News for Friday, May 3, 2013
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.