PGA Tour Schedule

By Associated PressMarch 7, 2011, 7:02 pm

   Jan. 6-9 -- Hyundai Tournament of Champions (Jonathan Byrd )   Jan. 13-16 -- Sony Open (Mark Wilson )   Jan. 19-23 -- Bob Hope Classic (Jhonattan Vegas )   Jan. 27-30 -- Farmers Insurance Open (Bubba Watson )   Feb. 3-6 -- Waste Management Phoenix Open (Mark Wilson)   Feb. 10-13 -- AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am (D.A. Points )   Feb. 17-20 -- Northern Trust Open (Aaron Baddeley )   Feb. 23-27 -- WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship (Luke Donald )   Feb. 24-27 -- Mayakoba Golf Classic (Johnson Wagner )   March 3-6 -- Honda Classic (Rory Sabbatini )   March 10-13 -- WGC-Cadillac Championship, TPC Blue Monster at Doral, Doral,Florida   March 10-13 -- Puerto Rico Open, Trump International GC, Rio Grande, PuertoRico   March 17-20 -- Transitions Championship, Innisbrook Resort (CopperheadCourse), Palm Harbor, Florida   March 24-27 -- Arnold Palmer  Invitational, Bay Hill Club & Lodge, Orlando,Florida   March 31-April 3 -- Shell Houston Open, Redstone GC (Tournament Course),Houston   April 7-10 -- Masters Tournament, Augusta National GC, Augusta, Georgia   April 14-17 -- Valero Texas Open, TPC San Antonio, San Antonio   April 21-24 -- The Heritage, Harbourtown Golf Links, Hilton Head Island,South Carolina   April 28-May 1 -- Zurich Classic, TPC Louisiana, New Orleans   May 5-8 -- Wells Fargo Championship, Quail Hollow Club, Charlotte, NorthCarolina   May 12-15 -- The Players Championship, TPC Sawgrass (Players Stadium Course),Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida   May 19-22 -- Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial, Colonial CC, Fort Worth,Texas   May 26-29 -- HP Byron Nelson Championship, TPC Four Seasons Resort, LasColinas, Texas   June 2-5 -- Memorial Tournament, Muirfield Village GC, Dublin, Ohio   June 9-12 -- FedEx St. Jude Classic, TPC Southwind, Memphis, Tennessee   June 16-19 -- U.S. Open, Congressional CC, Bethesda, Maryland   June 23-26 -- Travelers Championship, TPC River Highlands, Hartford,Connecticut   June 30-July 3 -- AT&T National, Aronomink GC, Newton Square, Pennsylvania   July 7-10 -- John Deere Classic, TPC Deere Run, Silvis, Illinois   July 14-17 -- British Open, Royal St. George's, Sandwich, England   July 14-17 -- Viking Classic, Annandale GC, Madison, Mississippi   July 21-24 -- RBC Canadian Open, Shaughnessy G&CC, Vancouver, BritishColumbia   July 28-31 -- The Greenbrier Classic, The Old White Course, Greenbrier, WestVirginia   Aug. 4-7 -- WGC-Bridgestone Invitational, Firestone CC (South Course), Akron,Ohio   Aug. 4-7 -- Reno-Tahoe Open, Montreaux Golf & CC, Reno, Nevada   Aug. 11-14 -- PGA Championship, Atlanta Athletic Club (Highlands Course),Johns Creek, Georgia   Aug. 18-21 -- Wyndham Championship, Sedgefield CC, Greensboro, North Carolina   Aug. 25-28 -- The Barclays, Plainfield CC, Edison, New Jersey   Sept. 2-5 -- Deutsche Bank Championship, TPC Boston, Norton, Massachusetts   Sept. 15-18 -- BMW Championship, Cog Hill Golf & CC (Dubsdread Course),Lemont, Illinois   Sept. 22-25 -- Tour Championship, East Lake GC, Atlanta   Sept. 29-Oct. 2 -- Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospital for Children Open, TPCSummerlin, Las Vegas   Oct. 6-9 -- Frys.com Open, CordeValle GC, San Martin, California   Oct. 13-16 -- The McGladrey Classic, Sea Island Resort (Seaside Course), St.Simons Island, Georgia   Oct. 20-23 -- Children's Miracle Network Classic, Walt Disney World Resort(Magnolia, Palm), Lake Buena Vista, Florida   Oct. 27-30 -- CIMB Asia Pacific Classic, The Mines Resort & GC, Selangor,Malaysia   Nov. 3-6 -- WGC-HSBC Champions, Sheshan International GC, Shanghai   Nov. 17-20 -- The Presidents Cup, Royal Melbourne GC, Melbourne, Australia   Nov. 24-27 -- Omega Missions Hills World Cup, Mission Hills Resort Hainan(Blackstone Course), Hainan Island, China   

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Bjorn adds four Ryder Cup veterans as vice captains

By Will GrayMay 22, 2018, 1:05 pm

European Ryder Cup captain Thomas Bjorn has added a quartet of vice captains for the biennial matches this fall in Paris.

