Propelled by a breakout summer, Patrick Rodgers enters Stanford at the top of a fab freshman class.
Ryan Lavner: He turned around Hartford. He turned around Long Beach State. Now, Bill Poutre's next job is to turn around Boston College. His first chance to show off is this weekend at the Golfweek Program Challenge.
Ryan Lavner: It wasn't the summer that Gavin Hall expected, but with Sunday's victory at the AJGA Junior Players in Florida, the lefty finally has added a title to his impressive resume.
Kelly Kraft took the lead when Patrick Cantlay bogeyed the 16th hole, then hung on to win, 2 up, at the U.S. Amateur Championship at Erin Hills on Sunday. Ryan Lavner
Englishman Jack Senior made the most of his American debut, nearly earning an Augusta invite at the U.S. Am.
Cory Whitsett employed his coach at Alabama, Jay Seawell, this week at the U.S. Amateur, and they attaboy’d and you-da-man’d their way through 19 holes Thursday, through moments both joyous and deflating, until his opponent, the third-ranked amateur in the world, rapped in a 5-footer for par and the win.
John Peterson scored a hard-fought win Thursday against Todd Baek in the first round of U.S. Amateur match play. Rest assured, U.S. Walker Cup captain Jim Holtgrieve was watching.
Gregor Main birdied two of his final three holes Wednesday to earn medalist honors at the U.S. Amateur. Ryan Lavner says there will be little time to celebrate before match play.
Second-round play was delayed for more than three hours Tuesday at the U.S. Amateur, leaving Blayne Barber and the rest of the field with much to think about. Ryan Lavner.
It doesn't seem so long ago that Scott Langley was a lock to make the U.S. Walker Cup team. But after a summer of struggles, the recent Illinois graduate is trying desperately just to round back into form at Erin Hills.
From Keegan Bradley moving out of his aunt's shadow to where Tiger goes from here, here are 5 storylines to take away from the PGA Championship.
Keegan Bradley's day started like any other, but it ended in stunning fashion, overcoming a five-shot deficit with three holes to play and winning in a playoff at the PGA. Ryan Lavner
Rory McIlroy's PGA Championship came to an end on Sunday, finishing at 11 over and in a current tie for 65th; meanwhile, Atlanta Athletic Club will play to its shortest distance of the week on Sunday - 7,236 yards.
Just who are these guys in the lead? Jason Dufner? Brendan Steele? One look at their track record, and it is not shocking that they are co-leaders at the PGA Championship.
There may not be a host of major champions atop the leaderboard at the PGA Championship, but that doesn't mean it's without intrigue. Five Things
D.A. Points writes little notes to himself on the golf ball. On Friday, it was Keep it stress-free. It seemed to work at the PGA.
It's been a long year for Shaun Micheel and even longer since he won his only major, the 2003 PGA at Oak Hill. But after Round 1 at Atlanta Athletic Club, the resilient vet is in contention.
Like him or loathe him, Tiger Woods still drives the narrative. Starting Thursday, thankfully, the talk can focus on his play and not his acrimonious split with caddie Steve Williams.
If this truly is the dawning of the Rory Era, well, don’t tell McIlroy himself. The only thing he’s focused on this week is his pursuit of a second major title.
PGA Championship blog: Darren Clarke says Open victory won't change him, while Luke Donald and Lee Westwood address the Tiger Woods-Steve Williams drama.
Newly minted U.S. Girls' Junior champ Ariya Jutanugarn trounced the girls' field at the Junior PGA Championship as Cody Proveaux earned a hard-fought victory – his first in a major stroke-play event.
Ariya Jutanugarn turned the Junior PGA Championship into a runaway Thursday, extending her lead to 10 shots and breaking records along the way. Five Things
Nick Saban (pictured) and Steve Spurrier, two of the most recognizable coaches in college football, faced off in a different setting recently, and it wasn't nearly as comfortable. Ryan Lavner reports.
Scottie Scheffler (pictured), Connor Black and Will Zalatoris have a stranglehold on the top of the 2014 rankings, but Ryan Lavner says they have bigger goals.
