News for Monday, September 28, 2009


News 2009 September 28


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Streelman has a million reasons to play on

So, the FedEx Cup’s late season dash for cash is over. The millions have been divided, the pressure released, the emotions calmed. It’s over, right?

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Pros rally around Green on his comeback

Ken Green has overcome depression, financial troubles and a bad back. He doesn’t plan on letting the loss of a leg keep him off the Champions Tour.

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OSU, Uihlein win Ping/Golfweek Invitational

OSU wins Ping/Golfweek Invite

Led by individual medalist Peter Uihlein, Oklahoma State ran away with the Ping/Golfweek Invitational Tuesday at Gold Mountain Golf Complex.

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Pack’s Poole party was worth the wait

has details on the dream-turned-reality Lonnie Poole Golf Course.

N.C. State officials had been talking for nearly 20 years about building a golf course on the school’s Centennial Campus near downtown Raleigh. The project finally got the kickstart it needed in 2007, when Lonnie Poole (class of ’59) committed $3 million to the project.

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Greens & Gridirons: Sweet Carolina

Greens & Gridirons

A Sandhills sampler and new Wolfpack track provide more fireworks than the South Carolina vs. N.C. State season opener. Martin Kaufmann explains.

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Player of the Week: J.J. Holen

J.J. Holen, of Castaic, Calif., shot 1-under 141 (70-71) at Longbow Golf Club in Mesa, Ariz., to win the Golfweek Junior Series event by three shots.

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Player of the Week: Lilia Vu

Lilia Vu, of Fountain Valley, Calif., shot 4-over 146 (73-73) at Longbow Golf Club in Mesa, Ariz., to win the Golfweek Junior series event by three shots.

You can call her Mariajo, now

There once was a time when a woman changed her name only in exchange for a ring. Things were simple back then.

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Purdue sweeps Lady Northern Invitational

Purdue waltzed to a 13-shot victory Monday at the Lady Northern Invitational.

Tour Championship nearly doubles TV rating

reports that the Tour Championship nearly doubled TV ratings from last year.

NBC Sports released its overnight ratings for the Tour Championship, and the news is good.

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Winner’s Circle: Sept. 21-27, 2009

Sept. 21-27, 2009

See what the winners had in their bags this week.

Blumenherst passed over for exemption

Amanda Blumenherst picked up a nice check yesterday in Danville, Calif. Too bad her T-5 showing doesn’t secure a spot in this week’s Navistar LPGA Classic.

OSU in familiar place – but does it matter?

says OSU appears again to be the best team in the country – at least when it comes to stroke play.

The final group here at the Ping/Golfweek Invitational features tournament favorites Oklahoma State and Washington. Southern California joins the Cowboys and Huskies in the last group and could be considered a bit of a surprise considering the Trojans lineup has a different look than past years. No Jamie Lovemark. No Tim Sluiter.

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Another clocking for Harrington and Woods

on the much-less publicized clocking of Padraig Harrington and Tiger Woods during Round 3 at East Lake.

Before we put East Lake Golf Club in the rear-view mirror and bid farewell to the 2009 FedEx Cup playoffs, one memorable nugget from the Tour Championship surfaces.

Southern California Golf Association has new rival

with the news that Southern California is now a battleground for two golf associations.

The Southern California Golf Association, which runs 130 tournaments annually and has 155,000 members, is being challenged by a new golf association called the California State Golf Association.

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Team of the Week: Middle Tennessee State

The Blue Raiders rallied to win the Mason Rudolph Intercollegiate in a playoff over South Carolina in Franklin, Tenn.

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Team of the Week: Southern California

Led by first-time medalist Jennifer Song, the Trojans shot 16-under 282 to win the Mason Rudolph Women’s Championship by two shots over UCLA and three over Auburn in Franklin, Tenn.

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Player of the Week: Jennifer Song, Southern California

Song had a sterling summer, winning the U.S. Women’s Amateur Public Links and U.S. Women’s Amateur titles, and she was named Golfweek’s Player of the Year last season as a freshman. But there was one thing she hadn’t done.

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Player of the Week: Jeb Buchanan, UConn

The Huskies sophomore shot three consecutive 69s for a 9-under 207 and medalist honors at the Adams Cup in Newport, R.I.

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Monday Scramble: The FedEx Cup of love

Monday Scramble

Really, how could you not love that ending to the FedEx Cup Playoffs? Well, the Monday Scramble didn’t exactly fall head over heels.