News for Friday, January 22, 2010


News 2010 January 22


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Tom Watson takes lead at Mitsubishi with 63

Tom Watson shot a bogey-free 9-under 63 on Friday to take a two-stroke lead over senior newcomer Fred Couples and Tom Lehman in the Champions Tour’s season-opening Mitsubishi Electric Championship.

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Watson, new grads top Hope leaderboard

Fresh faces contend at Hope

Q-School and Nationwide Tour graduates such as Martin Flores (left) and Alex Prugh are lining up behind leader Bubba Watson at the Bob Hope Classic, looking for the big win that could make their year.

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Watson takes lead at soggy Hope

Long-hitting Bubba Watson is using the wet weather to his advantage in the Bob Hope Classic.

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Mickelson to make debut at Torrey Pines

Phil Mickelson will open his PGA Tour season next week in the Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines.

Canon Cup to hit Old Sandwich

The Canon Cup is heading northeast.

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Ellenbogen making a devil of a comeback

Ellenbogen makes a comeback

Golf is full of roller-coaster stories, though this one about Duke freshman Courtney Ellenbogen might be as fast-paced as they come. Hold on to your hats for this comeback story, writes Beth Ann Baldry.

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Thorpe sentenced to year in prison

ORLANDO, Fla. – Professional golfer Jim Thorpe has been sentenced to a year in prison for failing to pay more than $2 million in income taxes.

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Finally healthy, Bertsch starts fast at Hope

explains why Shane Bertsch is golf’s feel-good story of the moment.

If you’re looking for a feel-good story to root for at the Bob Hope Classic, you don’t have to look past the top of the first-round leaderboard and Shane Bertsch.

Balicki’s top four men’s college teams

counters Lance Ringler’s Mount Rushmore of men’s college golf with his own top four.

I certainly agree with my friend and co-worker Lance Ringler about sports being a great fodder for debate. And, I really like the idea he’s running with about Mount Rushmore and college golf. How he came up with it, who knows (Lance’s mind often times works in strange ways), but it’s good, a lot of fun, and seems to be getting some nice response.

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Kulacz takes Abu Dhabi lead with 63

Rick Kulacz of Australia shot a 9-under 63 Friday for a one-shot lead at the Abu Dhabi Championship after two rounds.

2010’s Hots and Nots of women’s golf fashion

Ashley Crain lists her top 5 Hots and Nots of women’s golf fashion for 2010.

Aussie Hall leads New Zealand PGA

Australian Ashley Hall defied freezing winds and rain to shoot a 3-under-par 69 on Friday and lead the New Zealand PGA Golf tournament by three strokes after two rounds.

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Former ETSU star Davies taking advantage

Davies delights in Abu Dhabi

Former East Tennessee State star Rhys Davies’ name is near the top of the leaderboard heading into the weekend at Abu Dhabi. Surprised? Well, you shouldn’t be, writes Alistair Tait.

EA Sports: Woods’ video game will continue

Electronic Arts says its Tiger Woods game franchise grew over the past year, and holiday sales didn't suffer even as the golfer's personal life did.