News for Friday, August 6, 2010


News 2010 August 6


Bogey-free Castro leads Wichita Open

Roberto Castro still hasn’t made a bogey at the Preferred Health Systems Wichita Open.

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Cejka moves ahead at Turning Stone

Alex Cejka shot a 4-under 68 to take a one-stroke lead in the Turning Stone Resort Championship.

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Mickelson flashes ‘crowd control’ at Firestone

When it comes to listing his many talents, make sure you give Phil Mickelson credit for brilliant crowd control.

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Armour grabs early lead at 3M Championship

Tommy Armour III shot a 9-under 63 Friday and has a one-shot lead over Mark Calcavecchia and David Frost after one round of the 3M Championship.

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Lefty eyes World No. 1 at WGC; Goosen leads

Phil Mickelson is closing in on No. 1.

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Pratt’s hard work pays off at Western Am

Pratt into Western Am semis

Kieran Pratt does labor for a construction company when he’s not sharpening his golf game, but it’s his hard work on the course that led to a semifinal berth at the Western Amateur. Sean Martin reports.

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NGCA Team Championship a good decision

thinks the NGCA made the right move in creating the Hooters Team Championship.

I am not a match-play hater. I just want to toss that out there before I continue with this blog.

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Westwood WDs from Bridgestone, PGA

explains what caused World No. 3 Lee Westwood to WD from the PGA Championship.

Lost in the buzz over yet another miserable day for Tiger Woods is this: It wasn’t much better for the world’s No. 3, either.

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Sabbatini, Uresti retain lead at Turning Stone

Rory Sabbatini and Omar Uresti have retained their one-shot lead at the Turning Stone Resort Championship.

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Woods remains near bottom at Firestone

Woods still struggling

Tiger Woods returned a 2-over 72 Friday at the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational, and remains near the bottom of the leaderboard.

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Main downs medalist Pan at Western Am

Main downs Pan

UCLA junior Gregor Main took down two-time Western Amateur medalist Cheng-Tsung Pan Friday morning at Skokie Country Club. Sean Martin says it was all about the short game.

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Kennedy (No. 21, 2012) commits to Clemson

has given a verbal commitment to Clemson.

Blake Kennedy, No. 21 in Golfweek’s rankings for the class of 2012, has given a verbal commitment to play for Clemson.

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Mabbett (No. 77, 2011) commits to Ga. Southern

has given a verbal commitment to Georgia Southern.

Henry Mabbett, of Griffin, Ga., has given a verbal commitment to play for Georgia Southern. Mabbett, No. 77 in Golfweek’s rankings for the class of 2011, also visited Ole Miss, North Carolina, Augusta State, Western Carolina, Georgia College and Valdosta State.

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U.S. Women’s Amateur preview

U.S. Women’s Amateur

The top juniors, college players and mid-amateurs onverge at Charlotte (N.C.) Country Club today for the U.S. Women’s Amateur. Julie Williams previews the action.

Four mid-ams to watch at the Women’s Am

says there are four mid-amateurs that could make a run at the Women’s Amateur.

Five times in the last eight years, a teenager has won the U.S. Women’s Amateur. In 2006 Kimberly Kim won the event as a 14 year old. The oldest player over the last eight years to win the championship was a 21-year-old Amanda Blumenherst in 2008.