News for Wednesday, February 23, 2011

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Commentary: Rude: When will we see Tiger again?

Flashes of the old Tiger Woods emerged Wednesday, but as we've seen for the past year, something was missing. Jeff Rude explains.

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Note: Holmes prepares for Els match

J.B. Holmes felt he needed to clear the air with the man he’ll play in Thursday’s second round of the Accenture World Match Play Championship.

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Woods ousted by Bjorn at WGC Match Play

After an errant drive at the first playoff hole, Tiger Woods lost his first-round match to Thomas Bjorn at the WGC Match Play.

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Biershenk, 37, finds way back to Nationwide Tour

Like many U.S. companies, Biershenk Golf Investments, LLC, is in the midst of a recovery after some rough years.

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McCabe: Cink rallies to knock off Poulter

Halving the sixth with double bogeys, Stewart Cink and Ian Poulter proved just how wild the match play format can be Wednesday in Arizona.

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Live Chat Replay: Round 1, WGC-Match Play

Our Golfweek experts live-chat the opening round of the WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship. Join the discussion!

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Manassero, 17, tops Stricker at Match Play

Matteo Manassero of Italy made an impressive debut as the youngest player ever at the Match Play Championship, beating Steve Stricker as the wildest day in golf lived up to its reputation Wednesday.

In this issue: Feb. 28, 2011

Inside the Feb. 28, 2011 issue of Golfweek:

International course designer Knott dies at 65

Bob Knott, a champion golfer and international course designer, has died. He was 65.

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Italian Manassero becomes youngest player in WGC event

Matteo Manassero’s meteoric rise to prominence reached another level this week at the WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship.

Thumbs up: Alabama | Thumbs down: Big Ten

There were several teams that made some statement victories this past week, but there were also a few that failed to perform up to expectations. Let’s see who did well, and who disappointed, in thumbs up/thumbs down.

Arizona's LaRose earns 6,000 head-to-head wins

For years, no one paid much attention to a team’s head-to-head won-lost record. All that really mattered was what place a school finished at a tournament.

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5 Things: Match Play Minutiae

For being the defending champion at the 2011 Accenture Match Play Championship, Ian Poulter you get to . . . tee off at 7:25 a.m.? When the temperature will be on the south side of 40 degrees?

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Continental divide

The WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship is the most individual of PGA Tour pursuits, but it sure feels like it’s the U.S. PGA Tour versus the European Tour this week in the Arizona desert. Isn’t it imperative – if only for the health of pro golf – that they are all in this together?

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Tseng aims for win No. 5 as LPGA heads to Singapore

Yani Tseng of Taiwan, the No. 1 player in the world, tees off at this week’s HSBC Women’s Champions with a chance to capture her fourth straight tournament title.

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Golfweek Fantasy Tip Sheet: Mayakoba Classic

While the stars duke it out in Arizona, the rest of the PGA Tour tees it up at the Mayakoba Classic. See who our experts like this week.

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A Ryder Cup mentality at WGC-Match Play?

They went to a PGA Tour event and the Ryder Cup broke out. This year's Match Play Championship has the players fired up, writes Jim McCabe.