News for Saturday, February 20, 2010


News 2010 February 20


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Dalai Lama says faith is important for Woods

The Dalai Lama commented on Tiger Woods’ sex scandals Saturday, saying self-discipline is among Buddhism’s highest values, one day after Woods said he had strayed from his Buddhist faith.

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Durant maintains two-shot Mayakoba lead

Joe Durant remained in position for his first PGA Tour victory since 2006, birdieing the final two holes Saturday for a 2-under 69 and a two-stroke lead in the Mayakoba Golf Classic.

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Poulter in Match Play final; opponent unknown

Ian Poulter reached the final of the Match Play Championship with an easy victory over Sergio Garcia on Saturday in the nastiest weather of the week.

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Armour, Simpson move into Allianz lead

Tommy Armour III and Tim Simpson were tied for the lead at 13 under after the second round of the Allianz Championship on Saturday.

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Caddie: No heckling when Tiger returns

Tiger Woods’ caddie Steve Williams says he won’t tolerate any heckling of his star player whenever the world’s No. 1 golfer returns to competition.

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Stewart (NR, 2010) commits to Purdue

– one of the last top players in the class of 2010 to sign – will play for Purdue in the fall.

Alexandra Stewart, who was ranked No. 11 in the 2010 class in January, has decided to continue her golfing career at Purdue next fall. Stewart was one of the top players from the 2010 class yet to sign.

Players struggle as desert weather worsens

watched the weather take a turn for the worse at Match Play, and the remaining players’ games do the same.

We came to watch the Accenture Match Play Championship and the British Open broke out.

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Woods to turn to Buddhism during recovery

In the theater of American public apologies, it’s common for celebrities to invoke their faith.

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Tiger’s next task? Returning to the Tour

Tiger Woods suddenly appeared through a door-sized gap in the blue curtains as the room fell silent.

Jaidee’s got game, and showing it in Arizona

Standing to the side of the 18th green here at Dove Mountain, Thongchai Jaidee was explaining why at the age of 40 he was thrilled to get chances to play golf in America.

ShotLink adds modern twist to Match Play

explains why the Match Play field has taken an interest in ShotLink.

Example No. 3,675 that this isn’t quite like pro golf when your grandfather watched. Heck, it’s not much like your father’s golf, either.

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Whan enjoys close-up of his tour

says commissioner Michael Whan likes what he sees at the LPGA Thailand.

Someone reminded me this week of the stark contrast between Mike Whan’s first week as LPGA commissioner and that of Carolyn Bivens four years ago. For starters, the media are still here.

Pettersen sets pace in endurance race

It comes as no surprise that someone of Suzann Pettersen’s physique leads the Honda PTT LPGA Thailand.

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Pettersen builds 5-shot lead in Thailand

Suzann Pettersen had her third straight bogey-free round Saturday, shooting a 4-under 68 and opening a five-stroke lead in the season-opening Honda PTT LPGA Thailand.