LATEST GOLF NEWS - MARCH APRIL
4/30/02 - British Open Announces Record Purse
4/29/02 - Mediate Climbs in Latest World Golf Rankings
4/29/02 - Senior Tour and Liberty Mutual Sign Four-Year Extension
4/29/02 - USGA Receives Record Number of U.S. Open Entries
4/26/02 - Nicklaus, Player Upset at Masters Decision
4/26/02 - Royal Birkdale Gets 2005 British Amateur
4/26/02 - USGA Increases Money For 2002 Open Championships
4/26/02 - Australasian Tour Announces New CEO
4/25/02 - Masters Makes Changes Affecting Past Champions
4/25/02 - Kang Ends Ochoa's Streak
4/24/02 - Tonsillitis, Mononucleosis Sideline Tryon
4/24/02 - Clarke Out with Knee Injury
4/24/02 - Tommy Bolt Elected to Hall of Fame
4/24/02 - Ted Kroll Dies at 82
4/24/02 - Man Convicted of Selling Fake Masters Badges
4/24/02 - Gary Player Wins Lawsuit
4/23/02 - Record Purse for 2002 Women's Open
4/22/02 - Lopez Receives Special Exemption Into Women's Open
4/22/02 - Leonard Vaults Up 17 spots in World Golf Rankings
4/19/02 - Penn State Pro Sets 12-Hour Playing Record
4/18/02 - Daly Withdraws from WorldCom Due to Wrist Injury
4/17/02 - Faldo Hopes for U.S. Open Invite
4/17/02 - Compaq Classic Raises Security
4/16/02 - Bad Foot Knocks Singh Out of Action
4/16/02 - Father of Nancy Lopez Dies
4/16/02 - U.S. Amateur Champ Dickerson Turns Pro
4/16/02 - Top Five in World Rankings Enjoy Masters Success
4/15/02 - Woods' Win Boosts Masters Ratings
4/15/02 - British Am Champ Hoey Turns Pro
4/11/02 - Southern Hills Trying to Land 2007 PGA Championship
4/11/02 - Colonial May Finish on Memorial Day in 2003
4/9/02 - Goosen Cracks Top-Five in World Golf Rankings
4/9/02 - Points Changes Made for 2003 U.S. Solheim Cup Team
4/8/02 - Daly to Play in Canadian Skins
4/8/02 - The Orchards Selected To Host 2004 U.S. Women's Open
4/8/02 - Ochoa Wins Seventh Straight
4/6/02 - Road Work Stops for Masters Week
4/5/02 - Canadian Tour Revises Rules on Amateur Status
4/5/02 - 12-Year-Old Receives LPGA Sponsor's Invite
4/5/02 - NAACP to Protest Day Before WorldCom Classic
4/4/02 - Charlotte May Get PGA Tour Event
4/4/02 - Don't Alter Teams, Says Torrance
4/3/02 - Crenshaw, Jacklin Elected to Hall of Fame
4/3/02 - PGA of America Creates Golf Management Scholarship
4/3/02 - Money an Issue for Security at U.S. Women's Open
4/2/02 - Joe Jemsek, Pioneer of Public Golf, Dies at 89
4/2/02 - Nikclaus Backs out of the Masters
4/2/02 - Hazeltine to Host 2016 Ryder Cup
4/2/02 - Daly and Lehman Pull Out of Bellsouth
4/2/02 - Johnny Miller to Stay with NBC
4/2/02 - Singh Climbs to Sixth in World Golf Rankings
4/1/02 - Tampa Bay event will precede Tour Championship in '03
3/31/02 - Chrysler to Sponsor Tucson Open
3/30/02 - Ro Takes Overtime Victory in Florida
3/29/02 - LPGA Players to Compete in Every Event
3/29/02 - Laubach Receives USGA Piper And Oakley Award
3/27/02 - Callaway Golf Settles Infringement Suit
3/27/02 - The Golf Channel Adds Star Power to On-Air Team
3/27/02 - R&A Creates New Global Agency
3/27/02 - Players Still Waiting for Zimbabwe Open Payout
3/25/02 - North Korea May Open Only 18-hole Course to Public
3/25/02 - Top Three at Players Championship Move up in Rankings
3/25/02 - Ginter-Brooker Wins '02 Futures Tour Opener
