News for Monday, July 5, 2010


News 2010 July 5


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College kids take aim at Women’s Open

will be keeping an eye on the 15 college players in the field this week at the U.S. Women’s Open.

College golf will be well represented this week at Oakmont, site of the U.S. Women’s Open. A total of 15 players returning to college golf next fall are in the field.

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Rose, Woods will add spice to St. Andrews

explains why Tiger Woods and Justin Rose will add spice to St. Andrews.

There’s an image that tells you all you need to know about this year’s AT&T National. Tiger Woods was walking up his final hole at Aronimink, just as Justin Rose was set to tee off in the last group.

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Reno-Tahoe plugs away at sponsor search

The Reno-Tahoe Open has added 38 new sponsors as it cobbles together corporate support to keep the tournament alive. So far, Adam Schupak reports, the plan is working.

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Woods shoots 79 in Ireland pro-am

Tiger Woods looked just as out of form in a celebrity pro-am as he did on the PGA Tour.

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Winner’s Circle: June 28-July 4, 2010

See what the winners had in their bags this week.

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UST Mamiya merger gains market traction

Seeking to capitalize on cross-marketing opportunities, shaftmakers UST and Mamiya merged a year ago. The alliance is paying off in more ways than one.

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Will scandal follow Woods to British Open?

For the first time in 11 years, Tiger Woods failed to break par in a single round at a non-major PGA Tour event. That came Thursday-Sunday at the AT&T National.

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Haney launches academy in China

Haney academy in China

Hank Haney may no longer be Tiger Woods’ instructor, but that’s not hurting business. Haney has teamed with Mission Hills, one of China’s top golf developers, to open an academy in tropical Hainan Island.

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Hole to watch: No. 2 at Oakmont

says keep an eye on the drivable second hole at Oakmont this week at the U.S. Women’s Open

The few players in the 2010 field who competed here in the 1992 U.S. Women’s Open scarcely will recognize the course, given all of the trees that have been cut down, the resulting windswept feel of the place and the presence of those wavy rough grasses.

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Tumangan (NR, 2011) commits to Stanford

has given a verbal commitment to Stanford.

Mariko Tumangan has verbally committed to Stanford. Tumangan, of San Jose, Calif., also considered UCLA, Oregon, South Carolina and Washington.

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St. Andrews offers experience of a lifetime

Open returns to St. Andrews

As the British Open returns to golf’s ancestral roots, St. Andrews offers visitors the experience of a lifetime. Martin Kaufmann explains.

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David Kidd: From Bandon to Huntsman Springs

found out how David Kidd secured the plum Bandon Dunes assignment at such a young age.

Growing up in Scotland, David McLay Kidd said his dream was to be an assistant superintendent. Then came the assignment that gave him rock-star status in the world of golf architecture.

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Player of the Week: Kristen Park

Kristen Park, of Buena Park, Calif., shot 4-over 290 (73-73-73-71) at Blessings Golf Club in Johnson, Ark., to win the AJGA’s Rolex Tournament of Champions by four shots.

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Player of the Week: Anthony Paolucci

Anthony Paolucci, of Del Mar, Calif., shot 1-under 287 (71-74-70-72) at Blessings Golf Club in Johnson, Ark., to win the AJGA’s Rolex Tournament of Champions by one shot.

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Tiger’s driver is just fine for St. Andrews

says Tiger’s driver is not the club that will determine success at St. Andrews.

Enough already on the perception that Tiger Woods, at 34, has become some sort of Punch and Judy hitter who has lost length and is just another guy off the tee.

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Women get shot to take on Oakmont

U.S. Women’s Open preview

Oakmont. Pinehurst. Pebble Beach. Venues that conjure up some of golf’s most celebrated moments – for men. Now the women get a chance, beginning this week at the U.S. Women’s Open at Oakmont.

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Jimenez, Rose bound for more big things

predicts more big things to come for Justin Rose and Miguel Angel Jimenez.

Justin Rose wins in Philly, and Miguel Angel Jimenez wins in Versailles.

Junior Fantasy results: Rolex ToC

While Blessings Golf Club may have been the most grueling venue ever to host an AJGA invitational, Ryan Lavner encountered no such difficulties. Lavner made the biggest jump of the year, gaining 80 points with two solid picks at the Rolex Tournament of Champions to cut into Julie Williams’ big lead.

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Lefty eyes world No. 1 with Woods in Ireland

Tiger Woods will headline an Irish charity tournament this week, though it could be his last with the No. 1 ranking.

Going low at Dogwood, and Chung’s wild run

thinks short golf courses add intrigue to elite amateur tournaments.

There was some great amateur golf played over the Fourth of July weekend. Here are my top five observations from this past week.