News for Tuesday, July 25, 2006

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2006: One lively living legend

Byron Nelson, golf legend and gentleman rancher, leaned on a cane in each hand as he walked into the room.

2006: For your game - Get strong to go long

Gerry James is a PGA golf professional, but any similarity to other instructors ends there.

2006: Business - Aldila ‘in the pink’

Thanks to NV’s staying power and Mathewson’s leadership, shaftmaker continues to prosper.

2006: Monarchs take flight

In 2002, Methodist steamrolled the championship field en route to a Division III record 53-shot victory.

2006: Huskers’ title shot a long one

Take a glimpse at the eight schools that qualified for the NCAA Division I Women’s Championship out of the Central Regional: Southern California, Duke, Pepperdine, Florida, Oklahoma State, Texas A&M, Kent State and Nebraska.

2006: Boilermakers blow by Bruins

The Boilermakers journeyed more than 2,000 miles to the NCAA West Regional at Washington National Golf Club and validated their existence as a top team in college golf.

2006: Tide rises in East Regional

That’s right, the Tide rolled into the NCAA Division I Women’s East Regional on a private jet. Welcome to the Big Time.

2006: A wide-open affair

On a steamy Texas afternoon during the final round of the NCAA Central Regional, Duke and Southern California had their final players standing on the 18th tee box at the demanding Traditions Club.

2006: Stiles’ accuracy rules Rheem

Darron Stiles couldn’t care less about finesse, or the leaderboard.

2006: The Master of surprise

Paul Casey’s comeback isn’t quite complete. Not by the evidence of his final-round performance in the $3.35 million Quinn Direct British Masters.

2006: Wadkins’ win ends skid

When Bobby Wadkins joined the Champions Tour in 2001, it took him only 10 days to find the winner’s circle.

2006: Webb spins another ‘W’

Whatever Karrie Webb lost the past few years, she suddenly has found. And now that she’s got it, she’s again leaving the rest of the LPGA in her wake.

2006: Full Nelson for Wetterich

Brett Wetterich, a tap-in from victory, cried on the 18th green. His eyes were on the edge between mist and river. His goal was to avoid a “full-out bawl.”

2006: An eminently scary project

The start of a golf season in the Northeast usually is a time of joy for those who have shivered through yet another long winter.

2006: Houston, we have a dynasty

Fifty years ago, the University of Houston golf team began what would become one of the greatest – and arguably most unlikely – dynasties in the history of college sports.

2006: No Bluff: An intimate 20,000-acre plan

A Jack Nicklaus-designed golf course touches lightly on the land, with homesites set back generously from corridors of play.

2006: A Wynning formula, typically extravagant

A year ago, Steve Wynn, the indefatigable Las Vegas entrepreneur, capped his comeback on the Strip by opening the eponymous Wynn Las Vegas.

2006: Class offers cooks their just desserts

Jennifer Millar stood behind the counter in the spacious kitchen and began mixing the eggs, sugar and cream. And all I could think of was Dan Aykroyd in drag.

2006: Emirates best of eclectic layouts

Dubai certainly has come a long way since the Emirates Golf Club opened in 1988.

2006: Dubai - Boom town

In its quest to become the playground of the Middle East, Dubai has evolved into the world’s fastest-growing metropolis – complete with traffic jams, American fast food and Western-style golf resorts.

2006: LPGA chair’s son indicted at Duke

Accompanied at a May 15 news conference by his mother and father, David Evans, 23, called the charges against him and two teammates “fantastic lies.”

2006: Pinehurst not part of potential ClubCorp sale

For anyone who wants to buy some golf courses and business clubs, there’s a seller looking to unload a pretty big portfolio.

2006: Florida’s Every wins Hogan honor

After a week filled with controversy over the absence of Oklahoma State’s Pablo Martin, Florida senior Matt Every was announced as winner of the Ben Hogan Award at Colonial Country Club May 13.

2006: Michelob seeks major promotion

Is it possible that the LPGA’s major championship lineup could be altered?