News for Wednesday, July 27, 2011


News 2011 July 27


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Haley (64) grabs Round 1 lead at Porter Cup

Paul Haley birdied three of his first four holes Wednesday en route to a bogey-free 6-under 64 at Niagara Falls Country Club and the first-round lead in the Porter Cup.

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Bruce Lietzke: The king of taking time off

Bruce Lietzke, who won the ’03 U.S. Senior Open, explained his philosophy on golf Wednesday.

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5 Things: Lefty makes 1st start at Greenbrier

5 Things: The Greenbrier

In his first start since a runner-up at the Open Championship, Phil Mickelson is one of just two top-20 players who will tee it up at The Greenbrier Classic. FIVE THINGS.

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Thompson T-2 at Stage 1 of LPGA Q-School

Lexi Thompson’s decision to navigate the LPGA’s new three-stage qualifying system already seems to be paying off.

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Walsh (No. 23, 2012) commits to Georgia

has given a verbal commitment to Georgia.

Kailey Walsh of Boca Raton, Fla., has given a verbal commitment to the University of Georgia.

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Annika Sorenstam elects to stay with IMG

Annika Sorenstam is sticking with longtime management company IMG.

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Fay reflects on Hinkle Tree incident

David Fay, enjoying himself on Narragansett Bay in Rhode Island, offered his reflection Wednesday on the Hinkle Tree incident from the 1979 U.S. Open here at the Inverness Club.

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5 Things: Expect low scores at Women’s British

5 Things: Women's British

Seems all the bite has been taken out of Carnoustie, which this week hosts the Ricoh Women’s British Open. Reachable par 5s. Lush fairways. Expect low scores, says Alistair Tait.

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No. 48: UC-Davis men, Wisconsin women

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. 48 on the board with the UC Davis men and Wisconsin women.

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Major pro-ams mean unusual prep for Ward

Reason No. 596 why the women’s tour differs from the men’s: Pro-ams at the majors.

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Player of the Week: Ariya Jutanugarn

Ariya Jutanugarn, of Bangkok, Thailand, beat Dottie Ardina in the final match of the U.S. Girls’ Junior at Olympia Fields (Ill.) Country Club’s South Course to win her first USGA title.

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Royal Birkdale to host 2014 Women’s British

Birkdale to host '14 WBO

Royal Birkdale Golf Club will host the 2014 Ricoh Women’s British Open, the Ladies Golf Union and IMG announced July 27.

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Player of the Week: Jordan Spieth

Jordan Spieth, of Dallas, beat Chelso Barrett in the final match of the U.S. Junior at Golf Mountain Golf Course in Bremerton, Wash., to join Tiger Woods as the only player to win multiple U.S. Junior titles.

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Baldry: Stanford clings to belief in her destiny

Angela Stanford felt the tears well in her eyes on the first hole of Sunday’s final round.

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Fantasy Tip Sheet: The Greenbrier Classic

Tips: Greenbrier Classic

Sergio Garcia and Charles Howell III have had quietly resurgent seasons. Is this the week that they finally break through? FANTASY TIP SHEET.