News for Friday, July 9, 2010


News 2010 July 9


Chappell opens 3-shot lead at Gretzky Classic

Kevin Chappell keeps rolling at a record-setting pace in the Ford Wayne Gretzky Classic.

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Notes: Shean drops off Women’s Open pace

The sheen’s off.

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Defending champ Stricker leads Deere by 1

Stricker leads John Deere

Defending champion Steve Stricker broke the 36-hole record Friday at the John Deere Classic to take a one-shot lead over Paul Goydos.

Love posts 3-shot win in AJGA debut

says Dru Love won the first AJGA event he entered, and explains why it starts a new era for the Love family.

Dru Love has ushered in a new era in the AJGA. The 16-year-old is one-for-one in AJGA tournaments entered after winning the Charles Howell III Junior Championship.

Ressa takes the helm at Long Beach State

Ryan Ressa has been named the new head men’s golf coach at Long Beach State. Ressa comes to the 49ers after assistant coaching stints at UCLA, Duke, San Diego and Washington State.

Every declines comment on drug arrest

says Matt Every would not answer questions Friday about his arrest on a charge of drug possession.

Tour rookie Matt Every, who was arrested Tuesday at an Iowa casino on a misdemeanor charge of possession of a controlled substance, would not comment after his second round at the John Deere Classic.

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Weibring tips cap to Goydos, Stricker

says despite record-low scores, D.A. Weibring sees no need to toughen up TPC Deere Run.

One day after the course he co-designed surrendered a 59 and a 60 in the John Deere Classic, D.A. Weibring tipped his cap to Paul Goydos and Steve Stricker on going low.

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Notes: Gulbis light on prep at Women’s Open

A light pre-tournament practice schedule hasn’t hurt Natalie Gulbis at the U.S. Women’s Open. A bad back kept her from playing a practice round this week, and she was only able to hit balls on Wednesday.

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Kerr in contention at delayed Women’s Open

Heavy rain that began with 100 of the 156 golfers still to begin or complete the second round has caused play to be suspended for the day at the U.S. Women’s Open.

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Kerr focused on a win at soggy Oakmont

Kerr climbs leaderboard

Want to know what Cristie Kerr is thinking? Just take a look at her eyes. As Beth Ann Baldry explains, Kerr has those baby blues focused on the prize this week as she climbs the leaderboard at the U.S. Women’s Open.

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Mickelson misses cut by one in Scotland

Phil Mickelson’s latest chance to go to No. 1 in the world ended like his first opportunity two months ago – he missed the cut Friday in the Scottish Open.

Cheves promoted to head coach at WCU

Former assistant coach Carter Cheves will take the reigns of the Western Carolina men’s golf team.

Amateur Park aces Oakmont’s sixth

Sun Gyoung Park, a South Korean amateur, has made a hole-in-one on the 141-yard, par-3 sixth hole at the U.S. Women’s Open.

An inside look at the Players Amateur

found out just how Christopher Tobia, tournament director of the Players Amateur, runs the event so smoothly.

I have covered the Players Amateur in years past at Belfair Country Club, and have always been impressed with how smoothly this event comes together.

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Clarke builds lead in Scotland; Lefty MCs

Darren Clarke was nearly flawless in miserable conditions in the Scottish Open, opening a four-shot lead as he looks to add to what already has been a banner year for golf in Northern Ireland.

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Campbell presses on in search of comeback

says Michael Campbell hasn’t given up, even as he struggles with his game.

The lone figure pitching balls to Loch Lomond Golf Club’s practice chipping green at 6 p.m. the night before the Scottish Open served as a stark reminder that there is only ever one winner in the royal and ancient game.

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Evert interview creates buzz at Machrihanish

spent a day at Machrihanish Dunes, where the buzz was about Chris Evert and Greg Norman.

I’m not licensed to be a marriage counselor, but what the heck, I’m a man. So, qualified or not, I can talk like an expert.

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Caddie blog: Getting in some early preparation

hit Oakmont early Friday morning for a scouting mission before afternoon caddie duties.

Well, it was another hot one out there today with the weather back in the mid-90s. Although it looks like we might get a break in the temperatures over the next three days, I’m not so sure the golf course is going to let up.