Michelle Wie got Justin Thomas awesome custom Nikes Michelle Wie, who's sponsored by Nike and is always getting amazing shoes and showing them off on social media, was able to get Justin Thomas some sweet sneakers before he plays in the Presidents Cup. They're red, white and blue Nike iD Air Max shoes that say "MAJOR CHAMP" on the back (he just won the PGA Championship last month). Thomas said on his Snapchat: "Big thanks to Michelle Wie. Wiesy hooked it up with these sweet Nike iDs for me for the Presidents Cup, and got a little something sweet on the back of them too. Thanks Wiesy!" Here are other shoes that Wie has gotten from Nike in the past: She's a pretty good brand ambassador if you ask me.
Phil Mickelson named to 2017 USA Presidents Cup team Rest easy, New York. Phil Mickelson is coming to the Big Apple for this month’s Presidents Cup. Mickelson, 47, a longtime favorite in New York, and Charley Hoffman, a 40-year-old rookie, were named by captain Steve Stricker to fill out his 12-man U.S. team on Wednesday afternoon. “Phil brings a unique dynamic to New York,” Stricker said Wednesday. “He’s loved everywhere, but especially New York. He’s a favorite son.” International captain Nick Price also named his final two team members, tabbing rookie Emiliano Grillo of Argentina and India’s Anirban Lahiri. Price said Grillo, who finished 11th in the points standings, was a “no-brainer,” and a unanimous selection between the team captains and
Blind USC snapper is also an outstanding golfer For all the amazing comebacks of the first weekend of college football, no story was better than that of Jake Olson, the blind USC snapper who got into the Trojans’ win over Western Michigan. Blind since age 12, Olson still managed to snap a perfect extra point, and not a dry eye was left across all of college football. Unforgettable moment for @JakeOlson61, who lost his eyesight at age 12, but snapped USC's final PAT today.
Phil Mickelson gets caddie advice from young fan SN Staff Phil Mickelson put together a strong performance at the 2017 Dell Technologies Championship, posting a T-6 finish at 11 under. Yet the moment most will remember from Mickelson's appearance in the tournament was his interaction with a young fan. While prepping a shot, he asked a young spectator (named Riley) for advice on what to do from his position -- should he go for it out of the rough, or lay it up? Riley confidently responded, "If I could hit my 3-wood 260, I would probably go for it." After the surrounding crowd's laughter died down, Mickelson replied with, "I like the way you think." Lefty ended up going for it, and his closing remark to Riley was absolutely perfect: "Riley, you
Women's college golf rankings: Ringler's preseason top 30 teams School is back in session and another college golf season is underway. Golfweek‘s Lance Ringler reveals his preseason top 30 for women’s college golf in 2017-18. Here are the full top 30 rankings: 1. UCLA Golfweek 2016-17 ranking: 4 2. Stanford Golfweek 2016-17 ranking: 2 3. Alabama Golfweek 2016-17 ranking: 3 4. *Arizona State Golfweek 2016-17 ranking: 1 5. Duke Golfweek 2016-17 ranking: 7 6. Northwestern Golfweek 2016-17 ranking: 11 7. Furman Golfweek 2016-17 ranking: 9 8. Arkansas Golfweek 2016-17 ranking: 13 9. Georgia Golfweek 2016-17 ranking: 8 10. USC Golfweek 2016-17 ranking: 10 11. Texas Golfweek 2016-17 ranking: 18 12. Florida State Golfweek 2016-17 ranking: 6 13. South Carolina Golfweek
Golfer snaps driver, hits a fan at the World Long Drive competition Who says golf isn’t a dangerous sport?! So here’s what happened: Wes Patterson, competing in the Round of 16 in the World Long Drive Championship, needed to hit a big drive on the fourth shot of his series, so swung extra hard. It’s worked — he mashed a 423 yard bomb — but swung so hard that he inadvertently snapped the club on his back, sending if spiraling towards the crowd. It eventually hit one spectator, but don’t worry, he’s ok.
