News for Sunday, September 12, 2010


News 2010 September 12


Five questions for the new college season

has five questions as the 2010-11 college season kicks off.

Another season of college golf is underway and there is a lot to be excited about. Here are five questions I hope to have an answer for by the spring:

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Playoff tension fills air at Cog Hill

On a wild Sunday at Cog Hill, Charlie Wi refused to talk, Dustin Johnson celebrated and J.B. Holmes complained. Jim McCabe reports.

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Playoff tension fills air at Cog Hill

PGA Tour playoffs

On a wild Sunday at Cog Hill, Charlie Wi refused to talk, Dustin Johnson celebrated and J.B. Holmes complained. Jim McCabe reports.

5 things: FatHead, ThinSkin

We all know Ian Poulter has a big ego. Remember when he proclaimed himself the No. 2 player behind Tiger Woods before ever winning on the PGA Tour? But a FatHead and a thin skin, who knew?

Putnam wins in Utah for 1st Nationwide title

Former Pepperdine player Michael Putnam won the Utah Championship on Sunday for his first Nationwide Tour title, closing with a 4-under 67 for a three-stroke victory over Jhonattan Vegas and Bradley Iles.

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After a summer of miscues, Dustin Johnson found welcome relief Sunday. His victory at the BMW Championship puts him in a prime spot for the FedEx Cup title. Thirty players, minus one Tiger Woods, will compete in two weeks at East Lake in the Tour Championship.

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Kaymer carrying a lot of swagger into Ryder Cup

It’s not often Ryder Cup rookies are asked to play in every session of the biennial match, but Germany’s Martin Kaymer may be called up on to do just that when he makes his debut for Europe at Celtic Manor, Wales.

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Johnson claims third French Open for 20th career win

England’s Trish Johnson claimed her 20th career title on Sunday, defeating Italy’s Diana Luna on the first playoff hole at the French Women’s Open.

TLA to sanction five tournaments next month

The Tour de las Americas continues to bolster its schedule. The tour will resume its 2010 season with a series of five tournaments across three countries in October.

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Players eliminated from Tour Championship

Seventy players entered the BMW Championship, but only 30 advanced to the Tour Championship at East Lake. Here are the 40 players who were eliminated at Cog Hill:

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Tseng overtakes Wie for third victory of 2010

Yani Tseng has shot a 6-under 65 to rally past Michelle Wie and win the Northwest Arkansas Championship.

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Johnson wins BMW by a shot

Johnson wins at Cog Hill

Dustin Johnson won the BMW Championship to ease a summer of Sunday disappointments. It was his second victory of the year.

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Woods’ playoff run ends in Chicago

Woods out of Tour playoffs

Tiger Woods failed to qualify Sunday for the PGA Tour playoff finale at the Tour Championship. His next event will be the Ryder Cup.

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Sonoda delivers decisive point for Japan

Shunsuke Sonoda held firm in the face of a furious late Korean revival to secure victory for Japan in the Hyundai Capital Invitational.

Fujita captures Japan LPGA Championship

Saiki Fujita produced a flawless final-day performance to complete victory in the Japan LPGA Championship Konica Minolta Cup.

MSU rolls to Fossum Invitational title

Michigan State shot a final-round 9-over 297 Sunday to win the Fossum Invitational for the fourth consecutive year.

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Greensboro up big at Golfweek Div. III Invite

Golfweek Div. III Fall Invite

Led by senior Brock Elder, Greensboro took an eight-shot lead after Round 1 of Golfweek’s Division III Fall Invitational. D.J. Piehowski reports.

Florida Int. dominates Wolverine Invite

Thanks to a second-round rally, Florida International began its season with a commanding win Sunday at the Wolverine Invitational. The Panthers shot a three-day score of 44-over 896 at U-M Golf Course in Ann Arbor, Mich., to finish 11 shots clear of the field.

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Alabama tops Wake to win Carpet Capital

Alabama kicked off the 2010-11 season with a victory Sunday, closing with a 1-over 289 to win the Carpet Capital Classic.

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PGA champ Kaymer rolls to KLM Open title

PGA champion Martin Kaymer shot a final round 4-under 66 to win the KLM Open by four strokes on Sunday.

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Plenty of followers behind Tiger, Phil at BMW

describes the scene at Cog Hill as Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson teed it up Sunday at BMW.

Tiger Woods stood on the right side of the first tee and Phil Mickelson on the left as they waited to be introduced for the 10:56 starting time in the BMW Championship fourth round. The silence was broken when the tee announcer started with introductions of the two honorary walking observers in the twosome.

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With 1st victory, Karmis assures place to play

Peter Karmis of South Africa completed a wire-to-wire victory to claim his maiden Asian Tour title at the Handa Singapore Classic on Sunday.

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Ferreira triumphs after brilliant finish

Tyrone Ferreira reached the turn Saturday at the 2010 SAA Pro-Am Invitational three shots back from the co-leaders, but four birdies on the back nine – including the last two holes – gave him a 67 for the day and one-shot victory.

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Cochran wins Songdo for 1st Champions title

Russ Cochran won the Songdo Championship on Sunday for his first Champions Tour victory after making a birdie on the opening hole of a playoff with Fred Funk in the 50-and-older circuit’s first event in Asia.

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Pavin not afraid to bench Tiger at Ryder Cup

United States captain Corey Pavin says Tiger Woods is not guaranteed to play in a maximum five matches against Europe in next month’s Ryder Cup.