News for Thursday, September 30, 2010


News 2010 September 30


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Haas, Atwal among early Viking leaders

Arjun Atwal, Bill Lunde, Ken Duke, Brett Quigley and Bill Haas all took advantage of great early conditions to share the lead at 6-under 66 after the first round of the Viking Classic on Thursday.

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PGA donates $2.6 million for Ryder Cuppers

While the competitors at this week’s Ryder Cup won’t be getting paid for their efforts, that doesn’t mean they won’t be contributing to charity.

AJGA names HP Scholastic All-Americans

The American Junior Golf Association announced Thursday the 12 girls and 12 boys named to this year’s HP Scholastic Junior All-America Team.

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Smith wins 2nd straight Mid-Am, 3rd overall

Smith wins U.S. Mid-Am

Nathan Smith won his second straight U.S. Mid-Amateur title Thursday. Smith, 32, defeated Tim Hogarth, 7 and 5, at Atlantic Country Club in Bridgehampton, N.Y.

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Stasi wins third U.S. Women’s Mid-Am title

Stasi wins Women’s Mid-Am

Meghan Stasi made history Thursday with a 2-up victory over Carol Robertson at the U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur Championship at Wichita Country Club. It was her third Mid-Am title.

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Woods hopes for comfort in Stricker pairing

is eager to see if Tiger Woods finds success with his 12th Ryder Cup partner.

When the worst-kept secret of the Ryder Cup buildup was made official, Tiger Woods had his 12th different partner in this biennial competition.

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Junior Ryder Cup offers invaluable experience

Junior Ryder Cup review

Just days after Team USA won the Junior Ryder Cup, the teens got a taste of life on the big stage. Sean Martin reports from Wales.

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Highlights from Ryder Cup opening ceremony

Opening ceremony highlights

Jim McCabe has all the highlights from the Ryder Cup’s opening ceremony, which may be remembered for a Corey Pavin miscue.

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Randolph set to tee it up at Viking Classic

says one first-team All-American is teeing it up at the PGA Tour’s Viking Classic this week.

Ole Miss senior Jonathan Randolph will be inside the ropes this week at the PGA Tour’s stop in Mississippi. Only this time around, he’ll be there competing with the field of professionals.

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Staff picks: Friday four-ball matches

Golfweek Ryder Cup predictions: Friday morning four-ball matches

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Friday four-ball pairings revealed

The Americans are turning to Phil Mickelson and Dustin Johnson to begin their Ryder Cup defense.

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Thumbs up: OSU | Thumbs down: WSU

gives a big thumbs up to Oklahoma State for winning the Ping/Golfweek Preview.

There was plenty of action to talk about this week, so let’s review it in three up, three down.

Place your bets, even if they’re a little odd

reveals some odd scenarios one can bet on at the Ryder Cup.

Betting on sports is woven into the fabric of the British people. You can bet on everything and anything at the local bookmaker.

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Hype bombs riddle Celtic Manor at Ryder Cup

says several U.K. publications have criticized the U.S. for mixing golf with war yet again.

Several U.K. publications have criticized the U.S. for mixing golf with war yet again. As Jeff Rude writes, the overreaction was amusing.