News for Monday, March 29, 2010

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NEW VIDEO: Fashion icon Greg Norman

I caught up with Greg Norman in January at the PGA Merchandise Show. Check out what he said about today’s trends on Tour.

Engler returns as amateur after car accident

John Engler Jr., who qualified for the PGA Tour five years ago after being severely injured in a car accident, has begun competing as a reinstated amateur.

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With whom has Tiger been paired at Augusta?

When Tiger Woods tees it up in the first round of the Masters April 8, he will be playing his 59th round at Augusta National. He has been paired with 42 players – some multiple times, none more than Stewart Cink (six times):

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Intriguing storylines abound at Kraft Nabisco

It’s almost April, and the LPGA has only had three events (and just one in the U.S.), so you may be a bit surprised to find out that the women are in action this week, at a major no less.

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Vote: Who will be low amateur at the Kraft?

There are seven amateurs in the field this week at the Kraft Nabisco Championship. Who will shoot the lowest score?

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Court sides with Acushnet in ball patent case

Jurors in a federal court in Delaware deemed invalid the Callaway ball patents at the crux of a legal dispute with Acushnet Co., essentially ruling against Callaway’s claim that its intellectual property had been infringed.

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Winner’s Circle: March 22-29, 2010

See what the winners had in their bags this week.

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Golfweek’s Best Deals: Around the country

Looking to get on some of Golfweek’s Best courses? Here are three variously priced deals that can be found in Alabama, Florida and Arizona.

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The Cliffs project turns to residents for cash

The Cliffs at High Carolina – home to Tiger Woods’ first U.S. course design project – plans to borrow up to $100 million from its residents and neighbors to continue construction, according to The New York Times.

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Notes: Couch finally gets Bay Hill moment

Those 18 years Chris Couch wrote Arnold Palmer asking for an exemption at Bay Hill only to be denied came flashing back to him Monday.

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Air service expanded to The Greenbrier

The Greenbrier announced that Delta Airlines will begin providing daily, nonstop service to Greenbrier Valley Airport from Atlanta and New York’s LaGuardia Airport starting June 10.

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Vote: Why do you sport these exotic pants?

Vote: Why do you sport these exotic pants?

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Sandestin purchase comes with a plan

Northwest Florida developer Tom Becnel might not be a golfer, but it hasn't stopped him from acquiring – and making over – Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort, one of the state's most prominent golf resorts.

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Want to show support? Wear wild pants

It’s tradition for sports fans to show their support through cheering, clapping and chanting, as well as wearing their team’s paraphernalia.

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Player of the Week: Ryan Thompson

Ryan Thompson, of Danville, Calif., shot 2-under 142 (72-70) at the San Ramon (Calif.) Golf Club to win the FCWT’s San Ramon Open by one shot.

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Player of the Week: Kendall Prince

Kendall Prince, of Lake Oswego, Ore., shot 3-over 149 (74-75) at the San Ramon (Calif.) Golf Club to win the FCWT’s San Ramon Open by one shot.

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Vote: Who is your pick to win the Masters?

Who is your pick to win the Masters?

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Els wins Bay Hill; Is he Masters favorite?

Ernie Els won the Arnold Palmer Invitational Monday afternoon for his second-consecutive victory. Will No. 3 come at Augusta? Or even sooner, this week in Houston?

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Player of the week: Lindy Duncan, Duke

The Blue Devils sophomore won her first college title with a 3-under 213 at the Liz Murphey Collegiate Classic, good for an eight-shot victory over Alabama’s Jennifer Kirby.

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Player of the week: Bud Cauley, Alabama

The Crimson Tide sophomore opened with a bogey-free 8-under 64 and cruised to a six-shot victory at the Linger Longer Invitational. Cauley, who rose 19 spots to No. 2 in Golfweek’s rankings, finished at 12-under 204, a career low for 54 holes. It was his third career title.

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Team of the week: Duke

The Blue Devils won big at the Liz Murphey Collegiate Classic in Athens, Ga., defeating runner-up Alabama by 21 shots.

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Team of the week: Oklahoma State

After finishing 11th out of 15 teams March 16 at the Southern Highlands Collegiate Masters – the Cowboys’ worst finish since the 1996-97 season – OSU bounced back March 28, winning the Linger Longer Invitational.

Sweden out of 2018 Ryder Cup running

Sweden is withdrawing from trying to stage the Ryder Cup in 2018.

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Lutz putts way to first SOS victory

There is a new sheriff in Seniortown and his name is Chip Lutz. The Reading, Pa., resident shot a final-round 68 to come from five shots behind and win the Society of Seniors Spring Classic March 25.

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Monday Scramble: Tiger, Wiesy and Freddie

Tiger Woods, Michelle Wie and Fred Couples dominated headlines this week. Does it get any better than that? The Monday Scramble reviews another interesting week in golf.

Power rankings: Top 5 teams

Welcome back to another week of the Wildman’s Corner. It’s Monday, which means it’s time for some power rankings. Here are my top 5 teams.

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