News for Sunday, September 13, 2009

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Searching for ‘the nearest point of relief’

ARDMORE, Pa. – I hate to end this Walker Cup on a scatological note, but one thing I’m looking forward to in two years at Royal Aberdeen is a better experience of finding “the nearest point of relief.”

Teater wins in Utah for first Nationwide title

Josh Teater shot a final-round 3-under 68 to finish at 20 under and win the Utah Championship on Sunday for his first victory as a professional.

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Commentary: No stopping ‘perfect team’ at Walker Cup

There’s a reason Team USA waltzed to a victory at the Walker Cup: perfect chemistry. Eric Soderstrom explains.

Bizarre finish sends Senden to East Lake

John Senden secured the 30th and final spot for the Tour Championship, giving him at least a mathematical chance of the $10 million prize and a spot in three of the majors next year.

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Ball St. in mix at Golfweek’s Conference Challenge

Ball State isn’t used to playing with college golf’s best. But the Cardinals are getting their chance at Golfweek’s Conference Challenge and making the most of it.

Don’t diss the Cowgirls

PRIMM, Nev. – Perhaps Oklahoma State took Golfweek’s preseason rankings and posted them on the roof of the team van. Or maybe the Cowgirls didn’t even notice they weren’t ranked in the preseason top 30.

Michigan St. tops Purdue at Mary Fossum

Michigan State outlasted Purdue on Sunday to win the Mary Fossum Invitational at Forest Akers Golf Course in East Lansing, Mich.

Texas A&M wins shortened MoMorial

Texas A&M won the rain-shortened MoMorial Invitational Sunday at Traditions Golf Club in Bryan, Texas.

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Woods takes BMW, 71st Tour title in rout

Was there ever any doubt? Tiger Woods rolled to a eight-shot victory Sunday at Cog Hill and overtook the top spot in the FedEx Cup race.

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U.S. wins third straight Walker Cup

The U.S. won its third straight Walker Cup on Sunday, claiming three early singles matches for a 16 1/2 - 9 1/2 victory over Great Britain & Ireland.

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Shin wins NW Arkansas in playoff

Jiyai Shin shot a 7-under 64, then beat Angela Stanford and Sun Young Yoo on the second hole of a sudden-death playoff to win the P&G Beauty NW Arkansas Championship.

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Walker Cup: Live chat w/ Fowler, Uihlein

U.S. Walker Cup stars Rickie Fowler and Peter Uihlein chatted live with Golfweek.com users from Merion. Click here to watch a replay.

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Tennessee dominates Carpet Capital

Tennessee ran away with its first victory of the 2009-10 season, closing with a tournament-best 14-under 274 Sunday to win the Carpet Capital Collegiate by 12 shots.

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Kingston prevails in Mercedes playoff

James Kingston of South Africa captured his second European Tour title on Sunday, beating Anders Hansen of Denmark on the first playoff hole at the Mercedes-Benz Championship.

Nickname game

Prior to the Walker Cup, players from the U.S. and Great Britain & Ireland filled out media bio sheets and there was a spot to list their nicknames. While some left the space blank, most filled it in. Some answers were pretty ho-hum, but there were a few that had me scratching my head.

The Caddie Blog: Noise? What noise?

CHICAGO – Beverly Country Club, for better or for worse, often has been referred to as the course of “Planes, Trains, and Automobiles.”

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This Walker Cup is over

Barring a Great Britain & Ireland miracle at Merion Golf Club, the United States will win the 42nd Walker Cup this afternoon minus any drama – and a lot of the blame there should fall on the shoulders of captain Buddy Marucci.

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U.S. moves ahead 11-5 at Walker Cup

Team USA went 3-1 Sunday morning at the Walker Cup to take a 11-5. The U.S. needs just 2 1/2 points in the singles matches to retain the Cup.

Marc Leishman, meet Tiger Woods

LEMONT, Ill. – Not that anyone can see Tiger Woods to begin with – he is, after all, seven strokes ahead – but BMW Championship officials have at least tried to make it a clear fight.

Bae wins Korea Open; McIlroy T-3

Sang-Moon Bae of South Korea has won the Korea Open for the second straight year, shooting a 4-under 67 to beat countryman Kim Dae-sub by one shot.

The Caddie Blog: Praising technology

Just as I had suspected, with the fog clearing and the course drying out, the golfers in the first tee times of the afternoon session had an easier go at the course, and the lower scores reflected that fact.

Novel idea at the Golfweek Conference Challenge

The strangest thing happened yesterday at the practice round for the Golfweek Conference Challenge.

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