Stories for February 2014
Friday, February 28
Tiger Woods' savior Friday at Honda Classic: A short game that's 'good again'
Never one to hang his head and throw in the towel, Tiger Woods refused to go quietly Friday en route to a difficult second-round 69 that lifted him past the cut at the Honda Classic on PGA Tour.
Honda Classic: Tee times, Saturday's 3rd round
Leader Rory McIlroy tees off last alongside Brendon de Jonge for Saturday's third round of the Honda Classic, with Tiger Woods in the day's first twosome. Here are complete tee times and pairings from the PGA Tour.
5 Things: Rory McIlroy maintains; Tiger Woods sneaks in as Phil Mickelson MCs; more from Honda Classic
Rory McIlroy maintained his 1-shot lead in the second round of the Honda Classic as Brendon de Jonge rose to second, while Tiger Woods sneaks in under the cut and Phil Mickelson MCs. Here are 5 Things to know from the PGA Tour.
Tiger Tracker: Honda Classic, second round
Rory McIlroy starts Friday's second round of the PGA Tour's Honda Classic with a one-shot lead -- while Tiger Woods must gain some ground if he is to make the cut. Follow the highlights right here!
McDowells expecting baby girl in August
It’s a girl! Graeme McDowell revealed on Friday that he and his wife Kristin are expecting their first child together in August.
Ross Fisher leads Tshwane Open by 1 after 2 rounds
Ross Fisher of England stormed home with an eagle-birdie-birdie-par finish to grab a one-shot lead in the Tshwane Open after the second round on Friday.
Rory McIlroy credits maturity for better play in 2014
What’s different about Rory McIlroy in 2014? That’s easy: everything. McIlroy is 11 under (63-66) through 36 holes at the Honda Classic in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., at PGA National.
Women's Notebook: Ohio State opens indoor facility, logs victory
In Big 10 country, considerable stock is placed in the quality of golf that can be created away from the elements. As Ohio State’s indoor facility nears completion, the Buckeyes’ stock is also rising.
Annika Award Watch List: Mariah Stackhouse is a contender
An easy way to focus on the process is to forget about the prize waiting at the finish line. Stanford sophomore Mariah Stackhouse has done all throughout this Annika Award race and last week when she won the UC Irvine Invitational for a sponsor's exemption into the LPGA's Kia Classic.
Galvin Green's new Aron jacket designed with Gore-Tex technology
Galvin Green's new Aron jacket was designed by golfers for golfers. This full-zip, stretch-fabric, shell-layer jacket features Gore-Tex Paclite Technology.
Walt Martin was part of a distinct foursome on the Gulfport (Miss.) High School golf team. It's only part of Martin's intriguing life story, which is heavy in golf and service to his country.
UCLA takes pride in taking down rival USC
The UCLA Bruins' win at the Allstate Sugar Bowl Intercollegiate was special partly because it snapped their rival USC Trojans' eight-tournament win streak.
Haskins Award Watch List: Patrick Rodgers on top shakes up list
After a week without a lot of movement on the Haskins Award Watch List, Patrick Rodgers jumps to the top of the list as a freshman plays his way into the top five.
Karrie Webb maintains 2-stroke lead at HSBC Champions
Karrie Webb recovered from a back-nine lapse to card a 3-under 69 and maintain her lead at the HSBC Women's Champions after Friday's second round.
'Sport Science' shows how adidas' climawarm+ jacket works
"Sport Science" is an ESPN series focusing on athletes actions, events and equipment testing. In this episode host John Brenkus runs two tests with PGA Tour Player Jason Day and Adidas' new climawarm+ outerwear.
Tait: Dyson might win, but peers will remain wary
Simon Dyson is trying to make amends for past sins the best way he knows how: with his golf clubs. The Englishman is in contention to win his seventh European Tour title, although Dyson probably never will be fully forgiven for his act of lunacy in 2013.
Thursday, February 27
Charl Schwartzel parts ways with ISM, Chubby Chandler
After 13 years, 2011 Masters champion Charl Schwartzel and agent Chubby Chandler of ISM are calling it quits, making the South African a prized free agent.
5 Things: Rory McIlroy in top form; Scott's return; more
A 63 in the afternoon vaulted none other than Rory McIlroy, he of the noted withdrawal a year ago, to the top of The Honda Classic leaderboard during Thursday's first round. Here are 5 Things to know from PGA National.
Tour Tracker: Rory McIlroy leads Honda Classic first round
With seven of the top-10 in the Official World Golf Ranking in the Honda Classic field this week, Rory McIlroy needed a 63 to move to the top of the leaderboard at PGA National on Thursday. Recap the first-round highlights right here!
Dyson finishes with 4 birdies for Tshwane lead
Simon Dyson birdied his last four holes in a 7-under 65 to take the clubhouse lead at the Tshwane Open on Thursday.
Tiger's putter goes cold in 1-over 71 at Honda Classic
Tiger Woods' putter was colder than the polar vortex wreaking havoc on much of the United States. He missed four birdie putts within 20 feet on his first four holes and opened with eight consecutive pars.
Brendon De Jonge turns to countryman Nick Price for putting help
Brendon de Jonge came to Florida looking for some putting help -- and he may have found it in 18-time PGA Tour winner Nick Price.
Report: Woods to get new sponsor for Tour event
The PGA Tour is closing on a deal for Detroit-based Quicken Loans to become title sponsor of Tiger Woods' tournament at Congressional Country Club in Bethesda, Md., The Associated Press has learned.
Practice? We're talking practice? Derek Ernst (66) doesn't need it
Derek Ernst hasn't had much fun with golf since his maiden victory on Tour last spring, so he took a new approach: "I just didn't work on my game." Well, he fired a 4-under 66 on Thursday at Honda, so it might have worked.
Tiger Woods wears winning TW’14 NikeiD shoe at Honda Classic
Tiger Woods wore a pair of custom Nike TW’14 shoes featuring a red-white-and-blue motif during the first round of the Honda Classic.
US soccer player Sydney Leroux falls flat on 'Happy Gilmore' attempt
U.S. soccer player Sydney Leroux falls down en route to a Happy Gilmore shot.
Ping Rapture 3-wood targets larger sweet spot
Ping has created the Rapture 3-wood with a face that's thicker in the center and thinner around the edges, targeting an enlarged the sweet spot.
Stanford standout Patrick Rodgers making a mark as a Cardinal
Stanford junior Patrick Rodgers has seven individual wins in college – four back from Tiger Woods' school record.
Patrick Rodgers is new No. 1 in World Amateur Rankings
For the first time since August, there is a new No. 1 in the World Amateur Golf Rankings. Stanford junior Patrick Rodgers has jumped over reigning U.S. Amateur champion Matthew Fitzpatrick.
Travelers signs extension with PGA Tour
Travelers announced an extension of its marketing relationship with the PGA Tour through 2018 and a 10-year title sponsorship extension of the Travelers Championship Thursday.
Hyler, Lang to captain USA at World Amateur Team Championships
The U.S. Golf Association announced that past USGA President Jim Hyler and past USGA Women’s Committee Chairman Martha Lang will serve as the USA captains for the 2014 World Amateur Team Championships.
Player Diary: California's Joel Stalter (Part 6)
Second-team All American Joel Staler will blog for Golfweek during the 2013-14 season and take you behind the scenes at college golf tournaments, on and off the course.
Webb shoots 66 to take 1-shot lead in Singapore
Karrie Webb fired a 6-under 66 on Thursday in Singapore, good enough for a one-shot lead over Caroline Hedwall and Paula Creamer.
Player diary: Alabama's Emma Talley (Part 7)
Alabama sophomore Emma Talley talks about the team's last two tournaments, her upcoming trip to South Carolina for the Darius Rucker Intercollegiate and her spring semester in Tuscaloosa in this player diary.
SCORES: Honda Classic, Round 4
Follow the leaderboard from the Honda Classic at PGA National.
Wednesday, February 26
Tiger Woods hints at changes before trip to Augusta National
While traditionally playing both Doral and Bay Hill before the Masters, Tiger Woods has added the Honda Classic this year and hinted that he might add one more tournament before his date with Augusta National.
A new baby in tow, Jason Allred now looks for new life on Tour
It's been a whirlwind few weeks for Jason Allred, picking up a third-place finish at the Northern Trust Open, a third child that was born on Monday and winding down with a pressure-packed tee time this week at the Honda Classic.
Mickelson returns to PGA National for first time since junior days
The last time Phil Mickelson played at PGA National he was a junior, and the last time he played the Honda Classic, it was 2002, and he had yet to win a major.
Louis Oosthuizen WDs from Honda Classic with bad back
Louis Oosthuizen has withdrawn for the Honda Classic because of a recurring back injury that has plagued the South African for months.
Rude: Elkington stumbles into another social-media mess
Our Jeff Rude comments on Steve Elkington's unfortunate Twitter posts on NFL prospect Michael Sam, while also reading between the lines on Sergio Garcia's claim on conceding a long putt at the Ryder Cup.
Scott Piercy out 3-4 months due to arm injury
Scott Piercy will undergo surgery on his right arm on Thursday, likely putting him on the sidelines for 3-4 months.
Toy Box Extra e-magazine: Feb. 26, 2014
Check out our latest Toy Box Extra, focusing on four new golf balls (Bridgestone, Callaway, Nike, TaylorMade) as well as a Q&A with Titleist's Bill Morgan.
The USGA announced its 111 local qualifying sites for the U.S. Open on Wednesday, representing 42 states from May 2-19.
The USGA announced its 111 local qualifying sites for the U.S. Open on Wednesday, representing 42 states from May 2-19.
Arkansas sophomore Taylor Moore off to strong start this spring
Taylor Moore notched two top 10s in five starts for Arkansas during the fall. He's already equaled that total in two starts this spring.
Men's Midweek Report: Alabama continues to roll with 11th straight win
Welcome to Golfweek’s Men's Midweek Report. We wanted to use this hump day to update you on all the latest men's college news from Feb. 19-26.
Jim Furyk has best finish at WGC Match Play
In his 14th start at the Accenture Match Play Championship, Jim Furyk made it to the quarter-finals for the first time. Furyk and Lee Westwood are the only players who has played in 14 of the 16 Accentures. They were both there at the debut in 1999.
Rickie Fowler focused following third-place finish at Match Play
Fresh off a third-place finish at the WGC-Accenture Match Play, Rickie Fowler will return home to Jupiter, Fla., a focused man.
Women's Midweek Report: UCLA tops USC at Sugar Bowl
Welcome to Golfweek’s Women's Midweek Report. We wanted to use this hump day to update you on all the latest women's college news.
Notes: Young talent thrives at Match Play; Ernie Els rejuvenated; more
Headlined by the stellar play of Victor Dubuisson, the WGC-Accenture Match Play provided a stage for young talent to thrive in the Arizona desert.
Tuesday, February 25
Garcia would have given putt to Fowler in Ryder Cup
Good-good at the Ryder Cup? Why not? Sergio Garcia said Tuesday at the Honda Classic that, presented the same circumstances he faced at Dove Mountain, he’d still give Rickie Fowler the 18-footer he conceded to him on the seventh hole of their third-round match.
Honda Classic odds: Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy co-favorites
Tiger Woods returns to competition on the PGA Tour as the co-favorite at the Honda Classic at PGA National along with 2012 Honda champion Rory McIlroy.
Stoic Clark helps Oklahoma State win Hayt for 4th title in a row
Oklahoma State won the John Hayt Collegiate on Feb. 25 at Sawgrass Country Club in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.
San Diego State squeaks out win at Jones Sports Invitational
San Diego State squeaked out a win on Tuesday at the Jones Sports Invitational over USC at Saticoy Country Club in Somis, Calif.
Stanford's Mariah Stackhouse earns LPGA exemption in Cardinal win
Stanford's Mariah Stackhouse took medalist honors Tuesday at the UC Irvine Invitational, earning an exemption into the LPGA's Kia Classic in the process.
Furman reinstates men's golf after Brad Faxon, others step up
Men's golf will not end at Furman after all. The university approved a plan submitted by the school's golf alumni and supporters to provide short-term operating money and establish an endowment to fund the program.
Memphis captures USA Women's Invitational for 1st win of season
Memphis notched its first victory of the season, capturing the USA Women's Invitational Tuesday at Azalea City Golf Course in Mobile, Ala.
Illinois State, Air Force share Snowman Getaway title
Illinois State shot 15-under 273 in the final round to share the Snowman Getaway title with Air Force in Goodyear, Ariz., on Tuesday.
UCLA tops USC at Sugar Bowl Intercollegiate
The Golfweek/Sagarin Rankings' No. 2 team, UCLA, took down the No. 1 Southern California Trojans in a heavyweight showdown at the Allstate Sugar Bowl Intercollegiate Tuesday.
Honda Classic: Tee times, Friday's second round
Complete tee times and pairings for the first and second rounds of the 2014 Honda Classic at PGA National's Champion course in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.
HSBC Women's Champions: Tee times, 1st round in Singapore 2014
Defending champion Stacy Lewis will share a tee time with 2014 Women’s Australian Open winner Karrie Webb and Jiyai Shin in Thursday’s first round at the HSBC Women’s Champions in Singapore.
Expert picks for Honda Classic include Rory McIlroy, Charl Schwartzel
Rory McIlroy, Charl Schwartzel and Brooks Koepka are three names mentioned often among the expert picks to win or contend at this week's Honda Classic on PGA Tour. Conspicuously absent? Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson.
Alabama wins 11th straight with Puerto Rico Classic
The Alabama Crimson Tide won their 11th consecutive tournament, topping a red-hot Georgia Tech team in the final round of the Puerto Rico Classic.
Legends of Golf to resurface on Champions Tour, employ par-3
The tournament that spawned the Champions Tour will gain a new title sponsor in becoming the Big Cedar Lodge Legends of Golf – and make history as the first PGA Tour-sanctioned event to use a par-3 course in official competition.
Shoulder prompts Justin Rose to WD from Honda Classic
The Honda Classic is down to seven of the top nine golfers in the world after Justin Rose withdrew from the tournament this morning to care for tendinitis in his shoulder.
Ohio State charges to win at Westbrook Invitational
The Ohio State women's golf team surged on the final day of the Westbrook Spring Invitational to top Oregon.
Monday, February 24
Furman men's team opens spring with resolve to rise above uncertainty
Leading Furman's efforts at the John Hayt Collegiate Invitational, one Paladins freshman said he already has spoken with several coaches about transferring while awaiting his team's fate. "You think you’re done with all that," he said of thinking about teams.
WGC Match Play top 20: Jason Day's finale, Victor Dubuisson's saves, more
Match play offers so much that stroke play can’t return, so here’s a top-20 list for recapping the 2014 edition of the WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship.
