Stories for October 2011
Monday, October 31
Tour Edge fairway woods
James Achenbach gives some insight into the imagination of Tour Edge founder David Glod, who has pushed the envelope once again this year with the XCG5 fairway wood.
Maginnes on Tap
True, Keegan Bradley will miss out on the Presidents Cup this year. But does that mean injured Steve Stricker should step aside? Not a chance. Maginnes on Tap</strong.
Sergio Garcia has won back-to-back tournaments with a bag full of TaylorMade clubs.
See what the winners had in their bags this week.
PGA Tour and IMG
The PGA Tour is expanding its partnership with IMG, charging the company to oversee international licensing for a host of retail goods, ranging from apparel to toys to jewelry.
Mitsubishi renews with Champions
When Mitsubishi Electric renewed its deal with the PGA Tour, it gained more than a title sponsorship of a Champions Tour stop. It also became the PGA Tour's "official elevator and escalator."
Highlights from the first stage of Champions Tour Qualifying School, played at various sites around the country.
Lakareber Abe of Angleton, Texas, shot even-par 140 (70-70) at Dornick Hills G&CC in Ardmore, Okla., to win the TJGT’s Red River Challenge by 13 shots.
Taylor Moore of Edmond, Okla., shot 1-under 139 (70-69) at Dornick Hills G&CC in Ardmore, Okla., to win the TJGT’s Red River Challenge by two shots.
Haag wins 3rd Stocker Cup
Randy Haag held off a final-round charge from Kevin Marsh on Sunday at the Stocker Cup to become the first three-time champion in the history of the event.
Purdue wins Landfall Tradition
Purdue won the Landfall Tradition on Sunday for its first victory of the fall. The event was hosted at Country Club of Landfall, the same site where the Boilermakers won the 2010 NCAA Championship.
Iowa State ended its fall season Oct. 30 with a win at the 15-team Bridgestone Golf Collegiate.
Texas won the Isleworth Intercollegiate by a head-turning 26 shots over runner-up LSU.
In just his third college start – and playing in one of the strongest fields this season – Jordan Spieth posted rounds of 65-73-67 for an 11-under total to win the Isleworth Collegiate by 8 shots.
The Boilermakers won their first tournament of the fall at the Country Club of Landfall in Wilmington, N.C., site of their 2010 NCAA Championship victory.
The junior earned her first collegiate victory after shooting 2-over 218 (71-77-70) at the Country Club of Landfall in Wilmington, N.C.
As players arrive in Shanghai for the WGC-HSBC Champions, they're finding no shortage of hospitality.
If you’ve never been to China, know that it’s certainly different than anything in the U.S. San Francisco’s Chinatown perhaps comes the closest but doesn’t do this East Asian metropolis justice.
Sunday, October 30
25 N'wide grads
Sean Martin: From Ted Potter, Jr. to Daniel Chopra to Billy Hurley III, a complete breakdown of Sunday's 25 Nationwide Tour graduates.
Hurley III earns Tour card
While Ken Duke won the Nationwide Tour Championship, it was a late birdie by Scott Brown that created the best storyline: Former Navy lieutenant Billy Hurley III picked up his 2012 PGA Tour card.
The Golf Channel experimented with 'Social Saturday,' and needless to say it is still a #workinprogress.
Garcia wins again
Sergio Garcia held off fellow Spaniard Miguel Angel Jimenez to win the Andalucia Masters by one shot on Sunday for his second straight European Tour victory.
A week removed from an LPGA victory in her homeland of Taiwan, Yani Tseng picked up her 11th worldwide win of the year, beating the field at the LET's Suzhou Taihu Ladies Open by seven strokes in China.
Van Pelt wins Asia Pacific
Bo Van Pelt ran away with the Asia Pacific Classic on Sunday in hot and humid conditions, birdieing five of the last eight holes for a 7-under 64 and a six-stroke victory.
McIlroy wins in Shanghai
U.S. Open champion Rory McIlroy won $2 million in the Shanghai Masters on Sunday, beating Anthony Kim with a par on the first hole of a playoff.
N'wide Tour Championship
The Nationwide Tour Championship will move to McKinley, Texas, in 2012.
says 'tis the season to be shopping for umbrella sponsors. In fact, three tours need corporate partners.
Alex Miceli says 'tis the season to be shopping for umbrella sponsors. In fact, three tours need corporate partners.
Saturday, October 29
Randy Haag continues his pursuit of a third Stocker Cup title, putting five shots between himself and his next closest pursuer during Saturday’s third round at The Preserve Golf Course in Carmel, Calif.
Kokrak leads Tour Championship
A victory at the Nationwide Tour Championship would give Jason Kokrak a chance to win the tour's money title and player-of-the-year honor. Kokrak holds the 54-hole lead at 7-under 209.
has given a verbal commitment to Georgetown.
Matthew Moosavian of Westerville, Ohio, has given a verbal commitment to play college golf at Georgetown. Moosavian took unofficial visits to Miami of Ohio, Akron, Lehigh and Pennsylvania.
Sergio Garcia shot a 4-under 67 Saturday to take a two-shot lead after the third round of the Andalucia Masters, putting the Spaniard in position for a second straight European Tour victory.
Oregon's Cassy Isagawa leads the list of unsung freshmen who are making an immediate difference on their respective rosters this fall. Julie Williams reveals three more.
McIlroy leads in Shanghai
Rory McIlroy shot a 7-under 65 Saturday to build a three-shot lead through three rounds of the Shanghai Masters.
Bo Van Pelt shot a 4-under 67 on Saturday to take a one-stroke lead over fellow Indiana player Jeff Overton after the third round of the Asia Pacific Classic.
Top-ranked Luke Donald has withdrawn from the HSBC Champions next week in Shanghai to be with his wife for the birth of their second child.
Friday, October 28
Scotland's Richie Ramsay shot a 1-over 72 to hold his two-stroke lead after the second round of the Andalucia Masters on Friday, in which only four players reached the halfway point under par.
College notebook: New rules
The USGA and R&A announced new rules allowing national governing bodies to cover players’ living expenses and amateurs to enter into contracts with agents and sponsors. Sean Martin explores the impact.
Randy Haag shot a 4-under 68 Thursday to take a one-stroke lead after the opening round of the 20th annual Stocker Cup.
says Salamander Hotels & Resorts has expanded its Florida reach by adding two resorts.
Sheila C. Johnson is the latest hospitality executive to try to profit from one of Bobby Ginn’s numerous failures.
In our Rater’s notebook, Bradley S. Klein writes that rugged terrain and awkward routing squeezes Shining Rock into a hard place.
