News for Friday, July 6, 2012
Round 2 at Greenbrier
Tiger Woods could never get his putter going - missing a pair of birdie putts late that proved costly - and he missed his second cut of the year at the Greenbrier Classic on Friday.
Williams on Lexi Thompson
Lexi Thompson, 17, didn't have her "A-plus game," but she was good enough to stay in the running at the U.S. Women's Open on Friday.
Morgan Pressel posted a 10 on the 14th hole of the U.S. Women’s Open and then called it quits, citing a thumb injury. Pressel injured her left thumb at the Wegmans LPGA Championship last month.
Suzann Pettersen shot a 4-under 68 to take the U.S. Women's Open lead at 5 under, and Michelle Wie made a big move to get into contention Friday at Blackwolf Run.
John Cook closed with a 30-foot eagle putt on the par-5 ninth hole at Del Monte for a 5-under 67 and a share of the lead with 62-year-old Tom Kite on Friday in the First Tee Open.
North & South Amateur
Top seed Peter WIlliamson won both of his matched Friday to advance to the match play semifinals of the North & South Amateur Championship.
Steve Nosler, 74, dies
Former Oregon men's coach Steve Nosler, who spent 20 years with the program and guided the Ducks to three NCAA Championship appearances, died Friday at the age of 74.
Baldry on Yani Tseng
Despite three wins in 2012, struggling Yani Tseng has reached out for support from Annika Sorenstam.
Williams on Vicky Hurst
It is no surprise that Vicky Hurst is in contention again, but a win at the U.S. Women's Open would represent a first: A victory on the LPGA tour.
Baldry on Michelle Wie
Michelle Wie entered the U.S. Women's Open in the worst stretch of her career. Then Friday's 6-under 66 happened. Wie says she found "it" - but will "it" stick around?
Auburn star Blayne Barber told Golfweek on Friday that he will make his pro debut at the Web.com Tour’s Nationwide Children’s Hospital Invitational, skipping his senior season with the Tigers.
Marcel Siem of Germany overcame wet and windy conditions plus a lightning delay Friday to shoot a 3-under 68 for a one-stroke lead after the second round of the French Open.
Sahalee Players Championship
UNLV's Kevin Penner grew up in Sammamish, Wash., and played high school golf tournaments at Sahalee CC. Now he's in position to win the Sahalee Players, leading by a stroke going into the final round.
Bermel to Kansas
Longtime Colorado State men's coach Jamie Bermel will take over the same duties at the Kansas, the university announced on Tuesday.
Cobra's AMP driver
There is orange, and then there is screaming, fire-breathing orange. Cobra’s new special edition orange AMP driver, inspired by Rickie Fowler, falls into the latter category.