News for Tuesday, July 5, 2011
Juli Inkster: Women's Open
Juli Inkster won the 1982 U.S. Women's Amateur title at The Broadmoor, the course reminding her of the greens she grew up on. And she says she has gotten a lot better in those nearly 30 years.
has given a verbal commitment to Stanford.
Mariah Stackhouse, of Riverdale, Ga., has given a verbal commitment to Stanford for the fall of 2012. Stackhouse made the decision after visiting a slew of East Coast schools including Duke, Georgia, Florida, South Carolina and Vanderbilt.
U.S. Women's Open: Amateurs
Consider that 25 players in the U.S. Women’s Open field are amateurs, and the future of women’s golf doesn’t look too shabby. 5 things to know from Tuesday at the Open:
Padraig Harrington believes Rory McIlroy will be well prepared for next week's British Open even though he hasn't played since winning the U.S. Open.
U.S. Women's Open: Jiyai Shin
Jiyai Shin has a new outlook heading into this week's U.S. Women's Open: Loosen up and enjoy life.
Gary Player will join Jack Nicklaus and Arnold Palmer as honorary starters at the 2012 Masters at Augusta National Golf Club.
Commentary: Tiger Woods
Tiger Woods’ announcement that he’ll miss the British Open shouldn’t come as a surprise. Last Tuesday, he said he hadn’t hit balls since withdrawing from The Players. He simply won't return until he can win.
Commentary: Lexi Thompson
The LPGA needs the kind of buzz that Lexi Thompson can bring. Thompson needs to get on with it before boredom sets in. At this point, it does neither party any good to wait another year.
says the LPGA has opened the door to adding Alexis Thompson as a tour member.
The LPGA has accepted Alexis Thompson’s petition for membership in 2012. The tour’s decision allows Thompson to enter Q-School and potentially become a tour member. If she makes it, she'd be the first person to start her rookie season before age 17.
There are plenty of stars who lead their college teams to national prominence. But, how do they do as individuals at the pro level? We visited with RivalsCup.net, a site dedicated to judging schools and conferences by a player's performance on pro tours.
Thomas Levet could miss next week's British Open after breaking his shin jumping into a lake to celebrate his victory at the French Open.
Woods to skip British
Tiger Woods announced Tuesday on his website that he has been advised not to play next week at Royal St. George's. This is the second consecutive major that Woods will skip.
Fantasy tips: John Deere Classic
Steve Stricker is atop the Golfweek/Sagarin rankings and is a popular pick among our fantasy experts this week. Will he pick up a second title in just over a month?
A look at what was in the bag for Nick Watney, John Cook, the Publinks finalists and Thomas Levet this week.
Links-style golf will be on full display for the next two weeks with the Scottish and British Opens, and it should be celebrated.
Club-fitting series: Part VII
The 3-wood is the hardest club to design because of the double duty that many golfers expect it to serve. Tom Wishon has a simple solution: Don't use one.