Stories for May 2014
Saturday, May 31
Work on Olympic golf course for Rio 2016 might be stopped in Brazil
Rio 2016 Olympics organizers confirmed work on the golf course might be stopped unless the developer shows it is following environmental regulations and other requirements under Brazilian law.
Shoprite LPGA Classic: Tee times, Sunday's final round
Leader Stacy Lewis will play in Sunday's final tee time, looking to stay ahead of notable pursuers including Inbee Park and Anna Nordqvist to earn the win at the 2014 Shoprite LPGA Classic.
5 Things: Bubba Watson's rise; Rory McIlroy's rebound; more from Memorial on PGA Tour
Bubba Watson uses success on Muirfield Village's par 5s while Rory McIlroy improves 11 shots overnight on its back nine as they climb the third-round leaderboard at the Memorial Tournament. Here are 5 Things to know.
Henrik Stenson surges to lead at European Tour's Nordea Masters
Second-ranked Henrik Stenson shot an 8-under 64 to share the third-round lead with England's Eddie Pepperell at the Nordea Masters on Saturday.
Stacy Lewis leads ShopRite, eyes World No. 1 ranking
Stacy Lewis moved into position to take the top spot in the world, shooting a bogey-free, 8-under 63 on Saturday to match the 36-hole record in the ShopRite LPGA Classic.
Leading Memorial, Bubba Watson looks to repeat round for PGA Tour win
And two-time Masters champion Bubba Watson shot an outgoing 32 en route to seizing a one-stroke advantage through 54 holes of the Memorial Tournament on PGA Tour.
Memorial Tournament: Tee times, Sunday's final round on PGA Tour
Leader Bubba Watson will share Sunday’s final tee time at the Memorial Tournament with Scott Langley, able to react if anyone ahead makes a move toward the top of the leaderboard -- see complete final-round pairings here.
Tracker: Bubba Watson moves to lead at Memorial on PGA Tour
Paul Casey tries to sustain his lead as Bubba Watson is his closest pursuer, while big names such as Adam Scott, Ernie Els and Jason Dufner try to take advantage of "moving day" at the Memorial -- follow the highlights in our live blog!
Phil Mickelson: Feds' questions haven't affected season on PGA Tour
Phil Mickelson said Saturday that a federal investigation into potential insider trading hasn’t affected his golf performance before this week, even as a report said the FBI interviewed him last year at a New Jersey airport.
Friday, May 30
Phil Mickelson on federal probe: 'I have done nothing wrong'
Phil Mickelson broke his silence early Saturday morning, stating he had done nothing wrong and is cooperating with a federal probe into potential insider trading by billionaire Carl Icahn and William “Billy” Walters, a Las Vegas bettor.
Double hit leads to missed cut for Justin Rose at Memorial
Justin Rose double hit a chip shot at the par-3 12th hole, ultimately leading to a double-bogey that cost him a spot on the weekend at the Memorial.
5 Things: Paul Casey in control; Phil Mickelson's 'baby steps'
Paul Casey posted a second consecutive 6-under 66 on Friday to take a three-shot lead over Bubba Watson at the Memorial.
Quiros, Dubuisson, Pepperell lead Nordea Masters
Spain's Alvaro Quiros shot a 5-under 67 Friday to move to the top of the Nordea Masters leaderboard along with Frenchman Victor Dubuisson and Eddie Pepperell of England.
Jennifer Johnson leads ShopRite LPGA Classic
Jennifer Johnson matched the course record with a 9-under 62 on Friday to take the first-round lead in the ShopRite LPGA Classic.
Tracker: Paul Casey takes lead at Memorial
A day after Rory McIlroy fired a 9-under 63 to take a three-shot lead and 44 players shot under par, Friday at Muirfield will likely be a shade more difficult. Follow the action with our live blog!
Rude: Driving machine? Rory McIlroy was a wreck off the tee Friday
A day after his play off the tee led to a 9-under 63, Rory McIlroy found the rough more often than not, leading to a dismal 78. The positive? He's still within striking distance.
After NCCGA title, Mason Short will find familiarity at Southeastern Amateur
After winning the individual title at the NCCGA National Championship last month, West Virginia's Mason Short will get his next big start at the Southeastern Amateur in June. Still, Short has his eye on something bigger.
Winner's Bag: Mason Short, NCCGA champ
A look at Mason Short's winning equipment from the NCCGA Championship.
Salem Country Club to host 2017 U.S. Senior Open
For the second time, the Salem Country Club in Peabody, Mass. will play host to the U.S. Senior Open, with the 2017 tournament being awarded to the Donald Ross designed course, the USGA announced in a press release.
VIDEO: Rickie Fowler dons a Speedo, jumps off cliffs
Rickie Fowler joined professional cliff-diver David Colturi at Hell’s Gate at Possum Kingdom Lake in Texas to jump off some pretty sizable cliffs, as well as take in a couple holes of golf.
Thursday, May 29
Dantorp, Pepperell share lead at Nordea Masters
Sweden's Jens Dantorp and Eddie Pepperell of England both opened with 6-under-par 66s to share the lead after the first day of the Nordea Masters on Thursday.
5 Things: Despite knee injury, Rory McIlroy tames Muirfield
It was a scoring fest at Muirfield Village on Thursday for the first round of the Memorial Tournament, with Rory McIlroy leading the way at 9-under 63, buoyed by two eagles on his back nine.
At least one Woods will be playing a U.S. Open at Pinehurst
Cheyenne Woods qualified for Pinehurst on the same day her uncle Tiger announced he’d be skipping the big show.
Tracker: McIlroy takes three-shot lead at Memorial
Rory McIlroy made Muirfield his personal playground on Thursday, firing a 9-under 63 behind two eagles, seven birdies and a double-bogey to take a three-shot lead at the Memorial.
Momma knows best: Keegan Bradley goes to short putter after talk with mom
Keegan Bradley was pretty bummed after tying for 29th at the HP Byron Nelson Championship. So whom does he lean on for help but his own mom, Kaye. Their conversation led to a big change for Bradley: a conventional-length putter.
Alabama trio, Oklahoma State duo already set to turn pro
Alabama’s three decorated seniors will be off to the pro ranks soon after their second straight NCAA men's championship, while both Oklahoma State seniors in Wednesday’s final also will turn pro.
No Tiger? Here are 5 players to watch at Pinehurst
With Tiger Woods officially pulling out of the 2014 U.S. Open on Wednesday, the chatter now turns to who might be favored at Pinehurst No. 2. Here are 5 guys to watch as we prepare for the year's second major.
SCORES: The Memorial
Follow the live leaderboard from the 2014 Memorial Tournament at Muirfield.
LPGA, PGA of America announce $3.5 million Women's PGA Championship
The LPGA and PGA of America announced Thursday that they have teamed to create the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship.
Wednesday, May 28
Ringler: Match-play secret? Keeping your team together
Alabama became the second team to win back-to-back titles since the NCAA Championship format changed to match play in 2009. For a system that was supposed to favor the underdog, the Tide proved that keeping your problem in tact is critical.
Staying in moment, Alabama wins 2nd straight NCAA men's championship
Crimson Tide football legend-in-the-making Nick Saban told golf coach Jay Seawell, in effect, to stay in the moment Wednesday. Doing so culminated in a second consecutive NCAA men's championship for Alabama.
Another strong Oklahoma State week stops short in NCAA Championships
Match play has not been too kind to the Oklahoma State Cowboys since it was established in 2009. The Cowboys lost to Alabama in the NCAA Championship on Wednesday at Prairie Dunes Country Club.
Seniors lead Alabama to 2nd straight NCAA men's championship
Alabama seniors Trey Mullinax, Bobby Wyatt and Cory Whitsett all won matches to lead the Crimson Tide to a 4-1 victory over Oklahoma State and a second straight national title Wednesday at Prairie Dunes Country Club.
Shoprite LPGA Classic: Tee times, round 2
In a trio of 2014 winners, Michelle Wie, Lexi Thompson and Lizette Salas will share one of the spotlight tee times at the 2014 Shoprite LPGA Classic, playing early Friday and late Saturday.
NCAA Tracker: Alabama wins 2nd straight NCAA title
Alabama vs. Oklahoma State. The golf gods couldn't have asked for a bigger matchup, from players, to coaches to storied pasts in both programs, as Wednesday's NCAA men's championship finale at Prairie Dunes promises to be a heavyweight bout.
Tiger Woods officially out of the 2014 U.S. Open at Pinehurst
Tiger Woods will not play in the 114th U.S. Open at Pinehurst No. 2, he announced on his website on Wednesday afternoon.
Phil Mickelson works on short game ahead of U.S. Open
It was nearly 15 years ago that Phil Mickelson came up just short of a U.S. Open title. He's had five such instances since. In preparation for this year's tournament, Mickelson has been working on his short game.
Alabama's Bobby Wyatt cards early hole-in-one in NCAA D-I Men's Championship
What's one way to recover from losing the opening hole of the NCAA D-I Men's Championship match-play final? Alabama's Bobby Wyatt did so by carding a hole-in-one to even up his match against Oklahoma State's Talor Gooch.
And then Jack said about Tiger . . . Nicklaus addresses Woods and much more before Memorial Tournament
On the eve of the Memorial Tournament, Jack Nicklaus talked about the shape his game's in, his career majors record in Tiger Woods' sights and how far he might have driven the ball in his prime using today's equipment.
Toy Box Extra e-magazine: May 28, 2014
In this week's Toy Box Extra, we take a look back at 100 years of Wilson equipment, as well as a look at both the winning bags for Adam Scott and Rory McIlroy.
Registration is open for Golfweek’s New England Junior Invitational. The 2014 tournament will be played Aug. 4-5 at Marshfield Country Club in Marshfield, Mass. Keep track of the field here.
In this issue: May 30, 2014
Inside the May 30, 2014 issue of Golfweek
Why a 'Texas Slam' of PGA Tour wins is unexpected for Adam Scott
PGA Tour stops in Texas haven't exactly been a priority for Adam Scott because of how they fit into the schedule each year, but minimal starts haven't stopped the Aussie from succeeding in the Lone Star State.
Notes: Rare MCs for Matt Kuchar, Pat Perez on PGA Tour; Rickie Fowler slumps; more
Matt Kuchar and Pat Perez are strangers to missing cuts, but that's what happened to them at Colonial this year; Rickie Fowler finds himself in a downcycle of late; plus more PGA Tour news and notes
Colin Montgomerie's Senior PGA Championship win illustrates confidence of old Jim Murray interview
That Colin Montgomerie never captured one of golf's majors remains one of golf’s great mysteries, but the Sour Scotsman never disappointed – especially in interviews, one with Jim Murray in particular.
Tuesday, May 27
NCAA men's final: Scouting report, Alabama vs. Oklahoma State
Alabama boasts impressive numbers since match play was introduced to the NCAA D-I Men's Championship format, and Oklahoma State has its own strong reputation. See the match-play finals scouting report right here.
Alabama vs. Oklahoma State connected through Mike McGraw
No. 1 Alabama vs. No. 4 Oklahoma State is already a huge matchup with just the 10 players that will duke it out on Wednesday for the NCAA title. But add in Mike McGraw's emotional connection to both programs, and you have a storybook storyline.
Senior Talor Gooch's big putt helps Oklahoma State reach NCAA final
Oklahoma State's Talor Gooch made the biggest putt of his career Tuesday to win his semifinal match and help the Cowboys to the final of the NCAA Championship. Now, the senior has a chance to go out on a high note.
Expert picks: Adam Scott tops Memorial predictions on PGA Tour
No surprise that Adam Scott, being the World No. 1 and coming off a PGA Tour win, tops our expert picks for this week's Memorial Tournament. In a strong field, though, check out the rest of their lists.
Behind senior leaders, Alabama advances to NCAA championship match
Alabama advances to its third straight NCAA Championship match behind its three seniors – Cory Whitsett, Bobby Wyatt and Trey Mullinax. It's a dynasty in the making.
Memorial Tournament: Tee times, round 2 Friday on PGA Tour
World No. 1 Adam Scott, naturally, will share a spotlight tee time with Jason Day and Rory McIlroy for the first two rounds of the Memorial Tournament -- where all four reigning major champs will play.
