News for Friday, April 30, 2010


News 2010 April 30


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Wie, Ochoa playing in anonymity this week

says Michelle Wie and Lorena Ochoa would’ve produced big ratings for the LPGA this weekend. Too bad they’re not on TV.

If Michelle Wie leads in Mexico and Tiger misses the cut, does anyone see the LPGA? The answer is no, because unless you live in Mexico, this tournament isn’t on TV. And there’s only one American journalist on sight (yours truly). Hola.

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Notes: Healthy Mickelson climbs leaderboard

Masters champion Phil Mickelson is nearly over his stomach ailment – perhaps just in time to win his second straight tournament.

Gates among three tied for Athens lead

Bobby Gates, Daniel Summerhays and Mark Anderson are tied for the lead after the second round of the Stadion Athens Classic at UGA.

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Wie moves into Tres Marias lead

Michelle Wie has taken the second-round lead in the Tres Marias Championship, shooting a 5-under 68 to reach 12 under.

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Tway, Thompson lead Gulf Resort Classic

Bob Tway and Leonard Thompson shot 5-under 67s on Friday to share the first-round lead in the Champions Tour’s inaugural Mississippi Gulf Resort Classic.

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Work finally pays off for Iowa State

Iowa State celebrates - finally

A breakthrough season for the Iowa State women seemed to be coming to a screeching halt last Monday during the NCAA women’s regionals announcement. Turns out they just had to wait a little bit longer to hear the good news.

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For de Jonge, Players berth rides on Charlotte

explains what has to happen for Brendon de Jonge to get into the Players Championship.

Brendon de Jonge will have a vested interested in the outcome of this week’s Quail Hollow Championship.

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Get everyone on the team!

The word “team” is commonly used to describe unity and togetherness. With this unity comes uniforms. Teams are distinguished by their colors and logos.

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Woods MCs at Quail Hollow; Mayfair leads

Tiger MCs at Quail Hollow

Tiger Woods won’t be around for the weekend at Quail Hollow, where he failed to make the cut after a second-round 79 on Friday. Billy Mayfair leads Angel Cabrera by one, and Phil Mickelson is another shot back.

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Edfors takes second-round lead in Spain

Johan Edfors of Sweden shot an 8-under 64 Friday to take a one-shot lead after the second round of the Spanish Open.

Mudd returns to pro golf after 14-year hiatus

explains what Jodie Mudd has been up to since his last pro start in 1996.

Welcome back, Jodie Mudd. The four-time PGA Tour winner, who hung up the spikes more than 14 years ago to become a thoroughbred horse owner, made his Champions Tour debut today at the Mississippi Gulf Resort Classic.

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Are you ready for the British Open?

Thoughts from St. Andrews

Heading to the Home of Golf this summer for the Open Championship? Alistair Tait has a couple pieces of advice: Bring binoculars and keep the pink knickers at home.

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Ochoa’s No. 1 ranking isn’t exactly safe

confirms that there is a possibility Lorena Ochoa could retire without the No. 1 ranking.

There's certainly a chance that Lorena Ochoa might not finish her career ranked No. 1. LPGA officials ran the numbers Thursday night after play was completed and came up with several scenarios. The Morelia field weakened after 10th-ranked Angela Stanford withdrew Thursday afternoon.

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LPGA announces return of Brazil event

The LPGA announced April 30 the return of the HSBC Brazil Cup, an unofficial event that will be held in late May in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Golf auction raises $106K for turfgrass research

An online golf auction for tee times at top courses in the Carolinas has raised $106,000 for turfgrass research.

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Regional picks: Win a prize from Wildman

Happy Friday everyone! The women’s regionals have been announced and today Lance Ringler and Julie Williams will be joining me to make predictions on which eight teams will make it out of each regional.