Jason Allred's manager: Couple welcomes baby girl
Jason Allred and his wife welcomed a baby girl Monday, the player's manager tweeted -- which could mean he will be able to play in this week's Honda Classic on PGA Tour.
Team of the week: Arkansas
The seventh-ranked Arkansas Razorbacks cruised to a 14-shot victory at the Lady Puerto Rico Classic, held Feb. 16-18 at Rio Mar Country Club in San Juan, Puerto Rico.
Team of the week: Houston
Houston won the Bayou City Collegiate, held Feb. 21-23 at the Golf Club of Houston, by eight shots over runner-up Texas.
Player of the week: Simin Feng, Vanderbilt
Vanderbilt's Simin Feng won a scorecard playoff over Michigan State's Allyssa Ferrell to capture medalist honors at the Central District Invitational, held Feb. 17-18 at Lakewood Ranch in Sarasota, Fla.
Player of the week: Patrick Rodgers, Stanford
Patrick Rodgers won his seventh career collegiate individual title, taking medalist honors at The Prestige at PGA West, held Feb. 17-19 at PGA West in La Quinta, Calif.
Nine ways Harold Ramis, dead at 69, made 'Caddyshack' great
Harold Ramis reached the hearts and funny bones of golfers everywhere with his 1980 directorial debut, "Caddyshack," which he also co-wrote. Here are nine ways that entertainment website IMDB.com says Ramis, who died Monday, worked his comedic magic.
Player of the week: Courtney Zeng
Courtney Zeng of Orlando, Fla., won the Florida Junior Tour event Feb. 22-23 at West Orange Country Club in Winter Garden, Fla.
Player of the week: Doug Ghim
Doug Ghim of Arlington Heights, Ill., notched his first AJGA invitational victory, winning the CB&I Boys Championship Feb. 15-17 at the Club at Carlton Woods' Fazio Course in The Woodlands, Texas.
VIDEO: Victor Dubuisson's clutch recovery shots at WGC Match Play
Victor Dubuisson's recovery shots on the 19th and 20th holes of his championship match against Jason Day Sunday at the WGC-Accenture Match Play were certainly impressive, even if they just delayed his eventual defeat to Day in 23 holes.
Monday musings: Golfers' day via Twitter
Monday's musings from the world of golf were varied – and creative. Here are a few highlights from the Twitter feeds of top pros and figures of the game.
Jason Day moves to 4th in OWGR; Rickie Fowler back in top 50
Jason Day moved to a career-best fourth in the Official World Golf Ranking after his victory Sunday at the WGC-Accenture Match Play.
Sunday, February 23
Oregon leads through 36 at Westbrook Spring Invitational
Oregon jumped out to a lead through 36 holes at the Westbrook Spring Invitational at the Westbrook Village Golf Club's Vistas Course in Peoria, Ariz.
Tait: New Curtis Cup selection process good move for LGU
Two years after the Charley Hull fiasco, the Ladies Golf Union has made a major change in their Curtis Cup selection process, and it will benefit the players, as it should be says our Alistair Tait.
Oklahoma State, Coastal Carolina lead Hayt Invitational
Oklahoma State and Coastal Carolina lead after a shortened first round at the John Hayt Collegiate Invitational.
5 Things: Jason Day holds up in 2014 WGC-Accenture Match Play win; Rickie Fowler fights; more
A big comeback late by Victor Dubuisson -- his second in as many matches Sunday -- led to a dramatic, sudden-death fight at the WGC-Accenture Match Play before Jason Day won in 23 holes. Here are 5 Things to know.
Winner's Bag: Jason Day, WGC-Accenture Match Play 2014
Jason Day won his first WGC title Sunday evening, outlasting France's Victor Dubuisson to win the 2014 WGC-Accenture Match Play. Here's a complete list of the clubs Day used.
Jason Day def. Victor Dubuisson to win WGC-Accenture Match Play 2014
Coming off late surges to victory, Jason Day and Victor Dubuisson meet in the finals of the WGC-Accenture Match Play on Sunday afternoon. Follow the championship-match highlights right here!
In Season 2, Jimmy Roberts' show 'In Play' expands its repertoire
The second season of “In Play,” Jimmy Roberts' magazine show that airs on Golf Channel, starts at 10 p.m. EST Monday. The monthly show has been lengthened from 30 to 60 minutes, giving Roberts the opportunity to do the kind of expansive storytelling that he most enjoys.
Snowman Getaway gets started Monday in Arizona
Seventeen teams will play Monday through Tuesday at the Palm Valley Golf Club in Tempe, Ariz., including Inidiana and Navy.
Houston tops Texas in Bayou Championship
Junior Roman Robledo and the Houston Cougars took the Bayou City Collegiate Sunday, topping Texas by eight strokes.
First round of Sugar Bowl Intercollegiate Championship delayed due to weather
The field at the Sugar Bowl Intercollegiate Championship, which includes USC and UCLA, will make some adjustments after the first round was cancelled due to weather in New Orleans.
Alabama takes early lead at Puerto Rico Classic
The Alabama Crimson Tide take an early lead at the Puerto Rico Classic as they play for their fifth straight win.
Oklahoma State eyes 4th straight at Hayt Collegiate Invitational
Oklahoma State headlines the field at The Hayt Collegiate Invitational as it looks for its fourth straight victory.
WGC-Accenture Match Play Tracker: Finals at Dove Mountain, 2014
Only four golfers remain at the WGC-Accenture Match Play – Rickie Fowler, Jason Day, Ernie Els and Victor Dubuisson. And by day's end Sunday, only one will remain. Follow all the action with our live blog.
Victor Dubuisson def. Ernie Els 1 up in WGC-Accenture Match Play 2014 semi
Ernie Els will face Victor Dubuisson in the semifinals of the WGC-Accenture Match Play Sunday in Marana, Ariz.
Jason Day def. Rickie Fowler 3 & 2 in WGC-Accenture Match Play 2014 semis
Jason Day will take on Rickie Fowler in the semifinals of the WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship Sunday in Marana, Ariz.
Anna Nordqvist wins first LPGA title since 2009
Anna Nordqvist of Sweden ended a five-year victory drought when she beat defending champion Inbee Park of South Korea by two strokes to win the LPGA Thailand at the Siam Country Club Pattaya Old Course on Sunday.
SCORES: Finals, WGC-Accenture Match Play
Check out the leaderboard from the semifinals and finals at the WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship.
Saturday, February 22
Match Play preview: Sunday's semis feature three surprises
Jason Day is the only true "favorite" that is left standing at Match Play, with Victor Dubuisson, Ernie Els and Rickie Fowler all registering as semifinals surprises at Dove Mountain.
5 Things: Fowler survives Match Play quarters; Day returns to semis; more
Proving that there is nothing about this purest of all golf formats that can be explained, the quarterfinals of the WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship were played out Saturday with a series of surprises at the Golf Club at Dove Mountain.
Houston, Wesley McClain lead after two rounds of Bayou City Collegiate
Houston carded a second-round 11-under 277 to add to its lead Saturday at the Bayou City Collegiate at the Golf Club of Houston's Tournament Course.
Match Play Tracker: Quarterfinals at Dove Mountain
The field has been whittled to just eight players at the WGC-Accenture Match Play, with plenty of intrigue in each of the four matches set for Saturday at Dove Mountain.
Graeme McDowell vs. Victor Dubuisson: WGC Match Play live blog
Graeme McDowell will take on Victor Dubuisson on Saturday in the Sam Snead Bracket finale, with McDowell coming off a 21-hole win over Hunter Mahan and Dubuisson eliminating Bubba Watson.
Jordan Spieth vs. Ernie Els: WGC Match Play live blog
Jordan Spieth will take on Ernie Els on Saturday in the Gary Player Bracket finale, with Spieth coming off a 2-and-1 win over Matt Kuchar and Els eliminating Jason Dufner.
Rickie Fowler vs. Jim Furyk: WGC Match Play live blog
Rickie Fowler will take on Jim Furyk on Saturday in the Ben Hogan Bracket finale, with Fowler coming off a 1-up win over Sergio Garcia and Els eliminating Harris English.
Jason Day vs. Louis Oosthuizen: WGC Match Play live blog
Jason Day will take on Louis Oosthuizen on Saturday in the Bobby Jones Bracket finale, with Day coming off a 3-and-1 win over George Coetzee and Oosthuizen eliminating Webb Simpson.
SCORES: Quarterfinals, WGC-Accenture Match Play
Check out the leaderboard from the quarterfinals at the WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship.
Match Play: Saturday storylines from Dove Mountain
This is not how anyone could have drawn it up before the WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship got underway. Consider some of the storylines that are in play for Saturday’s four quarter-final matches at The Golf Club at Dove Mountain.
Anna Nordqvist still out in front at LPGA Thailand
Swede Anna Nordqvist shot a 5-under 67 at the LPGA Thailand on Saturday for a 4-stroke lead over top-ranked Inbee Park and American Michelle Wie.
Friday, February 21
Rude: Sergio Garcia should be applauded for Friday's concession
While some might say Sergio Garcia's shocking concession on the seventh hole showed a lack of competitive spirit, our Jeff Rude says it is a sign the Spaniard is maturing.
McCabe: 18th hole provides captivating theater at Match Play
In Friday’s third round, which featured eight matches, the 18th hole was the place to be at The Golf Club at Dove Mountain.
5 Things: McDowell's magic; Spieth's birdie barrage; more
From yet another comeback by Graeme McDowell to Jordan Spieth's continued good play in match play to Bubba Watson's exit, here are 5 Things to know after Friday's round in Marana, Ariz.
French mystery: 'Shy' Victor Dubuisson quietly climbs rankings
Victor Dubuisson, a self-described loner, debuts in the United States at the WGC-Accenture Match Play while quietly ascending the world ranking.
Cal, BYU's Justin Keiley win shortened John Burns Intercollegiate
Inclement weather washed out the final round of the John Burns Intercollegiate Friday at Wailua Golf Course in Lihue, Hawaii, giving Cal its fourth straight win at the event.
Graeme McDowell vs. Hunter Mahan: WGC-Accenture Match Play 2014 live blog
No. 4 Sam Snead bracket seed Graeme McDowell takes on No. 8 Hunter Mahan in Friday's third round of the WGC-Accenture Match Play. Follow their highlights right here!
Jason Dufner vs. Ernie Els: WGC-Accenture Match Play 2014 live blog
No. 4 Gary Player bracket seed Jason Dufner takes on No. 8 Ernie Els in Friday's third round of the WGC-Accenture Match Play. Follow their highlights right here!
Matt Kuchar vs. Jordan Spieth: WGC-Accenture Match Play 2014 live blog
No. 2 Gary Player bracket seed Matt Kuchar takes on No. 3 Jordan Spieth in Friday's third round of the WGC-Accenture Match Play. Follow their highlights right here!
Match Play Tracker: Round of 16 at Dove Mountain
And then there were 16. There might be no No. 1s left, but there is still plenty of firepower at the WGC-Accenture Match Play. We'll keep you updated all day long as the field is whittled down to eight.
Jason Day vs. George Coetzee: WGC-Accenture Match Play 2014 live blog
No. 2 Bobby Jones bracket seed Jason Day takes on No. 14 George Coetzee in Friday's third round of the WGC-Accenture Match Play. Follow their highlights right here!
Dubuisson def. Watson, 1 up, at WGC Match Play
No. 3 Sam Snead bracket seed Bubba Watson takes on No. 7 Victor Dubuisson in Friday's third round of the WGC-Accenture Match Play. Follow the highlights right here!
Sergio Garcia vs. Rickie Fowler: WGC-Accenture Match Play 2014 live blog
No. 2 Ben Hogan bracket seed Sergio Garcia takes on No. 14 Rickie Fowler in Friday's third round of the WGC-Accenture Match Play. Follow their highlights right here!
Jim Furyk vs. Harris English: WGC-Accenture Match Play 2014 live blog
No. 5 Ben Hogan bracket seed Jim Furyk takes on No. 9 Harris English in Friday's third round of the WGC-Accenture Match Play. Follow their highlights right here!
Webb Simpson vs. Louis Oosthuizen: WGC-Accenture Match Play 2014 live blog
No. 5 Bobby Jones bracket seed Webb Simpson takes on No. 8 Louis Oosthuizen in Friday's third round of the WGC-Accenture Match Play. Follow their highlights right here!
SCORES: Round of 16, WGC-Accenture Match Play
Check out the leaderboard from the Round of 16 at the WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship.
Match Play has been highlighted by the 'comeback kids'
The majority of the remaining 16 players at Match Play have had to mount comebacks somewhere over the last two days, so you might want to hold off before you nominate just Graeme McDowell as the “Comeback Kid.”
Padraig Harrington discloses skin-cancer treatment
Three-time major winner Padraig Harrington has disclosed he has undergone treatment for skin cancer. The Irish golfer, whose father Patrick died from cancer, says he underwent surgery for sun spots.
Nordqvist holds on to lead in Thailand; Lewis, Wie lurking
Despite two late bogeys, Anna Nordqvist of Sweden shot even-par 72 to cling to the lead at the LPGA Thailand after a rainy second round on Friday.
Women's notebook: Determination remains part of Michigan State culture
With last fall's graduation of Caroline Powers, one of the best players in Michigan State history, this season could have been a rebuilding year. Instead, a different culture has emerged on a team with three determined seniors.
Haskins Award Watch List: Rodgers moves up the board
There isn't much movement in this week's Haskins Award Watch List, although Stanford's Patrick Rodgers does move up after his win at The Prestige. Plus, we have a newcomer on the list as well!
In this issue: Feb. 14, 2014
Inside the Feb. 14, 2014 issue of Golfweek.
Annika Award Watch List: USC's Annie Park on top to start spring
As the spring season progresses, Golfweek is monitoring the race for the inaugural Annika Award. An award update will be posted each Friday on Golfweek.com.
Thursday, February 20
Cal's lead grows at John Burns; BYU's Justin Keiley in front individually
California stretched its lead to nine shots Thursday at the John Burns Intercollegiate while BYU's Justin Keiley shot 6-under 66 to take the individual lead at Wailua Golf Course in Lihue, Hawaii.
Match Play tee times: Spieth, Kuchar to face off
While all of the No. 1 seeds might be gone, there are still plenty of intriguing Round-of-16 matches to keep your eyes on on Friday at the WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship.
Rude: Jason Day, Harris English show smarts at WGC-Match Play
The mental part of the game again was on conspicuous display in, among other WGC-Accenture Match Play second-round matches, a couple that went extra holes and were claimed by young stars Jason Day and Harris English.
'Deja vu' in Graeme McDowell's second-round WGC-Accenture Match Play comeback win
"I was dead and buried, both days," Graeme McDowell said after Thursday's win over Hideki Matsuyama in come-from-behind fashion -- the second such in as many rounds at the 2014 WGC-Accenture Match Play.
