Stacy Lewis holds off charging Lexi Thompson for win in Mobile

Mobile, AL. - Stacy Lewis was pushed to the wire en route to winning her second LPGA Tour title, during the final round of the Mobile Bay LPGA Classic.

The former Arkansas Razorback was in the heart of Alabama and Auburn country, as she fought off Lexi Thompson throughout the final round.

Lewis would prevail, carding a final round score of three-under, 69. Giving her a four day total of 17-under, 271 for the victory.

The 27-year old came out swinging in the final round, posting back-to-back birdies on her first two holes, taking her to 16-under.

She added another birdie on No. 6, making the turn at 33.

Her only shot that she gave back was at the par-four, 15th. However, she regained that stroke back on her very next hole.

A Razorback leads in Alabama heading into Sunday

Mobile, AL. - Moving day at the Mobile Bay LPGA Classic saw the leader board jumping early and often, in the third round, on the Crossing's Course at Magnolia Grove.

In the end, it was Stacy Lewis posting 14-under, after her round of five-under, 67. Taking the lead into the final round on Sunday.

The two-time LPGA winner (one as an amateur) came home strong in round three. Setting up the leader board for the final round of play.

One of the 36-hole co-leaders, Lewis did stumbled a few times on her opening nine.

Going low early at the Mobile Bay LPGA Classic

Mobile, AL. - The weather is heating up at the Mobile Bay LPGA Classic, and so is the early scoring. Overnight leaders at five-under par, started the low scoring in round one, at the Crossings Course at Magnolia Grove.

Much of the same here today in round two, on the Robert Trent Jones course, in the port city.

Stacy Lewis, on the tails of her opening round of 68, fired a second round score of 67 to get to nine-under par overall. And into the solo lead.

Lewis was not the only one going low early today.

Four more players including; So Yean Ryu (T2), Brittany Lincicome (T5), Moira Dunn (T8) and Paige Mackenzie (T17) also carded five-under rounds of 67.

Karin Sjodin goes low early in round 2 in Mobile

Mobile, AL. - Sweden's Karin Sjodin came into Friday's second round at the Mobile Bay LPGA Classic in a tie for 50th place. She carded an opening round score of even par, to come into today's round, five shots off the lead.

With near perfect weather conditions, Sjodin was able to go out early and take advantage of good pin positions and perfect weather to rocket up the leader board.

She dropped an eight-under, 64 on the field, to finish her second round with a one stroke lead over three players.

Starting her round on the back-nine, Sjodin got out quickly, birdying five of her first seven holes on the Crossings Course at Magnolia Grove.

4 take lead into second round at the Mobile Bay LPGA Classic

Mobile, AL. - Perfect golfing weather was the setting for the opening round of the 2012 Mobile Bay LPGA Classic. Held at on the Crossings Course, at Magnolia Grove on the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail.

Perfect golfing weather usually means low scoring, and the LPGA Tour's best did not disappoint.

Four players are tied for the lead after round one. Caroline Hedwall, Lindsey Wright, Jennifer Rosales and Katie Futcher all carded opening round scores of 5-under, 67 to share the 18 hole lead.

Hedwall, from Sweden kept a clean card in her opening 18 around the Crossings Course on Thursday. She carded two birdies on the front nine [No. 3 and No. 9]. Then added three more on her inward nine on No.'s 13, 16 and 17 to close out her, 67.

The 22-year old former Oklahoma State player, has five Ladies European Tour victories to her credit. With her last at the Hero Women's Indian Open in 2011.

Paula Creamer looking to bounce back in Mobile

Mobile, AL. - At 25-years old, Paula Creamer; who turned pro in 2004, has nine LPGA Tour titles to her credit. Including winning her first major, at the 2010 U.S. Women's Open.

However, that victory was the last time 'The Pink Panther' found herself in the winner's circle on Tour.

The Mountain View, California native played her way into the spotlight on the LPGA Tour in 2008. That year, she won an impressive four events, banking over $1.8 million in earnings.

After that impressive season, ailments and injuries began to plague her game.

