News for Monday, January 9, 2012


News 2012 January 9


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Babineau: Stricker continues to get better with age

Stricker is America's best

Jeff Babineau: Steve Stricker has lived three different careers on the PGA Tour, and his win at Kapalua on Monday shows that he has gotten better with age - and is clearly America's top golfer.

An exile amid the season's slumber

is itching to get back to golf season.

It’s well past halfway through a seven-week hiatus from golf, and I’m starting to itch badly.

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Woodland’s new coach: It’s Butch Harmon

Harmon to coach Woodland

After leaving Hawaii on Monday, Gary Woodland was headed to Las Vegas to begin work with his new coach: Butch Harmon. Jeff Babineau has the details.

Carter wins Old Corkscrew Senior

Ron Carter won the Old Corkscrew Senior Championship’s senior division with a par on the third hole of a playoff with fellow Indiana player Sam Till Jr. Both finished at 229 after 54 holes. Michigan’s Bill Zylstra was third at 231.

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West edges East at Winn Junior Cup Challenge

Led by captain Natalie Gulbis, a team of four juniors representing the West won the AJGA’s Winn Junior Cup Challenge.

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America Sky's famous face: Mason Casper

Wildman's Corner

The America Sky Conference features a famous, if unknown, face in Mason Casper.

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Woods to play Pebble for 1st time in 10 years

Tiger to play Pebble

Tiger Woods announced Monday that he will make his 2012 PGA Tour debut in February at the Pebble Beach National Pro-Am. He hasn’t played there since 2002.

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Men's spring preview: America Sky Conference

America Sky Conference preview

America Sky men's conference preview: Only three years ago, Matt Smith struggled to even make Hartford's lineup. Now, coach Pete Stankevich can't keep him out of it.

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College golf preview: Spring 2012

College golf preview

It's time to get psyched about the Spring 2012 college golf season! We're breaking down every conference with an automatic berth into the NCAAs, finishing our series with the WAC men.

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Women's preview: Atlantic Coast Conference

Atlantic Coast Conference preview

Atlantic Coast Conference women's preview: There's a unique dynamic in Chapel Hill this season that involves a deep roster and an interesting clothing accessory.

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5 things: Stricker opens season with Kapalua win

Stricker wins in Kapalua

Steve Stricker overcame a cold putter Monday at the Hyundai Tournament of Champions to win his 12th career PGA Tour victory. 5 THINGS

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Ping's i20 clubs set to debut in February

Ping's new i20 clubs

James Achenbach: Ping’s new club family, the i20, offers the latest in a long line of distinctive-looking offerings that date to the company's founding 53 years ago.

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Miller-Faldo: A match not made in heaven

says Golf Channel’s dream duo of Johnny Miller and Nick Faldo didn’t work out quite as planned.

A dream duo of Johnny Miller and Nick Faldo turns into a dream dud for Golf Channel.