Sunday, September 30
Europe has reclaimed the Ryder Cup, coming back from a 10-6 deficit on the final day. Martin Kaymer made a 5-foot par putt on No. 18 to clinch Europe’s 14th point.
Missouri and senior Jace Long won for the third time in three tries this season Sept. 30 at the Champs/Patriot Intercollegiate.
New Mexico dominated its home event, and Lobos sophomore Gavin Green got his first collegiate victory Sept. 29 at the William H. Tucker Invitational.
Rory McIlroy needed a police escort to arrive at Medinah with 11 minutes to spare before his match against Keegan Bradley., but the lack of warm-up time didn’t impact his play, winning 2 and 1.
After the dramatic, come-from-behind victory by the European team at the Ryder Cup on Sunday, there were plenty of standout quotes from both sides.
Paul Brown has found a way to build a competitive college golf team on a shoestring budget.
The three 40-somethings on the U.S. squad failed at the most crucial of moments, with all three fumbling away chances to score points on the final two holes at Medinah.
Mark Bemowski, 66, was among the match-play qualifiers at USGA Senior Amateur on Sunday.
Meet the Symetra Tour graduates to the LPGA tour . . .
Victoria Elizabeth emerges from an abusive upbringing to earn her 2013 LPGA tour card says our Beth Ann Baldry.
The U.S. needed only 4.5 points to reclaim the Ryder Cup on Sunday, but the Europeans rallied in singles to retain the crown. See how it happened.
Top collegiate honors at the Women's World Amateur Team Championship, which concluded Sunday, go to Florida sophomore Camilla Hedberg.
A look at the 13 teams participating in this year’s Golfweek Division II Fall Invitational, which begins Monday at Crosswater in Sunvriver, Ore.
Golfweek.com's "Shoe Month" continues to showcase the latest and greatest. Here's another sampling of new offerings.
The final round of the World Amateur Team Championship confirmed two things: Lydia Ko is without doubt the undisputed world’s No. 1 amateur, and the strength of Korean golf shows no sign of abating.
Saturday, September 29
Here are our staff predictions for the Sunday singles at the 2012 Ryder Cup.
The U.S. duo of Webb Simpson and Bubba Watson out-drove and out-putted their European four-ball counterparts Saturday afternoon at the Ryder Cup.
Sergio Garcia and Luke Donald built a 4-up lead, only to see themselves fight for their lives on the 18th green. Ian Poulter and Rory McIlroy trailed 2 down at the turn, only to birdie six consecutive holes. Their clutch play kept the Ryder Cup competitive.
Here are the match-ups for the Sunday singles at the 2012 Ryder Cup at Medinah Country Club.
Ian Poulter is the emotional leader for the European squad, and his fiery play Saturday morning helped Europe salvage a point in the morning foursomes. Poulter is now 10-3 all-time in the Ryder Cup.
The best sound bytes from each Ryder Cup team after the teams’ exciting 2-2 split in the afternoon four-balls session on Saturday.
Notebook: Despite brilliant play down the stretch, Tiger Woods moves to 0-3 on the week and has 17 losses for his career, tied for the American worst with Phil Mickelson.
The U.S. split its afternoon four-ball matches with Europe and heads into the singles matches up 10-6. See how it happened.
For the second consecutive day, the U.S. walked away with a 5-3 advantage on the day. But it took late heroics from Ian Poulter-Rory McIlroy and Sergio Garcia-Luke Donald to limit the damage for Europe.
A day after a tough loss to Rory McIlroy and Graeme McDowell, the tandem of Jim Furyk and Brandt Snedeker exacted revenge by returning the favor with a 1-up victory on Saturday.
Nicolas Colsaerts birdied the par-3 17th hole in dramatic fashion on Friday to help Europe tally a point. On Saturday, his water ball at the same hole cost Europe a potential point.
A look at how the U.S. took an 8-4 lead after a 3-1 morning foursomes session on Saturday at the Ryder Cup.
Phil Mickelson and Keegan Bradley have yet to play the 18th hole at Medinah, ending their match on the 12th green on Saturday morning in a 7-and-6 victory over Luke Donald and Lee Westwood.
Our staff of experts weighs in on their predictions for the Saturday afternoon four-ball sessions.
Tiger Woods will return to the course on Saturday afternoon, again paired with Steve Stricker as the U.S. looks to extend its lead in the four-ball matches.
The Republic of Korea and New Zealand's Lydia Ko lead after three rounds of the Women's World Amateur Team Championship.
Friday, September 28
Forget the Tiger-Rory bromance. It’s the budding relationship between Phil Mickelson and Keegan Bradley that may be the key to the American side regaining the Ryder Cup.
The United States team went from trailing in all four morning foursomes matches to ending Day 1 of the Ryder Cup with a best-case scenario. In other words, the Yanks reversed the tables in more ways than one.
Brad Fritsch made his third eagle in his past two rounds and shares the lead after the second round of the Web.com Tour's Chiquita Classic.
Nicolas Colsaerts put on a Ryder Cup performance for the ages Friday, sparking a four-ball victory over Tiger Woods and Steve Stricker.
For the first time in his career, Tiger Woods will sit out a session at the Ryder Cup. Here is a look at the Saturday morning foursomes.
Our staff of experts make their picks for the Saturday morning foursome session at the 2012 Ryder Cup.
Dustin Johnson is known for his distance, but it was his short game that was on display as he and partner Matt Kuchar took down Justin Rose and Martin Kaymer on Friday afternoon.
Bubba Watson and Webb Simpson won the first hole and never looked back against Paul Lawrie and Peter Hanson, leading by as much as 6 up and settling for a 5-and-4 victory.
Notebook: Despite playing in every Ryder Cup since 1995, Phil Mickelson pulled off a personal first on Friday - he won twice in the same day with partner Keegan Bradley.
After a U.S. comeback in the morning that sent the the 2012 Ryder Cup into the afternoon four-balls knotted at 2-2, the Americans put on a dominating performance over the final four matches to take a commanding 5-3 lead at Medinah Country Club.
Texas San Antonio's Fabiola Arriaga is on the rise. Her climb up Golfweek's rankings has been marked in the past two years, and she started this season with two top-5 finishes.
Standing on the 12th tee, it seemed as though Rory McIlroy and Graeme McDowell had their match in the bag. And then the Americans made it a match, only to be foiled by a poor drive on the 18th hole.
Tiger Woods couldn't hit a fairway. Steve Stricker put a ball in the water. It isn't what we're used to with this pairing, and it led to a lackluster 2-and-1 defeat to Ian Poulter and Justin Rose.
Partnered with friend and mentor Phil Mickelson, Keegan Bradley makes a huge first impression by leading the U.S. duo to a huge 4-and-3 victory.
How it happened: Europe got off to a quick start, but the U.S. was able to fight back to salvage a 2-2 tie after the morning foursomes session at the 2012 Ryder Cup.
An odd birdie at the ninth hole propelled the U.S. tandem of Jason Dufner and Zach Johnson to a key victory over Lee Westwood and Francesco Molinari.
There were plenty of blue flags on the board early at the Ryder Cup, but rallies by Phil Mickelson and Keegan Bradley, as well as Jason Dufner and Zach Johnson knotted things up at Medinah.
A look at the afternoon four-ball matches between the U.S. and Europe at the 2012 Ryder Cup.
The Adams Idea Tech V4 hybrid has cut-thru slots in the crown and sole, a design intended to increase spring-like effect and ball speed.
The first tee at the Ryder Cup Friday morning was filled with fans and plenty of national pride.
The Olympia Fields Intercollegiate begins Sunday near Chicago. Yes, there’s another big golf event in the area this weekend, as well. That “other” event, the Ryder Cup, will impact the Olympia Fields Intercollegiate, one of the top events of the college season.
