News for Friday, January 22, 2010
Tom Watson shot a bogey-free 9-under 63 on Friday to take a two-stroke lead over senior newcomer Fred Couples and Tom Lehman in the Champions Tour’s season-opening Mitsubishi Electric Championship.
Fresh faces contend at Hope
Q-School and Nationwide Tour graduates such as Martin Flores (left) and Alex Prugh are lining up behind leader Bubba Watson at the Bob Hope Classic, looking for the big win that could make their year.
Long-hitting Bubba Watson is using the wet weather to his advantage in the Bob Hope Classic.
Phil Mickelson will open his PGA Tour season next week in the Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines.
The Canon Cup is heading northeast.
Ellenbogen makes a comeback
Golf is full of roller-coaster stories, though this one about Duke freshman Courtney Ellenbogen might be as fast-paced as they come. Hold on to your hats for this comeback story, writes Beth Ann Baldry.
ORLANDO, Fla. – Professional golfer Jim Thorpe has been sentenced to a year in prison for failing to pay more than $2 million in income taxes.
explains why Shane Bertsch is golf’s feel-good story of the moment.
If you’re looking for a feel-good story to root for at the Bob Hope Classic, you don’t have to look past the top of the first-round leaderboard and Shane Bertsch.
counters Lance Ringler’s Mount Rushmore of men’s college golf with his own top four.
I certainly agree with my friend and co-worker Lance Ringler about sports being a great fodder for debate. And, I really like the idea he’s running with about Mount Rushmore and college golf. How he came up with it, who knows (Lance’s mind often times works in strange ways), but it’s good, a lot of fun, and seems to be getting some nice response.
Rick Kulacz of Australia shot a 9-under 63 Friday for a one-shot lead at the Abu Dhabi Championship after two rounds.
Ashley Crain lists her top 5 Hots and Nots of women’s golf fashion for 2010.
Australian Ashley Hall defied freezing winds and rain to shoot a 3-under-par 69 on Friday and lead the New Zealand PGA Golf tournament by three strokes after two rounds.
Davies delights in Abu Dhabi
Former East Tennessee State star Rhys Davies’ name is near the top of the leaderboard heading into the weekend at Abu Dhabi. Surprised? Well, you shouldn’t be, writes Alistair Tait.
Electronic Arts says its Tiger Woods game franchise grew over the past year, and holiday sales didn't suffer even as the golfer's personal life did.