Friday, September 30
Kevin Na shot 63 on Friday to climb into a share of the lead at the Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospitals for Children Open. Jhonattan Vegas (67) and Charlie Wi (66) also are at 12 under.
The AJGA has announced that its Achieving Competitive Excellence (ACE) Grant program has hit the $1 million mark, providing 409 junior players with financial help to play a greater number of tournaments.
Beth Ann Baldry: Ginger Howard, 17, won the second stage of LPGA Q-School on Friday as she guns to become the fifth African-American woman to earn LPGA memberships since 1950.
Corey Pavin shot a 7-under 65 on Friday to take a one-stroke lead in the opening round of the SAS Championship.
Duke's Lindy Duncan is intense on the course, but she has the perfect demeanor for long-term success in the game. Julie Williams.
Danny Guise of Greenwich, Conn., has given a verbal commitment to play college golf at Wake Forest. Guise, a junior at Greenwich High School, is ranked No. 77 in the 2013 class and is ranked No. 3 overall in Connecticut.
Carr Vernon of Poplar Bluff, Mo., has given a verbal commitment to play college golf at Akron.
In helping Ping open a new teaching facility, Bubba Watson showed off his unique skill-set.
Tommy Fleetwood and Michael Hoey left a trail of big names behind them, sharing the second-round lead at the Dunhill Links Championship on Friday.
Cristie Kerr’s right arm has been in a splint since Sunday morning of the Solheim Cup. A tearful Kerr withdrew from the event with extensor wrist tendonitis, conceding her singles point to Karen Stupples.
Your assignment: Play all 10 courses at Mission Hills Hainan before you're overcome by sensory overload. Adam Schupak.
With U.S. golf-course development virtually nonexistent, many American golf architects have been piling up frequent-flier miles.
Commissioner Mike Whan and the LPGA have decided to let 16-year-old phenom Lexi Thompson join the Tour just weeks after her momentous win at the Navistar Classic.
Two tournaments to watch this weekend in college golf.
It might have run up against the Tour's FedEx Cup finale, but the Solheim Cup provided the excitement that the game needs, says Alistair Tait.
New Zealand’s Ben Campbell shot 66 Friday to take a three-shot lead halfway through the Asian Amateur.
Thursday, September 29
Dave Kearl, head men’s golf coach at Weber State, has announced he will step down from his position effective Jan. 1 to pursue other opportunities. Kearl had been at the helm of the Wildcat program since 2000.
It's only fitting that Jhonattan Vegas holds a share of the lead at the Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospitals for Children Open in Las Vegas. He and William McGirt shot rounds of 8-under 63.
LPGA commissioner Mike Whan received Lexi Thompson’s petition for membership on Sept. 29. Whan told Thompon’s agent, Bobby Kreusler, that a decision would be made by Friday afternoon, according to an LPGA spokesperson.
Last weekend Jane Geddes walked inside the ropes at the Solheim Cup, the most spirited week in women’s golf. That scene pales in comparison to the “smackdown” in her next gig: VP of Talent Relations at WWE.
Inclement weather wreaked havoc at a few college tournaments earlier this week.
Tom Lehman knows a victory at the SAS Championship this weekend won’t clinch the Charles Schwab Cup.
The LPGA announced that the RR Donnelley LPGA Founders Cup will return to Phoenix next year, but now will be a 72-hole event.
Dustin Johnson says there is no friction between him and fellow American Tiger Woods after losing his caddie to the former No. 1.
Former British Open champion Louis Oosthuizen shot a 6-under 66 Thursday at Kingsbarns to grab a share of the first-round lead at the Dunhill Links Championship.
Tain Lee, a senior at NCAA Division III Claremont-Mudd-Scripps, can make the grades and excel on the course – even against the best in Division I. D.J. Piehowski explains.
Soo-min Lee took a two-shot lead Thursday after an opening-round 65 at the Asian Amateur Championship. Defending champion Hideki Matsuyama is two behind.
James Achenbach: Michael Vrska, director of product development for Adams Golf, preaches the importance of proper gapping between clubs and proper lie angle.
Dave Hill, a 13-time winner on the PGA Tour who made three Ryder Cup appearances and won the 1969 Vardon Trophy for the tour’s lowest scoring average, has died. He was 74.
Wednesday, September 28
It may have been only one tournament, but Ron Balicki says Virginia's season-opening victory was a big step for the Cavaliers.
Who’s the PGA Tour Player of the Year? Jeff Rude says there is no debate: It’s Luke Donald, the world No. 1 and the player with the most impressive body of work.
Tests have confirmed that Steve Stricker has a herniated disk in his neck. The next step for the highest-ranked American golfer is figuring out what to do about it.
LPGA rookie Belen Mozo will be one of the featured athletes in ESPN Magazine’s “Body Issue,” it was revealed Wednesday.
Tuesday, September 27
Fred Couples and Greg Norman didn't shock anyone with their captains' picks for the 2011 Presidents Cup team, choosing the widely-predicted frontrunners. Jim McCabe
The Internationals haven't won the Presidents Cup since 1998, the last time it was held at Royal Melbourne. Can they reverse the trend this year? Meet the team
The U.S. Presidents Cup team is impressive from top to bottom. Take a look at Fred Couples’ squad, including how each did at the 2011 majors and individual outlooks:
Sean Martin: Arkansas went 2-for-2 in 2011 with a victory at the Golfweek Conference Challenge, while Chattanooga’s Stephan Jaeger captured medalist honors for the second time.
Virginia’s men shot 10-under 278 in the final round Sept. 27 to earn a victory at the VCU Shootout at Hermitage Country Club in Virginia finished at a school-record 27-under 837, seven shots better than runner-up East Carolina, which shot a final-round 281.
First a shot into the bleachers. Then a shot into the water. Somehow Bill Haas still walked away with $10 million. It was great theater for the PGA Tour.
The Baylor women’s golf team overcame a six-shot deficit in the final round Sept. 26 to win the Branch Law Firm/Dick McGuire Invitational at the University of New Mexico Championship Course.
As the season rolls on, so does another week of the good and the bad from the past week in college golf. It’s time once again for Thumbs up/Thumbs down.
Kent State rolled to the team title in the abbreviated Inverness Intercollegiate, but Dugan Murphy pulled off a hometown upset.
Bill Haas played his amazing shot out of the water with a Titleist Vokey Design Spin Milled 60-degree lob wedge.
Inside the Sept. 30, 2011 issue of Golfweek:
Chad Campbell and Nick Watney headline the field this week at the Justin Timberlake Shiners Hospitals for Children Open, the first event in the Fall Series. Fantasy Tip Sheet
Defending champion Hideki Matsuyama highlights the field for the third annual Asian Amateur Championship, which begins Thursday at Singapore Island Country Club.
Monday, September 26
Much like Day 1, Stephan Jaeger and Chattanooga are leading at the Golfweek Conference Challenge. That and four other stories from Round 2 at Spirit Hollow.
Looking for a sleeper team this year? Well, I may have one for you. Just a few weeks into the college golf season, I have had a few coaches tell me to keep an eye on New Mexico.
He's won seven tournaments in the past two months and defeated Ian Poulter in a nine-hole match. Matt Bernstein offers an introduction to one 14-year-old to keep an eye on.
Hank Haney has been sued by a Pennsylvania woman and her son who claim that the instructor did not deliver on promises of personal instruction at his South Carolina academy.
The Blue Devils junior defeated Alabama’s Jennifer Kirby on the first hole of a playoff at the Mason Rudolph Fall Preview to win the third individual title of her career.
