News for Wednesday, July 25, 2012
Fantasy Tip Sheet: Canadian Open
Ernie Els will grab headlines this week after winning the Open Championship, but Matt Kuchar (above) is the player whom you should watch at the RBC Canadian Open, says our fantasy panel.
Lost in the opening round of the British Open was an announcement from the All England Club that will make it even more difficult for golf to devise a busy summer schedule in an Olympic year.
Pablo Larrazabal overcame a lengthy rain delay to finish at 8-under 64 Wednesday and tie the course record in the opening round of the Austrian Open.
Lauren Stratton became the third Vanderbilt player in the past 10 years to win both the Tennessee Women's Open and Women's Amateur. It's no small feat. Amateur notebook
Black, Scheffler win at Wyndham
Connor Black and Scottie Scheffler have quite the chemistry on the golf course. They proved it with a convincing foursomes win Wednesday at the Wyndham Cup.
has given a verbal commitment to Arkansas.
Alec Tahy has given a verbal commitment to play college golf for Arkansas in the fall of 2013. He also made unofficial visits to Ohio State, Illinois, Duke, Northwestern, Kent State, Stanford, Notre Dame and Texas A&M.
Ernst leaving LSU
Austin Ernst, the 2011 NCAA champion, is leaving LSU to be closer to home. Her golf career could go one of two ways, depending on her finish at LPGA Q-School.
This week's tournament lineup includes the PGA Tour's Canadian Open as well as the Evian Masters.
PGA of America decree
There will be no defined bunkers at Kiawah Island's Ocean Course for the PGA Championship, a decree from the PGA of America that solves one problem but might create another.
Inside the July 25, 2012 issue of Golfweek:
Ernie Els carried three Callaway X Utility Prototypes in his bag for the Open Championship.
Ernie Els has had his share of heartache in major championships. It helped him focus at Royal Lytham.