News for Thursday, August 30, 2012

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Tom Watson to play Australian Open

Tom Watson will play in the Australian Open for the first time in nearly 30 years.

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Cheyenne Woods notches first pro victory

Cheyenne Woods captured her first victory as a professional, firing a 1-under 69 Thursday to cruise to a four-shot victory in a Suncoast Ladies Series event.

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TPC Boston gives 18th green a makeover

Webb Simpson won the Deutsche Bank Championship with his work on the 18th green in 2011. He barely even recognized the green when practicing on it on Thursday.

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Augusta St. name change meets ire

Two-time national champion Augusta State may soon be known as Georgia Regents University, and it has caused an uproar in the community.

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Women's preview: No. 14 Florida

New coach Emily Bastel and sophomore Camila Hedberg will lead a Gator team that is capable of contending at many events.

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Bourdy's 63 leads Euro Masters; Zhang fires 72

Gregory Bourdy of France shot an 8-under 63 to lead by two strokes after the rain-swept European Masters first round on Thursday, while U.S. teen Andy Zhang fires a 72.

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Secret is out about Prince Edward Island

Prince Edward Island gains a reputation for its golf, cuisine, scenery and, um . . . moonshine

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Inbee Park finds her comfort zone on LPGA

Inbee Park is enjoying her best season to date after getting engaged to her longtime boyfriend two summers ago.

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Women's preview: No. 15 Stanford

Senior Sally Watson and new coach Anne Walker will lead the Cardinal as they look to make a repeat visit to the NCAAs.

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Men's preview: No. 15 UNLV

Honorable mention All-American Kevin Penner will lead the Runnin' Rebels into a season with high expectations despite the loss of Derek Ernst.

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Golfweek College Series 2012

Golfweek College Series 2012

Sota, uncle of golf great Ballesteros, dies at 74

The Spanish golf federation says Ramon Sota, the uncle of Seve Ballesteros and inspirational player of the 1960s and 70s, has died. He was 74.

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Klein: Caddieing for the pros (again)

A dozen PGA and LPGA touring pros - including Tiger Woods, Lexi Thompson and Rickie Fowler - played in the Notah Begay III Foundation fundraiser Wednesday with our Bradley S. Klein looping for Yani Tseng.