News for Wednesday, October 27, 2010

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Shoal Creek founder Thompson, 87, dies

Hall Thompson, the Shoal Creek Country Club founder whose comments about the admission of black members created a national controversy in advance of the 1990 PGA Championship, died Oct. 27, according to a club statement.

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N’wide pros seek to lock up PGA Tour cards

Kevin Kisner won’t ever forget the disappointment of watching six competitive rounds last fall come down to one stroke.

5 Things: Do it for the kids

By now, Jonathan Byrd’s shot in the dark – a brilliant 6-iron that found the bottom of the cup on the fourth playoff hole at the Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospitals Open – is legendary stuff. But if you think that by hitting the jackpot in Las Vegas he is going to go home, count his money and call it a season, think again.

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Tubert, Arkansas storm to Las Vegas title

Arkansas rolled to a 23-shot victory Wednesday at the Las Vegas Collegiate Showdown.

In this issue: Oct. 29, 2010

Inside the Oct. 29, 2010 issue of Golfweek:

Korean stars come home for Hana Bank

These days in women’s golf it’s no secret that the South Koreans are flourishing.

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New PGA Tour event is test for Asia’s best

Thai Thongchai Jaidee believes the inaugural CIMB Asia Pacific Classic, a co-sanctioned PGA Tour event, will be a good test for Asian Tour players to broaden their skills.

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New world No. 1 to be crowned Sunday

It’s a big week for European golf and the European Tour. A European is destined to take the world No. 1 spot for the first time since Nick Faldo in 1994. But which one: World No. 2 Lee Westwood or No. 3 Martin Kaymer?

Golf Canada preps for Olympics

Jeff Thompson, Golf Canada’s chief sport development officer, represents golf on the Canadian Olympic Committee.

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DiMarco emerges from slump

The good news for Chris DiMarco: He has made 13 consecutive cuts on the PGA Tour and regained confidence after a dark slump spawned by injuries. The bad news: The 42-year-old ranks 165th in earnings entering the final 2010 Tour event and might return to Q-School for the first time since the mid-1990s.

Red-hot Pace sticking to routine in Suzhou

Lee-Anne Pace knows this isn’t the time to tweak any part of her game. The South African regained the Ladies European Tour money-list lead Oct. 24 after her fourth victory of the season at the Sanya Ladies Open. This week she bids for win No. 5 as she tees off Friday at the €200,000 Suzhou-Taihu Ladies Open at Suzhou-Taihu International Golf Club, near Shanghai.

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Vaughan fires course record in Platinum Classic warm-up

The Platinum Classic doesn’t start until Thursday, yet the course record has already been broken twice this week with Bradford Vaughan firing 61 Wednesday in the Pro-Am at Mooinooi Golf Club.

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Good to be home

Emiliano Grillo is in position to become a hero on home soil at the Men's World Amateur Team Championship in Argentina.

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Kim Kyung-tae clinging to Japan Tour money title

Kim Kyung-tae will be aiming to extend his advantage in the Japan Golf Tour money-list standings at the Mynavi ABC Championship tees off Thursday.

Thumbs up: GT | Thumbs down: Georgia

What a list of tournament golf we had on the schedule this past week. Alabama notched an impressive victory at Isleworth, and Notre Dame won the Saint Mary’s Invitational. Who really impressed me, though? Let’s see with who’s thumbs up and thumbs down.

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Six players to watch at the WATC

Well, it’s Census Day in Argentina, and that means no golf for participants at the World Amateur Team Championship.

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Hate to be Rude: DiMarco emerges from slump

Chris DiMarco, a presence atop Tour leaderboards earlier this decade, enters the season-ending Disney event with the desire to win again.

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Kaymer can rise to No. 1 with Andalucia win

Martin Kaymer can end Tiger Woods’ five-year run as the top-ranked golfer with a win at the Andalucia Masters at Valderrama.

Japanese tour to begin drug testing

Japan’s professional golf tour will begin testing players for drugs after Australian golfer Wayne Perske was arrested for suspected cocaine possession.