News for Thursday, October 31, 2013
Hideki Matsuyama withdraws from HSBC with back injury
Two weeks after withdrawing from the CIMB Classic due to an illness, Hideki Matsuyama withdrew from the HSBC Champions on Friday morning citing a back injury.
Phil Mickelson struggles late Thursday at WGC-HSBC Champions
Phil Mickelson dropped five shots in his final two holes Thursday at the WGC-HSBC Champions. Mickelson finished with a 1-under 71.
Peter Senior cards 63, leads Charles Schwab Cup Championship
Australia's Peter Senior shot an 8-under 63 on Thursday to take a one-stroke lead in the Champions Tour's season-ending Charles Schwab Cup Championship in San Francisco.
LPGA players Moira Dunn and Kris Tamulis flew in from Taiwan and Florida, respectively, to take part in massive Halloween festivities put on by a host family in Oregon.
Viraat Badhwar T-37 at Royal Oaks in Stanford debut
While the Royal Oaks Intercollegiate marked the final tournament of the fall for the Stanford men's team, it also served as the collegiate debut for Cardinal freshman Viraat Badhwar.
After more than six inches of rain soaked into Whispering Pines Golf Club in Trinity, Texas, on Wednesday, tournament organizers at the Spirit International Amateur Golf Championship have announced they will shorten the event from 72 holes to 54 holes.
Rory McIlroy bolts out to the lead at HSBC Champions
With eight birdies and hardly any stress, Rory McIlroy opened the HSBC Champions on Thursday with a 7-under 65 for a two-shot lead over Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano and Jamie Donaldson.
Tim Burke, Las Vegas, World Long Drive Championship: Burke's 427-yard blast takes World Long Drive checkered flag
Tim Burke of Orlando, Fla., hit a 427-yard drive Wednesday night to defeat favorite Joe Miller of London and claim the winner-take-all $250,000 first prize in the Re/Max World Long Drive Championship.