News for Friday, January 28, 2011
explains how aspiring pro James Lepp became a shoe salesman, and liked it.
James Lepp is an enigma. A few years ago some would say this kid from Vancouver, Canada was going to make it big in the golf world, and make a fortune on the golf course.
says Anthony Paolucci is playing the role of local hero at Torrey Pines this week, and playing it well.
After Anthony Paolucci tapped in for birdie on his final hole Friday, his gallery of about 50 family and friends cheered loudly. Some yelled, “Pooch!” Paolucci looked almost embarrassed by the reaction, offering a sheepish smile before looking at the ground.
A strong finish by Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson made them feel better about their rounds Friday on opposite ends of Torrey Pines, and better about their chances of catching Bill Haas.
Big names in contention
With big names near the top of the leaderboard at Torrey Pines, it could be an eventful weekend. Sean Martin weighs in with five things to know.
says Nancy Lopez's clothing line features quite a bit of insider knowledge.
Walking into the Nancy Lopez Golf booth at the PGA Merchandise Show almost feels like walking into the Hall of Famer’s personal home. You half expect the motherly Lopez to ask you to remove your shoes then offer up milk and cookies.
explains how Puma Golf is reinforcing its edgy mentality in a new Rickie Fowler ad.
As the face of Puma Golf, Rickie Fowler is reinforcing the brand’s edgy, irreverent identity in its latest commercial.
Miguel Angel Jimenez made three birdies putting with a lob wedge after breaking his putter to set up a four-way tie for the lead halfway through the Volvo Champions.
TaylorMade chief is fed up
TaylorMade-Adidas CEO Mark King is concerned about golf's lack of growth. He's lobbying for an alternative set of rules to make the game easier for beginners and recreational players.
explains why fans shouldn't get too excited about John Daly's 67 in San Diego.
Phil Mickelson’s 67 or Tiger Woods’ 69? Which score generated the most buzz after Thursday’s opening round of the Farmers Insurance Open?
John Daly criticized two tournaments Thursday for not giving him sponsor exemptions, saying he would never play the Bob Hope Classic and Phoenix Open again.
2nd round of Farmers
Sean Martin breaks down five things to watch for in today's second round at the Farmers Insurance Open:
'Flogton' premise: To build a more inclusive game that’s more fun and that’s not so resistant to technological innovation.