Stories for June 2013
Sunday, June 30
In her first U.S. Women’s Open start, Casie Cathrea finished as the low amateur, and that’s mostly because her first sub-par round came together Sunday at Sebonack.
Bill Haas made a surge at the turn and left the rest of the field in his dust as he won his first PGA Tour title in more than a year at the AT&T National on Sunday.
A four-shot lead held up for Inbee Park in the final round of the U.S. Women's Open, bringing her three-fifths of the way to a grand slam.
Here is a complete list of the clubs that Bill Haas used to shoot 66 on Sunday to win the 2013 AT&T National at Congressional Country Club in Bethesda, Md.
Kenny Perry won the Senior Players for his first major title, overtaking Fred Couples on Sunday with a final round 6-under 64.
Rory McIlroy has just two weeks to find a driver to help him win the Open Championship at Muirfield. Otherwise he’s going to have to put all his eggs in the PGA Championship basket.
A 45-foot eagle putt on the 18th hole put an exclamation point on Paul Casey's three-shot win at the Irish Open as third-round leader Joost Luiten and Robert Rock finished T-2.
PGA Tour Tracker: AT&T National, final round
Bill Haas secured his first victory since the 2012 Northern Trust Open by outlasting Roberto Castro by three shots at Congressional.
Australia's Brendan Jones shot a 4-under 68 on Sunday to win the Mizuno Open and earn a spot in the field for the British Open.
Inbee Park's historic U.S. Women's Open win at Sebonack Golf Club -- making her the second in LPGA history to win the season's first three majors -- brings up an interesting question: What is a Grand Slam?
Saturday, June 29
Former SMU women's head coach Todd Selders is joining the Iowa women's staff as an assistant, the Hawkeyes announced Saturday.
At some point, the image of Inbee Park running away from the field, at a major such as the U.S. Women's Open or otherwise, begins to feel like deja vu.
AT&T National: 5 Things: After long day, Haas has share of the lead at AT&T
At the top of the leaderboard are four players – Roberto Castro, Bill Haas, James Driscoll and Andres Romero – at 7 under tied for the lead. Here are 5 Things you need to know from Sunday's third-round action at the AT&T National.
Jessica Korda parted ways with her caddie after the ninth hole of the U.S. Women’s Open and promptly told her boyfriend to grab the bag.
Lizette Salas kept fighting through one of many difficult rounds that Sebonack handed out Sunday – not spraying the ball, just finding the wrong spots with narrow misses.
Check out the spotlight groups in Sunday's final round of the U.S. Women's Open at Sebonack, as well as complete tee times and pairings.
PGA Tour: D.H. Lee flips off the crowd at AT&T
D.H. Lee gave the middle finger towards the crowd on the 12th hole at Congressional on Saturday during the third round of the AT&T National after making a bogey.
Fred Couples birdied three of the final five holes for a 3-under 67 in the third round and a two-stroke lead over Kenny Perry at the Senior Players Championship.
PGA Tour: Tee times: AT&T National, final round
Due to the weather forecast for Sunday, which calls for thunderstorms late in the afternoon, the final-round tee times will go from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. with the finish expected around 3:30 p.m.
Inbee Park outdistanced the field again at Sebonack, building a four-shot lead with the only third-round score under par at the U.S. Women's Open as I.K. Kim is in second. Recap the highlights right here.
Colorado State has hired former Oklahoma State head coach and All-American Annie Young as the Ram's head women's golf coach.
PGA Tour Tracker: Follow for AT&T National day-3 coverage
The third round has ended with four names – Roberto Castro, James Driscoll, Bill Haas and Andres Romero – tied at the top at 7 under. See how the action unfolded in Bethesda, Md. at the AT&T National at Congressional.
Auburn junior Michael Johnson shot a final-round 8-under 64 en route to a seven-shot victory at the Dogwood Invitational.
Dutch golfer Joost Luiten will take a one-shot lead into the final round at the Irish Open on Sunday with a chance at his second victory this month.
Fred Couples' rain-delayed 62 tied a Champions Tour record for lowest round in a major, last matched by Olin Browne during the 2012 Senior Players.
For all the dreariness that greeted the 41 players who arrived at Sebonack early Saturday morning to finish the fog-delayed second round of the U.S. Women's Open, much depended on those final few holes.
PGA Tour AT&T National: Saturday morning notables who made, missed cut
Players returned to the course on Saturday morning to complete their second round after weather impacted play on Friday. Here are some notables that made and some that missed the cut.
Here are complete groupings and tee times for Saturday's third round of the AT&T National at Congressional, where co-leaders Roberto Castro and Jordan Spieth will play in the final group.
Here are complete groupings and tee times for Saturday's third round of the U.S. Women's Open at Sebonack Golf Club, where leader Inbee Park and I.K. Kim will play in the final group.
Play was suspended late Friday evening because of fog at the U.S. Women's Open, leaving Michelle Wie one hole to play. She withdrew before play resumed Saturday morning, citing illness.
Friday, June 28
Weather struck Bethesda, Md., but not before Roberto Castro and Jordan Spieth could grab the lead midway through the second round as play was cancelled at 6 p.m. local time. See how it happened with our Tracker!
Assistant club pro Michael Bembenick was named the Assistant Golf Professional of the Year in Indiana in 2012. He signed for a 103 Friday and said it's important to show kids to finish something no matter how it goes.
It was a disappointing day for the home fans, as Rory McIlroy missed the Irish Open cut by two shots. Fellow major winners Padraig Harrington, Graeme McDowell and Darren Clarke also fell short.
Fred Couples roared through his first 11 holes in the second round of the Senior Players Championship on Friday, ripping off seven birdies at water-logged Fox Chapel before a sudden downpour suspended play for the day.
While Inbee Park and I.K. Kim can boast low scores at 68 and 69 respectively, just eight golfers headed completed two rounds with a score under par. Here are 5 Things to Know.
The second round of the U.S. Women's Open has ground to a halt a bit early this evening at Sebonack, where fog thickened before Inbee Park – winner of the season's first two majors – passed I.K. Kim for the lead. Recap the action here.
See what's been happening during the first two rounds of the U.S. Women's Open at Sebonack in Southampton, N.Y.
After a 40 minute weather delay at Druid Hill Golf Club on Friday, it was Michael Johnson staying focused and taking the 54-hole lead at The Dogwood Invitational.
Inclement weather suspended the second round of the AT&T National until Saturday morning, but not before Jordan Spieth grabbed a share of the lead along with Roberto Castro. Here are 5 Things you need to know from Friday at Congressional.
Second-round notes from the U.S. Women's Open at Sebonack: I.K. Kim in the lead after the morning wave, Lizette Salas back at the top of the leaderboard in a major championship and more.
U.S. Women's Open: Angela Stanford in contention for her 1st major championship win
Angela Stanford, 35, shot a second-round 4-under 68 and is four shots back of leader I.K. Kim heading into the weekend at the U.S. Women's Open. She knows her time is coming to win a major championship. Can she do it this weekend?
Robert Castro fires second round 69, tied for the lead at Congressional
Roberto Castro didn't let history repeat itself Friday at the AT&T National. Castro, who let first-round leads slip away at the Humana Challenge and the Players Championship this season, ended that trend with a 2-under 69 at Congressional.
Max Rispler (NR, 2014) commits to South Alabama
Max Rispler has given a verbal commitment to play college golf at South Alabama in 2014.
California's Michael Kim, Max Homa lead All-Nicklaus Tee honorees
The 2013 All-Nicklaus Team has been announced by the Golf Coaches Association of America.
Thursday, June 27
Perhaps more surprising than Inbee Park’s opening 67 was a gift from the USGA to the U.S. Women's Open field: Sebonack played about 300 yards shorter than the advertised 6,821 yards.
Paz Echeverria speaks often of her back-up plan, which was made possible by her college degree. Thursday, the Chilean didn't seem to need it, with a 3-under 69 in her first U.S. Women's Open.
While relatively few players managed to break par during the first round at Sebonack Golf Club, Ha-Neul Kim and Inbee Park rose to the top of the leaderboard with low numbers.
Brooke Henderson, 15, excited to be at her first USWO
Brooke Mackenzie Henderson is the kind of fresh air fans love about our national Open. She’s 15 years old, with dimples in her cheeks and excitement in her eyes.
The first round of the AT&T National at Congressional Country Club had a bit of a U.S. Open-type feel to it. Roberto Castro, who shot 5-under 66, and a trio of players – Billy Horschel, Bud Cauley and Graham DeLaet – at 3 under, no one managed to shoot more than a couple shots under par. Here are 5 Things you ned to know from Thursday.
Tee times: Round 2, AT&T National
Tee times for the second round of the AT&T National at Congressional
Ollie Schniederjans grabs midway lead in Dogwood Invitational
Ollie Schniederjans, a junior at Georgia Tech, struggled to a 1-over start through six holes at Druid Hills Golf Club before playing the final 12 holes in 4 under to shoot 69. Schniederjans, of Powder Springs, Ga., stands at 12-under 132.
