News for Tuesday, August 10, 2010

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Whitson resigns from Indiana State

Indiana State will begin a national search for a women’s golf coach following head coach Mike Whitson’s resignation. Whitson, the only coach in the program’s four-year history, recently was named the head women’s coach at his alma mater, Eastern Kentucky University.

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Lee, Rohanna, Sweeney medal at Women’s Am

Erynne Lee turned in a second-round 66 to tie Jaclyn Sweeney and Rachel Rohanna for medalist honors at the U.S. Women’s Amateur at Charlotte Country Club. Julie Williams reports.

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Lunde back on Tour, eager for PGA

After grinding it out for seven consecutive weeks on the PGA Tour, Bill Lunde had big plans this week back home in Las Vegas.

Top 3 players for Women’s World Am Team

The Women’s World Amateur Team Championship is Oct. 20-23 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Next week, the USGA will announce the three players who will represent Team USA.

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Commentary: Ryder Cup may be ‘no-win situation’ for Woods

For all the scrutiny that frames Tiger Woods’ life when he arrives at a tournament – about his family situation, about his scratchy golf game, about his possible association with a new swing coach, about his mental state – it’s when the topic becomes the Ryder Cup that things get a bit silly.

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Alex rolls into Women’s Am match play

Match-play bound Marina Alex is taking full advantage of an NCAA rule allowing college coaches to caddie at USGA championships. Beth Ann Baldry reports.

Asian Tour sued for 'restraint of trade'

Four members of the Asian Tour have filed a restraint-of-trade suit against the pro circuit, which has fined its players for participating in rival OneAsia tournaments.

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Commentary: Woods and Foley seem to be a good fit

Tiger Woods won’t confirm he’s working with Sean Foley. But his swing changes are in line with Foley’s core principles. Sean Martin reports.

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Yang, Woods encore set for PGA Championship

(Y.E.) Yang Yong-eun is assured of returning to the international spotlight when he defends his U.S. PGA Championship crown this week. The South Korean has been paired with Tiger Woods for the first two rounds at Whistling Straits on Thursday and Friday.

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Mardan eyes defense of Masters Singapore

Mardan Mamat will attempt to defend his Mercedes-Benz Masters Singapore title when he tees-off Wednesday at Laguna National Golf and Country Club.

Wales LET event showcases homegrown talent

There will be a record number of Welsh players in this week’s Wales Ladies Championship of Europe. Rising Welsh amateur Amy Boulden is one of the 12.

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Mickelson reveals arthritis; prognosis good

Phil Mickelson is being treated for a form of arthritis that surfaced just before the U.S. Open and left him in so much pain he couldn’t walk.

In this issue: Aug. 13, 2010

Inside the Aug. 13, 2010 issue of Golfweek:

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Modest McCloskey stays cool at Amateur

After a blazing summer on the amateur circuit, Lisa McCloskey arrived at the U.S. Women’s Amateur this week with a new moniker hung around her neck.

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Venezuelan Vegas closing in on PGA Tour card

Venezuelan Jhonattan Vegas’ come-from-behind win Sunday at the Wichita Open had an added bonus – he’s now virtually assured a 2011 PGA Tour card.

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Woods: Life ‘starting to normalize’

Tiger Woods said last week and again today that things are “starting to normalize” in his life and “that’s good.”

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Woods adds China’s HSBC to his schedule

His game may appear to be in freefall, but Tiger Woods’ appeal in Asia does not seem to be diminishing. Woods, who is still clinging on to the world No. 1 ranking, has confirmed that he’ll line up in Shanghai at November’s WGC-HSBC Champions.

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How Mickelson can become world No. 1

Phil Mickelson isn't the only player capable of replacing Tiger Woods at No. 1.

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Woods practices with Foley at his side

Tiger Woods is preparing for the final major with a swing coach at his side. Sean Foley is not Woods’ coach – at least not yet.

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Mahan enters PGA running on all cylinders

A small swing change before the second round of last week’s WGC-Bridgestone Invitational helped Hunter Mahan claim the largest title of his career, and now has the young star in form before the year’s final major.

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U.K. tax rules could hamper Ryder Cup

European Tour officials are in talks with the British government over tax rules which they say could deter players from competing in the Ryder Cup in October.

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Toy Box notes: Lefty goes shorter in driver

Seeking more accuracy off the tee, Phil Mickelson played with a shorter driver at the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational.

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Training aids for a better swing

Full-swing training aids generally are easy to use, are straightforward and uncomplicated, and often produce quick results. Here are some of the newest full-swing training aids.

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S.C. town pledges big bucks for Heritage

A South Carolina county has pledged to loan the PGA Tour’s Heritage tournament $1 million to ensure it returns to Hilton Head Island next year.

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Yang picks Korean BBQ for PGA dinner

Korean barbecued beef, noodles and pine nut salad are on the menu for the annual champions dinner at the PGA Championship.

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