News for Monday, August 23, 2010


News 2010 August 23


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Defending champ An starts hot at U.S. Am

says defending U.S. Amateur champion Byeong-Hun An is off to a hot start in his title defense.

Last year, Byeong-Hun An of Seoul, South Korea, became the youngest U.S Amateur champion when he won the title at 17 at Southern Hills Country Club.

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Wyoming communities manage to buck trends

Beautiful Jackson, Wyo.

Despite a struggling real-estate market, John Resor has found success by capitalizing on the beauty of Jackson, Wyo. Martin Kaufmann reports.

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Treacy’s vision fully realized at Lough Erne

introduces you to Jim Treacy, the man behind beautiful Lough Erne Resort.

I confess that I didn’t know anything about Jim Treacy before I met him, when he pulled his cart into the fairway of the 14th hole at Lough Erne Resort to see how this first-time visitor was enjoying the course.

Trevino gives Shoal Creek major props

The Tradition, a major championship on the Champions Tour, has a new site and sponsor.

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Winner’s Circle: Aug. 16-22, 2010

See what the winners had in their bags this week.

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KPMG report: Recession reins in golf tourism

gets an early look at a KPMG study that shows the recession’s impact on golf tourism.

Demand for golf tourism has waned amid a persistent recession, but new international destinations are surfacing regardless – hoping to capitalize whenever the economy recovers, according to findings of a just-released KPMG survey.

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Tiger, Elin divorce; will share parenting

Woods issues statement

Elin Nordegren and Tiger Woods confirmed Monday that they have divorced. They will share parenting of their two children.

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Viking Classic extended through 2011

The Viking Classic has signed a one-year extension with the PGA Tour, keeping the Mississippi event at Annandale Golf Club in Madison through 2011.

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Carpenter (No. 119, 2011) commits to Fla. Southern

has given a verbal commitment to Florida Southern.

Alex Carpenter, of Westerville, Ohio, has given a verbal committment to play college golf for Florida Southern in the fall of 2011. Carpenter is No. 119 in Golfweek’s Junior Rankings for the class of 2011.

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Player of the Week: Gabrielle Shipley

Gabrielle Shipley, of Hastings, Mich., shot 10-over 150 (75-75) at the Treetops Resort Tradition Course in Gaylord, Mich., to win the Golfweek Junior Series event by two shots.

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Player of the Week: David DeMarois

David DeMarois, of Brighton, Mich., shot 2-under 138 (67-71) at the Treetops Resort Tradition Course in Gaylord, Mich., and won the Golfweek Junior Series event in a playoff.

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Gulbis to play LPGA event in Arkansas

reveals when Natalie Gulbis will make her next LPGA appearance.

Natalie Gulbis had planned to play in everything. Given the LPGA’s lean schedule, that’s really not an outrageous intention. Still, Gulbis’ body wouldn’t cooperate.

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High stakes for Americans at U.S. Amateur

U.S. Amateur Championship

The U.S. players competing in this week’s U.S. Amateur are competing for more than just the Havemeyer Trophy. Sean Martin explains.

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Shoal Creek gets Champions major

Major returns to Shoal Creek

Shoal Creek hasn’t hosted a professional event since the 1990 PGA Championship amid public outcry over its then all-white membership. That changes in 2011, when it hosts the Champions Tour Tradition.

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Getting you ready for the PGA Tour playoffs

And on this first official day of the 2010 PGA Tour postseason, let us pause to give thanks to Jim Mora, who provided iconic status to that popular word from our sports dictionary.

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Determination pays off for Atwal at Wyndham

Schupak: Atwal's breakthrough

Arjun Atwal became the first native-born Indian to win on the PGA Tour on Sunday. As Adam Schupak writes, his journey is the real story.