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John Deere Classic Tournament Director Clair Peterson reflects on cancellation of 2020 event

Iowa sophomore Alex Schaake poses for a portrait at Hoak Family Golf Complex on Tuesday, April 24, 2018.

Austin Hanson, Assistant Sports Editor

July 8, 2020

Since 1971, the John Deere Classic has brought its magic to the Quad Cities and the surrounding communities. Now, for the first time in nearly five decades, the area faces a year without the golf tournament. On May 28, tournament officials announced the cancellation of the 2020 John Deere Class...

Televised golf events providing entertainment amid slow sports schedule

Iowa's Alex Schaake poses for a portrait at Hoak Family Golf Complex on Tuesday, April 24, 2018.

Chris Werner, Sports Reporter

June 29, 2020

Before the PGA Tour returned June 14 from the forced break in the season caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, live golf had already been played in front of a TV audience of millions a few weeks prior. First, on May 17, Rory McIlroy and Dustin Johnson faced off against fellow PGA Tour pros Rickie Fowle...

New clubhouse creates opportunities for Finkbine Golf Course

This is them main entrance to Finkbine seen on Monday, February 24, 2020.

Jordan Winke, Sports Reporter

June 24, 2020

Since a new clubhouse was approved by the state Board of Regents in 2017, Finkbine Golf Course has undergone quite the transformation. The newly renovated and renamed Nagle Family Clubhouse opened to the public in April. The 19,000-square foot facility features new amenities such as a bar, resta...

Iowa golf program taking advantage of golf course availability

Iowa's Alex Schaake poses for a portrait at Hoak Family Golf Complex on Tuesday, April 24, 2018.

Chris Werner, Sports Reporter

June 18, 2020

While many of the nation’s gyms, parks, and other athletic facilities were closed or may still be shut down due to the coronavirus pandemic, a high percentage of golf courses in the U.S. either have remained open — or were some of the first businesses to reopen. The Iowa golf program has t...

Golf takes center stage as sports begin to emerge from COVID-19 pandemic

Iowa's Matthew Walker eyes the stormy skies rolling in during the Hawkeye Invitational at Finkbine Golf Course on Saturday, April 15, 2017. Iowa currently sits in third after one and a half rounds in the tournament, play was delayed late Saturday afternoon due to inclement weather.

Chris Werner, Sports Reporter

June 16, 2020

Normally, the Charles Schwab Challenge is just another PGA Tour event. Usually contested near the end of May, the tournament’s field may include a few big names and even a couple of the world’s top players. Last year, the Charles Schwab Challenge was the tournament directly after the PGA C...

NCAA postseason events, Big Ten events canceled

Fans leave the game after the men's basketball game against Western Carolina at Carver-Hawkeye Arena on Tuesday, December 18, 2018. The Hawkeyes defeated the Catamounts 78-60.

Austin Hanson, Assistant Sports Editor

March 12, 2020

March 12, 2020 is a day sports fans will not soon forget. The sports world seemed to stop spinning Thursday afternoon as NCAA announced that it would not conduct any of its postseason championships, including the NCAA Division I men's and women's basketball tournaments. The Big Ten Conference then...

Big Ten to conduct winter and spring sporting events without fans

University of Iowa Athletic Director Gary Barta dresses Faculty Senate members during a Faculty Senate meeting on Oct. 29, 2019.

Austin Hanson, Assistant Sports Editor

March 11, 2020

The Big Ten Conference announced Wednesday evening that fans will not be granted entry to any of its remaining 2020 winter or spring events. Those granted access include student-athletes, coaches, credentialed media, and immediate family members of event participants. Sports affected inclu...

Women’s golf cancels Mexico event after Board of Regents ruling

Flags wave during the Hawkeye Invitational at Finkbine Golf Course on April 15, 2017. University Heights and Iowa City are looking to rezone land around Finkbine to develop a university-owned apartment complex off of Melrose Avenue.

Robert Read and Katie Ann McCarver

March 10, 2020

The Iowa women's golf team has cancelled the Hawkeye El Tigre Invitational in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, on March 19-21 due to the state Board of Regents suspending travel outside of the United States. In its place, the Hawkeyes will host the Diane Thompson Invitational in Las Vegas, Nevada, on Ma...

UI’s Finkbine golf course under new management

This is them main entrance to Finkbine seen on Monday, February 24, 2020.

Charles Peckman, Senior Reporter

February 24, 2020

Finkbine Golf Course, which is owned by the University of Iowa and services the women's and men's golf teams, is under new management. The move, announced Monday morning, transfers management to Troon, an Arizona-based company specializing in club management, development, and marketing. Altho...

Zeitler proving to be superstar for Iowa golf

Zeitler proving to be superstar for Iowa golf

Austin Hanson, Assistant Sports Editor

February 24, 2020

Hailing from Fiecht/Mieming Tyrol, Austria, Lea Zeitler is Iowa women’s golf’s superstar. Despite being a true freshman, Zeitler has shown the poise of an upperclassman on the golf course this season. Zeitler burst onto the scene for the Hawkeyes during the fall campaign. She made her Iowa ...

Quality coaching key to Iowa golf’s success

Iowa head coach Tyler Stith walks on the green during the Hawkeye Invitational at Finkbine Golf Course on Sunday, April 16, 2017. The Hawkeyes finished second, behind Texas Tech, in the tournament after three rounds scoring 859 (-5; 289, 285, 285).

Austin Hanson, Assistant Sports Editor

February 17, 2020

Golf is an individual game. Golfers create their own success, but others help them sustain it. Despite the isolation the game provides — both in practice and on the course — outside factors can determine golfers’ effectiveness. Coaching is one of the external factors that can help golfer...

Iowa women’s golf team travels to Mexico to complete the fall golf season finale

Iowa's Manuela Lizarazu follows her putt during the Diane Thomason Invitational at Finkbine Golf Course on September 30th, 2019. The Hawkeyes placed 1st overall.

Cassandra Buchholz, Sports Reporter

October 31, 2019

The Iowa women’s golf team concludes the 2019 fall golf season in San Jose del Cabo, Mexico this weekend at The Battle of the Beach hosted by Texas Christian University. The tournament takes place Nov. 1-3 at the par-72, 6,250-yard Club Campestre San Jose, with a shotgun start at 8:30 a.m. for rounds...