The Blue Raiders senior closed with a 4-under 67 to finish at 8-under 205, beating Davidson’s John Skeadas by two shots at the Mason Rudolph Championship.
The Bruins opened its season with a six-shot win at the Mason Rudolph Fall Preview.
Behind medalist Hunter Green, the Blue Raiders held off Mississippi by a stroke Sept. 25 to win the Mason Rudolph Championship at the Vanderbilt Legends Club in Franklin, Tenn.
All four rounds of the Presidents Cup in Australia will be televised live in the United States for the first time with the event outside North America.
See what the winners had in their bags this week.
PGA of America executives want to “reset” the golf industry.
Bill Haas' unlikely escape from the water at the Tour Championship was undoubtedly ‘clutch.’ Let's take a look back at the top 10 clutch shots of the past 10 years. The list
Asher Wildman: Earl Yestingsmeier, 78, might have retired 14 years ago, but he still makes it to nearly every Ball State golf tournament.
Like the Solheim Cup itself, the Europeans squeaked out a victory in the Fashion Face-Off.
Newberry College is losing its successful men's and women's golf coaches. The school said Monday that Brian McCants is leaving his position with the men's team to take an assistant's job in Kansas. He'll be joined by Newberry's women's coach, wife Lauren McCants, in October.
Bill Haas basically won the lottery on Sunday, while Webb Simpson showed how hard it is to be a FedEx Cup frontrunner.
The Vanderbilt Legends Club should offer plenty of intrigue come Women's NCAA time. Julie Williams
He won the first major he ever played in only a month ago, but Keegan Bradley is likely going to be left off the Presidents Cup team with Bill Haas' big win at the Tour Championship on Sunday.
Sunday, September 25
Ted Potter Jr. beat Andres Gonzales and Miguel Carballo on the second playoff hole to take the Nationwide Tour's Soboba Golf Classic on Sunday.
Tyler Whitehurst, 20, could barely play four holes of golf when he first picked up the game. On Sunday, he was one of many winners at the Special Olympics Golf Invitational in Florida.
From an ‘unexpected’ victory from Bill Haas to lingering questions about the Presidents Cup squads, here are 5 Things to take away from Sunday's finale at the Tour Championship:
Iowa's Chris Brant has gone from a freshman fighting for a spot to a senior that leads the Hawkeye charge. For Brant, it isn't natural talent, it is all about hard work.
Riding Hunter Green's medalist play, the Middle Tennessee St. men held off Mississippi by one stroke to win the Mason Rudolph Championship.
After an unlikely escape from shallow water, Bill Haas won both the Tour Championship and the $10 million FedEx Cup titles on Sunday.
According to a wire report, Tiger Woods will hire Joe LaCava as his next caddie. LaCava has worked with Dustin Johnson and Fred Couples.
Chattanooga, led by standout senior Stephan Jaeger, took the early lead at the Golfweek Conference Challenge, with Arkansas only a shot behind.
The light-hearted UCLA women's team easily won the Mason Rudolph Fall Preview on Sunday, beating the field by six strokes to back up the pre-season hype.
A look at the previous winners of the Solheim Cup:
Behind Suzann Pettersen's big singles win over Michelle Wie, the Europeans toppled the U.S. in what was, arguably, the best Solheim Cup in the event's history.
Kenneth Ferrie beat fellow Englishman Simon Wakefield in a playoff to win the Austrian Open on Sunday for his first European Tour title since 2005 and third overall.
American star Cristie Kerr has been forced to withdraw from her Solheim Cup match with European Karen Stupples due to tendinitis in her right wrist.
Saturday, September 24
Aaron Baddeley and Hunter Mahan surged into a share of the lead at the Tour Championship on Sunday, but they have plenty of stars nipping at their heels.
Bubba Watson's superhuman swing speed may have cost him some strokes at East Lake.
Invitations for the 2011 Golfweek Conference Challenge were sent to the top-ranked team in a conference at the conclusion of the 2010 fall season and with Kent State unable to participate this year, the next team in line to represent the Mid-American Conference was Ball State. Head coach Mike Fleck quickly accepted.
With Aaron Baddeley and Hunter Mahan leading the Tour Championship, we're flooded with more projections than at 8 o'clock on election night as far as who can win the FedEx Cup. Jeff Rude
The last time it took the Cal men’s golf team so long to arrive at a tournament? The Topy Cup, 11 years ago. That tournament is in Japan, though. This time, the Bears were traveling from the Pacific Coast to Middle America. It was supposed to be an easy trip.
Tiffany Lua and the UCLA Bruins might create fear in the hearts of their opponents, but the defending national champs are as easygoing as they come. UCLA leads the Fall Preview by six shots.
The United States staged a dramatic rally to win the afternoon fourball session 3-1 Saturday and tie Europe 8-all at the Solheim Cup.
Laura Davies, who secured a point for Europe in four-balls to become the leading scorer in Solheim Cup history, scores high marks for originality, too. Beth Ann Baldry
If the Europeans are going to win the Solheim Cup on home soil, they will need to perform in the singles – a task they have failed to accomplish in recent years. Alistair Tait
Thomas Norret shot a 2-under 70 Saturday to take a two-stroke lead into the final day of the Austrian Open.
Oklahoma State will be without Peter Uihlein this week, but don't count them out at the Golfweek Conference Challenge at Spirit Hollow. Sean Martin previews the field.
Although she and Cristie Kerr walked away with a halve Saturday morning, Paula Creamer is still without a loss this week at the Solheim Cup. It's not surprising, considering her record.
Led by Caroline Hedwall and Sophie Gustafson, the Europeans took a two-point lead at the Solheim Cup. But with the Americans' traditional singles dominance, afternoon four-balls will be crucial.
Friday, September 23
Dylan Siebenaler of Sugar Land, Texas, has given a verbal commitment to play college golf at Texas A&M. Siebenaler is the No. 71-ranked player in the 2013 class.
Lexi Thompson has officially withdrawn from LPGA Q-School, her agent, Bobby Kreusler, confirmed to Golfweek. Thompson's withdrawal, expected since her historic victory at the Navistar LPGA Classic, occurred Friday at approximately 6 p.m. Eastern.
With the chemistry of Jason Day and Adam Scott, Greg Norman seemingly has a pairing to build around come Presidents Cup time in two months.
With Adam Scott and K.J. Choi at 1 and 2, respectively, on the leaderboard and with Jason Day and Geoff Ogilvy in the hunt, it seemed like a replay of the year's first major Friday at East Lake. Jeff Rude
USC counted five birdies in its final two holes – including two from Sophia Popov – to take a one-shot lead after the first round of the Mason Rudolph Fall Preview. Julie Williams.
Adam Scott is playing well enough to win the Tour Championship. If he gets some help, he could win a lot more.
Tiger Woods might need a new partner for the Presidents Cup. Steve Stricker, who went 4-0 with Woods as a partner two years ago, said Friday that his left arm feels so weak that he could not guarantee being fit enough to play the Presidents Cup at Royal Melbourne in November. He says making the team was a goal, and he desperately wants to play.
A few thoughts from a long, long day of Solheim Cup viewing. . .
Take a look at the pairings for Saturday morning's foursome matches at the 2011 Solheim Cup.
Golfweek's Alistair Tait and Beth Ann Baldry are on the ground at Killeen Castle to bring you all the action from the 2011 Solheim Cup.
It’s time to assess the Solheim Cup girls in the most important way of all – the Fashion Faceoff.