5 Things: Rickie Fowler stays hot at Match Play; No. 1 seeds ousted; more
The unpredictability of match-play tournaments reared its head Thursday -- providing plenty of surprising fireworks at Dove Mountain. Here are 5 Things you need to know after the Round of 32.
Match Play Tracker: Round of 32 at Dove Mountain
The first day of action at the WGC-Accenture Match Play provided a handful of surprises, but mostly played according to the seeds. Will Thursday be a different case at Dove Mountain? We'll keep you updated all day long with our real-time Tracker.
Justin Rose vs. Ernie Els: WGC-Accenture Match Play 2014 live blog
No. 1 Gary Player bracket seed Justin Rose takes on No. 8 Ernie Els in Thursday's second round of the WGC-Accenture Match Play.
Jason Dufner vs. Matteo Manassero: WGC-Accenture Match Play 2014 live blog
No. 4 Gary Player bracket seed Jason Dufner takes on No. 12 Matteo Manassero in Thursday's second round of the WGC-Accenture Match Play.
Graeme McDowell def. Hideki Matsuyama 1 up in WGC-Accenture Match Play second round
No. 4 Sam Snead bracket seed Graeme McDowell takes on No. 5 Hideki Matsuyama in the second round of the WGC-Accenture Match Play.
Patrick Reed vs. George Coetzee: WGC-Accenture Match Play 2014 live blog
No. 11 Bobby Jones bracket seed Patrick Reed takes on No. 14 George Coetzee in the second round of the WGC-Accenture Match Play.
Hunter Mahan def. Richard Sterne 2 up in WGC-Accenture Match Play second round
No. 8 Sam Snead bracket seed Hunter Mahan takes on No. 16 Richard Sterne in Thursday's second round of the WGC-Accenture Match Play.
Rory McIlroy vs. Harris English: WGC-Accenture Match Play 2014 live blog
No. 1 Ben Hogan bracket seed Rory McIlroy takes on No. 9 Harris English in Thursday's second round of the WGC-Accenture Match Play.
Webb Simpson def. Brandt Snedeker 4 & 3 in WGC-Accenture Match Play second round
No. 4 Bobby Jones bracket seed Brandt Snedeker takes on No. 5 Webb Simpson at 1:56 p.m. EST in the second round of the WGC-Accenture Match Play.
Jason Day vs. Billy Horschel: WGC-Accenture Match Play 2014 live blog
No. 2 Bobby Jones bracket seed Jason Day takes on No. 10 Billy Horschel at 12:08 p.m. EST in the second round of the WGC-Accenture Match Play.
Henrik Stenson vs. Louis Oosthuizen: WGC-Accenture Match Play 2014 live blog
No. 1 Bobby Jones bracket seed Henrik Stenson takes on No. 8 Louis Oosthuizen in the second round of the WGC-Accenture Match Play.
Matt Kuchar vs. Ryan Moore: WGC-Accenture Match Play 2014 live blog
No. 2 Gary Player bracket seed Matt Kuchar takes on No. 7 Ryan Moore in Thursday's second round of the WGC-Accenture Match Play.
Charl Schwartzel vs. Jim Furyk: WGC-Accenture Match Play 2014 live blog
No. 4 Ben Hogan bracket seed Charl Schwartzel takes on No. 5 Jim Furyk in Thursday's second round of the WGC-Accenture Match Play.
Jordan Spieth vs. Thomas Bjorn: WGC-Accenture Match Play 2014 live blog
No. 3 Gary Player bracket seed Jordan Spieth takes on No. 6 Thomas Bjorn in Thursday's second round of the WGC-Accenture Match Play.
Bubba Watson def. Jonas Blixt 2 up in WGC-Accenture Match Play second round
No. 3 Sam Snead bracket seed Bubba Watson takes on No. 11 Jonas Blixt in the second round of the WGC-Accenture Match Play.
Victor Dubuisson def. Peter Hanson 3 & 1 in WGC-Accenture Match Play 2014 second round
No. 7 Sam Snead bracket seed Victor Dubuisson takes on No. 15 Peter Hanson in the second round of the WGC-Accenture Match Play.
Jimmy Walker vs. Rickie Fowler: WGC-Accenture Match Play 2014 live blog
No. 6 Ben Hogan bracket seed Jimmy Walker takes on No. 14 Rickie Fowler in Thursday's second round of the WGC-Accenture Match Play.
Sergio Garcia vs. Bill Haas: WGC-Accenture Match Play 2014 live blog
No. 2 Ben Hogan bracket seed Sergio Garcia takes on No. 7 Bill Haas in Thursday's second round of the WGC-Accenture Match Play.
Hello, world: Cheyenne Woods' game speaks for itself now
Cheyenne Woods, fresh off her first professional victory on a major tour in Australia, headlines the Symetra Tour’s season-opening event this week in Mesa, Ariz.
5 Things: Anna Nordqvist leads; Michelle Wie goes long; more
Three birdies to start her first round pushed Anna Nordqvist to a 66 – and the top of the Honda LPGA Thailand leaderboard Thursday. At 6 under, the Swede is one shot ahead of Michelle Wie.
Texas headlines field at Bayou City Collegiate Championship
The Texas Longhorns return to the Bayou City Collegiate Championship Friday through Sunday at the The Golf Club of Houston's Tournament Course.
Andrew Jowett, head professional at The Gleneagles Hotel, recently gave Golfweek a scouting report on Gleneagles, the site of this year's Ryder Cup.
Andrew Jowett, head professional at The Gleneagles Hotel, recently gave Golfweek a scouting report on Gleneagles, the site of this year's Ryder Cup.
SCORES: Round of 32, WGC-Accenture Match Play
Check out the leaderboard from the Round of 32 at the WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship.
G/Fore introduces golf shoes called The Gallivanter
G/Fore is known for its colorful golf gloves. This year brings a line of fashionable golf shoes for the Beverly Hills, Calif.-based company called The Gallivanter.
Bobby Jones' Open Placket Mock Neck for spring
This year marks the 25th anniversary of Bobby Jones apparel. New layering pieces highlight the company's spring collection including the Open Placket Mock Neck.
Wednesday, February 19
Furman alumni make pitch to save men's golf
There is hope for men’s golf at Furman. Right now it’s only a glimmer, but a conference call Monday between a group of passionate alumni and administrators led to a proposal sent Feb. 19 to the school’s Board of Trustees.
Flipped bill out: Rickie Fowler returns with flat-bill hat
Last week at the Northern Trust Open, Rickie Fowler showed up with a new haircut and a new flipped bill on his head. After missing the cut, Fowler's back to his normal flat bill and has advanced through the first round of match play.
Cal, Arizona's Erik Oja in early lead at John Burns Intercollegiate
Cal opened with a 10-under 278 to take the first-round lead at the John Burns Intercollegiate at Wailua Golf Course in Lihue, Hawaii.
5 Things: Brandt Snedeker sneaks in; Rory McIlroy moves on; more at WGC Match Play
Thirty-two matches, 64 players, nearly 10 hours of golf – and dozens of reasons why it's the best day of the year for pure PGA Tour fun, non-major category.
McDowell: 'Very fortunate to have escaped' at Match Play
Graeme McDowell went from a "somber situation" early in his round to a date with Hideki Matsuyama in the second round of the WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship, proving that anything can happen in golf.
Match Play tee times: McIlroy, English to face off
From Rory McIlroy vs. Harris English to Jason Day vs. Billy Horschel, a look at second-round matches at the WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship.
Stanford, Patrick Rodgers hold on to win The Prestige at PGA West
Stanford survived a final-round run by Washington to pull out a two-shot victory Wednesday at The Prestige at PGA West in La Quinta, Calif.
Match Play Tracker: Round of 64 at Dove Mountain
It's time to stop the prognosticating and get down to business at the WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship at Dove Mountain in Marana, Ariz. Follow the Round of 64 now with our live blog!
Ernie Els vs. Stephen Gallacher: WGC-Accenture Match Play 2014 live blog
No. 8 Gary Player bracket seed Ernie Els takes on No. 9 Stephen Gallacher at 2:35 p.m. EST in the first round of the WGC-Accenture Match Play, with the two players ranked just three spots apart in the OWGR.
Justin Rose vs. Scott Piercy: WGC-Accenture Match Play 2014 live blog
No. 1 Gary Player bracket seed Justin Rose takes on Scott Piercy in the first round of the WGC Match Play, with the top-seeded Englishman looking for his first win since the 2013 U.S. Open at Merion.
Louis Oosthuizen vs. Nick Watney: WGC-Accenture Match Play 2014 live blog
No. 8 Bobby Jones bracket seed Louis Oosthuizen takes on No. 9 seed Nick Watney at 2:15 p.m. EST in the first round of the WGC-Accenture Match Play, with the players ranked 35th and 36th in OWGR and coming off missed cuts in California.
Henrik Stenson vs. Kiradech Aphibarnrat: WGC-Accenture Match Play 2014 live blog
No. 1 Bobby Jones bracket seed Henrik Stenson of Sweden takes on Kiradech Aphibarnrat of Thailand, with the Swede looking for his first win since the 2013 DP World Tour Championship – follow the highlights right here!
Hunter Mahan vs. Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano: WGC-Accenture Match Play 2014 live blog
No. 8 Sam Snead bracket seed Hunter Mahan takes on No. 9 seed Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano at 1:55 p.m. EST in the first round of the WGC-Accenture Match Play, with the two players ranked just five spots apart in the OWGR.
Jason Dufner def. Scott Stallings in 19 holes at WGC Match Play in first round
No. 4 Gary Player bracket seed Jason Dufner takes on Scott Stallings at 1:05 p.m. EST in the first round of the WGC-Accenture Match Play, with Dufner seeking his first win since the 2013 PGA Championship.
Brandt Snedeker vs. David Lynn: WGC-Accenture Match Play 2014 live blog
No. 4 Bobby Jones bracket seed Brandt Snedeker takes on David Lynn at 12:45 p.m. EST in the first round of the WGC-Accenture Match Play, with Snedeker looking find the form of his two-win 2013 season in the wake of two missed cuts in his last three starts.
Surprising starts: Bubba's comeback; Fowler, Blixt upsets
Bubba Watson looked to be behind the 8-ball, but grinded out a win at the WGC-Accenture Match Play on Wednesday. Rickie Fowler and Jonas Blixt simply came out of nowhere to advance.
Harris English def. Lee Westwood 5 & 3 in WGC Match Play first round
No. 8 Ben Hogan bracket seed Lee Westwood takes on No. 9 seed Harris English at 1:35 p.m. EST in the first round of the WGC-Accenture Match Play, with the two players ranked just seven spots apart in the OWGR.
Rory McIlroy def. Boo Weekley 3 & 2 in WGC Match Play first round
No. 1 Ben Hogan bracket seed Rory McIlroy takes on Boo Weekley in the first round of the WGC-Accenture Match Play, with McIlroy looking to continue his trend of improved play after a difficult 2013 season.
Zach Johnson vs. Richard Sterne: WGC-Accenture Match Play 2014 live blog
No. 1 Sam Snead bracket seed Zach Johnson takes on Richard Sterne at 1:45 p.m. EST, with Johnson looking to add a second win to his PGA Tour season -- follow the highlights in our live blog!
Graeme McDowell vs. Gary Woodland: WGC-Accenture Match Play 2014 live blog
No. 4 Sam Snead bracket seed Graeme McDowell takes on Gary Woodland at 12:25 p.m. EST in the first round of the WGC-Accenture Match Play, with McDowell looking for his first win since last year's RBC Heritage.
Webb Simpson vs. Thongchai Jaidee: WGC-Accenture Match Play 2014 live blog
No. 5 Bobby Jones bracket seed Webb Simpson takes on Thongchai Jaidee at 12:55 p.m. EST in the first round of the WGC-Accenture Match Play, with Simpson looking for his second win of the wraparound 2013-14 season.
Hideki Matsuyama vs. Martin Kaymer: WGC-Accenture Match Play 2014 live blog
No. 5 Sam Snead bracket seed Hideki Matsuyama takes on Martin Kaymer at 12:35 p.m. EST in the first round of the WGC-Accenture Match Play, with Matsuyama looking to break through some health issues during his first Match Play appearance.
Matteo Manassero def. Luke Donald 5 & 4 in WGC Match Play first round
No. 5 Gary Player bracket seed Luke Donald takes on Matteo Manassero at 1:15 p.m. EST in the first round of the WGC-Accenture Match Play, with Donald chasing his first PGA Tour victory since the 2012 Transitions Championship nearly two years ago.
Jim Furyk def. Chris Kirk 2 & 1 in WGC-Accenture Match Play first round
No. 5 Ben Hogan bracket seed Jim Furyk takes on Chris Kirk at 12:15 p.m. EST in the first round of the WGC-Accenture Match Play, with Furyk going after his first win since the 2010 Tour Championship and not too far removed from a 59 during last year's FedEx Cup playoffs.
Ryan Moore vs. Joost Luiten: WGC-Accenture Match Play 2014 live blog
No. 7 Gary Player bracket seed Ryan Moore takes on Joost Luiten at 11:55 a.m. EST in the first round of the WGC-Accenture Match Play, with Moore's hot run on PGA Tour interrupted by a missed cut at the Northern Trust Open.
Sergio Garcia def. Marc Leishman 1 up in WGC-Accenture Match Play first round
No. 2 Ben Hogan bracket seed Sergio Garcia of Spain takes on Marc Leishman of Australia at 10:45 a.m. EST, with the Spaniard looking for his first PGA Tour win since the 2012 Wyndham Championship.
Charl Schwartzel def. Kevin Stadler 3 & 2 in WGC-Accenture Match Play 2014 first round
No. 4 Ben Hogan bracket seed Charl Schwartzel takes on Kevin Stadler in the first round of the WGC-Accenture Match Play, with Stadler returning to Arizona looking for his second win in as many trips -- he won the Phoenix Open just weeks ago.
Jason Day vs. Thorbjorn Olesen: WGC-Accenture Match Play 2014 live blog
No. 2 Bobby Jones bracket seed Jason Day takes on Thorbjorn Olesen at 11:25 a.m. EST in the first round of the WGC-Accenture Match Play, with Day looking to win for the first time since November at the ISPS Handa World Cup.
Matt Kuchar vs. Bernd Wiesberger: WGC-Accenture Match Play 2014 live blog
No. 2 Gary Player bracket seed Matt Kuchar takes on Bernd Wiesberger at 11:45 a.m. EST in the first round of the WGC-Accenture Match Play, with Kuchar the defending champ – and looking to bounce back from a missed cut last week.
Toy Box Extra e-magazine: Feb. 19, 2014
Check out this week's Toy Box Extra, featuring new gear from Cleveland, Adams and Wilson, as well as a Q&A with Davis Love III.
