News for Tuesday, February 21, 2012
Maginnes On Tap: Match Play
Yes, we could see Tiger-Rory. But it could also be Coetzee-Colsaerts. Oh, the joys of match play . . .
Arizona wins again
Arizona kept its winning ways going at the UNLV Spring Rebel Invitational, winning the tournament just two weeks after winning its home event, the Wildcat Invitational.
McCabe on Keegan Bradley
Jim McCabe: In a week that he lost in a playoff at Riviera and was criticized for his spitting on national television, fans and critics alike need to take notice of Keegan Bradley's selfless red-eye trip to pay tribute to a fallen friend.
Rude: Tiger at Match Play
Jeff Rude: Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano spent much of his press conference praising his match-play opponent Tiger Woods, but one answer likely will pull Tiger out of hibernation.
Being recognized as the country’s most outstanding college golfer now comes with an added perk: a PGA Tour exemption.
TCU wins Central District
Sanna Nuutinen led TCU to its first tournament title of the season Tuesday at the Central District Invitational – and it's about time for a team loaded with talent. 5 things
Alabama wins in Puerto Rico
The Alabama men’s team made a loud and clear statement with its victory Tuesday at the Puerto Rico Invitational: Don’t forget the Crimson Tide.
Hyundai declines proposal
The PGA Tour’s quest for an umbrella sponsor for the Nationwide Tour will continue after Hyundai declined a proposal, according to a source close to the negotiations.
Notes: Match Play
Tiger is an overwhelming favorite in his first-round match against Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano. But anything can happen at Dove Mountain - including a freak snowstorm. Notebook
Men's preview: WAC
Western Athletic Conference men's preview: San Jose State picked up three wins in the fall and is poised to make an unexpected run toward the NCAAs.
Inevitable PGA Tour changes
The Players Advisory Council gave its blessing to the concept of the Nationwide Tour being the primary path to the PGA Tour, with tour cards being awarded in a three-tournament series and a new season starting in October instead of January. The plan goes to the policy board on March 27; details remain under discussion.
Fantasy Tip Sheet: Match Play
Fantasy Tip Sheet: There is no consensus on who to pick from our fantasy panel, but Aussie Adam Scott is one of the favorites at the WGC-Match Play.
Defending champion Luke Donald is 23-0-1 in his past 24 common starts with Round-1 opponent Ernie Els. See how the rest of the matches stack up. . .
Match Play benefits
First-round losers won't leave the WGC-Match Play empty-handed; they’ll earn cash and world-ranking points.
Texas Arlington men's golf
Texas-Arlington, the defending Southland Conference champion, has gone through a rebuilding phase this year. However, the Mavericks are looking to get better every tournament during the spring season, with leadership from players such as junior Paul McConnell.
Match Play tee times
Check out the tee times for Wednesday's first round at the WGC-Match Play at Dove Mountain:
Inside this issue: Feb. 24, 2012
The week ahead in the world of golf includes the WCG-Accenture Match Play Championship, where the best players in the world, including last year's winner Luke Donald, will compete head-to-head.