American Jeff Overton shot a course-record 9-under 62 on Friday for a share of the second-round lead with Sweden’s Fredrik Jacobson in the Asia Pacific Classic.
McIlroy leads in Shanghai
U.S. Open champion Rory McIlroy shot a 3-under 69 on Friday to increase his lead to two strokes after the second round of the Shanghai Masters.
Thursday, October 27
Richie Ramsay shot a 6-under 65 Thursday to take a two-shot lead after the first round of the Andalucia Masters.
Jim Furyk will travel approximately 25,000 miles in the coming weeks, landing at the Presidents Cup at the end of it all.
The ShopRite LPGA Classic near Atlantic City will be played in early June next year. Tournament officials announced Wednesday that the 54-hole event will be played the week of May 28-June 3 at the Bay Course at Seaview Resort.
The LPGA Tour is returning to Australia, co-sanctioning the Women's Australian Open in February at Royal Melbourne.
Australia's Robert Allenby shot an 8-under 63 on Thursday to take a one-stroke lead over Venezuela's Jhonattan Vegas after the first round of the Asia Pacific Classic.
Best New Courses
Old MacDonald leads the way as Golfweek announces the 2011 Best New Courses, defined as those courses that have opened in the past two calendar years.
McIlroy leads in Shanghai
U.S. Open champion Rory McIlroy shot an 8-under 64 Thursday to take a one-stroke lead in the Shanghai Masters, the lucrative invitational tournament that isn't sanctioned by any of the major tours.
Wednesday, October 26
UCLA took advantage of a late collapse by Georgia Tech to capture the U.S. Collegiate Championship on Tuesday.
Tuesday, October 25
Spieth wins Isleworth
Jordan Spieth adds another title - his first as a collegian - to his resume with a dominating victory at the Isleworth Collegiate Invitational while also leading Texas to the team title.
A look at the week ahead in the world of golf . . .
The LPGA Kia Classic will return to La Costa Resort and Spa near San Diego in 2012, where the inaugural event was held in 2010.
South Africa will host the European Tour's Volvo Golf Champions event next year after it was moved out of Bahrain because of security concerns.
Toy Box: Luke Donald
When Luke Donald signed with Mizuno in 2004, he wasn’t among the top 100 players in the world. Now, after eight years with Mizuno, he is a solid No. 1 – No. 1 in the world and No. 1 on the PGA Tour money list.
Monday, October 24
caught up with Pepperdine's Grace Na, who tied the NCAA 18-hole scoring record with a 9-under 63 in Las Vegas.
Grace Na hasn’t even been at Pepperdine a full year, but already she’s part of an elite club – and one that has greater significance as a member of the Wave.
Spieth closes in on 1st win
Ryan Lavner: Jordan Spieth has already had two chances to close out college golf tournaments, but hasn't gotten it done. With a four-shot lead, will Tuesday at Isleworth be the time?
Oklahoma State's Peter Uihlein is out of the Cowboys' lineup after asking for a 'break' says coach Mike McGraw.
Nicole Smith's diary
Golfweek.com blogger Nicole Smith clears the air about her TV persona from The Big Break Ireland.
See what the winners had in their bags this week.
The PGA Tour player of the year race isn’t over yet.
Maginnes On Tap
It was a storybook ending for Luke Donald Sunday, but if a new rule change had taken effect nearly seven months ago at the Zurich, Webb Simpson could have had the money title wrapped up.
Stephanie Meadow won the individual title at the SEC/Pac-12 Championship, earning her fourth collegiate victory in just 15 starts with Alabama.
Alabama won the SEC/Pac-12 Championship for its first victory of the fall season.
Wong, the 2010 GCAA Player of the Year, posted rounds of 65-63-67 for an 18-under 195 to win the Alister MacKenzie Invitational by five shots over California's Max Homa.
New Mexico moved into the top 20 with a victory at the Lone Star Invitational at Briggs Ranch.
After more than 250,000 votes were cast, Rickie Fowler and Rory McIlroy have been selected to join Tiger Woods on the cover of EA Sports' Tiger Woods PGA Tour 13.
Not since the heady days of regular appearances by Jack Nicklaus, Gary Player and Arnold Palmer have so many top players decided to travel Down Under to play in three Australasian PGA tour events spread over six weeks.
says golfers worldwide will be on the same page with the latest edition of the Rules of Golf. In any language, these changes make sense.
Golfers worldwide will be on the same page with the latest edition of the Rules of Golf. In any language, these changes make sense.
Sunday, October 23
By winning Sunday at Disney for his second PGA Tour win of the year, Luke Donald won the points-based player of the year award from the PGA of America over Webb Simpson.
Australia's Gavin Coles won the Nationwide Tour's Jacksonville Open on Sunday to wrap up a 2012 PGA Tour card, shooting a 1-over 71 for a one-stroke victory over Sweden's Jason Blixt.
USC tied for lead
USC and Auburn are knotted after the opening round at the U.S. Collegiate, while the Trojans' Steve Lim sets the early pace with a 6-under 66. UCLA star Patrick Cantlay is three shots back.
Gary Woodland had the perfect words for Luke Donald's dramatic comeback Sunday: 'That's what sports is about.'
Alabama wins SEC/Pac-12
Stephanie Meadow led Alabama to its first title of the season Sunday at the SEC/Pac-12 Championship. The Crimson Tide also managed to put an end to UCLA's undefeated fall.
Spieth fires 65
Texas standout freshman Jordan Spieth fires a record-tying 7-under 65 to take a four-shot lead at Isleworth. His Longhorns are also in control, leading nine-shot advantage.
Donald wins Disney
5 Things: Luke Donald made the Magic Kingdom his personal playground on Sunday, making six straight birdies on the back nine to win at Disney and lock up the PGA Tour money title.
Tseng wins in Taiwan
With throngs of fans watching her every move, Yani Tseng showed that her mental toughness is as spectacular as her physical prowess with a methodical win in Taiwan, says Beth Ann Baldry.
Sergio Garcia won his first title in almost three years on Sunday, dominating for the third straight day at the Castello Masters to earn an 11-stroke victory that matched the third largest margin of victory in European Tour history.
Yani's win, in photos
Yani Tseng pulled away from the field on Sunday and left her crazed fans following in Taiwan overjoyed. Take a look at our Tracy Wilcox's photos from Sunday's final round.
Tournament host K.J. Choi won the Asian Tour's C.J. Invitational on Sunday, closing with a 5-under 67 for a two-stroke victory.
Tseng wins in Taiwan
Yani Tseng won the LPGA Taiwan Championship on Sunday for her 10th worldwide victory of the year and third in front of her adoring home fans.
Saturday, October 22
Money title out of reach?
