Golf News – May 1, 2014

Golf News – May 1, 2014


2014 Wells Fargo Championship – Five Players To Watch

The PGA Tour is in Charlotte, N.C., this week for the Wells Fargo Championship at breathtaking Quail Hollow, a course that will play host to the 2017 PGA Championship.

Since it’s a major championship course, it’s no surprise that the list of winners at Quail Hollow since the tournament began in 2003 includes major winners David Toms, Vijay Singh, Tiger Woods (twice), Jim Furyk, Rory McIlroy and Lucas Glover.

Little-known Derek Ernst — the fourth alternate in 2013 — was the surprise winner a year ago.

Will we have another surprise winner this week? Maybe. But, it will more than likely be another established player hoisting the hardware come Sunday.

To see the players to keep an eye on, click HERE.


Lexi Thompson gets back to work after a whirlwind month

IRVING, Texas — Lexi Thompson got a congratulatory text from Nancy Lopez, a letter from Arnold Palmer and countless tweets.

There was also a trip to Germany for sponsor Puma that included doing a commercial with Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt, along with several media appearances.

A lot has happened for Thompson in the three weeks since the 19-year-old American became a major champion. Now it is time to get back on the course.

“Yeah, they’ve been pretty busy,” Thompson said, adding that she still managed to practice and train. “Worked on a few things. Just trying to keep my swing groove like it was at Kraft Nabisco. And working on the same things, but I feel really good coming into this week.”

To read the complete story, click HERE.


Lyle, back from Leukemia plans to play in events

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. – Jarrod Lyle made an emotional return from leukemia when he played in Australia in December. Now, the two-time cancer survivor is getting ready to try out his game in America.

Lyle has committed to play three times on the Tour in July and August, starting with the Midwest Classic near Kansas City the last week in July.

The 32-year-old Australian has a major medical exemption. When he returns to the PGA Tour, Lyle will have 20 events to earn $283,825 and reach the equivalent of No. 125 on the money list in 2012, the year he suffered a recurrence.

He was among the few taking notes.

To read the complete story, click HERE.

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Andrew Bogren

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Drew is passionate about keeping up on the latest in golf technology and staying on top of the latest products and offerings from around the industry. When Drew is away from the golf world, he works in the Chicago area as an accountant and lives with his wife.

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