Stories for May 2013
Friday, May 31
Keep up with all the second-round action from the Memorial Tournament at Muirfield Village – and see where Tiger Woods' morning round went wrong while Bill Haas passed first-day leader Charl Schwartzel.
Once a carrier of clubs for his father at Muirfield, Bill Haas is now letting them do the talking for him; Bo Van Pelt makes helpful changes; Guan Tianlang misses the cut.
If Friday was any indication, the excitement at the Capital City Club's Crabapple course will only intensify as Cal, Georgia Tech, Illinois and Alabama take the course on Saturday for the NCAA semifinals.
Jeff Knox and Tripp Kuhlke, both of Augusta, Ga., teamed up to win the Charlie Coe Invitational on May 31 at Castle Pines Golf Club in Castle Rock, Colo. The pair claimed a one-shot victory over runners-up Brooks Ratzlaff and Tyler Leon.
Georgia Tech sophomore Ollie Schniederjans made a short birdie on the first playoff hole to win his match and give Georgia Tech a 3-2 quarterfinal victory over UNLV in the NCAA Championship on Friday.
Nick Watney's score of 15 over for two rounds at the Memorial Tournament was surprising – as were coach Butch Harmon's comments via Twitter during Friday's second round.
Rick Cloninger of Fort Mill, S.C., won the Chanticleer Senior Invitational, finishing the 54-hole event with a 1-over 223 on the Chanticleer course at Greenville (S.C.) Country Club.
Nearly left out of the lineup on numerous occasions, Mike Small's continued commitment to Alex Burge paid off after the Illinois' sophomore beat Texas' Cody Gribble to secure the clinching point in Friday's NCAA quarterfinals.
Alabama made quick work of New Mexico in the quarterfinals at the NCAA Championship on Friday, setting up a semifinal showdown with Georgia Tech on Saturday.
The quarterfinal matches are all set, starting with Cal vs. Arizona State at 10 a.m. on Friday. We'll keep you up-to-date on the latest from each match with our Tracker! Follow now!
It is quite surprising that Tiger Woods is 10 shots off the midway lead at the Memorial – normally one to dominate par 5s, he is an uncharacteristic even par in eight tries at Muirfield Village.
A clutch shot by California's Brandon Hagy on the 18th hole advances the Golden Bears to the semifinals at the NCAA Championships at The Capital City Club's Crabapple course.
Australian Andrew Dodt is the first on the European Tour to record two holes-in-one during the same round.
Joel Stalter knew he wanted to play in the U.S., but the Frenchman had to do a lot of the leg work, and thankfully got the attention of Cal's Steve Desimone. The rest, as they say, is history.
Thursday, May 30
After a dramatic 4-for-3 playoff late Thursday night, the Elite 8 is set at the NCAA Championship. We break down each match, going behind the numbers and each player pairing.
Take a look at our predictions for the NCAA Championship's match-play weekend.
At some point, J.T. Higgins will look back at the 2013 NCAA Championship and point to many things that could have saved just one shot. But shortly after Texas A&M was the odd team out Thursday evening in a four-team playoff for three spots, this one hurt.
The good news for California – it won the 54-hole stroke-play qualifying portion of the NCAA Championship. The bad news for the Bears – no team in has won the title after doing so in this format.
Who will make it to the Elite 8 at the NCAA Championships? Who will win medalist honors? We'll keep you up-to-date all day long as the field whittles down for the match-play rounds starting on Friday.
California's Max Homa claimed the NCAA individual championship with a bogey-free 4-under 66 in the final round at The Capital City Club's Crabapple course. He is the first Golden Bear to win the individual title.
Of all that happened Thursday at Muirfield Village – Charl Schwartzel’s leading 65, Tiger Woods losing to 53-year-old Fred Couples (70) and barely beating 14-year-old Tianlang Guan – Rory McIlroy’s bad day might be the most compelling.
Brains prevailed over brawn for Scott Piercy off the tee, while Keegan Bradley's distances impressed Presidents Cup captain Fred Couples during the first round of the Memorial.
Both Solheim Cup teams this year are likely to gain an infusion of youth from golfers such as Lexi Thompson, Lizette Salas, Jessica Korda or Charley Hull.
Tiger Woods started his pursuit of a sixth Memorial title quietly but on the right foot Thursday, while Charl Schwartzel fired a 65 early to earn the first-round lead.
Wayne (Neb.) State College is dropping its men’s and women’s golf programs to save money.
Retief Goosen has withdrawn from the 2013 U.S. Open Championship with a back injury. The U.S. Golf Association announced Goosen’s withdrawal Thursday. He was fully exempt into the event.
Matteo Manassero birdied his first six holes en route to a 6-under 66 and a share of the lead on the first day of the Nordea Masters on Thursday.
Midwest Junior Invitational Field
Gavin Hall will take his second shot at college golf this fall when he enrolls at Texas. The team announced on Twitter Thursday that Hall has committed to joining the roster in the fall.
Heeding consumer demand for a more conventional look, TaylorMade will begin offering its white R1 driver in an all-black version. The R1 Black hits select retailers beginning June 10.
Take a look at the Round 2 leaderboard from the Memorial.
Nike's new VR Forged wedges expand the VR family of clubs and offer three distinct sole grinds designed to accommodate various course conditions and shot-making demands.
Wednesday, May 29
A look at Thursday's tee times at the NCAA Championships at the Capital City Club.
There will be two areas of the leaderboard to watch at the outset of Thursday's stroke-play finale at the NCAAs: Those around eighth place and those at Nos. 15 and 16. Lance Ringler explains why.
UCF's Greg Eason is the only player (of 156) that is bogey-free for the NCAA Championship, and is only one shot out of the lead in the race for medalist at the Crabapple course.
Georgia Tech entered the NCAA Championship with two advantages: No player had teed it up in the finals, and it was the only team to get significant practice time at Crabapple. It paid off to the tune of holding the lead after the morning wave.
There’s no better way to close out your college career than playing in the NCAA Championship, especially when your team is not with you and it’s your first trip to college golf’s big show. Just ask Austin Peay's Dustin Korte.
Masters champion Adam Scott echoes four-time U.S. Open champion Jack Nicklaus in saying golfers shouldn't leave their drivers in the bag too often at Merion.
California looked to be running away from the field yet again before hitting the final three holes at Crabapple, which sent the top-ranked team back to the pack and chasing Georgia Tech.
Tiger Woods will continue his pursuit of another Memorial championship Friday morning in a star-powered threesome with Keegan Bradley and Fred Couples. See all the tee times and pairings.
In her first semester at USC, Park, an 18-year-old from Levittown, N.Y., won every award there is to win.
The Trojans’ national-championship victory, the third in program history, amounted to a seventh victory on the season.
UCLA freshman Jonathan Garrick was assessed a one-shot slow play penalty on the 18th hole during the second round of the NCAA Championship on Wednesday. And he was none too pleased about being singled out.
Nicolas Echavarria had made just two starts this spring before being chosen for the fifth spot in Arkansas' lineup at the NCAA Championship. The freshman is making coach Brad McMakin's decision look pretty good, finishing the morning Wednesday in solo second after a second-round 6-under 64.
Jack Nicklaus' scouting report on Merion: Don't hold back
Among the annual rituals at the Memorial: A “World According to Jack” address that's among the most interesting staples in golf – because of what is being said and who is weighing in.
There may be change to the NCAA Championship as soon as next year. The NCAA Division I Men’s Golf Championship Committee has made a recommendation that will go before the Division I Championship/Sports Management Cabinet in two weeks.
The Women’s Golf Coaches Association has announced its list of All-Americans for the 2012-13 season.
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Some take on the challenge that is easily available. Some roll the dice and play their other options. Sometimes you fail, and sometimes you succeed. Specifically, we’re talking about the May 20 IFQ for the Open Championship at Gleneagles in Plano, Texas.
When was the last time a PGA Tour tournament winner was forced to tee it up at a local qualifier for the U.S. Open in the same calendar year or another player ranked 123rd in the world was ineligible for an Open Championship qualifier? Derek Ernst fits the bill on both counts.
This week: Details about Tiger Woods' new driver shaft, super-hot fairway woods and the biggest equipment mistake amateurs make.
With the launch of the Vokey WedgeWorks Hand Ground program, Titleist will deliver tour-level customization to amateur players.
Tuesday, May 28
PGATOUR.COM went behind the scenes with members of the University of Washington men's golf team as they pursue their first-ever NCAA Championship, led by senior and top-ranked amateur player Chris Williams. This is the second in a series of episodes.
Alabama knows what it's like to compete on the biggest stage. Georgia Tech knows it's way around the Capital City Club's Crabapple course. And both find themselves in contention after the first round of the NCAA Championship Tuesday in Milton, Ga.
The PGA Tour Player Advisory Council met Tuesday, but no clear stance was taken on anchoring, and the idea of bifurcation seems to be gaining momentum, according to Davis Love III.
