Monday, December 31
Sebastian Cappelen grew up in Denmark dreaming of being a pilot. On his final shot of the year, he soared to new heights in the college golf ranks, canning a 15-foot birdie putt to win the Patriot All-America at The Wigwam's Gold Course.
Who climbed and who dropped in 2012? Through Dec. 31, Golfweek.com takes a look at players who made significant moves up or down in the Golfweek/Sagarin Performance Index this year.
Will UCLA rebound? Is Tiffany Lua healthy? Can Lindy Duncan win Player of the Year again? We address five key questions in women's college golf for 2013.
Andy Zhang wasn't a household name at the outset of 2012. But, in the matter of 24 hours in the middle of June, Zhang became the most popular 14-year-old in the sports world.
Will Cal stay perfect? Who is the Golden Bears' main competition this spring? Can Texas overcome the loss of Jordan Spieth? We look at five key men's college golf questions heading into the spring.
Sunday, December 30
Robin Wang sank a birdie putt on the final hole to avoid a playoff and win the boys 15-19 division of the World Junior Challenge Sunday at Innisbrook.
Here is a wish as we sit on the threshold to the 2013 golf season: Don’t force the Rory McIlroy-Tiger Woods rivalry; let it happen. What else does our Jim McCabe think is on the horizon for the PGA Tour?
From the level of Anthony Kim's dedication to Steve Stricker's sudden schedule cutback to the looming battles between Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy, here are 10 players and their story lines to follow on the PGA Tour in 2013.
According to multiple reports, Miguel Angel Jimenez will be sidelined for up to five months after breaking his right leg in a skiing accident in the Sierra Nevada range of Andalucia in southern Spain.
Who climbed and who dropped in 2012? Through Dec. 31, Golfweek.com takes a look at players who made significant moves up or down in the Golfweek/Sagarin Performance Index this year.
George H.W. Bush's condition continued to improve Saturday, prompting doctors to move the former president out of intensive care, a spokesman said.
Who will make a name for themselves over the next 365 days? Our Cassie Stein breaks down 10 storylines to watch heading into 2013.
Saturday, December 29
Robin Wang, Maria Alejandra Villalobos and Sam Jung lead their respective division heading into the final round of the CJGA World Junior Challenge.
Joshua Martin successfully defended his Donald Ross Junior title on Saturday, firing a second-consecutive 70 to clear Ben Griffin and Carter Jenkins by a single shot at Pinehurst in North Carolina.
The slow pace of design, development, permitting, construction and grow-in render a catchy phrase a bit forced and artificial. And yet there are ways to hand-pick certain moments of the past year as if they were road markers on a longer journey.
Before Cassie Stein joined Golfweek in September, she spent a summer traveling with the USGA to four major championships. The U.S. Amateur stood out as the crowning jewel.
Who climbed and who dropped in 2012? Through Dec. 31, Golfweek.com takes a look at players who made significant moves up or down in the Golfweek/Sagarin Performance Index this year.
Our LPGA senior writer Beth Ann Baldry takes a look at 10 players to watch in the upcoming 2013 season.
Golfweek lists its top 10 girls junior golfers of 2012. Today's installment is No. 1 Ariya Jutanugarn.
Friday, December 28
Cao Sen was the only player to shoot under par Friday at the World Junior Challenge as he carded a 1-under 71 to take an early lead in the boys 14-and-under division.
Rumors that Rory McIlroy and girlfriend Caroline Wozniacki are engaged started up again Friday as Wozniacki was seen wearing a huge diamond on her left finger in Australia.
Golf on my beat this year was fast-paced and unpredictable, and it gave me a new perspective on match play.
Golfweek lists its top 10 girls junior golfers of 2012. Today's installment is No. 2 Alison Lee.
It’s hard to think things can get any better for European golf in 2013, following a fantastic 2012. However, our Alistair Tait has looked into his crystal ball and came up with 10 things to look out for next season.
Thursday, December 27
Eric Macrow gave up hockey to focus on his budding golf career. He'll be the top-ranked player in this weekend's Canadian Junior Golf Association Challenge in Florida.
The Golf Swing Shirt is a practice device that is intended to squeeze the arms together and teach connectivity -- the art of a golfer’s body parts remaining synchronized and connected during the swing.
Wilson’s new family of Staff D-100 golf clubs includes irons, drivers, fairway woods and hybrids for both men and women. It has been years since Wilson staged an introduction this comprehensive.
Former President George H.W. Bush, a World Golf Hall of Fame inductee, is being treated in the intensive care unit at a Houston hospital after suffering "a series of setbacks," including a stubborn fever, his spokesman said.
Our Adam Schupak has a special place in his heart for Augusta National, and had the opportunity to share it with an old friend in 2012, witnessing everything from pimento sandwiches to Bubba Watson's incredible shot to win it all.
Take a look at 10 new faces to watch for on the Web.com Tour in 2013.
