News for Thursday, December 1, 2011
Q-School: Paul Claxton
Q-School: While the weather and tough courses created plenty of storylines on Thursday, all-around nice guy Paul Claxton saw himself vault from T-126 to T-47. Who is this guy? Our James Achenbach with the story.
The high winds that hit Southern California on Thursday made PGA West play difficult for the PGA Tour hopefuls there for Q-School.
Q-School: Bobby Gates
Q-School notebook: Bobby Gates went from missing his Tour card by $1,431 to salmonella poisoning while at the World Golf Championship to three shots back at Q-School finals.
Christine Song leads Q-School
Julie Williams: Playing in unseasonably cool temperatures and a brisk wind, Christine Song fired a second-round 70 Thursday to take a two-shot lead at LPGA Q-School.
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After a strong front nine, Tiger Woods opened with a 3-under 69 at Sherwood CC on Thursday, trailing leader K.J. Choi by three shots. TIGER TRACKER
Dormie Club claims a spot among the North Carolina Sandhills’ best. Bradley S. Klein reports.
Martin Kaufmann and Bradley S. Klein put together a list of five of their favorite travel books.
reports that the Scratch Players Championship will no longer be staged.
When the U.S. Amateur Championship moved its playing dates up one week beginning in 2012, some wondered whether this might have a domino effect on other tournaments normally played around that time.
says a visit to Marco Island Marriott, particularly after the addition of Hammock Bay, is well worth the trip.
Earlier this year, I made my first visit to the Marco Island Marriott in southwest Florida, and it turned out to be one of my “top finds” of 2011.
says high winds will make scoring nearly impossible at Q-School.
Want further proof that the golf gods are a cruel lot? Come to PGA Tour Q-School, where the weather is making one of the year’s most difficult weeks nearly impossible.
has given a verbal commitment to Clemson.
Jessica Hoang of North Augusta, S.C., has given a verbal commitment to Clemson for the fall of 2013. Hoang also made unofficial visits to Furman, Ole Miss and Auburn.
Defending champion Lee Westwood birdied the last hole to shoot a 4-under 68 and share the first-round lead with Masters winner Charl Schwartzel at the Nedbank Golf Challenge on Thursday.
U.S. Open champion Rory McIlroy shot a 6-under 64 in blustery conditions on Thursday to share the lead with Alvaro Quiros and David Horsey after the opening round of the Hong Kong Open.