A handful of miscues sent Luke Donald moving in the wrong direction Saturday at Disney, where the PGA Tour money title may now be out of reach. Jeff Rude
Justin Leonard chipped in three times for birdies in a span of five holes to help salvage a 2-under 70. That gave him a share of the lead Saturday with PGA Tour rookie Kevin Chappell going into the final round of the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals Classic at Disney.
Tracy Wilcox Gallery
All week, fans have swarmed the 2011 Sunrise LPGA Taiwan to catch a glimpse of Taiwan's Yani Tseng. Check out Tracy Wilcox's photo gallery from Round 3. PHOTOS
Spaniard Sergio Garcia shot a 7-under 64 Saturday to extend his lead to a commanding eight shots after the third round of the Castello Masters.
Tseng leads in Taiwan
Yani Tseng took the lead at the inaugural Sunrise LPGA Taiwan Saturday, as the galleries somehow grew larger. At one point, fans were even asking to have iPads signed. Beth Ann Baldry
Friday, October 21
Highlights from the first stage of PGA Tour Qualifying School, played at various sites around the country.
Five things you need to know from a wild second round at the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals Classic.
McIlroy parts ways with ISM
After days of globetrotting through China and Bermuda, Rory McIlroy (right) announced he will part ways with Chubby Chandler (rear) and the ISM group.
Justin Leonard described his round Friday at Disney as a “fun, easy day.” He had a 9-under 63 for his lowest round of the year and wound up atop the leaderboard.
Leonard leads at Disney
Justin Leonard couldn't catch a break in 2011, but after taking a share of the lead Friday at Disney, he's confident his game is trending upward.
has given a verbal commitment to Arizona State.
Trey Kaahanui of Tempe, Ariz., has given a verbal commitment to play college golf in his hometown at Arizona State University.
Bio Kim feature
Bio Kim needs a second-place finish or better this week at Disney to keep his PGA Tour card. The Korean's presence on the PGA Tour represents the start of a trend among his countrymen.
Ball State's Ashtyn Brown is one of the toughest collegiate golfers you're likely to meet. With a unique story to tell, the freshman is just now getting comfortable in the spotlight. College Notebook.
Hometown favorite Sergio Garcia shot an 8-under 63 on Friday to take a two-shot lead after the second round of the Castello Masters.
Azahara Munoz of Spain shot a 6-under 66 Friday to share the lead with Anna Nordqvist of Sweden after the second round of the inaugural LPGA Taiwan Championship.
In honor of the upcoming publication of the new Rules of Golf, some suggestions for addition.
Sunrise LPGA Championship
What full-capacity crowds at the Sunrise LPGA Championship lack in spectator etiquette, they make up for in sheer enthusiasm. Beth Ann Baldry reports.
McIlroy leaves ISM
Reigning U.S. Open champion Rory McIlroy has parted ways with Chubby Chandler and the ISM group, choosing to join Horizon Sports Management, which represents Graeme McDowell.
Thursday, October 20
says U.S. Amateur champ Kelly Kraft will forgo his exemptions into the U.S. and British Opens.
A tough choice awaits players who win the U.S. Amateur after their final season of college golf: turn pro or remain amateur for the three majors for which the Amateur champion is eligible.
Luke Donald figured he might have to win at Disney to have his best shot at capturing the PGA Tour money title. He took a good step Thursday in the Children’s Miracle Network Classic with a 6-under 66 for a seven-way share of the lead.
takes a closer look at the two teams in the country that remain undefeated.
Just shy of two months into the fall season, only two teams remain unbeaten: the UCLA women and the Oregon men. Both could be a bit of a surprise, if you look a little past the surface.
Arnold Palmer thought long and hard 40 years ago about moving to Hilton Head. And it was easy to see why after the reception the legendary golfer received Thursday in his latest visit to the island.
says it wasn't pretty when linebacker Derrick Brooks and pitcher James Shields played Thursday at Disney.
It wasn't exactly pretty when linebacker Derrick Brooks and pitcher James Shields teed it up Thursday at Disney.
Men's College Notebook
Things looked grim for Oregon last fall, but with the addition of freshman Rak Cho and Eugene Wong's (pictured) return to form, the Ducks are three-for-three this season. College Notebook
Jack Nicklaus II, son of the golf legend and president of Nicklaus Golf Course Design, is among the players who have entered the 2011 Champions Tour Qualifying Tournament this fall.
Donald opens with 66
Playing in Thursday's marquee pairing at Disney, Luke Donald (left) opened with a 66 that gave him a share of the lead and a two-shot advantage on Webb Simpson, who leads the Tour money list.
Ross McGowan shot a 7-under 64 on Thursday to take a two-shot lead after the opening round of the Castello Masters.
Asher Wildman previews two of the top men's events of the year, which just happen to fall on the same week.
PGA Tour announces new tour
The PGA Tour's announcement of creating a Latin American circuit marks a major commitment to grow the game in the region and cultivate Latino stars such as Jhonattan Vegas of Venezuela.
The Champions Tour has announced that the Dick’s Sporting Goods Open will be moved back nearly two months on the tour’s competition schedule. The tournament will be played Aug. 13-19 at En-Joie Golf Club in Endicott, N.Y., but generally is contested the last week of June.
Despite a down market, Mexico resorts like Mayakoba, located along the Riviera Maya and host of the PGA Tour's Mayakoba Classic, are staying afloat.
Top-ranked Luke Donald and No. 2 Lee Westwood head the field for the Nedbank Golf Challenge in Sun City, South Africa.
Yani Tseng began her home event with a 4-under 68 to join Ai Miyazato of Japan with a one shot lead after the first round of the Taiwan Championship on Thursday.
Australian player Geoff Ogilvy criticized Fred Couples for giving Tiger Woods a Presidents Cup captain’s pick a month early.
LPGA debuts in Taiwan
Taiwan embraces local star Yani Tseng, who obliges by sharing the first-round lead with Ai Miyazato at the Sunrise LPGA Taiwan Championship.
Wednesday, October 19
Players worrying about keeping their card next year will have plenty of time to fret while the Tour’s stars are cashing in in Asia.
Hate To Be Rude
Hate To Be Rude: Disney makes dreams come true, and for a handful of golfers, this weekend will be more than just hitting greens. It will be about collecting some of it.
Jutanuran named Rolex POY
It comes as no surprise that Ariya Jutanugarn was named Rolex Junior Player of the Year. Julie Williams says she and sister Moriya bring a new level of competition to the junior golf circuit.
explains how Cody Proveaux went from 'average golfer' to AJGA Rolex Player of the Year.
Cody Proveaux isn’t a prototypical AJGA All-American. He’s not a product of a golf academy; the nearest course is 25 miles from his home in Leesville, S.C.