3/25/02 - Final Picks Made for Seve Trophy Teams
3/25/02 - Howard Twitty's Son Found Drowned in Pool
3/24/02 - NEC to Return to Firestone
3/24/02 - Paddison Gets Three-Shot Win in Dunedin
3/20/02 - Ballesteros Angered Over Garcia Demand
3/20/02 - One-Armed Pro's Artifical Limb Stolen
3/18/02 - Campbell Cracks Top-20 in World Golf Ranking
3/18/02 - Parry, O'Malley Earn U.S. Open Exemptions
3/17/02 - Former PGA Champion Runyan Dies
3/17/02 - Ogle, 37, Announces Retirement
3/16/02 - Hal Sutton Foundation to Build Children's Hospital
3/15/02 - LPGA's First Winner Passes Away
3/14/02 - Investigation of Payne Stewart Airline Accident Ends
3/14/02 - Greater Greensboro Chrysler Classic Changes Date
3/12/02 - Els Inches Closer to No. 2 Ranking
3/11/02 - Daly, Kuchar Among Those to Qualify for Masters Field
3/8/02 - Sterne in Contention in Stanbic Zambia Open
3/7/02 - Murless Grabs First-Round Lead in Zambia
3/7/02 - Votaw, Players Meet to Discuss LPGA's Future
3/7/02 - Rose and Olazabal Win European Tour Awards
3/6/02 - Equipment May Be Next Target for Augusta National
3/6/02 - Future Solheim Cups Rescheduled
3/6/02 - Sea Island Is Site for UBS Warburg Cup
3/5/02 - Montgomerie Turns Back On Bay Hill
3/5/02 - USGA, LPGA Expand National Girls Golf Initiative
3/5/02 - Valderrama to Host Volvo Masters Andalucia
3/5/02 - Woods Bettered by 7-Year-Old, in Computer Golf
3/4/02 - Els Climbs Into Top-Three in World Golf Rankings
3/4/02 - Monty Says He Shall Return
3/2/02 - UGA Coach Tabbed for Palmer Cup
3/1/02 - Michelob Event to Switch From PGA to LPGA
3/1/02 - Security to be Heightened for Masters
3/1/02 - LAST MONTH'S NEWS
Perez skips Torrey, 'upset' with Ryder Cup standings
Pat Perez is unhappy about his standing on the U.S. Ryder Cup points list, and his situation won't improve this week.
Perez won the CIMB Classic during the fall portion of this season, and he followed that with a T-5 finish at the inaugural CJ Cup. But he didn't receive any Ryder Cup points for either result because of a rule enacted by the American task force prior to the 2014 Ryder Cup which only awards points during the calendar year of the biennial matches as well as select events like majors and WGCs during the prior year.
As a result, Perez is currently 17th in the American points race - behind players like Patrick Reed, Zach Johnson, Bill Haas and James Hahn, none of whom have won a tournament since the 2016 Ryder Cup - as he looks to make a U.S. squad for the first time at age 42.
"That kind of upset me a little bit, the fact that I'm (17) on the list, but I should probably be (No.) 3 or 4," Perez told Golf Digest. "So it kind of put a bitter taste in my mouth. The fact that you win on the PGA Tour and you beat some good players, yet you don't get any points because of what our committee has decided to do."
Perez won't be earning any points this week because he has opted to tee it up at the European Tour's Omega Dubai Desert Classic. The decision comes after Perez finished T-21 last week at the Singapore Open, and it means that the veteran is missing the Farmers Insurance Open in his former hometown of San Diego for the first time since 2001.
