News for Wednesday, June 25, 2014
Sam Burns, Shannon Brooks take respective leads at Rolex Tournament of Champions
Sam Burns fired a 7-under 65 Wednesday at Richland Country Club in Nashville to take a one-shot, 36-hole lead at the AJGA's Rolex Tournament of Champions. Shannon Brooks leads the girls division.
Ernie Els sees Tiger Woods breaking Jack Nicklaus' majors record
As the years have gone by, people have expressed doubt that Tiger Woods will surpass Jack Nicklaus' record for major victories. Apparently four-time major winner Ernie Els isn’t one.
Quicken Loans National defending champ Bill Haas: Game changes quickly
Bill Haas is the Quicken Loans National defending champion. But he’s not the same player he was a year ago: "The game changes weekly. Daily even, absolutely," he said.
LPGA's Walmart NW Arkansas Championship: Tee times, rounds 1-2 Friday and Saturday
Fresh off her first major title, Michelle Wie will share a tee time with Paula Creamer and So Yeon Ryu for the first and second round of the LPGA's Walmart NW Arkansas Championship.
Bios: PGA Championship qualifiers from 2014 PGA PNC
Here are bios for the 20 players who qualified from the PGA Professional National Championship to compete in the 2014 PGA Championship, to be played Aug. 7-10 at Valhalla.
Southern California's Michael Block takes PGA Professional National Championship in playoff
Michael Block erased a four-stroke deficit, caught the leader at the last hole, then made a 3-foot birdie putt at the second playoff hole Wednesday to win the 47th PGA Professional National Championship.
Apparently, Oval Office is healthy snack stop for Presidents Cup golfers
Members of the 2013 Presidents Cup teams visited President Obama on Tuesday night at the White House -- and found it an unexpected healthy snack stop.
Golfweek's Best: Municipal Courses (2014)
Bethpage State Park (Black) is atop the 2014 Golfweek's Best Municipal Courses again.
Rude: Even expectations for Tiger Woods change, eventually
Rusty and inconsistent on Quicken Loans National pro-am day despite the fact he said his back felt great, even expectations for Tiger Woods eventually change. So says our Jeff Rude.
Toy Box Extra e-magazine: June 25, 2014
This week, we take a look at Michelle Wie's equipment, clothing as well as a one-on-one Q&A to chat about her Nike gear that netted her the U.S. Women's Open title.
Notes: FedEx Cup picture; some British Open tickets punched; more
There are three notable players who can’t yet pencil an annual Tour Championship trip into their schedules; a few British Open tickets have been punched; plus more PGA Tour news from Jim McCabe.
Quicken Loans National offers British Open qualifying spots for 2014 at Hoylake
Another designated International Final Qualifying event will be held this week, for up to four British Open spots, at the PGA Tour's Quicken Loans National at Congressional Country Club.
Expert picks, Quicken Loans National on PGA Tour: Where's Tiger Woods?
Jason Day, Hunter Mahan and Brandt Snedeker are our senior writers' favorites to win the Quicken Loans National, where Tiger Woods will make his return to PGA Tour.
Predictably, Tiger Woods feels 'great,' but his play at Quicken Loans National will tell us more
We get it. Tiger Woods gets injured; he gets fixed; he says has never felt better. Best not to get hung up on his words, then -- best to study his track record when it comes to these layoffs.
Dusek: Players like kids in a candy store during White House visit
Regardless of how they might have voted in the past two presidential elections, members of the 2013 U.S. Presidents Cup team wandered wide-eyed through the White House on Tuesday evening.
All signs point toward USGA’s move (perhaps reluctantly) toward digital age
The USGA never had used an electronic scoreboard at one of its tournaments before this month's U.S. Open doubleheader at Pinehurst.
Player diary: Alabama's Emma Talley (Part 12) on Curtis Cup, U.S. Women's Open at Pinehurst
In her latest player diary for Golfweek, Emma Talley of the Alabama Crimson Tide shares her experiences at the Curtis Cup and the U.S. Women's Open at Pinehurst.