News for Sunday, May 23, 2010

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McDowell exempt from U.S. Open qualifying

Graeme McDowell is among 14 players who don’t have to worry about qualifying for the U.S. Open.

Results: NCAA Men’s Regional picks

Ron Balicki correctly picked 25 of the 30 teams that advanced to the NCAA Championship.

Canadian Tour prepping for PGA Tour school

The Canadian Tour has reached a three-year agreement with Desert Dunes Golf Club in Palm Springs, California to host a new tournament beginning November 2010.

Harrington to undergo knee surgery

Three-time major winner Padraig Harrington, who tied for sixth this week at the BMW PGA Championship, is taking some time off to have surgery to repair torn cartilage in his right knee.

Golf bids to boost profile ahead of 2016

The Olympics in Brazil are six years away and golf has only one shot to make a good impression before another vote to determine whether the sport makes it beyond the 2020 Games.

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Day, youngest Aussie to win on PGA

Jason Day, 22, on Sunday became the youngest Australian to win on the U.S. PGA Tour when he survived a shot into the lake on 18th for a two-shot victory at the Byron Nelson Championship.

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A beautiful Day at Byron Nelson

Jason Day nearly dropped out of the Byron Nelson Championship before it began. He wound up winning the tournament – even though most folks likely will remember teen Jordan Spieth as the big winner.

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Yoo earns first LPGA win

Sun Young Yoo won the Sybase Match Play Championship for her first LPGA Tour victory, beating Angela Stanford 3 and 1 on Sunday at Hamilton Farm.

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Day wins Byron Nelson; teen Spieth T-16

Jason Day nearly dropped out of the Byron Nelson Championship before it began. He wound up winning the tournament – even though most folks likely will remember Jordan Spieth as the big winner.

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Yoo wins first LPGA title at Match Play

Sun Young Yoo won the Sybase Match Play Championship for her first LPGA victory, beating Angela Stanford 3 and 1 on Sunday at Hamilton Farm.

Riegger wins shortened Rex Hospital Open

It didn’t matter whether it was 54 holes or 72, journeyman golfer John Riegger will take a win any way he can get it.

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New Zealander Michael Hendry on hot streak

Michael Hendry of New Zealand had his career-best finish in the OneAsia's SK Telecom Open with a 12-under-par total of 276 – enough to claim fifth place.

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Unheralded Khan rallies to win BMW PGA

Add Simon Khan’s name to a list of unlikely winners of the BMW PGA Championship. Khan came from seven shots back Sunday to win the European Tour’s flagship event. Alistair Tait reports.

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Manassero eyes U.S. Open bid

A potential field of 82 players will battle it out for up to 12 places at Pebble Beach Golf Links when the U.S. Open Championship Qualifier takes place on Monday at Walton Heath Golf Club in Surrey, England.

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A rallying call to Singapore's professionals

Organizers of September's inaugural Handa Singapore Classic confirmed Friday more than 30 Singaporeans will line up in the US$400,000 Asian Tour event at Orchid Country Club (OCC).

Fudoh regains that winning feeling

Yuri Fudoh ended a 19-month victory drought by emerging triumphant in the 70 million yen (about US$770,000) Chukyo TV Bridgestone Ladies Open.

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Bae capitalizes as Kim succumbs to nerves in SK Telecom

A fired-up Bae Sang-moon claimed his second OneAsia title after the confident 23-year-old shot a closing five-under-par 67 to win the SK Telecom Open by three strokes from good friend Kim Dae-hyun.