Fri, 20 Apr 2018 01:16:50 GMT
Grayson Murray shot an early 5-under 67 and that score held up to give him the lead afterthe first round at TCP San Antonio.
Wed, 18 Apr 2018 18:26:50 GMT
Sergio Garcia had a long history with Texas even before he became a part-time resident. He made his PGA Tour debut as a pro in 1999 at the Byron Nelson Classic and caused an immediate sensation with the gallery outside Dallas when he made eight birdies in 15 holes and had a chance for a 59 when he had a 4-iron into the par-5 16th hole. He finished par-par-bogey for a 62 and tied for third that week. Two years later, the Spaniard won his first PGA Tour event at Colonial, the first of three victories in the Lone Star State. Now, the connection extends to family. He married Angela Akins last summer, and he's based out of the Austin area when he's playing in America. That's where he was last week
Wed, 18 Apr 2018 18:28:00 GMT
Two of the biggest names in golf took to social media to share condolences and mourn the loss of former First Lady Barbara Bush. Bush died Tuesday at the age of 92, two days after she announced she would focus on comfort rather than treatment for multiple chronic illnesses. The Bushes had strong ties to the creation of the Presidents Cup in the mid-90s, an event in which both Jack Nicklaus and Gary Player have served as captains.
Wed, 18 Apr 2018 10:51:08 GMT
Ireland’s Leona Maguire, a two-time college player of the year at Duke, twice turned away from the opportunity to earn an LPGA Tour card at the final stage of Q school, in 2016 and 2017, largely out of interest in earning her degree and finishing up school this spring. The 23-year-old also had spoken of a desire to play for a fourth time in the Curtis Cup for Great Britain & Ireland when the biennial matches take place this June at Quaker Ridge Golf Club, less than two weeks after the end of the college season. Rather than use the Curtis Cup as her amateur finale, however, Maguire will skip the event in a hope of making her pro debut at the U.S. Women’s Open shortly after the NCAA Championship in May. Multiple outlets in Ireland have reported that Maguire informed GB&I captain Elaine Farquharson-Black of her decision on Tuesday, days ahead of the R&A announcing the members of the eight-woman squad.
Fri, 20 Apr 2018 01:06:51 GMT
Grayson Murray fixed a flaw in his swing and hit the ball well enough that blustery conditions didn't matter at the Valero Texas Open. He made seven birdies in his round of 5-under 67 for a one-shot lead. Of the five players at 68, only Chesson Hadley played in the morning side of the draw Thursday. He says it was among his best rounds of the year. The wind died in the afternoon and scoring improved on the AT&T Oaks Course at the TPC San Antonio. Keegan Bradley, Ryan Moore, Billy Horschel and Matt Atkins each posted a 68. Sergio Garcia, playing the Texas Open for the first time since 2010, had a 74. Adam Scott failed to make a birdie in his round of 75.
Fri, 20 Apr 2018 01:36:16 GMT
Inbee Park shot a 5-under 66 for a one-shot lead in the opening round of the HUGEL-JTBC LA Open in the LPGA Tour's return to Los Angeles after a 13-year absence. Showers ended shortly before Park's threesome, including second-ranked Lexi Thompson, teed off Thursday at windy Wilshire Country Club just south of Hollywood. Using a new putter, Park birdied four consecutive holes on the back nine before a bogey on the par-4 17th. She quickly recovered and rolled in birdie putts on the second and fifth holes to finish off her round in front of a large contingent of South Korean fans. Marina Alex was second. Thompson was one of seven players at 68 in partly sunny and unseasonable temperatures in the
Wed, 18 Apr 2018 19:57:17 GMT
Despite the name, Golf Channel will show more than one sport on Wednesday. Golf Channel will air two NHL first-round playoff games on Wednesday night, broadcasting the Tampa Bay Lightning vs. New Jersey Devils (7:30 p.m. ET start) and the Anaheim Ducks vs. San Jose Sharks (10:30 p.m. ET start). A golf-centric network showing NHL playoff games? Yes, it’s really happening. NBC owns the national rights to the Stanley Cup Playoffs, and scheduling conflicts on NBC’s usual NHL networks, CNBC and USA Network, played a role in this development. NBC Sports Network will air two playoff games Wednesday night, but the two others needed a home. NBC could’ve used NHL Network to help out, but Golf Channel has
Thu, 19 Apr 2018 18:31:45 GMT
Despite—or perhaps because of—its historic trend-setting position in the world of golf, the Old Course at St. Andrews will forever be a polarizing subject. Just as many, though, stand firm that the Old Course must be an immovable monument to all that is best in the game Scotland gave to the world. “Analyze the holes on the Old Course,” Mackenzie wrote.
Thu, 19 Apr 2018 18:32:32 GMT
PA Sport South Africa's Nicole Garcia set the pace on four under on day one of the Lalla Meryem Cup in Morocco following a 68 which featured four birdies in her last seven holes. Garcia finished the day with a two-shot lead over her fellow South African and room-mate Stacy Bregman, as well as German duo Isi Gabsa and Laura Fuenfstueck. "I started off a little rocky and I don't think I hit a green until maybe the sixth hole, so I had a lot of up and downs and some good saves and that got the momentum going," Garcia said. "On the back nine I hit a few good shots but the putting was good. I'm very pleased, especially after the front nine." England's Florentyna Parker and Wales' Lydia Hall are three
Thu, 19 Apr 2018 12:45:02 GMT
One Sunday morning this past December, in the pre-dawn winter half-light, I teed off alone at the Freshwater Bay Golf Club on the Isle of Wight, off England's south coast, for my last round of golf. I chose Freshwater to say goodbye to the game because it had been the scene of the first hello, in July 1976, when my father and I escaped from the doldrums of a family holiday one afternoon and retreated to the links where he used to play as a boy with his father. Golf balls ricocheted off the baked, domed fairways of Freshwater, performing a series of antic bounces before disappearing into a gorse bush, or down a rabbit scrape, or coming to rest perfectly camouflaged in an outcrop of chalk stones.
