News for Tuesday, May 20, 2014
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.