News for Monday, March 1, 2010
Annual Players Cup event
One of the coolest events in college golf is the three-hole shootout that takes place at TPC Sawgrass after the second round of the John Hayt Collegiate Invitational. Sean Martin was there.
The final round of the Brickyard Collegiate Championship got rained out last fall, which made Georgia two days short of the maximum 24 days of competition and gave head coach Chris Haack the chance to look for a two-day event this spring.
James Yoon, of Bradenton, Fla., shot 1-over 145 (68-77) at Plantation Inn and Golf Resort in Crystal River, Fla., to win the FCWT’s Plantation Inn Open by one shot
Kristin Swindell, of Bradenton, Fla., shot 3-over 147 (74-73) at Southwind Golf Club in Tallahassee, Fla., to win the Florida Junior Tour event by two shots.
The LPGA has filled a slot on its 2010 tournament calendar – initially reserved for an event in China – with an elite, limited-field competition in Malaysia.
North Florida leads John Hayt
Joe Byun and North Florida will enter the final round of the John Hayt Collegiate Invitational with the team and individual leads. A forecast calling for rain and wind Tuesday at Sawgrass Country Club could set the stage for a gritty finish.
Was thumbing through the 2010 PGA Tour Media Guide when I came upon a player biography that listed his special interests as “Clubbing and girls.”
says that desite a slow start on the PGA Tour, Sam Saunders plans to play a full schedule in 2010.
Sam Saunders, the grandson of Arnold Palmer, is taking his licks out on the PGA Tour. Through three PGA Tour starts, he has yet to play a tournament’s final round.
See what the winners had in their bags this week.
Georgia rolled to a 20-shot victory Monday at the Wendy’s Charleston Shootout.
It has been a while since we have had good weather in Florida. I know, I shouldn’t complain compared to what others have experienced all over the country.
Caroline Hedwall made it two wins in two starts this spring after winning the Arizona Wildcat Invitational.
Behind the stellar play of sisters Isabelle and Marika Lendl, the Florida Gators cruised to a 29-shot win at the Central District Invitational.
Kevin Tway won the individual title at the Puerto Rico Classic.
Texas won the Puerto Rico Classic with rounds of 277-269-276 for a 42-under 822 total. The Longhorns finished 6 shots clear of top-ranked Oklahoma State.
got a rules official’s take on slow play, which included a surprising revelation.
Ever since I started posting pace-of-play blogs, I seem to be the best friend of rules officials. The e-mails, blog posts and ideas all have been inspiring.
Greg Rita, the caddie for Curtis Strange when he won successive U.S. Open titles and for John Daly when he won the British Open, has died of brain cancer.
Hertiage looks for new sponsor
The PGA Tour’s Heritage tournament at Harbour Town will continue in 2011, according to the event’s tournament director. As for 2012? Those waters are a bit rockier at this point.
had “one of the coolest feelings ever” at TPC Scottsdale. Read about it in his rookie diary.
Some players feel the need to jet out of town after missing a cut, but I stayed for a full day Saturday to take advantage of the nice facilities and the fact that my instructor is in Phoenix.
Meet Kyle Roig
When Kyle Roig travels to a golf tournament, she sees much more than just fairways and greens. (Try babboon spotting and whale watching.) The 16-year-old has a taste for adventure, and that open mind isn’t hurting her golf game, either.
With the girls wearing pink in Singapore, it seems fitting that the boys should wear blue, and coincidentally, that’s exactly what they did.
has given his verbal commitment to Wake Forest.
Grayson Murray has always known he wanted to play golf at Wake Forest.
reports that the San Diego men’s team spent time building a house in New Orleans last week.
Here’s your fun fact for the day: By my estimates, there are only two college golf teams that have two active players on their team who have teed it up in PGA Tour events.
Attendance at the just completed Phoenix Open in Scottsdale was the lowest in a decade.
reports that Jay Monahan has been named the PGA Tour’s senior vice president of business development.
Given the economic climate, some would see it as the worst time to take on marketing endeavors. Jay Monahan disagrees.
We’re only six years from seeing golf again in the Olympics. The Monday Scramble wonders if it will look anything like the last two weeks in Vancouver. (Also on tap: How ’bout dem Oklahoma State Cowboys?)
takes a look at the top 8 teams in the men’s and women’s college games.
Asher Wildman takes a look at the top 8 teams in the men’s and women’s college games.