News for Friday, March 11, 2011
2011 Golfweek's Best Modern Courses
Sand Hills Golf Club and Pacific Dunes tops the 2011 Golfweek's Best Modern Courses
Nick Price has matched the lowest round in Champions Tour history, eagling two of final four holes Friday for an 11-under 60 in the Toshiba Classic.
Players cope with tsunami
While Hunter Mahan leads the event, all eyes at Doral were on the three Japanese players struggling to put homeland tragedy out of mind.
says Hunter Mahan, leading through 36 holes, is in uncharted territory at Doral.
It was catch-up day at the Blue Monster, players at the Cadillac Championship forced into a marathon session thanks to a storm that had halted the early going Thursday.
Kaymer 1 back at Doral
Hunter Mahan retained his lead at Doral after a 71 in Round 2, but World No. 1 Martin Kaymer is lurking one shot back.
Yuta Ikeda received an e-mail in the middle of the night about a massive earthquake in Japan, followed by a devastating tsunami that slammed the eastern coast near the city where he went to college.
Jan Dowling is less than two years into the head coaching position at Florida, but already has led the Gators to a blowout victory at home. Julie Williams reports.
Chris Tidland shot a 9-under 63 on Friday for a share of the second-round lead in the Puerto Rico Open with James Driscoll and Troy Matteson.
says Talking Stick Resort has become a self-contained, amenity-rich resort.
It was 18 years ago when Robb McCreary first saw plans for a large resort on Indian Bend Road, just outside of the 101 Loop. Those plans called for an 800-room hotel, casino, horse track and arena.
says Henrik Stenson's struggles have landed him at the Puerto Rico Open.
When play begins Monday at the Tavistock Cup, Henrik Stenson will be amongst many of the world’s top players, including Graeme McDowell, Tiger Woods and Ian Poulter.
says a new development has emerged in the Acushnet-Callaway patent dispute.
In the yet unresolved patent litigation being waged between Acushnet Co. and Callaway Golf, a new development has surfaced.
Roets' PGA Tour debut
With Round 1 in the books at the Puerto Rico Open, Golfweek.com junior blogger Jason Roets reflects on an opening 76 in his PGA Tour debut.
says Tiger Woods failed to hit his tee shot past the ladies' tee at No. 2 on Friday.
Just when you think you’ve seen or heard it all. Tiger Woods hit a 122-yard drive on No. 2 Friday in the second round of the WGC Cadillac Championship.
KPMG study on Euro golf
Golf in the British Isles and Europe is in trouble, according to a new report, which confirms what most have suspected for some time – the game is not in a healthy state.
has given a verbal commitment to Notre Dame.
Zach Toste, of Pembroke Pines, Fla., has given a verbal commitment to Notre Dame. Toste is the No. 26-ranked golfer in Golfweek’s rankings for the class of 2012.
says two Pacific players are faring well at the San Francisco City Championship.
When Pacific coach Brandon Goethals gathered his team together last Sunday for a practice round prior to the Fresno State Lexus Classic at Sunnyside Country Club in Fresno, Calif., he found himself a little short.
Ryo Ishikawa of Japan woke up to learn of devastation at home and managed to block it out, finishing off a 7-under 65 in a strong debut at the Cadillac Championship.