News for Sunday, July 10, 2011
5 Things: U.S. Open
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.
Walker Cup watch list
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.
2011 British Open
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.
Stricker wins again
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.
Golfweek's Major Challenge
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.
Notebook: Royal St. George's
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.
Tait: Thomas Bjorn profile
An older, wiser Thomas Bjorn has moved beyond his most painful defeat, eight years ago at Royal St. George’s. Alistair Tait reports.
Open to finish Monday
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.
Donald wins Scottish Open
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.