News for Saturday, May 28, 2011


News 2011 May 28


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Spieth starts prep graduation day on PGA Tour

Spieth skips graduation

Jordan Spieth started his high school graduation day with a round of golf — in the PGA Tour's Byron Nelson Championship. And is only four shots off the lead heading into Sunday.

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5 Things: Course set-up a big Senior PGA factor

5 Things: Senior PGA

A look at five elements that might decide the Senior PGA Championship on Sunday at Valhalla Golf Club in Louisville.

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Irwin, ailing Murota share lead at Senior PGA

Hale Irwin began the week talking about the end of his career. He energized it with a 2-under 70 on Saturday to tie Kiyoshi Murota for the lead through three rounds of the Senior PGA Championship.

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Palmer leads, 8 players shoot under par at Nelson

Conditions wreak havoc

Ryan Palmer fought through a breezy day with a 3-over 73 in the third round at the Byron Nelson Championship, and even had the lead by himself at 5-under par.

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Young takes LPGA lead in Brazil; Pettersen two back

American Heather Bowie Young made eight birdies in a 6-under 66 Saturday that gave her a two-shot lead at the LPGA Tour's Brazil Cup in Rio de Janeiro.

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Ringler: College golf needs more match play

Ringler: College golf needs it

The past two NCAAs have brought nonstop excitement. Why not introduce more match play to the college season?

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Manassero showing shades of Seve

Manassero tied for lead

The Euro Tour is showing off its present with Luke Donald (T-1) and Lee Westwood (T-3), but its future, co-leader Matteo Manassero, is grabbing headlines with Seve-like play at Wentworth.

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First woman qualifies for a men's pro tour

Beisiegel qualifies for men's tour

Isabelle Beisiegel became the first female player to earn a playing card on a men's professional golf tour, tying for ninth place Friday in the Canadian Tour's Spring Qualifying School to take one of the last two nonexempt spots.