News for Tuesday, August 3, 2010


News 2010 August 3


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Auburn’s Barber on point at Western Amateur

Barber leads Western Amateur

Blayne Barber, who will join Auburn this fall, leads the Western Amateur after an opening 67. Sean Martin reports from Skokie Country Club.

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CEO makes right call to pass on tour spot

Ray Halbritter, the executive who made the controversial decision to award himself an exemption into the PGA Tour’s Turning Stone Resort Championship, made the right call Sunday in withdrawing from the event.

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McDowell says he shot 59 recently, too

On one hand, Graeme McDowell says he hasn’t felt like himself on a golf course since he won the U.S. Open. “A little bit too much partying,” said the man from Northern Ireland.

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Coming off injury, Kim ready at Bridgestone

Until Tuesday afternoon, Anthony Kim had played no holes of golf since undergoing surgery May 5 to repair a torn ligament in his left thumb.

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Greenbrier had it all . . . except for an ace

Some final thoughts on the inaugural Greenbrier Classic:

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Junior Ryder Cup spots up for grabs

Junior Ryder Cup

The Junior PGA offers the winner and runner-up berths on the Junior Ryder Cup team that will play the Europeans next month in Scotland. Ryan Lavner reports.

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Toy Box notes: Villegas to join TMAG in ’11

reports Camilo Villegas will join the TaylorMade-Adidas Golf team in 2011.

TaylorMade-Adidas Golf announced Aug. 3 a multiyear endorsement contract with Camilo Villegas, who will join the company’s tour staff beginning in 2011.

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Juniors to take on Pebble at First Tee Open

Seventy-eight junior golfers from The First Tee have will play Sept. 3-5 at Pebble Beach in the Champions Tour’s Home Care & Hospice First Tee Open. Juniors will compete side-by-side with Champions Tour players.

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Pick Quiros’ PGA Championship attire

Callaway Golf is taking player scripting to a whole new level.

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Molinari wants to join PGA Tour in 2011

Edoardo Molinari is the latest European to have expressed interest in joining the PGA Tour. He plans to be a member starting in 2011.

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Welshmen hoping to make Ryder Cup team

The Ryder Cup is fast approaching. As the teams start to solidify, a first in Cup history is in the offing: a Welshman is not likely to make the European team.

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CEO made right call with Turning Stone WD

Oneida Nation CEO Ray Halbritter did the right thing the other day by deciding to give up the sponsor exemption he had originally awarded to himself in this week’s Turning Stone Resort Championship.

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Rain washes out Round 2 at Junior PGA

Rd. 2 canceled at Junior PGA

The second round of the Junior PGA Championship has been canceled because of inclement weather. The event also was shortened to 54 holes. Ryan Lavner reports.

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Playoff picture: Woods needs big weeks

Woods needs big weeks

Tiger Woods needs to produce this week at Bridgestone and next at the PGA or his playoff options will be limited. Jim McCabe explains.

Golf bags: Many shapes and sizes

looks at three new golf bags – two carry bags and one cart bag – with features of distinctive personalities.

Golf bags come in many sizes and designs. They also fulfill many functions. Here are three new bags – two carry bags and one cart bag – with features of distinctive personalities.

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Event to watch: 108th Western Amateur

explains why the Western Amateur is the toughest test in golf.

The Western Amateur is on the docket this week, so get your brackets ready and make some picks.

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Wells Fargo steps forward at Quail Hollow

Charlotte’s PGA Tour event at Quail Hollow Club is getting another name.

In this issue: Aug. 6, 2010

Inside the Aug. 6, 2010 issue of Golfweek:

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Rain causes delay at Junior PGA

Play has been suspended at the Junior PGA Championship because of inclement weather.