News for Thursday, April 3, 2014
Masters 2014: Odds to win at Augusta National
Odds to win the 2014 Masters at Augusta National
Michelle Wie 'more appreciative' after 67 to open Kraft Nabisco Championship
The LPGA no longer revolves around the comings and goings of Michelle Wie. But her 5-under 67 in Thursday's first round of the Kraft Nabisco Championship showed Wie, 24, still moves the needle like no other.
5 Things: Bill Haas, Charley Hoffman share lead at Shell Houston Open; Phil Mickelson bogey-free; more
Bill Haas and Charley Hoffman each shot 7-under 65 to grab a share of the first-round lead Thursday at the Shell Houston Open while Phil Mickelson went bogey-free en route to a 68.
Tour Tracker: Shell Houston Open, first round on PGA Tour
Phil Mickelson, Rory McIlroy and a strong field will take aim at winning the PGA Tour's Shell Houston Open to build momentum going into next week's Masters -- follow the highlights right here!
Angel Yin, 15, keeps smiling in first-round 68 at Kraft Nabisco Championship
This isn’t Angel Yin’s first time making headlines. At age 13, she qualified for the 2012 U.S. Women’s Open; last year she won a junior qualifier to get into the Kraft Nabisco Championship and went on to make the cut.
Jack Doherty leads as rain delays NH Collection opener
Having earned a spot on European Tour in November thanks to his 12th attempt at Q-School, Scotland's Jack Doherty took the lead after Thursday's rain-shortened opener at the NH Collection Open.
Masters veterans: First-timers must learn on fly
Plenty of big names in golf have failed to bring their "A" game along on their inaugural trip to Augusta National. This year's crop of Masters rookies ranges from PGA Tour winners Jordan Spieth and Kevin Stadler to foreign amateur-title winners Garrick Porteous and Chang-Woo Lee.
Oklahoma State headlines field at SMU Invitational
Oklahoma State and Julie Yang returns to the SMU Invitational to defend its title.
Coastal Carolina to defend at Rebel Intercollegiate
Mississippi will host the Rebel Intercollegiate Friday through Sunday, bringing four top-50 teams to the Ole Miss Golf Course in Oxford, Miss.
LPGA Commissioner Mike Whan: Season-opening major won't leave Dinah Shore Course for new sponsor
LPGA commissioner Mike Whan said the tour will return to Mission Hills in 2015. There will be another leap into Poppie’s Pond.
2014 Masters: Live television schedule
In addition to live scoring and video streaming on Masters.com, as well as a free mobile app, here is the live television schedule for Masters week (April 7-13).
Nike Golf adds the TW'14 Mesh to TW'14 collection
Are you a fan of the TW ’14 golf shoe? On April 3, Nike Golf announced the newest member of the TW ’14 family – the TW ’14 Mesh.
Adam Svensson finds great success at D2-II Barry U.
Adam Svensson was supposed to play D-I golf at UNLV, but after some misfortune, he found himself at Barry University. He has found great success – including six victories with the Bucs.
2014 Masters: Complete field chart, including recent results
A complete look at the 2014 field for the Masters, including results from the past 10 years (if applicable) at Augusta National.
Augusta Invitational draws strong field
Some of the nation's top talent will compete at the 3M Augusta Invitational on Saturday and Sunday at Forest Hills Golf Club in Augusta, Ga.
PGA Tour's Sanderson Farms Championship plans move within Jackson (Miss.) market
The PGA Tour's Sanderson Farms Championship, which moved its date to October when its title sponsor renewed last fall, is planning to change locations as well to Country Club of Jackson.
Masters Roundtable: Will Tiger win another green jacket?
Tiger Woods is still grabbing the bulk of the attention prior to the Masters -- our staff of experts decided to debate a few key questions facing the four-time winner in the future at Augusta National.
UCLA faces loaded ASU Invitational field without Lee
Seven top-10 teams will compete in the Ping/ASU Invitational, but UCLA will do so without freshman Alison Lee.
Alabama refreshed for Mason Rudolph Championship
Vanderbilt will look to repeat as it hosts the Mason Rudolph Championship, but will have to get past the Alabama Crimson Tide, who are coming off of Spring Break.
Garrick Porteous looks to break British Amateur champions' slump in 2014 Masters
A two-time British Amateur winner explains a few keys to Garrick Porteous becoming just the third player to use the champion's invite to the Masters and make the cut during the last 33 years -- despite having history against him.
Liz Murphey Collegiate changed to match play in lieu of NCAAs in '15
Josh Brewer had decided to transform the Liz Murphey Collegiate even before the final word came out last fall that the NCAA Women’s Championship would transition to match play in 2015.
Webb Simpson's scripted apparel for 2014 Masters
It’s an All-American look for Webb Simpson at the Masters, April 10-13. At Augusta, he’ll wear different reds, white and blues from Izod for the first major of the year.
Terra Cotta next up on national circuit
With many of the nation’s top-ranked juniors and an improved mix of highly-ranked mid-amateurs and collegiate stars, the Terra Cotta kicks off Friday from Naples National Golf Club.
SCORES: Shell Houston Open, final round
Follow the leaderboard from the Shell Houston Open in Texas on PGA Tour.
Brandt Snedeker leaves Bay Hill ranked 76th but gains positivity for Masters
Brandt Snedeker gain positive thoughts about his putting in advance of the Masters while improving his ranking to 76th as he left Bay Hill -- where he tied for eighth to earn his first top-10 finish of the season.
Caddie Adam Hayes helps push Russell Henley to Masters via Honda Classic playoff win
Earlier this season, Russell Henley was beginning to feel a same sinking sensation that he couldn't return to Augusta National in April. Now Henley his invitation is in the mail, thanks to a Honda Classic playoff win in March.