News for Sunday, December 20, 2009



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Fowler earns first winner’s check at pro-am

Rickie Fowler has found plenty of success in his young pro career. Now he can cash his first winner’s check. Fowler paired with former high-school teammate Josh Anderson to win the Plantation Winter Classic, a scratch pro-am best ball tournament.

Commentary: Hall of Fame voting full of complexities

I dreamed, much to my horror, that Tiger Woods was kept out of the World Golf Hall of Fame.

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Molinari brothers to compete in Masters

Francesco and Edoardo Molinari will finish the year in the top 50 in the world and become the first set of brothers in 10 years to compete in the same Masters.

Finchem’s message flies in face of reality

Commissioner Tim Finchem made the off-season status of the PGA Tour sound so perfect last week.

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Ramsay wins South African Open in playoff

Richie Ramsay birdied the first hole of a playoff to defeat Shiv Kapur of India and win the South African Open on Sunday.

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Learning to love Mexico’s iconic drink

Meet master tequilero Christian Moya. His job? Teaching visitors how to appreciate the strong stuff amid the beauty of Cabo San Lucas, Mexico.

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Martin maintains lead in South Africa

Spain’s Pablo Martin remained in position for his second straight victory, shooting an even-par 72 on Saturday in the South African Open to take a one-stroke lead over Italy’s Edoardo Molinari.