News for Thursday, January 2, 2014
Adam Scott sticking to his blueprint for success on PGA Tour
Adam Scott, currently No. 2 in the world, will play in 2014's first two tournaments and then take a six-week break, potentially leaving himself in a FedEx Cup hole.
PGA Tour, Dustin Johnson, Hyundau TOC: Dustin Johnson missed the pro-am on Thursday due to neck stiffness, but plans on playing on Friday
Defending champion Dustin Johnson missed the pro-am on Thursday with neck stiffness but remained confident that he would be able to make his 12:50 p.m. (HST) first-round tee time with Masters champion Adam Scott on Friday.
Ping i25 irons move weight throughout set
Ping's latest game-improvement i25 irons transition from forgiving long irons into feel-oriented short irons.
Graham DeLaet joins Puma, re-signs with Titleist, FootJoy
Graham DeLaet signed a pair of three-year deals on Thursday, moving to Puma Golf for shirt and hat, while re-signing with Titleist and FootJoy.
Harris English moves to Callaway Golf
Harris English, coming off a victory and $2.2 million in earnings in 2013, has moved to Callaway for 2014, the company announced on Thursday.
Expert picks: Adam Scott headlines Hyundai TOC favorites
The field is stout, but our panel of experts wades through the short field to offer up their predictions for the Hyundai Tournament of Champions this week.
PGA Tour, Jordan Spieth: After a big impact in his rookie season, Jordan Spieth is looking to play better in the major championships and play more in 2014
Jordan Speith earned nearly $3.9 million on the PGA Tour in his rookie season, and he won the John Deere Classic. Now he is putting his focus into the major championships and intends to play many more events in 2014.
Report: Lydia Ko to sign with Callaway Golf
According to NewsTalkZB in her native New Zealand, teenage LPGA star Lydia Ko has signed with Callaway to use the company's clubs and equipment.
Jordan Hahn of Spring Grove, Ill., has given a verbal commitment to play college golf at Wisconsin in 2015.
CJGA, Junior Golf Boys, Junior Golf Girls: Robin Wang, Selena Costabile win World Junior Challenge at Innisbrook Resort
China’s Robin Wang and Canada’s Selena Costabile won their respective division titles at the Canadian Junior Golf Association’s World Junior Challenge at Innisbrook Resort on Dec. 30.
Men's spring preview: America Sky Conference
During the month of January, Golfweek will preview the 2014 spring season for each conference. Today, we look at the America Sky Conference.
Adam Scott beats out Tiger Woods for GWAA honor
Adam Scott's four worldwide victories seems to have carried more weight with the Golf Writers Association of America than Tiger Woods' five victories, as the Aussie was named Male Player of the Year for 2013 on Thursday.
Ping Karsten TR putters feature multi-depth grooved face
The key to the performance of the Ping Karsten TR putters ("TR" stands for True Roll) is the grooved face. Ping's studies found that deeper grooves slow putts more than shallow grooves.
Ping i25 driver offers low spin, adjustability, forgiveness
Ping makes its low-spinning i25 driver more adjustable, more forgiving and more sporty.
Ping i25 hybrids carry more traditional look
Higher launch angles and less spin are the combined target in Ping's new i25 hybrid.
Ping i25 fairway woods seek height, forgiveness
Ping's new i25 fairway woods are designed to be forgiving, launch the ball higher and reduce spin more effectively.
Grooves rule takes effect for USGA amateur titles
As of Wednesday, all clubs used by competitors in USGA amateur championships and qualifying events must employ grooves that conform to the association's 2010 rule change.