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Davis Love III said thoughts turn to his father at his greatest momentsDavis Love III said his thoughts after winning golf tournaments and being the captain for winning U.S. Ryder Cup teams invariably turn to his late father, the PGA professional who taught him to play the game and how to conduct himself off the course. Getting the news on Tuesday that he was elected to the World Golf Hall of Fame was no different. (Florida Times-Union)
Davis Love III among five selected for the World Golf Hall of Fame's Class of 2017As if Davis Love III wasn’t already having a good month after his redemptive return as the victorious U.S. Ryder Cup captain at Hazeltine National comes this: the 52-year-old has been named one of five inductees for the World Golf Hall of Fame’s Class of 2017. Love won 21 titles on the PGA Tour, his first coming at the 1987 MCI Heritage Golf Classic. (Golf Digest)
UNC women's golf star Leslie Cloots meditates on and off the courseLeslie Cloots sits in total silence. Her eyes are closed. She takes a deep breath, focusing all her thoughts on the tip of her nose. As she exhales, she feels the air leaving her nostrils and flowing down to her stomach. Her breathing slows as she visualizes the process over and over again. Every time her thoughts begin to wander, she returns to her breathing. (Daily Tar Heel)
Kelly Whaley Leads Team To First-Place Finish At Cougar ClassicThe UNC women’s golf team shot 9-under par in the final round of the Cougar Classic to finish 26-under par and capture the 44th tournament title in program history. Kelly Whaley shot 11-under par for the tournament and took first among all individuals. The team’s performance of 26-under par is by far the best tournament in school history. (GoHeels.com)
Chansky’s Notebook: A Love AffairCarolina’s Davis Love proved the perfect Ryder Cup captain. As unlikely a choice as Davis Love was to come back as Ryder Cup captain this year, that’s how good he was at putting the team together, picking his assistants for different reasons, as it all came together for a much-needed USA win at Haleztine in Minnesota. (Chapelboro.com)
ACC Announces Sites For Eight 2016-17 ChampionshipsThe Atlantic Coast Conference has selected host locales and venues for eight of its 2016-17 league championships. Championship sites and dates announced on Tuesday are as follows and include several date changes from the original schedule released in July: ACC Baseball Championship, May 23-28 – Louisville Slugger Field; Louisville, Kentucky (The ACC)
Video: Davis Love III - 2016 Team USA Ryder Cup CaptainGoHeels.com checked in with former Tar Heel Davis Love III, who will be the captain of Team USA at the 2016 Ryder Cup.
ACC pulls football title game, other championships from North Carolina due to HB2The ACC followed musicians, the NBA and the NCAA on Wednesday, when the league announced that it would pull its football championship out of North Carolina due to the state's controversial House Bill 2. The ACC will move every championship event that isn't played on a college campus with football being the most high-profile and most impactful. (Syracuse.com)
NCAA to relocate championships from North Carolina for 2016-17Based on the NCAA's commitment to fairness and inclusion, the Association will relocate all seven previously awarded championship events from North Carolina during the 2016-17 academic year. The NCAA Board of Governors made this decision because of the cumulative actions taken by the state concerning civil rights protections. (NCAA.org)
UNC men's golf finishes fourth overall in first tournament of seasonThe North Carolina men's golf team started the 2016-17 season strong over the weekend at the Rod Myers Invitational in Durham. The Tar Heels placed fourth out of 14 teams and had three players finish in the individual top 10. UNC saved its best for last. In the tournament’s final round the Tar Heels shot 284, good for third best on the day. (Daily Tar Heel)
UNC women's golf looks to defy expectations once againThe UNC women’s golf team will begin the 2016-17 season this week at the Mercedes-Benz Collegiate in Knoxville, Tennessee. Here’s what to expect from the Tar Heels this year. North Carolina returns four of five starters, who all competed in the NCAA Championships. Leslie Cloots, the senior from Antwerp, Belgium, is the team’s undisputed leader. (Daily Tar Heel)
UNC men's golf turns to upperclassmen for improvementThe UNC men’s golf team will begin the fall portion of its schedule this weekend in the Rod Myers Intercollegiate at Duke University Golf Course. North Carolina returns four starters from last year’s team that won one event and went to the NCAA Arizona Regional. However, the Tar Heels did suffer a somewhat unexpected loss over the offseason. (Daily Tar Heel)
Ryder Cup: Things are getting busy for captain Davis Love IIIThe light at the end of the tunnel is getting brighter and brighter for 2016 Ryder Cup USA Captain Davis Love III. Appointed to his second crack at captaincy on Feb. 24, 2015, Love is now under three weeks away from learning who his eight automatic players will be when points officially close at the conclusion of the Barclays, scheduled for Sunday, August 28. (Ryder Cup)
Griffin Plays Well But Falls In Close Match at US AmateurGarrett Rank defeated UNC junior Ben Griffin 1 up in the round of 64 at the 2016 United States Golf Amateur Championship played at the Oakland Hills Country Club. Griffin entered the round of 64 match play after shooting 66-72 and tying for 11th place in stroke play. The Chapel Hill native shot 1-over-par today, but Rank won five holes to four to advance. (GoHeels.com)
Chansky’s Notebook: Ben Griffin In The HuntChapel Hill’s Ben Griffin could win the U.S. Amateur. UNC golfer Ben Griffin has faced long odds almost from the day he picked up a club. Griffin was always under-sized. As a freshman at East Chapel Hill High School, Griffin stunned a Wilmington senior a foot taller than him by chipping in on the first playoff hole to win the first of his two state championships. (Chapelboro.com)