NCAA Tracker: Alabama, Oklahoma State reach final at Prairie Dunes
The slates are effectively wiped clean as Stanford leads eight teams into quarterfinals match play at Prairie Dunes for the next phase of the 2014 NCAA Division I Men's Championship. Keep up with the highlights right here!
Matt Kuchar already pumped about the Ryder Cup
After being fitted for his potential Ryder Cup gear at the Memorial on Tuesday, Matt Kuchar already feels his juices flowing as the U.S. tries to regain the crown they saw slip through their fingers at Medinah.
Sorenstam's father-in-law frets about two minutes of terror
Jerry Magee has experienced nearly everything you can as a professional golfer, but his most nervous moments might be ahead of him as he prepares to introduce his daughter-in-law, Annika Sorenstam, at a Wednesday ceremony at the Memorial.
Rodgers, Shelton highlight Ping All-Americans
Stanford's Patrick Rodgers and Cameron Wilson, as well as Alabama's Bobby Wyatt and Robby Shelton headline the Division 1 Ping First-Team All-Americans for 2013-14.
Shoal Creek to host 2018 U.S. Women's Open
Shoal Creek, the site of the 1984 and 1990 PGA Championships, will host the 2018 U.S. Women's Open, the USGA announced on Tuesday afternoon in a press release.
What is he doing? Adam Scott adopts new way of reading greens
Just what was Adam Scott doing when reading putts at the Crowne Plaza Invitational? The World No. 1 has adopted AimChart's Express Read as a way to help him with the slope of greens. And it is working.
Cameron Wilson comes up big again in Stanford's quarterfinal victory over Illinois
A day after winning the NCAA individual title in a playoff, Stanford senior Cameron Wilson defeated Illinois' Alex Burge, 1 up, in Monday's quarterfinals, a win that clinched a 3-2 victory for the Cardinal.
Oklahoma State rolls past Georgia Tech at NCAAs
It was a match up no one wanted to see this early, but it happened – second-ranked Georgia Tech vs. No. 4 Oklahoma State. The Cowboys advanced after a quick start in the quarterfinals of the NCAAs.
LSU battles back against UCLA to advance to NCAA semifinals
LSU was down early in its match against UCLA, but rode juniors Ben Taylor and Curtis Thompson to a 4-1 victory, advancing to face Alabama in Tuesday afternoon's NCAA semifinals.
Freshman Robby Shelton stays positive, wins match as Alabama advances at NCAA Championship
Alabama's Robby Shelton didn't have his best stuff on the golf course Tuesday at the NCAA Championship, but the freshman found a way to win his opening-round match and give the Crimson Tide the clinching point in a 3-2 victory.
Tiger Woods Foundation names new CEO
After an extensive national search, Tiger Woods has found the man to take over the reigns of the Tiger Woods Foundation. Woods announced today the appointment of Rick Singer as president and CEO, effective in June.
USGA announces 25 exemptions into U.S. Open
The USGA announced 25 more full exemptions into next month's U.S. Open at Pinehurst on Tuesday, including Miguel Angel Jimenez, Harris English, Russell Henley, Lee Westwood, Ian Poulter and Patrick Reed.
Winner's Style: Adam Scott at the Crowne Plaza
Adam Scott won the Crowe Plaza Invitational at Colonial on May 25 for his first victory of the 2014 season. See what he wore each day in Fort Worth, Texas.
Monday, May 26
Winner's Bag: Rory McIlroy, BMW PGA Championship
Check out our exclusive interview with Rory McIlroy, who talks about his winning gear at the BMW PGA Championship.
Illinois' numbers belie under-the-radar status
Illinois has participated in match play in three of the last four years. The same number of times we have seen Alabama, Georgia Tech and UCLA in match play.
Winner's Bag: Stanford's Cameron Wilson, NCAA men
A look inside the bag of Stanford's Cameron Wilson, who won the NCAA men's individual title on Monday at Prairie Dunes.
NCAA men's championships: Tee times, match play quarterfinals at Prairie Dunes
See our staff's predictions, as well as complete tee times and pairings, for Tuesday's quarterfinals round of match play at the 2014 NCAA Division I Men's Championship at Prairie Dunes in Hutchinson, Kan.
Clutch putts down stretch push UCLA to match play
UCLA didn't start Monday's final stroke-play round on the right note, but clutch putts on its back nine propelled the Bruins to match play for the first time since 2012.
Stanford's Cameron Wilson captures NCAA men's championship in playoff at Prairie Dunes
Stanford senior outlasted Georgia Tech's Ollie Schniederjans on the third hole of a sudden-death playoff to become the third Cardinal player to win the individual title at the NCAA Men's Championship.
NCAA D-I Men's Championship: A look at the eight match-play teams
With the last stroke-play round finally wrapping up late Monday evening at Prairie Dunes in Hutchinson, Kan., here is a quick look at the eight teams that will move on to match play Tuesday.
NCAA Tracker: Stanford's Cameron Wilson wins men's title; match-play field set
The NCAA D-I Men's Championship is set to crown an individual champion today while setting the match-play field of eight that will chase a title -- all with an eye on the weather. Keep up with the highlights right here!
Andy Zhang fires 63 to win AJGA's Thunderbird International
Andy Zhang fired a 9-under 63 on Monday to win the AJGA's Thunderbird International Junior, using seven birdies and two eagles to capture the biggest junior title of his young career.
Cameron Champ (69) wins Memorial Amateur by two shots
Cameron Champ shot a final-round, 1-under 69 at Ancil Hoffman Golf Course on Monday, posting 6-under 204 to clear Matt Hansen by two strokes at the Memorial Amateur in Carmichael, Calif.
Maddie Szeryk wins Thunderbird International Junior girls' title in playoff
Maddie Szeryk, who is headed to Texas A&M in the fall, birdied the second playoff hole to hold off Andrea Lee and win the 2014 Thunderbird International Junior.
'Big Three,' California's run comes to an end at NCAAs
California will likely need a miracle to advance to the match play portion of the NCAA Championship as the team finished its final round in Hutchinson, Kan., seven shots out of eighth place.
Henrik Stenson passes Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy climbs in OWGR
Henrik Stenson chased World No. 1 Adam Scott to no avail, but passed Tiger Woods in the OWGR for the No. 2 spot -- while Rory McIlroy's win at the BMW PGA Championship lifted him four spots to No. 6.
Padraig Harrington fails to qualify for U.S. Open for first time since 1999
Padraig Harrington’s string of U.S. Open appearances is over. The Irishman will miss America’s national championship for the first time since 1999.
World traveler: Houston's James Ross in medalist hunt at NCAAs
Houston senior James Ross was born in Scotland, transferred from Michigan State after two years and redshirted last season. Now, he's in contention to become the Cougars' first NCAA Championship medalist since 1982.
U.S. Open sectional qualifying: Complete coverage of the USGA's road to Pinehurst in 2014
As U.S. Open qualifying season continues, we'll update you on the scores and happenings from the USGA's 12 sectional qualifiers May 26-June 2 in the U.S. and abroad -- get complete coverage right here!
Wen-Chong Liang wins U.S. Open sectional in Japan
Wen-Chong Liang fired rounds of 67-66 to win the U.S. Open Sectional Qualifier at the par-71 Nara International Golf Club in Japan.
In this issue of Golfweek Magazine in print: May 23, 2014
Inside the May 23, 2014 issue of Golfweek Magazine's print edition.
2014 flips switch on NCAA's latest must-see TV: College golf
Reason No. 1 for this change had to do with the different format being more attractive for TV -- today, a dream has come true for advocates of college golf at the NCAA D-I Men's Championship in Prairie Dunes.
Sunday, May 25
Simson, Smith and McCoy share top honors at 2014 John T. Lupton Memorial
Paul Simson earned his fifth John T. Lupton Memorial title in seven appearances, while Ted Smith and Mike McCoy won their respective 2014 divisions.
Cameron Champ takes 36-hole lead at Memorial Amateur
Junior star and Texas A&M commit Cameron Champ fired a 5-under 65 on Sunday to take a one-shot lead at the Memorial Amateur in Carmichael, Calif.
Sam Burns leads Thunderbird International by four after two rounds
Sam Burns fired a second-straight 66 to take the lead through 36 holes at the Thunderbird International Junior on Saturday, four strokes ahead of Andy Zhang and Zachary Bauchou.
Winner's Bag: Adam Scott, Crowne Plaza Invitational
Here is a complete list of the clubs Adam Scott used to win the Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial.
5 Things: Colin Montgomerie claims Senior PGA Championship
Marking the Scot's first victory at an official event in the United States, Colin Montgomerie won the Senior PGA Championship on Sunday by four shots over U.S. Ryder Cup captain Tom Watson.
Jessica Korda tops crowd for Airbus LPGA Classic win
Jessica Korda came out on top of a star-studded leaderboard on Sunday at the Airbus LPGA Classic, outlasting the likes of Michelle Wie, Charley Hull, Lexi Thompson and Anna Nordqvist.
5 Things: Adam Scott outlasts Jason Dufner in playoff for Texas sweep on PGA Tour
Adam Scott answered any critics who might have questioned his ascension to World No. 1 with a dramatic, sudden-death playoff victory over Jason Dufner at the Crowne Plaza Invitational on Sunday.
Tracker: Adam Scott wins Crowne Plaza Invitational in playoff over Jason Dufner on PGA Tour
When Sunday's final round of the PGA Tour's 2014 Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial begins, four men will share the lead -- with 21 pursuers within three shots. Keep up with the highlights right here!
NCAA Tracker: Men's Championship, Day 3
Early leader South Carolina gets to answer Stanford's surge to the top when second-round play resumes -- with LSU, Oklahoma and Auburn set to give chase as well. Keep up with the highlights right here!
Maddie Szeryk seizes lead at Thunderbird
Maddie Szeryk railed off five straight birdies in the middle of her round Saturday en route to seizing sole possession of the lead at the Thunderbird International Junior in Scottsdale, Ariz.
Tee times: NCAA Championship, third round for top 15
Here are the third-round tee times and pairings for the top 15 teams at the NCAA Championship at Prairie Dunes Country Club in Hutchinson, Kan.
Sean Covich named men's golf coach at West Virginia
With West Virginia slated to start its first season as a varsity sport on July 1, 2015, the school has announced its men's golf coach in Sean Covich, an assistant coach at Mississippi State for the last three seasons.
Texas charges back into contention at NCAA D-I men's championship
Texas carded the best second round of Sunday's play at the NCAA Championship, shifting the Longhorns to within striking distance of the top 8 entering the final round at Prairie Dunes.
Rory McIlroy caps emotional week with dramatic BMW comeback win
Just five days after a very public end to his engagement to former tennis World No. 1 Caroline Wozniacki, Rory McIlroy put his heartbreak behind him to win the €4.75 million BMW PGA Championship.
NCAA makes format changes, cancels 18-hole individual portion
Seeking to get back on track from first-round weather delays, the NCAA set its path for the remainder of the 2014 D-I men's championship at Prairie Dunes, which included canceling the 18-hole individual stroke-play round.
Fear the beard: Virginia's McCarthy contends as individual at NCAAs
After posting 65-71, Virginia's Denny McCarthy is looking for his breakout moment. Although his team isn't competing at the NCAA Championship, he wants to win the individual title.
LSU, Oklahoma finish Round 2 in top 10 before play halted at NCAAs
Play was halted Sunday morning for a fourth time at the NCAA Championship, but not before nine more teams were able to finish Round 2. Two of those teams, LSU and Oklahoma, are in contention around the top 8.
Saturday, May 24
Notes: 'Bama T-2 after long day at NCAAs; Auburn's focused frosh; more
Saturday was a marathon at the NCAA Championship, a day that began with the completion of the first round and ended with defending champ Alabama and five other teams wrapping up a 36-hole day.
NCAA Division I men's championships: Tee times, round 2 finish
Complete groupings and tee times for the second wave of the NCAA Division I Men's Championship's second round Sunday at Prairie Dunes in Hutchinson, Kan.
Stanford, Cameron Wilson charge to top of leaderboard at NCAAs
Behind Cameron Wilson's second-round 63, Stanford leads the NCAA Championship by four shots at Prairie Dunes Country Club.
NCAA Tracker: Stanford leads during 2nd round
After bad weather called an early end to the opening day of play, Stanford took a lead as the 2014 NCAA Men's Division I National Championship got into the second round Saturday at Prairie Dunes -- recap the highlights right here!
