News for Thursday, July 28, 2011


News 2011 July 28


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Immelman (64) grabs first-round lead at Greenbrier

Immelman leads Greenbrier

Trevor Immelman shot a 6-under 64 Thursday to take an early one-shot lead at the Greenbrier Classic. The former Masters champion made seven birdies and a bogey for his best round of the year.

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Pair of eagles gives Browne early Sr. Open lead

Olin Browne had two eagles down the stretch and finished with a 7-under 64 Thursday for a two-stroke lead after the opening round of the U.S. Senior Open.

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O’Meara changes gear for a fast start at Sr. Open

says thanks in part to some new equipment, Mark O'Meara got off to a fast start at the U.S. Senior Open.

Thanks in part to some new equipment, Mark O'Meara is off to a fast start at the U.S. Senior Open.

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Haley leads Rodgers by one at Porter Cup

Paul Haley retained his lead at the Porter Cup Thursday, shooting a 4-under 66 at Niagara Falls Country Club.

Ringler: Clemson women can succeed quickly

says after adding women’s golf, Clemson is in position to succeed quickly.

There is a new player in the women’s game. After more than a year of anticipation, Clemson announced it would add women’s golf to its athletic lineup.

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Singh leads Irish Open; McIlroy vents on Twitter

Jeev Milkha Singh of India upstaged Ireland’s major winners, shooting an 8-under 63 for a two-shot lead Thursday in the first round of the Irish Open.

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Woods to return this week at Bridgestone

Tiger Woods' return

Tiger Woods announced he'll return to golf this week at the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational, ending an 11-week break to heal injuries to his left leg.

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Lee opens with 65 to lead Women's British

Meena Lee of South Korea overcame wet conditions to shoot a 7-under 65 Thursday for a two-stroke clubhouse lead in the first round of the Women’s British Open.

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Wright recalls Hogan’s Carnoustie victory in ’53

Mike Wright met Ben Hogan as a 21-year-old, and two years later became head pro at Shady Oaks in Fort Worth, Texas, where Hogan was a charter member.

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Fearless amateurs take stage at Carnoustie

Amateurs at Women's Open

Sophia Popov (pictured), Lauren Taylor and Danielle Kang, three of six amateurs in the field this week at the Ricoh Women’s British Open, took center stage Thursday at Carnoustie. Alistair Tait

Investigators seek public’s help in golfer’s death

Investigators in the suspicious fire that killed Georgia Southern golfer Thomas Sharkey and his 8-year-old sister have appealed to residents of this waterfront town for answers.

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Suncadia sets opening of Rope Rider

Suncadia, a resort and residential community in Roslyn, Wash., plans to open its third course, Rope Rider, for public play on Aug. 12.

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Indiana launches Pete Dye Golf Trail

says Pete Dye’s home state of Indiana has begun marketing the Pete Dye Golf Trail, a collection of seven of the architects’ design.

Add Pete Dye to the list of architects who have had golf trails named in their honor.

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No. 47: Kennesaw State men, Texas Tech women

Believe it or not, the start of another college golf season is just a few short weeks away. To get you ready, Asher Wildman will break down the top 60 teams for both the men and women. Today, it's No. 47 on the board with the Kennesaw State men and Texas Tech women.

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Hedwall enjoying rookie season in Europe

says that Caroline Hedwall is enjoying her rookie season in Europe.

With twin sister Jacqueline on the bag, Caroline Hedwall shot a 3-under 69 Thursday at the Ricoh Women’s British Open at Carnoustie. The Ladies European Tour rookie is two shots off the early pace.

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Ping introduces new line of G20 clubs

Ping introduces new series

The wide world of Ping golf clubs is about to grow even larger with a new G20 line of clubs (drivers, fairway woods, hybrids and irons), new Anser Forged wedges and Anser Milled putters.