News for Wednesday, July 13, 2011
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.
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.
No respect? No problem, so far as Steve Stricker is concerned.
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.
'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.
Inside the July 15, 2011 issue of Golfweek:
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.
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.
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.