News for Wednesday, June 2, 2010

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Blue Mound to host 2010 Western Junior

The 93rd Western Junior will be held June 22-25 at Blue Mound Golf and Country Club in Wauwatosa, Wis., marking the championship’s first visit to Wisconsin since 1993.

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Commentary: Does an NCAA individual title really matter?

There is one thing missing at the NCAA Championship: An individual leaderboard. As Eric Soderstrom writes, does it really matter?

Nicklaus skips St. Andrews to preserve memory

The British Open this year will feature a four-hole exhibition with all its past champions, from Seve Ballesteros to Tiger Woods to Nick Faldo.

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Lefty tops Tiger at Memorial Skins Game

At least twice the age of some of his fellow players, nobody let 70-year-old Jack Nicklaus play from the senior tees.

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Top teams could miss NCAA match play

The third round of the NCAA Championship will be nerve-racking for several top teams as they try to keep their national-title hopes alive. Sean Martin reports.

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Woods moves on at Memorial sans coach

Tiger Woods is the defending champion at Memorial and a four-time winner at Muirfield Village. It just doesn’t seem that way.

Free admission again for 3M Championship

Fans can get in free to the 3M Championship again this year. Tournament director Hollis Cavner announced the decision at TPC Twin Cities on Wednesday.

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San Diego’s Ching shining again at NCAAs

San Diego’s Alex Ching is at it again. The sophomore seems to save his best golf for the NCAA Championship.

Defending champs take nose dive in Round 2

There’s probably a number of reasons and/or excuses for the way Texas A&M self-destructed in the second round Wednesday of the NCAA Championship at The Honors Course.

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Conference rivalries could be brewing

There is very little doubt that the Pac-10 Conference has dominated college golf this year.

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Florida State flies by OSU at NCAAs

Florida State is on a roll through two rounds of stroke play at the national championship. The Seminoles lead Oklahoma State by five shots.

Pac-10 looks weak at NCAA Championship

The talk through the 2009-10 season was on the strength of the Pac-10 Conference. The league led the Golfweek/Sagarin College Rankings with five teams in the top 10. A total of eight teams were in the top 30.

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Lake Merced to host 2012 Girls’ Junior

Lake Merced Golf Club in Daly City, Calif., will host the 2012 U.S. Girls’ Junior Championship. The dates of the championship are July 16-21.

Troubled Knoxville event lands title sponsor

The Knoxville Open, one of the Nationwide Tour’s original events, has found a title sponsor.

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Hedwall, Brouse earn Golfweek honors

Fresh off victories at the national championship, Oklahoma State’s Caroline Hedwall is 2009-10 Golfweek’s Player of the Year, and Brouse is Golfweek’s Coach of the Year.

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Singh: I didn’t lobby for U.S. Open spot

His streak of consecutive appearances in the major championships will live on, but Vijay Singh insists the exemption into the upcoming U.S. Open isn’t something he lobbied for.

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U.S. Women’s Open qualifying results

Top finishers from each section qualifier will advance to the U.S. Women's Open that will be played July 8-11 at Oakmont (Pa.) Golf Club.

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Woods breezes in, out of Memorial presser

Tiger Woods breezed in an out of his pre-Memorial press conference and answered the obligatory questions, revealed very little and seemed like he was only looking forward to going back to the golf course for a nine-hole Skins Game.

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Singh avoids Open qualifier, gets exemption

Vijay Singh won’t have to go through qualifying to play in the U.S. Open in two weeks at Pebble Beach.

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Commentary: Monty dabbles in Ryder Cup fiction again

Colin Montgomerie spent Tuesday afternoon reading to schoolchildren in the Newport public library. Today, he indulged in fiction of his own making.

Fantasy Aces: The Memorial Tournament

The PGA Tour's elite are gathered at Muirfield Village for The Memorial Tournament. Who are the Fantasy Aces picking this week?

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Unsung Davies eyeing Ryder Cup spot

Rhys Davies wasn’t in the Ryder Cup reckoning a year ago. He is now.

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Commentary: Hate to be Rude: Jack, Tiger and major mark

Jack Nicklaus was asked, yet again, whether Tiger Woods will break his record of 18 majors. The short answer is, yes. Jeff Rude reports.

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Muirfield Village gets 2013 Presidents Cup

Here’s a safe bet if you want to take it to Ladbrokes: Hotel rooms will be impossible to come by in this area the weekend of Oct. 4-6, 2013.

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Honors Course goes soft in Round 1

This was not the same Honors Course that I remember from the final round of the 1996 NCAA Championship. Not even close.