Watch: Chappell holds the 54-hole lead at Valero
(Sat, 22 Apr 2017 23:17:03 GMT)
Kevin Chappell moves into the lead by one after three rounds at the Valero Texas Open.
Watch: Cauley double-hits chip, saves bogey
(Sat, 22 Apr 2017 17:01:00 GMT)
Coming off a top-10 finish last week at the RBC Heritage, Bud Cauley is again in the mix at this week's Valero Texas Open. In chilly and blustery conditions Saturday, Cauley was plodding along, making the turn in 2 over, when he had an unfortunate experience at the par-4 12th. He just missed the green, then double-hit his chip which didn't even reach the green. He did, however, minimize the damage by draining his bogey putt from the fringe. In his sixth year on the PGA Tour, Cauley is still in search of his first win.
Hank Haney doesn't think Tiger Woods is into a comeback
(Fri, 21 Apr 2017 20:59:50 GMT)
This is a tough time for Tiger Woods fans. OK, really tough. Just four months after an uplifting 24-birdie performance at the Hero World Challenge, Woods essentially announced he was out for the remainder of the 2016-17 PGA Tour season as he underwent a fourth back surgery. And after so many setbacks, Woods’ future in golf looks pretty bleak. Add Hank Haney to those forecasting less-than-rosy times ahead. The former Woods instructor was conducting his daily SiriusXM PGA Tour Radio show Friday when he got to talking about the 41-year-old. One thought-provoking insight from Haney? Woods really may not have a desire to play competitive golf again. “I don’t believe Tiger is that enthralled by this
Bozzelli misses ace on par 4 by 1 inch
(Sat, 22 Apr 2017 16:40:00 GMT)
Golf is a game of inches, and Dominic Bozzelli learned that lesson the hard way Saturday at the Valero Texas Open. Bozzelli drove the green at the 318-yard, par-4 17th, and it could not have come any closer to going in: Nick Taylor also nailed a good drive, but it landed only 3 feet from the hole. Andrew Magee is still the only player in PGA Tour history to make a hole-in-one on a par 4. He aced the 17th at TPC Scottsdale in 2001.
South Korea's Hwang grabs 1-stroke lead at Panasonic Open
(Sat, 22 Apr 2017 08:00:00 GMT)
Hwang Jung-gon of South Korea fired a 6-under 65 Saturday to grab a one-stroke lead after the third round of the Panasonic Open. Hwang offset two bogeys with eight birdies at the Chiba Country Club to move to 10-under 203, one stroke ahead of three golfers, including Japan's Mikumu Horikawa who had the day's lowest score of 63. Hiroshi Iwata of Japan and Prayad Marksaeng of Thailand both shot 67s and were also tied for second at 9-under 204. Jason Knutzon of the United States, who led the first two rounds, struggled to a 4-over 75 and is tied for 15th with four others. Defending champion Yuta Ikeda of Japan is tied for 20th and six strokes off the pace after a 67 for his best round of the tournament.
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
USC remains No. 1 in Bushnell/Golfweek D-I Coaches Poll
(Fri, 21 Apr 2017 17:00:02 GMT)
USC remains No. 1 in the Bushnell/Golfweek D-I Coaches Poll after earning 17 of 20 first-place votes. This is the second straight week the Trojans are No. 1. Oklahoma State moved to No. 2, but Baylor was the only school besides USC to earn first-place votes despite dropping to No. 4. Stanford jumped seven spots to No. 7, while Pepperdine made its season debut in the top 25. Here’s the full update: Dropped From Ranking: Colorado (No. 19) Others Receiving Votes: Missouri, 23; Arkansas, 11; Kennesaw State, 7; Florida State, 5; Lipscomb, 5; North Carolina State, 4; Colorado, 3; UCF, 2; UNC, 2
Saturday Surge: Dogs Second, Lee Leads SECs
(Sat, 22 Apr 2017 08:00:00 GMT)
Highlights from Day 2 of the SEC Women's Golf Championships including an interview with Harang Lee. April 22, 2017 BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- A late-day surge pushed the No. 6-ranked Georgia women's golf team from fourth to second on the team leaderboard at the SEC Championships on Saturday. Perhaps more important, the Bulldogs cut a 10-shot deficit in half during the final three holes of the second round. "It gave us hope," head coach Josh Brewer said. "Without that finish, some schools are playing really well, especially Florida, and it would've been really tough. It also tells us that tomorrow if we happen to fall further behind, we have the firepower to make up shots quickly. We've got to stay really
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
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.
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,
Cut Line: Tiger's back in the news
(Fri, 21 Apr 2017 19:57:00 GMT)
Tiger Woods faces six months of recovery following his fourth back procedure in three years, Wesley Bryan gets 51 weeks of Masters tune up thanks to his RBC Heritage heroics, and Lydia Ko fires her ninth caddie in just over three seasons. It’s golf by the numbers in this week’s edition of Cut Line. Made Cut Bryan’s best trick. When Cut Line asked Wesley Bryan about his chances to play this year’s Masters following his tie for fourth place at the Genesis Open in February his answer was surprisingly measured. “All that stuff works it way out,” said the Augusta, Ga., native. “It would be super special, but I know I’m going to get there at some point.” The former trick shot specialist didn’t make
Day-Fowler, Rose-Stenson highlight Zurich teams
(Fri, 21 Apr 2017 17:59:00 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