Golfweek lists its top 10 girls junior golfers of 2012. Today's installment is No. 3 Casey Danielson.
Wednesday, December 26
If there was a theme to women's college golf in 2012, it was that it’s becoming less and less predictable, which is great for the game.
Golfweek lists its top 10 girls junior golfers of 2012. Today's installment is No. 4 Ashlan Ramsey.
Our Alistair Tait saw plenty of Europe in 2012, covering Tiger Woods at Abu Dhabi, the World Amateur Team in Turkey and dining with Paul Lawrie in Qatar. Needless to say, the memories are aplenty.
Tuesday, December 25
When our Jeff Babineau looks back at the season that was 2012, which began in January at Kapalua and ended in December closer to home at the PNC Father-Son Challenge, it’s the Ryder Cup at Medinah outside Chicago that emerges front and center.
Golfweek lists its top 10 girls junior golfers of 2012. Today's installment is No. 5 Nicole Morales.
Monday, December 24
From Rickie Fowler's first PGA Tour victory to the beautiful walk that is Pebble Beach, our Jim McCabe gives you a series of bests from 2012 on Tour.
From Steven Fox winning the U.S. Amateur, to Nathan Smith capturing a record fourth U.S. Mid-Amateur to a 14-year-old from China qualifying for next year's Masters, our Ron Balicki breaks down the year that was in men's amateur golf.
Golfweek lists its top 10 girls junior golfers of 2012. Today's installment is No. 6 Annie Park.
Sunday, December 23
Steve Stricker always has followed the beat of his own drummer, which is why his decision to severely limit his playing time on the PGA Tour starting in the 2013 season is no surprise.
Our travel editor, Martin Kaufmann, has traveled the globe over the course of his career, including stops in Mexico, Hawaii, Arizona and Canada in 2012.
Golfweek lists its top 10 girls junior golfers of 2012. Today's installment is No. 7 Karen Chung.
Saturday, December 22
Golfweek spent 10 days counting down the top amateur players of the past year. Finally, it's time for the No. 1 spot, held by Lydia Ko.
Golfweek lists its top 10 girls junior golfers of 2012. Today's installment is No. 8 Sam Wagner.
Friday, December 21
Juan Pablo Hernandez of Mexico City, Mexico, won the South Beach International Amateur on Dec. 21, thanks in part to a final-round 3-under 68.
Frank Garber, who is ranked No. 28 in the Class of 2014, has given a verbal commitment to play college golf at Washington.
Daniel Berger of Jupiter, Fla., won the 82nd Dixie Amateur on Dec. 21, by 13 shots. Berger opened a nine-shot lead during the third round, and cruised to victory on Friday with his highest score of the week, a 2-under 70.
An inaugural Women’s Porter Cup Invitational will be held on June 12-14 at Niagara Falls Country Club in Lewiston, N.Y.
Its name is fitting, because as it sits amid a string of gems in an endless sea of golden sand, praise has come its way in respectful tones. Hushed, not loud. Unpretentious, not bodacious. Dignified, not flamboyant. Whispers.
Golfweek will spend 10 days counting down the top amateur players of the past year. Who will be No. 1? Who else will make the list? Check back each day. Today: No. 2 Ariya Jutanugarn
Golfweek lists its top 10 girls junior golfers of 2012. Today's installment is No. 9 Moriya Jutanugarn.
Thursday, December 20
The PGA Tour Latinoamérica announced on Thursday there will be 15 events in nine countries across Latin America in 2013 to be played in two swings.
John Oda of Honolulu has committed to play college golf at UNLV in 2014. He is a junior at Moanalua High School.
As the United States practice session for next year's Walker Cup gets under way, Golfweek unveils its first Walker Cup Watch List.
It comes as little surprise that the bulk of the top storylines in 2012 were produced by the top four players in the Golfweek/Wilson Senior Amateur Rankings, including the likes of Paul Simson and Chip Lutz.
Golfweek lists its top 10 girls junior golfers of 2012. Today's installment is No. 10 Esther Lee.
Golfweek will spend 10 days counting down the top amateur players of the past year. Who will be No. 1? Who else will make the list? Check back each day. Today: No. 3 Stephanie Meadow
Wednesday, December 19
Less than one week after the GCAA National Convention, nearly all of the college golf world was shocked by the news that the NCAA Championships will be televised beginning in 2014.
John Solheim has applied for a United States patent outlining the use of an equipment rating formula to determine a golfer’s handicap.
Rory McIlroy is the near unanimous choice as the best male player by the Golf Writers Association of America.
The Champions Tour has announced its 2013 competition schedule. The season will feature 26 official events.
Golfweek will spend 10 days counting down the top amateur players of the past year. Who will be No. 1? Who else will make the list? Check back each day. Today: No. 4 Charley Hull
According to the San Diego Union-Tribune, Phil Mickelson has informed the San Diego Padres ownership group that he will not be an owner of the Major League Baseball franchise after all.
