News for Saturday, May 28, 2011
Spieth skips graduation
Jordan Spieth started his high school graduation day with a round of golf — in the PGA Tour's Byron Nelson Championship. And is only four shots off the lead heading into Sunday.
5 Things: Senior PGA
A look at five elements that might decide the Senior PGA Championship on Sunday at Valhalla Golf Club in Louisville.
Hale Irwin began the week talking about the end of his career. He energized it with a 2-under 70 on Saturday to tie Kiyoshi Murota for the lead through three rounds of the Senior PGA Championship.
Conditions wreak havoc
Ryan Palmer fought through a breezy day with a 3-over 73 in the third round at the Byron Nelson Championship, and even had the lead by himself at 5-under par.
American Heather Bowie Young made eight birdies in a 6-under 66 Saturday that gave her a two-shot lead at the LPGA Tour's Brazil Cup in Rio de Janeiro.
Ringler: College golf needs it
The past two NCAAs have brought nonstop excitement. Why not introduce more match play to the college season?
Manassero tied for lead
The Euro Tour is showing off its present with Luke Donald (T-1) and Lee Westwood (T-3), but its future, co-leader Matteo Manassero, is grabbing headlines with Seve-like play at Wentworth.
Beisiegel qualifies for men's tour
Isabelle Beisiegel became the first female player to earn a playing card on a men's professional golf tour, tying for ninth place Friday in the Canadian Tour's Spring Qualifying School to take one of the last two nonexempt spots.