News for Friday, May 4, 2012
Nick Watney answered what he referred to as a wake-up call at the Wells Fargo Championship by taking the lead.
Ryan Moore noticed his ball move ever so slightly as he went to tap in a 10-inch putt for par on the 11th hole. He didn’t think it was a penalty because the rule had changed for this year.
Tom Lehman had an eagle and five birdies on the first eight holes on the back nine, then bogeyed the par-4 18th for a 7-under 65 and a one-shot lead after the first round of the Champions Tour's Insperity Championship.
Texas A&M’s Jim Anderson has been selected as the top assistant golf coach in the country.
Italian teen Matteo Manassero boosted his hopes of making the U.S. Open on Friday by moving into contention with a 2-under 70 after the second round at the 100th Spanish Open.
Wells Fargo notes
Nick Watney (pictured) and Webb Simpson, who are rooming together this week, will have plenty to talk about Friday night. The two are a combined 23 under after two rounds at the Wells Fargo.
has given a verbal commitment to Oklahoma.
Max McGreevy has given a verbal commitment to play for Oklahoma in the fall of 2013. McGreevy, who is ranked No. 47 in the 2013, joins No. 35 Emilio Maurer of Puebla, Mexico.
Tiger Woods was given a free drop at Quail Hollow without ever finding his golf ball, with a rules official determining a fan picked up the ball.
Tiger misses cut
Tiger Woods couldn't get anything going on Friday during a strange round at the Wells Fargo Championship and missed the cut. Ryan Lavner explains.
Whistler is a top-drawer, four-season resort destination, especially for thrill jockeys who like hurtling downhill at breakneck speeds on skis or mountain bikes
Anthony Kim withdrew from the third straight tournament Friday at the Wells Fargo Championship. Kim told PGA Tour officials that he had pain in his right wrist and elbow, along with the left thumb, which he had surgery on two years ago.
DigiGard, a neoprene sleeve that is used instead of tape, was deemed to be non-conforming by the USGA.