News for Wednesday, June 22, 2011


News 2011 June 22


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McIlroy says he can handle pressure of stardom

U.S. Open champion Rory McIlroy is confident he can handle the pressure that comes with being considered the heir apparent to Tiger Woods.

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Guthrie sets course record, leads Northeast Am

Illinois senior Luke Guthrie sets course record at Wannamoisett to take commanding five-shot lead at the Northeast Amateur Invitational in Rhode Island.

Video: Even at 9, McIlroy was a crowd favorite

In this YouTube video, a 9-year-old Rory McIlroy showed that he was just as charming then as he was during his impressive victory at the U.S. Open last weekend.

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5 Things: Wegmans LPGA Championship primer

Five Things: Wegmans LPGA

This is the make-or-break part of the LPGA season, with three majors in six weeks. Beth Ann Baldry gets you ready for the Wegmans LPGA Championship.

Olympia Fields not impacted by storms

Preparations for the U.S. Girls’ Junior at Olympia Fields (Ill.) Country Club will continue as normal.

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Hate to be Rude: No rush to anoint McIlroy

Hate to be Rude

Don’t rush to judge Rory McIlroy on one major title, regardless of how convincing it might have been. Jeff Rude reports.

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Northeast Am winner a lock for Walker Cup?

Over the previous 49 years, the Northeast Amateur Invitational has attracted plenty of players who not only were amateur superstars, but also tons of those who have gone on to stardom at the professional level.

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Wildman previews: Northeast Am, Rice Planters

previews the two big amateur tournaments on this week’s schedule, the Northeast Amateur and Rice Planters.

The Wildman previews the two big amateur tournaments on this week’s schedule, the Northeast Amateur and Rice Planters.

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How to protect courses amid equipment changes?

Protecting classic courses

Golf hurtles toward a pivotal point in its history: How can the game protect the classic courses and grow while advances in equipment require longer courses?

Northeast Amateur institutes cut for 1st time

explains why for the first time in tournament history, the Northeast Amateur will use a 54-hole cut.

Fifty is the number at this year’s Northeast Amateur Invitational at the par-69, Donald Ross-designed Wannamoisett Country Club.

In this issue: June 24, 2011

Inside the June 24, 2011 issue of Golfweek:

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Woods ‘feeling stronger,’ but will miss AT&T

Tiger Woods said on his Twitter account Wednesday that he will miss next week’s AT&T National in Philadelphia. Woods’ foundation is the beneficiary of the event.

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Notes: Limited exposure in U.S. for McIlroy

When Rory McIlroy walked onto the first tee Sunday at the U.S. Open, he briefly acknowledged one golf official and quickly extended his hand to warmly greet two others, USGA executive director Mike Davis and USGA president Jim Hyler.