Thursday, September 27
Play was suspended due to darkness during the first round of the Web.com Tour's Chiquita Classic.
A quick collection of quotes from the players taking part in the Ryder Cup’s opening session.
And on the fifth day, finally, there will be golf. Meaningful golf, with national pride at stake, on a global stage.
Check out the odds for Friday's foursomes matches at the 2012 Ryder Cup.
Once an afterthought and perceived money-loser, the Ryder Cup has evolved into money-making gold.
Our crew of experts has looked over Friday morning's matches and offered these bold predictions as the Ryder Cup gets under way at Medinah.
Late artist LeRoy Neiman's final large painting – one of the Medinah Country Club – is on sale this week at the Ryder Cup.
A look at the matchups for the morning foursomes on Friday at the 2012 Ryder Cup at Medinah Country Club.
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Notes: The U.S. has had some luck opening with foursomes in recent Ryder Cup history and Davis Love is sticking with the tradition.
Michael Phelps has won 22 Olympic medals, including 18 golds. But he was never more nervous than on the range prior to his appearance in the Ryder Cup's Past Captains/Celebrity Scramble. We sat down with Phelps to talk about his new-found love of golf.
Vance Heafner, a former PGA Tour winner perhaps best known for an outstanding college and amateur career, died Wednesday at the age of 58.
The first tee time of the 2012 Ryder Cup is set for 7:20 Friday morning – and Team USA can't wait.
Three years ago, UCLA head coach Carrie Forsyth welcomed a transfer from Long Beach State onto her roster. That player, senior Lee Lopez, had the opportunity to pay back that opportunity this fall.
Cobra's AMP Cell driver family will offer golfers more loft-adjustment choices than anything currently on the market.
Brandt Snedeker opted for the uncoventional in winning the Tour CHampionship with a bag that included a black-head TaylorMade Burner SuperFast driver.
Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson. A dream pairing, right? Well, they lost their two matches as a Ryder Cup duo. And our Jim McCabe says that it was because both tried to be the alpha male. Europe doesn't have that problem. Each pair knows who is in charge.
Our Jeff Rude is back home in Chicago and says that one can argue without much stretch that this weather-challenged area rates as the country’s most special golf community.
Notebook: Georgia Tech and California's share of the team title wasn't the only storyline coming out of the Ping/Golfweek Preview.
Logan Iverson has verbally committed to Colorado State for the fall of 2013. Iverson also made an unofficial visit to Boise State and received an offer from Weber State before committing.
Wednesday, September 26
After difficult family ordeal, Todd Anderson returned to a little normalcy Wednesday, getting back to work with pupil Brandt Snedeker at Medinah.
Pepperdine won its second Golfweek Conference Challenge title on Wednesday, but its first at Red Sky Golf Club.
Notebook: Ryder Cup pairings are treated like state secrets by players and captains, but they’re really not tough to determine if you’re paying attention.
Despite advancing at European Tour Q-School, Jim Liu is still set on attending Stanford next fall.
Women's Mid-Week Report: Pepperdine successfully defended its Golfweek Conference Challenge title while Nova Southeastern took the Yale Intercollegiate.
Our Jeff Rude has experienced a Chicago grand slam, of sorts, since May: His son was married in the Windy City, his mother died weeks ago, he attended his high school reunion and now golf's biggest spectacle greets Medinah.
Men's Mid-Week Report: Cal tied for first at the Ping/Golfweek Preview to open its season and back up its preseason praise.
The 2012 HP Scholastic Junior All-America teams were announced Sept. 26.
A look at our in-depth coverage of the 2012 Ryder Cup at Medinah CC, just outside of Chicago.
Singer Andy Williams, known in golf circles as the name behind the former Andy Williams-San Diego Open, died Sept. 25 in Branson, Mo., at the age of 84.
Padraig Harrington says that Ian Poulter is "one of the guys who wants the ball when the clock's running down" at the Ryder Cup. His impressive resume at the biennial event backs up that lofty praise.
Jim Furyk did it at the Presidents Cup in 2011. But going 5-0 is difficult, and it also takes a lot of faith from your captain to have a player take to the course five times at a Ryder Cup.
Our Sean Martin breaks down the American squad at the Ryder Cup, highlighting their previous success (or lack thereof) at the Ryder Cup and at Medinah.
Our Sean Martin breaks down the European squad at the Ryder Cup, highlighting their previous success (or lack thereof) at the Ryder Cup and at Medinah.
Puma is a relative newcomer to golf footwear. But bolstered by its pairing with Cobra Golf, the brand is shaking up the category with bursts of color and trendy looks.
Our Bradley S. Klein takes you hole-by-hole through Medinah's No. 3 Course, where he says the U.S. might not have the distance advantage as presumed.
The Oregon State men held off a final-round comeback from host Colorado to capture a victory Sept. 25 at the Mark Simpson-CU Invitational.
Greg Hopkins has resigned as chief executive officer of Cleveland Golf/Srixon, effective immediately, the company announced.
After losing a strong trio of seniors from last season, California used a team effort to capture the WSU Cougar Cup.
Will Seve be an inspiration? How is he different than the 2008 version of himself? Does he like what he sees at Medinah? Sergio Garcia weighed in on Wednesday morning . . .
Tuesday, September 25
Tiger Woods vs. Rory McIlroy? Yep, we want to see that. The Americans re-taking the Ryder Cup? Some of us feel that way. Check out our predictions, plus our wishes in four-balls, foursomes and Sunday singles.
Notebook: Paul Lawrie last saw Ryder Cup action in 1999, but the rejuvenated Scotsman has used a stellar 2012 to add some experience to the European squad.
Pepperdine and UC Davis separated from the rest of the field during the second round of the Golfweek Conference Challenge.
Our Jeff Rude sprays it off the tee on everything from the lack of rough at Medinah to the hit-and-giggle get-together on Tuesday for the fans.
No golfer epitomized the spirit of European golf like the late Severiano Ballesteros. And his presence will be felt in every shot this week at Medinah Country Club, said European Ryder Cup captain Jose Maria Olazabal.
California used a final-round, 4-under 276 to vault into the lead and then watched as host Georgia Tech managed to tie it up and the two powerhouses will share the Ping/Golfweek Preview title.
Notebook: While plenty of PGA Tour players have returned home after the playoffs, the likes of Adam Scott and Rickie Fowler will still keep their eyes peeled on the happenings at Medinah.
Ball State's Autumn Duke has dealt with the death of her father, Larry, in a way that has even impressed her head coach.
The U.S. squad - behind a monster performance from its girls squad that lost only one point in nine matches - defeated Europe, 14.5-9.5, to retain the Junior Ryder Cup title.
The LSU men shot even-par 864 to take a five-shot victory at the Shoal Creek Invitational hosted by Graeme McDowell, the second strong performance to open the season for the Tigers, who tied for fourth against a tough field earlier this month at the Carpet Capital Collegiate Classic.
Tiger Woods has been on just one winning Ryder Cup team, but he returns this week to a place where he is undefeated: Medinah Country Club.
Enigmatic Sergio Garcia returns to a happy place: Medinah, where his roller coaster began.
Medinah's modern makeovers and thinned canopy help showcase the brawny Chicago track says our Bradley S. Klein.
Jose Maria Olazabal has softened over the years, but he still enjoys a heavyweight contest. He’ll bring the same fighting qualities as European captain to this month’s Ryder Cup that he first revealed as a competitor 30 years ago.
U.S. captain Davis Love III finds the true thrill in life with a healthy balance off the course says our Jeff Rude.
