News for Saturday, November 19, 2011


News 2011 November 19


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Woods clinches Presidents Cup for Americans

U.S. wins Presidents Cup

Despite an early rally from the Internationals, the United States hung on to win its fourth straight Presidents Cup, thanks to a clinching point from captain's pick Tiger Woods.

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Armour III, Weekley advance to Q-School finals

Roundups from the second stage of PGA Tour Q-School, where qualifiers advance to the Q-School finals Nov. 30-Dec. 5 at PGA West in La Quinta, Calif.

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Park, Gal top Titleholders leaderboard

Hee Young Park birdied three of the final four holes for a 3-under 69 and a share of the third-round lead with Sandra Gal on Saturday in the LPGA Tour's season-ending Titleholders.

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Notes: Creamer says 2011 'hardest' year of career

Creamer's tough year

LPGA Notes from CME Titleholders: Paula Creamer hasn't won since the 2010 U.S. Women's Open and says that 2011 has been the toughest year of her career.

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Americans in charge Down Under at Presidents Cup

The Americans built a big lead Saturday morning in the foursomes matches, with Woods finally rewarded with a point, then turned back a rally from the International team in the worst of the weather in the afternoon by capturing the final two matches.

Mulroy takes lead at Alfred Dunhill Championship

Garth Mulroy birdied five straight holes on the back nine to take the lead with an 8-under 64 at the European Tour's Alfred Dunhill Championship on Saturday.

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Chopra leads as Johor Open reduced to 54 holes

Heavy rain washed out play Saturday and forced organizers to reduce the Iskandar Johor Open to 54 holes, with Sweden's Daniel Chopra holding a two-shot lead going into the final day.

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Western Refining rich in tradition, competition

All-Americans visit El Paso

The top collegians in the country will converge in El Paso, Texas, this weekend for the Western Refining All-America Golf Classic – one of the more prestigious events in college golf.

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Prez Cup: Predictions for Day 4 singles matches

Day 4 Prez Cup predictions

The International squad will need a borderline miracle to pull off a victory Sunday. Our Alex Miceli breaks down the match-ups and offers his predictions. Let's just say it doesn't look good for the Internationals . . .

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Koreans pull off huge upset of Tiger-DJ

Koreans knock off Tiger-DJ

Y.E. Yang has done it before (see the 2009 PGA Championship), and now K.T. Kim will have stories to tell his grandchildren, as the pair of Koreans knocked off Tiger Woods and Dustin Johnson on Saturday.

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Kokrak, Thompson lead Pebble Beach Invitational

Jason Kokrak, a two-time winner this year on the Nationwide Tour who is set to join the PGA Tour next season, shot a 3-under 69 on Friday at Spyglass for a share of the lead with Kyle Thompson in the Callaway Golf Pebble Beach Invitational.

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Mahan's big putt on 17th silences rowdy fans

Mahan's dramatic win

Hunter Mahan had heard the songs all day long. It got out of hand when Jason Day rolled in a 32-foot birdie putt on 17. Moments later, Mahan closed out the match with a birdie of his own, and followed it with an out-of-character celebration.

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Prez Cup: Day 3 match-by-match capsules

A look back at each of Saturday's matches, including both the morning foursomes and the afternoon four-ball action:

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Golf Channel's coverage: An endurance test

Prez Cup TV coverage

The Golf Channel provided nearly 12 hours of wall-to-wall coverage of the Presidents Cup. A bit too much?

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Prez Cup: Sunday singles pairings announced

Sunday singles pairings

U.S. captain Fred Couples and International captain Greg Norman made their final rosters late Saturday night in Melbourne, and there are some intriguing singles matches ahead on Sunday. Pairings