News for Monday, November 14, 2011


News 2011 November 14


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Norman expects this to be his last shot as captain

This appears to be Greg Norman’s last shot at a Presidents Cup victory.

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Norman shrugs off Ishikawa's delay to Australia

The International Team began its first practice round in the Presidents Cup at Royal Melbourne Golf Club down a man as Ryo Ishikawa was delayed coming out of Japan and won’t get to Melbourne until Tuesday.

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Prez Cup may lack history but still worthwhile

Presidents Cup flavor

The Presidents Cup may not have quite the history of the Ryder Cup, but Jim McCabe says these matches have their own flavor.

Internationals bond as team bus bottoms out

Captain Greg Norman and his International team had better hope its run at this week’s Presidents Cup goes a little smoother than its journey home to the Crown Towers from an opening-night team dinner Monday evening in Melbourne.

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Maginnes on Tap: Woods looks ready for Prez Cup

Tiger Woods' play at the Australian Open proves he is more than ready for the Presidents Cup.

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Werenski (No. 112, 2013) commits to Texas A&M

has given a verbal commitment to Texas A&M.

Michael Werenski of South Hadley, Mass., has given a verbal commitment to play college golf at Texas A&M.

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Oakley signs deal with LPGA rookie O'Toole

Ryann O’Toole, who captured the spotlight as a captain’s pick on the U.S. Solheim Cup team, has signed an endorsement deal with Oakley.

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Winner's Circle: Nov. 7-13, 2011

See what the winners had in their bags this week.

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Player of the Week: Viviana Vazquez

Viviana Vazquez of Santiago Nuevo Leon, Mexico shot 4-over 148 (74-74) at the International Golf Course at ChampionsGate (Fla.) and won the Optimist Tournament of Champions in a playoff.

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Player of the Week: Johan Werge

Johan Werge of San Luis Potosi, Mexico shot 3-under 141 (70-71) at the International Golf Course at ChampionsGate (Fla.) to win the Optimist Tournament of Champions by three shots.

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USGA, PGA form alliance with Boys & Girls Clubs

The PGA of America and the U.S. Golf Association have partnered with the Boys & Girls Clubs of America in a move designed to increase junior golf participation and promote healthier lifestyles among America’s youth.

English amateur associations to vote on merger

Members of England’s male and female amateur golf associations will vote Wednesday on whether to merge into a single governing body to address a decline in club memberships.

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Rude: Woods the unanimous pick for Prez Cup

Woods the obvious choice

Jeff Rude: Tiger Woods' U.S. teammates applaud Fred Couples' selection. Now it's up to Woods to revive his game.

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Prez Cup: Day returns as Australia's prodigal son

Day a hero Down Under

Jason Day returns home to Aussie soil this week a completely different player.

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Royal Melbourne far from average Aussie track

Klein on Royal Melbourne

Bradley S. Klein: Alister MacKenzie, trained in the art of concealment, transformed Australian golf with Royal Melbourne, site of this week's Presidents Cup.

TaylorMade claims 6-shot victory at Industry Cup

The Industry Cup is an annual tournament showdown among golf’s biggest companies. The competition is so intense that Callaway Golf, after scoring a dramatic one-stroke victory in 2010, celebrated by running a photo of its winning team in numerous publications.

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Holtgrieve ‘thrilled’ to return as Walker Cup captain

Captain Holtgrieve returns

Jim Holtgrieve has been selected to lead the U.S. Walker Cup team for a second time at the 2013 matches. Despite the loss of this year's Cup, he couldn't be more excited.

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Asian Am champ Matsuyama wins on Japan Tour

says Asian Amateur champ Hideki Matsuyama became the third amateur to win on the Japan Tour this weekend.

Hideki Matsuyama, the two-time Asian Amateur champion who impressed at this year’s Masters, won the Japan Tour’s Taiheiyo Masters on Sunday, becoming the third amateur to win on the Japan Tour.

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Daly defends Australian Open episode

John Daly says while he regrets walking off the course during the first round of the Australian Open last week, he had little choice after running out of balls.

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Stricker feeling healthy again at Prez Cup practice

Injuries fade for U.S. team

Health no longer seems to be an issue for the American Presidents Cup team, as Steve Stricker reported feeling back to normal while practicing for the upcoming matches.