News for Wednesday, May 23, 2012
5 Things: NCAA women
5 Things: Vanderbilt's Marina Alex plays herself back into contention for the individual title, while Alabama will need to avoid its recent front-runner demons.
Nike fitness app
In an effort to elevate golf fitness – and strengthen its business – Nike Golf has launched a major training initiative called NG 360. Among its first elements: a smartphone app and an alliance with the Gray Institute, a renowned "movement" center.
Alabama's Brooke Pancake
Alabama's Brooke Pancake (right), who got the golf bug at a summer camp at Vanderbilt's Legends Club, returns to her home state having learned her lessons well. She and the Crimson Tide lead the NCAA Championship.
Do finishes college career
After the NCAA Championship, college golf will come to an end for UCLA senior Brianna Do. While she plans on playing the Symetra Tour circuit, Do will "always be a Bruin". Julie Williams
Lee Westwood says his season has been seriously disrupted by the injury to his caddie and new putting coach Billy Foster.
Hak signs with Georgia Tech
Shun Yat Hak, the No. 1 player in the Golfweek/Sagarin Junior Rankings, has signed a national letter of intent with Georgia Tech.
Ernie Els won’t have to worry about a special invitation to the U.S. Open. Els, a two-time Open champion, was one of 24 players to earn exemptions to The Olympic Club by being in the top 60 in the Official World Golf Ranking as of May 21.
has given a verbal commitment to UC Davis.
Paige Lee of Folsom, Calif., has given a verbal commitment to UC Davis. Lee, ranked No. 13 in the Class of 2013, made unofficial visits to California, Arizona, UC Irvine and Oregon before deciding on UC Davis.
10 things to watch at NCAAs
Who really saw Augusta State winning one title, let alone two? No one. So our Ryan Lavner tries to predict the unpredictable at the NCAA Championship next week in Los Angeles . . .
5 Things: BMW PGA
Will this be Rory McIlroy's year to shine at the BMW PGA Championship? The World No. 1 has yet to be best in four appearances at the European Tour's flagship event. Alistair Tait
Inside the May 25, 2012 issue of Golfweek:
Fantasy Tip Sheet: Colonial
Fantasy Tip Sheet: Zach Johnson has simply dominated Colonial in recent years, and our fantasy panel doesn't see any reason not to ride that train this week.