Golfweek.com Top Stories http://www.golfweek.com/feeds/topstories Golfweek.com Top Stories en-us Sun, 7 Feb 2016 23:09:00 -0500 Alabama rolls to lead over top-15 teams at Northrup Grumman after Day 1 Golfweek Staff http://www.golfweek.com/news/2016/feb/07/alabama-rolls-to-lead-at-college-northrup-grumman/?print The Alabama Crimson Tide roll to a day-one lead over top-15 teams at the Northrup-Grumman Regional Challenge. Sun, 07 Feb 2016 22:08:06 EST 54970 Golfweek.com <story><p>After day one of the Northrop-Grumman Regional Challenge, which boasts nine teams in the Golfweek top-15 rankings, Alabama is sitting pretty at the top.</p> <p>A 6-under 278 at Palos Verdes Golf Club in California got the No. 11 Crimson Tide off to a hot start, rolling to a seven-stroke lead ... VIDEO: Rickie Fowler gets emotional after Phoenix Open playoff loss Golfweek Staff http://www.golfweek.com/news/2016/feb/07/pga-tour-phoenix-open-rickie-fowler-interview/?print Rickie Fowler got a little emotional following his playoff loss to Hideki Matsuyama at the Waste Management Phoenix Open. Sun, 07 Feb 2016 21:50:27 EST 54971 Golfweek.com <story><p>Rickie Fowler is making it hard for anyone to <em>not</em> like him.</p> <p>As if the cool personality, sweet clothes and elite golf game weren't enough, Fowler showed his human side Sunday at the Waste Management Phoenix Open.</p> <p>Playing in front of his family and friends, Fowler made a couple of ... Matsuyama triumphs as Fowler falters in drama-filled Phoenix Open Jeff Babineau http://www.golfweek.com/news/2016/feb/07/pga-tour-phoenix-open-hideki-matsuyama-rickie-fowl/?print Hideki Matsuyama took advantage of Rickie Fowler's mistakes at the 17th hole and won the Waste Management Phoenix Open in a four-hole playoff. Sun, 07 Feb 2016 21:17:28 EST 54969 Golfweek.com <story><p>SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – The 17th hole at TPC Scottsdale, home of the wild, woolly and boisterous Waste Management Phoenix Open, measures a measly 317 yards, a little weakling of a par 4 that is one of the few real friendly holes that remain after Tom Weiskopf took a wrench to ... Matt NeSmith comes close, but victory evades him yet again at Jones Cup Kevin Casey http://www.golfweek.com/news/2016/feb/07/amateur-mens-golf-matt-nesmith-carolina-jones-cup/?print South Carolina senior Matt NeSmith comes close, but victory eludes him at the Jones Cup as he posts third top-5 finish in five tries at the event. Sun, 07 Feb 2016 20:45:24 EST 54968 Golfweek.com <story><p><a href="http://golfstat.golfweek.com/players/B/9963/Jones%20Cup%20Invitational/"><strong>Scores</strong></a></p> <p>• • •</p> <p>SEA ISLAND, Ga. – Matt NeSmith has a plethora of high showings to boast from the Jones Cup. But he will finish his amateur career without a victory at the Sea Island event.</p> <p>The South Carolina senior fired a final-round 73 on Sunday at Ocean ... TV: After a trying week, LPGA crew ends on a high note Martin Kaufmann http://www.golfweek.com/news/2016/feb/07/tv-golf-lpga-crew-coates-championship/?print Once the LPGA's Coates Golf Championship got off schedule, the TV crew had to ad-lib – and came through. Sun, 07 Feb 2016 20:09:15 EST 54967 Golfweek.com <story><p>It’s often said that golf is the most difficult sport to produce for television. There are 18 playing fields spread across 200 acres, and players don’t stop for commercial breaks.</p> <p>That challenge was exacerbated at the LPGA’s Coates Golf Championship, where a second-round weather delay forced Golf Channel’s crew to ... Beau Hossler runs away with Jones Cup for third win in five events Kevin Casey http://www.golfweek.com/news/2016/feb/07/amateur-mens-golf-beau-hossler-jones-cup-texas-win/?print Beau Hossler runs away with Jones Cup for third win in five events for the Texas Longhorns junior. Sun, 07 Feb 2016 19:30:00 EST 54964 Golfweek.com <story><p><a href="http://golfstat.golfweek.com/players/B/9963/Jones%20Cup%20Invitational/"><strong>Scores</strong></a></p> <p>• • •</p> <p>SEA ISLAND, Ga. – Beau knows winning.</p> <p>For the third time in his last five starts, the 20-year-old kid from Mission Viejo, Calif., bested the field in front of him. And somehow this triumph came at any even higher level.