News for Friday, September 16, 2011
The U.S. won three of four afternoon foursomes matches in routs Friday and took a 6-2 lead over Great Britain & Ireland after the first day of the 25th PGA Cup at CordeValle.
Lexi leads LPGA event
Teenager Lexi Thompson shot a 4-under 68 Friday to take a two-shot lead over Stacy Lewis and Becky Morgan after two rounds of the Navistar LPGA Classic.
Steve Stricker withdrew from the BMW Championship on Friday because of weakness in his left arm that first began to bother him nine months ago.
BMW Championship midway co-leader Mark Wilson shot 66, went to the range and, using three drivers with different weights, pounded 45 drives about as hard as he could.
Dufner gains perspective
Jim McCabe: Seemingly unfazed after kicking away the PGA Championship, Jason Dufner sets his sights on another goal this week: advancing to Atlanta for the Tour Championship.
Wilson shares BMW lead
Mark Wilson, who considers Cog Hill a home course after moving to Chicago, is tied for the lead with Justin Rose after two rounds of the BMW Championship.
Rob McClellan, the head professional at Butler (Pa.) Country Club, birdied the last hole to give his team the lead for the only time in the match and help the U.S. to a 2.5-1.5 lead after the first session at the 25th PGA Cup at CordeValle.
Stanford leads Olympia Fields
Even without David Chung in the lineup, Stanford opened a five-shot lead Friday at the Olympia Fields/Fighting Illini Invitational.
Tiger Woods won’t be the only big name at the Frys.com event next month. Ernie Els has decided to make the trip, as well.
The Vivendi Seve Trophy is a good start, but more needs to be done to honor the late Seve Ballesteros.
Jack Nicklaus said Tiger Woods can still beat his record of 18 major championships — provided he can stay in control of his mental game.
Continental Europe picked up 3 1/2 out of five points in fourball matches Friday to reduce Britain and Ireland’s lead to one point in the Vivendi Seve Trophy.
Tom Lewis, the youngster who rose to prominence by taking a share of the first-round lead at this year’s British Open, has turned professional.
Women's College Notebook
College notebook: Defending national champion Austin Ernst jumps out of the gates by not missing a beat, picking up medalist honors at the Cougar Classic.
Golfweek Conference Challenge
A look at the teams in the Golfweek Conference Challenge at Red Sky Golf Club in Vail, Colo.