Sunday, July 31
Five things to take away from the Greenbrier Classic, where rookie Scott Stallings beat Bill Haas and Bob Estes on the first playoff hole.
J.J. Killeen earned his first Nationwide Tour victory at the Utah Championship on Sunday, closing with a 6-under 65 to beat Jeff Gove by four strokes.
College golf is just a few short weeks away. To get you ready, Asher Wildman is breaking down the top 60 men's and women's teams. Today, it's No. 44 on the board with the Florida State men and Oklahoma State women.
College golf is just a few short weeks away. To get you ready, Asher Wildman is breaking down the top 60 men's and women's teams. Today, it's No. 45 on the board with the Oregon State men and San Diego State women.
Olin Browne captured the biggest championship in senior golf because he was a psychological giant. He proved to be mentally superior to his competitors, something like golf’s version of Mr. Spock.
Olin Browne showed little emotion until rolling in a 30-foot birdie putt on the final hole to clinch a three-shot victory over Mark O'Meara in the U.S. Senior Open on Sunday.
PGA Tour rookie Scott Stallings won the Greenbrier Classic on Sunday, sinking a birdie putt on the first playoff hole to beat Bob Estes and Bill Haas.
Oklahoma senior Riley Pumphrey defeated Ole Miss senior Billy Brozovich, 2 and 1, on July 30 in the 18-hole championship match at the W.E. Cole Cotton States Invitational.
Believe it or not, the start of another college golf season is just a few short weeks away. To get you ready, Asher Wildman will break down the top 60 teams for both the men and women. Today, it's No. 47 on the board with the Northwestern men and Tulsa women.
Chris Williams added to his standout summer with the Pacific Coast amateur title on Saturday, overcoming a three-shot deficit in the final round to win.
USGA makes surprising Walker Cup announcement by naming four players to the team, including All-Americans Peter Uihlein and Patrick Cantlay.
Yuta Ikeda returned to the winner's circle, capitalizing on birdies on his final two holes to hold off Tetsuji Hiratsuka and win the $1.85M Sun Chlorella Classic.
As all eyes now turn to the Solheim Cup, take these 10 things away from the final women's major of the season.
Simon Dyson of England outdueled Richard Green of Australia on the final hole to claim a tense one-shot victory Sunday at the Irish Open.
At only 22, Yani Tseng became the fastest golfer to five major victories - across any tour - with her come-from-behind win at the Women's British Open.
Saturday, July 30
Patrick Rodgers made an improbable comeback in the 53rd Porter Cup at Niagara Falls Country Club, erasing a seven-shot deficit with eight holes to play to defeat Wesley Bryan on the first playoff hole.
Everyone else seems to be afraid to admit it: Inverness is playing too easy for the U.S. Senior Open. Period.
Anthony Kim shot an 8-under 62 Saturday to take a one-stroke lead after the third round of the Greenbrier Classic.
Unflappable Olin Browne fought off the heat to shoot a 65 and forge a two-shot lead over Mark O'Meara through Saturday's third round of the U.S. Senior Open.
She might be two shots off the pace, but Yani Tseng seems poised to make a run at her fifth major title on Sunday at Carnoustie.
It will be David vs. Goliath on Sunday at Carnoustie, with Caroline Masson (David) holding a two-shot lead over Yani Tseng (Goliath). Will Masson's nerves hold up in only her second major?
David Howell, Richard Green and Simon Dyson are in a three-way tie at the Irish Open. Homegrown stars Rory McIlroy and Graeme McDowell fell out of contention with 72s on a wet, windy third round of play on Saturday.
The Scots may be golf mad, but they don’t seem too mad for the $2.5 million Ricoh Women’s Open. That much is obvious from the muted response fans have given to the arrival of the elite of women’s golf in the final major of the year.
From Morgan Pressel's elegance to Paula Creamer's color coordination, the Women's British Open is a fashion show.
Friday, July 29
Olin Browne followed a record-tying 64 with a solid 69 on Friday, to take a one-shot lead over a talent-laden leaderboard in the rain-delayed second round of the U.S. Senior Open.
Former Oklahoma State standout Brian Guetz has been named men’s assistant coach at his alma mater, head coach Mike McGraw announced Friday.
Paul Haley and Patrick Rodgers remained atop the leaderboard at the Porter Cup, each firing 1-under 69 at Niagara Falls Country Club.
Brendon de Jonge and Webb Simpson share the lead halfway through the Greenbrier Classic.
Rain has left the Inverness Club utterly defenseless against low scores at the U.S. Senior Open.
The first 10 players have qualified for the 2011 U.S. Junior Solheim Cup team.
The East claimed the Wyndham Cup Thursday at Eagle Point Golf Club for the first time since 2004, with Karen Chung closing out the clinching point in a 32-18 victory.
Germany’s Caroline Masson shot a 7-under 65 Friday to take a surprising one-stroke lead after the second round of the Women’s British Open.
Darren Clarke failed to make the cut at the Irish Open on Friday, two weeks after he won the British Open for his first major title
Tiger Woods already has missed two major championships this year. He doesn’t plan on missing the last one.
The first stage of LPGA Q-School is in the books, and Lexi Thompson made it look a little too easy, winning by 10 shots. Asher Wildman
Charles Howell III decided to play the Greenbrier Classic because of fond childhood memories at the resort. He now finds himself in contention for the title, writes Sean Martin.
Inbee Park – protege of trailblazer Se Ri Pak – doesn't get the credit she deserves for her performances on golf's biggest stages.
Perhaps parents should talk to Se Ri Pak when grooming their children for success. She seems to have figured it all out, says Alistair Tait.
Golfweek blogger, Nicole Noelle Smith, had taken a hiatus with her blog earlier this year and now she can reveal why: She is on the Golf Channel's Big Break Ireland.
Thursday, July 28
Trevor Immelman shot a 6-under 64 Thursday to take an early one-shot lead at the Greenbrier Classic. The former Masters champion made seven birdies and a bogey for his best round of the year.
Olin Browne had two eagles down the stretch and finished with a 7-under 64 Thursday for a two-stroke lead after the opening round of the U.S. Senior Open.
Thanks in part to some new equipment, Mark O'Meara is off to a fast start at the U.S. Senior Open.
Paul Haley retained his lead at the Porter Cup Thursday, shooting a 4-under 66 at Niagara Falls Country Club.
There is a new player in the women’s game. After more than a year of anticipation, Clemson announced it would add women’s golf to its athletic lineup.
Jeev Milkha Singh of India upstaged Ireland’s major winners, shooting an 8-under 63 for a two-shot lead Thursday in the first round of the Irish Open.
Tiger Woods announced he'll return to golf this week at the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational, ending an 11-week break to heal injuries to his left leg.
Meena Lee of South Korea overcame wet conditions to shoot a 7-under 65 Thursday for a two-stroke clubhouse lead in the first round of the Women’s British Open.
Mike Wright met Ben Hogan as a 21-year-old, and two years later became head pro at Shady Oaks in Fort Worth, Texas, where Hogan was a charter member.
Sophia Popov (pictured), Lauren Taylor and Danielle Kang, three of six amateurs in the field this week at the Ricoh Women’s British Open, took center stage Thursday at Carnoustie. Alistair Tait
Investigators in the suspicious fire that killed Georgia Southern golfer Thomas Sharkey and his 8-year-old sister have appealed to residents of this waterfront town for answers.
Suncadia, a resort and residential community in Roslyn, Wash., plans to open its third course, Rope Rider, for public play on Aug. 12.
