Jim Furyk completing daunting double at US Senior Open
Teeing it up in one U.S. Open is challenging. Jim Furyk will complete the daunting USGA double this week. The 2003 U.S. Open winner will follow an abbreviated appearance at The Country Club in Brookline, Massachusetts, with defense of his title at the 42nd U.S. Senior Open at Saucon Valley Country Club's Old Course.news.yahoo.com
Sheriff: Workers maybe sparked country club fire with torch
Surveillance camera footage shows maintenance workers using a propane torch prior to a blaze that destroyed a century-old clubhouse at a suburban Detroit country club, authorities said Thursday. The Oakland County Sheriff’s Office said the Oakland Hills Country Club has estimated the loss of the clubhouse at about $80 million. The video footage found on a server in a water-logged basement of the clubhouse appears to show the workers attempting to douse a small fire in a wall using a garden hose on Feb. 17, Oakland County Sheriff Michael Bouchard said during a news conference.news.yahoo.com
Ryder Cup 'injury' envelope has new twist amid COVID threat
As if there wasn’t enough suspense and second-guessing of the Ryder Cup captains in past years, a nod to the COVID-19 pandemic could make things more topsy-turvy than usual this time around. The last time the envelope was actually opened was at the Belfry in 1993, when Scotsman Sam Torrance had to withdraw because of a foot injury and his match against Lanny Wadkins — whose name was in the U.S. envelope — was ruled a tie. Under the current agreement, Stricker would be able to replace a single player with anyone he chooses — from non-playing assistant captain Phil Mickelson to a player who flies in at the last moment.news.yahoo.com
Howard University resumes in-person classes following ransomware attack
In-person classes are resuming at Howard University as the school investigates last week’s cyberattack. Howard canceled all classes on Tuesday after its computer network was compromised by a ransomware attack. CBSN technology reporter Dan Patterson has more on the ongoing investigation.news.yahoo.com
White House calls question about whether U.S. should offer COVID vaccine booster at home or donate vaccines abroad a 'false choice'
During a White House briefing on Wednesday, press secretary Jen Psaki said the U.S. could roll out vaccine boosters to Americans while also donating vaccines to other countries, calling the question of whether to do one or the other "a false choice."news.yahoo.com
Maui Musings: 5 questions for a new year in golf
And no one is more concerned than Ryder Cup officials. THE RYDER CUPNo other golf tournament relies so much on noise than the Ryder Cup, which is why it was postponed from last September. Phil Mickelson has played in every Ryder Cup since 1995 — Morikawa wasn't even born then. Since the last Ryder Cup, Lefty has finished a combined 84 shots behind in the five majors he made the cut. McIlroy, Jason Day, Jordan Spieth and Justin Thomas all have had moments of brilliance.
Mickelson and late-night range session key for DeChambeau
The first one was early in the week, when he played a practice round at Winged Foot with Phil Mickelson. NEW LIFEThe PGA Tour stop in the Dominican Republic should be a candidate for comeback tournament of the year. Neither the LPGA Tour nor the PGA Tour, or the majors they play, have had fans this year. The only spectators in the U.S. have been on the PGA Tour Champions in South Dakota. ... Sam Horsfield of England, who played his college golf at Florida, is playing the PGA Tour event in the Dominican Republic on a sponsor exemption.
Woods to host TV match at Missouri public course he designed
The Payne's Valley Cup will be played Sept. 22, the Tuesday after the U.S. Open, at Payne's Valley Golf Course at Big Cedar Lodge in Ridgedale, Missouri. It will feature elements of the Ryder Cup, with a mix of foursomes, fourballs and singles. Mostly, though, it's a chance to show off the first public course of TGR Design. "Paynes Valley is the first public golf course that I have designed. We look forward to showcasing this destination to the world through the Paynes Valley Cup, Morris said.
US team for Ryder Cup has 6 qualifiers, 6 captain's picks
The changes announced Wednesday, June 10, 2020, account for golf not being played for three months during the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File)U.S. captain Steve Stricker would pick half of his 12-man Ryder Cup team under a revised points system that accounts for golf not being played for three months during the COVID-19 pandemic. That leaves 12 events for Americans to earn Ryder Cup points for the Sept. 25-27 matches at Whistling Straits in Wisconsin, assuming the Ryder Cup is held this year. The PGA Tour canceled 11 events, nine that pertain to the Ryder Cup. The British Open was canceled, while the the U.S. Open has moved to the week before the Ryder Cup and the team already will have been set.
Report: PGA Tour restart could happen without fans in attendance
With three of the four majors back on the PGA Tour schedule for the second half of 2020, its now time to focus on a potential Tour re-start. In a PGA Tour memo sent to players on Thursday obtained by Golf Channel, the Tour indicated it would hold a meeting with the players advisory council next Tuesday. After the Charles Schwab Challenge, the next three Tour events remain in place on the current PGA Tour Schedule. The weekend of June 18-21 which originally would have been U.S. Open weekend is open for a potential PGA Tour Tournament, according to the Tours website. One of the big risks in restarting professional sports like the PGA Tour is in allowing fans to assemble.rssfeeds.usatoday.com
Els adds 2 more Presidents Cup rookies with captain's picks
(AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)Ernie Els filled out his International team already loaded with newcomers by choosing two more Presidents Cup rookies with his captain's picks Wednesday night. Day is playing the Presidents Cup for the fifth time, but first as a captain's pick. He would be the first playing-captain since Hale Irwin at the inaugural Presidents Cup in 1994. Unlike the Ryder Cup, where the captain's picks are decided two weeks before the matches, the Presidents Cup is still six weeks away. Niemann, the first player from Chile to be in the Presidents Cup, earned his PGA Tour card the year he turned pro.
Ryder Cup: Adare Manor to host 2026 tournament
Adare Manor Hotel and Golf Resort in Limerick, Ireland, will host the 2026 Ryder Cup. (CNN) - Ireland's remarkable week of sporting success ratcheted up another level Thursday after the country was named as host nation of the 2026 Ryder Cup. In a week that Shane Lowry won the British Open at Portrush and Ireland's cricketers embarrassed England at Lord's, Adare Manor was chosen as the venue for one of golf's biggest showpiece events. According to a report compiled by researchers from Sheffield Hallam University's Sport Industry Research Center, the 2018 Ryder Cup brought in 235.7 million to the economy. The report found that economic activity in France as a result of the country hosting The 2018 Ryder Cup amounted to 235.7 million ($263 million).
Shane Lowry achieves Open dream, sets sights on Ryder Cup
He accomplished that in spectacular fashion Sunday with a momentous six-shot victory over England's Tommy Fleetwood to clinch his first major title at Royal Portrush. They roared him on in thunderous fashion and chanted his name in scenes reminiscent of the raucous atmosphere at the Ryder Cup. The 32-year-old described the experience of winning the Open as "surreal," saying he can't quite believe he is a major champion. "To do it here in Portrush is even more special, it is a dream come true," Lowry told CNN Sport in the Royal Portrush clubhouse during a whirlwind tour of media engagements. He won the Open at Royal Portrush in front of an excited and proud home crowd.