Thursday (Aug. 24) tickets for the U.S. Amateur will be honored on any of the remaining days of play — Friday, Saturday or Sunday (Aug. 25-27).
Scotland’s Richie Ramsay Beats John Kelly For U.S. Amateur Title, 4 and 2
Chaska, Minn. - Richie Ramsay, 23, of Scotland, won four of six holes with birdies to take a 3-up lead after 13 holes and then held on the rest of the way to beat John Kelly, 21, of St. Louis, Mo., 4 and 2, in the 36-hole final of the U.S. Amateur championship Sunday at Hazeltine National Golf Club.
Robotic Ramsay Masterful In Championship Match
Chaska, Minn. - Rupert Fisher, the father of 17-year-old wunderkind Oliver Fisher, affectionately gave Richie Ramsay the nickname of Rambo prior to the start of the 2006 U.S. Amateur at Hazeltine National Golf Club.
Sunday Notebook: Ramsay’s Victory Sets Off Block Party For Host Families
Chaska, Minn. - Memo to the Chaska Police Department: If the block party at Timberview Terrace Sunday night gets a little out of hand, don't pass out any disturbing-the-peace citations.
The neighbors have one gigantic reason to have a celebration.
For a little more than a week, the Buller and Hockett families hosted several Great Britain participants in the 2006 U.S. Amateur. That group included 2005 Great Britain and Ireland Walker Cuppers Lloyd Saltman, Oliver Fisher, Rhys Davis and Richie Ramsay. Ramsay, Fisher and Fisher's father, Rupert, all stayed with the Bullers. Saltman, Davies and England's Steven Tiley were put up by the Hocketts.
Kelly’s Heroes: Tigers Come Roar Teammate Into Amateur Final
Chaska, Minn. – Dedication is getting in a car with three friends and driving nine consecutive hours to watch a teammate play for the biggest prize in amateur golf.
From the moment John Kelly’s final putt dropped in Friday’s quarterfinal victory over Trip Kuehne at the 2006 U.S. Amateur, Bud Reynolds, Michael Unger, Trent Twaddle and Ryne Fisher had their bags packed. They didn’t even wait to watch The Golf Channel’s post-match interview.
The Ramsay Rule: Keep Winning, Despite Unfortunate Infractions
Chaska, Minn. - If nothing else at this week's U.S. Amateur, Richie Ramsay is getting a crash course on the Rules of Golf. Fortunately for him, the egregious penalties have yet to halt his run to Sunday's 36-hole final against John Kelly at Hazeltine National Golf Club.
Holding a 2-up lead through 15 holes on Saturday against Wake Forest All-American Webb Simpson of Raleigh, N.C., Ramsay grounded his club in a hazard - a violation of Rule 13-4 - and incurred a loss-of-hole penalty. Ramsay, though, still managed to pull off a 1-up win over Simpson.
Saturday Notebook: Yip Hopes U.S. Amateur Performance Noticed By RCGA For Canadian World Amateur Team
Chaska, Minn. - Ryan Yip hopes that his semifinal defeat Saturday at the 2006 U.S. Amateur is not his final amateur competition.
The 22-year-old from Calgary, Alberta, has already graduated from Kent State and plans to turn professional soon. But he would like to compete one more time as an amateur. That would be if the Royal Canadian Golf Association selects him to the three-man squad for the World Amateur Team Championship this October in South Africa.
Measuring Hole Locations Down To A ‘T’
Chaska, Minn. - The golf course can be a quiet sanctuary in the wee hours of the morning. The only sounds generally come from nature or the occasional mower.
But during USGA championships, a small group of individuals can be found on the greens and teeing grounds. They are the folks in charge of setting up the golf course, from picking where the tee markers will go to choosing hole locations.