The Daily: Euros Plays Swiss Alps, LPGA in Canada, SEC Football, Stenson Withdraws, More

In today’s PGW Daily, tour pros talk college football, the LPGA is in Canada for the second straight week, and Demi Runas’ tee shot gets the luckiest bounce ever.

Beef Golf Video of the Day

We hope somebody can talk him into trying. It would be fun to watch.

Olympic Golf Leftover

Rose isn’t the only one proud of his gold medal.

LPGA Update

It is week #2 in Canada for the Ladies, with the Manulife LPGA Classic being played in Cambridge, Ontario – which we hope is warmer than last week’s event in Calgary.

After a first round 66 (-6) South Korea’s Chella Choi leads. Choi, who has one career LPGA victory, finished T7 at last week’s CP Women’s Open. She ranks #37 in the world.

Ariya Jutanugarn, the hottest golfer on the planet at the moment shot a two-under 70. Jutanugarn is attempting to win her third tournamanent in a row and 6th in her last 11 events. World #1 Lydia Ko and #3 Brooke Henderson also shot two-under 70.

Equipment Update

Speaking of being hot, the Callaway Superhot 55 golf ball is great for those who are errant off the tees.

Thought of the Day

Tennessee, ranked #9 in country, needed OT to hold off Appalachian State. Homa seems to dislike the SEC, as does everyone who doesn’t live in the southeast.

Graham DeLaet got in on the SEC-bashing too.

Bud Cauley, who retweeted this video, likely disagrees:

Contest of the Day

Vote for the Asian Tour Golfer of the Month, and win a 1-night stay at any Hilton. The nominees are Paul Peterson, Marcus Fraser, and David Lipsky.

Shot of the Day

Lee Westwood eagles the picturesque par-4 7th hole at the Omega European Masters.

Speaking of the 7th, Beef drove the green.

Shot of the Day: LPGA Version

Just like Demi Runas drew it up.

Big Week Coming Up For the Web.Com Tour

Some notables from the Web.Com tour explain how next week’s Web.Com Finals work.

Behind the Scenes

The European Tour posted a video of the bag room at this week’s event.

Injury Update: Henrik Stenson

The Open Championship winner, who withdrew after the first round of The Barclays with a knee injury, has announced that he will pass on next week’s BMW Championship. However, he still plans to play the Deutsche Bank Classic this week. At #21 in the FedEx Cup standings, he is hoping to place high enough at TPC Boston to clinch a spot at The Tour Championship.

Henrik Stenson will skip BMW Championship to rest right knee for Ryder Cup

Practice Video of the Day

Brooke Henderson spent some extra time on putting practice after her two-under 70 at the first round of the Manulife Classic.

Joel Cook

Joel Cook is Pro Golf Weekly's Lead Writer. He is a member of the Golf Writer's Association of America.

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