It didn’t take long for Ernie Els to fill the void after he left agent Andrew ‘Chubby’ Chandler and International Sports Management earlier this month.
Ryann O'Toole struggled mightily heading into the Solheim Cup, but her gutsy play Friday proved she was worth the captain's pick, says Beth Ann Baldry.
John Daly walked off the course at the Austrian Open on Friday after a dispute with officials over a ball drop.
Led by two brilliant comebacks from Paula Creamer, the U.S. limited its damage on Day 1 of the Solheim Cup and enters Saturday's matches down 4.5-3.5 . . . but it could have been much worse.
Weekly Top 5: Stanford's rout at Olympia Fields will likely lead the Cardinal to the top of college golf world, while the highly touted freshmen class is living up to the hype.
College notebook: Tulsa, behind coach Randy Keck and junior Kristina Merkle, showed at the Golfweek Conference Challenge that it is bringing its program back to prominence.
Karen Stupples, with partner Melissa Reid, stumbled badly down the stretch on Friday morning at the Solheim Cup.
Europe looked to be in command of Day 1 at the Solheim Cup, but late blunders by Karen Stupples and Melissa Reid allowed Paula Creamer and Brittany Lincicome to even things up in Ireland.
Thursday, September 22
Randal Lewis, at age 54, showed the younger generation how it’s done Thursday, setting a mark as the oldest U.S. Mid-Amateur champion. Ron Balicki
Some are trying to impress a captain. Some are trying to add millions more to their bank account. Some are trying to win a tournament that they consider prestigious.
Jeff Rude: Keegan Bradley and Jason Dufner, who dueled last month in the PGA Championship, will reunite in the Tour Championship’s second round.
Back in Atlanta for the first time since his victory at the PGA Championship, Keegan Bradley shot a 64 Thursday at East Lake to take a two-shot lead at the Tour Championship.
Ellen Port, 50, became the first four-time winner of the U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur on Thursday with a 2-and-1 victory over Martha Leach at Bayville Golf Club.
With Morgan Hoffmann and Kevin Tway gone, the cast of Cowboys has changed, but Oklahoma State still has plenty of horses to ride. College Notebook
Sam Alexander has a prosthetic leg and swings one-handed, but he landed his trophy this summer, and then some. Jim McCabe explains.
Liam Bond of Wales shot a 6-under 66 Thursday to lead after the first round of the Austrian Open, taking advantage of less windy conditions.
Bradley S. Klein writes that Dismal River, remodeled but still raw, flashes its potential in this month’s Rater’s Notebook.
Believe it or not, one of the best fields of the year will be in Scotland next week at the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship.
After all the buildup in Ireland, it’s finally time for the 12th Solheim Cup to get under way. Alistair Tait breaks down the opening foursomes pairings at Killeen Castle.
Beth Ann Baldry: Karen Stupples gives Europe plenty of drive – and tons of tweets – against the Americans on the eve of the Solheim Cup.
Ellen Port is in position to win a record fourth U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur title.
The 2013 U.S. Mid-Amateur Championship will be played at Forest Creek Golf Club in Southern Pines, N.C., the U.S. Golf Association announced Sept. 22.
Webb Simpson is the No. 1 seed heading into the Tour Championship, giving him the best shot to capture the $10 million bonus from the FedEx Cup.
Wednesday, September 21
Julie Williams: On a wild final day in Colorado, Oklahoma and sophomore Chirapat Jao-Javanil emerged from a jam-packed leaderboard to win the Golfweek Conference Challenge.
Ron Balicki: Nathan Smith’s bid for a historic third consecutive U.S. Mid-Amateur title came to a surprising end Wednesday with a semifinal loss to Randal Lewis.
Inside the Sept. 23, 2011 issue of Golfweek:
The first year of the Tour Championship at East Lake offered great promise for dramatic theater on the par-3 18th. Hal Sutton saved par from a deep bunker to get into a playoff, then hit a 4-wood to 6 feet for a birdie to beat Vijay Singh.
Notre Dame men's coach Jim Kubinski lost his father, James, to colon cancer in February 2005. The Irish coach described his father as someone who had never been sick or missed a day of work. He died at age 58.
Annika Sorenstam has a simple way that Europe can quiet critics who want to change the Solheim Cup format: just win.
Nathan Smith is looking for his third consecutive U.S. Mid-Am title. Randall Lewis, 54, is looking to become the tournament's oldest champ. Ron Balicki has the tale of the tape.
How can we spruce up the FedEx Cup playoffs? Simple: add some match play to the proceedings.
Facing a two-point deficit entering the final session at the Junior Solheim Cup, the U.S. team won seven singles matches in miserable conditions Wednesday to force a 12-all tie and retain the Cup at Knightsbrook Golf Club.
David Toms has been presented the Payne Stewart Award, in honor of the three-time major champion who died in a plane crash on his way to the Tour Championship in 1999.
Scott Verplank is recovering from surgery to rebuild his left wrist and won't be playing for about five months.
The Nationwide Tour has not excelled like it's PGA Tour counterpart during the recession, with purses and tournaments dwindling in 2011.
Last season, it was Cory Whitsett and Bobby Wyatt. This season, Alabama is relying on two more freshmen - Justin Thomas and Tom Lovelady - to help keep it atop the Golfweek rankings.
You'd expect to see Luke Donald and Adam Scott as picks on our fantasy panel this week, but one particular pick stands out from the rest: Phil Mickelson.
Beth Ann Baldry: Paula Creamer says the Solheim Cup is her favorite week of the year, surpassing even her own U.S. Open win. Will tough weather put a damper on those emotions this week?
Tuesday, September 20
Mike McCaffrey overcame a stomach bug to advance to the U.S. Mid-Am quarterfinals, while three-time champ Nathan Smith continues to roll along in Texas.
Despite tough and windy conditions, Oregon holds a five-shot lead at the Golfweek Conference Challenge on the eve of the final round. Julie Williams.
Lexi Thompson has withdrawn from next week's second stage of LPGA Q-School, her agent confirmed, adding that no deal has been reached regarding her LPGA membership.
Lindsay Cone is a two-sport athlete from the University of Denver, where she finds the mental aspects of skiing and golf to be very similar.
Qualifying for the Tour Championship may have been the boost Aaron Baddeley needed to garner a Presidents Cup pick. Jim McCabe explains.
The world premiere of the Big Break Ireland wasn't a smooth ride for Golfweek blogger and competitor Nicole Smith, who was a bit nervous about what her fellow competitors had to say about each other.
Texas-Arlington men's coach Jay Rees called off the final round of the UTA/Waterchase Invitational after an estimated 60,000 bees infested the 18th hole at Waterchase Country Club in Fort Worth, Texas.
For a while, it appeared that the medalist jinx might be in order at this year’s U.S. Mid-Amateur Championship at Shadow Hawk Golf Club.
Cobra is launching a LetLexiPlay campaign in an attempt to persuade the LPGA to grant membership to Lexi Thompson, who won the Navistar LPGA Classic and became the youngest LPGA winner in history.
The trash talk in Ireland so far smells awfully sweet. Both teams want to claim the role of underdog at the 12th Solheim Cup, our Beth Ann Baldry reports from Ireland.
Barclays PLC says its title sponsorship of the Scottish Open has ended after 10 years because of "market factors." The bank won't be backing any events in Europe.
Nicotine as a performance-enhancing drug? Yes, it really could be classified that way on the PGA Tour.
The Walker Cup had become too lopsided, in favor of the Americans. But, with GB&I's shocking win in Scotland last week, the event might be better off says our Ron Balicki.