Alabama teen qualifies for Mobile Bay LPGA Classic

Mobile, Al. - The Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail is no stranger to Alabama golfers. On Monday, Huntsville High School teen Janie Jackson took to the Crossings Course at Magnolia Grove, with a familiar confidence.

In 2011, Jackson won the 6A high school state championship on this very course.

After 18 holes, the teenage bomber found herself tied with another amateur player, Casie Cathrea from California.

Extra holes would be needed to determine which of the young ladies would be the last to fill out the field, in Mobile.

Big names set to play this week at the Mobile Bay LPGA Classic

Mobile, Al. - In 2011, Maria Hjorth ran off four birdies over her last five holes to claim her fifth LPGA Title of her career, on the Crossings Course at Magnolia Grove.

Her win also marked her second victory on a Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail course, in the state of Alabama.

This year's field will feature the defending champion, as well as some of the top American players in the Rolex Women's Wolrd Golf Rankings.

Some of those players are; Cristie Kerr (4), Paula Creamer (10), Stacy Lewis (9) and Brittany Lincicome.

Other fan favorites who have committed to tee it up this year in Mobile include; Morgan Pressel, Azahara Munoz, Suzan Pettersen, Christina Kim, Ai Miyazato (winner last week in Hawaii) and Natalie Gulbis.

Huh turns it around in Texas for strong finish

After opening his first round at the Valero Texas Open, by going 9-over par in his first eight holes. John Huh thought about packing it in on Thursday in San Antonio.

He carded five bogeys, a double bogey and triple bogey. To just two birdies to make the turn at 44 -- Eight over par.

However, the PGA Tour rookie put his head down and carded three birdies on his back-nine, to finish his opening round with a 77.

"I was 5 over after the third hole in the first round and I was actually going to withdraw but I kept telling myself, 'Don't give up, you got a lot of golf left' and here I am," Huh said of his thoughts on Thursday.

Although Huh would card that opening round of 77. He would carry that finishing birdie over through his next three rounds. Carding only one more bogey in his next 54 holes.

Who to watch at the Valero Texas Open

The PGA Toue makes it's way to the Lone Star state this week for the Valero Texas Open. Hosted for the second year now at the AT&T Oaks Course at TPC San Antonio.

The 7,435 yard long Greg Norman designed course, will test the players abilities to hit precisions shots, not only off the tee box. But into the greens as well, in order to score well on this Aussie inspired track.

In 2011, the TPC San Antonio boasted the highest scoring average on par-5's on Tour, at 4.94.

Meaning players will most likely not be able to make up too much ground on the field, on the courses longest four holes.

Players will be challenged to not think ahead to their next shots. Rather staying in the moment of their current shot and position.

With that being said. Lets take a look at three players that could contend this week, in the Lone Star state and have a shot at the winner's pair of boots.

North West Florida; small area producing BIG talent

Pensacola, FL. - On Easter Sunday, a 33-year old player named Gerry Lester Watson, Jr. Better known as Bubba, slipped on the green jacket as the 2012 Masters champion after defeating Louis Oosthuizen on the second hole of a playoff.

Watson, from the small community of Bagdad, FL. located near Pensacola in the Florida Panhandle. Is just another PGA Tour player that has come out of this small area of the panhandle, that continues to produce world class talent across all sports.

The North West Florida, Pensacola, Milton and surrounding areas, has a population of just under 500,000 residents.

Bubba Watson withdraws from Wells Fargo Championship

After winning The Masters on Easter Sunday, and his whirlwind media tour circus that followed. Bubba Watson has announced he will not tee it up at the Wells Fargo Championship in Charlotte, NC. May 3 - 6.

Reported by the Charlotte Observer. Watson, ranked No. 4 in the world, was among the early official commitments but he informed tournament officials Monday night of the change in his schedule.

Watson and his wife, Angie, recently adopted a son, and are living in a rented home in the Orlando, FL., until the details of the adoption can be finalized.

Though he has withdrawn from Quail Hollow, Watson will be in New Orleans next week to defend his Zurich Classic title, at the TPC Louisiana.

By not competing at the Wells Fargo Championship. Watson will have at least a week off to spend time with his wife Angie, and their newly adopted baby son, Caleb.