The field has shrunk by two major stars -- Tiger Woods and Justin Rose -- but there are still Rickie Fowler, Adam Scott and Jason Day to provide plenty of intrigue at AT&T National. Follow now!
The experience outweighed the results for four juniors at the Junior Golf World Cup
Scottie Scheffler, Cameron Champ, Ben Balter and Adam Wood traveled to Japan for the Junior Golf World Cup. Although the team didn't win, the foursome and coaches took home an experience of a lifetime.
Wegmans LPGA Championship organizers signed a one-year contract with Monroe Golf Club in Pittsford, N.Y., and tournament dates will move to the week of Aug. 11 next year.
36 players have been named to the Wyndham Cup teams (East or West) set to take place at The Bridges at Rancho Santa Fe GC, July 15-18.
Stacy Lewis’ goal coming into the 2013 U.S. Women's Open was to remain level no matter the situation; plus items on Nelly Korda, Michelle Wie and more from Sebonack.
Davis Love III cites a hip injury in withdrawing from the AT&T National, his lone birdie of an 83 coming at the first hole.
Callaway has announced its latest wedges – the Mack Daddy 2 line – will be available at retail beginning July 12.
Joey Johnson from Ozark, Mo. defeated Ryan Zech of Kearney, Mo., 7 and 6 to win the 106th edition of the Missouri Amateur, contested at Blue Hills Country Club in Kansas, Mo.
Wednesday, June 26
Check out the Round 1 leaderboard at AT&T National.
Our David Dusek was on the range at Congressional to take a look at the latest equipment in bags of the players at AT&T National.
Our dynamic tandem of Beth Ann Baldry and Julie Williams have been on the ground at Sebonack all week and thought they'd offer up their U.S. Women's Open predictions.
Ben Griffin fired an 11-under 61 behind nine birdies and an eagle to take the 18-hole lead at the Dogwood Invitational.
Here are thumbnail bios for the 20 players who qualified from the PGA Professional National Championship at Sunriver (Ore.) Resort to compete in the 95th PGA Championship.
Sam Horsfield romped to an 11-shot victory at the Florida State Amateur, becoming the youngest winner in the 96-year history of the event.
After her participation in an early-week charity event in Rhode Island, Juli Inkster, 53, needed Wednesday's practice round, not for the repetition but because she was one of three players to land at Sebonack Golf Club mid-week.
Karinn Dickinson could have turned pro long ago, but the former University of Washington star chose to stay amateur to "grind on the game" and she feels more prepared for her pro future as a result.
Ken Duke enters the AT&T National at Congressional coming off of a refreshing victory at the Travelers Championship, the first Tour win for the 44-year-old Duke. He's among those looking to battle the former U.S. Open course this week in Bethesda, Md.
With three professional titles under her belt, Lydia Ko now sets her sights on becoming the youngest player to ever win an LPGA major.
It’s difficult to get to know Inbee Park. Not because she’s unpleasant but simply because she’s not one to divulge much information without significant prodding. Even with her exceptional run this last year, she’s still somewhat of an unknown.
The USGA announced that the 2016 U.S. Women's Open will be played at CordeValle in San Martin, Calif.
Tiger Woods doesn’t know if he’ll be 100 percent in time for the Open Championship, but he’ll be “good enough.”
Adam Scott, Jason Day and Hunter Mahan are all picks for this week at AT&T National.
Brooks Koepka was ready to pack up his sticks and head home, but roommate Peter Uihlein convinced him otherwise. The heart-to-heart led to Koepka's third Challenge Tour win, a graduation to the Euro Tour and a spot in the Open Championship.
A lawyer representing Gary Player says the golfer will oppose a claim of $1 million by his former caddie and business partner in South Africa for an unpaid loan.
Less than one week after Mike McGraw was relieved of his duties as head coach at Oklahoma State, he has found a new home. McGraw is expected to become the assistant coach at Alabama.
Tuesday, June 25
Alan Bratton will get the chance to return the Oklahoma State men’s program to the upper echelon of college golf. Bratton will be named head men’s coach for the Cowboys as early as today, according to sources with knowledge of the decision.
A look at this week's tee times at the AT&T National, including an all-Aussie trio and Rickie Fowler's early Thursday tee time.
With four players within two strokes of the lead, it promises to be a wild finish at the 46th PGA Professional National Championship.
Local favorite and NCAA champ Annie Park and USC teammate Doris Chen will try to remember their collegiate successes as they take on Sebonack at the U.S. Women's Open.
Defending U.S. Women's Open champion Na Yeon Choi says she will carry herself with good posture and confidence at Sebonack, taking the small signs of progress all season into this week's major championship.
While the Wednesday finish of the NCAA Championship is being met with little resistance, it’s how the final 18 holes to determine the individual champ will fit into the week’s schedule that is creating concerns among some college coaches.
Ariya Jutanugarn never even made it to New York. Two days before the start of the U.S. Women’s Open, the 17-year-old remains on the West Coast with a sore shoulder, unable to make her first Women’s Open start as a professional.
Stacy Lewis still drives the same Lexus IS that she bought after a third in the 2008 U.S. Women's Open. Five years and plenty of success later, Lewis hasn't changed her economical ways.
77-year-old Hall of Famer Gary Player will pose nude in the July 12 issue of ESPN The Magazine’s 'Body Issue.'
In an instance of history repeating itself, Casey Martin finds himself at odds with a major golf organization over the use of a golf cart.
Casey Martin, the men’s coach at Oregon who was born with a debilitating condition in his right leg that makes walking difficult, was denied the use of a cart Monday while recruiting at a U.S. Junior Amateur qualifier in California.
Frank Stranahan, a winner of 51 amateur titles and six PGA Tour events, died on Monday in Florida at the age of 90.
Monday, June 24
Chip Sullivan, only one shot off the lead at the PGA Professional National Championship after the second round on Monday, has good memories at the Sunriver Resort after his victory in the same event there in 2007.
Karrie Webb, a two-time USWO champion, said the Jack Nicklaus-Tom Doak design didn’t favor one person. For those hitting it well, Webb said, there’s “a bit of freedom off the tee.”
A bit of horseplay, and a subsequent sore shoulder, could cost Ariya Jutanugarn a second major start this week at the U.S. Women’s Open. The 17-year-old injured her left shoulder early week at the Wegman’s LPGA Championship.
Titleist brought its latest collection of irons, the 714 series, to Congressional Country Club on Monday to give staff players their first opportunity to use them in competition.
The Junior Invitational at Sage Valley donated $400,000 ($200,000 to each) to The First Tee chapters of Aiken, S.C., and Augusta, Ga., on Monday.
After winning for a third time on the Challenge Tour this year, Brooks Koepka was medalist at the International Final Qualifying for the Open Championship at Sunningdale Golf Club on Monday.
It's not unusual for the winner of a major to skip the next week's event, but Rose played in the Travelers Championship last week after numerous media appearances.
Ken Duke's first PGA Tour win earned a lot of public support from his colleagues far and wide across the Tour – praise that stretched into the next day.
The NCAA Division I Men's Golf Championship Committee approved two big changes to the championship, with the race for individual championship moving to 72 holes and the finish date moving to Wednesday.
Cory Paladino, a Baylor grad, becomes only the second player to capture both the Palmer Cup and the Connecticut Amateur – and the first to win both in the same year.
in an age when the U.S. dominated the Ryder Cup, Bernard Hunt played in eight of nine matches from 1953-69, built a 4-3-3 singles record and was part of the winning 1957 team.
It’s Sebonack’s time to shine – a rare collaborative product of two of golf’s most iconoclastic designers, Jack Nicklaus and Tom Doak. Here's a hole-by-hole preview of the host of the 2013 U.S. Women's Open:
Sunday, June 23
Tyler Hitchner secured his Greystone Invitational victory on June 23 with a playoff victory over Caleb Sturgeon.
Maverick James Antcliff outlasted Austin Cody on June 22 to win the Rice Planters Amateur. The two went six extra holes at Snee Farm Country Club in Mount Pleasant, S.C., before Antcliff eventually won.
World No. 1 Inbee Park sank a 4-foot birdie putt on the first playoff hole against So Yeon Ryu, capping her final-round rally and winning the LPGA NW Arkansas Championship.
Here's a list of the clubs Ken Duke had in his bag when he became a first-time PGA Tour winner at the Travelers Championship.
Craig Stadler had a 12-foot par putt remaining to win the Encompass Championship, and the setting was familiar to so long ago. He made the putt to top Fred Couples.
Ken Duke defeated Chris Stroud in a playoff Sunday for his first PGA Tour win. Here are 5 Things to Know from the Travelers Championship at TPC River Highlands in Cromwell, Conn.
Brooks Koepka, a former All-American at Florida State, picked up his third Challenge Tour victory of the season on Sunday, earning an automatic spot on the European Tour for the remainder of the season.
