News for Thursday, February 18, 2010


News 2010 February 18


Tease photo

Creamer withdraws in Thailand

explains why Paula Creamer has WD’d from the LPGA’s season opener.

Paula Creamer has withdrawn from the Honda PTT LPGA Thailand with a nagging left hand injury.

Tease photo

Finchem letter: Woods returning to therapy

Woods to return to rehab

Tiger Woods will return to therapy after he speaks publicly for the first time about his infidelity, which explains the timing of Friday's statement, according to a letter from PGA Tour commissioner Tim Finchem.

Source: Woods could still be involved in rehab

reports Tiger Woods could be rushing Friday’s statement because he’s on short leave from rehab.

What is the hurry? What is the “time sensitive” issue that has prompted the PGA Tour to clear its clubhouse for the presentation of a Tiger Woods statement Friday?

Tease photo

South Africans faring well at Match Play

Safest bet on a warm day here in the desert: No matter how the final match of the day went, the field of 16 in the Accenture Match Play Championship was going to include three South Africans.

Tease photo

GWAA votes, will not be among pool reporters

The Golf Writers Association of America’s board of directors voted overwhelmingly Thursday not to participate as pool reporters Friday when Tiger Woods issues his first public statement in nearly three months.

Tease photo

Durant leads Mayakoba Classic with 64

Joe Durant birdied five of the final eight holes for a 7-under 64 and a one-stroke lead Thursday in the PGA Tour’s Mayakoba Golf Classic.

Tease photo

Westwood, Furyk fall in Match Play

The remaining top four seeds went down, and so did the defending champion.

Tease photo

Daniel Lee (No. 11, 2011) commits to USC

has given his verbal commitment to the University of Southern California.

Daniel Lee, No. 11 in the Golfweek/Titleist Junior Rankings for the Class of 2011, told Golfweek that he has made a verbal commitment to USC.

Tease photo

A threat to Appleby’s majors streak

says Stuart Appleby’s WGC appearance streak is over – and his run in the majors is also in danger.

One streak is toast. Another soon could be in jeopardy.

Accenture on Tiger’s interruption: ‘We’ll carry on’

has Accenture’s reaction to the news of Tiger Woods’ Friday announcement.

For all their millions of dollars, the folks at Accenture are getting the back seat to the golf news this week.

Tease photo

Pavin ready for Champions Tour success

Former U.S. Open champion Corey Pavin is making the most of his second chance at being a rookie.

Tease photo

Rice starting to gain momentum

College notebook

The Rice men’s golf team might not be the most storied program in the city of Houston, but senior Christopher Brown and the Owls are making sure they get the most attention there this year. Eric Soderstrom reports.

Tease photo

TPC Sawgrass clamps down ahead of Tiger

with details about preparations at TPC Sawgrass for Tiger Woods’ announcement.

If you were thinking about swinging by TPC Sawgrass in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla., for a round of golf Friday, you might want to reconsider. Access to the property’s two courses will be limited because of Tiger Woods’ announcement at 11 a.m.

Tease photo

Loudmouth Golf makes Olympic splash

reports the Norwegian Curling Team is wearing Loudmouth Golf apparel at the Olympics.

Golf will return to the Olympics in the 2016 Summer Games in Rio de Janeiro, but one golf-specific apparel company is already making an appearance at the Winter Games in Vancouver.

Getting ready for Round 2 of Match Play

A little of this, a dose of that as we push off on the second day of the Accenture Match Play Championship at Dove Mountain.

Tease photo

Questions mount as Tiger prepares to talk

What will Tiger say?

Tiger Woods makes his first public appearance in nearly three months at 11 a.m. EST Friday. But what will he say?

Nationwide Tour to stage Chiquita Classic

In the undercard to Tiger Woods’ public appearance, the Nationwide Tour is scheduled to have a news conference of its own Friday morning.

A preview of a possible future star

Get used to the name Ariya Jutanugarn. She’s coming to a USGA event near you this summer if all goes as planned.

New season, new looks on LPGA

It’s always interesting to look down the range at the start of every season to see who has changed her look.

Creamer in tears after Round 1 in Thailand

explains why Paula Creamer was in tears following the first round of the season.

Paula Creamer walked off the 18th green Thursday in tears. Her torrid start to 2010 seemingly slowed by a left thumb injury that won’t go away.

Tease photo

Pettersen shares lead in LPGA opener

Suzann Pettersen shot 6-under 66 Thursday at the Honda PTT LPGA Thailand to share the first-round lead with M.J. Hur.