Monday, September 19
UC Davis held off the big numbers Monday at Red Sky Golf Club to take a three-shot lead after the opening round of the Golfweek Conference Challenge. Julie Williams.
In his quest to win a historic third consecutive U.S. Mid-Amateur title, Nathan Smith moved into the second round of match play at Shadow Hawk Golf Club. Ron Balicki
With a shock of curly brown hair tucked under her Ole Miss baseball cap and a deceptively southern-sounding accent, Natalie Gleadall is hard to miss.
See what the winners had in their bags this week.
Gene Yasuda says teaching golf in elementary schools is a critical investment for the game's future.
Simplicity reigns: That’s the conclusion drawn from recent Pinnacle market research, and it explains the brand’s decision to streamline its offerings.
Beth Ann Baldry: Suzann Pettersen gives Europe a menacing presence at the Solheim Cup, even if she doesn’t really mean it.
Former Washington Redskins quarterback Mark Rypien threw for 18,473 yards and 115 touchdowns in 12 NFL seasons. Now, he’s trying his hand at another professional sport.
Mike McCaffrey is making the most of his first appearance in a U.S. Golf Association championship.
With the season under way, questions are starting to arise. Some people may already be hitting the panic buttons, but there really isn’t any need to . . . yet. It’s time for Fantasy vs. Reality.
Sure, football is fun, but imagine what the addition of Oklahoma State, Texas, Texas Tech and Oklahoma to the Pac-12 would mean to college golf.
Keegan Bradley is a lock for Rookie of the Year honors, the race for Player of the Year is far from being over.
The defending NCAA champion started this fall like she ended last spring – with a victory. Ernst, a sophomore, shot 67-69-67 for a 13-under 203 at Yeamans Hall, lifting LSU to a five-shot team victory over North Carolina on Sept. 13 at the Cougar Classic.
Fresh off the Walker Cup, the Cardinal freshman took medalist honors at Olympia Fields in his first college event, posting a 4-under 206 to win by three strokes over Dylan Frittelli of Texas.
Playing for the first time under Alan Bratton, who recently made the jump from men’s assistant to head women’s coach at OSU, the Cowgirls erased a huge final-round deficit Sept. 14 at the Dale McNamara Invitational.
The Cardinal had three golfers finish in the top four and picked up their first team title since February 2010, winning by an impressive 16 shots over a loaded field Sept. 18 at the Olympia Fields/Fighting Illini Invitational.
Sunday, September 18
Rookie Jason Kokrak earned his first career Nationwide Victory on Sunday, making the most of being the last player to get into the Albertsons Boise Open.
Julie Williams: Eighteen conferences are on the ground at Red Sky Golf Club for the Golfweek Conference Challenge. Demi Runas and UC Davis are a good bet for the title after a season-opening win last week.
Paul Simson, 60, is proving that age is nothing but a number, as he moved onto match-play at the weather-plagued U.S. Mid-Am on Sunday.
Tiger Woods was among the winners after the BMW Championship, even though he didn't play. Woods slipped to No. 49 in the world ranking Sunday, meaning he will be eligible for the Chevron World Challenge, the tournament he hosts in Southern California in December.
Presidents Cup captain Fred Couples faces a tough decision for wild-card picks. Is it Keegan Bradley's to lose?
Justin Rose chipped in for birdie on the 17th hole and hung on to win the BMW Championship on Sunday. Rose closed with an even-par 71 at Cog Hill for a two-shot victory and is headed to the Tour Championship with a shot at the $10 million FedEx Cup prize.
Not only did Navistar benefit from 16-year-old Lexi Thompson's historic win on Sunday, but the LPGA now has a much-needed big story on its hands.
Justin Rose extended his lead to five strokes at one point on Sunday, but had to hold on for dear life on the back nine to capture the BMW Championship on Sunday. Our 5 Things . . .
The U.S. put the finishing touches on its domination of the 25th PGA Cup, remaining undefeated on American soil with a 17.5-8.5 win Sunday at CordeValle in California.
Stanford picked up its first men's team title since February 2010 with a blowout victory in Illinois, while Cardinal standout freshman Patrick Rodgers was the medalist in his first collegiate start.
At 16, Lexi Thompson has become the youngest player to win an LPGA Tour event. The Floridian closed with a 2-under 70 on Sunday to win by five strokes at the Navistar LPGA Classic.
Jay Don Blake beat fellow American John Cook on the fifth playoff hole at the Songdo IBD Championship Sunday for his first Champions Tour victory.
Plenty of players are competing for the final spots on the Int'l Presidents Cup team. Who's looking good?
Britain & Ireland held off a strong effort from Continental Europe in singles to retain the Vivendi Seve Trophy 15½ to 12½.
Saturday, September 17
The U.S. continued its domination of foursomes play Saturday and assumed control of the 25th PGA Cup at CordeValle.
Nathan Smith is trying to go where no man has ever gone before within the realm of the U.S. Mid-Amateur Championship.
Lexi Thompson is closing in on her first LPGA victory – and she’s doing so in remarkable fashion. The 16-year-old phenom shot a 67 Saturday to build a five-shot lead at the Navistar LPGA.
Consider Saturday’s third round of the BMW Championship to be a serious case of good news, bad news for Sergio Garcia.
Sonny Skinner was conceded a birdie putt at the last hole to gain a half-point for the U.S. in the morning session of Day 2 at the 25th PGA Cup at CordeValle.
The Chicago Bears and Justin Rose aren’t doing any favors to the BMW Championship.
Searching for its first team title since February 2010, Stanford extended its lead to 11 strokes Saturday on a difficult day for scoring at the Olympia Fields/Fighting Illini Invitational.
Justin Rose is pulling away at the BMW Championship, where the Englishman shot a 2-under 69 Saturday to take a four-shot lead into the final round.
Turbulent weather has claimed another U.S. golf course, this one a fixture of the PGA Tour.
Britain & Ireland outplayed Continental Europe in Saturday's greensomes and foursomes to take a commanding five-point lead in the Vivendi Seve Trophy, 11½ to 6½.
Friday, September 16
The U.S. won three of four afternoon foursomes matches in routs Friday and took a 6-2 lead over Great Britain & Ireland after the first day of the 25th PGA Cup at CordeValle.
Teenager Lexi Thompson shot a 4-under 68 Friday to take a two-shot lead over Stacy Lewis and Becky Morgan after two rounds of the Navistar LPGA Classic.
Steve Stricker withdrew from the BMW Championship on Friday because of weakness in his left arm that first began to bother him nine months ago.
BMW Championship midway co-leader Mark Wilson shot 66, went to the range and, using three drivers with different weights, pounded 45 drives about as hard as he could.
Jim McCabe: Seemingly unfazed after kicking away the PGA Championship, Jason Dufner sets his sights on another goal this week: advancing to Atlanta for the Tour Championship.
Mark Wilson, who considers Cog Hill a home course after moving to Chicago, is tied for the lead with Justin Rose after two rounds of the BMW Championship.
Rob McClellan, the head professional at Butler (Pa.) Country Club, birdied the last hole to give his team the lead for the only time in the match and help the U.S. to a 2.5-1.5 lead after the first session at the 25th PGA Cup at CordeValle.
Even without David Chung in the lineup, Stanford opened a five-shot lead Friday at the Olympia Fields/Fighting Illini Invitational.
Tiger Woods won’t be the only big name at the Frys.com event next month. Ernie Els has decided to make the trip, as well.
The Vivendi Seve Trophy is a good start, but more needs to be done to honor the late Seve Ballesteros.
