News for Monday, February 7, 2011



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Pinehurst launches No. 2 renovations website

Golfers won’t be able to play Pinehurst No. 2 until March 4, but they can keep tabs on the year-long restoration through a new website.

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Lost and ultimately profound

Every sport has its code of conduct. High on golf’s list, north of “winner buys” and south of “no foot wedges,” is this: Help your playing partner try to find his lost ball.

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How to buy 2010 U.S. Open garment for cheap

In a world of rising prices, it’s always nice to see sales, especially in these economic times. But at Pebble Beach?

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Great Escapes: Anguilla's Cap Juluca

Once found, Anguilla and Temenos are worth a return visit. Martin Kaufmann explains.

Perry Golf, Azamara team up on cruises

Perry Golf has expanded its golf-cruise operations through a partnership with Azamara Golf Cruises.

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Who will receive a coveted Kraft exemption?

Lorena Ochoa often talked about the 2002 Kraft Nabisco Championship, when she was paired with Annika Sorenstam during the third round.

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NeSmith, Talbert win Sea Pines Junior Heritage

Matthew NeSmith and McKenzie Talbert put their hometown of North Augusta, S.C., on the map Feb. 6, sweeping the Junior Heritage at Sea Pines Resort.

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Monday Top 5: Cowboys roll in Hawaii

Even without top-ranked Peter Uihlein, Oklahoma State won the Ameri Ari Invitational by five shots to claim the top spot in the Golfweek/Sagarin Rankings. Read the rest of this week's Monday Top 5.

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Player of the Week: McKenzie Talbert

McKenzie Talbert, of North Augusta, S.C., shot 3-over 146 (72-74) at the Sea Pines Resort’s Ocean Course and Harbour Town Golf Links on Hilton Head Island, S.C., to win the Junior Heritage by one shot.

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Player of the Week: Matthew NeSmith

Matthew NeSmith, of North Augusta, S.C., shot 4-under 139 (68-71) at the Sea Pines Resort’s Ocean Course and Harbour Town Golf Links on Hilton Head Island, S.C., to win the Junior Heritage by three shots.

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Peter Jacobsen Sports to represent Kuchar

PGA Tour player Matt Kuchar, who had a career-best season in 2010, has selected Peter Jacobsen Sports as his official management group.

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Illinois’ Small inks equipment deal with Wilson

Mike Small, the head coach at the University of Illinois and the reigning PGA Professional National Champion, has signed a multiyear equipment deal with Wilson Golf, the company announced Monday.

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Winner’s Circle: Jan. 31-Feb. 7, 2011

See what the winners had in their bags this week.

Commentary: One game, two sets of rules?

If we let golfers tee up every shot, swing clubs with “trampoline-powered” faces, toss their golf balls out of bunkers and putt into 15-inch cups, would golf still be golf?

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SkyGolf locates online following

Calling it the next Facebook would be a stretch, but SkyGolf has created an online golf community that stands to transform the company – and the way its consumers interact with one another.

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Wilson edges Dufner to win Phoenix Open

Mark Wilson captured his second PGA Tour event of the season on Monday, beating Jason Dufner in a playoff to win the Phoenix Open.

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Uihlein, Langley top early Walker Cup watch list

The Jones Cup was created 10 years ago to serve as a Walker Cup preview. With the tournament in the books, Sean Martin kicks off Golfweek's watch list.

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Wildman’s Corner: Bold predictions for spring

The spring season is officially under way, and some things never change. Arizona continues to struggle, but now the Wildcats finished behind their jayvee team at their own tournament! Oklahoma State won in Hawaii, and Florida, led by senior Bank Vongvanij, won in Jacksonville.

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Woods to play with U.S. Army officer in pro-am

An American Army officer serving in Afghanistan has won the chance to play with Tiger Woods in the Dubai Desert Classic pro-am on Wednesday.