News for Thursday, February 25, 2010


News 2010 February 25


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Duke among six tied for Panama lead

Six players are atop the leaderboard at the Panama Championship after carding first-round 5-under 65s Thursday at the Golf club of Panama.

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Villegas leads Phoenix Open; Fowler 3 back

Villegas ties first-round record

Camilo Villegas matched the first-round record at the Phoenix Open Thursday, carding a 9-under 62 at TPC Scottsdale for a one-shot lead.

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Heckling reaches new heights at Scottsdale’s 16th

The craziest hole in golf

How to describe the fans that surround TPC Scottsdale’s par-3 16th hole? Enthusiastic, ruthless, creative, fickle... the list goes on. Adam Schupak visited for the first time Thursday.

Furyk, Esiason to tee it up in Hootie pro-am

Jim Furyk is among the list of golfers and celebrities scheduled to appear at the Hootie & the Blowfish Monday After the Masters celebrity pro-am.

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Wolfes (No. 98, 2011) commits to Georgia Southern

has given his verbal commitment to Georgia Southern.

Scott Wolfes, the 98th-ranked player in the 2011 class, has given a verbal commitment to Georgia Southern coach Larry Mays.

Golfweek honored with GWAA writing awards’s tribute to Payne Stewart on the 10th anniversary of his death last year was recognized as the outstanding Internet special project in golf in the Golf Writers Association of America awards.

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Fowler heats up Phoenix in Puma

With six birdies, no bogeys and a good-looking outfit, Rickie Fowler was on fire today at the Waste Management Phoenix Open.

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Golden named interim FSU women’s coach

Kate Golden has been named the interim women’s golf coach at Florida State.

Welcome to Wildman’s Corner

Take a walk on the wild side Monday-Friday on Collge golf’s favorite redhead Asher Wildman goes beyond birdies and bogeys to offer his unique take on college golf.

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Player of the Week: Weston Bell

Weston Bell, of Piedmont, S.C., shot 2-over 144 (70-74) at the Golf Club at Ballantyne in Charlotte, N.C., to win the Ballantyne Junior Open by one shot.

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Player of the Week: McKenzie Talbert

McKenzie Talbert, of North Augusta, S.C., shot 5-over 147 (77-70) at the Golf Club at Ballantyne in Charlotte, N.C., to win the Ballantyne Junior Open by two shots.

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Inaugural Battle of the Beach a big success

College notebook

The Battle of the Beach might have celebrated its first birthday only a couple weeks ago, but it’s already acting a lot older. Sunset dinner cruise, anyone? Ron Balicki explains.

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Nike to stand by Woods despite leave

Nike to stick with Woods

Nike will continue to support Tiger Woods. The company’s brand president said Thursday he does not want Woods back on the course until he sorts out his private life.

Seton Hall to add women’s golf

Seton Hall University will add women’s golf to its roster of athletic programs for next season, the school announced Feb. 25.

Kerr’s on-course tweak saves round

Cristie Kerr never thought she’d be in the media room Thursday afternoon after her dismal start at the HSBC Women’s Champions – 2 over after three holes.

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Jones displays ‘essence of the Solheim’

explains why the U.S. Solheim Cup team was all dressed up Wednesday night.

Mike Whan gathered together the 2009 U.S. Solheim Cup team – dressed to the nines at the iconic Raffles Hotel – during the pro-am party Wednesday evening to share the news of Rosie Jones’ captaincy.

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Ochoa, Kerr, Stanford share lead at HSBC

HSBC Women’s Champions:

A major championship-like leaderboard broke out Thursday at the HSBC Women’s Champions. Lorena Ochoa, Cristie Kerr and Angela Stanford were tied for the lead Thursday in Singapore.

Asia’s ESPN STAR signs with OneAsia tour

ESPN STAR Sports has announced a five-year Asian regional television broadcast partnership with the OneAsia golf tour.