News for Tuesday, March 18, 2014
Dusek: Tiger Woods shouldn't return until completely healthy
As disappointing as it would be to withdraw from the Masters, if Tiger Wood's back is not completely healed by April 1, he should do exactly that, and for every event until he's healthy, says David Dusek.
Suzann Pettersen continues to chase childhood dream of being No. 1
Suzann Pettersen is currently World No. 2 with aspirations to take over the world's top ranking, a quest that began when she was a schoolgirl.
Report: Katie Brenny awarded up to $359,000 in sexual-bias lawsuit against University of Minnesota
Katie Brenny, the former Minnesota women's coach who sued the school alleging that it fired her after learning that she is a lesbian, was awarded a maximum $359,000 by a Minneapolis judge Tuesday, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reported.
Fresno State captures home event via tiebreaker
Fresno State won a tiebreaker over Boise State to capture the Fresno State Classic Tuesday in Fresno, Calif.
Minnesota wins BYU at Entrada Classic
Minnesota won the BYU at Entrada Classic Tuesday in St. George, Utah, carding a 13-over 301 in the final round.
Tiger Woods (back) withdraws from Arnold Palmer Invitational
Tiger Woods withdrew from the Arnold Palmer Invitational Tuesday, citing back spasms.
Fatigued, Henrik Stenson maintains exotic sense of humor at Bay Hill
Even when explaining how fatigue has contributed to his slow start this year, Henrik Stenson maintains a sense of humor from homebuilding delays to pesky critters to peskier cellphone ringtones.
Going backward: Tiger showing weakness with health, Sunday setbacks
Another Sunday setback for Tiger Woods at Doral, whose health – and road to Augusta – is in disarray.
Arnold Palmer Invitational: Tee times, Round 2 at Bay Hill
Here are the tee times and pairings for the first two rounds of the Arnold Palmer Invitational at Bay Hill Club and Lodge in Orlando, Fla.
Adidas Golf releases the climacool ballerina golf shoe
Adidas Golf released the new women’s climacool ballerina golf shoe on March 17. This ultra-light shoe is designed for golfers looking for a playing performance footwear with wear-anywhere style.
Former Arizona State players gather prior to JTBC Founders Cup
With so many former Arizona State players in the field at this week’s JTBC Founders Cup – seven to be exact – the Sun Devil coaches organized a mini-reunion on Sunday at Modern Margarita to kick off the week.
Doug Ghim prepares for future as a Texas Longhorn
Doug Ghim is preparing for college golf at Texas by planning a competitive schedule, including starts at Sage Valley and the Sunnehanna Amateur.
Tour promotes Jay Monahan to deputy commissioner
Jay Monahan, who has been part of the PGA Tour's senior-executive staff since 2008, has been promoted to deputy commissioner, the Tour announced Tuesday. The move takes effect April 1.
Expert picks: 2014 Arnold Palmer Invitational at Bay Hill in Orlando
Tiger Woods can play well through his aches and pains of late, some experts think, while Justin Rose also merits mention of those can succeed at Bay Hill during the 2014 Arnold Palmer Invitational -- see the rest of the picks here.
Regions re-ups with Champions Tour for Birmingham event
The Champions Tour will continue to play its season-opening major championship, Regions Tradition, in Birmingham, Ala., through 2018 after Regions Financial Corp. has extended its sponsorship, the tour announced Tuesday.
Player of the week: Nelly Korda
Nelly Korda of Bradenton, Fla., won the Kathy Whitworth Invitational on March 11.
Player of the week: Zachary Campbell
Zachary Campbell of Benbrook, Texas, won the Texas Junior Golf Tour's Traditions Spring Break Invite at Texas A&M.
George Bahto, dry cleaner turned course restorer, dies at 83
George Bahto, by day the operator of a successful dry cleaning store, became by night a self-educated expert on the golf course architecture of Charles Blair Macdonald and Seth Raynor. Bahto died recently at age 83.
Rude: Patrick Reed thinking on his feet about Masters, even at Bay Hill for Arnold Palmer Invitational
Patrick Reed, with college and family ties to Augusta, Ga., can't avoid dreams of the Masters while playing this week at the Arnold Palmer Invitational at Bay Hill in Orlando, Fla. -- including a barefoot vision.
How Wilmington, N.C., landed PGA Tour's Wells Fargo Championship for 2017
The president of Quail Hollow Club in Charlotte, N.C., said there had been consideration for playing host to both the Wells Fargo Championship and the PGA Championship in 2017, but Eagle Point in Wilmington emerged as the top option.
Patrick Reed practices with wooden driver
Golf’s newest three-time winner has gone old school in practice: Patrick Reed has used a persimmon Ben Hogan driver as a training aid for the past month.
Cristie Kerr on parenthood: 'I feel like I was always born to be a mom'
Cristie Kerr embraces parenthood by taking charge with color-coordinated outfits and stacks of diapers.