News for Tuesday, April 13, 2010

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Woods signs up for U.S. Open, says USGA

Tiger Woods has taken the first step toward playing the U.S. Open by sending in his entry form.

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Oregon, Miernicki win U.S. Intercollegiate

Led by sophomore Daniel Miernicki, Oregon won its third title of the season Tuesday at the U.S. Intercollegiate. Miernick won the individual title and an exemption in the PGA Tour’s Reno-Tahoe Open.

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Tseng hires new caddie after Kraft victory

The caddie/player relationship can be a confounding puzzle. Yani Tseng fired her caddie, Dave Poitevent, after winning the Kraft Nabisco Championship, their second victory in 2010. The pair also posted two top-3 finishes in Asia.

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Fantasy Aces: Verizon Heritage

The Masters is over, but the Fantasy Aces keep rolling. The PGA Tour goes to Harbour Town this week for the Verizon Heritage. Who’s your best bet?

WCU coach Lott to retire at season’s end

Western Carolina women’s coach Steve Lott will retire at the end of the season, the school announced Tuesday.

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Notes: Major champs from 2009 struggling

British Open champion Stewart Cink feels as though he is giving away shots with his short game. U.S. Open champion Lucas Glover said his game is a little scratchy, a blend of not making enough putts and not hitting it where he is aiming.

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Toy Box notes: New sticks for Woods

Not only had Tiger Woods been away from competition for five months, but he also had to adjust to many new clubs in his bag.

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Jerry Rice to make Nationwide Tour debut

Jerry Rice used to wake up at 4 a.m. so he could get to the driving range and hit golf balls before he was due at work with the San Francisco 49ers for 8:30 a.m. meetings.

NEW VIDEO: Make Me Over – Golfweek style

I found a golfer who violated one of the cardinal rules of golf dress codes. Check out Episode 3 of “Make Me Over - Golfweek Style.”

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LPGA fashion, Jamaican style

Coming off of an exciting Masters weekend, I’m pleased to tell you that the fun is not over yet. This week, 16 vibrant and extremely fashionable women of the LPGA will tee off at the inaugural Mojo 6 tournament at Cinnamon Hill Golf Course in Montego Bay, Jamaica. If that isn’t fun, I don’t know what is.

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Adjustable clubs: Changing faces

Since 2004, when the U.S. Golf Association approved interchangeable head weights in drivers, adjustable golf clubs have been increasing in number.

In this issue: April 16, 2010

Inside the April 16, 2010 issue of Golfweek.

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Commentary: Rewinding an awesome week at Augusta

If you’re like Jim McCabe, you can’t let the Masters go after just a couple of days. Here’s a look back at some stories from a wild week.

Q&A: Furman coach Todd Satterfield

This week Furman coach Todd Satterfield will be fielding some questions. The Palidans are currently No. 57 in Golfweek’s rankings, and Satterfield believes they are better than this number indicates.