News for Saturday, February 9, 2013
More than a week has passed since the startling revelation that Vijay Singh took a substance prohibited under the PGA Tour Anti-Doping Program. Many Tour observers wonder how Singh, who has won 34 Tour events in a Hall of Fame career, could have competed last week at the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am after such a turn of events.
Even at 52 years old and 14 years into retirement, there’s still a semblance of what made Wayne Gretzky The Great One.
Rocco Mediate shot an 11-under 61 on Saturday, setting a course record and building a three-shot lead over Tom Pernice Jr. heading into the final round of the Allianz Championship.
Illinois won its first Big Ten Match Play Championship on Saturday at The Concession Golf Club in Bradenton, Fla. The Illini went undefeated in the semifinals and championship match to win the title.
It shouldn't be a surprise at this point: Brandt Snedeker is in the thick of things. Snedeker shot a second consecutive round of 68 on Saturday at the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am, this time on Pebble Beach. He has a share of the lead with James Hahn.
South African duo Richard Sterne and Trevor Fisher Jr. each shot a 4-under 68 to move five shots ahead of the field at the Joburg Open on Saturday.
Phil Mickelson is out of contention at the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am after a third-round 73 that included a triple-bogey at No. 18.
Lydia Ko has a new accessory on her hand this week. Her U.S. Women’s Amateur champion’s ring arrived Wednesday, and she’s wearing it proudly, as it looks like one of the class rings from American movies that she has coveted.