News for Thursday, April 19, 2012
Outshining the few big PGA Tour names in a weakened field, Matt Every made nine birdies in a 9-under 63 for a three-stroke lead after the first round of the Texas Open.
What’s the craziest thing you’ve ever done to win a bet? For J. Smith Ferebee, a 32-year-old Chicago stockbroker in 1938, the bet was to play 144 holes – eight rounds – on Olympia Fields’ four courses in a single day, walking the whole way with a caddie.
When Moe Norman would show up on Tuesday afternoons at the practice range of Canadian Open week, the PGA Tour pros would gather around and watch him. They might be the world’s best players, but they knew they were watching the world’s best ballstriker.
Travel: Vail, Colo.
No matter the season, an adrenaline-fueled thrill ride awaits in the Rockies retreat of Vail.
Men's college notebook
An old friend returns to the college golf schedule this coming fall and, with match play now part of the NCAA Championship, some changes in the invitation criteria for the Ping/Golfweek Preview have been made.
Sean Foley says criticism of Tiger Woods is getting out of hand. He says it has reached the point where the tearing down of Woods as a person and a golfer has become too much.
Lance Ringler: The Junior Invitational at Sage Valley brings a 'PGA Tour atmosphere' and 26 of the top 30 junior players to what is quickly being considered the premiere junior event in the country.
Round 1 at Valero
Follow Round 1 live from the Valero Texas Open.
Beth Bader shot a 4-under 68 on Wednesday at windy Ko Olina to take a one-stroke lead over top-ranked Yani Tseng and three other players in the LPGA LOTTE Championship.
Matthew Baldwin of England took advantage of calm early conditions to shoot a 7-under 65 Thursday and lead the China Open by one stroke after the first round.
Defending champion Lee Westwood shot a 7-under 65 Thursday to take a two-shot lead after the first round of the Indonesian Masters.
Custom fit for Watson
James Achenbach: There is not a better example of customized, personalized fitting than Masters champion Bubba Watson.
Rude on Michael Allen
Hate To Be Rude: Michael Allen, who knows what it’s like to play for survival, finds himself on top of the Champions Tour.