Ken Duke applied the pressure at the turn and never looked back, holding off Chris Stroud on the second hole of a playoff to win his first PGA Tour title on Sunday at the Travelers Championship.
Scott Pieri, an accomplished amateur in Fort Wayne, Ind., appeared recently in a commercial for a golf store, and forfeited his amateur status because of it.
Former PGA Tour winner Jim McGovern and U.S. Amateur champ Sam Randolph added intrigue to an impressive lineup at the PGA Professional National Championship in Oregon.
Ernie Els is a two-time winner at both the U.S. Open and British Open – and the first South African to win the BMW International in the competition's 25th edition.
Andrew Chapman buried an 18-footer for birdie on the 18th hole to defeat former MLB pitcher Mike Ignasiak to win the 102nd Michigan Amateur.
Saturday, June 22
Bubba Watson, Charley Hoffman and Graham DeLaet are in a three-way tie for the lead at the Travelers Championship at 10 under. Here are 5 Things you need to know from TPC River Highlands.
Low numbers returned Saturday at the Travelers Championship. But unfortunately for the players in the top two groups, red numbers didn't come their way, as Bubba Watson fell back into a three-way tie for the lead. See how it all unfolded!
Ashlan Ramsey of Milledgeville, Ga., won the Women’s Western Amateur with a 7 and 6 victory over Jenna Hague of Canada, in a 36-hole final at Dayton (Ohio) Country Club.
Lauren Diaz-Yi of Thousand Oaks, Calif., defeated stroke-play co-medalist Doris Chen of Bradenton, Calif., 10 and 9 in the 36-hole final of the U.S. Women’s Amateur Public Links championship at Jimmie Austin OU Golf Club in Norman, Okla.
Cory Whitsett figured the best way to combat against a hard-charging offense is with a defense that is, well, an almost equally impressive offense. That’s what the left-hander and senior-to-be at Alabama did Saturday in the final round on his way to victory in the 52nd Northeast Amateur at Wannamoisett Country Club.
For Mike McGraw, it’s decompression time as he deals with his recent firing as men’s golf coach at Oklahoma State. After eight seasons at the Cowboys’ helm and with the 2006 NCAA title on his resume, McGraw was let go Friday by athletic director Mike Holder, the man whom McGraw replaced as coach in the fall of 2005.
England’s Garrick Porteous survived a war of attrition to become the 118th British Amateur Champion, defeating Finland's Toni Hakula, 6 and 5, in tough conditions at Royal Cinque Ports.
Heavy rain and flooding prompted the PGA Tour Canada to cancel this week's ATB Financial Classic.
Friday, June 21
Mike McGraw has been fired as Oklahoma State's men's golf coach, The Oklahoman newspaper reported Friday night on its website.
J.T. Poston edged defending champ Kevin Dougherty and Max McGreevy by two shots to win the Southwestern Amateur on Friday at Desert Mountain Club in Scottsdale, Ariz.
With winds picking up and greens firming up in the afternoon, Bubba Watson's morning 67 stood up for a two-shot lead after 36 holes at the Travelers Championship. Here are 5 Things to Know:
Charley Hoffman shot a 9-under 61 to take the first-round lead at the Travelers Championship, but it was Bubba Watson who assumed the top spot heading into the weekend. See how it all unfolded!
Leader Bubba Watson will bring up the rear of the pack Saturday alongside Patrick Reed, with Padraig Harrington and Tag Ridings in the group ahead. See complete third-round pairings and tee times here.
Rafael Becker had an up-and-down even-par 69 Friday, but it was enough to reclaim the solo lead over Cameron Wilson and two others after the Northeast Amateur's third round.
Collin Morikawa made his first appearance in the Western Junior a memorable one, winning by five shots at Meridian Hills Country Club in Indianapolis.
Matt Gilchrest joins the Golfweek.com staff as a player blogger for the 2013 junior golf season. In his latest entry, he reflects on his first AJGA Invitational victory at the FootJoy Invitational.
Matt Gilchrest joins the Golfweek.com staff as a player blogger for the 2013 junior golf season. In his latest entry, he reflects on his first AJGA Invitational victory at the FootJoy Invitational.
The Golf Coaches Association of America announced on Friday, California head coach Steve Desimone (Division I), Jimmy Stobs of Barry (Division II), King Campbell of UT Tyler (Division III), Kyle Blaser of Oklahoma City (NAIA), Dave Jennings of Central Alabama (NJCAA Division I) and Bill Gardner of Walters State (NJCAA Division II) have received the Dave Williams award presented by Eaton Golf Pride as the national coaches of the year.
Finland's Toni Hakula and England's Garrick Porteous advance to the British Amateur Championship finals with semifinal wins over local boy Max Orrin and USA's Jim Liu, respectively.
Tee times for the second round of the 2013 U.S. Women's Open at Sebonack Golf Club in Southampton, N.Y.
The field is set for the semifinal matches of the 111th Connecticut Amateur as all four semifinalist chase their first Connecticut Am title.
Thursday, June 20
The first round of the Travelers Championship was filled with smiles, laugher and goodwill as the scoring was low at TPC River Highlands after high scores last week at the U.S. Open at Merion. Here are 5 Things you need to know from Cromwell, Conn.
Second and third round of match play has concluded at the U.S. Women’s Amateur Public Links on Thursday, and co-medalist Doris Chen has advanced to the quarterfinals.
Charley Hoffman fired an opening-round bogey-free 61 at the PGA Tour's Traveler's Championship and leads by one over Hunter Mahan at TPC River Highlands. See how it happened with our Tour Tracker
Joe Munsch, CEO of Eagle Golf, says the key to fixing slow play is working together – not pointing blame.
Joe Munsch, CEO of Dallas-based course operator, applauds the USGA's campaign to fight slow play. But he says the key to success is working together, not pointing blame.
Justin Rose has left 4sports & Entertainment AG to join Tiger Woods’ agent, Mark Steinberg, at Excel Sports Management.
Complete tee times and pairings for the first and second rounds of the Travelers Championship
Ernie Els shot a 9-under 63, making an eagle and seven birdies, on Thursday to hold the clubhouse lead in the opening round of the BMW International Open.
At the halfway point of the 52nd Northeast Amateur, the two do, in fact, have a common thread -- they share the lead at 6-under 132.
Jordan Spieth, Alabama junior Justin Thomas and Stanford junior Patrick Rodgers received sponsor exemptions into the John Deere Classic to be played July 11-14 at TPC Deere Run in Silvis, Ill.
Inside the June 21, 2013 issue of Golfweek:
The world of golf sat up and took notice in 2009 when Matteo Manassero won the British Amateur Championship. The golfing world should now pay attention to his protege.
Carding consecutive rounds of 70 for a 4-under total of 140, reigning Michigan Open champ Tom Werkmeister earned the top seed for match play in the Michigan Amateur.
The LPGA is in Arkansas this week, which means hog calls are in order. This is Stacy Lewis’ adopted home state, and the Walmart NW Arkansas Championship her unofficial sixth major.
The U.S. Open has just concluded at historic Merion, and while we should celebrate how this historic, if not somewhat diminutive, layout withstood the modern game, this does provide an opportunity for reflection and analysis.
The Golf Coaches Association of America has revealed its lists of Ping All-Americans.
Wednesday, June 19
In a field that includes Justin Rose and Lee Westwood, it is Hunter Mahan, Rickie Fowler and Bubba Watson that are receiving love at the Travelers Championship.
After the first round of match play at the U.S. Women’s Amateur Public Links, one co-medalist stands and one is headed home.
By today’s standards, Wannamoisett Country Club would be considered a short golf course. It measures just more than 6,700 yards and plays to something also nearly unheard of in this day and age: a par 69.
For Tiger Woods, it never hurts to keep quiet, especially about an injury.
Excel Sports Management has added another top college player to its stable in Thomas Pieters, who recently completed his junior season at Illinois.
Neil Raymond has advanced to the third round of the British Amateur Championship. By the skin of his teeth.
Tiger Woods has announced that he will not play in the AT&T National because of a left-elbow strain. Woods made the announcement Tuesday on his website.
The Golf Coaches Association of America has released its complete list of NAIA Ping All-America selections. The three teams are listed below:
Here’s a look at some of the key junctures at Merion Golf Club and how those who played all 72 holes handled things at the 2013 U.S. Open.
Evan Harmeling won his first pro tournament, the Massachusetts Open, but didn't keep the $15,000 check for himself, instead choosing to donate it to the victims of the Boston Marathon bombings.
Tiger Woods certainly has been active on “Moving Day” in each of the past six major championships. Unfortunately for him, the direction in which he has moved has been backward.
The Precept MC Lady was a commercial hit, appealing to women and men alike. A new version of the ball is coming to market soon – this time under the Bridgestone banner.
Tuesday, June 18
USC teammates Annie Park and Doris Chen ran away with medalist honors in Round 2 of stroke-play qualifying for the U.S. Women’s Amateur Public Links.