Add Pete Dye to the list of architects who have had golf trails named in their honor.
Believe it or not, the start of another college golf season is just a few short weeks away. To get you ready, Asher Wildman will break down the top 60 teams for both the men and women. Today, it's No. 47 on the board with the Kennesaw State men and Texas Tech women.
With twin sister Jacqueline on the bag, Caroline Hedwall shot a 3-under 69 Thursday at the Ricoh Women’s British Open at Carnoustie. The Ladies European Tour rookie is two shots off the early pace.
The wide world of Ping golf clubs is about to grow even larger with a new G20 line of clubs (drivers, fairway woods, hybrids and irons), new Anser Forged wedges and Anser Milled putters.
Wednesday, July 27
Paul Haley birdied three of his first four holes Wednesday en route to a bogey-free 6-under 64 at Niagara Falls Country Club and the first-round lead in the Porter Cup.
Bruce Lietzke, who won the ’03 U.S. Senior Open, explained his philosophy on golf Wednesday.
In his first start since a runner-up at the Open Championship, Phil Mickelson is one of just two top-20 players who will tee it up at The Greenbrier Classic. FIVE THINGS.
Lexi Thompson’s decision to navigate the LPGA’s new three-stage qualifying system already seems to be paying off.
Kailey Walsh of Boca Raton, Fla., has given a verbal commitment to the University of Georgia.
Annika Sorenstam is sticking with longtime management company IMG.
David Fay, enjoying himself on Narragansett Bay in Rhode Island, offered his reflection Wednesday on the Hinkle Tree incident from the 1979 U.S. Open here at the Inverness Club.
Seems all the bite has been taken out of Carnoustie, which this week hosts the Ricoh Women’s British Open. Reachable par 5s. Lush fairways. Expect low scores, says Alistair Tait.
Believe it or not, the start of another college golf season is just a few short weeks away. To get you ready, Asher Wildman will break down the top 60 teams for both the men and women. Today, it's No. 48 on the board with the UC Davis men and Wisconsin women.
Reason No. 596 why the women’s tour differs from the men’s: Pro-ams at the majors.
Ariya Jutanugarn, of Bangkok, Thailand, beat Dottie Ardina in the final match of the U.S. Girls’ Junior at Olympia Fields (Ill.) Country Club’s South Course to win her first USGA title.
Royal Birkdale Golf Club will host the 2014 Ricoh Women’s British Open, the Ladies Golf Union and IMG announced July 27.
Jordan Spieth, of Dallas, beat Chelso Barrett in the final match of the U.S. Junior at Golf Mountain Golf Course in Bremerton, Wash., to join Tiger Woods as the only player to win multiple U.S. Junior titles.
Angela Stanford felt the tears well in her eyes on the first hole of Sunday’s final round.
Sergio Garcia and Charles Howell III have had quietly resurgent seasons. Is this the week that they finally break through? FANTASY TIP SHEET.
Tuesday, July 26
Drake University has named Matt Lewis as head coach of the men’s program. Lewis replaces Scott Bohlender, who resigned earlier this month after guiding the Bulldogs for 13 years.
The most famous landmark at Inverness, host of the U.S. Senior Open? It’s the Hinkle Tree.
With Congress contemplating federal tax relief for businesses devastated by natural disasters this year, the golf industry is launching a grassroots campaign to ensure that it receives a share.
Tom Watson, who has seen several elite amateurs up close, explains why they’ve burst on the scene of late.
Darren Clarke (Open Championship) and Sean O’Hair (RBC Canadian Open) have won the last two weeks using TaylorMade’s R11 drivers.
Australian amateur Daniel Nisbet has qualified for the U.S. Amateur, only two months after completing an 18-month suspension for possession of a prohibited substance.
Tezira Abe has given a verbal commitment to the University of Texas. Abe is ranked No. 35 in the 2012 class and ranks as the No. 16 junior golfer in Texas.
Allie Johnston has given a verbal commitment to the University of Texas-San Antonio. Johnston is No. 32 in the 2012 class and the second-ranked junior golfer in Colorado.
Believe it or not, the start of another college golf season is just a few short weeks away. To get you ready, Asher Wildman will break down the top 60 teams for both the men and women. Today, it's No. 49 on the board with the Missouri men and UNLV women.
I.K. Kim puts herself in contention on a regular basis on the game's biggest stages. Beth Ann Baldry says it's only a matter of time before all the pieces come together.
Golf has become a game dominated by youth. Older, more experienced players who rely on accuracy and a tight short game have had to adjust to keep up with younger players more easily able to maneuver increasingly longer courses. This trend began on the PGA Tour, and since has filtered down through the amateur ranks. Younger players such as Peter Uihlein and Patrick Cantlay have shown the golf world that they are the future of the game. But don’t tell that to Jeff Hedden.
Suzann Pettersen will have much more than golf on her mind this week at Carnoustie. The Norwegian is in mourning over the tragic deaths of 95 of her compatriots last week. Alistair Tait
Monday, July 25
As prolific as he was in winning on the golf course, Arnold Palmer has enjoyed similar success in the business world. And in the latter, he’s showing no signs of slowing down.
After all of the offseason turnover at Augusta State, the Jaguars will turn toward a familiar face to lead their men’s program. Assistant coach Kevin McPherson will be named head coach Wednesday.
See what the winners had in their bags this week.
In pursuit of expanding its presence nationally, Edwin Watts Golf Shops LLC announced its entry into Oklahoma with the opening of its first store in the state.
New Wave Group AB, the parent company of Cutter & Buck, has reached an agreement to acquire Ahead, the headwear and apparel company.
It's not everyday that a tournament becomes a major. Beth Ann Baldry reveals the behind-the-scenes negotiations that led to the LPGA's promotion of the Evian Masters.
PGA Tour notes: Brad Faxon will be taking his 28-year PGA Tour career and 702 Tour starts to the Champions Tour after he turns 50 on Aug. 1.
Believe it or not, the start of another college golf season is just a few short weeks away. To get you ready, Asher Wildman will break down the top 60 teams for both the men and women. Today, it's No. 50 on the board with the UNLV men and East Carolina women.
It was an impressive weekend for potential Walker Cup team members, with Harris English (pictured) and John Peterson finishing 1-2, respectively, at the Nationwide Tour event (where Peter Uihlein was ninth) and Patrick Cantlay placing ninth at the RBC Canadian Open.
Sunday, July 24
Harris English became the second amateur to win on the Nationwide Tour this year, rolling in a 10-foot birdie on the last hole for a 1-under 70 to capture the Nationwide Children’s Hospital Invitational.
Thomas Sharkey, a Georgia Southern golfer, was among two family members who died after fire swept through their home early July 23, according to The Telegraph newspaper of London.
Sean O'Hair defeated Kris Blanks on the first hole of a sudden-death playoff Sunday to win the Canadian Open for his fourth PGA Tour victory, his first since 2009.
5 Things: Russ Cochran hadn't had much success in Britain, until his major breakthrough on Sunday at Walton Heath.
Believe it or not, the start of another college golf season is just a few short weeks away. To get you ready, Asher Wildman will break down the top 60 teams for both the men and women. Today, it's No. 51 on the board with the SMU men and North Texas women.
TPC Sawgrass isn't the only island green in the world that can bring a professional golfer to his knees. Take a look at what happened at No. 17 at Bro Hof Slott GC in Sweden on Sunday.
Russ Cochran won the Senior British Open by two shots on Sunday, holding off the challenge of fellow Americans Mark Calcavecchia and the fast-finishing Tom Watson to capture his first major title.
