MONDAY, JUNE 26, 2017
by Barry Cronin

At 15 or 16, most boys are, in the words of Rock ’n’ Roll Hall of Famer Bob Seger, “trying to lose those awkward teenage blues.”

Not so with the youngest of the 156 lads in the international field at last week’s prestigious Western Junior Championship at Park Ridge Country Club, northwest of Chicago.

Instead of spending their summers taking driver’s education or Snapchatting friends, these world-class golfers already know where they’re going to college.


by Ron Kroichick

Sandy Tatum gained renown for masterfully articulating the essence of the U.S. Open, but his legacy runs much deeper than one memorable quote. Few people impacted golf the way that he did, and nobody cherished the game more.

Tatum, who died Thursday at age 96, was an accomplished lawyer and one-time president of the U.S. Golf Association. Still, his passion for golf stretched beyond powerful positions and reflected an ability to stir the soul. Consider the apt title of his 2002 autobiography: “A Love Affair with the Game.”



Rolex Ranking for So Yeon Ryu after her victory Sunday in the LPGA’s Walmart NW Arkansas Championship. Ryu, a South Korean who will turn 29 on Thursday, shot a final-round 2-under 69 on Sunday for a tournament-record 18-under 195 total for 54 holes at Pinnacle Country Club in Rogers, Ark. She shot a course-record 10-under 61 on Saturday. South Korea’s Amy Yang (64) and Thailand’s Moriya Jutanugarn (66) tied for second at 16-under 197. Americans Michelle Wie (64) and Stacy Lewis (69) shared fourth at 200.


No patience for boorish louts 

I second Bob Joyce's idea about having those jackasses yelling "get in the hole" on a par-5, 550-yard hole – or any hole, for that matter (“From the Morning Read inbox,” June 23,

Throw them out. It is really annoying to constantly hear that.


June 25-30
Men’s amateur: North & South Amateur
Pinehurst (N.C.) Resort
June 27 - July 1
Men’s amateur: Dogwood Invitational
Druid Hills GC, Atlanta
Men’s amateur: European Amateur
Walton Heath GC, Walton-on-the-Hill, England
June 29 - July 2
PGA Tour: Quicken Loans National
TPC Potomac at Avenel Farm, Potomac, Md.
LPGA: KPMG Women’s PGA Championship
Olympia Fields (Ill.) CC (North Course)
European Tour: HNA French Open
Le Golf National, Paris
Champions Tour: U.S. Senior Open
Salem CC, Peabody, Mass. Tour: Nashville Golf Open,
Nashville (Tenn.) Golf & Athletic Club
June 30 - July 2
Symetra Tour: Tullymore Classic
Tullymore GC, Stanwood, Mich.
July 5-7
Men’s amateur: Sahalee Players
Sahalee CC, Sammamish, Wash.
July 6-9
PGA Tour: The Greenbrier Classic
The Greenbrier Resort (Old White TPC), White Sulphur Springs, W.Va.
July 7-9
Men’s amateur: Magnolia Amateur
Hattiesburg (Miss.) CC
July 10-13
Men’s amateur: Trans-Mississippi Championship
Prairie Dunes CC, Hutchinson, Kan.
July 10-14
Women’s Amateur: North & South
Pinehurst (N.C.) Resort No. 2
July 10-15
Men’s amateur: Pacific Northwest Amateur
Emerald Valley GC, Creswell, Ore.
July 11-14
Women’s amateur: Women’s Trans National
Mid Pines Inn and GC, Southern Pines, N.C.
July 13-16
Champions Tour: Constellation Senior Players Championship
Caves Valley GC, Owings Mills, Md.
Men’s amateur: The Players Amateur
Berkeley Hall Club, Bluffton, S.C.
LPGA: U.S. Women’s Open
Trump National GC, Bedminster, N.J.
PGA Tour: John Deere Classic
TPC Deere Run, Silvis, Ill.
Men’s amateur: Eastern Amateur
Elizabeth Manor CC, Portsmouth, Va.

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