PGA Grand Slam of Golf
For the four major champions at the Grand Slam of Golf, a tip of the cap to their supporting casts – especially their fathers – made for a family-friendly week in Bermuda. Jim McCabe
Kent State men
In some circles, Kent State might be considered one of those so-called “mid-major” schools, but after two victories this fall, Ron Balicki disagrees.
Asher Wildman doles out his weekly thumbs up and thumbs down awards.
explains what's at stake for Tour pros at the PGA Tour finale.
Let’s make one thing clear before we start talking about the pressure surrounding the PGA Tour’s season finale at Walt Disney World.
Keegan Bradley held off a final-round charge from Charl Schwartzel to win the PGA Grand Slam on Wednesday.
Holmes on brain surgery
Nearly 50 days after brain surgery, rehabbing J.B. Holmes marvels at his new titanium insert. Plus, check out our new instruction piece with Holmes, courtesy of our partners at ShotVision.
Fantasy Tip Sheet: Disney
Webb Simpson has the PGA Tour money title on the line this weekend at Disney. And one of our expert fantasy panelists likes him to take home another title.
For the first time in eight years, Austin Peay has won back-to-back tournaments.
5 things: PGA Tour finale
It's no secret why Luke Donald showed up at Disney for the PGA Tour finale, but the chase for the money title isn't the only story this week. Ryan Lavner has five things to watch.
A steady rain and falling temperatures kept golfers away from courses around Zanesville - which was a blessing in disguise, as 51 exotic beasts were on the loose.
PGA Tour's '12 schedule
The PGA Tour announced its 2012 schedule, which includes a few date changes, a couple of new sponsors and some venue changes.
Rolex Players of the Year
Ariya Jutanugarn and Cody Proveaux have been selected as the AJGA's Rolex Junior Players of the Year after fast-paced summers that left their trophy shelves considerably more crowded.
Tuesday, October 18
Led by Eugene Wong, Oregon won its third tournament of the year, tying for first with Cal at the Alister Mackenzie Invitational.
Annika Sorenstam and Morgan Pressel will team up to compete against the men for the first time in the ADT Skills Challenge on Nov. 7.
Despite nearly a month away from competition since its first win, Oklahoma has acquired little rust. The Sooners won their second consecutive event Tuesday at the Susie Maxwell Berning Classic. Oklahoma also won the Golfweek Conference Challenge on Sept. 21.
Eastern Mich wins Hoosier
Eastern Michigan made up six shots on Notre Dame during Tuesday's final round of the Hoosier Fall Invitational, leapfrogging the Irish to earn its second win of the season.
The Florida men’s team shot a 3-over 291 in the final round Tuesday to finish off an 11-stroke victory over Alabama-Birmingham at The Invitational at the Ocean Course.
Oklahoma won the David Toms Intercollegiate on Oct. 18, rolling to a convincing 10-shot victory over Lamar.
Grand Slam of Golf
Weather wreaked havoc at the Grand Slam of Golf, but Rory McIlroy and Keegan Bradley managed to fight the driving rain to shoot a pair of 4-under 67s.
Rolex All-America teams
The American Junior Golf Association has announced its list of Rolex Junior All-Americans, recognizing the top 96 junior golfers around the world, like Shun Yat Hak.
Upon seeing the PGA Tour join other tours in trying to stake out a presence in Asia, one high-ranking tournament official said two years ago, “The Far East looks a lot like the Wild, Wild West.”
Check out the five surprise women's teams of college golf.
Ben Crane won the McGladrey with a 53-gram shaft. Why that number is important may surprise you.
Nigel Edwards, the victorious Great Britain & Ireland Walker Cup captain, will be the director of coaching for the English Golf Union.
South Florida amateur events
Top amateurs have another tournament option this year with the South Beach International Amateur. However, it’s being played opposite the long-running Dixie Amateur, and just down the road in South Florida. Something has to give.
Sunrise LPGA Championship
Yani Tseng was named Player of the Year while home in Taiwan for the Sunrise LPGA Championship.
has given a verbal commitment to SMU.
SMU continues to get verbal commitments from top players. This time, it is David Lee, ranked No. 21 in the 2012 class. Lee, of Houston, had offers from California, Texas, Texas A&M and was in contact with Stanford.
Luke Donald should have no trouble figuring out how money leader Webb Simpson stands at the Children’s Miracle Network Classic.
Patrick Reed is the latest example of the Euro influence on the world of golf, as many players are choosing to go to Q-School overseas and in the U.S.
From Europe to Asia to the U.S., a look at this week's professional golf tournaments around the world.
A tale of two paths
Friends since their teen years and now roommates as young touring pros, Jon Curran and Keegan Bradley marvel at their divergent career paths while cheering and challenging each other.
Monday, October 17
Arkansas wins Windon
Arkansas picked up its third title of the season Oct. 17, holding off UCLA for a four-stroke victory at the Windon Memorial.
See what the winners had in their bags this week.
PGA Grand Slam of Golf
Rory McIlroy arrived in Bermuda for the PGA Grand Slam of Golf after a whirlwind golf tour of China that might be called the trip of a lifetime – even for a major champion. Jim McCabe
Olympic course-design contest
Olympic organizers officially have begun the process to select a course design for the 2016 Summer Games in Rio de Janeiro. Gene Yasuda reports.
Take a look at the top five surprise teams of the fall:
5 Things: N'wide Tour
5 Things: Jason Kokrak picks up his second Nationwide Tour victory of the season behind his Tour-leading length of the tee.
A.J. Crouch won the St. Augustine Amateur on Sunday after prevailing in a four-hole playoff with Jim Liu and Spencer Cole.
Pan, a freshman at Washington, won The Prestige at PGA West with rounds of 69-67-65 to finish at 15-under 201 and win by three shots.
The Longhorns are quickly making a statement to which team should be at the top in men’s college golf.
Kim posted rounds of 66-68-66 for a 13-under 200 total to win the Stanford Intercollegiate by two shots over UCLA’s Stephanie Kono.
The Bruins are the only NCAA Division I women’s team that is undefeated this fall.
LPGA newcomer Lexi Thompson has what it takes to compete on the pro circuit, former teenage golf prodigy Michelle Wie said Monday.
Sunday, October 16
Jason Kokrak won the Miccosukee Championship on Sunday for his second Nationwide Tour victory in five weeks, closing with a 5-under 66 in rainy conditions to beat Mark Anderson by seven strokes.
Crane wins McGladrey Classic
Sean Martin: Before Ben Crane could celebrate the birth of his third child, he authored an improbable comeback Sunday at the McGladrey Classic to win his fourth PGA Tour title.
