News for Thursday, July 11, 2013

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Bulldog's blog: An impressive day at Trump Scotland

In his fourth installment of the Bulldog's blog, our Alex Miceli plays a round at Golfweek's top-ranked GB&I course, Trump Scotland. Let's just say it lived up to its hype.

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Kenny Perry tied for lead at U.S. Senior Open

Kenny Perry shot a 3-under 67 on Thursday and is tied for the lead at the U.S. Senior Open, putting together a solid start in his bid for a second straight win in a senior major.

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Stanford, Matthew (63) lead Park by 2 at LPGA

Angela Stanford and Catriona Matthew shot eight-under 63s to share the first-round lead at the Manulife Financial LPGA Classic on Thursday, two strokes ahead of top-ranked Inbee Park.

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5 Things: Johnson, Villegas fire 64s at John Deere

Zach Johnson and Camilo Villegas got off to hot starts at the John Deere Classic on Thursday, posting 7-under 64s to share the 18-hole lead at TPC Deere Run.

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Lee pulls away at Rolex TOC; Gilchrest, Humphrey still in front

Alison Lee now leads the girls division by four shots while Matt Gilchrest and Theo Humphrey remain tied for the boys lead at the AJGA Rolex Tournament of Champions at Lancaster (Pa.) Country Club.

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How it happened: Johnson shares John Deere lead

Zach Johnson is off to a good start in his title defense at the John Deere Classic at TPC Deere Run in Silvis, Ill., shooting 7-under 64 to grab a share of the first-round lead. See how it happened!

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Mickelson shoots 66 at Scottish Open; trails by two

Phil Mickelson quickly hit his stride at the Scottish Open on Thursday, shooting 6-under 66 to sit two strokes off John Parry's lead midway through the first round.

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Achenbach: Utley able to talk the talk, and walk the walk

Longtime coach Stan Utley fired a 70 on Thursday at the U.S. Senior Open, putting him in a unique class that showcases teachers that can talk a good game, but also back it up on the course.

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Sam Snead memorabilia up for auction

The Masters trophy Sam Snead won in 1954 after the epic playoff with Ben Hogan is among 14 lots from the Sam Snead Collection that will be the centerpiece of Heritage Auctions' offerings next month in Chicago.

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Blalock's 5-under 67 takes Pinehurst Junior title

No, it wasn't a 59, but Will Blalock's 5-under 67 on Pinehurst No. 6 was more than enough to cruise to the North & South Junior title. Will Grimmer, "Mr. 59," was fourth after following Wednesday's record round with a 1-under 71.

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Keegan Bradley's apparel at Open Championship

Keegan Bradley’s scripting apparel for the 2013 Open Championship has been announced.

Portion of Sam Snead's trophies offered at auction

The Masters trophy Sam Snead won in 1954 after the epic playoff with Ben Hogan is among 14 lots from the Sam Snead Collection that will be the centerpiece of Heritage Auctions' offerings next month in Chicago.

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Amateur: 'I think I can beat (McIlroy) at his worst'

Benjamin Smith fell short of becoming the first amateur to win the New Jersey Open two straight years on Thursday. But it's what he said about his chances against World No. 2 Rory McIlroy that caught the attention of Golfweek.

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Nike Golf introduces the Hyperadapt Storm-FIT jacket

Nike Golf introduced the Nike Hyperadapt Storm-FIT jackets on Thursday.

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Stanford's Rodgers fires 67 at John Deere Classic

Stanford junior Patrick Rodgers shot a 4-under 67 Thursday at the John Deere Classic at TPC Deere Run in Silvis, Ill.

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Pettersen developed the Nike FI Impact golf shoe

Just as Tiger Woods helped in designing the first Free-Inspired golf shoe from Nike Golf, LPGA star Suzann Pettersen has helped develop the first Free-Inspired footwear for women – the Nike FI Impact.

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SCORES: Round 4, John Deere Classic

Check out the Round 4 leaderboard from the John Deere Classic.

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Adams Tight Lies fairway woods

Adams Golf is reviving the Tight Lies fairway wood. Like the original, it aims to be the easiest fairway wood to hit.

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Park adjusts to unusual place for LPGA player: spotlight

Inbee Park, the hottest player in golf, walked the streets of New York with the U.S. Women’s Open trophy in tow, making appearances on "Today," ESPN’s "SportsCenter" and Golf Channel’s "Morning Drive."

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Johnson, Day’s apparel at Open Championship

Dustin Johnson and Jason Day’s 2013 Open Championship apparel has been announced by adidas Golf.

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Justin Rose’s apparel at 2013 Open Championship

U.S. Open champion Justin Rose’s will be wearing Ashworth Golf apparel for the 2013 Open Championship.