Adrian Meronk and Craig Hinton shared medalist honors Tuesday during stroke-play qualifying for the British Amateur.
lorida teen Sam Horsfield easily earned a spot in the U.S. Amateur Public Links on Tuesday, and now might have a larger competition.
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Justin Rose became the first English golfer to win a U.S. Open since Tony Jacklin won at Hazeltine National in 1970.
says Merion's quest to host the U.S. Open – and the region's desire to reap its economic impact – resulted in an exercise in logistics.
Michele and Dave Rubenstein packed friends, family and clients into four rows of bleachers to watch the U.S. Open at Merion Golf Club.
Swiss watchmaker Omega, a long-time investor in golf marketing, has added two rising PGA Tour stars to its endorsement roster: Harris English and Kyle Stanley.
Chris Williams will make his professional debut this week at the Travelers Championship, a week after playing in the U.S. Open as an amateur and missing the cut by a single shot.
The Golf Coaches Association of America has announced its list of Division II Ping All-American teams. The GCAA already has named its list of eight first-team All-Americans.
Monday, June 17
After the first round of stroke-play qualifying at the U.S. Women’s Amateur Public Links in Norman, Okla., USC teammates Annie Park and Doris Chen are tied atop the leaderboard at 4-under 68.
Move over, Al Geiberger. Well, you'll need to move up as well. Albeit on an improvised 2,680-yard layout, 9-year-old Zach Adams shot 58 to win a recent junior tournament.
Alabama junior Justin Thomas and former Washington standout Chris Williams are set to play in this week's Travelers Championship while former Texas player Brandon Stone and former UCLA standout Pontus Widegren will play on the European Tour.
2012 Rolex Junior All-America Ashlan Ramsey joins the Golfweek.com staff as a player blogger for the 2013 junior golf season.
Justin Rose returned to No. 3 in the Official World Golf Ranking after his U.S. Open victory at Merion.
The 2012 Haskins Award winner and Alabama star, Justin Thomas, joins the Golfweek.com staff as a player blogger for the 2012-13 college golf season.
The U.S. Open is concluded, but there are final awards to be presented – with players more honest and candid Sunday than they had been all week.
Here are some reactions to the U.S. Open at Merion Golf Club, which Justin Rose won at 1 over par, from golfers and other figures of the sport via social media Monday
Lakareber Abe has given a verbal commitment to play for Mic Potter at the University of Alabama beginning in the fall of 2014.
Carter Jenkins of Raleigh, N.C., won the Rex Hospital Junior Invitational on June 16 and earned a sponsor exemption into the Web.com Tour’s Rex Hospital Open.
The Golf Coaches Association of America has named its list of second- and third-team Ping All-Americans. Eight players already were named to the first team.
Here are a few high points from following U.S. Open-weekend coverage and commentary on NBC and Golf Channel.
Here are a few high points from following U.S. Open-weekend coverage and commentary on NBC and Golf Channel.
Sunday, June 16
Craig Hocknull, originally from Australia, is the first Southwest Section PGA member to win the Arizona Open since 2000.
The U.S. Open came down to who could avoid catastrophes on a rain-softened, venerable Merion course. Justin Rose won his first major, while Phil Mickelson endured heartbreak.
Jason Day picked up his fifth career top-10 finish in a major -- in only 10 starts; Michael Kim takes low-amateur honors with impressive week; and Hideki Matsuyama continues to impress in American majors.
Sunday's final round at the U.S. Open at Merion featured shanks, shots out of bounds, a hole-in-one and an improbable eagle.
Sometimes, it’s just too much to ask for a storybook ending. Instead, Phil Mickelson is a six-time runner-up in the tournament you most want to win as an American.
Justin Rose became the first English golfer to win a U.S. Open since Tony Jacklin won at Hazeltine National in 1970. Here is a list of the equipment he used at Merion.
Phil Mickelson, five times a U.S. Open runner-up, looks Sunday to bring home his first national championship during the final round at Merion Golf Club. Keep up with the highlights right here!
It's been a long wait for England since Tony Jacklin won the trophy in 1970. 2013 U.S. Open winner Justin Rose has been in contention before, tying for 10th at Oakmont in 2007.
Let's take a hole-by-hole look at how Merion's final five holes have stood up to the pros and amateurs this week, as well as what the golfers and our expert say about them.
Tiger Woods' winless streak in the majors has officially moved into its sixth calendar year, and this one got ugly over the weekend. After a final-round 74, it was easy to find the culprit for Woods: his putter.
Steven Ihm held on to win the Sunnehanna Amateur on Sunday as the leaderboard shifted all around him. Ihm, a senior at the University of Iowa, shot a final-round 67 at Sunnehanna Country Club in Johnstown, Pa., to win the prestigious amateur event.
Easy, like Sunday morning. That's how No. 17 played for Shawn Stefani, even if the rest of the week was a much tougher test at Merion Golf Club.
Is there another rain delay in store for Merion Golf Club and the U.S. Open? Perhaps – the likelihood depends on who you ask.
Saturday, June 15
Sundays at the U.S. Open identify the last man clinging to a bending branch just before it snaps off the side of a cliff. The U.S. Open’s resounding chorus? A collective groan.
Englishman Luke Donald seems determined to fight back at the U.S. Open. It could, of course, be fascinating to see how he handles 17 and 18 in the final round.
Most of the field Saturday found Merion just as difficult as the first two days, including Sergio Garcia, while some such as Nicolas Colsaerts found mixed fortunes. Plus more.
Even the golfers who didn’t play well in the U.S. Open's third round seemed to be talkative. That brings the latest installment of major championship awards:
Michael Kim grabbed the attention of the golf world with his unlikely run up the leaderboard on Saturday, but it was his caddie, LaRue Temple, that proved to be the crowd favorite at the U.S. Open.
On a leaderboard packed with talent, 46-year-old Steve Stricker has emerged as the perfect figure to cast in the role of Rocky Balboa.
For two days, Mickelson played by the rules and was rewarded with a share of the lead at the U.S. Open at Merion. Then he got amnesia for a spell.
Remarkably, after making his lone birdie on the opening hole, Tiger Woods shot a 6-over-par 76 at Merion Golf Club in the third round of the U.S. Open.
Here are the tee times and pairings for the final round of the U.S. Open Sunday at Merion Golf Club in Ardmore, Pa.
Find out what the pros are saying as they come off the course after the third round of the U.S. Open at Merion Golf Club on Saturday:
Tiger Woods birdied his opening hole Saturday at the U.S. Open, but seven bogeys after that virtually ended his championship hopes. Phil Mickelson's hopes are alive and well, as Lefty leads at 1 under entering Sunday. See how it all unfolded Saturday at Merion.
Steven Ihm held off a hard charge from Rodolfo Cazaubon on Saturday to lead the Sunnehanna Amateur by one shot.
British teenager Georgia Hall claimed the Ladies British Amateur Championship on Saturday, defeating Luna Sobron of Spain, 1 up.
Nick Palladino, a senior at nearby University of Rochester, became the first Division III collegiate golfer to win the Monroe Invitational.
A final-round 67 allowed Seth Reeves to overtake third-round leader Jimmy Beck on Saturday and win the Southeastern Amateur at the Country Club of Columbus in Columbus, Ga.
From the start -- two par 5s at Nos. 2 and 4 -- to the finish -- especially No. 18 -- Merion offers up a layout that will simply cause heartburn, and the numbers prove it.
Jim Furyk, Graeme McDowell and Keegan Bradley were all on the outside looking in as the cut at the U.S. Open was set at 8 over on Saturday morning.
In a week that saw a golf course eat some of the world's best golfers alive, it might be surprising to see that four amateurs are among those who will play the final 36 holes at Merion Golf Club. Until you read their impressive amateur resumes.
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Here are the third-round tee times for the U.S. Open Saturday at Merion Golf Club in Ardmore, Pa.
Friday, June 14
While Adam Scott and Lee Westwood both hold their breath to get inside the cut line at 7 over, Merion showed its teeth on Friday in sending some of golf's best out of contention at the U.S. Open.
Phil Mickelson had plenty of short birdie misses Friday, but a 20-footer at No. 18 allowed Lefty to jump into a share of the lead with Billy Horschel as play was suspended because of darkness.
From 48-year-old John Nieporte to 18-year-old Gavin Hall, the qualifiers and amateurs in the U.S. Open field understand that the experience is worth much more than the results.
Tiger Woods returned to Merion early Friday morning to wrap up an opening-round 3-over 73. Now, he'll look to make up some ground in Round 2 at the U.S. Open. Follow Day 2 developments here!
The worst putter on the PGA Tour, Nicolas Colsaerts somehow remains a contender here in the U.S. Open, 1 over through 36 holes at Merion Golf Club.
Hitting 18 greens in regulation in a round is so rare that the USGA is still researching how often it has been done in U.S. Open play.
When David Mackey, the University of Georgia-bound 15-year-old from Bogart, Ga., drained a 30-footer for birdie Friday on the 18th hole at Country Club of Virginia, he didn’t know it would secure him a spot in a playoff for the Southern Junior title.
