Honored: Doug Ghim, a Texas senior from Arlington Heights, Ill., as winner of the Ben Hogan Award, which honors the best player in college and amateur golf during the past 12 months. Ghim, the runner-up in the 2017 U.S. Amateur, was the only amateur to make the cut at this year’s Masters, in which he finished 50th. He compiled an 8-0-0 match-play record for the U.S. last summer during the Arnold Palmer Cup and Walker Cup. Ghim won three tournaments this season for the Longhorns. The award was presented late Monday at Colonial Country Club in Fort Worth, Texas, site of this week’s PGA Tour event and the longtime home club of the late Hogan.
Announced: By Thomas Bjorn, captain of Europe’s Ryder Cup team, that Luke Donald, Padraig Harrington, Graeme McDowell and Lee Westwood will be assistant captains for this fall’s matches. They join Robert Karlsson to complete the European staff for the biennial event, set for Sept. 28-30 at Le Golf National in France. Among the five assistants, they have played in 26 Ryder Cup matches spanning 1997-2016 and amassed 56 points for Europe, which has posted a 7-3 record during that span. The U.S. leads the series, 26-13-2.