Believe it or not, the start of another college golf season is just a few short weeks away. To get you ready, Asher Wildman will break down the top 60 teams for both the men and women. Today, it's No. 52 on the board with the Middle Tennessee State men and Florida International women.
Alexander Noren of Sweden relied on his huge overnight lead to clinch the Nordea Masters title on Sunday, finishing seven shots clear despite a disappointing 5-over 77 in the final round.
Kyung-tae Kim picked up a four-stroke victory over Japanese star Ryo Ishikawa, shaking off of a disappointing showing at the Open Championship to win the Shigeo Invitational SEGA Sammy Cup.
Ai Miyazato won the Evian Masters on Sunday, shooting a 2-under 70 to protect her two-shot lead and clinch her first title of the year.
John Cook and Mark O'Meara have been in contact with Tiger, but they don't have many answers on his return or caddie.
Saturday, July 23
Reigning U.S. Women’s Amateur champ Danielle Kang can now add another prestigious amateur title to her resume.
Ariya Jutanugarn has had a great deal of amateur success, but Saturday in Chicago she got gathered her most notable win: A U.S. Girls' Junior Amateur title. Julie Williams
A case of vandalism on one of the greens didn’t affect play Saturday at the RBC Canadian Open.
The perfect ending to a brilliant junior career, Jordan Spieth won his second U.S. Junior title with a victory over Chelso Barrett. The winner couldn’t help but look back and peer ahead. Ryan Lavner
Bo Van Pelt made six birdies in his closing nine Saturday, shooting 65 to take a one-shot lead over Adam Hadwin at the Canadian Open.
Will McCurdy outlasted 54-hole leader Nicholas Reach in a playoff to win the Palmetto Amateur on Saturday.
A pair of college stars will try to make Nationwide Tour history Sunday in Columbus, Ohio.
Five Things from Saturday’s third round of the Senior Open Championship:
While he’s been far from perfect, Jordan Spieth has taken a 3-up lead over Chelso Barrett after the morning session of the scheduled 36-hole final at the U.S. Junior Amateur.
Mark Calcavecchia surrendered a three-shot cushion to finish the third round of the Senior British Open on Saturday tied for the lead with fellow American Russ Cochran and South Africa’s David Frost.
Few words were spoken in the fairways of Olympia Fields Country Club Saturday morning as the final match of the U.S. Girls’ Junior got underway.
Qualifying for a major is difficult enough, but the trip to the course can be just as tough.
Alexander Noren of Sweden shot a course-record 9-under 63 Saturday to extend his lead to 11 shots after the third round of the Nordea Masters.
Former champion Ai Miyazato of Japan took a two-shot lead at the Evian Masters on Saturday, shooting a 5-under 67 in the third round to move to 13 under overall.
Norwegian golfer Suzann Pettersen wore a black armband at the Evian Masters on Saturday in memory of the victims of the twin attacks that have devastated her country.
Sarah Schemlzel, No. 18 in Golfweek’s rankings for the class of 2012, is in the process of making unofficial visits. Schmelzel has visited Oklahoma, Oregon and South Carolina and also is considering Missouri, Kansas, Ohio State and Oklahoma State.
Friday, July 22
Michael Thompson followed up his even-par opening round with a 4-under 66 on Friday to move into a tie with fellow American Chad Campbell after the second round of the RBC Canadian Open.
Jordan Spieth prepared for the 36-hole U.S. Junior finale in the best way possible: By playing one of the best rounds of his already historic junior golf career. Ryan Lavner
Dottie Ardina may be small, but her short game has earned her a place in the finals of the U.S. Girls' Junior, where she will meet Ariya Jutanugarn.
NCAA champion John Peterson proved that Thursday’s opening round wasn’t a fluke. Peterson shot 67 Friday at the Nationwide Children’s Hospital Classic to take a three-shot lead through weather-delayed Round 2.
A pair of USGA champions will face off in the finals of the Women’s North and South Amateur Saturday, as reigning U.S. Women’s Amateur champ Danielle Kang will take on reigning (for now) U.S. Girls’ Junior champ Doris Chen at Pinehurst. The U.S. Girls’ Junior also wraps up Saturday at Olympia Fields.
Nicholas Reach is on the verge of his second amateur title of the year, leading by one with one round to play at the Palmetto Amateur.
Sweden’s Alexander Noren shot a 6-under 66 on Friday to take a three-stroke lead after the second round of the Nordea Masters.
Off again on again flatstick – Tom Watson’s putting has been a source of consternation to the eight time major winner over the last dozen or so years.
Ariya Jutanugarn, Golfweek's No. 2-ranked junior, advanced to the semifinals of a USGA event for the first time Friday. See who else survived the quarterfinals. . .
With stroke play medalist Beau Hossler out of the picture, Jordan Spieth will continue his quest to become only the second to win multiple U.S. Juniors. The only one to do so is Tiger Woods.
Mike Weir withdrew from the RBC Canadian Open on Friday after hitting out of the rough and aggravating an elbow injury that cut short his 2010 season.
Miki Saiki of Japan took a one-stroke lead at the Evian Masters on Friday, shooting a 5-under 67 in the second round to move 9 under as the drenched course started to dry out.
Mark Calcavecchia surged into a two-stroke lead at the Senior British Open on Friday with a second straight round in the 60s.
I'm still buzzing over the Open Championship. Here are the top 10 things to remember from Sandwich.
Believe it or not, the start of another college golf season is just a few short weeks away. To get you ready, Asher Wildman will break down the top 60 teams for both the men and women. Today, it's No. 53 on the board with the New Mexico State men and Augusta State women.
The 10th annual Julian Golf Classic, a fundraiser honoring the late PGA Tour player Jeff Julian, will be held Sept. 19 at LedgeStone Country Club.
Renovations to Dorado Beach Resort & Club in Puerto Rico are continuing with the recent announcement that the resort will be home to a new Ritz-Carlton Reserve.
Options abound in Sierra Nevada as destination emerges from slump.
Thursday, July 21
American Kris Blanks shot a 3-under 67 to take a one-stroke lead after the first-round at the Canadian Open on Thursday.
The Round of 16 is in the books at the U.S. Girls' Junior, where Ariya Jutanugarn is working toward a marquee rematch with Gabriella Then.
NCAA champion John Peterson shot an opening 7-under 64 to take the first-round lead at the Nationwide Tour’s Nationwide Children’s Hospital Invitational in Columbus, Ohio.
With a tidy short game and a top-notch caddie, Summar Roachell might be one of the most dangerous players left in the U.S. Girls' Junior quarterfinals.
Adam Ball played his final five holes in SIX under par to close out Juan Yumar and move into the quarterfinals of the U.S. Junior Amateur. Ryan Lavner recaps that and the rest of the day's action.
Nicholas Reach retained the lead midway through the Palmetto Amateur, but one of the summer’s hottest players made a move in Thursday’s second round.
And just like that, defending U.S. Junior champion Jim Liu was defeated by unheralded Chelso Barrett in the Round of 32. Ryan Lavner explains how it happened.
Swedish amateur Robert Karlsson shot a 5-under 67 Thursday to share the lead with countryman Alexander Noren and Jaco Van Zyl of South Africa after the first round of the Nordea Masters.
The genius of the drivable 18th hole at Gold Mountain was on display Thursday during the opening match between medalist Beau Hossler and Austin Smotherman.
