News for Thursday, November 3, 2011

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Couples, Haas share Charles Schwab lead

U.S. Presidents Cup captain Fred Couples shot a 3-under 68 on Thursday for a share of the lead with assistant captain Jay Haas after the first round of the Champions Tour's season-ending Charles Schwab Championship.

Canada maintains Spirit International lead

Canada maintained its first-round lead Thursday at the Spirit International Amateur, posting a 2-under 142 in the best-ball stroke play tournament that features 80 of the top amateurs from 20 countries, playing in two-man, two-woman teams.

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Q&A: Michael Meldman, Discovery Land CEO

Discovery Land CEO Michael Meldman discusses selling luxury golf real estate in a lagging economy. Martin Kaufmann.

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Course architects' early experiences shape philosophies

Golf architecture is unique in the artistic realm, a subtle mixture of skill and imagination, intuition and science. Adam Schupak

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Weekly top 5: Lamar's Daffue performs well under fire

It has to be tough for a coach to watch a player win an event playing as an individual.

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Teams announced for this year’s Shark Shootout

The 23rd annual Shark Shootout will be played at Tiburon Golf Club at the Ritz-Carlton Resort in Naples, Fla., on Dec. 7-11. The pairings were released Thursday.

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Dorado East emerges from renovations

The East Course at Dorado Beach arguably is the most historic course in the Caribbean, and for decades was considered one of the best.

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Roachell (No. 13, 2013) commits to Arkansas

Summar Roachell of Conway, Ark., has given a verbal commitment to play for Arkansas. Roachell also made unofficial visits to Ole Miss, LSU and TCU, and considered Oklahoma State.

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Preview: Golfweek Junior Invitational

Shingle Creek GC will play host to some of the nation's top juniors this week at the Golfweek Junior Invitational. D.J. Piehowski and Julie Williams preview the field.

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Snedeker undergoes hip surgery, out 6-8 weeks

Brandt Snedeker underwent surgery Tuesday to fix a degenerative issue in his right hip and will miss the next six to eight weeks.

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Wilson Golf renews endorsement deal with Harrington

Wilson Golf has re-signed longtime tour staff member Padraig Harrington, keeping its most marketable endorser in the fold.

Reader submission: The Greatest Game Ever Played

Note: Jimmy Lee, 14, is a Golfweek reader from Hinsdale, Ill. He submitted this poem after completing it as a project for school.

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College notebook: Dale delivers for North Florida

After redshirting last season, North Florida junior Sean Dale has re-emerged as one of the top players in college golf. Ryan Lavner explains how it happened.

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Ball, Flick among inductees at PGA Hall of Fame

Seven celebrated members of the golf industry were inducted Wednesday night into the PGA Golf Professional Hall of Fame.

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Poll: If Bradley wins, who gets Player of the Year?

Keegan Bradley took a two-shot lead after Round 1 of the HSBC Champions in Shanghai. This might complicate things.

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Lewis finds himself living an improbable dream

Less than two months ago, Tom Lewis was helping his Great Britain & Ireland teammates upset the Americans in the biennual Walker Cup matches at Royal Aberdeen Golf Club.

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Armour, 52, to give Q-School another shot

Even as young stars at all corners of the globe have emerged on the pro golf landscape this year, it’s not easy for the veterans simply to walk away without answering the challenge.

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Woods says he's healthy, ready to improve play

Tiger Woods believes he's ready to return to top form after shaking off injuries that have undermined his performance for the past two years.

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HSBC notes: Van Pelt finds his game in Asia

HSBC Champions notes: Bo Van Pelt is 28 under over his past five rounds, including a win at the Asia Pacific. The reason? A new putter and rekindling swing keys.

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Bradley fires 65 for 2-shot lead in Shanghai

Keegan Bradley's breakthrough season may not be over just yet, as he holds a two-shot lead after the first round of the HSBC Champions in Shanghai.