News for Friday, October 1, 2010


News 2010 October 1


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Bradley leads Soboba Classic by one

Keegan Bradley is the leader at the Soboba Golf Classic after darkness halted play with half of the field yet to finish their second rounds.

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5 things: Americans spring a leak

It’s hard to imagine not being fully prepared for rain in Wales in October. But that’s exactly the predicament U.S. Ryder Cup team members found themselves in Friday.

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Welsh wetlands

After a seven-hour rain delay at Celtic Manor, the Americans made up for their early-morning woes to take the lead in the 38th Ryder Cup in Wales. But a schedule change may turn the tide for Team Europe. . .

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Callaway, Lamborghini tout R&D pact at Paris expo

Callaway, Lamborghini team up

Callaway Golf has teamed with super-sports car maker Automobili Lamborghini to accelerate a shared pursuit: Creating breakthrough materials that deliver speed and strength. Gene Yasuda reports.

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Callaway, Lamborghini tout R&D pact at Paris expo

For golf club manufacturers and auto makers alike, discovering – or creating – breakthrough materials for new products is their version of a search for the Holy Grail. No wonder then that Callaway Golf announced it is teaming with super-sports car maker Automobili Lamborghini in an effort to accelerate that shared pursuit.

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Haas, de Jonge share Viking Classic lead

Brendon de Jonge used a fast early start to shoot his second straight 66 on Friday, then sat back and waited to see whether anyone could catch him.

Van Zyl endures winds to lead SAA Pro-Am

Confounded by windy conditions, Jaco van Zyl found himself frustrated near the end of the second round of the SAA Pro-Am Invitational at Prince’s Grant Golf Estate.

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Senior takes first-round lead at Ensure Classic

Peter Senior eagled the final hole for a 7-under 65 and a one-stroke lead over Bernhard Langer, Fred Couples and Tom Kite at the Ensure Classic on Friday.

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Nunn finishes atop LPGA sectional qualifier

Lucy Nunn kept a firm hold on her lead Friday at LPGA tour sectional qualifying, shooting 2-under 70 to break free from a three-way tie for the lead and earn solo medalist honors.

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Vegas, Gómez nearing Latin American milestone

With five tournaments left to play on the Nationwide Tour’s 2010 season, the Latin American duo of Jhonattan Vegas and Fabián Gómez have practically clinched PGA Tour cards for the 2011 season. Both are comfortably in the top 10 of the money list; the top 25 earn PGA Tour cards for next season.

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Ramblin’ Wreck duo on fire in Wales

says the Ramblin’ Wreck team of Matt Kuchar and Stewart Cink is a tough one.

Matt Kuchar and Stewart Cink were an unlikely pairing at the start of the week. They both went to Georgia Tech, but Kuchar, five years Cink’s junior, only knew the 2009 British Open champion by reputation while in school.

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New Ryder Cup schedule might favor Europe

Does schedule favor Europe?

Thanks to torrential rain Friday at the Ryder Cup, changes were made to the playing schedule. As Jeff Rude writes, they might favor Europe.

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Ryder Cup coverage is all wet

says Friday’s rain delay and ESPN’s constant replays led to a hectic day for his DVR.

So, was everyone online this morning booking their Wales golf vacations?

Young rivals in match-play finale at Masters Vietnam

Panuphol Pittayarat of Thailand and Nicholas Fung of Malaysia, two of Asia’s up-and-coming players, face off Saturday in the final match of the Masters Vietnam at Song Be Golf Resort.

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Woods, Stricker rally back after rain delay

says Tiger Woods and Steve Stricker were part of an inspiring afternoon rally.

There was just one thing Ian Poulter wanted to know when he and Tiger Woods arrived at Celtic Manor’s fourth hole to resume their four-ball match: what was the deal with the United States’ rain gear?

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U.S. leads two matches in delayed four-ball

U.S. leads delayed four-ball

After more than a seven-hour rain delay, the Americans have rallied for a narrow Ryder Cup lead at the end of the first day.

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All wet, Team USA dumps its rain gear

Members of the U.S. Ryder Cup team found themselves all wet Friday as their waterproof outerwear acted more like a sponge than a protector from the harsh elements of fall in Wales.

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Ishikawa in the hunt for repeat at Tokai

Ryo Ishikawa produced a bogey-free round to move into contention after the second day of the Coca-Cola Tokai Classic.

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Ryder schedule changed to avoid late finish

By mid-day, with rain pelting down and rivers racing through the fairways of the Celtic Manor, it seemed that a Monday finish to the 38th Ryder Cup was all but a certainty.

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M. Miyazato races ahead at Japan Women’s Open

Mika Miyazato produced a birdie barrage to streak clear of the field Friday at the half-way point of the 43rd Japan Women’s Open Championship.

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Ryder Cup donations benefit college golfers

While the competitors at this week’s Ryder Cup won’t be getting paid for their efforts, that doesn’t mean they won’t be contributing to charity.

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Golfweek event a litmus test for mid-majors

College Notebook

For teams like Missouri State, the Golfweek Women's Conference Challenge provided a true test of skills amid a beautiful backdrop. Julie Williams explains.

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Ryder Cup must end by Monday at sunset

Rain or shine, the Ryder Cup will end at sunset Monday.

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Rain putting damper on Ryder excitement

The Ryder Cup weather delay is approaching six hours. Said Stewart Cink: “I think the rain put a little bit of a damper, no pun intended, on the excitement.”

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Strong contingent following Overton in Wales

says Jeff Overton has a strong support group following him at Celtic Manor.

Not that there’s an official count, but there’s a good chance Jeff Overton has the most plentiful support group on the American side.

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U.S. team buys new, waterproof rain suits

explains why the U.S. team went shopping for new rain gear Friday.

Let me get this straight: The U.S. Ryder Cup team came to Wales in October with rain suits that aren’t waterproof?

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Well-timed rain delay for Team USA

NEWPORT, Wales – Two hours in, the Ryder Cup has been suspended because of standing water after heavy rain. Given the flooding and the fact his team is down in the first three matches, it’s clear that captain Corey Pavin needs to call in the Navy.

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Deluge hits Celtic Manor, suspends play

Play resumes in Wales

The opening four-ball matches have resumed at rain-drenched Celtic Manor, after more than a seven-hour delay. Alistair Tait reports.

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Spirited start on soggy day at Celtic Manor

describes the wet, wild scene on the first tee at Celtic Manor.

Led by Phil Mickelson and Dustin Johnson, the opening four-ball matches are under way on a rainy morning at Celtic Manor. Sean Martin reports.

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Curl, Hicks lead weather-delayed Soboba

Justin Hicks and Jeff Curl share the early lead at the Soboba Golf Classic after first-round play was suspended due to darkness. Both players shot 6-under 65 Thursday at the Country Club at Soboba Springs in San Jacinto, Calif.