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Plantation GC Employee Catches Lucky Break

January 18, 2017:

CareerBuilder Challenge field includes a cart-barn employee at a local club (no kidding).

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Phil Confirms He’ll Play In CareerBuilder Challenge

January 18, 2017:

After some uncertainty caused by injury, Phil Mickelson confirmed today that he WILL play in this week's CareerBuilder Challenge at PGA WEST.

“I feel good and I want to play,” said Mickelson, the Tournament Ambassador. “I don’t know where my game is, but I figure the only way to find out is to play.”

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SCGA Alumni Lizette Salas To Be Inducted Into SCPGA Junior HOF

January 17, 2017:

The LPGA TOUR professional will receive the “Junior Hall of Fame” award during the annual SCPGA Junior Tour Banquet of Champions. Upon her graduation from USC in 2011, Salas began her professional golf career and hasn’t missed an LPGA TOUR season since.

Local Talent Highlights CareerBuilder Challenge

January 16, 2017:

SoCal golf fans are in for a treat when the CareerBuilder Challenge tees off later this week, as a number of young, local talent has committed to the field. Brandon Hagy, Max Homa, Xander Schauffele and NCAA Champ Aaron Wise will all be in the event, which begins Thursday.

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Tiger Commits to Farmers Insurance Open

January 04, 2017:

Tiger Woods, a seven-time winner of the Farmers Insurance Open, has committed to play in the 2017 tournament

Tiger Woods makes it official: His next PGA Tour start will come at Torrey Pines for the Farmers Insurance Open... https://t.co/mmgwAojjt4

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Phil commits to Farmers Insurance Open

December 22, 2016:

Phil Mickelson has committed to play in next month’s Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines, an event he last won in 2001.

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Statement on Phil Mickelson Appearance at CareerBuilder Challenge

December 14, 2016:

Nick Raffaele, the CareerBuilder Challenge Executive Director and Desert Classic Charities CEO, on the recent news regarding Phil Mickelson:

“We’re disappointed to learn that Phil Mickelson has recently undergone a second surgery to repair a sports hernia, and we wish him well in his recovery. While he has yet to determine if his recovery will allow him to compete in our upcoming event, we are very much excited about his role as the ambassador for the CareerBuilder Challenge. We’re looking forward to having him here in La Quinta during the third week of January as a competitor and/or ambassador.”

Tiger Woods commits to Riviera for 2017 Genesis Open

December 13, 2016:

Tiger Woods has made his first commitment for the 2017 PGA TOUR season, and it is right here in Southern California at the Genesis Open at Riviera CC.

BREAKING NEWS: @TigerWoods commits to play in 2017 #genesisopen! Tickets: https://t.co/yMK5wRF9Cj pic.twitter.com/9YUDXkspZF

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Tiger Woods Unveils New Short Course In Mexico

December 12, 2016:

Woods took to social media to show off The Oasis. It can be played as both a 12 hole par-3 course OR a three-hole course featuring a par 3, 4 and 5. Pretty cool, right?

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Anguiano Passes Q-School

December 11, 2016:

SCGA member Mark Anguiano finished within the Top 45 during the Final Stage of Q-School, and will be guaranteed entry into the first eight events of the 2017 Web.com Tour Regular Season.

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Beau Hossler earns first pro win

December 09, 2016:

Mission Viejo's Beau Hossler, who turned pro earlier this year, picked up his first professional win today. He earned the victory at the Adams Pro Tour's Cypresswood Open.

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When will we see Tiger Woods again?

December 06, 2016:

A parody account for Torrey Pines South Course is hoping for a reunion in January at the site of Tiger's miraculous 2008 U.S. Open victory.

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Two SoCal Women Earn LPGA Playing Cards

December 04, 2016:

Angel Yin (pictured) and Karen Chung survived Q-School and will be joining the LPGA Tour in 2017!


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Four SoCal Women in Final Stage of LPGA Q-School

November 29, 2016:

Brianna Do, Karen Chung, Grace Na and Angel Yin will embark on the sport's most grueling qualifying stage, with hopes of earning their LPGA playing cards.

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Torrey Pines’ North Course Redesign Unveiled

November 29, 2016:

Tom Weiskopf, with his renovation, or redesign, as he preferred to call it, set out to change the North Course perception as an afterthought. The results are fantastic.

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Three SoCal Players Announced As Walker Cup Practice Participants

November 28, 2016:

Current SCGA Amateur Champion Rico Hoey (USC), teammate Sean Crocker (USC) and Colin Morikawa (California) are three of the 16 individuals invited to be Walker Cup Practice Participants. Eventually the group will be whittled down to just 10. Both the practice session and Walker Cup will be held at SoCal's own Los Angeles CC on Sept. 9-10, 2017.

