News for Tuesday, September 17, 2013

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Va. Tech's Vincent, LSU's Jolly share victory in Iowa

Virginia Tech's Scott Vincent went 7 under in his final six holes to shoot 8-under 64 and earn a share of individual medalist honors with LSU's Stewart Jolly Tuesday at the Golfweek Conference Challenge.

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Oklahoma opens fall with victory at Spirit Hollow

Oklahoma held on for a four-shot victory Tuesday at the Golfweek Program Challenge, recording its first season-opening win since 2009.

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Fan phone-ins take center stage in Tour address

At the Tour Championship, PGA Tour commissioner Tim Finchem acknowledged the challenges of dealing with "fan phone-ins," adding that the topic warranted further review.

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Finchem's address covers playoffs, pace, charity

During his "State of the Tour" media conference at the Tour Championship, commissioner Tim Finchem covered a variety of topics, ranging from charitable contributions to slow play.

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Pan leads Washington to easy home win

Junior Cheng-Tsung Pan shot 11-under 205 to capture the individual title at the Kikkor Golf Husky Invitational for the second year in a row, leading host Washington to an easy victory over Arizona State at Gold Mountain Golf Club in Bremerton, Wash.

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Jacobsen and Stewart: Offbeat yet always on key

When Peter Jacobsen was named the recipient of the 2013 Payne Stewart Award on Tuesday at the Tour Championship in Atlanta, the only question was, What took so long?

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Toy Box: Watson switches to Ping S55 irons

At the BMW Championship, Bubba Watson switched irons for the first time since 2004, embracing Ping’s newest model – the S55.

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For Leadbetter, move to Rollins feels familiar

To Hally Leadbetter, Rollins College feels a lot more like what she’s used to – on many levels.

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Jacobsen accepts Stewart Award with eye on future

Peter Jacobsen is known just as much for his comedic wit as for his golf game. On Tuesday at the Tour Championship, Jacobsen’s on- and off-course traits were recognized with the prestigious Payne Stewart Award.

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Bethpage Black gets 2019 PGA, 2024 Ryder Cup

Bethpage Black, the brawny Long Island layout that has played host to two recent U.S. Opens, will be the site of the 2019 PGA Championship and the 2024 Ryder Cup, the PGA of America announced.

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Women gain match play at '15 NCAAs, 4th regional

Postseason changes are on the way for the NCAA Division I women’s tournament after proposals from the Women’s Golf Committee were approved.

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By The Numbers: George Washington's Lucas Farmer, 1

One was the number for George Washington freshman Lucas Farmer after making a hole-in-one on his fifth hole of college golf during the first round of the Adams Cup of Newport on Sept. 16.

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Tour Championship: East Lake, hole-by-hole preview

Each year as home to the FedEx Cup finals, East Lake has been the scene of a dramatic outcome. That’s attributable in part to the enduring challenge posed by Bobby Jones' home course of old in Atlanta.