Four wins in 2013. Five wins at Memorial. So it is no shock that Tiger Woods would register as the favorite this week at the house that Jack Nicklaus built. A look at our predictions.
Despite an uncharacteristic slow start, top-ranked Cal rallied behind junior Brandon Hagy to post a 3-under 277 and is seven shots off the lead after the first round.
Inside the May 31, 2013 issue of Golfweek:
Graphite iron shafts received a boost at the Crowne Plaza Invitational as Boo Weekley won with Aldila RIP Tour prototype graphite shafts in his Cleveland irons.
With a new focus being put on pushing the NCAA individual competition to 72 holes, our Lance Ringler walks through how the race for medalist has lost its luster.
Earl Yestingsmeier has missed only three tournaments over the last 51 years for Ball State University. Here's the catch: The last 15 years have been as a retired former coach.
Oklahoma teams play and pray for storm victims
A week after a tornado killed 24 people in Moore, Okla., Oklahoma and Oklahoma State opened play at the NCAA Championship Tuesday at the Capital City Club's Crabapple course in Milton, Ga.
Arizona State freshman Jon Rahm was 'en fuego' on Tuesday during the first round of the NCAA Championship at The Capital City Club's Crabapple Course. Rahm shot a 9-under 61, which included 10 birdies and a bogey.
Tiger Woods is returning to Turkey in the fall to play a European Tour event, this time over 72 holes of stroke play.
Jason Day, Ian Poulter and Nicolas Colsaerts were among 26 golfers earning full exemptions into the U.S. Open on Tuesday, set to take place June 13-16 at Merion Golf Club in Ardmore, Pa.
When it comes to injuries and illnesses, Florida head coach Buddy Alexander has been fortunate. That is, until this season, as the Gators have battled numerous injuries to advance to their 13th straight NCAA Championship.
In the 16-year history of the Memorial Amateur, no golfer has broken 200 for 54 holes at Ancil Hoffman Golf Course. That still holds true, but on a cloudy Memorial Day, Stockton’s Joshua Stone came as close as any player
Monday, May 27
Jorge Garcia won the Thunderbird International Junior on May 27 after posting a final-round 2-under 70 at Grayhawk Golf Club in Scottsdale, Ariz.
Hideki Matsuyama led all U.S. Open hopefuls at International Sectional Qualifying May 27 at Ohtone Country Club’s West Course in Ibaraki Prefecture, Japan. Matsuyama finished 36 holes at 8-under 132.
Eddie Merrins recently spoke to Golfweek about his tenure as UCLA coach, his best team and the quality he believes is the key to success.
Along with birdies and eagles, southern charm and tradition will be at the top of the leaderboard as top senior amateurs visit Greenville, S.C., for the Chanticleer Senior Invitational.
Ninety-four of Europe’s elite professionals turned up to qualify for arguably the game’s hardest major, and a garden party broke out. Then again, what do you expect when you stage a U.S. Open qualifying tournament at a place called Walton-on-the-Hill, a quintessential English golf club in the leafy county of Surrey?
Our Lance Ringler takes a look at a few of the storylines at the outset of the week, including the battle between Cal and Alabama, as well as Thomas Pieters return to defend his individual title.
The Capital City Club has a rich history -- playing host to this week's NCAA Championship is just the latest in a mix of historic events that have taken place on the expansive property just outside of Atlanta.
Don Hill has been named the new Elon men’s golf coach, and will replace Bill Morningstar, who retired this season after 41 years leading the Phoenix.
Take a look at the Twitter banter from all 30 teams participating in this week's NCAA Men's Championship at Capital City Club.
More than 48 hours after USC claimed victory at the NCAA Championship, it’s still hard to put into words exactly what happened at the University of Georgia Golf Course.
After earning a spot in the U.S. Open, Simon Khan can put behind him disappointment at the BMW PGA Championship.
Our college golf crew will be out in full force this week at the Capital City Club this week for the NCAA Men's Championship. Here's a look at their Elite 8 and individual medalist picks.
Tee times for the first- and second-round of the 2013 Men's NCAA Championship at The Capital City Club's Crabapple Course in Milton, Ga.
Sunday, May 26
Jorge Garcia fired his second consecutive 68 to take a three-shot lead over Sam Burns at the Thunderbird International Junior. Nicole Morales holds a one-shot lead in the girls.
Alice Chen has given a verbal commitment to play college golf at Furman in 2014.
Paul Simson, the reigning U.S. Senior Amateur champion, went wire-to-wire winning the Senior Division of the Lupton Memorial.
Here is a complete list of the clubs that Boo Weekley used to shoot a final-round 66 en route to his victory Sunday at the Crowne Plaza Invitational – his first PGA Tour win since the 2008 RBC Heritage.
A week like no other on the LPGA Tour ended with Ilhee Lee winning for the first time, picking up a two-shot win over Irene Cho.
Kohki Idoki erased a five-stroke deficit against a fading Kenny Perry, charging to a two-stroke victory Sunday in the Senior PGA Championship.
On a day when it was tough to tell between the barks of "Boooooooo" and "Kuuuuuuuch" at the Crowne Plaza Invitational, it was Boo Weekley who would find the winner's circle, using a 4-under 66 to clear Matt Kuchar by a single shot.
Boo Weekley fired a final-round, 4-under 66 at the Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial to capture his first PGA Tour title since the 2008 RBC Heritage, holding off Zach Johnson and Matt Kuchar by two shots.
Matteo Manassero left the $6.1 million BMW PGA Championship looking forward to the future. Lee Westwood departed wondering if he can find a long game to contend in next month’s U.S. Open.
Boccieri's new EL Series putters, each with a 175-gram counterweight along with a 17-inch grip, are designed to mimic the steadiness and repeatability of belly putters – without anchoring.
Paul Simson, the current U.S. Senior Amateur champion, has a two-round total of 71 points to kept him one point better than Doug Hanzel who posted a total of 70 points for the two rounds.
Paola Moreno kept bogeys off her jumbled scorecard for the second straight day for a 4-under 41, giving her a one-shot lead over Lindsey Wright going into the final, 12-hole round.
After giving plenty of consideration to 2012 runner-up Alabama, our Ron Balicki (aka, Wrong Ron) has decided that California is destined to cap its golden season with a victory.
Which was the best conference in college golf this season? If you base it off the 30 teams at this week's NCAAs, the SEC is a clear winner says our Ron Balicki.
Here is a look at my odds for the 2013 NCAA Men's Championship, set to start on May 28 at Capital City Golf Club's Crabapple Course in Woodstock, Ga.
When you think of college golf, you think of both teams and individuals competing for a title or in this case, a national championship. Having qualified through the regionals, on May 28-31, six individuals will enter the NCAA Championship without their respective teams in Atlanta.
Saturday, May 25
Matt Kuchar made a 12-foot birdie putt at the 16th hole to regain the lead near the end of a long Saturday at Colonial, and led four players by a stroke after three rounds.
It’s an understatement to say Peter Jacobsen was thrilled at the chance to return to Bellerive Country Club for the 74th Senior PGA Championship.
Matt Kuchar took the 36-hole lead at the Crowne Plaza Invitational early Saturday morning and after 54 holes, Kuchar is still on top at Colonial Country Club. See how it all unfolded!
Luis Fernando Barco of Peru and Marthe Wold of Norway lead the boys and girls divisions, respectively, at the Thunderbird International Junior at Grayhawk Golf Club.
After the first round of the John T. Lupton Memorial, Paul Simson is in a familiar position. Simson, the only player in history to hold the British, Canadian and American senior amateur titles in the same year, totaled 35 points Saturday to take the lead at the Honors Course in Ooltewah, Tenn.
Lee Westwood shot a 67 Saturday to move into second place, a stroke behind Alejandro Canizares, after three rounds of the third round of the BMW PGA Championship.
Heather Bowie Young made five straight birdies while jumping from one side of the golf course to the other. Silvia Cavalleri was hitting the ball so well Friday she was sorry the Bahamas Classic was held on only 12 holes.
Friday, May 24
Oklahoma City won its sixth NAIA Women's National Championship on Friday, winning by 12 shots at the Wilderness Ridge Golf Club in Lincoln, Neb.
South Mountain Community College successfully defended its NJCAA Division II Men's national title, winning by 32 shots at Goose Pond Colony Golf Course in Scottsboro, Ala.
Four shots. That's all that separated Barry from its opponent, Lynn, after the two teams split their match-play final 2-2-1 Friday at the NCAA Division II Men's Championship in Hershey, Pa. The ensuing tiebreaker went to Barry, which held the 403-399 advantage.
USC freshman Annie Park's NCAA Championship victory made her just the second player in NCAA history to sweep all three postseason individual titles. So what's next for Park? Her high school's prom and graduation.
