News for Friday, April 23, 2010


News 2010 April 23


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Hearn maintains lead at South Georgia

David Hearn extended his lead Friday at the South Georgia Classic, shooting a 3-under 69 to take a two-stroke lead into the weekend.

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Curtis Cup picks riding on Helen Holm

says this weekend’s Helen Holm Scottish Open will play a big role in GB&I Curtis Cup selections.

This weekend’s Helen Holm Scottish Open Stroke Play Championship in Troon, Scotland, won’t get much coverage around the world, but it’s arguably the most important tournament being played this weekend.

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Green makes inspiring return at Legends

Green returns to golf

Ken Green played his first Champions Tour event Friday since losing his lower right leg 10 months ago. After partnering with Mike Reid for a 67, Green thinks this comeback is for real. Jeff Rude reports.

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Edwin Watts to open shops within Sears

Next time you’re shopping for Craftsman Tools or maybe a high-definition TV at Sears, know this: You might be able to test a new driver or buy golf balls at Edwin Watts, too.

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Arizona wins wild Pac-10 Championship

Arizona back on top

This week’s Pac-10 Championship was far from your average conference challenge. Julie Williams explains the unusual storylines that emerged as Isabelle Boineau and Arizona charged to a hard-fought team title.

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Cook, Sindelar fire 62 for share of Legends lead

A pair of Buckeyes were doing their best to hold off a team with five majors between them at the Liberty Mutual Legends of Golf.

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Woods: Grateful for ‘cool’ Masters week

Tiger Woods took to his blog Friday to address a variety of topics, including his on-course behavior, Phil Mickelson’s victory at the Masters and Lorena Ochoa’s announcement that she is retiring from the LPGA.

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Schepperle receives State Farm exemption

says Candace Schepperle got a sponsor exemption to the State Farm Classic instead of a Curtis Cup spot.

Some thought Candace Schepperle was snubbed by the U.S. Golf Association when she wasn’t picked for this year’s Curtis Cup team.

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Ochoa leaves LPGA on her own terms

Ochoa to step down

Three years to the day after becoming the No. 1 player in the world, Lorena Ochoa walked away from the LPGA on Friday. As Beth Ann Baldry writes, the Mexican star is at peace with the decision to focus on her family.

Summer wardrobe hint: Elizabeth McKay

The Elizabeth McKay brand is something to think about for this summer. Elizabeth McKay has melded Palm Beach chic with the Nantucket classics.

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Green, Reid combine to shoot 67 at Legends

Ken Green returned to the game that he says saved his life after a year of unthinkable tragedies.

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Bad weather suspends play at Zurich Classic

Play was stopped at the Zurich Classic on Friday as dark clouds rolled in and lightning flashed.

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Ochoa to play annually in Guadalajara

Top-ranked player to retire

Lorena Ochoa announced her retirement from the LPGA on Friday in Mexico City. She will play next week’s Tres Marias Championship, then plans to annually play the Lorena Ochoa Invitational.

Portland State junior recounts Big Sky win

Today I’m turning Wildman’s corner over to Portland State junior Kalyn Dodge, who wrote in to give us her account of the Big Sky Conference Championship which Portland State won to earn a trip to the postseason.

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Jaidee, Goya share top spot at Ballantine’s

Defending champion Thongchai Jaidee joined Tano Goya atop the leaderboard at a fog-disrupted Ballantine’s Championship on Friday.

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Could final conferences move the magic number?

explains how the women’s magic number could change with seven conference championships to go.

Just seven league titles are left to be determined on the women’s side, and the magic number remains at 62.