News for Friday, August 9, 2013


News 2013 August 9


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5 Things: Tiger struggles; Dufner's new irons

5 Things: Jason Dufner shines, Tiger Woods persists, more

Jason Dufner was about a foot shy of establishing an all-time low for a round in one of golf's four majors, while Tiger Woods didn't fare nearly as well, nor did Phil Mickelson. Here are 5 Things to Know from the PGA Championship's second round.

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Tee times: Dufner, Scott highlight Saturday pairings

A closer look at the Saturday tee times at the PGA Championship, which will feature a handful of interesting pairings.

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Dufner (63) ties major scoring record, seizes lead

Jason Dufner shot the lowest round ever carded in tournament play at Oak Hill -- a 7-under 63 -- but he knows there's a long way to go at the PGA Championship.

TCU graduate Cole wins Canadian Amateur

Men's Amateur Golf, Canadian Men's Amateur Championship, Eli Cole: Wins the amateur by a single shot over Kent State teammates.

Eli Cole, a recent graduate of TCU, won the Canadian Men’s Amateur Championship by a single shot over Kent State teammates Taylor Pendrith and Corey Conners.

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'Over-doer' Chen doing just enough at Women's Am

USC star Doris Chen is slowly coming out of her shell and it s leading to even more success on the course, including advancing to Saturday's U.S. Women's Amateur semifinals.

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U.S. Women's Amateur field to four in Charleston

U.S. Women's Amateur field to four: Emma Talley, Alison Lee, Yueer Cindy Feng, Doris Chen

An NCAA champion, a USGA champion and the World No. 2 amateur fell Friday in the quarterfinals at the U.S. Women’s Amateur. Only four players remain – Doris Chen, Yueer Cindy Feng, Alison Lee and Emma Talley – for Saturday’s semifinals.

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U.S. Amateur champ Fox wins Tenn. amateur title

U.S. Amateur champ Steven Fox wins Tenn. amateur title

This win gives Steven Fox a Tennessee trifecta after winning the 2008 Tennessee Junior Amateur and the 2011 Tennessee Match Play.

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Musings on Oak Hill: Players' Day 2 via Twitter

Musings on Oak Hill: Players' Day 2 via Twitter

At Oak Hill, not everything was about a potential new definition for Dufnering as players took to Twitter on Friday.

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How it happened: Dufner fires 63; Tiger, Lefty fade

Major Tracker: PGA Championship, Round 2 at Oak Hill

Jim Furyk and Adam Scott know the highs and lows of golf's major championships; they're tied for the lead after the first round of the PGA Championship, while Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson struggled somewhat.

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Winner's Circle: Jason Dufner, PGA Championship

A look inside Jason Dufner's bag and the gear that led to his first major championship title.

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My Bag: Adam Scott, 2013 PGA Championship

A look at Adam Scott's equipment he used to go 7 under over the first 36 holes at the PGA Championship.

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Caddies have it tough during rainy conditions

PGA Championship, caddies: Different examples on what the hardest thing to do as caddie is in the rain.

Ever wonder how hard it is to work as a caddie on days where its down pouring? Multiple caddies and players give different reasons why playing in the rain and still shooting a low numbers is tough.

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Dufner ties all-time major record with 63

Jason Dufner ties all-time major record with 63 in PGA

Jason Dufner, with a second-round 63 that propelled him to the PGA Championship lead, tied the record Friday for low score posted in a major.

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Major mimicry: Scott follows Tiger's path to success

Major mimicry: Adam Scott follows Tiger Woods' path to success

Continued brilliance has lifted reigning Masters champion Adam Scott to a high perch at Oak Hill – where he just might stand as a primary obstacle to Tiger Woods' pursuit of the record for career major victories.

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Dunkle (No. 83, 2014) commits to Colorado State

Colorado State, Kyler Dunkle: Verbally commits for 2014.

Kyler Dunkle of Castle Rock, Colo., verbally committed to play collegiate golf at Colorado State in 2014.

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Zahringer wins the British Senior Amateur

Amateur Senior Golf, British Senior Amateur, Geroge Zahringer: Claims first international victory by one-shot at Royal Aberdeen Golf Club.

George Zahringer, from New York, won the British Senior Amateur Championship at Royal Aberdeen Golf Club after posting rounds of 69-75-74 for a 218 total. His one-stroke victory over fellow American Tom Brandes gave Zahringer his first international victory.

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Simpson ties course-record; watches Dufner break it

The 2012 U.S. Open champ Webb Simpson said he was patient on Friday and will need more patience this weekend.

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Manassero again struggles to finish, but makes cut

Matteo Manassero again struggles to finish, but makes cut

Finding a plugged lie in a bunker at the 16th, then suffering a penalty on the next green, Matteo Manassero stays positive even while lamenting a tough end to his second round at the PGA Championship.

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Angel Cabrera withdraws due to wrist injury

Angel Cabrera withdraws from PGA due to wrist injury

Angel Cabrera withdrew during the second round of the PGA Championship due to a left wrist injury.

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Player to watch at U.S. Amateur: Jordan Niebrugge

U.S. Amateur, The Country Club, Jordan Niebrugge: Four amateur victories this summer, can he win five?

Jordan Niebrugge is on fire this summer after three wins in as many weeks and adding another one to his resume in June. After a week off, Niebrugge will be back at it next week at the U.S. Amateur looking for his fifth victory this summer.

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Austin assessed 4-stroke penalty for 15 clubs in bag

PGA Championship, Woody Austin, Rule 4-4: With 15 clubs in his bag, Austin takes a four-stroke penalty.

During the second round of the 95th PGA Championship, Woody Austin was assessed a four-stroke penalty under Rule 4-4, for exceeding the 14 club limit.

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Women's countdown: No. 26 Georgia

Women's college golf preview, Georgia: A look at No. 26 Georgia 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. 26 Georgia

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Men's countdown: No. 26 Florida

Men's college golf preview, Florida: A look at No. 26 Florida 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. 26 Florida.

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USGA & Fox: Inside the deal that stunned golf media landscape

Fox Sports is in; NBC Sports and ESPN are out. The USGA's new deal with Fox is set to begin in 2015 and will broadcast a variety of USGA championships, not to mention bolster the association's coffers.

Matrix Ozik Altus hybrid graphite golf shafts

Matrix has four Altus hybrid shafts – the classic Altus plus three new models, Black Tie, Red Tie and White Tie.