Posts tagged with: "Amateur Golf"

QUICK TAKE: Former Phenom Guan Chases Old Magic View More
Guan Tianlang of China reacts during the Shenzhen International in April 2016. (Photo credit: Lintao Zhang/Getty Images)

QUICK TAKE: Former Phenom Guan Chases Old Magic

WELLINGTON, NEW ZEALAND | Though he only just turned 19, Guan Tianlang is an old pro when it comes to the Asia-Pacific Amateur, with 2017 being the sixth consecutive year he has competed in this championship. The Chinese native won the first time he competed in the tournament, at the…

NEWS: Asylum Fears Cost Iraqi Golfer Asia-Pacific Amateur Start View More
Amer Radee

NEWS: Asylum Fears Cost Iraqi Golfer Asia-Pacific Amateur Start

WELLINGTON, NEW ZEALAND | Putting on a major amateur golf championship at a different course venue in the Asia-Pacific region each year is no easy task, and one complication that often comes up for Asia-Pacific Amateur Championship organizers is procuring visas for some of the 120-odd players who are invited…

QUICK TAKE: Amateurs With Familiar Surnames Forge Own Paths View More
Cristian DiMarco tee off on No. 1 during the Porter Cup on Friday. (Photo credit: Harry Scull Jr‏. / Buffalo News)

QUICK TAKE: Amateurs With Familiar Surnames Forge Own Paths

LEWISTON, NEW YORK | It’s hard to play golf in the shadow of a family member – let alone a successful, professional one. This week at the Porter Cup at Niagara Falls Country Club, three players – Cristian DiMarco, Jimmy Jones and Mike Mattiace – are looking to make a…

Amateur Reflects on Oakmont Lessons View More
Scottie Scheffler watches his tee shot on the second hole in a playoff during 2016 U.S. Open Sectional Qualifying at Wedgewood Golf and Country Club in Powell, Ohio on Tuesday, June 7, 2016. (Copyright USGA/Matt Sullivan)

Amateur Reflects on Oakmont Lessons

RUMFORD, Rhode Island – Amateur golf’s elite have gathered in the nation’s smallest state this week for the 55th renewal of the Northeast Amateur. Among those on hand at Wannamoisett Country Club is Scottie Scheffler, the rising University of Texas junior who arrived in Rhode Island fresh off competing in his first U.S. Open.  Scheffler,…

Jon Rahm Becomes First Two-Time Winner of Ben Hogan Award View More
Jon Rahm of Spain

Jon Rahm Becomes First Two-Time Winner of Ben Hogan Award

Jon Rahm, a senior at Arizona State University, became the first two-time winner of the Ben Hogan Award Monday night at a black-tie banquet hosted at Colonial Country Club, the site of this week’s PGA Tour Dean & DeLuca Invitational. The 21 year-old from Barrika, Spain, won the award, which is presented annually to the…