Victor Dubuisson vs. Kevin Streelman: WGC-Accenture Match Play 2014 live blog
No. 7 Sam Snead bracket seed Victor Dubuisson takes on Kevin Streelman at 11:15 a.m. EST in the first round of the WGC-Accenture Match Play, with Dubuisson having as many PGA Tour starts this season as Streelman has Tour wins in the last calendar year.
Jamie Donaldson vs. Billy Horschel: WGC-Accenture Match Play 2014 live blog
No. 7 Bobby Jones bracket seed Jamie Donaldson takes on Billy Horschel at 11:35 a.m. EST in the first round of the WGC-Accenture Match Play, with just one WGC Match Play appearance between the two players.
Dustin Johnson vs. Peter Hanson: WGC-Accenture Match Play 2014 live blog
No. 2 Sam Snead bracket seed Dustin Johnson takes on Peter Hanson in the first round of the WGC Match Play, with Johnson looking to continue a strong stretch of play on PGA Tour.
Jordan Spieth vs. Pablo Larrazabal: WGC-Accenture Match Play 2014 live blog
No. 3 Gary Player bracket seed Jordan Spieth takes on Pablo Larrazabal at 10:25 a.m. EST in the first round of the WGC-Accenture Match Play, with Spieth looking for his second PGA Tour win and first since the 2013 John Deere Classic.
Bill Haas def. Miguel Angel Jimenez 4 and 3 in WGC-Accenture Match Play 2014 first round
No. 7 Ben Hogan bracket seed Bill Haas takes on Miguel Angel Jimenez at 10:55 a.m. EST in the first round of the WGC-Accenture Match Play, with Jimenez holding a distinct advantage in comparing each player's last three finishes in the WGC Match Play.
Graham DeLaet vs. Patrick Reed: WGC-Accenture Match Play 2014 live blog
No. 6 Bobby Jones bracket seed Graham DeLaet takes on Patrick Reed at 10:15 a.m. EST in the first round of the WGC-Accenture Match Play, with Reed having the upper hand in PGA Tour victories this season, 1-0, and career, 2-0.
Steve Stricker vs. George Coetzee: WGC-Accenture Match Play 2014 live blog
No. 3 Bobby Jones bracket seed Steve Stricker takes on George Coetzee at 10:05 a.m. EST in the first round of the WGC-Accenture Match Play, with Stricker hoping to cap the week by capturing the title on his 47th birthday.
Keegan Bradley vs. Jonas Blixt: WGC-Accenture Match Play 2014 live blog
No. 6 Sam Snead bracket seed Keegan Bradley takes on Jonas Blixt at 9:55 a.m. EST in the first round of the WGC-Accenture Match Play, with Bradley looking for his first win since the 2012 WGC-Bridgestone.
Bubba Watson def. Mikko Ilonen 2 and 1 in Match Play
No. 3 Sam Snead bracket seed Bubba Watson takes on Mikko Ilonen at 9:45 a.m. EST in the first round of the WGC-Accenture Match Play, with Watson coming off a Northern Trust Open that was his first since the 2012 Masters.
Rickie Fowler def. Ian Poulter 2 & 1 in WGC Match Play first round
No. 3 Ben Hogan bracket seed Ian Poulter takes on Rickie Fowler at 9:25 a.m. EST in the first round of the WGC-Accenture Match Play, kicking off the tournament with each chasing his first win on PGA Tour since 2012.
Jimmy Walker def. BrandenGrace 5 & 4 in WGC-Accenture Match Play 2014 first round
No. 6 Ben Hogan bracket seed Jimmy Walker takes on Branden Grace at 9:35 a.m. EST in the first round of the WGC-Accenture Match Play, with Walker looking for his fourth win of the 2013-14 wraparound PGA Tour season.
Thomas Bjorn vs. Francesco Molinari: WGC-Accenture Match Play 2014 live blog
No. 6 Gary Player bracket seed Thomas Bjorn takes on Francesco Molinari at 10:35 a.m. EST in the first round of the WGC-Accenture Match Play, with Bjorn holding the higher ranking although Molinari outplayed him at the WGC-HSBC Champions earlier during this 2013-14 wraparound season.
Men's Midweek Report: Arkansas wins at the Gator Invitational
Welcome to Golfweek’s Men's Midweek Report. We wanted to use this hump day to update you on all the latest men's college news from Feb. 12-19.
Women's Midweek Report: Arkansas, Stanford start spring strong
Welcome to Golfweek’s Women's Midweek Report. We wanted to use this hump day to update you on all the latest women's college news.
SCORES: Round of 64, WGC-Accenture Match Play
Follow every match from the WGC-Accenture Match Play with our leaderboard.
Tuesday, February 18
LPGA Thailand: Tee times, 1st round
Top-ranked Inbee Park will make her first start of the year at the LGPA Thailand, which begins Thursday at Siam Country Club's Pattaya Old Course in Chonburi, Thailand.
Stanford increases lead to 14 shots at The Prestige
Junior Patrick Rodgers, freshman Maverick McNealy and senior Cameron Wilson are all in the top-five of The Prestige at PGA West to lead the Stanford Cardinal to the top of the leaderboard.
Florida International posts wire-to-wire victory at JU Amelia Island Collegiate
Florida International closed with a final-round 12-over 300 to cap a wire-to-wire victory at the JU Amelia Island Collegiate at Amelia National in Fernandina Beach, Fla.
Bubba Golf is back; confident heading into Match Play
Bubba Golf is back in vogue. Bomb it, find it, wedge it, putt it. Bubba Watson finds himself high on the current Hot Golfer List, having won the Northern Trust Open on Sunday and finished second at the Waste Management Phoenix Open in his last two PGA Tour starts.
Sergio Garcia's apparel for Match Play
On Feb. 17, Sergio Garcia announced that he is back on Twitter for the first time since July 2011, and he is already giving us a behind-the-scenes look at his outfits for the WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship this week.
Vanderbilt edges Central Florida at Central District Invitational
Vanderbilt notched its first victory since 2007, winning the Central District Invitational Tuesday at Lakewood Ranch (Fla.) Golf and Country Club.
Lake Nona crew stakes claim to Match Play as a home game
In need of a new home for this WGC Match Play Championship? With many PGA Tour players living at Lake Nona near Orlando, Fla., some might respectfully submit it as a candidate.
Cal State Fullerton picks up third win of season at Folino Invite
Cal State Fullerton’s 16-shot victory at the Folino Invitational was its third win of the season on Tuesday at Industry Hills (Calif.) Golf Club.
Auburn defends Mobile Bay Intercollegiate title
Auburn defended its Mobile Bay Intercollegiate title in its home state on Feb. 18.
Texas-San Antonio takes Rice Intercollegiate
The Rice Intercollegiate ended Tuesday with Texas-San Antonio as the champions after the team beat out Sam Houston State by three strokes, finishing at 11-over 875.
Notes: Jason Allred rakes; Bubba Watson breaks slump; more
Jason Allred tops his career earnings with one week's success; Bubba Watson shakes a post-Masters slump and talks nerves; WGC Match Play rookies; plus more in this week's PGA Tour notes.
Phil Mickelson on Fred Couples' wish list as Northern Trust Open ambassador?
"Phil didn't play here much," Fred Couples said of Phil Mickelson and the Northern Trust Open, yet the popular lefty has played 15 times in the PGA Tour event -- 13 at Riviera.
Former Rice golfer James Ragan, 20, dies of cancer
Former Rice golfer James Ragan died in Corpus Christi, Texas, Monday at the age of 20 after a long battle with cancer.
John Hahn's long, winding road of pro golf crosses continents
While friends in the U.S. were chasing the world of professional golf along paved highways and indoor showers, John Hahn was taking an international route for the European Tour.
Arkansas opens spring with Lady Puerto Rico Classic victory
Arkansas survived windy conditions to win the Lady Puerto Rico Classic Tuesday at Rio Mar Country Club in Rio Grande, Puerto Rico.
Judge grants Singh partial victory in lawsuit against PGA Tour
Vijay Singh will get his day in court: In a 27-page decision in Singh vs. PGA Tour, a judge dismissed five of seven causes of action while ruling against the Tour in the remaining two.
California Golden Bears looks for fourth straight at John A. Burns Intercollegiate
The California Golden Bears headline a strong field at the John A. Burns Intercollegiate, which is set to take place at the Wailua Golf Course in Lihue, Hawaii, Wednesday through Friday.
Zach Johnson adds John Deere as bag sponsor
John Deere announced Tuesday that it has become a corporate sponsor for Zach Johnson, the No. 9 player in the Golfweek/Sagarin rankings.
Expert picks: No clear favorite at WGC-Accenture Match Play
Our panel of experts have no clear favorite this week at Match Play, with the likes of Zach Johnson, Jordan Spieth, Rory McIlroy, Henrik Stenson and Sergio Garcia all receiving a vote of confidence from our panel.
Watson wins with pink Grafalloy BiMatrx Tour Prototype shaft
Bubba Watson used a pink Grafalloy BiMatrx Tour Prototype shaft in his Ping G25 driver in winning the Northern Trust Open.
Match Play hole-by-hole: Klein breaks down Dove Mountain
The Golf Club at Dove Mountain can be both a bomber's paradise and a place for the world's best irons players to dissect the course. Add in a bit of unpredictable match play and it's a perfect venue for this type of theater.
Jessica Korda shows unselfishness while winning LPGA's season opener in Bahamas
Jessica Korda gave her golf ball to two girls after winning the Pure Silk Bahamas LPGA Classic. Grant Price saw the gesture unfold from home, and later praised his student for being unselfish during her big moment.
Monday, February 17
Seeking 3rd straight win, Central Florida leads Central District
Looking for its third victory already this spring, Central Florida went 15 under Monday at the Central District Invitational to grab a two-shot lead over Vanderbilt at Lakewood Ranch (Fla.) Golf and Country Club.
Florida International opens strong at JU Amelia Island Collegiate
Florida International used an opening-round 11-under 277 to take the lead at the JU Amelia Island Collegiate then added to its advantage with a second-round 282 Monday at Amelia National Golf Club in Fernandina Beach, Fla.
Auburn leads Mobile Bay Intercollegiate by 5 shots
Auburn turned in rounds of 290-282 to take a five-shot lead at the Mobile Bay Intercollegiate.
Cal State Fullerton in front at Folino Invitational
Cal State-Fullerton's Mark Anguiano carded rounds of 66-68 to move to 10 under overall and take a nine-shot lead at the Folino Invitational Monday at Industry Hills (Calif.) Golf Club.
Stanford duo helps Cardinal to early lead at The Prestige at PGA West
Maverick McNealy and Patrick Rodgers each carded 6-under 66s, and Stanford opened with a 15-under 269 to grab the first-round lead at The Prestige at PGA West.
Doug Ghim grabs signature victory at CB&I Boys Championship
Doug Ghim was taught the importance of hard work and patience at a young age. Now, Ghim finally has that elusive signature victory after winning the AJGA CB&I Boys Championship on Monday.
Arkansas extends lead at Lady Puerto Rico Classic; Alabama 9th
Arkansas extended its lead to 13 shots Monday at the Lady Puerto Rico Clasic at Rio Mar Country Club's River Course in Rio Grande, Puerto Rico.
Rory McIlroy tops odds to win WGC-Accenture Match Play
Rory McIlroy tops the list of odds to win this week’s WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship, with Dustin Johnson and Jason Day not far behind.
Player of the week: Jordan Niebrugge, Oklahoma State
Jordan Niebrugge picked up his first collegiate victory, capturing the Amer Ari Invitational on Feb. 8 in Hawaii by a single shot. He shot rounds of 67-68-65 for a 16 under total.
Player of the week: Annie Park, USC
While her team notched its school-record eighth straight win at the Northrop Grumman Regional Challenge, Annie Park, the defending NCAA individual champion, recorded her school-record tying fifth career individual title.
Team of the week: Oklahoma State
Oklahoma State went wire-to-wire at the Amer Ari Invitational in Hawaii on Feb. 8.
Team of the week: USC
USC won its school-record eighth straight tournament on Feb. 11 at the Northrop Grumman Regional Challenge at Palos Verdes (Calif.) Golf Club.
Man drains 95-foot putt to win car at Auburn hoops game
Patrick Burch, a 28-year-old IT worker from Birmingham, Ala., drained a 95-foot putt during halftime of the Auburn men's basketball game on Feb. 15.
Player of the week: Isabella Fierro
Isabella Fierro of Mexico shot 75-66 to win the AJGA Junior All-Star on Feb. 15-16 at Innisbrook Resort in Palm Harbor, Fla.
Player of the week: Sachin Kumar-Kelingaiah
Sachin Kumar-Kelingaiah won the AJGA Junior All-Star on Feb. 15-16 at Innisbrook Resort in Palm Harbor, Fla., by defeating Justin Kim and Harry Xue in a three-hole playoff.
PLAY NOW! WGC-Accenture Match Play Bracket Challenge
Play our brand-new WGC-Accenture Match Play Challenge to win gear from Fujikura and SeeMore Putters, as well as a stay-and-play from La Quinta Resorts!
Match Play cheat sheet: Player-by-player breakdowns
We know many of you will be filling out brackets in your office or online, so we thought we'd offer a player-by-player cheat sheet on the entire field at the WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship.
By the numbers: Arkansas, 68
Arkansas benefits from three rounds of 68 this weekend at the Gator Invitational and the Ladies Puerto Rico Classic.
5 Questions: Corey Conners talks Jones Cup win, Olympics and more
Kent State senior Corey Conners talks about his Jones Cup Invitational win and the upcoming college golf season.
Bubba Watson to 14th in OWGR; Dustin Johnson cracks top 10
Bubba Watson moved up 12 spots to 14th in the latest Official World Golf Ranking following his victory at the Northern Trust Open.
Match Play tee times: Rory McIlroy, Henrik Stenson top bracket
Our Jim McCabe has settled into balmy Arizona, where he looks at a handful of the most intriguing matches on Day 1 of the WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship, including Steve Stricker's return and Rory McIlroy's date with Boo Weekley.
Sunday, February 16
5 Things: Bubba Watson wins Northern Trust Open; Dustin Johnson close; more
Consecutive 64s let Bubba Watson hoist the Northern Trust trophy for the first time since putting on the green jacket after his 2012 Masters win. Here are 5 Things you need to know from Riviera.
Doug Ghim, Carl Yuan share lead at CB&I Boys Championship
Doug Ghim and Carl Yuan fired rounds of 68 in the second round of the CB&I Boys Championship at the Club at Carlton Woods in The Woodlands, Texas, putting themselves in a tie for first.
Winner's Bag: Bubba Watson, Northern Trust Open
Bubba Watson won the PGA Tour's 2014 Northern Trust Open by two shots over Dustin Johnson. Here's the list of clubs he carried to victory at Riviera near Los Angeles.
