News for Wednesday, January 11, 2012
Sony Open notebook
Sony Open notebook: Jim Carter and Tadd Fujikawa took different routes to get into the field in Honolulu, but both appreciate the chance to do one thing: compete.
South Atlantic Amateur
South Atlantic Amateur: Martha Leach and Meghan Stasi (above) might be a bit older, but they still can compete with the junior and college stars surrounding them, says our Julie Williams.
Ian Poulter, a long-time Cobra staff player, is expanding his endorsement duties to the company’s sister brand, Puma Golf. Beginning this season, Poulter will wear Puma footwear and belts, and continue to use Cobra equipment.
Florida State's Koepka
Wildman's Corner: Brooks Koepka started his career quickly at Florida State, but has had ups and downs since. We visit with the FSU senior as we preview the ACC.
ToC needs some help
With so many stars skipping out on the season-opening money grab at Kapalua, Jeff Rude offers a few changes that could spice up the tournament.
Lucas Glover has withdrawn from the Sony Open with a sprained right knee that still is not strong enough for him to play golf.
Finchem's contract extension
The PGA Tour's decision to extend Commissioner Tim Finchem’s contract by four years not only reinforced a commitment to stability, but started the clock ticking on identifying his successor.
Sony Open odds
Alex Miceli: Is Steve Stricker the right choice this week in Hawaii? Or is K.J. Choi or Davis Love III a smarter pick? Take a look at the odds at the first full-field PGA Tour event of the season.
Australian Aaron Townsend shot a pair of 2-under 70s to win the Australasian qualifying tournament for this year’s British Open by three strokes.
Atlantic Coast Conference preview
Atlantic Coast Conference preview: To make some noise in the conference, Virginia will be leaning on Ben Kohles and Denny McCarthy during the spring.
Big 12 preview
Big 12 Conference spring preview: Texas is rewarding Martha Richards' patience, riding Nicole Vandermade and Madison Pressel to the role of favorites for the NCAA automatic bid.
Inside the Jan. 13, 2012 issue of Golfweek:
Fantasy Tip Sheet: Sony Open
Fantasy Tip Sheet: A pair of our experts are predicting that Steve Stricker will sweep the season-opening events in Hawaii. Who else makes the list?