Fred Couples ran away with the Champions Tour’s AT&T Championship, shooting a bogey-free 6-under 66 for a seven-stroke victory — the largest margin on the 50-and-over tour this year.
Once again, UCLA showed why it is the top-ranked team in women’s golf, winning the Stanford Intercollegiate on Oct. 16 by three strokes over Vanderbilt.
Crane wins McGladrey Classic
Ben Crane rallied on the back nine Sunday at the McGladrey Classic, then won the title after new money leader Webb Simpson missed a short putt on the second playoff hole.
Kent State completed an improbable rally Oct. 16 at the Bank of Tennessee Intercollegiate, shooting a final-round, 10-under 278 to win by seven strokes.
Tom Lewis is no longer an amateur, but his victory in Portugal supports the theory that one can win a major.
Lewis wins first title
In only his third event since turning professional, Tom Lewis made five birdies over this last seven holes to win the Portugal Masters and his first pro title.
Cauley earns Tour card
Former Alabama star Bud Cauley finished strong at the McGladrey Classic on Sunday to secure his Tour card – and avoid the rigors of Q-School.
David Gleeson shot a 4-under 68 in the final round to win the Indian Open, his third career title on the Asian Tour, by three strokes over local favorite Chiragh Kumar on Sunday.
South Korea's Na Yeon Choi won the LPGA Malaysia on Sunday for her first LPGA victory of the season and fifth in three years, closing with a 3-under 68 to beat top-ranked Yani Tseng by a stroke.
In a move that's bound to add drama to the Presidents Cup, International captain Greg Norman questioned U.S. captain Fred Couples' selection of Tiger Woods, saying the former No. 1 isn't in good enough form to be on the team.
Saturday, October 15
Fred Couples birdied six of the first seven holes and finished with a course-record 10-under 62 on Saturday to take a seven-stroke lead in the Champions Tour’s AT&T Championship.
5 things: McGladrey Classic
Many eyes might be on Webb Simpson this week at the McGladrey Classic, but Sean Martin explains why Billy Horschel (left) and Michael Thompson deserve a look, too. Five things.
Thompson leads McGladrey
Michael Thompson started the third round of the McGladrey Classic with three consecutive birdies and cruised to top of the leaderboard at Sea Island.
Rafael Cabrera-Bello of Spain shot an 8-under 64 Saturday, giving him a one-stroke lead after three rounds of the Portugal Masters.
South Korea’s Na Yeon Choi took a one-stroke lead over Brittany Lang on Saturday in the LPGA Malaysia, finishing off a 4-under 67 in fading light after a long rain delay.
Friday, October 14
Fred Couples shot a 7-under 65 to take a share of the first-round lead with Steve Lowery at the AT&T Championship on Friday.
Webb two back at McGladrey
Webb Simpson kept his name near the top of the leaderboard and his eyes on a showdown with Luke Donald next week, shooting 3-under 67 at the McGladrey Classic.
Mississippi’s only event on the PGA Tour will have a new name and new sponsors in 2012: the True South Classic.
England’s Simon Khan shot a 6-under 66 Friday to take a one-stroke lead the Portugal Masters after the second round.
Baylor won its second consecutive tournament Oct. 12 at the Price's "Give 'Em Five" Intercollegiate. It lends credence to the Bears' postseason agenda. Julie Williams.
Donald to play Disney
Luke Donald has entered the PGA Tour's final tournament next week at Disney, a response to Webb Simpson playing the McGladrey Classic. Both are battling for the PGA Tour money title.
OK, so the stakes weren’t nearly as high as that recent Tour Championship playoff on the PGA Tour, but the race for the eGolf Professional Tour’s top honor also came down to sudden death at the season finale.
has given a verbal commitment to North Carolina.
Keagan Cummings, who attends the Pendleton School at IMG Academies, has given a verbal commitment to play college golf for Andrew Sapp at the University of North Carolina.
Americans Stacy Lewis and Brittany Lang shared the lead Friday after the second round of LPGA event in Malaysia.
The weight of potential and promise often is difficult to bear. Just ask Martin Kaymer.
Thursday, October 13
Simpson, Miller lead with 63
McGladrey Classic co-leaders Zack Miller and Webb Simpson are at opposite ends of the PGA Tour money list, but a winner's check at Sea Island would mean a lot for each.
Kuchar joins Excel Sports
Matt Kuchar, a three-time PGA Tour winner, has joined the Excel Sports Management roster, and will be represented by Excel partner Mark Steinberg.
says all signs point to another successful season from Oregon (and Texas and Georgia Tech, too).
In Casey Martin’s tenure at Oregon, the Ducks have risen quickly. Martin’s teams often have competed at the elite level and just two years ago the Ducks mentioned as a favorite heading to The Honors Course for the 2010 NCAA Championship.
has given a verbal commitment to Iowa.
Nate Yankovich, who is from Blacklick, Ohio and ranked the No. 8 in the Buckeye state, has decided to play college golf at the University of Iowa.
James Kingston shot an 8-under 64 to take a one-shot lead over five players after the opening round of the Portugal Masters on Thursday.
Two good college tournaments are on the schedule for the weekend, so let’s break them down.
says the Nationwide Tour’s Chile Classic fleshes out a Latin American swing and should fuel golf’s growth in the region.
The Nationwide Tour announced the creation of the Chile Classic presented by Pacific Rubiales, the first official PGA Tour event in the South American country.
has given a verbal commitment to Kentucky.
Sarah Harris of Hermitage, Tenn., has given a verbal commitment to play college golf at Kentucky. Harris also made unofficial visits to Vanderbilt, Mississippi State, Rollins, Auburn and Memphis.
Rickie Fowler's focus on wedges paid off last week as he earned his first professional victory at the Korea Open.
American Brittany Lang shot a 5-under 66 to tie three others for the lead after the opening round at the LPGA Malaysia on Thursday.
College notebook: SJSU
San Jose State, on the strength of three consecutive victories, rises to No. 18 in the rankings and taps into its rich history. Ryan Lavner reports.
PGA Tour players banded together this week to contribute to a cause near and dear to one of their own.
Wednesday, October 12
A California man arrested for throwing a hot dog at Tiger Woods during a tournament said he wanted to do something “courageous and epic.”
Crunch time in Ga.
Sean Martin: Only two events remain in the PGA Tour season, which means it’s crunch time for players to keep their card or, if you’re Webb Simpson, try to win the money title.
Is the Quack Attack for real?
Steve Stricker still has the longest active cut streak on the PGA Tour.
Tuesday, October 11
has given a verbal commitment to play golf at Wisconsin.
Matthew Ross of Hartland, Wis., has given a verbal commitment to play golf at Wisconsin.
