News for Tuesday, October 9, 2012

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Top-ranked Cal wins again at Pac-12 Preview

Cal showed once again why it is the No. 1 team in the Golfweek/Sagarin College Rankings, winning its third consecutive start to begin the season.

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Player of the week: Patrick Rodgers, Stanford

Rodgers shot 3-under 207 (72-68-67) at Olympia Fields' South Course to win the Olympia Fields/Fighting Illini Invitational by five shots in his season debut.

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Team of the week: Arkansas

The Razorbacks won the Olympia Fields/Fighting Illini Invitational by 13 shots with a 14-over 854 total at Olympia Fields' South Course.

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Player of the week: Mary Michael Maggio, Texas A&M

The Texas A&M senior made three birdies and an eagle in her final nine holes to win the Liz Murphey Fall Preview by a single shot (3-under 213).

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Team of the week: North Carolina

The Tar Heels won the Liz Murphey Fall Preview on Oct. 7 for their first tournament title since the 2011 ACC Championship.

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5 Things: Tiger, McIlroy sputter prior to Wednesday showdown

Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy were in action on the eve of their much-anticipated battle at the Turkish Airlines World Golf Final. Unfortunately for both, their play on Tuesday in the eight-player, match-play event left plenty to be desired.

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The week ahead in the world of golf . . .

The week ahead in the world of golf . . .

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Venturi selected for World Golf Hall of Fame

Former U.S. Open champion and longtime television analyst Ken Venturi has been selected for the World Golf Hall of Fame.

Longtime amateur golfer John Owens dead at 85

Johnny Owens, who won more than 100 amateur golf tournaments and was co-founder of the Society of Seniors, died Oct. 7 in Lexington, Ky. He was 85.