Resurgent Ian Poulter takes RBC Heritage lead The resurgent Ian Poulter shot a 4-under 67 on Saturday to take a one-shot lead into the final round of the RBC Heritage, putting him in position for his second victory in three weeks. Before April, Poulter had not won on tour in more than five years. Now, he's one more solid round away from adding another title to his dramatic win at the Houston Open on April 1. No joke, Poulter's play is for real. Seven of the Englishman's last 11 rounds have been in the 60s after having just three such showings in his first 20 rounds this season. His latest left him at 13-under 200, and a stroke ahead of Luke List (67) and Si Woo Kim (68). World No. 1 Dustin Johnson failed to make a move and, after a 72, was
Home hopes chase down Dunne into Spanish Open final round Ireland's Paul Dunne saw his overnight three-shot lead cut to just one stroke at the Spanish Open on Saturday and will face a two-pronged home attack in Sunday's final round from Nacho Elvira and world number four Jon Rahm. Dunne fired a third round 68 to stand at 17 under par for the tournament being played at the Centro Nacional de Golf. Elvira carded a 66 to stand at one shot behind while Rahm is joint-third with Sweden's Henric Sturehed, both of whom matched Elvira's six under for the day.
PETA takes the side of bird hit by Kelly Kraft's shot PGA Tour golfer Kelly Kraft should have known his tee shot that hit a bird in flight Friday at the RBC Heritage tournament in Hilton Head, S.C. would not go unnoticed by PETA. So it’s a good thing the bird reportedly flew away unharmed after Kraft’s shot on the par-3 14th hole landed in the water, resulting in a double-bogey as Kraft missed the cut by one stroke. “PETA is glad the bird is OK and sorry Kelly Kraft didn't advance, but that's not the bird's fault,’’ PETA senior vice president Lisa Lange said in a statement provided to USA TODAY Sports Saturday. “Of course, he would have advanced if he'd played better on other holes — so practice, practice, practice. "To tournament holders: If animals
Brooke Henderson wins in Hawaii for 6th LPGA Tour title Brooke Henderson pulled away Saturday at gusty Ko Olina Golf Club to win the Lotte Championship for her sixth LPGA Tour victory. The 20-year-old Canadian closed with a 3-under 69 for a four-stroke victory. She moved within two victories tying Sandra Post's LPGA Tour record for Canadians. A stroke ahead entering the round after late putting trouble in a third-round 73, Henderson finished at 12-under 276. Spain's Azahara Munoz had a 67, the low round of the day, to finish second. Top-ranked Shanshan Feng (71), third-ranked Inbee Park (72) and sixth-ranked Ariya Jutanugarn (69) tied for third at 7 under. With rain squalls and wind gusting to 30 mph, Munoz and Jutanugarn put together the only serious
Oregon coach: Norman Xiong best player he’s seen since Tiger Woods Looking for the next college golfer to make noise on the pro level? Oregon sophomore Norman Xiong is at the top of many lists, including that of Oregon head coach Casey Martin. Martin has coached and played with many talented golfers. He was a college teammate of Tiger Woods at Stanford. Martin made 43 PGA Tour starts and won once on the Nike Tour (now the Web.com Tour) in 1998. And in 12 seasons leading the Ducks, he has coached an NCAA Championship-winning team (2016), NCAA individual champion (Aaron Wise, 2016) and Nicklaus Award winner (Eugene Wong, 2010). The 19-year-old Xiong, who has won five times this season, might be the best golfer Martin has seen not named Tiger. “When he does eventually
Voetsch’s 2nd Round 70 Leads Buckeyes at Boilermaker Inv. April 14, 2018 RELATED INFO Live Scoring 2017-18 Schedule 2017-18 Stats Follow the Buckeyes on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – At the start of the day, 36 holes didn’t seem possible but Mother Nature allowed for the first two round of the Boilermaker Invitational on the Kampen Course on Saturday to be played the Buckeyes survived the northern spring conditions. Ohio State had a tough opening round of 303 in off and on rain but warm temperatures. The afternoon round saw temperatures dip into the 40s and the wind picked up. Yet the Buckeyes posted the second-lowest team score of the afternoon with a 292. They sit in 14th place at 19-over par. Will Voetsch made three birdies