News for Tuesday, May 10, 2011


News 2011 May 10


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‘Rusty’ but ready: Woods resumes title hunt

Tiger plays practice round

Tiger Woods played for the first time since finishing fourth at the Masters and only started hitting golf balls on Monday due to multiple injuries. Will the rest work?

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Fantasy Tip Sheet: The Players Championship

Fantasy tips: The Players

Luke Donald is an expected pick by some of our fantasy panel. The unexpected? A lot of love for Ben Crane. Check out our fantasy tips for the Players Championship.

Goetze leaves Akron to pursue other interests

After leading the University of Akron men’s team for the past four years, head coach Nick Goetze announced his retirement Tuesday. Goetze, the 18th coach in the program’s 78-year history, will remain with the program through the end of May.

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The Players Championship: Bubba's challenge

Sawgrass tough for Watson

Bubba Watson has a shot for almost any situation. But he hasn't found a way to conquer TPC Sawgrass. So he simply isn't practicing this week. Will it work?

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The Players Championship: An early battle

4-way, practice-round battle

Phil Mickelson and Jeff Overton were locked in a fierce match against Dustin Johnson and Steve Marino on Tuesday, much like the 2010 PGA Championship. So much for a practice round.

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The Players Championship: Schwartzel returns

Schwartzel returns

The Players Championship will be Charl Schwartzel’s first U.S. appearance since his Masters victory. Schwartzel played the Malaysian Open the week after the Masters – finishing 11th – then took three weeks off.

College golf could be in line for air time

New deals between college conferences and television networks could result in increased exposure for college golf.

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The Players Championship: The pairings

Who's playing with Phil?

World No. 1 Lee Westwood isn’t at The Players Championship, but many of the game’s biggest names are. Here are your featured pairings for The Players Championship’s first two rounds:

NCAA re-tees regional bid for phantom player

Maryland’s John Popeck was slated to play the NCAA men's regional in Virginia. Only he’s not currently on the team.

Q&A: Middle Tennessee St.'s Whit Turnbow

The NCAA men’s regionals have been announced, and teams are making travel plans.

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Maryland coach Hanna announces retirement

Tom Hanna has announced his retirement as the head men’s coach at the University of Maryland.

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The Players Championship: By the numbers

Players, by the numbers

Curious who’s the tallest player to win The Players Championship? How about the shortest? Here’s a breakdown of past Players winners:

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Chat Recap: NCAA men's regionals bids

Live chat: NCAA regionals

Golfweek's college golf experts Lance Ringler and Asher Wildman are currently discussing the NCAA regional bids. Join the discussion now!

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Tour stars take to soccer pitch before Players

Inside Players soccer game

PGA Tour players Sergio Garcia, Alvaro Quiros and Nathan Green suited up for a soccer game on the Monday before the Players Championship. Jim McCabe was there.

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The Players Championship: An online portal

Choi wins The Players

K.J. Choi won The Players Championship Sunday, defeating David Toms with a par on the first playoff hole to cap a dramatic final day at TPC Sawgrass.