News for Tuesday, July 28, 2009


News 2009 July 28


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Thompson eagles 18 for PGA lead

Alexis Thompson chipped in for eagle on No. 18 to take a one-shot lead after the first round of the Junior PGA Championship Tuesday afternoon at TPC River’s Bend.

West continues Canon Cup command

Continuing its decade of dominance Tuesday, the West AJGA Canon Cup team took an 11 1/2-3 1/2 lead after the first day of competition at Forest Highlands Golf Club.

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Mickelson to return at Bridgestone

Phil Mickelson will return to the PGA Tour at the Bridgestone Invitational next week, his first tournament since he tied for second at the U.

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Fantasy Aces: Buick Open

Babineau: Tiger Woods - When it starts to get late in the game, you signal for your closer. As we’ve learned so many times, this guy doesn’t just show up at events for giggles. He’s there for the hardware.

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Woods ramps up for homestretch

Barring any scheduling surprises, Tiger Woods is about to try something new.

Cauley is medalist at Rio Pinar

Bud Cauley finished at 10-under 134 to earn medalist honors at the U.S. Amateur qualifier at Rio Pinar Country Club.

Saunders to turn pro

Former Clemson player Sam Saunders will be turning pro after the summer, but he still has some amateur obligations.

Wiebe medals at Am qualifier

One PGA Tour progeny that gets less attention is Gunner Wiebe, who plays for the University of San Diego.

Greenbrier bids for PGA Tour stop

As one American icon exits the PGA Tour, another prepares to take its place.

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Bivens’ hard line came with a price

Carolyn Bivens had good intentions. The LPGA’s first female commissioner intended to show the world a woman’s worth with bigger purses, a solid health-care plan and a respectable pension program.

UCF's Barber to transfer to Auburn

tells where Central Florida's Blayne Barber will be playing golf next year.

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Nike recruits Lovemark for Tour staff

Nike Golf has added former University of Southern California (USC) star Jamie Lovemark to its Tour staff. Lovemark committed to a multi-year agreement that calls for him to use the company’s full line of equipment, apparel and footwear.

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Soggy weather across the pond

Soggy weather across the pond...

Miyazato earns rock-star status

Two years ago a Japanese reporter gave me a newspaper that featured an up-close picture of Ai Miyazato on its front page. Everything in the Sports Nippon was written in Japanese, but no translation was necessary.