Sean Martin

Pullman Regional: Cal leads upstart St. Mary's men

No. 1 Cal is ahead after a school-record, 23-under 265 that was led by 7-under 65s from U.S. Amateur runner-up Michael Weaver and Joel Stalter, but those two golfers trail USC's Sam Smith by three.

Tempe Regional: UCLA depth earns early lead

A slow start turned into an exciting finish for No. 4 UCLA, the regional's top seed – providing a 10-shot lead over No. 8 Duke at the NCAA men's regional in Tempe, Ariz.

Homa makes fierce 'spiritual leader' for Cal

As his college career at Cal draws to a close, Max Homa continues to play in memory of a close childhood friend. Homa's devotion to that memory makes him a strong "spiritual leader" for the Golden Bears.

5 Things: Mickelson, Watney lead in Charlotte

A shank and an O.B. ball. We saw both of those on the back nine Saturday at the Wells Fargo Championship, and they came from the co-leaders. Nick Watney and Phil Mickelson are tied at 8-under 208 after the third round at Quail Hollow Club. Here are 5 Things you need to know from the third round.

5 Things: Mickelson seeks elusive Charlotte win

Second-round leader Phil Mickelson has finished in the top 10 in six of his nine appearances at Quail Hollow but never has won, while Sergio Garcia avoids a penalty. Here are 5 Things to Know:

McIlroy stays in hunt with second-round 71

Rory McIlroy hit 31 of 36 greens in the first two rounds of the Wells Fargo Championship, missing just six of 28 fairways and making just four bogeys in two rounds.

5 Things: McIlroy strong in Charlotte again

Rory McIlroy hasn’t played a competitive round since the Masters, but opened with a 7-under 65 to share the first-round lead with six others. Here are 5 Things to Know about the first round of the Wells Fargo Championship.

Harrington bellies up to anchored putter Thursday

Padraig Harrington, a proponent on the proposed ban of the anchored putting stroke, put a belly putter into play Thursday at the Wells Fargo Championship.

McIlroy thinner than as Wells Fargo winner

Rory McIlroy carried extra weight into Quail Hollow for his first PGA Tour win three years ago – and isn't afraid of the greens that might have been a factor in others withdrawing this year.

Midweek Report: Tide men claim SEC; Choi shines

The Alabama Crimson Tide clamied their second straight SEC Men's Championship this week, while N.C. State's Albin Choi won his school's home tournament.

Cabrera's sportsmanship to Scott began years ago

Angel Cabrera’s thumbs-up to Adam Scott was a highly-visible display of sportsmanship on the second hole of their Masters playoff. It was foreshadowed in 2009 when Cabrera told a slumping Scott, “You’re a great, great player.”

Snedeker falls short but moves forward

“I’m not as crushed as I was in 2008 because I know I’m going to be there again,” Snedeker of coming up short from Sunday's final group.

Australia has its Masters champ in Scott

Adam Scott has earned the defining triumph of a major championship – and in the Masters, which his Australian homeland had so deeply desired.

Early finishers go low, see opportunities at top

Sunday’s easier conditions led to some large turnarounds among players who had plummeted down the leaderboard – and had the back of the pack wondering just how well the later groups could score.

Couples wanes on back nine, falls seven back

Fred Couples has a 69.8 scoring average in the Masters' first two rounds since 2010, but Saturday’s 77 was Couples’ fifth consecutive round of par or worse on the weekend at the Masters.

Official: Earlier decision why Woods avoided DQ

The Augusta National Competitions Committee had decided before Tiger Woods signed his scorecard that he shouldn’t be penalized. Its initial decision kept Woods in the Masters.

Tiger has overcome bigger deficit in Masters

Tiger Woods' two-shot penalty dropped him five shots behind 36-hole Masters leader Jason Day, who says: "He can make that up in nine holes."

Woods finishes at 3 under after flagstick incident

Tiger Woods was tied for the lead when the course that’s been the site of so much success turned on him. Woods finished at 3-under 141, three shots behind 36-hole leader Jason Day, who shot 68 on Friday.

Langer another surging senior to make cut

Bernhard Langer had missed the cut in the previous six appearances at Augusta National, and did not play in 2011. "I have a different attitude this year: I'm trying to win, trying to be on the leaderboard."

Winds, hole locations put teeth back in Augusta

Many Masters golfers, including Sergio Garcia and Dustin Johnson, found themselves giving strokes back to Augusta National early Friday. “The wind and the pin placements are definitely trickier than yesterday,” said Thorbjorn Olesen.

Blog U: NCAA Championship semifinals preview

NCAA Championship: Lance Ringler and Sean Martin break down all the quarterfinal action and look ahead to the semis.