Hayward, CA (SportsNetwork.com) – Blayne Barber was one of five players to
card a 7-under 63 on Thursday and claim a share of the Stonebrae Championship
lead before play was suspended for darkness.
Barber, the South Georgia Classic winner, was joined atop the leaderboard by
Chris Baker, Ryan Blaum, Kelly Kraft and Nicholas Lindheim.
Tyler Weworski, Hugo Leon, Cameron Wilson, Scott Pinckney, Timothy O’Neal and
Josh Broadaway were tied for sixth place at TPC Stonebrae at 6-under 64.
Adam Hadwin, Zack Sucher and Andrew Putnam, all of whom have won this season,
were among a group of nine players continue
Reno, NV (SportsNetwork.com) – Nick Watney had a bogey-free first round and he
holds a 2-point lead using the Modified Stableford scoring system at the
Watney, who carded nine birdies on Thursday en route to 18 points, is looking
for his sixth career victory on the PGA Tour. His last win came at The
Barclays back in 2012.
Geoff Ogilvy and Tim Wilkinson are both tied for second at 16 points, while
Martin Laird and Chad Campbell are continue
Akron, OH (SportsNetwork.com) – Marc Leishman fired a 6-under 64 on Thursday
and grabbed a 1-stroke lead after the opening round of the WGC-Bridgestone
Leishman, the 2012 Travelers Championship winner, missed the cut at the
Greenbrier, but has two top-10 finishes in his last three starts.
Ryan Moore posted a 5-under 65 and was joined in second place by a pair of
former major champions Justin Rose and Charl Schwartzel.
Rickie Fowler headlines a group of continue
(SportsNetwork.com) – Dustin Johnson announced on Thursday that he is taking a
leave of absence from the PGA Tour.
Johnson, an eight-time winner on the PGA Tour, released a statement to media
outlets that read in part, “I am taking a leave of absence from professional
golf, effective immediately. I will use this time to seek professional help
for personal challenges I have faced.
“By committing the time and resources necessary to improve my mental health,
physical well-being and emotional foundation, I am confident that I will continue
Far Hills, NJ (SportsNetwork.com) – The United States Golf Association
announced on Wednesday that New York’s Quaker Ridge Golf Club will host the
2018 Curtis Cup.
Quaker Ridge, located in Scarsdale, will hold its second USGA championship
after previously hosting the 1997 Walker Cup. Quaker Ridge joins The Minikahda
Club and Merion Golf Club as the only three courses that have hosted both
The Curtis Cup pits a team of amateur women from the continue