USC’s national championship will go down in the books next to a number of descriptors, blowout and runaway chief among them. But a 21-shot victory on Friday at the University of Georgia Golf Course amounted to something else for the Trojans: a final endurance test.
Other than earning confirmation that there’s a reason why they call it “The Horrible Horseshoe” at Colonial, Friday went nicely for Graham DeLaet, who found himself a shot back of leader Matt Kuchar when play was halted at the Crowne Plaza Invitational.
Just when you expected players at the 74th Senior PGA Championship to act their age, along came Tom Watson to prove the time-honored adage that, indeed, age is just a number. The two-time Senior PGA champion is at 2-under 140, tied for eighth and five strokes behind a pair of co-leading Kentuckians, Russ Cochran and Kenny Perry.
No one matched Ryan Palmer's first-round 62 Friday at Colonial . . . yet. Second-round play was suspended at the Crown Plaza Invitational with Matt Kuchar leading at 10 under.
For world-weary city residents, the Hudson Valley offers good golf and great food in a pastoral, historic setting.
The University of Michigan announced the hiring of Jan Dowling as the new head women’s golf coach. Dowling is the fifth coach in the 37-year history of the program.
2012 Rolex Junior All-America Ashlan Ramsey joins the Golfweek.com staff as a player blogger for the 2013 junior golf season.
2012 Rolex Junior All-America Ashlan Ramsey joins the Golfweek.com staff as a player blogger for the 2013 junior golf season.
When Cameron Champ is feeling pressure down the stretch, he doesn’t hide from it. Champ hopes to harness it.
With the NCAA Championship on the horizon, it is going to take a win by the three players behind Michael Kim to take away the top spot in the Haskins Award Watch List.
Two-time defending champion Luke Donald and Ryder Cup teammate Ian Poulter missed the cut Friday at the BMW PGA Championship.
Thursday, May 23
Barry beat Nova Southeastern by two shots in a tiebreaker Thursday to advance to the match-play final of the NCAA Division II Men's Championship in Hershey, Pa.
USC will take a 17-shot lead into the final round of the NCAA Championship, but the Trojans know that weirder things have happened, thus they must remain focused.
Whether planning to turn pro or not, seniors will leave the NCAA Women's Championship in Athens, Ga., with degrees in hand.
Call it a Dallas re-run, only set in Fort Worth. But one week after warm temperatures and benign wind enabled the PGA Tour chaps to open with silly low numbers at the HP Byron Nelson Championship, similar conditions greeted players at Thursday’s opening round of the Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial.
A championship vibe along with a great view from the media center landed this year's NCAA Women's Championship at No. 2 in Lance Ringler's Championship Feel Test rankings.
As a player who had his PGA Tour card for three years in the 1990s but never managed to win enough money to keep his playing privileges for the following season, Sonny Skinner knows how easy it is for a player to be overly demanding of himself.
Ryan Palmer is a member at Colonial and Thursday he used that to his advantage, carding an 8-under 62 to take the first-round lead at the Crowne Plaza Invitational. See how it all unfolded!
Florida Southern's Tim Crouch won the NCAA Division II men's individual championship May 22 with a victory in a three-way playoff over South Carolina Aiken's Matt Atkins and Western Washington's Jake Webb.
Mississippi State's Ally McDonald has a competitive fire that has led her into contention for an NCAA title.
The Bahamas LPGA Classic is to start Friday with a 12-hole round, using the holes that are not under water from the worst flooding in about 20 years.
Responding to Sergio Garcia’s apology to Tiger Woods, European Tour CEO George O'Grady tried to defuse the situation. However, he used the racially insensitive term "colored" while on air with Sky Sports.
After the winds of controversy that have blown over the Wentworth West Course the last few days, the European Tour breathed a sigh of relief when a golf tournament finally broke out Thursday morning.
Take a look at the Round 4 leaderboard from the Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial.
Wednesday, May 22
Stanford gets to spend a week in the life of freshman Mariah Stackhouse while at the NCAA Championship. The Stackhouse home is about 90 miles from the course, which was close enough for the Cardinal to pile in the team van early week and take in a home-cooked meal.
Devon Brouse doesn’t have to say a word. The Purdue coach simply takes his rather powerful-looking stance, crosses his arms in front of his chest and gives a look. That look. The one that says he’s related to Gen. George S. Patton and expects his team to win the battle and the war.
Our resident college golf expert Lance Ringler goes through what he knows and doesn't know at the halfway point of the NCAA Women's Championship, including a thought that match play might be on the horizon.
The Oklahoma women's golf team is playing in honor of the victims in Moore, Okla., which is only 10 miles away from campus in Norman, Okla.
Behind freshman Annie Park, USC took complete control at the NCAA Women's Championship on Wednesday, opening a 12-shot lead over Alabama after the morning wave.
Thirty-two years after he turned professional, Roger Chapman enjoyed the season he always thought he was capable of — two major titles in 2012, the Senior PGA and U.S. Senior Open, in the brief span of six weeks.
A week after withdrawing from a U.S. Open sectional qualifier, 14-year-old Tianlang Guan has received a sponsor exemption to play in the FedEx St. Jude Classic.
PGATOUR.COM went behind the scenes with members of the University of Washington men's golf team as they pursue their first-ever NCAA Championship, led by senior and top-ranked amateur player Chris Williams. This is the first of a series of episodes.
Defending champion Zach Johnson, perennial contender Jim Furyk, 2011 Masters champion Charl Schwartzel and unheralded Chris Kirk are all players to watch this week.
For the first time in . . . well, perhaps forever . . . Johnson Wagner carried a yardage book at the Open Championship International Final Qualifying at Gleneagles -- mostly due to his unique and inexperienced caddie.
At 8 under, Martin Kaymer finished joint fifth at the HP Byron Nelson Championship. Though that doesn’t create headlines, here’s something surprising: It’s his first top 10 in an official PGA Tour stroke-play event since winning the 2010 PGA Championship.
"Sorry" wasn’t the hardest word for Sergio Garcia. Anything but. Garcia uttered the word nine times in apologizing to Tiger Woods for the inappropriate comment that the Spaniard made about Woods during the European Tour’s annual dinner the night before.
Rory McIlroy has refused to shed any light on his alleged change of management companies. The Northern Irishman is remaining tight-lipped on claims that he is leaving Conor Ridge’s Horizon Sports Management Group to set up on his own.
Lee Westwood has a message for European Tour chief executive George O'Grady: Improve scheduling or risk the tour's demise.
Though Esteban Toledo hung up his boxing gloves for health reasons, he still possesses a fighter’s spirit that carried him to his first Champions Tour victory.
Tuesday, May 21
The USGA and R&A officially announced the ban of the anchored stroke on Tuesday morning, sending plenty of golf's elite players, coaches and equipment manufacturers to Twitter to make a statement.
Andres Echavarria has been racking up the frequent-flyer miles as he attempts to work his way into the U.S. Open, Open Championship and onto the Web.com Tour.
The Oklahoma coaches told their players there was no need for bad attitudes or hanging heads at the NCAA Championship -- they can play in honor of the tornado victims back home.
Tim Clark is waiting for the PGA Tour to announce its position regarding the application of Rule 14-1b. But he's already explored legal options if the decision isn't favorable to players like him who practice anchoring.
says Joe Six-Pack essentially was ignored as the USGA and R&A went about their proceedings to ban the anchoring stroke.
Let’s not kid ourselves. The ban on an anchored putting stroke, to start in 2016, would seem to focus on “sport” rather than “game.” On competition rather than recreation. On game-face golf rather than social golf.
The San Jose State Spartans posted a 4-under 284 Tuesday morning and watched it hold up for a share of the NCAA women's championships' first-round lead as USC pulled evening during the afternoon wave.
Auburn coach Kim Evans hopes to make the drive to Athens, Ga., to watch her Tigers compete in this week’s NCAA Championship before her months-long chemo treatment begins.
The Bulldogs have gone from a bubble team to an at-large lock this spring, with scoring averages dropping and team records being replaced.
For months, Michigan State's Liz Nagel has relied on two words to get her motivated: “Spartan strong.” As she opens the NCAA Championships, her fight to overcome cancer keeps her grounded.
The AJGA sent out a statement in support of the USGA and R&A’s adoption of Rule 14-1B.
Sang-Moon Bae won the HP Byron Nelson Championship with Callaway’s new Hex Chrome+ golf ball, TaylorMade customizes a one-off RocketBladez 1-iron for Jason Day; more.
California's Joël Stalter weighs in on the anchoring ban decision. Stalter, who used a belly putter for the first part of the college season, had returned to a short putter.
Multiple juniors have advanced through U.S. Open local qualifying and will play in Sectional qualifying June 3 around the country. For Zachary Bauchou, he will always remember his first.
Multiple juniors have advanced through U.S. Open local qualifying and will play in Sectional qualifying June 3 at various golf courses around the country. But for Zachary Bauchou, he will always remember his first.
