News for Thursday, October 20, 2011
says U.S. Amateur champ Kelly Kraft will forgo his exemptions into the U.S. and British Opens.
A tough choice awaits players who win the U.S. Amateur after their final season of college golf: turn pro or remain amateur for the three majors for which the Amateur champion is eligible.
Luke Donald figured he might have to win at Disney to have his best shot at capturing the PGA Tour money title. He took a good step Thursday in the Children’s Miracle Network Classic with a 6-under 66 for a seven-way share of the lead.
takes a closer look at the two teams in the country that remain undefeated.
Just shy of two months into the fall season, only two teams remain unbeaten: the UCLA women and the Oregon men. Both could be a bit of a surprise, if you look a little past the surface.
Arnold Palmer thought long and hard 40 years ago about moving to Hilton Head. And it was easy to see why after the reception the legendary golfer received Thursday in his latest visit to the island.
says it wasn't pretty when linebacker Derrick Brooks and pitcher James Shields played Thursday at Disney.
It wasn't exactly pretty when linebacker Derrick Brooks and pitcher James Shields teed it up Thursday at Disney.
Men's College Notebook
Things looked grim for Oregon last fall, but with the addition of freshman Rak Cho and Eugene Wong's (pictured) return to form, the Ducks are three-for-three this season. College Notebook
Jack Nicklaus II, son of the golf legend and president of Nicklaus Golf Course Design, is among the players who have entered the 2011 Champions Tour Qualifying Tournament this fall.
Donald opens with 66
Playing in Thursday's marquee pairing at Disney, Luke Donald (left) opened with a 66 that gave him a share of the lead and a two-shot advantage on Webb Simpson, who leads the Tour money list.
Ross McGowan shot a 7-under 64 on Thursday to take a two-shot lead after the opening round of the Castello Masters.
Asher Wildman previews two of the top men's events of the year, which just happen to fall on the same week.
PGA Tour announces new tour
The PGA Tour's announcement of creating a Latin American circuit marks a major commitment to grow the game in the region and cultivate Latino stars such as Jhonattan Vegas of Venezuela.
The Champions Tour has announced that the Dick’s Sporting Goods Open will be moved back nearly two months on the tour’s competition schedule. The tournament will be played Aug. 13-19 at En-Joie Golf Club in Endicott, N.Y., but generally is contested the last week of June.
Despite a down market, Mexico resorts like Mayakoba, located along the Riviera Maya and host of the PGA Tour's Mayakoba Classic, are staying afloat.
Top-ranked Luke Donald and No. 2 Lee Westwood head the field for the Nedbank Golf Challenge in Sun City, South Africa.
Yani Tseng began her home event with a 4-under 68 to join Ai Miyazato of Japan with a one shot lead after the first round of the Taiwan Championship on Thursday.
Australian player Geoff Ogilvy criticized Fred Couples for giving Tiger Woods a Presidents Cup captain’s pick a month early.
LPGA debuts in Taiwan
Taiwan embraces local star Yani Tseng, who obliges by sharing the first-round lead with Ai Miyazato at the Sunrise LPGA Taiwan Championship.