News for Wednesday, July 9, 2014

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LIVE SCORES: Players Amateur

Follow the live leaderboard from the 2014 Players Amateur in Bluffton, S.C.

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East takes five-shot lead at Wyndham Cup

Doug Ghim notched 1.5 points on Wednesday to help the East squad extend its lead to five points at the Wyndham Cup. Play will finish on Thursday with 20 singles matches.

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Players Amateur grooms game's future

One could say that the Players Amateur, conducted by the Heritage Classic Foundation and now sponsored by Nautica, took off so quickly at the turn of this century because of Duke Delcher and Tom McKnight’s insider knowledge.

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Royal Aberdeen changes add intrigue to Scottish

Is Royal Aberdeen too tough as a tuneup for the Open Championship? Many in the field for this week's Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open are wondering aloud.

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Notes: Tiger could make 3 straight starts in '15

Due to only three weeks between the U.S. Open and British Open, Tiger Woods could play three times in a row and four of five weeks next summer.

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Reeling yet rested, Poulter points to Stenson as inspiration

Henrik Stenson’s success in the later half of the 2013 season, when he swept the PGA Tour's FedEx Cup and the European Tour's Race To Dubai, is something that Ian Poulter would love to duplicate.

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Hurley finds smoother sailing on Tour in '14

Billy Hurley points to his military training, faith and family as the impetus for a solid 2014 season on the PGA Tour.

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From campus to LPGA, Meadow aces toughest tests

Stephanie Meadow was a standout in the classroom at Alabama the last four years, but her game is getting all the attention now after her third-place finish at the U.S. Women's Open and qualifying for this week's Ricoh Women's British Open.

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Toy Box Extra e-magazine: July 9, 2014

In this week's Toy Box Extra, we delve into Angel Cabrera's winning bag from the Greenbrier Classic, where he used the new Ping G30 driver and fairway wood. Plus, a look at five new shoes on the market.

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With nobility, Davies declares herself ready

Few things on tour are more entertaining than a Laura Davies interview, and on Wednesday she dished out a few gems while being honored as a new member of Royal Birkdale, site of her only Women’s British title, in 1986.

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Americans use Solheim loss as major motivation

With the Solheim Cup loss in 2013 fresh in their minds, Americans have taken women's golf by storm, with Lexi Thompson and Michelle Wie winning the year's first two majors.

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Now open: Scotty Cameron Gallery in California

Putter designer Scotty Cameron launches retail venture, which is more than just golf.

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UW assistant Potter named head coach at Boise St.

University of Washington assistant coach Dan Potter has been named head coach at Boise State. Potter spent the past two seasons at Washington, where he played his college golf from 2000-2004.