Sports Mickelson-Finau pairing headline tee times for American Express
Serena Williams, Caroline Wozniacki win 1st doubles match
They're friends, they've both been ranked No. 1 in singles and on Monday they became doubles partners for the first time as Serena Williams and Caroline Wozniacki teamed to win a first-round match at the ASB Classic in Auckland. Williams and Wozniacki overwhelmed Japan's Nao Hibino and Mikoto Ninomiya 6-2, 6-4 in a match which was both historic and poignant. The pair jointly have won 24 Grand Slam singles titles — 23 for Serena — and 102 WTA singles titles. Williams additionally has won 23 doubles titles, including 13 Grand Slam and three Olympic titles, mostly in partnership with sister Venus.
Goodbye Hawaii! Hello California!
After a two week trip around the Hawaiian islands, the PGA Tour is back in the continental USA for The American Express in Palm Springs.
This tournament's had a variety of names over the years, including the Desert Classic, CareerBuilder Challenge, and the Bob Hope Classic. With a new title sponsor andas its acting host, organizers are hoping to rejuvenate this once notable PGA Tour stop.
The event is a pro-am, meaning that each professional is paired with an amateur partner for a separate competition. Due to the number of golfers in action, The American Express is played on three courses - La Quinta Country Club, Nicklaus Tournament Course, and The Stadium Course at PGA West - with the cut coming after Round 3.
Cardy denies report suggesting New Brunswick is scrapping French immersion program
Education Minister Dominic Cardy has denied a report the New Brunswick government is considering abandoning the provincial French immersion program. A headline published Tuesday evening on the website of the Telegraph-Journal, the provincial newspaper, stated, "Province plans to scrap French immersion program." When asked to clarify, Cardy repudiated the report."The headline saying we're scrapping French immersion is simply, straight up inaccurate," Cardy told CBC News.
Here are five notable pairings for Rounds 1, 2, and 3 (all times ET):
Group: Adam Long, Paul Casey
Thursday, La Quinta - 11:30 a.m.
Friday, Nicklaus Tournament - 1:10 p.m.
Saturday, Stadium Course - 12:40 p.m.
Group: Phil Mickelson, Tony Finau
Thursday, La Quinta - 11:40 a.m.
Friday, Nicklaus Tournament - 1:20 p.m.
Saturday, Stadium Course - 12:50 p.m.
Group: Rickie Fowler, Francesco Molinari
Thursday, La Quinta - 12:10 p.m.
Friday, Nicklaus Tournament - 11:40 a.m.
Saturday, Stadium Course - 1:20 p.m.
Group: Abraham Ancer, Sungjae Im
Thursday, La Quinta - 1:10 p.m.
Friday, Nicklaus Tournament - 12:40 p.m.
Saturday, Stadium Course - 12:10 p.m.
Group: Aaron Wise, Matthew Wolff
Thursday, La Quinta - 1:20 p.m.
Friday, Nicklaus Tournament - 12:50 p.m.
Saturday, Stadium Course - 12:20 p.m.
The full list of pairings and tee times can be found.
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AmEx champ Landry avoids disaster, shows mettle and delivers in clutch .
Andrew Landry hung tough after giving up a six-shot lead and hit the shot of the tournament on the hardest hole to win The American Express.The 166-yard, par-3 17th at PGA West’s Stadium Course is not only longer than its island-green sibling, No. 17 at TPC Sawgrass, but it also features a smaller target.