News for Thursday, March 4, 2010

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Ridings, Schultz tied atop Bogota Open

Tag Ridings and Dave Schultz are tied atop the Pacific Rubiales Bogota Open leaderboard with 6-under 65s Thursday at the Country Club de Bogota.

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Couples seeking more Champions Tour success

It didn’t take long for Fred Couples to adjust to the Champions Tour, though his quick assimilation surprised even him.

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Sabbatini: Woods will play well upon return

Rory Sabbatini once made headlines for calling Tiger Woods “more beatable than ever,” and that was long before the world’s No. 1 golfer put his career on hold to straighten out his personal life.

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Connell, Green lead Honda Classic with 65s

Despite a chilly day in South Florida, Michael Connell and Nathan Green put up rounds of bogey-free 65 and share the lead at the Honda Classic.

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The Lance & Asher Show

This week on Lance & Asher: The guys talk to Oral Roberts walk-on freshman David Holtgrew, who led his team to a buzzer-beating victory at the Summit League Championship.

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Mondy (N/R, 2011) commits to Auburn

Following a second unofficial visit to Auburn two weeks ago, Jake Mondy gave his verbal committment to Tigers coach Nick Clinard, Mondy told Golfweek.

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Bundling up vs. bulking up

In this seemingly never-ending winter golf season, layering your clothing is key. From marathon runners to college golfers, athletes are finding new ways to stay warm while competing.

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Keeping it simple with Tommy Armour III

Do you conform your style according to how the week is going? For example: When you are at the top of the leaderboard, do you tend to spice it up a little?

Those with a wrist injury, raise your hand

For those who are fans of players on the comeback trail from wrist injuries, boy did PGA Tour officials make it easy for those attending The Honda Classic.

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The Canadian connection at N.C. State

N.C. State’s starting lineup features three Canadians. Next year, another Canuck is on the way. How does coach Richard Sykes explain the Canadian connection? Sean Martin reports.

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Natural luxury at Dove Mountain

Nestled into the base of the Tortolita Mountains, the Ritz-Carlton Dove Mountain Resort mixes contemporary lifestyle with an earthen, natural theme.

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Hanse gets Prairie Club assignment

The golf resort industry has yet to be formally introduced to Paul Schock, but this much already is clear: The man doesn’t think small.

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Reynolds Plantation sets Great Waters reopening

Reynolds Plantation is dealing with the same issues as its residential and resort competitors around the country: weak home sales and a sharp decline in its group business.

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Mayakoba – El Camaleon

Cancun, once the Daytona Beach of family vacations in Mexico, gradually is becoming a refined golf destination. Bradley S. Klein takes a look at one of the Yucatan's best courses - Mayakoba’s El Camaleon.

Irish bookmaker puts a big bet on Woods

Is Tiger Woods back in business? PaddyPower.com, Ireland’s largest bookmaker, has recently proposed a deal to the Woods camp that tops out at $75 million over five years.

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Blumenherst leads in Australia after 66

Former Duke star Amanda Blumenherst shot a 6-under 66 Thursday to take a one-stroke lead over defending champion Katherine Hull after the first round of the ANZ Australian Ladies Masters.

Davies, Garrido take lead at Malaysian Open

Rhys Davies and Ignacio Garrido shot 7-under 65s to lead the Malaysian Open by one stroke after the first round on Thursday.

Events to watch: USF, UNLV, Rio Verde

As the race for the postseason heats up, here are three tournaments to watch in the next few days, keeping in mind that some schools will either enhance or eliminate themselves from postseason discussions. After all, it's never too late to talk about the playoffs, is it?