News for Wednesday, March 2, 2011


News 2011 March 2


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Rookie diary: Pumped about being home

says not playing in the Honda Classic Pro-Am gave him time for reflection.

No Pro-Am responsibilities give PGA Tour rookie Nate Smith time to spray his home for bugs and reflect on missed opportunities.

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A Pacific roar in San Francisco Championship

explains how the Pacific men’s team has stayed busy during a month of downtime.

It has been about a month since the University of Pacific men’s team has seen action at a college event. But the Tigers have hardly been sitting around taking it easy.

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Nicklaus: Tiger will still break majors record

Jack Nicklaus doubts his lead in Grand Slam titles will last, because he anticipates that Tiger Woods’ slump will end.

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Toy Box notes: Donald sticks with his sticks

says Luke Donald stuck with his Mizuno MP-62 irons and won the WGC-Match Play.

Perhaps Luke Donald, winner of the WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship, should inspire amateur golfers to adopt his philosophy when it comes to golf equipment.

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Waldorf Astoria GC shows Jones’ evolving style

Waldorf Astoria profile

Despite redundancies, Waldorf Astoria Golf Club illustrates Rees Jones' evolving style. Bradley S. Klein reports.

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Rater's notebook: Waldorf Astoria GC

Here is how Waldorf Astoria stacks up by the numbers:

Thumbs up: Arkansas | Thumbs down: LSU

says Arkansas and San Diego State lead this week’s thumbs up/thumbs down.

What a week it was in college golf. Comebacks and letdowns, surges and declines on the leaderboards. Let’s go over all the juicy details in this week’s thumbs up/thumbs down.

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Tebow, Nicklaus pair up at Honda Classic

Tebow sparkles at Honda

This year’s Honda Classic is going to need a pretty big Sunday to match the frenzy Tim Tebow brought to Wednesday’s pro-am festivities.

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5 Things: Keys to Karrie Webb’s longevity

explains why Karrie Webb, a winner in Singapore, is still among the world’s best.

Karrie Webb became the second player in LPGA history to cross the $16 million mark in career earnings (Annika Sorenstam is the other) with her victory last week in Singapore.

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Davis plots strategic flexibility on USGA's courses

Mike Davis doesn’t know how many days he spends on the road a year, just that it’s a lot.

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Davis named executive director of USGA

sheds light on Mike Davis’ rise to USGA executive director.

Mike Davis, who made a reputation as an innovative course setup man, was named the USGA’s executive director on Wednesday.

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Hate to be Rude: Moving the Match Play?

Hate to be Rude

Jeff Rude says it makes sense to move the WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship, but the big question remains: Where?

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Big rebound for ’Bama after 2009-10 campaign

says after a disappointing 2009-10 campaign, it’s high tide in Tuscaloosa.

When the 2009-10 season ended, Alabama coach Jay Seawell was about as down as at any time in his coaching career.

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5 Things: Plenty of star power at Honda

5 Things: Honda Classic

Three of the top four players in the world are in the field this week at the Honda Classic. Sean Martin reports from PGA National.

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Who leads college player-of-the-year race?

updates the race for college player of the year.

With two of the three leading player-of-the-year candidates – Florida’s Bank Vongvanij and UCLA’s Patrick Cantlay – in action this week, here’s an update on the race for season-ending awards: