News for Tuesday, October 5, 2010

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Small-town Ryan nearly advances at Senior Am

Dave Ryan, of Middle of Nowhere, Ill., tried to topple Frank Ford III in the Round of 16 at the USGA Senior Amateur – and lost. James Achenbach explains how the everyman nearly forged a new legacy.

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Purdue gets on track at Windy City Collegiate

Purdue earned its first victory of the season Tuesday at the Windy City Collegiate Classic, beating Iowa State by seven shots at Northmoor Country Club in Highland Park, Ill.

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N.C. State, Choi win Wolfpack Intercollegiate

N.C. State won its second tournament of this young season, closing with a 8-under 283 Tuesday to win the Wolfpack Intercollegiate.

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History, variety define Fairmont Le Manoir Richelieu

Golf is just one of the attractions that has made the bucolic region of Charlevoix a popular retreat for Canadians and Americans for decades. Martin Kaufmann explains.

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McKim, Park lead OSU to Johnie Imes title

A week after opening the season with a 16th-place finish at the Mason Rudolph Women’s Championship, Oklahoma State rebounded with a victory.

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Greenbrier, West introduce private-label wine

The Greenbrier introduced a private-label wine, Trefethen Cabernet Sauvignon, that will be served in the resort’s Prime 44 West restaurant.

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Finchem expects ‘world tour’ in future

PGA Tour commissioner Tim Finchem expects some form of a “world tour” in golf in the future, even if he’s not around when it takes shape.

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Kohler prepares for 10th annual food festival

A number of celebrity chefs will be on hand Oct. 21-24 for the 10th annual Kohler Food & Wine Experience.

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Q&A: Jr. Ryder Cup player Anthony Paolucci

In his second Junior Ryder Cup appearance, Anthony Paolucci, Golfweek’s top-ranked junior, helped lead the United States to a 13 1/2-10 1/2 victory over the Europeans Sept. 28 at Gleneagles in Scotland.

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Montgomerie to hand captaincy to Olazabal?

Jose Maria Olazabal is enticed by the possibility of replacing Colin Montgomerie as Europe’s Ryder Cup captain, although a big concern remains.

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Wilson introduces new clubs, charts comeback

After being unable to react quickly to sweeping changes in equipment, Wilson is introducing several new products for 2011 that honor the company’s heritage while providing technologically inspired irons. James Achenbach reports.

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Toy Box notes: Pro V1x popular at Ryder Cup

Among the 12 Titleist ball users in the competition, there was a definitive answer to a familiar question: Pro V1 or Pro V1x?

Q&A: LSU women’s coach Karen Bahnsen

Today on Wildman’s Corner I talk to the coach of the No. 1 women’s team in the country. We go down to the Bayou to talk with LSU women’s coach Karen Bahnsen, who we found out is not at all surprised to see her team playing well this year.