News for Monday, June 6, 2011
Karsten Creek Golf Club did a number on Andres Echavarria. Nevermind that the redshirt senior won the Gator Invitational.
Saunders earns Open trip
Sam Saunders knows that his grandfather - Arnold Palmer - has helped him garner some PGA Tour starts. On Monday, he earned his spot on the U.S. Open by himself.
Congrats to Augusta State on the NCAA title, but there were more storylines in Stillwater than the Jags second straight title. Asher Wildman's weekly Thumbs Up/Thumbs Down:
U.S. Open qualifying in Ohio
On a day that most Tour professionals, like Keegan Bradley, don't look forward to, there are those who are simply living out a dream to try and make the U.S. Open - like Kris Kitt and Kaikala Wilson.
Souris Valley Golf Course, a popular muni in Minot, N.D., has more water holes than ever. The Souris River that bisects the course has spilled its banks and flooded most of the 18 holes. The course, part of the Minot Park District, might not fully open this season, golf professional Steve Kottsick said.
See what the winners had in their bags this week.
National Rounds Played Report
Total number of rounds played in the U.S. declined 5.9 percent year-to-date, following a difficult April that produced a nearly 17 percent drop.
says Callaway discovered how much it’s “liked” when a Facebook promotion drew a 400-percent spike in new fans.
With social-media marketing all the rage these days, Callaway Golf officials crafted a fairly simple campaign they hoped would spark activity on their Facebook page.
Jobe lights up Columubs
If you’re looking for someone to buy you an Ohio lottery ticket, Jim McCabe suggests Brandt Jobe. After his exciting finish at the Memorial, Jobe qualified for the U.S. Open behind a 62.
Rika Park feature
Four years ago, Rika Park moved to the U.S. from Japan and spoke zero English. Now she's rolling through her final summer of junior golf before heading to the University of Miami.
Oklahoma State women's golf coach Annie Young has announced her resignation.
Vijay Singh has failed to show up for his tee time in a U.S. Open qualifier. It's likely his streak of playing in every major championship for the last 17 years is about to end.
Carrie Forsyth guided the second-ranked Bruins to the program’s third national championship last month, the second under her watch. The feat earned her Coach of the Year honors, as Georgia's Marta Silva Zamora was named Golfweek's Player of the Year.
U.S. Open Sectionals
A total of 13 sectional qualifiers will take place Monday, with approximately 90 qualifying spots available for next week’s U.S. Open at Congressional. RESULTS
Tiger Woods has chosen to stay with agent Mark Steinberg, ending his 15-year relationship with IMG in the process.
Hall of Famer Betsy King has qualified for U.S. Women's Open, finishing second in a 36-hole sectional qualifier at Alta Mesa Golf Club in Arizona.