Thunderbird features 3-way tie for lead
There's a three-way tie at the top through one round of the Thunderbird International Junior.
5 Things: 4-way tie for Crowne lead; Scott, Dufner close
Hideki Matsuyama, David Toms, Chad Campbell and Chris Stroud are all at 7 under after 54 holes, but will need to hold off the likes of Jason Dufner, Adam Scott, Jordan Spieth and Jimmy Walker on Sunday in Fort Worth, Texas.
Andy Zhang goes low at Thunderbird, grabs early lead
Andy Zhang seized the lead at the AJGA Thunderbird International Junior in Scottsdale, Ariz., with a 65 in the first round.
Senior PGA field bunched behind Colin Montgomerie, Bernhard Langer
The 54-hole co-leaders of the Senior PGA Championship are two Hall of Famers with a lot in common, Colin Montgomerie and Bernhard Langer, and perhaps never moreso than this week.
Tracker: 4-way tie atop Colonial leaderboard
The third-round at the Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial yielded continually changing ties for the lead as Chad Campbell, Hideki Matsuyama, Chris Stroud and David Toms ended the day sharing the lead. Recap the highlights right here!
PHOTOS: NCAA Men's Championship, Round 1
Check out photos from the first round of the 2014 NCAA Men's Division 1 Championship at Prairie Dunes in Hutchinson, Kan.
South Carolina leads after NCAA 1st round; defending champ Alabama tied for 3rd
After nearly 34 hours, three rain delays and a lot of waiting, the first round of the 2014 NCAA Championship is complete, and it was South Carolina that grabbed the early lead ahead of Auburn and Alabama.
Ringler: Potential bad-weather solutions for NCAA men could create chaos
Could the stroke-play portion of the men's NCAA Championship be limited to 36 holes because of Mother Nature? Our Lance Ringler says there might be better scenarios to avoid that potential decision.
Thomas Bjorn takes control at BMW PGA; Luke Donald, Rory McIlroy in striking distance
After a 5-under 67 on Saturday, Thomas Bjorn will carry a five-shot lead into the final round of the BMW PGA Championship, looking to secure a likely spot on the Ryder Cup team in the process.
Peter Uihlein (back) withdraws from U.S. Open sectional qualifier
Peter Uihlein will have to wait until next year to play in his first U.S. Open as a professional. The 2010 U.S. Amateur champion has pulled out of Monday’s U.S. Open International Sectional Qualifier in England due to back problems.
Foster's 68 paces Cyclones in first NCAA Championship since '53
It only took about 28 hours to finish the first round, but Iowa State competed in its first NCAA Championship in 61 years. The team finished with a 2-under 278 to stand in a tie for seventh as afternoon play continued.
Will Starke, Caleb Sturgeon fuel South Carolina's hot start at NCAA D-I men's championship
Led by roommates Will Starke and Caleb Sturgeon, South Carolina remained mentally tough Saturday morning, completing its opening round of the NCAA Championship after weather delays Friday and taking the early lead at 8 under.
Friday, May 23
Oklahoma City women repeat as NAIA champs
Oklahoma City University needed a playoff to capture its second consecutive NAIA Women’s Championship.
Walters State wins NJCAA D-II men's title
Walters State Community College led wire-to-wire for its first national title, scoring a nine-shot victory over Mesa Community College May 23 in the NJCAA Division II Men’s Championship.
Barry, Florida Southern's Tim Crouch repeat as D-II men's champions
It was back-to-back all around at the NCAA Division II Men’s Championship as Barry University (Miami Shores, Fla.) and Florida Southern College’s Tim Crouch repeated as national champions.
USC's Doris Chen gives mother a special gift with NCAA title
A year ago, Doris Chen's mother thought something was wrong with her health. She was right; she had Stage 3 lung cancer. Fast forward 12 months, and she got to witness her daughter win the NCAA individual title cancer-free.
Duke women outlast USC to win sixth national title
In a back-and-forth battle over the final nine holes, Duke outlasted defending champion USC to win the 2014 Women's National Championship at Tulsa Country Club.
Winner's Bag: USC's Doris Chen, NCAA women
A look inside the bag of USC's Doris Chen, who won the individual title at the 2014 NCAA Women's Championship on Friday at Tulsa CC.
Catriona Matthew leads Charley Hull by one at Airbus LPGA Classic
Catriona Matthew remained atop the Airbus LPGA Classic leaderboard Friday, birdieing four of the last seven holes to take a one-stroke advantage over Charley Hull into the weekend.
Lance Ringler's Feel Test: Tulsa CC gets high marks
Every year, our Lance Ringler takes a look at the venues and the red-carpet treatment each gives the players, coaches, media and patrons. Tulsa Country Club proved to be top-notch on many levels.
Tom Watson shares Senior PGA lead with Bernhard Langer, four others
Tom Watson shot a 3-under 68 on Friday for a share of the lead in the Senior PGA Championship with fellow Hall of Famers Bernhard Langer and Colin Montgomerie and three other players.
Kenny Perry has eyes on Valhalla at Senior PGA Championship
Kenny Perry isn't shy about what he wants to get out of this week at the Senior PGA Championship – an invitation to Valhalla for August's PGA Championship.
5 Things: Brice Garnett leads Crowne Plaza; Jordan Spieth, Brandt Snedeker lurk
Brice Garnett fired a 4-under 66 to move to 7 under for the tournament, one better than Chris Stroud and Robert Streb at Colonial Country Club in Fort Worth, Texas.
NCAA Tracker: Men's Championship, Round 1
The race for the Elite 8 has officially begun at Prairie Dunes, as the 2014 NCAA Men's Division 1 National Championship kicked off on Friday morning in Hutchinson, Kan. Follow along with our live blog!
1st round of NCAAs suspended due to weather
The first round of the NCAA Championship at Prairie Dunes Country Club was filled with . . . delays. After a third delay Friday, play was suspended for the day.
Tour Tracker: Crowne Plaza Invitational, Round 2
After a morning that saw few low rounds, the afternoon saw plenty of stars rise at the Crowne Plaza Invitational, including Dustin Johnson holding the lead at 5 under. Who will make a run on Friday? Follow now!
Babineau: At NCAAs for first time, Iowa State women show progress
Iowa State might have finished next-to-last at the 2014 NCAA Championships, but the Cyclones looked at it as major progress after they made it to the Big Dance for the first time in school history.
Henrik Stenson inching closer to taking over World No. 1
Henrik Stenson is in contention at the BMW PGA Championship, and a solid finish could land him a big prize: the world's top-ranked golfer.
VIDEO: Bubba Watson holes impressive mini-golf putt at Disney
Bubba Watson is famous for crafting some pretty spectacular golf shots. Here's another one, this time on a mini golf course at Walt Disney World.
Rory McIlroy posts 71 to stay close at BMW PGA Championship
Rory McIlroy is enjoying the sanctuary inside the ropes provides from his personal life. So much so that he remains in contention to win the €4.75 million BMW PGA Championship, the European Tour’s flagship tournament.
Player diary: Brad Dalke talks Terra Cotta, Sage Valley, high school state title
Brad Dalke joins the Golfweek.com staff as a junior player blogger for the 2014 season. Here is his latest installment on his play at the Terra Cotta Amateur, Junior Invitational at Sage Valley and the Oklahoma 2A State Championship.
Kentwool's new KW Series Sport and Pro Light socks
Kentwool has launched its new KW Series Sport and Pro Light performance socks featuring new technical fabrics and updated looks.
J. Lindeberg's polo offer old-school feel
J. Lindeberg's golf collection includes old-school cotton polos available for players who are looking for apparel that will function well for a round of golf.
Thursday, May 22
Catriona Matthew leads Airbus LPGA Classic
Catriona Matthew took the first-round lead Thursday in the Airbus LPGA Classic, holing a bunker shot for an eagle and finishing with an 8-under 64.
5 Things: Dustin Johnson leads; Hunter Mahan finds late trouble
On a day where only 41 of the 123-player field were in red figures, it was Dustin Johnson that used a bogey-free, five-birdie performance to take a one-shot lead at the Crowne Plaza Invitational on Thursday in Fort Worth, Texas.
Duke women hold six-shot lead over USC at NCAA Championships
Duke and USC matched third-round 2-under 278s, leaving the Blue Devils six shots ahead of the Trojans entering Friday's final round at Tulsa Country Club.
Nichols: Former coach Dale McNamara knows no lead is safe at the NCAAs
Legendary coach Dale McNamara hasn't slept much late, as she is at Tulsa CC supporting her daughter, Arizona State's head coach Melissa Luellen, who will attempt to lead her Sun Devils back from a 15-hole deficit.
Forward spin on women's finals: It's time to evolve
When the 24 teams arrive next May at The Concession Club in Bradenton, Fla., to compete for the national championship, the tournament will be vastly different than anything previously in women's college golf.
Brad Faxon surprises with 1st-round 67, trails Joe Durant by 2 at Senior PGA
After a recent rough stretch on the Champions Tour, Brad Faxon surprised with an opening-round, 4-under 67 Thursday at the Senior PGA Championship. Rookie Joe Durant leads after a 65.
NCAA men: Staff predictions for Elite 8, medalist
The 2014 NCAA Division 1 Men's Golf Championship is upon us. Here are our staff predictions for which teams will make match play and which player will win the individual title.
Tour Tracker: Crowne Plaza Invitational, 1st round
Seven of the top 17 players in the OWGR are teeing it up at the PGA Tour's Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial, including No. 1 Adam Scott. Keep up with the highlights right here!
Ryan Murphy appointed head coach of Texas women's team
Ryan Murphy, who has been the assistant coach under John Fields of the Texas men’s team for six years, will take the reins of the Longhorns women’s team for the 2014-15 season.
Stanford's Rodgers, Alabama's Shelton among All-Region honorees
The 2014 Division I Ping All-Region honorees were announced Thursday by the Golf Coaches Association of America. Here are the 157 players across six regions - Northeast, East, Southeast, Midwest, Central and West - who earned all-region honors for 2014.
Rory McIlroy puts aside distractions, fires 68 at BMW PGA Championship
A day after announcing that he had broken off his engagement with Caroline Wozniacki, Rory McIlroy managed two eagles en route to a 4-under 68 in the first round of the BMW PGA Championship.
Vanderbilt overcomes Matthias Schwab injury, remains confident entering NCAAs
Despite losing freshman Matthias Schwab earlier this spring, Vanderbilt has continued its path toward greatness under second-year coach Scott Limbaugh and will compete in its first NCAA Championship since 2007 this week.
Adam Scott rebounds to save 71 at Crowne Plaza
Adam Scott struggled on his opening nine holes behind four bogeys but managed three birdies coming in to salvage a 1-over 71 at the Crowne Plaza Invitational.
Tee times: NCAA Championship, Rounds 1-2
The pairings for the first and second round of the NCAA Championship at Prairie Dunes Country Club in Hutchinson, Kan., are set.
Rodgers, Niebrugge, Ihm get John Deere exemptions
Stanford's Patrick Rodgers, Oklahoma State's Jordan Niebrugge and Iowa's Steven Ihm received sponsor exemptions for the John Deere Classic.
Preview: AJGA Thunderbird International Junior
The AJGA’s Thunderbird International Junior will kick a summer filled events on the AJGA junior circuit May 23-26 at Greyhawk’s Raptor Course in Scottsdale, Ariz.
SCORES: Crowne Plaza Invitational
Follow the leaderboard at the Crowne Plaza Invitational.
Golf Channel primed to air NCAA Championship
Golf Channel plans to air nine hours of live coverage May 26-28 – three hours daily starting at 5 p.m. Eastern time – from Prairie Dunes Country Club in Hutchinson, Kan.
Win Phil Mickelson's Pinehurst paycheck
If you test one of Callaway's Big Bertha line of clubs, you will be entered to win the same paycheck as Phil Mickelson at the U.S. Open.
Nippon N.S. Pro Zelos 7
Nippon's new shaft is called N.S. Pro Zelos 7, and it is a lightweight steel shaft that may address the desires of many amateur golfers.
Thomas Bjorn's 62 sets early pace at BMW PGA Championship
Thomas Bjorn posted a course-record-tying 10-under 62 to take the lead at the BMW PGA Championship on Thursday.
Wednesday, May 21
Golf balls in colors no longer just quick splash
Many golfers have a love-hate relationship with colored golf balls. Three ball manufacturers have been particularly aggressive with colored balls in the U.S.: Bridgestone, Srixon and Volvik.