The AJGA’s Thunderbird International Junior is set to take place May 25-27 at Grayhawk Golf Club’s Raptor course in Scottsdale, Ariz. For the 13th consecutive year, the Thunderbird will boast a good field of homegrown American players along with an international mix.
Acting "for the Good of the game," the USGA and R&A announced the adoption of Rule 14-1b, which prohibits anchoring the club in making a stroke.
As it turned out, there were no changes to the rules proposal to ban an anchored stroke, first presented on Nov. 28, 2012. Tuesday’s tranquil gathering wasn't lengthy, ending after a few predictable questions from journalists.
Rule 14-1B bans the anchored-swing method but does not ban long or belly putters. Enforcement and interpreting the rule often will boil down to intent.
Europe captain Paul McGinley has given himself an extra pick for next year's Ryder Cup, copying American counterpart Tom Watson's decision to choose three players.
PGA of America president Ted Bishop, an early dissenter regarding a ban of the anchored stroke, must wrap his arms around how his 27,000 members will deal with the USGA's new rule.
"We will now begin our process to ascertain whether the various provisions of Rule 14-1b will be implemented in our competitions and, if so, examine the process for implementation."
USGA executive director Mike Davis, USGA president Glen Nager and USGA Rules Committee chairman Mark Newell field questions about the anchoring ban.
PGA of America on anchoring: "Although we do not agree with the decision, we applaud the USGA for its willingness to listen to our concerns and engage in meaningful discussions."
Do you agree with the decision to ban the anchored stroke?
Monday, May 20
Washington senior Chris Williams is the 2013 Ben Hogan Award recipient.
The par-3 17th hole wreaked havoc on the field at the Open Championship qualifier at Gleneagles Country Club in Plano, Texas -- eventually helping decide the final three spots on Monday.
Alabama is aiming for national title No. 2, season victory No. 8 and consecutive victory No. 6 this week at the NCAA Women's Championship. Here are 5 Things you need to know from Monday's practice rounds in Athens, Ga.
The Crimson Tide have won seven titles this season and junior Stephanie Meadow is playing some of the best golf of her young career, but they're not the only picks for this week's D-I final.
We caught up with Henry Liaw, the 2001 U.S. Junior champion, who spends his days teaching the game in his native California.
Gabriella Then is a busy girl. After qualifying for her third U.S. Women’s Open last week in Beaumont, Calif., the 17-year-old won the Scott Robertson Memorial Junior Sunday. She now will prepare for her third Thunderbird International Junior.
Phil Mickelson committed to the FedEx St. Jude Classic on Monday, meaning he'll play two straight events leading up to the U.S. Open.
Georgia senior Emilie Burger has made the most of her four years as a Bulldog, especially her fourth year, as new head coach Josh Brewer moved in to take over the reigns. She will compete in her first and last national championship in her backyard of Athens, Ga.
Having gone 72 grueling holes in vintage Texas heat and wind to secure his first PGA Tour win, Sang-Moon Bae chose not to play 36 more to try and secure an Open Championship spot on Monday.
Sang-Moon Bae’s victory at the HP Byron Nelson Championship, his first PGA Tour win, moved him to No. 64 in the latest Official World Golf Ranking.
Asked if he had any thought of contacting Sergio Garcia to make amends between the two, Tiger Woods quickly answered: "No."
First- and second-round tee times for the NCAA Women's Championship at the University of Georgia Golf Course in Athens, Ga.
Central Florida’s Greg Eason became the first Knight to win an individual regional title in Tempe, Ariz., on May 18.
California won its 11th tournament of the season on May 18 at the NCAA Pullman Regional.
Carl Yuan won the Scott Robertson Memorial Golf Tournament on May 19 by three shots.
Gabriella Then, of Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., won the Scott Robertson Memorial Golf Tournament on May 19.
Tiger Woods announced Tuesday that he will play in the Memorial Tournament May 30-June 2 at Muirfield Village Golf Club in Dublin, Ohio. Amateur Tianlang Guan, 14, will join him after receiving a sponsor exemption.
The American Junior Golf Association, in partnership with the Canadian Junior Golf Association, will conduct an AJGA Open event in London, Ontario, on August 12-15 at Greenhills Golf Club.
Taylor Coleman of San Antonio has given a verbal commitment to play college golf for Arizona State beginning in the fall of 2015.
Rafael Barnoya and Jiyoon Jang claimed titles Sunday at the Golfweek West Coast Junior Invitational. Barnoya rallied from the third position on the leaderboard entering the final round, while Jang defended her lead.
Sunday, May 19
Sang-Moon Bae broke through in dramatic style on Sunday to win his first PGA Tour event, capturing the HP Byron Nelson Championship. Bae is the first player to win on Tour using Callaway's new HEX Chrome+ golf ball.
Jennifer Johnson won the Mobile Bay LPGA Classic on Sunday for her first tour title, birdieing four of the final six holes for a one-stroke victory over Jessica Korda and Pornagong Phatlum.
Mark Anderson had a tournament-record 27-under 259 total, the third-lowest score in relation to par in Web.com Tour history.
Sang-Moon Bae fired a 1-under 69 during a windy day at the HP Byron Nelson Championship, good enough for a two-shot win over Keegan Bradley and his first PGA Tour victory.
Will Keegan Bradley go coast-to-coast, riding his 10-under 60 on Thursday to victory at the HP Byron Nelson Championship? Follow now!
Behind a number of par-saving putts and a nice back-nine run, Graeme McDowell got his redemption at the Volvo Match Play on Sunday with a 2-and-1 victory over Thongchai Jaidee.
With no status on the PGA Tour, 2010 U.S. Amateur champ Peter Uihlein boldly went where few Americans go anymore. Uihlein took the fork in the road and joined the Challenge Tour, the European Tour’s developmental circuit.
Behind a 4-under 68 on Sunday, former Oklahoma State star and U.S. Amateur champion Peter Uihlein won his first European Tour title, clearing the field at the Madeira Islands Open in Portugal by two shots.
Annie Dulman capped her freshman season at Rollins with Player of the Year and Freshman of the Year honors. It signals good things to come.
The inaugural Golfweek Midwest Junior Invitational will take place June 13-14 at Cog Hill Country Club’s famed Dubsdread Course near Chicago.
Saturday, May 18
You’ve seen plenty of scratchy third rounds, right? Well, Saturday wasn’t one of those days at the HP Byron Nelson Championship as Keegan Bradley held onto his lead and those in the lead groups continued to play well. Here are 5 Things you need to know.
The scores are low this week in Mobile, where the Crossings Course delivers all kinds of Southern comforts for LPGA players.
Cal’s 20-shot rout at Palouse Ridge in Pullman, Wash., is the Golden Bears' 11th victory of the 2012-13 season. Cal had tied the unofficial NCAA record of 10 with its Pac-12 victory.
UCLA won its third stroke-play title of the season at the NCAA Tempe Regional, and claimed its fifth regional title in the past decade. The Bruins finished 17 shots ahead of the next-closest teams.
Illinois earned a sixth consecutive trip to the NCAA Championship after winning its first regional title Saturday at the NCAA Fayetteville Regional.
Lynn edged defending champion Nova Southeastern at the NCAA Division II Women's National Championship, establishing itself as yet another South Florida women's golf powerhouse.
Keegan Bradley moved another step closer to becoming the first wire-to-wire winner at the HP Byron Nelson Championship since 1980, and he leads by one shot after Saturday in Irving, Texas. See how it all unfolded!
Alabama won its fifth consecutive tournament title Saturday, coming from behind to defeat Florida by six shots at the NCAA's Baton Rouge Regional.
New Mexico saved its best golf for when it mattered most, as the top-seeded Lobos won the NCAA Columbus Regional. Senior James Erkenbeck added the individual title for New Mexico.
M.J. Maguire's four consecutive birdies to close the final round sealed North Florida's first regional title Saturday at the NCAA Tallahassee Regional.
Graeme McDowell defeated Nicolas Colsaerts, 2 and 1, to advance to the semifinals of the Volvo World Match Play, but it was Colsaerts' up-and-down from a restroom that had everyone talking Saturday in Kavarna, Bulgaria.
Friday, May 17
Alex Mahlik and Andrew Klasing recorded top-10 individual finishes to help Central Alabama CC capture the NJCAA National Championship Friday at the Rawls Course in Lubbock, Texas.
Oklahoma City won its second straight and ninth overall men's NAIA National Championship Friday at Creekside Golf Club in Salem, Ore.
The Mary Hardin-Baylor women's golf team won its first NCAA Division III National Championship, ending Methodist's 15-year hold on the title, on Friday at the Raven Golf Club in Destin, Fla.
Texas-Tyler bested second-place Transylvania by seven shots to win its first NCAA Division III National Championship.
