News for Friday, June 10, 2011
Karlsson leads at St. Jude
Robert Karlsson fired a 5-under 65 to vault into the lead at the St. Jude Classic, giving him a legitimate opportunity to pick up his first PGA victory.
Jace Long and Lee Bedford are tied atop the leaderboard at the 58th Sunnehanna Amateur in Johnstown, Pa.
With each week that passes on the LPGA, however, Mindy Kim, 21, builds her case for turning pro early. She’s currently leading the State Farm Classic, two strokes ahead of Yani Tseng and Shanshan Feng.
Lee Westwood, horse trainer Henry Cecil and two cricketers from England's victorious Ashes team are among the sports figures honored by Queen Elizabeth II in her birthday list.
2011 U.S. Open preview: From photos of Congressional's first five honorary presidents to the 36 holes of championship golf, Congressional is packed with something for everyone.
Mindy Kim maintained her two-stroke lead in the LPGA State Farm Classic, following her opening career-low 64 with a 5-under 67 on Friday to reach 13 under.
2011 U.S. Open pairings
The USGA announced its early-round pairings late Friday, and the world's top three players - Luke Donald, Lee Westwood and Martin Kaymer - are in the same group. To top it off, Rory McIlroy, Dustin Johnson and Phil Mickelson will play together. The full listings . . .
2011 U.S. Open preview
After its third closure for reconstructive surgery in the past 21 years, Congressional Country Club’s Blue Course sports a thematically unified parkland look that should hold up well in the face of the capital’s stifling summer heat, just in time for next week’s U.S. Open.
Bob Tway birdied the 18th hole for a 9-under 63 and a one-stroke lead Friday after the first round of the Champions Tour's Greater Hickory Classic.
Nick Clinard has decided to remain as the head coach at Auburn, despite rumors that he would take an open head coaching position at North Carolina. Clinard recently signed a new deal with Auburn to remain at the helm of the golf prgoram.
Robert Rock shot a 4-under 68 to take a one-shot lead over Chris Wood and Joost Luiten after the second round of the Italian Open on Friday.
The College Golf Combines have been expanded to include a Midwest Combine, and the year will conclude with a College Golf Coaches' Convention Combine in December.
has given a verbal commitment to Vanderbilt.
John Voetsch of New Vernon, N.J., has given a verbal commitment to play college golf at Vanderbilt.
The United States maintained a 4.5-3.5 lead over Europe during foursomes at the Palmer Cup Friday morning, played at the Stanwich Club in Greenwich, Conn.
Isabelle Beisiegel profile
Isabelle Beisiegel made history last month as the first woman to earn status on a men's professional tour. Julie Williams says that doesn't mean Beisiegel doesn't have plenty of women's golf to keep her busy.
Bratton to lead OSU women
Alan Bratton (right) has been selected as the new head women's golf coach at Oklahoma State. Bratton spent the past seven years as an associate head coach for the Cowboys.
Golfweek Women's All-Americans 2011
Golfweek Men's All-Americans 2011
Golfweek Junior Notebook
Mariel Galdiano, 12, became the third-youngest in history to qualify for the U.S. Women's Open, which will be played at the lengthy Broadmoor in Colorado Springs.
Ryo Ishikawa departed for the U.S. Open on Friday after apologizing to fans and sponsors for driving with an international driver's license that wasn't valid in Japan.
Barkley to play lefty
It’s hard to tell sometimes when Charles Barkley is joking, but it’s also hard to watch him play golf. So was he serious when he said he would consider playing lefty at next month's Lake Tahoe celebrity event?
says the British Amateur is noticeably lacking in U.S. players, and the championship will suffer because of it.
The British Amateur is noticeably lacking in U.S. players, and the championship will suffer because of it.