News for Wednesday, February 12, 2014
Lee Westwood leaves swing instructor Sean Foley
Lee Westwood has decided to return to what made him the World No. 1 in 2010 and '11, separating from swing coach Sean Foley and working with former caddie Billy Foster.
Els set to make calendar-year debut on PGA Tour
Ernie Els is making his calendar-year debut on the PGA Tour at this week’s Northern Trust Open.
Fred Couples on Northern Trust: 'My favorite tournament'
Fred Couples might be 54, but playing Riviera and the Northern Trust Open seems to make the two-time Presidents Cup champion a bit younger at heart.
Chat with Charles Barkley re-energizes Jason Gore
Jason Gore, 39, is a journeyman's journeyman, having spent time bouncing back and forth from the PGA Tour and the Web.com Tour – all of which weighed on him. But a recent conversation with Charles Barkley, a member of the Basketball Hall of Fame, changed Gore's attitude.
NCAA women's championship to change format in 2015
The NCAA Women's Golf Championships will take on the same look as the men's competition starting in 2015 at the Concession Club in Bradenton, Fla.
Adams Pro, Pro DHy, and Pro Mini hybrids offer wide choices
With launch angles and head sizes to match almost any player's game, Adams created the Pro, Pro DHy, and Pro Mini hybrids.
Boosted by self-belief, Jim Renner clears a big hurdle on Tour
In 77 PGA Tour and Web.com Tour events across three-plus seasons, Jim Renner had earned $661,111. In one tournament last week, the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am, Renner earned $580,800.
LPGA notes: Suzann Pettersen debuts; Karrie Webb rushes; more
Suzann Pettersen makes her season debut this week at the ISPS Handa Women’s Australian Open; Karrie Webb rushes through the scorer's tent and into an inadvertent DQ; plus more this week from the LPGA.
PGA Tour notes: Robert Garrigus' bag; Web.com start; more
Robert Garrigus shows his NHL fandom on his bag; Dustin Johnson goes low at Pebble Beach; the Web.com Tour gets going this week; plus more in our news and notes from the PGA Tour.
Rude: Tom Watson taps Raymond Floyd for focus to regain Ryder Cup
U.S. Ryder Cup captain Tom Watson’s pick of four-time major champion Raymond Floyd as an assistant shows Watson means business and is serious about winning -- and likes likes tough guys.
Cheyenne Woods' win creates ripple effects with TV, exemptions
Cheyenne Woods’ break-out victory in Australia created enough buzz to adjust TV schedules in the U.S. -- and the ripple effect is likely to carry over to LPGA sponsor exemptions.
In return from back injury, Dudley Hart finds new PGA Tour faces
When you’ve got serious back issues and you’re unable to take part in the thing that you do for a living, well, that’s not a good thing, yet it was PGA Tour veteran Dudley Hart’s world.
Stuart Appleby maintains fire, top form 'within arm's reach'
The most recent of PGA Tour veteran Stuart Appleby's nine wins came in 2010, but he insists he has the desire to continue to work hard: "It’s just there, within arm’s reach."
Toy Box Extra e-magazine: Feb. 12, 2014
Take a look at our issue that focuses on three new irons, as well as a Q&A with Ping's Marty Jertson, a look at Jimmy Walker's winning bag, notes from the PGA Tour and fashion pieces on Chase 54 and J. Lindeberg.
European Tour adds April tournament in Spain
After years of losing Spanish tournaments, the European Tour finally received a modicum of good news with the addition of a new Spanish tournament to the 2014 schedule, albeit a small-purse event.
Puma Golf's new SportLux Collection offers ‘classic look’
Puma Golf’s new SportLux Collection features sophisticated apparel, footwear and accessories that will be available to the public on Feb. 15
Some Tour events ban public from Tuesday practice rounds
At the recent Farmers Insurance Open and this week's Northern Trust Open, spectators have been banned from the grounds on Tuesdays. The move is an outgrowth of the revised security policies issued late last year by the Tour.
Men's Midweek Report: Oklahoma State claims third straight win
Welcome to Golfweek’s Men's Midweek Report. We wanted to use this hump day to update you on all the latest men's college news from Feb. 4-11.
Pebble Beach to make new (old) tee on 10th hole
Making changes to the Sistine Chapel of golf is never easy, but restoring it to its original design is encouraged. Jack Neville designed Pebble Beach to play along the water as much as possible and utilized the Pacific Ocean as a hazard. See what changes are being made to the course in preparations for the 2019 U.S. Open.
Women's Midweek Report: USC extends win streak to 8
Welcome to Golfweek's Women's Midweek Report. We wanted to use this hump day to update you on all the latest women's college news.
Pro notes recap: Jim Renner's boost; Stuart Appleby's fire; more
See all of senior writer Jim McCabe's notes and news items from the PGA Tour and professional golf ranks this week.
Chase54's spring collection offers patterns and prints
Chase54's spring collection for women, the art of style, offers a combination of patterns and prints.