News for Friday, August 27, 2010


News 2010 August 27


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Price opens with 63 to lead Boeing Classic

Nick Price birdied five of his last seven holes and surged into the lead with a 9-under 63 in the first round of the Champions Tour’s Boeing Classic on Friday.

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Putting woes continue for Woods at Barclays

says if Tiger Woods is going to make a charge on moving day, he needs to get his putter under control.

After 36 holes of The Barclays, Tiger Woods leads the field in fairways hit. No, that’s not some punch line. He’s found the fairway on 26 of 28 tee shots. No, that’s not a misprint.

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First FedEx cut made after Barclays 2nd round

It certainly lacked the impact that is a hallmark in the team sports, but there was playoff elimination when the second round of The Barclays was completed at Ridgewood Country Club.

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Streelman finding groove at The Barclays

explains why Kevin Streelman feels right at home this week at The Barclays.

Sometimes all it takes is one shot to change a golfer’s fortunes. Kevin Streelman was stuck in neutral at even–par on for the tournament on his 9th hole of the day when he chipped in for birdie from 31 feet off the green at the par-4, 18th hole.

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An moves closer to U.S. Amateur history

Even after playing arguably his two worst shots of the championship, Byeong-Hun An never panicked. That’s the experience of a past champion at work.

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Chung birdies 18, tops Langley at U.S. Am

Chung advances to semifinals

With the pressure on, David Chung birdied the 18th hole to beat Scott Langely and advance to the semifinals at the U.S. Amateur. Ryan Lavner explains why Chung relished the moment.

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Uihlein tops Hoffmann to reach Am semis

Uihlein reaches Am semis

Peter Uihlein beat OSU teammate Morgan Hoffmann to reach the semis of the U.S. Amateur. As Sean Martin reports, it was bittersweet.

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Unsung Cantlay reaches U.S. Am semifinals

Patrick Cantlay, 18, an incoming freshman at UCLA, joined an elite group Friday when he defeated Jed Dirksen, 21, and a junior at Iowa, on the 20th hole in his quarterfinal match.

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Predicting the finals at the U.S. Amateur

predicts who will advance to the finals of the U.S. Amateur.

The U.S. Amateur Championship was absolutely amazing on Friday. To say the spectators at Chambers Bay saw great golf would be an understatement.

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Day after ace, Wie keeps lead in Canada

Michelle Wie remains in the lead at the CN Canadian Women’s Open after shooting a 3-under 69 in the second round.

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Woods (73) struggles at Barclays; Day leads

Woods shoots 73 at Barclays

Tiger Woods was poised to take control at The Barclays. Instead, he went the other way. He shot 73 and has plenty of ground to make up.

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Three tied atop Johnnie Walker leaderboard

Gary Boyd and David Lynn of England and Julien Guerrier of France were tied for the lead at the Johnnie Walker Championship on Friday, completing two rounds at 9 under.

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Final four set at U.S. Amateur

Semis set at U.S. Amateur

Byeong-Hun An, David Chung, Peter Uihlein and Patrick Cantlay advanced to the semifinals Friday at the U.S. Amateur at Chambers Bay.

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Holen (No. 85, 2011) commits to Long Beach St.

has given a verbal commitment to Long Beach State.

J.J. Holen is the second player in the 2011 class to give a verbal commitment to first-year Long Beach State head coach Ryan Ressa. Xander Schauffele, Golfweek’s 29th-ranked junior in the class of 2011, had already decided to play for the 49ers.

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Lefty blows off press after MC at Barclays

wonders how the New York press will react to Phil Mickelson’s brush-off at Barclays.

That noise you heard coming from the clubhouse area at Ridgewood Country Club had nothing to do with Phil Mickelson.

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McGinley on ‘FedEx Four’: ‘It’s a shame’

Paul McGinley had two objectives for the Johnnie Walker Championship at Gleneagles this week: Get into contention for the first time in eons, and try not to steal Colin Montgomerie’s thunder.

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‘FedEx Four’ should have more Euro loyalty

wonders if these four European players care more about money than the Ryder Cup.

Shame on you Paul Casey, Luke Donald, Padraig Harrington and Justin Rose. Have you forgotten from where you come from? Is money now your sole guiding force?

Hatchett to lead Western Kentucky men

Phillip Hatchett has been named the head golf coach at Western Kentucky. Hatchett, a 1985 gradute of Western Kentucky, was also a four-year member of the golf team.

Seattle women’s golf joins WCC

Seattle University has been added to the West Coast Conference as an affiliate member in the sport of women’s golf. The Seattle women’s golf program had competed independently of the conference since its inception in 2007.

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Scott seeing results with shortened putter

says Adam Scott is experiencing great results after shortening his putter.

Adam Scott’s short stick is a little shorter than it used to be, and so far the results have been nothing short of brilliant.

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Dirksen on top of his game at U.S. Amateur

explains why Jed Dirksen is happy to be healthy again as he cruises through U.S. Am match play.

Jed Dirksen, two months removed from appendicitis, is in the quarterfinals at the U.S. Amateur.