Inside the Sept. 28, 2012 issue of Golfweek:
The first blow struck in the 1991 Ryder Cup matches wasn’t landed by a competitor. It was absorbed by American Steve Pate when he was involved in a car crash on the way to the traditional gala dinner, changing his career forever.
In 1957, Britain truly was ‘great,’ upsetting the U.S. in the Ryder Cup, But the momentum wouldn’t endure.
Monday, September 24
Freshman Cassie Deeg continues to excel on the Nebraska roster. She trails by one at the Golfweek Conference Challenge after a first-round 69.
Anna Temple's transition from California to UC Davis has been seamless with the help of two senior leaders.
Notebook: The European team has arrived at Medinah from all corners of the world, while Dustin Johnson continues to monitor his caddie's health.
Behind a dramatic comeback from Casie Cathrea and Cameron Champ, the U.S. took a 6.5-4.5 lead in the Junior Ryder Cup.
UCLA gets through an up-and-down day with a one-shot advantage over UNLV as teams prepare for final round of Ping/Golfweek Preview.
When the 39th Ryder Cup gets under way on Friday, new memories will be made. We can only hope the drama at Medinah compares favorably with the five greatest Ryder Cups of all time.
By his own admission, Tom Alter is not a statistics expert. Yet a big part of his role as the Tour’s vice president of communications is helping make sense of the FedEx Cup playoffs formula.
In a major move keeping the core of its Tour staff intact, Ping announced Sept. 19 the re-signing of three marquee endorsers: Lee Westwood, Bubba Watson and Louis Oosthuizen.
Winner’s Circle: Sept. 17-23, 2012
Beau Hossler and Cameron Champ's comeback foursomes win has the United States up by a point after the opening session of the Junior Ryder Cup.
Arizona won the Mason Rudolph Championship on Sept. 23 for its first victory since winning last spring’s UNLV Invitational.
Emilie Burger birdied three of her final four holes to win the Mason Rudolph Championship on Sept. 23 by three shots.
Pan, a sophomore, won his second career title at the Kikkor Golf Husky Invitational, shooting 5-under 211 (69-66-76) to win by four shots.
Washington, No. 6 in Golfweek’s preseason rankings, won its own Kikkor Golf Husky Invitational by nine shots Sept. 18.
The Capital City Club's Crabapple course drew great reviews Sunday during the Ping/Golfweek Preview and should be a good test for the NCAA Championship.
Tobie Hatfield may not have been schooled as a shoe designer, but his innate ability to understand athletes' needs has made him one of Nike's top inventors. His latest project: Creating the TW '13 for Tiger Woods.
Mike Miller led New York to its first-ever victory in the USGA Men's State Team Championship on Sept. 21 at Galloway (N.J.) National Golf Club.
Sunday, September 23
Stacy Lewis wins her third title of the season, while also picking up her 14th top-10 finish. Now No. 2 in the rankings, Lewis has her eyes set on getting to No. 1.
Brandt Snedeker crafted a 2-under 68 - the only player in the last three groups to card an under-par finale - and cruised to a three-shot victory at the Tour Championship, clinching the $10 million FedEx Cup in the process.
The Sooners open their season at Red Sky Golf Club’s Fazio Course as the defending champions of this event.
The Arizona women's team survived windy conditions and a final-round charge from Virginia to tough out a three-shot victory Sunday at the Mason Rudolph Championship in Franklin, Tenn.
San Diego State's Tom Berry takes the early lead at the Ping/Golfweek Preview, while UNLV holds a one-shot advantage over UCLA on the team side.
Luke Guthrie won his second consecutive Web.com Tour event Sunday at the WNB Golf Classic, shooting 17-under 271 to finish one shot ahead of Cameron Percy and defending champion Danny Lee.
TCU star Julien Brun holds on for a one-shot victory on the Challenge Tour, earning himself a guaranteed spot on the circuit. But will he use it?
All five Illinois players finished in the top 12, as the Illini men rolled to a 21-stroke victory Sunday at the D.A. Weibring Intercollegiate in Normal, Ill.
Check out the final standings of the FedEx Cup for those that played at the Tour Championship.
The Vanderbilt men, playing in their first stroke-play tournament under first-year coach Scott Limbaugh, won their first team title in more than three years Sunday, as the host Commodores posted a nine-shot victory at the Mason Rudolph Championship in Franklin, Tenn.
Overcoming an early double-bogey at the par-3 6th hole, Brandt Snedeker used late birdies at Nos. 15 and 17 to put away the Tour Championship and FedEx Cup titles with a 2-under 68.
What a difference a week made for Australia’s Stacey Keating. She went from the worst week of her life to one of the best in the space of just a few days.
Northwestern head coach Pat Goss will pull double duty this week in Chicago. He coaches one of Europe’s leading men, alum Luke Donald, and said he’ll split time between coaching his college team and his star pupil.
Haskins Award winner and Alabama star Justin Thomas joins the Golfweek.com staff as a player blogger for the 2012-13 college golf season.
Max Homa, a senior star at California, will be blogging for Golfweek.com all season long, giving you insight into what goes on behind the scenes with the Golden Bears.
A look at the 18 teams participating in this year’s Golfweek Conference Challenge, which begins Monday at Red Sky Golf Club’s Fazio Course in Wolcott, Colo.
Saturday, September 22
Jim Furyk was in or tied for the lead for the majority of Saturday's third round at East Lake, but then a double-crossed tee shot at No. 17 led to triple bogey. One bad swing left him three shots back with 18 holes to go.
Tiger Woods bounced back with a 3-under 67 to stay in the hunt at the Tour Championship and in the FedEx Cup race.
Defending champion Danny Lee shot 7-under 65 to enter the final round of the Web.com Tour's WNB Golf Classic in the lead.
Brandt Snedeker's 6-under 64 has him out front at the Tour Championship and in the FedEx Cup race.
Take a look at the pairings and tee times for the final round of the Tour Championship at East Lake.
While Lexi Thompson dropped back, Stacy Lewis made a charge Saturday, shooting 7-under 65 to take a two-shot lead at the Navistar LPGA Classic.
A day after a 3-over 73, Tiger Woods fired at 67 to make up some ground Saturday at the Tour Championship. See how it happened.
Friday, September 21
Monday qualifier and former Oklahoma State player Morgan Hoffmann leads after two rounds of the WNB Golf Classic.
Former San Diego State standout Todd Baek had a rough summer trying to adapt to a swing change, but it all seemed to click over the past four weeks and it resulted in an 11-under 25 at Salt Creek Golf Club.
Sean Dale fractured his left ring finger four days before his PGA Tour Q-School pre-qualifier, but despite the injury, he advanced to the next stage.
Notebook: Tiger Woods fires a 73 after struggling off the tee, while Bo Van Pelt quietly continues to hang around the top of the leaderboard.
Jim Furyk penciled in nine 3s in his opening 11 holes en route to a record-breaking 6-under 64 to take the 36-hole lead at the Tour Championship.
Rory McIlroy came to East Lake Golf Club on top of the FedEx Cup playoff standings, and his plan is to stay there, even if it means protecting his position on Sunday afternoon and losing an opportunity to win the Tour Championship.
Take a look at the third-round tee times for the Tour Championship at East Lake.
Dustin Johnson had to make a call to the caddie bullpen on Friday, as his normal looper Bobby Brown exited with a back injury, and longtime friend Cameron Hooper climbed over the ropes to take over the duties.
Lexi Thompson is calling on good memories and a newfound confidence in her putter as she takes a one-shot lead into the weekend at the Navistar LPGA Classic.
Tiger Woods went backward on Friday at East Lake, firing a 3-over 73 to fall six shots back of leader Jim Furyk at the Tour Championship. See how it happened.
