News for Wednesday, June 6, 2012
Callaway CEO Chip Brewer, making moves to refocus the company on its core business, has hired a marketing executive from rival TaylorMade and eliminated a top-level product-development position.
Magnus Carlsson of Sweden shot a 7-under 65 on Wednesday to take a two-stroke lead after the opening round of the Nordea Masters.
LPGA Championship notes
LPGA Championship notes: Last year's landslide winner, Yani Tseng, is working on two things: smiling on the course more and trying to find her balance so she can find her ball at Locust Hill.
After a year off, the AJGA returned to the Nemacolin Woodlands Resort in Farmington, Pa., at the Links Course – a challenging par-70 with small, tricky greens - for the Preseason Junior at Nemacolin. The tournament concluded on June 3 with Ryan Davis and Ali Nageotte winning the Boys and Girls divisions, respectively.
Complete U.S. Open field
The 151 players who have qualified for the 112th U.S. Open, to be played June 14-17 at The Olympic Club
This week in the world of golf includes the PGA Tour's St. Jude Classic.
Champions Tour player Graham Marsh had holes-in-one on back-to-back days, and then had to WD due to a sore back.
Rude on Summers
Affable Aussie Anthony Summers, an unlikely sectional winner and one-time toilet cleaner, can't wipe the smile off his face entering the U.S. Open.
Chris Greenwood, who led Lynn University to 16 tournament titles in seven seasons at the Boca Raton, Fla., school, has been appointed director of golf at Arkansas-Little Rock.
Tait on Curtis Cup
GB&I doesn't necessarily have an advantage in Scotland this week at the Curtis Cup - or Catastrophe Cup for some fans.
Curtis Cup notebook
Curtis Cup notebook: The past 72 hours for the U.S. team has been all about learning what Nairn Golf Club and the Scotland weather will offer as obstacles, says our Julie Williams.
Austin Burk, an assistant men's coach at Baylor, has been named head men's coach at McNeese State, athletic director Tommy McClelland announced.
Martin on John Peterson
A year after being snubbed for the Walker Cup squad, John Peterson manages to qualify for the USGA's marquee event: The U.S. Open.
Fantasy Tip Sheet: St. Jude
Fantasy Tip Sheet: Zach Johnson held off the red-hot Jason Dufner at Colonial, and now the bulk of our fantasy panel thinks he has another victory coming this week in Memphis.
McCabe on Bart Bryant
Jim McCabe: It was three years ago that Bart Bryant exited stage left to deal with a nagging wrist injury. Two surgeries and some sleepless months later, Bryant will make his return on Thursday.