News for Monday, February 8, 2010


News 2010 February 8


Hey, who was that voice from above?

explains how Sean O’Hair gave the Central Oklahoma golf team one cool story to tell.

The University of Central Oklahoma team was treated to dinner and fun by one of the world’s best golfers.

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Train Reaction lightens the load

Golfers who’ve hauled their clubs and a suitcase or two through a crowded concourse know their cursed fate. Thanks to Club Glove’s Train Reaction luggage, now all that’s required is an easy, one-handed tug.

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Our Lucaya headlines Caribbean variety show

Our Lucaya a welcome retreat

Even if you arrive at Our Lucaya stressed from your travels, this Caribbean variety show will have you decompressed in no time thanks to a plethora of pools, shops, restaurants and golf.

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Spring Invit’l should go down to the wire

Rd. 2: GW Spring Invit’l

Michael Moore (pictured) and Nova Southeastern took the 36-hole lead at Golfweek’s Spring Invitational, but they still have plenty to worry about heading into Tuesday’s final round.

Resorts await corporate comeback

says weak corporate sales continue to drag down domestic golf resorts.

The Northern Trust Open came and went with modest fanfare, and that’s a good thing. The talk during the opening two rounds was about Dustin Johnson’s power and putting, and during the weekend the focus shifted to Steve Stricker’s methodical victory march.

Rookie diary: Gearing up for a big week

had a productive off week, but is ready to get back to the grind at Pebble.

My off week in the Los Angeles area was very productive. Travis Mathew hooked me up with some really sweet clothes for the next several months and Todd Anderson and I put in some quality work on my swing and putting.

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Winner’s Circle: Feb. 1-7, 2010

See what the winners had in their bags this week.

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Peter Millar brings color to the fairways

explains why the future is looking bright for the Peter Millar clothing line (hint: it involves the Ryder Cup).

Peter Millar is off to a great start in 2010. Two victories in the first five tournaments of the season, a top-notch list of 16 PGA Tour players and he was recently announced as the official U.S. Ryder Cup Team apparel sponsor.

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Player of the Week: Bobby Hudson, Texas

Texas junior Bobby Hudson rallied from three shots back to win The Amer Ari Invitational.

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Team of the week: Stanford

Stanford won The Amer Ari Invitational with a 54-hole total of 2-over 866. Sure, starting the spring with victory is good no matter what, but this win came against several of the top teams in the country.

An affirmation by golf’s leaders

If the PGA Merchandise Show is all about promoting golf, then the U.S. Golf Association’s annual gathering a week later is time for more-detailed deliberation.

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Survival 101: How to ride out the recession

How to ride out recession

How to emerge from the economic downturn? Establish a premium on service and value, writes Bradley Klein.

Retro club craze surprises USGA’s Rugge

delivers the latest news from the USGA’s annual meeting.

Dick Rugge, the U.S. Golf Association’s senior technical director, expressed surprise at the decision of a handful of PGA Tour players to use old Ping Eye2 wedges.

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Player of the Week: Laetitia Beck

Laetitia Beck, of Caesarea, Isreal, shot 4-over 147 at Sea Pines Resort Ocean Course and Harbour Town Golf Links in Hilton Head Island, S.C., to win the Junior Heritage by two shots.

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Player of the Week: Jim Liu

Jim Liu, of Smithtown, N.Y., shot 4-over 147 at Sea Pines Resort Ocean Course and Harbour Town Golf Links in Hilton Head Island, S.C., to win the Junior Heritage by one shot.v

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Hyler takes the USGA’s helm

Hyler, 62, new USGA president

Raleigh’s Jim Hyler takes over as USGA president with plenty of backers and nearly as many challenges, writes James Achenbach.

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Review: ‘Tiger Woods PGA Tour Online’

Play right in your browser

Tiger Woods might not be back to playing golf yet, but his newest video game, “Tiger Woods Online,” is good enough to keep his fans busy until he returns, writes Eric Soderstrom.

Junior Heritage Junior Fantasy results

After the first Junior Fantasy event of the 2010 season, Eric Soderstrom is in familiar territory: at the top.

Rookie diary: The view from Pebble Beach

files another entry in his rookie diary, this time from the The Lodge at Pebble Beach.

After a nice little break, I am really ready to get after it this week at the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am.

Stricker wins one for the 40-somethings

says Steve Stricker is proof that golf success can be had at any age.

Steve Stricker, winner of the Northern Trust Open on Sunday, is the latest example that, in golf years, 40 might be the new 30.

Better late than never for two Lynn seniors

caught up with two seniors on the Lynn University team who have some serious real-world experience.

As a sports fan, I remember when Chris Weinke was 26 years old, and became the starting quarterback at Florida State.

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Monday Scramble: Stricker’s Super Sunday

Monday Scramble

What do you get when you cross Steve Stricker’s tear-filled victory at Riviera with the Super Bowl celebration in Miami? The Monday Scramble has the answer...