News for Tuesday, March 19, 2013

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Tiger paired with Els, Rose at Bay Hill

A look at the first- and second-round tee times and pairings for the 2013 Arnold Palmer Invitational at Bay Hill in Orlando, Fla.

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Just like old times: Yale clips Bradley in dual match

In a nod to one of college golf's fading traditions, Bradley and Yale met Monday at Streamsong Resort in an event as unusual as their surroundings here on a reclaimed phosphate mine: a dual match.

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Fantasy Tip Sheet: Arnold Palmer Invitational

It should come as no shock that Tiger Woods is the overwhelming favorite at this week's Arnold Palmer Invitational. But our panel thinks there are a couple of other big names to keep an eye on, as well. Predictions . . .

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Fast friends on tour: Molinari, Pirelli and Lamkin

Francesco Molinari agreed to use special Pirelli grips on his Nike clubs. He chose grip manufacturer Lamkin because he already felt comfortable using Lamkin’s i6 3GEN grips.

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UCLA asst. coach completes another marathon

You think 36-hole days are long? Those are just figurative marathons. UCLA assistant men’s golf coach completed a real one, the Los Angeles Marathon, this past weekend.

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Holmes breaks ankle while rollerblading

"Just a freak little thing," a media representative of the broken ankle J.B. Holmes suffered recently while he was rollerblading for exercise with his fiancee.

Wisconsin women hold off Minnesota at Entrada

Wisconsin claimed its second team victory of the season on Tuesday at the BYU at Entrada Classic. The Badgers finished 54 holes at Entrada at Snow Canyon in St. George, Utah, with a 24-over 888 total.

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The field: Golfweek West Coast Junior Invitational

Registration is open for Golfweek’s West Coast Junior Invitational. The tournament will be played May 17-19 at Longbow Golf Club in Mesa, Ariz. Keep track of the field here.

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Healthy, Snedeker looks to make move at Bay Hill

A pulled rib muscle got Brandt Snedeker out of lifting boxes while his family moved into a new home. Healthy and back on the PGA Tour, he's ready to attack Bay Hill – and Augusta too.

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Omega announces sponsorship of top-ranked Lewis

Two days after Stacy Lewis claimed the No. 1 spot in the Rolex Rankings, Omega has announced its sponsorship of the LPGA player. Lewis won the RR Donnelley LPGA Founders Cup on March 17, her second consecutive LPGA victory and the seventh of her career.

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Toy Box: Streelman relies on popular wedge configuration

A 54-60 wedge configuration of differing brands helped carry Kevin Streelman to his first PGA Tour win at Tampa Bay

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Two days after wedding, Hurley qualifies for tourney

John Hurley got married Saturday in Houston, drove Sunday to Lafayette, La., and qualified for the Louisiana Open on Monday.

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Masters buildup: Remembering rains of 2003

The Masters rainout of 2003 is memorable for several reasons – while the Florida Swing on the PGA Tour produces hints that Augusta is just around the corner, and Tiger Woods bears down on Bay Hill.

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Work finally starts on Rio 2016 course

Field work for the Rio 2016 golf course began March 19. Designer Gil Hanse and a crew of six workers are onsite clearing non-native vegetation by hand.