News for Tuesday, July 26, 2011
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.
We Are Golf lobbies Congress
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.
says that Tom Watson, who has seen several elite amateurs up close, can explain why amateurs have burst on the scene of late.
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.
has given a verbal commitment to Texas.
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.
has given a verbal commitment to Texas-San Antonio.
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 eyes British title
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.
Mourning attack victims
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