News for Friday, February 19, 2010


News 2010 February 19


Pandolfi named head coach at West Florida

Former Duke golfer Jennifer Pandolfi has been named the head women’s golf coach at West Florida, a Division II school in Pensacola.

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Math error nearly ends Cink’s match play run

Hitting it 334 yards as straight as a laser? No worries. That’s golf. That’s the easy part.

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Durant builds two-shot lead at Mayakoba

Joe Durant shot a 5-under 66 on Friday to increase his lead to two strokes in the PGA Tour’s Mayakoba Golf Classic.

Suspect in mislabeled Gatorade pleads guilty

A Colorado man who replaced labels on dozens of Gatorade bottles with an image of Tiger Woods and his wife and the word “unfaithful” has pleaded guilty in an agreement with prosecutors that calls for probation.

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Casey continues to cruise at Match Play

Paul Casey has yet to play the final four holes at Dove Mountain after three days of the Match Play Championship.

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Roig (No. 6, 2011) commits to UCLA

has given a verbal commitment to UCLA.

Kyle Roig, No. 6 in the Golfweek Junior Rankings in the class of 2011, has committed to UCLA.

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Wong thriving amid new surroundings

College notebook

Everyone talks about the weather in San Diego. But freshman Christine Wong is even more impressed with the environment she’s found at San Diego State. Julie Williams explains.

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Haas, Jenkins share Allianz lead

Tom Jenkins and Jay Haas shot rounds of 8-under 64 on Friday to take the lead after the first round of the Allianz Championship.

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Vote: Was Tiger Woods’ apology sincere?

Was Tiger Woods’ apology sincere?

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Playing it conservative in Thailand

With the LPGA kicking off their season in Thailand, Ashley Crain explains why her predictions have not come true.

Slow pace of play in college golf is unacceptable

offers a few solutions that could cure the slow pace of play plaguing college golf.

Ever since I started at Golfweek, I have been told to accept the fact that college golf is slow.

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Woods takes first step toward new image

says while Tiger Woods’ address wasn’t perfect, it was a start to rebuilding his image.

Jeff Rude says while Tiger Woods’ address wasn’t perfect, it was a start to rebuilding his image.

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Finchem: Woods’ words good news for Tour

PGA Tour commissioner Tim Finchem applauded Tiger Woods’ statement Friday, calling it good news for the Tour.

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Kultida Woods: ‘I’m so proud to be his mother’

Tiger Woods’ mother, Kultida, spoke to reporters following her son’s statement Friday at TPC Sawgrass

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Tour players reluctant to comment on Woods

Tour players saying little

What are they saying in Arizona? Very little. Tour players at the Accenture Match Play Championship did their best to duck questions after Tiger Woods delivered his statement Friday. Jim McCabe was there.

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A rare glimpse at the man, not the golfer

A surreal morning for all

Tiger Woods stepped away from the podium following his 14-minute statement at TPC Sawgrass saying he would become a better man. But words are only the first step in a long process, writes Jeff Babineau.

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The real Tiger Woods? Time will tell

says Tiger Woods has surprised him once again, coming off as ashamed, sorrowful and vulnerable.

The reality show that is Tiger Woods this golf season could have debuted with all the moral weight of an infomercial. Yet once again, he surprises us – or at least this reviewer – with a stunningly crafted, cliché-less confessional that went far beyond anything that any other athlete in memory has uttered.

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Full transcript: Tiger Woods’ statement

Woods statement

Read the complete transcript of Tiger Woods’ Friday statement at TPC Sawgrass.

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Tiger apologizes, unsure of return

Woods statement

Tiger Woods spoke to the world for 14 minutes Friday, apologizing for cheating on his wife and describing his behavior as “irresponsible and selfish." He did not say when he would return to golf.

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It’s go time...

describes the scene from the media room at the Marriott at Sawgrass before Tiger’s statement.

Minutes from Tiger Woods’ statement at TPC Sawgrass, Jeff Babineau checks in from just down the road.

With all these satellite trucks...

First thought here at the Tiger Woods coming-out circus: If the Players Championship had this many satellite trucks in the vicinity of the TPC Sawgrass, it would be a major.

Mislabeled Gatorade suspect in court Friday

Prosecutors say a man accused of replacing labels on dozens of Gatorade bottles with an image of Tiger Woods and his wife and the word "unfaithful" is due in court Friday and may plead guilty.

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Pettersen takes 3-shot lead at LPGA Thailand

Suzann Pettersen of Norway has shot an 8-under 64 to take a three-stroke lead at the halfway stage of the LPGA Thailand event at the Siam Country Club Pattaya Old Course.

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Kim shaken but unharmed in bus accident

Christina Kim was shaken but unhurt when the bus she was riding in crashed on its way to the course hosting the LPGA Tour’s season-opening event.