News for Tuesday, April 20, 2010
UC Davis placed four players in the top 5 en route to a 19-stroke victory Tuesday at the Big West Conference Championship.
Illinois State won the Missouri Valley Conference title by 14 shots Tuesday, the third consecutive year the Redbirds have claimed the conference crown.
says forget March Madness. How about April Awesomeness? Georgetown knows the feeling.
Georgetown victory at the Big East Conference did nothing to the magic number. There were no Big East teams ranked better than 70th, which is what the magic number currently is. Louisville was ranked 80th and the favorite to win, and Notre Dame was 84th.
Pepperdine placed all five of its players in the top 7 Tuesday as the Waves rolled to their ninth consecutive West Coast Conference title.
Louisville captured its fourth Big East Conference Championship on Tuesday at Innisbrook Resort in Palm Harbor, Fla.
Oral Roberts claimed its 13th consecutive Summit League title Tuesday at Oaks Country Club in Tulsa, Okla., the nation’s longest Division I conference winning streak.
Pepperdine won its league-record 17th West Coast Conference Championship on Tuesday in wire-to-wire fashion.
says Paul Stankowski, now 40, is excited to start a new decade of his life.
Paul Stankowski turned 40 in December, and is excited to start a new decade of his life. He’s off to a solid start, reports Sean Martin.
Tulane repeats at C-USA
Tulane won its second straight Conference USA title Tuesday. The Green Wave smashed the conference title scoring mark by 28 shots.
Tournament directors still aren’t paying much heed to the November memo that commissioner Tim Finchem wrote on behalf of former PGA champion Steve Elkington explaining why he qualified for sponsor invitations to get into tournaments this season.
Chattanooga wins SoCon title
Chattanooga captured its first Southern Conference Championship Tuesday with an eight-shot victory in Hilton Head Island, S.C.
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Ochoa to exit LPGA
Lorena Ochoa will announce her retirement Friday. As Beth Ann Baldry writes, golf never was the center of Ochoa’s life. God and family always have been her core.
Georgetown wins Big East
Vincenzo Salina made an 8-foot par putt on the 18th hole Tuesday at Innisbrook Resort to lead No. 211 Georgetown to a one-shot victory at the Big East Championship. It was the Hoyas’ first conference title since 1998.
says Jim Furyk used Apollo Hump steel shafts in his Srixon Z-TX irons to win the Heritage.
It’s not only Jim Furyk’s swing that is unusual. His shaft selection sets him apart from most other players in professional golf.
Furman won its first Southern Conference title since 2004 on Tuesday. Led by junior Austin Reeves, the Paladins closed with a 2-over 290 at the Country Club of South Carolina in Florence, S.C., to finish at 15-under 849.
Usain Bolt, Jamaica’s three-time Olympic gold medalist, schmoozed with the LPGA ladies last week at the Mojo 6 tournament in Montego Bay, Jamaica.
is bummed that Lorena Ochoa, a genius at her craft, is leaving golf prematurely.
For the second time in less than two years, the most decorated player on the LPGA tour is announcing a retirement. First Annika Sorenstam at 37. Now Lorena Ochoa at 28.
N.C. State star turning pro
As Matt Hill prepares for postseason play, one thing is for sure: This is it. Hill, a junior at N.C. State and the reigning NCAA individual champion, told The (Raleigh) News & Observer that he will turn pro after the postseason, foregoing his senior season.
reports that Rich Beem will undergo surgery Thursday to repair damage to the C-6 and -7 vertebrae.
Rich Beem, the 2002 PGA champion, will undergo surgery Thursday to repair damage to the C-6 and -7 vertebrae, according to Gaylord Sports Management, the company that represents him.
Lorena Ochoa is expected to announce details of her retirement on Friday at a press conference in Mexico City.
Inside the April 23, 2010 issue of Golfweek.
Lorena Ochoa is one of those athletes in the unenviable position where there are no moral victories. Unless a trophy is taken home, the tournament is viewed as a missed opportunity.
Lorena Ochoa is expected to announce details on her retirement on Friday at a press conference in Mexico City. Here is a closer look at Ochoa’s career.
Lorena Ochoa’s legacy
Beth Ann Baldry traveled to Guadalajara in early 2008 to profile Lorena Ochoa. This is the story that ran in the Feb. 9, 2008 issue of Golfweek.
Ochoa to announce retirement
Lorena Ochoa is expected to announce details of her retirement on Friday at a press conference in Mexico City, the LPGA has confirmed.
looks at five lightweight driver shafts that appeal to heavyweight golfers.
The evolution of graphite shafts is one of the most important developments in modern golf equipment. As technology and materials improve, graphite shafts continue to get lighter and stronger.
Towson University entered the CAA Championship ranked 151st in the Golfweek/Sagarin College Rankings, but that didn’t mean a thing. The Tigers stole an at-large postseason berth with the school’s first CAA title. I spoke with Towson coach Brian Yaniger about his team’s big victory.