Volvik Vista iV golf ball emerges as player’s ball with optimal distance
The four-piece Volvik Vista iV has emerged as a player’s ball with optimal distance. Used by a handful of male touring pros, including Craig Stadler, the golf ball also is popular with female touring pros on the Volvik staff.
Volvik White Color S3 golf ball targets soft feel
The four-piece Volvik White Color S3 is new for 2014 -- and is Volvik’s first golf ball utilizing soft and durable urethane in the cover.
Florida Southern's Crouch headlines Div. II Ping All-Americans
Florida Southern's Tim Crouch received two prestigious honors from the GCAA and Ping on Wednesday after winning his second consecutive NCAA title.
Now at No. 1, Adam Scott must improve play to stay there
Adam Scott enjoyed a bottle of Dom Perignon after ascending to World No. 1, but now needs to work on his game, which has been a bit suspect as of late.
Defending champ USC trails Oklahoma at midway point of NCAA women's championship
At the halfway point of this year’s NCAA finals, USC has settled into a come-from-behind position rather than setting the pace. The lead belongs to a seasoned Oklahoma squad that features four seniors. Lone Sooner freshman Alexandra Kaui has the individual lead.
In her U.S. adventure, Duke's Boutier climbs into NCAA contention
Shedding tendencies of shyness and self-critiquing while settling into a new culture, Duke's Celine Boutier is even par through two rounds at the 2014 NCAA Division I Women’s Championship.
Mississippi State makes second-day push at NCAA D-I Women's Championship
Mississippi State’s 5-over 285 Wednesday tied Duke and pushed the 24th-ranked Bulldogs into eighth place -- reflecting the Bulldogs' determination to avenge 2013's last-place finish at the NCAA Division I Women's Championship.
Busy stretch for Tom Watson starts at Senior PGA Championship, runs through Ryder Cup
The worst part of being Ryder Cup captain, in Tom Watson's eyes? Getting the team fitted for apparel. But that can wait a week, with the Senior PGA Championship on tap this week.
Volvik Vista iS golf ball seeks soft feel
Volvik's Vista iS golf ball is designed to offer more greenside spin while feeling softer than its Vista counterpart.
Volvik DS77 golf ball targets medium swing speeds
The concept of the Volvik DS77 golf ball is to focus on extra distance for golfers with medium swing speeds.
Volvik Lady 350 golf ball
Because low trajectory is an obstacle faced by many women, the design and placement of the dimples in the Volvik Lady 350 golf ball should help most women hit the ball higher.
Volvik Crystal golf ball for slower swing speeds
The Volvik Crystal, a three-piece ball intended for golfers with slow to medium swing speeds (60 to 95 mph with a driver, according to Volvik), is the company's most famous offering.
Volvik Pro Bismuth golf ball aims at high swing speeds
Volvik's Pro Bismuth golf ball is a versatile three-piece ball aimed at golfers with higher swing speeds.
Toy Box Extra e-magazine: May 21, 2014
Check out the May 21st issue of Toy Box Extra, as we take a look at new gear from Cobra, TaylorMade and Vokey, while also sitting down with Scotty Cameron and taking a look at a fun solution for golf.
Fred Rowland's career comes full circle with Kansas HoF nod
Fred Rowland’s golf story will come full circle in July, when he joins the Kansas Golf Association Hall of Fame. Only 10 other amateurs have joined the 41-member Hall, and Rowland is an appropriate addition.
McIlroy, Wozniacki split; 'Wasn't ready for all that marriage entails,' McIlroy says
Only months removed from announcing their engagement on Twitter, Rory McIlroy and Caroline Wozniacki announce that they have split, with McIlroy saying, "The problem is mine."
Joost Luiten joins Miguel Angel Jimenez in rallying for European Ryder Cup spots
For good reason, the lovable Miguel Angel Jimenez is the story of the year, at least when it comes to European-based golfers. At 50, he’s winning on different continents and chasing a Ryder Cup berth.
Hole-by-hole: Prairie Dunes CC, NCAA men's championship
The country’s leading college male golfers are in for quite the challenge at Prairie Dunes CC during the 2014 Men's NCAA Division I Golf Championship in the form of a challenging links layout.
Expert picks: Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial on PGA Tour
Jim Furyk tops our senior writers' predictions for the PGA Tour's 2014 Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial this week in Fort Worth, Texas. See the rest of the picks here.
Notes: Victor Dubuisson's injury; Gary Woodland's surge; more
Frenchman Victor Dubuisson is fighting shoulder pain as he strives to play in his first U.S. Open, while Gary Woodland is riding a wave of consistency -- plus more news and notes from golf's top pro tours.
Can stats predict 2014 U.S. Open winner at Pinehurst? If so . . .
A couple of statistics differ in their predictions for a U.S. Open winner at Pinehurst in 2014 -- but take a look at the opposing numbers' picks to see who might prevail.
Changed by tragedy, Oklahoma seeks NCAA championship
The Oklahoma Sooners lost future teammate Kyle Lewis to a car accident in 2010, but have developed into a national power with the support of Kyle's parents.
Tuesday, May 20
LPGA to revive Portland Classic name for 2014 tourney
The LPGA's former Safeway Classic will return to the Portland Classic name with a new sponsor this year in Cambria Health Solutions.
NCAA D-1 women's championship favorites fare well but trail in Tulsa
The favorites are in position in the NCAA D-I women's championship: No. 2 UCLA is second as top-ranked USC and No. 3 Duke are tied for third at 293 with Arizona State, all trailing first-round leader Oklahoma.
Oklahoma Sooners strike early at NCAA Division I Women's Championship
High winds blistered scorecards in the first round of the NCAA Division I Women's Championships, and Oklahoma took advantage of those familiar conditions for a three-shot lead as three powerhouses give chase.
Longshot Vanderbilt's Feng fights through Tulsa wind in NCAA D-1 women's championship
The winds on opening day of the NCAA D-1 women's championship were cruel, and Simin Feng spent much of her round fighting from the trees for a 5-over 75 -- fortunately, she finds even her tough days are now fun.
Swing steadied, Brendon Todd seeks Texas two-step at Colonial on PGA Tour
While waiting for a Players Championship spot that never materialized, Brendon Todd's confidence in his re-tooled swing took flight -- and it showed at the HP Byron Nelson Championship in his first PGA Tour win.
Airbus LPGA Classic: Tee times, 1st and 2nd rounds
Suzann Pettersen, Lexi Thompson and Azahara Munoz, ranked Nos. 4, 6 and 19 will share a tee time in one of the spotlight groups for the first two rounds of the Airbus LPGA Classic.
Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial: Tee times, rounds 1-2 on PGA Tour
Matt Kuchar will share a tee time with Rickie Fowler and Jim Furyk in one of the spotlights groups for the first two rounds of the PGA Tour's 2014 Crowne Plaza Invitational.
Wind dominates NCAA women's D-I championship's 1st round in Tulsa
Tulsa produced what it’s known for on the opening morning of the 2014 NCAA Division I Women's Championship. The first wave of players fought wind gusts of up to 26 mph as Arizona led the first session at 18 over.
2014 Ryder Cup U.S. captain Tom Watson leads field at 75th Senior PGA Championship
The marquee group for the first two rounds of the Senior PGA Championship will include 2014 Ryder Cup U.S. captain Tom Watson sharing a tee time with Bernhard Langer and Colin Montgomerie.
Back in Europe, Martin Kaymer eyes BMW PGA Championship
The BMW PGA Championship will be Martin Kaymer's seventh tournament in eight weeks -- arguably a hot stretch, as it includes a Players Championship win. He must fight off several contenders, however, and perhaps fatigue too.
TCU's Julien Brun to play in PGA Tour event instead of NCAA Championships
Julien Brun, a junior out of TCU, should have been the individual to advance to the NCAA Championship. Instead he'll play in the PGA Tour's Crowne Plaza Invitational.
U.S. Am champ Matthew Fitzpatrick to turn pro after U.S. Open
U.S. Amateur champion Matt Fitzpatrick has announced his intentions to turn professional. He will make his debut at the Irish Open June 19-22.
UCF's Ricardo Gouveia to make the most out of final NCAA appearance
UCF's Ricardo Gouveia advanced to the NCAA Championship after TCU's Julien Brun gave up his spot to play in a PGA Tour event. Gouveia wants to make the most of this situation.
Lucy Li, 11, becomes youngest U.S. Women's Open qualifier
What were you doing when you were 11? On Monday, Lucy Li broke Lexi Thompson’s record as the youngest U.S. Women’s Open qualifier.
Monday, May 19
Hungry, worldly Washington could stage NCAA women's upset
It all comes down to Tulsa, where Washington will play in the national championship for the first time since 2011. An NCAA Championship amounts to 72 holes on a difficult course with pressure to succeed.
2014 NCAA women's championship: Staff predictions
The women's NCAA Championship begins Tuesday at Tulsa (Okla) Country Club. Our college golf experts make some predictions for the 72-hole event.
USC, UCLA, Duke loom as favorites at NCAA Women's Championships
Among an elite foursome in the women’s game, three occupy the top spots in the Golfweek/Sagarin College Rankings -- USC, UCLA and Duke -- as well as favorites at this week's NCAA D-I Women's Championship.
Annie Park, USC staying in the present may have advantages in Tulsa
USC's Annie Park is not living in the past, and with head coach Andrea Gaston talking about staying in the present, this could be an advantage for USC to possibly repeat as NCAA champions at Tulsa Country Club this week.
Blayne Barber partners with Target to wear C9 by Champion
Web.com Tour player Blayne Barber will start wearing C9 by Champion, a Target brand exclusive, as part of a partnership.
Kansas State tabs Memphis' Grant Robbins as men's golf coach
Grant Robbins, who sent 15 seasons as the head men's golf coach at Memphis, has accepted the same position at Kansas State, the school announced Monday.
Winner's Style: Brendon Todd at Byron Nelson Championship
Brendon Todd won the HP Byron Nelson Championship on Sunday in Ashworth apparel and FootJoy's DryJoys Tour golf shoes. See the complete list of apparel.
Tiger Woods: Back pain no longer 'debilitating' after surgery, still no timetable for return to PGA Tour
Tiger Woods says his back pain is no longer "debilitating" -- but as he posted on his blog two weeks ago, the 14-time major champion says he has no date for his return from back surgery.
Adam Scott ascends to No. 1, but staying there will be tough
Tiger Woods has held down the No. 1 spot in the Official World Golf Rankings for 669 weeks in his career. Adam Scott overtook him on Monday, but will the Aussie follow the same path as Luke Donald, Lee Westwood and Martin Kaymer?
Dufner to Snedeker, big names on PGA Tour struggle to find form
Some marquee names have been quiet in recent months; Brandt Snedeker among them, he says his struggles and those of Phil Mickelson, Hunter Mahan, and Jason Dufner point to golf's fickleness.
Sunday, May 18
Stanford's Rodgers wins 11th collegiate title to tie Tiger Woods
Stanford's Patrick Rodgers won his 11th career collegiate tournament on May 17 for the Cardinal, tying Tiger Woods' school record.
Patrick Rodgers of Stanford wins Ben Hogan Award for 2014
Patrick Rodgers became the first golfer from Stanford to win the Ben Hogan Award on Sunday night, chosen for the 2014 honor.
Winner's bag: Brendon Todd, HP Byron Nelson Championship on PGA Tour
Here is a complete list of the clubs Brendon Todd used to win the 2014 HP Byron Nelson Championship on PGA Tour.
Max Homa nabs first Web.com Tour win at BMW Charity Pro-Am
With three birdies in four holes midway through his back nine and three pars down the stretch, Max Homa locked up his first Web.com Tour win Sunday at the BMW Charity Pro-Am.
Lizette Salas' first LPGA win comes at Kingsmill Championship
Lizette Salas won going away at the Kingsmill Championship presented by JTBC for her first LPGA victory, four shots ahead of Lexi Thompson, Yani Tseng and Sarah Jane Smith.
Kenny Perry wins Regions Tradition; Fred Couples DQ'd
Kenny Perry closed with an even-par 72 at Shoal Creek to win his third Champions Tour major in the past year by a shot over Mark Calcavecchia on Sunday in the Regions Tradition as Fred Couples is DQ'd.
