He shot an impressive opening round of 69.Oliver Fisher leads by 1 on 6 under after an opening round of 66.
The Honda Classic: Wyndham Clark solo leader, searches for first PGA Tour win “My problem with the rule is that unless a caddie is clearly lining a player up (which is very obvious), I don’t see how there’s any benefit to it,” he wrote. “Doesn’t make the game any better in my eyes. That being said, we know the rule and have to be careful to go by it”It appears the two parties have set up a meeting with the USGA again tweeting: “Justin, thanks for connecting with us offline. We look forward to meeting with you and talking through these issues. It’s clear we both want to do what’s right by the game.” “You’ve canceled every meeting we’ve planned with you, but we are reaching out again,” the USGA wrote on Twitter. “We were at the first 5 events, and tournaments last year, and your tour has had a seat at the table for 7 years. We’d love nothing more than to give you a seat. Call us.”The USGA was responding to Thomas’ tweet that called out the organization for not effectively communicating new rules to golfers. Related News Justin Thomas heard the four words no one ever wants to hear: “We need to talk.”The message came from the United States Golf Association after Thomas’ latest rant on a questionable penalty. PGA Tour player DQ’d because (wait for it) greens-map book was too big Totally agree… I more so say things in hopes that the USGA starts communicating with the current players to better the game and the sport. The rules are rules, no getting past that. Just hoping going forward, communication is had and ALL GOLFERS benefit from any changes 👌🏽 https://t.co/86TE7L8AnR— Justin Thomas (@JustinThomas34) March 2, 2019Thomas’ words were just some of the backlash the USGA received Saturday after Adam Schenk was assessed a two-stroke penalty for a rules violation in the second round of the Honda Classic. The violation occurred when Schenk’s caddie stood behind him once he was in his stance on the 17th hole on Friday.The penalty wasn’t announced until Saturday and it ended up changing the bogey Schenk carded on the par-3 17th to a triple.After the announcement, Thomas took to Twitter using the hashtag “#growthegame.”#growthegame @USGA https://t.co/jc5E0Y7TjP— Justin Thomas (@JustinThomas34) March 2, 2019In the thread, he responded to multiple tweets clarifying his stance.
FRISCO, Texas – Nicholls’ Kennedy Hebert and Central Arkansas’ Jordan Johnson are the Southland Conference Hitter and Pitcher of the Week, respectively, the league announced Tuesday. The pair and their squads competed in The Spring Games in Madeira Beach, Fla., over the weekend.Hebert’s strong week at the plate led the Colonels to a trio of wins last week, including a 4-2 victory over Purdue Friday afternoon. The sophomore stamped 17 plate appearances with three RBI, two homers and eight hits for a .471 batting average and her first Southland weekly accolade. Nicholls is back in action Tuesday evening with a 6 p.m. bout at home against Southern.Johnson appeared in three games and 11.1 innings for the Bears (7-4), claiming a 2-0 record on the week and allowing just one run over the three-game stretch. The sophomore claimed a 0.62 earned-run average and rang up a complete-game shutout victory over Middle Tennessee, her first of the season. The award marks the first of her career for Johnson. Central Arkansas hits the diamond again this Friday at 4:15 p.m. against Jackson State to kick off the Michelle Short Memorial Classic in Conway, Ark.Softball Hitter of the Week – Kennedy Hebert, Nicholls – So. – OF – Morgan City, La.Hebert continued her red-hot start to the season by hitting .471 with two homers and three RBIs in the Colonels’ six games last week. The sophomore had three two-hit games, highlighted by a double and two-run homer in the 4-2 win over Purdue Friday afternoon. She also hit a home run in the 4-3 victory over Mercer Sunday afternoon to go along with an infield single in the bottom of the seventh that led to a throwing error and a walkoff victory for the Colonels. Hebert reached safely in all six games, adding three walks, five runs and a pair of home runs for the week.Honorable Mention: Caylon Brabham, McNeese; Hayley Barbazon, Northwestern State.Softball Pitcher of the Week – Jordan Johnson, Central Arkansas – So. – RHP – Paola, Kan.Johnson recorded her first complete-game shutout of the season with a pair of strikeouts in a 3-0 victory over Middle Tennessee Friday afternoon. Additionally, she closed out the weekend for the Bears in Madeira Beach, Fla., with four innings of relief in a 3-0 win over South Dakota Sunday afternoon.Honorable Mention: Alexsandra Flores, McNeese; Emily Danehower, Nicholls; MC Comeaux, Southeastern Louisiana.Southland weekly award winners are nominated and voted upon by each school’s sports information director. Voting for one’s own athlete is not permitted. To earn honorable mention, a student-athlete must appear on at least 25 percent of ballots.