News for Wednesday, March 31, 2010


News 2010 March 31


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Creamer has surgery on left thumb

Paula Creamer underwent successful surgery on her left thumb Tuesday, according to a statement from IMG.

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Davies dreams of the ultimate victory lap

Davies feeling good at Kraft

The quote of the week from the Kraft Nabisco might already have been said. See how Laura Davies described what would probably go down as the best victory lap in golf history. Beth Ann Baldry reports

A win-win for Nationwide Tour, junior golfers

loves what the Nationwide Tour and Rex Hospital Open are doing for junior golfers in North Carolina.

I was recently introduced to a great idea for a community to stir up some local interest for a Nationwide Tour event or even an LPGA event.

Junior Fantasy picks: Heather Farr Classic

makes their picks for this week's AJGA Heather Farr Classic in Mesa, Ariz.

The AJGA season kicks into high gear this week with four tournaments. Our Golfweek staffers make their picks for the 12th annual Winn Grips Heather Farr Classic, to be played April 1-4 at Longbow Golf Club in Mesa, Ariz.

LPGA commish shows off golf game at Kraft

says LPGA commish Mike Whan came up clutch with his putter during the Kraft pro-am.

Facing an 8-footer for birdie on the 18th hole at a major championship carries about the most pressure one can face on a golf course.

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Women to get star treatment at NCAAs

reveals the unprecedented pre-event promotion going on for the NCAA Women’s Championship.

The city of Wilmington, N.C., can’t wait for the 2010 NCAA Women’s Championship. The Country Club of Landfall, the host site, has championship fever, and we are still more than a month from the most important tournament of the year.

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Couples confirms Masters tune-up with Tiger

Fred Couples says he is scheduled to play a practice round for the Masters with Tiger Woods at Augusta National on Monday.

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Reynolds signs with Bobby Jones apparel

Jean Reynolds is an LPGA rookie, a rising star and a Georgia grad. She recently signed with Bobby Jones apparel. I chatted with her about her new deal and fairway fashion.

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Woods presser to have strict broadcast limits

Augusta National is laying down the law to every television network and cable entity, limiting their use of Monday’s Tiger Woods press conference footage.

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‘Supermodel of the fairways’ a big hit

I wasn’t sure what was better last week – Hee Kyung Seo blowing away the field by six shots at the Kia Classic at La Costa Resort in Carlsbad, Calif., or the fact that she is called the “Supermodel of the Fairways” in Korea. Both are equally cool.

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Three players DQ’d from Kraft Nabisco

Three players, including a past champion, are at risk of being disqualified from the Kraft Nabisco Championship for missing their pro-am tee times. The DQs are not yet official because the LPGA is waiting to see if the players appeal the ruling.

Welcome to the LPGA’s spring training

explains how a couple mini-tours are now acting as the LPGA’s spring training.

With the LPGA having only conducted three events thus far this year, players have gone to great lengths to find competition.

Australia’s Presidents Cup equalizer? Flies

In the 1990s, I sometimes wondered why I could never understand a word an Australian friend said. Then I covered the 1998 Presidents Cup in Melbourne and finally understood.

Country stars to perform at Greenbrier Classic

Country music artists Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood will perform at a private concert in July during the PGA Tour’s tournament at The Greenbrier resort.

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Puma offers Nordqvist stylish look at Kraft

shows which outfits Anna Nordqvist will wear this week at the Kraft Nabisco.

Anna Nordqvist is one of the young trendsetters on the LPGA. She’s been turning heads with new looks and fun patterns thanks to a partnership with Puma.

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Couples, Norman to captain Presidents Cup

Fred Couples and Greg Norman are returning as captains for the 2011 Presidents Cup in Australia, the only place where the International team has won.

Immelman joins Verizon Heritage field

Former Masters champion Trevor Immelman has joined the field for the Verizon Heritage at Hilton Head Island.

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A preview of Cabrera’s Champions dinner

got a preview Monday night of Angel Cabrera’s Masters Champions dinner. He’s still full.

If Monday night was any indication, next week’s Champions Dinner at the Masters will be special.

Judge rejects lawsuit filed by Giuliani’s son

A federal judge is dismissing a lawsuit filed after the son of former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani was dismissed from the Duke golf team.

Thumbs up: Matt Hill | Thumbs down: Ohio St.

gives a big thumbs up to Matt Hill, who won his first event of the season Tuesday.

It’s Wednesday, which means it’s time to give three things the thumbs up, and three things the thumbs down.

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Newell basking in final junior season

A.J. Newll profile

A.J. Newell will join the Tennessee in the fall. But before she goes, Newell has work to do. The 16-year-old from Tampa, Fla., can’t wait to kick off her final junior campaign. Mike Balducci reports.

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Hate to be Rude: Don’t overlook Couples

Hate to be Rude

Fred Couples is riding a wave of momentum into next week's Masters. Jeff Rude wonders: Can Freddie turn back the clock one more time?