News for Thursday, July 1, 2010


News 2010 July 1


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Straka gives up ToC lead after 87 at Blessings

says Sam Straka’s 87 at the AJGA ToC proves Blessings Golf Club is not for the faint of heart.

Reason No. 1,571 Blessings Golf Club is not for the faint of heart: Sam Straka posted an 87 Thursday at the Rolex Tournament of Champions, giving up a 5-shot lead. Ryan Lavner explains.

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Notes: O’Hair at home with Aronimink crowd

Sean O’Hair’s balky back might spoil his homecoming.

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Atwal among AT&T leaders; Woods 7 back

Woods stumbles in final holes

Tiger Woods went 3 over in his final three holes at AT&T National, falling off the pace with a 73. His practice partner Arjun Atwal fared much better at Aronimink, posting a 66 for a share of the first-round lead.

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Choi rides hot putter to Jamie Farr lead

Na Yeon Choi took a step toward forgetting what happened a week ago.

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Wayne Levi back on track after heart surgery

Two decades after his heyday and a double-bypass later, Wayne Levi is relishing every moment.

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Rodgers rallies at AJGA ToC; Park leads by 2

Rodgers rallies at ToC

Patrick Rodgers went from 10 shots back to top of the leaderboard Thursday at the Rolex Tournament of Champions. As Ryan Lavner writes, this tournament is far from over.

U.S. Women’s Open pairings

Pairings for the first two rounds of the U.S. Women’s Open, to be played July 8-11 at Oakmont (Pa.) Country Club (Note: all times EDT, a-amateur)

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Woods drops 61-foot birdie putt at Aronimink

says Tiger Woods dropped a 61-foot putt for the record books at the AT&T National.

It was bombs away for Tiger Woods. But on the green, not off the tee.

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Derksen takes 3-shot lead in France with 63

Robert-Jan Derksen shot an 8-under 63 on Thursday to take a three-shot lead after the first round of the French Open.

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Furyk: Woods fine without swing guru

Woods and a swing coach

When people talk about Tiger Woods’ need for a swing coach, Jeff Rude gets the impression they think he’s some sort of a beginning golfer. Just ask Jim Furyk: Relax, Woods will be OK.

Q&A: Georgia senior-to-be Hudson Swafford

spoke with Hudson Swafford about his U.S. Open experience and recovery from shoulder surgery.

It’s been a frustrating and glorious year for the Georgia senior-to-be Hudson Swafford after a shoulder surgery and an appearance at the U.S. Open.

Stanford-bound Lebow focused at ToC

says Shane Lebow, playing in his final AJGA event this week, has extra motivation at the ToC.

Perhaps it’s never too late to erase three years of invitational futility. Or so Shane Lebow hopes.

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Fast start for Thai teenager

Thai teenager Patcharajutar Kongkraphan, Indonesian Lidya Ivana Jaya and China’s Gao Shuang shot three-under-par 69s to share the first-round lead at the Beijing Orient Pearl Championship.