Golf with Winston Churchill? Nick Price's perfect day (CNN)Three-time major winner Nick Price can look back on many great sporting memories. The Zimbabwean golfer won his first ever PGA Tour event back in 1983, beating the great Jack Nicklaus by four strokes at the World Series of Golf in Akron, Ohio. He shot a round of 63 at the 1986 Masters -- a course record at Augusta Country Club that stands to this day -- eventually placing fifth. It took him almost eight years before he won a second title -- the Byron Nelson Classic in 1991 -- and then he really hit a purple patch. After claiming the 1992 PGA Championship title at Bellerive Country Club, Missouri, Price earned back-to-back major victories at the British Open and PGA Championship in 1994.
Spieth, Johnson and Thomas: Who will win the FedEx Cup and take home $10 million? There are numerous year-end races going on in professional golf right now. There is the race for the Presidents Cup team (which just ended), the race for the Player of the Year award (which effectively ended with Justin Thomas ' win last week) and the race for $10 million which goes to the FedEx Cup winner. Anybody in the top five of the FedEx Cup standings going into the Tour Championship controls their own destiny for winning $10 million. That is, as long as you're No. 5 or better in the standings, if you win the Tour Championship you also take home $10 million. If you're outside of the top five, you'll need some help. Once the Tour Championship hits, the FedEx Cup points (which have been accumulating
Wie withdraws from Evian after appendectomy Associated Press Michelle Wie has withdrawn from The Evian Championship as she recovers from surgery to remove her appendix. The 27-year-old Wie withdrew from the Canadian Pacific Women's Open at Ottawa Hunt before the final round Aug. 27 and had the surgery that night at Ottawa Hospital. The Evian Championship, the final major of the LPGA Tour season, begins Sept. 14 in France. "Unfortunately my doctors have advised me to continue resting which means I have to withdraw from (at)evianchamp next week," Wie said Wednesday on social media. "It breaks my heart to do so because there is nothing more I want right now than to be able to compete. "I love the Evian Championship and it holds a special
5 players to watch on Rolex ANNIKA Major Award list heading into LPGA's final major It took a history-making performance from In Gee Chun – the best in major championship history, to be exact – to beat So Yeon Ryu and Sung Hyun Park at last year’s Evian Championship. Chun’s 21-under performance set the record for men’s and women’s majors. Now Ryu and Park come into the fifth major of 2017 with recent titles under their belt. Both are two-time winners this year, with Ryu collecting her second major title at the ANA Inspiration and rookie Park clinching the U.S. Women’s Open crown. The LPGA announced in 2014 a new postseason accolade – the Rolex ANNIKA Major Award – to recognize the player with the season’s most outstanding major championship record. Michelle Wie, Inbee Park and
Women’s Golf Finishes 2nd At Ocean Course Invitational Final Team Results / Final Team-By-Team Results / Final Individual Results / Statistical Leaders KIAWAH ISLAND, S.C. (seminoles.com) – Senior Morgane Metraux and sophomore Amanda Doherty finished tied for 10th in the individual standings, and the Seminole women’s golf team finished in second place in the team standings as play in the 2017 Ocean Course Invitational at the Kiawah Island Resort came to a close. Florida State finished three strokes behind NC State in the team title race marking the ninth time in its last 13 events that the Seminoles have finished in second place or better in an event. NC State played the best team round of the final day of the event to defeat the Seminoles by three strokes for the championship. The Wolfpack were five strokes better than the Seminoles in round three – an advantage that allowed them to move from a tie for third place in the team standings after two rounds and into a position to win the championship. The two ACC teams battled during the entire third round before NC State took the lead late and held off the Seminoles to win the championship. Jennifer Kupcho of Wake Forest won the individual championship with a 12-under par score of 207. With both Morgane Metraux and Doherty finishing in the top 10 of the individual standings, the Seminoles finished as one of only three teams in the event with multiple players in the top 10 of the 87-player field. Florida State was the only team in the field that had all five of its players to finish in the top-30 of the individual standings. “I am proud of our team for finishing second in a tough event to begin the season,” said Head Coach Amy Bond. “We didn’t get off to a great start but I thought we finished well. We made a few too many