British Amateur champion Alan Dunbar was among the 48 players who advanced to the second stage of European Tour Q-School.
Lauren Stephenson of Lexington, S.C., has given a verbal commitment to play college golf at Clemson.
Arizona State's season-opening victory at the Dale McNamara Invitational carried extra meaning for head coach Melissa Luellen.
Golfers' demands for footwear performance never have been higher. And shoemakers have responded by creating shoes that tackle just about every need. Here's another round of new offerings.
Thursday, September 20
After a career-low 63 on Thursday, Lexi Thompson leads by two as she attempts to defend her Navistar LPGA Classic title.
Notebook: Adam Scott recovers from a water ball early in his round to card a 2-under 68, while Ernie Els' caddie heads back to London with blood clots in his legs.
Tiger Woods fired a 4-under 66 on Thursday at East Lake to put to rest any notion that he's intimidated by Rory McIlroy, says Jeff Rude.
PGA Tour Q-School season began this week with pre-qualifying. Find out who advanced and who was left out.
After an opening 67, Scott Piercy still knows that the FedEx Cup title is not likely in his future, but the last player to make the field at the Tour Championship is still making the most of getting to East Lake.
The second-round tee times for the Tour Championship at East Lake Golf Club.
Lee Westwood, the fourth-ranked player in the world, had a scorecard in the Tour Championship first round that resembled a volatile day on Wall Street: eight bogeys, six birdies and four pars.
For the third time in the last four tournaments, Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy took the first tee together, and both are in contention at the Tour Championship.
College men's notes: Difficult practice holes have helped Indiana's toughness, and it's showed so far this fall with first- and second-place finishes.
A new indoor practice facility is in the works at the University of Wyoming, and it won't just benefit college players.
Connor Black of Humble, Texas, has given a verbal commitment to play for Oklahoma State in the fall of 2014.
Follow the live leaderboard from the 2012 Tour Championship at East Lake in Atlanta.
The Scottish Open will move to Aberdeen in 2014 after a third and final year at the Castle Stuart Links course in Inverness.
Take a look at our extensive coverage of the 2012 Golfweek Program Challenge.
Wednesday, September 19
The World Golf Hall of Fame just got a little more laid-back with the addition of Fred Couples.
Emil Sogaard of Ikast, Denmark, has given a verbal commitment to play for Arkansas in the fall of 2014.
On the eve of the Tour Championship, the most intriguing storylines are about those players closest to the No. 50 spot in the Official World Golf Ranking.
It was announced Sept. 19 that Fred Couples will be inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame. Jeff Rude presents a Q&A.
On the eve of the Tour Championship, Rory McIlroy quickly dismissed the notion that he is intimidating to Tiger Woods. Still, the two make up a good head-to-head match.
Ecco transformed the golf footwear category with its Street Premiere shoe. Now, it's seeking an encore by taking hybrid shoes mainstream.
Recent Alabama graduate Brooke Pancake has been chosen as one of the nine finalists for the 2012 NCAA Woman of the Year award, announced by the NCAA Committee on Women’s Athletics.
Welcome to Golfweek’s Mid-Week Report. We wanted to use this Hump Day to update you on all the latest college news and give you a quick glance at what to look ahead to this weekend.
Missouri won the Golfweek Conference Challenge for its second title of the year, while Indiana has started 1st-2nd this fall.
Our Bradley S. Klein takes you hole-by-hole at East Lake, the site of this week's Tour Championship for the 12th time and FedEx Cup finisher since 2007.
Phil Mickelson, Rory McIlroy and Tiger Woods can win the FedEx Cup - and $10 million - with a victory at the Tour Championship. Each was picked by at least one of our panelists.
Tuesday, September 18
Steve Stricker isn't your typical winner of the Payne Stewart Award, but he might be the closest thing to Stewart in the award's history.
In two starts this fall, two Texas State women's players have won individual medalist honors.
Iowa State finished atop a tight leaderboard Tuesday at the Branch Law Firm/Dick McGuire Invitational. The Cyclones edged three teams tied for second, just one shot back.
The Washington Huskies, No. 6 in Golfweek’s preseason rankings, claimed their first team and individual title of the fall season Tuesday at their own Kikkor Golf Husky Invitational.
Northwestern won its first event of the fall season on Tuesday at the Inverness Intercollegiate. This is the team’s first season-opening victory since the 2009 season, when the Wildcats won the Navy Fall Classic.
Arizona State won its first title at the Dale McNamara Invitaitonal, a tournament named for head coach Melissa Luellen's mother.
The first-round tee times for the Tour Championship at East Lake Golf Club.
Missouri senior Jace Long will follow his Golfweek Conference Challenge title with his first attempt at PGA Tour Q-School.
Jiyai Shin won the Ricoh Women’s British Open by nine strokes for her second consecutive LPGA victory.
Maria Camila Moreno looks like any 10-year-old girl in the world, but Moreno is a golf prodigy in a nation where the odds are against her in this game.
Ohio State University Golf Club's Scarlet Course was one of three courses that will host the Web.com Tour Finals in 2013, the PGA Tour announced on Tuesday.
At age 2, Kyle was diagnosed with bilateral retinoblastoma, a rare cancer, in both eyes. He lost his left eye and had to battle through six months of chemotherapy to keep his right eye.
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Just how would Scott Piercy win the FedEx Cup title as the 30th seed? The breakdown of all 30 players and what they need to have happen to win the FedEx Cup title Sunday at East Lake.
Davis Love III has moved at a break-neck speed in recent months, from working on the PGA Tour Policy Board to helping organize the McGladrey Classic to serving as U.S. Ryder Cup captain.
Luke Guthrie clinched his 2013 PGA Tour card with his victory at last week’s Albertsons Boise Open on the Web.com Tour. He won’t have to wait until January for his next PGA Tour start, though.
Monday, September 17
Missouri retained its lead at the Golfweek Conference Challenge, but Wake Forest is nipping at its heels in search of its first win since February 2010.
Ball State makes a fashion statement with its red pants and backs up that bold choice with some solid play at the Golfweek Conference Challenge.
The PGA Tour's FedEx Cup playoffs act as one of the few universal playoff languages, with the rest of the sports world simply going crazy with realignment and systems that don't make sense.
Swiss watchmaker Omega upgraded its partnership with the PGA of America, timing the launch of new marketing initiatives with the upcoming Ryder Cup at Medinah Country Club.
See what the winners had in their bags this week.
The Florida sophomore shot rounds of 69-66-68 at Yeamans Hall Golf Club in Charleston, S.C., to finish at 13-under 203, four shots ahead of Duke senior Lindy Duncan.
Florida opened its season with a six-shot victory over Duke at the Cougar Classic.
Choi, a junior, won his fifth career title at the Tar Heel Intercollegiate, shooting 11-under 205 (66-71-68) to win by six shots.
The Golden Bears, No. 2 in Golfweek's preseason rankings, won the Gopher Invitational by 14 shots Sept. 10.
Grand Cypress hosts 54-hole event for Seniors & Super Seniors.
The Purdue Boilermakers, No. 12 in Golfweek’s preseason rankings, won their first event of the fall season Sunday at the Mary Fossum Invitational.
Our Lance Ringler and Sean Martin take you through the first round at Spirit Hollow.
"Natural-motion" or "minimalist" footwear has revolutionized the running-shoe market. With the promise of providing better balance, more comfort and smoother tempo, will it do the same in golf?
Willie Wood took advantage of Bill Glasson's back-nine collapse to win the inaugural Hawaii Championship on Sunday for his second Champions Tour victory in the last three events.
Starting the season with a victory at the Wolf Run Intercollegiate has become something of a ritual for Illinois. The Illini have opened their season at Wolf Run four of the past five years, and won a third title there on Sunday.
