News for Monday, August 16, 2010


News 2010 August 16


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The Heartland: Touching down in the Windy City

Landing at Chicago’s Glen Club

Chicago is a city where public stay-and-play destinations are in short supply, but Josh Sens found a gem in The Glen Club on the city’s North Shore

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Investment firms to acquire Sea Island

Sea Island sells assets

Sea Island Co. has reached an agreement to sell its assets to a limited partnership backed by investment firms Oaktree Capital Management L.P. and Avenue Capital Group.

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PGA president: No changes to bunkers in ’15

The PGA of America president doesn’t expect any changes to the rule on Whistling Straits’ countless bunkers when the PGA Championship returns in five years.

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The Heartland: Rolling through the Sandhills

Golf in Nebraska

The view of Nebraska from 37,000 feet may not seem compelling, but as Bradley S. Klein found out during a tour of the state, there is much more to the Cornhusker State than what meets the eye.

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CVS adds to LPGA sponsor struggles

CVS/pharmacy won’t renew its contract with the LPGA for 2011, according to tournament director Brian Flajole.

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Pavin: Woods ‘high on my list’ for Ryder Cup

Tiger Woods remained No. 1 in the world ranking Monday, though not even close to that on two lists – the Ryder Cup and FedEx Cup – that mean much more these days.

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Augusta State heading to White House

reports that the Augusta State men’s team has been invited to the White House in September.

The Augusta State men’s golf team, winners of the 2010 NCAA Championship at The Honors Course on June 6, has been invited to visit the White House. The announcement came Aug. 13, according to a release from the Office of the Press Secretary.

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Winner’s Circle: Aug. 9-15, 2010

See what the winners had in their bags this week.

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Golf in Wisconsin: $2.4 billion impact

says the PGA Championship will get credit for sparking Wisconsin tourism, but everyday golf is the real economic catalyst.

It’s no surprise that major tournaments, such as the PGA Championship, deliver an economic boost to the communities they visit. Gene Yasuda reports.

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Jeld-Wen to end sponsorship of Tradition

Jeld-Wen to end deal

Jeld-Wen, an Oregon-based window and door manufacturer, will end its sponsorship of the Tradition after this week’s Champions Tour event.

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Asian Tour sued for ‘restraint of trade’

Asian Tour sued

Asian Tour chief Kyi Hla Han, embattled in a turf war with upstart circuit OneAsia, now has another problem: Four of his players are suing him for penalizing their play in the rival tour’s events.

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Player of the Week: Juliet Vongphoumy

Juliet Vongphoumy won her third consecutive AJGA title this week at the Apawamis Junior Championship, topping Cindy Ha by 14 shots.

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Player of the Week: Juan Benitez

Juan Benitez closed with a 66 to win the AJGA’s Houston Junior by seven shots over Roman Robledo.