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Ochoa leads Michelob; Wie six back

A week off did nothing to slow Lorena Ochoa down, and a month away from the game found Lindsey Wright in the same groove she was in before a vacation.

Skins Game postponed for 2009

The Skins Game, a Thanksgiving weekend tradition for nearly three decades, became golf’s latest victim of the economic downturn when organizers said it would be postponed this year with no guarantees it would return.

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Ochoa scorching through Michelob

Lorena Ochoa is threatening to turn the Michelob Ultra Open into a runaway in another of her annual dominating runs.

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West: Texas feeling at home in Tempe

Texas might be the best No. 17 seed the tournament has seen since the start of NCAA regional competition in 1993. The Longhorns certainly aren’t just happy to here.

Central: Red-hot Bruins continue to roll

UCLA continues to cruise in defense of its Central Regional title as the Bruins posted a 2-over 290 in the second round and lengthened their lead over Purdue to 10 shots.

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East: Auburn on ropes after Day 2

Auburn is in a fight for its postseason lives at the East Regional. Despite stellar play from junior Candance Schepperle, the Tigers are in 12th place after two rounds and six shot outside of the top 8. Dan Mirocha reports.

Cejka's harrowing tale

When you’ve survived a daring escape from communist rule as a 9-year-old, the treacherous 17th hole at the Players Championship is child’s play.

'Shamateurism'

The R&A is on the right track by looking at revamping the rules of amateur status. The amateur-status rules are a bit of a joke.

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Notes: Tour drug tested Woods twice

Tiger Woods said Thursday he has been tested twice for drugs under the PGA Tour’s anti-doping policy, including one time when he wasn’t even playing.

‘Little Red Book’ author dead at 77

Edwin “Bud” Shrake, an author and journalist who co-authored the best-selling golf book “Harvey Penick’s Little Red Book,” has died. He was 77.

Cejka charges to lead at Players

Alex Cejka shot 5-under 67 and opened a two-shot lead over Ian Poulter after Round 2 of the Players Championship. Cejka, who’s been battling recent injuries, is a surprise leader. Tiger Woods shot 2-under 69 and is seven shots behind Cejka.

Notes: Couples holds Prez Cup meeting

Listening to Fred Couples talk about his first meeting with potential U.S. players for the Presidents Cup team gave some insight into how different he will be as a captain.

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2009 Golfweek’s Best Municipal Courses

2009 Golfweek's Best Municipal Courses

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2009 Golfweek’s Best Tour Courses

2009 Golfweek's Best Tour Courses

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UNC's Austin hoping for one more day

GAINESVILLE, Fla. –North Carolina coach Sally Austin is doing her best to concentrate on golf. But knowing Saturday could be her last day coaching the Tar Heels has been weighing on her mind.

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