News for Sunday, January 16, 2011


News 2011 January 16


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Mark Wilson, whose four-stroke lead with nine holes to play at the rain-delayed Sony Open was whittled to one, holds on down the stretch in a marathon 36-hole final day.

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Clark (blister) may WD from Bob Hope Classic

Tim Clark, who surged to a second-place finish at the Sony Open, might have to pull out of next week’s Bob Hope Classic, he told Golfweek late Sunday.

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Wilson claims Sony title on marathon Sunday

Wilson wins marathon Sony

In a 36-hole finale at Waialae Country Club, Mark Wilson closed with 67 and emerged as the winner of the Sony Open on Sunday.

5 Things: North Korea beckons

Few know what happens behind the shielded steel curtain of North Korea. However, later this year, some golfers will get to take a peek. Hoping to lure tourists, the isolated country will hold its first amateur golf tournament from April 26-30.

Report: Golfer killed during attempted robbery

A golfer at a South Florida country club was killed Jan. 13 during a robbery attempt at the course, according the South Florida Sun-Sentinel.

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Photos: Golfweek West Coast Junior Invite

Photos: Golfweek Junior

The Golfweek Junior Invitational was played this week in Scottsdale, Ariz. Jared Clemons was on-site to capture the stunning scenery.

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Jobe, Parnevik make progress in Tour comeback

says two comeback stories emerged during a long week at the Sony.

Both Brandt Jobe and Jesper Parnevik have been subtle forces on the PGA Tour at some point in their careers.

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Schwartzel shows why he is a 'major' player

It’s not a question of if the 26-year-old will win a major, but when. Maybe even as soon as this year.

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After Down Under win, Nitties has new mission: PGA Tour

Despite no longer being on the PGA Tour, James Nitties is trying to stay relevant. Even if that means playing at home on the PGA Tour of Australasia, where he got a much-needed confidence boost this weekend.

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Moorhead, Lee finish strong for GW Jr. titles

Moorhead, Lee win GW Jr.

Michael Moorhead and Paige Lee turned in strong final rounds Sunday to win their divisions of the Golfweek West Coast Junior Invitational in Scottsdale, Ariz.

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Inconsistency in rules of golf needs to change

Camillo Villegas’ disqualification from the Hyundai Tournament of Champions in Hawaii last week no doubt had many casual golf observers shaking their heads yet again at the pedantry of the rules of golf. Not just casual golf observers, but seasoned ones, too.

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Ireland warms a golfer's soul, tests his game

Never has impossible appeared so desirable. To the right, the Atlantic Ocean in its relentless glory. To the left, dunes and high rough. Unseen, but unmistakably present with an unyielding ferocity, a left-to-right wind that against the soon-to-be-delivered high fade would present a mismatch of massive proportions.

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Which Tiger will show up in 2011?

Tiger Woods changed his life and swing but not his victory totals in 2010. His dark season post sex scandal featured myriad loss – of dignity, privacy, family, money, aura and No. 1 ranking. For the first time, it also brought defeat in every tournament he entered.

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Asian Amateur champ Han, 9 others secure OneAsia cards

Less than a year after gracing the fairways of Augusta National as an amateur, Han Chang-won is back in the spotlight. The 19-year-old Korean took top honors Jan. 15 at OneAsia Qualifying School.

64 advance to Asian Tour Q-School finale

A total of 64 players made a big step Jan. 15 toward earning their 2011 Asian Tour cards, advancing from three first-stage sites of qualifying school in Hua Hin to this week’s final stage.

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Bhullar wins Challenge Tour’s debut in his homeland

It just seemed meant to be. Gaganjeet Bhullar became the first Indian to win on the European Challenge Tour, claiming the season-opening Gujarat Kensville Challenge.

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Schwartzel defends Joburg Open title

Charl Schwartzel successfully defended his Joburg Open title on Sunday, birdieing the last hole for a 67 that gave him a four-stroke victory.