News for Saturday, October 10, 2009


News 2009 October 10


Internationals down but not out

The U.S. leads the Presidents Cup, 12 1/2 to 9 1/2, entering the 12 Sunday singles matches. That means it’s not over, not quite.

Sunday singles pairings at Harding Park

Sunday pairings

Sunday singles parings at Harding Park.

The case of the missing golf ball

explains how a cypress tree swallowed an errant drive by Angel Cabrera on Day 3 at Harding Park.

So into the cool, calm air went Angel Cabrera’s drive at the short, par-4 13th, a powerful swipe that was going right, right, right . . . and then where?

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U.S. takes 3-point lead at Presidents Cup

Tiger Woods and Steve Stricker became the first partnership in the Presidents Cup to go 4-0, winning twice Saturday behind an improbable rally by Woods and the pure putting of Stricker.

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Tanco chasing Morris at Ping Invitational

Morris leads Ping Invitational

Rachel Morris took the first-round lead at the Ping Invitational with a 2-over 74. Defending champ Victoria Tanco is just a shot back.

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Grillo, Liu take lead at Ping Invitational

Grillo, Liu lead Ping Invitational

Jim Liu and Emiliano Grillo (pictured) took the first-round lead Saturday at the Ping Invitational. They are tied at 3-under 69.

A different kind of stunner from Yang

explains how Y.E. Yang gave Tiger a different kind of shock at Harding Park.

You just know that under his breath, Tiger Woods was saying, “Great. Where was that at Hazeltine?”

Like night and day for Mickelson

Talk about your turn-arounds.

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Woods continues to deliver at Presidents Cup

Woods remains undefeated

Tiger Woods has had more success individually than in team competition. But Saturday at Harding Park, Woods stole the show.

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U.S. leads 10-7 at Presidents Cup

U.S. leads Presidents Cups

Led by Tiger Woods, Team USA took a 10-7 lead over the Internationals after winning three of five foursomes matches Saturday morning.

Saturday afternoon four-ball pairings

Saturday afternoon four-balls pairings at the Presidents Cup

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Cabrera wants Woods

says there’s one player on the International side who has his eye on Tiger Woods for a Sunday Singles match-up.

Something to keep an eye on at the Presidents Cup: Word out of the International camp is that Angel Cabrera, who sat out the Saturday morning foursomes, has his eye on one particular guy for the Sunday singles.

Mickelson's renewed sense of confidence

can see Phil Mickelson's confidence building as his putting improves.

Funny thing about confidence, and how it can disappear or spread.

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McGowan shoots 60, leads Madrid Masters

Ross McGowan has shot a 12-under 60 to take a seven-shot lead after the third round of the Madrid Masters.

Lefty out of uniform

We are not sure if the Presidents Cup rules include anything about being out of uniform, but if they do, Phil Mickelson could be in some trouble.

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Notes: Leonard plays a prank

Justin Leonard took a while to cool down after missing a 3-foot putt that cost the Americans a point in the opening session of the Presidents Cup.