Keegan Bradley began and ended his day with a three-shot lead Friday at the HP Byron Nelson Championship, as the field kept its distance for the most part. Here are 5 Things to Know.
Ken Venturi had a severe stuttering problem as a youth, lost competitive golf to carpal tunnel syndrome, and lost a wife to brain cancer. Yet he’s inclined to repeat, “I’ve been very fortunate.”
Ken Venturi had a severe stuttering problem as a youth, lost competitive golf to carpal tunnel syndrome, and lost a wife to brain cancer. Yet he’s inclined to repeat, “I’ve been very fortunate.”
Ken Venturi, winner of the 1964 U.S. Open and the voice of golf for CBS Sports for 35 years, died Friday afternoon.
The HP Byron Nelson Championship started in record fashion on Thursday -- thanks to the brilliant play of Keegan Bradley. Will anyone catch him on Friday? Follow now!
Central Florida's Greg Eason nearly made school history Friday at the NCAA Tempe Regional, shooting 7-under 63 to take the individual lead, while UCLA holds an 11-shot edge in the team race.
Both California and USC's Sam Smith hold commanding leads after two rounds of the NCAA Pullman Regional.
Arkansas is taking advantage of playing on a familiar course, as the host Razorbacks hold the lead after two rounds of the NCAA Fayetteville Regional at Blessings Golf Club.
While first-round leader Charlotte fell back to a tie for fifth, UNLV and South Carolina moved into the top spot and share the lead after two rounds of the NCAA Columbus Regional.
T.J. Vogel is looking like an All-American again, and as a result, the Florida Gators are leading the NCAA Baton Rouge Regional after two rounds.
North Florida still leads after two rounds of the NCAA Tallahassee Regional, but Washington, helped by Charlie Hughes' 65, pulled to within two shots entering Saturday's final round.
Pre-tournament favorite Ian Poulter bowed out of the Volvo World Match Play Championship after losing his second match in two days, left only to vent his frustration.
Tiger Woods switches to heavier Mitsubishi Diamana White Board shaft
Seeking a heavier driver shaft at The Players Championship, Tiger Woods switched to a 73-gram Mitsubishi Diamana White Board 73-X.
Two-time major champion Rory McIlroy is leaving Dublin-based Horizon Sports Management to set up his own management group, The Associated Press has learned.
A look at the second-round tee times at the HP Byron Nelson Championship.
Golf Pride Tour Tradition putter grip uses paddle style
Paddle-front putter grips such as the Golf Pride Tour Tradition have been used for decades by many of the world’s best players.
Palmbird putter grip one of heaviest in golf
One of the heaviest grips in golf, the 169-gram Palmbird, as the name suggests, is ideal for golfers who want to place their palms in facing positions on both sides.
Lamkin Crossline Paddle putter grip uses well-known design
The Crossline is Lamkin’s best-known design, and the Crossline Paddle putter grip has the same distinctive look and feel as the grips for full-swing clubs.
Ping Man Black Out putter grip: No white paint
The 59-gram Ping Man Black Out grip was made famous by Tiger Woods, who as an amateur used a black marker to cover the white paint fill on the grip.
Winn JumboLite putter grip offers size in lighter weight
The Winn JumboLite putter grip weighs 60 grams, which is a popular weight among touring pros.
Prescription Golf Midsize Tapered putter grip uses grooves
The Prescription Golf Midsized Tapered is a grooved putter grip designed by Dr. Lanny Johnson, a pioneer in arthroscopic surgery.
SuperStroke Slim 3.0 putter grip weighs in at 60g
The SuperStroke Slim 3.0 is used by Jason Dufner and other touring pros.
Odyssey Vegas putter grip features images of cards
The Odyssey Vegas putter grip has playing cards pictured on it and weighs in at 61 grams.
Thursday, May 16
Lexi Thompson birdied four of her last five holes for a 7-under 65 and a share of the first-round lead Thursday with Eun-Hee Ji in the Mobile Bay LPGA Classic.
Keegan Bradley fired a 10-under 60 -- coming within feet of a 59 -- and took a three-shot lead over Charl Schwartzel after the first round of the HP Byron Nelson Championship on Thursday. 5 Things you need to know . . .
The 12th-seeded Charlotte 49ers lead the South Carolina Gamecocks by a single shot and are four clear of the Stanford Cardinal.
After struggling in the spring season and barely making Illinois' regional squad, Charlie Danielson fired a 7-under 65 to take the individual lead at the Fayetteville Regional.
Bandon Dunes developer Mike Keiser is well down the path to creating a 27-hole municipal facility for the coastal Oregon town.
A 27-hole municipal course in Bandon Dunes would be located on a sandy, partially wooded stretch of ground six miles south of town center, overlooking a lagoon and coastal barrier sand bar.
No. 1 Cal is ahead after a school-record, 23-under 265 that was led by 7-under 65s from U.S. Amateur runner-up Michael Weaver and Joel Stalter, but those two golfers trail USC's Sam Smith by three.
Gators growl in Round 1, lead by 10 shots over Alabama and South Alabama at the NCAA's Baton Rouge Regional.
Keegan Bradley set the early pace with a 60 and no one could chase him down, giving Bradley a three-shot lead after the first round of the HP Byron Nelson Championship. See how it all happened.
M.J. Maguire's opening-round 65 Thursday has North Florida leading the NCAA Tallahassee Regional.
A slow start turned into an exciting finish for No. 4 UCLA, the regional's top seed – providing a 10-shot lead over No. 8 Duke at the NCAA men's regional in Tempe, Ariz.
The Illinois Fighting Illini were in full stride in the opening round at the Fayetteville, Ark., regional, shooting 6-under 282 to take a three-stroke lead.
Keegan Bradley came within three feet of a 59 Thursday at the HP Byron Nelson Championship, carding 10 birdies and an eagle en route to a 10-under 60.
West Coast Invitational - Longbow, AZ
Ian Poulter lost 3 and 2 to Thongchai Jaidee, but a win tomorrow against South Africa’s Thomas Aiken, the other player in the group, will see the Englishman through to the knockout rounds of the Volvo World Match Play Championship.
A look at the Round 4 leaderboard at the HP Byron Nelson Championship.
Wednesday, May 15
The NCAA Div. I men’s postseason has arrived. The six regional format is now five years old and seems to be working very well. Largely due to the lesser number of teams which results in a better run event from every aspect of tournament golf.
“Not many drivers” is a crazy new catch phrase in sports. It applies not to the Indy 500 or the Iditarod dog-sled race but to, of all things, professional golf in the so-called Bomber Era.
The Player of the Year race in college women’s golf will go down to the wire this season. The candidates: USC freshman Annie Park and Stephanie Meadow, a junior at Alabama.
A look at the first-round tee times at the HP Byron Nelson Championship.
Max Homa, a senior star at California, will be blogging for Golfweek.com all season long, giving you insight into what goes on behind the scenes with the Golden Bears.
Thracian Cliffs is a stunning location. Hard by the Black Sea some 220 miles from Bulgarian capital Sofia, Gary Player has somehow carved 18 undulating holes into sheer white cliffs that will provide stunning television pictures. Whether it produces stunning golf is another story.
The €3 million Volvo World Match Play Championship couldn’t come soon enough for Ian Poulter. It also comes at exactly the right time for Graeme McDowell.
As we approach the first day of NCAA men's regionals on Thursday, our staff of experts took a few moments to dissect each regional and make their picks.
Jason Day and Jordan Spieth have had success at the Byron Nelson Championship and register as favorites this week by our fantasy panel. Check out their predictions!
Tuesday, May 14
Building off its Trusty Rusty wedge heritage, Cobra Golf aims to become a bigger player in the category with an extensive line of Tour Trusty clubs.
Questions about the latest golf gear and gadgets? Our senior equipment writer David Dusek has answers.
It's easy to get a sense of why the great players tread carefully with their schedules - so many great tournaments, so little time. Plus: Players on courses they love and courses they don't, and more in this week's notes.
For Oklahoma's Ryan Hybl, Illinois’ Mike Small and Oregon’s Casey Martin, advancing past their respective local qualifying stages for the 2013 U.S. Open is merely an afterthought compared to moving toward an NCAA Championship.
Heralded and beloved as Merion is, it's becoming quite obvious that the majority of players know very little about the course. Graeme McDowell recently looked back at a preview round he played there.
As Casey Wittenberg's swing coach, Adam Schriber chose to get some work done up close and personal. He caddied for him at The Players Championship.
Tiger Woods didn’t need his driver much at The Players, but to better tackle a tight TPC Sawgrass course, he switched to a heavier driver shaft for greater accuracy.
As his college career at Cal draws to a close, Max Homa continues to play in memory of a close childhood friend. Homa's devotion to that memory makes him a strong "spiritual leader" for the Golden Bears.