For the second day in a row, Tiger Woods grimaced in pain after several shots, his left arm clearly bothering him at times. Still, he pieced together an even-par 70 while playing 24 holes.
Alison Lee, Golfweek’s top-ranked junior girl, claimed her third AJGA invitational title on Friday at the Rolex Girls Junior Championship.
Matt Gilchrest claimed his fifth AJGA title on Friday at the FootJoy Invitational. Gilchrest shot a final-round 2-under 70 for a comeback victory.
A glimpse inside Billy Horschel's bag at the U.S. Open.
Steven Ihm and Tom Lovelady share the second-round lead at the Sunnehanna Amateur. Both players are 3 under through 36 holes at the par-70 Sunnehanna Country Club in Johnstown, Pa.
A look inside of Luke Donald's bag at the U.S. Open.
The Monroe Invitational resumed on Friday after heavy rains and casual water wiped out Thursday’s second round. Vanderbilt’s Hunter Stewart leads after 36 holes at Monroe Golf Club in Pittsford, N.Y.
Luke Donald posted a 2-under 68 in the completion of the first round on Friday morning and followed it with a solid 2-over 72 to keep himself one shot off the clubhouse lead.
Michael Sass knows the fairways of Cog Hill’s Dubsdread Course from watching PGA Tour players tackle it during the BMW Championship in years past. But television only took the 16-year-old so far.
Casie Cathrea claimed victory at the inaugural Women’s Porter Cup. The Oklahoma State incoming freshman won on Friday with a final-round 2-over 73 in the rain-shortened 36-hole tournament for a total of 4-under 138.
It’s time to take a look at some award-worthy performances during the first and second rounds of the 113th U.S. Open: Wicker to water, pain to preparation, and more.
With a victory at the Women’s Eastern Amateur on June 13, Ashlan Ramsey continues a solid start to her final summer before joining the Clemson roster. The 17-year-old won the Georgia Women’s Amateur on June 5.
It’s time to consider picking a college coach to captain the Walker Cup team.
The first round finally finished in colder, wetter and windier conditions than Thursday's start, with players dropping shots and wondering what Merion had in store.
Why is Merion Golf Club kicking serious butt? The first-round leader (Phil Mickelson) is only 3 under, with only five rounds completed in red and an average stroke score of 74.2. Our Bradley S. Klein offers up 10 reasons for Merion's toughness.
Our David Dusek takes you through the bag of defending U.S. Open champion Webb Simpson.
Ben Baxter has given a verbal commitment to play for SMU. Baxter, who lives in Flower Mound, Texas, also visited Houston, Arkansas, Indiana and Notre Dame.
Merion Golf Club did not prove to be as easy as 1-2-3. At least not for the world's top three players. With Adam Scott picking up a 2-over 72 and Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy both posting 73s, there is plenty of work to be done for the trio.
With two weather delays on Thursday forcing a Friday finish of the first round at the U.S. Open, all second-round tee times were pushed back by three hours. Check out the updated schedule.
PGA Tour Latinoamerica pro Mark Baker wore a commemorative pin while playing 36 holes on golf’s longest day, honoring a late friend while dreaming of qualifying for his first major.
Thursday, June 13
Madden’s on Gull Lake, a 63-hole resort in Brainerd, Minn., has instituted walking green fees for all of its courses. It's a bit of a gamble because cart fees are an important revenue stream, but the resort is betting that the policy will generate new business.
A closing even-par round of 72 carried amateur Tom Werkmeister to a two-shot victory over defending champion and mini-tour pro Barrett Kelpin.
“The last two years have been hard, really gut-wrenching," Alabama coach Jay Seawell said of the hard lessons that preceded the Tide's first national championship.
Evan Harmeling captures the 2013 Massachusetts Open Championship in a playoff – and says he will donate his winnings to One Fund Boston.
After Steve Stricker took an unplayable lie at the par-3 third hole, a television viewer called in a potential rules violation. Rules officials were having none of it however, leaving Stricker with a 1-over 71.
Tiger Woods missed fairways and struggled direly with the speed of Merion’s suddenly wet and slowed-down greens in the early going of the U.S. Open.
First-round action was halted just after 8 p.m. on Thursday night and is set to resume at 7:15 a.m. on Friday morning.
Philadelphia fans once booed and threw snowballs at Santa Claus, so there was no way Sergio Garcia wasn't going to feel their wrath. The Spaniard sputtered at the outset but fought back to a respectable 3-over 73.
Tiger Woods' quest for a fourth U.S. Open title and 15th overall major championship began Thursday at Merion, but it wasn't the start he wanted. Tiger was 2 over through 11 holes before play was called due to darkness. See how it all unfolded:
The Hogan 1-iron returned to Merion Golf Club for the first time since the day Ben Hogan hit one of golf’s iconic shots in the 1950 U.S. Open.
USGA officials regard the U.S. Open as a stern examination of all the clubs in the bag – but Phil Mickelson didn't use the big stick en route to an early 67 at Merion.
Given that she’s eight days shy of her 14th birthday and has never swung a club professionally, it wouldn’t figure that Amanda Mickelson would be part of U.S. Open folklore. But she is. Twice.
Heavy rains and casual water on the course canceled Thursday's play at the Monroe Invitational. Tournament officials said the tournament would be shortened to a 54-hole event.
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What do you get when you cross Dirty Harry with The King and the Pink Panther? Somehow you get the USGA's new pace-of-play initiative. Watch the videos!
On Thursday, the Women's Porter Cup went from a two-hour weather delay at 8:30 a.m. to play being cancelled for the day.
While Merion wreaked havoc with a few scorecards early -- just ask Keegan Bradley -- it was Mother Nature that stole the attention on the morning of the first round at the U.S. Open.
With heavy rains a near certainty all day Thursday, Merion's head groundskeeper Matt Shaffer can only wait for a clearing as the U.S. Open may be headed to a 36-hole finale on Father's Day -- especially since rain is slated to return Monday.
Evan Harmeling, a member at Andover Country Club, is doing his part to make sure that a Bay State native captures the Massachusetts Open Championship for the sixth time in eight years.
With Merion having taken on plenty of rain since last Friday, a forecasted "derecho" on Thursday could put a major damper on the opening round at the U.S. Open.
Wicker baskets have been used by a handful of other golf clubs in the U.S., but noplace have they provided a more noticeable twist than at Merion Golf Club's East Course.
Wednesday, June 12
Max Homa was just one of the five-headed monster that was the Cal men's golf team. Now on his own, Homa is enjoying a coming-out party at the U.S. Open after earning the berth in thrilling fashion.
The 2009 Michigan Amateur champion, Tom Werkmeister has won each of the state's major amateur titles and leads pro Barrett Kelpin by one entering the Michigan Open's final round.
Gavin Hall is still a week from high school graduation, but he's learning more about what he hopes to do with his life with his experiences at the U.S. Open this week at Merion.
Readers' queries this week focus on Tiger Woods' driver choice, challenges of using a 64-degree wedge and optimizing driver loft.
All the miles walked, notes taken and cheap cigars give our Jeff Rude reason to look back on 75 straight major championships.
Shawn Stefani relies on a pair of 3-irons – one bent to 2-iron loft – his new normal because hybrids just haven't worked for him.
Dressed in orange and black on Wednesday, it’s no secret where Casie Cathrea is heading in the fall. The Oklahoma State signee shot an opening-round bogey-free 6-under 65 at Niagara Falls Country Club to take a three-shot lead after the first round of the Women’s Porter Cup.
Ever wondered how to set up a golf course? Brittany Henderson, the new assistant professional at Niagara Falls Country Club and four-year letter winner at Coastal Carolina, got the opportunity to set up the course this morning for the first Women’s Porter Cup.
Andy Ruthkoski of Muskegon started the second round of the Michigan Open Championship wanting to catch first-round leader Tom Werkmeister of Kentwood by the end of the day. He was successful.
For the U.S. Open, Adam Scott officially replaced his Masters putter cover with another designed by Scotty Cameron for this week's championship at Merion.
Corey Conners, who just completed his junior season at Kent State, shot 4-under 66 Wednesday to take a two-shot lead after the first round of the Monroe Invitational.
Barber had battled health issues in recent years, including stomach cancer. “Golf has lost a great man and competitor,” Tour commissioner Tim Finchem said.
USGA executive director Mike Davis says Merion is finally where he hoped it would be from a setup standpoint, with roughs and greens cut to desired heights.
During the U.S. Open, USGA president Glen Nager unveiled a pace-of-play public-education campaign designed to combat one of the most significant threats to the game.
At rain-soaked Merion, the lob wedge appears destined to play a pivotal role, says our James Achenbach.
GW Junior Invitational 2013 - Midwest: Lemont, IL
Here is Golfweek's list of Division I All-Americans for the 2012-13 season.
