News for Tuesday, January 25, 2011


News 2011 January 25


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Finchem addresses Euro Tour changes

says Tim Finchem's Tuesday comments may ruffle some feathers across the Atlantic.

Tim Finchem addressed the media Tuesday. It’s likely his comments weren’t just heard in this media tent in the parking lot of the Torrey Pines Hilton. His remarks likely will be heard across the Atlantic, as well.

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Sale of Hooters chain leaves tour in flux

Hooters of America was sold Monday, raising questions about the future of one of golf’s largest mini-tours.

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Toy Box Notes: Two-win week for Nike

Nike staff players Jhonattan Vegas and John Cook were victorious on the same weekend.

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Finchem asks USGA to review Rules of Golf

PGA Tour Commissioner Tim Finchem is asking the USGA to review the Rules of Golf after two prominent players were disqualified for incorrect scorecards.

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Bender preaches aim importance at teaching summit

Bender preaches aim

Instructor Mike Bender preached the importance of proper aim in his address at the PGA Teaching & Coaching Summit. James Achenbach explains.

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Will Tiger turn the corner at Torrey Pines?

Tiger Woods can’t start a new year without being reminded of the last one.

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Venezuela’s Chavez: ‘I’m not an enemy of golf’

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez says he is no enemy of golf despite his concerns about elite golf courses on prime urban real estate in Caracas.

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Arnie, Player: GQ's definition of cool

takes issue with GQ magazine's list of the 25 coolest athletes.

Two golfers made the GQ magazine’s list of the 25 coolest athletes of all-time: Arnold Palmer and Gary Player.

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McCabe: Big-picture look at World Ranking

World Ranking hoopla

Much has been made about Tiger Woods slipping to No. 3 in the World Ranking. As Jim McCabe writes, there are far more interesting debates.

Fairmont, Bacardi team up for par-3 event

has his eye on an upcoming tournament that combines both Bermuda and Bacardi.

A lot of tournament announcement flow into my inbox, and most of them aren’t given a second thought. But one caught my attention because it combines one of my favorite destinations – Bermuda – with a great brand, Bacardi.

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Farmers Insurance Open: 6 guys to watch

6 players to watch

Here are six players not named Tiger or Phil that Sean Martin is looking forward to seeing at Torrey Pines this week.

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Rater's notebook: The Golf Club at Harbor Shores

Here is a Rater's notebook of The Golf Club at Harbor Shores.

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Community hangs its revival hopes on Harbor Shores

Harbor Shores profile

There is much to admire about The Golf Club at Harbor Shores, but costly green fees and excessive putting surfaces undermine the good intent.

Evans named chief executive officer of GCSAA

J. Rhett Evans has been named the chief executive officer of the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America (GCSAA), the organization announced Tuesday.

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Garcia: Break ‘something I needed to do’

Sergio Garcia says his love of golf has been restored after long periods away from the game to clear his head last year.

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Tiger takes to Twitter from Torrey Pines

Tiger Woods offered an impromptu question and answer session on his Twitter page (@Tiger Woods) Tuesday.

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Disabled golfers foundation brings hope

Disabled Golfers Foundation

Through his Disabled Golfers Learning Foundation, Fred Brattain is changing lives on the links. Julie Williams explains.