News for Monday, February 27, 2012


News 2012 February 27


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USGA: Expect U.S. Open at Olympic to be tougher

If USGA executive director Mike Davis has his way, the record-low scores at last year's U.S. Open at Congressional are unlikely to travel to the West Coast.

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Winner’s Circle: Feb. 20-26, 2012

See what the winners had in their bags this week.

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Maginnes On Tap: West Coast swing wrap-up

Maginnes: West coast swing

The West Coast swing seemed to be put together by a wedding planner: Uncle Phil renewed his vow to greatness and Bill Haas' win at Riviera made everyone else feel like they were sitting at the kids' table.

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Q-School changes could slow rise to stardom

Huh and Q-School changes

PGA Tour rookie John Huh won in just his fifth start. But under the PGA Tour's proposed Q-School changes, instant PGA Tour success may become a thing of the past. Sean Martin

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DIGs unearth new Nike line

Based on research indicating that golfers want different attire to suit different occasions, Nike has introduced its Sport Collection – its most casual apparel line yet.

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Ferreira (No. 31, 2013) commits to Notre Dame

has given a verbal commitment to Notre Dame.

Jordan Ferreira has given a verbal commitment to play college golf for Notre Dame. Ferriera also made unofficial visits to Wake Forest, Northwestern, North Carolina, California, Virginia, Ohio State and Vanderbilt. Her final decision was between Notre Dame and Wake Forest.

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Jutanugarns among amateurs invited to Kraft

Kraft amateur exemptions

Ariya and Moriya Jutanugarn are among the five amateurs who have received sponsor exemptions into the Kraft Nabisco Championship, the first LPGA major of the season.

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Team of the week: TCU

The Horned Frogs won their first title of the season Feb. 21 at the Central District Invitational, finishing at 18-over 296 to edge Oklahoma by one shot.

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Team of the week: Alabama

The Crimson Tide shot 30-under 284 in an 18-stroke victory over Clemson on Feb. 21 at the Puerto Rico Invitational.

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Player of the week: Chirapat Jao-Javanil, Oklahoma

The Sooners sophomore won the Central District Invitational, posting a 4-under 212 total (68-70-74) to win by two shots over LSU’s Tessa Teachman.

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Player of the week: Justin Thomas, Alabama

The Crimson Tide freshman earned his second title in five college starts, notching five birdies in a seven-hole stretch on the back nine (Nos. 11-17) at the Puerto Rico Invitational.