News for Friday, September 10, 2010


News 2010 September 10


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Putnam leads Utah Championship by one

Michael Putnam put up a second consecutive 66 Friday at Willow Creek Country Club in Sandy, Utah to take a one shot lead at the Utah Championship.

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Notes: Players giving Cog Hill harsh reviews

Cog Hill is taking a beating this week.

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Kuchar, Wi reach top spot in different ways

says Matt Kuchar and Charlie Wi employed very different strategies Friday at the BMW, but both were effective.

As for the BMW Championship midway co-leaders, one kept talking to his ill self for inspiration, the other looked at a message written on his pin sheet in order to stay patient.

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Kuchar, Wi share lead at Cog Hill

Kuchar, Wi lead at Cog Hill

Matt Kuchar (right) battled sickness Friday at the BMW Championship, allowing Charlie Wi to catch him at 6 under for a share of the lead.

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Inkster trying to move past Safeway DQ

Nearly three weeks after her strange disqualification from a tournament in Oregon, Juli Inkster is still a bit vexed.

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McDowell tweets about Callaway’s new driver

says Graeme McDowell is “leaking” information about Callaway’s new driver.

It’s that time of year again in the golf equipment industry when companies begin to turn their attention toward next year and a wave of product launches.

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Mickelson undone by poor drives at Cog Hill

Phil Mickelson had a wild ride on the way to an even-par 71 in the second round of the BMW Championship. There was plenty good sabotaged by three bad drives.

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Englishmen moving up leaderboard at BMW

At the moment, four Englishmen are among the top six during the second round of the BMW Championship.

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Pressel takes NW Arkansas lead with 66

Morgan Pressel shot a 5-under 66 Friday to take the early lead during the first round of the P&G NW Arkansas Championship.

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A look at the junior rankings, minus 2010 players

takes a look at Golfweek’s Junior Rankings now that the 2010 players have moved on to the college ranks.

As a new college season starts, all 2010 graduates have been removed from the Golfweek/Sagarin Junior Rankings.

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Woods (72) struggles again at Cog Hill

says Tiger Woods has work to do if he’s to make the Tour Championship.

If it’s not one thing, it’s another. That’s golf. For Tiger Woods, putting was the problem Friday at the BMW Championship.

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Four breakout teams to watch in 2010-11

offers four teams who missed last year’s NCAAs but could break through this season.

Augusta State won last year’s NCAA Championship after not qualifying for the previous year’s championship. Here are four teams that could qualify for the 2011 NCAA Championship (and even make their way into match play at Karsten Creek) after not making it to last season’s championship at The Honors Course.

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Merzbacher (No. 35. 2012) commits to Tennessee

has given a verbal commitment to Tennessee.

Chad Merzbacher, of Dublin, Ohio, has given a verbal commitment to Tennessee. Merzbacher is No. 35 in Golfweek’s rankings for the class of 2012.

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Woods unlikely to reach FedEx finale

Tiger Woods is now a long shot to get to the FedEx Cup finale.

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Kapur, Colsaerts share KLM Open lead

Shiv Kapur of India shot a 2-under 68 to reach 8 under and joined Nicolas Colsaerts of Belgium in the lead after the second round of the Dutch Open.

Southern States Four-Ball event returns

explains what amateur event is making its return after more than a 60-year absence.

After being in hibernation for more than 60 years, the Southern States Four-Ball Championship is making its return to the amateur golf landscape.

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Funk among trio tied for lead in South Korea

Fred Funk, Michael Allen and Jay Don Blake shared the lead Friday after the rain-delayed opening round of the Champions Tour’s first event in Asia.

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Five thoughts heading into Ryder Cup

offers five thoughts in the wake of the Ryder Cup teams being finalized.

Less than a month to go before a little, ahem, “exhibition” match takes place at Celtic Manor, Wales. The phrase “golf was the winner” will get lots of airtime after the dust has settled. Here are a few thoughts as to why not everyone in golf is a winner when it comes the Ryder Cup:

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Balicki, Ringler make 2010-11 predictions

2010-11 predictions

Ron Balicki, aka “Wrong Ron,” and Lance Ringler, Golfweek’s college golf guru, make their picks for the upcoming men’s and women’s seasons.