Jack Nicklaus said Tiger Woods can still beat his record of 18 major championships — provided he can stay in control of his mental game.
Continental Europe picked up 3 1/2 out of five points in fourball matches Friday to reduce Britain and Ireland’s lead to one point in the Vivendi Seve Trophy.
Tom Lewis, the youngster who rose to prominence by taking a share of the first-round lead at this year’s British Open, has turned professional.
College notebook: Defending national champion Austin Ernst jumps out of the gates by not missing a beat, picking up medalist honors at the Cougar Classic.
A look at the teams in the Golfweek Conference Challenge at Red Sky Golf Club in Vail, Colo.
Thursday, September 15
Jennifer Johnson shot a career-best, 7-under-par 65 on Thursday to take the first-round lead over teenager Lexi Thompson in the Navistar LPGA Classic.
Waking up in chilly Chicago, Justin Rose figured it was a good day to "hang in there." Instead he birdied half the golf course and took a two-shot lead at the BMW Championship. Jeff Rude
Cog Hill owner Frank Jemsek says he'd be willing to talk with Phil Mickelson about his course concerns.
Justin Rose picked up nine birdies and fired an opening-round 63 to take a two-shot lead over Mark Wilson and Webb Simpson on a chilly day at the BMW Championship.
It’s not unusual for husbands to caddie for their wives on the LPGA. What makes the Pillers unique is that hubby Martin plays full time on the PGA Tour. Gerina Piller, who like Martin is a rookie this year, put her other half to work this week at the Navistar LPGA Classic.
Yes, she shot 66. And yes, she's one back at an LPGA event. But as Beth Ann Baldry explains, 16-year-old Lexi Thompson's opening round at the Navistar LPGA could have been scary low.
The PGA Tour's decision to delay until 2013 the drastic changes to Q-School and the Nationwide Tour could have an impact on college golf. Why? The delay gives players more time to consider the changes' ramifications.
First-time USGA Senior Women’s Amateur participant Terri Frohnmayer might have had a positive omen early in the week at The Honors Course.
After a dramatic final match full of highs and lows, Louis Lee made a clutch sidehill 4-footer to win the U.S. Senior Amateur Championship.
The fall season is underway, and it’s time to look ahead. Here’s all the information you need on the biggest tournaments happening in the next few days.
Every year, a few unexpected players turn into All-Americans. Here are five lesser-known players that are strong candidates to make the climb to All-American status this season. College Notebook
A look at the week's top 5 college golf stories, including Justin Thomas winning his debut at Alabama.
Billy Hurley III and his Nationwide Tour brethren face a make-or-break stretch in their bids for PGA Tour cards. Sean Martin
Waste Management and the Scottsdale Convention & Visitors Bureau have created the Waste Management Scottsdale Open, a three-round amateur tournament that will be held prior to the PGA Tour’s Waste Management Phoenix Open.
Small-college preseason rankings
Britain and Ireland took a 4-1 lead after the opening fourballs Thursday in the Vivendi Seve Trophy against Continental Europe.
College seniors can breathe a sigh of relief. Golfweek has learned that the PGA Tour’s proposed Q-School changes will not be implemented until at least 2013.
Wednesday, September 14
Phil Mickelson rips Cog Hill’s makeover by Rees Jones - ‘maybe if they just start over,’ he suggests - on the eve of the BMW Championship, says Jeff Rude.
The Texas women’s team fought off a final-round charge from Auburn (296-302-289–887) to win the Texas A&M “Mo”Morial by two shots Sept. 13 at The Traditions Club in Bryan, Texas, giving the Longhorns their second victory in their past three events dating to last spring’s Big 12 Championship.
Alan Bratton, the former Oklahoma State men’s assistant and player led the Cowgirls to a shocking come-from-behind victory Sept. 14 at the Dale McNamara Invitational at The Patriot Golf Club in Owasso, Okla.
Mike Dirks has been hired as the new men’s golf coach at New Mexico State.
It was a 1,000-mile trip from Heber Springs, Ark., to the U.S. Senior Amateur, but brothers Stan and Louis Lee wound up playing each other Wednesday in the quarterfinals. James Achenbach
Ryann O’Toole, a stunning choice for the Solheim Cup, shrugs off two recent dismal performances: ‘A true champion isn’t afraid of losing.’
Donnie Darr isn't quite ready to proclaim this year's Ohio State men's team on a par with last year's Buckeyes.
Encouraged by his recent victory and his past success at Cog Hill, the Golfweek Fantasy Aces are going with Dustin Johnson this week at the BMW Championship. FANTASY TIP SHEET
The first week of tournaments are in the books and it’s time for some reviews. What better way then to give some thumbs up and thumbs down?
Boise State head coach Kevin Burton is in the field for this week’s Boise Open on the Nationwide Tour.
Cameron McCormick won’t let Jordan Spieth watch video of Spieth’s old swing. It’s a way to block out the bad memories. Spieth’s swing has changed in myriad ways since he and McCormick began working together in 2006.
For some high-achieving freshmen, the PGA Tour has been a steppingstone into the college game. Kids, please remember to respect your elders. Sean Martin.
Tuesday, September 13
Webb Simpson is leading the FedEx Cup points list, but he's trying not to focus on the $10M bonus.
Led by medalist Austin Ernst, LSU claimed a five-shot win over North Carolina at the Cougar Classic at Yeamans Hall.
Ryan Lavner: The Golfweek Program Challenge ended in unprecedented fashion Tuesday, with one men's and one women's player from each team squaring off in sudden-death alternate-shot playoff, ultimately won by Campbell.
Vinny Giles didn't pull any punches after his second-round loss at the U.S. Senior Amateur, blasting the USGA for still allowing players to use long putters and belly putters.
California opened its season with a 12-shot victory at the Wolverine Intercollegiate on Tuesday, shooting 13 under to defeat Baylor at the University of Michigan Golf Course.
Mike Whan sent a memo to players on Sept. 13 confirming that the Imperial Springs LPGA event in Guangzhou, China, has been canceled.
The Pac-12 has become the power conference of college golf. Last season eight of the conference’s then ten teams were ranked inside the top 50 of the Golfweek/Sagarin rankings.
The Texas men's golf team will begin its season Friday at Olympia Fields, but Jordan Spieth, one of the country's most notable incoming freshmen, will not be in the lineup. Sean Martin
Harris English, the U.S. Walker Cup team member who won this year's Nationwide Children's Hospital Invitational, will make his pro debut at next week's Soboba Golf Classic. English, who has accepted membership on the Nationwide Tour, will play four events with hopes of making the Nationwide Tour Championship.
The long, strenuous task that is Q-School begins today with the pre-qualifying stage. Seven 54-hole qualifiers will be held over the next two weeks for players trying to earn their way into Q-School’s first stage.
In the mid-2000s, Philip Francis of Arizona and Rickie Fowler of California were two young guns with tons of talent. Their paths from there couldn't have been more different. Ron Balicki
Led by Western Amateur champion Ethan Tracy, Arkansas won its season-opening event, the Gopher Invitational, by three shots over North Texas. Tracy, who topped UCLA’s Patrick Cantlay in the Western Am finals this summer, finished fifth at 2 over par at Spring Hill GC.
Monday, September 12
Two 71-year-old golfers, Jack Vardaman and Mike Rice, won first-round matches Monday in the USGA Senior Amateur at Kinloch Golf Club.
Campbell posted the low round in the men's division of the Golfweek Program Challenge to share the 36-hole lead. The Camels recorded a 10-under 278 and share the lead with Jacksonville State at 21-under 555.
