News for Monday, November 23, 2009



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Grillo’s been in this position before

Emiliano Grillo must be having serious déjà vu tonight. After shooting a 5-under 67 Monday in the first round of the AJGA’s Polo Golf Junior Classic, Grillo finds himself in the same position he was in last year: atop the leaderboard.

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Player of the Week: Joel Slak

Joel Slak, of Folsom, Calif., shot 3-under 141 (73-68) at Coyote Creek Golf Course (Valley Course) in San Jose, Calif., and won the Future Collegians World Tour’s Coyote Creek Open in a playoff.

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Player of the Week: Stephanie Hsieh

Stephanie Hsieh, of Alamo, Calif., shot even-par 144 (75-69) at Coyote Creek Golf Course (Valley Course) in San Jose, Calif., to win the Future Collegians World Tour’s Coyote Creek Open by three shots.

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Winner’s Circle: Nov. 16-22, 2009

See what the winners had in their bags this week.

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Nordqvist wins LPGA finale; Ochoa POY

Not a bad ending to the 2009 LPGA season. Rookie Anna Nordqvist won the LPGA Tour Championship on Monday, while Lorena Ochoa won her fourth consecutive Rolex Player of the Year award . . . by one point.

Whole lotta scouting going on

Reason No. 82 That the College Golf Season Never Ends.

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Tour signs UK broadcast deal with Sky Sports

The PGA Tour has reached an eight-year deal with Sky Sports to broadcast its tournaments in the United Kingdom.

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Cape Fear National set to open

Cape Fear National is scheduled to open Nov. 28 in Leland, N.C., and Superstition Mountain (Ariz.) Golf and Country Club also will open two new courses soon. In other course news, the Fairmont Turnberry Isle Resort & Club has entered into new partnerships.

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Grillo, Chen take early lead at Polo Junior

Emiliano Grillo and Doris Chen started strong Monday during the opening round at the AJGA’s Polo Golf Junior Classic. Alexis Thompson and Cory Whitsett, however, have some work to do.

Scratch Golf’s new part owner: Ryan Moore

Scratch Golf has signed Ryan Moore to an endorsement deal, making the former U.S. Amateur champion the company’s first PGA Tour staff professional.

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Bandon and Scotch a good mix

Bandon Dunes is the ideal place to learn about links golf – and single-malt Scotch.

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Course innovation persists despite down market

A down market might slow the flow of innovative course designs and restorations, but it certainly doesn't stop them. Bradley S. Klein explains how golf courses just keep getting better.

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Wildman Q&A: N.C. State coach Richard Sykes

This week on Blog U., I caught up with N.C. State men’s golf coach Richard Sykes, who has coached in Raleigh for nearly 40 years.

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Looks of the week: LPGA and Dubai

Anna Nordqvist brings street and fairway fashion closer together and the caddies in Dubai are on our fashion radar.

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Shin chasing McPherson at LPGA finale

The sky cleared and Lorena Ochoa and Jiyai Shin were left with one day to settle their duel for LPGA Tour player of the year.

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The fall season’s movers and shakers

So what is Golfweek’s Ron Balicki thankful for? That another exciting spring season is near. Here’s who to look out for in just a couple months.

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Gambling among college golfers? You bet

Division I men’s golfers are far more likely to gamble than other athletes, according to a recent study by the NCAA.

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Monday Scramble: Our Holiday Gift Guide!

Just four days from the biggest shopping day of the year, the Monday Scramble brings you its Inaugural Golf Gift Guide.