Spaun takes Texas Open for 1st PGA win, 1st trip to Masters
Valero Texas Open Golf J.J. Spaun tees off on the 11th hole during the third round of the Valero Texas Open golf tournament in San Antonio, Saturday, April 2, 2022. (AP Photo/Michael Thomas) (Michael Thomas)SAN ANTONIO — (AP) — J.J. Spaun won his first PGA Tour event — and his first trip to the Masters — by firing a final-round 69 at the Valero Texas Open on Sunday. In his 147th PGA Tour start, Spaun survived a double-bogey start to his round by recording five birdies with no bogeys to finish at 13-under at TPC San Antonio. Jones missed a 3-foot par putt on the 16th, birdied the 17th and missed a 14-foot birdie putt on the final hole. Spaun reached the green of the par-5 finishing hole in three and his final putt was less than two feet.wftv.com
Horschel, Gooch share the lead on a brutal day at Bay Hill
Horschel was buried in deep rough behind the 18th green and facing a fast chip down the hill. From the collar, he was able to use putter and his 30-foot putt trickled into the cup. “To make that putt on 18, to shoot 1 under on a really tough day is really satisfying,” he said. Jones, meanwhile, hit a brilliant approach on the 11th hole to 8 feet only to have the putt slide off line. A year ago on Saturday at Bay Hill, Homa was playing with Jazz Janewattananond when the Thai made a hole-in-one on the 14th hole.wftv.com
Remains found, yet most people escaped Colorado fire
The adult's remains were found in the Marshall area south of Boulder, the office said. Officials have not said exactly how many people were contacted through the emergency system, which sends a recorded alert or text to phones. "At night this would have been deadly with this lack of communication.”Past fires have shown that wildfire alert system subscription rates can be as low as 30% to 40%, Cova said. But not every household needs to receive an emergency alert for it to be effective, since people will quickly share the news with their neighbors and friends, he said. The Boulder County fire ignited shortly after 11 a.m. on Dec. 30, when schools were closed and many people were either home from work or working from home due to the pandemic.wftv.com
'Miraculous' Colorado wildfire evacuation likely saved lives
“In terms of the big picture it’s a really miraculous evacuation,“ said Thomas Cova, a University of Utah professor who researches emergency management and wildfire evacuations. Officials have not said exactly how many people were contacted through the emergency system, which sends a recorded alert or text to phones. The alert undoubtedly saved lives, but some residents affected by the fire complained in the aftermath that they never received it. You could see the plume getting worse and worse," he said. "At night this would have been deadly with this lack of communication.”Past fires have shown that wildfire alert system subscription rates can be as low as 30% to 40%, Cova said.wftv.com
Colorado fire evacuation aided by daylight, access to roads
It’s a remarkably low number of possible casualties, according to disaster experts and authorities, all the more so because a public alert system did not reach everyone and the wintertime blaze caught many people off-guard. “In terms of the big picture it’s a really miraculous evacuation,“ said Thomas Cova, a University of Utah professor who researches emergency management and wildfire evacuations. You could see the plume getting worse and worse," he said. "At night this would have been deadly with this lack of communication.”Past fires have shown that wildfire alert system subscription rates can be as low as 30% to 40%, Cova said. But not every household needs to receive an emergency alert for it to be effective, since people will quickly share the news with their neighbors and friends, he said.wftv.com
No. 6 Baylor tops No. 8 Ole Miss in Sugar Bowl; Corral hurt
Al Walcott set a Sugar Bowl record with a 96-yard interception return, Monaray Baldwin raced 48 yards for the go-ahead score on an end around, and sixth-ranked Baylor beat No. 8 Mississippi 21-7 as injured Rebels quarterback Matt Corral looked on from the sideline.
Jones wins Honda Classic by 5 shots, earns spot in Masters
Jones won the Honda Classic by five shots Sunday, a final round of 2-under 68 good enough to finish the week at 12-under 268 at PGA National. J.B. Holmes was in the final group with Jones, three shots back to start the day, and his chances were gone very quickly. He ended up with a costly final-round 79 for Holmes; second place, where he started the day, paid Hagy $763,000 while the tied-for-46th finish paid Holmes $19,070. AdHe went on to make double bogey there, and when Jones birdied the par-5 third Holmes’ deficit had gone from three to eight shots in about 45 minutes. “You can't get a tougher golf course to win on than this one, in these conditions," Jones said.
Jones survives a challenging day, takes 3-shot lead at Honda
“I'm happy to go low with the ball flight and I'm probably a little more conservative when the wind is up," Jones said. That’s when his woes started, and what became a nine-shot turnaround between he and Jones began. Jones grabbed a share of the lead with a birdie at the par-4 14th. And when Wise made bogey at the par-3 15th, Jones was the outright leader again. “Just keep doing what I'm doing," Jones said.
Wise takes three-shot lead at midway point of Honda Classic
Wise shot his second straight 6-under 64 on Friday to take a three-stroke lead into the weekend at the Honda Classic. The 128 total is the lowest 36-hole score at PGA National since the tournament moved there 15 years ago — and marks the first 36-hole lead of Wise’s PGA Tour career. Wise birdied the last to finish off the 64, the eighth round of 64 or lower surrendered by PGA National this week. He opened with a 69, then shot 62 — the fourth score that low in Honda history at PGA National — Friday. Jones (61), Wise (64) and Russell Henley (64) had the 64s or better Thursday; Hagy, Ryder, Wise, Brice Garnett (64) and Stewart Cink (64) had them Friday.
Matt Jones ties course record with 61 in Honda Classic
Matt Jones of Australia hits from the 18th tee during the first round of the Honda Classic golf tournament, Thursday, March 18, 2021, in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. Jones tied the course record at PGA National with a 9-under 61. (AP Photo/Marta Lavandier)PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. – Matt Jones’ opening round at the Honda Classic was remarkable. Jones tied the course record Thursday on a typically windy day at PGA National with a bogey-free 9-under 61 giving him a three-shot lead. “I was just managing the golf course and hitting good shots,” Jones said. And Hunter Mahan had a six-hole stretch in which he made, in order, eagle, bogey, bogey, triple bogey, bogey, birdie.
Former car salesman: Never say this 1 thing when negotiating a deal
If you play your cards right during a car negotiation, you could score a great deal and save thousands of dollars. There is one thing you want to avoid saying when negotiating with a dealer, though: "I don't like the car." That's according to former car salesman Matt Jones, who is now the senior manager of insights at car-review site Edmunds. "People used to say, never let the dealership know that you like the car," Jones tells CNBC Make It. However, acting unenthusiastic won't necessarily land you the best price today.cnbc.com
Jared Lorenzen, former NFL quarterback, has died at 38
Jared Lorenzen of the New York Giants poses for his 2005 NFL headshot. (CNN) - Former New York Giants quarterback Jared Lorenzen has died, his family said. "It is with heavy hearts that the family of Jared Lorenzen would like to extend our sincere thanks and appreciation for all of your support and prayers over the past six days," she said. Lorenzen played for Kentucky before signing with the New York Giants in 2004. Our hearts are with the Lorenzen family," the University of Kentucky Football team tweeted.