News for Tuesday, February 18, 2014
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.