News for Thursday, October 22, 2009


News 2009 October 22


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O’Hern fires 63 for Open lead

Brandishing a hot putter on a warm afternoon, Australian Nick O’Hern cruised to a career-low 63 and the first-round lead in the Open on Thursday.

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Garcia leads in Spain; Round 1 suspended

Defending champion Sergio Garcia was leading the Castello Masters after an 8-under 63 on Thursday, when wind interrupted play and half the field failed to complete the first round.

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Erin Hills’ buyer: No carts allowed

Erin Hills sold

Erin Hills, the Milwaukee-area course that opened to acclaim in 2006 and will be the site of the 2011 U.S. Amateur Championship, is being sold and will allow only walkers.

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Sim shoots 64, leads Nationwide Tour finale

Sim leads Nationwide finale

Michael Sim ran off eight consecutive birdies Thursday en route to a 8-under 64 to lead the Nationwide Tour Championship by three shots.

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Cook aiming for three-peat at AT&T

John Cook has been playing Oak Hills for parts of the last three decades, rarely with this much at stake.

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Program teaches golf to amputee vets

David Flowers knew his right leg was gone as soon as he stepped on the mine.

2011 NCAA posteseaon sites selected

The stage is set for the 2011 NCAA Division I women’s regional and national championships.

PGA Tour extends TV deal in India

reports about the Tour’s latest effort to go global: a six-year deal with India’s top TV sports network.

Targeting a growing fan base in India, the PGA Tour announced a six-year extension for its tournament broadcast rights with NEO Sports.

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Cabrera misses tee time, DQ’d in Spain

Masters champion Angel Cabrera has been disqualified from the Castello Masters because his flight was delayed from Bermuda and he missed his tee time.

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Gribble worth the wait for Texas

Gribble, Texas on roll

Freshman Cody Gribble has vaulted Texas into one of the best teams in the nation. As Sean Martin writes, Gribble has been worth the wait.

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Hangin’ 10 with Beyond the Links

explains how Rickie Fowler’s caddie uses looping as a link to his golf apparel company.

Golf apparel is now cool to wear on or off the course and is building such a following that most companies are changing their brand and image to lifestyle collections.

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True golf at Machrihanish Dunes

With the Open Championship at St. Andrews next year, one of the best golfing venues is on the shelf. So where do you go? There are many options, but one I experienced after this year’s Open was Machrihanish Dunes.

Wildman Q&A: Georgia State coach Cathy Mant

chats with Georgia State coach Cathy Mant about her team’s recent victory and new approach to postseason play.

This week on Blog U, I spoke with Georgia State head women’s coach Cathy Mant. After struggling to begin the fall season, the Panthers won the Lady Pirate Intercollegiate on Oct. 20.

Ishikawa to play HSBC Champions

Japanese teenager Ryo Ishikawa will participate in next month’s HSBC Champions tournament in a field that includes Tiger Woods.