News for Thursday, December 15, 2011


News 2011 December 15


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Long (No. 27, 2013) commits to Auburn

has given a verbal commitment to Auburn.

Will Long of Gastonia, N.C., has given a verbal commitment to play college golf at Auburn.

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Sims (No. 21, 2013) commits to Florida

has given a verbal commitment to Florida.

Sierra Sims of Austin, Texas, has committed to play for the University of Florida after graduating in 2013.

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N’wide Tour releases ‘strong’ 2012 schedule

The 2012 Nationwide Tour schedule will feature one more event than last year -- up to 27 tournaments -- and the developmental circuit’s first foray into Chile.

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Diamante raises the bar in Cabo

says even in the crowded Cabo golf market, Diamante stands out as a special experience.

Three years ago, during my first visit to Mexico’s Los Cabos, I jumped on an ATV and drove across enormous dunes to see the planned site for two Jack Nicklaus golf courses.

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Rater’s Notebook: Sandia Golf Club

Bradley S. Klein: Sandia Golf Club provides a compelling counterpoint to its namesake mountains.

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Special report: Going for the green

As golf courses raise their environmental awareness, many have flocked to Audubon International for validation. In some cases, that recognition might be for the birds.

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My year in golf: James Achenbach

Enough of the USGA bashing. In 2011, the organization took definitive steps to promote the game and help assure its future growth.

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Donald receives European Tour’s top honor

Top-ranked Luke Donald has added the European Tour’s golfer of the year award to his PGA Tour player of the year honor for 2011.

Lyle, Alliss part of 2012 Hall of Fame class

Two-time major champion Sandy Lyle of Scotland and British commentator Peter Alliss have been selected for the World Golf Hall of Fame as part of the Class of 2012.

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Westwood shoots 60, leads by 5 in Thailand

Lee Westwood shot a career-best 12-under 60 Thursday to lead the Thailand Golf Championship by five strokes over John Daly.

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Lexi Thompson takes 2-shot lead in Dubai

American teenager Lexi Thompson has taken a two-shot lead after the second round of the Dubai Ladies Masters.

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Poulter leads Aussie Masters; Donald 4 back

England’s Ian Poulter shot a 6-under 65 to take a one-stroke lead after the first round at the Australian Masters on Thursday.

An act of contrition for a troubled golfer

One man’s dying wish? To tell a top-tier rules official that years ago, he had cheated in a USGA qualifier.