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Beau Hossler Making Pro Debut at Pebble Beach

November 16, 2016:

Less than six months after undergoing shoulder surgery, Beau Hossler will make his pro debut this week at the TaylorMade Pebble Beach Invitational.

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Two SoCal Golf Stalwarts Join USGA Executive Committee

November 16, 2016:

Stephen Beebe (Citrus Club/PGA West & Quarry Golf Club) and William Siart (Los Angeles CC & Riviera CC) were nominated to join the 15-member USGA Executive Committee.

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Paul Levy Elected 40th President of the PGA of America

November 14, 2016:

SCGA member and Indian Wells resident Paul Levy was elected the 40th President of the PGA of America. A product of the Southern California PGA Section, he is the fourth person from the Section to ascend to PGA President, following Joe Novak (1949-1951), Pat Reilly (1989-1990) and Tom Addis III (1995-1996).

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Trojans win Fall Season Finale

November 09, 2016:

The No. 6 USC men's golf team defeated No. 8 Stanford in the match play final of the Gifford Collegiate on Wednesday afternoon, winning the contest on tiebreakers to capture its second title in a row at the Silverado Resort and Spa's North Course in Napa, Calif. SCGA Amateur Champ Rico Hoey, who finished the stroke play portion of the event at the top of the leaderboard, secured the victory with a tie in his final match.

17 SCGA Courses Receive National Recognition

November 08, 2016:

In the September 2016 issue of GOLF Magazine, 17 SCGA courses appear on the publication’s list of “Best Courses You Can Play in California.” No. 4 Torrey Pines (South), No. 5 Trump National LA, No. 8 PGA West (TPC Stadium), No. 9 Pelican Hill (Ocean South) and La Quinta Resort (Mountain) represented SoCal in the Top 10.

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Aaron Wise Earns First Career Top-10 Finish

November 06, 2016:

2015 SCGA Amateur runner-up Aaron Wise battled his way to a T-10 at the PGA TOUR's Shiners Open in Las Vegas. With the finish, Wise receives an exemption into next week's OHL Classic in Mexico.

Crocker and Hoey Lead Trojans To Cypress Point Classic Win

November 01, 2016:

Sean Crocker and Rico Hoey both won their matches 3.5-0.5 to lead the No. 12 USC men's golf team to a drumming of Georgia Tech in the championship match of Stanford's Cypress Point Classic in Pebble Beach.

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Andrea Lee named Pac-12 Golfer of the Month

October 31, 2016:

Andrea Lee, who won our inaugural Women's Southern California Championship back in 2015, was today named the recipient of the Pac-12's Golfer of the Month award. Her month included snagging her first collegiate win.

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Schauffele earns Top-5 finish

October 30, 2016:

In just his fourth PGA TOUR start, San Diego native Xander Schauffele earned a fifth-place finish at the Sanderson Farms Championship.

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Robynn Ree Wins Nanea Pac-12 Preview Title at 6-under

October 25, 2016:

SCGA member and USC sophomore Robynn Ree won her second collegiate title, outlasting a strong Pac-12 field in Kailua Kona, Hawaii.

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Strong Field Set For Inaugural PowerShares QQQ Championship

October 24, 2016:

The inaugural Charles Schwab Cup Playoffs get underway this week in Thousand Oaks. Some of the biggest names in golf history will descend upon Sherwood CC including World Golf Hall of Fame members Bernhard Langer, Colin Montgomerie, Mark O'Meara and Ian Woosnam.

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Brendan Steele Wins Safeway Open

October 17, 2016:

Steele, an Idyllwild native, shot a final-round 65 to rally for victory at the Safeway Open in Napa. It was his first win on TOUR since the 2011 Valero Texas Open.

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Max Homa Catches Lucky Break As Tiger Woods Withdraws

October 10, 2016:

Former FORE Magazine cover boy Max Homa was the first alternate for the season-opening event prior to Tiger Woods' withdrawal. He's now in the field this week in Napa, Calif., and sent Woods a heartfelt thanks after hearing the news.

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Collin Morikawa to tee it up at Safeway Open

October 10, 2016:

SCGA member Collin Morikawa received a sponsor exemption to join fellow member Aaron Wise at this week's Safeway Open in Napa, Calif.

