News for Thursday, November 17, 2011

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Presidents Cup Tracker: Follow each match live!

Despite some early highlights, Tiger Woods and Dustin Johnson fell in Day 2 of the Presidents Cup, leaving Tiger as the only U.S. player without a point. Tracker

Hallberg, Freeman lead Champions Tour Q-School

Gary Hallberg and Jeff Freeman shot 5-under 66s on Thursday to share the third-round lead in the Champions Tour National Qualifying Tournament at TPC Scottsdale's Champions Course.

Kyle Thompson leads Pebble Beach Invitational

Kyle Thompson, set to rejoin the PGA Tour after finishing 21st on the Nationwide Tour money list this year, had a hole-in-one and shot an 8-under 64 at Pebble Beach Thursday to take a one-stroke lead after the first round of the Callaway Golf Pebble Beach Invitational.

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Choi leads Pressel, Kerr by one at Titleholders

Na Yeon Choi shot a 6-under 66 on Thursday to take a one-stroke lead over Morgan Pressel and Karrie Webb after the first round of the LPGA Tour's season-ending Titleholders.

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Furyk, Mickelson back to using short putters

Phil Mickelson and Jim Furyk - paired at the Presidents Cup - have shelved their long putters in favor of the short ones, and it paid immediate dividends with a 4-and-3 Day One victory.

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Postcards from Melbourne: A startling menu

We are all for respecting local life when we travel abroad, but our Golfweek crew in Melbourne, Australia ran into a menu on Thursday night that left them scratching their heads.

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Hedwall ready to relax after breakthrough year

Caroline Hedwall won three times on the LET as a rookie and secured victory for Europe at the Solheim Cup with a halve in the penultimate match. What did she do to reward herself?

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One year later, top rookie Munoz still shines

On this day a year ago, Azahara Munoz would have been rushing back to her room after the first round at the LPGA Tour Championship to ditch her golf spikes and ball cap for a dress and heels.

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Stacy, 57, announced as newest HoF inductee

Hollis Stacy, 57, was announced Thursday as the newest inductee into the World Golf Hall of Fame. The three-time U.S. Women's Open winner will be inducted under the veterans category.

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Tseng's winning ways extend far beyond the ropes

Yani Tseng hosted a Thanksgiving party for the media on Wednesday night in Lake Nona. And it wasn't a publicity stunt, it showed off that Yani is truly one-of-a-kind.

Symetra named title sponsor of LPGA feeder tour

The LPGA has announced a new title sponsor for its developmental tour, formerly known as the Futures Tour. Symetra, a Bellevue, Wash.-based provider of employee benefits, annuities and life insurance, has signed a multiyear agreement securing the naming rights for what now will be called the Symetra Tour.

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Tiger's day: First a handshake, then a beat-down

First, it was the handshake. Then it was the beat-down. On Thursday in Australia, Tiger Woods (and Steve Stricker) looked abysmal. Thankfully for them, the Americans managed to run out to a 4-2 lead.

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Presidents Cup: Our Day Two predictions

Our Alex Miceli never shies away from a good prediction, so here are his Day Two picks at the Presidents Cup. Does he like Tiger to pick up a point? You might be surprised.

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Presidents Cup: No. 12 is lucky for Americans

Nick Watney and Bill Haas simply halved the 12th hole in their match against Charl Schwartzel and Geoff Ogilvy, but it felt like a win. On Thursday, the 12th was America's best friend.

Presidents Cup: Day 1 match capsules

Presidents Cup, Day One: A look at the three American victories, the two halves and the dramatic International win over the duo of Tiger Woods and Steve Stricker.

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Presidents Cup Day Two tee times moved up

Due to the threat of inclement weather later in the afternoon on Friday in Australia, officials have moved up tee times to 5:30 p.m. EST. Golf Channel has also adjusted its schedule to show all of the action live.

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Simpson, Watson weather early storm

Bubba Watson and Webb Simpson were down early during Thursday's opening foursomes match, but it was how they weathered the storm that turned a two-hole deficit into a 4-and-2 victory.

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Thoughts on Golf Channel's Prez Cup coverage

Golf Channel's Presidents Cup coverage offers plenty of chances to laugh - with them and at them . . .