News for Friday, January 4, 2013


News 2013 January 4


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Miceli: Rough conditions make for circus in Maui

Our Alex Miceli says that the PGA Tour should listen to Carl Pettersson's sentiments after Friday's Round 1 washout in Hawaii: “Are we trying to identify the best player this week, or are we just trying to finish?”

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Hyundai TOC will start over after crazy winds halt play

Two hours into its 2013 season, the PGA Tour had to call things to a halt. Blame it on trouble in paradise – bizarre weather conditions that veteran residents of Maui insist they have never seen before.

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Could McIlroy choose to opt out of Olympics?

Rory McIlroy says he has three choices when it comes to the 2016 Olympics: Play for Ireland, play for Great Britain or not play at all. He says the latter is a distinct possibility.

Rory McIlroy says he has three choices when it comes to the 2016 Olympics: Play for Ireland, play for Great Britain or not play at all. He says the latter is a distinct possibility, which would be a huge black eye for the Golf Federation.

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Blanco tries to follow in Murcia Ortiz's footsteps at Copa

Former Arizona State player Juliana Murcia Ortiz helped the Colombian women win the Copa de las Americas in 2005. Seven years later, current Sun Devils player Laura Blanco could do the same.

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Argentina trails Canada by a shot at Copa

Argentina stuck to its captain's gameplan and trails Canada by one shot in the overall competition after two rounds of the Copa de las Americas at Doral.

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Conn. native Henry will honor Sandy Hook victims

Connecticut native J.J. Henry, who grew up about 20 miles away from Newtown, will honor the 26 victims of the horrific Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting with 'S.H.E.S.' on the side of his hat.

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'Benevolent dictator' Patino left no detail overlooked

pays tribute to Jaime Ortiz-Patino, former owner of Valderrama Golf Club in Spain, who elevated the game's profile in Europe.

Jaime Ortiz-Patino liked to think of himself as a “benevolent dictator.” No detail was overlooked in his quest to build the best course in Continental Europe - which he did with Valderrama Golf Club.

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Mexico's goal at Copa de las Americas: Win it all

Led by four U.S.-based college players, Mexico is using the confidence it built at the World Team Amateur to set its eyes on a title at the Copa de las Americas.

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Fowler simply stands out from PGA Tour crowd

Rickie Fowler, whose preparations for the Tour's opener in Hawaii aren't necessarily confined to the practice range, stands out among his touring-pro brethren. Above all, though, he wants to win.

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Scores: Round 3 leaderboard at Hyundai TOC

Follow Round 3 scores from the Hyundai Tournament of Champions at the Plantation Course in Kapalua, Hawaii.

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Beyond the course: Stacy Lewis on the paddleboard

On Day 4 of Tracy Wilcox's multimedia project going behind the scenes with eight LPGA stars, current World No. 2 Stacy Lewis shows off her paddleboard skills in south Florida.

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Women's spring preview: Big 12

TCU might have found the spark it needed in Rutgers transfer Kortnie Maxoutopoulis.

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Men's spring preview: ACC

Florida State's Daniel Berger headlines a highly anticipated spring season in the ACC that features six top-30 teams.