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Xander Schauffele Earns PGA TOUR Card

October 04, 2016:

San Diego native Xander Schauffele performed well enough in the Web.com Tour Finals, locking up a PGA TOUR card heading into the Web.com Tour Championship. Check out this Q&A he did with pgatour.com.

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Golf Legends Pay Respect To ‘The King’

October 04, 2016:

Phil Mickelson, Rickie Fowler and Bubba Watson delivered the Ryder Cup to Arnold Palmer at his memorial service while Jim Nantz delivered a heartfelt eulogy.

Phil, Rickie & Team USA Triumph in Ryder Cup

October 02, 2016:

In his record 11th consecutive Ryder Cup, Phil Mickelson amassed a 2-1-1 record, including an epic battle with Sergio Garcia on Sunday. Phil was paired twice with Rickie Fowler who went 2-1-0, earning his first full points of his Ryder Cup career. He also stole the show with this hilariously content pose.

John McClure Advances To Quarterfinals of Senior Amatuer

September 20, 2016:

John McClure (Los Angeles) edged out Bob Royak (Alpharetta, Ga.) in the Round of 16 to advance to the USGA Senior Amateur Quarterfinals. Full results below.

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Aaron Wise Earns Web.com Tour Status

September 19, 2016:

NCAA Champion. Mackenzie Tour winner. Web.com TOUR status earned. Aaron Wise has had quite the year.

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Four SCGA Members Advance to U.S. Senior Am Match-Play

September 19, 2016:

Jeff Burda, John McClure, Casey Boyns and Michael Turner survived stroke-play and advanced to the Round of 64 match-play portion of the U.S. Senior Amateur at Old Warson CC in St. Louis, MO. Check out the live scoring below!

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Sullivan & Hagestad Advance To Semifinals of USGA Mid-Amateur

September 13, 2016:

Dan Sullivan (Pasadena) and Steward Hagestad (Newport Beach) advanced to the semifinals of the U.S. Mid-Amateur. See the full results below!

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Three SCGA Members Advance in USGA Mid-Amateur

September 12, 2016:

Steward Hagestad (Newport Beach), Dan Sullivan (Pasadena) and Cameron Tennant (Woodland Hills) all advanced to the Round of 64 match play portion of the U.S. Mid-Amateur at Stonewall (Old Course) in Everson, Pa. Follow along with live scoring below!

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Rickie Fowler Earns Ryder Cup Captain’s Pick

September 12, 2016:

Ryder Cup Captain Davis Love III pegged Fowler, Matt Kuchar and JB Holmes as his three captain's picks. Only one spot remains and that selection will be made after the Tour Championship on Sept. 25.

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Tiger Woods Announces Return

September 07, 2016:

The 1994 SCGA Amateur Champion targets three events, starting with Safeway Open in Oct. and hopes to add two more events before the end of the year.

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World Junior Girls Championship Roster Released

September 01, 2016:

Two SCGA members were named to the 2016 World Junior Girls Championship team. Mika Liu and Elizabeth Wang will represent Team USA at Mississaugua Golf and CC in Canada on Sept. 25-30.

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Tee Times Released for U.S. Mid-Am

September 01, 2016:

Tee times have been released for the first round of the U.S. Mid-Am. SoCal golfers set to tee it up include Tim Hogarth and Dan Sullivan.

Phil Mickelson earns automatic Ryder Cup berth

August 29, 2016:

Lefty is one of eight automatic qualifiers for the 2016 U.S. Ryder Cup team, which was finalized Sunday at The Barclays. We now know two-thirds of the team that will represent the red, white and blue at Hazeltine National.

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Alison Lee with strong showing at CPWO

August 29, 2016:

UCLA Bruin Alison Lee bounced back from an opening round 74 to finish T-7 in the LPGA's Canadian Pacific Women's Open.

Max Homa Earns PGA TOUR Card

August 28, 2016:

Valencia native Max Homa, who spent the year playing on the Web.com Tour and earned one victory, has officially earned his PGA TOUR card for next season. With the regular season now finished, Homa ended the year in the Top 25 on the money list, earning himself the card.

Beau is back in action

August 25, 2016:

After injuring his shoulder at the NCAA Championships, two-time SCGA Amateur Champ Beau Hossler, who recently announced he's turning pro, is back with a club in his hands. Glad it was a speedy recovery, Beau!

Alyaa Abdulghany & Norman Xiong named to U.S. Junior Ryder Cup Team

August 25, 2016:

The U.S. Junior Ryder Cup team has been announced and two familiar SoCal faces will represent Team USA at Interlachen CC in Edina, Minn. SCGA Junior members Alyaa Abdulghany and Norman Xiong were two of the 12 selected for this prestigious honor.

