News for Wednesday, January 27, 2010


News 2010 January 27


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Woods heads list of most-powerful athletes

Tiger Woods tops the Bloomberg BusinessWeek list of most-powerful athletes, with the companies saying he would have held the top spot even if his infidelity had become public earlier last year.

Stasi, Mummert win International Four Ball

Meghan Stasi and Donna Mummert won the 64th Women’s International Four Ball Championship Jan. 26 with a marathon victory over Alli Jarret and Laura Coble at Orangebrook Golf and Country Club in Hollywood, Fla.

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Pickerell (N/R, 2012) commits to Tennessee

has given her verbal commitment to Tennessee.

Ashlee Pickerell (not ranked/Class of 2012) recently gave a verbal commitment to the University of Tennessee, according to her mother, Allyson Pickerell.

Duquesne will end men’s golf after spring

Duquesne will drop men’s golf at the end of the spring season as part of a restructuring in its athletic department, the school announced this week.

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Excited Mickelson can’t wait to start season

Lefty makes 2010 debut

Phil Mickelson is excited. In fact, he used a variation of the word 10 times during his season-opening news conference Wednesday at Torrey Pines. Tough to blame him, though, writes Jeff Rude.

Sea Island seeks adviser for possible sale

One week after having announced that it will host a PGA Tour event, Sea Island is back in the news. This time, there was no celebratory news conference.

Previewing the PGA Merchandise Show

With the world's largest gathering of some of the most prominent golf industry professionals underway, we're taking a closer look at some must see booths and events at this years PGA Merchandise Show.

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Torrey’s little brother packs a punch, too

explains why Torrey Pines’ North Course – not the more famous South Course – is the local favorite.

It’s easy to forget there are 36 holes on the cliffs atop Torrey Pines State Reserve, and two courses in use for this week’s Farmers Insurance Open.

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Lefty picks family vacation over Match Play

Phil Mickelson is skipping the Match Play Championship next month in Arizona while he takes his kids on a vacation that was postponed because of his wife’s cancer treatment.

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Mickelson: PGA Tour needs Woods back

Phil Mickelson says no one in golf can fill the void of Tiger Woods and that the sport needs its No. 1 player to return.

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Perry ready to ‘hug’ Woods upon return

Kenny Perry will give Tiger Woods a warm welcome when he returns from his self-imposed absence from golf.

Rookie diary: Chris Wilson’s initiation

has two good stories (one thanks to Rich Beem) from the start to his rookie PGA Tour season.

Ever wonder what life is like for a PGA Tour rookie? Well, Chris Wilson is here to tell you.

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Q&A: PGA Tour player Chris Baryla

Ashley Crain talks to PGA Tour player Chris Barlya about his fashion on and off the course.

Bookie cuts odds on Woods playing Masters

British bookmaker William Hill has cut the odds on Tiger Woods playing at the Masters.