News for Sunday, February 13, 2011


News 2011 February 13


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Founders tweaks prompt Creamer to commit

Creamer to play Founders

LPGA star Paula Creamer committed to play the RR Donnelley Founders Cup after the LPGA announced Feb. 11 that the amount being donated to charity would double.

Q&A: Joe Kernen, CNBC anchor

caught up with CNBC anchor Joe Kernen at Pebble Beach.

Kernen, 55, co-anchor of CNBC’s “Squawk Box” show, has spent his life in golf.

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5 Things: 'Cinderella story. Outta nowhere.'

D.A. Points’ victory on one of America’s iconic courses earns him a tee time at another classic. By virtue of winning at the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am, Points earned his first trip to Augusta National for the Masters in April.

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Points wins Pebble Beach with Murray at his side

Sunday at Pebble Beach turned out to be a real Cinderella story. D.A. Points captured his first PGA Tour victory and dragged along his amateur, Bill Murray of "Caddyshack" fame, to the pro-am title.

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5 things you need to know from Pebble

5 things from Pebble Beach

D.A. Points used some back-nine dramatics to earn his first PGA Tour victory at the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am. Here are 5 things you need to know:

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Italian pioneer Rocca lauds Molinaris, Manassero

Costantino Rocca has taken a back seat in the Italian golf world. And he couldn’t be more pleased. With the emergence of brothers Edoardo and Francesco Molinari and teen Matteo Manassero, Rocca is no longer carrying Italy’s flag alone, as he did in the 1990s when he won five European Tour titles.

Tanaporn survives 9-hole playoff at Thailand Ladies Open

If playing for her first Ladies Asian Golf Tour title weren’t grueling enough for Tanaporn Kongkiatkrai, then nine playoff holes compounded the stress. The 19-year-old Thai prevailed after an exhausting playoff against Korean Cho A-ram in the Thailand Ladies Open at Lakewood Country Club.

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Five things: Tulane tops tight UCF leaderboard

UCF Challenge

Janine Fellows and Tulane top a tight leaderboard at the UCF Challenge. Julie Williams presents five things to watch in Round 2.

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Points claims two-shot win at Pebble Pro-Am

Points wins Pebble Pro-Am

Thanks to a hole-out eagle at the par-5 14th, D.A. Points claimed a two-shot win at the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am Sunday.

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Lehman closes with birdie to win Allianz

Tom Lehman birdied the final hole to finish at 13 under, breaking a tie with Jeff Sluman and Rod Spittle and winning the Allianz Championship on Sunday.

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Mickelson decides to play WGC Match Play

Phil Mickelson says he has decided to compete in the Match Play Championship.

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Gators, Echavarria sweep SunTrust Invite

SunTrust Gator Invite

Chalk up an eighth consecutive win for Florida at the SunTrust Invite. Andres Echavarria won the individual title in a four-way playoff.

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With high blood pressure, Garrigus out of AT&T

Robert Garrigus has had to withdraw from the final round of the Pebble Beach National Pro-Am because of high blood pressure.

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Tiger battles demons in new swing

The 12th tee of the Emirates Course in the final round of the Dubai Desert Classic encapsulated the frustration Tiger Woods is enduring with his golf swing. Frustration that could drive him to distraction.

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Westwood shows rookie Dubuisson the ropes

For rookie Victor Dubuisson, Saturday’s round of 77 at the Dubai Desert Classic was more academic than anything. While much of the attention at Emirates Golf Club focused on the battle between the game’s top three players, the third round paired world No. 1 Lee Westwood with Dubuisson, the former world amateur No. 1.

Lahiri scorches course in PGTI Players victory

Anirban Lahiri didn’t let up Friday at the Aircel PGTI Players Championship.

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Tseng claims No. 1 ranking after Australian Masters win

Taiwan's Yani Tseng has taken over the No. 1 ranking in women's golf after shooting a final-round 68 to win the Australian Ladies Masters by four strokes.

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Victory at the Dubai Desert Classic was there for the taking for Tiger Woods, Sergio Garcia and Rory McIlroy. But Alvaro Quiros sneaked in under the radar and stole the show – with the help of a hole-in-one.

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Tseng wins Aussie Masters to claim top ranking

Taiwan’s Yani Tseng has taken over the No. 1 ranking in women’s golf after shooting a final-round 68 to win the Australian Ladies Masters by four strokes.

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Quiros takes Dubai; Tiger falls apart with 75

Quiros wins; Tiger falters

Tiger started the day a shot off the lead. He finished T-20 after his worst Dubai round of his career. Alvaro Quiros capitalized behind a hole-in-one.