News for Monday, January 17, 2011


News 2011 January 17


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Bob Hope Classic: Steve Jones makes a surprise appearance

says former U.S. Open champ Steve Jones, out since 2007, is playing the Hope.

Steve Jones, hampered by injuries throughout his career, will test his tennis elbow at this week's Bob Hope Classic.

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Barbados garners reputation as golf destination

Barbados has garnered a well-earned reputation as a destination for serious golfers. Most of the courses stretch along the gentler western shores, or “Gold Coast.”

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Roets wins AJGA Puerto Rico, earns Tour start

Roets wins AJGA opener

Jason Roets of South Africa prevailed in a playoff Jan. 17 in the AJGA’s season-opening Puerto Rico Junior Open, earning an exemption into the PGA Tour event in Puerto Rico in March.

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‘True Links’: Intriguing but debatable premise

says ‘True Links’ is an intriguing read, but the concept is, at best, dubious.

The first thing readers will notice when they pick up a copy of “True Links” is the number 246. That, in the authors’ estimation, is the number of golf courses that accurately can be described as “links.”

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Hogan and Merion together again – briefly

Near the top of the list of trigger words that prompt Pavlovian slobbering among serious golfers are these: Hogan and Merion.

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Fazio course one of many Baker’s Bay attractions

Fazio's Baker’s Bay

Tom Fazio's latest anchors amenity-rich Baker's Bay. Martin Kaufmann reports.

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Duval joins Scratch Golf as owner, endorser

Duval joins Scratch Golf

David Duval, the former No. 1 player in the world, has agreed to a five-year deal with Scratch Golf, in which he will not only use its equipment, but become a part owner in the company.

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Olazabal displays ideal demeanor for captaincy

Olazabal fits captaincy

There was only ever one man to lead Europe in the 2012 Ryder Cup: Jose Maria Olazabal. Alistair Tait explains.

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Tway: QB Weeden an 8-handicap, ‘hits it far’

says Brandon Weeden’s impact likely won’t be on the leaderboard this spring.

So how good is Brandon Weeden, the Oklahoma State quarterback who last week joined the Cowboys’ storied golf program? That was the big question after Weeden announced his intentions to hit the links at Karsten Creek this spring.

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AP: Love to be named U.S. Ryder Cup captain

Davis Love III is next up as U.S. captain in the Ryder Cup.

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Winner’s Circle: Jan. 10-16, 2011

See what the winners had in their bags this week.

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Player of the Week: Paige Lee

Paige Lee, of Folsom, Calif., shot even-par 144 (73-71) at the Troon North Monument Course in Scottsdale, Ariz., to win the Golfweek West Coast Junior Invitational by one shot.

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Player of the Week: Michael Moorhead

Michael Moorhead, of Newport Beach, Calif., shot 2-under 142 (71-71) at the Troon North Monument Course in Scottsdale, Ariz., to win the Golfweek West Coast Junior Invitational by two shots.

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MLK Day: Highlighting black achievers in golf

Remembering MLK Day

In honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Golfweek would like to acknowledge a few black players making a difference in the world of golf.

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Ryder Cup captain to be announced Thursday

says the Ryder Cup captain announcement is one of the worst-kept secrets in golf.

PGA of America officials will interrupt Chicago’s obsession with the Bears and the upcoming NFC Championship game against the Packers to make a 2012 Ryder Cup announcement Thursday.

Testing Fantasy Aces

Testing Fantasy Aces

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Olazabal likely to become Euro Ryder captain

Jose Maria Olazabal is widely expected to be appointed Europe’s captain for the 2012 Ryder Cup team.

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Fashion Q&A: Evan Golf brings chic to the first tee

New look for the course

Would you wear this on the course? Our Ashley Crain sat down with Evan Golf to talk about its bold new look that could bring style to the first tee.