See what the winners had in their bags this week.
Julia Strandberg of East Carolina has always known she is a talented player, but proving it on the course has been the problem. As Ryan Lavner writes, she is starting to figured it out.
Rounds played in the U.S. fell 1.7 percent in July, marking the fourth decline in the past five months.
Ayaka Nakayama of Kanagawa, Japan, shot 3-under 139 (69-70) at Hilton Head International in Bluffton, S.C., to win the IJGT Hilton Heady National.
Ben Schlottman of Advance, N.C., shot 3-under 208 (71-67-70) at Oldfield Club in Okatie, S.C., to win the IJGT Labor Day Classic at Oldfield Club.
The college season has arrived! This year will be sure to have plenty of great storylines, players, and tournaments to talk about on a weekly basis.
College Station did not deliver the atmosphere its name suggested when the NCAA Championship came to visit. Beth Ann Baldry has some suggestions for future championships.
A Wounded Warrior pro-am at Fort Bragg offered 9/11 perspective like no other.
College golf is just a few short weeks away. To get you ready, Asher Wildman is breaking down the top 60 men's and women's teams from last year's Golfweek/Sagarin rankings. Today, it's No. 1 on the board with the Oklahoma State men and USC women.
Nicolas Noya of San Francisco has given a verbal commitment to play college golf at UC Davis. Noya, who attends Saint Ignatius College Preparatory, is ranked No. 23 in the 2012 class and 15th overall in California.
Eight spots. Nine golfers. The prize? A trip to the match-play portion of the USGA Senior Amateur in Virginia.
The FedEx Cup playoffs have changed the landscape of professional golf in the fall. Seventeen of the world's top 25 players will tee it up at this week's BMW Championship. Jim McCabe
Sunday, September 11
Alabama freshman Justin Thomas won his first college start Sunday, posting a closing 65 to win the Carpet Capital Collegiate at The Farm GC in Rocky Face, Ga. RESULTS
GB&I kept the Walker Cup trophy overseas with a brilliant weekend in Scotland. Check out our fourth and final special digital edition, presented by Titleist, ready for download by clicking here.
Overhead in the gallery at the U.S. Senior Amateur: “I can’t believe it. lsn’t that Fred Ridley out there?” Yes, the former USGA president missed the 36-hole cut, but his presence was enough, writes James Achenbach
Top-ranked Yani Tseng successfully defended her title in the LPGA Tour’s NW Arkansas Championship on Sunday, beating Amy Yang with a 4-foot birdie putt on the first hole of a playoff.
Former UCLA player Sydnee Michaels won the Price Chopper Tour Championship on Sunday to secure LPGA status for 2012.
Ryan Lavner: Campbell freshman Andy Gai just put himself on the collegiate map, shooting a back-nine 29 and an opening 8-under 64 at the Golfweek Program Challenge.
For a short time, 10 years ago, Peter Uihlein thought he might have lost his father, Wally, in the Sept. 11 attacks. He didn't, but the memories of that day have gone nowhere.
England's Simon Dyson had a final-round 66 Sunday to win his third KLM Open crown in six years. Rory McIlroy finished in third while Lee Westwood was fifth.
College golf is just a few short weeks away. To get you ready, Asher Wildman is breaking down the top 60 men's and women's teams from last year's Golfweek/Sagarin rankings. Today, it's No. 2 on the board with the Georgia Tech men and UCLA women.
Propelled by a breakout summer, Patrick Rodgers enters Stanford at the top of a fab freshman class.
Golfweek is on the scene at Myrtle Beach's True Blue and Caledonia golf courses, hosting the Golfweek Program Challenge, with 12 complete programs vying for the title. Check out our coverage here:
Ryan Lavner: He turned around Hartford. He turned around Long Beach State. Now, Bill Poutre's next job is to turn around Boston College. His first chance to show off is this weekend at the Golfweek Program Challenge.
It was close, but GB&I pulled it off. Just. Great Britain & Ireland have reclaimed the Walker Cup after three straight losses - despite a magnificent U.S. comeback.
Yes, he is. Ken Eichele, the New York firefighter indelibly linked to golf and the Sept. 11 attacks, accepts his place in American lore.
What many thought was impossible has happened in Scotland: The heavily-favored Americans have fallen to GB&I in the Walker Cup.
Saturday, September 10
Mark Bemowski shot a 4-under 68 on Saturday to take a two-shot lead after the first round of stroke-play qualifying in the USGA Senior Amateur Championship at Kinloch Golf Club.
Lisa Schlesinger topped the USGA Senior Women's Amateur leaderboard at 5 under with two holes left when play was suspended because of darkness Saturday in the first round of stroke-play qualifying.
Defending champion Yani Tseng shot a 4-under 67 on Saturday and Amy Yang had a 64 to share the second-round lead in the LPGA Tour's NW Arkansas Championship at 9 under.
U.S. Open champion Rory McIlroy birdied four of his last eight holes to move within three shots of the lead at the KLM Open on Saturday.
The GB&I squad took a surprising 7-5 Walker Cup lead on Saturday. Click here to download our special digital edition, presented by Titleist. You'll find exclusive commentary inside the third edition!
Golfweek Program Challenge allows 12 teams to show off how good their entire program is, with East Carolina being the early favorite to take home the title.
Jackie Barenborg maintained her pace Saturday at the Price Chopper Tour Championship, shooting a 3-under 67 to break out of a share of the lead entering the second round and take the solo lead into Sunday’s final round. Barenborg is at 7-under 133 for the tournament at Capital Hills in Albany, N.Y.
Both Walker Cup captains have filled out their respective lineup cards for Sunday, and there are plenty of intriguing matchups on the final day of the event in Scotland.
The GB&I squad couldn't have written a better script than what unfolded on Saturday in Scotland, as they surged to a 7-5 lead in the Walker Cup, shocking the Americans and oddsmakers alike.
College golf is just a few short weeks away. To get you ready, Asher Wildman is breaking down the top 60 men's and women's teams from last year's Golfweek/Sagarin rankings. Today, it's No. 3 on the board with the UCLA men and Alabama women.
GB&I might have gotten away with one after the morning session, as it wasn't penalized for a rules violation by Jack Senior during the foursome matches.
GB&I has jumped out to a surprising 3-1 lead after the morning foursome matches. Can the Americans bounce back this afternoon in singles matches, which they have historically dominated?
The Americans saved face in the afternoon, but they will face an uphill battle on Sunday after splitting the afternoon singles matches 4-4 and now trail in the Walker Cup, 7-5.
Friday, September 9
Stacy Lewis and Yani Tseng shot 5-under 66s on Friday and were tied for the first-round lead at the LPGA Northwest Arkansas Championship.
Asher Wildman offers his picks to win in the first round of the Walker Cup.
For Sydnee Michaels, timing is everything. The former UCLA player, whose looks befit the Hollywood campus, barreled up the Futures Tour money list with her victory in Georgia two weeks ago. Michaels, a rookie on the developmental circuit, moved from 13th to fifth on the money list, an envious but precarious position going into this week’s season-ender.
After the first round of the Price Chopper Tour Championship, Sarah Brown boasted one of the more colorful scorecards. The 19-year-old turned in 31 after making four birdies on her front nine and immediately birdied the 10th to get to 5 under.
Make sure to click here to download our second Walker Cup preview edition, presented by Titleist. It is complete with everything you need to know about the course, Saturday's matches and more!
