News for Wednesday, May 1, 2013


News 2013 May 1


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Cal wins Pac-12; ties NCAA record with 10th win

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.

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Adams, Tour Edge irons blend performance, price

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.

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Tour Edge Exotics XCG6 irons

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.

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McIlroy thinner than as Wells Fargo winner

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.

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Don't expect 'Groundhog Day' rerun at Kingsmill

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.

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Goosen becomes ninth WD before Wells Fargo

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.

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Rude: It's time for Vijay to sing a little

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.

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Watson: Respect for Collins amid adherence to Bible

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.

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Wells Fargo Championship: Tee times, rounds 1, 2

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.

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Fantasy Tip Sheet: Wells Fargo Championship

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.

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Notes: Guan to hang around Texas a while

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.

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Scott earns top spot in respected Aussie trio

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.

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Horschel's win puts bow on hot streak

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.

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Barron sides with Singh in Tour dispute

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.

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USGA, R&A clarify Woods' Masters ruling

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.