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Rickie Fowler mustache you a question…

August 25, 2016:

Do we like the playoff look? He opened the FedExCup Playoffs at The Barclays with a 4-under 67 and is tied for second.

Tim Hogarth Wins Match Play Championship

August 25, 2016:

Tim Hogarth added to his prestigious collection of SCGA trophies Wednesday with a win at the 9th SCGA Match Play Championship, his first in the event.

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Norman Xiong wins Junior PGA Championship

August 24, 2016:

SCGA’s own Norman Xiong (Bear Creek GC) won his Junior PGA Championship debut by two strokes.

  • The victory assured Xiong a berth on the U.S. Junior Ryder Cup team, which will square off against its junior counterparts from Europe, Sept. 26-27 at Interlachen CC in Edina, Minn.

Golf Returns to the Olympics

August 24, 2016:

At the Rio Olympics, Rickie Fowler wasn’t able to string together four consistent rounds, finishing T-37 (E).

The SoCal native did shoot a scorching third-round 64, the second lowest round of the Olympic Games (behind only fellow American Matt Kuchar’s final-round 63).

Academy Award-winning actor Matthew McConaughey even came out to follow Rickie and the gang. “Alright, alright, alright.”

Wise debuts at John Deere Classic

August 24, 2016:

The PGA TOUR visited the Great Midwest for the John Deere Classic at TPC Deere Run.

  • 2015 SCGA Amateur runner-up Aaron Wise made his PGA TOUR debut thanks to a sponsor’s exemption and pulled to within striking distance of the leaders after his third-round 63. He eventually finished T-16 (-12).
August 24, 2016:
  • Jamie Lovemark went 69-66-69-71 en route to a T-34 (-9).
  • John Merrick, Charlie Wi and Jason Gore were unable to make the CUT.

Price Cutter Charity Championship

August 24, 2016:

The Web.com TOUR was in Springfield, Mo. for the Price Cutter Charity Championship at Highland Springs CC.

2014 California Amateur Champion Xander Schauffele had another strong showing, finishing T-4 (-20).

Brandon Hagy (-14) used three straight rounds in the 60s to catapult himself to a T-22 finish.

Both Schauffele and Hagy joined Max Homa in The 25 Rankings.

Bhavik Patel (-13) began the third round within the top-10 but faltered on Sunday, finishing T-25.

John Mallinger (-7) finished T-62.

Rickie Prepping in Rio

August 23, 2016:

Rickie Fowler finds himself down in Rio, preparing to represent Team USA at the Olympic Games.

  • Fowler will be paired with Justin Rose and Jhonattan Vegas on Thursday and Friday – slated to tee off at 6:58 a.m. and 5:03 a.m. (PDT) respectively.

Steel Finishes Strong at the Travelers Championship

August 23, 2016:

On a day where scores were low (see: Jim Furyk’s 58) SoCal’s own Brendan Steele shot a blistering final-round 64 to crawl up into a T-17 finish at the Travelers Championship held at TPC River Highlands in Cromwell, CT.

  • Jason Gore and Jamie Lovemark missed the CUT.

Strong Showings at Nicklaus GC

August 23, 2016:

The Web.com TOUR was in Overland Park, Kansas for the Nicklaus GC at LionsGate.

Brandon Hagy shot weekend rounds of 65-67 to snag a ninth place finish at 18-under.

Bhavik Patel owned the first-round lead after an opening 63, but ended in a T-20 at 13-under.

John Merrick finished T-34.

Xander Schauffele and Max Homa both missed the CUT.

Andrea Lee Shines at U.S. Women’s Am

August 23, 2016:

2015 Women’s Southern California Amateur Champion Andrea Lee made it all the way to the Quarterfinals of the U.S. Women’s Amateur at Rolling Green GC in Springfield, Pa.

  • Lee (Hermosa Beach, Calif.) fell to eventual champion Eun Jeong Seong on the final hole.
  • While on the grand stage, she turned some heads and earned the USGA’s “Top Performance” for the Round of 64:

3M Championship

August 23, 2016:

The Champions TOUR was in Blaine, Minn. for the 3M Championship.

  • Mark O’Meara finished T-14 and Duffy Waldorf came in a T-44.

Wise T-15 at ATB Financial Classic

August 23, 2016:

SCGA member Aaron Wise continued his stellar play on the Mackenzie TOUR, ripping off a final-round 65 to finish T-15 at the ATB Financial Classic in Calgary.