News for Monday, February 24, 2014
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.