News for Friday, January 28, 2011


News 2011 January 28


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Lepp goes from links to racks with Kikkor Golf

explains how aspiring pro James Lepp became a shoe salesman, and liked it.

James Lepp is an enigma. A few years ago some would say this kid from Vancouver, Canada was going to make it big in the golf world, and make a fortune on the golf course.

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Paolucci, 18, plays local hero role at Farmers

says Anthony Paolucci is playing the role of local hero at Torrey Pines this week, and playing it well.

After Anthony Paolucci tapped in for birdie on his final hole Friday, his gallery of about 50 family and friends cheered loudly. Some yelled, “Pooch!” Paolucci looked almost embarrassed by the reaction, offering a sheepish smile before looking at the ground.

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Haas leads at Torrey; Woods, Lefty in the hunt

A strong finish by Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson made them feel better about their rounds Friday on opposite ends of Torrey Pines, and better about their chances of catching Bill Haas.

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Five things: Tiger, Phil in contention at Torrey

Big names in contention

With big names near the top of the leaderboard at Torrey Pines, it could be an eventful weekend. Sean Martin weighs in with five things to know.

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Lopez infuses clothing line with personality

says Nancy Lopez's clothing line features quite a bit of insider knowledge.

Walking into the Nancy Lopez Golf booth at the PGA Merchandise Show almost feels like walking into the Hall of Famer’s personal home. You half expect the motherly Lopez to ask you to remove your shoes then offer up milk and cookies.

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Fowler kicks up dirt in viral Puma ad

explains how Puma Golf is reinforcing its edgy mentality in a new Rickie Fowler ad.

As the face of Puma Golf, Rickie Fowler is reinforcing the brand’s edgy, irreverent identity in its latest commercial.

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Molinari, Jimenez among leaders in Bahrain

Miguel Angel Jimenez made three birdies putting with a lob wedge after breaking his putter to set up a four-way tie for the lead halfway through the Volvo Champions.

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Frustrated TaylorMade CEO pursues new rules

TaylorMade chief is fed up

TaylorMade-Adidas CEO Mark King is concerned about golf's lack of growth. He's lobbying for an alternative set of rules to make the game easier for beginners and recreational players.

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Can Daly capitalize on fast start in San Diego?

explains why fans shouldn't get too excited about John Daly's 67 in San Diego.

Phil Mickelson’s 67 or Tiger Woods’ 69? Which score generated the most buzz after Thursday’s opening round of the Farmers Insurance Open?

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Daly angry for not getting exemptions

John Daly criticized two tournaments Thursday for not giving him sponsor exemptions, saying he would never play the Bob Hope Classic and Phoenix Open again.

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5 things: Farmers Insurance Open (Round 2)

2nd round of Farmers

Sean Martin breaks down five things to watch for in today's second round at the Farmers Insurance Open:

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'Flogton' is golf's version of the XFL


'Flogton' premise: To build a more inclusive game that’s more fun and that’s not so resistant to technological innovation.