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June 2012


Bieber rants at paparazzi spoilng golf game
6/28/2012
Turns out Tiger Woods isn't the only world star who hates cameras on the golf course. Canadian pop star Justin Bieber also gets riled up by the sound of shutters during his golf swing.The teen hearthrob was playing a round at Calabasas Country Club, California when his shot from thee landed far fro... view

G-Mac says Irish Open buzzing like a major
6/27/2012
2012 U.S. Open runner-up Graeme McDowell says he feels like the sellout Irish Open, his next scheduled tournament, is already buzzing just like a major championship.Due to take place on Thursday, the European Tour event to be held at Royal Portrush in Northern Ireland is expected to be attended by... view

Brittany Lang wins maiden LPGA event
6/26/2012
American Brittany Lang won a playoff against three opponents at the Manulife Financial LPGA Classic in Waterloo, Ontario for her first LPGA Tour title on Sunday.Lang shot a 16-under 286 to tie with three South Korean players Hee Kyung Seo, Inbee Park and Chella Choi but she outlasted them all on th... view

Leishman takes Travelers for maiden title
6/25/2012
Australian Marc Leishman blitzed the field at the Travelers Championship with a birdie-laden 8-under 62 for his maiden PGA Tour title on Sunday.Despite being six strokes behind the leaders, the 28-year-old Leishman chalked up eight birdies and no birdies to finish at 14-under 266, ahead of Masters... view

US Open "Jungle Bird" activist not charged
6/20/2012
Englishman Andrew Dudley, more famously known as the U.S. Open "Jungle Bird", was released by San Francisco Police without charge, after he bizarrely videobombed Webb Simpson's trophy presentation with his squawking bird impressions.The random avian antics by Dudley were, according to the 40-year-o... view

GMac: "I can win second major"
6/19/2012
"The fact I came second and gave myself a chance of winning means I will take a huge number of positives from this week," said McDowell."I was nervous on the last two days but hit quality shots under pressure. I am very proud of how I played overall."Graeme McDowell says his near brush with glory a... view

From D'oh to Whoa! Simpson wins US Open
6/18/2012
Aftering failing to make the cut on his last two tournaments, Webb Simpson beat out major champions Jim Furyk and Graeme McDowell at The Olympic Club in San Francisco on Sunday to win the 2012 U.S. Open.''I never really wrapped my mind around winning,'' said Simpson, who shot a 2-under 68 for... view

Watson says U.S. Open is "too tough"
6/15/2012
Maverick golfer and 2012 U.S. Masters champion Bubba Watson conceded defeat after just the first day of the U.S. Open at Olympic Club following a dismal eight-over-par 78."It beat me up today," he told the gathered media. "It's beating me by eight right now."This course is just not good for me. It'... view

Nicklaus honoured by USGA Museum
6/14/2012
Jack Nicklaus's legacy in the game of golf has been even further cemented with the announcement that henceforth the U.S. Open champion will receive the "Jack Nicklaus Medal".The gold medal that has been awarded to the winner since 1895 was previously unnamed."Kind of neat, isn't it?" Nicklaus said.... view

Rory McIlroy to pitch at Giants-Astros game
6/13/2012
Rory McIlroy is no stranger to thousands of people watching his every move on the world's finest sporting stages. But before he takes on the packed galleries at the Olympic Club in San Francisco for the 2012 U.S. Open this week, he'll be involved in quite a different sport - tossing the first pitch... view

Watson aiming for second major at US Open
6/12/2012
One major already in the bag, after claiming the Masters in April, and now Bubba Watson is back for a second shot with the U.S. Open taking place this week at San Francisco's The Olympic Club."Who doesn't want to win the next tournament they play or the next major? Who doesn't want to win the gra... view

DJ back with a bang a St Jude Classic
6/11/2012
Six weeks out with a back injury, only his second event back on the golf scene following rehabilitation, and coming up against the reigning US Open chamion and World No2 Rory McIlroy; the odds of Dustin Johnson winning the St Jude Classic in Memphis weren't good.But 'DJ''s game apparently heals eve... view

Major triple threat paired at U.S. Open
6/8/2012
Talk about big guns, the U.S. Open paired a doozy of a group with the news that Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson and current Masters champion Bubba Watson will play the first two rounds together at The Olympic Club.Of the three, Woods has the momentum coming off a bombastic win at The Memorial, while Mi... view

Car breaks World Record for catching golf ball
6/7/2012
A rather unique golfing word record took place last week at the Dunsfold Aerodrome in England. It involved a golf driver, tees, golf balls and a Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Roadster.Formula 1 veteran David Coulthard linked up with professional golfer Jake Shepherd and the duo attempted to break the Guine... view

Mickelson suffering from fatigue
6/6/2012
Four-times major champion Phil Mickelson is not in the best of form coming into next week's U.S. Open after suffering from "mental fatigue".Mickelson, 41, pulled out of last week's Memorial tournament after a seven-over par 79 in the opening round and cited tiredness as a cause."I think mentally I'... view

Zhang, 14, loses US Open qualifier playoff
6/5/2012
Andy Zhang, a 14-year-old from China, nearly made golf history by becoming the youngest player to qualify for the U.S. Open.Unfortunately, for the youngster who attends IMG Golf Academy, Florida, he narrowly missed a 33-footer for eagle in regulation play. Zhang would then go on to lose the playoff... view

Tiger ties the Golder Bear with Memorial Win
6/4/2012
It wasn't the Jack Nicklaus record Tiger Woods is dreaming about, but his win at Memorial to tie the Golden Bear's haul of PGA Tour titles will be nearly as sweet.A protracted slump since his win at Bay Hill in March, that featured finishes no better than tied for 40th, was blown away by a vintage... view

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