A sterling final round by Washington freshman Cheng-Tsung Pan couldn’t help the Huskies overcome Oregon during the final round of The Prestige at PGA West.
Bill Cauley was a diver in the Navy who didn’t know much about golf except for the little he played on base at Mayport Naval Station.
For a snapshot of where Tiger Woods’ game is at the moment, consider the Frys.com Open.
Guilford wins Fall Invite
Led by medalist Noah Ratner, Guilford cleaned up at the Division III Golfweek Fall Invitational, winning by nine shots. D.J. Piehowski has Five Things to remember from the week.
Texas won its second consecutive event, defeating host Ohio State by 16 shots Tuesday at the Nicklaus Invitational. Jordan Spieth had another close call for the individual title.
In a continuing effort to market its proprietary brands globally, Golfsmith International announced a partnership with The MoreGolf Group, South Africa’s largest golf retailer.
Mickelson launches program
Membership golf programs are becoming more common, but a new one in Arizona can claim distinction by touting its marquee owner: Phil Mickelson.
See what the winners had in their bags this week.
Central Florida started the final round at the Lady Northern Intercollegiate in fourth place but posted the best round of the 12-team field to win by five shots over Ohio State.
says last year, the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets were talented enough to compete for a national championship.
Last year, the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets were talented enough to compete for a national championship.
Chevron Challenge field
Tiger Woods will be far from the only star teeing it up at the Chevron Challenge, with four of the top-10 players in the world and more than half of the top 20 scheduled to appear.
A look at this week's golf tournaments around the world:
For the 29th time, the Old Course at St. Andrews will host the 2015 Open Championship, the R&A announced today.
Q&A with Rickie Fowler
Golfweek's Sean Martin caught up with Rickie Fowler to talk about his first win, high expectations and what his schedule looks like for the rest of the year.
Monday, October 10
Sanz, who is from Madrid, Spain, posted rounds of 69-70-68 for a 9-under 207 total to win the Tar Heel Invitational by one shot over over North Carolina State's Augusta James, Alabama's Brooke Pancake and Michigan State's Caroline Powers. The victory is the first of her college career for the sophomore.
LSU won for the second time in three starts this fall with a victory at the Tar Heel Invitational.
Mills, winner of the U.S. Public Links and the Players Amateur, closed with a 3-under 67 at Old Overton Club.
Led by Dylan Frittelli, the Longhorns claimed a 20-shot win over Alabama and Clemson at the Jerry Pate National Intercollegiate on Oct. 4.
Ratner cruising at D-III
The conditions turned brutal Monday at Sandestin, but Guilford's Noah Ratner continued to cruise, taking a four-shot lead at the Division III Golfweek Fall Invitational.
Ping Invite champs
Battling difficult conditions and a brutal course, A.J. McInerney and Jaye Marie Green rose to the top of the leaderboard Sept. 10 to win the Ping Invitational.
says from Rickie Fowler's win to Elliot Saltman winning his weight in ham for a hole-in-one, it was an odd weekend.
From Rickie Fowler's win to Elliot Saltman winning his weight in ham for a hole-in-one, it was an odd weekend.
Cobra's Long Tom Raw driver
Cobra Golf's Long Tom Raw driver is lean and mean and designed to deliver a knockout blow. It has one goal: Make you a big hitter.
We’ve focused a lot on the Pac-12 and West Coast teams, so let’s turn toward my side of the country. Today, I’m breaking down and ranking the teams from the ACC:
has given a verbal commitment to play golf at SMU.
Austin Smotherman of Loomis, Calif., has given a verbal commitment to play college golf at SMU under former Augusta State head coach Josh Gregory.
Sunday, October 9
Argentina's Miguel Carballo won the Children's Hospital Classic on Sunday for his second career Nationwide Tour title, making three eagles in an 8-under 64 en route to a two-stroke victory.
Molder wins Frys.Com Open
Bryce Molder made a critical birdie putt on the 72nd hole and then outlasted Briny Baird in a six-hole playoff to win his first career PGA Tour title.
Interesting round for Tiger
Jeff Rude: On a day highlighted by a barrage of early birdies and a crazy fan flinging a hot dog at him on the seventh green, Tiger Woods showed progress at the Frys.com Open.
A fan has been arrested for running toward the seventh green and throwing a hot dog in the direction of Tiger Woods during the final round of the Frys.com Open.
says it doesn’t matter that the victory was in South Korea. Rickie Fowler’s win confirmed that the PGA Tour has a star on its hands.
Sean Martin:It doesn't matter that the victory was in South Korea. Rickie Fowler's win - over friendly rival Rory McIlroy, to boot - confirmed that the PGA Tour has a star on its hands.
Ratner leads D-3 Invite
After a win at the Division III Preview, Noah Ratner is brimming with confidence. He showed it Sunday at the Golfweek Fall Invitational, taking the Round 1 lead.
LSU broke out of a final-round tie with Alabama and captured its second title of the season, winning the Tar Heel Invitational by four strokes on Sunday.
Follow his fourth round
Tiger Woods gave the leaders something to think about early, making his turn at 4 under, but bogeys at Nos. 2 and 5 seemed to take the wind out of his sails. He finished with a third-straight 68. BLOG.
Ga. Tech wins Brickyard
After a slow start to the season, Georgia Tech got back on track at the Brickyard Collegiate.
Brad Faxon won the Insperity Championship without hitting a shot on Sunday, when heavy rain forced the Champions Tour to end the event after 36 holes.
Lee Slattery of England held on to win the Madrid Masters on Sunday, his double bogey on the final hole good enough for a one-stroke victory that gave him his first title in seven years on the European Tour.
Tseng wins again
Top-ranked Yani Tseng won the LPGA Hana Bank Championship on Sunday for her sixth LPGA Tour victory of the season and 10th overall title of the year, shooting a 5-under 67 to edge Na Yeon Choi by a stroke.
Fowler wins in Korea
Rickie Fowler won the OneAsia Tour's Korea Open on Sunday for his first professional title, closing with a 3-under 68 for a six-stroke victory over U.S. Open champion Rory McIlroy.
Saturday, October 8
Baird leads Frys.com
Winless in 347 PGA Tour starts, Briny Baird will take a two-shot lead over Ernie Els and Paul Casey into the final round of the Frys.com Open at CordeValle.
Rude: Tiger teases on Sat.
Jeff Rude: Tiger Woods continues to show signs of revival, but after teasing us Saturday the former World No. 1 will need a miracle to win the Frys.com Open.
Brad Faxon moved into position for his first Champions Tour title, shooting a 7-under 65 in windy conditions Saturday to take a one-stroke lead in the Insperity Championship.
