News for Wednesday, March 5, 2014
Victor Dubuisson joins PGA Tour as special temporary member
Victor Dubuisson has officially joined the PGA Tour as a special temporary member for the remainder of the 2013-14 season.
TaylorMade SLDR MiniDriver at Doral
After discretely being added to the USGA's list of conforming driver heads on Feb. 17, the TaylorMade SLDR MiniDriver arrived in its PGA Tour van this week at the WGC-Cadillac Championship.
Still Doral's showstopper, Tiger Woods makes his pitch
Even The Donald himself made his way through the lobby of his latest toyland and asked of a PGA Tour player, "Is Tiger playing?" Tiger Woods will indeed play in the WGC-Cadillac Championship despite limited prep.
Northwestern claims victory at Hurricane Invitational
Northwestern squeaked out a victory on Wednesday at the Hurricane Invitaitonal at the Biltmore Golf Course in Coral Gables, Fla.
Greg Eason, Linnea Strom make jumps in WAGR as Patrick Rodgers, Minjee Lee still lead
Greg Eason and Linnea Strom made the most significant jumps of the week in the latest World Amateur Golf Ranking, Eason winning the John Hayt Collegiate Invitational and Strom winning the Spanish Ladies Amateur.
Toy Box Extra e-magazine: March 5, 2014
Check out this week's Toy Box Extra, featuring new gear from Cobra, Ping and Wilson, as well as a Q&A with Titleist ambassador Harrison Frazar.
Rude: Tiger Woods just needs to finish, build confidence
A more realistic goal for Tiger Woods this week than the WGC-Cadillac Championship trophy at Doral would seem to be health and confidence going into next month's Masters at Augusta.
Technology, style make up Nike's Full-Zip Stripe Cover-Up
The Nike Full-Zip Stripe Women’s Golf Cover-Up brings both technology and style to this new mid-layer piece of clothing.
Matthew Walker (No. 34, 2015) commits to Iowa
Matthew Walker of Ottumwa, Iowa, has given a verbal commitment to play his college golf at nearby Iowa.
Updated Palmer Cup rankings released
The first spring Palmer Cup rankings were released on March 5. The Palmer Cup is annual event between 10 players from the United States and Europe.
Bay Hill exemptions run from Retief Goosen to Peter Uihlein
The Arnold Palmer Invitational picked a broad spectrum of players from major-championship winners such as Retief Goosen, Padraig Harrington, Trevor Immelman and Lee Janzen to up-and-comers such as Brooks Koepka and Peter Uihlein for its sponsor exemptions.
Adidas Golf's new pure 360 golf shoe introduced
Adidas Golf has introduced a new line of footwear called the pure 360. It’s a part of the next generation of adipure footwear.
Men'd Midweek Report: Alabama's winning streak ends at 11
Welcome to Golfweek's Men's Midweek Report. We wanted to use this hump day to update you on all the latest men's college news, Feb. 27-March 4.
Tiger Woods to play WGC-Cadillac Championship
Tiger Woods plans to play the WGC-Cadillac Championship at Trump National Doral beginning Thursday.
Chase Koepka and Chris Malloy lead charge at USF
The South Florida Bulls have a new definition of success with head coach Chris Malloy and ace Chase Koepka.
George Coetzee looking to earn a return trip to Augusta National
George Coetzee has a month to make an impact and move inside the OWGR's top 50 to earn a spot in this year's Masters. Or, of course, he could simply win this week at the WGC-Cadillac Championship and book his ticket for Augusta.
Klein: The new-look Doral already a winner; plus, hole-by-hole
Our Bradley S. Klein says new Doral is truly the winner of this week's WGC-Cadillac Championship, and takes you hole-by-hole through the new layout in South Florida.
Women's Midweek Report: USC gets back into the winner's circle
Welcome to Golfweek’s Women's Midweek Report. We wanted to use this hump day to update you on all the latest men's college news, Feb. 27-March 4.
Notes: Rory McIlroy just latest to fold with 54-hole lead
Rory McIlroy at the Honda Classic was the latest 54-hole leader who failed to hold on and win. Only 6 of 14 third-round leaders have won this year, and only 23 of 52 since 2012.
Guthrie picks up the pace in pairing with Tiger
If the PGA Tour is searching for answers to the pace-of-play problem, perhaps it should give guys a little push and assign them a spot in the pairings opposite Tiger Woods. Just ask Luke Guthrie how it helps.
Rib injury at Honda keeps de Jonge from winner's circle – again
Lost in the sudden meltdown of Rory McIlroy at the Honda Classic was the slow sinking of Brendon de Jonge, whose winless stretch on the PGA Tour continued in frustrating fashion.