Wed, 18 Apr 2018 21:08:00 GMT
The Charles Schwab Corporation has emerged as a potential title sponsor of Fort Worth's annual PGA Tour event starting in 2019. Colonial Country Club members were told of the development during a meeting at the club on Tuesday. By Wednesday afternoon, however, a club member familiar with negotiations between Schwab, the PGA Tour and Colonial cautioned to The News that details remain to be worked out and that no contracts have been signed. If no snags arise, Colonial's hope is to make a formal announcement next Monday, when 2017 winner Kevin Kisner's name is unveiled on the Wall of Champions. If the discussed multi-year agreement comes to fruition, it would be a huge life-extending boost for one
Wed, 18 Apr 2018 18:40:51 GMT
Depending on your age and your preference, you might consider Tiger Woods or Jack Nicklaus the GOAT of the golf world. But this week at the Valero Texas Open, there’s a new unofficial mascot with a jaunty swagger and a friendly disposition that might dispute those claims. She’s Faaaabel, a 2 ½-month-old pygmy goat mix that came to this week’s PGA Tour stop in San Antonio partly as a practical joke. Ted Kneale, senior manager of operations for the Valero Texas Open, says he and a colleague were thinking of ways to mess with Brad Fabel, a rules official with the PGA Tour. So Kneale and Mark Mellgren, a construction vendor and volunteer for the tournament, found a pygmy goat at a nearby farm on
Thu, 19 Apr 2018 11:32:11 GMT
In two weeks, the Wells Fargo Championship returns to Quail Hollow Club for the first time since 2016. The bigger question is whether it will still be here two years from now. Based on interviews with bank and club executives Wednesday, the answer is more and more looking like a yes. Quail Hollow President Johnny Harris started the tournament with the backing of the PGA Tour and Wells Fargo & Co. predecessor bank Wachovia in 2003. The bank’s current sponsorship contract expires after the 2019 tournament. Kendall Alley, region bank president at Wells Fargo (NYSE:WFC), spoke to me Wednesday afternoon at Quail Hollow, noting the club’s 2021 commitment to host the international team competition Presidents
Thu, 19 Apr 2018 01:34:30 GMT
Northwood Club reopened Saturday almost 70 years to the day since its inaugural round in 1948. The club had been closed since October 2016 for a major renovation by Tripp Davis. Overgrown areas were cleared to reveal the rolling terrain and to enhance features created by William Diddel, Northwood's original architect. All tees, greens and bunkers were redone and most of the fairways reshaped. The project also included a new four-hole practice course, expanded driving range, drainage improvements and a new irrigation system. Defending champs run away with title Cynthia Dougherty of Corpus Christi and Leslie McCallick of Horseshoe Bay successfully defended their Texas Women's Partnership title,
Wed, 18 Apr 2018 07:00:00 GMT
April 18, 2018 NORMAN, Okla. – Auburn’s Corey Maggard has been named a finalist for the 2018 Jan Strickland Award presented by TaylorMade, the Golf Coaches Association of America (GCAA) announced Wednesday. The Strickland Award is presented to the NCAA Division I, II, III, NAIA or NJCAA assistant coach that has excelled in working with their student-athletes both on the course and in the classroom. Maggard is no stranger to the award as he was tabbed a finalist in 2016-17 during his first season as the associate head coach. He was also selected a semifinalist for the annual honor during the 2015-16 season, his second campaign on staff. The Tigers have won three tournaments this season at the
Wed, 18 Apr 2018 20:02:43 GMT
Bob Harig ESPN Senior Writer Close Senior golf writer for ESPN.com Covered golf for more than 20 years Earned Evans Scholarship to attend Indiana University This week's Valero Texas Open has been in a vulnerable spot on the PGA Tour schedule, coming two weeks after the Masters at a time when players traditionally are looking to take a break. It has happened again this year, with a number of big names staying away. Sergio Garcia and Matt Kuchar are the best players in the field, according to the Official World Ranking -- which is not always how we should judge a tournament. The Texas Open is a favorite of the PGA Tour because of the charitable dollars it raises -- more than $11 million last year
England’s Danny Willett overtook his countrymen Luke Donald and Ross Fisher to win the Nedbank Golf Challenge in Sun City, South Africa by four shots.
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Jordan Spieth annihilated the field at the Hero World Challenge for his second-straight win, while tournament host Tiger Woods found reasons to be pleased with his last-place finish in his first start since the PGA Championship, writes Cameron Morfit.
Three-time major winner Padraig Harrington won the Asian Tour's Indoneasian Open on Sunday, ending a four-year drought, according to The Guardian.
Staked to a seven-shot lead, Spieth blew away an elite field at Isleworth and set two tournaments records Sunday when he closed with a 6-under 66 for a 10-shot victory over Henrik Stenson.
Tiger Woods looked better each day at the Hero World Challenge, his first event since the PGA Championship, but short-game miscues left him in last place Sunday afternoon at even-par.
While her uncle Tiger was struggling through his first tournament in four months at the Hero World Challenge, Cheyenne Woods locked up her 2015 LPGA Tour Card.
Bradley's Switch to Short Putter Pays Off
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Tiger Woods threw up during his third round at the Hero World Challenge, but refused to quit, posting a 3-under 69. "Not bad, I’m only 15 back," he joked after his best round of the tournament, which included six birdies but also some chunked chip shots.