News for Sunday, February 6, 2011


News 2011 February 6


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After Gainey miscues, Wilson leads in Phoenix

Wilson leads in Phoenix

Tommy Gainey had a pair of bogeys before play was halted for darkness Sunday, giving Packers fan Mark Wilson a two-shot lead in Phoenix.

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Wilson wins playoff in Phoenix Open

Mark Wilson has won the frost-delayed Phoenix Open, beating Jason Dufner on the second hole of a playoff.

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5 Things: Super cheesy

Cold Arizona felt like the frozen tundra of Lambeau Field this week. And you can even find a faithful contingent of Cheeseheads – a.k.a. Packers fans. Count Mark Wilson among them at the Waste Management Phoenix Open.

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USGA joins R&A’s World Amateur Ranking system

The USGA announced Saturday that it has joined the R&A in the existing World Amateur Golf Ranking and the new Women’s World Amateur Golf Ranking. What this means for top amateurs, male or female: Make it into the top 50 in the world and earn exemptions into all USGA amateur championships (for which a player is otherwise eligible).

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Peterson tops Spieth for Jones Cup title

Peterson wins Jones Cup

After starting the day in a tie for 12th, John Peterson had to scramble to catch a flight after winning the Jones Cup in a playoff over Jordan Spieth.

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With 18 to play, Gainey leads by one in Phoenix

Gainey leads WMPO

Tommy Gainey took a one-stroke lead into the fourth round of the Phoenix Open, the frost-delayed tournament that will end Monday.

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Qatar win gives Bjorn opening to make amends at Open

Thomas Bjorn is eager to get back to Royal St. George’s for this year’s Open Championship. Eight years ago, Bjorn blew a three-shot lead at St. George’s in the final round of the game’s oldest major.

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Siddikur signals rise of Bangladeshi golf with victory

Siddikur completed a wire-to-wire victory at the Grameenphone Bangladesh Masters on Sunday and vowed to spearhead golf’s growth in the country.

India rallies to win gold at Asian Junior

India won the Asian Juniors Golf Team Championship at the Damai Laut Golf & Country Club recently.

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Asia’s road to British Open begins at Amata Spring

Amata Spring Country Club will become the first Thai venue to host Open Championship International Final Qualifying Asia.

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On the way up Down Under

By year’s end, Yani Tseng wants to be No. 1 in the world. The 2010 LPGA Player of the Year took a step closer to her goal Sunday with victory at the Women’s Australian Open. Jiyai Shin, who is atop the world pecking order, was among the runners-up.

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Bjorn wins Qatar Masters by four over Quiros

Thomas Bjorn of Denmark won the Qatar Masters on Sunday, shooting a bogey-free 3-under 69 to beat Alvaro Quiros of Spain by four shots.

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Tseng defends Aussie Open title with 7-shot win

Taiwan’s Yani Tseng successfully defended her Women’s Australian Open title, shooting a final-round 2-under 71 Sunday to win by seven strokes.