Jacksonville Dolphins host Amelia Island Collegiate
Jacksonville University welcomes 13 additional teams to Amelia National Golf Club in Jacksonville, Fla., as it hosts the JU Amelia Island Collegiate Monday and Tuesday.
Augusta National loses 'Eisenhower Tree' after freeze
The famed Eisenhower Tree on Augusta National's 17th hole was removed during the weekend after a recent ice storm caused irreparable damage, the club confirmed Sunday.
Tour Tracker: Bubba Watson wins Northern Trust Open
Bubba Watson was among several players who caught third-round leader William McGirt early Sunday at the Northern Trust Open -- and the lefty who played at Georgia claimed his first win since the 2012 Masters.
Stanford wins Peg Barnard Invitational; UNLV's Finkelstein takes medalist
Stanford started its spring season with a second-straight win at the Peg Barnard Invitational, beating out UC Davis by 16 strokes.
Auburn eyes repeat at Mobile Bay Intercollegiate
Auburn will look to defend its title at the Mobile Bay Intercollegiate in its home state Monday and Tuesday at the Magnolia Grove Crossings Golf Course in Mobile, Ala.
The Prestige at PGA West draws 9 top-50 teams
Nine top-50 teams will head to the PGA West's Greg Norman Course in La Quinta, Calif., Monday through Wednesday for The Prestige at PGA West.
Kirk Triplett outlasts Bernhard Langer, Duffy Waldorf to win ACE Group Classic
With five straight pars down the stretch, Kirk Triplett outlasted Bernhard Langer and Duffy Waldorf – both of whom bogeyed the 18th as the threesome played the final hole together – to win the Champions Tour's ACE Group Classic.
Arkansas wins Gator Invitational; Mercer's Trey Rule tops Florida State's Hank Lebioda in playoff
Arkansas opened its spring with a victory at the SunTrust Gator Invitational Sunday at Mark Bostick Golf Course in Gainesville, Fla.
Alex Cejka's 63 wins rain-shortened Web.com opener in Colombia
With rain taking center stage this weekend, the Web.com Tour-season-opening Pacific Rubiales Colombia Championship Presented by Claro was shortened to 54 holes – which gave Alex Cejka the win thanks to a third-round 63 Sunday.
Hal Sutton suffers mild heart attack
Champions Tour player Hal Sutton suffered a mild heart attack and withdrew during the first round of the ACE Group Classic.
South Carolina take Florida State Match-Up with strong Sunday finish
The South Carolina women's golf team finished strong with a 3-under 285 Sunday, outpacing rival Clemson for a win at the Florida State Match-Up.
5 Things: Thomas Aiken wins; Rhys Davies, Soren Hansen continue struggles
With his wife Kate as caddie for the first time, Thomas Aiken won the 2014 Africa Open in his home country of South Africa. Here are 5 Things to know from East London GC.
Webb wins Women's Australian Open for 5th time
Karrie Webb won the Women's Australian Open for the fifth time Sunday, shooting a 4-under 68 in the final round to beat Chella Choi by one stroke.
PHOTOS: The new Streamsong Resort lodge
Check out photos from inside the new lodge at Streamsong Resort in Central Florida.
Saturday, February 15
Triplett, Langer share ACE Group Classic lead
Kirk Triplett matched defending ACE Group Classic champion Bernhard Langer for the lead at 10-under 134 after the second round Saturday.
Host Stanford leads Peg Barnard Invitational
Stanford shot 3-over 287 on Saturday during the first round of the Peg Barnard Invitational to lead by four shots.
5 Things: McGirt looks for 1st PGA Tour win at Northern Trust Open
William McGirt has not won an event on the PGA Tour, nor on the Web.com Tour, but in the Northern Trust Open's final round, he'll have a chance to win a PGA Tour event. Here are 5 Things from the third round at Riviera Country Club.
Michigan wins Big 10 Match Play Championship in playoff
The eighth seed Michigan Wolverines defeated Purdue in a five-man sudden-death playoff to claim the Big 10 Match Play Championship.
South Carolina continues to lead at FSU Match Up
South Carolina continues to lead at the FSU Seminole Match Up after another 5-over 293 in the second round in Tallahassee, Fla.
Tee times: Final round, Northern Trust Open
Tee times for the final round of the Northern Trust Open at Riviera Country Club in Pacific Palisades, Calif.
Mercer's Trey Rule, Arkansas lead after Day 1 of Gator Invitational
Mercer's Trey Rule, who blew a 36-hole lead in his final start of the fall, will take a two-shot lead into Sunday's final round of the Gator invitational while Arkansas leads the team race after Saturday's 36-hole portion.
Terrazas leads CB&I Boys Championship by 2
Aaron Terrazas of Mexico shot a 4-under 68 in the first round of the CB&I Boys Championship at Carlton Woods in The Woodlands, Texas, on Saturday.
Tracker: Will McGirt cards 65; leads by two at Northern Trust Open
William McGirt carded a 6-under 65 in the third-round of the Norther Trust Open to lead by two-shots heading into the final round on Sunday. See how it all unfolded in the Tracker.
Steve Stricker to play WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship
Looks like Steve Stricker will make the trip to Marana, Ariz., this week for the WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship next week after his brother had a successful liver transplant.
McGirt jumps to top of leaderboard with hot putter
Wiliam McGirt has shot to the top of the leaderboard during the third round of the Northern Trust Open. He is looking for his first PGA Tour victory.
Gator Invitational marks return to spring action for Arkansas' Kolton Crawford
When Arkansas started its spring season Saturday at the SunTrust Gator Invitational, it marked the first spring competition in nearly two years for sophomore Kolton Crawford.
Augusta experiences earthquake Friday night
A 4.1 magnitude earthquake hit Augusta, Ga., on Friday night at 10:23 p.m. and it is still unknown if any damaged was caused to Augusta National Golf Club.
Emiliano Grillo takes two-shot lead at Africa Open
Emiliano Grillo surged into a two-shot lead at the Africa Open with a 9-under 62 on Saturday, putting the Argentine in position for a first European Tour title.
C. Choi, M. Lee share lead at Women's Australian Open
South Korea's Chella Choi set a new course record with a 10-under 62 and took a share of the lead after the third round of the Women's Australian Open on Saturday with amateur Minjee Lee.
Host Cal State Fullerton looks for win at Folino Invite
The 10-team Folino Men’s Invitational begins on Feb. 16 at Industry Hills (Calif.) Golf Club at Pacific Palms.
Alabama, Arkansas highlight Lady Puerto Rico Classic field
Two SEC schools – Arkansas and Alabama – are the top team’s heading into the Lady Puerto Rico Classic at Rio Mar Country Club in Rio Grande, Puerto Rico, on Feb. 16.
Friday, February 14
5 Things: Bae grabs Northern Trust lead; Beljan credits caddie; more
On Valentine’s Day, the field at Riviera Country Club swooned over the gorgeous weather and the firm, fast conditions while Sang-Moon Bae took the lead at the halfway point of the Northern Trust Open.
Brad Dalke set to defend title at AJGA CB&I Boys Championship
Brad Dalke will look to defend his title at the AJGA CB&I Boys Championship, which starts Saturday at the Club at Carlton Woods' Fazio Championship Course in The Woodlands, Texas.
Tour Tracker: Northern Trust Open, 2nd round
Dustin Johnson starts the day with a one-shot lead over Jimmy Walker and 10 others, including J.B. Holmes who will wrap up his opening round early Friday. Follow the day's highlights from the Northern Trust Open right here!
Match-play field set; No Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson or Adam Scott
The field for the WGC-Accenture Match Play was set Friday night, and as expected Tiger Woods, Adam Scott and Phil Mickelson have opted to skip next week's event in Marana, Ariz.
Bill Lunde takes lead in Colombia before weather halts play
Inclement weather halted play for a second straight day at the Web.com Tour season opener in Bogota, Colombia. But Bill Lunde was able to finish his second round Friday and he leads the Pacific Rubiales Colombia Championship by a shot.
Michigan downs Illinois at Big 10 Match Play
No team won twice on Friday at The Big 10 Match Play Championship, which are being held at The Concession Golf Club in Bradenton, Fla.
Ringler: Coaches change tune on NCAA women's format changes
The change in format for the women's NCAA Championships this week was met by surprising open arms by coaches that had once voiced opposition to allowing match play determine the national champion.
South Carolina, Texas A&M share lead at Florida State Match-Up
South Carolina and Texas A&M are tied at the top of the leaderboard of the Florida State Match-Up at Southwood Golf Course in Tallahassee, Fla.
Langer leads by one after opening 64 at ACE Group Classic
Defending champion Bernhard Langer shot an 8-under 64 on Friday to take a one-stroke lead after the first round of the ACE Group Classic.
Bad thumb blister leads Fred Couples to likely missed cut
For only the fourth time in 32 appearances, Fred Couples will not be around for the weekend at the Northern Trust Open.
Jordan Spieth exorcises demons on Riviera's 12th hole, fires 66
Jordan Spieth doesn't have the best of memories when it comes to the par-4 12th hole at Riviera, but a simple par on Friday seemed to push him in a positive direction – and a made cut at the Northern Trust Open.
Dustin Johnson's putting leads him to the top at Riviera
While the stat sheet showed 30 putts from Dustin Johnson in the first round at the Northern Trust Open, the more important statistic was his strokes-gained putting – which isn't as complicated as it sounds.
Darren Clarke (chest) WDs from Northern Trust Open
Darren Clarke was disappointed with his 7-over 78 in Thursday’s first round of the Northern Trust Open. But he was more disappointed with the fact that he had to withdraw due to a continuing muscle issue in his chest.
American John Hahn cards 61, leads Africa Open by 2 shots
It wasn't long ago that John Hahn was disqualified from his first tournament as a European Tour member. Now, the American finds himself the second-round leader of the Africa Open after carding a 10-under 61 Friday at East London (South Africa) Golf Club.
Notebook: All eyes on Annie Park, USC as victories pile up
The deeper USC plays into the season, the more its story becomes like a riddle. How many different fivesomes can head coach Andrea Gaston create out of a roster with seven very capable competitors?
Ace lifts Caroline Hedwall into lead at Women's Australian Open
Sweden's Caroline Hedwall had a hole-in-one as part of a 7-under par 65 that gave her a one-shot lead after Friday's second round of the women's Australian Open. Cheyenne Woods, Lydia Ko, Paula Creamer, Jessica Korda and Morgan Pressel all in contention.
Haskins Award Watch List: 'Bama's Mullinax starts spring on top
As the spring college season gets underway, we offer up our first Haskins Award Watch List of 2014, with Alabama's Trey Mullinax leading the pack.
Robert Morris eyes conference title before losing program
The Robert Morris women's golf team strives to win conference after hearing that program will be cut following the 2013-14 season.
Stanford hosts Peg Barnard Invitational, eyes repeat
One year after setting course records, sophomore Mariah Stackhouse and the Stanford Cardinal return to the Stanford (Calif.) Golf Course to host the Peg Barnard Invitational Saturday and Sunday.
LIVE SCORES: Seminole Match Up
Follow the live leaderboard from the Seminole Match Up.
Thursday, February 13
5 Things: Dustin Johnson leads at Riviera; Jimmy Walker shines; more
Riviera's firm greens were the talk of the first round as Dustin Johnson shot 66 in the morning, then remained in the lead until the sun set. Here are 5 Things to know from the Northern Trust Open.
Tour Tracker: Dustin Johnson leads at Riviera
Dustin Johnson leads Jimmy Walker and 10 others by a shot as play was suspended due to darkness, with Keegan Bradley, Rickie Fowler and Jim Furyk among six players another shot back. Recap the first round's top developments right here.
Traveling to Riviera this weekend? Good luck with 'Jamzilla'
Three of five lanes on Interstate 405, the major artery around L.A. that leads to Riviera, will be closed during the day, and all five will be shut at night. The 405 normally accommodates more than 300,000 cars per day, according to LA Metro. Uh-oh.
Early sales indicate Americans have Ryder Cup fever
During the recent PGA Merchandise Show, Golfweek talked with Premier Golf's Jim Ward and Wide World of Golf's Bill Hogan about the Ryder Cup and the golf travel market.
FootJoy introduces the Tour Compression Golf Sock
FootJoy’s release of the new FJ Tour Compression Golf Sock will come on Feb. 14.
Call out for ‘Local Legends’
Golfweek wants to hear about golfers with impressive amateur records on the state and local scene. Several will be highlighted in our annual Amateur Issue on May 9.
'Snowman,' bad back lead to Verplank's WD at Northern Trust
After a quadruple-bogey to start his day, Scott Verplank withdrew from the Northern Trust Open citing a bad back, not to mention being 10 over in the opening round.
Jordan Spieth's caddie has flashback to amateur days at Riviera
Jordan Spieth's caddie, Michael Greller, flashed back to the 2012 Northern Trust Open -- when he took a week off from his job as a sixth-grade math and science teacher to watch Spieth compete as an amateur.
Florida State Match-Up couples teams in strong field
Golfers will couple up this Valentine's Day weekend at the Florida State Match-Up Friday through Sunday at the Southwood Golf Club in Tallahassee, Fla.
Florida State looks to repeat at rival Florida's Gator Invitational
The Florida State Seminoles will look to repeat at the Gator Invitational Saturday through Sunday in Gainesville, Fla.
Big Ten Match Play features Illinois, Northwestern
All 12 Big Ten men's golf teams will get a taste for what the conference has to offer at the Big Ten Match Play Friday through Saturday in Bradenton, Fla.
62 carries Ricardo Santos to Africa Open first-round lead
With a 9-under 62, Ricardo Santos opened up a two-shot lead during the first round of the European Tour's 2014 Africa Open, with four players T-2 two shots back.
Player Diary: Clemson freshman Ashlan Ramsey (Part 16)
Clemson freshman Ashlan Ramsey joins the Golfweek.com staff as a player blogger for the 2013-14 college golf season.
Patrick Martin (No. 21, 2015) commits to Vanderbilt
Patrick Martin of Hoover, Ala., has given a verbal commitment to play golf at Vanderbilt in 2015.
SCORES: Northern Trust Open, Round 4
Follow the live leaderboard from the Northern Trust Open in Pacific Palisades, Calif.
Katie Kim (No. 85, 2015) commits to Boston College
Katie Kim of Riverwoods, Ill., has given a verbal commitment to play golf at Boston College in 2015.
Pettersen leads Australian Open; Korda, Ko lurking
Norway's Suzann Pettersen birdied her last three holes in a 6-under 66 on Thursday to lead the women's Australian Open by a shot after the first round at the Victoria Golf Club.
Inside the Jan. 31, 2014 issue of Golfweek
Inside the Jan. 31, 2014 issue of Golfweek:
Adjustments in store for players, clubmakers with anchoring on way out
On Jan. 1, 2016, the anchored putting stroke will be abolished under the Rules of Golf. Golfers who anchor their putters will be forced to adopt alternative methods. The big question: What are the options?
