News for Thursday, March 29, 2012
Notes: Na Yeon Choi
Kraft Nabisco notebook: World No. 2 Na Yeon Choi is battling through a sore back but is determined to be the next emerging star to break through for a major victory.
Yang leads; Tseng two back
Amy Yang shot a 6-under 66 to take a one-stroke lead over Lindsey Wright in the opening round of the Kraft Nabisco Championship on Thursday. World No. 1 Yani Tseng is two back.
Augusta National Debate
The appointment of a female CEO at IBM has revived the debate over Augusta National’s all-male membership just one week before the Masters, as the last four CEOs of IBM have been members of Augusta.
Mickelson tied for lead
Phil Mickelson finished a 7-under 65 early Friday to move into contention at the rain-delayed Houston Open.
Pressel, Thompson paired
Thursday's Kraft Nabisco pairing of Morgan Pressel and Lexi Thompson featured the youngest major winner in LPGA history and a player who many expect could challenge that record this year.
UMKC eyes spot in NCAA
Ron Balicki: Last season, Missouri-Kansas City won its first Summit League Championship to gain the school's first NCAA appearance. This season has been up-and-down one for the Kangaroos, and though an appearance at the NCAA Championship is a long shot, anything's possible.
Hull makes an impression
With a 1-under 71, Charley Hull makes a great first impression at Kraft Nabisco Championship.
New game from EA Sports
Golfweek exclusive: We go behind the scenes as EA Sports builds the new Tiger Woods PGA Tour 13, showing us exactly what goes into building it all.
has given a verbal commitment to Wisconsin.
Richard Hubbard has given a verbal commitment to play college golf in the Big Ten Conference at Wisconsin.
FootJoy's Masters shoes
FootJoy is offering a commemorative shoe for the season's first major - the Masters – and custom-made no less.
Peter Lawrie of Ireland led the Sicilian Open by a stroke after shooting an 8-under 64 in the opening round Thursday.
has given a verbal commitment to Northwestern.
Kacie Komoto, ranked No. 26 in the Class of 2013, has given a verbal commitment to play college golf at Northwestern.