News for Monday, May 3, 2010


News 2010 May 3


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The Forecaddie: Sportsmanship at its finest

The Forecaddie

Even on the smallest stage, it’s good to know the gentleman’s game is alive and well. The Forecaddie reports.

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Garcia (NR, 2011) commits to Texas A&M

has given a verbal commitment to Texas A&M.

Patricia Garcia, of Puerto Rico, has verbally committed to Texas A&M.

Rookie diary: Long travel to Germany, Turkey

Last week I was in San Antonio for a Futures Tour event at The Dominion Country Club. The course was amazing and in such perfect shape.

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Resorts could benefit from new Florida airport

explains how the presence of Southwest Airlines in Panama City, Fla., could benefit resorts in the area.

The scheduled May 23 opening of Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport in Panama City, Fla., has raised hopes of a spike in tourism as Southwest Airlines enters the market.

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Winner's Circle: April 26-May 2, 2010

See what the winners had in their bags this week.

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Feherty’s wit illustrated in new book

Martin Kaufmann reviews some must-read golf literature from David Feherty and Gary Player.

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Looks of the week: Lorena was lovely

In her last LPGA tournament as an active member of the tour, Lorena Ochoa went out in style.

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Lodestone introduces trial program

Lodestone Golf Club, a new Hale Irwin design that’s set to open in June, will allow golfers to experience the club through a trial program established by OB Sports, which manages the property.

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Manassero, 17, set to make pro debut in Italy

reports that Matteo Manassero will make his highly anticipated pro debut this week on the European Tour.

Matteo Manassero, 17, will make his pro debut at the Italian Open – with an impressive endorsement portfolio to boot.

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Golf meets the speedway in Charlotte

Golf and racing in N.C.

Speedways and fairways make Charlotte worth a few laps, and nobody knows that better than NASCAR veteran Dale Jarrett.

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We Are Golf aims to debunk stereotypes

explains why Mr. Steranka goes to Washington: If government is going to aid business, the PGA chief wants his share.

Gene Yasuda says there’s a good reason why Mr. Steranka goes to Washington. If government is going to aid business, the PGA chief wants his share.

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Player of the Week: Gemma Dryburgh

Gemma Dryburgh, of Aberdeen, Scotland, shot 4-over 148 (77-71) at Feather Sound Country Club in Clearwater, Fla., to win the FCWT’s Feather Sound Open by three shots.

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Player of the Week: Nick Celestino

Nick Celestino, of Sarasota, Fla., shot even-par 145 (69-75) at Feather Sound Country Club in Clearwater, Fla., to win the FCWT’s Feather Sound Open by one shot.

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Van Pelt latest to cross $10 million threshold

says Bo Van Pelt is the 99th player to amass $10 million on Tour. Who is next?

Welcome to the club, Bo Van Pelt. You are the PGA Tour’s latest $10 million man.

Man given probation for Gatorade label case

A Colorado man who replaced labels on dozens of Gatorade bottles with an image of Tiger Woods and his wife and the word “unfaithful” has been sentenced to two years of probation and fined $1,000.

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From swimmer to golfer, all in the same day

explains what drives Ed Carnes to compete on both the men’s swimming team and men’s golf team at La Salle.

Ed Carnes isn’t your typical college golfer. Before he hits the links, the La Salle University sophomore has to make a splash.

Iowa State men’s coach resigns

Iowa State men’s golf coach Jay Horton announced his resignation Monday, effective immediately.

Geminiani, 14, to play BMW Italian Open

explains how 14-year-old Domenico Geminiani is making history this week on the European Tour.

Domenico Geminiani, 14, will tee it up this week at the BMW Italian Open, where he’ll become the youngest player ever to compete in a European Tour event.

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Lefty could jump to No. 1 with Players win

Lefty the new No. 1?

Phil Mickelson could reach No. 1 in the world for the first time in his career by winning The Players Championship this weekend, provided Tiger Woods finishes out of the top 5.

Clemson considers addition of women’s golf

Clemson is weighing the possibility of adding women’s golf to its lineup of intercollegiate sports. If added, the team would begin competing during the 2012-13 academic year.

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Kesterson (No. 17, 2011) commits to OSU

has given his verbal commitment to Oklahoma State University.

Tanner Kesterson, No. 17 in the Golfweek/Sagarin Rankings for the Class of 2011, has given his verbal commitment to play for Oklahoma State, according to a press release sent by his high school.

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Quail Hollow to get Wachovia boost in 2011

Quail Hollow will have at least one big name to promote next year.

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Sore shoulder keeps Stricker out of Players

Steve Stricker has withdrawn from The Players Championship to rest his sore right shoulder.

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Player of the week: Sarah Sideranko, Hartford

The freshman shot rounds of 76-76-74 for a 10-over 226 total and a six-shot victory at the Metro Atlantic Conference Championship. It was her third title of the season.

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Player of the week: Eric Mina, California

The Bears junior shot four rounds in the 60s (65-68-67-68) on his way to a 16-under 268 total and the Pac-10 Championship individual title, making him only the second Cal player to win the Pac-10 crown (Charlie Wi, 1995). Despite a triple-bogey 7 on the final hole, Mina won by one shot over Arizona State’s Jesper Kennegard.

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Team of the week: Siena

The Saints cruised to a 10th consecutive Metro Atlantic Conference Championship with a 15-stroke victory over Fairfield at Celebration (Fla.) Golf Course. The Metro Atlantic is one of only two women’s conferences (the West Coast Conference is the other) that does not receive an automatic NCAA regional berth for its champion.

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Team of the week: Washington

At the beginning of the month, the Huskies, No. 4 in the Golfweek/Sagarin College Rankings, entered the final round of Arizona State’s Thunderbird Classic 16 strokes off the lead and in seventh place before rallying for a two-shot victory. On April 28 at the Pac-10 Conference Championship, also played at Arizona State’s Karsten Golf Course, Washington did it again. The Huskies closed with a 2-under 353 for a 37-under 1,383 total, overcoming a seven-stroke deficit the final day and finishing three shots better than third-ranked Stanford (363–1,386). The Huskies ended the comeback in style, with senior Richard Lee draining a par-saving 40-footer from the collar on the 18th hole.

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Monday Scramble: Ryo, Rory & Rickie

Monday Scramble

This week’s Monday Scramble is brought to you by the letter “R" – as in Ryo, Rory, Rickie, Rajon, Ronaldo . . . You get the picture.

I need answers, ladies!

is pondering eight questions as women’s postseason action starts Thursday.

Welcome to postseason week. Can you feel the excitement? The NCAA women’s regionals start Thursday, and today on Wildman’s Corner, I throw out eight questions to things I hope to find out by the end of the week.