News for Friday, May 28, 2010



After time away, Cassini relishes second chance

Nick Cassini could no longer ignore the shooting pain in his shoulder, and thus the panic began to set in. “When you play golf and that’s all you’ve done,” Cassini said, “you don’t know what else is out there. You kind of have this notion that I’m a golfer and that’s it.”

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Notes: Simpson finds game after surgery

Tim Simpson loves golf so much he was willing to risk his life to keep playing.

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Couples leads Kite by 1 at Senior PGA

Fred Couples, Tom Kite and Nick Price all in contention? Sure looks a lot like 1992. Couples moved atop the leaderboard Friday at the Senior PGA Championship, shooting a second-round 68 to lead by one shot over the 60-year-old Kite.

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Molder cards career-best 62 to lead Colonial

Bryce Molder shot a career-best 8-under 62 and leads after two rounds at the Colonial.

Canadian event marked by pro’s 25, snowfall

This year’s RBC Insurance Alberta Open, which first received attention when a Canadian club pro shot 25 for nine holes, had another unlikely occurrence bring the tournament to an early end. Snow ended Thursday’s third round when the final group was on the 11th hole. That’s right. It’s May, but the event was called due to snow.

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Mallinger looking to right ship on 2010

John Mallinger will have a big opportunity to turn around an atrocious season so far this weekend at The Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial.

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Donald takes 1-shot lead at Madrid Masters

Luke Donald shot a 5-under 67 Friday to take a one-shot lead after the second round of the Madrid Masters, while Sergio Garcia missed the cut of a European tournament for the first time in six years.

Keep an eye on Taiwan’s Chien Soon Lu

Here’s the story of the best player you’ve never heard of and, perhaps, the one to watch when it comes time to decide the 71st Senior PGA Championship Sunday afternoon.

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Lefty misses Colonial cut, chance to be No. 1

There will be no Phil in pink at the Colonial – and no top ranking.

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Commentary: Wrong Ron makes his infamous NCAA pick

Wow! Is it that time of the year again? It seems like it was only a short time ago I was picking Georgia (again) to win the 2009 NCAA Championship.

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Ron Balicki’s NCAA Championship odds

Golfweek’s Ron Balicki charts the 30 teams in next week’s NCAA Championship and each team’s odds of winning.

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Amateur diary: Meet Alison Whitaker

My name is Alison Whitaker and I’m a 24 year old from Melbourne, Australia, who loves life, food, music and golf.

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Commentary: Can we gain a little perspective here?

Some European Tour pros need to get some perspective. They need Peter Mitchell’s outlook on life.