News for Friday, August 16, 2013
A ruling that allowed Carlota Ciganda to take an improper drop -- which came to light after the round and did not change the outcome of the match -- became the post-round focus after Europe took a 5-3 lead after Day 1 at the Solheim Cup.
Cristie Kerr likes playing with Michelle Wie because Wie can putt up with "Kerrisms." Wie enjoys Kerr's company because she isn't affected by the crowds that follow the LPGA's most-recognizable player. On Friday, that led to a crucial point for the U.S.
Solheim Cup Tracker: Day 1, morning foursomes
The U.S. and Europe are set to do battle on the fairways and greens once again -- we'll keep you up to date on all the top highlights from Colorado Golf Club right here!
5 Things: Patrick Reed leads Wyndham; Ernie Els edges on; more
Following an opening-round 65 by posting a 64 is a strong way to open a tournament, giving Patrick Reed the Wyndham Championship lead; Ernie Els needed a late birdie to make the cut; plus more in our 5 Things.
Wyndham Championship: Tee times, third round
With bad weather threatening the Greensboro, N.C. area Saturday, tee times for the third round of the PGA Tour's Wyndham Championship are early -- that means no sleeping in for the leader Patrick Reed, or anyone else.
The U.S. Amateur champion will be crowned on Sunday, but Saturday's semifinals promise to be fantastic match-ups between four international amateur stars. We take a closer look.
How it Happened: Patrick Reed takes lead at Wyndham
With opening-round 64s, Ross Fisher and Chris Stroud took a one-shot lead to start the Wyndham Championship in Greensboro, N.C. But their work is far from done -- follow second-round action right here!
Scottie Scheffler revives Brookline history before run ends
Three matches, three crucial birdies at 17 for Scottie Scheffler as he has advanced through the U.S. Amateur at The Country Club in Brookline, Mass. – something to share, perhaps, with fellow Texan Justin Leonard.
A look at the quarterfinal results, as well as the schedule for Saturday's semifinal matches at the U.S. Amateur.
U.S. Amateur, Brookline, Quarterfinals: Semifinalists (Conners, Fitzpatrick, Watt, Goss) are set at The Country Club
On a day where five of the eight quarterfinalists were foreign-born players at the U.S. Amateur at The Country Club, we leave Friday for the first time with an all foreign-born semifinal on Saturday. Here are 5 Things you need to know from Friday’s four matches.
U.S. Amateur, Brookline, Corey Conners, Garrett Rank: Player/Caddie relationship.
Corey Conners, a semifinalist at the U.S. Amateur, and Garrett Rank, his caddie for the week after failing to advance to match play, are keeping it light on the course during these high pressure situations.
Adam Ball falls to Matthew Fitzpatrick, but still believes
Leaving Brookline, Mass., after a 4-and-3 defeat to Matt Fitzpatrick of England in the quarterfinals Friday, Adam Ball still believes he can win the U.S. Amateur -- but must wait until next year.
Jessica Korda, Morgan Pressel, Solheim Cup, America: Rookie Jessica Korda loses her breakfast, wins first Solheim point
As soon as Jessica Korda exited the gauntlet of screaming, costumed fans at No. 1 tee, she popped the first bite of a banana in her mouth. Halfway down the fairway, once partner Morgan Pressel had hit the approach, Korda knew that banana wasn’t staying down.
Notes: Pettersen shines; Creamer/Kerr slip; more
From the first morning's MVP to a U.S. tandem's first loss to a Swede's new role this week, check out news and notes from the opening foursomes at the 2013 Solheim Cup.
Suzann Pettersen, Solheim Cup, Europeans, Americans: Suzann Pettersen leads Europeans into afternoon with 3-1 lead
Twenty-four hours ago, Suzann Pettersen helped carry European team rookie Carlota Ciganda through pre-tournament press conferences. On Friday morning, Pettersen put a European point on the board with another rookie, Beatriz Recari.
Men's college golf preview, Oklahoma: A look at No. 19 Oklahoma before fall men's college golf season.
We are counting down the top 30 men's teams heading into the fall college season. Today's story: No. 19 Oklahoma.
Women's college golf preview, Baylor: A look at No. 19 Baylor before fall women's college golf season
We are counting down the top 30 women's teams heading into the fall college season. Today's story: No. 19 Baylor.
A five-man panel will now select future European Ryder Cup captains rather than the 15-man tournament committee, the European Tour announced today. The system will be in place in time for the 2016 match.