News for Wednesday, June 22, 2011
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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Illinois senior Luke Guthrie sets course record at Wannamoisett to take commanding five-shot lead at the Northeast Amateur Invitational in Rhode Island.
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.
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.
Preparations for the U.S. Girls’ Junior at Olympia Fields (Ill.) Country Club will continue as normal.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
Inside the June 24, 2011 issue of Golfweek:
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.
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.