News for Tuesday, February 2, 2010

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Commentary: Hate to be Rude: ‘On the same page’

Scott McCarron apologized to Phil Mickelson on Tuesday. As Jeff Rude writes, ‘Groovesgate’ may be resolved in just a few months.

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Commentary: Eight other ‘spirit of the rules’ violations

Those NASCAR diehards disguised as friends who stole five hours of my life that can never be retrieved? It’s payback time.

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McCarron apologizes to Mickelson

Scott McCarron apologized to Phil Mickelson on Tuesday for his comments that Lefty was “cheating” last week in San Diego for using the Ping Eye2 wedge. Alex Miceli reports.

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I wish they all could be California boys

Crowds will roar this week as four California boys duke it out at the Northern Trust Open in Pacific Palisades, Calif.

Stars are out as L.A. revs up for the Riv

The preliminary deduction here is that Dan Tana’s restaurant in West Hollywood is something of an L.A.-area hot spot.

In this issue: Feb. 5, 2010

Inside the Feb. 5, 2010 issue of Golfweek.

Moonah Classic coming to end this year

News out of Australia today is that this week’s Moonah Classic will be the final one. That tournament’s demise also means the likely end of the Nationwide Tour’s Down Under Swing.

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Fantasy Aces: Northern Trust Open

The Fantasy Aces pick from the cream of the crop this week at the Northern Trust Open, as the best PGA Tour field thus far in 2010 assembles.

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R9 SuperTri driver makes debut

Using a launch monitor on the practice range at the Farmers Insurance Open, TaylorMade tour reps recorded some eye-popping ball speeds from Dustin Johnson and Robert Garrigus.

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Cal wins Arizona Intercollegiate by a shot

California hung on to win the Arizona Intercollegiate Tuesday, topping the host Wildcats by a shot. Freshman Michael Weaver tied for second.

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Gulbis commits to every 2010 LPGA event

Where can you find Natalie Gulbis this year? Try everywhere. The popular tour player has committed to all 24 events on the 2010 LPGA schedule. Considering her recent health record, however, don’t bet the farm.

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Notes: Kim’s only focus in 2010? Winning

Anthony Kim won tournaments at Quail Hollow and Congressional, starred in the Ryder Cup and climbed to No. 6 in the world ranking. That was two years ago, and it would seem the 24-year-old Californian would strive to get back to that level.

Dramatic qualifier kicks off Riviera week

It had to go into an extra day, but the Monday qualifier for the Northern Trust Open has finally ended.

McIlroy wants grooves rule reconsidered

Rory McIlroy wants golf authorities to reconsider their new regulations on the shape of grooves in the heads of golf clubs.

Dew sweepers already out at Riviera

I like to get to the course early. After finding my parking spot, I walked to the media tent, which is between the first and second holes at Riviera.