Leaderboard: Chappell vaults to top in Texas
(Sat, 22 Apr 2017 22:25:07 GMT)
Kevin Chappell shot a 1-under 71 on Saturday, but that was good enough to take a one-shot lead over Branden Grace and John Huh at the Valero Texas Open.
Ian Poulter lost his PGA Tour card, but he isn't giving up on pro golf
(Sat, 22 Apr 2017 21:38:05 GMT)
Ian Poulter lost his status on Friday at the Valero Texas Open. Ian Poulter formally lost his fully-exempt PGA Tour status on Friday when he missed the cut at the Valero Texas Open, leaving him short of fulfilling the requirements of a major medical extension on which his card hinged. The 41-year-old took time off last year from the Tour to rest an injured foot, and, upon his return, was given 10 starts by the PGA Tour to earn enough money to make up the gap between his 2015-16 earnings and what the player who finished 125th on last season’s money list made.
Hank Haney: Tiger not 'enthralled' by idea of mounting comeback
(Fri, 21 Apr 2017 22:10:17 GMT)
One of the most enduring questions in modern golf has been whether or not a player will break Jack Nicklaus's record of 18 major championships. Until 2009, Tiger Woods seemed on track to reach 18 with ease, but his personal and physical struggles in the ensuing years have left him stalled on No. 14. Golf fans has been eagerly anticipating Tiger's return to competitive play ever since he withdrew from the Dubai Desert Classic in February, citing back spasms.
Bernd Wiesberger wins Shenzhen International in playoff
(Sun, 23 Apr 2017 16:26:15 GMT)
Even an incredible final-round charge from a feisty young Englishman couldn’t stop Bernd Wiesberger from holding on Sunday. The 31-year-old lost his entire three-shot lead in the final round of the Shenzhen International but victory was still his in the end. Wiesberger fired a closing 1-under 71 to reach 16 under. That was good enough for a playoff, as Tommy Fleetwood fired a 9-under 63 to post at 16 under as well. By the time Wiesberger matched him in the clubhouse, Fleetwood had come from eight behind at the day’s beginning to dead even by the end of regulation. The paired returned to Genzon Golf Club’s par-4 18th in pouring rain for a playoff, and Wiesberger proceeded to nearly hit his tee
Jimmy Stanger wins ACC Golf Championship with dramatic playoff putt
(Sun, 23 Apr 2017 02:13:01 GMT)
It wasn't the ACC Championships that the Virginia Cavaliers wanted coming into the week, but the Hoos Jimmy Stanger outlasted all the other participants to take the ACC mens golf individual championship. The senior posted a six-under total over the three-day tournament and won a four-way playoff with a birdie at the 18th on the first playoff hole. Saturdays final round didn't start out how Stanger would have hoped.
Justin Bieber, Rickie Fowler spotted hanging out in South Florida
(Fri, 21 Apr 2017 22:08:05 GMT)
April 21 (UPI) -- Rickie Folwer is finally back from his Bahamas trip, just in time to hang out with Justin Bieber in South Florida. The duo was spotted Wednesday at Jupiter's Gauanbanas Island Restaurant and Bar. Several onlookers managed to snap pictures while they ate. Two men wearing black suits, presumably bodyguards, joined Bieber and Fowler for the meal. Fowler is currently ranked No. 9 in the Official World Golf Rankings. He finished tied for No. 11 at the 2017 Masters Tournament. Bieber has a concert at 7 p.m. Friday in Panama City, Panama. Bieber and Fowler were also spotted hanging out during the Fourth of July. Fowler has had quite the layoff since the Masters wrapped up on April
Day Two at the Big Ten Championship
(Sat, 22 Apr 2017 08:00:00 GMT)
April 22, 2017 UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – The Penn State women’s golf team shot a 309 in the second round of the Big Ten Championship, heading into the final day in ninth place. The Nittany Lions have a two-stroke lead over the tenth place team Maryland, while the eighth placed team Minnesota, leads the lions by six strokes. Sophomore Lauren Waller (Canonsburg, Pa.) led the way, hitting a team-high three birdies in round two on her way to a round score of 75, 3-over. Waller is tied for 29th with a tournament score of 153. Sophomore Jackie Rogowicz (Yardley, Pa.) finished strong today, shooting a 1-under through her back-nine to end the round with a 78. Rogowicz is right in front of Waller with a
