News for Tuesday, May 8, 2012


News 2012 May 8


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A lost ball, no penalty, a U.S. Women's Open title

Notebook: Tiger Woods got a free drop after a ball mysteriously disappeared during the second round at the Wells Fargo. In 2004, Meg Mallon won the U.S. Women's Open after a similar situation.

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Tiger hopes to stick around at Sawgrass

Tiger at Sawgrass

Tiger Woods is about the only person not in a panic about his game. But these remain curious times for the guy trying to show he can still dominate golf as he once did.

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CSU-Northridge's Russo gets NCAA spot, after all

Russo into Regionals

CSU-Northridge junior Chris Russo got a pleasant surprise Tuesday when he was extended an invitation to NCAA regionals. Ron Balicki explains.

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Schneider wins Toms Award for facing adversity

Central Florida senior Brad Schneider has been named winner of the David Toms Award, which recognizes the men’s college golfer who has overcome adversity to achieve collegiate excellence.

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Toy Box Notes: Fowler carries mixed bag to victory

Rickie Fowler earned his long-awaited first PGA Tour victory with an assorted bag of clubs.

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Fantasy Tip Sheet: Players Championship

Fantasy Tip Sheet: Players

Fantasy Tip Sheet: In the back-and-forth world of the World Golf Rankings, at least two of our panelists think that Luke Donald will get back to No. 1 with a win at TPC Sawgrass this weekend.

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Staff picks: 2012 NCAA Women's Regionals

Women's regional picks

NCAA women's regional play begins May 10, and only 24 teams can move on to the NCAA Championship. Golfweek's college gurus made their annual predictions.

Appeals court: Harris not liable in bias lawsuit

John Harris, the former Minnesota director of golf who was a defendant in a sexual-discrimination lawsuit, won a significant legal decision this week.

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Rude: Alliss steals show at Hall inductions

Hate To Be Rude

With wit, wisdom and a little something extra for a grade-school teacher, Peter Alliss stole the show at Monday night's Hall of Fame induction says our Jeff Rude.

Top 41 teams, 5 individuals make NCAA D-III field

The NCAA has announced a field of 41 teams and five individuals for this year's NCAA Division III National Championship, to be played May 15-18. The championship will be hosted by Oglethorpe and the Central Florida Sports Commission at the Mission Inn Resort, in Howey-in-the-Hills, Fla.

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Miceli: Players Championship losing its luster

Miceli on The Players

Rory McIlroy skipped the Players Championship in 2011. This year, plenty of Euros are choosing to skip TPC Sawgrass. Our Alex Miceli says the tournament might be losing its unofficial "fifth major" status.

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Woodward (No. 27, 2013) commits to Wake Forest

has given a verbal commitment to Wake Forest.

Woody Woodward has given a verbal commitment to play college golf for Wake Forest beginning in the fall of 2013.

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This week in the world of golf . . .

This week in the world of golf includes the PGA Tour's Players Championship.