News for Sunday, August 28, 2011



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Calcavecchia wins Boeing Classic in playoff

Mark Calcavecchia won the Boeing Classic on Sunday for his first Champions Tour title, beating Russ Cochran with a two-putt birdie on the first hole of a playoff.

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Rare mistake costs Cantlay in U.S. Am finale

The U.S. Am final’s defining moment was the uncharacteristic mistake from the world’s No. 1 amateur.

Kirk Triplett wins Nationwide Tour event

Kirk Triplett won the News Sentinel Open on Sunday to become the oldest winner in Nationwide Tour history at 49 years, 4 months, 29 days, closing with his second straight 4-under 68 for a one-stroke victory over Marco Dawson.

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Kraft, Barber, Spieth named to Walker Cup team

Kelly Kraft, right, secured his spot on the U.S. Walker Cup team with his win at the U.S. Am on Sunday. The USGA also announced that Jordan Spieth, middle, and Blayne Barber, left, will join Kraft in Scotland.

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Kraft beats UCLA star Cantlay in U.S. Am final

Kelly Kraft took the lead when Patrick Cantlay bogeyed the 16th hole, then hung on to win, 2 up, at the U.S. Amateur Championship at Erin Hills on Sunday. Ryan Lavner

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Disney to outsource its courses to APGM

Walt Disney World Resort announced it will turn over day-to-day operations of its five golf courses to Arnold Palmer Golf Management.

Jacobsen revives popular Portland golf event

Previously known as "Peter's Party," the Umpqua Bank Challenge marked the return of Peter Jacobsen's popular Portland, Ore.-based tournament and clinic.

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No. 16: Southern Cal men, Michigan 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 Nos. 16 on the board with the Southern Cal men and Michigan State women.

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Lincicome wins Canadian Women's over Wie, Lewis

Brittany Lincicome sank a par putt on the 18th hole in a driving rain Sunday to win the Canadian Women's Open by one stroke over Michelle Wie and Stacy Lewis.

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Viking withdraws as Miss. PGA tournament sponsor

The director of Mississippi's PGA Tour tournament says Viking Range Corp. of Greenwood is pulling out as sponsor, and he needs to find a new sponsor or sponsors by the end of September.

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Tait: Ryder Cup and Gleneagles not a great fit

If ever there was a reason to question awarding the 2014 Ryder Cup to the PGA Centenary Course at Gleneagles, then this week’s Johnnie Walker Championship on the European Tour is it.

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Bjorn wins Johnnie Walker at 5th playoff hole

Thomas Bjorn won a five-way sudden-death playoff at the fifth extra hole Sunday to capture the Johnnie Walker Championship at Gleneagles.

Marsh steps down at Nova Southeastern

Kevin Marsh has resigned after seven years of heading the men’s and women’s teams at Nova Southeastern to pursue personal interests, athletic director Michael Mominey announced.

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Kraft 2 up midway through U.S. Am final

Dealing with difficult course conditions, Kelly Kraft took a 2-up lead over Patrick Cantlay midway through the 36-hole final of the U.S. Amateur. A win would earn Kraft a Walker Cup berth.