Sunday, September 16
Oregon head coach Casey Martin finishes 55th at the Web.com Tour's Albertsons Boise Open in his second pro tournament of the year.
Former Illinois All-American Luke Guthrie fires a final-round 65 to capture his first professional title at the Web.com Tour's Albertsons Open.
Javier Ballesteros, son of late golf great Seve Ballesteros, won the amateur Madrid Open on Sunday.
Take a look at the complete Golfweek/Wilson Senior and Super Senior competition schedule.
Missouri, yet to trail in any tournament this fall, shot a 2-under 286 - led by Jace Long's 68 - that set the first-round pace at the Golfweek Conference Challenge.
Duke won its season opener on Sunday at the Tar Heel Intercollegiate after top-10 finishes from four players.
Annie Young has been named the new head coach at California State Northridge. Young coached the Oklahoma State women from 2008 to 2011.
Our Sean Martin crunched the numbers and came out with some interesting power rankings as the 30 finalists head to East Lake this week in search of the FedEx Cup crown.
Jiyai Shin holds on despite the elements, capturing the Women's British Open by a record-breaking nine shots and finishing as the only player under par.
Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano of Spain won the Italian Open on Sunday for the second time, edging South Africa's Garth Mulroy by two strokes.
Bill Glasson moved into position for his first Champions Tour victory, shooting a 7-under 65 on Saturday to take a four-stroke lead into the final round of inaugural Hawaii Championship.
Garth Mulroy of South Africa shot a 6-under 66 Saturday, giving him a one-shot lead after three rounds of the Italian Open. Ryder Cup players Nicolas Colsaerts and Martin Kaymer were four strokes behind.
Jiyai Shin fired a 1-under 71 but saw her overnight lead shrink to three shots after Karrie Webb fired a 4-under 68, effectively making the Women's Open a two-woman race.
Saturday, September 15
Fifteen teams will play in the Golfweek Conference Challenge, which starts Sunday in Burlington, Iowa. Here are 5 Things you need to know.
After a flawless second round, Jiyai Shin is feeling good and leads the Women's British Open by five strokes.
Michelle Wie turned in a 2-under 70 under much better conditions Saturday to move into contention at the Women's British Open.
Friday, September 14
As the Michigan State men's golf team plays six solid days of golf, twin brothers and co-captains Dave and Dan Ellis will blog about the journey.
Despite having its practice routine interrupted by Hurricane Isaac, Tulane finished runner-up in its opening tournament of the fall.
The Baffler, introduced in 1975, has become something of an iconic utility club. For early 2013 models, the name applies to two different configurations of club sets.
Officials sent 18 players off on Friday morning despite high-wind conditions. And after balls started moving around on the green, those same officials have decided to wipe the Friday slate clean upon resumption of the tournament.
The latest in the CB series, the Tour Edge Exotics CB5 fairway wood employs an SP700 titanium face for improved rebound properties.
The Odyssey ProType Black putters are available in three models, each with a soft, milled, carbon-steel head.
The TaylorMade Ghost Spider S putter, with a slant hosel and multi-material head, is designed to be a high-stability putter.
Golfers' demands for footwear performance never have been higher. And shoemakers have responded by creating shoes that tackle just about every need. Here's a look at some of the new offerings.
Peter Uihlein followed his sizzling first-round, 9-under 63 with a 2-under 70 on Friday to move into a three-way tie for the lead at the Kazakhstan Open.
Florida’s season-opening victory at the Cougar Classic was about sticking to the plan. Head coach Emily Bastel says that was the goal at the beginning of the day, and her players never wavered.
Connor Flach of Ellicot City, Md., has given a verbal commitment to play for Loyola University of Maryland in the fall of 2013. Flach attends Centennial High School, and also made unofficial visits to Towson, High Point and James Madison.
Thursday, September 13
Three players opened the Web.com Tour’s Albertson’s Boise Open with 9-under 62 on Thursday to take a share of the first-round lead.
Nathan Smith made history Thursday by winning his fourth career U.S. Mid-Amateur title. He now owns the most Mid-Am titles of any player.
Ellen Port won the USGA Senior Women’s Amateur on Thursday, beating Jane Fitzgerald, 4 and 3, on Hershey Country Club’s West Course.
Lindsey Lammers’ Detroit Mercy career can best be described this way: If she’s not on the injured list, she’s winning.
Joel Sjoholm of Sweden shot an 8-under 64 Thursday to take a one stroke lead after the first round of the Italian Open.
Men's notebook: Central Arkansas won the men's title at the Golfweek Program Challenge, fulfilling coach Ryke Dismuke's high expectations going into the tournament.
Peter Uihlein shot a first-round 63 Thursday to lead the European Challenge Tour’s Kazakhstan Open by two shots.
Charley Hull, 16, might not have been the most popular amateur starting in the Ricoh Women's Open on Thursday, but her 1-under 71 raised eyebrows at Royal Liverpool.
Wednesday, September 12
Two days after his 83rd birthday, Arnold Palmer became just the sixth athlete to be awarded the Congressional Gold Medal.
Ellen Port and Jane Fitzgerald advanced to the championship match Wednesday in the USGA Senior Women’s Amateur at Hershey (Pa.) Country Club.
History will be made Thursday at the U.S. Mid-Amateur in Illinois. Either there will be a four-time champ for the first time (Nathan Smith) or the youngest titleholder (Garrett Rank).
Meet the U.S. Mid-Amateur finalists, Garrett Rank of Canada and Nathan Smith of Pittsburgh.
The Washington men's team played 54 holes on Tuesday at its annual Steve Lane Invitational. The idea was to have some fun.
Kentucky came from behind on Wednesday to win the Old Waverly Intercollegiate. The Wildcats finished two shots ahead of runner-up Tulane.
Welcome to Golfweek’s Mid-Week Report. We wanted to use this Hump Day to update you on all the latest college news and give you a quick glance at what to look ahead to this weekend.
Welcome to Golfweek’s Mid-Week Report. We wanted to use this Hump Day to update you on all the latest college news and give you a quick glance at what to look ahead to this weekend.
Tim Jackson is trying to put his name in the U.S. Golf Association record book and become only the third player to win three U.S. Mid-Amateur Championships.
It’s just as well that the European Tour expanded its horizons globally many years ago. As the news from Spain reveals, the Tour can’t rely on traditional markets anymore.
The world’s elite have turned up for the $2.5 million Ricoh Women’s Open Championship, and an amateur tournament seems to have broken out.
Patrick Cantlay, Casey Martin and Jamie Sadlowski will tee off at 2:55 p.m. Thursday in the first round of the Albertsons Boise Open at Hillcrest Country Club.
Seth Gandy of Huntersville, N.C., has given a verbal commitment to North Carolina-Greensboro for the fall of 2013. Gandy attends William A. Hough High School in nearby Cornelius, N.C.
Launched as an experiment in 2004, FootJoy's custom-design program has grown into a major consumer service that allows for more than 500,000 style, color and material combinations.
The European Tour has announced the cancellation of next month's Andalucia Masters, with local officials citing a lack of funding related to Spain's financial crisis.
Tuesday, September 11
The U.S. Mid-Am featured a pair of battles between longtime friends, with Charlie Blanchard getting the best of the Rhode Island battle and Nathan Smith winning his Pennsylvania matchup.
Led by individual medalist Brooke Bellomy, Campbell's women's golf team opened its season in record-setting style at the Golfweek Program Challenge.
George Zahringer advanced to the match-play portion of the U.S. Mid-Am, only to withdraw so he could go participate in the qualifier for the USGA Senior Amateur. He made it there too.
