News for Saturday, November 19, 2011
U.S. wins Presidents Cup
Despite an early rally from the Internationals, the United States hung on to win its fourth straight Presidents Cup, thanks to a clinching point from captain's pick Tiger Woods.
Roundups from the second stage of PGA Tour Q-School, where qualifiers advance to the Q-School finals Nov. 30-Dec. 5 at PGA West in La Quinta, Calif.
Hee Young Park birdied three of the final four holes for a 3-under 69 and a share of the third-round lead with Sandra Gal on Saturday in the LPGA Tour's season-ending Titleholders.
Creamer's tough year
LPGA Notes from CME Titleholders: Paula Creamer hasn't won since the 2010 U.S. Women's Open and says that 2011 has been the toughest year of her career.
The Americans built a big lead Saturday morning in the foursomes matches, with Woods finally rewarded with a point, then turned back a rally from the International team in the worst of the weather in the afternoon by capturing the final two matches.
Garth Mulroy birdied five straight holes on the back nine to take the lead with an 8-under 64 at the European Tour's Alfred Dunhill Championship on Saturday.
Heavy rain washed out play Saturday and forced organizers to reduce the Iskandar Johor Open to 54 holes, with Sweden's Daniel Chopra holding a two-shot lead going into the final day.
All-Americans visit El Paso
The top collegians in the country will converge in El Paso, Texas, this weekend for the Western Refining All-America Golf Classic – one of the more prestigious events in college golf.
Day 4 Prez Cup predictions
The International squad will need a borderline miracle to pull off a victory Sunday. Our Alex Miceli breaks down the match-ups and offers his predictions. Let's just say it doesn't look good for the Internationals . . .
Koreans knock off Tiger-DJ
Y.E. Yang has done it before (see the 2009 PGA Championship), and now K.T. Kim will have stories to tell his grandchildren, as the pair of Koreans knocked off Tiger Woods and Dustin Johnson on Saturday.
Jason Kokrak, a two-time winner this year on the Nationwide Tour who is set to join the PGA Tour next season, shot a 3-under 69 on Friday at Spyglass for a share of the lead with Kyle Thompson in the Callaway Golf Pebble Beach Invitational.
Mahan's dramatic win
Hunter Mahan had heard the songs all day long. It got out of hand when Jason Day rolled in a 32-foot birdie putt on 17. Moments later, Mahan closed out the match with a birdie of his own, and followed it with an out-of-character celebration.
A look back at each of Saturday's matches, including both the morning foursomes and the afternoon four-ball action:
Prez Cup TV coverage
The Golf Channel provided nearly 12 hours of wall-to-wall coverage of the Presidents Cup. A bit too much?
Sunday singles pairings
U.S. captain Fred Couples and International captain Greg Norman made their final rosters late Saturday night in Melbourne, and there are some intriguing singles matches ahead on Sunday. Pairings