News for Tuesday, June 1, 2010


News 2010 June 1


Thumbs up: Oregon | Thumbs down: Illinois

The stroke-play portion of the NCAA Championship is three days long, but some teams made pretty strong statements Tuesday during the first round. Others, on other hand, not so much.

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Perry adjusting to new, slim look

thinks Kenny Perry might be on the best diet in history.

It’s been a month and Kenny Perry officially has the best diet in history.

Notes: In retirement, Nicklaus no spectator

Jack Nicklaus still loves golf. He just doesn’t like watching.

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OSU, FSU lead NCAAs shootout

NCAA Championship (Rd. 1)

Oklahoma State and Florida State share the first-round lead at the NCAA Championship. As Eric Soderstrom writes, low scores were the name of the game Tuesday at The Honors Course.

Tribute to Seve gets players’ attention

With a thick, Midwest humidity enveloping Muirfield Village Golf Club, a walk on the practice range revealed a few intriguing sights:

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Okla. State's Hedwall wins Honda Award

Caroline Hedwall of Oklahoma State won the Honda Sports Award.

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Sources: Muirfield Village to get ’13 Prez Cup

The Presidents Cup is coming to Muirfield Village in 2013, two officials said Tuesday, giving the course Jack Nicklaus built the distinction of hosting golf’s three biggest cup competitions.

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Golf needs more Mark Calcavecchias

McCabe on Calcavecchia

The PGA Tour will lose a big slice of its flavor when Mark Calcavecchia sets his attention toward the Champions Tour. Jim McCabe explains.

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Doc’s office searched in Blasberg death case

Police were looking for a prescription anxiety medication when they searched a Nevada doctor’s house and office in the investigation of the death of LPGA golfer Erica Blasberg, court records show.

Baylor frosh dunks eagle from 126 yards

There were three eagles made during the 15-team morning wave Tuesday in the first round of the NCAA Championship at The Honors Course.

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Baylor looking for respect at NCAAs

NCAA Championship

Baylor was left out of the official tournament program at the NCAA Championship. As Ron Balicki writes, that was all the motivation the Bears needed.

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Duke’s Roach a true Honors student

Duke junior Wes Roach estimated he has played The Honors Course about 15 times, even if he has the notes to prove only one of those rounds.

In this issue: June 4, 2010

Inside the June 4, 2010 issue of Golfweek:

Vols leaning on local knowledge at Honors

says a Ryder Cup-like warm-up at The Honors Course could favor Tennessee at the NCAA Championship.

Tennessee should be considered a favorite at the NCAA Championship. Coach Jim Kelson’s squad plays about five times each year at The Honors Course, and he knows where shots can be saved on the golf course.

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Kennegard, ASU set early NCAA pace

NCAA Championship

Led by junior Jesper Kennegard, Arizona State took lead after the morning wave of the NCAA Championship’s first round. Sean Martin reports.

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North Florida sets sights on match play

won’t be surprised if gritty North Florida makes some noise at NCAAs.

If North Florida leaves The Honors Course on Thursday without a Friday tee time, nobody will think twice. The Ospreys have had a very good year and will finish the season ranked in the top 25.

Toy Box notes: Johnson, SeeMore partnership

says Zach Johnson, seven-time Tour winner, has used a SeeMore putter since his days on the Hooters Tour.

Crowne Plaza Invitational winner Zach Johnson has used a SeeMore putter since his days on the NGA/Hooters Tour in 2001. He won the first time he used an original SeeMore FGP putter. Then he won again. And again.

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Mickelson’s major titles pursuit is stirring

Welcome, students, to the Phil Mickelson Advanced School of Major Championship Golf. Phil is a generous guy, so there is no tuition.

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Want to putt like Zach Johnson? Here’s how

Johnson’s putting stroke

In winning the Crowne Plaza Invitational, Zach Johnson sank more than 100 feet of putts during the final nine holes of the tournament. He made 24 birdies in 72 holes.

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Shoes: Hot trend is spikeless

Hot trend is spikeless

Such is the popularity and influence of Fred Couples that he alone, representing shoe manufacturer Ecco, appears to be responsible for the resurrection of the spikeless golf shoe category.

Tennessee’s Pavon named NGCA president

Tennessee women’s golf coach Judi Pavon was announced as the new president of the National Golf Coaches Association on Tuesday.

Five key players to watch at NCAAs

with five key players to watch this week at the NCAA Championship.

As the NCAA Championship gets underway Tuesday, let’s look at five players who need to play ginormous roles for their teams in hopes of cracking the top eight for match play.

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Thin field offers no true preview of Ryder Cup

explains why players did not honor Monty’s request to turn up this week in Wales.

European captain Colin Montgomerie wanted players at Celtic Manor, site of the Ryder Cup, for this week for the Wales Open. His call wasn’t answered. Alistair Tait explains.

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Behind-the-scenes: Bandon’s Old Macdonald

Old Macdonald at Bandon

Bradley S. Klein consulted on the design of Old Macdonald, which opened Tuesday at Bandon Dunes Golf Resort. Go behind-the-scenes to see what went into the design of the course.

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Memorial clamps down, beginning with media

says security is a much bigger presence this week at The Memorial than in past years.

Security is a much bigger presence this week at The Memorial Tournament than in past years.