News for Friday, August 30, 2013



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Denver hits the high life with a range of options

Denver provides golfer plenty to choose from, from CommonGround Golf Course to Inverness, the site of this year's Junior Solheim Cup.

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Putnam's 63 gives him share of lead in Indiana

While Phil Mickelson flirted with 59 Friday on the PGA Tour, Michael Putnam was challenging that number at the Tour Finals opener in Fort Wayne, Ind.

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Teen tackled at California golf course

Apparently this teen didn't realize riding his bicycle on a green at a California golf course would tick off one of the golfers, who then decided to throw down on the boy.

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5 Things: Poulter's breakthrough; Kirk's justice

The second leg of the FedEx Cup playoffs started in earnest with Phil Mickelson making a move early in Norton, Mass., just outside of Boston. Ian Poulter and Chris Kirk were among the others who made noise Friday at the Deutsche Bank Championship.

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How it happened: Tiger cards 68, Lefty shares lead

The superstar pairing of Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson and Adam Scott lived up to the hype, as Mickelson shot 63 to share the lead with Brian Davis and Woods carded a 68 Friday at the Deutsche Bank Championship.

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Mickelson outperforms Woods, Scott in Boston

Phil Mickelson shot 8-under 63 Friday at the Deutsche Bank Championship, outperforming his playing competitors in a superstar grouping – Tiger Woods and Adam Scott – in the process.

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Truslow, Hardee lead at Junior Players

After shooting 1-under 72 Friday on the Players Stadium course at TPC Sawgrass, Austen Truslow and Jonathan Hardee share the lead after the first round of the Junior Players Championship.

Scottish hospital admits Gallacher for unknown ailment

Bernard Gallacher, a former Ryder Cup captain, was hospitalized late Thursday in critical condition, according to his family and the regional hospital system, but it's not clear why he has been admitted.

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Putnam out in 7-under 29 at Hotel Fitness Championship

Michael Putnam, the regular-season top earner on the Tour, shot 7-under 29 on his first nine Friday at the Hotel Fitness Championship.

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With opening 28, Mickelson steals marquee spotlight

Third in the world rankings. Third in the FedEx Cup standings. But through nine holes, at least, Phil Mickelson is first on the leaderboard at the Deutsche Bank Championship.

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Men's countdown: No. 5 UCLA

We are counting down the top 30 men's teams heading into the fall college season. Today's story: No. 5 UCLA

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Schultz, Blumenfeld lead Canadian Senior

Canadian David Schultz of Calgary, Alberta and American Jay Blumenfeld of Parsippany, N.J., share the lead heading into the final round of the Canadian Men’s Senior Championship at the Briars Golf Club in Sutton West, Ontario.

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Women's countdown: No. 5 Oklahoma

We are counting down the top 30 women's teams heading into the fall college season. Today's story: No. 5 Oklahoma.

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SCORES: Deutsche Bank, Round 4

Follow the fourth-round leaderboard at the Deutsche Bank Championship, the PGA Tour's second FedEx Cup Playoffs event.

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LPGA notes: Lewis recovers; Inbee WDs; more

Followers of the LPGA Tour see Stacy Lewis' health in better shape again, while Inbee Park WDs because of illness; plus more.