for Michael Jordan’s celebrity golf tournament in North Las Vegas.
explains how Mark Wilson predicted his Sony Open win.
You might say Mark Wilson predicted his victory in the Sony Open.
All the way from France, Jean van de Velde is in Southeast Australia for sand and surf. But for many players this week at the Surf Coast Knockout, they are here to test out a new Australasia tournament format that merges two competitive styles.
Maybank has confirmed a new five-year deal for its title-sponsorship of the Malaysian Open. Maybank, the largest bank and financial group in Malaysia, also announced this week that it will raise the prize purse to US$2.5 million – a US$500,000 increase from 2010.
Mission Hills Golf Club’s tournament portfolio is expanding again. Not content with only hosting the OneAsia Tour Final Qualifying School and the Omega Mission Hills World Cup at its new Hainan complex this year, China’s best-known golf club also will stage its first European Senior Tour event in 2011.
Todd Selders resigned as head women’s golf coach at Southern Methodist after the fall semester.
Lucas Lee of Brazil shot a career-best 10-under 62 to take the opening round lead Wednesday at the Asian Tour Qualifying School Final Stage.
Phil Mickelson made his first trip to the Middle East in an effort to improve upon his 2010 season.
Two former club professionals have been found dead in Louisville, Ky., with the cause of death yet unknown, according to WLKY, a TV station based in Louisville.
Tiger Woods will be starting his season in San Diego.
Hate to be Rude
Davis Love III and Jose Maria Olazabal as Ryder Cup captains? It’s a no-brainer. Jeff Rude explains.
There was only ever one man to lead Europe in the 2012 Ryder Cup: Jose Maria Olazabal. Alistair Tait explains.
Saltman banned by Euro Tour
Elliot Saltman received a three-month ban for improperly marking his ball during a European Challenge Tour event last year. Alistair Tait reports.
End-of-year tourneys grow
The end of the year used to be a time to rest, but now the quality of the tournaments attract the world’s best. Jim McCabe says 2011 has thrown a few curveballs.