Perez went to high school a few minutes from Torrey Pines, and he defeated a field that included Tiger Woods to win the junior world title on the South Course in 1993. His father, Tony, has been a longtime starter on the tournament's opening hole, and Perez was a runner-up in 2014 and tied for fourth last year.
Woods favored to miss Farmers Insurance Open cut
If the Las Vegas bookmakers are to be believed, folks in the San Diego area hoping to see Tiger Woods this week might want to head to Torrey Pines early.
Woods is making his first competitive start of the year this week at the Farmers Insurance Open, and it will be his first official start on the PGA Tour since last year's event. He missed nearly all of 2017 because of a back injury before returning with a T-9 finish last month at the Hero World Challenge.
But the South Course at Torrey Pines is a far different test than Albany, and the Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook lists Woods as a -180 favorite to miss the 36-hole cut. It means bettors must wager $180 to win $100, while his +150 odds to make the cut mean a bettor can win $150 with a $100 wager.
Woods is listed at 25/1 to win. He won the tournament for the seventh time in 2013, but in three appearances since he has missed the 36-hole cut, missed the 54-hole cut and withdrawn after 12 holes.
Here's a look at the various Woods-related prop bets available at the Westgate:
Will Woods make the 36-hole cut? Yes +150, No -180
Lowest single-round score (both courses par 72): Over/Under 70
Highest single-round score: Over/Under 74.5
Will Woods finish inside the top 10? Yes +350, No -450
Will Woods finish inside the top 20? Yes +170, No -200
Will Woods withdraw during the tournament? Yes +650, No -1000
Monahan buoyed by Tour's sponsor agreements
SAN DIEGO – Farmers Insurance announced on Tuesday at Torrey Pines a seven-year extension of the company’s sponsorship of the Southern California PGA Tour event. This comes on the heels of Sony extending its sponsorship of the year’s first full-field event in Hawaii through 2022.
Although these might seem to be relatively predictable moves, considering the drastic makeover of the Tour schedule that will begin with the 2018-19 season, it is a telling sign of the confidence corporations have in professional golf.
“It’s a compliment to our players and the value that the sponsors are achieving,” Tour commissioner Jay Monahan said.
Monahan said that before 2014 there were no 10-year title sponsorship agreements in place. Now there are seven events sponsored for 10-years, and another five tournaments that have agreements in place of at least seven years.
“What it means is, it gives organizations like the Century Club [which hosts this week’s Farmers Insurance Open], when you have that level of stability on a long-term basis that allows you to invest in your product, to grow interest and to grow the impact of it,” Monahan said. “You experienced what this was like in 2010 or seen other tournaments that you don’t know what the future is.S o to go out and sell and inspire a community and you can’t state that we have a long-term agreement it’s more difficult.”
Events like this year’s Houston Open, Colonial in Fort Worth, Texas, and The National all currently don’t have title sponsors – although officials at Colonial are confident they can piece together a sponsorship package. But even that is encouraging to Monahan considering the uncertainty surrounding next season’s schedule, which will include the PGA Championship moving to May and The Players to March as well as a pre-Labor Day finish to the season.
“When you look back historically to any given year [the number of events needing sponsors] is lower than the typical average,” Monahan said. “As we start looking to a new schedule next year, you get excited about a great schedule with a great group of partners.”
Day WDs from Farmers pro-am because of sore back
SAN DIEGO – Jason Day has withdrawn from the Wednesday pro-am at the Farmers Insurance Open, citing a sore back.
Day, the 2015 champion, played a practice round with Tiger Woods and Bryson DeChambeau on Tuesday at Torrey Pines, and he is still expected to play in the tournament.
Day was replaced in the pro-am by Whee Kim.
Making his first start since the Australian Open in November, Day is scheduled to tee off at 1:30 p.m. ET Thursday alongside Jon Rahm and Brandt Snedeker.