Bjorn had already named Robert Karlsson as his first assistant, and he announced Tuesday at the BMW PGA Championship that his group of advisors will also include major champions Padraig Harrington and Graeme McDowell, and former world No. 1s Lee Westwood and Luke Donald.

Westwood is among Europe's most decorated Ryder Cup players, and his addition in this role signals he likely won't participate as a player in the matches for the first time since 1995. The Englishman has spoken openly about his desire to captain the European squad at Whistling Straits in 2020, but he's been quiet on the course in recent months, with a missed secondary cut at the Houston Open his only start since mid-February.

Harrington is seen as another possible captain for the 2020 matches, and he'll don an earpiece for the third straight Ryder Cup, having represented Europe as a player on six straight teams from 1999-2010.

Donald played on four Ryder Cup teams from 2004-12, with the Europeans winning each time he was on the roster. This will mark his first stint as a vice captain, as Donald announced last month that he would be sidelined indefinitely while recovering from a back injury.

At age 38, McDowell will be the youngest vice captain in the room, having holed the winning putt eight years ago at Celtic Manor. He won the French Open in both 2013 and 2014 at Le Golf National, site of this year's matches, and will also be making his debut as a vice captain.

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Bidder pays $50,000 to caddie for Woods

By Grill Room TeamMay 22, 2018, 12:28 pm

Someone has paid $50,000 to caddie for Tiger Woods at this year’s Hero World Challenge.

An unnamed bidder paid for the opportunity at an auction Saturday night at Tiger Jam, where monies are raised to support the Tiger Woods Foundation.



The Hero World Challenge will be contested Nov. 29-Dec. in Albany, Bahamas. The pro-am is scheduled for Wednesday, Nov. 28.

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NCAA DI Women's Champ.: Scoring, TV times

By Golf Channel DigitalMay 22, 2018, 11:28 am

The NCAA Division I Women's Golf Championship is underway at Kartsen Creek Golf Club in Stillwater, Okla.

After three days of stroke play, eight teams have advanced to the match-play portion of the championship. Quarterfinals and semifinals will be contested on Tuesday, with the finals being held on Wednesday. Golf Channel is airing the action live.

Wake Forest junior Jennifer Kupcho won the individual title. Click here for live action, beginning at 4 p.m. ET.

Scoring:

TV Times (all times ET):

Tuesday
11AM-conclusion: Match-play quarterfinals (Click here to watch live)
4-8PM: Match-play semifinals

Wednesday
4-8PM: Match-play finals

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Arizona grabs last spot with eagle putt, playoff win

By Ryan LavnerMay 22, 2018, 3:18 am

STILLWATER, Okla. – With her team freefalling in the standings, Arizona coach Laura Ianello was down to her last stroke.

The Wildcats began the final round of the NCAA Championship in third place, but they were 19 over par for the day, and outside the top-8 cut line, with only one player left on the course.

Bianca Pagdaganan had transferred from Gonzaga to compete for NCAA titles, and on the 17th hole Ianello told her that she needed to play “the best two holes of your life” to keep the dream alive.

She made par on 17, then hit a 185-yard 6-iron out of a divot to 30 feet. Not knowing where she stood on the final green, Pagdaganan felt an eerie calm over the ball. Sure enough, she buried the eagle putt, setting off a raucous celebration and sending the Wildcats into a play-five, count-four team playoff with Baylor at 33 over par.

Their match-play spot wasn’t yet secure, but Ianello still broke down in tears.


NCAA Women’s DI Championship: Team scoring

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“Bianca is such an inspiration for all of us,” she said. “She’s the kind of kid that you want to root for, to have good things happen to.”

Arizona prevailed on the second playoff hole. As the 8 seed, the Wildcats will play top-seeded UCLA in the quarterfinals Tuesday at Karsten Creek.

Though the finish had plenty of drama, no teams played their way into the coveted top 8 on the final day of stroke-play qualifying.

Baylor came closest. The Bears barely advanced past regionals after a mysterious stomach virus affected several players and coaches. They competed in the final round with just four healthy players.

On Monday, Gurleen Kaur put Baylor in position to advance, shooting 68, but the Bears lost by three strokes on the second extra hole.

Arkansas finished one shot shy of the team playoff. The second-ranked Razorbacks, who entered NCAAs as one of the pre-tournament favorites, having won seven times, including their first SEC title, couldn’t overcome a 308-300 start and finished 10th. Player of the Year favorite Maria Fassi finished her week at 19 over par and counted only two rounds toward the team total.