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Saturday, June 22, 2013 - 2:39pm
From R&A Reports

DEAL, England -- Garrick Porteous was crowned as the 2013 Amateur Champion at Royal Cinque Ports on Sunday after he defeated Finland’s Toni Hakula 6&5 in the 36-hole Final.


The 23-year-old became the first English winner of the Amateur Championship since Gary Wolstenholme in 2003 and staked a

Monday, April 22, 2013 - 3:08pm


The Atlantic Coast Conference presidents have agreed for the league to retain media rights for a school that leaves the conference.


The league said Monday each of the current and future schools has signed the deal, which is effective immediately.


The grant of rights means any school that

Wednesday, March 20, 2013 - 8:01pm
By Doug Ferguson


ORLANDO, Fla.— Tiger Woods figured it was worth going public about his relationship with Olympic ski champion Lindsey Vonn rather than having paparazzi make money off them.


The star athletes simultaneously posted messages on their Facebook pages this week to confirm they are dating.

Wednesday, March 20, 2013 - 7:54pm
By Doug Ferguson


ORLANDO, Fla.— Tom Watson is giving back one of his captain's picks for the Ryder Cup.


In his first big move since he was appointed U.S. captain last year, Watson said Wednesday he would take the top nine players off the Ryder Cup standings and select three players as captain's picks.

Thursday, January 24, 2013 - 4:36pm


ORLANDO, Fla. -- Two years before golf returns to the Olympics, the LPGA Tour is creating a tournament to determine the best in the world.


The International Crown will start in 2014 and be played every other year.

Monday, December 31, 2012 - 3:44pm
By Bob Baum

TEMPE, Ariz. — The Arizona Cardinals have fired coach Ken Whisenhunt after six seasons that included the long-suffering franchise's only Super Bowl appearance.


The team also ousted general manager Rod Graves, who had been with the franchise for 16 years. He'd been general manager since 2007.


Sunday, December 9, 2012 - 12:39pm
With European Tour reports

Former Augusta State golfer Scott Jamieson can now claim something nobody else in history can -- shooting a final-round 57 to earn his first professional victory. He missed an eagle putt for 56 that could have avoided a playoff.


Jamieson held off England's Steve Webster and Spaniard Eduardo de

Sunday, November 4, 2012 - 8:18am
From press release

BANGKOK – Chinese prodigy Guan Tianlang, 14, became the youngest winner of the Asia-Pacific Amateur Championship after a closing 1-under-par 71 gave him a 15-under total of 273 and a nail-biting one-stroke victory at Amata Spring Country Club in Chonburi, Thailand.


Guan, the youngest player in

Saturday, November 3, 2012 - 2:03pm
From press release


BANGKOK – China’s Guan Tianlang, 14, carded a third round even-par 72 for a two-shot lead over Australian Oliver Goss (pictured left) going into the final day of the fourth Asia-Pacific Amateur Championship in Thailand.


After leading on the first two days with rounds of 66 and 64, Guan

Friday, November 2, 2012 - 10:32am
From press release

BANGKOK – Guan Tianlang, a 14-year-old from China, collected nine birdies en route to an eight-under-par 64 to move to 14-under and stretch his lead to five strokes at the halfway stage of the Asia-Pacific Amateur Championship in Thailand.


Prin Sirisommai led the local charge by moving to

Tuesday, October 16, 2012 - 7:36pm
By Doug Ferguson


ST. SIMONS ISLAND, Ga. — Five tournaments into his rookie season, Brian Harman realized his game wasn't suited for the PGA Tour.


He played too fast.


At a time when tournament golf is getting unwanted attention for taking too long, Harman is among several young players setting a good pace,

Sunday, September 16, 2012 - 9:22pm
The Associated Press


HOYLAKE, England — Jiyai Shin avoided mistakes in miserable weather conditions Sunday to cruise to a record nine-stroke victory in the Women's British Open.


In the 36-hole finish Sunday in the wind-delayed tournament, Shin took a three-shot lead into the final round after shooting a 1-under 71

Thursday, September 13, 2012 - 9:59pm
The Associated Press


LAKE FOREST, Ill. — Nathan Smith won the U.S. Mid-Amateur for a record fourth time on Thursday, beating Canadian hockey referee Garrett Rank 1-up in the 36-hole final.


The tournament winner traditionally receives a spot in the Masters, bringing Smith back to Augusta National for the third April

Wednesday, September 12, 2012 - 11:16am
The Associated Press

SOUTH BEND, Ind. — Notre Dame is leaving the Big East for the Atlantic Coast Conference in all sports but football.


The ACC and Notre Dame said Wednesday that the school will play five football games annually against the league's programs, while Notre Dame athletic director Jack Swarbrick said

Tuesday, September 11, 2012 - 10:09pm
By Doug Ferguson


CARMEL, Ind. — The PGA Tour money list will be relevant for at least one more year.


When the tour goes to a wraparound season next year, the original plan was for the top 125 who qualify for the FedEx Cup playoffs to earn full cards for a new season that would begin in October 2013, just two