September 23, 2013 |
When the Solheim Cup, a team competition that pits women golfers from the United States against Europe, returns to the United States in 2017, it will be at the Des Moines Golf and Country Club, which hosted the 1999 U.S. Senior Open Championship. The U.S. lost the Cup to Europe last month in Colorado. The top-ranked U.S. golfer, Stacy Lewis, said, "Playing in the Solheim Cup is one of the greatest experiences that you can have as a golfer. The atmosphere and excitement that's created by the fans is unlike any other event in golf and I can't wait to see the amazing display put on by the great fans in Des Moines.” The 2015 Solheim Cup will take place at Golf Course St. Leon-Rot in Germany.
September 17, 2013 |
Luke Donald faces long odds at the Tour Championship in Atlanta this week. But at least he has a chance. Donald was one of several golfers who sneaked into the Top 30 in the FedExCup standings and earned a spot in the PGA Tour's big finale. He needed a strong finish Monday at the BMW Championship. “There was nerves the last couple holes, probably from 15 onwards,” Donald said. “I knew I had got myself into position where I had a chance.” The FedEx Cup playoffs are like a big game of musical chairs, with the field narrowing each week and players fighting to stay alive.
September 6, 2013 |
Earlier this week, the venerable -- and aging -- Miguel Angel Jimenez threw some cold water on the buzz surrounding teen golfer Ye Wo-cheng. Just 13 years old, Ye was given a sponsor's invitation to the European Masters. "No doubt the sponsor wants publicity for the tournament," the 49-year-old Jimenez said. "But then it seems you have to go looking for underage players to promote yourself. I'm sorry, this should not be allowed. " Midway through Friday's second round, it appears the Spanish veteran is being proved correct.
August 19, 2013 |
Paulina Gretzky, daughter of NHL legend Wayne Gretzky, is engaged to PGA golfer Dustin Johnson. Yes, she of racy selfie fame shared the news Saturday on Instagram with a sweet pic that echoed several of the lovey-dovey pics her photo-sharing account has seen as of late. "Never Been Happier @djohnsonpga," the 24-year-old wrote , posting a snapshot of herself and her new fiance sharing a kiss. Their pose conveniently allowed her diamond sparkler to flash in the pic. PHOTOS: 50 most beautiful female celebrities Johnson, 29, also partook in the social-media announcements.
August 14, 2013 |
The U.S. women will be seeking revenge when the Solheim Cup tees off at the Colorado Golf Club later this week. Two years ago, the Americans headed into the final day of the Cup tied 8-8 with Europe but watched their three toughest players -- Stacy Lewis, Paula Creamer and Cristie Kerr -- struggle in the wind and rain en route to a 15-13 loss. “I remember the feeling waking up Monday morning in Ireland and thinking, 'Man, I'm going to have to listen to the Europeans for two years,"' said Angela Stanford, another team member.
August 10, 2013 |
ROCHESTER, N.Y. - Put Phil Mickelson and Tiger Woods in the same room and they'd compete for oxygen. That's why Saturday looked so strange for the two uber-competitors, who played separately but stumbled similarly. Mickelson blew up with an eight-over 78, triple-bogeying the par-four seventh and playing the final five holes in five over with a double bogey. After trying to drive the 323-yard par-four 14th, Mickelson took a nice tour of the fringe, needing three back-and-forth chips to find the green before two-putting.