News for Tuesday, November 9, 2010

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Woods: Headed in right direction under Foley

Tiger Woods faces his first full year without winning as a pro, but he has no doubt that his game is pointed in the right direction.

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Chung, Kim pace Stanford to Gifford lead

Stanford's David Chung and Sihwan Kim have led the Cardinal to a 11-shot lead at the Gifford Collegiate Invitational. Sean Martin reports.

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Watson leads PGA team to 3-Tour title

Bubba Watson made an 18-foot birdie putt on the 18th hole to cap a comeback victory for the PGA Tour team in the Wendy’s 3-Tour Challenge on Tuesday.

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Ochoa, husband take to course in Mexico

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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Notes: Lefty to begin season in Abu Dhabi

Phil Mickelson plans to start the 2011 in the desert, as he has done so often in his career.

Brenny’s tenure at Minnesota ends abruptly

Katie Brenny has resigned as Minnesota’s women’s coach, only two months after returning to her home state, Golfweek has learned.

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CostaBaja Resort opens Player course

CostaBaja Resort & Spa, a 550-acre property on the Sea of Cortez, last week opened its new golf course, the first designed by Gary Player in Mexico or Latin America.

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Wright (No. 10, 2012) commits to LSU

LSU has received good news from one of the top players in the 2012 class. Zachary Wright, of Phoenix, has decided to play for head coach Chuck Winstead, according to his father.

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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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Player of the week: USC’s Sophia Popov

The Trojans freshman won medalist honors for the first time in her young career, edging UCLA junior Stephanie Kono by a shot. Popov posted rounds of 72-68-67 for a 6-under 207 total.

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Team of the week: UCLA

The Bruins won their second consecutive event with a victory at the Pac-10/SEC Challenge played at Stanford Golf Course. UCLA posted a 4-over 856 total to win by 11 shots over Alabama. The Bruins won the Landfall Tradition in their previous start.

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Player of the Week: Pacific’s T.J. Bordeaux

The Tigers senior carded rounds of 68-61-69 for a 15-under 198 total to win the Stockton Sports Commission Pacific Invitational by three shots. Bordeaux set Pacific’s 18-hole and 54-hole scoring record.

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Team of the week: Iowa

The Hawkeyes won the Royal Oaks Intercollegiate by five shots over Texas A&M. The final round was canceled due to inclement weather. The victory was the Hawkeyes’ fourth consecutive win. Iowa’s other victories this fall have come at the Golfweek Conference Challenge, the Rod Myers Invitational and the Fighting Irish Gridiron Classic.

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McIlroy won’t take up PGA Tour membership

Rory McIlroy has decided not to join the PGA Tour next year, which could mean as many as three of the top 10 players in the world ranking not belonging to golf’s strongest tour.