News for Thursday, August 14, 2014
Predictions: U.S. Amateur quarterfinals at Atlanta Athletic Club on Friday
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.
Denny McCarthy lands quarterfinals spot with valiant effort at U.S. Amateur at Atlanta Athletic Club
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.
Nathan Smith advances to U.S. Amateur quarterfinals 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.
Gunn Yang shocks Ollie Schniederjans to advance at U.S. Amateur
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.
Chandler Phillips tops Charles Kim in playoff to capture AJGA Under Armour/Jordan Spieth title
Chandler Phillips topped Charles Kim in a playoff Thursday to capture the AJGA Under Armour/Jordan Spieth Championship.
5 Things: Camilo Villegas leads Wyndham; 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.
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.
Tracker: Lexi 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!
Edgy ad leaves Lexi 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.
Robledo beats Shelton in heavyweight bout at U.S. Amateur
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.
Proposed NCAA format offers right mix of medal, match play
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.
In Austin at Under Armour/Jordan Spieth, 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.
Paula Creamer 10th on Forbes' list of highest-paid female athletes
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.
Atlanta Athletic Club's front nine in Instagrams for the 2014 U.S. Amateur
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.
Nathan Smith knocks off Brandon McIver to advance at U.S. Amateur
Nathan Smith, 36, advances to the Round of 16 with 4-and-3 victory over Brandon McIver on Thursday at the U.S. Amateur.
Roundtable: Tiger Woods' 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.
SCORES: Wyndham Championship
Follow the live leaderboard from the 2014 Wyndham Championship.
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.
With support, 2 Team Canada members advance at U.S. Amateur at Atlanta Athletic Club
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.