Tears of joy. Tears of heartbreak. Smiles of elation. Frowns of disappointment. Our Ron Balicki saw it all along his travels on the amateur and college circuits. He reflects on the year that was . . .
Golfweek lists its top 10 boys junior golfers of 2012. Today we wrap things up with No. 1: Beau Hossler.
Tuesday, December 18
Alistair Tait: As a proud Scot, I should be jumping for joy at the thought of two of my compatriots in the World Golf Hall of Fame, but something is nagging at me. I have reservations about Colin Montgomerie’s induction.
From the miracle at Medinah to Rory McIlroy's worldwide dominance to Lydia Ko's performance at the World Amateur Team, it was a special year in Europe says our Alistair Tait.
The 83 players who have qualified and are expected to compete in the 77th Masters, to be played April 11-14 at Augusta National Golf Club. Players listed in only one category for which they are eligible.
Brennan Webb, a former PGA Tour caddie and most recently an assistant coach at the University of South Florida, was named assistant coach at Georgia Tech on Monday.
Behind junior Thanuttra Boonraksasat and freshman Yupaporn “Mook” Kawinpakorn, Kansas posted two victories in the fall and feels confident heading into the spring season.
Colin Montgomerie and Ken Schofield will join Fred Couples, Willie Park Jr. and Ken Venturi in the 2013 Hall of Fame class.
Golfweek will spend 10 days counting down the top amateur players of the past year. Who will be No. 1? Who else will make the list? Check back each day. Today: No. 5 Moriya Jutanugarn
Our Brentley Romine joined Golfweek mid-year, but experienced plenty in only six months, witnessing Andy Shim's big comeback, junior golfers' affinity for chocolate and raccoon setting up shop at a Florida junior tournament.
Texas Tech senior Kim Kaufman will take Golfweek's No. 1 ranking into the spring season, where great opportunities await the South Dakota native.
Golfweek lists its top 10 boys junior golfers of 2012. Today we bring you No. 2: Matt NeSmith.
Si Woo Kim, the 17-year-old who graduated Q-School, is guaranteed at least one PGA Tour start before his 18th birthday. The Puerto Rico Open announced Tuesday that Kim has accepted a sponsor exemption to next year's event.
Monday, December 17
The NCAA Division I men’s championship will be televised live by the Golf Channel beginning in 2014, and the women will follow in 2015 when both championships are held in consecutive weeks at The Concession Golf Club in Bradenton, Fla.
Tom Watson will be "the man in the arena" one more time after being tapped as the 2014 U.S. Ryder Cup captain.
Thailand’s Ariya Jutanugarn turned the final round of the Ladies European Tour Qualifying School into a lap of honor. The 17-year-old amateur romped to a five-shot victory in Morocco to earn her card for the 2013 European season.
Tiger Woods takes to his own website to post a blog that reflects on his three wins, potential rivalry with Rory McIlroy and a tip of the cap to Ryder Cup captain Tom Watson.
Golf is irreplaceable. It is the world’s greatest game. It is hypnotic for both spectators and participants. We can watch it all our lives. We can play it all our lives. But we should be concerned with the state of recreational golf, despite modest gains in 2012.
Golfweek lists its top 10 boys junior golfers of 2012. Today we bring you No. 3: Robby Shelton.
Thorbjorn Olesen's inactivity was enough for him to crack the top 50 in the year's final Official World Golf Ranking and earn his first Masters bid.
Golfweek will spend 10 days counting down the top amateur players of the past year. Who will be No. 1? Who else will make the list? Check back each day. Today: No. 6 Austin Ernst
Sunday, December 16
Ariya Jutanugarn, 17, is one round away from earning her Ladies European Tour card, holding a three-shot lead over Emily Taylor. Meanwhile, Cheyenne Woods made the cut and is T-46. The top 30 earn their cards.
Davis Love III and son Dru delivered a clutch performance on the final hole, including Dru's sinking the winning birdie putt, to capture the PNC Father/Son Challenge.
Charl Schwartzel was the runaway winner for the second straight weekend, coasting to a 12-shot victory Sunday at the Alfred Dunhill Championship on the European Tour.
Golfweek lists its top 10 boys junior golfers of 2012. Today we bring you No. 4: Tianlang Guan
South Korea's K.T. Kim made an 8-foot birdie putt on the first hole of a playoff Sunday to lift Asia past Europe in the Royal Trophy.
Australasian Tour rookie Daniel Popovic completed an improbable wire-to-wire victory in the Australian PGA, shooting a 3-under 69 on Sunday for a four-stroke victory.
Sergio Garcia won the rain-shortened Johor Open on Sunday, closing with an 11-under 61 for a three-stroke victory in the Asian Tour's season-ending event.
