Lake Central coach RJ Ohlenkamp was doing his best this week to sort out the rules mess from the Duneland Athletic Conference Tournament. It was a fiasco. The short story is Crown Point arrived late for a noon tee time at the Brassie Golf Club, and all five of its players were forced to take double pars. The longer, more nuanced story is that rules controversies in golf are almost always complicated and painful. In this particular instance, a conference title was at stake, which only added to the highly charged atmosphere. Yes, it got a little ugly. The Bulldogs arrived as the best team in the DAC with a 13-1 record in the regular season and left with a fourth-place finish in the conference tournament
Posted: May 25, 2019, 5:25 am
The PGA Tour reportedly supports removing the secondary-cut rule and shrinking the cut size to the top 65 players and ties each week. The PGA Tour appears to be ready to remove its secondary-cut rule. After already gaining preliminary approval from the Tour's policy board to remove the secondary-cut and reduce the cut size, the player advisory council showed support for both rule changes at its meeting last month at the Wells Fargo Championship, according to the Golf Channel's Rex Hoggard.
Posted: May 25, 2019, 5:00 am
WOOSTER, Ohio — Howard Freeman, 89, marked his first hole-in-one at the age of 85. He's been playing golf for decades. "I started caddying in 1941," said Freeman "I was 11 years-old." At the age of 89, he captured his third and fourth holes-in-one within three days while playing at Wooster Country Club where he's been a member for the past 35 years. "I'm the oldest guy here," said Freeman as he drove around the golf course Friday afternoon. On May 16, Freeman captured a hole-in-one on the 132-yard eighth hole at the country club. "You never expect it." On May 18, it happened again on the 150-yard third hole. "Surprise, surprise," said Freeman. "It went in again. We all were shocked. Surprised
Posted: May 25, 2019, 2:23 am
Jonas Blixt soared into the lead at the 17th hole and held on for a one-stroke advantage over Kevin Na and Tony Finau at the Charles Schwab Challenge.
Posted: May 25, 2019, 12:47 am
Defending champion Paul Broadhurst and Esteban Toledo shared the lead Friday two rounds into the Senior PGA Championship. Broadhurst, who won last year's tournament at Harbor Shores in southwest Michigan, carded a bogey-free round. The 53-year-old Englishman has five PGA Tour Champions victories, also winning a major at the 2016 Senior British Open.
Posted: May 25, 2019, 12:14 am
Morning wave: Kevin Na's liking for the Colonial examination was again to the fore as he thrashed a brilliant 8-under-par 62 to claim solo second in the clubhouse on 8-under 132. Rory Sabbatini was behind him and alone in third after he fashioned a 66 for 6-under 134, whilst Nick Watney (68), Jim Furyk (66) and C.T. Pan (67) reached 5-under 135. None, however, could reach Jonas Blixt whose 64 set the early pace and left him atop the leaderboard on 9-under 131 as the afternoon starters hit the tee box.
Posted: May 24, 2019, 11:37 pm
On Friday, Woods was asked about that bet when getting in some drives at Pebble Beach ahead of the U.S. Open, and Tiger had a great response (NSFW language): “Great bet,” Woods said. But the gambler, James Adducci, followed up that bet with an even bolder risk, putting $100,000 on Woods winning the Grand Slam this year. To that, Tiger shook his head.
Posted: May 24, 2019, 10:07 pm
LPGA Golfer Angela Stanford Takes Russ McCaskey Behind The Scenes Texas has its share of great golfers, both men and women, and one of those standouts is Angela Stanford. The LPGA golfer grew up in North Texas and still calls Fort Worth home.
Posted: May 24, 2019, 9:34 pm
US golfer Michelle Wie said Friday the nagging right wrist injury that has sidelined her since March will keep her out of the US Women's Open next week in Charleston, South Carolina. "While I'm making progress with my recovery, I have decided to withdraw from the US Women's Open," Wie, the 2014 US Open champion, said in a social media post. "It was a difficult decision to make because the US Open was one that I was looking forward to playing in all year, but my recovery and health is the priority.
