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Apr 24 - Apr 27

Zurich Classic of New Orleans

TPC Louisiana, Avondale, LA

Purse: $6,800,000

Previous Winner: Billy Horschel

12 min ago | CBS Local

Icher Impresses In Day 1 Of Swinging Skirts LPGA Classic At Lake Merced

Karine Icher and her caddie husband, Fred, evaluated the conditions and course at challenging Lake Merced and decided on a Day 1 strategy: stay short of the pin and putt uphill.


Related Topix: LPGA Golf, More Sports, Karine Icher, Golfers, Morgan Pressel, Inbee Park, Suzann Pettersen, Michelle Wie

4 hrs ago | The Washington Post

Ben Martin surges to Zurich Classic lead

Ben Martin smiles after a birdie on the 17th hole during the opening round of the PGA Zurich Classic golf tournament at TPC Louisiana in Avondale, La., Thursday, April 24, 2014.


Related Topix: Golfers, Ben Martin, More Sports, Andrew Svoboda, Erik Compton, Michael Thompson, Chad Collins

4 hrs ago | ABC News

Golf Capsules

Ben Martin treated a tiny gallery to a course-record round, shooting a 10-under 62 on Thursday in the first round of the Zurich Classic.


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8 hrs ago | The Sand Trap

Strength of Field in Jack's Day and Tiger's Day

Loosely Related Question : Which is the more impressive feat? Rather than this devolving into another Jack versus Tiger discussion I think it would be more interesting to try to analyze the quality of the fields themselves and the impact technology has had in terms of parity.


Related Topix: Luke Donald, Golfers

12 hrs ago | El Paso Times

RBC Heritage working to keep backing

RBC Heritage tournament director Steve Wilmot doesn't want to return to the dark, sponsorless days of just a few years ago when his longtime PGA Tour stop didn't know if it would make it through to the next year.


Related Topix: Matt Kuchar, Golfers

16 hrs ago | National Public Radio

Teen Chinese Golfer Getting Used To Attention

One year after his stunning debut at the Masters, Chinese 15-year-old golfer Guan Tianlang is growing accustomed to being in the spotlight.


Related Topix: More Sports, Henrik Stenson, Golfers

17 hrs ago | National Public Radio

Quiros, Dyson Share Lead At China Open

Alvaro Quiros and Simon Dyson each shot a 5-under 67 to share the lead after the first round of the China Open on Thursday.


Related Topix: Golfers, Alvaro Quiros, Simon Dyson, Ian Poulter

20 hrs ago | The Sand Trap

What do you consider "bad greens"?

The grass was still kind of growin in the fairways. But sadly, at the greens the situation was somewhat similar.


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Wed Apr 23, 2014

Sacramento Bee Newspaper

Golf Plus: Sacramento region’s golf landscape began decades ago...

It was 1950, and golf in Sacramento was in a strained holding pattern. World War II was five years in the rearview mirror, but Arnold Palmer was five years from winning his first pro tournament and really ramping things up.


Related Topix: Arnold Palmer, Golfers, LPGA Golf, More Sports

The Winnipeg Free Press

Horschel hopes a return to the site of his maiden PGA Tour triumph helps him regain form

There's something about the rhythm of life in the Big Easy that appeals to Billy Horschel, who acknowledges that he can be a little "hyper" for even his own liking on the PGA Tour.


Related Topix: More Sports, Billy Horschel, Golfers, PGA Golf, Zurich Classic of New Orleans, Kevin Stadler, Chris Kirk


Notes: Players' playoff; golf's 'adult spring break;' more

Rickie Fowler and Patrick Reed will share a tee time with defending champion Billy Horschel in one of the top groups to watch in Thursday and Friday's first and second round at this week's Zurich Classic of New Orleans on PGA Tour.


Related Topix: More Sports, Golfers, Rickie Fowler, Billy Horschel, PGA Golf, Sean O'Hair, David Toms, Paul Goydos

Canon City Daily Record Newspaper

Japan LPGA champ, 15, 'doesn't feel much pressure'

Minami Katsu noshed on rice balls and chatted casually with her caddie during breaks in the action.


Related Topix: Ai Miyazato, Ryo Ishikawa, Golfers

The Winnipeg Free Press

Beverly Hanson's career in women's golf often overlooked, even in death

Equipped with a journalism degree from North Dakota, she went to work at The Fargo Forum for 50 cents an hour and was assigned to cover a men's golf tournament.


Related Topix: LPGA Golf, More Sports, U.S. Women's Open

Merced Sun-Star

Hoylake to have Open's 1st horseshoe grandstand

Organizers say the Royal Liverpool course will be extended by 54 yards compared to 2006 - the last time it held the major - and the green on the first hole has been reshaped and rebunkered to make it the "hardest opening hole on the Open rota."


Related Topix: Tiger Woods, Golfers

The News-Press

Native American golf analyst tees off on Dan Snyder

Notah Begay III, a four-time winner on the PGA Tour who runs a foundation promoting healthy kids in American Indian communities, calls the new philanthropic venture started by Washington NFL team owner Daniel Snyder nothing more than a public relations gimmick.


Related Topix: Notah Begay III, Golfers

Tue Apr 22, 2014

Greenwich Citizen

Advocates vow to revive Navajo junk-food tax

In this April 2011, file photo, professional golfer Notah Begay III talks to students in Albuquerque, N.M., about his mission to combat diabetes among Native American youth.


Related Topix: Notah Begay III, Golfers

Nanaimo Daily News


A beaming Michelle Wie explained her oversized visor as a necessary new addition after recently discovering wrinkles at age 24, then good-naturedly defended her unique, hunched-over putting stroke because Jack Nicklaus uses it.


Related Topix: Michelle Wie, Golfers, Jack Nicklaus, LPGA Golf, More Sports

The Wichita Eagle

Beverly Hanson, forgotten pioneer in women's golf

In this March 1959 photo, members of the LPGA International team pose for their first group photo at the Titleholders Golf Tourney, at an unknown location.


Related Topix: LPGA Golf, More Sports, U.S. Women's Open, Health

Naples Daily News

Florida golf coach retiring after 27 seasons

The 61-year-old Alexander will leave June 30, calling it quits after two national championships and eight Southeastern Conference titles.


Related Topix: Billy Horschel, Matt Every

Tiger Woods to host amateur golf series for charity

The first installment of the Tiger Woods Charity Playoffs will take place on May 27 at Cascata in Las Vegas.


Related Topix: More Sports, PGA Golf, Tiger Woods, Golfers