News for Monday, November 14, 2011
This appears to be Greg Norman’s last shot at a Presidents Cup victory.
The International Team began its first practice round in the Presidents Cup at Royal Melbourne Golf Club down a man as Ryo Ishikawa was delayed coming out of Japan and won’t get to Melbourne until Tuesday.
Presidents Cup flavor
The Presidents Cup may not have quite the history of the Ryder Cup, but Jim McCabe says these matches have their own flavor.
Captain Greg Norman and his International team had better hope its run at this week’s Presidents Cup goes a little smoother than its journey home to the Crown Towers from an opening-night team dinner Monday evening in Melbourne.
Tiger Woods' play at the Australian Open proves he is more than ready for the Presidents Cup.
has given a verbal commitment to Texas A&M.
Michael Werenski of South Hadley, Mass., has given a verbal commitment to play college golf at Texas A&M.
Ryann O’Toole, who captured the spotlight as a captain’s pick on the U.S. Solheim Cup team, has signed an endorsement deal with Oakley.
See what the winners had in their bags this week.
Viviana Vazquez of Santiago Nuevo Leon, Mexico shot 4-over 148 (74-74) at the International Golf Course at ChampionsGate (Fla.) and won the Optimist Tournament of Champions in a playoff.
Johan Werge of San Luis Potosi, Mexico shot 3-under 141 (70-71) at the International Golf Course at ChampionsGate (Fla.) to win the Optimist Tournament of Champions by three shots.
The PGA of America and the U.S. Golf Association have partnered with the Boys & Girls Clubs of America in a move designed to increase junior golf participation and promote healthier lifestyles among America’s youth.
Members of England’s male and female amateur golf associations will vote Wednesday on whether to merge into a single governing body to address a decline in club memberships.
Woods the obvious choice
Jeff Rude: Tiger Woods' U.S. teammates applaud Fred Couples' selection. Now it's up to Woods to revive his game.
Day a hero Down Under
Jason Day returns home to Aussie soil this week a completely different player.
Klein on Royal Melbourne
Bradley S. Klein: Alister MacKenzie, trained in the art of concealment, transformed Australian golf with Royal Melbourne, site of this week's Presidents Cup.
The Industry Cup is an annual tournament showdown among golf’s biggest companies. The competition is so intense that Callaway Golf, after scoring a dramatic one-stroke victory in 2010, celebrated by running a photo of its winning team in numerous publications.
Captain Holtgrieve returns
Jim Holtgrieve has been selected to lead the U.S. Walker Cup team for a second time at the 2013 matches. Despite the loss of this year's Cup, he couldn't be more excited.
says Asian Amateur champ Hideki Matsuyama became the third amateur to win on the Japan Tour this weekend.
Hideki Matsuyama, the two-time Asian Amateur champion who impressed at this year’s Masters, won the Japan Tour’s Taiheiyo Masters on Sunday, becoming the third amateur to win on the Japan Tour.
John Daly says while he regrets walking off the course during the first round of the Australian Open last week, he had little choice after running out of balls.
Injuries fade for U.S. team
Health no longer seems to be an issue for the American Presidents Cup team, as Steve Stricker reported feeling back to normal while practicing for the upcoming matches.