News for Friday, August 21, 2009


News 2009 August 21


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Notes: Ailing Funk still contending

Fred Funk is handling his various ailments with humor.

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Creamer sparks U.S. at Solheim Cup

Juli Inkster really has reason to dance now.

McPherson calls her shots

Kristy McPherson just gave fans at home a taste of her South Carolinian spirit with her ace prediction.

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Wie savors first Solheim experience

Michelle Wie saw the masses, heard the chants and knew this was going to be a special day no matter where her shots landed.

Rich Harvest Farms shows some quirk

Quirky. That’s an adjective often used to describe Rich Harvest Farms.

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Day 1 of Slow-heim Cup drags on

Day 1 crawls in Illinois

It was painfully slow Friday at the Solheim Cup. And that’s a shame, says Jim McCabe. The LPGA deserves better, especially in the midst of its most forgettable season.

Webb sighting

There’s an Aussie driving the U.S. team cart.

Hurry up!

has sure-fire 10 ways to speed up the very slow Solheim Cup.

I’m glad I’m not at this year’s Solheim Cup. Watching professional golfers take six hours to play four-ball matches isn’t my idea of fun.

Wie's secret stash

How ’bout this for a list-minute catch?

The mothers and the kids

Suzann Pettersen hired Maria Hjorth’s husband, Shaun McBride, to carry her bag this week. Her regular looper, David Brooker, is awaiting the birth of his third child.

Rich Harvest traffic jam

And you thought the play today was slow ... try driving in. There were plenty of horror stories from folks trying to make their way into the parking lot here at Rich Harvest Farms.

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Woods commits to The Barclays

Woods to play Barclays

Tiger Woods entered The Barlcays on Friday, an indication that the world’s No. 1 player plans to compete in all four FedEx Cup playoff events for the first time.

Clarke, Hedblom share KLM lead

Peter Hedblom shot a second straight 4-under 66 Friday to share the lead with defending champion Darren Clarke at 8 under halfway through the KLM Open.

Ochoa, Kerr in Safeway Classic field

Top-ranked Lorena Ochoa is among those in the field for next week’s Safeway Classic at Pumpkin Ridge Golf Club.

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Match Play’s home hotel opening nears

When the PGA Tour returns to Marana, Ariz., in February for the WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship in February, the players and sponsors will have some new accommodations.

Daniel's picks baffle

Shocked. That’s the best way to describe my reaction to Beth Daniel’s afternoon lineup.

Solheim rounds drag

The last match of the day will get started at 3:25 p.m. With the morning matches taking nearly six hours to complete, don’t look for them to finish. The final match was originally scheduled for 2:15 p.m.