News for Wednesday, September 22, 2010


News 2010 September 22


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Pavin: Amy Mickelson to attend Ryder Cup

U.S. captain Corey Pavin says the wife of Phil Mickelson is planning to make the trip to the Ryder Cup.

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Former captain Azinger set for TV duty

Paul Azinger, battered from a motorcycle mishap, prepares for a quick trip to Wales for the Ryder Cup. Jeff Rude reports.

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Wide open

What once was an All-American affair, the Tour Championship has truly gone global with nearly half of the elite 30-man field flying international colors. But what’s not so certain is who’ll win the FedEx Cup finale – and more important, the PGA Tour playoffs’ $10 million bonus.

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Woods’ caddie bumped from Ryder charter

Tiger Woods will be joining the U.S. Ryder Cup team on a charter flight to Wales. His caddie is on his own.

Euro Tour secures sponsorships for UAE events

HSBC has agreed to sponsor Abu Dhabi Golf Championship in a five-year deal, boosting prize money by $500,000 to $2.7 million, organizers said Wednesday. The increased purse bucks a trend in the United Arab Emirates, where prize money has fallen during the economic downtown.

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Bush has no place in Golf Hall of Fame

says former President George H.W. Bush doesn’t deserve the Hall of Fame.

Why mince words – I’m appalled that former President George H.W. Bush was selected in the Lifetime Achievement category for the World Golf Hall of Fame.

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Harrington, Hanson prep for Ryder Cup in Paris

Captain Colin Montgomerie’s Ryder Cup players are certainly on a hot streak, claiming five wins in the last six weeks. Padraig Harrington is at this week’s Vivendi Cup aiming to join teammates Martin Kaymer, Miguel Angel Jimenez, Edoardo Molinari and Peter Hanson as recent winners – or at least get into form before next week’s Ryder Cup in Wales.

5 things: Mcllroy isn't making any new friends

Rory McIlroy makes his debut in next week’s Ryder Cup. Hopefully, the experience will go a long way to making sure the young Northern Irish player stops making Ryder Cup headlines for all the wrong reasons.

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Kuchar back in the spotlight in Atlanta

Matt Kuchar is the face of golf in Atlanta this week at the Tour Championship, just like he was 10 years ago.

Lessons learned, Nelson ready for SAA defense

Prinavin Nelson is back to defend his SAA Pro-Am Invitational title, which gets underway Thursday at Paarl Golf Club. Nelson went through a range of emotions last year – from the thrill of making birdies on five of his first six holes to the dejection of three-putting the 18th – but still managed to win by a stroke.

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Noh, Ishikawa clash in Asia-Pacific Panasonic Open

Korean standout Noh Seung-yul and Japanese star Ryo Ishikawa lock horns this week in an intriguing battle of Asian teen titans at the Asia-Pacific Panasonic Open.

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Bossio, Peck go low at Husky Invitational

says Jarred Bossio and Cameron Peck put on quite a show Tuesday at the Husky Invitational.

Ron Balicki explains why the final round of the Kikkor Husky Invitational at Washington National Golf Club must have been something to see.

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Els enters Hall as one of the ‘good guys’

There are many players in the World Golf Hall of Fame I’d love to play golf with, or wish I’d had the chance to play golf with, but the Hall is about to induct a guy I’d rather have a couple of beers with – a round of golf would just be a bonus.

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Local amateurs Tham, Pan earn LPGA Malaysia spots

Diana Tham and Aretha Pan will fly the Malaysian flag in next month’s Sime Darby LPGA Malaysia.

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Monty informs players of Ryder Cup pairings

European captain Colin Montgomerie told his players who their partners will be in the opening series of matches next month against the United States in the Ryder Cup.

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The Twenty Ten Course a worthy host

Twenty Ten Course review

The Twenty Ten Course looks American but gives Wales a calling card as a destination. Bradley S. Klein explains.

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Saban: From the sidelines to the fairways

Greens & Gridirons: Saban

In 2010, Martin Kaufmann spent some time on the links with national champion Alabama’s hard-nosed Nick Saban, who tends to dial it down on the golf course.

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Thumbs up: D-II golf | Thumbs down: ASU

gives a big thumbs up to Division-II Colorado at Colorado Springs.

Asher Wildman looks at what went right and what went wrong in the world of college golf.

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Els elected to Golf Hall of Fame

Ernie Els has been elected to the World Golf Hall of Fame in the first year he was on the ballot.

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Fantasy Aces: Tour Championship

The FedEx Cup reaches its thrilling conclusion this week in the Tour Championship at East Lake. Who will walk away with the trophy – and the $10 million bonus?

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HSBC sponsors Abu Dhabi event, boosts purse

Organizers of the Abu Dhabi Golf Championship say HSBC has taken over sponsorship of the event, boosting prize money by $500,000 to $2.7 million.

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Women’s Conference Challenge preview

GW’s Conference Challenge

Golfweek’s Women's Conference Challenge kicks off Sept. 25 in Wolcott, Colo. Julie Williams has a preview.

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Hate to be Rude: Azinger readies for Wales

Hate to be Rude

Paul Azinger, battered from a motorcycle mishap, prepares for a quick trip to Wales for the Ryder Cup. Jeff Rude reports.