News for Thursday, March 22, 2012
Top-ranked Yani Tseng shot a 5-under 67 on Thursday for a share of the first-round lead with Ji Young Oh and Caroline Hedwall in the Kia Classic.
From what I see, too many golfers think of their games not in terms of what they usually do, but in terms of what they rarely achieve. And that normally means they need to play a different set of tees
From what I see, too many golfers think of their games not in terms of what they usually do, but in terms of what they rarely achieve. And that normally means they need to play a different set of tees.
The Prince Course in Kauai, Hawaii has reopened following a year-long renovation overseen by Robert Trent Jones Jr.
Charlie Wi and Jason Dufner share the lead at the Arnold Palmer Invitational, while Nick Watney and Tiger Woods are in striking distance.
Miami University's "Cradle of Coaches"
Zac Zedrick's commitment to instill in Miami University's men's program a culture that breeds success and excellence, makes the coach a perfect addition to Miami's “Cradle of Coaches.”
Notes: Els and Mickelson
Bay Hill notebook: Ernie Els says that he is over his bad finish at Transitions next week, and he wants everyone else to get over it as well. Meanwhile, Phil Mickelson battles back to limit deficit.
Competitive senior amateur golf
Even though Joe Pavoni has incurred more financial loss than gain by playing in senior amateur events, he considers himself one of the luckiest golfers in the world due to his strong network of family and friends.
Hassan II Trophy: Day 1
Damien McGrane leads the Hassan II Trophy by two strokes, while Robert Rock lost a chance to play in his first Masters by taking an 11 on the fourth hole. Major winners John Daly and Michael Campbell also had difficult days.
Nostalgic for metal spikes
Whose idea was it to get rid of metal spikes? The greens may be prettier without spike marks, but today's alternative spikes, among other downfalls, fail to produce that sweet tap dance sound.
What Kind of Golf Nerd are You: As we grow older, every little bit helps and getting the equipment that matches your ability and goals is something you can control.
Balicki on NCAA favorites
Ron Balicki: Texas and Alabama may be the obvious choices to win the NCAA Championship, but don't discount other top teams such as Arkansas, a team that has six wins on the season.
Rude on Charlie Wi
Jeff Rude: Charlie Wi posted an octuple bogey last week at the Transitions. He had a shaky track record at Bay Hill. So, of course, he is the early leader at the Arnold Palmer Invitational.
Round 1 at Bay Hill
Tiger Woods took advantage of the par 5s on Thursday at the Arnold Palmer Invitational, using three birdies on the long holes to propel him to an opening 3-under 69 at Bay Hill. Shot-by-shot
has given a verbal commitment to Texas.
Beau Hossler, the No. 2-ranked player in the 2013 class, has given a verbal commitment to play college golf at the University of Texas.
Toy Box: Leather grips
Geoff Ogilvy, Adam Scott and Jarrod Lyle still use leather grips, once something that the bulk of players did. The Grip Master is trying to lead the comeback.
Michael Visacki of Sarasota, Fla., shot even-par 144 (72-72) at Mission Inn Resort & Club’s El Campeon Course in Howey-in-the-Hills, Fla. to win the FJT Mission Inn Resort by one shot.
Madison Opfer,17, of Plant City, Fla. Shot 4-under 140 (71-69) at Mission Inn Resort & Club’s Las Colinas Course in Howey-in-the-Hills, Fla. to win the FJT Mission Inn Resort by five shots.
Players to watch
Symetra Tour preview: The Symetra Tour kicks off March 23 with the Florida’s Natural Charity Classic. Keep an eye on these 10 players.
Round 1 at Bay Hill
Live scoreboard from Round 1 at the Arnold Palmer Invitational in Orlando, Fla.