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Kuchar Wins The Players; Zach Ties for Second By Ashley Hansen | 12 May, 2012

Matt Kuchar on Sunday won his most prestigious championship since turning pro.  Zach Johnson, Rickie Fowler, Ben Curtis, and Martin Laird made him earn it. Kuchar, 33, shot a 2-under par 70 in the final round of The Players Championship at TPC Sawgrass to finish at 13-under par...

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Na, Na, Hey, Hey: Zach Still Has a Chance By Ashley Hansen | 11 May, 2012

Zach Johnson shot a 1-over par 73 Saturday at The Players Championship and Golf Channel analyst Brandel Chamblee thinks he knows why. Johnson had to play his third round with fellow second-round co-leader Kevin Na.  Na has a maddening case of the full-swing yips and seemingly takes forever...

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Zach Attacks; Shares 36-Hole Lead at The Players By Ashley Hansen | 10 May, 2012

Any golfer who has suffered at the hands of a diabolical Pete Dye golf course had to savor the sweet taste of revenge Friday when Zach Johnson pillaged the back nine at TPC Sawgrass in Ponte Vedra, Fla. for five birdies en route to a 6-under 66 and a share of the 36-hole lead. The Cedar Rapids...

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Byrd Opens Strong at Players By Ashley Hansen | 9 May, 2012

Jonathan Byrd was three shots off the pace after Day One of the 2012 Players Championship at TPC Sawgrass in Ponte Vedra, Fl.  Byrd trailed co-leaders Ian Poulter of England, who dropped a cool 7-under 65 on the field early Thursday, and Scotsman Martin Laird, who matched him later in...

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Finally, Fowler! By Ashley Hansen | 5 May, 2012

Since he was a boy, Rickie Fowler, now 23, has been a star in whatever universe he found himself.  On the junior golf circuit.  Or a dirt bike.  At Oklahoma State.  On the Walker Cup team.  Or in Wales at the 2010 Ryder Cup.On Sunday, Fowler's star shone as brightly as his...

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Pekin’s Points Trails by One By Ashley Hansen | 4 May, 2012

Pekin, Ill. native and former Illini golfer D.A. Points is one stroke off the lead heading into Sunday's final round of the Wells Fargo Championship in Charlotte.  On Sunday, he'll be trying to win for the first time since he prevailed last year at the Pebble Beach pro-am playing alongside...

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Cink, Simpson, Moore Tied for Lead at Quail Hollow By Ashley Hansen | 2 May, 2012

Tiger, Rory and Phil were back out on the PGA Tour Thursday, but after Day One of the Wells Fargo Championship, three of the world's most famous golfers were looking up at those at the top of the leader board.Woods and Mickelson were in a group of 24 players tied for 56th after shooting 1-under par...

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Jason Dufner Wins First PGA Tour Event in New Orleans By Ashley Hansen | 28 April, 2012

After six years and 164 starts without a win along with a playoff loss at last year's PGA Championship, Jason Dufner finally got his first PGA Tour victory Sunday at the Zurich Classic in New Orleans.  Dufner birdied the second hole of a sudden death playoff with Ernie Els, who again saw...

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Stricker Stays Steady with Another 3-Under Showing By Ashley Hansen | 27 April, 2012

Always a model of consistency, Steve Stricker shot a 3-under par 69 Saturday at the Zurich Classic of New Orleans, putting himself in position to win his 13th PGA Tour title in Sunday's final round.It was the third straight round in the 60s for Stricker, who sits at 13-under par through 54 holes and...

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Stricker Remains in Hunt After Second Round 68 By Ashley Hansen | 26 April, 2012

When he put up six birdies on his first 10 holes Friday, Steve Stricker thought his second round at the Zurich Classic of New Orleans was going to be something truly special.Stricker made four straight birdies on Holes 7-10 but missed a two-foot birdie putt on 11 - yes, even the best in the world...

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Stricker Off to a Good Start in New Orleans By Ashley Hansen | 25 April, 2012

Steve Stricker was back in action Thursday - and back to his usual outstanding form.After taking a couple of weeks off following the Masters, Stricker birdied four of his last five holes to shoot a 6-under par 66 in the opening round of the Zurich Classic outside New Orleans.  At the end of the...

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The John Deere Classic is Proud to Honor Sue Broderick as a JDC Community Hero By Ashley Hansen | 21 April, 2012

The second John Deere Classic Community Hero was featured in local newspaper advertising this week as part of the tournament's season-long campaign to recognize those who volunteer their time to the tournament and to other charitable causes.This week's hero is Sue Broderick, who has volunteered at...

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Beth Bader Leads LPGA Event After Round One By Ashley Hansen | 18 April, 2012

In her first LPGA start of the season, Davenport native Beth Bader took the first-round lead Wednesday in the LPGA's LOTTE Championship in Hawaii.The 38-year-old Iowa State Hall of Famer shot 4-under par 68 at Ko Olina golf course, giving her a one-stroke lead over world No. 1 Yani Tseng, Jiyai...

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New Man in Charge at TPC Deere Run By Ashley Hansen | 17 April, 2012

The start of a new golf season brings new leadership to TPC Deere Run, home of the John Deere Classic and one of the Midwest's finest courses. Todd Hajduk (pronounced HY-DUKE) is Deere Run's new general manager and director of golf. He arrived in January from TPC Las Vegas, where he had spent...

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Pettersson Wins at Harbour Town As Zach Comes Second By Ashley Hansen | 14 April, 2012

Congratulations to Carl Pettersson, who shot a 2-under par 69 Sunday to hold onto his final round lead and win the RBC Heritage by five shots over runner-up Zach Johnson at the Harbour Town Golf Links at Hilton Head Island, SC. Zach shot a 1-under 70 in the final round but was unable to close...

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