News for Sunday, June 13, 2010


News 2010 June 13


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Davis’ eye for course setup crucial for USGA

Mike Davis profile

Mike Davis plots strategic flexibility on the USGA’s championship courses

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Pebble Beach rarely short on excitement

Pebble Beach delivers

From Nicklaus to Watson to Woods, amazing things happen when the U.S. Open is staged at Pebble Beach. Jim McCabe explains why this venue holds a firm spot in the history of the game.

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2000: Woods’ dominance still resonates

2000 U.S. Open review

A decade later, Tiger Woods’ U.S. Open performance at Pebble Beach is still remarkable. John Hawkins explains.

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Dry weather greets players at Pebble Beach

spent a sun-drenched Sunday watching players warm up for the U.S. Open.

This is certainly not the Pebble Beach these guys see in February. The forecast this week calls for just a 10-percent chance of precipitation, including next Monday for you playoff lovers. Bottom line: The U.S. Open could be 100-percent dry.

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Can Tiger make more magic at Pebble?

says Tiger Woods' awe-inspiring 2000 romp at Pebble could serve as something of a 15th club this week.

Few can forget what happened last time Tiger Woods played a U.S. Open at Pebble Beach in 2000. Jeff Rude examines Tiger's history at Pebble, and wonders if it will provide the setting for his fourth U.S. Open victory.

Top JUCO player Ancer signs with Oklahoma

Abraham Ancer, the country’s top junior college player, has signed a financial-aid agreement to play at Oklahoma.

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Kerr tied atop State Farm; Monday finish

The weather-plagued LPGA State Farm Classic at Panther Creek Country Club has been delayed again, with the final round being pushed back until Monday.

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Mediate awarded final Open spot

reports that Rocco Mediate, the first alternate out of Columbus, was added to the field at Pebble Beach.

Turns out that 6-for-5 playoff at last Monday’s U.S. Open qualifier in Columbus, Ohio, wasn’t necessary after all. That’s because the guy who got ousted, Rocco Mediate, is now back in this week’s national championship.

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CHAT REPLAY: Swafford, Henley at Pebble

Swafford, Henley from Pebble

Georgia teammates Hudson Swafford and Russell Henley, who are playing in the U.S. Open this week, chatted live Wednesday on Click here for a replay.

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Hole to watch: No. 6 at Pebble Beach

says keep an eye on the par-5 sixth hole at Pebble Beach, which is as lovely as it is difficult.

This par-5, 519-yard hole at Pebble Beach is as lovely as it is difficult

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Garrigus collapses; Westwood wins St. Jude

Lee Westwood has won the St. Jude Classic for his second career PGA Tour victory and first since 1998, beating Swede Robert Karlsson on the fourth hole of a sudden-death playoff Sunday.

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Q&A: Watson recalls ‘love affair’ with Pebble

spoke to Tom Watson about his 1982 U.S. Open victory and ‘love affair’ with Pebble Beach.

Tom Watson, at 60, rekindles 'love affair' with fifth U.S. Open start at Pebble Beach

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A look back: Pebble’s other U.S. Opens

remembers the drama that surrounded the 1972, 1982 and 1992 U.S. Opens at Pebble Beach.

If the 2000 U.S. Open at Pebble Beach was known for Tiger’s 15-stroke rout, then ’72 was about Nicklaus-Palmer drama and the 1-iron, ’82 about the chip-in and ’92 about a Kite going low in the wind.

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Tradition trumps tears for Team GB&I

says despite tears Sunday, Team GB&I doesn’t want Europe at the Curtis Cup.

Sally Watson is the lone veteran of the GB&I team and might actually play a third Curtis Cup before her amateur career is over. She’s the perfect one to ask if it’s time for Europe to join the party.

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Hudson rallies to win Sunnehanna Amateur

Hudson wins Sunnehanna

Bobby Hudson, a rising senior at Texas, rallied to win the Sunnehanna Amateur on Sunday, shooting 66 to move past overnight leader Brad Benjamin.

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Ranking the class of 2010

asked the experts to rank the class of 2010. See which golfers came out on top.

Now that the NCAA Championship is over, it’s time for many players to begin their professional careers. In other sports, we get the excitement and hoopla of a draft. Not golf.

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U.S. rolls to dominate Curtis Cup title

U.S. wins Curtis Cup

The United States retained the Curtis Cup on Sunday at Essex County Club. As Jim McCabe writes, it wasn’t even close.

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Bjorn wins Estoril Open to end 4-year skid

Thomas Bjorn emerged from a four-year title drought to win the Estoril Open by five shots on Sunday.

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Kerr takes solo State Farm lead with 63

Cristie Kerr has finished her rain-delayed third round with a 63 at the LPGA State Farm Classic.