News for Wednesday, April 24, 2013

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Texas captures first Big 12 title since '04

No. 3 Texas won the Big 12 Championship Wednesday at Prairie Dunes Golf Club in Hutchinson, Kan. This was the Longhorns’ fourth Big 12 Championship and first since 2004. Texas has claimed 43 conference championships since 1927.

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Missouri-Kansas City rolls to men's Summit title

The Kangaroos win by 19, closing the tournament with its only sub-par round, led by individual champ Korbin Kuehn.

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Southeastern Louisiana takes Southland men's title

Southeastern Louisiana, No. 83 in the Golfweek/Sagarin College Rankings, clinched a postseason bid with its victory Wednesday in the Southland Conference Championship.

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Tour lands NEC to back Latin American circuit

The PGA Tour Latinoamerica has gained NEC Corp. as an umbrella sponsor, a milestone deal underscoring the circuit's potential and the region's promise for golf and industry.

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Rude: On Tiger, Tianlang, Muirfield and more

Potential reasons Tiger Woods is skipping Quail Hollow, Tianlang Guan's long challenge, Peter Dawson's 'bullying' denial and more highlight this week's Hate To Be Rude.

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Junior Invitational is Golfweek's top-ranked event

With the Junior Invitational at Sage Valley kicking off its pre-tournament festivities on Wednesday, we took a closer look at the top-ranked junior events in the country.

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Sage Valley: No. 17 could provide plenty of drama

No. 17 won’t disappoint this week. Playing as the No. 1 handicap hole at Sage Valley, it can cause some heartache coming down the stretch.

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Sage Valley: Shelton happy with 'Bama decision

Robby Shelton lifted a huge weight off of his shoulders when he signed with Alabama last Thursday. Now he turns his focus toward this week's Junior Invitational at Sage Valley.

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Midweek Report: Tide men claim SEC; Choi shines

The Alabama Crimson Tide clamied their second straight SEC Men's Championship this week, while N.C. State's Albin Choi won his school's home tournament.

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Sage Valley: Texas commit Ghim ready for big year

After recently committing to Texas, Doug Ghim is poised for a big year on the junior circuit. He hopes that starts this week at Sage Valley.

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Midweek Report: Tide, Meadow add to resumes

Alabama rolled to a 14-shot victory in the SEC Tournament, while Stephanie Meadow became the first Crimson Tide woman to win the individual title.

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Jones (NA, 2016) commits to Texas

Drew Jones of Decatur, Texas, has given a verbal commitment to play college golf at Texas in 2016.

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Els mystified by improvement on par-5s

While Ernie Els rarely embarrasses himself on par-5s during the Masters, his standout play on those holes this year was an unusual success.

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Notes: McDowell's win pays off in more than one way

Buoyant as it always is for a sponsor to see the winner wearing its logo – as Graeme McDowell was at the RBC Heritage – this was one of those cases that can be chalked up to a wonderful twist of fate.

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Sage Valley: 3 key course questions facing the field

Our junior golf crew has made its way to the Junior Invitational at Sage Valley and spent time Tuesday night debating on how the course would play a factor in this week's tournament.

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Is pressure of majors heartfelt or simply external?

Some Tour pros acknowledge that the majors have the richest histories, but feel that the media creates an atmosphere where you can’t be considered great without having at least one on your resume.

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Fantasy Tip Sheet: Zurich Classic

While plenty of Zurich Classic attention will be paid to Tianlang Guan, don't lose sight of the likes of Justin Rose, Jason Dufner and Rickie Fowler. Our weekly predictions.