Seniors fuel UAB Blazers' quest for NCAA Championships
Alabama Birmingham looks to turn its hot fall into complete season behind seniors Sam Love, Wilson McDonald and Thomas Sutton and make a run to the NCAA Championship.
La Costa makeover marked by everyday playability, better conditioning
Perhaps more down-to-earth renovations such as the one done at Omni La Costa Resort & Spa’s Legends Course will get golf back to what it’s supposed to be: interesting and enjoyable, rather than a chore.
K.J. Choi's Sunday run at Torrey Pines yields wait for T-2
No one had a longer wait to see how the tournament unfolded than K.J. Choi, who waited more than two hours until it was determined that his effort was one stroke shy of a win -- but still his best finish in about two years.
Wednesday, February 12
Lee Westwood leaves swing instructor Sean Foley
Lee Westwood has decided to return to what made him the World No. 1 in 2010 and '11, separating from swing coach Sean Foley and working with former caddie Billy Foster.
Els set to make calendar-year debut on PGA Tour
Ernie Els is making his calendar-year debut on the PGA Tour at this week’s Northern Trust Open.
Fred Couples on Northern Trust: 'My favorite tournament'
Fred Couples might be 54, but playing Riviera and the Northern Trust Open seems to make the two-time Presidents Cup champion a bit younger at heart.
Chat with Charles Barkley re-energizes Jason Gore
Jason Gore, 39, is a journeyman's journeyman, having spent time bouncing back and forth from the PGA Tour and the Web.com Tour – all of which weighed on him. But a recent conversation with Charles Barkley, a member of the Basketball Hall of Fame, changed Gore's attitude.
NCAA women's championship to change format in 2015
The NCAA Women's Golf Championships will take on the same look as the men's competition starting in 2015 at the Concession Club in Bradenton, Fla.
Adams Pro, Pro DHy, and Pro Mini hybrids offer wide choices
With launch angles and head sizes to match almost any player's game, Adams created the Pro, Pro DHy, and Pro Mini hybrids.
Boosted by self-belief, Jim Renner clears a big hurdle on Tour
In 77 PGA Tour and Web.com Tour events across three-plus seasons, Jim Renner had earned $661,111. In one tournament last week, the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am, Renner earned $580,800.
LPGA notes: Suzann Pettersen debuts; Karrie Webb rushes; more
Suzann Pettersen makes her season debut this week at the ISPS Handa Women’s Australian Open; Karrie Webb rushes through the scorer's tent and into an inadvertent DQ; plus more this week from the LPGA.
PGA Tour notes: Robert Garrigus' bag; Web.com start; more
Robert Garrigus shows his NHL fandom on his bag; Dustin Johnson goes low at Pebble Beach; the Web.com Tour gets going this week; plus more in our news and notes from the PGA Tour.
Rude: Tom Watson taps Raymond Floyd for focus to regain Ryder Cup
U.S. Ryder Cup captain Tom Watson’s pick of four-time major champion Raymond Floyd as an assistant shows Watson means business and is serious about winning -- and likes likes tough guys.
Cheyenne Woods' win creates ripple effects with TV, exemptions
Cheyenne Woods’ break-out victory in Australia created enough buzz to adjust TV schedules in the U.S. -- and the ripple effect is likely to carry over to LPGA sponsor exemptions.
In return from back injury, Dudley Hart finds new PGA Tour faces
When you’ve got serious back issues and you’re unable to take part in the thing that you do for a living, well, that’s not a good thing, yet it was PGA Tour veteran Dudley Hart’s world.
Stuart Appleby maintains fire, top form 'within arm's reach'
The most recent of PGA Tour veteran Stuart Appleby's nine wins came in 2010, but he insists he has the desire to continue to work hard: "It’s just there, within arm’s reach."
Toy Box Extra e-magazine: Feb. 12, 2014
Take a look at our issue that focuses on three new irons, as well as a Q&A with Ping's Marty Jertson, a look at Jimmy Walker's winning bag, notes from the PGA Tour and fashion pieces on Chase 54 and J. Lindeberg.
European Tour adds April tournament in Spain
After years of losing Spanish tournaments, the European Tour finally received a modicum of good news with the addition of a new Spanish tournament to the 2014 schedule, albeit a small-purse event.
Puma Golf's new SportLux Collection offers ‘classic look’
Puma Golf’s new SportLux Collection features sophisticated apparel, footwear and accessories that will be available to the public on Feb. 15
Some Tour events ban public from Tuesday practice rounds
At the recent Farmers Insurance Open and this week's Northern Trust Open, spectators have been banned from the grounds on Tuesdays. The move is an outgrowth of the revised security policies issued late last year by the Tour.
Men's Midweek Report: Oklahoma State claims third straight win
Welcome to Golfweek’s Men's Midweek Report. We wanted to use this hump day to update you on all the latest men's college news from Feb. 4-11.
Pebble Beach to make new (old) tee on 10th hole
Making changes to the Sistine Chapel of golf is never easy, but restoring it to its original design is encouraged. Jack Neville designed Pebble Beach to play along the water as much as possible and utilized the Pacific Ocean as a hazard. See what changes are being made to the course in preparations for the 2019 U.S. Open.
Women's Midweek Report: USC extends win streak to 8
Welcome to Golfweek's Women's Midweek Report. We wanted to use this hump day to update you on all the latest women's college news.
Chase54's spring collection offers patterns and prints
Chase54's spring collection for women, the art of style, offers a combination of patterns and prints.
Pro notes recap: Jim Renner's boost; Stuart Appleby's fire; more
See all of senior writer Jim McCabe's notes and news items from the PGA Tour and professional golf ranks this week.
Tuesday, February 11
Nebraska-Omaha wins at Carlton Oaks; San Diego St. individuals lead way
Nebraska-Omaha and DePaul entered the final round of the Carlton Oaks WIU Invitational Tuesday tied for the lead, but it was the Mavericks shooting one shot better than DePaul to close out a narrow victory.
Host San Diego runs away with The Farms Collegiate title
San Diego shot a 3-under 285 on Tuesday to run away with The Farms Collegiate Invite by 14 shots.
Louisiana-Monroe, Alison Knowles win Le Triomphe Collegiate titles
Alison Knowles fired rounds of 71-70 to capture medalist honors at 3-under 141 and help lead Louisiana-Monroe to the team title at the Le Triomphe Collegiate on Monday at Le Triomphe Country Club in Broussard, La.
Tyler Merkel leads Ball State to Mid-American Conference Match Play title
The championship bracket at this year's Mid-American Conference Match Play was named after former Ball State coach Earl Yestingsmeier, who died last month. So it was only fitting that the Cardinals won the title, defeating top-seeded Eastern Michigan, 4-2, in the final match Tuesday at Lake Jovita Golf and Country Club in Dade City, Fla.
Host Cal State Northridge sweeps Matador Invitational titles
Cal State Northridge completed its wire-to-wire victory at the Matador Invitational, carding a final-round 9-over 297 on Tuesday at Wood Ranch Golf Club in Simi Valley, Calif.
USC wins Northrop Grumman title for 8th straight victory
USC didn't close particularly well Tuesday at the Northrop Grumman Regional Challenge, but Golfweek's second-ranked women's team was still able to begin the spring season with a victory and stretch its winning streak to eight.
Justin Rose returns to PGA Tour action at Northern Trust Open
For reigning U.S. Open champ Justin Rose, his return to action at this week's Northern Trust Open on the PGA Tour is a trial for next week's WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship.
Oklahoma takes UTSA/Oak Hills Invitational title by 5 shots
Oklahoma, No. 12 in the Golfweek/Sagarin College Rankings, picked up its second win of the season at the UTSA Oak Hill Invitational in San Antonio on Feb. 11.
Nike Golf releases the Hyperadapt Wind Jacket
Instead of going with the baggie, bulky look on the golf course during a windy day, Nike Golf has introduced the Hyperadapt Wind Jacket.
Northern Trust Open: Tee times, second round
Here are the first- and second-round tee times and pairings for the Northern Trust Open at Riviera Country Club.
Alumni, donors fret about loss of men's golf at Furman
The outcry over Furman University’s decision to eliminate men’s golf after the spring season came in the form of an online petition with more than 1,500 names and scores of emotionally-charged comments.
Colombia Championship: Tee times, Rounds 1-2
Here are the first- and second-round tee times and pairings for the Colombia Championship.
Old Ryder Cup captains never die, they just . . .
We're assuming 2014 U.S. Ryder Cup captain Tom Watson's age hasn't seriously come into question -- but with young PGA Tour players thriving, here are a few ways that could change for any of us.
Fanny Cnops' putt helps Central Florida capture UCF Challenge
Central Florida junior Fanny Cnops made a par putt on her final hole to help the Knights win the UCF Challenge by a shot Tuesday in Orlando, Fla.
Tom Watson taps Floyd's experience for Ryder Cup assistance at Gleneagles in 2014
U.S. Ryder Cup Captain Tom Watson has added Raymond Floyd as an assistant – “It's great to have somebody with experience," Watson said. Indeed, as Floyd has played eight Ryder Cup matches to Watson's four.
Player diary: Alabama's Emma Talley (Part 6)
Alabama sophomore Emma Talley talks about the team's off-season workout and eating habits, and her special weekend in Houston for the Curtis Cup practice session.
Expert picks: Graham DeLaet favored at Northern Trust Open
Graham DeLaet will seek the first win of his PGA Tour career at the 2014 Northern Trust Open against the likes of Dustin Johnson, Jimmy Walker and Jordan Spieth. See the expert picks here.
Donald Trump buys Gren Norman-designed Irish golf course Doonbeg
Donald Trump's golf portfolio is bigger and more prestigious, with today's purchase of the much-acclaimed, if financially beleaguered, Doonbeg Golf Club in County Clare, Ireland.
Women's Australian Open: Tee times, second round
Pure Silk Bahamas LPGA Classic winner Jessica Korda will play with Paula Creamer and Charley Hull while World No. 2 Suzann Pettersen and No. 3 Stacy Lewis will play with Karrie Webb at the 2014 Women’s Australian Open -- see complete tee times and groupings here.
Inside look at Doral's changes for PGA Tour players, fans
Doral's Blue Monster had an inflated reputation that was wearing thin. Enter Donald Trump and Gil Hanse -- and a bevy of improvements for PGA Tour players, course conditions and fans.
Monday, February 10
San Diego, Grant Forrest in front at Farms Collegiate
San Diego opened with a 5-under 283 before adding a second-round 292 Monday at the Farms Collegiate at the Farms Golf Club in Ranch Santa Fe, Calif.
Cal State Northridge in control at Matador Invitational
Cal State Northridge may be 14 over through two rounds of the Matador Invitational, but the host Matadors will take a 22-shot lead into Tuesday's final round at Wood Ranch Golf Club in Simi Valley, Calif.
Oklahoma leads Baylor by a shot at UTSA/Oak Hills Invitational
Oklahoma opened with rounds of 10-over 294 and 1-over 285 to grab a one-shot lead after the first day of the UTSA/Oak Hills Invitational at Oak Hills Country Club in San Antonio, Texas.
USC takes lead at Northrop Grumman Challenge; Annie Park first
USC notched the only under-par round of the day, using a 5-under 279 to take a 14-shot lead after the second round of the Northrop Grumman Regional Challenge Monday at Palos Verdes Golf Club.
Kirtland CC's Chad Mark named Superintendent of the Year
For dedication to customer service at The Kirtland Country Club -- more than 90 years old and located in Willoughby, Ohio -- Chad Mark earned the TurfNet Superintendent of the Year Award, presented by Syngenta.
Furman coach Todd Satterfield 'dumbfounded' at news of program's end
When Gary Clark, Furman’s athletic director, told his longtime men’s golf coach Feb. 6 that potential budget cuts could end the Paladins’ program, “I was dumbfounded,” Todd Satterfield said.
Jones Cup runner-up Austin Connelly proves he has big game
Austin Connelly may not be the biggest or longest junior golfer out there, but the 5-foot-8 17-year-old from Irving, Texas, packs a big punch, evidenced by his recent runner-up finish at the Jones Cup.
Central Florida keeps lead at UCF Challenge; Fanny Cnops leads individually
Central Florida held onto its lead at the UCF Challenge Monday at Eagle Creek Golf Club in Orlando, Fla.
Mike Davis spent a lot of his time during the USGA's annual meeting explaining the upcoming back-to-back national championships at Pinehurst this June, the U.S. Open followed by the U.S. Women’s Open.
Executive director Mike Davis spent a lot of his time during the USGA's annual meeting explaining the upcoming back-to-back national championships at Pinehurst this June, the U.S. Open followed by the U.S. Women’s Open.
Oklahoma Sooners look to repeat at UTSA/Oak Hills Invitational
The Oklahoma Sooners headline a field of Southern teams as they look to repeat as champions at the UTSA/Oak Hills Invitational.
LIVE SCORES: UTSA-Oak Hills Invitational
Check out the live leaderboard from the UTSA/Oak Hills Invitational.
Player of the week: Garett Reband
Garett Reband carded a final-round 6-under 66 en route to a victory at the Texas Junior Golf Tour Championship, held Feb. 8-9 at Horseshoe Bay (Texas).
Player of the week: Maddy Rayner
Maddy Rayner won the girls 15-18 division of the Texas Junior Golf Tour Championship, held Feb. 8-9 at Horseshoe Bay (Texas).
Kennesaw State headlines field at The Farms Collegiate Invitational
Kennesaw State headlines the group of teams competing at The Farms Collegiate Invitational Monday and Tuesday.
Ashlan Ramsey, Doug Hanzel share Tommy Barnes Award honors
Ashlan Ramsey, of Milledgeville, Ga., and Doug Hanzel of Savannah, Ga., were recently named co-winners of the Tommy Barnes Award during a luncheon held at Cherokee Town Club in Atlanta.
Cheyenne Woods rises in Rolex Rankings; Inbee Park still No. 1
Cheyenne Woods' first professional victory Sunday at the Australian Ladies Masters not only moved her to the top of the Ladies European Tour's Order or Merit, it also sparked a big climb in the Rolex Rankings.
U.S. Ryder Cup standings: Jimmy Walker's lead grows
Following his third PGA Tour victory of the season, Jimmy Walker took a sizable lead in the latest U.S. Ryder Cup standings.
LIVE SCORES: Matador Golf Invitational
Follow the live leaderboard from the Matador Golf Invitational.
Inaugural Matador Invitational welcomes west coast teams
Eight west-coast teams will compete in the inaugural Matador Invitational in Simi Valley, Calif.
LIVE SCORES: The Farms Collegiate
Follow the live leaderboard from The Farms Collegiate.