From Carl Mason's dominance on the European Senior Tour to Mark Calcavecchia's quick start, 5 Things to know from Thursday at the Senior British Open.
Former British Open champion Karen Stupples of England shot a 5-under 67 for a share of the first-round lead with Sweden’s Maria Hjorth and South Korea’s Ahn Shin-ae at the Evian Masters on Thursday.
Tiny Eimi Koga gave Auroroa Kan all she could handle on Thursday at the U.S. Girls' Junior, but wasn't disappointed after advancing to match play for the first time.
Player diary: Most weeks, Nicole is the player and the caddie. This week, she decided to hire someone to carry her bag and offer advice. And it worked.
So the speculation begins on who will replace Steve Williams as Tiger's caddie. Maybe Fanny Sunesson?
So what advice does Hank Haney have about golf equipment and choosing golf clubs? Hybrids, hybrids, hybrids.
The Darren Clarke parade arrived via helicopter in the British capital as the Northern Irishman accepted one of his many rewards for winning the 140th Open Championship.
Wednesday, July 20
Anna Kim of Chandler, Ariz., has given a verbal commitment to Arizona. Kim also made an unofficial visit to Arizona State.
Summar Roachell of Conway, Ark., has begun making unofficial visits to colleges. Roachell has visited Ole Miss, LSU, Arkansas and TCU.
Casie Cathrea had to don her rally cap Wednesday at the U.S. Girls' Junior to fight off Lakareber Abe. Julie Williams has five things from the first round of match play.
Ken Norton completed on Monday what no one is believed to have accomplished in golf: he played at least one round every day for a year.
Nicholas Reach shot an 8-under 62 on Thursday to build a four-shot lead after the first round of the Palmetto Amateur.
Quick hits from the first round of match play at the U.S. Junior Amateur:
Gabriella Then, 15, isn’t a little girl anymore. These days, she’s armed with new TaylorMade R-11 woods, and a new Ghost putter.
Golfest Returns to Tampa and The Villages.
One year later, and so much remains the same. Jordan Spieth is the prohibitive favorite at the U.S. Junior Amateur.
Darren Clarke sends his victory celebration into overtime, then opens up about his days on golf’s dark side.
It was a rumor that blew in the winds at last week’s British Open: Caddie Steve Williams had been fired by Tiger Woods. Early Wednesday, rumor became fact when Woods posted the news on his website.
From taking driver off the tee to Bernhard Langer's return, five things from Wednesday at the Senior British Open at Walton Heath:
U.S. dominance in pro golf’s premier event peaked at Walton Heath, site of this week’s Senior British Open.
Not even a hole-in-one could prevent 17-year-old Connor Klein from being penalized for slow play at the U.S. Junior Amateur. That he was docked the stroke on his aced hole only added to the cruelty.
With solid finishes in his last two starts, Rickie Fowler will win his first PGA Tour title this week in Canada, according to one of our fantasy experts.
Tuesday, July 19
Beau Hossler, of Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif., shot 3-under 285 (70-72-69-74) at Torrey Pines Golf Course (South) in La Jolla, Calif., to win the Callaway Junior World Championship by one shot.
Ashley Armstrong, of Flossmoor, Ill., defeated Jordan Lippetz in 20 holes to win the Women’s Western Junior at Flossmoor (Ill.) Country Club.
5 Things: Ariya Jutanugarn backed up a first-round 68 with an even-par round of 72 to take medalist honors in the stroke-play portion of the U.S. Girls' Junior.
Collins Bradshaw has one heck of a gene pool in her corner. She missed the cut at the U.S. Girls' Junior but soon will join the roster at Georgia.
Beau Hossler will enter match play at the U.S. Junior as the top seed, but he will be looking to pick up his first match-play victory in the process.
Jim Liu, the 2010 U.S. Junior Amateur champion, told Golfweek that he has made unofficial visits to Georgia, Wake Forest, Stanford and UNLV.
Beau Hossler, who qualified for the 2011 U.S. Open at age 16, told Golfweek that he has made unofficial visits to USC, UCLA, Oklahoma State, Stanford, Texas and San Diego.
Darren Clarke captured the British Open with TaylorMade gear – and a Cameron "Tour Rat."
In a field full of young talent, Casie Cathrea's focus and drive give her a leg up on the competition. Julie Williams explains.
Wasn’t this supposed to be the predictable part? Thirty-six holes of stroke-play qualifying, 156 players, 64 advance.
Washington State men's coach Walt Williams resigned to accept a position at Western Texas, the junior college announced Monday.
With his victory at the Southern Amateur, Georgia's Harris English should be on the Walker Cup squad.
Clemson will add women's golf to its athletic program starting with the 2013-14 academic year. The Tigers will be the 10th women's golf team in the ACC.
The race to make the American Walker Cup team continues to get tighter and tighter. So tough, actually, that is Jordan Spieth on the outside looking in?
Zach Herr isn't your normal 16-year-old. His story goes beyond playing in this week’s U.S. Junior. Zach Herr is defined by who he is off the course – and he wouldn't want it any other way.
Adria Arnaus of Barcelona, Spain, has given a verbal commitment to play college golf at Texas A&M.
Monday, July 18
See what the winners had in their bags this week.
Omega, the Swiss luxury watchmaker, long has been a major sponsor of professional golf in Europe and Asia. Now, it’s raising its profile in the U.S. with a five-year marketing deal with the PGA of America.
Juniors in the Northeast don't get many chances to impress college coaches. Jake Shuman made the most of his this week at the AJGA's Killington Junior Championship. JUNIOR NOTEBOOK
Believe it or not, the start of another college golf season is just a few short weeks away. To get you ready, Asher Wildman will break down the top 60 teams for both the men and women. Today, it's No. 54 on the board with the UNC-Wilmington men and New Mexico women.
Believe it or not, the start of another college golf season is just a few short weeks away. To get you ready, Asher Wildman will break down the top 60 teams for both the men and women. Today, it's No. 55 on the board with the Tulsa men and UTSA women.
Believe it or not, the start of another college golf season is just a few short weeks away. To get you ready, Asher Wildman will break down the top 60 teams for both the men and women. Today, it's No. 56 on the board with the North Florida men and BYU women.
Georgia Tech All-American J.T. Griffin has decided to forgo his chances of making the U.S. Walker Cup team. Griffin turned professional last week and will make his pro debut at this week’s Nationwide Children’s Hospital Invitational in Columbus, Ohio.
What did Darren Clarke do after winning the Claret Jug? Party until dawn. The next move will involve a good look at the future. Alistair Tait explains.
From Mike Tirico and Paul Azinger, to a good-looking set, ESPN showed promise with its Open telecasts.
Sunday, July 17
Aaren Ziegler of Canby, Ore., defeated Lovelynn Guioguio of the Philippines, 5 and 4, on July 15 in the scheduled 36-hole final of the 110th Pacific Northwest Women’s Amateur Championship at Port Ludlow (Wash.) Golf Club.
Believe it or not, the start of another college golf season is just a few short weeks away. Asher Wildman will take the next 60 days to break down the top 60 teams for both the men and women. Today, it's No. 58 on the board with the Notre Dame men and Kentucky women.
BYU junior Zac Blair defeated Tyler Raber, 5 and 4, on July 16 in the scheduled 36-hole final of the Pacific Northwest Amateur Championship.
Russell Knox shot a 6-under 66 to earn his first Nationwide Tour victory Sunday, beating Billy Hurley by three strokes at the Chiquita Classic.
