News for Wednesday, March 13, 2013

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Diaz, Pepper put past behind them for Solheim Cup

There was a time when Laura Diaz said she’d never look at Dottie Pepper the same. Now, the two will serve alongside each other as assistant captains for the 2013 U.S. Solheim Cup team.

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Mallon adds Diaz as U.S. Solheim Cup assistant

U.S. Solheim Cup Captain Meg Mallon announced Laura Diaz as her second assistant captain Wednesday at the RR Donnelly Founders Cup.

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Bandon Dunes restores Colorado's winning form

Eclipsing four starts in which the Buffaloes couldn't get near a top-10 finish, Colorado won at Bandon Dunes to return to its early-season winning ways.

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Collegians Pressel, Grice earn LPGA exemptions

When the LPGA tour returns to Texas this spring for the first time in more than 20 years, the field will include a healthy number of college players.

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Rude: Spieth grows while Woods rejuvenates

Jordan Spieth grows toward his first PGA Tour victory, while Tiger Woods rejuvenates his No. 1 form even if the computers don't see it, Jeff Rude writes.

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Titleist 712U – a flat-faced hybrid for iron lovers

Hybrids typically have a curved face that some players feel imparts too much spin on the ball. To address that issue, Titleist has created the 712U, a flat-faced hybrid that’s winning a following on tours.

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Women's Midweek Report: 'Bama youth delivers

Welcome to Golfweek’s Midweek Report. We wanted to use this hump day to update you on all the latest college news and give you a quick glance at what to look ahead to this weekend.

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Brueckner, Cathrea join illustrious SF City history

Juniors William Brueckner and Casie Cathrea have added their names to the illustrious list of San Francisco City Championship winners.

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Midweek Report: Kim, Cal cement top spots

A dominant victory at Southern Highlands bolsters the Cal men's No. 1 ranking, while Michael Kim won that tournament as well as the Fresno State Lexus Classic.

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Notes: Paddy begins intense buildup to Augusta

Padraig Harrington will keep a busy travel schedule from here to Augusta. Come this time of year, all thoughts turn to the quest for a green jacket.

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Gulbis WDs in Phoenix as she recovers from malaria

Natalie Gulbis has withdrawn from the RR Donnelley LPGA Founders Cup, the first domestic event on the LPGA schedule, as she recovers from malaria.

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Wood edges Wagner by one at Kathy Whitworth

Hannah Wood, a 17-year-old from Colorado, won the Kathy Whitworth Invitational on March 12. It's the biggest victory of her career.

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Fantasy Tip Sheet: Tampa Bay Championship

A week after a star-studded field at the WGC-Cadillac Champioship, there are still 15 of the top 30 in our Golfweek/Sagarin Rankings playing at Tampa this week. Yet, Retief Goosen is the one getting all the fantasy love.