Dustin Johnson to 11th in OWGR as Jimmy Walker cracks top 25
Jimmy Walker moved inside the top 25 of the Official World Golf Ranking following his victory at the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am.
WGC-Accenture Match Play: Brooks Koepka left out as Kiradech Aphibarnrat qualifies
Monday was the cutoff for those looking to qualify for the WGC-Accenture Match Play and it's Kiradech Aphibarnrat, at 67th in the world, as the last man in and Brooks Koepka as the first out.
Miceli: Self-analysis pushes Jimmy Walker to PGA Tour wins
Records and statistics matter not when you can put a “W” in the win column, yet stats were what made JImmy Walker better by his own admission en route to three wins in eight PGA Tour starts.
Sunday, February 9
Winner's Bag: Jimmy Walker, Pebble Beach
It wasn't smooth sailing Stillwater Cove for Jimmy Walker on Sunday, but the Texan was able to hold on and win the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am by one shot. Here's a complete list of the clubs that Walker used to win at Pebble Beach.
Harrington (NA, 2015) commits to Connecticut
Nicklaus Harrington of Chaplin, Conn., has given a verbal commitment to play golf at Connecticut in 2015.
5 Things: Jimmy Walker holds on for win; Spieth rebounds; more
Jimmy Walker overcame a back-nine 39 to hold off Dustin Johnson and Jim Renner; Jordan Spieth bounces back; plus more in our 5 Things to know from Pebble Beach.
Baylor takes surprising lead at NorthropGrumman
Baylor, No. 60 in the Golfweek/Sagarin Rankings, fired a 2-over 286 to take a two-shot lead over second-ranked USC at the par-71 Palos Verdes GC in Palos Verdes Estates, Calif.
Tour Tracker: Jimmy Walker wins AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am
Jimmy Walker conquered a talent-loaded field and Mother Nature's rugged conditions to win the 2014 AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am.
UCF takes five-shot lead over Miami at UCF Challenge
UCF fired a 6-under 282 to take a five-shot lead over Miami at the UCF Challenge, played at the par-72 Eagle Creek GC in Orlando, Fla.
Michael Allen wins Allianz Championship in playoff
Michael Allen won the Allianz Championship on Sunday for his sixth Champions Tour title, beating Duffy Waldorf with a two-putt birdie on the second hole of a playoff.
UCLA, USC collide at Northrop Grumman Regional Challenge
The top four teams in the country, including UCLA and USC, face off at the Northrop Grumman Regional Challenge in Palos Verdes, Calif.
TaylorMade-Adidas Golf laid off 16 employees from its Adams Golf subsidiary Feb. 6.
TaylorMade-Adidas Golf laid off 16 employees from its Adams Golf subsidiary Feb. 6.
UCF Challenge brings strong field to Florida
Seventeen top 100 teams head to Orlando, Fla. for the UCF Challenge Sunday through Tuesday, including Kentucky and Iowa State.
Cheyenne Woods wins Australian Ladies Masters for first pro win
Cheyenne Woods won the Australian Ladies Masters on Sunday for her first major professional tour victory, holding off 17-year-old Australian amateur Minjee Lee by two strokes.
LIVE SCORES: UCF Challenge
Check out the live leaderboard from the UCF Challenge.
LIVE SCORES: NorthropGrumman Reg. Challenge
Check out the live leaderboard from the NorthropGrumman Reg. Challenge.
The return of the Volvo World Match Play Championship to England is great news for British golf. Whether it leads to a better field is now the biggest question.
The return of the Volvo World Match Play Championship to England is great news for British golf. Whether it leads to a better field is now the biggest question says our Alistair Tait.
5 Things: George Coetzee finally gets maiden victory
George Coetzee finally secured the European Tour win his talent has deserved for a few years now. The South African came through the field with a closing 66 to post a 19-under total of 266 and a three-shot victory.
Saturday, February 8
Trying for win No. 3, Jimmy Walker leads by 6 at Pebble Beach
Jimmy Walker is trying for his third victory in his last eight starts as he takes a six-shot lead into the final round of the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am.
5 Things: Spieth slips at Pebble Beach; Mickelson's chances; more
The third round of the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am treated everyone in the field with extremely difficult conditions, yet Jimmy Walker still built a six-shot lead entering Sunday. Here are 5 Things you need to know.
Achenbach: Thomas O'Toole Jr. recasts mold of USGA president
Thomas J. O’Toole Jr., whose golf chops include caddie, rules expert and course-setup man, was elected as the 63rd president of the USGA.
Tour Tracker: AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am, third round
Jordan Spieth and Jimmy Walker begin Saturday at the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am sharing the lead as Phil Mickelson and Hunter Mahan look to make a move. Follow the highlights right here!
Jordan Niebrugge, Oklahoma State open spring with Amer Ari victory
Oklahoma State, the No. 3 team in the Golfweek/Sagarin College Rankings, kicked off its spring season with a wire-to-wire victory at the Amer Ari Invitational.
Michael Allen shoots 69, hangs onto Allianz lead
Michael Allen followed a first-round 60 with a second-round 69 Saturday to take a one-shot lead going into the final round of the Allianz Championship.
Men, women to have same U.S. Open setups at Pinehurst
The USGA plans to keep the same setup for the U.S. Open and U.S. Women's Open at Pinehurst No. 2 in consecutive weeks in June.
High winds take control during third round at Pebble Beach
Strong winds wreaked havoc during Saturday's third round of the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am, especially in the area of the sixth green and seventh tee at Pebble Beach Golf Links.
Making game more accessible among USGA's goals for '14
Under the new Thomas O'Toole Jr. administration, a third responsibility of the USGA will be greatly emphasized in 2014. In a word, it is accessibility. O'Toole talked about increasing the number of golfers, making the game more enjoyable, and revitalizing the economic health of the sport.
Cheyenne Woods leads by a shot at Australian Ladies Masters
Cheyenne Woods will take a one-stroke lead into the final round of the Australian Ladies Masters after shooting a 2-under 71 on Saturday to stay on track for her first professional victory.
Thomas Aiken, Justin Walters share lead at Joburg Open
Thomas Aiken and Justin Walters moved into a tie for the lead at 17 under at the Joburg Open on Saturday as overnight pace-setters Edoardo Molinari and David Horsey lost ground.
Friday, February 7
Karen Paolozzi wins PGA Women’s Stroke Play Championship
Karen Paolozzi won the PGA Women’s Stroke Play Championship by three strokes with a final-round 73 that passed Ashley Grier.
D.A. Points DQ'd for illegal device at Pebble Beach
D.A. Points, the 2012 AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am champion, was disqualified Friday after a second-round 75 for violating Rule 14-3 of the Rules of Golf ("Artificial Devices, Unusual Equipment and Unusual Use of Equipment").
5 Things: Jordan Spieth, Jimmy Walker top Pebble Beach Pro-Am
Jordan Spieth and Jimmy Walker seized the second-round lead at the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am, while Victor Dubuisson shone. Here are 5 Things to know from Pebble Beach.
McCabe: 'Humming' wind packs heavy punch at Pebble Beach
Forget the beauty that you see on TV. Pebble Beach Golf Links was as tough as nails Friday, with Mother Nature providing enough rain and 'humming' wind to stress the world's best out a bit.
Tour Tracker: Jordan Spieth, Jimmy Walker lead Pebble Beach Pro-Am
Andrew Loupe begins Friday at the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am with a two-shot lead as Phil Mickelson and Graeme McDowell look to make a move. Follow the highlights right here!
Oklahoma State maintains Amer Ari lead; Oregon two back
Oklahoma State led by as many as nine shots midway through the second round at the Amer Ari Invitational, but will start Saturday's final round with just a two-shot lead over Oregon.
Furman to drop men's golf after spring season
Furman will discontinue its men's golf program after the spring season, the university announced Friday after a Board of Trustees vote.
Michael Allen shoots 60 to match Champions Tour record
Michael Allen matched the Champions Tour record with a 12-under 60 on Friday in the Allianz Championship, finishing the first round with an eagle and 10 birdies.
Adam Scott, Justin Rose join Tiger as Bay Hill commits
Five of this week's top six in the Official World Golf Ranking will support the King next month in Orlando, Fla. -- with Adam Scott and Justin Rose committing to the Arnold Palmer Invitational.
Blown coverage: The year’s worst days of televised golf
With the celebrity factor, coverage of the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am can be one of the toughest events to watch on TV. That got our Martin Kaufmann thinking about the worst days of televised golf on the PGA Tour calendar.
Payne Stewart named 2014 Bob Jones Award honoree
With a ceremony scheduled as part of this summer's U.S. Open at Pinehurst, the USGA announced Friday that Payne Stewart will be honored posthumously this year with the association's highest honor, the Bob Jones Award.
Report: Clint Eastwood saved Pebble Beach tourney director
Clint Eastwood is a fixture at the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am -- and reportedly saved tournament director Steve John with the Heimlich maneuver on the eve of the 2014 tournament.
Western Amateur will return to Point O'Woods in 2019
With the Western Amateur slated to be in the Chicago area for the next five years, the WGA has announced the 2019 event will return to Point O'Woods in Benton Harbor, Mich.
Zach Johnson wins PGA Tour Player of Month honors
A month that featured a victory, a T-3 and a T-8 was justly rewarded for Zach Johnson on Friday, as he picked up the PGA Tour Player of the Month honors.
The Golfweek Senior Amateur schedule, consisting of Golfweek national ranking tournaments, is listed below with contact information and point values.
Edoardo Molinari, Craig Lee share Joburg lead
Edoardo Molinari and Craig Lee share the halfway lead at the Joburg Open on 11-under par, while David Horsey charged into contention with a 63 to sit a shot off the lead on Friday.
Woods, Bregman lead Aussie Ladies Masters; Webb DQ'd
Eight-time winner and defending champion Karrie Webb was disqualified from the Australian Ladies Masters on Friday for signing an incorrect scorecard after the second round. Meanwhile, American Cheyenne Woods shares the lead.
Oklahoma State takes early Amer Ari lead
Oklahoma State, ranked No. 3 in the Golfweek/Sagarin Rankings, fired a 17-under 271 on Thursday to take the first-round lead at the Amer Ari Invitational in Waikoloa, Hawaii.
Thursday, February 6
5 Things: Andrew Loupe leads at Pebble Beach; Dustin Johnson shines; more
Andrew Loupe bested the field with a stunning 63 and leads by two shots over some veterans and a couple of young guys, with Dustin Johnson lurking too. Here are 5 Things to know from Pebble Beach.
Stuart Appleby just 'trying to improve' in Pebble Beach Pro-Am
He stops short of calling it a comeback and it’s not like he's "rebuilding" his career. More accurate to say that "I’m trying to improve upon the things I've done well," said Stuart Appleby, T-2 at the Pebble Beach Pro-Am.
Tour Tracker: Andrew Loupe leads Pebble Beach Pro-Am
Graeme McDowell returns to Pebble for the first time, Phil Mickelson plays in back-to-back weeks and Dustin Johnson is paired with future father-in-law Wayne Gretzky at the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am. Follow along with the Tracker now!
Sign of times: USGA allows amateurs' distance-measuring devices
Smartphones once again are front and center in golf, thanks to an announcement Thursday by the U.S. Golf Association that distance-measuring devices will be allowed in all USGA amateur championships.
Tiger Woods: Honda Classic in, WGC-Accenture Match Play out
Tiger Woods announced Thursday that the Honda Classic near his Jupiter, Fla., home is among three "Florida Swing" events he'll play -- while the WGC-Accenture Match Play is off his PGA Tour schedule.
SCORES: Australian Ladies Masters, Round 4
Check out the leaderboard from the LPGA's Australian Ladies Masters.
Curtis Cup practice session proves to be successful
Two years ago, the eight-woman U.S. Curtis Cup team was locked in well before the end of January. But here we are in a Curtis Cup year, blazing through February with only a vague idea of what players might make that team.
LIVE SCORES: Amer Ari Invitational
Check out the live leaderboard from the Amer Ari Invitational in Waikoloa, Hawaii.
USGA follows R&A, allows rangefinders in '14 amateur championships
In following the R&A’s lead, the U.S. Golf Association has approved the use of distance-measuring devices for all USGA amateur championships and qualifying events beginning in 2014.
Edoardo Molinari in 4-way tie for lead at Joburg Open
Edoardo Molinari is in a four-way tie with Alastair Forsyth, Craig Lee and Justin Walters after the first-round of the European Tour's Joburg Open with his 7-under-par 64 on Thursday.
Jessica Korda, Katie Burnett lead Ladies Australian Masters
American Jessica Korda sustained her strong early-season form to share the lead with compatriot Katie Burnett after Thursday's first round of the Ladies Australian Masters.
Rain delay creates long, wet walks at Pebble Beach Pro-Am opener
Normally, cold, wind, and rain wouldn’t register as news in these parts – and especially so during the famed AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-AM. “You want rain? Just invite the PGA Tour,” a rules official quipped.
Rain stops play on all three AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am courses
The AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am is in a weather delay, just 39 minutes into Thursday’s first round.
SCORES: AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am, Round 4
Follow the leaderboard at the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am.
Wednesday, February 5
Donald Trump begins to show off Doral's new Blue Monster
The Blue Monster is back, its holes seemingly in the same place. But nearly everything about the place has changed. And owner Donald Trump could not be happier.
Experts' picks: AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am
Hunter Mahan, Dustin Johnson and a handful of other stars register as favorites or players to watch this week at the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am.
Jordan Spieth embraces the learning process on PGA Tour
Jordan Spieth has set the golf world on fire over the past year, but the 20-year-old knows he has plenty to learn if he is going to continue to win on the world's biggest stage – the PGA Tour.
Q&A: LPGA's Stacy Lewis shares interesting facts about herself
Stacy Lewis, an eight-time winner on the LPGA and the tour’s top-ranked American, recently sat down with Golfweek at the JW Marriott Phoenix, site of next month's LPGA Founders Cup.
Alabama, Cal players highlight Hogan Award watch list
Four Alabama players and three Cal players were included on the 2014 Ben Hogan Award watch list, which was released Wednesday.
Toy Box Extra e-magazine: Feb. 5, 2014
Take a look at our Wedge Issue, complete with profiles on clubs from Nike, TaylorMade and Titleist, as well as a Q&A with Roger Cleveland and James Achenbach's love of wedges.
Volvo World Match Play returns to England
The Volvo World Match Play Championship will be held this fall at London Golf Club, organizers from IMG and sponsor Volvo announced today at the Savoy Hotel, confirming one of golf’s worst-kept secrets.
Minus match play, Tiger Woods' pre-Masters sked to be light again
If Tiger Woods skips the upcoming WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship – and sources have indicated he will – several reasons will have factored into the decision. But there’s also enough data to suggest that Woods isn’t deviating from a pre-Masters preparation that he has favored since turning 35 three years ago.
