News for Tuesday, March 2, 2010

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Fantasy Aces: The Honda Classic

The Florida Swing starts Thursday at The Honda Classic. The Fantasy Aces have their sunscreen and selections ready.

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Byun, North Florida break through at Hayt

Every breakthrough is preceded by plenty of perseverance. North Florida and Ospreys sophomore Joe Byun provided the latest example Tuesday by winning the John Hayt Collegiate Invitational.

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Commentary: Rita leaves legacy as beloved Tour caddie

His passion for life and for being a caddie was to be admired. Jim McCabe looks back on the life of a beloved Tour caddie Greg Rita, who died Saturday of a brain tumor.

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Oregon, Wong capture USC Collegiate title

Oregon shot a tournament-best 9-under 275 Tuesday en route to a runaway victory at the USC Collegiate Invitational.

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Cabrera to offer preview of Masters dinner

One question for the defending Masters champion is what he plans to serve at the Champions Dinner. Angel Cabrera not only will reveal the menu, he plans to give 100 friends a taste of the dinner they can’t attend.

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Tulane, Fellows win at Kinderlou Forest

Tulane won its first title of the season Tuesday at the inaugural Kinderlou Forest Challenge. It came exactly one week after finishing last at the Wildcat Invitational.

Toy Box: Mahan’s (sort of) new Ping wedge

Hunter Mahan, a Ping staff player, did not use an original Eye2 wedge in winning the Waste Management Phoenix Open.

Bulldogs still strong without Charleston win

I’ve been getting a kick out of all the fuss and comments concerning Georgia playing – and winning – this week’s Wendy’s Charleston Challenge.

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Boland leads Aggies to victory at UCF

A day after tying a school record with an opening 65, Texas A&M senior Julia Boland led the Aggies to victory Tuesday at the UCF Challenge. It was third title of the season for both the Aggies and Boland.

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Villegas helps Colombia refine its image

Camilo Villegas is not playing in the first PGA Tour-sanctioned event in his native Colombia, but he will have a busy week nonetheless.

In this issue: March 5, 2010

Inside the March 5, 2010 issue of Golfweek:

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Daly’s 456-page disciplinary file made public

John Daly has been suspended five times and cited 21 times for not giving his best effort on the PGA Tour. Those are among details contained in a 456-page disciplinary file that has become public record through a lawsuit.

Westwood may WD from Honda

Lee Westwood made his 2010 debut in the U.S. two weeks ago at Accenture Match Play. After a week off, he was hoping to be ready for the Florida Swing and then Augusta. Those plans may be on hold.

Sawgrass Marriott files for Chapter 11

When Tiger Woods made his apology Feb. 19 at PGA Tour headquarters in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla., many of the onsite media wondered why they were charged $100 to $250 for Internet access at the Sawgrass Marriott.

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Recently widowed, Smith returns to golf

Chris Smith lost his wife in a car accident last Father’s Day. As Adam Schupak reports, Smith returned to the PGA Tour two weeks ago with a deeper appreciation of his role as a dad.

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Woods back from family counseling

Tiger Woods has returned to Windermere, Fla., after a week of family counseling in Arizona and is trying to get into a routine that includes golf and fitness, says an AP source.

Putting aids: A little help

Each year the PGA Merchandise Show is full of little surprises, and invariably several are in the category of putting aids. Here are three putting aids that appeared to captivate attendees at the expo held last month in Orlando, Fla.

Q&A: Miami women’s coach Lela Cannon

It’s Tuesday on Wildman’s Corner and that means I chat with a college coach or player. Miami women’s coach Lela Cannon gets the honor of going first. After all, this fiery coach led the Hurricanes to a victory Feb. 23 at the Edwin Watts/Kiawah Island Classic.