News for Tuesday, July 21, 2009


News 2009 July 21


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Bastel named Duke women’s assistant

Duke has a new assistant women’s coach.

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Fowler announces first pro event

Rickie Fowler has announced he will play as a professional at the Nationwide Tour’s Soboba Classic Oct. 1-4. It is the first event Fowler has said he will play as a pro.

M.J. comes off the bench

Talk about finding a fill-in.

Perry won't defend Buick title

The Buick Open has lost its defending champion for the second time in three years. Last year’s champion, Kenny Perry, announced Tuesday that he is pulling out of the event to spend time with his cancer-stricken mother.

Coaching tips

It's fair to say Anthony Paolucci takes the U.S. Junior pretty seriously.

Scores are soaring

Whether it's the pressure or the unrelenting, rainy, breezy conditions, scores are considerably higher today in the second round of stroke-play qualifying.

Where will they be?

Catching up on Sports Illustrated on the flight over, noticed that Alexis Thompson is featured in the July 13-20 issue along with 13 other teens in a “Where Will They Be?” package.

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Don’t expect changes at St. Andrews

The tradition each year at the British Open is to congratulate the champion on the large scoreboard over the 18th green and look forward to the following year, in this case St. Andrews.

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Fantasy Aces: Canadian Open

Babineau: Anthony Kim: Though he had a wild ride at Turnberry, missing the cut, it seems as if his game is getting closer to the levels we witnessed a year ago. Coming off a free weekend, he should be charged up and ready to go.

Watson at the PGA? Not likely

Even though he came within an 8-foot putt of winning the British Open, Tom Watson didn’t sound terribly interested Tuesday in playing the PGA Championship next month in Minnesota.

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Anderson leads Girls’ Junior qualifiers

Amy Anderson was one of the few players who managed to move up the leaderboard on a cold, rainy day Tuesday at the U.S. Girls’ Junior in which many players moved backward.

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Spieth earns medalist honors at Junior

Jordan Spieth waltzed into the match play stages at the U.S. Junior Amateur Tuesday.

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Grillo dialed in at U.S. Junior

The U.S. Junior and U.S. Girls’ Junior may very well become an Argentine affair.