5 Things: Brendon Todd's first PGA Tour win; Mike Weir's run; more from HP Byron Nelson Championship
Brendon Todd had to wait five years between his two Web.com Tour wins, but just a year after the second he is able to add PGA Tour winner to his resume after taking the HP Byron Nelson Championship. Here are 5 Things to know.
Tracker: Brendon Todd wins HP Byron Nelson Championship on PGA Tour
Brendon Todd began Sunday's final round tied for the lead with Louis Oosthuizen, then shot his second-best round of the week to win the HP Byron Nelson Championship ahead of a crowd of notables. Recap the highlights right here!
On a blazing Saturday in the desert, Madeline Chou managed to keep her cool enough to post a sub-par score. Twenty-four hours later, and after another round just like it, Chou earned one of the biggest junior-golf titles of her young career.
Miguel Angel Jimenez wins Open de Espana playoff on European Tour
Experience outlasted youth Sunday as Miguel Angel Jimenez won a three-way, sudden-death playoff in his homeland to claim the Open de Espana trophy and build on his own record as the oldest winner on European Tour.
Tait: Euro Tour made wrong decision after caddie's death
Our Alistair Tait says the European Tour is a week late in recognizing that the Madeira Islands Open should have been stopped immediately after Iain McGregor died on the course.
NCAA Women: Brad Klein's hole-by-hole breakdown at Tulsa Country Club
Our Bradley S. Klein visited Tulsa CC recently and offered up this hole-by-hole breakdown of the site of the 2014 NCAA Women's Division 1 Championship.
Saturday, May 17
Lynn repeats as Division II women's champions
Lynn University shot 2-under 282 May 17 to finish at 28-over 1,164 at Rock Barn Golf & Spa. Lynn, of Boca Raton, Fla., won by 29 shots over fellow Florida school Barry University.
5 Things: Louis Oosthuizen, Brendon Todd share lead at Byron Nelson
Louis Oosthuizen and Brendon Todd share the lead, but there are 17 golfers within five strokes of the lead heading into the final round at TPC Four Seasons Resort.
NCAA men's golf regionals: Recap
Here's a quick glance at what happened Saturday at each NCAA men's golf regional – with links to the in-depth recap on each.
Columbia Regional: Oklahoma State wins by five shots
Oklahoma State posted another 16-under round and cleared Arkansas by five shots to advance to next week's NCAA Championship.
Eugene Regional: Patrick Rodgers ties Tiger Woods as Stanford holds on
Patrick Rodgers tied Tiger Woods' school record with his 11th individual victory, leading Stanford to a one-shot triumph over Oregon at the Eugene Regional.
Kenny Perry takes 1-shot lead over John Inman at Regions Tradition
Kenny Perry shot a 3-under 69 on Saturday at Shoal Creek to take a one-stroke lead over John Inman after the third round of the Regions Tradition.
Lizette Salas leads LPGA's Kingsmill Championship
Lizette Salas moved into position for her first LPGA Tour victory, playing 25 holes Saturday in 6 under to take a three-stroke lead in the Kingsmill Championship.
Tee times: HP Byron Nelson Championship, final round
Here are the final-round tee times and pairings for the HP Byron Nelson Championship at TPC Four Seasons Resort in Irving, Texas.
Austin Peay's Marco Iten wins Auburn Regional, advances to NCAAs
College golf is a team sport played by individuals. Marco Iten won the Auburn (Ala.) Regional on Saturday and will get to represent Austin Peay at Prairie Dunes Country Club this week for the NCAA Championship.
Sugar Grove Regional: Illinois wins; UAB impresses
Illinois won its second consecutive NCAA regional title by outlasting upstart UAB at the Sugar Grove Regional.
San Antonio Regional: Georgia, Georgia State 1-2; UCLA edges TCU
Top-seeded Georgia bested runner-up Georgia State by 13 shots to capture the NCAA San Antonio Regional while UCLA edged TCU for the fifth and final berth in the NCAA Championship.
Auburn Regional: Alabama wins its 8th title of season by 22 shots
Alabama ran away with the Auburn (Ala.) Regional title by 22 shots, while host Auburn and Texas advance after solid final rounds at the Auburn University Club.
Tour Tracker: HP Byron Nelson Championship, third round
Brendon Todd used a second-round, 6-under 64 to grab a two-shot lead at the HP Byron Nelson Championship. But nine players, including Martin Kaymer and Graham DeLaet are tied for second. Follow now!
NCAA regionals: Who's in, who's out for NCAA Championship in Kansas
As NCAA regional action wrapped up Saturday at six venues across the U.S., we take a look at the 30 teams that advanced and their respective Golfweek/Sagarin College Rankings.
Raleigh Regional: Georgia Tech cruises; Washington's Jonathan Sanders medals
Georgia Tech cruised to its fifth NCAA regional title in school history, and first since 2002, winning by 17 shots Saturday at the NCAA Raleigh (N.C.) Regional. Washington's Jonathan Sanders took medalist honors.
UA's ArmourVent Linear Polo is all about ventilation
Under Armour's new ArmourVent Linear Polo is all about ventilation.
New Balance's new Minimus LX golf shoe
For 25 years, New Balance and Susan G. Komen For The Cure have had a working relationship. Now they are teaming with a women's golf shoe, the Minimus LX.
Kennesaw St.'s Kelby Burton breaks through with career round for Owls
Kennesaw State's Kelby Burton and head coach Jay Moseley both waited a long time for Burton's breakthrough moment and it finally came during the second round of Auburn (Ala.) Regional.
Friday, May 16
Schreiner holds off Oglethorpe for D3 National Championship
Schreiner University won its first NCAA Division III Men’s Championship May 16 in only its second appearance.
First D3 national title for Rhodes
Rhodes College led from the start en route to its first NCAA Division III Women’s Championship.
Indian Hills grabs third NJCAA crown
Indian Hills Community College won its third NJCAA Division I Men’s Championship in four years May 16 at Spirit Hollow Golf Club in Burlington, Iowa.
Coastal Georgia tops in NAIA
College of Coastal Georgia won its first NAIA Men’s Championship May 16 in its very first national championship.
NCAA men's golf regionals: Day 2 overview
Here's a quick glance at what happened Friday at each NCAA men's golf regional – with links to the in-depth recap on each.
Raleigh (N.C.) Regional: Georgia Tech leads big; Kentucky in 3rd
Top-seeded Georgia Tech leads Washington by 16 shots after two rounds of the NCAA Raleigh (N.C.) Regional.
Daytona State women repeat at NJCAAs
Daytona State won its second consecutive NJCAA Women’s Championship May 16, and seventh title overall.
Hee Young Park leads Kingsmill Championship
Hee Young Park topped the leaderboard at 8 under Friday in the suspended second round of the Kingsmill Championship.
5 Things: Brendon Todd takes lead; Paul Casey's sizzling back nine; more
Brendon Todd shot 6-under 64 to move into the lead Friday at the HP Byron Nelson Championship while Paul Casey, Martin Kaymer and Mike Weir are part of a nine-way tie for second, two shots back.
Tee times: Byron Nelson Championship, third round
Here are the tee times and pairings for the third round of the HP Byron Nelson Championship at TPC Four Seasons Resort in Irving, Texas.
Sugar Grove (Ill.) Regional: Cal bounces back; Purdue nears top 5
Top-seeded Cal bounced back from a poor first round, moving into fourth place Friday at the NCAA Sugar Grove (Ill.) Regional.
Columbia Regional: Okla. St., Arkansas tied for lead
Arkansas fired an 18-under 270 to jump into a share of the lead with 18-hole leader Oklahoma State at the Columbia (Mo.) Regional on Friday.
Tour Tracker: HP Byron Nelson Championship, Friday's second round on PGA Tour
The top of the leaderboard is crowded for Friday's second round of the PGA Tour's HP Byron Nelson Championship. Keep up with the highlights from TPC Four Seasons Resort in Irving, Texas, right here.
Eugene (Ore.) Regional: Stanford, Patrick Rodgers grow leads; Oregon rises
Stanford's Patrick Rodgers increased his individual lead to six shots while the Cardinal also stretched their team lead and Oregon jumped to third Friday at the NCAA Eugene (Ore.) Regional.
Auburn (Ala.) Regional: Kennesaw State's Burton goes low with 67; Va. Tech bounces back; Texas needs strong finish
Alabama is running away with the NCAA Auburn (Ala.) Regional title, but the race for the other four spots to advance to the NCAA Championship is heating up. See who else made moves on Friday.
San Antonio Regional: Vanderbilt vaults to 2nd; Georgia still leads
Vanderbilt entered Friday's second round of the NCAA San Antonio Regional in ninth place. But after a second-round, 15-under 273, the Commodores are now in second place, two shots behind leader Georgia, with one round left.
LIVE SCORING: 2014 Men's NCAA Regionals
Check out our live scoring from the 2014 NCAA men's regionals from around the country. Simply click on a regional and take a look at the team and individual leaderboards.
ANNIKA Award Watch List: May 16, 2014
As the women's NCAA Championship is set to kick off next week in Tulsa, we take a look at the five strongest candidates for the inaugural ANNIKA Award presented by 3M.
New No. 1 Andrea Lee hopes to follow in Alison Lee's footsteps
Andrea Lee has captured the No. 1 spot in Golfweek's junior rankings and eyes her first major junior win this summer.
UNCG will try to ‘stick around’ in first-ever regional trip
UNCG's plan for its first-ever NCAA regional appearance? Just to 'stick around' as along as they can and claim a spot at the NCAA Championship field at Prairie Dunes Country Club.
In this issue: May 16, 2014
Inside the May 16, 2014 issue of Golfweek Magazine's print edition.
Thursday, May 15
NCAA men's golf regionals, day 1 overview
Here's a quick glance at today's top results in each NCAA men's golf regional -- and click the link in each region to read the in-depth recap on each.
Sugar Grove (Ill.) Regional: UAB leads Illinois by one in NCAA men's golf regional
Alabama-Birmingham tops the leaderboard by a stroke over host Illinois, with Clemson and Kent State in pursuit amid rain and wind in the NCAA men's golf Sugar Grove regional.
Azahara Munoz, Austin Ernst lead LPGA's Kingsmill Championship
Each closing strong down the stretch, Austin Ernst and Azahara Munoz shot 65 Thursday to lead the LPGA's Kingsmill Championship as Stacy Lewis and Lydia Ko chase the World No. 1 ranking.
5 Things: Peter Hanson leads Byron Nelson; Jordan Spieth endures; David Duval near top
Peter Hanson's 5-under 65 gave the Swede the first-round lead Thursday at the HP Byron Nelson Championship.
Eugene Regional: Patrick Rodgers, Stanford lead in Oregon
The impressive part of Thursday’s first round was that Patrick Rodgers still found a way to score with something other than his “A” game, helping Stanford to a lead over Oklahoma at the NCAA men's regional in Eugene, Ore.
Columbia Regional: Oklahoma State leads, Mizzou in second
Oklahoma State leads by nine shots after Thursday's first round of the NCAA Columbia (Mo.) Regional while host Missouri is in second.
Auburn (Ala.) Regional: Alabama leads; Auburn benefits from home course advantage; more
Alabama, No. 1 in the Golfweek/Sagarin College Rankings, leads the Auburn (Ala.) Regional after shooting under par at the Auburn University Club. Louisville's Robin Sciot-Siegrist leads by one on the individual leaderboard.
Jay Haas, 3 others share lead at Regions Tradition
Jay Haas, Mark Calcavecchia, Olin Browne and Chien Soon Lu shared the first-round lead at 3-under 69 on Thursday in the Regions Tradition, the first of the 50-and-over tour's five majors. Nine others were within two strokes of the lead.
Raleigh Regional: Inclement weather suspends first round
The NCAA Raleigh (N.C.) Regional was suspended Thursday afternoon due to inclement weather.
Tracker: Peter Hanson leads HP Byron Nelson Championship after first round on PGA Tour
The top of the field is loaded for Thursday's first round of the PGA Tour's HP Byron Nelson Championship. Keep up with first-round highlights from TPC Four Seasons Resort in Irving, Texas, right here.
On verge of No. 1, Adam Scott commits to Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial
On the verge of taking over the World No. 1 ranking, Adam Scott has committed to playing next week's Crowne Plaza Invitational, the PGA Tour announced Thursday.
