News for Friday, February 25, 2011



Tease photo

Preview: Golfweek's Div. II Spring Invite

Three of the nation's top 10 Div. II programs will head to Central Florida this week for the Golfweek Division II Spring Invitational. Take an early look at the field here.

Tease photo

Moore takes down Watney at WGC Match Play

Yawners out ahead, routs coming in from behind. Corporate chalets were jammed packed with folks who had plenty to drink and much to eat, but very little competitive golf to watch.

Tease photo

With 8 straight birdies, Stroud leads Mayakoba

Chris Stroud made eight straight birdies – one off the PGA Tour record – and shot a 63 on Friday to take a three-stroke lead at 11-under 131 after the second round of the Mayakoba Golf Classic.

Tease photo

Watson rolls at WGC; Fowler, Manassero out

Bubba Watson overpowered two-time champion Geoff Ogilvy on Friday and rolled into the quarterfinals of the Match Play Championship with a performance so dominant he has played only 43 holes in three days.

Tease photo

Feng, 15, emerges on upside of swing changes

In the past year, Simin Feng has been to rock bottom, but now – with a smile on her face – she’s working her way back.

Tease photo

Watson reaping benefits of attitude adjustment

Bubba Watson has yet to trail this week at the Match Play Championship. Jeff Rude says he credits an attitude adjustment.

Tease photo

State Farm will drop LPGA tourney sponsorship

The organizers of the annual LPGA tour stop in Springfield say State Farm has declined to renew its sponsorship of the tournament after this year.

Tease photo

Forecast forces Match Play schedule change

If this were about the giant slalom, chances are there wouldn’t be any need for a change to the schedule here at Dove Mountain.

Tease photo

Gibbs (No. 90, 2012) commits to Virginia

Jack Gibbs, the No. 2-ranked Georgia player in his class, has given a verbal commitment to Virginia. Gibbs also was recruited by Ole Miss, UNC, Georgia and Vanderbilt.

Tease photo

Cal rolls to top-5 ranking with three transfers

Daniela Holmqvist is one on a trio of transfers that has spelled big success for California. Julie Williams explains.

Golfweek collects GWAA writing awards

Golfweek writers were awarded top honors in the Golf Writers Association of America’s annual writing contest.

Tease photo

Meesawat, three others claim British Open spots

Prom Meesawat of Thailand and Jason Knutzon of the United States will make their British Open debuts in July after grabbing two of four reserved spots in an international qualifier on Friday.

Tease photo

Arimura builds lead to two in Singapore

Chie Arimura of Japan shot a 6-under 66 to widen her lead to two strokes over Karrie Webb in the second round of the HSBC Women’s Champions on Friday.