Aphibarnrat, others vying at Pebble Beach for Match Play spots
Among the unique sights on the range Tuesday at the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am was Kiradech Aphibarnrat, the big guy with the big smile from Thailand, who is among those trying this week to secure a Match Play spot.
Bigger and (sometimes) better: Tiger Woods, golf holes, Bernhard Langer's record, more
Tiger Woods is muscled up; an initiative to grow golf wants the hole sized up; Bernhard Langer's Champions Tour wins are piling up; that and more from senior writer Jeff Rude.
McDowells cherish special opportunity at Pebble Beach
Graeme McDowell will make his return to Pebble Beach this week for the first time since his 2010 U.S. Open victory, and he'll share the experience with his father.
Notes: Wrap-around facts; Japan's dynamic duo; more
True, it’s only February and there’s warmer weather and a long stretch of golf ahead, but if you study where we are in the 2013-14 PGA Tour calendar, there are some intriguing aspects that show you just how different this “wrap-around” landscape is.
True linkswear golf shoes bring more fashionable pieces for spring
True linkswear is bringing more-fashionable pieces for spring. The gent dame and wingtip golf shoes are classically inspired but with a new fashion upgrade.
Dunning Golf's Heritage Performance pants and polo
The Heritage Performance Cotton comes in 12 colors, and the spring collection will be available on the Dunning website soon. For the summer/fall line, the four-way stretch, five-pocket pants and shorts become available July 15.
Mitsubishi Rayon's Mark Gunther, Tsutomu Ibuki often work with Japanese counterparts
Mitsubishi Rayon president Tsutomi Ibuki moved to California in 2013 to work closely alongside Mark Gunther, a testament to the importance of the U.S. market and the PGA Tour.
PGA Tour's Pat Perez, Mike Hartford prove opposites attract
“Friendship,” Muhammad Ali once said, “is not something you learn in school. But if you haven’t learned the meaning of friendship, you really haven’t learned anything.” So it goes for Pat Perez and his caddie, Mike Hartford.
'Old' Texan Justin Leonard comfortable just playing for fun
Don’t look now, but Justin Leonard is 41 and in his 20th full year on the PGA Tour. The 12-time winner has lived through highs (1997 Open Championship victory) and lows (140th in 2012 earnings) -- and is finally at peace.
Unlike some pro sports, at least golf shows class
As Patrick Reed coasted in the American desert while Rory McIlroy and Phil Mickelson came up short in the Arabian desert, it was easy to lament a lack of drama. One NFL interview made golf more appreciable.
Larrazabal stars in Abu Dhabi, McIlroy and Mickelson set the stage for a big 2014
If the Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship is a precursor to what we’ll see in 2014, then it should be a great season. We’d take Rory McIlroy and Phil Mickelson at the top of leader boards all year, especially in the majors.
Sergio Garcia gets fired up over cheating scandal in Abu Dhabi
Rules infractions -- and even any appearances thereof -- can be a dicey business in golf. Once again, we had our share of rules news in Abu Dhabi, where a year ago a two-shot penalty sent Tiger Woods packing.
Line forms early for Ryder Cup tournament
Let’s see. It’s January, the PGA Show is in town, Tiger and Phil rejoin the PGA Tour fray this week at Torrey Pines, and we’re thinking . . . Ryder Cup? Already? You bet we are.
Patrick Reed after Humana Challenge victory: Goal is 'multi-win years'
Patrick Reed was in the middle of his post-victory news conference at the Humana Challenge when a woman handed him an old-style cellphone and said former President Bill Clinton was on the line. Call it a perk of success.
Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano of Spain targets first full-time U.S. schedule
PGA Tour leaderboards had better make room for one of the longest names in golf. Spain’s Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano, No. 36 in the world, is bringing his 23 letters, hyphen and stellar game to his first full-time U.S. foray.
Rude: Zach Johnson sticks to strengths in moving up to No. 6 player in the world
At 5-11, 160 pounds, Zach Johnson doesn’t look like much. Any NFL lineman could pick him up with one hand; he passes for an insurance salesman. But put him on a golf course and he’s a bully.
TaylorMade director of product creation Brian Bazzel talks SLDR, JetSpeed drivers
Brian Bazzel, 39, is director of product creation for TaylorMade -- focusing heavily on metalwoods, where TaylorMade's roots began in 1979 as a metalwood company.
Full Swing VP Chad Coleman focuses on accuracy of simulators in sales
Full Swing is proud of its image quality, and vice president of sales and marketing Chad Coleman likes to focus on accuracy: "How real is it? How much is this like my outdoor game?"
Don Brown brings metallurgy background to True Temper R&D
Don Brown, with an undergraduate degree in metallurgical engineering and masters degree in materials engineering, was working on a doctorate when he decided to step into the working world with True Temper.
Dave Schnider plays strong force in upgrading Fujikura's Speeder shaft
Dave Schnider’s story is typical of many young golfers: “I woke up one morning and realized I had to get a job.” That was after four years playing at San Diego State.
Callaway Golf's Alan Hocknell and team create two new drivers for 2014
Known as Doc Hock, Alan Hocknell has a doctorate from Loughborough University -- where he spent four years studying sports collisions (such as a clubhead hitting a ball) and met Callaway’s technical chief.
As Cobra's VP of R&D, club design veteran Tom Olsavsky in for long haul
Tom Olsavsky, 50, sent a few shock waves through the Carlsbad golf community when he decided in late October to move to Cobra -- yet he isn’t promising immediate changes.
Titleist R&D VP Dan Stone talks airplanes to clubs
Dan Stone, Titleist's VP of R&D, shares his transition from airplanes to golf clubs: One day he was designing flight controls for the C-17 military transport plane; the next he was figuring out where to place tungsten in an iron head.
Palm Springs offers something for golfers of any age
While a nighttime skins game at Indio Municipal GC is a wacky diversion in the Palm Springs area, Pete Dye’s Stadium Course at PGA West is a true bucket-list item for any golfer heading to Southern California.
Tuesday, February 4
Tee times: AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am, 3rd round
If the golf course is a splendid arena in which to offer advice and counsel, then there will be the perfect opportunity over the next few days for certain individuals here at the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am.
Junior golf: 2014 competition schedule
Here is the 2014 junior golf competition schedule, consisting of Golfweek-ranked events only.
Toledo wins MAC Match Play Challenge over BGSU
Toledo claimed the Women's Mid-American Conference Match Play Challenge at Lakewood Ranch (Fla.) Golf and Country Club with a 3-0 record on Tuesday.
North Florida, Liberty share Sea Best Invitational title
North Florida and Liberty opened their spring seasons by sharing the team title at the Sea Best Invitational on Tuesday.
TaylorMade Project (a) golf ball targets low swing-speed amateurs
Designed with amateur players in mind, the TaylorMade Project (a) ball was built to stop faster on the greens.
Report: Adam Scott to sell Abu Dhabi mansion with round of golf
Reigning Masters champion Adam Scott's home in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, is up for sale at a price of about $6.25 million -- which includes a round of golf with him, reports say.
Off Super Bowl, Peyton Manning to pair with Scott Langley at Pebble Beach
Scott Langley didn’t believe it at first when he was informed that he was going to play the 2014 AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am with future Pro Football Hall of Famer Peyton Manning.
Ga. Tech, Oklahoma St., Texas headline loaded field at Amer Ari Invitational in Hawaii
The Amer Ari Invitational welcomes 11 top-50 teams to Hawaii on Thursday, including Georgia Tech and Texas. Here are 5 Things to know about this week's tournament.
Trooper: Alcohol involved in Auburn coach Danielle Downey's deadly crash
A state trooper's report says Auburn director of golf operations Danielle Downey had been drinking the night of her deadly single-car accident.
Joburg Open: Tee times, first and second rounds Thursday-Friday
Two-time winner Charl Schwartzel headlines this week's Joburg Open, the 2010-11 champion seeking another win in his home country of South Africa in the European Tour's largest field.
Monday, February 3
Toledo, Bowling Green win twice at MAC Match Play Challenge
Top-seeded Toledo and Bowling Green, the No. 2 seed, each won twice Monday at the Women's Mid-American Conference Match Play Challenge at Lakewood Ranch (Fla.) Golf and Country Club.
North Florida leads as darkness halts 2nd round at Sea Best
When darkness halted play during the second round Monday at the Sea Best Invitational, North Florida found itself ahead by two shots over Liberty, which has held the first-round lead.
California juniors to again play for Kraft Nabisco exemption
For the third consecutive year, a spot in the Kraft Nabisco Championship, the LPGA tour’s first major of the season, remains open for a California junior golfer. Top players will compete the Monday of tournament week for the exemption.
Grooves rule prompts confusion at Sea Best college tourney
NCAA rules stipulate that the USGA's stricter grooves regulations are optional for Division I regular-season events in 2014, creating questions about a wedge on the course at the Sea Best Invitational.
Admiration, applause for PGA Show's impact on golf
The world of golf needs the energy and ideas and innovation that are part and parcel of the PGA Merchandise Show.
Phil Mickelson announces he'll play in 2014 Honda Classic on PGA Tour
Phil Mickelson is skipping the last two PGA Tour events out west – the WGC Accenture Match Play and Northern Trust Open – because of his kids’ spring breaks -- to offset that, he’s adding the Honda Classic in Florida.
Tennessee to defend at Sea Best; No. 5 Texas A&M in field
Tennessee begins its title defense Monday at the Sea Best Invitational while Texas A&M is looking to better last year's runner-up finish at TPC Sawgrass.
Women's preview: MAC Match Play Challenge
Toledo enters Monday's Mid-American Conference Match Play Challenge as the top seed.
LIVE SCORES: Sea Best Invitational
Follow the live leaderboard from the Sea Best Invitational at TPC Sawgrass.
Ryder Cup: Gallacher projects as Euro's 9th guy; Walker still atop U.S. points
Stephen Gallacher is now currently projected to make the European Ryder Cup team after his victory at the Dubai Desert Classic while Jimmy Walker remains atop the U.S. standings.
LIVE SCORES: Mid-American Match Play (Women)
Follow the live leaderboard from the Mid-American Match Play Challenge.
Kevin Stadler, Stephen Gallacher make big jumps in OWGR
Kevin Stadler and Stephen Gallacher both used wins Sunday to make significant climbs in the OWGR, and both are now in position to earn match-play spots, as well.
Sunday, February 2
Winner's Bag: Kevin Stadler, Waste Management Phoenix Open
Kevin Stadler came from behind to win his first PGA Tour event on Sunday after he shot a closing-round 68 at the TPC Scottsdale. Here's what he had in his bag at the Waste Management Phoenix Open.
Kevin Stadler's first win sets up father-son Masters week
Kevin Stadler was 2 years old when his dad won the 1982 Masters. Craig Stadler would have stopped playing at Augusta years ago – but he’s been waiting on Kevin to join him. Well, this is the year.
Kent State's Corey Conners wins Jones Cup in one-hole playoff
Kent State's Corey Conners outlasted junior golf star Austin Connelly in a one-hole playoff to win the prestigious Jones Cup on Sunday afternoon in Sea Island, Ga.
5 Things: Kevin Stadler wins; Bubba Watson wanes; more
Several players chased their first PGA Tour victories Sunday at TPC Scottsdale -- and it was Kevin Stadler who earned that honor in winning the 2014 Phoenix Open, edging Bubba Watson and Graham DeLaet.
Tour Tracker: Kevin Stadler tops Bubba Watson, wins Phoenix Open
Bubba Watson took advantage of moving day on Saturday, but Kevin Stadler passed him to earn his first PGA Tour win Sunday at the Phoenix Open. Follow along with the Tracker now!
Mi Hyang Lee bounces past Lydia Ko, wins New Zealand Open
Lydia Ko came within a stroke of defending her New Zealand Open title Sunday, instead surpassed by a 63 from Mi Hyang Lee of South Korea that took the course record and the championship.
5 Things: Stephen Gallacher defends in Dubai; Rory McIlroy falters late; more
Stephen Gallacher became the first player in 25 years to defend his title at the Omega Dubai Desert Classic while Rory McIlory and Tiger Woods struggled Sunday. Here are 5 Things you need to know from the final round at Emirates Golf Club.
Tiger Tracker: Omega Dubai Desert Classic, final round
Tiger Woods enters Sunday's final round of the Omega Dubai Desert Classic 11 shots back of leader Stephen Gallacher. But while Woods will be playing for position, Gallacher will try to hold off Rory McIlroy and others to win a second straight title in Dubai. Follow now!
Saturday, February 1
Bubba Watson's theme in 2014: To rejoice; leads in Scottsdale
Bubba Watson’s theme for the year is to rejoice in all circumstances. So when he found his ball lying under a bush on the 13th hole at TPC Scottsdale, he rejoiced in finding a burrowing hole there. He has a two-shot lead heading into the final round at the Waste Management Phoenix Open.
Tee times: Phoenix Open, final round
Tee times and pairings for the final round of the Waste Management Phoenix Open at TPC Scottsdale.
Dechambeau, McCoy, Eason tied at Jones Cup after 36 holes
Bryson Dechambeau shot a 2-under 70 to storm into a three-way tie with reigning U.S. Mid-Amateur champion Mike McCoy and Greg Eason for the lead after two rounds at the Jones Cup Invitational at Ocean Forest Golf Club.
Tour Tracker: Watson fires 68; leads by two at Phoenix Open
Bubba Watson and Matt Jones took control at the Waste Management Phoenix Open on Friday, but it was Bubba Watson who took advantage of moving day at TPC Scottsdale. Watson (68) holds a two-shot lead heading into Sunday. Find out how it happened.
No more fun on 16 for Mickelson at Phoenix Open
Phil Mickelson’s football fun on the 16th hole appears to be finished. Mickelson said he thought about playing quarterback for several holes leading up to No. 16 and completely lost focus, leading to a double bogey.
American Anya Alvarez leads NZ Women's Open
American Anya Alvarez had six birdies in an unblemished 66 to take a two-stroke lead after Saturday's second round of the New Zealand Women's Open, resisting a late charge from world No. 4 Lydia Ko.
Tee times: Dubai Desert Classic, final round
Here are the complete final-round tee times and pairings for the Omega Dubai Desert Classic.
5 Things: Gallacher surges into Dubai lead; McIlroy 2 back; more
Stephen Gallacher fired a 9-under 63 Saturday at the Omega Dubai Desert Classic, and the defending champion leads Rory McIlroy by two shots entering Sunday's final round. Here are 5 Things you need to know.
Tiger Tracker: Dubai Desert Classic, third round
Tiger Woods failed to make a charge on Moving Day at the Omega Dubai Desert Classic, but Stephen Gallacher did, carding a 9-under 63 to take a two-shot lead over Rory McIlroy. How it happened.