News for Friday, May 13, 2011


News 2011 May 13


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Peace at The Players: O’Hair, Sabbatini make up

Whatever bad blood might have existed between Sean O’Hair and Rory Sabbatini appears to have been settled.

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Five Things: Bradley's driver disaster, Toms leads

Five Things: Round 2 at TPC

The image of Michael Bradley losing his driver in a lake might be the one that sticks, but there's plenty more to remember from Day 2 at The Players Championship. FIVE THINGS

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Spieth wins third straight Texas 5A state title

Jordan Spieth won his third consecutive Texas 5A high school state championship Friday, closing with a bogey-free, 8-under 64 at Jimmy Clay Golf Course.

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Notes: After WD, Clark has no regrets at Players

Frustrated as he was to have been forced to withdraw from his title defense of The Players Championship, Tim Clark had no regrets.

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Greensboro wins first D-III national title since 2000

Greensboro College won its first NCAA Division III national championship since 2000, beating second-place Illinois Wesleyan by six shots. The Pride finished at 15-over 1,167 for the four-day event.

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Manassero, Quiros earn weekend pass at TPC

Manassero, Quiros at Players

While they may both be Europeans, the games of Matteo Manassero and Alvaro Quiros couldn't be more different, as Friday's second round showed.

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Mickelson's game falters on Sawgrass' front nine

Phil Mickelson’s ball lay less than a foot behind a fairway bunker’s lip at TPC Sawgrass’ fourth hole on Friday. He addressed the ball while the group ahead was still on the green, making it look like he was ready to lay up.

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Wood builds 3-shot lead at Iberdrola Open

Chris Wood shot a 5-under 65 to lead the Iberdrola Open by three shots after the second round Friday.

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Stars align, Notre Dame scores 1st nationals berth

College Notebook

The stars aligned at home last week for Kristina Nhim and the Fighting Irish as they advanced to the national championship for the first time in program history. Lance Ringler has the details.

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McDowell benefitting from renewed focus

McDowell newly focused

Two weeks ago, Graeme McDowell felt like he was at "rock bottom" with his golf game. Now he's within two shots of the lead at The Players. Sean Martin explains the shift in thinking.

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Toms moves into Players lead; McDowell 2 back

David Toms set the pace Friday at The Players Championship with six more birdies in a round of a 4-under 68 that put him atop the leaderboard among early starters.

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Hill (No. 26, 2012) commits to Texas Tech

has given a verbal commitment to Texas Tech.

Yang Yue Kimmy Hill has given a verbal commitment to Texas Tech for the fall of 2012. Hill also took unofficial visits to Central Florida and TCU, and considered UC Davis, Oregon State and Ohio State.

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Finchem: Tour did not pressure Woods to play

Commissioner Tim Finchem had little to say as Tiger Woods limped off the course at TPC Sawgrass and to his white Mercedes. It was the second consecutive year he has withdrawn from The Players Championship.

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Who will win the NCAA Women's Championship?

I have exciting news – but also sad news – to report today, college golf fans. The best week in women’s college golf begins May 18 when the NCAA Women’s Championship tees off, but it also signifies the final event of the year.

Seve's image belongs on Euro Tour logo

Adding Seve Ballesteros' image to the Euro Tour logo is not a question of if, but when.