WEST DES MOINES, Iowa – Juli Inkster did not waste time championing women’s golf and had no problem telling non-believers what annoys her most about those who don’t appreciate the tour she has loved for more than three decades. “We don’t get what credit we’re due,” she said, with Solheim Cup in hand. “If we play well, the courses are too short. If we don’t play well, we’re not good enough. “These ladies behind me, and even the European team, are amazing golfers. They play with power. They play with finesse … I hope people are starting to recognize how good they are.” Inkster, 57, a World Golf Hall of Fame member, was then asked if she thinks a week like this, where well-played golf was on display
All eight semifinalists from the 2017 men’s and women’s NCAA Championship will participate in the East Lake Cup this October. The three-day, match-play event will be held Oct. 30-Nov. 1 at East Lake Golf Club in Atlanta. Reigning NCAA champion Oklahoma headlines the men’s side, along with national runner-up Oregon, two-time defending East Lake Cup champion Illinois and Vanderbilt. "It gives our team a chance to compete at one of the top golf courses in the country against three outstanding programs,” Sooners coach Ryan Hybl said. “It will be a great challenge, but an exciting three days for collegiate golf fans.” On the women’s side, defending NCAA champion Arizona State will square off against
After contemplating shutting things down for the balance of 2017, Rory McIlroy is in the field this week at The Northern Trust. Speaking to reporters at a media event Tuesday, McIlroy detailed his plans to play in all four playoff events - two of which he won last year - despite a rib injury that has nagged him all season and twice led him to take time off. After a T-22 finish at the PGA Championship, McIlroy lamented his inability to shake the injury and offered up the notion that he might skip the postseason on both the PGA Tour and European Tour in an effort to get healthy for 2018, when he will renew his quest for the final leg of the career Grand Slam. "I have a good bit of time to get healthy and address a few things going forward," McIlroy said at Quail Hollow.