As the final 24 hours begin to tick off the clock before the first official tee ball is sent into the air at the U.S. Open, there are plenty of storylines to watch as the 156-player field tries to tame the historic Merion Golf Club. Here are 5 Things to watch before Thursday's first round.
How low will they go at Merion? Many think that the U.S. Open scoring record is in jeopardy, but our Alex Miceli says that history doesn't support that sentiment.
Tuesday, June 11
The rain was relentless, but so was Tom Werkmeister in taking a three-shot lead during the first round of the 2013 Michigan Open Championship.
A deluge of rain has stacked the deck against feisty, old Merion Golf Club. But this is old hat for a course that has raised questions of whether time has passed it by each time it has hosted the Open.
Merion Golf Club’s brawn is delivered in scattered doses, much of it coming on three stout par-3 holes, including the 246-yard 17th, its tiered green protected by a lineup of rugged, jagged bunkers.
Let’s hope the fallout shame Sergio Garcia has felt serves as an "Aha!" moment, one that launches him out of a stunted adolescence into a mature adult. Time will tell.
Golf rewards control and control freaks, so everything that can be controlled is controlled – which is why golfers hate mud. But they'll have to deal with it at Merion.
Golf rewards control and control freaks, so everything that can be controlled is controlled – which is why golfers hate mud. But they'll have to deal with it at Merion.
On a Merion East Course famed for its very long holes and very short holes, the 15th fits neatly into the middle – and is simply masterful in showing how angles of play can be mind-bending.
Phil Mickelson decided a while back to be home in Rancho Santa Fe, Calif., on the Wednesday before the first round of the U.S. Open to attend his daughter Amanda’s graduation from eighth grade.
The power of the Porter Cup name. This week, the inaugural Women’s Porter Cup takes place at Niagara Falls Country Club in Lewiston, N.Y., to help promote the women’s game.
Midwest Girls First-Round Pairings
The winner of the FootJoy Invitational will no longer receive a sponsor exemption into the Wyndham Championship, which will conclude the 2013 PGA Tour regular season.
Midwest Boys First-Round Pairings
Tiger Woods, surprised by niece-turned-interviewer Cheyenne Woods during his press conference, addressed the Sergio Garcia situation, Merion's sloppy conditions and what drives him to success.
Sam Burns has been on a tear recently, competing in a U.S. Open sectional qualifier, winning a high school state championship and finishing well in two top junior events. Now he hopes to continue that momentum at the FootJoy Invitational.
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The defending U.S. Open champion reveals how he switched gear before he won his first major – and says he's not afraid to give up anchored putting.
Geoff Sisk entered the U.S. Open local qualifier in an attempt simply to get a competitive round under his belt. A few short weeks later, the 48-year-old will tee it up in his seventh U.S. Open.
Look up and down the entry list and you’ll find curiosities with players when it comes to the U.S. Open, but nothing confounds quite like the overall record of Luke Donald and Zach Johnson.
Our James Achenbach spent many years attempting to qualify for the "National Open." Although he never made it out of local qualifying, he still continues to be fulfilled by the process.
Sophomore Michael Kim won the Haskins Award, becoming the first Cal player in 43 years to accomplish the feat, the Fred Haskins Commission announced Tuesday.
For now, the low-lying 11th hole at Merion, a 367-yard par 4 that culminates in a small green wrapped by Cobbs Creek, is sitting high and dry. The same can’t be said for the spirits at the U.S. Open venue.
Monday, June 10
Here is a handful of posts via Twitter from pro golfers and top figures of the sport during U.S. Open week at Merion GC in Ardmore, Pa.:
Our David Dusek was on the range at Merion's West Course to take a gander at all the new equipment in play for this week's U.S. Open.
So with an uncluttered mind and a plan that he feels comfortable following, Scott comes to Merion for the 2013 U.S. Open ready to chase golf's Grand Slam.
Junior golfer Kelly Whaley draws inspiration from her mother, Suzy, who became the first woman in 58 years to qualify and participate in a PGA Tour event when she played in the 2003 Greater Hartford Open.
Rounds played in the U.S. fell nearly 15 percent in April, with greater rainfall in 5 of the 8 reporting regions contributing to the decline.
Much of Merion's East Course has withstood recent rains. But the 11th hole needed some work on a bunker as U.S. Open week began with practice delays.
Here's a glimpse at what Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy will be wearing at Merion this week.
Brad Dalke joins the Golfweek.com staff as a player blogger for the 2013 junior golf season. Check out his blog about U.S. Open sectional qualifying and the Thunderbird International Junior..
Brad Dalke joins the Golfweek.com staff as a player blogger for the 2013 junior golf season. Check out his blog about U.S. Open sectional qualifying and the Thunderbird International Junior.
Our staff of experts will be on the ground all week at Merion Golf Club in Ardmore, Pa., and took a few moments to study the field and make a few predictions: favorite, underdog, low amateur and the winning score.
The future of the Wegmans LPGA Championship is uncertain with key contracts up this year. But commissioner Mike Whan said he'd "be the most surprised" if the event doesn't return to Rochester as a major next year.
Kyle Stanley and Ryan Palmer were among six players added to the U.S. Open on Monday morning, completing the 156-player field at Merion.
On the first team, Ben Welle of Scottsdale CC ranks highest on Golfstat.com’s NJCAA watch list at No. 3. Highlighting the All-District teams is Jamie Warman of Odessa College, No. 2 on the Golfstat watch list.
It takes a special player to overcome a meltdown and win one of golf's top prizes says our Jeff Rude.
Sunday, June 9
Forgive Harris English if he isn’t thinking about next week’s U.S. Open just yet, instead stopping to savor his first PGA Tour victory by two shots over Phil Mickelson and Scott Stallings. Here are 5 Things to Know from the final round of the St. Jude Classic.
Inbee Park birdied the third hole of a sudden-death playoff with Catriona Matthew to win the rain-delayed Wegmans LPGA Championship on Sunday.
The U.S. Palmer Cup squad didn't take its collective foot off the gas on Sunday at the Wilmington Golf Club, securing the title behind more dominating play in a 20.5-9.5 thrashing of Europe.
David Frost parred the final two holes to hold on for a one-stroke victory over Fred Couples on Sunday in the Regions Tradition, the South African's his first Champions Tour major title.
A late birdie-bogey swing with co-leader Scott Stallings gave Harris English a two-shot lead to protect as he closed out the last two holes in Memphis for his first PGA Tour victory.
Harris English finished two shots better than Scott Stallings and Phil Mickelson at the FedEx St. Jude Classic on Sunday to claim his first PGA Tour win. Here's a look at the clubs the former University of Georgia star used at TPC Southwind.
They’ll be tacking, shifting gears, constantly adjusting at Merion. All of which could make for great spectator viewing – and the occasional road wreckage as players come unglued and fall by the wayside.
Joost Luiten of the Netherlands won the Lyoness Open by two shots for his second European Tour title.
The leaderboard at the Wegmans LPGA Championship looks oddly familiar. Five of the top six players are South Koreans, and four of those Koreans are major champions.
Neil Raymond used a final-round, 3-under 69 to capture the St. Andrews Links Trophy and likely secure a spot on Europe's Walker Cup squad in September.
A capsule look at 20 top players for the 113th U.S. Open golf championship, to be played June 13-16 at Merion Golf Club in Ardmore, Pa.
A look at the four previous U.S. Opens held at Merion Golf Club in Ardmore, Pa., won by Olin Dutra, Ben Hogan, Lee Trevino and David Graham
Even as he approaches the prime of his career, the best times for Sergio Garcia seem to be so far behind him. How will he handle the pressure in the city of Brotherly Love? It will depend on how thick his skin is, which hasn't been his strong suit.
says taking the U.S. Open to an intimate, classic course means everything shrinks, including revenue. It's a gamble the USGA hopes will pay off.
Brad Klein says taking the U.S. Open to an intimate, classic course means everything shrinks, including revenue. It's a gamble the USGA hopes will pay off.
At a time when golf was dominated by the Brits and the game was only for the elite, Francis Ouimet and his 10-year-old caddie, Eddie Lowery, scripted an incredible story by winning the 1913 U.S. Open.
Saturday, June 8
David Frost birdied the 16th and 17th holes Saturday en route to a 6-under 66 and a one-stroke lead over Fred Couples after the third round of the Regions Tradition at Shoal Creek.
The last time Morgan Pressel held a 36-hole lead was here at Locust Hill in 2008, before this tournament became a major. The last time Pressel won a tournament also was in 2008, at the Kapalua LPGA Classic.
After going 4.5-0.5 in the morning four-ball session, the U.S. picked up six more points in the afternoon singles play to take a commanding 11.5-3.5 Palmer Cup lead over Europe.
Nicholas Reach birdied the second hole of a sudden-death playoff with Scott Strohmeyer to kick off his summer with a win at the Palmetto Amateur at the par-70 Palmetto Golf Club in Aiken, S.C.
Shawn Stefani fired a 4-under 66 on Saturday -- a round that included a quadruple-bogey -- to take a one-shot lead over Harris English heading into Sunday's final round at the FedEx St. Jude Classic in Memphis.