Follow his third round
Tiger Woods shot a second consecutive round in the 60s, but he was unable to make up any ground on the leaders Saturday at the Frys.com Open. LIVE BLOG.
Five Things: GW Fall Invite
Everyone enjoys the October weather in Sandestin, Fla., but Methodist coach Steve Conley has extra reason to smile: he's back at home. FIVE THINGS
England’s Lee Slattery extended his lead at the Madrid Masters to 2 strokes after shooting a 3-under 69 in the third round on Saturday.
Korean youngster Soo-Jin Yang tied the course record as she took over the lead of the LPGA's Hana Bank Championship on Saturday, one stroke ahead of world No. 1 Yani Tseng.
Rickie Fowler shot an 8-under 63 Saturday to take a four-stroke lead after the third round of the Korea Open as Rory McIlroy slipped down the leaderboard.
Friday, October 7
Cauley a shot off Frys lead
Bud Cauley has started his professional career by making cuts and picking up paychecks. A win this week would not only net him $900,000, but also a chance to skip Q-School.
Casey leads Frys.com Open
Paul Casey was a non-existent factor during the PGA Tour's regular season in 2011, but his fall has gotten off to a much better start, including leading the Frys.com Open.
Tiger advances to weekend
Jeff Rude: Tiger Woods will be playing the weekend - via making the cut - for the first time since April. And on Friday, he showed signs of being the Tiger that used to own weekends.
Golfweek D-III Invite
For the second straight year, the Golfweek Division III Fall Invitational will closely resemble a national championship, with nine of the nation’s top 15 teams gathering in the Florida Panhandle.
Michael Allen shot a 9-under 63 on Friday to take a three-stroke lead over John Cook after the first round of the Champions Tour's Insperity Championship.
Woods fires 68 in 2nd round
The fog finally lifted at CordeValle and revealed a Tiger Woods that looked vaguely familiar. Woods ran off three straight birdies early in his round and survived a bumpy patch in the middle for a 3-under 68 on Friday in the Frys.com Open.
Follow Round 2 live!
Tiger Woods made six birdies in a second-round 68 at the Frys.com Open. Take a look back at his round here. LIVE BLOG
says two courses near Zanesville, Ohio form an unusual pairing that helps make the town a golf destination.
Longaberger, Golfweek’s No. 1 public-access course in Ohio, and nearby EagleSticks form an uncommon pairing that helps make Zanesville, Ohio - of all places - a golf destination.
English golfer Lee Slattery shot a 6-under 66 on Friday to lead the Madrid Masters by one shot after the second round.
Michael Hoey's win at Dunhill didn't help an already bad situation: Golfers who need a back-up plan.
Yani Tseng lived up to her top-ranked billing with a 7-under 65 on Friday to take the lead after the first round of the LPGA Hana Bank Championship.
There's no magic formula for Oklahoma State's recent success. Just hard work, good chemistry and access to some very talented opponents. Julie Williams explains.
Salamander Hotels & Resorts is now managing Sanctuary Cap Cana, a 176-room oceanfront resort.
Welcome to a new Wildman's Corner, where I will bring you a video blog each Friday to talk to you what is one my mind about the world of college golf.
Scottish golfer Elliott Saltman has hit a hole-in-one during his second round at the Madrid Masters to earn a tasty prize — his bodyweight in ham.
Rory McIlroy, Rickie Fowler, Y.E. Yang and three others share the lead at the Korea Open after the second round.
Thursday, October 6
Woods starts slow at Frys
Tiger Woods struggled on the greens in shooting 2-over 73 at the Frys.com Open in his first Tour event in two months. What's next? Some flat-stick tinkering with lead tape, perhaps.
Woods starts slow at Frys
With a horrible putting performance, Tiger Woods shot a 2-over 73 at the Frys.com Open, leaving him in a tie for 83rd.
Round 1 Live Blog
Tiger Woods struggled in his return to professional golf Thursday. Here's the play-by-play from his first round at the Frys.com Open, where he says he is healthy and has 'turned a corner' in his comeback. LIVE BLOG.
England's Ross McGowan shot an 8-under 64 on Thursday to take a one-stroke lead after the first round of the Madrid Masters.
Troon Golf's Southern Dunes GC Hosts Event
Troon Golf's Southern Dunes GC Hosts Event
Nakoma GC Wins - See Results
Nakoma GC Wins - See Results
There are two big tournaments on the schedule this week, so let’s break them down as we head into the weekend.
Men's college notebook
College notebook: Arkansas won the Golfweek Conference Challenge with two of its players - Austin Cook and Josh Eure - sporting belly putters. It isn't just a trend in the pros. The college ranks are catching on, too.
Tiger Woods' new caddie
Asked why he left Dustin Johnson's bag to work for Tiger Woods, caddie Joe LaCava said: "Why? Because he's Tiger Woods." No elaboration needed.
Defending champion YE Yang shot a four-under 67 Thursday to claim a share of the lead with Rickie Fowler after the first round of the Korea Open.
Wednesday, October 5
Q&A with Mark Steinberg
Golfweek exclusive: Jeff Rude sat down with Tiger Woods' agent, Mark Steinberg, to talk about Tiger's new Rolex endorsement deal and how the market might be returning for the former No. 1.
Hate to be Rude
Tiger Woods claims he has ‘turned the corner’ on his off-and-on comeback. Jeff Rude says we’ll find out this week at the Frys.com Open.
Colorado broke out of a tie with California during Wednesday’s final round of the Edean Ihlanfeldt Invitational to win its first tournament since last fall’s Heather Farr/CU Memorial.
The UCLA women’s team or the Texas men: Which is the more intimidating team?
The AJGA has named 24 players to its HP Scholastic All-America Team. The teams include 12 young men and 12 young women who have displayed excellence both on and off the course.
5 hit/miss seasons
As the PGA Tour season begins to wind down, Jim McCabe takes a look at five players who blossomed in 2011 and five who bottomed out.
has given a verbal commitment to Clemson.
McKenzie Talbert has become the first player to verbally commit to Clemson. Talbert, the top-ranked player in South Carolina, will join the team in the fall of 2013 for the first season of competition.
Woods deal with Rolex
Gene Yasuda: The golf cognoscenti may not be willing yet to restore their faith in Tiger Woods, but at least one major marketer is backing him – and putting its brand reputation on the line.
says San Jose State is blazing through the college season so far undefeated.
There’s always a few teams that surprise us early in each college season. San Jose State so far is one of those teams. The Spartans won the Wolfpack Intercollegiate on Tuesday for their third consecutive victory to start 2011-12.
Can we judge Tiger?
