News for Thursday, October 10, 2013
5 Things, Frys.com Open: Overton fires 64 to grab first-round lead at CordeValle
The 2013-14 PGA Tour season began Thursday with the first round of the Frys.com Open at CordeValle in San Martin, Calif. And it's Jeff Overton who is the first first-round leader of the season after shooting a 7-under 64.
Tour Tracker: Frys.com Open, Round 1 at CordeValle
The 2013-14 PGA Tour season begins Thursday with the first round of the Frys.com Open at CordeValle in San Martin, Calif. Follow the first-round action now!
Michael McCoy, USGA, U.S. Mid-Amateur: Nice guy McCoy wins his life long goal of a USGA Championship
Mike McCoy has been a dominating presence in his home state of Iowa for nearly a quarter century. Now he has added the U.S. Mid-Amateur Championship to his resume.
World Long Drive Championship
If it seems as if Art Sellinger has been around forever, that's because he has, more or less. Sellinger, 48, won the National Long Drive Championship in 1986, the beginning of a long-drive career that included the '91 title and never stopped expanding.
Ilhee Lee leads after 1st round of LPGA Malaysia
South Korea's Ilhee Lee shot a 7-under 64 to take a one-stroke lead over Brittany Lang after the opening round of the LPGA Malaysia on Thursday.
Seven-way tie for lead at Portugal Masters
Alviro Quiros' knowledge of his home course was of little advantage as six others tied the 2008 champion for the lead after the first round of the Portugal Masters on Thursday.
Rory McIlroy, Bill Clinton: Played golf together in Ireland on Oct. 10
Former President Bill Clinton and Rory McIlroy played golf together on Oct. 10 in Ireland.
USGA, U.S. Mid-Amateur, Michael McCoy: Crowned champion after 8 and 6 victory over Bill Williamson
Michael McCoy was crowned the 33rd U.S. Mid-Amateur champion on Thursday when he defeated Bill Williamson, 8 and 6, at the Country Club of Birmingham (Ala.).
USGA, U.S. Women's Mid-Amateur, Julia Potter: Defeats Margaret Shirley for title
Julia Potter of Granger, Ind., defeated Margaret Shirley of Rosewell, Ga., in 19 holes, to win the 27th U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur Championship on Thursday.
The biggest season in the 13-year history of the LPGA Legends Tour reaches a climax this week with the eighth playing of the ISPS Handa Cup at Hermitage Golf Club.
Ryder Cup, PGA, NBC: Extend Ryder Cup TV deal
The PGA of America and NBC announced Oct. 10 that the Ryder Cup will remain on NBC through 2030 as part of a 15-year contract extension.
College Men's Golf, Top-10 Fab Freshmen: Fab freshmen's top finishes this season
It’s early in the college golf season (yes, we know), but some fab freshman have made more of an impact than others. Take a look at our preseason top-10 fab freshman and how they have fared in their first couple of tournaments for their respective teams.
Q & A: Wake Forest women's team's Natalie Dittrich
A recent conversation with Natalie Dittrich, president of the Wake Forest women’s club golf, yielded some interesting perspective on the future of women’s golf.
Portland State, Choi win Price's Give 'Em Five titles
Portland State handed recently hired coach Kailin Downs her first tournament victory with a school record-setting triumph Oct. 9 at the Price’s Give ’Em Five Intercollegiate at New Mexico State’s Championship course in Las Cruces.
Q&A: Xavier club golf president John Janisse
Amid hundreds of student leaders and club presidents worthy of recognition, John Janisse of Xavier has done an exceptionally good job transforming a dying club into the top club on his campus.
Suzann Pettersen's desire to be more relaxed on the golf course helped her win back-to-back LPGA tournaments earlier this season. Now she's focused on adding to her trophy collection.
Rude: PGA Tour's 'off-season' leaves little room for rest
Took a cat nap after the Presidents Cup and woke up to find a new PGA Tour season upon us. That’s golf for you.
Lydia Ko, 16, has proved she is ready for the LPGA stage
Lydia Ko, ranked as high as No. 4 in the world, has decided to turn pro in time for next month's CME Titleholders and has petitioned the LPGA for status despite being only 16. Her acceptance should be a mere formality.
Fred Funk, 57, makes return to the PGA Tour via exemption
At 57 years old, Fred Funk is making his return to the PGA Tour. Funk will use his one-time exemption for being in the top 50 on the career money list. He'll make his first start of the season Thursday at the Frys.com Open at CordeValle in San Martin, Calif.
SCORES: Frys.com Open, Round 4
A look at the Frys.com Open leaderboard from California.
Erik Compton receives inaugural Courage Award
Erik Compton, a two-time heart transplant recipient, became the inaugural winner of the PGA Tour Courage Award on Wednesday.
2013 AJGA Ping Invitational, junior golf, preview, Cameron Champ, Nicole Morales, Jacob Joiner, Brad Dalke
The AJGA Ping Invitational is set to begin Saturday at Karsten Creek in Stillwater, Okla. Here are 5 Things you need to know before the tournament gets underway!