News for Sunday, August 8, 2010


News 2010 August 8


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Odds still in Woods’ favor

doesn’t understand why Tiger Woods is 12-1 to win the PGA Championship.

Tiger Woods is 10-1 to win the FedEx Cup according to He’s not the favorite, but he’s pretty close.

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Mahan did it his way

Hunter Mahan won’t need a captain’s pick for the Ryder Cup. He played his way onto the U.S. team with a victory at the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational. Meanwhile, Tiger Woods finishes his worst ever, and Phil Mickelson misses a chance to take over world No. 1.

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Chung now the top dog in amateur golf

says David Chung has cemented himself as the one to beat in amateur golf.

It has taken some time, but finally someone has made themselves “the man” to beat this summer.

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Els’ 3rd-round putter magic vanishes

Ernie Els looked like he was on to something with a 6-under 64 in Saturday’s third round of the WGC Bridgestone Invitational.

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Strait shooting: Four hot topics on our minds

Four questions about the PGA

As golf prepares for the season’s final major, Golfweek ponders a foursome of lingering questions. No. 1: Will Tiger Woods be a dominant golfer again?

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Hole to watch: No. 18 at Whistling Straits

says keep an eye on Whistling Straits’ par-4 18th this week, one of Pete Dye’s most torturous finishing holes.

This 489-yard, par-4 is the most confusing on the Straits Course.

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Steady play will be key at Whistling Straits

says Whistling Straits will cap what has been quite possibly golf’s best year for major championship venues.

A trip to Whistling Straits will cap off what has been quite possibly golf’s best year for major championship venues. As Jeff Rude writes, it is a course that tests your entire arsenal.

5 things: Who's No. 1?

squanders opportunity Gather around the water cooler and join in the debate. It sure didn’t look like Tiger Woods, who finished T-78 at 18 over – good enough to beat one player (Henrik Stenson) in the limited-field WGC-Bridgestone Invitational.

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Vegas shoots 64 to win Wichita Open

Jhonattan Vegas rallied from six strokes down by shooting a 7-under 64 in the final round to win Wichita Open on Sunday.

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Mahan wins Bridgestone, earns Ryder spot

Mahan wins WGC-Bridgestone

Hunter Mahan won his third PGA Tour title Sunday, closing with 64 to capture the Bridgestone Invitational, his second victory of 2010.

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Frost (61) sets records in Champions victory

David Frost shot an 11-under 61 on Sunday and the way to a record-setting victory at the 3M Championship.

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Lunde wins Turning Stone, first PGA Tour title

Bill Lunde rallied with a 6-under 66 to finish at 17-under 271, topping J.J. Henry by one stroke to win the Turning Stone Resort Championship on Sunday.

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Mickelson shoots 78; Woods stays No. 1

Despite the highest score of his career, Tiger Woods will stay No. 1 in the world for another week.

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Luck of the Irish stays with Gustafson

Sophie Gustafson continued her winning streak in Ireland by claiming her fourth Ladies Irish Open title on Sunday at Killeen Castle. The Swede enhanced her prospects of returning to the course next September as part of Europe’s Solheim Cup team.

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Garcia to take two-month break after PGA

Sergio Garcia won’t have a tough choice between playing on the PGA Tour or the European Tour the final week of qualifying for the Ryder Cup team. He’s not playing either.

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Paolucci headlines U.S. Jr. Ryder Cup team

Jr. Ryder Cup selections

The U.S. Junior Ryder Cup team was finalized Saturday, with nine of the top 20 juniors in Golfweek’s rankings scheduled to make the trip to Scotland for the biannual event. Ryan Lavner reports.

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Ornthana maintains Thai dominance

Thai players continue their domination of the 2010 China LPGA Tour season. Ornthana Chuenarrom won the US$50,000 Grand Hill Challenge on Sunday, beating compatriot Patcharajutar Khongkraphan by two strokes.

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Woods planning to work through slump

says Tiger Woods shows no signs of giving up, even after his rough week at Firestone.

Is there a 36-hole day in the works for Tiger Woods? Hard to say, but one thing seems for sure: He’s got a full workload on tap.

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Que tops Rodgers for third Asian Tour title

Angelo Que of the Philippines bested England’s Chris Rodgers in a playoff at the Selangor Masters for his third Asian Tour title.

Denmark's Bjerregaard wins European Amateur title

Lucas Bjerregaard of Denmark protected his lead all day to win the European Amateur golf title on Saturday.

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Woods posts highest 72-hole score of career

Woods finishes at WGC

Tiger Woods finished with 77 on Sunday at the Bridgestone Invitational to complete the highest 72-hole score of his career.

Jung, Lee-Bentham claim Canadian Junior titles

After a summer of solid play, Richard Jung finally captured the elusive big junior win Friday at the Canadian Junior Boys Championship.

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Monty considering Langer, 53, for Ryder Cup

Europe captain Colin Montgomerie is considering handing a Ryder Cup wild card to Bernhard Langer, even though the German is now on the Champions Tour.

Castro primed for big Sunday

says Roberto Castro is on the verge of a career-altering performance.

The golf world’s focus today will be in Akron, where players are fighting for a big trophy (and the world’s No. 1 player is fighting his swing). Those that love the underdog tale should keep at least one eye on the Nationwide Tour, though.