News for Thursday, September 3, 2009



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Resurgent Rawson takes lead in Canada

Anna Rawson shot a course-record 7-under 64 to take a one-stroke lead over Suzann Pettersen in the Canadian Women’s Open.

Ochoa, Rawson making noise in Canada

Can’t decide which is more surprising: The fact that Anna Rawson leads the CN Canadian Open with an opening 64, or that Lorena Ochoa is in second place with 66.

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Notes: Pros to wear college colors

Tiger Woods has been wearing a Nike logo on the crest of his golf shirt ever since he turned professional 13 years ago.

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Commentary: Staff Sgt. Beatty patrols TPC Boston

It was tough to miss Staff Sgt. Dale Beatty Thursday at TPC Boston. As Jim McCabe writes, he was the one signing more autographs than Tiger.

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Commentary: Futures pros look to lock up LPGA cards

With her sights on an 2010 LPGA card, Duramed Futures Tour player Samantha Richdale is looking forward to Graduation Day on Sunday.

Els cruises confidently into Boston

Ernie Els is starting to get his swagger back. That’s a good thing.

Putter change in the works for Woods?

iger Woods insists he is putting OK these days, but a scene on the first hole of his pro-am at the Deutsche Bank Championship early Thursday morning at least raised an eyebrow or two.

Mighty Casey on the mend

NORTON, Mass. – Even though he withdrew yesterday from the Deutsche Bank Championship, Paul Casey is still hanging around Boston to support the sponsor and their clients.

USGA takes on-site groove testing for a spin

Brian Davis, c’mon down, you’re the first contestant on the new reality show, “Are your grooves going to be legit next year?”

Rumford leads Euro Masters despite scare

Australia’s Brett Rumford birdied the last four holes for a 28 on the back nine Thursday and finished with a 9-under 62 for the first-round lead at the European Masters.

Woods weighs in on Els’ progress

A longtime take on Tiger Woods from the media center is that he doesn’t say much, but beware of absolutes.

Sawgrass is Spieth-less this week

Jordan Spieth is conspicuously absent from the Junior Players Championship this week.

Hill to be on ESPN

North Carolina State’s Matt Hill won eight times last year as a sophomore and became just the second player to win a conference title, regional title and the NCAA Championship. The only other player in the history of NCAA men’s golf to accomplish this was Stanford’s Tiger Woods.

Harrington, Els to play Singapore Open

SINGAPORE – Three-time major winners Padraig Harrington and Ernie Els have confirmed they will play in the Singapore Open in late October and skip the World Match Play Championship.