News for Monday, April 22, 2013


News 2013 April 22


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Scores take backseat for Nicklaus, Player, Trevino

Lee Trevino says his round alongside Jack Nicklaus and Gary Player in the Demaret Division of the Liberty Mutual Legends of Golf is something he’ll always treasure.

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Winner's Circle: April 15-21, 2013

Take a look inside the winners' bags from this past week on the PGA Tour, Champions Tour, European Tour and LPGA.

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Staff picks for the Junior Invitational at Sage Valley

Our staff makes picks for the Junior Invitational at Sage Valley by listing their favorite American player, favorite International player and the winner.

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The Toy Box Winner's Circle: RBC Heritage

Our David Dusek takes you inside Graeme McDowell's winning bag -- mainly consisting of Cleveland/Srixon equipment -- in our weekly installment of "The Toy Box Winner's Circle."

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Looper, Janzen among 4 qualifiers for Zurich Classic

Ken Looper shot 62 Monday at LaTour Golf Club in Mathews, La., to win the Monday qualifier for the Zurich Classic. Also in: Lee Janzen and two others.

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British Amateur champ Dunbar turns professional

Alan Dunbar will begin his professional career with consecutive starts on the Challenge Tour: this week’s Challenge de Madrid and the following week’s Montecchia Golf Open in Italy.

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Player of the week: Stephanie Meadow, Alabama

Meadow led the Crimson Tide to its second SEC Championship title and became the first Alabama women’s golfer to win the league title.

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Team of the week: Duke

Duke defended its ACC title with a 24-shot margin of victory. The Blue Devils won their 18th conference title in program history with a 54-hole total of 30-over 882.

Player of the week: Sierra Sims

Sierra Sims of Austin, Texas, won the Under Armour/Hunter Mahan Championship on April 21 at TPC Craig Ranch in McKinney, Texas.

Player of the week: Austin Connelly

Austin Connelly of Irving, Texas, won the Under Armour/Hunter Mahan Championship on April 21 at TPC Craig Ranch in McKinney, Texas.

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GB&I drops squad system that helped win Walker Cups

Great Britain & Ireland captain Nigel Edwards says that with this year's match in America, squad-training on dissimilar courses has "no point" in this year's Walker Cup preparation.

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Player of the week: Sebastian Cappelen, Arkansas

Arkansas’ Sebastian Cappelen, No. 45 in the Golfweek/Sagarin College Rankings, won the SEC Championship with an 8-under 202 total.

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Team of the week: Alabama

Alabama, No. 2 in the Golfweek/Sagarin College Rankings, won its second consecutive SEC Championship on Sunday at Sea Island Resort’s Seaside Course in St. Simons Island, Ga.

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Pool leads Golfweek Senior Amateur at PGA West

Doug Pool and Jeff Burda entered the Golfweek Senior Amateur at PGA West as the hottest players in the field. After the first round, they control the top of the leaderboard at the famed Stadium Course.

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McDowell jumps to 8th in OWGR after win

Graeme McDowell is back in the top 10 of the Official World Golf Ranking after Sunday’s playoff victory at the RBC Heritage. McDowell jumped from 18th to eighth in the OWGR after his first win as a PGA Tour member.

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Funk (No. 42, 2014) commits to Texas

Taylor Funk, son of touring pro Fred Funk, has given a verbal commitment to play college golf at Texas in 2014.

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At Louisville, women's golf inspired by men's hoops

Emily Haas and the Louisville women’s golf team are concentrating on earning a Big East Conference championship title and the automatic qualifier into NCAA regional play that comes with it.

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Nicklaus and Player: Among the Legends of Golf

If seeing Jack Nicklaus and Gary Player hit ceremonial tee shots at the Masters brought a smile to your face, get ready for an even bigger treat at this week's Liberty Mutual Legends of Golf.

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2013 Palmer Cup teams announced

No. 1 Cal and second-ranked Alabama will be well-represented at this year’s Palmer Cup on June 7-9 at Wilmington (Del.) Country Club. Both teams will have three players in the trans-contintental matches between collegians from the United States and Europe.

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Player Diary: California's Max Homa (Part 8)

Max Homa, a senior star at California, will be blogging for all season long, giving you insight into what goes on behind the scenes with the Golden Bears.