News for Saturday, September 26, 2009

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Ochoa, Gustafson share top spot at CVS

Top-ranked Lorena Ochoa birdied five of her last seven holes for a 7-under 65 on Saturday for a share of the lead with Sophie Gustafson after the third round of the CVS/pharmacy LPGA Challenge.

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Willis shoots 67, leads by 2 on Nationwide

Garrett Willis put himself in position for first Nationwide Tour victory of the year, shooting a bogey-free 5-under 67 Saturday at the WNB Golf Classic.

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Pernice Jr. leads in Champions debut

Tom Pernice Jr. moved into position to become the 15th player to win his Champions Tour debut, shooting his second bogey-free 5-under 67 on Saturday to take a one-shot lead in the SAS Championship.

Gold Mountain does it right

This is my second trip to Gold Mountain Golf Club, and once again their support of college golf is as good as anywhere I have been.

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Vu, Holen lead Golfweek Junior

On a scorching day in the desert, Lilia Vu and J.J. Holen went low to grab the first-round lead at the Golfweek Junior Series event at Longbow.

Q-School: Maurer wins by four shots in California

Brian Maurer easily took the top spot at the PGA Tour Q-School pre-qualifier in Seaside, Calif., with a final-round 68.

Chart: Winning FedEx Cup scenarios

Win the Tour Championship, win your second FedEx Cup championship in two years. That’s the only bottom-line prospect that interests Tiger Woods.

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Commentary: Ailing Perry guts it out at Tour Championship

He might not have felt worth a hoot, but, as Jeff Rude writes, Kenny Perry pulled his game together to take the Tour Championship lead at 8 under.

The 18th at East Lake? Piece of cake!

Nothing like a stiff breeze at your back to make you breathe easier at a brutal finishing hole.

For Mickelson's putting pleasure

Another round, another successful effort with the putter. Phil Mickelson was bubbling over with joy.

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Why Tiger can go watch college football today...

Don’t be stunned if players circulate a petition to demand that PGA Tour officials do this all the time. Plan for 2:30 p.m. third-round finishes, that is.

Keep your water bottles handy

The desert has taken a toll on one of its own. Neil Evans of Phoenix has had to WD from the Golfweek Junior Series at Longbow early due to dehydration.

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Perry leads Tiger by 2 at East Lake

Kenny Perry birdied his first four holes Saturday on his way to a 6-under 64 and two-shot lead over Tiger Woods in the third round of the Tour Championship.

‘Mr. Golfweek’ goes down

The pre-tournament festivities at the PING/Golfweek Invitational rated high on the fun meter. I know, because I participated.

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GB&I running away with Vivendi Trophy

Britain and Ireland struck another blow to Continental Europe in the Vivendi Trophy on Saturday, extending its lead to 9-5 in the European Tour match-play event.

Ogilvy’s turnaround inexplicable

So, for the first two days you make nine bogeys, a double, and shoot 8 over to sit dead last in a field of 30.