News for Thursday, January 26, 2012


News 2012 January 26


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Levin, Stanley open with 62 for Farmers lead

Spencer Levin and Kyle Stanley knew they had to post low scores on the easier North Course at Torrey Pines to get off to a good start Thursday in the Farmers Insurance Open. It went even better than they expected.

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Mickelson opens with rare 77 at Torrey Pines

Mickelson at Torrey Pines

Jeff Rude: It was a strange day as hometown hero Phil Mickelson opened the Farmers Insurance Open with a 77 on Torrey Pines' South Course.

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Mallon named captain of 2013 Solheim team

Player-favorite Meg Mallon, the "ultimate team competitor," has been named the captain of the 2013 U.S. Solheim Cup team.

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PGA Show blog: Taking you inside the ropes

Nicklaus opens PGA Show

PGA Show 2012 blog: Golf legend Jack Nicklaus joined a panel of industry leaders Thursday at the 2012 PGA Merchandise Show to discuss the Golf 2.0 initiative and the future of the struggling golf industry.

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PGA Show blog: The world of fashion

Live from the PGA Show

PGA Show 2012: Wondering what the apparel trends are at the annual PGA Merchandise Show? We'll give you a glimpse at what companies have in store throughout the day.

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Looking ahead: Arizona, Hawaii previews

looks ahead to the first two events of the spring season.

The spring season gets under way next week with two events – one in Tucson, Ariz., and the other across the Pacific Ocean on the Big Island of Hawaii.

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McIlroy leads with 67 in Abu Dhabi

McIlroy leads in Abu Dhabi

Rory McIlroy opened his season by outplaying Tiger Woods in the first round of the Abu Dhabi Golf Championship, shooting a 5-under 67 Thursday for a share of the lead.

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LGU names 12-player GB&I Curtis Cup squad

GB&I Curtis Cup

Alabama’s Stephanie Meadow was among the 12 players named to the Great Britain & Ireland Curtis Cup squad. The eventual eight players to play in the Curtis Cup will come from this squad.

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With ample research, FootJoy takes aim at apparel

FJ takes on apparel

When FootJoy finally entered the apparel market this year, it did so with a virtually fail-safe plan based on tons of research and a laser focus on its core consumer.

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Season preview: Is Rickie Fowler ready to win?

Sean Martin on Rickie Fowler

Sean Martin: Rickie Fowler injects style and color into pro golf. Until Sunday, all he lacked was a PGA Tour win. How did he grow into a Tour winner?

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Men's preview: Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference

Men's preview: Loyola

MAAC preview: Loyola will look to extend its dominance of the MAAC this spring, having won the previous four conference titles and NCAA automatic qualifying bids.

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Women's preview: Ivy League

Women's preview: Ivy

Ivy League women's golf preview: Yale's Seo Hee Moon is a winner to the tune of seven victories in her college career - and she is only a sophomore.