Florida opened its season Tuesday with a six-shot victory at the Cougar Classic. The Gators finished comfortably ahead of Duke, which charged up the leaderboard during the final round.
Florida, No. 8 in Golfweek’s preseason rankings, shot 18-over 882 at Kiawah Island’s Ocean Course, but that was good enough for a 24-shot victory over Texas-Arlington.
The Michigan State men's golf team will take off on quite an odyssey next week, taking in 108 holes of golf over the span of four days.
Notebook: Lydia Ko, the 15-year-old that took the LPGA by storm three weeks ago in Canada, called Liverpool "one of the hardest golf courses I've ever played."
Inside the Sept. 14, 2012 issue of Golfweek.
BMW Championship winner Rory McIlroy has won three of his past four starts. His all-around play has been stellar, including an extraordinary ability to save par.
Lefties and good friends Charlie Blanchard and Brad Valois faced off Tuesday in the second round of U.S. Mid-Amateur match play.
Rory McIlroy is faced with a politically sensitive decision: Ireland or Great Britain in the 2016 Rio Olympics? No easy answer there. Maybe it's best to avoid chasing gold altogether.
Bob Heintz was a three-time Ivy League champion at Yale before becoming a PGA Tour player. Now he’s headed to another Ivy school, Penn, to begin his college coaching career.
Grant Motter from Hattiesburg, Miss., has given a verbal commitment to play college golf for Mississippi State in the fall of 2014. He also made unofficial visits to Southern Mississippi and Auburn.
Just how did Davis Love come to the conclusion of picking Brandt Snedeker, Steve Stricker, Jim Furyk and Dustin Johnson for the Ryder Cup? Alex Miceli takes you behind the scenes during the long deliberation process.
Ryan Orr has given a verbal commitment to Florida for the fall of 2013. Orr also made unofficial visits to South Florida, North Florida, Central Florida and Mercer, and also considered Houston, Coastal Carolina, Kentucky and Louisville.
Notebook: Robert Garrigus was once known for his off-the-course dealings, but is now letting his play among the best in the game do all the talking.
Brad Klein says Cape Breton in the Canadian province of Nova Scotia just might be the latest hotbed of world golf development.
Lexi Thompson and Lydia Ko, the latest under-18 sensations, highlight the early-week tee sheet at this week's Ricoh Women's British Open.
Patrick Cantlay shot 8-under 63 Monday at BanBury Golf Course in Eagle, Idaho, to qualify for the Web.com Tour's Albertsons Boise Open.
Monday, September 10
After missing out on the Golfweek Program Challenge as a freshman, James Madison's Trey Smith is leading the whole thing as a sophomore.
Former Mid-Amateur champions Kevin Marsh, Nathan Smith and Tim Jackson all squeak out Round-of-64 victories at Conway Farms Golf Club.
Colorado’s Jason Burstyn is undefeated in two 2012 tournaments. His second victory helped Colorado to a dominant win at the Gene Miranda Falcon Invitational.
Brad Valois and Charlie Blanchard say they've played together in Rhode Island more than 100 times. On Tuesday, the stakes will be raised when they face off at the U.S. Mid-Amateur.
Depth was supposed to be the strength of Cal’s lineup this year. The Bears showed that is the case with an impressive season-opening performance at the Gopher Invitational.
The Hong Kong Open, sponsorless for the second consecutive year, is seeking a government bailout to ensure its staging in November.
Winner’s Circle: Sept. 3-9, 2012
Nick Thornton has given a verbal commitment to play college golf for Baylor in the fall of 2013. Thornton also made unofficial visits to Wake Forest, Duke, Clemson, Furman, Davidson, Stanford and Pepperdine.
As college golfers took three months of summer vacation, coaching changes and talk of adjustments to the national championship continued.
From Rickie Fowler being announced as Charl Schwartzel to the budding bromance between Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy, our John Maginnes offers musings from the BMW Championship.
The South African, Golfweek's second-ranked freshman, opened his college career with a two-shot victory at the Carpet Capital Collegiate.
The Longhorns started their NCAA title defense with a five-shot victory at the Carpet Capital Collegiate.
Jonsdottir, a senior, shot rounds of 74-72-73 to finish at 3-over 219 at Silver Lakes Golf Club in Glencoe, Ala., and tie for medalist honors at the Chris Banister Gamecock Classic.
The Bobcats used a final-round 1-over 289, the second-lowest score in program history, to finish at 15-over 879 at the Chris Banister Gamecock Classic – 24 shots ahead of runner-up Middle Tennessee State.
Force plates, 3D-motion analysis and simulators. Footwear design has become a high-tech affair, and the result makes much more than a fashion statement. Golfweek.com's Shoe Month begins today and shows how footwear can change your game.
Jiyai Shin made a two-putt par on the ninth hole of a playoff and beat Paula Creamer to win the Kingsmill Championship, ending the longest playoff between two players in LPGA Tour history.
Scott Piercy and Ryan Moore took a late-night flight back home to Las Vegas on Sunday, both marveling at overcoming the odds to advance to the Tour Championship.
Sunday, September 9
South Carolina team shoots tournament best 9-hole score to come from behind to win gold in top division of the Level II Unified Sports Team Play.
Here's a closer look at the 30 players that have advanced to the Tour Championship at East Lake in two weeks.
Brad Valois shot a tournament best 3-under 68 Sunday at Conway Farms Golf Club and captured stroke play qualifying medalist honors in the U.S. Mid-Amateur Championship.
Paula Creamer and Jiyai Shin will have to wait until Monday to break their deadlock in the Kingsmill Championship.
Defending champion Campbell got off to a great start the Golfweek Program Challenge, with the women leading by 14 strokes and the men trailing by a shot after the first round.
Jacksonville State's Tomasz Anderson lost his father last July, and instead of spending the summer honing his golf skills, he got a job to help out his mother with household finances.
Check out who is in and who is out of the FedEx Cup playoffs after the conclusion of Sunday's round at the BMW Championship.
The Indiana men got their season off to a good start, notching a 15-shot victory Sunday at the Northern Intercollegiate.
5 Things: Rory McIlroy came from behind to win his second consecutive PGA Tour event – and third in his last four starts – at the BMW Championship.
The first big tournament of the 2012-13 college season looked a lot like the last match of 2011-12. Texas got the better of Alabama again.
Todd White is no stranger to great amateur golf, and the South Carolina history teacher will move on to match play at the U.S. Mid-Amateur after a pair of solid rounds in Illinois.
Tiger Woods fired a 4-under 68 on Sunday, but it was Rory McIlroy yet again that stole the show at the BMW Championship at Crooked Stick. See how it happened.
Passed over for the U.S. Ryder Cup team and struggling on the course, Hunter Mahan will take a week off after an 80-77 weekend at Crooked Stick. It's exactly what he needs.
Peter Hanson - nearly choosing to withdraw after his 1-year-old son was hospitalized in Orlando - adds another 2012 victory for the European Ryder Cup team.
Roger Chapman is living proof perseverance pays off. At age 53, Chapman is enjoying his best season as a professional after 30 years of frustration.
After winning the overall title at the inaugural Golfweek Program Challenge in dramatic fashion, Campbell returns to defend its crown.
Saturday, September 8
Scott Rohrer fired a 5-over 77 on Saturday afternoon on the Gold Course at the Wigwam Resort to extend his lead to 18 shots in the 18-hole individual stroke-play competition at the 13th annual Special Olympics North America Golf Invitational Tournament.
Phil Mickelson, Vijay Singh and Tiger Woods have combined to make $233,915,594 in their career. All three will look to add $1.4 million on Sunday at the BMW.
Michael Castleforte had never played Conway Farms Golf Club, but he used a single practice round to learn enough to card a 2-under 69 in the first round of stroke-play qualifying at the U.S. Mid-Amateur.