Marisa Messana of Plantation, Fla., has given a verbal commitment to play college golf at Clemson when the Tigers' women's program debuts in 2014.
The World Anti-Doping Agency has raised the threshold for a positive marijuana test, significantly reducing the likelihood of detection for athletes who use the drug. What this might mean for the PGA Tour is uncertain.
Greg Robertson has been named head women’s golf coach at Kent State. Robertson becomes the second head coach in program history, replacing Mike Morrow, who started the program in 1997.
The LPGA will return to Prattville, Ala., in 2014 after a one-year hiatus, the tour announced Tuesday.
Royal Liverpool Golf Club, Hoylake has been named the site of the 2019 Walker Cup.
The Golf Coaches Association of America announced NJCAA Division I PING All-America and All-District teams Monday.
Girls First-Round Pairings
Boys First-Round Pairings
The collaboration between five-time PGA Tour winner Matt Kuchar and putter maker Bob Bettinardi yields two models.
The Prairie Club, which reopens for the 2013 season on May 16, has cut its early-week stay-and-play rates 20 percent.
Denny Glass, who has been tournament chairman for the Northeast Amateur in Rumford, R.I., since 1994, announced his retirement from that post last week. But his impact will be felt for years.
Monday, May 13
With his victory at the 2013 Players Championship, Tiger Woods has now won three times at TPC Sawgrass, adding to his victories at the 2001 Players and 1994 U.S. Amateur. Let's now take a trip down memory lane to 19 years ago and look back at Tiger's first win on Pete Dye's legendary track.
Poor weather conditions in regions stretching from America's Heartland to the Mid-Atlantic contributed to rounds played in the U.S. falling 23 percent in March, according to an industry report.
Virginia Tech will add women’s golf to its list of intercollegiate athletics beginning in the fall of 2015.
Take a look at Tiger Woods' bag from The Players Championship.
Yuanru Yin shot 72-66 to win the girls 13-15 division at Quail Ridge Country Club on May 12.
Tyler Strafaci won the Florida Junior Tour tournament at Quail Ridge Country Club’s South course on May 12.
The sophomore tied the best round of her college career with a final-round 68 that helped the Bulldogs cement their place inside the top 8 at the NCAA Central Regional.
The Badgers entered the NCAA Central Regional with the No. 20 seed and advanced to the national championship for the first time since 2003.
The low round of the final day and a playoff lifted Colby Harwell to victory at the Carlton Woods Invitational, while Doug Pool won the senior division in another playoff.
There was little surprise at the top of the three NCAA regional leaderboards on May 11. Top-ranked USC won its ninth regional title, Duke notched its eighth – and first since 2007 – and Alabama, the defending national champion, easily won by eight shots.
Sunday, May 12
Local qualifying for the U.S. Women’s Open, to be played June 27-30 at Sebonack Golf in Southampton, N.Y., has begun.
Tiger Woods didn't run away and hide on Sunday, but tightened up over TPC Sawgrass' final three holes to win his second career Players Championship title on Sunday.
A look inside Tiger Woods' bag that won him the 2013 Players Championship.
It wasn't pretty, and took some help from the 17th hole, but Tiger Woods won his fourth PGA Tour title of the season with his first Players Championship title since 2001.
Don’t be surprised if Charley Hull makes this year’s European Solheim Cup team. The way she’s going, she looks like a lock to make the trip to Colorado this August.
Maybe it was a concession to Mother’s Day or perhaps they decided to focus on the golf, not the rhetoric, but after they completed three-and-a-half holes to finish their third rounds of The Players Championship, Tiger Woods and Sergio Garcia did not arm wrestle, kick-box, or spar.
A look at the final-round tee times at the 2013 Players Championship at TPC Sawgrass in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.
Saturday, May 11
USC won its fourth consecutive regional on Saturday, this time with major help from two freshman – Annie Park and Kyung Kim. The top-ranked Trojans finished one-shot ahead of Vanderbilt to win.
It took less than two holes for controversy to rear its head in the Tiger Woods-Sergio Garcia final twosome in The Players’ third round Saturday.
It was a long day Saturday at the Players Championship, and for many reasons – inclement weather halting play for nearly two hours and early contenders playing their way out of the tournament. Here are 5 Things you need to know from Saturday’s third round at The Players.
Eight always is a significant number at NCAA regionals – it’s the number of teams that gets to advance to the NCAA Championship – but particularly special this year for the Blue Devils. Mississippi State's Ally McDonald won the individual title.
Just days after being diagnosed with cancer, Auburn head coach Kim Evans watched her Tigers advance to the NCAA Championship for the first time since 2010.
There are times in sports when the human spirit shows such resiliency. Just days after being diagnosed with cancer, Auburn head coach Kim Evans watched her Tigers advance to the NCAA Championship for the first time since 2010.
In a day with controversy and a weather delay, it was David Lingmerth who made headlines and has taken a two-shot lead with the third round still in progress over Tiger Woods, Sergio Garcia and Henrik Stenson. See how it all happened in the Tracker.
At 49 years old, Jeff Maggert might not be as sharp as he once was back when he finished T-11 at the 2003 Players. But 10 years later and after a third-round 66, he can still see himself winning this week at TPC Sawgrass.
As if seeing Jeff Maggert re-appear at The Players Championship for the first time in 10 years or so wasn’t enough of a surprise, how about the suddenly shoddy play by your leaders? Having spent the better part of two days making birdie upon birdie, the top 12 names on the leaderboard through 36 holes found the Stadium Course at TPC Sawgrass a much different animal in Saturday’s third round.
The Alabama Crimson Tide swept the East Regional at the Auburn University Club to advance to the NCAA Championships. The team won by eight shots. Stephanie Meadow shot a 13-under 203 total to claim her second consecutive individual title by six shots.
It’s all about the marquee names who decided to stick around for the weekend of the 2013 Players Championship, guys like Sergio Garcia and Tiger Woods, Lee Westwood and Adam Scott, Matt Kuchar and Hunter Mahan. But before we give the weekend stage to those who are here, how about a few notes on those who aren’t.
Friday, May 10
Led by Paula Reto's 2-under 69 and a pair of 1-over 73s from Margaux Vanmol and Kishi Sinha, Purdue posted an impressive 2-over 286 on Friday at the Stanford Golf Course to move into a tie for the team lead with overnight leader Vanderbilt.
Alabama leads by 14 strokes over Tulane after two rounds with a 22-under 554 total in the NCAA East women's college golf regional. “It’s a matter continuing our momentum,” said head coach Mic Potter.
Oklahoma remained steady in Round 2 of the NCAA Central Regional, a day when many other teams lost ground.
Wedge games certainly aren't a problem for Rory McIlroy, Adam Scott and Steve Stricker during the second round. From there, each has different tweaks to their game plan.
Check out the tee times and pairings, including some of the most interesting groups of the day, for the third round of the Players Championship at TPC Sawgrass.
Roberto Castro isn't a household name, but his 9-under 63 on Thursday at the Players Championship definitely caught the attention of the golf world. Can Rory McIlroy or Tiger Woods catch him? Follow now!
The last time Sergio Garcia ended the day as the leader at TPC Sawgrass was after he won a playoff in 2008; second-place Tiger Woods’ 36-hole total is his career best by six shots; more.
As Tigers coach Kim Evans went in for more testing, her resilient Auburn players improved 15 strokes on Day 2 of regional action.
In most years, the top of the Players leaderboard features little-known names, with Sawgrass eating the game's best alive. Not so in 2013, with the likes of Tiger Woods, Lee Westwood and Sergio Garcia leading the way.
TPC Sawgrass is playing easy? Really? Don't tell Phil Mickelson, Ian Poulter, Justin Rose or Nick Watney that -- they won't be sticking around for the weekend.
While congested, Kevin Chappell powered through on Friday to the tune of a 6-under 66 and is at 9 under heading into the weekend.
says equipment makers are fully engaged in the world of social media, sharing and connecting to cultivate legions of brand loyalists.
David Dusek says equipment makers are fully engaged in the world of social media, sharing and connecting to cultivate legions of brand loyalists.
Thursday, May 9
Vanderbilt is getting a new look at NCAA regionals from the West Coast. The Commodores lead top-ranked and top-seeded USC by a shot.
Certainly at TPC Sawgrass, the smallest is not necessarily the meekest. The 17th is not the most difficult hole on the golf course, but it’s the main attraction, with its large but intimidating island green.
Florida leads after the first round at the NCAA Central Regional, even without standout senior Isabelle Lendl in the lineup.
Tiger Woods put himself in a position to contend for only the third time in his 15 starts at the PGA Tour's Players Championship, one of the few tournaments that has confounded him.
It has been a lackluster final semester for Erica Popson, but the Tennessee senior opened the NCAA East Regional with a 67 for a share of the lead.
Roberto Castro tied the course record with a 9-under 63, while Rory McIlroy (66) and Tiger Woods (67) are within striking distance at the Players Championship. See how it all happened!
