News for Thursday, April 22, 2010


News 2010 April 22


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Hearn leads South Georgia Classic by 3

David Hearn pulled away from the field at the South Georgia Classic Thursday after opening with a bogey-free 8-under 64.

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Thomas back on track after Terra Cotta win

Thomas finds putting fix

Justin Thomas has gone to great lengths to improve his putting and take his game to the next level. After a win at the Terra Cotta Invitational, the 16-year-old hopes to make another summer splash. Ryan Lavner reports.

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Bohn shoots 65 to lead Zurich Classic

Jason Bohn took advantage of calm morning conditions Thursday in the Zurich Classic, shooting a 7-under 65 to take a two-stroke lead over Jason Dufner, John Senden, Jeff Overton, Greg Owen and 2006 champion Chris Couch.

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Maltbie making rare Champions start

ran into Roger Maltbie, who is making his annual appearance on the Champions Tour.

Around 5 p.m. on tournament eve Thursday, the only player on the putting green at the Liberty Mutual Legends of Golf was Roger Maltbie.

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Couples, Haas heavy favorites at Legends

Fred Couples hasn’t needed much help dominating the Champions Tour, winning three of his first five starts on the 50-and-over circuit.

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Tech giving Texas another reason to cheer

College notebook

College golf has a long and rich history in the state of Texas. There is one team, though, that people seem to overlook. As Ron Balicki writes, Texas Tech is moving in the right direction.

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A flash of fashion – and Ochoa’s gone

Lorena Ochoa is leaving the game of golf for good. And I feel ripped off. Why? Because Ochoa just – and I mean just – broke out of her tomboy phase and brought a new feminine flair into her wardrobe.

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CC of N.C. changing for Girls’ Junior

The Country Club of North Carolina is adjusting its layout as it prepares for the U.S. Girls Junior Championship July 19-24.

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Fraser in front at fog-disrupted Ballantine's

Marcus Fraser shot a 7-under 65 to take a one-stroke lead after the opening round of the fog-disrupted Ballantine's Championship.

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Golfweek’s Best: Tour Courses You Can Play

Golfweek’s Best Tour Courses

Golfers, unlike fans of other sports, have the rare privilege of playing on the same fields as some of the game’s top professionals. As this list shows, that never has been more true.

Thumbs up: Hoyas | Thumbs down: Irish

Who knew Cinderella had a pet Hoya? Who knew the Irish would run out of luck in mid-April? Who knew teams outside the top 150 could get the job done? It’s time for thumbs up and thumbs down for the men’s conference championships.

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2009-10 Golfweek’s Best Tour Courses

2009-2010 Golfweek’s Best Tour Courses