Golf will never be the same for two reasons. First, that Arnold Palmer lived. Second, that Arnold Palmer has died.
The single most important figure in the history of the game – you can argue with me about this if you want, but you’d be wrong – passed away on Sunday at the age of 87. It’s
Stewart Hagestad, a 25-year-old former Southern Cal golfer, earned his first trip to the Masters by rallying to beat veteran Scott Harvey in 37 holes at the U.S. Mid-Amateur championship at Stonewall Golf Club in Florida.
Hagestad trailed by five holes after 20 and was four down through 31
Former Georgia Tech golfer Roberto Castro finished solo third in the BMW Championship at Crooked Stick to vault 32 spots in the PGA Tour's season-long points race and climb into the top 30 who qualified for the season-ending Tour Championship at East Lake.
The huge jump made Castro the only
Curtis Luck of Perth, Australia, and Brad Dalke, of Norman, Okla., advanced to the 36-hole championship match of the 116th U.S. Amateur Championship at Oakland Hills Country Club, thus earning the traditional berths to the Masters Tournament reserved for both finalists.
In the championship