News for Tuesday, June 7, 2011


News 2011 June 7


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Whitehead, 23, to take Woods' spot in U.S. Open

Michael Whitehead was still getting over the sting of losing out on his shot to play in the U.S. Open when his phone rang Tuesday in Texas with news that took a little while to digest.

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Ekey helps launch a tide of aid for Alabama

Ekey works to help 'Bama

If there’s anything Kathleen Ekey has learned in the past month, it’s to appreciate life’s gifts – no matter how they’re packaged. The Futures Tour winner is organizing an initiative to help victims of this spring's storms in Alabama.

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Notes: PGA Tour looks south of the border

The PGA Tour has been spending a lot of time in South America, and not just because of the Olympics.

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Toy Box notes: Stricker triumphs with Titleist gear

Stricker triumphs with Titleist gear

Stricker triumphs with Titleist gear.

Backweighting makes a comeback

Since the invention of the steel golf shaft – when shafts first became hollow – golfers and clubmakers have tried to improve the performance of shafts by stuffing devices inside of them.

Conditioned for competition


How does a golfer start a fitness program? How does any person, regardless of his or her golfing ability, get in shape to become a better or more consistent player?

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LPGA’s communications boss leaves for NASCAR

Higdon leaves for NASCAR

David Higdon, the LPGA’s chief communications officer, is leaving the women’s tour for a position with NASCAR. Higdon has been with the LPGA since 2009.

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Haney offers three tips for every golfer

Three tips from Haney

Hank Haney has three simple tips that any amateur golfer can follow. James Achenbach explains.

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Injuries prompt Woods to skip U.S. Open

Woods out of Open

Injuries to Tiger Woods' left knee and Achilles' tendon are bad enough that he has decided to skip the U.S. Open for the first time since 1994.

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Cauley rewarded for risk in U.S. Open qualifying

says a big risk by Bud Cauley paid off Monday at U.S. Open sectional qualifying.

Bud Cauley took a chance with his options to play in this year’s U.S. Open. Then he made his decision pay off.

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Henley leaves Gay's bag for St. Jude start

Local caddie enters St. Jude

Kip Henley is trading in Brian Gay's bag to pick up his own sticks for this week's FedEx St. Jude Classic.