News for Monday, May 9, 2011


News 2011 May 9


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Els leads class of 6 into Hall of Fame

Els, five others inducted

Ernie Els, Doug Ford, Japanese icon Jumbo Ozaki, former President George H.W. Bush, the late Jock Hutchison and the late Frank Chirkinian were inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame on Monday.

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NCAA men's regional assignments announced

2011 NCAA postseason

The 2011 men's NCAA regional assignments were announced Monday. Click here for a complete look at where each team and individual will be playing.

Ford walks down memory lane at Hall of Fame

Talking to Doug Ford is like a walk down golf’s memory lane. His stories are compelling, his experiences interesting, his honesty refreshing – and that was just after 30 minutes with one of the newest inductees into the World Golf Hall of Fame.

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Rater's notebook: Royal Isabela

Rater's notebook

Royal Isabela builds to a dramatic conclusion. Bradley S. Klein says there is a definite rhythm to the holes of this dramatic, cliffside track.

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Amid sales growth, Golfsmith forges ahead with expansion

Continuing its aggressive growth strategy, Golfsmith is preparing to open its first location in the metro-Washington area in June.

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Romo shoots 81 in U.S. Open qualifying

Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo failed to advance to the sectional stage of U.S. Open qualifying Monday, shooting 81 at Stonebridge Ranch Country Club in McKinney, Texas, in a local qualifier.

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Removal of grandstand a plus for TPC Sawgrass

At the Players Championship, players and spectators will see something different at the 18th hole: Open space.

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Winner’s Circle: May 2-8, 2011

See what the winners had in their bags this week.

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Lovemark to miss Players; medical extension looms

Lovemark out of Players

Jamie Lovemark, the 2010 Nationwide Tour Player of the Year, will not play this week’s Players Championship as he continues to sit out with what’s believed to be a torn disk in his back.

Scott to resign as Rice men's golf coach

Drew Scott has announced he will resign from the helm of the Rice University men’s golf team at the end of the season, after six years with the program.

U.S. golf participation falls for third consecutive year

says the number of golfers fell again in 2010, but blaming the economy won’t solve the problem.

For the third consecutive year, the number of golfers in the U.S. declined, falling 3.6 percent to 26.1 million in 2010, according to the National Golf Foundation.

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Hirzl signs Nordqvist as 1st LPGA endorser

Swiss golf glove manufacturer Hirzl announced signing Anna Nordqvist as a staff player – its first endorsement deal with an LPGA player.

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After ‘tense times,’ shore duty for Hurley

Lavner: Billy Hurley III column

Call it karma, luck or fate, but former Navy man Billy Hurley III received a sponsor exemption last week just hours after Navy SEALs killed Osama Bin Laden in Pakistan. Ryan Lavner has the story.

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Thumbs up: Notre Dame | Thumbs down: Duke

With the NCAA women’s regionals in the books, let’s see who the big winners and losers were this week.

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5 Things: Henley's impressive victory

Henley wins N'wide title

University of Georgia senior Russell Henley became the second amateur winner in Nationwide Tour history Sunday, capturing the Stadion Classic on his home course. FIVE THINGS

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Casey jumps Tiger (8th) in new World Ranking

Tiger Woods has dropped to eighth in the world golf rankings after being overtaken by Paul Casey of England.

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Q&A: Georgia senior Russell Henley

caught up with Russell Henley after the Georgia senior won the Nationwide Tour's Stadion Classic at UGA.

Russell Henley, a senior at the University of Georgia, became only the second amateur to win on the Nationwide Tour when he broke through in front of the hometown fans May 8 at the Stadion Classic at UGA.