News for Thursday, June 5, 2014
5 Things: Ben Crane cards 63 to take Memphis lead; Phil Mickelson fires 67
As darkness set in Thursday evening in Memphis, Ben Crane rolled home a 27-foot birdie putt at the par-4 18th to card an opening-round, 7-under 63 and take the clubhouse lead at the FedEx St. Jude Classic.
Tour Tracker: FedEx St. Jude Classic, Round 1 in Memphis
Defending champion Harris English and a list of others, including Phil Mickelson, Rickie Fowler and Dustin Johnson, will try and get a victory at the FedEx St. Jude Classic before the U.S. Open begins next week.
Michelle Wie, defending champ Hee Young Park share Manulife Financial Classic lead
Michelle Wie and defending champion Hee Young Park shared the first-round lead at 6-under 65 on Thursday in the Manulife Financial Classic at windswept Grey Silo.
History, intrigue and colorful backdrop elevate Curtis Cup
Everything here at St. Louis Country Club is rich. The club’s history, the tony mansions with lawns so lush that you want to stop the car and have a picnic, the polo field that doubles as a practice range and the assembled talent for the 38th Curtis Cup at this storied Charles Blair Macdonald design. What you need to know about the June 6-8 matches.
Leroy Newton retires after 18 years at Southern Illinois
Leroy Newton, who has coached Southern Illinois' men for the past 18 years, has retired, the school announced.
Snider returns to home state as WMU women's coach
Stacy Snider will be hired as women's coach at Western Michigan, the school announced, pending university approval.
Boise State's Kevin Burton resigns as men's coach
Kevin Burton resigned after nine seasons as head men's coach at Boise State, the school announced.
Ashworth introduces Encinitas footwear collection
Ashworth Golf released the Encinitas footwear collection on May 21 – the first wingtip model in company history.
SCORES: FedEx St. Jude Classic
Follow the leaderboard at the 2014 FedEx St. Jude Classic from Memphis, Tenn.
15 years after Pinehurst victory, ‘Payne’ captures life of a champion
There will be plenty of reminiscing about Payne Stewart when the U.S. Open returns to Pinehurst Resort on the 15-year anniversary of his 1999 victory. “Payne,” Golf Channel’s hour-long documentary, will show golf fans the arc of Stewart’s life.
Player diary: Alabama's Emma Talley (Part 11)
Emma Talley's final blog of the 2013-14 college season talks about the NCAA Championship and her tough summer schedule as the reigning U.S. Women's Amateur champion.
Four players tied for lead at Southwestern Amateur after Round 1
Four players, including two from Canada, sit tied for the lead after Wednesday's first round of the 99th annual Southwestern Amateur.
Auburn rising sophomore Will Long leads Palmetto Amateur after first round 65
Rising Auburn sophomore Will Long holds the first-round lead 1 at the 2014 Palmetto Amateur after a first-round 5-under 65 at Palmetto Golf Club.
Preview: Golfweek’s Senior National Match Play
Information on Golfweek's inaugural senior match-play championship, which will be held Aug. 10-12 at the Dormie Club near Pinehurst, N.C.