News for Sunday, September 27, 2009


News 2009 September 27


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Oklahoma State leads Ping/Golfweek Invitational

OSU leads in Washington

Picking up right where he left off at the Walker Cup, Peter Uihlein led Oklahoma State to the 36-hole lead Sunday at the Ping/Golfweek Invitational.

MTSU wins Mason Rudolph in dramatic playoff

Middle Tennessee rallied Sunday to win the Mason Rudolph Intercollegiate in a playoff over South Carolina.

Detroit Lions get thumbs-up from Lefty

says Phil Mickelson was all smiles after hearing the Detroit Lions won on Sunday.

There was plenty of pressure to go around, what with Phil Mickelson trying to erase a deficit and chase down Tiger Woods, of all people, at the mega-rich Tour Championship.

Was it a tie, after all?

is trying to figure out who was really the big winner Sunday at East Lake – Tiger or Phil? And the winner is...

And the winner is . . . Phil Mickelson, who finished with the low score? Or Tiger Woods, who took home the most money?

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Mickelson might be better than ever

Lefty better than ever?

So what did we learn Sunday at the Tour Championship? That Tiger Woods is still the best and Phil Mickelson might be better than ever. As Sean Martin writes, bring on 2010.

Willis earns Tour card with Nationwide win

Garrett Willis won the WNB Golf Classic on Sunday to lock up a spot next year on the PGA Tour, closing with a 4-under 68 for a one-stroke victory over Chad Collins at Midland Country Club.

Notes: Mud ball ruins Stricker’s run at $10M

Steve Stricker had a shot at $10 million. A muddy ball ruined his hopes.

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Gustafson gets first LPGA win in six years

Sophie Gustafson is finally an LPGA winner again, cruising to a four-stroke victory over top-ranked Lorena Ochoa in the CVS/pharmacy LPGA Challenge on Sunday.

Seminoles on roll with win at Kentucky

Led by junior Macarena Silva, Florida State won the rain-shortened Bettie Lou Fall Invitational Sunday by five shots over Central Florida.

Blaum, Sutton claim only eagles at short 18th

is surprised that only two players made eagle on the 290-yard par-4 18th at the Ping/Golfweek Invitational.

The par-4 18th hole at Gold Mountain Golf Club is relatively short – at least for the majority of these long-hitting college guys.

Michigan wins home event by 7 shots

Michigan won its second event of the 2009-10 season Sunday at the the Wolverine at Radrick Farms.

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Vu, Holen win Golfwek Jr. Series event

Vu, Holen win GW Jr. Series

Lilia Vu, 11, broke the record for youngest winner of a Golfweek Junior Series event with her triumph Sunday at Longbow Golf Club. J.J. Holen cruised to victory in the boys’ division.

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Song leads USC to Mason Rudolph title

Song leads USC to win

USC made an early-season statement Sunday, winning the Mason Rudolph Women’s Championship. The Trojans were led by super sophomore Jennifer Song, who picked up medalist honors.

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Lefty wins finale, Tiger wins it all

Phil, Tiger both winners

Phil beats Tiger. Tiger beats Phil. Both players walked away with prizes Sunday at East Lake, Lefty with the Tour Championship trophy, Woods with the FedEx Cup and a whole bunch of money.

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Pernice wins in Champions Tour debut

Tom Pernice Jr. became the 15th player to win in his Champions Tour debut, holing a 30-foot birdie putt on the final hole Sunday for a one-stroke victory over Nick Price and David Frost in the SAS Championship.

No surprises at Ping/Golfweek Invitational

After five-and-a-half hours - some things never change - Round 1 at the PING/Golfweek Invitational is in the books.

No bogeys for leader Uihlein

There’s a good – and simple – reason why Peter Uihlein was the leader after the first round Sunday morning at the Ping/Golfweek Invitational at Gold Mountain Golf Club.

College golfers need their fuel

College athletes are known for their big – and continuous – appetites, golfers included.

Golf and goats at the Golfweek Junior Series

explains why Golfweek Junior Series competitor Mieke Canan may be just as impressive at goat tying as she is at playing golf.

There are a few reasons that 17-year-old Mieke Canan at this week’s stop on the Golfweek Junior Series.

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GB&I wins fifth straight Vivendi Trophy

Great Britain & Ireland won the Vivendi Trophy for a fifth consecutive time Sunday after beating Continental Europe, 16 1/2-11 1/2, following the final 10 singes matches.

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Maruyama wins Asia-Pacific Open

Daisuke Maruyama of Japan has ended a four-year title drought by winning the Asia-Pacific Open.