News for Wednesday, November 17, 2010


News 2010 November 17


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Global exposure

The British golf unions’ strategy of sending their top amateurs, such as England's Andrew Sullivan, to play in faraway places is paying dividends on the pro circuits.

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Aussie Masters eyes spot before Presidents Cup

Tiger Woods returning to Australia for the third straight year is a fairly safe bet considering the Presidents Cup will be held in 2011 at Royal Melbourne.

9 venues vying to host 2015 Solheim Cup

The Ladies European Tour says nine candidates have declared an interest in hosting the Solheim Cup between Europe and the United States in 2015.

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Challenge Tour to make first venture into India

The European Challenge Tour will make its first stop in India for the inaugural Gujarat Kensville Challenge, which opens the season Jan. 13 at Kensville Golf Club, near Ahmedabad.

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Grace survives gusts to lead Coca-Cola

Branden Grace can see the proverbial promised land.

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Runner-up no more, McIlroy out to win Hong Kong

U.S. Open champion Graeme McDowell provides the main story line in this week’s $2.5 million UBS Hong Kong Open, but the sub-plots are just as intriguing.

Korea, China teams lead at Asian Games

Teen Rashid Khan signaled his medal intentions with a hole-in-one on the opening day of the Asian Games golf tournament.

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Ozaki turns to Asia’s youth for Royal Trophy

Asian golf’s top young stars are being assembled to take on Europe in the fifth edition of the Royal Trophy, with Naomichi “Joe” Ozaki announcing five additions to his team this week.

TLA teams with Canadian Tour to net world-ranking points

The Tour de las Americas Tour gets a preview of its growing stature with the Official World Golf Ranking next month with its inaugural Latin American Tour Championship – thanks to the help of the Canadian Tour.

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Tour players give back in Mexico

takes his hat off to the four Tour players who participated in a skins game for charity in Mexico.

With all the money thrown around in golf these days, it’s nice to know some players can say thanks and show appreciation that goes beyond the Herculean effort of hoisting one of those oversized cardboard winner’s checks.

5 Things: Moving on up to PGA Tour?

How do you warm up for PGA Tour Q-School? Well, if you’re Adam Bland, you nearly win the Australian Masters.

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DiMarco to play ’11 off career-money status

Cross one notable name off the field of entrants for the second stage of the PGA Tour qualifying tournament.

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McInerney (No. 8, 2012) commits to UNLV

has given a verbal commitment to UNLV.

A.J. McInerney has given a verbal commitment to stay home and play for the hometown UNLV Rebels. McInerney, who is ranked No. 8 in the 2012 class, made visits to UNLV, Stanford and San Diego.

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Annika to make rare appearance at Pebble

Annika Sorenstam will make a rare pro tournament appearance Thursday when she participates in the Pebble Beach Invitational.

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Woods begins process of rebuilding image

Woods rebuilding his image

Nearing the one-year anniversary of his Thanksgiving night car crash that wrecked his image, Tiger Woods clearly is entering a rebuilding stage.

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Crane dishes on golf fitness, fundamentals

caught up with Ben Crane at the Titleist World Golf Fitness Summit.

Video Boy, fresh off a $1 million victory in the CIMB Asia Pacific Classic, made a cameo appearance Nov. 13 at the Titleist World Golf Fitness Summit.

Asian Tour, IMG to create TV production outfit

IMG Media and the Asian Tour announced a 12-year deal that will create a joint-venture production company designed to enhance the circuit’s TV business worldwide.

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Daly hoping to find form in Hong Kong

John Daly’s dramatic weight loss might help him get around the golf course a little easier, but it hasn’t come without its problems.

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First Tee forum shows ‘other side of golf’

First Tee leader forum

Fifty teenagers got a behind-the-scenes look at the golf industry at this week’s First Tee Future Leaders Forum. Julie Williams reports.