Three tied for the lead, in tough conditions at Harbour Town

On a day that saw just 23 of the 131 players break par at the Harbour Town Golf Links in Hilton Head, South Carolina. A trio of players that include Chad Campbell, Vaughn Taylor and Colt Knost, share the lead after carding opening rounds of four-under, 67.

The course was firm and fast this morning, as all the players had comments about the condition and changes made to the course recently.

The scores looked more like they typically do at a major, rather than the week after a major.

Campbell did the majority of his scoring on the front nine this morning.

Azinger calls Tiger's actions at Augusta an 'embarrassment'

Tiger Woods has at times been known to let his emotions on the golf course, boil over and get the best of him.

He's been known to swear, drop clubs, throw clubs and most recently at Augusta National during The Masters -- He kicked one of his clubs off the ground.

After his poorly hit tee shot on the par-three, 16th hole. Woods dropped his club to the ground. Then cominst to kick the club after it had hit the ground.

Final round of Masters TV ratings lowest in 8 years

The 2012 Masters had everything as it normally does come Sunday during the final round.

It had drama, intrigue, history making shots, big runs, huge mistakes. And of course, a 90-degree hook shot from the pine needles by Bubba Watson, in a playoff, to win his first green jacket.

All of that drama and suspense aside. The Master saw it's lowest TV ratings for a final round in 8 years. As well as it's third lowest in 20 years.

A combination of factors could have been the cause for these low ratings.

Of course, it was Easter Sunday, and well, arguably the game's biggest name [Tiger Woods] had his poorest showing at a Masters since turning pro.

Did triple bogey cost Mickelson his fourth green jacket?

Three time Masters winner Phil Mickelson, at times by his own admission, over thinks certain shots or approaches to shots on the golf course.

Did his decision on the par-three, fourth on Sunday at the Masters, cost 'Lefty' his shot at a fourth green jacket?

Let's set the stage.

Mickelson, came into the final round only one shot off the lead. He did not need a miracle front-nine to keep himself in it. He just didn't need to shoot himself out of it that early.

Unfortunately, he did the latter.

Sergio Garcia: "I'm not good enough to win a major"

The Masters never fails to disappoint with great shots, stunning scenario and drama from Augusta, Georgia. The 96th playing of the tournament was no exception.

32-year old Sergio Garcia, who is know stranger to major championship heart ache. Had some interesting comments after his lack luster round of 75, on Saturday afternoon.

In an interview with Spanish media. Garcia said, "I'm not good enough. I don't have the thing I need to have. In 13 years I've come to the conclusion that I need to play for second or third place."

After these head turning comments. El Nino as he is known by was asked if he meant, just at Augusta. Or at any major championship.

"In any major," the seven-time PGA Tour winner replied. Though he has not won on the PGA Tour since 2008, at The Players.

Bubba Watson wins the 2012 Masters in playoff

A 34-year old from Bagdad, Florida named Gerry Watson said after his round, "I never got this far in my dreams."

Better known as Bubba Watson, the long hitter had to go to extra holes at the 2012 Masters to fight off Louis Oosthuizen to try for his first major of his career.

And in the end, it was the creativity of Watson's shots that propelled him to the green jacket at Augusta National.

Carving a wedge from the pine needles after hitting his drive well right on No. 10. The second of two extra holes the pair would play on Sunday.

Couples, Dufner tied for the lead at Augusta

It's been 20 years since Fred Couples slipped on the green jacket at Augusta National, winning the 1992 Masters. His only major.

After carding a five-under, 67 in round two on Friday. Couples; at the age of 52, now finds himself sitting atop the leader board at The Masters with Jason Dufner.

Couples began his day 28 spots out of the lead, after an even par round one.

Today, the 15-time PGA Tour winner played toe-to-toe with players, literally half his age -- And got the better of them.

His day at Augusta did not get off to the best start. A bogey on the first; which many players have done this week, put him at one-over for his round, and the tournament.

Couples would bounce back one two holes later. With back-to-back birdies on No. 3 and No. 4.

