News for Friday, January 7, 2011
says Justin Rose is back from a layoff forced by shoulder pain at the end of 2010.
Justin Rose is playing in only his second tournament this week since finishing 15th at the Tour Championship.
has the details behind Stuart Appleby’s disappearing putter.
Just a day after the beginning of the Stuart Appleby putter saga, the mystery was solved with the return of the missing flat stick.
explains why Robert Garrigus is feeling especially good vibes this week in Kapalua.
Through the years, the huge, undulating greens at Kapalua’s Plantation Course have given first-timers at the PGA Tour’s season-opening event a fair share of fits, and prevented Tournament of Champion rookies from having a great deal of collective success.
Garrigus leads in Hawaii
Long-hitting Robert Garrigus was the last man into the Tournament of Champions field. After a 10-under 63 Friday, he leads by one shot.
Camilo Villegas’ disqualification Friday from the Hyundai Tournament of Champions may be the highest-profile DQ this week, but it won’t be the most dramatic.
Brittany Lincicome will play in a men’s tournament next week as part of her preparations for the LPGA tour season.
says Hank Haney and Rush Limbaugh make a good combination in Season 3 of "The Haney Project."
After hitting a few range balls, Hank Haney’s newest student wanted some feedback.
Television viewers will be able to watch Jonathan Byrd play, but not listen to him at Kapalua.
Remembering Billy Joe
Career amateur Billy Joe Patton, who almost won the 1954 Masters, died Jan. 1. Former USGA president Bill Campbell took time to remember his friend and rival.
The so-called European snub of the PGA Tour was supposed to be evident at the season-opening Tournament of Champions, which is missing Lee Westwood, Rory McIlroy and PGA champion Martin Kaymer.
Villegas DQ’d for rules breach
Camilo Villegas has been disqualified at Kapalua after a television viewer notified PGA Tour officials of a rules violation Thursday night.
British Open champion Louis Oosthuizen shot a 6-under 67 in brutal winds to move within a stroke of the lead at the midway point of the Africa Open.
Florida Gulf Coast’s Meghan Spero has resigned from her position as head women’s golf coach, director of athletics Ken Kavanagh announced Thursday.
Europe’s playing captain Colin Montgomerie teamed with Rhys Davies of Wales to win their foursomes match in the Royal Trophy on Friday, leaving Europe and Asia tied 2-2 after the opening day.
says people shouldn't be so quick to dismiss even par.
No doubt many young players are starting the 2011 European Tour with much excitement mixed with trepidation.