News for Sunday, December 5, 2010


News 2010 December 5


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PGA Tour regular Romero wins again on TLA

PGA Tour member Andrés Romero came back to Olivos Golf Club, and it payed off Sunday.

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Tiger denied

For host Tiger Woods, leading the Chevron World Challenge since Round 1, it was his tournament to lose. On Sunday, however, Graeme McDowell was there – albeit via some clutch shots of his own – to steal Woods’ last chance for victory in 2010. But from what Woods showed this weekend, his comeback may be just around the corner.

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5 Things: 'Tiger has inspired me'

Joseph Bramlett brushed the face of his putter with his left hand before he settled into his putting stance. When he slips into his pre-shot routine, it’s as if he has entered a trance. It’s an intense concentration – remarkably similar to Tiger Woods.

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McDowell outduels Woods in Chevron playoff

McDowell wins Chevron

Graeme McDowell capped off his greatest year with two clutch putts that gave him the greatest comeback ever against Tiger Woods.

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McIlroy not bothered by PGA rookie snub

Rory McIlroy is not the least bit upset by not being voted PGA Tour rookie of the year. The 21-year-old from Northern Ireland doesn’t think he’s a rookie.

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Mayfair excelling in Q-School return

says a lot has changed since the last time Billy Mayfair was at Q-School finals.

Billy Mayfair is at his second PGA Tour Q-School, and first since he got through in 1988. Twenty-two years later, the Tour landscape and Mayfair’s world are dramatically different. And that would be understating.

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Koreans looking to break PGA Tour Q-School trends

After five rounds, two Koreans are in the top 25.

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Mayfair, Martin lead Q-School with 18 to play

18 to play at Q-School

With 18 holes to play, many first-timers are knocking on the door of a PGA Tour card at Q-School. Sean Martin explains.

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Duel in Dubai: Pace, Davies square off in LET money race

Laura Davies needs a top-2 finish at the Omega Dubai Ladies Masters for a shot to steal the Henderson Money List crown from Lee-Anne Pace. Both players notched five victories this season on the Ladies European Tour, and just 32,000 euros stands between them. Pace can seal it with a top-5 finish – no matter what the Englishwoman does.

Barclays enters Challenge Tour fray

Barclays has announced a three-year title sponsorship of the Kenya Open, the longest-running event on the European Challenge Tour schedule.

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Hjorth captures LPGA Tour Championship

Hjorth wins LPGA in Orlando

Maria Hjorth sunk an 8-foot putt on the final hole to shoot 72 and top Amy Yang for the LPGA Tour Championship title.

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Lewton takes early lead at Euro Q-School

says an Ian Poulter protege holds the early lead at European Tour Q-School.

Five more good rounds and Steve Lewton can join Ian Poulter, and maybe never have to worry about selling a used car again.

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Karlberg holes clutch chip to seal Indian Open

Rikard Karlberg left nothing to chance Sunday at the Hero Honda Indian Open. Clinging to a one-shot lead on the final hole at Delhi Golf Club, Karlberg hit his third shot on the par-5 18th against a sponsor sign near the green. After taking a free drop, the Swede chipped in for an unlikely birdie, screaming in delight before the large greenside gallery.

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K. Kim staves off Ishikawa, Ikeda for JGTO money crown

Kim Kyung-tae wrote his name into golf’s record books Sunday at the season-ending Golf Nippon Series JT Cup. With Ryo Ishikawa and Yuta Ikeda’s bids for victory thwarted, 24-year-old Kim became the first Korean to win the Japan Golf Tour Organization money-list title.

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Westwood still No. 1 after Nedbank victory

Lee Westwood maintained his year-end No. 1 ranking with an eight-shot victory at the Nedbank Golf Challenge on Sunday.

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Ogilvy claims four-shot win at Aussie Open

Geoff Ogilvy won the Australian Open on Sunday for his second professional victory in his home country, closing with a 3-under 69 for a four-stroke victory.