mistakes but we learned a lot in our first event. It was good performance for having been in class and practice for only five days leading into the event. We are excited to have a few weeks off to work on a few things and then have the opportunity to defend our title at the Schooner Fall Classic.” Sophomore Amanda Doherty (Atlanta, Ga.) carded a 1-under par score of 72 in the third round and finished in a tie for 10th place with a 220 total. She played the best golf among her teammates for the second consecutive round. She carded a 3-under par score of 70 in the second round and was four strokes under par over the course of the final 36 holes. In the third round, Doherty carded three birdies and 16 holes and par or better. She totaled two of her birdies on holes No. 16 and 18 – two of final four holes of the round to finish under par Doherty’s finish marked the fourth top-10 finish of her career. She has now finished in the top-10 two of her last seven events with a tied for seven place finish at The Dickson Intercollegiate during the spring of 2016. Doherty finished tied with Morgane Metraux in the individual standings marking the first time in her career that she has placed as Florida State’s leader in 13 career events as a Seminole. Morgane Metraux (Lausanne, Switzerland) carded a 1-over par 74 in the final round and finished with a 1-over par tournament total of 220. She finished in a tie for 10th place in the individual standings. Metraux has now earned 10 top-10 career individual finishes. Her finish at the Ocean Course Invitational marked the sixth time in her last seven regular season events that she has earned a top-10 finish. Freshman Kathleen Sumner (Charleston, S.C.), who was playing in her first career event, finished in a tie for 19th in the individual standings. She carded a 3-over par score of 76 in the third round and finished with a three-round total of 225. Sumner carded three birdies in the third round and seven for her first career event. Seniors Kim Metraux (Lausanne, Switzerland) and Kayla Jones (Milton, Ga.) finished in a tie for 29th place with scores of 228. Metraux carded a 77 in the third and final round. Florida State carded 14 birdies in the third round to bring its three-round total to 44. Bond has pledged a $10 donation for each birdie scored by a member of the Seminole golf team to hurricane relief (#birdiesfortexas). Final Team ResultsFlorida State will defend its tournament title at the Schooner Fall Classic (Sept., 23-25) in its next event. The event is sponsored by the Toby and Tricia Keith Foundation and benefits pediatric cancer patients. Ocean Course Invitational/Par 73/Final Results The Ocean Course at Kiawah Island/Sept. 4-5, 2017 2/17-Florida State, 292+293+299=884 T10-Morgane Metraux, 73+73+74=220 T10-Amanda Doherty, 78+70+72=220 19-Kathleen Sumner, 72+77+76=225 T29-Kim Metraux, 73+78+77=228 T29-Kayla Jones, 74+73+81=228 Ocean Course Invitational/Par 73/Final Results The Ocean Course at Kiawah Island/Sept. 4-5, 2017 1-NC State, 294+293+294=881 2-Florida State, 292+293+299=884 T3-Florida, 297+296+299=892 T3-Wake Forest, 297+293+302=892 T5-Tennessee, 298+296+299=893 T5-North Carolina, 295+292+306=893 T5-Ole Miss, 292+292+309=893 8-Vanderbilt, 296+303+301=900 9-UCF, 306+296+311=913 10-Mississippi State, 301+300+317=918 11-Maryland, 303+310+307=920 12-Boston College, 310+307+321=938 13-North Florida, 307+320+315=942 14-College of Charleston (A), 317+314+314=945 15-Elon, 315+312+320=947 16-Charleston Southern, 321+313+321=955 17-College of Charleston (B), 334+320+333=987
Smylie Kaufman appropriately freaks out while Snapchatting snake on golf course Smylie Kaufman met a new friend while getting in some chipping practice — well, sort of. Kaufman ran into a snake that he wanted nothing to do with. The snake slithered around while Kaufman filmed it and you can just feel him freaking out by listening to his voice. And just this past March, Kaufman was caught on camera jumping backwards when he realized there was an alligator in front of him at the Arnold Palmer Invitational. Poor Smylie Kaufman.
Golf Channel analyst David Feherty worries about Tiger Woods’ health NORTON, Mass. — David Feherty is a longtime Tiger Woods booster who would enjoy nothing more in the game of golf than for a healthy 14-time major champion to return to competition. But with Tiger apparently on the comeback trail once again — as indicated by last week’s “Dr. gave me the OK to start pitching” video (one that escaped Feherty’s notice) — the NBC/Golf Channel commentator is more concerned with Woods’ well-being than whether the former world No. 1 ever makes it back to the winner’s circle. “I worry about his quality of life. He’s had four back surgeries, and I just don't want to see him hurt himself anymore,” Feherty told SB Nation ahead of his Dell Technologies Championship broadcasting