News for Tuesday, October 1, 2013

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Hortt leads Monterey Bay to Golfweek D-2 title

For Brandon Hortt, the past few months have been about stockpiling good experiences.

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Rude: Woods is happy and loose at Presidents Cup

Tiger Woods was "happy and chill" at his pre-Presidents Cup interview on Tuesday. Why you ask? He's at the Presidents, a.k.a. Ryder Cup Lite says Golfweek's Jeff Rude.

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Z. Johnson sick, but will be ready for Prez Cup

Zach Johnson was stricken was the 24-hour bug on Sunday night and spend the next 20 hours at home in bed. No need to fret, Johnson, who will play a practice round on Wednesday, said he will be able to go for Thursday's start of the Presidents CUp at Muirfield.

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Presidents Cup: Stricker-Spieth pairing looms

Steve Stricker had to skip a hunting trip with buddies in order to play the Tour Championship, but at this week’s Presidents Cup, he’s expected to land the young buck that has everyone’s attention: Jordan Spieth.

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Oosthuizen ready to tee it up at Prez Cup after injury

Although Louis Oosthuizen has been plagued with neck, back and leg issues throughout the 2013 season – after months of rest – he is ready to tee it up at the Presidents Cup this week at Muirfield Village.

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Memphis men rally for Shoal Creek victory

The Memphis men's team shot a final-round 12-under 276 to rally from a 10-shot deficit Tuesday and overcome host Alabama Birmingham at the Shoal Creek Intercollegiate hosted by Graeme McDowell.

Thompson named interim GRU Augusta men's coach

After Kevin McPherson’s departure from GRU Augusta’s men’s golf program to take a similar position at Coastal Carolina, director of athletics Clint Bryant named Kory Thompson as the interim men’s coach Tuesday.

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Golf courses close amid government shutdown

The broad impact of the federal government shutdown, which still has no end in sight, has affected the golf course industry as well.

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USC women hold on, win Windy City Collegiate

The USC women's team received a stiff challenge from a trio of teams, but the defending national champions held on for a two-shot victory over Oklahoma State, despite the late disqualification of sophomore Annie Park.

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By The Numbers: California, 10

California has won the team and individual title (at the same tournament) in 10 of its last 14 tournaments.

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Hills and thrills: Eagle Ridge provides surprises

Near the banks of the Mississippi, surprises abound at Eagle Ridge and charming Galena says our Martin Kaufmann.

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Jack Nicklaus introduces a line of golf balls

Jack Nicklaus announced on Sept. 30 that he will introduce a line of golf balls. Nicklaus is introducing three golf balls – the Nicklaus Black, Nicklaus Blue and Nicklaus White – to accommodate three different skilled level of players.

Gene Elliot wins Crump Cup at Pine Valley

Qualifying co-medalist Gene Elliott won the 2013 Crump Cup on Sept. 29 at Pine Valley Golf Club with a 5 and 3 victory over Matthew Sughrue in the championship match.