Kelly Kraft, a recent SMU graduate, shot four consecutive rounds in the 60s to win the 108th Trans-Mississippi Amateur on July 14 at Kansas City (Mo.) Country Club.
Actor Jack Wagner earned his second title at the American Century Celebrity Golf Championship on Sunday, holding off a late-charging Tony Romo with a 10-foot birdie putt on the 17th hole and overcoming a shot into the pond guarding the 18th.
Chris Kirk won his first PGA Tour event with a one-stroke victory in the Viking Classic, shooting a 4-under 68 to beat Tom Pernice Jr. and George McNeill by one stroke.
The British Open opened a more illuminating window into Rory McIlroy's mind and game than victory in the U.S. Open did. First lesson: He doesn't deal well with bad weather.
The smile remained fixed on Phil Mickelson's face long after the circumstances of the day should have wiped it off. A miss from two feet sealed his fate, but Mickelson refused to let it ruin his day.
From Willie Park to Darren Clarke, a look at 140 years of champions at the British Open.
Strolling along the undulating fairways of Royal St. George's, puffing away on a cigarette, British Open champion Darren Clarke was a picture of contentment this week.
Eighteen holes with Phil Mickelson were enough to convince amateur Tom Lewis that he wasn't ready to turn professional just yet.
The fans’ throaty roar as Darren Clarke lifted the claret jug signaled that they were celebrating more than a man’s good golf. They were cheering for one of their own overcoming all that life can throw at a person.
George Coetzee sits only five shots off the lead at the British Open. His journey there is unique, to say the least.
Saturday, July 16
PGA Tour rookie Chris Kirk shot an 8-under 64 to take a one-stroke lead going into the final round of the Viking Classic at Annandale Golf Club.
Actor Jack Wagner extended his lead with four birdies and Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo moved into second with one of the best rounds of the day Saturday at the American Century Celebrity Golf Championship at Lake Tahoe.
Tiger Woods' ex-swing coach believes the former No. 1 player can win the five majors he needs to pass Jack Nicklaus' record of 18. Hank Haney says it's just a matter of Woods getting healthy.
Harris English had to wait a long time for his first major amateur win, but after closing in 65 to win the Southern Amateur by three, English may have played his way onto the Walker Cup team.
Darren Clarke is an enigma – he’s an underachiever and an overachiever. His talent says he should have won a major long ago. His kryptonite? His temper. Sunday could change that.
Who's there? The Americans are. Darren Clarke has the lead at the British Open after the third round, but three Americans are in the top six and six in the top 12.
Darren Clarke of Northern Ireland shot a 1-under 69 Saturday and carries a one-stroke lead over American Dustin Johnson into the final round of the British Open.
Rickie Fowler excelled in brutal conditions Saturday at Royal St. George's, leaving himself in contention for Sunday. Sean Martin says it all traces back to the Murrietta Valley Golf Range.
What did the players have to say about the windy, rainy conditions that met them Saturday morning at Royal St. George's? Nothing positive, but as Bo Van Pelt pointed out, they weren't unexpected.
Gary Woodland may be new to the concept of links golf, but he proved his grit on a nasty morning at Royal St. George's.
In high wind and hard rain, Tom Watson proved yet again why he is one of the best foul-weather players in the game. Jeff Rude explains.
Wind and rain weren't the only things players needed to worry about Saturday at the British Open. There also was the Himalayas bunker at Royal St. George's fourth hole.
Rain and swirling winds Saturday at Royal St. George's could make for an interesting third round at the Open Championship, where the leaderboard is tight.
Friday, July 15
For nearly four hours, Troy Matteson tried to figure out ways to kill time in the clubhouse as thunderstorms rolled across Annandale Golf Club.
Darren Clarke marched along bumpy fairways on a wild ride at Royal St. George’s that was filled with blunders and brilliance, and one final birdie that brought the kind of ovation he had not heard in a decade at the British Open.
Darren Clarke and Lucas Glover (pictured) lead a tight leaderboard at the British Open heading into the weekend, but there is much golf to be played. Sean Martin has five things after Round 2.
Tarquin MacManus, one of seven Australians to make the cut at the Southern Amateur, has a one-shot lead entering the final round. D.J. Piehowski has five things from Round 3.
Royal St. George's was not easy on the world's top-ranked players, like betting favorite Lee Westwood. Jim McCabe takes a look at where the cut fell at the British Open.
For Rory McIlroy, the familiar face of fellow Northern Irishman Darren Clarke atop the British Open leaderboard provides a little extra incentive. Alistair Tait explains.
Dustin Johnson was 4-over par through the first 13 holes of the British Open. Plus, he was under the weather, taking antibiotics for a swollen gland and sore throat since Wednesday.
Paired with young Tom Lewis, old Tom Watson's game shone around Royal St. George's.
Darren Clarke concedes he is a tad overweight, but some might say he plays better that way. Jeff Rude explains why Clarke should think twice about a diet after this week's Open Championship.
Believe it or not, the start of another college golf season is just a few short weeks away. Asher Wildman will take the next 60 days to break down the top 60 teams for both the men and women. Today, it's No. 57 on the board with the Charlotte men and N.C. State women.
For the first time in six trips to the British Open, Lucas Glover is in contention. A good sign for Glover? He isn't satisfied with being tied for the lead at the Open Championship.
Believe it or not, the start of another college golf season is just a few short weeks away. Asher Wildman will take the next 60 days to break down the top 60 teams for both the men and women. Today, we hit No. 59 on the board with the Purdue men and Long Beach St. women.
College golf is just a few short weeks away. To get you ready, Asher Wildman is breaking down the top 60 men's and women's teams from last year's Golfweek/Sagarin rankings. Today, it's No. 1 on the board with the Oklahoma State men and USC women.
Believe it or not, we are only a few weeks away from the start of another college golf season. Our resident expert, Asher Wildman, will take the next 60 days to break down the top 60 teams for both the men and women. Today, we kick it off with the Ole Miss men and Furman women.
Live notes: Tom Watson will play the weekend at the Open Championship for the 24th time in his career. He also has a shot at lifting the Claret Jug for a sixth time.
Bob Charles has advice to everyone searching for a putter: "...find a putter that feels right and keep using it. Over a period of time, you can develop the proper touch - something you can depend on."
Thursday, July 14
Tim Petrovic shot a 7-under 65 on Thursday in the first round of the Viking Classic, joining John Mallinger, Brendon de Jonge, Peter Lonard, Sunghoon Kang and Bobby Gates in a six-way tie atop the leaderboard.
Tiger Woods is apparently planning to play some golf before the end of summer.
Billy Kennerly had two goals when he began working with his instructor – to play college golf and to play on the PGA Tour. In August, he will have a chance to do both.
The only sad part about Round 1 of the 140th Open Championship was that it had to come to an end.
While the name Tom Lewis may not be familiar to most, the 20-year-old British Open leader has been an amateur star for years. Sean Martin has an introduction.
Scott Lieberwirth led New Mexico State to six conference titles and six NCAA regional appearances during the past eight years.
Oakland Hills Country Club in Bloomfield Hills, Mich., will be announced next week as the site of the 2016 U.S. Amateur Championship.
Open Championship leader Thomas Bjorn got into the field as an alternate last weekend when three-time major champion Vijay Singh withdrew because of back problems.
Rory McIlroy bogeyed two of the first three holes Thursday but still managed a 1-over 71 at Royal St. George’s. If nothing else, it guarantees this Open will be no runaway victory.
Recent history suggests elderly golfers can contend in the Open Championship. Mark Calcavecchia continued the trend.
