News for Friday, January 6, 2012
Byrd leads at Kapalua
A new PGA Tour season began with a familiar name atop the leaderboard at Kapalua, where Jonathan Byrd made birdie after birdie to take the early lead.
John Peterson's player blog
Despite some solid ballstriking, it was a missed cut for John Peterson at the Africa Open. Read all about his week in Africa in his player blog.
Tour Tracker: Kapalua
The 2012 PGA Tour season gets under way Friday with the opening round of the Hyundai Tournament of Champions. Follow along here for updates from Kapalua. TOUR TRACKER.
So, you’re thinking these PGA Tour guys don’t pay attention to their pro-am partners or take the days seriously?
Curtis Cup countdown
It’s crunch time for a small band of American players trying to make this summer’s Curtis Cup team. Beth Ann Baldry breaks down a few of the contenders.
Gaylord Sports Management Group, which represents some of the brightest stars in golf, has been acquired by Lagardère Unlimited, a Paris-based multinational.
Stacy Snider was hired this week as the women’s coach at Louisiana-Monroe.
Lucas Glover sprained his right knee in a freak paddleboard accident and withdrew from the season-opening Hyundai Tournament of Champions.
Hall of Famer Greg Norman will play in this month’s Humana Challenge in a partnership with the Clinton Foundation.
Defending champion Louis Oosthuizen shot an 11-under 62 Friday to take a two-stroke lead after the second round of the Africa Open.
English golfer Paul Casey has dislocated his right shoulder on a snowboarding holiday and will be sidelined for the first two months of 2012.
Two changes are coming to the eligibility requirements for the 2012 U.S. Open. The British Amateur champion is now exempt into the championship, while the 10-shot rule that helps determine the 36-hole cut will be eliminated.
This year’s Irish Open, to be played at legendary Royal Portrush, is now a can’t-miss event.