News for Sunday, June 26, 2011


News 2011 June 26


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Compton wins Mexico Open, ensures '12 Tour card

Compton wins Mexico Open

After a long journey, two-time heart transplant recipient Erik Compton won on the Nationwide Tour Sunday, virtually guaranteeing that he will earn a PGA Tour card for 2012.

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Baldry: Can others keep up with Yani?

Keeping up with Yani

As Yani Tseng raises the bar on the LPGA, winning the Wegmans LPGA Championship by 10 strokes on Sunday, the question looms: Can the others keep up? Beth Ann Baldry reports.

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5 Things: Jacobson’s breakthrough at Travelers

5 Things: Travelers

Sean Martin offers five things from the Travelers Championship, where Fredrik Jacobson won for the first time on American soil.

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Huston wins Dick's Sporting Goods Open

John Huston finally slowed his normally quick pace as he walked the 18th fairway at En-Joie Golf Club. It was time to soak in some adulation after a long drought and it felt so very good.

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Tseng sets record in LPGA Championship romp

Tseng wins Wegmans LPGA

In another dominating performance at Locust Hill, Yani Tseng routed the field at the Wegmans LPGA Championship by 10 shots. At 22, she became the youngest player to win four majors.

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Jacobson wins Travelers for 1st American victory

Jacobson wins Travelers

Fredrik Jacobson shot 66 in the final round of the Travelers Championship Sunday, holding off Ryan Moore and John Rollins to win his first American title.

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Garcia, Stenson on the comeback trail

Rory McIlroy is grabbing all of the headlines, but Sergio Garcia and Henrik Stenson deserve some ink for their recent play.

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Hak, Hossler, Jutanugarns highlight Rolex field

Tournament of Champions

One of the summer's strongest junior events, the Rolex Tournament of Champions, kicks off this week. Golfweek takes a quick look at the field, which includes sixth-ranked Shun Yat Hak.

At the PNC, Murchison is Mr. Versatility

An advocate of less is more, Bill Murchison III has used as little as a 7-iron in a round, saying "I wanted to learn to be more creative." His creativity led to a 2-over 73 in the first round of the 44th PGA Professional National Championship.

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Spain's Larrazabal wins BMW International Open

Pablo Larrazabal birdied the fifth playoff hole to beat fellow Spaniard Sergio Garcia and win the BMW International Open on Sunday.

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LPGA to add Canadian event for 2012

LPGA adds Canadian event

Manulife Financial, a Canadian financial-services company, will serve as sponsor of a new LPGA tournament in 2012, Golfweek has learned.

Hwang nabs first JGTO title with win at Mizuno

Korean Hwang Jung-gon outlasted Kim Kyung-tae and Japanese star Ryo Ishikawa to win the Japan Golf Tour Organization's Gateway to the Open Mizuno Open in Kasaoka, Japan.