News for Friday, January 11, 2013
Russell Henley not only turned in a second straight 7-under 63, but the PGA Tour rookie also took a two-shot lead after Friday's second round in Honolulu. See how it happened.
Rookies Russell Henley and Scott Langley sit one-two halfway through the Sony Open, but they weren't the only stories Friday in Honolulu. Here are 5 Things you need to know from the day that was.
Thanks to crucial birdies at Nos. 8 and 17, Kelly Shon holds a one-shot lead after Friday's third round at the Sally.
With the Hyundai TOC running 24 hours behind due to horrible weather, NBC (and Golf Channel) had its work cut out for it trying to get set up for the Sony Open. Yet, somehow, when you turned on your TV Thursday night, no one could notice the difference.
Louis Oosthuizen made a long birdie putt at the final green to take a one-shot lead after the second round of the Volvo Champions — and swapped a car for an excavator to use on his South African farm.
Darren Clarke says he may pull out of the race to become Europe's Ryder Cup captain for 2014 because of the impact it would have on his career in the next two years.
Ryo Ishikawa of Japan and Thaworn Wiratchant of Thailand have accepted invitations to compete in the 2013 Masters Tournament.
Seung-yul Noh, who recently signed a contract with Nike as well, will be represented by ISM, the agency announced Friday.
Matthew Perrine of Austin, Texas, has given a verbal commitment to play college golf at Auburn in 2014.
Jesper Parnevik, who will make his PGA Tour season debut at the Humana Challenge next week, will be donning new gear when he takes to the first tee, as Cobra Puma Golf announced it had signed the 14-time winner to an apparel and golf-club contract.
Illinois head coach Mike Small has a saying: "Win tournaments in the fall, win championships in the spring." The Illini took care of the first half of that statement. Now they’re focused on the latter.
Under first-year head coach Eric Riehle's direction, UC Riverside managed three fourth-place finishes in the fall despite a limited schedule of events.
Brian Carlson of Madison, Conn., has given a verbal commitment to play college golf at Purdue in 2014.
Stanford signee Viraat Badhwar shot a final-round 70 at Royal Melbourne Golf Club to win the Australian Master of the Amateurs.
After playing a practice round at the 2012 U.S. Open, K.J. Choi was blunt with Dong-Hwan Lee: "You hit it like a woman." Lee didn't take offense to it, he went home and worked harder.
There’s no debate about college golf’s top team as this new year begins. The Cal Bears begin 2013 with an unblemished record after winning all five of their fall starts.
Four finishes of eighth or worse for the UCLA women during the fall prompts the question: What changed for the once-mighty Bruins?