News for Thursday, October 21, 2010

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Players trying to vault up money list in Vegas

In a city where people arrive every day to roll the dice and take their chances, a healthy list of PGA Tour members are doing likewise at TPC Summerlin.

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Five tied at 7 under at Las Vegas Open

Robert Garrigus, Will MacKenzie, Michael Letzig, John Senden and rookie Cameron Tringale shot 7-under 64s on Thursday to share the first-round lead in the Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospital for Children Open, the fourth of five Fall Series events.

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Schupak: Remembering Donna Micheel

I never met Donna Micheel, mother of PGA Tour pro Shaun Micheel, but I felt like I knew her. She died this morning after an 18-month battle with lung cancer and its complications. She was 64.

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Bertsch leads Jacksonville Open after Round 1

Shane Bertsch shot an opening 6-under 64 at TPC Sawgrass’ Valley Course to take the first-round lead at the Winn-Dixie Jacksonville Open.

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Fowler closing in on Kodak Challenge title

While the Kodak Challenge may not get everyone excited, it may be the reason behind a Rickie Fowler schedule change. Jim McCabe explains.

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DeLaet gives fans something to sing about

It isn’t often that fans call for a national anthem after the competition has started. But that was the sort of excitement generated by Graham DeLaet’s pitch-in eagle.

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Alston (No. 83, 2011) commits to San Diego State

Amy Alston, of Mission Viejo, Calif., has given a verbal commitment to play golf for San Diego State in the fall of 2011. Alston is No. 83 in Golfweek’s rankings for the class of 2011.

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Perry set for Champions Tour debut in Texas

Kenny Perry had a bad feeling when his putter fell apart in his first PGA Tour event of the year, the SBS Championships in Hawaii.

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South Korea rockets into WWATC lead

South Korea vaulted into the lead Thursday at the Women’s World Amateur Team Championship. Beth Ann Baldry was there.

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Guam among first-timers at WWATC

Guam is among the countries making its first appearance at the WWATC. Beth Ann Baldry explains how they got there.

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Paolucci, Park named AJGA Players of Year

USC commits Anthony Paolucci and Kristen Park were named Rolex Junior Players of the Year on Wednesday, capping a memorable year that included two AJGA invitational titles apiece.

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Lavin (No. 82, 2011) commits to Northwestern

Bennett Lavin, No. 82 in the class of 2011, has given a verbal commitment to play college golf at Northwestern.

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Lawrie, Gonzalez share Castello Masters lead

Paul Lawrie and Ricardo Gonzalez shot 7-under 64s to tie for the first-round lead at the Castello Masters.

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California, An hitting their strides this fall

After a bumpy start to the year, California has fought back with consecutive wins behind the solid play of freshman Ben An.

Thumbs up: Cal | Thumbs down: WWATC

There’s just a few weeks left in the fall season before players begin going home for turkey time. Before that, though, it’s time for another week of thumbs up and thumbs down.

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Monty sustains minor injuries in car crash

Scottish authorities say golfer Colin Montgomerie has sustained minor injuries in a car accident near Glasgow.

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Westwood to headline strong Nedbank field

Lee Westwood and major winners Padraig Harrington, Louis Oosthuizen, Ernie Els and Retief Goosen will line up for Africa’s biggest prize in next month’s Nedbank Golf Challenge.