News for Monday, March 7, 2011


News 2011 March 7


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Odds stacked against Woods at Doral

says the oddsmakers have made Tiger Woods an underdog at Doral.

Tiger Woods won his last event on the PGA Tour in 2009 when he captured the BMW Championship on his way to capturing the FedEx Cup that year.

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Monday Top 5: San Diego State climbs the ranks

San Diego State wins

After a win at the USC Collegiate Invitational, San Diego State has cracked the top 10 of the Golfweek/Sagarin College Rankings.

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5 Things: Florida wins SunTrust Gator Invite

Florida wins home event

Florida enjoyed a significant home-course advantage and won the SunTrust Gator Invitational on March 7. Julie Williams reports.

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Winner’s Circle: Feb. 28-March 6, 2011

See what the winners had in their bags this week.

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PGA Tour Superstore to enter Denver market

PGA Tour Superstore announced it is expanding into the Denver market in May, adding an 11th location to the retail chain’s network.

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Q&A: Buff designer Vaughn Cochrane

has the details behind Martin Kaymer's interesting Match Play neckwear.

We’re most likely to comment on the typical items of golf wear on this blog – pants, polos, skirts, gloves. But Martin Kaymer caught our eye during the Accenture Match Play Championship in Tucson, Ariz., with something different – neckwear.

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Five Things: Colombians excel at home event

has a wrap-up of what happened outside the PGA Tour this week.

There’s plenty of professional golf played outside the PGA Tour. This Five Things, which will appear after each Nationwide Tour event, is here to tell you about golf’s up-and-comers and those excelling away from the PGA Tour’s spotlight. A couple minutes here is a solid investment if you want to become the smartest member of your foursome.

LPGA remodels qualifying school process

explains the new changes to the LPGA's qualifying process.

The LPGA has streamlined its qualifying process, eliminating a separate Futures Tour qualifier. Beth Ann Baldry reports.

Wildman’s quick hits: FSU, women’s No. 1, PoY

breaks down three intriguing storylines from the week in college golf.

There were several interesting storylines this past week in college golf, so let’s take a look back:

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Player of the week: Stephanie Meadow, Alabama

The Crimson Tide freshman won her second consecutive tournament at the Allstate Sugar Bowl.

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Player of the week: Patrick Cantlay, UCLA

The UCLA freshman shot 67-72-68 for a 6-under 207 and a two-stroke victory over Arizona State’s Scott Pinckney at the USC Intercollegiate.

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Team of the week: USC

The Trojans won their second consecutive tournament with a four-shot victory over top-ranked Alabama at the Allstate Sugar Bowl Intercollegiate at English Turn Golf and Country Club in New Orleans.

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Team of the week: San Diego State

The Aztecs, No. 10 in the Golfweek/Sagarin College Rankings, continued to show they are a legitimate national contender with a two-stroke victory over UCLA at the USC Intercollegiate in Westlake Village, Calif.

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Diary: Life on the LPGA Futures Tour

Life of a Futures Tour player

Ready to go behind the scenes with a future star? Meet LPGA Futures Tour player and new blogger Nicole Noelle Smith . . .