News for Tuesday, October 12, 2010


News 2010 October 12


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Strong field set for Tiger-hosted tourney

Tiger Woods will join two major champions and at least a dozen players from both Ryder Cup teams in his Chevron World Challenge in December at Sherwood Country Club.

At Senior Am, Grigg reflects on past tragedy

says there’s more to Cheryl Grigg than a Round of 16 appearance at the USGA Senior Women’s Am.

It is haunting yet predictable that often we remember the exact years in which famous people died – for example, John F. Kennedy in 1963 and Martin Luther King in 1968.

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Bickell (No. 101, 2011) commits to Nevada

has given a verbal commitment to Nevada.

Taylor Bickell, ranked No. 101 in the 2011 class, has given a verbal commitment to play at the University of Nevada.

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Notes: More money needed to keep Tour card

It’s going to take a lot more money to stay on the PGA Tour this year.

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The story behind Fiddlesticks Country Club

uncovers the story behind Fiddlesticks Country Club, site of the USGA Senior Women’s Amateur.

Fiddlesticks, eh? ith the 2010 U.S. Senior Women’s Amateur being played here at Fiddlesticks Country Club, there are two obvious questions: Where did the name Fiddlesticks come from? What does it mean?

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Auburn earns first team title at Jerry Pate

Auburn wins Jerry Pate

Auburn had three top-5 finishers en route to a victory Oct. 12 at the Jerry Pate Intercollegiate. Tigers freshman Niclas Carlsson was medalist.

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OK State tops field at Jack Nicklaus Invite

OK State wins 2nd event

Oklahoma State captured the Jack Nicklaus Invitational on Oct. 12, its second team title of the fall. Peter Uihlein, Golfweek’s top-ranked player, posted another runner-up finish.

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Toms replaces Oosthuizen at PGA Grand Slam

Former PGA champion David Toms will replace reigning British Open champ Louis Oosthuizen in the field at next week’s PGA Grand Slam of Golf. Oosthuizen withdrew from the event after damaging ligaments in his left ankle.

Monty misses mark on European 'dominance'

Colin Montgomerie fails at Ryder Cup history when he lauds his European team as having ended America’s dominance, Jim McCabe writes.

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‘Masters of college golf’? Brickyard aims high

explains why the Brickyard Collegiate has become a can’t-miss event.

In most places, college golf suffers from a lack of identity. Not here in Macon. And not during Brickyard Week. Steve Harmon explains.

Q&A: Indiana coach Mike Mayer

caught up with Indiana coach Mike Mayer to discuss Hoosier golf and the Ryder Cup.

Today in Wildman’s Corner, I’m joined by Mike Mayor, head coach of the Indiana Hoosiers. The IU coach has had some excitement the last couple of weeks with the Hoosiers playing well, and an inside-the-ropes look at the Ryder Cup.

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Long journey leads Summerhays to PGA Tour

Summerhays heading to Tour

After jump-starting his season with a runner-up finish in Athens, Daniel Summerhays is headed to the PGA Tour. Ron Balicki reports.

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Wingo (No. 43, 2011) commits to Notre Dame

has given a verbal commitment to Notre Dame.

Tyler Wingo, No. 43 in Golfweek’s rankings for the class of 2011, has given a verbal commitment to Notre Dame.

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Monty hails Europe’s rise after Ryder Cup win

Lee Westwood’s imminent rise to the world No. 1 ranking will cap a year in which golf’s balance of power has tipped from America back to Europe, Colin Montgomerie said on Tuesday.