News for Wednesday, July 25, 2012


News 2012 July 25


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Fantasy Tip Sheet: RBC Canadian Open

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.

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Where will British fit among Wimbledon, Olympics?

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.

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Larrazabal leads at rainy Austrian Open

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.

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Notebook: Stratton 3rd Vandy player to hit double

Amateur notebook

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

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Black, Scheffler the perfect pair at Wyndham Cup

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.

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Tahy (No. 90, 2013) commits to Arkansas

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.

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LSU coach cites Ernst's timing in denying release

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.

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This week in professional golf . . .

This week's tournament lineup includes the PGA Tour's Canadian Open as well as the Evian Masters.

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Plenty of sand but no bunkers at PGA

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.

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In this issue: July 25, 2012

Inside the July 25, 2012 issue of Golfweek:

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Toy Box notes: Els uses new Callaway utility

Ernie Els carried three Callaway X Utility Prototypes in his bag for the Open Championship.

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Els learns from his past at Royal Lytham

Ernie Els has had his share of heartache in major championships. It helped him focus at Royal Lytham.