Golfweek will spend 10 days counting down the top amateur players of the past year. Who will be No. 1? Who else will make the list? Check back each day. Today: No. 7 Lisa McCloskey
Saturday, December 15
Jack Nicklaus and Arnold Palmer teed it up together during the first round of the PNC Father/Son Challenge Saturday at the Ritz-Carlton Golf Club, and it was just like old times – friendly banter and all.
After a three-year hiatus, the Father/Son Challenge made its return Saturday at the Ritz-Carlton Golf Club. And what a return it was.
Sweden's Daniel Chopra shot a 6-under 66 on Saturday to take a one-stroke lead after the second round of the rain-delayed Johor Open.
Charl Schwartzel shot an 8-under 64 Saturday to take a 10-stroke lead after three rounds of the Alfred Dunhill Championship and move to the brink of back-to-back titles.
Daniel Popovic shot a 3-under-par 69 Saturday to take a two-stroke lead into the final round of an Australian PGA championship marked by lesser-known golfers dominating the marquee players.
Golfweek lists its top 10 boys junior golfers of 2012. Today we bring you No. 5: Adam Wood
Number Crunching 2012: Kyle Stanley, who blew a 7-shot lead at Torrey Pines, rallied one week later to erase an 8-shot deficit at TPC Scottsdale. The difference? Well, everything.
Golfweek will spend 10 days counting down the top amateur players of the past year. Who will be No. 1? Who else will make the list? Check back each day. Today: No. 8 Lindy Duncan.
Friday, December 14
From teeing it up with Arnold Palmer to lunch with Rory McIlroy to his thoughts on Tom Watson as Ryder Cup captain, Jack Nicklaus had plenty to talk about on the eve of the Father/Son Challenge.
Texas sophomore Jordan Spieth announced Friday that he is turning pro.
Texas sophomore Jordan Spieth announced Friday that he is turning pro. Spieth, 19, was Big 12 Player of the Year and a First-Team All-American in his first year with the Longhorns, and helped guide the team to a national title.
Shintaro Ban of San Jose, Calif., has given a verbal commitment to play college golf at UNLV in 2014.
Don’t expect Europe to make an out-of-left-field, Tom Watson-like announcement when it names the 2014 Ryder Cup captain in the new year.
Davis Love III not only supports Tom Watson as 2014 U.S. Ryder Cup captain but also hopes for an opportunity to play for him again.
Golfweek will spend 10 days counting down the top amateur players of the past year. Who will be No. 1? Who else will make the list? Check back each day. Today: No. 9 Jaye Marie Green
The item that garnered most of the attention was the individual portion of the NCAA Championship, which has taken a back seat to the team competition.
This is a quiet time of year for college golfers, but there’s a couple performances worth noting.
Next year is an important one for the Web.com Tour. It will be the source of 50 PGA Tour cards, with 25 players earning cards off the money list and another 25 earning them through the Web.com Tour Finals, the four-tournament series that will replace Q-School.
Daniel Popovic maintained a share of the lead after the second day of the Australian PGA on Friday while Geoff Ogilvy posted another solid round.
Golfweek lists its top 10 boys junior golfers of 2012. Today we bring you No. 6: Jim Liu
Xavier's golf teams will look toward the spring season with even more anticipation than usual. That’s because the Musketeers expect to be in their new indoor practice facility at Maketewah Country Club by February.
A west Texas PGA professional was shot and killed after he interrupted a burglary while visiting family in Roswell, N.M., investigators said.
Our Jeff Rude reflects on his most memorable moments of 2012, which included the likes of Tiger Woods, Derek Jeter, CC Sabathia, Aaron Rodgers and plenty of laughs.
Thursday, December 13
Gregory Bourdy of France shot a 6-under 66 for a one-stroke lead after the opening round of the Alfred Dunhill Championship on Thursday, with a revived Charl Schwartzel one of six players behind him.
A round at Wynn Golf Club, just off the Las Vegas strip, should be enough to convince anyone that given unlimited imagination, money and nerve, you basically can create something out of nothing.
Shadow Creek tops the Golfweek's Best: Casino Courses for yet another year. What new courses joined the exclusive list in 2012?
A whirlwind two days of speculation regarding Tom Watson and the Ryder Cup ended Thursday morning on the 80th floor of the Empire State Building when the eight-time major champion was named the 2014 U.S. captain.
The Sea Pines Junior Heritage will return in 2014 after a one-year hiatus. It was announced in October that the tournament would not be played in 2013, after more than two decades as one of the most prestigious junior events in the country.
Now that Tom Watson's appointment to the 2014 Ryder Cup captaincy is official, perhaps the PGA of America should name Larry Nelson captain for the 2016 matches at Hazeltine National.
A good friend of mine, a professional golfer years ago but now somehow listed as a 9 handicap, played with David Duval on Thursday morning in the PNC Father-Son pro-am.
The Americans are bringing back Tom Watson as their Ryder Cup captain with hopes of ending two decades of losing in Europe.