Before getting a last-minute spot in the British Open, Kyle Stanley was planning on playing the Viking Classic. But he's making the most of his time in England, opening with 68. LIVE NOTES
Eight years after his greatest heartache in golf, right here at Royal St. George’s, Thomas Bjorn’s first-round 65 Thursday at the Open Championship was like a fairy tale, writes Alistair Tait.
Wednesday, July 13
Every year Eric Hjortness, founder of the Midwest Cup championship, thinks of new ways to increase the prestige of the regional amateur tournament, and this year was no different.
In “Four Days in July,” Jim Huber attempts to apply proper perspective to Tom Watson’s glorious, if unrequited, bid for the 2009 British Open. Martin Kaufmann has a review.
Once favored but now out of fashion, five classics stand as seaside monuments to the major rota. Alistair Tait reports.
No respect? No problem, so far as Steve Stricker is concerned.
FIVE THINGS: Royal St. George’s sloping terrain can send shots in any direction, which is why it’s being described by many as one of the quirkiest courses on the Open rota.
Organizers for the 2016 Summer Games in Rio de Janeiro have selected a site upon which to build an Olympic golf venue. Next on the agenda: picking an architect.
Inside the July 15, 2011 issue of Golfweek:
Lee Westwood, at 38 and playing in his homeland, insists he still has time to win his first major. This week at Royal St. George’s would seem to be the ideal spot for a breakthrough.
He won the Masters in dramatic fashion, but Charl Schwartzel still finds himself as an underdog and as high as a 50-1 shot to win at Royal St. George's.
The iconic image of late Spanish golf great Seve Ballesteros will be hard to miss at this week’s British Open at Royal St. George’s.
The Rory McIlroy/Graeme McDowell effect could take the Open Championship back to Royal Portrush, R&A chief executive Peter Dawson admitted today.
Tuesday, July 12
Here’s a 21st-century concept: Whatever your favorite golf club may be, however complicated the specs may be, make sure you have it duplicated.
Notes from the equipment trailer.
Having tied for 58th at the Scottish Open Sunday and followed it with a commitment with Barclays Monday, Phil Mickelson arrived at Royal St. George’s Tuesday and immediately discovered that wind was an issue.
After years of frustration at the British Open, Phil Mickelson is trying something new at Royal St. George’s: amnesia. It has Jeff Rude wondering if Lefty is a contender this week.
Rory McIlroy said that, for all the hyperbole and heightened expectations that came in the aftermath of his Open win, no one will expect more of McIlroy than himself.
This week is unlike any other – pros hit drivers into par 3s and short-game wizards miss the green with wedges.
Florida Gulf Coast has named Sarah Trew, who spent the past five seasons as an assistant coach at Kansas, as the new head women’s golf coach.
The attorney for one of the main witnesses in the Anthony Galea case said that Tiger Woods never received performance-enhancing drugs as a patient, according to a report in the New York Daily News.
British bookmakers will take bets on anything, so Alistair Tait offers some odds on players who could hoist the Claret Jug this week at Royal St. George’s.
Admittedly, I was a little disappointed to view the scores the college players posted at the U.S. Women’s Open. Where was the Patrick Cantlay on the women’s side?
Our partners at TourPlayers.com give you a flashback to 2003, when Ben Curtis shocked the golf world with an improbable win at Royal St. George's.
Paula Creamer's U.S. Women's Open wardrobe was vibrant and impressive. It's alright to be jealous.
Player diary: Nicole Noelle Smith is seeing her luck turn around quickly, with a solid week in Crown Point, Ind. to get her confidence pointed in the right direction.
Lee Westwood is a favorite with our fantasy panel, but can he break through after so many close calls? Whom else do our experts like?
2003 was the year of Ben Curtis, as well as the year that Jim Achenbach was stopped by a gun-toting farmer.
Tuesday's British Open blog: Our Alex Miceli looks at how the weather and when you tee off at the British Open can make or break your chances of winning the Claret Jug.
Monday, July 11
The Evian Masters, a favorite among LPGA players for its Parisian stage, is going to be an even bigger hit: Beginning in 2013, Evian will be designated as the LPGA's fifth major championship.
A brief recap of how the junior golfers fared in this year’s U.S. Women’s Open:
Even playing alongside Ben Crenshaw, Casie Cathrea, 15, was the star of the show at the Nature Valley First Tee Open.
See what the winners had in their bags this week.
Rounds played in the U.S. suffered another monthly loss in May, sending year-to-date totals down 6.3 percent, according to a national report.
Golf shoe makers know how to turn major championships into marketing moments.
The “special announcement” July 11 actually turned out to be for Mark Steinberg, Tiger Woods’ agent, who has joined Excel Sports Management.
Thomas Bjorn's exploits in the 2003 British Open are well documented. What isn't is the caddie that was on Bjorn's bag, and his quest to hold the Claret Jug. Billy Foster's hope lie in Lee Westwood this week.
Organizations everywhere are looking for a way to keep kids interested in golf. In Los Angeles County, they have a new idea – let them play for a dollar. JUNIOR NOTEBOOK
After a long week of rain and delays, So Yeon Ryu played a three-hole playoff in 2 under to defeat Hee Kyung Seo and win the U.S. Women's Open.
So Yeon Ryu pulled into a tie for the lead Monday at the U.S. Women's Open and will head to a three-hole playoff with South Korean rival Hee Kyung Seo.
We have five reporters on the ground at the British Open at Royal St. George's. Jeff Rude gets our daily blog going with a description of life off the course, proof that loving Open golf can truly hurt.
Commentary: Jeff Rude has his own reasons, but he is believing in the power of J.B. this week ... both J.B. Holmes and Jonathan Byrd.
Tee times from the first and second rounds of the British Open.
Thomas Bjorn showed up as the first reserve at the British Open. The trip has now paid off.
A look at the early-round pairings at the 2011 British Open, which will feature Rory McIlroy playing with Rickie Fowler and Ernie Els.
Tiger Woods’ agent says the golfer is not making any announcements Monday.
Sunday, July 10
Hee Kyung Seo barely squeaked out a finish as darkness fell Sunday at The Broadmoor. It’s not often that the leader of the U.S. Women’s Open is the eight groups ahead of the final pairing.
Several surprising players, like U.S. Amateur Public Links champ Corbin Mills, are coming on strong, while some early favorites to make the Walker Cup team are struggling with their games.
Jeff Sluman shot a 2-under 70 and overcame a pair of bogeys on the back nine Sunday, holding on to win the First Tee Open for the third time.
Golfweek.com is on the ground at Royal St. George's to bring you an up-close look at the 2011 Open Championship. Check back daily as Golfweek.com brings you all the action from England.
Facts and figures for the British Open golf championship at Royal St. George's, where the winner will take home $1.43 million.
A hole-by-hole look at Royal St. George's, site of the 140th British Open to be played July 14-17.
UCLA sophomore Patrick Cantlay’s scintillating summer continued July 10 – this time at an amateur event – with a one-stroke victory at the 112th Southern California Golf Association Amateur Championship at San Gabriel Country Club.
A capsule look at the previous 13 times the British Open has been held at Royal St. George's, which will host the 140th Open on July 14-17.
A capsule look at 20 top contenders for the British Open, to be played July 14-17 at Royal St. George's in Sandwich, England.
It already has been a scorching summer for Corbin Mills. And it’s only two weeks old.
Trailing by a stroke as he played the 18th, Steve Stricker holed a 25-foot putt from just off the green to beat Kyle Stanley and win his third consecutive John Deere Classic title.
