News for Tuesday, April 6, 2010


News 2010 April 6


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North Florida claims BancorpSouth title

North Florida dove 10 shots under par in the final round of the BancorpSouth Intercollegiate Tuesday to win by one shot over Florida.

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Georgia rallies to win Morris Williams by one

Georgia wins Morris Williams

Georgia made a run up the leaderboard in the final round of the Morris Williams Intercollegiate, making up 15 shots for its second team title of the season. Junior Harris English won the individual title.

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Thompson (No. 31, 2011) commits to California

has given a verbal commitment to California.

The top-ranked player in the state of Oregon has decided to play collegiate golf at California. Morgan Thompson, No. 31 in the 2011 class, gave the Golden Bears a verbal commitment.

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Fogler (No. 77, 2011) commits to Vanderbilt

has given a verbal commitment to Vanderbilt

Ben Fogler of Elgin, S.C., has given the coaching staff at Vanderbilt a verbal commitment to play golf starting in the fall of 2011.

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Notes: Cabrera can’t be counted out for repeat

The defending Masters champion normally needs to allow an extra 10 or 15 minutes any time he walks by the crowd of reporters clustered outside the clubhouse.

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Who will look the best in Augusta green?

My sincerest apologies if you have come to this blog for a Tiger-free breath of fresh air – you aren’t going to get it here.

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Augusta’s keeping us entertained, as always

presents the (mostly non-Tiger) highlights from the first two days of the Masters, from yellow golf balls to Tylenol and Moon Pies.

Thoughts and observations while traversing the rolling hills of Augusta National and standing beneath the huge oak on a Masters Tuesday.

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Reason No. 10,375 to love Paddy

identifies the last player remaining on the back nine Tuesday evening at Augusta. Guess who?

Last man left on the back nine Tuesday evening at Augusta playing shots amongst the lawn mowers?

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Woods’ return comes during telecast

Tiger Woods has an ideal tee time for his return to golf at the Masters – at least as far as TV is concerned.

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Do the young guns have a chance?

wonders if players in their 20s have a chance this week at Augusta National. History is not on their side.

Just four twentysomethings since 1980 have put on a green jacket. So what does that mean for the 30 players in this week’s Masters field under 30 years old? Dan Mirocha investigates.

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Player of the Week: Anton Arboleda

Anton Arboleda, of La Canada, Calif., shot 8-under 205 (71-66-68) at Longbow Golf Club in Mesa, Ariz., to win the AJGA’s Winn Grips Heather Farr Classic by two shots.

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Player of the Week: Alison Lee

Alison Lee, of Valencia, Calif., shot 2-under 211 (70-69-72) at Longbow Golf Club in Mesa, Ariz., to win the AJGA’s Winn Grips Heather Farr Classic by one shot.

Floyd calls it a career after 45 Masters

Raymond Floyd has called it a career at Augusta National, saying he won't be playing the Masters anymore after 45 appearances.

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For Kuchar and Choi, time to put on the blinders

passes on some advice for Matt Kuchar and K.J. Choi as they prepare to tee it up with Tiger Woods Thursday.

Matt Kuchar and K.J. Choi are paired with Tiger Woods in the penultimate pairing Thursday at the Masters.

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Toy Box notes: Pressel seeks distance

explains why Morgan Pressel has new Callaway irons and a new Callaway driver in her bag.

The week before the Kraft Nabisco Championship, Morgan Pressel put new Callaway irons in her bag. At the Kraft, she switched to a new Callaway driver.

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Augusta State not a team to be counted out

Has anyone noticed who has become the new No. 2-ranked team in the country?

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Staff picks: The Masters

weighs in with its Masters picks and predictions. Would you believe no one picked Tiger?

Golfweek's fleet of reporters is on site at Augusta National and weighs in with picks to win the Masters.

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How did Sihwan Kim finish dead-last?

A lot of attention was directed to this past weekend's ASU Thunderbird Invitational - for good reason.

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Mize displays local knowledge at the 16th

watched Augusta native Larry Mize pull off a shot at the 16th that not even Tiger Woods could replicate.

Cameras clicked as Tiger Woods made his way down the 15th fairway Tuesday at Augusta, but by the time he reached the green, the attention of the patrons in both grandstands surrounding the green had shifted.

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Masters tee times: Rounds 1 and 2

Tee times for the first and second rounds, respectively, of the 2010 Masters.

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Can Paddy break through the three-major wall?

thinks Padraig Harrington has the best chance this week of any of the three-time major champions.

No one has won more than three majors while playing primarily in the Tiger Woods era. Phil Mickelson, Ernie Els, Padraig Harrington and Vijay Singh are all stuck on that number.

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Woods or Watson? The Open champ defers

Often the questions are better than the answers. Even sometimes when Stewart Cink, a thoughtful sort, is answering.

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Mid-Am champ Smith plans to play it safe

Nathan Smith's savvy gives him a good chance at becoming the first player to make the cut after being invited for winning the U.S. Mid-Amateur.

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Woods tees off Thursday with Kuchar, Choi

reports that Tiger Woods will tee off at 1:42 p.m. Thursday with Matt Kuchar and K.J. Choi, and much of the round will be televised.

First-round pairings for the Masters were released today. Tiger Woods will play with Matt Kuchar and K.J. Choi at 1:42 pm. in the second-to-last pairing of the day.

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It’s time to enjoy the sight and sounds

says it’s now time to enjoy the sights and sounds of the Masters, like Todd Hamilton’s Tuesday visit to the pro shop.

The game at Augusta National Golf Club during Masters week is a series of sights, sounds and scenes that are unlike anywhere else, so why not reap gratitude and enjoyment?

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How Perry’s Masters quest was thwarted

Kenny Perry’s nightmare

Kenny Perry was at the threshold of history April 12, 2009, the oldest to ever win a major; then, shock.

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Q&A: Washington coach Matt Thurmond

spoke with Washington coach Matt Thurmond after the Huskies' thrilling victory in the ASU Thunderbird Invitational.

Taking questions this week in the Wildman Corner is Washington coach Matt Thurmond.

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The warm reception continues for Tiger

says the reception for Tiger Woods at Augusta National Tuesday was just like the weather: warm and sunny.

Yes, it’s warm and sunny Tuesday at Augusta National, and the reception Tiger Woods is receiving from Masters patrons falls under a similar forecast. Sean Martin reports

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We’ll start talking about the golf soon

thinks Tiger’s press conference buzz should start to calm down by this evening at Augusta National.

Stepped foot onto Augusta National this morning for just the second time, but my first as a member of the working press. Initial reaction: My heart is still thumping, everyone is smiling and on my walk from the press building to the 10th tee, I found just two blades of grass out of place.

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Tiger’s pursuit of Jack might feel like a relief

Woods chasing major mark

From the very start, Tiger Woods' playing career has been defined by outrageously high standards and the ultimate goal, an unreachable target for everyone else: Jack Nicklaus’ all-time mark of 18 major-championship victories.