News for Wednesday, August 7, 2013
Gary Woodland has had to deal with plenty of change over the past two years. Injuries. New coaches. New equipment. On-course struggles. But the changes he employed finally took effect last week in Reno, and now he is teeing it up at the PGA Championship again, full of his old confidence.
Leona Maguire, Stephanie Meadow, U.S. Women's amateur: Leona Maguire prevails in familiar friendly match
Conventional thinking may suggest that it’s more difficult to face a friend (or a sister) in match play, but Leona Maguire is used to it. Stephanie Meadow became her latest “friendly” victim on Wednesday at the U.S. Women’s Amateur.
Fox Sports and the USGA announced a 12-year agreement that will run through 2026, bringing the U.S. Open, U.S. Women's Open and U.S. Senior Open to the largest sports network since 1997. The deal is set to begin in 2015.
PGA Championship, Rory McIlroy: McIlroy identifies his problems on the course.
The first part of solving a problem, of course, is identifying it. Such obvious profundity would seem to bode well for Rory McIlroy. He now realizes he is a natural player who got too caught up in swing mechanics.
PGA Championship, J.J. Henry: After his friend Mark Brooks withdrew, Henry will make his eighth PGA Championship start.
On the surface, it had all the appearances of a cozy set of circumstances, but J.J. Henry said it was just happenstance. More than how he got into the 95th PGA Championship at Oak Hill Country Club – with the withdrawal of his friend, mentor and sometimes caddie, Mark Brooks.
Entering this week's PGA Championship at Oak Hill Country Club, Jim Furyk, 43, finds reason for optimism despite a rough season. He put a new Callaway FT Optiforce driver in his bag two weeks ago and likes the results.
Four Americans lead way early at British Seniors Amateur
Americans Brady Exber and George Zahringer share the lead at Royal Aberdeen after one round of the British Seniors Open Amateur Championship, but two-time defending champion Chip Lutz and fellow American Patrick Tallent are only one shot behind.
Georgia Tech, Shun Yat Hak, College men's golf: Turns professional after freshman season
Georgia Tech golfer Shun Yat Hak will not return to school in the fall. He has decided to turn professional.
Kendall Prince will take her talents to Arizona in the fall, but was able to get a taste of what she'll be up against with a 20-hole victor over Stanford's Casey Danielson at the U.S. Women's Amateur on Wednesday.
Oak Hill, host to so many marquee events, poses a brawny test for the PGA Championship this week.
PGA Championship, adidas Golf shoes, adizero Tour: Limited edition adizero's to be in play this week at Oak Hill.
A limited edition of adidas Golf’s adizero Tour will be in play this week at the PGA Championship at Oak Hill.
Two suspects have been apprehended in a string of burglaries at East Coast golf clubs in a classic crime of opportunity, according to the Star-Ledger of Newark, N.J.
Two suspects have been apprehended in a string of burglaries at East Coast golf clubs in a classic crime of opportunity, according to The Star-Ledger of Newark, N.J.
Golfweek obtained an e-mail sent to women's coaches that offers up several options for format changes to the NCAA Women's Championship, but coaches really have only one choice to maximize the opportunity of being on television.
Oak Hill’s greenside bunkers are filled with unusually coarse sand that will require players to make adjustments.
PGA Championship, Ian Poulter, Rory McIlroy: Poulter defends McIlory as he goes through adjustment period.
Ian Poutler is defending Ryder Cup teammate Rory McIlroy as he goes through an adjustment period with new equipment, new endorsement deals and new management.
College golf, Kathleen Takaishi, Nevada: Portland State's Kathleen Takaishi takes Nevada reins
Kathleen Takaishi has been named head women’s golf coach at the University of Nevada. Takasi, 37, spent the past five and a half seasons as the head coach at Portland State.
College golf, Andy Crabtree, Old Dominion: Andy Crabtree named head women's coach at Old Dominion
Old Dominion has hired Andy Crabtree, assistant women’s coach at Texas A&M, will serve as head women’s golf coach, beginning this fall. Crabtree spent the past two seasons with the Aggies.
Amateur roundup: Patrick Christovich wins 4th Louisiana Mid-Am
Patrick Christovich started the final round of the Louisiana Mid-Amateur one shot off the pace but shot a 68 to clinch his fourth consecutive title in the event.
Men's college golf preview, Baylor: A look at No. 28 Baylor before fall men's college golf season.
We are counting down the top 30 men's teams heading into the fall college season. Today's story: No. 28 Baylor.
Women's college golf preview, Texas: A look at No. 28 Texas before fall women's college golf season
We are counting down the top 30 women's teams heading into the fall college season. Today's story: No. 28 Texas.
PGA president Ted Bishop, an outspoken Indiana course owner, plies wit and wisdom in seeking to reverse golf's fortunes.