News for Friday, December 10, 2010

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Seasoned Song returns to form at Q-School

After battling illness and injury the past three years, Aree Song's game is looking up at LPGA Q-School. D.J. Piehowski explains.

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Attorney: Brenny seeks financial settlement

Katie Brenny is negotiating a financial payment with the University of Minnesota, stating she encountered a hostile work environment before her resignation.

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European stars' waffling doesn't signal trouble in U.S.

It used to be that when news surfaced, what was first applied was clear thinking supplemented by perspective. We seem to have forgotten that.

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Stricker, Kelly on pace to defend Shark title

Steve Stricker and Jerry Kelly have combined for a 9-under 63 and Dustin Johnson and Ian Poulter matched them to share the first-round lead at the Shark Shootout.

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Korda (66) finds comfort zone at Q-School

Entering the week, amateur Jessica Korda was one of the most popular names on the list of LPGA Q-School finalists. On Friday, the 17-year-old from Bradenton, Fla., showed why.

Q&A: TLA commissioner Lavie’s outlook for 2011

Big things are in store for the Tour de Las Americas. At least, that’s the forecast, beginning in 2011, according to Henrique Lavie. The former golf pro turned commissioner has guided the TLA since 1998 and serves simultaneously as chairman of the PGA of the Americas, the parent entity of the TLA.

Faldo adds Cambodian project to course portfolio

Nick Faldo was in Cambodia recently to visit the site for his next course-design project, at the Vattanac Golf Resort in Phnom Penh.

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Golfweek’s Best Deals: Northern California

The Northern California public golf scene is headlined by historic courses such as Pebble Beach and Pasatiempo.

Asian Tour 2011: Record purse, OneAsia clashes

The Asian Tour will travel as far as Switzerland in 2011. The tour announced a provisional 25-tournament schedule Tuesday and could be further boosted in the coming weeks as final negotiations with sponsors come to fruition.

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Michael extends lead to two at Euro opener

South African newcomer Anthony Michael shot a 3-under 69 at the Alfred Dunhill Championship on Friday, extending his lead to two shots in the European Tour’s 2011 season opener.

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Wakefield tops 2010 class at Euro Q-School

Veteran Englishman Simon Wakefield earned top honors at European Tour Q-School. Alistair Tait highlights other stories of glory and defeat.

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Daly posts 83 to miss cut in Australia

Just when John Daly thought it was safe to return to Coolum, the scene of one of his most famous meltdowns, the course came back to get him again.

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Tinning, Reid lead in Dubai; Wie 8 back

Iben Tinning, playing in her final Ladies European Tour event after a 15-year career, holds a share of the third-round lead at the Dubai Ladies Masters.

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Gates leads Australian PGA by one shot

Bobby Gates shot a 3-under 69 on Friday to take the second-round lead in the Australian PGA, while fellow American John Daly had an 83 to miss the cut on the Coolum layout where he had one of his most famous career meltdowns.