The third major of the year has a knack for producing champions that don't fit the mold. Just ask Ben Curtis and Todd Hamilton.
Jack Nicklaus believes it's too early to label Rory McIlroy golf's next superstar. "Don't anoint him as the crown prince yet," Nicklaus told the BBC.
British Open week is officially under way. Play Golfweek's Major Challenge to win two weeklong tickets to the PGA Championship, or a host of other prizes such as club shafts or video games.
Royal St. George’s, host of the 2011 British Open, demands control off the tee and near the greens, even after the ball touches down. Bradley S. Klein reports.
A major golf trend (and maybe more than one) will continue when the Open returns to Royal St. George’s. For starters, keeping an eye on youth should prove prudent.
An older, wiser Thomas Bjorn has moved beyond his most painful defeat, eight years ago at Royal St. George’s. Alistair Tait reports.
Hee Kyung Seo of South Korea moved to the verge of winning the U.S. Women's Open on Sunday, finishing with a one-shot lead over So Yeon Ryu, who had three holes left when play was suspended by darkness.
No group at the U.S. Women's Open can match the résumé of the Se Ri Pak, Karrie Webb and Cristie Kerr pairing.
Luke Donald enjoyed the perfect warmup for this week's British Open with a 9-under 63 to win the Scottish Open by four strokes, his first victory since becoming the world No. 1 in May.
Peter Hanson of Sweden fired a 5-under 67 to move into a four-way share of the lead going into the third and final round of the weather-disrupted Scottish Open on Sunday.
Saturday, July 9
Mika and Ai Miyazato finished 1-2 after the second round of the U.S. Women's Open on Saturday before play was suspended because of thunderstorms in the area.
Ai Miyazato and Mika Miyazato aren't related, but they have one thing in common at the U.S. Women's Open: stellar play. Beth Ann Baldry delivers five things from a soggy Saturday.
It is a tribute to the sporting spirit that 800 people of dissimilar size, shape, gender and age showed up at a golf course on July 4 to have their photos taken with a hockey trophy.
In search of his third consecutive John Deere title, Steve Stricker continued to cruise Saturday at TPC Deere Run, shooting a 8-under 63 to take a two-stroke lead.
Just when it was starting to get interesting, another rain delay halted play Saturday at the U.S. Women’s Open.
At the weather-plagued U.S. Women’s Open, no player has been as solid as I.K. Kim. As Beth Ann Baldry writes, that should hardly come as a surprise.
The U.S. Junior Amateur will be played without one of its main contenders, Gavin Hall, whose lingering wrist injury may cost him a most important summer. Ryan Lavner explains.
After a successful run at San Diego, Tim Mickelson, the brother of PGA Tour star Phil Mickelson, a former Sun Devils star, has been tabbed to replace Randy Lein at Arizona State.
Organizers say the Scottish Open has been shortened to a 54-hole event after torrential overnight rain flooded the Castle Stuart links course at Inverness.
Friday, July 8
I.K. Kim came out of an hour-long rain delay Friday and took a two-shot lead at the U.S. Women's Open, closing her day at 4 under par with four holes left to play in the second round.
Chez Reavie shot a 9-under 62 Friday, relying on his putter to claim a two-stroke lead after two rounds of the John Deere Classic.
I’ve got Peter Jacobsen figured out. He has two identities.
Stacy Lewis has a mind that's made for majors. After leading the U.S. Women's Open for most of Friday, she trails I.K. Kim by two shots.
Friday at the U.S. Women's Open was a long day for newbies Ryann O'Toole and Lizette Salas.
Danielle Kang loves a good crowd. The 18-year-old played to it on Friday at the U.S. Women’s Open, tying fellow playing competitor Paula Creamer with a 1-over 72 and edging World No. 1 Yani Tseng by one stroke.
One drive into thick grass ended John Daly’s hopes of making the cut for the first time at the John Deere Classic.
Graeme McDowell shot a 8-under 64 in ideal conditions Friday to grab a share of the lead at the Scottish Open before storms delayed the second round.
This should be the height of the golf season in Minnesota, but since July 1 golfers haven’t been able to play the top-ranked course in the state.
Yes, it’s early. But Amy Anderson, 18, is quickly achieving hero status at the U.S. Women’s Open, where she will enter the second round one stroke behind leader Stacy Lewis.
There should be more players under par at next week’s Open Championship than there were eight years ago.
Thursday, July 7
If golf in America is to prosper and grow, it needs to be different. It needs to distinguish itself from the tired old game of our fathers.
Kris Blanks birdied his final five holes Thursday to finish with an 8-under-par 63 and grab the first-round lead at the John Deere Classic.
Juli Inkster, 51, may not be a favorite to win this week at the U.S. Women’s Open, but her name is still coming up in Solheim Cup discussions.
Eight years ago, the stars were lined up, but newcomer Ben Curtis stole the spotlight and the Claret Jug. Jim McCabe looks back.
In his final tuneup before next week’s British Open, World No. 2 Lee Westwood opened with a 7-under 65 Thursday to share the first-round lead at the Scottish Open.
Cristie Kerr and amateur Amy Anderson were tied for the lead at 2-under par Thursday in the opening round of the U.S. Women's Open when play was called for the day because of thunderstorms in the area.
Brad Dalke and Jaye Marie Green highlight their respective 20-man teams at the upcoming Wyndham Cup, a mixed team match-play competition to be held later this month in Wilmington, N.C.
Can’t get enough Martin Kaymer? He spoke with Golfweek to discuss the Play With Martin Kaymer contest with BMW and much more in this exclusive interview.
David Toms has withdrawn from the British Open next week at Royal St. George’s because of a hip injury.
Matt Killen, 26, might be young, but his theory on using high-lofted wedges has the attention of Kenny Perry, J.B. Holmes and plenty of other touring pros.
A year after being the first alternate at the U.S. Women’s Open, Rachel Rohanna now has a tee time.
Anthony Kim has become the third American to accept a late entry into next week’s British Open, replacing the injured Tim Clark for the year’s third major.
Today, 11 players who will be playing college golf this fall are teeing it up at the 66th U.S. Women’s Open, being played at The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs, Colo.
Wednesday, July 6
There are myriad reasons why Yani Tseng has ascended to No. 1 in the world, not least a creativity and aggressiveness that few players possess. Beth Ann Baldry explains.
Here are five storylines to watch at the 66th U.S. Women’s Open Championship.
A Canadian sports doctor whose high-profile clients have included Tiger Woods and Alex Rodriguez pleaded guilty in federal court Wednesday to bringing unapproved drugs, including human growth hormone, into the United States to unlawfully treat professional athletes.
The First Tee is preparing a $100 million fund-raising campaign to expand delivery of its education programs to an additional 10 million youths.
Nate McCoy has arrived – come into his own, you might say.
For all the hubbub around Bubba Watson and his escapades at the French Open, there was another American at Le Golf National -- one who avoided the spotlight in spite of good play.
Catching up with 13-year-old Mariel Galdiano, the youngest player in this week’s U.S. Women’s Open.
Martin Laird has one thing on his mind for 2012: make the European Ryder Cup team.
Inside the July 8, 2011 issue of Golfweek:
Tiger Woods said Tuesday that he will not play next week’s British Open because his left leg is not completely healed. That did not come as a surprise, considering a week before he said he hadn’t hit any golf balls since early May.
Robert Garrigus’ revelations last week about tokes on tour prompt some hallucinatory hijinks from our far-out scribe in this week’s Hate to be Rude.
