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IU alumni represent Hoosiers at PGA Championship

Only a few years ago, former Hoosier golfers Shaun Micheel, Dan Olsen and Jeff Overton were competing for Indiana in collegiate events. Today they are playing on the professional tour, representing the IU men’s golf program at major events such as the Professional Golf Association Championship, which took place Aug. 8 through 14 at the Atlanta Athletic Club in Johns Creek, Ga.

Men’s golf sets schedule for upcoming season

Although the individual players for the IU men’s golf team play in numerous events throughout the summer, they will come together this fall to begin the 2011-12 golf season.

Rory McIlroy hits out of the rough on the third hole fairway during the final round of the U.S. Open on Sunday, June 19, 2011, at Congressional Country Club in Bethesda, Maryland.

Golf needs Rory McIlroy, not another Tiger Woods

Rory McIlroy arrived at Congressional Country Club with the demons from his Masters collapse still lingering.

By the time he strutted to the 72nd hole, his major championship baggage had been removed and replaced by a new type of pressure.

Alex Martin makes field for 2010 US Open

As Alex Martin stood at the first tee on the Brookside Golf Course in Columbus, Ohio, he shook hands with his playing partner for the day, 2008 U.S. Open runner-up Rocco Mediate. Little did Martin know that 12 hours, 137 shots and three playoff holes later, he would be heading to Pebble Beach, marking the second consecutive year that a member of the IU men’s golf team would be represented at the U.S. Open.

Martin excels on course, in class

Martin, who recently qualified for the 2010 U.S. Open, was a two-time All-Big Ten selection during his college career. He also led the Hoosiers his senior year with a season scoring average of 72.33, the eighth-lowest in school history. Martin also received his second career medalist honors during his senior year with the Renaissance Intercollegiate individual title. 

Mickelson subsides Tiger’s ongoing joke

Last week, I wrote that if Tiger Woods miraculously pulled off a win in his return to golf at the Masters, which turned out to only add to this hoax, there would be no closure to go along with his tainted green jacket.

IU senior golfer Alex Martin competes in a match earlier this spring.  Martin recently finished 7th overall at the adidas Hoosier Invitational April 3-4.

IU senior Alex Martin taking charge of young Hoosiers

When IU men’s golf coach Mike Mayer began searching for his 2006 recruiting class, senior Alex Martin, a Middletown, Ohio, native was a top priority.

An accomplished junior golfer on and off the course, Martin’s hometown is a little less than three hours away from Bloomington and seemed like the perfect fit to pursue his career as a student athlete.

However, the first step in the recruiting process took Mayer across the country to watch a young golfer who would blossom into an All-Big Ten player and a mainstay in the Hoosiers lineup all four years.

Intense spring break awaits golf team

While thousands of IU students will be spending their spring break with late nights and even later mornings, there will be early wake-up calls for both the men’s and women’s golf teams next week.

The men will head to Arizona and the women to Florida for some warm weather.

Tiger Woods tees off on the eighth hole during the final round of the 2008 Masters golf tournament at the Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Ga., Sunday, April 13, 2008. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

Tiger Woods cancels meeting with police for 3rd time

Tiger Woods canceled yet another meeting with state troopers but, for the first time, talked about his car crash on his Web site, saying it was his fault, that his wife acted courageously and that remaining details were private.

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