San Antonio Regional: Georgia leads, College of Charleston 4 back
Top-seeded Georgia jumped out to an early lead Thursday at the NCAA San Antonio Regional while College of Charleston, the No. 11 seed, is four shots back in solo second at Briggs Ranch Golf Course.
Graeme McDowell will miss BMW PGA Championship on European Tour to be with pregnant wife
Graeme McDowell will skip next week's BMW PGA Championship in England on European Tour to spend time at his U.S. home with his pregnant wife.
SCORES: HP Byron Nelson Championship
Check out scores on the live leaderboard from the PGA Tour's 2014 HP Byron Nelson Championship.
Wednesday, May 14
California fires force golf companies to evacuate Carlsbad-area facilities
Wildfires in Carlsbad, Calif., and surrounding areas forced the evacuation of several major golf equipment companies Wednesday, including Cobra-Puma Golf, TaylorMade-Adidas Golf and Callaway Golf.
Doctor cleared in wrongful-death case of Erica Blasberg
Jurors who heard five days of civil trial testimony deliberated less than an hour before finding Dr. Thomas Hess had no liability in the death of LPGA golfer Erica Blasberg.
Jordan Spieth on next-big-thing talk on PGA Tour: 'I don't even hear it'
Consider it a good way for Jordan Spieth to block one out: Asked Wednesday if he considered talk of being the PGA Tour’s “next big thing” as a burden or compliment, Spieth simply said he tees it up and tries to win.
Toy Box Extra e-magazine: May 14, 2014
In the May 14th edition of Toy Box Extra, we take a look at Martin Kaymer's winning bag at the Players, while also delving into an assortment of new golf gloves on the market.
Michael Campbell withdraws from 2014 U.S. Open
Michael Campbell will not return to the scene of his greatest moment in golf. The 2005 U.S. Open champion has pulled out of next month’s U.S. Open at Pinehurst after splitting up with his wife Julie, admitting he is not “mentally ready.”
In position to win, Jordan Spieth keeps learning on PGA Tour in 2013-14
If it’s all about getting a feel for what it takes to win, consider this 2013-14 PGA Tour season to be a smashing success already for Jordan Spieth, with four rounds in Sunday's final group.
PGA Tour notes: Russell Knox sees dream; Rory McIlroy finds TPC zone; more
Scotsman Russell Knox made a dream come true at TPC Sawgrass during the Players Championship while Rory McIlroy found his zone, plus more news, notes and stats from the PGA Tour and beyond.
Shawn Stefani regains exempt status on PGA Tour, pays it forward
Feeling a responsibility to live up to a sponsor exemption, Shawn Stefani came through recently in Texas to regain fully exempt status on PGA Tour -- then found a way to give back.
Briggs Ranch levels field in NCAA men's regional at San Antonio
The wild card at the San Antonio regional Thursday through Saturday could be the Briggs Ranch Golf Club for teams like Georgia, UCF and UCLA.
PGA Tour notes: Spieth learns; Knox fulfills; more
Jordan Spieth's learning experiences in Sunday final groups, as well as Russell Knox fulfilling a dream from his college days, highlight Jim McCabe's weekly notes from the PGA Tour.
Tuesday, May 13
LPGA's Kingsmill Classic: Tee times, second round Friday
Plenty of LPGA stars are scattered through the Kingsmill Classic field this week -- including Stacy Lewis, defending champ Cristie Kerr, Kraft Nabisco winner Lexi Thompson. See the complete tee times right here.
HP Byron Nelson Championship: Tee times, second round Friday on PGA Tour
Past champion and course-record holder Keegan Bradley and defending champion Sang-Moon Bae among the top tee times for Thursday and Friday's 1st and 1nd rounds of the HP Byron Nelson Championship on PGA Tour.
Keegan Bradley leads expert picks for HP Byron Nelson Championship on PGA Tour
After last year's course-record 60 and a win in 2011, it makes sense that Keegan Bradley is among the favorites for this week's HP Byron Nelson Championship on PGA Tour -- see the rest of the picks here.
Rickie Fowler, Graeme McDowell commit to play FedEx St. Jude on PGA Tour
Rickie Fowler and Victor Dubuisson are set to play their first FedEx St. Jude Classic this year, the tournament announced Tuesday while also adding Graeme McDowell to the field.
Euro Ryder Cup squad could have embarrassment of riches
Europe is looking for its third consecutive Ryder Cup victory later this year, and with Martin Kaymer joining a star-laden list of potential team members, Paul McGinley will have plenty of outstanding options when the team is chosen at the Italian Open.
Player diary: Alabama's Emma Talley (Part 10)
In her latest player diary for Golfweek, Emma Talley of the Alabama Crimson Tide shares her experience at the SEC Tournament and the NCAA Central Regional -- which helped land the Tide a championship berth.
Monday, May 12
Royal & Ancient will allow mail vote on female membership, source says
Royal & Ancient Golf Club members will be allowed a postal vote on whether women can join the male-only club, Golfweek has learned.
Jeff Parks resigns Louisiana Tech men's post, effective at season's end
Jeff Parks has announced his resignation as head golf coach effective at the end of Louisiana Tech's season, ending a six-year tenure in the post and 11 at the school.
Fun with numbers: A look at 2014 Tour winners and Golfweek rankings
Martin Kaymer became the 14th PGA Tour winner in 20 tournaments in 2014 to have entered the week in which they won ranked higher in the Golfweek/Sagarin rankings than the Official World Golf Ranking.
OWGR: Adam Scott set to pass Tiger Woods as No. 1; Martin Kaymer to 28th
Tiger Woods' No. 1 world ranking remained safe for another week, but Adam Scott will likely supplant Woods next week. Also, Martin Kaymer rose to 28th after his Players victory.
Team of the week: Vanderbilt
Vanderbilt won the NCAA East Regional on May 10 with a 24-under 840 total at the SouthWood Golf Course in Tallahassee, Fla., by 14.
Player of the week: Wad Phaewchimplee, Kent State
Freshman Wad Phaewchimplee won the NCAA Central Regional on May 10 with a 7-under 209 total.
Players victory moves Martin Kaymer into projected Ryder Cup spot
Martin Kaymer's victory at the Players Championship moved him into position to make the European Ryder Cup team.
In this issue: May 9, 2014
Inside the May 9, 2014 issue of Golfweek.
5 Things, women's regionals: Jayhawks bond; Flashes' leader; more
Kansas, Kent State and Iowa State represented the heartland well while Clemson and South Carolina brought interesting angles from the southeast during 2014 NCAA women's golf regionals. Here are 5 Things to know.
Sunday, May 11
Martin Kaymer shows heart, closes out Players victory
"The last few holes, it was not about how good I play or how bad I play, it’s about how much you want to win," Martin Kaymer said after closing out his Players Championship win.
5 Things: Martin Kaymer wins Players Championship; Adam Scott fades; more
Martin Kaymer overcame trouble and held off a challenge from Jim Furyk to win the Players Championship as Adam Scott faded while eyeing the No. 1 ranking. Here are 5 Things to know.
Winner's bag: Martin Kaymer at Players Championship on PGA Tour
Here's a look at the golf clubs and equipment Martin Kaymer had in his bag during his win at the PGA Tour's 2014 Players Championship at TPC Sawgrass in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.
Tracker: Martin Kaymer wins Players Championship on PGA Tour
Jordan Spieth in the final group along with a former major champion for the final round of the Players Championship, and Sergio Garcia close behind. Now that's theater. Follow now!
Caddie collapses, dies during European Tour's Madeira Islands Open
Iain McGregor, caddie for Scotland’s Alastair Forsyth, died of a heart attack on Santo da Serra's ninth hole during Sunday's round at the European Tour's Madeira Islands Open.
Web.com Tour adds 2nd Colombia event for 2015
Golfweek has learned that a new Web.com Tour event will be held at Karibana Golf Club, a Nicklaus Design course outside of Cartagena, Colombia in March 2015.
PGA Tour rescinds Justin Rose's third-round penalty at Players Championship
The PGA Tour on Sunday afternoon rescinded the two-shot penalty that Justin Rose had received Saturday after his third round of the Players Championship.
On The Players Championship's TV broadcast, talk is cheap -- and plentiful
As Jordan Spieth discussed an approach shot Saturday with caddie Michael Greller, NBC’s microphones picked up the exchange for 71 seconds -- but we only heard the first 13 seconds before an NBC anchor spoke over them.
NCAA regional breakdown: Sugar Grove (Ill.) Regional
Our college golf experts breakdown the 2014 NCAA Sugar Grove (Ill.) Regional from who's going to win, who could be a sleeper and our picks to advance to the NCAA Championship in Hutchinson, Kan.
Saturday, May 10
Women's West Regional: USC wins 5th straight region title
USC won its fifth straight region title Saturday at the NCAA Women's West Regional while Arizona State's Noemi Jimenez captured medalist honors in Cle Elum, Wash.
Short game keeps Jordan Spieth bogey-free at Players Championship
Through 54 holes of the Players Championship, Jordan Spieth is bogey-free and tied for the lead as he searches for his second career PGA Tour victory.
Tee times: Players Championship, final round at TPC Sawgrass
Here are the tee times and pairings for the final round of the Players Championship Sunday at TPC Sawgrass' Players Stadium course in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.
Women's Central Regional: UCLA wins by 17; Kansas advances; more
In the final round of the NCAA Central Regional, it was UCLA who ran away with the title, while Kansas made a big push to advance to its first NCAA Championship.
With spotlight on Jordan Spieth, Martin Kaymer seeks Players title
Most of the media attention was on Jordan Spieth after Saturday's third round of the Players Championship, and that's OK with Martin Kaymer, who co-leads with Spieth after 54 holes at TPC Sawgrass.
5 Things: Adam Scott still chasing World No. 1; Justin Rose's penalty; more
While Martin Kaymer and Jordan Spieth lead, there were still plenty of other storylines from the Players Championship Saturday, including Adam Scott chasing the World No. 1 ranking, Justin Rose's penalty and more.
Campbell earns first NCAA Championship berth since '97
Campbell grabbed the eight and final qualifying spot out of the NCAA Women's East Regional Saturday to earn a berth in its first NCAA Championship since 1997.
Women's East Regional: Vanderbilt wins by 14 shots; Hahn medalist
Led by medalist Jenny Hahn, Vanderbilt cruised to a 14-shot victory Saturday at the NCAA Women's East Regional in Tallahassee, Fla.
Tour Tracker: Players Championship, third round
Martin Kaymer will take a one-shot lead into Saturday's third round of the Players Championship. But Jordan Spieth, Sergio Garcia and others are close behind. Follow now!
Rory McIlroy fires 69 in third round of The Players
Rory McIlroy birdied his final three holes Saturday to shoot 3-under 69 in the third round of The Players. He struggled on the front nine but played the back nine bogey free to finish at 3-under 213 through 54 holes.
NCAA regional breakdown: San Antonio Regional
Our college golf experts breakdown the 2014 NCAA San Antonio Regional from who's going to win, who could be a sleeper and our picks to advance to the NCAA Championship in Hutchinson, Kan.
Friday, May 9
Women's West Regional: Arizona State, USC tied for lead; Northwestern moves up
Arizona State pulled even with USC for the lead Friday at the NCAA Women's West Regional in Cle Elum, Wash.
Women's Central Regional: UCLA takes lead at Karsten Creek
Kent State's Wad Phaewchimplee continues to lead the NCAA Central Regional despite struggling in Round 2, while UCLA fired a 1-over 289 during the second round to take the lead by 1 over California on the team leaderboard.
Jordan Spieth contends in first Players Championship foray at TPC Sawgrass on PGA Tour
Jordan Spieth's latest PGA Tour exploit: a bogey-free 6-under 66 in the second round of The Players Championship to climb into the final group Saturday with 36-hole leader Martin Kaymer.
Tee times: Players Championship, third round at TPC Sawgrass
Here are the tee times and pairings for the third round of the Players Championship Saturday at TPC Sawgrass' Players Stadium Course in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.
5 Things: Battles at top, on cut line of Players Championship on PGA Tour
From stars at the top such as Martin Kaymer and Jordan Spieth to stars at the bottom such as Adam Scott and Rory McIlroy, here are 5 Things to know from Friday’s second round.
