News for Sunday, March 6, 2011


News 2011 March 6


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5 Things You Need To Know Now

The week that was . . .

Five things from the past week in the world of international golf:

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A new image?

A new, focused Sabbatini

With his brash, outspoken ways, Rory Sabbatini hasn't always been a model citizen. But he's determined to recast his image. Winning the Honda Classic on Sunday was a step in the right direction.

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LPGA continues cultural education with LTC

Continuing its effort to better market the tour globally, the LPGA has agreed to a two-year partnership extension with the Language Training Center, which is aiding players with language and cultural education.

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Williams earns maiden senior victory at Brunei

Chris Williams didn't just jettison that monkey off his back, he hurled it like a Major League fastball.

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Park rallies at Diakin Orchard for third JLPGA win

In-bee Park blitzed the field with a final-round, 6-under 66 to overcome an overnight three-stroke deficit and capture the Daikin Orchid Ladies Tournament in Okinawa, Japan.

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Pappas wins weather-shortened Bogota Open

Brenden Pappas won the Bogota Open on Sunday when lightning wiped out the third round, reducing the Nationwide Tour event to 36 holes.

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CME Group to sponsor LPGA’s Titleholders

New details on the LPGA’s season-ending Titleholders event.

The LPGA announced a title sponsor for its season-ending Titleholders tournament – a welcome bit of good news for a tour that has struggled domestically.

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Walker Cup hopefuls take steps to shore up selection

Walker Cup hopefuls

It might only be March, but the Great Britain & Ireland Walker Cup team – set to take on the United States at Royal Aberdeen, Scotland, Sept. 10-11 – is beginning to take shape.

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Commentary: A plea to speed up the game

In October, the game's leaders are scheduled to meet at St. Andrews to discuss the future of the game. The powers that be should leave the Home of Golf with one common aim – to speed up the game says Alistair Tait.

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Five Things: Sabbatini hangs on for Honda title

Five Things: Honda Classic

Playing for the eighth consecutive week, Rory Sabbatini earned WGC and Masters berths with his win at the windy Honda Classic.

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FSU’s Jones defends decision to play at USF

Florida State at USF Invite

Florida State coach Trey Jones defended his decision to pull out of the demanding John Hayt Invitational and play his team a week later at the USF Invitational.

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Sabbatini wins Honda for sixth Tour title

Sabbatini wins Honda Classic

After a week of wild weather, Rory Sabbatini won the Honda Classic Sunday, claiming his sixth career PGA Tour title.

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Green, MTSU sweep USF Invite titles

Hunter Green led Middle Tennessee State to a 19-shot win at the USF Invite at Lake Jovita Sunday. The win was the Blue Raiders’ fourth in the past six years at the event.

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Oosthuizen withdraws from Honda with cold

explains why Louis Oosthuizen had to withdraw from the Honda Classic.

Being a dad can be difficult, something British Open champion Louis Oosthuizen is learning as he withdrew from the final round of the Honda Classic.

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Junior Blog: Reflecting on Puerto Rico win

Roets prepares for Tour

With his win at the AJGA's Puerto Rico Junior Open, Jason Roets earned a sponsor exemption into the PGA Tour's Puerto Rico Open. Read his junior blog as he prepares for the biggest start of his life.

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It’s decision time for a recuperated Barron

Barron feels recuperated

Doug Barron, suspended for a year for violating the PGA Tour's drug policy in 2010, is at a career crossroads, says Alex Miceli.