News for Wednesday, October 14, 2009


News 2009 October 14


Presidents Cup not very thrilling

on why the Presidents Cup is not a heart-pounding golf experience.

The Presidents Cup has a problem: When it comes to golf, there is no genuine rivalry between the United States and the rest of the world.

Condoleezza Rice takes stage at Singapore Open

says Barclays’ sponsorship of the Singapore Open features a major headliner. And it’s not Sheryl Crow.

In a year when golf tournament sponsors have been crucified for excessive spending on Sheryl Crow concerts and the like, one company is making the case that sponsoring golf still is good business.

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Woods watches U2 with Romo, Cowboys

Tiger Woods watched the band and hung out with Cowboys.

Bjorn to leave Euro players committee post

Thomas Bjorn is set to step down as chairman of the European Tour’s players committee when it meets Thursday to discuss tougher restrictions on membership rules.

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Allenby apologizes to Kim for comments

Robert Allenby said Wednesday he has apologized to Anthony Kim about his comments after losing to the American in the Presidents Cup, and both golfers said the issue was over.

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Revving up for the start of Q-School

The season has just begun

For some, the PGA Tour season is winding down. To many others, it’s just starting. The first stage of Q-School starts next week and Jim McCabe has all his pencils sharpened.

Olympic fever – already!

Yes, I know . . . the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro is seven years away. But that doesn’t stop us from being excited that golf is back in the Olympics after more than a century. And we’re going to be counting down every moment.

The hunt for a PGA Tour card

is keeping an eye on the Nationwide Tour and the chase for a 2010 PGA Tour card.

Mathias Gronberg is teeing it up on the Nationwide Tour at this week’s Miccosukee Championship. That’s normally an innocuous statement, but it will have an impact on the Nationwide Tour record books.

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Ballesteros hopes for British Open return

Ballesteros at British Open?

Seve Ballesteros is hopeful that his health will allow him to play a round at next year’s British Open at St. Andrews.