News for Thursday, December 9, 2010


News 2010 December 9


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Sims (No. 9, 2012) commits to Wake Forest

has given a verbal commitment to Wake Forest.

Mariana Sims, of Austin, Texas, has given a verbal commitment to play golf for Wake Forest in the fall of 2012.

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Averyhardt looking for historic end at Q-School

Averyhardt fights for tour card

Through two rounds of LPGA Q-School, Shasta Averyhardt is in position to become the first black golfer on the LPGA since 2001.

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Finchem: Tour to promote younger generation

Twentysomethings on Tour

In his state-of-the-tour address, PGA Tour chief Tim Finchem lauded the impact of young stars including twentysomethings Dustin Johnson and Rickie Fowler. Count on them for promotional punch in ‘11.

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2010 Golfweek’s Best Casino Courses

Shadow Creek Golf Club and Fallen Oak Golf Club top the 2009 Golfweek's Best Casino Courses

In this issue: Dec. 10-17, 2010

Inside the Dec. 10-17, 2010 issue of Golfweek:

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Wakefield, Del Moral lead Euro Q-School

with an update from the fifth round of European Tour Q-School.

Former Oklahoma player Carlos Del Moral and Simon Wakefield of England share the lead heading into the final round of the European Tour Qualifying School at PGA Catalunya, Girona, Spain.

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Michael (66) takes lead in Euro Tour opener

Anthony Michael of South Africa shot a 6-under 66 Thursday to lead after the first round of the Alfred Dunhill Championship, the opening European Tour tournament.

TaylorMade goes white with new R11 woods

says TaylorMade’s white-headed R11 woods are bound to generate buzz.

What do the Oakland Raiders, Johnny Cash and Gary Player have in common? All three are known for black apparel.

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Hall grabs lead in Dubai; Wie drops 6 back

Injured Wie struggles again

Michelle Wie, struggling with a back injury, shot 72 Thursday in the Dubai Ladies Masters to fall six shots back of leader Lydia Hall.

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Gates shares first-round lead at Aussie PGA

American Bobby Gates overcame an Australian wildlife experience to shoot an 8-under 64 on Thursday for a share of the first-round lead in the Australian PGA.