News for Thursday, February 9, 2012
Weir, Hart back at Pebble
Mike Weir and Dudley Hart are both recovering from painful and drawn-out injuries, but both are using Pebble Beach as the first stop on their individual comeback trails.
Pebble Beach notebook
Pebble Beach notes: Players go low - a total of 87 broke par on Thursday - but it doesn't mean much until Sunday with all three courses in play until then.
Tiger at Pebble, live!
Tiger Woods fired an opening 4-under 68 on Thursday and sits five shots back of three players, including Dustin Johnson. Check out how Tiger's round broke down with our hole-by-hole Tiger Tracker.
Description of subsets of golf nerdism
Golf Nerd: an avid player who devotes excessive amounts of time, thought and physical activity pursuing their interest; generally falls into one category of golf nerdism.
Dick Pfeil's golf career didn't accelerate until later in life
Winner of both Gateway Senior and Golfweek National Championship titles, Dick Pfeil is one of the best senior golfers in the country; a place he got to using a mix of curiosity, observance and humility.
Cabrera-Bello leads in Dubai, McIlroy trails
Rafael Cabrera-Bello finished at 9-under 63 for a two-shot lead after the first round of the Dubai Desert Classic, followed by Marcel Siem and Scott Jamieson, each at 65. Rory McIlroy is tied for fourth with six other players.
Number of golfers in Europe decreases
According to a KPMG Golf Advisory Practice survey, the number of European golfers declined by 46,000 in 2011.
College notebook: USC
Will USC enjoy an advantage this year with the NCAA Championship at Riviera? You bet -- particularly if the Trojans keep playing like this. Ryan Lavner explains.
Women's preview: Southern
Southern Conference women's preview: Behind Leigh Whittaker and some much-needed health, College of Charleston might provide the biggest challenge to perennial power Chattanooga this spring.
American Stacy Lewis and Australia's Sarah Kemp shared the Women's Australian Open lead at 4-under 69 on Thursday, leaving top-ranked Yani Tseng a stroke back in her bid to win the event for the third straight year.
American Stacy Lewis and Australia’s Sarah Kemp shared the Women’s Australian Open lead at 4-under 69 on Thursday, leaving top-ranked Yani Tseng a stroke back in her bid to win the event for the third straight year.