News for Thursday, February 6, 2014
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.