For the first time at the Division I level, student-athletes will participate in voting among several panels. Notably, 15 representatives -- three from each Power 5 conference -- sit on the 80-member group set to move forward with autonomy.
Rory McIlroy conjured a moment of magic to spark a first-round revival at the Abu Dhabi Championship on Thursday, with a 5-under 67 leaving the world's top-ranked player two shots off the early lead in his first event of 2015.
Andy Sullivan won his first European Tour title with a brilliant birdie on the first playoff hole as Charl Schwartzel let slip a five-shot overnight lead in a late collapse at the South African Open on Sunday.
From Lydia Ko cashing in on a $1.5 million payday to Michelle Wie and Lexi Thompson clinching their first majors to Paula Creamer's incredible 75-foot eagle putt to win a playoff, the LPGA had a little of everything in 2014.
Graeme McDowell likes a tough golf course, and Sheshan International was perfect for him Thursday. He opened with seven birdies in 12 holes and then hung on for a 5-under 67 that gave him a two-shot lead after one round of the HSBC Champions.