News for Wednesday, January 26, 2011


News 2011 January 26


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Tiger's next chapter

As he prepares for his first start of the year at the Farmers Insurance Open, Tiger Woods says he feels rejuvenated and optimistic about what 2011 will bring. For a new beginning, he couldn't be at a better place: Woods has won seven times at Torrey Pines.

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5 Things: Mickelson talks 2011, Tiger, Torrey

Phil Mickelson met with the U.S. media Wednesday for the first time this year. Here are five things you need to know from his press conference at Torrey Pines:

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On eve of 2011 debut, Woods feels ‘fresh’

Tiger returns to Torrey

Tiger Woods returns to Torrey Pines, site of perhaps his greatest triumph. The question now is whether he’s ready to reclaim his old dominance.

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Nike Golf president: From Tiger to adjustability

Interview: Nike Golf

At the PGA Merchandise Show’s Demo Day, Golfweek’s Gene Yasuda caught up with Nike Golf president Cindy Davis, who shared her thoughts on some of the industry’s hot topics, ranging from Tiger Woods’ comeback to adjustable clubs to the health of the industry.

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5 Things: TaylorMade's whiteout

White is in for TaylorMade. All the major golf equipment companies bring their tour vans to PGA Tour events. TaylorMade, in sync with its introduction of white-headed drivers, fairway woods and hybrids, was set to launch a new all-white tour van at the Farmers Insurance Open in San Diego.

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PHOTOS: Demo Day at the PGA Merchandise Show

Demo Day photos

Nick Masuda captured these images Wednesday at Demo Day, the kickoff to PGA Merchandise Show week near Orlando, Fla.

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Scottish Open back on the coast, where it belongs

Golf purists are rejoicing at the news that the Scottish Open is going back to a seaside course. If any tournament should be played by the sea, it’s the Scottish Open.

Celebrating the essence of PGA Show week

says the last week of January should be declared PGA of America Week.

Neither Congress nor the President is listening to me – I’m told they have other concerns – but I feel the last week of January should be declared PGA of America Week.

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Results: Your thoughts on golf's TV coverage

TV Poll results

CBS or NBC? Johnny Miller or Nick Faldo? Aim Point or Protracer? Take a look at how Golfweek readers responded to last week's TV poll.

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Thompson a star on Demo Day at PGA Show

Cobra-Puma profile

Lexi Thompson was one of a handful of stars who turned out Wednesday for Demo Day at the PGA Show. Check out our exclusive interview.

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Poulter: Rules of Golf need to be re-examined

Ian Poulter says the rules of golf need to be re-examined in order to avoid the kind of high-profile disqualifications the sport has seen in recent weeks.

EurAsia alliance targets new sponsorship money

Established in 2009, EurAsia Golf is designed to invigorate the game internationally by fortifying existing co-sanctioned tournaments and generating new events. Recently, EurAsia appointed Charlie Tingey as senior director.

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PGA Tour setting up a few early-round pairings

Early-round pairings

The PGA Tour is trying to create some buzz by arranging a few Thursday and Friday pairings, and it is working Jeff Rude says.

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New Bahrain event makes it a Middle East foursome

Sergio Garcia is the most interesting player to follow this week since he is on the long road back to regain his standing in the game. The Spaniard is currently 80th in the Official World Golf Ranking – not good enough for a player who was once No. 2 to Tiger Woods.

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China Open gets new date, bigger purse

China’s oldest pro tournament has new digs, a new date and a higher prize purse.

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Harrington keen to move on from DQ

Padraig Harrington is determined to put last week’s disqualification behind him, but there was still a positive he took away from the Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship: his opening-round 65. However, the Irishman admits shooting a 65 has put more pressure on him for another low score this week at the Volvo Golf Champions in Bahrain.

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PGA Show promises new trends, fashion

PGA Merch Show fashion

The 2011 PGA Merchandise Show promises to be one of the most fashionable and trendy exhibitions in years. Ashley Crain previews Golfweek's fashion coverage.

Demo Day kicks off intriguing PGA Show

The 58th PGA Merchandise Show begins in earnest on Jan. 27, but for all intents and purposes it gets under way with today’s Demo Day at Orange County National Golf Club.

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USGA, Lexus sign multiyear renewal, extend partnership

reports that Lexus will remain the only automotive sponsor in the USGA’s history.

USGA contestants will be seeking the pursuit of perfection between the ropes. They won’t have to worry about it on the drive to the course.