News for Wednesday, October 21, 2009

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Weir hopes history repeats at Grayhawk

Mike Weir has heard good things about the The Frys.com Open’s future home, but after winning the inaugural tournament in 2007 and finishing in a fourth-place tie last year, Weir is happy the tournament has at least one more year in the desert.

Who’s missing this week from USC?

This past weekend the “Big Three” in women’s golf were in action at The Stanford Intercollegiate, but in the end only two of the three finished at the top.

Rich Harvest Farms, Riviera up for ’12 NCAAs

reports that two impressive sites that are expected to be in the running to host the 2012 NCAA Championship.

Bids to host the 2012 NCAA Division I Men’s Championship aren’t due to the NCAA until Feb. 15, 2010, but Golfweek has learned that some impressive sites, including this year’s Solheim Cup course and a former major championship venue, will put their names in the hat to host the national championship.

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Klein on Design: No. 9, Daniel Island Club

No. 9, Daniel Island Club

Bradley S. Klein, Golfweek’s architecture editor, offers his opinion on one great hole.

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Closer look at Golfweek’s Best New Courses

Golfweek’s Best New Courses

The economy has slowed the pace, but not quality, of new designs. Bradley S. Klein takes a look at Golfweek’s Best New Courses.

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Prairie Club preps for 2010 opening

with the scoop on the biggest domestic resort opening of 2010 and the man who made it happen.

The Prairie Club in the remote Nebraska Sandhills is likely to be the biggest domestic resort opening of 2010.

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Glover wins PGA Grand Slam by 5 shots

Glover wins PGA Grand Slam

U.S. Open champion Lucas Glover took down his fellow major champions of 2009 at the PGA Grand Slam of Golf, closing with 5-under 66 to finish five shots ahead of Masters champion Angel Cabrera.

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Old MacDonald cream of Bandon crop

recently played all four courses at Bandon Dunes and says Old MacDonald is the cream of the crop.

Got a little sideways on my way home to Florida from the Presidents Cup and ended up in Bandon, Ore., with some pals. Here are a couple of thoughts after playing all four courses at Bandon Dunes Resort.

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Nationwide at Sawgrass – a good choice

The Nationwide Tour announced a new tournament Wednesday for October 2010. The Winn-Dixie Jacksonville Open will be played at the TPC Sawgrass Dye’s Valley Course.

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Impressive Timberlake deserves credit

explains why we should all be thankful for Justin Timberlake.

Justin Timberlake is an impressive young man. He is a worthy reincarnation of Bing Crosby – a singer who loves golf and attaches his name to a PGA Tour event, generating millions of dollars for charity.

David Toms gets into college golf

Like most PGA Tour players, David Toms is proud of his alma mater. LSU will host the David Toms Intercollegiate on Monday-Tuesday, and Toms’ participation will go beyond just having his name on the tournament.

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Nationwide Tour to play Sawgrass

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The No. 1 player on the Nationwide Tour money list receives an exemption into the following year’s Players Championship. Now the entire tour is headed to TPC Sawgrass, though likely not the famed Players Stadium Course.

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Hate to be Rude: The blame game

The blame game

The Robert Allenby-Anthony Kim saga has now blown over. But Jeff Rude still has a question: Doesn’t anyone stand by their conviction anymore?