Check out the tee times and pairings for the final round at the BMW Championship on Sunday at Crooked Stick Golf Club in Carmel, Ind.
Tiger Woods "saves" a 1-under 71 after a round that featured five birdies and four bogeys, but will be in the thick of things on Sunday at the BMW Championship. See how it happened.
Paula Creamer leads an LPGA event heading into Sunday for the first time since her win at the 2010 U.S. Women's Open. Her 10th LPGA win would feel just as special as the first.
Graeme Storm of England blew a five-stroke lead midway through the third round, leaving him in a four-way tie for first at the KLM Open on Saturday.
Jiyai Shin followed her tournament-record 9-under 62 with a 68 on Friday to take a one-stroke lead in the LPGA Tour's Kingsmill Championship.
Friday, September 7
A combination of small changes have made a big difference for Ryan Moore in the FedEx playoffs.
The LPGA lost a great smile as Leta Lindley decided to say goodbye to the game after 18 years on tour.
Now in its 13th year, the Special Olympics North America Golf Invitational has given children and adults with disabilities the chance to experience the sport.
Garrett Phillips' journey to LPGA Q-School has been different than most, but the 26-year-old's runner-up finish Friday assured her of a spot in the second stage.
Vijay Singh has been here before in 2012, leading or playing well after 36 holes. And then the weekend hits, and he disappears. He hopes to reverse that trend at Crooked Stick.
Here are the third-round tee times and pairings for the BMW Championship.
The encore was just as impressive on Friday, with Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy getting into the clubhouse at 12 under, one shot behind Vijay Singh. See how it happened.
Notebook: David Lingmerth narrowly missed a PGA Tour card in his rookie season on the Web.com Tour. He has put himself in position to atone for that near-miss as the tour hits its homestretch.
Cameron Champ, a member of the 2012 Junior Ryder Cup team, has committed to Texas A&M for the fall of 2014. Champ calls Texas A&M “the total package.” He said he made unofficial visits to a number of other universities.
The 2012-13 college golf season starts in earnest this week, and our staff of experts took at list at every college squad and put together their top 30 squads entering the fall season.
Thursday, September 6
Charl Schwartzel fought through a rib injury to shoot 3-under 69 during the first round of the BMW Championship.
Crooked Stick experienced a mass assault Thursday as players took advantage of the soggy conditions, says Jeff Rude.
Lexi Thompson shot 4-under 67 Thursday at Kingsmill as she continues to work through her recent struggles.
Graeme Storm shot a course record 7-under 63 to lead the KLM Open by two shots in the opening round Thursday.
Moriya Jutanugarn held on to a one-shot lead Thursday during the first stage of LPGA Q-School.
This star pairing lived up to its billing again, with Tiger Woods firing a 7-under 65 and Rory McIlroy grabbing a share of the lead with an 8-under 64. See how it all unfolded.
Here are the second-round tee times and pairings for the BMW Championship.
Raphael Jacquelin of France and Fabrizio Zanotti of Paraguay shot 5-under 65s in the opening round of the KLM Open on Thursday to set the course record at Hilversumsche Golf Club.
Follow the live leaderboard from the 2012 BMW Championship at Crooked Stick Golf Club in Carmel, Ind.
Jeff Klauk will play next week’s Albertsons Boise Open, his first start after brain surgery in April. Klauk had the operation to pinpoint the source of his complex partial seizures.
The Course at Yale, constructed in 1926, tops Golfweek's Best Campus Courses.
The bottom of the Crimson Tide’s roster must continue to deliver if Alabama is going to defend its national title.
The juniors on this roster need to provide backup for Duke to be consistently successful.
The Bruins should have no problem re-creating last season, but need one minor adjustment: A better NCAA performance.
USC starts the fall like it ended the spring: with a squad of five.
If the three newbies on this year’s roster adjust as quickly as did Gidali, who won her first start for the Wildcats last spring, Arizona should fare just fine.
The Bruins will have a tall task, having to replace 2012 Hogan Award winner Patrick Cantlay. The Bruins have plenty of depth. All-Americans Pedro Figueiredo and Anton Arboleda will anchor the lineup.
This is a young team, with just one senior on its roster. Sophomore Anders Albertson is the Yellow Jackets’ top returner, ranking 32nd in last year’s Golfweek/Sagarin College Rankings.
The Longhorns return four of five players who participated in the Longhorns’ victory at last year’s NCAA Championship, lead by Jordan Spieth.
The deep and talented Golden Bears, winners of last year’s Pac-12 Championship and NCAA West Regional, return five starters, including three All-Americans.
The Tide returned their top three players from last season: Haskins Award winner Justin Thomas, Sunnehanna Amateur champion and U.S. Amateur medalist Bobby Wyatt and Cory Whitsett.
Our panel of experts take a look at what the fall season will bring for men's college golf, from who will be No. 1, some upstart possibilities and who the best individual will be, including Alabama's Justin Thomas.
Notebook: Missouri's Jace Long will make the trek from the Golfweek Conference Challenge to PGA Tour Q-School prequalifying in Nebraska.
Our panel of experts take a look at what the fall season will bring for women's college golf, from who will be No. 1, some upstart possibilities and who the best individual will be, including Duke's Lindy Duncan.
As the 2012-13 college season tees off, Golfweek identifies the five major questions in the game.
Wednesday, September 5
Byron Nelson called it a trance. The contemporary usage is zone. Rory McIlroy and Tiger Woods seem to find it frequently.
Mizuno is about to introduce four new iron models, and golfers might be surprised by what they see, says James Achenbach.
Cheyenne Woods’ first attempt at qualifying for the LPGA tour ended early. The recent Wake Forest graduate returned a second-round 2-over 74 on Wednesday at LPGA International’s Legends course.
Black Diamond Ranch, a residential community located 75 miles north of Tampa, has begun renovations to its clubhouse and 45 Tom Fazio-designed golf holes.
Erica Popson is the common denominator in Tennessee’s success, and this team can’t afford to have her on the sidelines.
The Huskies have plenty of talent to contend for a national title. Senior Chris Williams and sophomore Cheng-Tsung Pan should continue to lead the way.
Much of the Texas A&M’s success this season rests on the health of junior Cameron Peck, who experienced some back problems at the end of last season.
It’s possible that one of the best one-two punches in college golf reside in Gainesville, Fla. Seniors T.J. Vogel and Tyler McCumber, Florida’s top two leaders in stroke average, respectively, in 2011-12, return to lead the Gators.
Arkansas will look to rebound from last season’s disappointment of not reaching the NCAA Championship. The Razorbacks won seven times last season and that winning instinct should kick in again.
The Tar Heels have a good combination of old and new talent, but everyone has to contribute to avoid another postseason underachievement.
Stanford returns a lot of firepower from last year’s squad, which was among the nation’s elite teams during the regular season before underperforming down the stretch.
Auburn returns three starters from last season’s SEC title team in Marta Sanz, Victoria Trapani and Carlie Yadloczky.
Lauren Stratton needs to become the new Marina Alex.
Someone needs to steps up to replace Giulia Molinaro, a big loss for the Sun Devils.
With only 70 players remaining, the big names will by vying for the BMW Championship this week at Crooked Stick. At least one of our panelists believes Tiger Woods will take home his fourth title of 2012.
Notebook: Louis Oosthuizen, fresh off a second runner-up finish this season, has shot par or better in 21 of his last 24 rounds.
Tuesday, September 4
Inside the Sept. 7, 2012 issue of Golfweek:
Notebook: Jaye Marie Green must make 100 putts before she goes to bed each night, and the 18-year-old used some of that practice to open with a 70 at LPGA Q-School on Tuesday.
