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Guan Tianlang will not play in U.S. Open

Guan Tianlang (courtesy Masters Tournament)

The newest golfing phenom, Guan Tianlang, has announced that he will not try to qualify for the United States Open.

The United States Golf Association informed the media that the 14-year-old from China has withdrawn from the sectional qualifier on June 3 in Dallas, Texas.

Guan informed the USGA shortly after he received a sponsor’s exemption to play in the Memorial Tournament, which ends on June 2.

The USGA had offered to move Guan’s qualifier to help with travel logisitics, but the teenager declined the invitation.


USGA to announce 2020 venue for Open

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The United States Golf Association will be announcing today that Winged Foot Golf Club in Mamaroneck, New York, will be the host to the 2020 U.S. Open.

The USGA with over 700,000 members, is the governing body of  the game of golf.


Info compiled from Radio & TV news

Walker Cup won by Britain & Ireland


(courtesy of USGA)

Britain and Ireland regained the Walker Cup from the United States for the first time since 2003, knocking off the Americans in the afternoon singles for a 14-12 win in Aberdeen, Scotland.

Walker Cup, run by the USGA and R & A, is a biennial event contested in the odd years between the U.S., Great Britain and Ireland.

The event is in honor of George Herbert Walker, grandfather and namesake of former United States president George H.W. Bush.

The next three events have been scheduled. In 2013, the tournament will be in Southampton, New York; 2015 in Lytham St. Anne’s Lancaster, England and 2017 in Los Angeles, California.

The hosts needed 13.5 points to win the title and took an insurmountable lead after17-year-old Welshman Rhys Pugh won his singles match against U.S. Amateur champion Kelly Kraft 2 1nd 1 and Steven Brown halved with Blayne Barber.

Info compiled from USGA, R & N, Radio & TV news

OSU women’s golfer Rohanna qualifies for U.S. Women’s Open


Rachel Rohanna (courtesy of Ohio State athletics)

Ohio State women’s golfer, Rachel Rohanna, a sophomore, earned a spot to compete among the world’s best at the U.S. Women’s Open after qualifying recently in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

Rohanna and the rest of the sectional field competed at the Broadmoor Country Club-East Course which will be hosting the 2011 U.S. Women’s Open to be held July 7-10.

Rohanna opened the first round with a 5-over 76 and followed with an 81 to conclude the 36-hole tournament with a 157 to be tied for fourth.

The Waynesburg, Pennsylvania native defeated Joy Trotter in a two-hole playoff to earn the first alternate position. However, Rohanna received a call later from the United States Golf Association (USGA) to inform her that she had earned a spot in the championship field.


Info courtesy of Ohio State athletics

Memorial Day Preview: Monday and Tuesday Notes


Dublin, Ohio – The PGA Tour just spent three weeks in the State of Texas and now is the time for a change of venue to the Memorial Tournament at Muirfield Village Golf Club. It is also known as Jack Nicklaus’ tournament.

Jim Furyk PGA Tour (courtesy of Michael Goins)

Golfers love to sign autographs (courtesy of Mike Goins)

Jack Nicklaus and Desmond Muirhead designed and starting building the course in 1972; the design was formed in 1974.  Tournament play began for the 1976 PGA Tour season with Roger Maltbie as the winner in a playoff with runner-up Hale Irwin.

Muirfield Village Golf Club was the brainchild and work of Jack Nicklaus, a native of the Columbus, Ohio area (Upper Arlington). The land was bought in 1966, but construction didn’t began until July 28, 1972. The golf course is situated on 220 acres, which includes an 11-acre driving range. The course was officially dedicated on Memorial Day, May 27, 1974-with an exhibition match between Jack Nicklaus and Tom Weiskopf. Nicklaus scored a 6-under 66, which stood as the course record until 1979. A Columbus Pro-Am on august 11, 1975, was the first event held at Muirfield.

Muirfield Village Golf Course (Memorial photo)

This will be the 35th Memorial Tournament on the par 72 course.

The course yardage has changed over the years starting in 1976 at 7,027 to it’s current 7,265.

In course difficulty on the PGA Tour for 2009, it was ranked 6th out of 51.

Muirfield Village has also hosted the 1986 U.S. Junior Amateur, the 1987 Ryder Cup Matches, the USGA’s 1992 United States Amateur Championship, the 1995 Wendy’s Three-Tour Challenge and the 1998 Solheim Cup.