European Ryder Cup captain Colin Montgomerie announced Sunday his three wild card selections to join the Euro squad against Team USA at Celtic Manor in October.
A few weeks ago we all learned about 12-year-old Brad Dalke making a verbal commitment to play college golf at the University of Oklahoma. In the weeks that followed, I learned what it might be like to be a court judge sitting on the bench of a high-profile case.
The PGA Tour’s FedEx Cup Playoffs begin this week. I bet that the overwhelming majority of the fans can’t explain how they work.
Brad Dalke, 12, has given a verbal commitment to play college golf at Oklahoma, reportedly with a scholarship waiting for him – in 2016. Lance Ringler reports.
I am not a match-play hater. I just want to toss that out there before I continue with this blog.
Three players flirted with 59 during the 2006-07 college golf season. Each came up short and finished with 60.
One thing that I have always found interesting is how the break between the end of the fall season and the start of the spring season is longer than the summer vacation for college golf.
A few weeks ago, it was announced that the 2012 and 2013 NCAA Championships would be hosted at two historic venues - Riviera Country Club in 2012 and Atlanta Athletic Club in 2013. We now know where the regionals will be played leading up to those championships.
There are a couple of proposals floating around collegiate athletics regarding college recruiting that will be voted on next January at the NCAA Convention. Some of the details can get a little confusing.
College golf will be well represented this week at Oakmont, site of the U.S. Women’s Open. A total of 15 players returning to college golf next fall are in the field.
Nearly a month has passed since Augusta State won the NCAA Championship. Lance Ringler takes a look at how the addition of match play has changed the NCAAs, and what the future might hold.
Last week when the news spread that Brian Watts was leaving his position as head coach at Oregon State for the job at Army, it raised a few eyebrows. It’s not often we see a coach leave the Pac-10 - the nation’s best golf conference - to join the Patriot League.
The NCAA Championship will be held in 2012 at Riviera Country Club (pictured) and in 2013 at Atlanta Athletic Club. Both will be hosting the NCAA finals for the first time.
I am the biggest college golf homer out there, but after seeing what two of the top players in the game did this week in the U.S. Open at Pebble Beach, well, I think it’s safe to say these kids can play.
Last year, there was little doubt that North Carolina State’s Matt Hill was an easy selection for Player of the Year. Hill won eight times and capped his terrific sophomore season with victories at the ACC Championship, NCAA Central Regional and the NCAA Championship. Hill joined Tiger Woods as the players to win a conference, NCAA Regional and NCAA Championship title in the same season.
Shocking news out of Augusta, Ga., and just a few days removed from winning the NCAA Men’s Golf Championship, the Jaguars have decided to join the Atlantic Coast Conference.
At 9:30 a.m. Sunday morning, Oklahoma State and Augusta State will square off to decide this year’s national champion. The Cowboys will be playing for their 11th NCAA Championship; Augusta State will be going for its first.
Thinking back to the pre-match play days, I was told over and over of how awesome it was going to be to have that head-to-head component as part of the NCAA Championship. It was going to attract the non-diehards to the sport and garner some attention among the masses.
We now enter the match-play segment of the NCAA Championship here at The Honors Course, and something does not fit. You know what I am talking about -– the feeling you got when you first learned that Butler would be playing in the Final Four in men’s basketball a couple of months ago.
There is very little doubt that the Pac-10 Conference has dominated college golf this year.
If North Florida leaves The Honors Course on Thursday without a Friday tee time, nobody will think twice. The Ospreys have had a very good year and will finish the season ranked in the top 25.
Lance Ringler crunches numbers, looks at over- and underachievers and names his Fab 5 heading into NCAAs.
Just a couple of days until the men start this year’s marathon race to the national title match. What a long week it’s going to be at The Honors Course in Ooltewah, Tenn. Three days of stroke-play qualifying followed by three days of match play will surely provide many twists and turns.
Yes, I did say Southern California was going to win. And yes, I did think the tournament was over when the Trojans improved their lead from two to seven shots after 36 holes. But, I should have been able to figure out one important clue that nobody was really talking about: the golf course.
