News for Monday, October 28, 2013
Tom Olsavsky agrees to join Cobra Puma in R&D post
Golfweek has learned that Tom Olsavsky, director of product creation at TaylorMade Golf, has agreed to replace Tom Preece as vice president of research and development at Cobra Puma Golf.
New Nike ball in play for Rory McIlroy, Suzann Pettersen
As Rory McIlroy and Tiger Woods engaged in a head-to-head exhibition match in Haikou, China, the big news for gearheads was that McIlroy was playing with a new Nike driver and new Nike ball.
Toy Box notes: Ryan Moore mixes; Suzann Pettersen wins; more
In gaining his third PGA Tour title, Ryan Moore used clubs from four different manufacturers and a ball from a fifth; plus bags from Suzann Pettersen and Gary Woodland.
Tiger Woods, EA Sports end partnership
According to EA Sports, the company and Tiger Woods have made a mutal decision to end their partnership together, which includes Tiger’s named PGA Tour game.
Alabama senior Trey Mullinax won his second collegiate title at the Isleworth Collegiate Invitational on Oct. 22.
Alabama won the Isleworth Collegiate Invitational in record fashion on Oct. 22 in Windermere, Fla.
The senior won the eighth title of her college career on Oct. 27 with a two-shot victory at the Landfall Tradition.
The Trojans extended their winning streak to six events on Oct. 27 with victory at the Stanford Intercollegiate.
Mike Small, Illinois Men's Golf, Illinois Hall of Fame: Small inducted into Illinois Golf Hall of Fame
Illinois head coach Mike Small was inducted into the Illinois Golf Hall of Fame on Oct. 25 along with Jay Haas and Bob Harris. Small, 47, became the youngest inductee in history of the hall of fame at the ceremony held at The Glen Club.
Golfweek’s 2013-14 senior amateur tournament schedule is complete. The lineup includes an April return to PGA West that will feature two rounds on the Stadium Course and one on the Nicklaus course.
Golf is a physically demanding sport. Core flexibility and stamina are crucial in maintaining the distance we tend to lose as we age.
Nike introduces Nike Lunar Embellish golf shoe
Nike introduced its new Nike Lunar Embelish golf shoe, which is a new version of the Nike Air Embellish. According to Nike, the shoe combines a four-shoes-in-one concept and fashionable, feminine appeal. Available November 1.
Inside the Oct. 25, 2013 issue of Golfweek:
Q&A: Cobra Puma Golf president Bob Philion
Cobra Puma Golf president Bob Philion is widely regarded as one of the rising young stars in the golf industry at age 41.
Tyler McDaniel enjoys success on the course and the court
When the weather turns cold and the leaves start falling in Manchester, Ky., Tyler “Chip” McDaniel turns to the gym. It’s time for shooting drills, scrimmages and sprints. It’s finally time for a break.
Open Qualifying Series a better, more fair approach than IFQ
The R&A's replacement of International Final Qualifying for the Open Championship with the Open Qualifying Series is a better, cleaner and more fair approach, says Jim McCabe.
USC, UCLA, Stanford Intercollegiate, college golf: USC claims Stanford Intercollegiate title, takes streak to 6
USC’s season remained flawless Oct. 27 as the Trojans won for the third time this fall at the Stanford Intercollegiate.
College Men's Golf, North Carolina: UNC wins the Bridgestone Golf Collegiate
North Carolina picked up its first win of the season at the Bridgestone Golf Collegiate on Oct. 27 at Grandover Resort and Conference Center’s East course.
Alabama, Stephanie Meadow, Landfall Tradition, Crimson Tide: Alabama, Meadow close fall with Landfall Tradition title
Alabama women’s golf won its first title of the fall season Oct. 27 at the Landfall Tradition. The Crimson Tide won wire to wire, and finished eight shots ahead of runner-up Duke.
With a new SEC Championship ring in hand, Emma Talley talks about the Crimson Tide's progression this fall.
Yani Tseng is the latest in a contingent of LPGA and PGA Tour players to sign their name to an AJGA event. Tseng, along with the Taiwan-based Swinging Skirts Golf Foundation, will host the Yani Tseng Invitational from 2014-16 in southern California.
LPGA makes right call in granting Lydia Ko, 16, membership
LPGA commissioner Mike Whan made the right call – really the only call – by granting 16-year-old Lydia Ko permission to join the LPGA as a member in 2014.
Kiradech Aphibarnrat close to earning special temporary status
Kiradech Aphibarnrat is less than $14,000 away from earning special temporary status on the PGA Tour, and he'll play in this week's WGC-HSBC Champions, a guaranteed-money event.
California Golden Bears, Men's College Golf: Player Diary: California's Joel Stalter (Part 4)
Second-team All American Joel Staler will blog for Golfweek during the 2013-14 season and take you behind the scenes at college golf tournaments, on and off the course.
Ryan Moore, Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano rise in latest OWGR
Ryan Moore and Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano moved just outside the top 30 in the latest Official World Golf Ranking following victories Sunday.
British Open ends international 36-hole qualifying
The British Open is moving away from 36-hole qualifying, instead using 10 tour events from five continents to determine 32 spots in the field.
Woods says next step on Chamblee is up to Golf Channel
Tiger Woods put the heat on Golf Channel over analyst Brandel Chamblee's insinuation of cheating, saying Monday that he was ready to move forward and that now it was up to what Golf Channel was prepared to do.
Rory McIlroy beats Tiger Woods in 18-hole exhibition
Rory McIlroy won for the first time this year — even if it was an 18-hole exhibition against Tiger Woods. McIlroy made four birdies and an eagle over the last seven holes at Mission Hills for a 6-under 67, giving him a one-shot win over Woods.