Despite a quadruple-bogey on the par-3 11th, Shawn Stefani was able to battle back with four birdies over his final five holes to take a one-shot lead at the FedEx St. Jude Classic on Saturday.
Max Orrin has given the Great Britain & Ireland Walker Cup selectors something to think about recently with two wins. He could make them think just a little bit harder by winning the St. Andrews Links Trophy.
Heavy rains in the Philadelphia area have somehow spared Merion Golf Club’s notoriously flood-prone 11th green. With thunderstorms in the forecast next week, officials are not out of the woods just yet.
Michelle Wie decided to use driver only twice on Saturday. Angela Stanford used it everywhere. The result? They are both in contention.
Joost Luiten of the Netherlands shot a 5-under 67 Saturday, extending his lead to three strokes heading into the final round of the Lyoness Open.
Up-and-coming junior golfer Isabella DiLisio's great-grandfather, Nick Ciocca, was on the bag for Ben Hogan the day he hit his famous 1-iron at Merion Golf Club East during the U.S. Open.
Friday, June 7
Vincennes (Ind.) finished four shots ahead of Sandhills Community College (Pinehurst, N.Y.) and five ahead of host Jamestown (N.Y.) for the NJCAA Division III Men’s Championship.
Leader Harris English and Shawn Stefani will bring up the rear in the final group of the FedEx St. Jude Classic's third round in Memphis, Tenn. See more top groups in the complete pairings and tee times.
Duffy Waldorf shot a 4-under 68 Friday to take a one-stroke lead over Jeff Sluman after the soggy, weather-delayed second round of the Regions Tradition, the second of five Champions Tour majors.
After six players held a share of the top spot after the first round of the FedEx St. Jude Classic, Harris English shot 6-under 64 to move to 10 under and take a two-shot lead. Here are 5 Things you need to know.
Six golfers head into the second round with a share of the lead, one stroke ahead of a pack of 11. Keep up with the second round of the St. Jude Classic right here.
Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy and Adam Scott, the top three-ranked players in the world, respectively, will play together for the first two rounds of the U.S. Open, which will begin Thursday at Merion Golf Club in Ardmore, Pa.
If moments are what define an event, then there’s been no shortage of definition for the NCAA Championship since match play was added five years ago.
Joost Luiten of the Netherlands shot a 4-under 68 Friday to take a one-stroke lead into the third round of the Lyoness Open.
Meg Mallon described Morgan Pressel as Rosie Jones reincarnated. A fighter. A grinder. A player who knows how to get the ball in the hole.
As Tropical Storm Andrea moved up the East Coast on Friday, it wreaked havoc on the first round of the Palmer Cup. Play was suspended for the day and is set to resume Saturday at 7:30 a.m.
Andrew Pratt has resigned as the head women’s golf coach at Tulane and will be the associate head golf coach at Auburn.
North Dakota State’s Amy Anderson has signed with an agent as she prepares to turn professional.
Tropical Storm Andrea has caused a the third round of the Palmetto Amateur to be canceled.
Watching any of the recent 36-hole U.S. Open sectional qualifiers offered a treat for fans. It’s an up-close-and-personal experience.
Thursday, June 6
Sam Love's 65 during a rainy Thursday lifted him to the lead at the Palmetto Amateur, 1 ahead of Scott Strohmeyer and Carson Jacobs.
On a day when low scores were held in check, a handful of 40-somethings turned in impressive first-round performances at the FedEx St. Jude Classic, including Davis Love II, who is part of a six-way tie for the lead at 4 under. Here are 5 Things you need to know.
Facts and figures for the 113th U.S. Open golf championship at Merion Golf Club in Ardmore, Pa.
Jeff Sluman birdied No. 17 en route to a 7-under 65 and a one-stroke lead over Couples after the first round in the Regions Tradition, the second of five Champions Tour majors.
Davis Love III and Stuart Appleby are two of the six co-leaders after Thursday's first round of the FedEx St. Jude Classic, with another 11 just one shot back. Recap the first-round action here.
As part of the 2013 Palmer Cup opening ceremonies on Thursday, the 2015 and ’17 U.S. Palmer Cup venues were revealed. The international match will be played at Rich Harvest Farms in 2015 and Atlanta Athletic Club in ’17.
A TaylorMade tradition continues at the U.S. Open with the creation of another major championship logo. Here's what the design means.
Longtime Youngstown State women’s coach Roseann Schwartz has announced her retirement. Schwartz created the women’s golf program at 1996, and in the past 17 years, guided the program to a pair of Horizon League titles.
With two mid-amateur berths on the line for the 2013 Walker Cup team, the likes of Patrick Christovich are using it as an added incentive to try and garner some national attention.
England's Tom Lewis shot a 9-under 63 Thursday for a two-stroke lead after the opening round of the Lyoness Open.
Here is a look at the odds for the 2013 U.S. Open at Merion Golf Club.
A look at the 150 players in the the 113th U.S. Open, to be played June 13-16 at Merion Golf Club. There are still six spots remaining, which will be settled with the OWGR on June 10.
Brittany Lang’s Thursday afternoon agenda: wedding gown shopping. With play canceled for the day at the Wegmans LPGA Championship, Lang and several of her bridesmaids will be scouring dresses at the local David’s Bridal.
Marissa Grillo of Avon, Conn., has given a verbal commitment to play college golf for Boston College. Grillo also made unofficial visits to Brown, William and Mary and Dartmouth.
Check out the Round 4 leaderboard from the FedEx St. Jude Classic in Memphis.
Michael Kim leads Golfweek’s list of All-Americans for the 2012-13 season.
Al Geiberger, 'Mr. 59,' recently sold the memorabilia associated with his record round, but now he has the visual archives to last a lifetime
Davin White completed play just before dark Wednesday and it was good enough to give him the clubhouse lead after the first round of the Palmetto Amateur. White, of Locust Grove, Ga., shot a opening 5-under 66 to take a one-shot lead at Palmetto Golf Club in Aiken, S.C.
Cal won a modern-day record 11 tournaments in the 2012-13 season. UCLA won 13 times in the 1981-82 season. But there is a distinct difference between the two teams, and our Cassie Stein breaks it all down.
Wednesday, June 5
Here are the tee times for the first and second rounds of the FedEx St. Jude Classic at TPC Southwind in Memphis, Tenn.
The chances of an Asian-born player winning the Wegmans LPGA Championship are about as good as Thursday’s forecast for rain. Well, maybe not 90 percent strong, but showing up without an umbrella would be downright foolish. Same for betting against the Asians.
Among this week's topic: Lee Janzen was disqualified after an opening 75 in 36-hole U.S. Open sectional qualifying because he wore steel spikes at a soft-spikes facility after not reading the rules sheet.
Ariya Jutanugarn withdrew from the Wegmans LPGA Championship with a sore right shoulder. The 17-year-old tripped when she ran down the 12th tee box at Locust Hill Country Club.
Shaft manufacturer KBS' latest offering aims to bring C-Taper feel to the masses.
Three days after the end of the season, California’s Michael Kim remains a favorite for the Haskins Award.
Tiger Woods returned to No. 1 on Forbes' list of the world's highest-paid athletes, which came out Wednesday.
Georgetown women's golf coach Katie Brophy got a call from childhood friend Andres Gonzales on May 25 when the Web.com Tour player needed a looper in Potomac, Md.
Nothing on his resume mentioned even a whisper of golf ability, but Jesse Smith figured he had to seize the moment.
Roger Chapman has withdrawn from the 2013 U.S. Open, citing a shoulder injury. Chapman won last year’s U.S. Senior Open to earn an exemption.
Golfweek has announced its list of All-Americans for the 2012-13 season. All five members of USC’s national-championship winning squad earned the postseason honor.
While much of the golf world begins to focus on the U.S. Open at Merion next week, part of that field will use the FedEx St. Jude Classic as a warmup for the year's second major. Here are this week's predictions for Memphis.
Brandon Stone has turned professional after his freshman season at Texas. The South African, who was named the 2013 NCAA freshman of the year, signed a management contract with IMG.
This week's inquiries deal with Tour players' gear choices for the U.S. Open, Callaway's new fairway woods and a quest for the perfect stand bag.
Tuesday, June 4
Matt Kuchar’s winning bag at the Memorial was full of surprises. Following his victory earlier in the year at the WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship, Kuchar has changed three clubs: 3-wood, hybrid and putter.
Ariya Jutanugarn opened her week at the Wegmans LPGA Championship with a tumble down a hill at Locust Hill Country Club in Pittsford, N.Y.
Former World No. 1 Yani Tseng has signed with IMG for management and marketing. Tseng, 24, was under IMG’s wing early in her career, changed management but now is back with the company.
To some pros, withdrawing once your U.S. Open qualifying chance dwindle is pragmatic, simply good business. If you’re not going to make it, save your energy. But this is also their job.
California’s Michael Kim topped the Golfweek/Sagarin College Rankings at the end of the year.