Daniel Popovic shot an 8-under 64 to take a two-stroke lead after the first round of the Australian PGA Championship on Thursday, revealing afterward that his father is battling incurable cancer.
Our Gene Yasuda reflects on a watershed moment in the industry's efforts to grow the game, golf's enduring appeal and capitalizing on a chance to fulfill the sport's growth potential.
Golfweek lists its top 10 boys junior golfers of 2012. Today we bring you No. 7: Andy Shim
Golfweek will spend 10 days counting down the top amateur players of the past year. Who will be No. 1? Who else will make the list? Check back each day. Today: No. 10 Bronte Law
Wednesday, December 12
Sure, the Old Course has undergone changes over the years. But any time the big machines start digging at St. Andrews, golf holds its breath.
Our Jim McCabe is conflicted, first wanting to applaud the PGA of America for making a bold decision, but also throwing some water on that fire, as the choice itself wasn't necessarily the right one.
Tom Watson will bring a results-oriented focus to the 2014 Ryder Cup, according to his peers. Once again, Larry Nelson is left wondering what he did wrong.
Golfweek lists its top 10 boys junior golfers of 2012. Today we bring you No. 8: Andy Zhang
Colleen Walker, the former LPGA Tour player who won nine times during her 23-year career, died Tuesday night after her second battle with cancer. She was 56.
In the two months since a stunning loss in the Ryder Cup, the PGA of America talked about doing things differently when selecting its next captain. Tom Watson certainly would break the mold.
The PGA Tour’s developmental circuit will conduct 25 events in 2013, according to a schedule that was distributed to players at last week’s rookie orientation.
Tuesday, December 11
The new owner of the Palmer Coolum Resort - site of the Australian PGA Championship - has erected a 26-foot mechanical T-Rex between the ninth green and 10th tee, which flips its tail and opens its mouth for a menacing roar when anyone approaches.
The PGA of America is introducing its next Ryder Cup captain during a segment of the "Today" show on Thursday.
PGA of America Ted Bishop and new CEO Pete Bevacqua say that concern for growing golf led the PGA to send a letter to the USGA when the anchoring ban was announced two weeks ago. The PGA was not making some knee-jerk response.
Golfweek lists its top 10 boys junior golfers of 2012. Today we bring you No. 9: Matt Gilchrest
This was the year of the party crashers on the Web.com Tour. Three players – Luke Guthrie, Ben Kohles and Morgan Hoffmann – earned PGA Tour cards after starting the year with no status. Our Sean Martin takes a look back at 2012 . . .
Little Linksters, LLC along with Little Linksters Association for Junior Golf Development and The Littlest Golfer, Inc. launched the 3rd annual youth swing contest on Dec. 10. They are looking for the best pee-wee, ages 3-8 years old, golf swings in the world.
Sammi Lee of Winter Park, Fla., forced a playoff to win the FCWT Junior Golf Tournament at Eagle Creek.
Ben Dietrich of Bluffton, S.C., won the 5th Annual Hank Haney Invitational at Sea Pines Resort by one shot.
Victoria Allred of Pfafftown, N.C., has given a verbal commitment to play college golf at East Carolina in 2014.
Casey Wittenberg has been named the Web.com Tour Player of the Year, based on a vote from his fellow competitors. Wittenberg, 28, won twice on the Web.com Tour in 2012, and was the leading money winner with $433,453.
Our jack-of-all-trades Sean Martin has made it his mission to find the unknown golfer - and he happened upon the stories of Michael Weaver, Steven Fox, John Peterson and Dylan Frittelli in 2012.
Monday, December 10
Luke Guthrie played less than half of a season on the Web.com Tour, but I believe his impressive performance was enough to merit him the Web.com Tour Player of the Year award.
Charlie Beljan wrote the final chapter in Disney's 42-year-old storybook that featured wins by the likes of Jack Nicklaus, Payne Stewart and Tiger Woods.
The fall Palmer Cup Rankings have been released. The top six golfers in the new ranking at season's end from both the United States and Europe shall be among the 10 in the selection for each team.
Tournaments in Malaysia, China and Mexico are among the first six events on the PGA Tour's restructured schedule, which begins with the 2013-14 season.
Did two PGA of America staffers save the Ryder Cup for Europe? Just how did caddie Kip Henley deal with a gator on the course? Our Jim McCabe offers these snapshots from his past year on the road . . .
The 2012 PGA Tour season provided dozens of unforgettable highlights. Without time or space to detail all of them, here is one man’s choice of the top 10 . . .
Titleist captured the annual Golfweek Industry Cup at the Pechanga Resort & Casino in California.
Sunday, December 9
Kenny Perry and Sean O'Hair birdied five of the last six holes to win the Franklin Templeton Shootout on Sunday.
Everyone concerned about the state of Scottish golf will be hoping Scott Jamieson’s victory in the Nelson Mandela Championship heralds the start of a Scottish revival. But, we shouldn’t hold our breath just yet, says Alistair Tait.