New-found confidence leads Casey Danielson to an early one-shot lead over Mariah Stackhouse and Ariya Jutanugarn at the Junior PGA.
Gavin Hall returned to junior golf Tuesday after a lingering wrist injury kept him sidelined. Even with the layoff, there were coaches lined up waiting to see the 16-year-old talent. Ryan Lavner
The perfect ending to a brilliant junior career, Jordan Spieth won his second U.S. Junior title with a victory over Chelso Barrett. The winner couldn’t help but look back and peer ahead. Ryan Lavner
While he’s been far from perfect, Jordan Spieth has taken a 3-up lead over Chelso Barrett after the morning session of the scheduled 36-hole final at the U.S. Junior Amateur.
Jordan Spieth prepared for the 36-hole U.S. Junior finale in the best way possible: By playing one of the best rounds of his already historic junior golf career. Ryan Lavner
With stroke play medalist Beau Hossler out of the picture, Jordan Spieth will continue his quest to become only the second to win multiple U.S. Juniors. The only one to do so is Tiger Woods.
Adam Ball played his final five holes in SIX under par to close out Juan Yumar and move into the quarterfinals of the U.S. Junior Amateur. Ryan Lavner recaps that and the rest of the day's action.
And just like that, defending U.S. Junior champion Jim Liu was defeated by unheralded Chelso Barrett in the Round of 32. Ryan Lavner explains how it happened.
The genius of the drivable 18th hole at Gold Mountain was on display Thursday during the opening match between medalist Beau Hossler and Austin Smotherman.
Quick hits from the first round of match play at the U.S. Junior Amateur:
One year later, and so much remains the same. Jordan Spieth is the prohibitive favorite at the U.S. Junior Amateur.
Not even a hole-in-one could prevent 17-year-old Connor Klein from being penalized for slow play at the U.S. Junior Amateur. That he was docked the stroke on his aced hole only added to the cruelty.
Beau Hossler will enter match play at the U.S. Junior as the top seed, but he will be looking to pick up his first match-play victory in the process.
Wasn’t this supposed to be the predictable part? Thirty-six holes of stroke-play qualifying, 156 players, 64 advance.
Zach Herr isn't your normal 16-year-old. His story goes beyond playing in this week’s U.S. Junior. Zach Herr is defined by who he is off the course – and he wouldn't want it any other way.
The U.S. Junior Amateur will be played without one of its main contenders, Gavin Hall, whose lingering wrist injury may cost him a most important summer. Ryan Lavner explains.
For Jarrod Lyle, the pain of visiting St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is personal. He knows the patients’ stories all too well. After all, he lived them himself not that long ago.
It's a steamy week in Tennessee as Lee Westwood looks to defend his FedEx St. Jude Classic title, then back it up with a U.S. Open victory. Ryan Lavner has five things before the first round.
Ryan Lavner has the heartbreaking and inspiring story of Rhys West, a sophomore at Southeastern Louisiana, who at NCAA regionals played with more than golf on his mind.
Led by Andres Echavarria, Florida won the Southeast Regional title Saturday at Ocala, punching its ticket to next month's NCAA Championship at Karsten Creek.
Led by Patrick Reed's second-round 67, Augusta State shot 13 under as a team Friday, vaulting into the lead at the Southeast Regional.
Behind Bank Vongvanij's opening 68, Florida took the early lead in the Southeast Regional. Meanwhile, defending national champion Augusta State is off to a rough start.
Tyler McCumber fractured his right middle finger. Andres Echavarria needed IV fluids in the emergency room. And Florida coach Buddy Alexander? Well, he was just worried.
Call it karma, luck or fate, but former Navy man Billy Hurley III received a sponsor exemption last week just hours after Navy SEALs killed Osama Bin Laden in Pakistan. Ryan Lavner has the story.
Russell Henley, a senior at the University of Georgia, became only the second amateur to win on the Nationwide Tour when he broke through in front of the hometown fans May 8 at the Stadion Classic at UGA.
Joel Edwards, 49, has plenty to cheer about this week, as he claimed a share of the lead at the Stadion Classic.