News for Monday, March 14, 2011


News 2011 March 14


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Monday Top 5: Hoffmann enters POY talks

Hoffmann for POY?

Morgan Hoffmann led his OSU Cowboys to a come-from-behind title at the Southern Highlands Collegiate Masters and may have found a spot in the Player of the Year talks.

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Mozo given exemption into Sybase Match Play

LPGA Tour rookie Belén Mozo (be-LEHN’ moh-THOH’) of Spain has been given a sponsor’s exemption for the Sybase Match Play Championship in mid May.

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Woods still under scrutiny at Tavistock Cup

Tiger and Tavistock

Tiger Woods and Thomas Bjorn might have been laughing at the Tavistock Cup, but Woods' swing remains firmly under public scrutiny.

Lutz wins Florida Azalea Senior with final-round 64

Chip Lutz made a twisting 8-foot par putt on the final hole March 13 to shoot 64 and win the Florida Azalea Senior by one shot over Bruce Scamehorn, who missed an 8-footer for birdie at his last and also shot 64.

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Winner’s Circle: March 7-13, 2011

See what the winners had in their bags this week.

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Live Blog: Tracking Tiger at the Tavistock Cup

After closing with a 6-under 66 Sunday at Doral, Tiger Woods is back in action today, teeing it up for Team Albany at the Tavistock Cup.

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Kohler Co. extends sponsorship of WGC events

Kohler extends WGC sponsorship

The Kohler Co. has announced a four-year extension of its hospitality sponsorship of the World Golf Championships.

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Portuguese course cited as environmental steward

Portugal's eco-friendly course

At a time when environmental stewardship in golf is becoming paramount, Belas Clube de Campo in Portugal can make an important claim: It’s the first golf facility in its country to achieve the GEO Certified award.

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Breaking down the design playbook

Too much of the discussion about golf courses is dominated by scratch players. Sit around the 19th hole at your average course long enough and you’d think that most opinions about course design concern yardage from the back tees and making holes tougher.

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Bastis, Phillips guide California GC to new heights

Sometimes, credit is the other side of blame. Consider Thomas Bastis, superintendent of the California Golf Club of San Francisco.

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Top course designs feature different techniques

Classic and Modern

The best designs – classic or modern – can arrive to final form in different ways. Bradley S. Klein explains.

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Q&A: Jason Roets on his PGA Tour debut

talked to Jason Roets, 18, about his PGA Tour debut at the Puerto Rico Open.

The 18-year-old South African made his PGA Tour debut last week at the Puerto Rico Open – the reward for winning an AJGA event on the Caribbean island in January.

A few notes from the Seminole Intercollegiate

has a few final thoughts from the Seminole Intercollegiate.

The Wildman is on the road kiddies, and the rental car mileage is adding up. First, I stopped off in the 8-5-0 (Tallahassee) for the Seminole Intercollegiate. After the final putt dropped Sunday I drove through every back road the state of Georgia has to offer to get to Augusta.

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Chowrasia, Aiken showcase talent at Doral

says the Cadillac Championship showcased international players such as S.S.P. Chowrasia and Thomas Aiken.

It wouldn’t be a true “world” golf championship if different corners of the globe weren’t represented, which explains why the Cadillac Championship did its job once again.

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Player of the Week: Lindy Duncan, Duke

The Blue Devils sophomore made par on third hole of a sudden-death playoff with Louisville’s Anna-Karin Ljungstrom to win the LSU Golf Classic.

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Player of the Week: Morgan Hoffmann, Oklahoma State

The Cowboys junior won the Southern Highlands Collegiate Masters, his first victory since the 2009 Big 12 Championship.

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Team of the Week: Arkansas

The Razorbacks broke out of the pack to win the LSU Golf Classic by seven shots over Virginia. Arkansas was the only team to finish under par in the final round with a 1-under 287.

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Team of the Week: Oklahoma State

Down 10 shots going into the final round, the Cowboys rallied to win the Southern Highlands Collegiate Masters by seven shots over Texas A&M and 10 shots over 36-hole leader California.

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Player diary: Nicole checks in from the road

Player diary: Nicole Smith

In this week's installment, Golfweek player blogger Nicole Noelle Smith touches on the struggles that Futures Tour players face each season.

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Arkansas tops Virginia at LSU Golf Classic

Arkansas made the most of a quick turnaround this week, winning the LSU Golf Classic on March 13. It’s the first victory this spring for the Razorbacks, who spent the first part of the week in Gainesville, Fla. at the SunTrust Gator Women’s Invite