</p> <p>Hossler captured the Jones Cup ... Esteban Toledo takes Allianz Championship after 3-hole playoff Golfweek Staff http://www.golfweek.com/news/2016/feb/07/esteban-toledo-takes-champions-victory/?print Esteban Toledo takes the PGA Tour Champions Allianz Championship after 3-hole playoff. Sun, 07 Feb 2016 19:24:11 EST 54966 Golfweek.com <story><p>After Esteban Toledo and Billy Andrade finished 11 under, it took a three-hole aggregate playoff to decide the winner at the PGA Tour Champions Allianz Championship. But Toledo didn’t flinch and was crowned the winner at The Old Course at Broken Sound in Boca Raton, Fla.</p> <p>Going back to 18-18-17, ... Houston holds lead after Day 1 at UCF Challenge Golfweek Staff http://www.golfweek.com/news/2016/feb/07/houston-leads-ucf-challenge-college-after-day-one/?print Houston leads the UCF Challenge by four shots after the first round in Orlando, Fla. Sun, 07 Feb 2016 18:19:30 EST 54965 Golfweek.com <story><p>The spring season of college golf has kicked off, and Houston has found a way to lead the UCF Challenge at Eagle Creek Golf Club in Orlando, Fla., after the first round.</p> <p>Houston, No. 46 in the <em>Golfweek</em> ranking, carded 7-over 295 and holds a four-stroke lead over No. 37 ... Sebastian Munoz claims hometown Web.com victory Golfweek Staff http://www.golfweek.com/news/2016/feb/07/sebastian-munoz-claims-webcom-tour-colombia/?print Sebastian Munoz claims Web.com Tour victory in his hometown of Bogota, Colombia, with a win at the Club Colombia Championship. Sun, 07 Feb 2016 17:27:45 EST 54963 Golfweek.com <story><p>Last week, Sebastian Munoz missed the cut at the Panama Claro Championship in his Web.com Tour debut. Sunday, he became the first-ever Colombian player to win on the tour. And he did it in his hometown.</p> <p>Talk about a whirlwind of a week.</p> <p>Munoz received a sponsor’s invite to play ... Harris English making quick progress on PGA Tour Jeff Babineau http://www.golfweek.com/news/2016/feb/07/harris-english-making-quick-progress-pga-tour/?print Harris English wants to become part of the brigade of players in their 20s dominating golf. Sun, 07 Feb 2016 15:44:13 EST 54962 Golfweek.com <story><p><em>Editor's note: This story was originally published in the Sept. 29 issue of Golfweek Magazine.</em></p> <p>ATLANTA — A true Southern gentleman not only wields a firm handshake and holds open doors, he also keeps it together through one of the toughest nines of his season – a rain-soaked, can’t-find-a-fairway, six-bogey ... Golf holds strong in heart of oldest PGA member Adam Schupak http://www.golfweek.com/news/2016/feb/07/pga-member-oldest-gus-andreone-golf-holds-strong/?print Gus Andreone, 104, was elected to PGA membership in 1939 and is the oldest member. Sun, 07 Feb 2016 12:07:00 EST 54919 Golfweek.com <story><p>They called Gus Andreone the Night Rider. The colorful nickname was bestowed upon him as a 15-year-old caddie at Pittsburgh’s St. Clair Country Club because of his willingness to loop for a member named Dr. Goldman in the day’s last, feeble light.</p> <p>For years, the caddie yard was the academy ... Two mindsets, same goal for Ryder Cup captains http://www.golfweek.com/news/2016/feb/07/two-mindsets-same-goal-ryder-cup-captains/?print Davis Love III and Darren Clarke, captains of the U.S. and European Ryder Cup teams, have the same end goal but different paths to get there. Sun, 07 Feb 2016 10:33:14 EST 54909 Golfweek.com <story><p><em>Editor's note: This story originally appeared in the <a href="https://ssl.palmcoastd.com/044EA/apps/2015DES?ikey=M**NAV">Jan. 8 issue of Golfweek</a></em>.</p> <p><strong>U.S.: Make the most of lessons learned</strong></p> <p>by Davis Love III</p> <p>My attitude and focus coming into 2016 is so different than it was in 2012, the year of my first Ryder Cup captaincy.</p> <p>In my ... RECAP: Matsuyama edges Fowler in marathon playoff at Phoenix Open Golfweek Staff http://www.golfweek.com/news/2016/feb/07/pga-tour-live-blog-phoenix-open-final-round/?print Follow our coverage of the final round of the Waste Management Phoenix Open at TPC Scottsdale in Scottsdale, Ariz., with our live blog. Sun, 07 Feb 2016 10:10:31 EST 54961 Golfweek.com <story><p>Hideki Matsuyama gutted out four playoff holes Sunday to beat Rickie Fowler and capture the Waste Management Phoenix Open title Sunday afternoon at TPC Scottsdale in Arizona.</p> <p>Fowler seemed to be on the fast track to win the event as he held a two-stroke lead with two holes to play. ... Danny Willett on course to make European Ryder Cup team with win in Dubai Alistair Tait http://www.golfweek.com/news/2016/feb/07/european-tour-danny-willett-win-dubai-classic/?print Danny Willett is on course to play on the European Ryder Cup team after winning the Omega Dubai Desert Classic. Sun, 07 Feb 2016 09:05:40 EST 54960 Golfweek.com <story><p>Danny Willett made a bold prediction as a 14-year-old. He said he would one day play in the Ryder Cup.