News for Thursday, April 17, 2014
Lamar repeats as Southland Conference champion
Lamar successfully defended its Southland Conference Championship title with a six-shot victory Thursday at High Meadow Ranch Golf Club in Magnolia, Texas.
Achenbach: Mark King leaves big shoes to fill at TaylorMade
Mark King became president of TaylorMade in 1999 and quickly launched a series of decisions and mandates that raised TaylorMade's visibility and profitability.
Defending champion Forsyth Country Day ties for third in Palmetto qualifying round, 10 shots behind Charlotte Christian
Defending champion Forsyth Country Day School tied for third in Thursday's qualifying round for the Palmetto High School Championship, finishing 10 shots behind Charlotte Christian.
5 Things: Kuchar co-leads; lefty Langley goes low; more
Despite cool weather and tough conditions, Matt Kuchar manages bogey-free 66 and is joined in the RBC Heritage lead by William McGirt and Scott Langley.
RBC Heritage: Tee Times, Round 2
The afternoon's feature group of Graeme McDowell, Bill Haas and Brandt Snedeker will need to do some work to make sure they stick around for the weekend at the RBC Heritage. Here is a look at the second round tee times and pairings at Harbour Town.
Tour Tracker: Kuchar (66) shares RBC Heritage lead
From Jordan Spieth to Matt Kuchar, follow all the Round 1 action from the RBC Heritage at Harbour Town.
McCullen keeps Moore from history at McEvoy Trophy
No one has ever won the McEvoy Trophy in consecutive years, and that record will remain for another year after Haydn McCullen held off defending champ Bradley Moore on Thursday in England.
TaylorMade Limited Edition SLDR White driver
On Thursday, TaylorMade announced that the Limited Edition SLDR White would begin shipping May 2.
After Furman release, recruit Gray Townsend opts to walk on at SMU
Forsyth Country Day School's Gray Townsend decided to walk on at SMU after being granted a release from his national letter of intent with Furman in February. Now, his focus is back on helping his high school team to another state title.
Oglethorpe's Anthony Maccaglia relishes Palmer Cup opportunity
Oglethorpe junior Anthony Maccaglia is the first Division III player to join the U.S. Palmer Cup team – an opportunity he's happy to seize.
Trio tied for lead in LPGA LOTTE tournament
South Korea's Se Ri Pak, Hyo Joo Kim and So Yeon Ryu each shot a 4-under 68 on Wednesday for a three-way tie atop the leaderboard after a breezy first round of the LPGA LOTTE Championship.
Westwood takes early lead at Malaysian Open
Determined to end a two-year title drought, Lee Westwood shot a 7-under 65 Thursday to take the lead at storm-affected Malaysian Open.
Achenbach: Watson's growth transcends his rise as a golfer
Our James Achenbach on Bubba Watson: At 35, Watson has reached a point in his life where he can clearly and thoroughly explain his feelings and emotions. He can talk about his principles and beliefs. He has joined hands with a world far beyond golf.
TaylorMade appoints new CEO; Mark King promoted
In a pair of moves on Thursday morning, current TaylorMade CEO Mark King was promoted to president of the Adidas Group North America, while Ben Sharpe will take over as CEO for TaylorMade.
Campbell's John Crooks wins 120th collegiate title
After a 30-stroke victory at the Big South Conference women's championship, Campbell coach John Crooks now has 120 collegiate wins – 75 on the women's side and 45 for the men's program.
College men's preview: Conference championships
Golfweek offers a tournament-by-tournament look at the upcoming slate of men's college golf conference championships.
Expert picks: Spieth, Kuchar, Haas headline Heritage picks
An impressive field has been put together this week for the RBC Heritage, with many players making the two-hour jaunt from Augusta to take on Harbour Town. Here's our staff picks for the week.
Boilermaker Invitational hosts 6 top-50 teams
It will be a competitive and familiar field at the Boilermaker Invitational Saturday and Sunday at the Birck Boilermaker Golf Complex's Kampen Course, with seven Big Ten teams set to compete.
Troy takes Sun Belt title for 1st time
The Troy Trojans became Sun Belt champions after finishing six strokes ahead of Texas State at 32-over 896 in Loxley, Ala.
Ringler: Use match play in conference championships
There is no denying that match play has created buzz at the men's NCAA Championships during the past five years, so why haven't more conference championships adopted the style of play? Our Lance Ringler says they should.
Player-by-player look at Europe's Palmer Cup squad
Here's a player-by-player look at the 2014 European Palmer Cup squad, which includes plenty of college talent from the U.S.
U.S. Palmer Cup team features 'Bama duo, D3 player
The 2014 U.S. Palmer Cup team was announced on Thursday morning, and it features some of the best talent in college golf.
SCORES: RBC Heritage, Round 4
Follow the leaderboard from Round 3 of the RBC Heritage.
Taylor, Marino looking to follow Stefani's Tour path
Vaughn Taylor has traveled the globe in 2014, but a two-hour drive to Hilton Head for the RBC Heritage has been the highlight of his year. Meanwhile, Steve Marino is using this week to reintroduce himself to the Tour.