News for Thursday, August 14, 2014

Subscribe

Stories

Tease photo

Predictions: U.S. Amateur quarterfinals

The 114th U.S. Amateur Championship is dwindling down. To start the day Thursday, we had 32 players left. Now –– just 8. Here are some predictions for the quarterfinals at Atlanta Athletic Club.

Tease photo

McCarthy lands quarterfinals spot at U.S. Am

Denny McCarthy fell behind early in his Round-of-16 match to Eli Cole, but on Atlanta Athletic Club's most demanding holes, McCarthy rose to the occasion and won his match, 1 up.

Tease photo

Smith advances to U.S. Am quarters for first time

Nathan Smith continued his run through the U.S. Amateur on Thursday afternoon, knocking off Byron Meth in 21 holes to move into the quarterfinals for the first time.

Tease photo

Yang shocks Schniederjans to advance at U.S. Am

Ranked No. 776 in the world, Gunn Yang was a heavy underdog in his Round-of-16 match against Ollie Schniederjans on Thursday at the U.S. Amateur. But that's why they play the matches.

Tease photo

Phillips wins UA/Jordan Spieth title in playoff

Chandler Phillips topped Charles Kim in a playoff Thursday to capture the AJGA Under Armour/Jordan Spieth Championship.

Tease photo

5 Things: Villegas leads; Team Reed's return; more

Camilo Villegas took the first round lead at the Wyndham Championship in Greensboro, N.C., Ryder Cup hopeful Webb Simpson is a shot back along with William McGirt, and Patrick Reed's wife Justine made her competitive return as her husband's caddie.

Tease photo

SCORES: U.S. Amateur, Round of 16 & 32

It'll be a long day at the Atlanta Athletic Club, as the field of 32 remaining players will be whittled down to eight players by day's end. Here is a look at the Round of 32 scores as they roll in.

Tease photo

Tracker: Thompson shares Wegmans LPGA lead

Lexi Thompson and Mo Martin will shoot for second major titles this week as the first round of the Wegmans LPGA Championship gets underway -- follow the highlights right here!

Tease photo

Edgy ad leaves Thompson 'comfortable' with image

Lexi Thompson, who fired a 6-under 66 Thursday at the Wegmans LPGA Championship, said she is comfortable with her image after appearing in an edgy Puma commercial.

Tease photo

Robledo beats Shelton in heavyweight bout at U.S. Am

In a matchup of collegiate heavyweights, Houston's Roman Robledo knocked off Alabama's Robby Shelton in Thursday's Round of 32 at the U.S. Amateur.

Tease photo

Proposed NCAA format offers right mix

The recent proposal from the NCAA Division I men’s and women’s golf committees – adding an extra 18 holes of stroke play for top 15 teams and top nine individuals from non qualifying teams – seems to be the best model to date.

Tease photo

In Austin, Rose Huang hits mainland stride

Rose Huang left her home in Honolulu 34 days ago, and in that time has played competitive golf 18 days on the “mainland,” as she refers to the upper 48. The AJGA’s Under Armour/Jordan Spieth Championship is her last competitive event before she returns home on Aug. 15.

Tease photo

Creamer is Forbes' 10th highest-paid female athlete

Paula Creamer came in at No. 10 on Forbes' list of the world's highest-paid female athletes with $5.5 million in earnings between June 2013 and June 2014.

Tease photo

Atlanta Athletic Club's front nine in Instagrams

Take a look at Atlanta Athletic Club's front nine on the Highlands course, which is being used for match play of the 2014 U.S. Amateur.

Tease photo

Smith knocks off McIver to advance at U.S. Am

Nathan Smith, 36, advances to the Round of 16 with 4-and-3 victory over Brandon McIver on Thursday at the U.S. Amateur.

Tease photo

Roundtable: Tiger's Ryder Cup decision a good move

Tiger Woods broke the news Wednesday on his website that he was withdrawing his name from consideration for a Ryder Cup captain's pick. The Golfweek staff weighs in on the decision.

Tease photo

SCORES: Wyndham Championship

Follow the live leaderboard from the 2014 Wyndham Championship.

Tease photo

Adams headquarters to close as TaylorMade consolidates

Adams Golf’s headquarters in Plano, Texas, will be closed, and TaylorMade-Adidas Golf faces restructuring as part of a broader strategy by parent Adidas Group to counter sagging sales.

Tease photo

2 Team Canada players advance at U.S. Am

There is plenty of camaraderie among Canada's national team members, even though golf is an individual sport. Two of four Team Canada players advanced to the Round of 32 at the U.S. Amateur.