News for Friday, October 2, 2009

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Fowler shoots 65, sits one back at N’wide

Rickie Fowler shot a 6-under 65 Friday at the Nationwide Tour’s Soboda Classic and will enter the weekend in a tie for second, one shot back of leader Jerod Turner.

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Watson leads by 2 at Senior Players

If Tom Watson was looking for a sign that luck was on his side at the Senior Players Championship, he got it on the 13th hole at Baltimore Country Club.

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Kenny Perry’s mother dies of cancer

Kenny Perry’s mother, Mildred, died Thursday morning after a long battle with blood cancer. Perry will still play next week in the Presidents Cup at his family’s urging.

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Taylor leads midway at Turning Stone

Vaughn Taylor has shot his second straight 67 to gain a one-shot lead after two rounds of the Turning Stone Resort Championship.

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Perry will play Presidents Cup despite mother’s death

Kenny Perry’s mother, Mildred, has died after a long battle with blood cancer, the golfer’s agent told Golfweek. At his family’s request, Perry will still play next week for the U.S. Presidents Cup team.

Samsung to exit as LPGA event sponsor

Heading into last month’s Samsung World Championship, the LPGA thought negotiations with the longtime sponsor were dead.

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Norman, Evert announce separation

Just 15 months after they were married, golf star Greg Norman and tennis great Chris Evert announced they have separated.

Is golf's Olympic bid in trouble?

Is golf in trouble after the International Olympic Committee’s stunning decision in picking Rio de Janeiro over Chicago for the venue of the 2016 Summer Olympics?

Duke freshmen to take stage at Coca-Cola Duke

This year’s Duke men’s team is something of a mystery, though we’ll get a sneak peek at the Blue Devils’ heralded freshman class on Monday and Tuesday when the four first-year players tee it up at the Coca-Cola Duke Individual at Duke Golf Club.

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Rio to host Olympics; golf’s fate will be next

The fate of golf in the Olympics remains to be determined, but if the sport is added for the 2016 Games it will be played in Rio de Janeiro.

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Thompson, four others share lead at Navistar

Alexis Thompson, 14, is trying to become the youngest winner in LPGA Tour history. To do it, she'll have to overtake the four women with whom she shares the lead, including top-ranked Lorena Ochoa.

Five storylines to start the season

October is here and while I have been a bit behind in the blog department, let me examine the month of September with my top five in women’s golf from the past month.

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Seminoles stepping it up early

The Florida State women haven’t lost a step after the graduation of Caroline Westrup, perhaps the best player in school history. As Julie Williams writes, the Seminoles are only climbing higher – 168 steps higher, to be exact.

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McIlroy among leaders at Dunhill

Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland birdied the last two holes on the Old Course at St. Andrews for a 7-under 65 and a share of the lead at the halfway stage of the Dunhill Links Championship.

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Kevin Streelman can now fit in your pocket

When he faced a downhill lie in a little bit of rough at the Deutsche Bank Championship several weeks ago, Kevin Streelman choked down on the hybrid and delivered a splendid shot.

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Commentary: Businessmen eye Heritage Hall at St. Andrews

A Donald Trump course is in the works near Aberdeen and businessmen are eyeing Heritage Hall at St. Andrews, but Alistair Tait has his doubts that the ventures would be positives for the golf community.

Chicago fails to land 2016 Olympics

Tiger Woods gave Chicago golf courses – specifically Cog Hill No. 4 – a thumbs up as a venue for the 2016 Olympics – but apparently no one in Copenhagen, Denmark, was listening.

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