News for Sunday, February 19, 2012
California defended its title at the Peg Barnard Invitational, beat tournament host Stanford by 19 shots. It’s the first win of the 2011-12 season for Cal.
The first-round pairings in the World Golf Championships-Accenture Match Play Championship at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Club at Dove Mountain on Wednesday:
Defending champion Luke Donald faces Ernie Els in the first round of the Match Play Championship. Tiger Woods is to play Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano.
Skip Kendall holed a 25-foot birdie putt on the final hole Sunday for an even-par 71 and a one-stroke victory in the Nationwide Tour's season-opening Colombia Championship.
5 Things: Haas wins
5 Things: FedEx Cup champion Bill Haas played it safe and wound up with the victory on Sunday at the Northern Trust Open, outlasting Phil Mickelson and Keegan Bradley in a playoff.
Kenny Perry shot a 2-under 70 Sunday for his second Champions Tour title, cruising to a five-shot victory in the ACE Group Classic.
Tait on Whiteford's Avantha Masters disqualification
Alistair Tait: Peter Whiteford's disqualification from the Avantha Masters is a case of golf’s too stringent penalties.
Tait on South African golf
Alistair Tait: Jbe Kruger's first Euro Tour win on Sunday is just the latest example of South Africa's dominance in Europe and beyond. And don't look for it to stop any time soon.
Final round scores from the PGA Tour's Northern Trust Open
Australia's Lindsey Wright made a 13-foot birdie putt on the par-5 18th for a 4-under 68 and a one-stroke victory Sunday in the New Zealand Women's Open.
Jbe Kruger of South Africa won his first European Tour title Sunday, protecting his overnight lead by shooting a 3-under 69 for a two-shot victory at the Avantha Masters.
Tseng wins LPGA Thailand
5 Things: Top-ranked Yani Tseng successfully defended her LPGA Thailand title for her 13th LPGA Tour victory, birdieing the final two holes Sunday to hold off playing partner Ai Miyazato by a stroke.