Women's East Regional: Vanderbilt keeps lead; South Carolina charges
Vanderbilt kept its lead, South Carolina made a charge, Florida State's head coach is taking a hands-off approach and more from Friday at the NCAA Women's East Regional.
Geoff Ogilvy heads into weekend in top 10 at Players Championship on PGA Tour
For Geoff Ogilvy's game, there’s light again. You can see it in his play and hear it in his words as he's in the top 10 midway through the Players Championship.
Tour Tracker: PGA Tour's Players Championship, second round at TPC Sawgrass
Martin Kaymer's first-round, 9-under 63 Thursday gave the German the lead at the Players Championship at TPC Sawgrass in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. Friday, he'll try to hold onto his two-shot lead. Follow now!
Campbell's Yost finds peace with impairment; Camels in region hunt
Despite wearing hearing aids since age 2, Campbell senior Kaylin Yost has found peace with her impairment and is now in position to help the Camels advance out of this week's NCAA East Regional.
Bubba Watson takes run at Players Championship, with World No. 1 ranking possible
Sitting at 3 under at the halfway mark of The Players Championship, Bubba Watson is a little more serious about his chances considering he has won twice this year and his growth as a golfer is progressing.
Martin Kaymer rediscovers form as 63-69 earns Players Championship lead on PGA Tour
There’s been nothing soft or wimpy, for that matter, about the form of Martin Kaymer, the former World No. 1 player, through two rounds as he moved to the lead at The Players Championship.
Off the market: 2013 Masters champ and PGA Tour star Adam Scott marries Marie Kojzar
One of golf's most eligible bachelors is off the market. Adam Scott, the 2013 Masters champion, married long-time girlfriend Marie Kojzar, according to New Zealand website Stuff.
Pairings and tee times for the second round of the Golfweek West Coast Junior Invitational, to be played May 17-18 at Mesa Country Club in Mesa, Ariz.:
NCAA regional breakdown: Raleigh (N.C.) Regional
Our college golf experts breakdown the 2014 NCAA Raleigh (N.C.) Regional from who's going to win, who could be a sleeper and our picks to advance to the NCAA Championship in Hutchinson, Kan.
Thursday, May 8
Women's West Regional: Kyung Kim, top-ranked USC out in front
Defending national champion USC, ranked No. 1 in the Golfweek/Sagarin rankings, shot 4-under 284 to grab a four-shot lead after the first round of the NCAA Women's West Regional Thursday in Cle Elum, Wash.
Sources: Open Championship likely to return to Royal Portrush
Sources have told Golfweek that there is a strong possibility that the Open Championship will return to Royal Portrush in Northern Ireland for the first time since 1951.
Women's Central Regional: Alabama, California lead at Karsten Creek
Alabama and California lead the NCAA Central Regional, while Kent State's Wad Phaewchimplee shot a bogey-free 7-under 65 to lead all individuals. See the full recap here.
5 Things: Martin Kaymer's record; Jordan's Spieth's savvy; more from Players Championship
Partly because of soft, slow greens and partly because of light wind, the first round of the Players Championship will be remembered for low scoring, notably Martin Kaymer's record-tying 63. Here are 5 Things to know.
Tracker: Martin Kaymer's 63 leads PGA Tour's Players Championship at TPC Sawgrass
Follow our live blog from Round 1 at the Players Championship, where the likes of Adam Scott, Rory McIlroy and Phil Mickelson will chase what many refer to as the "fifth major."
Women's East Regional: Vanderbilt grabs early lead in Tallahassee
Vanderbilt grabbed the first-round lead of the NCAA Women's East Regional Thursday in Tallahassee, Fla.
Sunnier disposition carries Sergio Garcia to 67 at Players
His past filled with lows and self-doubt, Sergio Garcia is trying to have a sunnier disposition on the golf course. A 5-under 67 Thursday at The Players will help.
Auburn's women unite in wake of recent tragedies
Head coach Kim Evans and the Auburn Tigers have rallied around one another after Evans' cancer scare and other tragedies that have struck during the past year.
Lee Westwood's game at Players Championship surpassed only by his standup routine
Lee Westwood's 67 in the Players Championship first round kept him from taking the dew-sweeping tee time as a PGA Tour insult: 'This is like having a handicap again, getting a shot.'
Ironman Ernie? At 44, Ernie Els catches second wind on PGA Tour
For so many years, Ernie Els gave thought to what it might be like to just play the PGA Tour. His 4-under 68 Thursday at The Players Championship opened his seventh consecutive Tour event with a bang.
Mississippi head coach Ernest Ross will not return in 2014-15
Mississippi head coach Ernest Ross will not return to the university for the 2014-15 season, athletic director Ross Bjork announced Thursday.
Rory McIlroy, Justin Rose take different turns at Players Championship crossroads
Rory McIlroy turned in an opening round of 2-under 70 Thursday at the Players Championship. Pretty good most years, but on Thursday, he termed it “average,” and Justin Rose's 67 helped prove the quote accurate.
Civil-trial jury hears pro golfer Erica Blasberg's suicide note in Las Vegas
Erica Blasberg's suicide note provided a dramatic opening to a civil wrongful death, medical malpractice and breach of fiduciary duty trial against her physician and friend Dr. Thomas Hess.
Complete coverage: 2014 U.S. Women's Open Sectionals
Sectional qualifying for the U.S. Women’s Open, to be played June 19-22 at Pinehurst Resort and Country Club in Village of Pinehurst, N.C., has begun. See all the results here.
At Players Championship, Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano finds form that had eluded him on PGA Tour
Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano's new life on an island in Key Biscayne, Fla., is everything he hoped it would be -- even if his transition to the PGA Tour hasn’t gone as smoothly for the No. 48 player in the world.
Puma Golf's PINK OUT! apparel for Players Championship Sunday
In honor of Mother’s Day, which falls on the final round of The Players Championship, players and fans going to the final round are encouraged to wear pink. See what Puma Golf ambassadors will wear at TPC Sawgrass.
Gaby Coello (No. 22, 2016) commits to Georgia
Gaby Coello has given a verbal commitment to play college golf for Georgia in 2016.
Barry among 20 teams advancing to men's NCAA D-II finals
Defending champion Barry University leads 20 teams to the NCAA Division II Men’s Championship, May 19-23 at The Meadows in Allendale, Michigan.
NCAA regional breakdown: Eugene (Ore.) Regional
Our college golf experts breakdown the 2014 NCAA Eugene (Ore.) Regional from who's going to win, who could be a sleeper and our picks to advance to the NCAA Championship in Hutchinson, Kan.
SCORES: Players Championship
Check out the live leaderboard from the 2014 Players Championship.
Geoff Ogilvy shops, tries new putter at Sawgrass
Geoff Ogilvy took out his recent frustrations on his old putter, and is now in the market for a new one this week at the Players Championship.
Wednesday, May 7
Defending champion Lynn advances to D-II finals
Defending champion Lynn University is among the 12 schools that will compete for the NCAA Division II Women’s Championship next week.
On eve of Players, Vijay Singh seeks one more thing from PGA Tour
Vijay Singh has played in 21 consecutive Players Championships, but that streak is in jeopardy on the eve of the Tour’s flagship event. As third alternate, Singh awaits a call from the Tour while he practices this week at nearby Sawgrass Country Club.
Adam Scott learns to work harder after '04 Players win
Adam Scott won the Players Championship at 23, setting the golf world abuzz. But more success didn't come until Scott learned that getting better wasn't just going to happen, he had to work harder.
Hogan finalists: Stanford’s Rodgers and Wilson, Tech’s Schniederjans
Stanford teammates Patrick Rodgers and Cameron Wilson join Georgia Tech’s Ollie Schniederjans as finalists for the Ben Hogan Award.
Scotty Cameron Newport 2, GoLo 7 Dual Balance putters
Titleist's putter guru Scotty Cameron has introduced two new counterbalance designs – the Scotty Cameron Newport 2 and GoLo 7 Dual Balance – for golfers who want supreme stability.
After flood of '14 woes, John Peterson keeps head above water
John Peterson's professional life was at an all-time high after success at the 2012 U.S. Open and Web.com Finals victory. But then a busted copper pipe at his home put things in perspective, and the outspoken former LSU star has been scrambling to recover ever since.
As Louisville's women raise expectations, results follow
At the outset of the 2013-14 season, the Louisville women's golf team underestimated how much talent it might really have. Heading into the NCAA regionals, the Cardinal will look to apply its new attitude that led to two fall victories.
Toy Box Extra e-magazine: May 7, 2014
A look at the May 7th issue of Golfweek's Toy Box Extra, focusing on grips, as well as J.B. Holmes' winning bag.
WGC-Match Play squeezed out of early '15 slot
Although the future of the WGC-Match Play Championship remains one big question mark, there seems to be one certainty: It won’t be in its traditional spot on the PGA Tour's calendar.
Notes: Absence of top-10s underscores Mickelson's slow start
You can look at it in a number of ways and digest all the curiosities, but the bottom line to each is this: It’s the most unproductive start to a season that Phil Mickelson has had since he turned pro in mid-1992.
Recent PGA Tour winners defy world rankings
J.B. Holmes became the third player in the past six weeks to win from beyond the top 150 in the Official World Golf Ranking.
NCAA regional breakdown: Columbia (Mo.) Regional
Our college golf experts breakdown the 2014 NCAA Columbia (Mo.) Regional from who's going to win, who could be a sleeper and our picks to advance to the NCAA Championship in Hutchinson, Kan.
History offers guide to NCAA women's regionals
Our Lance Ringler breaks down some commonly asked questions about the NCAA women's regionals on the eve of the postseason.
Stewart Cink, Geoff Ogilvy hunger for return among world's elite
With Earth's population in the billions, being ranked in the top 155 golfers isn't awful. But to former top-5 players Stewart Cink and Geoff Ogilvy, "No. 200 sounds pretty bad when you’ve been in the top 10,” as Cink put it.
Tuesday, May 6
PHOTOS: Equipment at PGA Tour's Players Championship, TPC Sawgrass
See the equipment PGA Tour players are using this week at the PGA Tour's 2014 Players Championship at TPC Sawgrass in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.
Don't flip, Phil Mickelson says before Players Championship: Game's not a flop
To hear Phil Mickelson tell it, all is well with his game. Yet he's winless since the Open Championship in July with no top-10s, had the weekend off at the Masters and hasn’t posted consecutive rounds in the 60s on Tour this season.
Looking for a hot Players Championship pick? Bubba Watson might not be your man
“Me and the golf course don’t see eye to eye,” Bubba Watson said Tuesday of TPC Sawgrass as he returns from three weeks away from the PGA Tour at the Players Championship.
'Imperfections' at PGA Tour's Players Championship? Believe it or not, yes
PGA Tour commissioner Tim Finchem didn’t downplay the issues with three damaged greens at TPC Sawgrass, site of this week's Players Championship.
Game in shape, Donald Constable advances in U.S. Open local qualifying
On Monday, just 24 hours after the University of Minnesota men’s golf team clinched a Big Ten title at French Lick, Ind., the good karma flowed to former Gopher Donald Constable in U.S. Open local qualifying.
ClubCorp acquires TPC Piper Glen in N.C., TPC Michigan
ClubCorp has announced the acquisition of two Tournament Players Club facilities: TPC Michigan in Dearborn, Mich., and TPC Piper Glen in Charlotte, N.C.
Stephanie Meadow, Bronte Law top GB&I Curtis Cup roster for 2014
Stephanie Meadow and Bronte Law, both part of the victorious 2012 GB&I team at Nairn, Scotland, will spearhead Great Britain & Ireland’s Curtis Cup defense next month at St. Louis Country Club in Missouri.
Players Championship: Tee times, second round Friday on PGA Tour
Phil Mickelson with Sergio Garcia and Dustin Johnson on Thursday and Friday is just one of several notable groups in a star-studded Players Championship field that often draws the nickname, "fifth major."
NCAA women's regionals: Staff predictions
With the NCAA women's regionals slated for May 8-10, our staff of experts had a meeting of the minds and came up with their predictions for each of the regionals.
Expert picks at PGA Tour's The Players include Adam Scott
Adam Scott and Brandt Snedeker are earning multiple mentions as our experts pick the favorites in The Players this week in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.
VIDEO: 3-year-old Riley Adkins has powerful swing
Riley Adkins is just 3-years-old, but she has a swing most adults drool over. Check out this video of the little girl ripping drives at a local driving range.
