News for Thursday, February 16, 2012
Holmes one back in L.A.
J.B. Holmes concedes he has lost some swing speed after undergoing brain surgery last year. Nevertheless, he is finding his game this week at Riviera, where he shares second place.
Lefty leads at Riviera
Four days after his win at Pebble, Phil Mickelson is back on top of the leaderboard, this time at Riviera. Mickelson shot 66 in tough conditions to lead by one shot.
Injured Paul Casey will not return for the Match Play championship. His spot in the 64-man field next week in Arizona will be taken by George Coetzee.
tries to figure out what has made Texas Tech so successful at Oak Hills.
There’s something about the Oak Hills course in San Antonio that seems to bring out the best in the Texas Tech golf team – past and present.
Men's College Notebook
Max Scodro and the Notre Dame Fighting Irish took advantage of their winter practice opportunities and earned their first team title this week at The Match Play. College Notebook
Former top-ranked golfer Annika Sorenstam says she’s turned down the chance to be captain for Europe in the 2013 Solheim Cup against the United States.
Rory McIlroy is confident the changes he's made to his swing will work in time for the Masters in April. The 22-year-old Northern Irishman has been working with longtime coach Michael Bannon on improving his swing setup.
John Daly says he may have torn ligaments in his right elbow during the first round at the Avantha Masters.
McCabe's weekly wrap-up
For the past year, we've heard Tiger Woods discuss the need to play more tournaments. Well, here's his chance, as he's committed to play three consecutive weeks. Jim McCabe
Alejandro Canizares of Spain and Peter Whiteford of Scotland each shot a 6-under 66 Thursday to share the lead after the first round of the Avantha Masters.
Ai Miyazato shot a 5-under 67 Thursday to take a one-stroke lead after the first round of the LPGA Thailand
Follow today's first round at the Northern Trust Open in Los Angeles with our PGA Tour leaderboard
Women's preview: Summit League
Summit League women's preview: Oral Roberts has the kind of core that Summit League opponents should envy. With five seniors on the roster, the Golden Eagles hardly lack in experience - especially experience winning.
Men's preview: WCC
West Coast Conference men's preview: Zac Blair doesn't have to look far to see his model of success, as the BYU junior's dad is a former Utah Open champion.
The pro schedule of U.S. Amateur champion Kelly Kraft is beginning to take shape. Tournament officials for the HP Byron Nelson Championship and Crowne Plaza Invitational told Golfweek that they have extended sponsor invitations to Kraft.