News for Friday, March 9, 2012


News 2012 March 9


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Cal men take lead at Southern Highlands

Cal leads Southern Highlands

Coach Steve Desimone and his No. 10 Cal men's squad took the first-round lead at the Southern Highlands Masters in Las Vegas, with the likes of Texas and UCLA trying to chase down the Golden Bears.

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Five Things: Watson making best of it at Doral

Five Things: Friday at Doral

Bubba Watson has said the TPC Blue Monster at Doral doesn't really suit him. You wouldn't have guessed it Friday, as he shot 62 to take the lead at the WGC-Cadillac Championship. Five Things

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Rude: Smallest player Kruger swings big stick

Rude on Jbe Kruger

South African Jbé Kruger isn't even 5 1/2 feet tall, but his game is blossoming into something big in 2012. Jeff Rude

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Watson shoots 62, takes lead at windy Doral

Bubba Watson and Justin Rose put on an amazing show of birdies in blustery conditions at Doral, making 17 between them while playing in the same group Friday at the Cadillac Championship.

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Jones grabs three-shot Puerto Rico lead

Matt Jones shot a 5-under 67 in windy conditions Friday to open a three-stroke lead over George McNeill in the PGA Tour’s Puerto Rico Open.

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With hot putter, Yang shoots 67 at Doral

The two combatants who battled down the final 18 holes of the 2009 PGA Championship at Hazeltine National shot identical 5-under 67s on Friday in the second round of the WGC-Cadillac Championship. But with most of the ink dedicated to Tiger Woods, who tied his second best score of the young PGA Tour season, it seems only appropriate to give kudos to the winner of that PGA, Y.E. Yang.

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Tiger Tracker: Woods fires 5-under 67

Woods fires 5-under 67

Tiger Woods continued his mastery of the Blue Monster's par 5s, firing a bogey-free, 5-under 67 Friday to stay in contention at the WGC-Cadillac Championship in Doral, Fla. Shot-by-shot

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Notes: Ishikawa chasing his Tour card

Notes: Puerto Rico Open

5 Things: Ryo Ishikawa initially was using Puerto Rico as a last-ditch opportunity to play his way into the Masters. Now that he received a special exemption to Augusta, he is chasing a Tour card instead.

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Live scores: Round 2 at Doral

Round 2 at Doral

Follow Round 2 scores of the WGC-Cadillac Championship at Doral.

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Notebook: Win shifts Waves' momentum

College notebook

Even with UCLA rapidly approaching, a young Pepperdine team captured its first win of the season at the Bruin/Wave. Is it a sign of more good things to come? Julie Williams

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Tait: Let kids play for free, watch the game grow

proposes a still uncommon proposal to grow the game: Let children play for free.

proposes a still uncommon proposal to grow the game: Let children play for free.