News for Wednesday, November 9, 2011
Round 1: Australian Open
It's been two years since Tiger Woods' last professional victory and we tracked his every step on Wednesday night, when he fired a 4-under 68 to sit three shots off the lead. Tiger Tracker . . .
Australian Open: Rd. 1
Jarrod Lyle is the man atop the Australian Open leaderboard, but Dustin Johnson, Nick Watney and Tiger Woods are close behind after Round 1 in Sydney.
Storms the past two nights have damaged some of the bunkers at Royal Melbourne, the site of the Presidents Cup next week.
Amateur schedule changes
For top amateur golfers, compiling a summer schedule can be challenging. So many tournaments, so few weeks. Next summer, the choices will be even tougher. Ron Balicki
When Paul Schock got the idea a few years ago to build a large golf resort in the wild, remote Sand Hills of north-central Nebraska, he found inspiration for the project in a visit to a large golf resort built on the wild, remote Oregon coastline.
Given the state of the economy, golf and otherwise, any course opening or restoration is a perilous endeavor. Here are writer Evan Rothman’s five newcomers to watch for in 2012.
has given a verbal commitment to SMU.
SMU continues to get verbal commitments. This time, it’s Andrew Buchanan of Los Altos Hills, Calif.
The deadline for bids to design the golf course for the 2016 Rio Olympics has been extended because none of those submitted so far included the proper legal and financial documentation.
Texas Tech won the Challenge at Onion Creek on Nov. 8, holding off Michigan and Texas-San Antonio for a four-shot victory. It’s the first win of season for the Red Raiders, who now will put the clubs away until February.
Player of the Year
The PGA Tour announced its nominees for the Player of the Year and Rookie of the Year awards. Will Luke Donald win? Will Webb Simpson?
Tiger Down Under
This is the two-year anniversary of Tiger Woods winning his last tournament. Back then, more than 15,000 fans followed his pro-am round. On Wednesday in Sydney, only 250 followed him.
Australian Open notes: Matt Kuchar made his professional debut at the 2000 Australian Open and visited again on his honeymoon. On Thursday, he'll finally tee off again Down Under.