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Stewart Cink is a new addition to the club. Zach Johnson appointed him his fifth and final assistant captain for this year's matches at Marco Simone in Rome. Cink will be an assistant for the first time, having played in five Ryder Cup matches.
The golf world shifts its focus from Liverpool to Blaine, Minn., as the PGA Tour heads into the home stretch prior to the playoffs. The 3M Open is the second-to-last tournament before the top 70 move into the FedEx Cup playoffs and that means a lot of bubble boys will be grinding it out.
The last amateur to hold at least a share of the first-round lead in an Open Championship at Royal Liverpool Golf Club was Bobby Jones in 1930. Another Georgia Tech player, Christo Lamprecht, put himself in a position to do it again by carding a 5-under 66 Thursday.
The Open Championship returns to Hoylake, more properly known as Royal Liverpool, for the first time since 2014. With it come some familiar sights, such as the unusual internal out-of-bounds for which the course is known. There are also some new features, like a very difficult redesigned par-3 17th hole.
Vincent Norrman lipped in an eight-footer for bogey on the 72nd hole to get into a playoff, then scrambled for par on the same hole in sudden death on Sunday to beat Nathan Kimsey and win the Barbasol Championship, his first PGA Tour victory.