News for Friday, September 3, 2010


News 2010 September 3


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Hall endures wild round at TPC Sawgrass

details Gavin Hall’s up-and-down round at the Junior Players.

Mary Ellen Hall was unable to see most of her son Gavin’s opening round at the Junior Players Championship, thanks to a faulty GPS system that took her all over northern Florida.

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Calcavecchia leads by 2 at Pebble Beach

Mark Calcavecchia shot an 8-under 64 on Friday at Del Monte to take a three-stroke lead in the Champions Tour’s First Tee Open.

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Tiger in trouble at TPC Boston; 9 back

says Tiger Woods was left out of the birdiefest Friday at the Deutsche Bank.

On the list of things that were bad about the afternoon at TPC Boston, the weather hardly rated, even though it consisted of persistent rain squalls.

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Johnson, Day share Deutsche Bank lead

Zach Johnson and Jason Day beat up on the TPC Boston and beat the rain at the Deutsche Bank Championship.

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N’wide exit leaves Tour another hole to fill

says finding an umbrella sponsor to replace Nationwide for the PGA Tour’s secondary tour shouldn’t be as difficult as one might imagine.

Friday’s announcement that Nationwide Insurance will become the presenting sponsor of the Memorial brings stability to one of the PGA Tour’s most prestigious stops, while raising questions about the future of the Tour’s developmental circuit.

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Johnson leads Junior Players after late entry

Johnson leads Junior Players

Michael Johnson was the last player in the field for the AJGA Junior Players Championship. He wasted little time making a move Friday at TPC Sawgrass. D.J. Piehowski reports.

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Notes: Furyk arrives on time at TPC Boston

Jim Furyk made sure he had two alarms to make his tee time Friday at the Deutsche Bank Championship, his cell phone and a wake-up call from the hotel.

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McIlroy cures the lefts, shoots 64 at Deutsche

McIlroy shoots 64 at Deutsche

Struggling with a case of the lefts, Rory McIlroy called in longtime teacher Michael Bannon. As Jim McCabe writes, the plan has worked wonders.

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Caddie in wrong-ball dispute calls out Ahn

The double-DQ in Canada last week involving Shi Hyun Ahn and Il Mi Chung is a tangled web of he said/she said. LPGA officials say any discussion of an alleged cover-up (i.e. cheating) at the CN Canadian Women’s Open is irresponsible.

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Suspended Every to play Hooters Tour event

Matt Every, serving a three-month suspension from the PGA Tour for “conduct unbecoming a professional” after his arrest last month on a misdemeanor charge of marijuana possession, will play a Hooters Tour event next week in Columbia, S.C., tour officials told Golfweek.

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Jimenez shoots 61, leads European Masters

Miguel Angel Jimenez has shot a 10-under 61 to take a three-stroke lead after the second round of the European Masters.

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TPC Boston ‘ideal’ before afternoon storm

says Jason Day and Zach Johnson took advantage of defenseless TPC Boston on Friday.

Talk about the proverbial “calm before the storm” – conditions at TPC Boston in the first round of the Deutsche Bank Championship were the definition of ideal.

Burchett to take solo lead at Western Kentucky

After six seasons as an assistant, Ron Burchett has been named head coach at Western Kentucky.

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Juniors show true colors at TPC Sawgrass

explains why the opening round of the Junior Players Championship has been a colorful one.

PGA Tour players aren’t the only players celebrating College Colors Day today.

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N’wide in for Memorial; out as tour sponsor

N’wide out as tour sponsor

Nationwide Insurance announced it will end its title sponsorship of the PGA Tour’s developmental circuit when the contract expires in two years. It will become the presenting sponsor of the Memorial.

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Stricker, Mickelson could claim World No. 1

Phil Mickelson isn’t the only player capable of going to No. 1 in the world this week.

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Paddy pick could haunt Monty at Ryder Cup

weighs in on Monty’s Ryder Cup picks, and wonders if Paddy is the right man for the job.

Make no mistake about it, like Faldo before him, Monty will take a beating if Europe loses. Especially if Harrington plays poorly.