If recent history is any indication, a Dallas-Fort Worth player likely will contend in the Senior Women’s Amateur. Credit the Ladies Amateur Golf Association, a ‘prep school for competitive golf.’
Stephen Dodd of Wales shot 6 under for the first 13 holes of his second round to stand 8 under for the tournament Friday before darkness forced 78 players to abandon their rounds at the KLM Open
Peter Uihlein will get two chances on the opening day of the Walker Cup to exact revenge on Tom Lewis for losing the silver medal to the Englishman in this year’s Open Championship.
College golf is just a few short weeks away. To get you ready, Asher Wildman is breaking down the top 60 men's and women's teams from last year's Golfweek/Sagarin rankings. Today, it's No. 4 on the board with the Alabama men and Purdue women.
Jim Holtgrieve wants to win the Walker Cup, but the U.S. captain is more concerned that his players enjoy the experience of representing their country and how it will help their golf careers.
Twelve NCAA Division I teams (both men’s and women’s) will play in the inaugural Golfweek Program Challenge on Sept. 11-13 in Myrtle Beach, S.C. Ryan Lavner and Julie Williams preview the action.
Call it a good omen or disregard it as a sample of insufficient size. Your choice. Either way, it’s about all we have. The two Walker Cup teams rarely crossed paths in the run-up to this year’s competition.
Our amateur guru Asher Wildman will be glued to the Walker Cup this weekend, and here are 5 Things he'd like to see play out at Royal Aberdeen in Scotland:
Keep an eye on 2010 Player of the Year Marta Silva Zamora this year as she completes her senior season at Georgia. She tops Beth Ann Baldry's individual preseason rankings.
Don’t expect a sophomore slump from UCLA's Patrick Cantlay. Ron Balicki places Cantlay at the top of Golfweek's preseason individual rankings.
Thursday, September 8
Click here to download the first of our four Walker Cup special digital editions, presented by Titleist. You'll find full capsules and exclusive commentary surrounding the world's biggest amateur golf event, held at Royal Aberdeen in Scotland this weekend.
At the end of this weekend’s Price Chopper Tour Championship, 10 Futures Tour players will leave Albany, N.Y., with a leg up on next year. Julie Williams has five things to keep in mind
The breezes felt at Erin Hills in Wisconsin during the U.S. Amateur were very different than the cold, damp winds that blow off the North Sea at Royal Aberdeen.
Nationwide Tour president Bill Calfee says the tour’s championship won’t return to Daniel Island in 2012 because of the nearby PGA Championship at The Ocean Course.
College golf is just a few short weeks away. To get you ready, Asher Wildman is breaking down the top 60 men's and women's teams from last year's Golfweek/Sagarin rankings. Today, it's No. 5 on the board with the Texas Tech men and LSU women.
Jiyai Shin’s rather lackluster season took another hit when she was hospitalized with lower back pain.
England’s Simon Dyson shot an opening-round 5-under 65 Thursday to tie for the lead with Marcel Siem on a day marred by vandals and torrential rainfall.
The first tee of any international competition is nerve-wracking. There are large crowds and the emotions that come from wearing your country’s name. Throw in the youth of most Walker Cup participants and you have a downright volatile mixture brewing in the stomachs of the participants. For proof, consider this story from Rory McIlroy, who faced Dustin Johnson in the opening foursomes match at the 2007 Walker Cup. A juiced-up Johnson hit the shot before the announcer finished calling his name.
The United States is heavily favored at the Walker Cup, and for good reason.
Golfweek is on the ground at Royal Aberdeen, ready to bring you all the coverage from the 2011 Walker Cup. Click here for the week's complete coverage.
Hard to argue with the depth of a Stephanie Kono-led UCLA squad. The Bruins lead Beth Ann Baldry's preaseason college rankings.
Bobby Wyatt and the Crimson Tide top Golfweek's preseason rankings for the 2010-11 season. Asher Wildman reveals the top 30 teams.
Steven Brown once was a longshot to make the GB&I Walker Cup team. Now, he’s poised to be the breakout star.
Wednesday, September 7
Former Cal player Diane Kwon died Tuesday morning in her hometown of Fremont, Calif., head coach Nancy McDaniel said, citing information from family members.
He would never use it as an excuse, but it’s a little clearer that Nick Watney’s final round at the Deutsche Bank Championship perhaps was destined to be a tough one.
The UA-ASU rivalry is heated, but the golf is just plain hot. Martin Kaufmann.
Golfweek's Best Campus Courses list is full of tracks with long, rich histories.
Alistair Tait: Stiggy Hodgson and Peter Uihlein are the best bets to emerge as on-course leaders for their respective sides at the Walker Cup.
Jeff Rude: Webb Simpson has come a long way since his college days at Wake Forest. But those close to him say the 26-year-old’s ascension is far from unexpected.
Nike Golf club-fitter Rob Burbick says all golfers should take advantage of a launch monitor when getting fit for clubs. Many don’t achieve maximum distance because they don’t use drivers with enough loft.
College golf is just a few short weeks away. To get you ready, Asher Wildman is breaking down the top 60 men's and women's teams from last year's Golfweek/Sagarin rankings. Today, it's No. 6 on the board with the Florida men and California women.
The best college campus courses, according to Golfweek Raters.
Inside the Sept. 9, 2011 issue of Golfweek:
Jim McCabe: Only one event remains for a three-pack of Australians – Geoff Ogilvy, Aaron Baddeley and Robert Allenby – to clinch their tickets to Melbourne for the Presidents Cup.
Tuesday, September 6
Details behind Phil Mickelson's switch to the belly putter at the Deutsche Bank Championship.
Zachary Herr, the No. 7 ranked player in the 2013 class, has given a verbal commitment to play at Vanderbilt.
Sean Martin: Conference realignment is one of the big stories in college athletics, but its impact on golf will be minimal.
Alistair Tait: On paper, it appears to be no contest: The U.S. team is a heavy favorite at this week’s Walker Cup. But can a home-course advantage help the GB&I team?
College golf is just a few short weeks away. To get you ready, Asher Wildman is breaking down the top 60 men's and women's teams from last year's Golfweek/Sagarin rankings. Today, it's No. 7 on the board with the Illinois men and Virginia women.
Otto Black, who won the Golfweek Junior Tour event at Purdue on Sept. 4, has given a verbal commitment to play college golf at Toledo.
See what the winners had in their bags this week.
Back home in South Korea, Gene Yoon is widely regarded as a rainmaker.
In the most unlikely of settings, the Bronx, The First Tee's Metro New York chapter is thriving. Matt Bernstein explains.
Monday, September 5
Emma Talley, of Princeton, Ky., shot 4-under 212 (67-71-74) at Furman Golf Club in Greenville, S.C., to win the AJGA Girls Championship by four shots.
Gavin Hall, of Pittsford, N.Y., shot 3-under 211 (72-64-75) at TPC Sawgrass (Dye’s Valley and Stadium Courses) in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla., to win the AJGA Junior Players by one shot.
For Ernie Els, Geoff Ogilvy and Chris Stroud, the 18th hole provided something different than anyone else on Monday: A chance to advance in the FedEx Cup playoffs. And they did.
Webb Simpson took advantage of Chez Reavie's late blunder in regulation and won the Deutsche Bank Championship on the second hole of a playoff. 5 Things to take away from TPC Boston:
Despite rainy conditions, Baylor expanded on a three-shot lead entering Monday’s final round of the Turning Stone Tiger Intercollegiate and won by 11 shots. Baylor last won its season opener in 2008 at the Shoal Creek Intercollegiate.
