News for Thursday, April 14, 2011
J.J. Henry and former British Open champion Stewart Cink are atop the Texas Open leaderboard after shooting 5-under 67s, but the spotlight belonged to Kevin Na during a historic meltdown on No. 9.
Na records 16 at ninth
Kevin Na will remember the ninth hole at the Texas Open for a long time. Na recorded a 16 there in the first round, the highest score on a par 4 in PGA Tour history.
Alexander Noren shot an 8-under 64 to take a two-stroke lead in the weather-shortened first day of the Malaysian Open on Thursday.
Finchem, leaders on Capitol Hill
A delegation of 85 industry executives trekked to the nation’s capital to educate congressional leaders about golf’s economic and societal impact.
Men's College Notebook
Missouri coach Mark Leroux has chosen a softer schedule to prepare the Tigers for the postseason. So far, it's worked. Mizzou is a perfect 4-for-4. COLLEGE NOTEBOOK
Player diary: Nicole Noelle Smith
Player diary: Nicole Noelle Smith starts her journey to Puerto Vallarta with heart-pumping problems on a plane and ends it with a heartbreaking tie for second place on the Futures Tour
Wildman is hitting the road today, and headed up north to Maryland. I’ll be checking out the Navy Invitational as well as doing some fun U.S. Open stuff for golf fans to view later.
Canada's best courses
Anyone who has spent time with Canadian golfers knows that they love to sing the praises of the late architect Stanley Thompson, who built golf courses across Canada during the first half of the 20th century. Golfweek’s Best course raters also have taken a shine to Thompson.
Jerry Rice will be in the field at this week's Nationwide Tour event, the Fresh Express Classic. Sean Martin has that and four other storylines from the week here.
Breaking down the Masters
The Masters is four days old, but there were some telling statistics to come out of the historic week at Augusta. Jim McCabe breaks down the numbers.
Golfweek’s Best Canadian: Modern Courses
Golfweek’s Best Canadian: Classic Courses (pre-1960)