News for Friday, February 25, 2011


News 2011 February 25


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Preview: Golfweek's Div. II Spring Invite

GW Div. II preview

Three of the nation's top 10 Div. II programs will head to Central Florida this week for the Golfweek Division II Spring Invitational. Take an early look at the field here.

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Moore takes down Watney at WGC Match Play

details the match of the day – Ryan Moore's exciting win over Nick Watney.

Yawners out ahead, routs coming in from behind. Corporate chalets were jammed packed with folks who had plenty to drink and much to eat, but very little competitive golf to watch.

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With 8 straight birdies, Stroud leads Mayakoba

Chris Stroud made eight straight birdies – one off the PGA Tour record – and shot a 63 on Friday to take a three-stroke lead at 11-under 131 after the second round of the Mayakoba Golf Classic.

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Watson rolls at WGC; Fowler, Manassero out

Bubba Watson overpowered two-time champion Geoff Ogilvy on Friday and rolled into the quarterfinals of the Match Play Championship with a performance so dominant he has played only 43 holes in three days.

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Feng, 15, emerges on upside of swing changes

says the future is looking up for Simin Feng, who hit a slump after making some swing changes.

In the past year, Simin Feng has been to rock bottom, but now – with a smile on her face – she’s working her way back.

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Watson reaping benefits of attitude adjustment

Watson's epiphany

Bubba Watson has yet to trail this week at the Match Play Championship. Jeff Rude says he credits an attitude adjustment.

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State Farm will drop LPGA tourney sponsorship

The organizers of the annual LPGA tour stop in Springfield say State Farm has declined to renew its sponsorship of the tournament after this year.

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Forecast forces Match Play schedule change

explains how PGA Tour officials have reacted to a bizarre weather forecast with match play schedule changes.

If this were about the giant slalom, chances are there wouldn’t be any need for a change to the schedule here at Dove Mountain.

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Gibbs (No. 90, 2012) commits to Virginia

has given a verbal commitment to Virginia.

Jack Gibbs, the No. 2-ranked Georgia player in his class, has given a verbal commitment to Virginia. Gibbs also was recruited by Ole Miss, UNC, Georgia and Vanderbilt.

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Cal rolls to top-5 ranking with three transfers

College Notebook

Daniela Holmqvist is one on a trio of transfers that has spelled big success for California. Julie Williams explains.

Golfweek collects GWAA writing awards

Golfweek writers were awarded top honors in the Golf Writers Association of America’s annual writing contest.

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Meesawat, three others claim British Open spots

Prom Meesawat of Thailand and Jason Knutzon of the United States will make their British Open debuts in July after grabbing two of four reserved spots in an international qualifier on Friday.

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Arimura builds lead to two in Singapore

Chie Arimura of Japan shot a 6-under 66 to widen her lead to two strokes over Karrie Webb in the second round of the HSBC Women’s Champions on Friday.