News for Tuesday, September 1, 2009

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Lots to look forward to this college season

RIVERSIDE, Iowa – With the conclusion of Golfweek’s Conference Challenge, the college season has officially started. Soon we will be in full swing (no pun intended).

Trump to expand Scottish golf course

Donald Trump has received permission to expand a luxury golf resort he is building on a stretch of Scottish coast despite fierce opposition from residents.

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FSU wins Golfweek’s Conference Challenge

Drew Kittleson led Florida State to a victory Tuesday at Golfweek’s Conference Challenge, and in the process, erased a 2008-09 season full of disappointment.

Saunders gets sponsor exemption into Boise

Sam Saunders will play his first PGA Tour-sanctioned event one week after The King's 80th birthday.

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Commentary: Cobra irons latest in game-improvement arena

Cobra recently has introduced a new iron, the S2, and it could emerge as Cobra’s most influential golf club since the King Cobra.

Injured Casey probable for Deutsche Bank

Given the choices from an NFL injury report, Paul Casey listed himself as probable for the Deutsche Bank Championship this week as the world’s No. 3 player tries to cope with a rib injury.

An to take celebratory spin in Ferrari

Byeong-Hun An will get to test drive a Ferrari when he gets home, just another perk that comes with winning the U.S. Amateur.

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Inside the bag of Heath Slocum

Heath Slocum, a longtime Ping staff member, used Ping’s new G15 driver (9 degree) and i15 irons (3-PW) in winning The Barclays.

Ask the expert: Tom Wishon

Tom Wishon, a golf-industry veteran, heads his namesake company in Durango, Colo. His clubs are available through certified professional clubmakers.

Wie out of Samsung World Championship

Michelle Wie failed to qualify for the Samsung World Championship, an elite 20-player field. Wie needed to finish 15th or higher on the money list after the Safeway Classic to get an invite to Torrey Pines. Na Yeon Choi secured the last spot, edging Wie by $38,392.

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Higher trajectory: Modern clubs accomplish goal

There are two primary strategies for achieving higher trajectory with iron shots: Buy irons for increased height and distance or purchase hybrids.

Traffic jam causes headaches at TPC Boston

NORTON, Mass. – Standing around the practice range, waiting for their real work to start, several caddies answered phone calls within a few minutes and discovered that their work day might have gotten longer.

A day in the park

NORTON, Mass. – Hey, Heath Slocum, you’ve just won a FedEx Cup playoff event and $1.35 million. What are you going to do?

Kenny Perry hires son as caddie

NORTON, Mass. – Apparently those rumors of Kenny Perry and his new caddie are true. Just don’t ask him about it.

Some advice we all could use

Ben Martin's caddie, Jim, with some sage advice from the U.S. Amateur.

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Tiger to wear a different shade of red

It’s well-known that Tiger Woods’ fashion sensibility prefers red on Sundays, but this weekend he’ll be doubling up on his favorite color. On Saturday, he’ll be sporting Cardinal red for his alma mater, Stanford.

Welcome to the world, Ava

Don’t expect Annika Sorenstam to pull a Great Scot. Catriona Matthew won the Ricoh Women’s British Open 11 weeks after giving birth. I think Sorenstam now collects a different kind of major moments.

In this issue: Sept. 5, 2009

Arnold Palmer celebrates 80th birthday / Byeong-Hun An wins U.S. Amateur

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Sorenstam gives birth to baby girl

Annika Sorenstam gave birth Tuesday morning to a baby girl, Ava Madelyn McGee. She weighed 6 pounds, 10 ounces and was 19 inches long.

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