News for Thursday, September 9, 2010


News 2010 September 9


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Kirk’s ace leads to first-round lead in Utah

Chris Kirk, the Nationwide Tour’s money leader, took his first step toward a three-win promotion to the PGA Tour on Thursday, taking a one-shot lead at the Utah Championship.

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Woods, Lefty struggle in Round 1 at BMW

Woods struggles at BMW

Tiger Woods’ days in the FedEx Cup playoffs may be numbered after an opening-round 73 at the BMW Championship. Jeff Rude reports.

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Tired from long stretch, Day fades at BMW

Jason Day shot his first over-par round since the FedEx Cup playoffs began, carding a 1-over 72 Thursday at the BMW Championship that included numerous loose shots, including a wedge from 145 yards that dunked into the pond on the 18th hole.

U of M names men’s, women’s coaches

The University of Minnesota and Director of Golf John Harris named John Carlson and Katie Brenny as associate head coaches for the men’s and women’s program, respectively, on Thursday.

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Kuchar (64) leads Moore at BMW

Matt Kuchar has picked the right time to be playing his best golf of the year.

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St. Jude Classic still searching for sponsor

Tournament director Phil Cannon won’t meet his self-imposed deadline to have a title sponsor secured for next year’s St. Jude Classic. Adam Schupak reports.

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Choi growing more comfortable on LPGA

Choi shining on LPGA

It took one missed cut to crack Na Yeon Choi’s exterior, one egg – and goal – at a time. Now we’re learning more about a player who one day could rule the LPGA. Beth Ann Baldry reports.

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2010 Golfweek’s Best Campus Courses

Yale tops our list of 30 courses that make the grade on campus.

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Verplank plays through wrist injury at BMW

reports that Scott Verplank is playing through a wrist injury at Cog Hill.

Scott Verplank never expected to be in Chicago this week after withdrawing from the Deutsche Bank Championship with tendinitis in his left wrist.

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TaylorMade Burner 2.0 iron targets more power

TaylorMade is known for innovative promotions and introductions. On Sept. 9, the company was scheduled to unveil another product in unique fashion.

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Ailing Kuchar out front at Cog Hill

Beware of the ailing golfer, latest in a countless series.

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TMAG launches new irons via Webcast

explains why TaylorMade is accelerating product launches even though consumers are buying less.

At 3 p.m. Eastern time Thursday, TaylorMade-Adidas Golf CEO Mark King went live on the Web to unveil his company’s latest irons, the Burner 2.0.

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Korda headlines LPGA Sectional Qualifying

Glancing down the field for LPGA Sectional Qualifying, several names stick out. U.S. Women’s Amateur runner-up Jessica Korda headlines the field in terms of hot-shot amateurs.

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Golf beckons on Vietnam’s central coast

Golf in Vietnam

Golf certainly isn’t new to Vietnam. But when Greg Norman, Colin Montgomerie and Nick Faldo focus on a region in central Vietnam, the golf world takes note. Matt Nelson reports.

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Naples Beach Hotel reopens course

Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club has reopened its golf course after two months of renovations, and Princeville Prince later this month will open Roy Yamaguchi's The Tavern at Princeville.

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Colsaerts (62) leads by two at KLM Open

Nicolas Colsearts of Belgium shot an 8-under 62 to upstage a trio of European Ryder Cup players and take the first-round lead at the Dutch Open.

In this issue: Sept. 10, 2010

Inside the Sept. 10, 2010 issue of Golfweek:

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Moore (65) in the zone early at Cog Hill

explains what triggered Ryan Moore’s remarkable turnaround at the BMW.

Thing about golf, you never know when a round might break out. You never know when the zone might kick in.

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Golfweek’s preseason top 30 players: Women

Preseason top 30 players

After a stellar summer amateur season, Auburn senior Cydney Clanton tops Golfweek’s preseason top 30 players list.

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Golfweek’s preseason top 30 players: Men

Preseason top 30 players

Fresh off his victory at the U.S. Amateur, Oklahoma State junior Peter Uihlein tops Golfweek’s preseason top 30 players list.

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Where were you? Recalling Sept. 11, 2001

Recalling Sept. 11, 2001

Golfweek spoke with members of the golf industry to see what they remembered from Sept. 11, 2001.