News for Tuesday, March 6, 2012
Alex Ching of San Diego shot a final-round 3-under 69 to claim medalist honors at the Fresno State Lexus Golf Classic.
Pepperdine wins Bruin/Wave
Grace Na and her Pepperdine teammates won their first team title of the season Tuesday at the Bruin/Wave Invitational, which is a notable feat considering they were chased by top-ranked UCLA.
Two days after withdrawing from the final round of the Honda Classic, Louis Oosthuizen was back at work at Doral’s TPC Blue Monster, determined to give it a go at the WGC-Cadillac Championship.
California’s spring season is beginning to look eerily familiar. The Golden Bears won their second title of the season Tuesday, repeating last year’s success exactly.
Designer revealed Wednesday
IOC officials began a three-day trip to Rio de Janeiro on Tuesday to discuss the city’s preparations for the 2016 Olympics, and organizers will reveal Wednesday the designer of the first Olympic golf course in more than 100 years.
Inside the March 9, 2012 issue of Golfweek
The Central Florida men’s team came close to a huge victory last week at the John Hayt Invitational before succumbing by four shots to Southeastern Conference member Arkansas, a top-10 team.
Ohio State won a team playoff Tuesday over tournament host Miami at the Hurricane Invitational for its first team title of the season.
PGA Tour Entertainment's "Down the Stretch"
PGA Tour Entertainment touted its new reality series, “Down the Stretch,” as a chance to get inside a contender’s mind. But have the producers taken on a near-impossible task?
Ryo Ishikawa no longer has to worry about trying to qualify for the Masters. The 20-year-old from Japan received a special invitation for the second time.
Led by a 1-2 finish from sophomore Andrew Presley and senior Sang Yi, the LSU men’s team rolled to an 14-stroke victory Tuesday at the Louisiana Classics.
Title sponsor-turned-con man
R. Allen Stanford, the former Texas financier whose golf sponsorships included tournaments and players on the PGA and LPGA tours, was convicted Tuesday in U.S. District Court of bilking investors of $7 billion in a massive Ponzi scheme.
Toy Box notes
Rory McIlroy credited his short game for clinching his victory at the Honda Classic. He relied upon his Titleist Vokey Design SM4 wedges (46, 54 and 60 degree) to convert 20 of 24 up-and-down-opportunities.
Tiger's in control again
After closing with a final-round 62 at the Honda Classic, Tiger Woods clearly is on his way to making a comeback. His commitments to play at Doral & Bay Hill prove that the spring is shaping up nicely.
Mitsubishi's Kuro Kage shaft
Mitsubishi Rayon introduced the Kuro Kage at the Northern Trust Open to join the Fubuki K as shafts used on the PGA Tour.
McCabe: Ed Loar profile
Ed Loar's golf journey has taken him all around the world. Jim McCabe has the amazing story of the PGA Tour rookie and recent Nationwide Tour winner.
The week ahead in the world of golf includes the WGC Cadillac Championship, which Tiger Woods won six times, and the PGA Tour's Puerto Rico Open.