McIlroy's strong finish keeps him in hunt at Augusta

One of the heavy favorites heading into The Masters this week, Rory McIlroy finished his opening round, birdie, birdie to card a one-under, 71.

Currently good enough for a tie for 14th.

Everyone remembers last years collapse, as McIlroy carded a final round 80, blowing a four shot lead and ultimately losing The Masters.

Of course, everyone remembers the carnage that the par-four, No. 10 produced almost year ago to the date.

Lee Westwood leads Masters after wild opening round

The first major of the year was not short of drama, suspense, low scores and big numbers at Augusta National during the opening round of the Masters.

After Luke Donald had a disqualification scare, and Henrick Stenson; the early leader's, snowman on the finishing hole. It was England's Lee Westwood who came on top of the leader board after round one.

Westwood came into the Masters ranked No. 3 in the Official World Golf Rankings. And one of many players with the dubious honor of the label, 'Best player without a major'.

Luke Donald's DQ scare at The Masters

The number one ranked player in the world, Luke Donald, had a brush with a disqualification after the first round of the Masters.

Donald, who signed a score card stating he had shot a 73 instead of what he thought he shot, a 75. Would have been disqualified from the event, if he had signed for an incorrect score.

Over the next 30 minutes or so around Augusta National; as well as the social media sphere, the suspense and wonder built on what would become of this.

Fans looking on via the Internet, saw different scores for Donald. Which all seemed to center around No. 5.

On The Masters site, it said Donald scored a three on the hole.

On the PGA Tour website, it said he scored a five on the hole.

Donald himself recalled three putting that green. Making it nearly impossible to have carded a three on that hole.

Day,Garcia battling injuries at Masters

Though it's the first major of the 2012 PGA Tour season. Some golfers are still fighting off injuries this week at Augusta National.

Two players, Jason Day and Sergio Garcia, both have minor injuries heading into round one on Thursday.

Australia's Day, is trying to shake off a left ankle injury that he sustained a week ago. He is currently receiving treatments to make sure he is as fit as possible when the tournament begins.

“It’s nothing big and, at this stage, I intend to play,” Day said in an Australian Associated Press interview. “There was discomfort but it would take a lot for me to miss a Masters.”

Garcia, is fighting off an infected middle finger on his left hand.

If this sounds familiar with him, it is. It's the same finger that plagued him in 2011, at the Open Championship qualifier in Dallas, TX.

Mickelson's thoughts on Augusta & his preparation

With three green jackets hanging his wardrobe, Phil Mickelson knows his way around Augusta National better than most these days.

So for him to take exception to some of the conditions at Augusta National this week, has some wondering if he is right.

In his press conference yesterday, Mickelson went into a few details on what his thoughts were on the current conditions after the weather system had blown through Augusta.

Also, what his preparation work entails before he heads up to Magnolia Lane.

Picks for the 2012 Masters

April brings more than just spring weather to most states around the United States. It also brings us the first major of the PGA Tour season. 'A tradition like no other' -- The Masters.

This time of year, Augusta, Ga. becomes the epicenter of the golfing world.

The exclusiveness of Augusta National, the past champions dinner, the par three contest. And of course, the four rounds of play we will all witness, to see who becomes the next player to slip on the green jacket.

Cementing their place, along golf's elite.

Dustin Johnson withdraws from Masters

Dustin Johnson, who has had some turbulent times in past majors, announced today he had to withdraw from The Masters.

The Columbia, SC native has been fighting off back problems since early in January.

"You have no idea how much I wanted to walk the fairways at Augusta and fulfill what I've been practicing for!! I'll have to root my buddies!" The bomber said via his twitter account.

He has never finished higher than 30th at Augusta National.

McIlroy has moved on at The Masters; Ready for 2012

One year ago this week, Rory McIlroy stood atop the leader board at Augusta National, with only nine holes standing between himself and the green jacket.

Of course, we all know what happened to the young Northern Irishman on the back nine, during the 2011 Masters.

A collapse that was quickly passed over; for the moment. as South African Charl Schwartzel was about to birdie the last four holes to win the tournament in dramatic fashion.

Though McIrloy's collapse was briefly an after thought. He has had to live with those memories of his final nine for a year.