Carlota Ciganda is the first player since Laura Davies 27 years ago to win the LET Order of Merit and rookie of the year in the same season.
Peter Senior won the Australian Open by one stroke Sunday, overcoming severe weather conditions that forced a three-hour suspension because of gale-force winds.
In our first My Year in Golf, our Beth Ann Baldry reflects on the amazing story of Meredith Duncan to a round at Liberty National to the memory of rules official Doug Brecht.
From 15-year-old Lydia Ko's record-setting win to Yani Tseng's roller-coaster of an year, our Beth Ann Baldry takes a look back at a memorable LPGA season...
Charl Schwartzel shot his third 7-under 65 of the tournament Sunday to wrap up a dominating victory at the Thailand Golf Championship, extending his already commanding lead to win by 11 shots.
Tom Watson says he'd consider captaining the U.S. team at the 2014 Ryder Cup at Gleneagles in Scotland, 21 years after his first successful effort.
Saturday, December 8
Kenny Perry and Sean O'Hair took a two-stroke lead in the Franklin Templeton Shootout on Saturday, birdieing the final six holes in better-ball play for an 11-under 61.
Morten Orum Madsen made a late charge Saturday to match Tim Clark's 5-under 60 and grab a share of the first-round lead at the European Tour's rain-delayed season-opening Nelson Mandela Championship.
Golfweek brings you the top 10 boys junior golfers of 2012. Today we bring you No. 10: Tae Wan Lee.
Shanshan Feng of China won the Dubai Ladies Masters by five strokes on Saturday after shooting a 3-under 69 to capture her second Ladies European Tour title.
Overnight leader Charl Schwartzel of South Africa had a 4-under 68 Saturday to extend his lead over Daniel Chopra of Sweden to five shots after the third round of the Thailand Golf Championship.
Australian John Senden had an eagle and two birdies in a four-hole stretch on the back nine Saturday and finished with a 2-under 70 for a two-stroke lead after three rounds of the Australian Open.
Friday, December 7
U.S. Ryder Cup captain Davis Love III and Brandt Snedeker shot a 10-under 62 on Friday in modified alternate-shot play to take the first-round lead in the Franklin Templeton Shootout.
After a 30-plus-year hiatus as a varsity sport, women's golf will return to Central Michigan. The Chippewas will field a women’s golf team beginning in the 2014-15 academic year.
Inside the Dec. 7-14, 2012 issue of Golfweek
Circling Raven is in the back yard of Coeur d’Alene Casino Resort's sprawling grounds – the Gene Bates design flowing over 620 acres.
Created exclusively for guests of Beau Rivage, the Tom Fazio-designed course at Fallen Oak across 510 acres of native wetlands, marshes, pecan groves and hardwood forests.
The Preserve Golf Club, designed by U.S. Open winner Jerry Pate, sits on 245 acres in the heart of the Mississippi Gulf Coast.
Journey at Pechanga follows the rise and fall of the rugged terrain as it snakes its way through the Temecula Valley’s native canyons and ravines.
Whirlwind Golf Club boasts two Gary Panks-designed golf courses, Devil’s Claw and Cattail, draped over 242 acres of desert landscape.
Salish Cliffs GC challenges players with more than 600 feet of elevation changes amid lush forestry and serene wetlands amid its Gene Bates design.
Shanshan Feng shot a 5-under 67 Friday to take a big five-stroke lead into the final round of the Dubai Ladies Masters.
If you fancy the Western lifestyle but don’t want to sacrifice life’s creature comforts or have the means to spend seven figures on a home in a private golf community, Missoula (Mont.) might be just the ticket.
Looking for the cowboy lifestyle with modern amenities? Our Martin Kaufmann says that Montana has it in abundance.
Michael Jordan was banned from a high-end Miami golf course because he refused to change his cargo shorts. Other course administrators feel “the message (from the Jordan episode) is not good for golf.” And they're doing something about it.
Asia-Pacific Amateur champ Tianlang Guan missed the cut at the Australia Open, but closed with a respectable 2-under 70 that was a dozen shots better than his opening round.
The start of the European Tour's season-opening Nelson Mandela Championship has been delayed for a second straight day after heavy rain left most of the course under water.
Marcus Fraser of Australia shot a second consecutive 3-under 69 to take a one-stroke lead after two rounds of the Australian Open on Friday.
Charl Schwartzel increased his lead to four strokes at the Thailand Golf Championship with a second straight 7-under 65 on Friday.
Golf officials are investigating a fight between two caddies near the practice chipping area at The Lakes before the first round of the Australian Open.
Thursday, December 6
College golf’s best players have found a new home on the Web.com Tour, as All-Americans will now receive invitations to the Mylan Classic.
Asia-Pacific Amateur champ Tianlang Guan shot 82 Thursday in the first round of the Emirates Australian Open, his first professional stroke-play event since his historic victory.
