News for Tuesday, May 27, 2014

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NCAA men's final: Scouting report, 'Bama vs. OSU

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.

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Alabama vs. Oklahoma State connected via 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.

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Gooch's big putt helps Oklahoma St. to 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.

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Expert picks: Scott tops Memorial list

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.

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Seniors propel Alabama back into NCAA finale

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.

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Memorial Tournament: Tee times, round 2

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.

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NCAA Tracker: Tide, Cowboys to final

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!

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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.

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Sorenstam's father-in-law frets about 2 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.

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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.

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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.

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Breaking down Adam Scott's 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.

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Wilson comes up big again for Stanford at NCAAs

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.

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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.

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LSU battles back 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.

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Positive Shelton wins match as Alabama advances

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.