News for Thursday, December 13, 2012


News 2012 December 13


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Bourdy shoots 66, leads by 1 shot in South Africa

Gregory Bourdy of France shot a 6-under 66 for a one-stroke lead after the opening round of the Alfred Dunhill Championship on Thursday, with a revived Charl Schwartzel one of six players behind him.

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Wynn GC embodies The Strip's grandiosity

says Wynn GC embodies The Strip’s grandiosity, if not its cacophony

A round at Wynn Golf Club, just off the Las Vegas strip, should be enough to convince anyone that given unlimited imagination, money and nerve, you basically can create something out of nothing.

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Golfweek's Best: 2012 Casino courses

Shadow Creek tops the Golfweek's Best: Casino Courses for yet another year. What new courses joined the exclusive list in 2012?

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With Watson, options for Ryder Cup captaincy expand

A whirlwind two days of speculation regarding Tom Watson and the Ryder Cup ended Thursday morning on the 80th floor of the Empire State Building when the eight-time major champion was named the 2014 U.S. captain.

Sea Pines Junior Heritage to return in 2014

The Sea Pines Junior Heritage will return in 2014 after a one-year hiatus. It was announced in October that the tournament would not be played in 2013, after more than two decades as one of the most prestigious junior events in the country.

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Rude: Nelson still could captain 2016 Ryder Cup

Now that Tom Watson's appointment to the 2014 Ryder Cup captaincy is official, perhaps the PGA of America should name Larry Nelson captain for the 2016 matches at Hazeltine National.

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Duval rusty as he tees it up for Father-Son Pro-Am

A good friend of mine, a professional golfer years ago but now somehow listed as a 9 handicap, played with David Duval on Thursday morning in the PNC Father-Son pro-am.

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It's official: Watson returns as Ryder Cup captain

The Americans are bringing back Tom Watson as their Ryder Cup captain with hopes of ending two decades of losing in Europe.

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Popovic leads Australian PGA after 1st round

Daniel Popovic shot an 8-under 64 to take a two-stroke lead after the first round of the Australian PGA Championship on Thursday, revealing afterward that his father is battling incurable cancer.

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My Year in Golf: Gene Yasuda

Our Gene Yasuda reflects on a watershed moment in the industry's efforts to grow the game, golf's enduring appeal and capitalizing on a chance to fulfill the sport's growth potential.

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Top junior boys of 2012: No. 7 Andy Shim

Golfweek lists its top 10 boys junior golfers of 2012. Today we bring you No. 7: Andy Shim

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Top 10 female amateurs: No. 10 Bronte Law

Golfweek will spend 10 days counting down the top amateur players of the past year. Who will be No. 1? Who else will make the list? Check back each day. Today: No. 10 Bronte Law