News for Thursday, January 21, 2010


News 2010 January 21


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Couples, Pavin adjust to being rookies again

KAUPULEHU-KONA, Hawaii – Fred Couples and Tom Watson are featured on the larger-than-life Mitsubishi Electric Championship posters that greet travelers at tiny Kona International Airport.

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Facility beefs up security amid Woods rumors

Whether or not Woods was in a Hattiesburg sex addiction clinic, neighbors made one thing clear Thursday: They want the paparazzi out.

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Northerner Wilson squashing competition

Wilson squashing competition

It’s January, so you know what that means: The 2009 Metropolitan Golf Association Player of the Year and Stanford freshman-to-be, Cameron Wilson, doesn’t have his hands on a golf club – only a squash racket. Brian Giuffra explains.

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Lee (No. 5, 2011) narrows decision to Stanford, UCLA

has narrowed her college decision to two schools.

Erynne Lee, No. 5 in the Golfweek Junior Rankings for the 2011 class, told Golfweek she has narrowed her list of college choices to Stanford and UCLA.

Sue Kim leaves Denver after one semester

reports Sue Kim is leaving Denver after her first semester, with her sights on Q-School at the end of the year.

Add Sue Kim’s name to the list of college freshmen who lasted only one semester. Kim, 18, left Denver in December and moved with her parents to La Quinta, Calif.

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Golfweek writers recall Nicklaus at ’86 Masters

Golfweek writers look back at one golf’s most special and surreal moments, the day Jack Nicklaus won the 1986 Masters.

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New audio released from Woods investigation

New audio recordings are being released from the Tiger Woods car crash investigation

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1986 Masters: I was there to watch Jack

On an April Sunday 20 years ago at Augusta, Jack Nicklaus created memories for a lifetime.

Extra amateur invitation issued for Kraft

gives a rundown of the seven amateurs who received invitations to the Kraft.

The Kraft Nabisco Championship has extended invitations to seven of the nation’s top amateurs, one more than is usually given.

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Adidas taps Creamer, Gulbis for signature shoe

Adidas is launching new signature golf shoes in 2010. They will feature personal touches and designs from two of the LPGA's hottest players.

Powerbilt reintroduces nitrogen clubs

can’t wait to try out Powerbilt’s “nitrogen charged” clubs for the second time.

Powerbilt is touting its new line of Air Foil irons. The heads of these irons are “nitrogen charged” – literally, pumped full of pressurized nitrogen. Powerbilt insists the technology will do wonders for your game.

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As rain washes out Hope, Monday play looms

Heavy rains have forced the postponement of the second round of the Bob Hope Classic.

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Q&A: Jack Nicklaus talks about turning 70

With an unusual flurry of media requests (even for him) to discuss his 70th birthday on Jan. 21, Jack Nicklaus revived his annual “State of the Bear” news conference last week.

Curtain shoots 66, leads New Zealand PGA

Australia’s Michael Curtain shot a 6-under 66 on Thursday to take a one-shot lead in the New Zealand PGA.

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An inside look at 5 marquee spring events

Five marquee spring events

Are you ready for some college golf? Ron Balicki takes a look at five big events that kick off the spring season and could shape the postseason.

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Poulter shares first-round lead in Abu Dhabi

Ian Poulter shot a 7-under 65 Thursday to share a one-stroke lead after the first round of the Abu Dhabi Championship.

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Lutz, Hirsch take home Golfweek Senior titles

Golfweek Senior Nat’l Champ.

A rookie and a veteran stole the show at the Golfweek Senior National Championship at the Doral Golf Resort’s Great White Course in Miami.

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Just call Paul Lawrie old-fashioned

Paul Lawrie is heading back to the future. The Scotsman is hoping to get back into the same groove that saw him win the 1999 Open Championship thanks to the R&A and USGA.

Not everyone on tour is living large

explains why not everyone on the PGA Tour is hauling in big-money equipment deals.

Spend some time with the newer faces on the PGA Tour, guys who’ve come up through the mini-tours, and you get a true sense of the business landscape.