News for Sunday, June 26, 2011
Compton wins Mexico Open
After a long journey, two-time heart transplant recipient Erik Compton won on the Nationwide Tour Sunday, virtually guaranteeing that he will earn a PGA Tour card for 2012.
Keeping up with Yani
As Yani Tseng raises the bar on the LPGA, winning the Wegmans LPGA Championship by 10 strokes on Sunday, the question looms: Can the others keep up? Beth Ann Baldry reports.
5 Things: Travelers
Sean Martin offers five things from the Travelers Championship, where Fredrik Jacobson won for the first time on American soil.
John Huston finally slowed his normally quick pace as he walked the 18th fairway at En-Joie Golf Club. It was time to soak in some adulation after a long drought and it felt so very good.
Tseng wins Wegmans LPGA
In another dominating performance at Locust Hill, Yani Tseng routed the field at the Wegmans LPGA Championship by 10 shots. At 22, she became the youngest player to win four majors.
Jacobson wins Travelers
Fredrik Jacobson shot 66 in the final round of the Travelers Championship Sunday, holding off Ryan Moore and John Rollins to win his first American title.
Rory McIlroy is grabbing all of the headlines, but Sergio Garcia and Henrik Stenson deserve some ink for their recent play.
Tournament of Champions
One of the summer's strongest junior events, the Rolex Tournament of Champions, kicks off this week. Golfweek takes a quick look at the field, which includes sixth-ranked Shun Yat Hak.
An advocate of less is more, Bill Murchison III has used as little as a 7-iron in a round, saying "I wanted to learn to be more creative." His creativity led to a 2-over 73 in the first round of the 44th PGA Professional National Championship.
Pablo Larrazabal birdied the fifth playoff hole to beat fellow Spaniard Sergio Garcia and win the BMW International Open on Sunday.
LPGA adds Canadian event
Manulife Financial, a Canadian financial-services company, will serve as sponsor of a new LPGA tournament in 2012, Golfweek has learned.
Korean Hwang Jung-gon outlasted Kim Kyung-tae and Japanese star Ryo Ishikawa to win the Japan Golf Tour Organization's Gateway to the Open Mizuno Open in Kasaoka, Japan.