Annika Sorenstam will not captain the 2013
European Solheim Cup team, she told Golf
Channel’s “Morning Drive” Thursday.
“I’ve given it some thought. I went back to
the tour and told them that I appreciate the
offer but that I had passed. It’s in somebody
else’s court,” she said. “I’m just not ready for
this big commitment at this time.”
The inaugural Tournament of Hope, proclaimed as the richest single event in golf with
a purse of $8.5 million, will be held in South
Africa from Nov. 28-Dec. 1, the International
Federation of PGA Tours announced on Friday.
Sue Turner, the man-
ager of the Great Britain &
Ireland team for this year’s
Curtis Cup match, died
Tuesday. She was 50 and
had battled illness since
LPGA cover girl Natalie Gulbis, 29, appeared
in the Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue nude …
well, sort of. She was covered in a body-paint
bikini skillfully applied by Joanne Gair.
The United States Golf Association named
past USGA president Jim Vernon, of Pasadena,
Calif., and renowned career amateur Carol
Semple Thompson, of Sewickley, Pa., as cap-
tains of the men’s and women’s USA Teams for
the 2012 World Amateur Team Championships,
to be played Sept. 27-30 (women) and Oct. 4-7
(men) in Antalya, Turkey.
NASCAR and track officials canceled plans
to have pro golfer Bubba Watson drive the
“General Lee,” the car from the television
series The Dukes of Hazzard, at Phoenix International Raceway next month because of
concerns about a negative reaction to an image
of the Confederate flag on its roof.
Paul Casey has ruled out a return to ac-
tion at this week’s WGC-Accenture Match Play
Championship after deciding he needs an extra
week of recovery time for a shoulder injury sus-
tained during the winter break.
The PGA Championship of Canada, sponsored by Mr. Lube and presented by Taylor-Made-adidas Golf, celebrates its 100th anniversary this June in Calgary.
The 2011 Ricoh Women’s British Open
delivered an economic impact of over £ 4.7m to
San Francisco Chronicle golf writer Ron
Kroichick opined that Tiger Woods’ appearance
at Pebble Beach two weeks ago was likely his A
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