Scott Stallings starts his day with five birdies but walks away with just a 71, while Zach Johnson adds to his share of success at TPC Sawgrass with a 66 in his third straight trip to the Players, plus more.
According to the survey findings, 21.3 percent of Division I men’s golfers reported wagering on sports, a violation of NCAA rules, more than any of the other 10 Division I men’s programs surveyed.
This week at the Auburn University Club, it’s all about earning a berth into the NCAA Championship. Tulane has accomplished the feat three times in program history.
After struggling since a runner-up finish at Match Play, Hunter Mahan seemed to find his old magic in a 5-under 67 on Thursday at the Players Championship.
Masters champion Adam Scott shot a 3-under 69 to open the Players Championship while playing partner Rory McIlroy is among the leaders with a 6-under 66.
Roberto Castro entered Thursday having played the Players Stadium course at TPC Sawgrass just twice before, once in a pro-am and the other in a practice round Wednesday with Matt Kuchar and Geoff Ogilvy. He left with a 9-under 63.
The USGA announced Portland (Ore.) Golf Club as the host site of the 2015 U.S. Women’s Amateur Championship. The dates of the championship are Aug. 10-16.
Ten of the top 12 ranked men’s teams in Division II have advanced to the national championship.
James Walton, who caddies for Y.E. Yang, stuck his tee shot to 4 1/2 feet on No. 17 to win the closest-to-the-pin caddie competition Wednesday at TPC Sawgrass.
Scott Stallings, playing in his second Players Championship, has birdied his first five holes during Thursday's first round at TPC Sawgrass.
Check out the Round 4 leaderboard from the Players Championship at TPC Sawgrass.
Wednesday, May 8
In the aftermath of the deer-antler spray controversy, Vijay Singh has filed suit against the PGA Tour, alleging the Tour subjected him to "public humiliation and ridicule for months."
Bethpage Black leads the way again.
Ariya Jutanugarn has secured another sponsor exemption on the LPGA tour. Jutanugarn, the 17-year-old who is leading the LET”s Order of Merit, will play the Mobile Bay LPGA Classic in Mobile, Ala., May 16-19.
Inside the May 10, 2013 issue of Golfweek
Arkansas is the No. 2 seed in a solid NCAA East Regional field. Junior Emily Tubert, noting the depth of this year’s team, expects to battle at the top of this year’s leaderboard against top-seeded Alabama, the 2012 NCAA champion.
Graeme McDowell went nearly two years in between wins on the PGA Tour, making it back to the winner's circle behind accepting the way he needs to play the game and learning how to deal with his fame.
Cheryl Stacy has announced she will resign as head coach of the Michigan women’s golf team. Stacy is at the end of her fourth season as head coach of the Wolverines, which came after four seasons as an assistant coach.
Detroit enters the NCAA Central Regional searching for its 10th victory this season. The Titans are coming off a win at the Horizon League Championship.
Nearly a month removed from his Masters victory, Adam Scott has managed as gentle a re-entry into the PGA Tour atmosphere as possible.
In Walker Cup summers, there’s a lot more grinding, a lot more tension. Every drive, every putt, every shot could mean the difference between being selected to represent your country and being left out.
TCU sophomore Julien Brun, California sophomore Michael Kim and Washington senior Chris Williams are the finalists for the 2013 Ben Hogan Award to be presented May 20.
Women's regional play begins May 9, and Lance Ringler offers some random thoughts to take into the postseason.
Nova Southeastern didn't win a Super Regional but still has a shot at NCAA history – a fifth consecutive national title – at next week’s NCAA Division II Women’s Championship in Daytona Beach, Fla.
Luke Donald is the most popular pick, mostly due to his short-game prowess. Lee Westwood and Phil Mickelson also register as favorites at this week's Players Championship.
In a Q&A with Golfweek's Adam Schupak, Steve Mona, executive director of the World Golf Foundation, outlines the industry's five-year plan to grow participation to 30 million by 2017.
Tuesday, May 7
Davis Love III will be making his 28th Players start at TPC Sawgrass, a stat he says speaks to two things: “One, that means you’re old,” said the 49-year-old Love with a grin. “And two, it means you’ve stayed pretty competitive.”
The topic of whether television viewers should be allowed to call in rules violations reared its head again Tuesday when Brandt Snedeker emphatically expressed his opinion.
Derek Ernst, the rookie winner of the Wells Fargo Championship, had 14 Ping clubs in his bag. He followed fellow Ping staff player Billy Horschel, who won a week earlier in New Orleans.
Our college golf gurus select the eight teams they think will advance from each NCAA women's regional.
At some point, aren’t we justified to ask our athletes to do the right thing? Much has been made of the handful of PGA Tour members who didn’t do any of that last week, choosing instead to sulk about shoddy greens at Quail Hollow Club and withdraw.
Meyer Performance Composites is preparing to re-launch the Loomis graphite iron shaft, which enjoyed its hey-day in the mid-1990s when it boasted Greg Norman and Davis Love III among its users.
Tee times and pairings for the first- and second-round of The Players Championship at TPC Sawgrass in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.
Entries coming in for Midwest Junior Invitational
Field set for Golfweek West Coast Junior Invitational
The St. Edward's men’s golf team opened its trip to the NCAA South Central/West Regional with a sleepy Sunday morning in Eastern Washington. While players slept in, however, the coaches were getting a look at the countryside.
The thread of a Hall of Fame evening, as it usually is, is how the inductees took small sparks of opportunity and chance and somehow wove such a great game into the fabric of their lives.
Nobody will confuse The Course at Sewanee as architect Gil Hanse’s magnum opus, but his minimalist reputation fits right in with a layout featuring "such perfect rolls on top of a mountain," he says.
Monday, May 6
In what has quickly become one of the nation's best events, Blair Scurlock withstood a final-round surge to win the Mid-Amateur Division at the 2013 Timuquana Cup.
California, Alabama, UCLA, Texas, New Mexico and Washington are the No. 1 seeds heading into the NCAA postseason, which begins May 16. They are among the 81 teams that will make up the six NCAA Regional fields.
Tis the season of U.S. Open qualifying. Keep track of local qualifying here as tournaments are staged at 111 sites across the country.
Our David Dusek is on the range at TPC Sawgrass, checking out players' equipment before the Players Championship.
See what clubs this week's winners had in play.
The NCAA has announced the 21 teams and six individuals that will compete in the Division III Women’s National Championship field.
When Auburn hosts the NCAA East Regional later this week, head women’s golf coach Kim Evans won’t be there. Evans is taking a brief leave of absence due to undisclosed health issues, according to the university.
Alan Kaufman has announced he will retire as head golf coach at Alabama-Birmingham. He has guided the Blazer men’s golf team for the past 15 seasons, and will become the Director of Golf.
The NCAA has announced the 41 teams and five individuals that will comprise the NCAA Division III Men’s National Championship field.
Kristine Odaiyar of Ocala, Fla., won the Florida Junior Golf Tour event at Via Mizner Golf and Country Club on May 5.
Carson Young of Pendleton, S.C., claimed the prestigious Junior Invitational at Sage Valley title on April 28 in Graniteville, S.C., with a final round 2-under 70.
Senior Anderson earned her 20th career victory at the Summit League Championship on April 24, and her third conference title.
The Bison won the Summit League Championship on April 24, which is the team’s first conference title in history.
Senior Homa became the third Golden Bear in Cal history to win the individual title at the Pac-12 Championship.
California, the top-ranked team in the Golfweek/Sagarin College Rankings, defended its title May 1 at the Pac-12 Championship.
Brad Dalke joins the Golfweek.com staff as a player blogger for the 2013 junior golf season. Check out his blog about his appearance in the Junior Invitational at Sage Valley.
Brad Dalke joins the Golfweek.com staff as a player blogger for the 2013 junior golf season. Check out his blog about his appearance in the Junior Invitational at Sage Valley.
Sunday, May 5
Derek Ernst went from Q-School to the winner's circle in five months, capturing the Well Fargo Championship for his first PGA Tour title. Ernst, who defeated David Lynn in a playoff, used the following clubs.
Cristie Kerr made a short par putt on the second hole of a sudden-death playoff with Suzann Pettersen on Sunday to win the Kingsmill Championship for the third time.
A limited-edition Cobra AMP Cell Pro driver will be made to commemorate the U.S. Open. Cobra plans to sell 600 beginning June 1.
Former Bulldogs star Brendon Todd won the Web.com Tour's Stadion Classic on Sunday when rain washed out the fourth round at the University of Georgia Golf Course.
Derek Ernst went from Q-School to the winner’s circle in five months. Ernst topped a Wells Fargo Championship leaderboard that included names like Phil Mickelson, Lee Westwood, Rory McIlroy and Nick Watney on Sunday.