Anticipation is high for Tiger Woods’ return this week at the Frys.com Open. He hasn’t played in seven weeks, and he won’t compete again for a full month. What can we expect?
Rocco Mediate caused a stir in golf circles when he said he was “disgusted” with what’s going on with Tiger Woods’ swing, saying his physical motion is strong criticism of Woods’ most recent coaches, Sean Foley and Hank Haney.
Rory McIlroy finished third at the Korean Open in 2009 and says his iron play will be the key to improving on that this weekend.
Tuesday, October 4
has given a verbal commitment to Boston College.
Isabel Southard, the No. 31-ranked player in the 2012 class, has given a verbal commitment to stay in New England and play college golf at Boston College. Southard, who attends Sharon (Mass.) High School, made unofficial visits to Texas, Wake Forest, Kentucky, Maryland and Boston College.
Oklahoma State earned its second consecutive win this season after finishing one shot ahead of runner-up Arizona at the Windy City Collegiate on Tuesday. The win leaves new head coach Alan Bratton with a perfect start at the helm of the Cowgirls' program.
The Memphis men’s team held on for a two-stroke victory over North Carolina-Greensboro on Tuesday at the Wolfpack Intercollegiate.
After a rough 13th place finish to start the year at Olympia Fields, the Dukies rebounded nicely with a win at their own Rod Myers Invitational.
Texas wins Jerry Pate
Senior Dylan Frittelli and heralded freshman Jordan Spieth helped lead Texas to an impressive, 20-stroke victory Oct. 4 at the Jerry Pate Intercollegiate.
Nationwide Tour notes
John Peterson, the reigning NCAA champion, will make his pro debut at this week’s Children’s Hospital Classic after Monday qualifying for the Nationwide Tour stop in Chattanooga, Tenn.
Nicole Smith's diary: The commercials, the shows, the fan reaction - it is all adding up to slowly changing Nicole's life. But will it change it forever?
Those who treasure honesty and candor have lost a hero in former Tour winner Dave Hill, who died Sept. 27.
Fantasy Tip Sheet
Will this be a proper homecoming for Spencer Levin? Who will finish with a better score at CordeValle, Tiger Woods or amateur Patrick Cantlay? FANTASY TIP SHEET
Monday, October 3
says prominent equipment makers are contributing to Breast Cancer Awareness month.
October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, and golf equipment makers are taking steps to raise awareness and provide financial support for the cause.
Ashley Prange has been named women’s head coach at Jacksonville. Prange is coming off a six-year professional career that included two wins on the LPGA Futures Tour.
See what the winners had in their bags this week.
Nick Faldo, Jack Nicklaus, Greg Norman and Johnny Miller all have opinions on Tiger. Who is right?
Through the peak of summer, America’s heartland and the mid-Atlantic region have endured the biggest percentage declines in rounds played.
David Law, one of the most promising amateurs in Scotland, has turned professional.
The college season may be young, but there are some numbers worth a closer look in Fantasy vs. Reality.
The Mustangs junior was the only player to finish under par at the Badger Invitational in Madison, Wis.
The Blue Devils junior posted a final-round, 4-under 68 to finish at 5-under 211 and win the individual title at the Rod Myers Invitational in Durham, N.C.
The Bears posted a final-round-low, 3-over 292 to win the Branch Law Firm/Dick McGuire Invitational at the University of New Mexico Championship Golf Course.
The Razorbacks picked up their second victory in as many starts this fall with a seven-shot victory at the Golfweek Conference Challenge.
Tiger falls to No. 51
Yes, Tiger dipped to No. 51 in the Official World Golf Ranking. But other than illustrating his dramatic slide, it really means nothing in terms of his schedule on Tour in 2012.
Fans to pick TW cover
Tiger Woods won’t be alone on the cover of EA Sports’ next release of the “Tiger Woods PGA Tour” video game. Which golfer will join him? That’s up to the fans.
Sunday, October 2
New Zealand's Danny Lee won the WNB Golf Classic on Sunday for his first Nationwide Tour title, beating former Georgia star Harris English with a par on the first hole of a playoff.
Na wins in Las Vegas
In his 211th PGA Tour start, Kevin Na birdied Nos. 15-17 to hold off Nick Watney in Las Vegas for his first PGA Tour victory. Five Things
Kenny Perry won the SAS Championship on Sunday for his first Champions Tour title, making a 40-foot eagle putt on the par-5 17th en route to a 2-under 70 and a one-stroke victory over Jeff Sluman and John Huston.
has given a verbal commitment to Detroit Mercy.
Aaron Knutson of Lake Orion, Mich., has give a verbal commitment to play college golf at the University of Detroit Mercy.
Duke wins Rod Myers
Julian Suri led Duke to a win at home Sunday at the Rod Myers Invitational. The Blue Devils finished nine shots ahead of runner-up Baylor.
Tiger Woods is out of the top 50 in the world ranking for the first time in nearly 15 years. It ended a streak of 778 consecutive weeks inside the top 50.
Hoey wins Dunhill Links
Michael Hoey squandered a three-shot lead Sunday, but he still managed to hold off Rory McIlroy to win the Dunhill Links Championship for his third European Tour title.
Asian Amateur Championship
Hideki Matsuyama fired a final-round 67 Sunday to win his second consecutive Asian Amateur Championship and book a return trip to Augusta National in April.
Saturday, October 1
Watney, Na lead
Nick Watney birdied five of his final six holes Saturday to climb into a share of the lead with Kevin Na at the Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospitals for Children Open.
John Huston shot a 6-under 66 on Saturday for a share of the second-round lead with Nick Price and Kenny Perry in the Champions Tour's SAS Championship.
UNLV wins again
UNLV earned its second title in as many starts this season after finishing atop a 16-team field at the William H. Tucker. The Rebels finished four shots ahead of runner-up New Mexico, the tournament host.
Michael Hoey moved closer to giving Northern Ireland another big golf victory, taking a three-shot lead Saturday after three rounds of the Dunhill Links Championship.
Jeff Corr won two Hooters Tour events this season and finished in the top 5 in 11 of 20 starts. It was a Luke Donald-like display of consistency, and it earned Corr something that Donald has yet to win this year: player-of-the-year honors.
The National Collegiate Scouting Association has released its collegiate power rankings.
has given a verbal commitment to South Florida.
Rigel Fernandes has given a verbal commitment to play college golf at the University of South Florida. Fernandes, who has won events on the FCWT and Hurricane Junior Tour, tied for second at the Hudson Junior Invitational in June and qualified for the U.S. Junior Amateur.
Hideki Matsuyama (pictured) shot a 65 Saturday at the Asian Amateur that could earn him a return trip to the Masters. The defending champion trails Ben Campbell by one shot.