Tim Clark has withdrawn from the British Open, the second straight major he is missing because of an elbow injury.
Thomas Levet’s exuberant celebration after winning his home tournament in France last weekend has cost him a place in the British Open.
Halfway through the season, part of Geoff Ogilvy feels as though he’s just getting started.
Phil Mickelson and Graeme McDowell are among the players in the field this week at the Scottish Open, which will be played for the first time at Castle Stuart, a new course on the Moray Firth.
Tuesday, July 5
Juli Inkster won the 1982 U.S. Women's Amateur title at The Broadmoor, the course reminding her of the greens she grew up on. And she says she has gotten a lot better in those nearly 30 years.
Mariah Stackhouse, of Riverdale, Ga., has given a verbal commitment to Stanford for the fall of 2012. Stackhouse made the decision after visiting a slew of East Coast schools including Duke, Georgia, Florida, South Carolina and Vanderbilt.
Consider that 25 players in the U.S. Women’s Open field are amateurs, and the future of women’s golf doesn’t look too shabby. 5 things to know from Tuesday at the Open:
Padraig Harrington believes Rory McIlroy will be well prepared for next week's British Open even though he hasn't played since winning the U.S. Open.
Jiyai Shin has a new outlook heading into this week's U.S. Women's Open: Loosen up and enjoy life.
Gary Player will join Jack Nicklaus and Arnold Palmer as honorary starters at the 2012 Masters at Augusta National Golf Club.
Tiger Woods’ announcement that he’ll miss the British Open shouldn’t come as a surprise. Last Tuesday, he said he hadn’t hit balls since withdrawing from The Players. He simply won't return until he can win.
The LPGA needs the kind of buzz that Lexi Thompson can bring. Thompson needs to get on with it before boredom sets in. At this point, it does neither party any good to wait another year.
The LPGA has accepted Alexis Thompson’s petition for membership in 2012. The tour’s decision allows Thompson to enter Q-School and potentially become a tour member. If she makes it, she'd be the first person to start her rookie season before age 17.
There are plenty of stars who lead their college teams to national prominence. But, how do they do as individuals at the pro level? We visited with RivalsCup.net, a site dedicated to judging schools and conferences by a player's performance on pro tours.
Thomas Levet could miss next week's British Open after breaking his shin jumping into a lake to celebrate his victory at the French Open.
Tiger Woods announced Tuesday on his website that he has been advised not to play next week at Royal St. George's. This is the second consecutive major that Woods will skip.
Steve Stricker is atop the Golfweek/Sagarin rankings and is a popular pick among our fantasy experts this week. Will he pick up a second title in just over a month?
The 3-wood is the hardest club to design because of the double duty that many golfers expect it to serve. Tom Wishon has a simple solution: Don't use one.
Links-style golf will be on full display for the next two weeks with the Scottish and British Opens, and it should be celebrated.
A look at what was in the bag for Nick Watney, John Cook, the Publinks finalists and Thomas Levet this week.
Monday, July 4
Webb Simpson, J.B. Holmes and Steve Marino are among five alternates who can book a trip to the British Open.
See what the winners had in their bags this week.
Nick Watney's AT&T win was a product of straight driving and clutch putting. Could those lead to a British Open title?
Golfweek is on the ground at The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs, Colo., for the U.S. Women's Open. Check back for updates for the third women's major of the season.
Winning the U.S. Women's Open, so often a career catalyst, sometimes can be the pinnacle. Beth Ann Baldry explains.
Sunday, July 3
Tiffany Joh earned a second career Futures Tour title July 3 at the South Shore Championship. It was a welcome victory at the end of a five-week stretch of tournaments.
Nate McCoy birdied four consecutive holes just before the turn in a final-round 7-under 65 that lifted him to the Dogwood Invitational title July 2.
Jack Fields, who left the University of North Carolina in the middle of his junior season, thinks the decision is paying off. And after winning the North & South Amateur Championship on July 2, it seems he might be right.
Charles Howell III needs a passport to pack with his putter. He's off to Royal St. George's and a spot in the British Open because of his third-place finish Sunday in the AT&T National.
Nick Watney capped off an amazing weekend at Aronimink to win the AT&T National on Sunday, moving him to No. 10 in the world and atop the PGA Tour money list for the first time in his career.
John Cook shot a 6-under 66 on Sunday and set a tournament course record with a 21-under 195 to win the Montreal Championship by three strokes at the Fontainebleau Golf Club.
American Nick Watney wins his fourth career PGA Tour title - and second this season - after Rickie Fowler falls off the leaderboard and K.J. Choi picks up a late double bogey at the AT&T National.
Think playing golf professionally is glamorous? The last week of Futures Tour player Nicole Noelle Smith's life proves the opposite.
Local favorite Thomas Levet shot a 1-under 70 in windy conditions to win the French Open, beating Thorbjorn Olesen of Denmark and Mark Foster of England by a stroke.
Saturday, July 2
Corbin Mills' victory at the Public Links Championship proved how exciting the event is.
Brianna Do led only three times in 36 holes at the U.S. Women’s Amateur Public Links Championship, but a win at the closing hole was enough to clinch her the title.
Taiwan’s Lu Chien-soon shot a 9-under 63 on Saturday to match the course record and take a one-stroke lead over John Cook after the second round of the Champions Tour’s Montreal Championship.
After what has been a very ordinary 2011, Rickie Fowler put himself in position to grab his first career victory Saturday, tying Nick Watney for the 54-hole lead at the AT&T National.
Mark Foster of England shot a 3-under 68 to share a one-stroke lead with James Morrison after the third round at the French Open.
Vijay Singh has pulled out of the AT&T National with a back injury.
Friday, July 1
After Derek Ernst earned a final berth at the APL, he spoke of more light-hearted things, such as ice cream.
Marissa Dodd had almost zero match-play experience entering the U.S. Women's Amateur Public Links. Now she'll face Brianna Do in the final match.
John Cook and John Huston shot 9-under 63s on Friday to match the course record and share the first-round lead in the Montreal Championship, the Champions Tour’s lone Canadian event.
Shun Yat Hak (pictured) and Gabriella Then added a Rolex Tournament of Champions title to their resumes Friday at Sunriver (Ore.) Resort.
Six men’s coaches, spanning all levels of the game, have been named recipients of the Dave Williams Award presented by Eaton Golf Pride. Greensboro's Dirk Fennie took home the award for Division III.
What Annie Park is lacking in age, she makes up for in USGA experience. It showed as Park, 16, beat favorite Cheyenne Woods for a spot in the WAPL semifinals.
PGA Tour player Robert Garrigus said he and other unnmaed players smoked marijuana during 2002 Nationwide Tour tournament rounds, according to an article published on Golf Digest’s website.
K.J. Choi won the AT&T National in 2007 when it was played at Congressional. After a second-round 64 at Aronimink, he's in position for another victory.
After his AJGA win last week, Nick Duffield left for Nicaragua with a mission program helping to build homes and distribute food in impoverished areas. That and more in this week's Junior Notebook. . .
James Morrison of England shot a flawless 5-under 66 to take a one-shot lead after the second round of the French Open.
Isabelle Beisiegel shot a 7-over 78 on Thursday in her Canadian Tour debut to fall 12 strokes behind the first-round leaders in the ATB Financial Classic at Bearspaw Country Club.
Bubba Watson missed the cut Friday at the French Open, suggesting fan behavior and poor security contributed to his disappointing performance.