Shanshan Feng birdied five of her first nine holes Thursday to shoot a 7-under 65 and take a four-stroke lead after the second round of the Dubai Ladies Masters.
Rain has washed out the opening day of the 2013 European Tour season at the inaugural Nelson Mandela Championship in South Africa.
Seeking his first victory since winning the 2011 Masters, Charl Schwartzel shot a 7-under 65 Thursday to take a one-stroke lead after the first round of the Thailand Golf Championship.
John Senden shot a 6-under 66 in calm morning conditions to take a two-stroke lead after the first round of the Australian Open on Thursday.
Wednesday, December 5
Mitsubishi Rayon America and Aldila announced Dec. 4 that the companies have signed a merger agreement.
Theo Humphrey has given a verbal commitment to Vanderbilt for the fall of 2014. Humphrey also made unofficial visits to Auburn, Wake Forest, Virginia, Georgia Tech and Northwestern.
The AJGA has adopted a note to Rule 14-3 in the USGA Rules of Golf that allows juniors to use distance-measuring devices in AJGA competition.
The U.S. Golf Association announced the selection of Davis Love III as the recipient of the 2013 Bob Jones Award.
Matt Mahanic concedes that he was wrong to curse his Huntingdon College men's team "in the heat of the moment." Yet Mahanic, who was dismissed Nov. 9 after his profanity-laced rant toward his team went viral on the Internet, said his heart was in the right place.
John Spitzer, longtime assistant technical director for the U.S. Golf Association, will become the head of the association's research and test center in February.
Golfweek's seven-part "Grow the Game" series casts a spotlight on the individuals, programs and facilities that are striving to make golf thrive again.
As a club manager for nearly 40 years, Dennis Johnsen has witnessed his share of grow-the-game initiatives. More often than not, he says, their hype outweighs their results.
Placing the uninitiated golfer on the first tee of a course stretching 7,000 yards or more makes as much sense as letting a newly licensed driver on a German autobahn.
Phoenix’s Raven Golf Club engages parents, kids with creative programs.
What started as a way to complement his PGA duties now has PGA pro Troy Lewis managing as many as a dozen part-time instructors at nearly 40 golf schools annually in Fort Worth, Texas.
There are only 2,960 golfers who play Division I college golf. For the likes of Jake Kreuz and Camden Nierman, it is taking extra, post-high school efforts to try and grab the attention of the nation's top coaches.
Golf 2.0. It’s a title that will become part and parcel of the game this year, lexicon that will roll off the tongues of Jack Nicklaus, U.S. Golf Association and PGA of America executives, TV commentators and just about anybody who’s anybody in golf. But what exactly is it?
Joe Assell, co-founder of GolfTEC, which delivers 21st-century, technology-based instruction rather than Band-Aid swing fixes, is addressing a frequently overlooked aspect in the industry’s efforts to grow the game: poor player retention.
Everyone loves to argue with friends on social media about an array of controversial issues. California's Joel Stalter and Max Homa are no different. Their exchange on Facebook last week was a perfect example of both sides of the proposed anchoring ban.
As great as the 2011-12 campaign was for college freshmen, this season has a chance to be just as special. Our Brentley Romine looks at 12 freshmen that have made the grade this fall.
Tuesday, December 4
Robert Parmar finished four shots clear of the next closest pursuer on Dec. 3 to win the Golfweek Senior Tour Championship. Parmar, of Fairhope, Ala., closed with 2-under 70 at Grand Cypress Golf Club in Orlando, Fla., and finished 54 holes at 1-under 215.
Steve Stricker turned heads at the World Challenge when he showed up with a new putter. Known as one of the best putters in the world, Stricker played with a face-balanced Odyssey Sabertooth conventional-length putter.
The PGA of America has named Trump National Golf Club in Washington as the host of the 2013 Junior PGA Championship presented by Under Armour.
A level-headed Maddie Sheils made a tough call earlier this semester, choosing the written kind of final exam over the one that required 90 grueling holes of golf in Daytona Beach, Fla.
Feelings remain strong on both sides of the anchoring debate. Mark O'Meara and Tom Watson weigh in.
The PGA Tour has announced Rory McIlroy as Player of the Year after winning four times on Tour in 2012. John Huh was named Rookie of the Year. Both awards were voted on by the Tour’s membership at the conclusion of the 2012 season.
Eight-time major winner Tom Watson says golf has no place at the Olympic Games.
Monday, December 3
That’s a wrap. Q-School as we know it is finished. This final edition featured the standard storylines that this unique event has built its reputation on. Here are 5 Things you need to know from Monday’s play at PGA West.
After 108 holes and 172 players competing for a chance to play on the PGA Tour, only these 26 players were left standing on Monday at PGA West's Stadium Course. A breakdown of each.
Dong-Whan Lee fired a 5-under 67 to take the PGA Tour Q-School title, while former Augusta State teammates Patrick Reed and Henrik Norlander used the same score to earn their cards on the number.
