News for Tuesday, July 12, 2011
Club-fitting series: Part IX
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.
Rude: Phil Mickelson column
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.
McIlroy the favorite?
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.
McCabe: A beautiful week
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.
says he was disappointed by the play of the college players at the U.S. Women’s Open.
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's diary: A better week
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.
Fantasy tips: British Open
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.
British Open blog: Tuesday
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.