Posted: May 24, 2019, 8:26 pm
Billy Tom Sargent gave Hilltoppers everywhere plenty of reasons to celebrate on Friday at Blessings Golf Club. Not only did the redshirt senior from Georgetown, Ky., become the first Western Kentucky player to compete in an NCAA Championship, but he also fired an opening 1-under 71 that has him in the thick of contention for an individual title through 18 holes. “Coach Hatchett would be pretty proud right now,” Sargent said.
Posted: May 24, 2019, 7:16 pm
FLINT -- The future is uncertain for two of the Flint-area's best high school golfers. Cam Beckwith of Swartz Creek and Dylan Conte of Fenton have consistently turned in some of the best scores in the area this season and hope to continue their golf careers at Grand Valley State University, where they plan to be freshman roommates next fall. There's only one problem. Neither has received an offer from GVSU so if they want to play college golf, they'll have to make the team as walk-ons -- something that is entirely possible given their talent. But if they fall short at GVSU, the upcoming state tournament could mark the end of their careers and that means the regional tournament will be bigger
Posted: May 24, 2019, 6:21 pm
Ohio State senior Will Grimmer is set to compete in next week's Memorial Tournament on a sponsor exemption. The NCAA Championship final will take place Wednesday at Blessing Golf Club. The first round at Muirfield Village in Dublin, Ohio, begins the next day.
Posted: May 24, 2019, 5:57 pm
Oklahoma State head coach Alan Bratton calls his assistant, Donnie Darr, a model of toughness. In his first day back to work following a six-week stay in Houston undergoing chemotherapy and radiation, Darr worked nine hours. Last week at regionals, Darr refused a cart despite being less than a month removed from an eight-hour colectomy in which surgeons removed a cancerous tumor and 20 lymph nodes.
Posted: May 24, 2019, 3:55 pm
Over the course of the next eight weeks, PowerMizzou.com is running a series of stories with the head coach of every varsity sport at Mizzou. The basic gist of the interviews began as “why do you coach?” Throughout each story, there will be many of the same questions, but with each subject we veer off on to some tangents as well.These interviews will run every Tuesday and Friday morning on the site from now until July 11th. Today, our conversation with head men's golf coach Mark Leroux.
Posted: May 24, 2019, 2:57 pm
Law, Song, Concolino share LPGA Tour lead at Kingsmill Playing partners Jennifer Song and Jacqui Concolino stuck together in the Pure Silk Championship. Bronte Law kept up, too. Rebounding from a bogey on the par-4 14th with three straight birdies, Law shot a 3-under 68 on Friday afternoon at Kingsmill Resort to match early starters Song and Concolino at 9-under 133. "It was a battle," Law said. "Seemed to feel like every time I would make a birdie and try and build on it I would have an unforced error couple holes later and make bogey and be back to where I started." The Englishwoman had six birdies and three bogeys. "Mistakes happen," Law said. "I'm just going to try to minimize that for the
Posted: May 24, 2019, 11:09 am
Game review: 'Everybody's Golf VR': Franchise's immersive debut is fun to play Parents need to know that Everybody's Golf VR is a virtual reality golf simulation game available exclusively for the PlayStation 4's PSVR hardware. The game offers regular encouragement to players to continue practicing and improving their skills, including positive reinforcement when the player does well. The game does have a bit of a learning curve for both gamers and golfers alike, as both need to make adjustments for playing in a virtual environment. Parents should also make sure to take extra precautions to keep kids (or adults) from hurting themselves or damaging property while moving and swinging in a limited
Posted: May 24, 2019, 8:00 am
FORT WORTH, Texas — If Jordan Spieth is going to end a victory drought that's approaching two years, the three-time major winner picked a good place to give himself a chance. Spieth opened with a 5-under 65 at Colonial on Thursday in his second Texas homecoming in three weeks — coming off his best finish of the season at the PGA Championship — and trailed Tony Finau by one shot. Roger Sloan of Merritt, B.C., joined Spieth in the tie for second. Back when he was collecting trophies regularly three years ago, Spieth won on the cozy course made famous by Ben Hogan, and that was between a pair of second-place finishes in Fort Worth. So when it comes to feeling good about his game, Spieth's in the
Posted: May 24, 2019, 5:30 am
Humphrey St. Francis senior Gabriel Pfeifer and sophomore Jack Lubischer ended the 2019 season among the top 15 players at the state tournament on Wednesday at Lake Maloney Golf Course in North Platte. Both golfers qualified for the state tournament in 2018 but left the course empty handed.
