News for Thursday, February 24, 2011
David Toms got off to a good start in a bid for his first PGA Tour victory in more than five years, shooting a 5-under 66 on Thursday for a share of the first-round lead in the Mayakoba Golf Classic.
says Ben Crane is comfortable flying under the radar at the WGC Match Play.
Perhaps now the myth of Ben Crane’s tortoise-like pace of play can be put to rest. Just ask his opponent in Thursday’s second round of the Accenture Match Play Championship.
Fowler rolls past Mickelson
Rickie Fowler has made a lot of statements in his brief PGA Tour career, but Thursday's win over Phil Mickelson may have been the loudest yet.
Westwood topped by Watney
For the 11th straight time, Lee Westwood failed to advance out of the second round at the Match Play. The top seed lost to Nick Watney in 18 holes.
David Feherty met recently with students at J. Erik Jonsson Community School (a beneficiary of the HP Byron Nelson Championship) in Dallas to pass along some lessons in life and golf.
says one college golfer has been nominated for one of the nation's highest amateur honors.
Robert Hoadley isn’t quite sure just how he got chosen as a semifinalist for what is perhaps the nation’s highest honor for amateur athletes, but those who know him best say he is more than worthy.
Crane, Fowler roll at WGC
Ben Crane and Rickie Fowler rolled to huge wins Thursday, bouncing Rory McIlroy and Phil Mickelson out of the Match Play Championship.
Celine Boutier, of Montrouge, France, shot 3-under 213 (71-66-76) at Reunion (Fla.) Resort’s Independence Course to win the AJGA Annika Invitational by two shots.
Jordan Spieth, of Dallas, shot 10-under 206 (70-66-70) at The Club at Carlton Woods in The Woodlands, Texas to win the AJGA’s HP Boys Championship.
has his eye on three college events this week, including a Division II shootout.
As the spring season begins to pick up steam, here are three interesting tournaments to watch:
says Jordan Spieth will tee it up at the Byron Nelson again this year.
After a breakout performance last spring, Jordan Spieth has been invited back to play the PGA Tour’s Byron Nelson Championship. The event will be held May 26-29 at TPC Las Colinas, less than 30 minutes from Spieth’s home in Dallas.
says Erik Compton is continuing his solid play at the Panama Claro Championship.
Erik Compton has brought the good form he displayed at last week’s Northern Trust Open to this week’s Nationwide Tour season opener.
Florida’s Arnond Vongvanij has turned his work around the greens into tournament victories and the nation’s best head-to-head record. Sean Martin explains.
The Nationwide Tour kicks off in Central America this week with the Panama Claro Championship. Here's a look at who the Golfweek Fantasy experts are keeping an eye on.
has given a verbal commitment to Boston College.
Charlie Kern of Mercer Island, Wash., has given a verbal commitment to play college golf at Boston College.
Japan’s Chie Arimura overcame strong winds to shoot a 4-under 68 and take a one stroke lead after the first round of the HSBC Women’s Champions on Thursday.