News for Monday, May 2, 2011


News 2011 May 2


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Monday Top 5: USC sweeps Pac-10 in playoffs

says it took plenty of extra holes before USC could claim both Pac-10 titles.

After a total of seven extra playoff holes, USC sophomore Martin Trainer won the individual Pac-10 Championship, completing a Trojan sweep in California. MONDAY TOP 5

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Wie, Creamer commit to Sybase Match Play

Michelle Wie and Paula Creamer have decided to play in the LPGA Sybase Match Play Championship in two weeks at the Hamilton Farm Club.

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Watson dishes on golf, career during UGA visit

Watson visits alma mater

How did Bubba Watson spend the Monday morning after his Zurich Classic win? In Athens, Ga., helping start a Play Golf America program at his alma mater. Ryan Lavner was there.

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Rounds played drops in March, but up for 1st quarter

The total number of rounds played in the U.S. fell 5.9 percent in March, but on an year-to-date basis is up 3.5 percent.

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Golf in Alabama emerges from day of fury

For all the tornadic devastation loosed on Alabama last week, golf courses seem to have been spared the worst of the impact.

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Winner’s Circle: April 25-May 1, 2011

See what the winners had in their bags this week.

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BannLynch to withdraw academy from The Cliffs

says a loss at The Cliffs will be a gain for Tampa’s Saddlebrook Resort.

After only a two-year stay, BannLynch Golf USA is relocating its golf academy at the end of the month from The Cliffs, citing the setbacks suffered by the development in the Carolinas.

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LPGA deal names Frontier as ‘official airline’

LPGA partners with Frontier

The LPGA announced a marketing agreement with Frontier Airlines, making the Denver-based carrier the “official airline of the LPGA.”

A look ahead: Women's East Regional

previews what's sure to be a fight to the finish at the NCAA Women's East Regional.

It’s the most exciting time of the year, postseason time!

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Ball movement rule to come under review

The rule that cost Webb Simpson the title at the Zurich Classic on Sunday may be changing, according to a USGA official.

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Entrepreneur fills a need - and his foursome

explains how you may never again have to be mismatched with strangers on the first tee, thanks to

Thanks to, you may never again have to be mismatched with strangers on the first tee.

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Rediscovering Raynor: North Shore polishes a gem

takes a look back at the history of historic North Shore Country Club.

Thanks to a bold revision by Don Zucker, the historic North Shore Country Club is back. Bradley S. Klein takes a look back at the club's history.

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Fitness: Trainer finds the athlete within

For Her 2011: Andrea Doddato

Andrea Doddato prescribes more strength, more stability for the world's top players, including Maria Hjorth, a winner on the LPGA Tour.

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Player of the week: Morgan Hoffmann

The Cowboys junior posted an even-par 280 to win the Big 12 Championship by five shots over teammate Kevin Tway. Hoffmann has two victories this spring after winning at Southern Highlands in March.

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Team of the week: USC

The Trojans continued their stellar spring play with a playoff victory over Oregon at the Pac-10 Conference Championship, their fourth consecutive top-4 finish.

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Illinois, Guthrie sweep Big Ten titles

The Illinois men's team won its third consecutive Big Ten Championship, shooting 7-under 281 in the final round and winning by 19 shots over Northwestern on May 1 at Purdue’s Kampen Course in West Lafayette, La.

Pac-10 playoffs go Trojans' way

USC sophomore Martin Trainer outlasted Oregon State’s Alex Moore during a seven-hole playoff for the individual title, then helped the Trojans to a one-hole playoff victory over Oregon in a wild finish May 1 at the Pac-10 Championships at Stanford (Calif.) Golf Course.