Albert Eckhardt became the first Finnish player to win the Lytham Trophy when he survived a playoff against Jack Hume of Ireland on Sunday.
Australian Brett Rumford wins for a second consecutive week; Florida State product Brooks Koepka wins on the Challenge Tour; and Paul Casey continues his comeback. 5 Things from the European Tour . . .
With Phil Mickelson, Lee Westwood and Rory McIlroy all flirting with the lead on Sunday, it was rookie Derek Ernst that conquered the tough conditions at Quail Hollow to win the Wells Fargo Championship. See how it all unfolded!
Bernd Wiesberger shot a 5-under 67 in the final round Sunday to win the Indonesian Masters by a stroke over British Open champion Ernie Els.
Brett Rumford became the first Australian in 41 years to win back-to-back European Tour titles with Sunday's victory at the China Open.
The Links House at Royal Dornoch is scheduled to open June 1, giving golfers a five-star place to rest after playing what Todd Warnock calls a "thinking-man's golf course."
The Links House at Royal Dornoch is scheduled to open June 1, giving golfers a five-star place to rest after playing what Todd Warnock calls a "thinking-man's golf course."
Saturday, May 4
A shank and an O.B. ball. We saw both of those on the back nine Saturday at the Wells Fargo Championship, and they came from the co-leaders. Nick Watney and Phil Mickelson are tied at 8-under 208 after the third round at Quail Hollow Club. Here are 5 Things you need to know from the third round.
Rory McIlroy surely has had better birthdays. It’s not just that he made a double bogey and three bogeys in a sloppy 73 in the Wells Fargo Championship third round. His overcast day was darkened by the instrument known as the flat stick.
History tells us that only the brightest stars win the Kingsmill Championship. There are no one-off winners here. No one-hit wonders. All seven Kingsmill champions have won majors. Three are in the Hall of Fame.
Tee times for the final round of the Wells Fargo Championship. Tee times are moved up due to inclement weather moving into the Charlotte, N.C. area on Sunday.
As play comes to end an end Saturday, Phil Mickelson and Nick Watney are co-leaders heading into the final round on Sunday at 8 under par. See how it happened with our Wells Fargo Championship Tour Tracker.
Friday, May 3
Phil Mickelson will bring up the rear among tee times and pairings for Saturday's third round of the Wells Fargo Championship.
“I honestly think I fell asleep,” Cristie Kerr said after needing four shots to reach the 9th green but just one putt for bogey. That’s what Kerr does; she makes putts.
If you want to learn how to play better golf, visit a good PGA instructor. And if you want to learn tips for seeing the great courses of the British Isles, talk to golf tour operators.
With a new ferry service to be launched May 23, the path to Machrihanish Golf Club is about to get a little easier, and that hopefully will make one of golf's greatest old links more accessible to golf travelers.
Ye Wocheng, the 12-year-old who made history on May 2 in becoming the youngest player to compete on the European Tour, shot consecutive 79s to miss the cut at the Volvo China Open in Tianjin, China.
Trump International Golf Links already is driving more golf tourists to the Scottish Highlands, but it'll need several years to mature into a fast-running links, according to U.S. tour operators.
Texas' Brandon Stone makes the biggest leap in the latest Haskins Award Watch List, but Cal's Michael Kim continues to have a stranglehold on the top spot.
Second-round leader Phil Mickelson has finished in the top 10 in six of his nine appearances at Quail Hollow but never has won, while Sergio Garcia avoids a penalty. Here are 5 Things to Know:
Rory McIlroy is on the course early on Friday, sitting in a seven-way tie for the lead after the first round. Can he stay atop the impressive field at the Wells Fargo Championship? Follow now!
You might say Australian Rod Pampling has made the most of his opportunity so far as an alternate at the Wells Fargo Championship. A pair of 3-under-par 69s have put him in a tie for sixth place.
Duke’s Brinson Paolini has been named the recipient of the 2013 Byron Nelson Award, which is presented to a graduating senior. The selection committee considers equally a nominee’s collegiate academic and golf career and his character and integrity while in college.
Rory McIlroy hit 31 of 36 greens in the first two rounds of the Wells Fargo Championship, missing just six of 28 fairways and making just four bogeys in two rounds.
Notes from the second-round of the Kingsmill Championship: Angela Stanford loves the venue. She is tied for the lead. And Yani Tseng has her former caddie back on the bag for her, Jason Hamilton, after almost a year with Paul Fusco on the bag.
Inkster, 52, said she has been hitting the ball better than she has in a long time but wasn’t capitalizing on the greens. So last Sunday in Texas, Inkster tried the claw putting grip for the first time. She had never even practiced.
Danny Walker has given a verbal commitment to play college golf for Virginia. Walker, of Bradenton, Fla., also made unofficial visits to Central Florida, North Florida and Notre Dame, and he considered Illinois.
Thursday, May 2
Rory McIlroy hasn’t played a competitive round since the Masters, but opened with a 7-under 65 to share the first-round lead with six others. Here are 5 Things to Know about the first round of the Wells Fargo Championship.
Adam Scott won the Masters using a 60-degree Titleist wedge with 10 degrees of bounce. Titleist will now offer that model through custom offerings at Vokey WedgeWorks.
Rory McIlroy shot 5-under 67 on Thursday at the Wells Fargo Championship. The 2010 champion of the event enters the second round in a seven-way tie for the lead. See how it all unfolded at Quail Hollow!
The Annika Intercollegiate, a new college golf tournament co-founded by the Annika Foundation and Golfweek, will be held Sept. 27-30, 2014 at Reunion Resort near Orlando, Fla.
Other than the fact that the Jutanugarn sisters often dress like twins, Ariya and Moriya don’t really look similar. Neither did their scores Thursday in the LPGA's Kingsmill Classic.
Padraig Harrington, a proponent on the proposed ban of the anchored putting stroke, put a belly putter into play Thursday at the Wells Fargo Championship.
PGA of America president Ted Bishop has been vocal about his opposition to the proposed rule that would ban the anchored stroke used for long putters. Royal & Ancient chief executive Peter Dawson last week referred to Bishop's public comments as a "campaign."
Ye Wocheng became the youngest player to compete on the European Tour, shooting a 7-over 79 in the first round with a 40-yard chip-in for bogey on his 15th hole.
Check out the Round 4 leaderboard at the Wells Fargo Championship.
Wednesday, May 1
California, the No. 1-ranked team in the Golfweek/Sagarin College Rankings, won the Pac-12 Championship by nine shots at Los Angeles (Calif.) Country Club on Wednesday -- its second consecutive conference title.
The Adams Super S and Tour Edge Exotics XCG6 irons may never be used by touring pros, but they're designed to deliver high performance for amateurs. And they're affordable.
Tour Edge Exotics XCG6 irons combine performance, affordability
The Tour Edge Exotics XCG6 irons might never be used by touring pros, but they're designed to deliver high performance for amateurs. And they're affordable.
Rory McIlroy carried extra weight into Quail Hollow for his first PGA Tour win three years ago – and isn't afraid of the greens that might have been a factor in others withdrawing this year.
The LPGA's Kingsmill Championship might see a new playoff format this year if a tie lasts long enough, but Inbee Park will remain No. 1 no matter what.
Retief Goosen says a hip injury stems from practice more than a week ago, an injury that he believes came from not warming up properly and will prevent his playing in the Wells Fargo Championship.
says Vijay Singh can help himself by opening up a little following the deer-antler spray controversy.
In the wake of his controversy about a performance-enhancing substance, Vijay Singh can help himself by opening up a little, columnist Jeff Rude says.
Bubba Watson on Tuesday wrote a Twitter post in support of a TV analyst who had discussed gay NBA player Jason Collins and how the Christian faith can involve teachings against a gay lifestyle.
This week's Wells Fargo Championship has several high-profile groups in store. Among them: Defending champ Rickie Fowler, Phil Mickelson and Nick Watney will start early Thursday at Quail Hollow.
Webb Simpson registers as a favorite this week at the Wells Fargo Championship, while Lee Westwood, Rory McIlroy and Sergio Garcia also garner attention from our panel.
Tianlang Guan, the 14-year-old amateur from China making a splash on PGA Tour, will head to Texas for the Byron Nelson Championship and a U.S. Open qualifier.
As amateurs in 1999, Aaron Baddeley and Brett Rumford earned prominent wins in Australia against the pros. Yet a young Adam Scott lurked as perhaps the best of the three.
BIlly Horschel's recent stretch of standout play, which in truth is a culmination of what he’s been doing since last season, has vaulted him from 236th in the world rankings to 49th.
Doug Barron, the only known player to be suspended due to a positive drug test on the PGA Tour, lent Vijay Singh guidance throughout the Fijian's admission of using deer-antler spray.
A joint statement issued by the USGA and R&A on Wednesday clarified the ruling that saved Tiger Woods from disqualification at the Masters last month.