News for Sunday, August 23, 2009


News 2009 August 23


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Woods a 1-3 favorite to win FedEx Cup

Just a quick odds update for Tiger Woods: Woods is a 1-3 – no, that is not a misprint – 1-3 favorite to win the FedEx Cup starting this week at The Barclays, according to

Making the cut on Tour as a 16-year-old . . . "That's neat."

explains how 16-year-old Justin Thomas became a fan favorite at the Wyndham Championship.

A father and his two small children stood outside the ropes at Sedgefield Country Club wearing “Saint X” T-shirts, cheering on 16-year-old Justin Thomas as he walked by.

Reid wins Jeld-Wen Tradition in playoff

Mike Reid raised his arms and let out a heavy sigh after sinking his playoff-winning birdie putt in the Jeld-Wen Tradition. Then he humbly removed his cap to shake the hand of opponent John Cook.

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Moore wins 1st Tour title in Wyndham playoff

Moore wins 1st Tour title

Rya Moore claimed his first PGA Tour title with a birdie on the third hole of a sudden death playoff to beat Kevin Stadler on Sunday at the Wyndham Championship.

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Wie rises to Solheim challenge

Wie stars at Solheim Cup

This was the Michelle Wie everyone was waiting to see. She went 3-0-1 in her Solheim Cup debut – the best performance by any American.

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Sim moves to PGA Tour with 3rd N’wide title

Sim wins 3rd Nationwide title

Michael Sim has played his way onto the PGA Tour. The Australian won his third Nationwide Tour event this season, taking the Christmas in October Classic by two strokes.

Sergio slips Sunday at Wyndham

thinks that watching Sergio Garcia Sunday at Wyndham was like watching a train wreck.

Are you kidding me? Watching Sergio Garcia on the back nine on Sunday was like watching a Spanish train wreck, except for that bunker shot to get into the playoff.

Higgins feels the nerves at Aggies night

Texas A&M men’s coach J.T. Higgins had to deal with a nerve-wracking finish – remember Bronson Burgoon’s walk-off wedge shot? – before getting to enjoy his team’s NCAA title.

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U.S. rolls to Solheim Cup victory

U.S. wins Solheim Cup

The United States didn’t want to be called the favorites at the Solheim Cup. Winners has a much better ring to it.

Pressel in tears after Solheim victory

isn't surprised Morgan Pressel couldn’t get through a Solheim Cup interview without tears.

You knew Morgan Pressel couldn’t get through the interview without tears. Pressel’s 3-and-2 victory over Anna Nordqvist gave the Americans the 14th point they needed to retain the Solheim Cup.

A fitting end to the Solheim Cup

Janice Moodie and Natalie Gulbis each hit a tee shot on the 18th hole and then agreed to leave the match all square. Fitting end to a hard-fought week.

Whitworth in the shadows at Solheim

explains why Kathy Whitworth avoided the spotlight at the Solheim Cup.

She was there at the beginning of the Solheim Cup, 1990, and she was there again at Rich Harvest Farm to watch in person for the 11th edition.

Don't discount Inkster

When it was over and Juli Inkster had fought back to earn a half-point for the victorious U.S. team in the Solheim Cup, one of the first people she embraced was her longtime friend, Meg Mallon, who served as one of captain Beth Daniel’s assistants.

College coaches do summer shuffle

gives a run-down of the many college coaches who will start the season with a different team than last spring.

The summer started with a lot of buzz around a few higher profile vacant coaching jobs, and now that the dust has settled, we have seen very little movement among head coaches. Of the 20-plus that were open this year, only three head coaches changed addresses: Nick Clinard (UCF to Auburn), Ria Quiazon (San Francisco to Oregon) and Emilee Klein (UCF to San Diego State).

Dyson wins second KLM title in playoff

England’s Simon Dyson came from six shots back to win the KLM Open, beating Ireland’s Peter Lawrie and Sweden’s Peter Hedblom in a playoff Sunday.

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Club displays amateur dominance

There might have been a rare celestial occurence over Missoula (Mont.) Country Club this summer, helping the club to achieve a historical feat never before seen in the state.

Cup play needs a tie-breaker

on one thing that drives him bonkers: No tie-breaker in the Solheim Cup (or Ryder Cup).

Can’t ask for much more than what the Solheim Cup has delivered these past three days.

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U.S. Amateur preview: Cowboy up

Cowboys collide at U.S. Am

Five Oklahoma State players tee it up this week at the U.S. Amateur at Southern Hills. For Peter Uihlein, a Walker Cup spot is on the line.

A look inside Solheim Sunday singles

For an opening act in Sunday’s singles at the Solheim Cup, you’ve got to give the ladies credit. Paula Creamer against Suzann Pettersen is the match you want to see.