NCAA regional breakdown: Auburn (Ala.) Regional
Our college golf experts breakdown the 2014 NCAA Auburn (Ala.) Regional from who's going to win, who could be a sleeper and our picks to advance to the NCAA Championship in Hutchinson, Kan.
Junior Invitational players receive Nike Free 5.0 shoes
Participants in the recent Junior Invitational at Sage Valley received a special treat from tournament sponsor Nike Golf – a pair of Nike Free 5.0 shoes.
Monday, May 5
Mary Hardin-Baylor set for women's D-III defense
Defending champion Mary Hardin-Baylor will look to win its second NCAA Division III women's championship in program history May 13-16 in Howey-in-the-Hills, Fla.
Peter Dawson leaves R&A poised for future after his retirement
Peter Dawson, a native of Scotland, has presided over radical change in golf's governance on his side of the Atlantic -- his legacy sure to be a Royal & Ancient vote this fall to allow women into the club for the first time.
Phil Mickelson seeks out Dave Stockton to cure putting woes at TPC Sawgrass
You won't typically see Phil Mickelson on the range or a practice green on Mondays, especially after he played the previous week on PGA Tour. But at TPC Sawgrass he was grinding with putting guru Dave Stockton.
Complete coverage: 2014 U.S. Open Local Qualifying
Tis the season of U.S. Open qualifying. From now until May 19, we'll update you on all 111 local qualifiers around the United States as we see who will advance to sectional qualifying.
Team of the week: Minnesota
Minnesota won its first Big Ten men's golf title since 2007 on May 4 at the Pete Dye Course at French Lick (Ind.) Resort.
Player of the week: Bryson Dechambeau, SMU
SMU sophomore Bryson Dechambeau took medalist honors April 29 at the American Athletic Conference Championship at Innisbrook Resort's Copperhead Course in Palm Harbor, Fla.
Dustin Johnson, Sergio Garcia's scripted apparel for The Players
Adidas Golf released Dustin Johnson and Sergio Garcia’s scripted apparel for The Players Championship this week in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.
Western Michigan's Cindy Trout announces retirement after 16 years
Cindy Trout, the only women’s head golf coach Western Michigan has had in the program's 16 years, has announced her retirement.
Winner's Style: J.B. Holmes, Wells Fargo Championship
J.B. Holmes won the Wells Fargo Championship on May 4 in Charlotte, N.C., collecting his first win since 2008. See what Holmes wore from adidas Golf apparel for his victory at Quail Hollow.
TaylorMade SLDR irons join already popular lineup of drivers, woods, hybrids
TaylorMade predicts its new SLDR iron will appeal to a wide spectrum of golfers, from touring pros to average amateurs, joining a successful line of drivers, fairway woods and hybrids.
TaylorMade SLDR S drivers, fairway woods and hybrids
TaylorMade has a new version of its SLDR woods on the way to market, called the SLDR S and available in drivers, fairway woods and rescue hybrids.
Texas Longhorns men take road less traveled into postseason golf
The Texas Longhorns hope their experience playing a tough schedule and winning the Big 12 Championship will pay off in the postseason.
Alabama, Cal, Georgia Tech among top regional seeds
Here is the complete list of teams and individuals competing in the NCAA Division I men's golf regionals at six sites May 15-17, with Alabama, Cal and Georgia Tech among the No. 1 seeds.
Cal's Brandon Hagy wins 2014 Byron Nelson Award
Brandon Hagy, a senior at Cal, was awarded the 2014 Byron Nelson Award on Monday.
Tiger Woods on back-surgery rehab: "Very slow process," no timeline
Tiger Woods says his back is still sore from the incision that was part of his microdiscectomy surgery before the Masters, while offering no timeline for his return to the PGA Tour.
Sunday, May 4
Three greens behind schedule at TPC Sawgrass for Players Championship
PGA Tour players received text messages late Sunday night that said three greens at TPC Sawgrass will be off-limits during practice for this week's Players Championship.
Winner's bag: J.B. Holmes for Wells Fargo Championship at Quail Hollow on PGA Tour
Here is a complete list of the clubs J.B. Holmes used to win the PGA Tour's Wells Fargo Championship at Quail Hollow in Charlotte, N.C.
5 Things: J.B. Holmes wins for first time since 2008; Phil Mickelson falters
More than two years removed from a brain tumor that threatened not only his golf career but life as he knew it, J.B. Holmes re-entered the PGA Tour winner's circle with a 1-shot win at the Wells Fargo Championship in Charlotte.
New Mexico State wins WAC Championship
New Mexico State cruised to its seventh Western Athletic Conference title in the past nine years, taking a 10-stroke victory Sunday.
Blayne Barber wins South Georgia Classic for 1st Web.com Tour victory
Blayne Barber earned his first Web.com Tour victory Sunday, winning the South Georgia Classic at Kinderlou Forest Golf Club in Valdosta, Ga.
Lone star: Stacy Lewis wins North Texas LPGA Shootout, going away
A final-round 64, keyed by an eagle-birdie-birdie stretch before the turn, gave Stacy Lewis a six-shot win in the North Texas LPGA Shootout for her first victory of 2014.
Tracker: J.B. Holmes wins Wells Fargo Championship
J.B. Holmes got the job done, carrying his 54-hole lead through Sunday's final round to win the Wells Fargo Championship by a shot over Jim Furyk. Recap the highlights here!
Minnesota holds off Illinois for Big Ten title
Behind senior Jon Trasamar, Minnesota secured a spot in the NCAA regionals with a four-shot victory over No. 7 Illinois at French Lick Resort in Indiana.
Kent State seizes 6th-straight MAC title
Corey Conners and Taylor Pendrith led Kent State Golden Flashes to its sixth-straight Mid-American Conference Championship.
Bryant wins Northeast Conference Championship
Bryant University placed four of its golfers in a tie for 11th of better en route to winning the Northeast Conference Men's Championship Sunday.
5 Things: Felipe Aguilar's hole-out for 28 takes Championship at Laguna National on European Tour
Third-round leader Anders Hansen shot 67 and expected a European Tour victory Sunday, but Felipe Aguilar holed out on the 18th to cap a back-nine 28 and win the Championship at Laguna National. Here are 5 Things to know.
Saturday, May 3
Tee times: Wells Fargo Championship, final round
Here are the tee times and pairings for the final round of the Wells Fargo Championship Sunday at Quail Hollow Club in Charlotte, N.C.
Stacy Lewis grabs share of lead at North Texas LPGA Shootout
Stacy Lewis shot a 2-under 69 to grab a share of the lead with South Korea's Meena Lee after three rounds at the North Texas LPGA Shootout.
5 Things: Phil Mickelson cards 63; J.B. Holmes takes Wells Fargo lead; more
Phil Mickelson's 62. Rory McIlroy's 65. J.B. Holmes' 66 to take the 54-hole lead. Moving Day lived up to its name Saturday at the Wells Fargo Championship.
Tracker: Mickelson, McIlroy climb; Holmes leads Wells Fargo
Angel Cabrera and Martin Flores lead after two rounds of the Wells Fargo Championship, but Justin Rose and a list of others will try and track them down on Moving Day at Quail Hollow. Follow now!
Trip Kuehne makes rare return to golf at Concession Cup
Trip Kuehne is making a rare return to competitive golf at the inaugural Concession Cup, but he has no regrets after leaving the game full-time in 2008.
Rory McIlroy back in the mix after 65 at Wells Fargo Championship
After making the cut on the number, Rory McIlroy came out early Saturday and carded a 7-under 65 to move back into contention at the Wells Fargo Championship.
U.S. tops GB&I to win inaugural Concession Cup
The Concession Cup ended, fittingly enough, with a concession on the 18th green. By that time, the U.S. already had clinched a commanding victory to secure the Bonallack-Campbell trophy in the inaugural competition.
Anders Hansen, Panuphol Pittayarat share lead at Laguna National
Anders Hansen holed three straight birdies to close his round of 5-under 67 and move into a share of the lead with Thailand's Panuphol Pittayarat at The Championship at Laguna National.
Friday, May 2
Meena Lee, Caroline Masson share lead at North Texas LPGA Shootout
Meena Lee shot a season-best 64 that included a nine-hole stretch without a par and Caroline Masson had her second straight 67 on Friday to share the lead in the North Texas LPGA Shootout.
Tee times: Wells Fargo Championship, Round 3
Here are the third-round tee times and pairings for the Wells Fargo Championship at Quail Hollow Club in Charlotte, N.C.
5 Things: Angel Cabrera, Martin Flores share Wells Fargo lead; Phil Mickelson's putter goes cold; more
Just as he did a day prior, Angel Cabrera used a run of birdies to remain atop the leaderboard Friday at the Wells Fargo Championship. At 9 under, Cabrera is tied with Martin Flores for the lead at Quail Hollow Club.
U.S. extends lead to 12-6 over GB&I at Concession Cup
The U.S. won seven of the nine four-ball matches Friday to take a 12-6 lead after two days of the Concession Cup.
Tour Tracker: Wells Fargo Championship, Friday's second round on PGA Tour at Quail Hollow
Among a top-heavy field that includes Phil Mickelson and Rory McIlroy, both of whom will start Friday under par, it's Angel Cabrera who begins the second round of the Wells Fargo Championship with the lead at Quail Hollow. Track the action right here!
ANNIKA Award Watch List: May 2, 2014
As the spring season progresses, Golfweek is monitoring the race for the inaugural ANNIKA Award presented by 3M. The award is presented to the best female college player, as voted on by players, coaches and select media.
Brendon de Jonge bounces back with course record-tying 62 at Wells Fargo Championship
After shooting 8-over 80 in the first round of the Wells Fargo Championship, Brendon de Jonge bounced back with a second-round 62 Friday at Quail Hollow Club.
Haskins Award Watch List: May 2, 2014
Stanford's Patrick Rodgers and Georgia Tech's Ollie Schneiderjans add a pair of victories to their impressive 2013-14 resumes and keep a lock on the Nos. 1 and 2 positions in the Haskins Award Watch List.
Thursday, May 1
Suzann Pettersen leads Michelle Wie, three others by 1 in North Texas LPGA Shootout
Still nursing a back injury, Suzann Pettersen scattered five birdies during a bogey-free round for a one-shot lead over four players including Michelle Wie after the first round of the North Texas LPGA Shootout.
5 Things: Angel Cabrera, Phil Mickelson rally at Quail Hollow in Wells Fargo Championship first round
Five-time major champion Phil Mickelson came to the Wells Fargo Championship looking to find some form -- and he did, quickly, thanks largely to exceptional putting. Here are 5 Things to know from Quail Hollow.
Tracker: Angel Cabrera leads Wells Fargo Championship
Phil Mickelson, Rory McIlroy and Rickie Fowler are taking aim at a Wells Fargo Championship win -- but Angel Cabrera claimed the lead during Thursday's first round. Recap the action from Quail Hollow right here!
Ex-LPGA player Redman's family clings to hope after fatal crash
John Redman, familiar to the LPGA as the son of a former player and an assistant basketball coach at Dalton State, was badly injured in an auto accident that took the life of his fiancee as they traveled to their wedding.
Trump adds '22 PGA to his growing golf portfolio
Donald Trump has had quite the week, adding Turnberry Resort to his golf-course arsenal, as well as picking up the 2022 PGA Championship at Trump National Bedminster.
Heart, strategy key in Baylor's comeback NCCGA win
In Waco, Texas, Matt Brugner and his Baylor club golf teammates have learned to perfect the knock-down shot. In a strong, chilly New Jersey wind April 27, Baylor put that knowledge to good use.
In drive to win, LPGA's Lydia Ko shows she can downshift, too
After her win at the Swinging Skirts LPGA Classic, teen sensation Lydia Ko has six professional worldwide titles and is No. 2 in the Rolex Rankings behind Inbee Park. What's next for the 17-year-old?
After 2nd at SEC Championship, LSU all smiles entering NCAA Regionals
After a disappointing spring, LSU is all smiles entering NCAA Regionals. And two big reasons for that are the Tigers' runner-up finish at the SEC Championship and strong play from senior Smylie Kaufman and junior Stewart Jolly.
SCORES: Wells Fargo Championship, Round 4
Follow PGA Tour live scores with our leaderboard from the Wells Fargo Championship at Quail Hollow in Charlotte, N.C.