News for Wednesday, January 25, 2012
Round 1 in Abu Dhabi
Tiger Tracker: Tiger Woods made his debut in Abu Dhabi on Wednesday night, and he shot a 2-under 70 to sit three shots behind the leaders. Check out how Tiger's round unfolded . . .
Resort briefs: Turtle Dunes Country Club, a Tripp Davis design, has opened on the grounds of the Fairmont Acapulco Princess and the Fairmont Pierre Marques.
St. Kitts and Nevis
St. Kitts and Nevis: Small in size, but big in appeal says travel editor Martin Kaufmann.
The PGA Tour is one step closer to eliminating Q-school as a path to earning a tour card, a significant overhaul that would include starting the official season in the fall instead of waiting for the next calendar year.
It’s been a decade since Phil Mickelson won his hometown event at Torrey Pines. He finished second with flair, as he so often does.
Q&A: Lexi Thompson
Lexi Thompson spent Demo Day at the Cobra Puma booth, hitting balls for a growing audience as a disc jockey pumped music in the background.
Inside this issue: Jan. 27, 2012
Ben Crane's workout video
PGA Merchandise Show
Golfweek staffers are on the ground at Demo Day, the first day of the PGA Merchandise Show, bringing you coverage on the latest and greatest golf equipment for 2012.
Nike's Method putter
Among the most eye-catching putters at the PGA Merchandise Show is Nike’s new Method Concept, a putter whose front section is flaming red and back section is midnight black.
Thomas Levet has pulled out of the Abu Dhabi Golf Championship after falling and breaking a rib at the Volvo Golf Champions.
Chandler's ISM group
ISM's Chubby Chandler is focusing on expanding in the U.S., and it is working.
Demo Day pictures
PGA Merchandise Show: Take a look at exclusive pictures from Demo Day at Orange County National in Winter Garden, Fla.
spoke with Brad Gregory, the new rules director for the NCAA Championship.
Brad Gregory has been named director of rules and course administration for the men’s NCAA Division I Championship, replacing Clyde Luther, who recently stepped down from that position after 10 years.
Torrey Pines odds
Phil Mickelson, a 3-time winner at Torrey Pines, should be on everybody’s list of favorites this week. But so should Nick Watney, Charles Howell III, Bubba Watson and Brandt Snedeker.
Tait on Martin Kaymer
Alistair Tait: Martin Kaymer tried to change his natural game to try and tame Augusta National. It proved to be a bad idea. So, Kaymer says he has learned his lesson.
McCabe on the news
Jim McCabe: Tiger playing for appearance money? Say it ain't so! (Come on, people!) And the Euro Tour being the destination for the world's best? Um, not quite.
Tait on Lee Westwood
Alistair Tait: Lee Westwood is one of the world's best with his driver in hand. His shortcoming has been his putting, but he says that is fixed. And that could be scary for everyone else.
Women's preview: Horizon
Horizon League women's golf preview: Butler will ride the coattails of Michele Nash for one more spring season. Can the Bulldogs make it a spring to remember?
Men's preview: Ivy League
Ivy League men's golf preview: Despite its previous success, Columbia is forced to use local courses instead of an on-campus facility that would allow it to continue to grow the program.
Tait on Rory McIlroy
Alistair Tait: Rory McIlroy used to be in awe of Tiger Woods. But, after getting to know the former World No. 1, McIlroy simply wants to measure his game against golf's main attraction.
Sean Martin on J.B. Holmes
J.B. Holmes, nearing a full recovery after season-ending brain surgery last fall, considers himself fortunate to have “a second chance” at the game.
Jim McCabe on Tiger Woods
Jim McCabe: Tiger Woods attempts the long climb back to his former perch above the PGA Tour, but will he return to the top?
Hate To Be Rude: Wilson
Hate To Be Rude: Mark Wilson, underwhelming in appearance and overachieving on Tour, plays up in weight class with golf's heavy hitters