The Golden Bears ended the season atop the Golfweek/Sagarin College Rankings after bowing out in the semifinals of the NCAA Championship.
Inside the June 7, 2013 issue of Golfweek:
Angie Cates-Moore is stepping down as head women’s golf coach at Fresno State to spend more time with her family. Her resignation becomes effective Aug. 1, and the university will immediately begin a national search for her replacement.
John Nieporte was tired of mini-tour life, especially with a growing family. But, on one fateful morning in '03, Donald Trump would change his life forever, leading to a U.S. Open slot a decade later.
John Nieporte was tired of kicking around mini-tours, especially as a married man with a growing family. But, on one fateful Sunday morning in 2003, Donald Trump would change his life forever, leading to a U.S. Open slot a decade later.
Monday, June 3
We were all over the United States to bring you updates all day long, as well as features and notes from each site. Here is our complete coverage from Monday's U.S. Open Sectionals.
PGA Tour players Jordan Spieth and Ryan Palmer were among the notables in the U.S. Open sectional qualifier in Dallas, with Spieth tying for medalist honors and Palmer still in a playoff to be settled Tuesday.
Bio Kim torched the Newport Beach Country Club course in his first 18 holes of the day, tacking on 10 birdies and only one bogey on his way to shooting a 9-under 62.
Darkness was setting in at 9:02 p.m. Monday at the Lakes Golf & Country Club and PGA Tour rookie Luke Guthrie stood over one of the biggest putts of his young life.
The wait was worth it as Scott Langley made his first hole-in-one, while Kevin Sutherland kept his cool and earned medalist honors at U.S. Open Sectional Qualifying in Memphis, Tenn.
No, the winner of the U.S. Open sectional qualifier at the Tumble Creek Club was not a college player. The winner was 34-year-old Wil Collins of Albuquerque, N.M., who was shadowed during every step of the 36-hole competition by his 72-year-old teacher, Dave Walters.
John Hahn provided his father the ultimate Father's Day present -- the opportunity to caddie for him on Sunday at the U.S. Open after rounds of 65-71 helped him secure a spot at Merion.
A day after the NCAA Championship, California's Michael Kim was among three players to advance to the U.S. Open from sectional qualifying in Ball Ground, Ga.
We'll keep you updated with the latest scores, notes, photos and Tweets from the U.S. Open sectional qualifying around the country on Monday. Follow now!
Champions Tour regular Jay Don Blake posted the lowest 18-hole score of the day to distance himself from the pack, but it was a playoff that decided who would seize the final spot.
How tough is Tumble Creek? It is a par-71 layout that plays to about 7,200 yards from the back tees. The greens are diabolical. Picture Augusta National in the mountains.
Thirty-nine players for two spots. That was the scenario Monday at the U.S. Open sectional qualifier at Springfield (Ohio) Country Club. And in the end it was Brian Stuard and Brandon Brown grabbing the two coveted spots for next week's championship at Merion Golf Club in Ardmore, Pa.
The U.S. Open sectional qualifier at Woodmont Country Club in Rockville, Md., ended, not surprisingly, with a playoff for the eighth and final spot in the national championship.
Fresh off a heartbreaking exit at the NCAA Championships with North Florida, 22-year-old Irishman Kevin Phelan showed plenty of mettle in taming the Ritz-Carlton Members Golf Club to earn a spot in his second U.S. Open.
Brandon Matthews went from ecstasy to agony in 20 minutes, holing out a chip shot at the last to seemingly advance to the U.S. Open, then watching others pass him on the leaderboard.
A rainy start gives way to late-day fireworks at the Met Section's U.S. Open Sectional Qualifier.
says the “Gang of Nine” might not be so united against the recently approved ban on the anchoring stroke.
Three prominent touring pros who use the anchoring stroke with long or belly putters – Tim Clark, Carl Pettersson and Adam Scott – were disclosed to have retained legal counsel.
2012 Rolex Junior All-America Ashlan Ramsey joins the Golfweek.com staff as a player blogger for the 2013 junior golf season.
Robert Karlsson, a member of the European Tour since 1991, realized he no longer could meet the 13-start minimum to keep his card and resigned his membership.
Sunday, June 2
Matt Kuchar had no clear challengers Sunday as he won the Memorial Tournament; Tiger Woods turned things around late; more in our 5 Things to Know.
Finally healthy, Russ Cochran broke through with a win at the Principal Charity Classic that thrust him back into title contention on the Champions Tour.
Matt Kuchar won his second PGA Tour event of the 2013 season, the Memorial, by two shots. Here is a complete list of the clubs he used at Muirfield.
Michael Putnam won his second straight Web.com Tour title Sunday, closing with a 68 in the Mid-Atlantic Championship a week after winning the Mexico Open.
The 33-year-old Finn shot a 69 Sunday to win with an overall 21-under total on the Bro Hof Slott course. It is Ilonen's first European Tour victory since he won the same event in 2007.
Ending a two-year drought on the LPGA Tour wasn't on Karrie Webb's mind in the ShopRite LPGA Classic. Winning one for her seriously ill grandmother was.
Each year the Memorial Tournament honors a prominent player or contributor to golf. The 2014 honoree will be former LPGA star Annika Sorenstam, the committee announced Sunday.
Recap the top action of the Memorial's final round as Matt Kuchar began the day with a two-stroke lead – and Tiger Woods starts near the bottom of the leaderboard, not gaining much ground.
Jack Nicklaus presented his namesake awards for the top collegians Sunday at the Memorial and spoke about his days in the early 1960s playing at Ohio State.
With Cal, Alabama and Texas drew the bulk of the attention in the college golf world this season, but it was upstart Illinois that nearly stole the show, proving that the Illini's program is alive and well.
Senior Scott Strohmeyer struggled early in his Alabama career with attitude and coachability, but his commitment to maturing allowed himself and another relative unknown in Trey Mullinax play a huge part in the Tide winning it all on Sunday.
Alabama got sweet redemption in winning its first-ever National Championship with a 4-1 victory over Illinois at The Capital City Club's Crabapple course. Last year, the Crimson Tide lost to Texas in a heartbreaker.
Alabama has its redemption. Y year after a heartbreaking loss in the NCAA Championship, the Tide secured a 4-1 win over Illinois on Sunday at the Capital City Club to win the school's first national championship. See how it all unfolded.
Shanshan Feng, who last year became the first Chinese player to win an LPGA Tour title and a major event in capturing the LPGA Championship, shot a marvelous 4-under 67 before the wind picked up Saturday and grabbed a three-shot lead heading into the final round.
Saturday, June 1
Alabama and Illinois set their lineups on Saturday afternoon, and our Lance Ringler breaks down each match for Sunday's championship at Capital City Club.
Third-round leader Matt Kuchar made five birdies against just three bogeys in windy conditions, while J.J. Henry was one of the few to break 70 in the Memorial on Saturday.
The withdrawals are starting to come in for Monday’s 36-hole qualifier for the U.S. Open at Merion.
Tiger Woods came to the Memorial for a final U.S. Open tuneup looking for his fifth victory of the 2013 PGA Tour season. Instead, he got the highest nine-hole score of his pro career.
Illinois' Mike Small, Alex Burge and Thomas Pieters will convene on Sunday to talk about their plans for U.S. Open sectional qualifying.
Tee times and pairings for Sunday's final round of the Memorial Tournament at Muirfield Village in Dublin, Ohio.
Illinois' dream season continued while Cal's came to a heartbreaking end after the Illini won 3-2 Saturday in the NCAA Championship semifinals.
The leaders are on the course, while Tiger Woods is faltering. Keep up with the top action of Saturday's third round at Memorial, with players in threesomes due to this week's weather at Muirfield Village.
Alabama defeated Georgia Tech Saturday to advance to its second straight NCAA Championship final. Not only will the Crimson Tide get another shot at the school's first national title, but they will also no longer have to answer questions about last year's championship-match loss to Texas.
Alabama's Cory Whitsett has been on fire thus far in NCAA match play, going 12 under through only 30 holes, including a 3-and-2 victory over Georgia Tech's Ollie Schniederjans.
It was 2012 NCAA medalist, Illinois' Thomas Pieters, against 2013 medalist, California's Max Homa, in the semifinals of the NCAA Championship, where Pieters came out the victor in 20 holes at The Capital City Club's Crabapple course.
Cal vs. Illinois. Georgia Tech vs. Alabama. It doesn't get much better than that in college golf, as the final four teams battle for a spot in Sunday's NCAA finale. Stay up-to-date all day with our Tracker!
Matt Gilchrest joins the Golfweek.com staff as a player blogger for the 2013 junior golf season. Check out his post from the AJGA HP Boys Championship.
Matt Gilchrest joins the Golfweek.com staff as a player blogger for the 2013 junior golf season. Check out his post from the AJGA HP Boys Championship.
Tee times and pairings for Saturday's third round at the Memorial Tournament, held at Muirfield Village in Dublin, Ohio: