News for Friday, December 3, 2010

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Munoz accepts Rookie trophy; POY race continues

As Azahara Munoz addressed the crowd Friday night at the Rolex awards reception, her sincerest words were not even understood by most in the room.

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Notes: Golf second on Donald brothers' minds

Against a backdrop of a bogey-free round by Tiger Woods that pushed him into a four-stroke lead at the Chevron World Challenge, there were some notes of interest:

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Woods extends Chevron Challenge lead to 4

Tiger Woods extended his lead to four shots at the Chevron World Challenge Friday, backing up his opening 65 with a 6-under 66.

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Bramlett working on historic Q-School showing

Joseph Bramlett brushed the face of his putter with his left hand before he settled into his putting stance. When he slipped into his pre-shot routine, it’s as if he has entered a trance. I haven’t seen a player with his intense concentration since – dare I say it – Tiger Woods

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Yang builds 3-shot LPGA lead in Orlando

About the only thing going low at the LPGA Tour Championship is the temperature. Well, that and Amy Yang’s scorecard.

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With Foley tips, Granada returning to form

After three months of work with Sean Foley, Julieta Granada is looking like her old self at the LPGA Tour Championship. Beth Ann Baldry explains.

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Martin claims midway lead at Q-School

We’re finally at Q-School’s halfway point, and several of the field’s biggest names will have to rally if they want to realize their PGA Tour aspirations.

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PGA Tour tabs Pazder as chief of operations

The PGA Tour stayed in-house and selected 20-year staff member Andy Pazder to replace Rick George as its chief of operations.

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Khan offers optimism to Euro Q-Schoolers

No wonder the European Tour does pretty good business out of the European Tour Qualifying School. Considering the money on offer in Europe, it’s no wonder there are plenty willing to take a shot at jumping on the Euro Tour gravy train.

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FedEx offers reprieve to hometown Tour event

The St. Jude Classic’s prayers have been answered – at least for one more year.

Pry resigns as Charlotte men's golf coach

Charlotte men’s golf coach Adam Pry has resigned due to personal reasons, the university announced Friday. Assistant coach Andrew DiBitetto has been named interim head coach for the 49ers and will lead Charlotte through the spring 2011 season.

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Recruiting calendar hot topic of GCAA meeting

The implementation of a college recruiting calendar will be the hot topic at this week's golf coaches convention. Lance Ringler explains.

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Thompson petitions LPGA for more '11 starts

Alexis Thompson has petitioned the LPGA for additional starts in 2011. Thompson, 15, is limited to six LPGA starts per year under current rules because she is not an LPGA member.

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Part II: Best of the Q-School questionnaire

The 2010 Q-School Media Questionnaire delivers as promised. So much so that I decided to break up the good, the bad, and downright hilarious responses into two parts (click here for Part I).

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No St. Jude sponsor issues for Westwood

Don’t expect another sponsor clash to arise between World No. 1 Lee Westwood, the UPS poster boy, and the St. Jude Classic now that FedEx has returned as the tournament’s title sponsor.

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Westwood shoots 64, takes lead at Nedbank

Lee Westwood has opened a three-stroke lead after shooting a 64 in the second round of the Nedbank Golf Challenge.

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Ogilvy takes Aussie Open lead; Jones 1 back

Geoff Ogilvy shot a 7-under 65 at The Lakes course to take a one-stroke lead after two rounds at the Australian Open on Friday.