</p> <p>Willett is on course to realize that dream after winning the $2.65 million Omega Dubai Desert Classic.</p> <p>The 28-year-old holed a clutch 15-foot birdie putt on the final green to ... USC opens spring with win at Amer Ari; Oregon's Wise medals Brentley Romine http://www.golfweek.com/news/2016/feb/06/college-golf-amer-ari-usc-win-oregon-aaron-wise/?print USC captured its first victory of the season Saturday at the Amer Ari Invitational while Oregon's Aaron Wise took medalist honors in Hawaii. Sat, 06 Feb 2016 22:48:06 EST 54959 Golfweek.com <story><p><a href="http://golfstat.golfweek.com/tournaments/M/8723/The%20Amer%20Ari%20Invitational/"><strong>Final scores</strong></a></p> <p>• • •</p> <p>The true mark of a great team in college golf is the ability to win when one of its key players has an off tournament.</p> <p>USC sophomore Sean Crocker's T-36 finish Saturday at the Amer Ari Invitational wasn't up to standard for <em>Golfweek</em>'s 24th-ranked ... Phoenix Open sets Tour attendance record Saturday at TPC Scottsdale Jeff Babineau http://www.golfweek.com/news/2016/feb/06/pga-tour-phoenix-open-tpc-scottsdale-attendance/?print More than 200,000 fans packed TPC Scottsdale Saturday for the third round of the Waste Management Phoenix Open, setting a new PGA Tour attendance record. Sat, 06 Feb 2016 22:18:53 EST 54958 Golfweek.com <story><p>SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – Danny Lee, leader of the Waste Management Phoenix Open, says he tries to breathe a lot to deal with the huge crowds at TPC Scottsdale. Every little bit helps, he said, when you have 100,000 fans on the golf course. </p> <p>Um, wait a minute, Danny. He ... Healthy Barbaree leads list of struggling junior stars at Jones Cup Kevin Casey http://www.golfweek.com/news/2016/feb/06/amateur-mens-golf-philip-barbaree-jones-cup/?print Philip Barbaree is finally healthy again, but he led the group of strong players who have not fared well through two days at the Jones Cup. Sat, 06 Feb 2016 20:35:23 EST 54957 Golfweek.com <story><p><a href="http://golfstat.golfweek.com/players/B/9963/Jones%20Cup%20Invitational/"><strong>Scores</strong></a></p> <p>• • •</p> <p>SEA ISLAND, Ga. – The good news: Philip Barbaree's left-wrist tendinitis is gone for now. Bad news: He can't use the injury as an excuse for his poor play thus far at the Jones Cup Invitational.</p> <p>Not that he would, anyway. Barbaree opened the week ... Ha Na Jang captures Coates title for 1st LPGA victory Beth Ann Nichols http://www.golfweek.com/news/2016/feb/06/lpga-ha-na-jang-coates-ocala-1st-victory/?print A week after making history with par-4 ace, Ha Na Jang picked up her first LPGA victory with a win Saturday at the Coates Golf Championship. Sat, 06 Feb 2016 19:08:11 EST 54954 Golfweek.com <story><p>OCALA, Fla. – What to call it? That move on the 18th green where Ha Na Jang twirled her club around like a sword, kneeled down and then threw her left elbow back emphatically. Chi Chi Rodriguez was the first name that came to mind, followed by Zorro. </p> <p>Turns ... Mickelson works TPC Scottsdale magic to move up Phoenix Open leaderboard Jeff Babineau http://www.golfweek.com/news/2016/feb/06/pga-tour-phil-mickelson-waste-management-phoenix/?print PGA Tour golfer Phil Mickelson, a three-time winner at the Waste Management Phoenix, shot 6-under 65 Saturday at TPC Scottsdale to move into the top 10. Sat, 06 Feb 2016 19:07:27 EST 54953 Golfweek.com <story><p>SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – Phil Mickelson, a World Golf Hall of Fame member who has gone winless since capturing the 2013 British Open, has a simple goal this season: He wants to get back to playing the way he knows he can. </p> <p>At the Waste Management Phoenix Open, a tournament ... Q&A: Diana Murphy, president of the USGA Adam Schupak http://www.golfweek.com/news/2016/feb/06/usga-president-diana-murphy-questions-answers/?print Diana Murphy was sworn in as president of the U.S. Golf Association during its annual meeting today. Sat, 06 Feb 2016 19:00:00 EST 54952 Golfweek.com <story><p>SAN DIEGO – Diana Murphy was sworn in as president of the U.S. Golf Association during its annual meeting today at the Hotel del Coronado. She is the second female to hold that post in the association’s 121-year history, following Judy Bell, who filled the role in 1996 and 1997. ...