News for Tuesday, January 21, 2014
TaylorMade pledges $5 million for Hackgolf to help grow game of golf
TaylorMade Golf pledged $5 million Tuesday evening to foster the growth of the game of golf in a five-year effort will be conducted under an entity called Hackgolf.
Tiger Woods the odds-on favorite at Farmers Insurance Open
Tiger Woods has the best odds to win this week's Farmers Insurance Open in La Jolla, Calif., at 5-to-2, according to golfodds.com.
The golf antiquity market is alive and well as Green Jacket Auctions closed out its winter auction last week. The headliner was a collection of photos from Old Tom Morris’s personal photographer.
The golf antiquity market is alive and well as Green Jacket Auctions closed out its winter auction on Sunday morning. The headliner was a collection of 42 photos from Old Tom Morris’s personal photography collection.
Golf gear shines in eyes of PGA Merchandise Show first-timer
Sun. Green grass. An easy breeze. The mood was good early in the media tent for a journalist's first PGA Merchandise Show experience. After all, a desk editor waits for days like this.
Besting par in 11 straight events, Zach Johnson schedules break
You’d have to go back to last summer’s Open Championship for the last time unheralded Zach Johnson finished a tournament over par.
Suzann Pettersen (shoulder) WDs from Bahamas LPGA Classic
Suzann Pettersen, the second-ranked player in the Rolex Rankings, withdrew from the Pure Silk Bahamas LPGA Classic on Tuesday, citing a shoulder injury.
Biofusion Spikeless Mesh introduced; lighter than Biofusion Tour
Last week it the Biofusion for Puma Golf, this week the company introduces the Biofusion Spikeless Mesh. It’s a lighter version of the BIOFUSION Tour.
PGA Show puts spotlight on drivers' varying CG theories
The PGA Merchandise Show is an equipment writer’s Super Bowl -- less about new equipment introductions, more about generating momentum -- and nothing creates excitement quite like the driver.
Masters, USGA and R&A team up for new amateur championship
The Masters Tournament, the R&A and the USGA have teamed up to for an amateur championship for Latin America, according to GolfDigest.com.
Koepka earns sponsor exemption into Honda Classic
Brooks Koepka has earned a sponsors exemption into the Honda Classic set to take place Feb. 28-March 2 at PGA National Resort & Spa in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.
PGA Show 2014: Demo Day Live Blog
We will be running down the latest and greatest golf equipment news from Orange County National as the 2014 Demo Day is underway in Orlando, Fla.
Tiger Woods paired with Walker, Spieth at Torrey Pines
Defending champion Tiger Woods will be paired with the red-hot Jimmy Walker and 20-year-old wunderkind Jordan Spieth in the first round of the Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines.
Max Homa, Chris Williams get Pebble Beach exemptions
Former college stars Max Homa and Chris Williams have earned exemptions into the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am set to take place Feb. 6-9.
For David Feherty, it's simple: Let me entertain you
On the eve of "Feherty Live," our Martin Kaufmann sits down with TV personality David Feherty to talk about his rise off the course into one of the best commentators and personalities in the golf business.
Qatar Masters: Tee times, 1st and 2nd rounds
Henrik Stenson will play alongside Jason Dufner and Luke Donald for the first two rounds of this week's Commercial Bank Qatar Masters on European Tour -- here are complete tee times and pairings.
Titleist intros Vokey Design Spin Milled 5 wedges
With new groove patterns, several sole designs and loads of bounce options, Titleist's Vokey Design Spin Milled 5 wedges are designed for short game versatility.
Bridgestone 2014 Tour B330 golf balls use Hydro Core technology
Adding water to the core mixture via Hydro Core technology helped Bridgestone increase speed and decrease spin on its flagship line of B330 golf balls.
Tech golfer Tyler Turnbow dunks at basketball game
Junior Texas Tech golfer Tyson Turnbow took to the basketball court during halftime of the Tech game against Baylor on Jan. 15 to show that golfers can actually dunk.
Patrick Reed withdraws from Farmers Insurance Open with rib injury
Patrick Reed withdrew from the Farmers Insurance Open on Tuesday with a rib injury.
Achenbach: True Temper’s dynamic history
The Dynamic steel golf shaft was introduced in 1942. Today, 72 years later, it is still manufactured by the same company, True Temper, and remains the most popular iron shaft on the PGA Tour.
Fujikura's MCI shaft
Fujikura’s MCI (Metal Composite Iron) shaft recently became widely available through the certified network of Fujikura dealers. This iron shaft is a blend of graphite and steel. The objective is better balance, feel and stability.
UST Mamiya's Recoil shafts
UST vice president and shaft designer Mike Guerrette says the company has finally mastered the ovaling process – just ask five-time major winner Ernie Els.
Men's Spring Preview: Pac-12 Conference
During the month of January, Golfweek will preview the spring season for each conference. Today, we look at the Pac-12 Conference.
Women’s Spring Preview: Pac-12 Conference
During the month of January, Golfweek will preview the spring season for each conference. Today, we look at the Pac-12.