News for Thursday, September 22, 2011
Lewis, 54, wins Mid-Am
Randal Lewis, at age 54, showed the younger generation how it’s done Thursday, setting a mark as the oldest U.S. Mid-Amateur champion. Ron Balicki
says Steve Stricker was able to shoot under par Thursday, despite his nagging arm injury.
Some are trying to impress a captain. Some are trying to add millions more to their bank account. Some are trying to win a tournament that they consider prestigious.
Hate to be Rude
Jeff Rude: Keegan Bradley and Jason Dufner, who dueled last month in the PGA Championship, will reunite in the Tour Championship’s second round.
Bradley leads Tour Championship
Back in Atlanta for the first time since his victory at the PGA Championship, Keegan Bradley shot a 64 Thursday at East Lake to take a two-shot lead at the Tour Championship.
Ellen Port, 50, became the first four-time winner of the U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur on Thursday with a 2-and-1 victory over Martha Leach at Bayville Golf Club.
Men's College Notebook
With Morgan Hoffmann and Kevin Tway gone, the cast of Cowboys has changed, but Oklahoma State still has plenty of horses to ride. College Notebook
Sam Alexander has a prosthetic leg and swings one-handed, but he landed his trophy this summer, and then some. Jim McCabe explains.
Liam Bond of Wales shot a 6-under 66 Thursday to lead after the first round of the Austrian Open, taking advantage of less windy conditions.
Bradley S. Klein writes that Dismal River, remodeled but still raw, flashes its potential in this month’s Rater’s Notebook.
Believe it or not, one of the best fields of the year will be in Scotland next week at the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship.
Solheim: Foursomes pairings
After all the buildup in Ireland, it’s finally time for the 12th Solheim Cup to get under way. Alistair Tait breaks down the opening foursomes pairings at Killeen Castle.
Baldry: Karen Stupples profile
Beth Ann Baldry: Karen Stupples gives Europe plenty of drive – and tons of tweets – against the Americans on the eve of the Solheim Cup.
Ellen Port is in position to win a record fourth U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur title.
The 2013 U.S. Mid-Amateur Championship will be played at Forest Creek Golf Club in Southern Pines, N.C., the U.S. Golf Association announced Sept. 22.
Simpson leads FedEx Cup
Webb Simpson is the No. 1 seed heading into the Tour Championship, giving him the best shot to capture the $10 million bonus from the FedEx Cup.