News for Tuesday, August 17, 2010


News 2010 August 17


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Wyndham extends sponsorship through ’12

Wyndham signs through 2012

The PGA Tour continues to shore up sponsor support for 2011 and beyond with renewals from the Viking Classic and Wyndham Championship.

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Open hero Chia faces stiff local test in Malaysia

Danny Chia made headlines last month for becoming the first Malaysian to play all four rounds in the Open Championship at St. Andrews. Now, he’s back in his home country seeking to capture this week’s Mercedes-Benz Masters Malaysia at Kota Permai Golf and Country Club. A victory would give him his third title on the Mercedes-Benz Tour.

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Greene seeks redemption at Vodacom series

Daniel Greene likes his chances this week at Selborne Country Club, which is hosting the fourth event of the tour's Vodacom Business Origins of Golf series. But he acknowledges he is apprehensive about the reworked layout.

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Dorn (No. 107, 2011) commits to Coastal Carolina

has given a verbal commitment to Coastal Carolina.

Andrew Dorn of West Chester, Ohio, has given a verbal commitment to play college golf at Coastal Carolina.

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U.S. Amateur picks: Win a prize!

wants your U.S. Amateur picks. The winner will receive a prize!

The U.S. Amateur starts Aug. 23, so let’s give away some more prizes. It’s time for another Wildman’s Challenge!

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Vongphoumy on verge of AJGA history

explains what record Juliet Vongphoumy could break this week at the AJGA Lake Erie Classic.

Like a pitcher on the verge of a no-hitter, Juliet Vongphoumy hardly has been bothered this week as she makes her way around venerable Kahkwa Club.

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Complete 2010 U.S. Amateur coverage

U.S. Amateur will be on the ground at Chambers Bay to bring you an up-close look at the 2010 U.S. Amateur. Check back daily as brings you all the action from University Place, Wash.

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U.S. Amateur: Tee times (Rounds 1-2)

Starting times for the first two rounds of the U.S. Amateur, Aug. 23-24 at the par-71, 7,742-yard Chambers Bay in University Place, Wash., and the pa-72, 7,309-yard The Home Course in Dupont, Wash.

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Toy Box notes: Inside Kaymer’s PGA bag

says Martin Kaymer used 13 TaylorMade clubs and a Ping putter to win the PGA Championship.

PGA Championship winner Martin Kaymer had 13 TaylorMade clubs in his bag. Club companies often require staff players to use at least 12 of their clubs.

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Wedges: Now it’s personal

Titleist WedgeWorks

It didn’t take long for the general public to ask for personalized clubs, and Titleist has responded with new wedges under the WedgeWorks banner.