News for Wednesday, July 13, 2011


News 2011 July 13


Midwest Cup grows with Tour pro help

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.

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Even Huber-ization can’t change the outcome

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.

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The lost links of the Open Championship

Tait: Open's lost links

Once favored but now out of fashion, five classics stand as seaside monuments to the major rota. Alistair Tait reports.

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Notes: Stricker still flying under Open radar

No respect? No problem, so far as Steve Stricker is concerned.

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5 Things: The quirkiness of Royal St. George’s

What to watch for

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.

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Riserva Uno site chosen for 2016 Olympics

'16 Olympic site chosen

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.

In this issue: July 15, 2011

Inside the July 15, 2011 issue of Golfweek:

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Hate to be Rude: Is this Westwood’s time?

Hate to be Rude

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.

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Schwartzel happy with underdog tag

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.

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British Open organizers to honor Ballesteros

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.

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Royal Portrush back on the Open radar

Royal Portrush considered

The Rory McIlroy/Graeme McDowell effect could take the Open Championship back to Royal Portrush, R&A chief executive Peter Dawson admitted today.