What a great week in so many ways here at the Country Club of Landfall. The NCAA Women’s Championship is the finale to the women’s college golf season, and the people at Landfall have made it quite an event.
It dawned on me how similar this year’s NBA conference championship series’ feels to the NCAA Women’s Golf Championship.
This is the 10th NCAA Championship I have covered for Golfweek. It took all of about three minutes for me to decide that this year’s championship at the Country Club of Landfall was going to pass the “Ringler Championship Feel Test.”
The NCAA Women’s Championship gets underway Tuesday at the Country Club of Landfall. Twenty-four teams from around the country are here to try to win the championship . . . well, actually there are a bunch of teams here to play golf and only a few that will compete for the trophy.
ighty-one teams had to be invited to the NCAA Men’s Regionals to fill out the the six sites. However, 69 or 70 teams were at-large invites, while the remaining were automatic qualifiers as conference championship winners.
It’s men’s regional selection day and the Magic Number falls at 70 . . . or 69.
Watch out for those Wildcats. Arizona rolled to a nine-shot victory over top-ranked UCLA on Saturday at the NCAA West Regional, adding yet another exclamation point to an already impressive spring season. Lance Ringler reports.
In my many years around the women’s game, I can say without hesitation that today’s final rounds in regional play could have more twists and turns than a country road in Vermont.
Having never been to an NCAA Championship, the Iowa State Cyclones will enter the final round of the NCAA West Regional in the eighth and final qualifying spot. As Lance Ringler reports, they are ready to make history.
Sophomore Kristen Schelling and the UNLV women’s golf team sprinted out to an early lead Thursday in the NCAA West Regional. Then came an unexpected speed bump, writes Lance Ringler.
Golf is a predominantly individual sport, however, college golf has probably done the best job of any such sport of placing the emphasis on team.
Lance Ringler has been shaking his Magic 8-Ball for seven seasons of college golf. What does the ball predict for the NCAA Women’s Regionals?
It all boils down to philosophy when determining end-of-the-year awards. When it comes to coach and player of the year, there are many schools of thought.
With more than a week until selection day for men’s regionals, the picture is becoming more clear on who may be in and who may be out.With more than a week until selection day for men’s regionals, the picture is becoming more clear on who may be in and who may be out.
There haven’t been many upsets yet in men’s conference championship play. Yes, Georetown’s victory was an upset, but the Big East Conference was down this year, so the Hoyas did not take a spot away from the at-large pool.
The wait is over, and now it’s time to make your travel plans. The NCAA announced Monday the field for women’s regional action.
The NCAA Women’s Golf Committee will announce Monday the 72 teams that will be invited to postseason play and to which regional site each team will be sent.
Just seven league titles are left to be determined on the women’s side, and the magic number remains at 62.
Seven women’s conference championships ended Tuesday and there was nothing that happened out of the ordinary when it came to which teams won. There was one extraordinary event that took place, however.
Georgetown victory at the Big East Conference did nothing to the magic number. There were no Big East teams ranked better than 70th, which is what the magic number currently is. Louisville was ranked 80th and the favorite to win, and Notre Dame was 84th.
Two men's conference championships wrapped up play this weekend and they certainly turned a few heads.
What will it take to get into men’s NCAA Regional play? Well, we know that teams will have to have a winning head-to-head won-loss record. Besides that, winning conference or having a better national ranking than the magic number will do the trick.
Charleston Southern and Stetson pulled off upset victories in the opening week of conference championship play Wednesday and certainly took away one at-large spot from the women’s postseason field and possibly two.
What is it going to take to get into the women’s postseason?
I have never spoken with anyone on the The Masters Committee, and I don’t know if there has ever been any serious thought to inviting the NCAA champ to Augusta each year, but I do know that I am constantly hearing college golf coaches say they need a way to bring more attention to their national championship.
A lot of attention was directed to this past weekend's ASU Thunderbird Invitational - for good reason.