News for Tuesday, May 10, 2011
Tiger plays practice round
Tiger Woods played for the first time since finishing fourth at the Masters and only started hitting golf balls on Monday due to multiple injuries. Will the rest work?
Fantasy tips: The Players
Luke Donald is an expected pick by some of our fantasy panel. The unexpected? A lot of love for Ben Crane. Check out our fantasy tips for the Players Championship.
After leading the University of Akron men’s team for the past four years, head coach Nick Goetze announced his retirement Tuesday. Goetze, the 18th coach in the program’s 78-year history, will remain with the program through the end of May.
Sawgrass tough for Watson
Bubba Watson has a shot for almost any situation. But he hasn't found a way to conquer TPC Sawgrass. So he simply isn't practicing this week. Will it work?
4-way, practice-round battle
Phil Mickelson and Jeff Overton were locked in a fierce match against Dustin Johnson and Steve Marino on Tuesday, much like the 2010 PGA Championship. So much for a practice round.
The Players Championship will be Charl Schwartzel’s first U.S. appearance since his Masters victory. Schwartzel played the Malaysian Open the week after the Masters – finishing 11th – then took three weeks off.
New deals between college conferences and television networks could result in increased exposure for college golf.
Who's playing with Phil?
World No. 1 Lee Westwood isn’t at The Players Championship, but many of the game’s biggest names are. Here are your featured pairings for The Players Championship’s first two rounds:
Maryland’s John Popeck was slated to play the NCAA men's regional in Virginia. Only he’s not currently on the team.
The NCAA men’s regionals have been announced, and teams are making travel plans.
Tom Hanna has announced his retirement as the head men’s coach at the University of Maryland.
Players, by the numbers
Curious who’s the tallest player to win The Players Championship? How about the shortest? Here’s a breakdown of past Players winners:
Live chat: NCAA regionals
Golfweek's college golf experts Lance Ringler and Asher Wildman are currently discussing the NCAA regional bids. Join the discussion now!
Inside Players soccer game
PGA Tour players Sergio Garcia, Alvaro Quiros and Nathan Green suited up for a soccer game on the Monday before the Players Championship. Jim McCabe was there.
Choi wins The Players
K.J. Choi won The Players Championship Sunday, defeating David Toms with a par on the first playoff hole to cap a dramatic final day at TPC Sawgrass.