News for Thursday, May 30, 2013
After a dramatic 4-for-3 playoff late Thursday night, the Elite 8 is set at the NCAA Championship. We break down each match, going behind the numbers and each player pairing.
Take a look at our predictions for the NCAA Championship's match-play weekend.
At some point, J.T. Higgins will look back at the 2013 NCAA Championship and point to many things that could have saved just one shot. But shortly after Texas A&M was the odd team out Thursday evening in a four-team playoff for three spots, this one hurt.
The good news for California – it won the 54-hole stroke-play qualifying portion of the NCAA Championship. The bad news for the Bears – no team in has won the title after doing so in this format.
Who will make it to the Elite 8 at the NCAA Championships? Who will win medalist honors? We'll keep you up-to-date all day long as the field whittles down for the match-play rounds starting on Friday.
California's Max Homa claimed the NCAA individual championship with a bogey-free 4-under 66 in the final round at The Capital City Club's Crabapple course. He is the first Golden Bear to win the individual title.
Of all that happened Thursday at Muirfield Village – Charl Schwartzel’s leading 65, Tiger Woods losing to 53-year-old Fred Couples (70) and barely beating 14-year-old Tianlang Guan – Rory McIlroy’s bad day might be the most compelling.
Brains prevailed over brawn for Scott Piercy off the tee, while Keegan Bradley's distances impressed Presidents Cup captain Fred Couples during the first round of the Memorial.
Both Solheim Cup teams this year are likely to gain an infusion of youth from golfers such as Lexi Thompson, Lizette Salas, Jessica Korda or Charley Hull.
Tiger Woods started his pursuit of a sixth Memorial title quietly but on the right foot Thursday, while Charl Schwartzel fired a 65 early to earn the first-round lead.
Wayne (Neb.) State College is dropping its men’s and women’s golf programs to save money.
Retief Goosen has withdrawn from the 2013 U.S. Open Championship with a back injury. The U.S. Golf Association announced Goosen’s withdrawal Thursday. He was fully exempt into the event.
Matteo Manassero birdied his first six holes en route to a 6-under 66 and a share of the lead on the first day of the Nordea Masters on Thursday.
Midwest Junior Invitational Field
Gavin Hall will take his second shot at college golf this fall when he enrolls at Texas. The team announced on Twitter Thursday that Hall has committed to joining the roster in the fall.
Heeding consumer demand for a more conventional look, TaylorMade will begin offering its white R1 driver in an all-black version. The R1 Black hits select retailers beginning June 10.
Take a look at the Round 2 leaderboard from the Memorial.
Nike's new VR Forged wedges expand the VR family of clubs and offer three distinct sole grinds designed to accommodate various course conditions and shot-making demands.