News for Tuesday, November 2, 2010

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Fowler commits to Disney, eyes Kodak prize

With a potential $1 million bonus on the line, Rickie Fowler has committed to play in next week’s season-ending Children’s Miracle Network Classic.

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Pace seeks hat-trick at Korean Masters

Lee-Ann Pace is looking for a place in the record books. After Pace’s back-to-back wins in China, the South African is hoping to complete a trifecta in Asia. If she’s successful, she’ll equal the feat of Marie-Laure de Lorenzi – the only other player in Ladies European Tour history to have won three consecutive events. Lorenzi accomplished her victory streak in 1989.

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Iowa wins 4th title of season at Royal Oaks

Vince India and Iowa closed their fall season Tuesday with a win at the Royal Oaks Intercollegiate, earning a fourth team title for the fall season.

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A new world order led by Europe

Are we about to witness another golden era for European golf? The Official World Golf Ranking seems to suggest that. Six Europeans occupy the top ten spots in the world order, with England’s Lee Westwood leading the way.

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Hidden gems of British golf

Journeying to the quintessential English town of Woodhall Spa in Lincolnshire is a chore, but worth every boring mile. In fact, it’s so good you’d travel twice the distance to play what I think is the best inland track in the British Isles.

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High stakes in Shanghai

Nothing says global expansion more than a World Golf Championships event in Shanghai, China. And if it isn’t enough that the best have gathered here for the HSBC Champions, the No. 1 ranking is up for grabs, too.

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Top rookie Greene focused for Nashua Masters

Rookie Daniel Greene has clearly made his presence known on the Sunshine Tour this year. He has a 130,000 zar lead in the Rookie of the Year race, as the season nears its December conclusion. And he hopes to pad that lead some at this week’s Nashua Masters at the Wild Coast Sun Country Club, where the 1.2 million zar purse is among the season’s highest.

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2011 Golfweek’s Best Courses of the Caribbean & Mexico

2011 Golfweek’s Best Courses of the Caribbean & Mexico

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2011 Golfweek's Best Residential Courses

2011 Golfweek's Best Residential Courses

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2011 Golfweek’s Best Resort Courses

Pacific Dunes and Old Macdonald top the 2011 Golfweek's Best Resort Courses

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Northwestern’s Fletcher coaches through cancer

Northwestern’s Emily Fletcher is coaching through cancer, but as Beth Ann Baldry writes, she barely has missed a beat this fall.

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Notes: Lunde makes surprise trip to Shanghai

Not long after Bill Lunde captured his first PGA Tour title at Turning Stone, his agent asked him if he had any interest in going to China the first week in November.

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Wilson's club launch features driver, irons

After being unable to react quickly to sweeping changes in equipment, Wilson is introducing several new products for 2011 that honor the company’s heritage while providing technologically inspired irons. James Achenbach reports.

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Lefty, Westwood paired at HSBC Champions

In his first tournament as the world’s No. 1 player, Lee Westwood will be paired at the HSBC Champions with the player who missed out on a dozen chances to top the world rankings.