News for Monday, November 7, 2011


News 2011 November 7


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Sorenstam wins portion of ADT Skills Challenge

Annika Sorenstam won the short iron competition in the Skills Challenge on Monday in her first professional competition in three years.

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Woods: Steve Williams is 'not a racist'

Woods: Williams not a racist

Speaking from the Australian Open, Tiger Woods says his former caddie Steve Williams is not a racist and that he has apologized to Woods for a slur. Woods said they are "moving forward."

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Winner’s Circle: Oct. 31-Nov. 6, 2011

See what the winners had in their bags this week.

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Player of the week: Nicole Vandermade, Texas

Vandermade posted a final-round 69 to win the Betsy Rawls Longhorn Invitational by a stroke over teammate Madison Pressel.

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Team of the week: Texas-San Antonio

UTSA scored an impressive victory at its own The Alamo Invitational, a three-shot win over Baylor and finishing 14 shots clear of third-place Texas A&M.

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Player of the week: Steve Lim, USC

Lim, a senior, posted rounds of 66-67-69 for an 11-under 202 total at the Gifford Collegiate to finish one shot ahead of last year’s college golf player of the year, UCLA sophomore Patrick Cantlay.

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Team of the week: USC

The Trojans won for the first time this season in convincing fashion

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Pisciotta (No. 9, 2014) commits to Georgia Tech

has given a verbal commitment to Georgia Tech.

Michael Pisciotta of Alpharetta, Ga., has given a verbal commitment to play college golf at Georgia Tech. Pisciotta is the ninth-ranked golfer in the 2014 class and ranked No. 47 overall.

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Rounds-played report shows September drop

Rounds played in September fell 4.4 percent, continuing a steady string of year-over-year monthly declines and almost ensuring a participation drop for 2011.

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Tseng won’t play in Puerto Rico event, adviser says

Yani turns down offer

It appears that Yani Tseng, the top-ranked player in women’s golf, will not play the Puerto Rico Open, or any other men’s event, in 2012. Sean Martin explains why.

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Maginnes: 10 reasons Prez Cup could be special

Maginnes on Tap

Last year’s Ryder Cup was pretty memorable, but in his weekly column John Maginnes explains why this year’s Presidents Cup could be even more special.

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Complete Coverage: 2011 Presidents Cup

2011 Presidents Cup

Golfweek staffers will be on the ground at Royal Melbourne, bringing you all the coverage from the Presidents Cup. COMPLETE COVERAGE

Southern States Four-Ball to be revived in January

The Southern Golf Association is reviving the elite Southern States Four-Ball Championship after more than a half-century of dormancy.

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Norman: Stevie comments ‘stupid,’ not racist

Greg Norman defended caddie Steve Williams over his racial slur about Tiger Woods, and does not believe Williams is racist.