Junior boys notes: After another close call at the Junior Players, Jim Liu is still searching for his first victory since the 2010 U.S. Junior Amateur.
Cheyenne Woods prepared for this week's LPGA Q-School with a win and a second-place finish in the SunCoast Ladies Series, played on the same courses. A 5-over 77 Tuesday left her searching for answers.
Snubbed Hunter Mahan says he "feels empty right now." Also overlooked, Rickie Fowler says "you really can't argue with" Davis Love III's Ryder Cup picks. Our Jeff Rude says the team is deep, but the "great" label will be determined at Medinah.
Matthew Rachey of Waconia, Minn., has given a verbal commitment to play college golf for Minnesota. Rachey also made unofficial visits to Kansas, Iowa State, Colorado, Colorado State, Drake, Creighton, Nebraska, St. Thomas and Denver before making his decision.
Here are the first-round tee times and pairings for the BMW Championship.
Rory McIlroy won his second big title in a month, with his one-shot victory at the Deutsche Bank Championship.
Gene Yasuda says the partnership between TGA Premier Junior Golf and the Northern Texas PGA promises to build a "pathway" between schools and courses.
Winner's Circle: Aug. 27-Sept. 3, 2012
Take a look at what captain's picks Dustin Johnson, Steve Stricker, Brandt Snedeker and Jim Furyk had to say about being picked to join the U.S. Ryder Cup squad.
Across the Gulf Coast, golf course operators were relieved to have been spared the sort of widespread damage from Hurricane Isaac that the region had endured exactly seven years earlier with Hurricane Katrina.
Rounds played dipped slightly in July, but maintained a nearly double-digit percentage gain through the first seven months of the year, according to the latest participation report.
Davis Love III's wild-card decision came down to two players: Dustin Johnson and Hunter Mahan. And Love couldn't make a bad choice, says our Jim McCabe.
Captain Davis Love III went with experience for the U.S. Ryder Cup team, picking Jim Furyk, Dustin Johnson and Steve Stricker on Tuesday but adding Brandt Snedeker for his first cup team as a professional.
Crooked Stick Golf Club - site of this week's BMW Championship - is one of Pete Dye’s earliest gems and the course that put him on the map as an iconoclastic genius. Our Bradley S. Klein takes you hole-by-hole.
Monday, September 3
Wonder if Davis Love III is wrestling over his four captain's picks tonight? Here are six candidates that we know are on his radar, complete with bios and predictions.
5 Things: Rory McIlroy shows off his "survival" skills to walk away with one-shot Deutsche Bank Championship victory over Louis Oosthuizen.
Dicky Pride finished birdie-birdie to vault into the top 70 in the FedEx Cup standings, thus clinching a spot in the BMW Championship. A look at who moved in and who moved out.
Andre’ Garcia has given a verbal commitment to play college golf at New Mexico. Garcia made unofficial visits to Texas A&M, Arkansas and Oklahoma before deciding to commit to New Mexico.
Junior girls notes: With a victory at the AJGA Girls Championship, Simin Feng seems to have ended her slump.
Carter Jenkins of Raleigh, N.C., has given a verbal commitment to play college golf at North Carolina-Greensboro. Jenkins choose UNCG after making just one other unofficial visit, to North Carolina in Chapel Hill.
Gil Hanse - who will design and construct the Olympic golf course in Brazil - has overseen the re-do of the Vineyard Club on Martha's Vineyard.
It's been a heady year for Gil Hanse, chosen to design the Olympic course, renovate Doral's Blue Monster and oversee the re-do of The Vineyard Club.
Tiger Woods cards a 5-under 66 on Monday to give the leaders a run for their money. But Rory McIlroy was able to overcome a shaky finish to win his third title of the season.
Dominic Bozzelli, Michael Johnson and the rest of the Auburn Tigers will look to improve on a top-5 ranking last season without Blayne Barber.
Brittany Altomare will try to help the Cavaliers pick up where they left off at last year's NCAA Championship.
Without the U.S. Mid-Amateur, the likes of 54-year-old Randal Lewis never would have had the chance to cross playing the Masters off their bucket list.
Sunday, September 2
Robby Shelton is riding one great hot streak, picking up the Junior Players Championship title on Sunday, only a month after winning the Junior PGA.
Louis Oosthuizen poured in birdie after birdie on Sunday, taking a one-shot deficit at the outset of the day to a three-hole cushion heading into Monday's final round at TPC Boston.
A look at the fourth-round tee times and pairings at the Deutsche Bank Championship in Norton, Mass.
Ariya Jutanugarn has been granted a spot in Ladies European Tour Qualifying School in December.
Here are 5 Things you need to know from the Web.com Tour’s Mylan Classic, where rookie Robert Streb won his first Web.com Tour event.
With Steve Stricker and Jim Furyk near locks for the U.S. Ryder Cup team, our Jeff Babineau says that Brandt Snedeker and Dustin Johnson have earned the final two spots.
Louis Oosthuizen used seven consecutive birdies – four of which came on putts longer than 20 feet – to take control of the Deutsche Bank Championship and have us thinking about 59.
Tiger Woods fired a solid 3-under 68 on Saturday, but will start Monday's final round six shots back of Louis Oosthuizen. See how it happened.
Luke Donald’s third round at the Deutsche Bank Championship ended with yet another birdieless finish at 18 – followed by a stand-up apology to architect Gil Hanse for a Twitter post.
Ben Skogen has given a verbal commitment to play college golf close to home at the University of Wisconsin. Skogen, who attends Onalaska (Wis.) High School in Onalaska, is the No. 2-ranked golfer in the state.
Caddie Steve "Pepsi" Hale and his boss Keegan Bradley didn't think they'd be seeing anymore of TPC Boston this week. After the cutline dropped back, Bradley took advantage with an 8-under 63.
Richie Ramsay captured the biggest title of his professional career Sunday, shooting a 5-under 66 to win the European Masters by four strokes.
Junior Jeffrey Kang will lead a veteran Trojan squad that is looking to improve on their 15th-place finish at the NCAAs.
The Boilermakers won it all in 2010 and hope that Laura Gonzalez and Paula Reto can lead them back to the title.
Saturday, September 1
A look at the tee times for Sunday's third round at the Deutsche Bank Championship, the second of four FedEx Cup playoff events.
Notebook: Padraig Harrington knew what he needed on the 18th hole and went out and got it, likely securing his spot at the BMW Championship.
Sean O'Hair needed eagle to make the weekend. He got it. Ben Crane needed a simple par. He didn't get it. Such is life in the race for the FedEx Cup.
Charl Schwartzel has had to fight through numerous injuries to get to the Deutsche Bank Championship, and his 68-65 start gives him confidence he is headed in the right direction.
Tiger Woods had plenty of looks on Saturday, but he needed 30 putts to post a 3-under 68 and stay two shots off the Deutsche Bank lead.
Richie Ramsay of Scotland thrived in the cold and wet Swiss Alps on Saturday, shooting a 7-under 64 for a one-stroke lead after three rounds of the European Masters.
Local favorite Keegan Bradley couldn't believe he struggled to a 2-over finish, while Rory McIlroy glided around the course to the tune of 12 under.
It wasn't as pretty or as loud as his 7-under 64 on Friday, but Tiger Woods' 3-under 68 on Saturday has him two shots back of Rory McIlroy heading into the final two rounds.
Brad Dalke committed to Oklahoma at age 12. Now 15, he hasn't wavered on that choice, and neither has his game.
Corey Conners will lead an experienced Golden Flashes squad that made the NCAA quarterfinals a season ago.
Chirapat Jao-Javanil will return to try and defend her NCAA individual title as the Sooners look to control the Big 12.