News for Wednesday, November 10, 2010


News 2010 November 10


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Fowler arrives at Disney with eye on Kodak

says it’s been a busy year for Rickie Fowler, who will play the 27th event of his rookie campaign this week.

Rickie Fowler is ready for “Go Time.”

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2010 National Signing Day coverage

2011 Letters of Intent

Jordan Spieth is among the 2011 graduates who signed their National Letter of Intent on Wednesday. Here’s a replay of Golfweek’s live chat.

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Cantlay leads UCLA to Gifford Collegiate title

Cantlay, UCLA win in Calif.

UCLA cruised to a 13-shot victory Wednesday at the Gifford Collegiate on the heels of even-tempered freshman Patrick Cantlay.

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Pro-am partners Ochoa, Norman talk Olympics

says pro-am partners Lorena Ochoa and Greg Norman had a full day on the eve of the Lorena Ochoa Invite.

Greg Norman’s pro-am round with Lorena Ochoa was as much about getting a feel for how the other views a golf course as it was about birdies. The pair finished third, by the way, two strokes behind Candie Kung’s group (55).

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Augusta State DQ’d at Gifford Collegiate

has the details behind Augusta State’s DQ at CordeValle.

Augusta State’s poor week at the Gifford Collegiate finished on an even worse note when the Jaguars were disqualified from the event.

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In hot pursuit

Graeme McDowell wants to "punch a hole" into Martin Kaymer's lead in the European Tour Order of Merit, and this week's Barclays Singapore Open is as good a place as any to do it. A fattened purse has the Northern Irishman's attention, but other big names – Mickelson, Poulter, Harrington – are here with their own motivations.

5 Things: Can we all get along?

Colin Montgomerie has appealed for common sense to prevail in the battle between the Asian Tour and OneAsia.

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Recari focuses on strengths to get back on track

says Beatriz Recari is back on track in Mexico after simplifying her preparation.

Beatriz Recari’s 2010 turnaround is astounding. Before her victory at the CVS/pharmacy LPGA Challenge, she had missed 10 cuts in 14 events.

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Tour players hope to find magic at Disney

At a place where dreams are made, Tour players hope their visions of a top-125 finish come to life this week at Disney. Jim McCabe reports.

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Back home in Mexico, Ochoa embraces her new life

Newlywed Lorena Ochoa will have her husband and a new perspective inside the ropes this week in Mexico. Beth Ann Baldry reports.

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China to showcase its golf progress at Asian Games

More than 14,000 amateur athletes and officials from 45 Asian countries are converging on China for the 16th edition of the Asian Games in Guangzhou, starting Friday through Nov. 27. Among them are almost 200 golfers. While Korea and Japan are tipped to dominate the men’s and women’s golf tournaments, the host nation has high hopes of bridging the gap on its rivals.

At BMG Classic, pros unleash their finishing kick

The Sunshine Tour season has entered its final stretch as the BMG Classic starts Friday at the Glendower Golf Club.

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OneAsia launches Q-school; adds four events

OneAsia announced the addition of a qualifying school to determine tour eligibility and revealed a preliminary 13-tournament schedule for the 2011 season.

No shortcuts to success for Sharmila

Nicollet Sharmila is India’s newest rising star and certainly isn’t short on ambition. The 19-year-old from Bangalore comes into the Hero Honda Indian Open with only the intention to win the co-sanctioned Ladies European Tour and Ladies Asian Golf Tour event.

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2011 Men’s Letters of Intent

2011 Letters of Intent

After years of deliberation, it's finally time for the Class of 2011 to sign their National Letters of Intent and decide where they will play their college golf.

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Tour cards up for grabs at Disney event

Briny Baird left the wife and kids at home this week to go to Disney World. After all, this trip is no vacation.

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Europe keeps building on big year

The PGA Tour continues to shortchange the one World Golf Championship held outside the United States by only offering a three-year exemption to the winner if he is a member of the American-based tour. One person who didn't seem the least bit bothered was Francesco Molinari, who won the HSBC Champions.

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Stankowski ready to ditch the journeyman role

says Paul Stankowski is ready to ditch the journeyman pro life.

Beneath the fine layer of humor are the words of a desperate man. Such is life when your only ticket to the big tour is past-champion status.

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Players end 2010 with worldwide events

explains why there’s no such thing as an offseason in golf.

So it’s nearing mid-November, and much of our country is preparing for winter’s approach and insufferable holiday commercialism. But if you think it’s time to savor some tranquility in golf’s offseason, think again, because “golf” and “offseason” should never be used in the same sentence.

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Lefty, Kaymer aim for World No. 1 in Singapore

Phil Mickelson’s quest for golf’s No. 1 ranking may have suffered a setback in China last week, but the Masters champion expects a stronger performance starting Thursday at the Singapore Open.

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Hate to be Rude: Entering the Twitter world

Hate to be Rude

With so much to say, and only 140 characters in which to say it, Jeff Rude has discovered the wide world of Twitter.