Kristoffer Reitan makes tough decision to skip college golf
(Fri, 21 Apr 2017 23:57:50 GMT)
GRANITEVILLE, S.C. – Last November, Kristoffer Reitan signed his National Letter of Intent to play college golf for the University of Texas next fall. However, Reitan will not be heading to Austin, Texas, after all. The 18-year-old Norwegian amateur plans to instead turn pro later this year, either after the European Team Amateur Championship in July or the U.S. Amateur in August. “It was a very, very tough decision,” Reitan said. “I just felt like I was in a place where my level (of golf) was getting better and another four years of amateur golf wasn’t as exciting to me as it probably should’ve been. Even though amateur golf is at a more than good enough level for me, competition-wise, because
Update: Yup, Sergio Garcia is still living the dream
(Sun, 23 Apr 2017 18:56:44 GMT)
Last time we saw Sergio Garcia, he was winning his long-awaited first major at the 2017 Masters. He was super happy about it. He continued being happy about it throughout his barnstorming tour through New York City. And what’s he doing now? Well, after scoring an invitation to Rory McIlroy’s wedding on Saturday, he spent Sunday attending Real Madrid’s match against Barcelona (he’s a lifelong Madrid fan), IN HIS GREEN JACKET. He even got to get the match underway. So, basically: Yea, life is pretty good for Sergio Garcia right now.
The First Look: Zurich Classic
(Fri, 21 Apr 2017 23:07:00 GMT)
• FIELD: Playing this week. • COURSE: TPC Louisiana, 7,425 yards, par 72. Something of an anomaly among Pete Dye creations, the course already ranked among the PGA TOUR’s top third to take it low before the format change that will debut two-man teams this year. Winding through some 250 acres of Louisiana wetlands among stands of cypress and oak trees, Dye and consultant Steve Elkington added more than 100 bunkers and five ponds to increase the challenge. Several large waste bunkers also are featured early in the back nine. The Zurich Classic relocated there in 2005, though flooding a year later forced a one-time return to English Turn G&CC. • FEDEXCUP: Winning partners receive 400 points apiece.
Dominic Bozzelli came within an inch of a par-4 ace at the Valero Texas Open
(Sat, 22 Apr 2017 21:53:04 GMT)
Dominic Bozzelli came within an inch — an inch! — of making the second par-4 hole-in-one in PGA Tour history. Bozzelli was playing the 318-yard par-4 17th at TPC San Antonio’s AT&T Oaks Course on Saturday in the third round of the Valero Texas Open when
Zurich previews Presidents Cup pairings
(Sat, 22 Apr 2017 13:19:00 GMT)
When the new two-man team format consisting of foursomes and four-ball was announced for this year’s Zurich Classic of New Orleans, there was never a doubt that South Africa’s dynamic duo of Louis Oosthuizen and Branden Grace would be a prominent team at the event. “I spoke to him immediately and he said he was up for playing and it was a fairly easy decision,” Oosthuizen said. “Simple as that,” agreed Grace. The team with the excellent Presidents Cup pedigree will be worth paying close attention to in New Orleans. Grace and Oosthuizen were unbeatable at the 2015 Presidents Cup in Korea, winning all four team matches together. Grace also defeated Matt Kuchar (2 and 1) in singles for a 5-0 record,
Day-Fowler, Rose-Stenson highlight Zurich teams
(Fri, 21 Apr 2017 22:59:00 GMT)
The field is set for next week's Zurich Classic of New Orleans. Here is the full list of teams scheduled to tee it up at the TPC Louisiana. One spot is being left open pending the results of this week's Valero Texas Open. Tyrrell Hatton/Jamie Donaldson Trey Mullinax/Bobby Wyatt Jason Day/Rickie Fowler Jason Dufner/Patton Kizzire Justin Rose/Henrik Stenson Jordan Spieth/Ryan Palmer Jimmy Walker/Sean O'Hair Bubba Watson/J.B. Holmes Billy Horschel/Matt Every Russell Knox/Kevin Streelman Hideki Matsuyama/Hideto Tanihara Patrick Reed/Patrick Cantlay David Lingmerth/Danny Lee William McGirt/Robert Garrigus Daniel Berger/Thomas Pieters Steven Bowditch/Boo Weekley Keegan Bradley/Brendan Steele Wesley