News for Saturday, January 22, 2011


News 2011 January 22


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Cochran leads Watson by two at Mitsubishi

Russ Cochran shot a 7-under 65 to keep a two-stroke lead over defending champion Tom Watson after the second round of the Champions Tour’s season-opening Mitsubishi Electric Championship.

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Vegas, Woodland retain Bob Hope lead

Jhonattan Vegas birdied the final five holes Saturday to rejoin Gary Woodland atop the Bob Hope Classic leaderboard for the second straight day.

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Q&A: Former NFL star Sterling Sharpe

Q&A: Sterling Sharpe

Sean Martin caught up with former NFL star Sterling Sharpe at the Bob Hope Classic, who revealed he once shot 63 in South Carolina.

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Barnes WDs from Hope with recurring back pain

has the story behind Ricky Barnes’ WD from the Bob Hope Classic.

Ricky Barnes withdrew in the middle of Friday’s third round of the Bob Hope Classic because of a recurring back injury. His agent, Dennis Blake, described the injury as a fatigued lower-back, the result of an increased off-season regiment. Barnes is coming off a career year, during which he finished 43rd on the PGA Tour money list.

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After DQ, Harrington gives ball-marking clinic

Padraig Harrington has made light of his disqualification from the Abu Dhabi Golf Championship by showing a group of children at a golf clinic how to correctly mark the ball.

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Responses of the week: Jan. 15-21

Responses of the week

Each story brings in a number of thoughtful comments from our readers. Here are some of our favorite from the past week.

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Kaymer opens five-shot lead in Abu Dhabi

Kaymer leads Abu Dhabi

Martin Kaymer could replace Tiger Woods as No. 2 in the World Rankings with a high finish in Abu Dhabi. After 54 holes, he leads by five.