News for Wednesday, January 16, 2013



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How it happened: Woods, McIlroy look rusty in Round 1

We'll chalk that one up to being rusty. Making their 2013 season debuts, Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy could never get anything going and both had to settle for rounds that they'd rather put behind them. See how it happened.

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Henley's key to success? Stay in attack mode

Russell Henley might be 23, but he is wise beyond his years, learning that you must keep the pedal to the metal if you hope to succeed on the PGA Tour.

Zylstra leads Golfweek Senior Am; Pfeil two back

Not much keeps Bill Zylstra down. The 61-year-old recently had a small tumor removed from his back, but his golf game never took a hit. Zylstra shot a 5-under 67 in Wednesday’s first round of the Golfweek Senior Amateur.

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Rater's notebook: Streamsong, Blue Course

A look at the Streamsong Blue Course, designed by Tom Doak.

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Rater's notebook: Streamsong, Red Course

A look at the Streamsong Red Course, designed by Bill Coore and Ben Crenshaw

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Streamsong: Mining for golf gold

Only time will tell whether Streamsong Resort, easily the most ambitious domestic golf development of 2013, will be a financial and critical success. But this much can be said with certainty: The people who conceived and built Streamsong aren’t downplaying expectations.

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Tee times: Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship

Take a look at the tee times for the Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship at Abu Dhabi GC which features Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy and Martin Kaymer paired together for the first- and second-round.

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Women's spring preview: Conference USA

With its looming move to the Big East, SMU will have its final chance to win a Conference USA title this spring.

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Men's spring preview: Colonial Athletic Association

The lightly-recruited Payne McLeod has had a little bit of extra motivation since he arrived at the University of North Carolina-Wilmington.

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Wait is over: The Tiger vs. Rory Show reconvenes tonight

5 Things: Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy will play the first two rounds in Abu Dhabi together, starting at 10:40 p.m. EST on Wednesday night. Will Tiger make a statement, or will McIlroy pick up where he left off?

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Herr (No. 15, 2014) commits to Wake Forest

Erica Herr of New Hope, Pa., has given a verbal commitment to play golf at Wake Forest in 2014.

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Fantasy Tip Sheet: Humana Challenge

Phil Mickelson returns to action this week, and yes, he is picked by one of our panelists. But there are five different favorites on our radar for the PGA Tour's Humana Challenge this week . . .

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Montgomerie says McGinley 'best man for the job'

If Colin Montgomerie was unhappy at being passed over in favor of Paul McGinley as European Ryder Cup captain, then he did a good job of hiding it. The 2010 captain said all the right things about McGinley’s selection.

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Aubert, Ramsey headline field for Annika Invitational

One of three AJGA Invitationals taking place this weekend is at Reunion Resort in Reunion, Fla. The Annika Invitational is a girls, invitation-only event featuring juniors from 17 states, 11 countries and Puerto Rico.

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Humana, Clinton lead Bob Hope comeback

The Humana Challenge, formerly the Bob Hope Classic, has staged a remarkable comeback in the past two years.