Webb Simpson made three big putts, the last one giving him an unlikely playoff win over Chez Reavie on Monday in the Deutsche Bank Championship.
For longtime Golfweek writer Ron Balicki, the Walker Cup is amateur golf at its best. And this week's showdown between the U.S. and GB&I promises to show it off.
Emma Talley’s junior golf days may be waning, but she hasn’t slowed in her collection of accolades. The Alabama commit won her fourth consecutive AJGA event Monday at the AJGA Girls Championship, setting the record for most victories in succession on the elite junior circuit.
Nick Watney took an 11 on the second hole of the Deutsche Bank Championship. He started only three shots out of the lead and quickly was out of contention.
Thomas Bjorn has won two Euro events in a row - not too shabby for a guy who lost his mojo just two years ago.
The Quechee Club in Vermont is an extreme example of the damage to golf courses up and down the Eastern Seaboard, mainly due to Hurricane Irene.
Max Kollin of Farmington Hills, Mich., has given a verbal commitment to play college golf at Indiana.
Roger Federer says “it’s been hard to watch” his pal Tiger Woods struggle lately.
College golf is just a few short weeks away. To get you ready, Asher Wildman is breaking down the top 60 men's and women's teams from last year's Golfweek/Sagarin rankings. Today, it's No. 8 on the board with the Augusta State men and Duke women.
Ernie Els is among the stars who need a high finish Monday at the Deutsche Bank Championship to advance to the third leg of the FedEx Cup playoffs. Maginnes on Tap
Sunday, September 4
In the final round of the 2011 Mylan Classic, Rahil Gangjee aces the 318 yard par-4 15th hole.
A brushmaker company claims false and defamatory statements were made around how the 14th and 17th greens at Atlanta Athletic Club were damaged in the hours before the 2011 PGA Championship.
Gary Woodland is a monster off the tee (he had a 351-yard drive on Sunday), but it is his touch on the green that has him only two shots off the lead in Boston.
Chez Reavie is only one shot off the lead in Boston. A bit odd if you consider he basically lost his Tour card.
Despite a rough back nine on Sunday, Bubba Watson will carry a one-shot lead over five players heading into Monday's final round. Those lurking? Adam Scott, Jason Day and Luke Donald.
England's Gary Christian won the Nationwide Tour's Mylan Classic on Sunday, shoointg a 4-under 67 for a one-stroke victory over John Mallinger.
Ryan Lavner: It wasn't the summer that Gavin Hall expected, but with Sunday's victory at the AJGA Junior Players in Florida, the lefty finally has added a title to his impressive resume.
Phil Mickelson fired an 8-under 63 in Boston on Sunday, but he wasn't ready to credit his new belly putter for the impressive round. It was all about his ball-striking.
College golf is just a few short weeks away. To get you ready, Asher Wildman is breaking down the top 60 men's and women's teams from last year's Golfweek/Sagarin rankings. Today, it's No. 9 on the board with the San Diego State men and Arizona women.
Thomas Bjorn won back-to-back titles for the first time in his career, shooting a 9-under 62 Sunday to take the European Masters by four strokes.
Saturday, September 3
Struggling since the U.S. Open, Brandt Jobe will go back to using the belly putter in hopes of finding his stroke and securing his spot in next week's BMW Championship.
J.B. Holmes is recovering nicely from surgery on his brain according to his agent, who says Holmes is looking forward to getting "back in fighting condition."
Rickie Fowler is mostly known for his style on the course. But don't forget about his substance. The kid can play, and his fellow Tour members are taking notice.
Masters champion Charl Schwartzel turned some anger into a streak of birdies that put him atop the leaderboard with Adam Scott and Bubba Watson at the Deutsche Bank Championship.
Greensboro Sports Commission President Kim Strable and UNCG Director of Athletics Kim Record have announced the 2012 NCAA Division I Men’s Golf Greensboro Regional will be staged at the Grandover Resort.
Jamie Donaldson shot a 6-under 65 Saturday to pull ahead of Lee Westwood and Rory McIlroy and lead the European Masters after three rounds.
College golf is just a few short weeks away. To get you ready, Asher Wildman is breaking down the top 60 men's and women's teams from last year's Golfweek/Sagarin rankings. Today, it's No. 10 on the board with the Georgia men and Tennessee women.
The love affair with belly putters has exploded this week. How is one made? Titleist shed some light on it.
Friday, September 2
Sergio Garcia hopes that his improved play will land him a spot on the Euro Ryder Cup team.
Troy Matteson ran off seven birdies the rest of the way for a 6-under 65 that gave him a one-shot lead over four others, including Luke Donald, at the TPC Boston.
Long. Short. There is no scientific approach to putting that leads to definitive success. It is a skill you must have to succeed on Tour, and a tool you can lose quickly.
Two-time U.S. Women’s Amateur champion Danielle Kang has signed with Excel Sports Management, according to the company’s Facebook page.
Rory McIlroy shot a 2-under 69 Friday, leaving him in a four-way tie for the lead after two rounds at the European Masters.
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College golf is just a few short weeks away. To get you ready, Asher Wildman is breaking down the top 60 men's and women's teams from last year's Golfweek/Sagarin rankings. Today, it's No. 11 on the board with the LSU men and Arizona State women.
Thursday, September 1
Drake Duncan of Bowling Green, Ky., has given a verbal commitment to play college golf at Middle Tennessee.
Jack Nicklaus is trying something new to get more people to play golf. He is holding events at his Muirfield Village Golf Club in which the cup will be twice as large and the tournaments only will be 12
“Seven Days in Utopia” – the movie adaption of sports psychologist David L. Cook’s 2006 book, “Golf’s Sacred Journey: Seven Days at the Links of Utopia” – opens nationwide in theaters Sept. 2.
Jim McCabe: When the PGA Tour heads to Boston for the Deutsche Bank Championship, there is much more to do than compete in the second leg of the FedEx Cup playoffs.
Bayou golf and football prove an irresistible combination. Adam Schupak.
Kelli Murphy (left) beat McKenzie Talbert in a playoff at this year's Joe Cheves Junior Invitational, an elite junior event played each year in Morganton, N.C. Taylor Coalson earned top honors in the boys' division.
Nick Dougherty shot an 8-under 63 Thursday to lead Rory McIlroy by two shots after the first round of the European Masters.
Encouraged by his recent results, the Golfweek staffers have a good feeling on Jim Furyk this week at TPC Boston. FANTASY TIP SHEET
When it was awarded the 2015 U.S. Open, Chambers Bay was a mystery.
Maxime Blandin of Fort-de-France, Martinique has given a verbal commitment to play college golf at SMU.
College golf is just a few short weeks away. To get you ready, Asher Wildman is breaking down the top 60 men's and women's teams from last year's Golfweek/Sagarin rankings. Today, it's No. 12 on the board with the Duke men and North Carolina women.
Commissioner Tim Finchem announced Sept. 1 at TPC Boston that the PGA Tour has extended its TV deal with CBS and NBC through 2021.
One of the top amateur golfers in New England, Charlie Blanchard has been named the head coach at Bryant University. Blanchard becomes just the second coach in program history, taking over for Archie Boulet, who retired following last season after a 47-year career.
Mike Whan still gets goosebumps when he talks about the history of the Titleholders. The idea for this year’s new season-ending event came to Whan on an airplane while he watched a video on the history of the LPGA.
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Jim McCabe: After struggling on the greens last week at The Barclays, Phil Mickelson arrived for his Thursday pro-am at TPC Boston with a new weapon: a belly putter.