Take a look what this week's winners carried in their bags.
Rolling Stone magazine sketch artist Philip Burke is painting a 3-foot-tall Jim Boeheim golf ball as part of Golf Balls on Parade.
Haskins Award winner and Alabama star Justin Thomas joins the Golfweek.com staff as a player blogger for the 2012-13 college golf season.
Dylan Kim of Winter Garden, Fla., won the FCWT event at the Mark Bostick Golf Course at the University of Florida on Dec. 2 by 12 shots.
Matthew Rushton of Cape Town, South Africa, came away with a two-stroke victory at the IJGT event at the Old South Golf Links on Dec. 2.
Sunday, December 2
Nerves, disappointment, sheer fear and ultimately glee are the goals of this year's field at LPGA Q-School. Unfortunately for most, this holiday season won't come with an LPGA card - as only 20 are earned. Our complete coverage.
From leader Steven Bowditch to Kevin Kisner to Paul Stankowski, the 108-hole test that is PGA Tour Q-School is more about the ability to maintain your mental stability than it is about your skills on the course.
Graeme McDowell seemed to be right at home with the less-than-ideal weather at Sherwood Country Club this week, firing a 4-under 68 to cap off an impressive victory at the Tiger Woods World Challenge in Thousand Oaks, Calif. on Sunday.
Steven Bowditch holds the 90-hole lead at PGA Tour Q-School, but the nerves, joy and heartbreak of Monday's final round await those dreaming of a Tour card in 2013 - just ask Billy Horschel.
That's a wrap on Day 5 at PGA Tour Q-School. Just one round remains for these PGA Tour aspirants. Steven Bowditch will take a one-shot lead into Monday's final round. See how it happened.
Tiger Woods fired a 1-under 71 that featured no birdies until the par-5 13th and then an eagle at No. 16, but finished outside the top 2 for only the third time in 12 tries at the World Challenge in Thousand Oaks, Calif.
LPGA Q-School for 2012 is in the books and the 20 players that have earned their cards can enjoy the holidays a bit more this year. Here is a player-by-player look at the 20 to advance.
Nicole Jeray thought she had done enough in regulation to earn her LPGA card. She ended up needing five playoff holes to secure it. Meanwhile Irene Cho could barely hold her putter as she also earned hers on the fifth playoff hole.
5 Things: Moriya Jutanugarn and Rebecca Lee-Bentham tie for overall title while former LSU star Austin Ernst earns her LPGA tour card.
R&A chief executive Peter Dawson responds to public outcry about planned changes to the Old Course, saying much of the reaction is "ill-informed."
It all started with an 8-foot bogey putt for Y.E. Yang in 2008 - he'd make a move on to becoming the first Asian-born major champion - and now Koreans seemingly are making Q-School their personal playground.
Keegan Bradley says that he was heckled by a fan off the 18th green at the end of his third round at the Tiger Woods World Challenge on Saturday. On Sunday, the USGA called it a "deplorable incident."
Arnond Vongvanij upstaged heavy favorites Thaworn Wiratchant and Mardan Mamat with a two-stroke victory in the King's Cup on Sunday to claim his first Asian Tour title.
Martin Kaymer of Germany held on for a 2-shot victory at the Nedbank Golf Challenge at a rainy Sun City on Sunday, earning his first title of 2012.
Saturday, December 1
Graeme McDowell didn't let up on Saturday afternoon at the Tiger Woods World Challenge, following his tournament-best 6-under 66 on Friday with a 4-under 68 to take a two-shot lead into Sunday's final round.
5 Things: PGA Tour Q-School 72-hole leader Dong-Hwan Lee says the approximately two years he spent in the South Korean military was good for his golf career.
Tiger Woods and Bo Van Pelt will be paired for the second time in the past three days as both try to chase down leader Graeme McDowell at the World Challenge.
That's a wrap from Day 4 at PGA Tour Q-School. Dong-Hwan Lee has a two-shot lead after shooting 64 on PGA West's Stadium Course. Edward Loar, Meen-Whee Kim, Vaughn Taylor and Richard H. Lee. See how it happened.
Graeme McDowell sustained his lead at the World Challenge on Saturday, but is only two shots ahead of Keegan Bradley and five up on Tiger Woods. See how it happened.
Tiger Woods spent what is believed to be about $4 million of his own money to join presenting sponsor Northwestern Mutual in covering the operating costs of the World Challenge.
Saturday was moving day at the final stage of LPGA Q-School, where emotions were high as the field of 119 players scrambled to be among the top 70 and ties.
Martin Kaymer rolled in a tricky 10-foot par putt on the last hole for a 2-under 70 and a one-stroke lead on Saturday heading into the final round of the Nedbank Golf Challenge.
Bernhard Langer won the Nedbank Champions Challenge seniors tournament by two strokes Saturday despite closing with a 2-over 74.