Player of the weekMegan Khang. In four previous appearances, the 15-year-old phenom from Rockland had never advanced beyond the first round of match play at the US Girls’ Junior. All she did last week in Fort Wayne, Ind., was win four matches, moving into the semifinals before finally losing, 2 and 1, to eventual champion Gabriella Then of Upland, Calif. Khang is playing this week at the Junior PGA Championship, in Potomac Falls, Va., and has qualified for next week’s US Women’s Amateur in Charleston, S.C.
Generous offerAnyone who has followed the career of Sergio Garcia knows that the Spaniard has won — and lost — many fans by the actions and words he’s produced, both on the course and off. Well, here’s a reason for everybody to pull for Garcia. He announced that, starting with this week’s Bridgestone Invitational and running through the Tour Championship, he will donate money for every birdie and eagle he makes at a PGA Tour event to the local First Tee program in the area. That means the First Tee of Massachusetts will benefit from Garcia’s play at the Deutsche Bank Championship over Labor Day weekend. He’s promised to donate $1,000 for every birdie, and $2,000 for every eagle. Fans can join the cause and donate to Garcia’s campaign at www.together.pgatour.com.