Posted: May 24, 2019, 5:00 am
It proved to be a magnificent season for Lincoln Melcher. Likely one the Burroughs High boys' golfer won't forget. Melcher is already looking ahead to next year after his freshman campaign culminated in an appearance in the CIF/Southern California Golf Assn. Southern California Boys' Championship. Melcher's bid to advance to the CIF State Championship came up short after he carded a two-over-par 74 to tie for 25th at Brookside Golf Course No. 1 on Thursday.
Posted: May 24, 2019, 12:47 am
The energized Texan, who snapped out of a months-long funk to finish in a share of third place at the year's second major, mixed eight birdies with a double-bogey and bogey for a five-under-par 65 in windy conditions at Colonial Country Club. Spieth, who won at Colonial in 2016 and finished runner-up the following year, showcased his deft touch on the greens where he had no misses from within 10 feet. "I've been feeling really good with the flat stick and I saved a couple pars early and that was really good for my round because I was a little off the first four holes," said Spieth, who is seeking his first win since the 2017 British Open.
Posted: May 23, 2019, 11:41 pm
Last year, Oklahoma State made the most of its home-course advantage, winning the NCAA title in front of hordes of its own fans at Karsten Creek. “It's got some similarities to Karsten Creek, which I think is a good thing for us,” Oklahoma State junior Viktor Hovland said of Blessings Golf Club. Like Karsten Creek, Blessings is a big ballpark, a par-72 layout playing at 7,550 yards.
Posted: May 23, 2019, 8:16 pm
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. Back in January, Oklahoma head coach Ryan Hybl posted a photo on Instagram of he and his family horseback riding. Junior Quade Cummins saw the post and immediately pressed his coach for a similar photoshoot for the team's captains.
Posted: May 23, 2019, 7:33 pm
Tiger Woods is to return to one of his most successful hunting grounds next week to try to get himself in peak condition for the US Open. He missed the cut at last week’s US PGA Championship at Bethpage and cited the absence of a preparation event in the wake of his Augusta glory. The 43-year-old is determined not to make the same mistake again. Woods on Thursday entered the Memorial in Ohio, the Jack Nicklaus-hosted tournament which he has won on five occasions but which also witnessed him shooting an 85 four years ago, the highest score of his career. Woods will then have a week off before teeing it up at the third major of the season at Pebble Beach. At the famed Californian layout in 2000, Woods set a record in the majors by winning the US Open by 15 shots. In Thursday’s first round of the European Tour’s Made in Denmark event in Farso, Matt Wallace carried over his US PGA display – where he finished in a tie for third – by posting a four-under 67. The defending champion stands one off the pace set by a group featuring fellow Englishmen Paul Waring, Matthew Southgate and Tom Murray, plus Italian Edoardo Molinari and Spaniard Alejandro Canizares.
Posted: May 23, 2019, 7:22 pm
Jordan Spieth is among the first-round leaders at the Charles Schwab Challenge thanks to another great day on the greens.
Posted: May 23, 2019, 6:45 pm
FARSO, Denmark (AP) — Coming off his best finish at a major, Matt Wallace shot a 4-under 67 Thursday and was one stroke off the first-round lead at the start of his defense of the Made In Denmark event on the European Tour.
Posted: May 23, 2019, 6:05 pm
Tiger Woods, who missed the cut at last week's PGA Championship after an extended break, on Thursday committed to playing in next week's Memorial Tournament in Ohio ahead of the June 13-16 U.S. Open at Pebble Beach. Following his April victory at the Masters, where Woods won his 15th major title and first since 2008, he chose not to play again until the year's second major, where he missed the cut by one stroke. "Looking forward to getting out there again," Woods said on his Twitter account.
Posted: May 23, 2019, 4:46 pm
Louis Oosthuizen's absence from the Charles Schwab Challenge due to a neck strain has fantasy golfers upset.
Posted: May 23, 2019, 1:44 pm
GOLF Films announced its most-robust slate ever, with five films scheduled to premiere in 2019.
Posted: May 23, 2019, 11:53 am
After successfully petitioning the PGA of America for use of a cart last week at Bethpage, John Daly has made a similar request for The Open this summer.
Posted: May 23, 2019, 11:18 am