News for Tuesday, August 23, 2011


News 2011 August 23


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TaylorMade celebrates boom in white metalwoods

Johnson promoting white metalwoods

To celebrate the one millionth white-headed metalwood sold in the United States in 2011, TaylorMade will send a disguised Dustin Johnson to deliver a prize to an unsuspecting golfer.

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Notes: Paddy thinks Tiger still can pass Nicklaus

Padraig Harrington still puts his money on Tiger Woods breaking Jack Nicklaus’ record 18 professional majors.

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Wie looking for title defense in Canada

When she was pounding the ball off the tee as a 15-year-old, it was thought that Michelle Wie would be well into a dominating golf career by the time she was 21.

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Former pitcher Ignasiak feeling at home in Erin

U.S. Amateur

Before qualifying for the U.S. Amateur at Erin Hills, Mike Ignasiak hadn't been to Milwaukee since his career with the Brewers ended in 1995. The city has been good to him this week. Sean Martin.

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U.S. Am: Biddle leads as rain jumbles schedule

U.S. Amateur

Second-round play was delayed for more than three hours Tuesday at the U.S. Amateur, leaving Blayne Barber and the rest of the field with much to think about. Ryan Lavner.

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Geyer at the top of his game at U.S. Amateur

introduces Ben Geyer, who is at the top of his game this week at the U.S. Amateur.

When the morning wave of players finally completed the weather-delayed second round of stroke play at the U.S. Amateur at almost 5:30 p.m., three players topped the leaderboard at 7-under 135.

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Did you know: Erin Hills Golf Course

uncovered a few little-known facts from Erin Hills Golf Course, site of this week's U.S. Amateur.

For a course that is only 5 years old, Erin Hills understandably wouldn't yield many historical anecdotes. Yet, Asher Wildman uncovered a few gems from the site of this week's U.S. Amateur.

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Cantlay receives sponsor exemption

The next time Patrick Cantlay tees off for a tournament at CordeValle Golf Club in San Martin, Calif. – a track on which he’s already won – the stakes will be considerably higher.

Bethany men's team suspended for nude photo

What began as a joke on team picture day resulted in a three-tournament suspension for the men’s golf team at Bethany College, a Lutheran school in Lindsborg, Kan., that competes at the NAIA level.

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Tulane hopes to move quickly in Horton's absence

says Tulane is hoping to quickly find a new head women's coach as J.T. Horton heads to Clemson.

After four years in New Orleans, J.T. Horton is going home. The native Georgian and former head coach at Tulane was named the first Clemson women’s coach on Aug. 19, a job he begins immediately.

Former LPGA player Coles to lead Dartmouth women

Former LPGA player Janet Coles has been hired as the head women’s golf coach at Dartmouth, as announced by the university Aug. 22.

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For Your Game: Charles Howell III

FYG: Charles Howell III

Charles Howell III finds himself back in contention with the shot shape that got him to tour. Sean Martin.

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No. 21: Virginia men, Iowa State women

College golf is just a few short weeks away. To get you ready, Asher Wildman is breaking down the top 60 men's and women's teams from last year's Golfweek/Sagarin rankings. Today, it's No. 21 on the board with the Virginia men and Iowa State women.