News for Friday, August 20, 2010


News 2010 August 20


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Miyazato eyes return to No. 1 at Safeway

Japan’s Ai Miyazato has set her sights on reclaiming her No. 1 status.

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Weibring leads Tradition; Lehman 2 back

D.A. Weibring shot his second consecutive 5-under 67 on Friday to take a two-stroke lead after two rounds of the Jeld-Wen Tradition at Crosswater Club.

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Snedeker, Atwal share lead at Wyndham

Snedeker leads at Wyndham

Brandt Snedeker is the 36-hole leader at the Wyndham Championship, where he won in 2007 and led after last year’s first round.

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Widmark, Hanson grab Czech Open lead

Peter Hanson and Fredrik Widmark lead a pack of 13 players within two shots of the lead at the European Tour’s Czech Open.

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Mabrey (No. 65, 2011) commits to Tulsa

has given a verbal commitment to Tulsa.

Matthew Mabrey, of Little Rock, Ark., has given a verbal commitment to play golf for Tulsa in the fall of 2011. Mabrey is No. 65 in Golfweek’s Junior Rankings for the class of 2011.

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Little-known McGirt eyeing PGA Tour card

introduces you to little-known Nationwide pro William McGirt.

Look down the current Nationwide Tour money list and you see quite a few familiar names. Some have competed on the PGA Tour. Some have had their share of success on the Nationwide Tour. Others are not far removed from outstanding collegiate careers.

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Phillips holes pair of aces in single round

Phillips cards 2 aces

Aubrey Phillips recorded two aces in a single round Aug. 19 to ignite a comeback and qualify for the Greater Houston Junior Championship. Julie Williams reports.

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Adidas stages global test for online marketer

Unique Adidas contest

Placing a premium on online marketing, Adidas Golf required top candidates for a social media position to go on a global golf journey and chronicle it on Facebook and YouTube. James Achenbach reports.

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McIlroy expects to see Woods at Ryder Cup

Days after finishing just one shot out of a playoff at the PGA Championship, Rory McIlroy shared his thoughts on the upcoming Ryder Cup with BBC Sports.

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Monty faces tough job in selecting wild cards

doubts Monty will remain true to his word and give Ryder Cup priority to players loyal to the European Tour.

Will Colin Montgomerie live up to his word? That question will be answered in just over a week, when the European Ryder Cup captain names his three wild-card picks for the match at Celtic Manor.

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Q&A: Pepperdine’s Andrew Putnam

spoke to U.S. Am entrant Andrew Putnam, who grew up near Chambers Bay.

We are just a few days away from the U.S. Amateur Championship. Today, I caught up with Andrew Putnam, a local who is familiar with Chambers Bay. Putnam is from University Place, Washington which is only a mile away from Chambers Bay.