News for Wednesday, November 30, 2011

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Tiger says he is headed in the right direction

While Tiger Woods barely qualified for his own tournament this week, the way he played Down Under shows that the former World No. 1 is headed in the right direction.

Perfect conditions cause Q-School scores to dive

Why are scores so low in the PGA Tour Q-School at PGA West?

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Saunders moving out of grandpa's shadow

On a day when Boo Weekley and Ty Tryon highlighted the nasty side of Q-School, Sam Saunders showed via his mental and physical toughness that he might be ready for a PGA Tour card.

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Claxton, Summerhays top Q-School leaderboard

Will Claxton and Daniel Summerhays topped the PGA Tour Qualifying Tournament leaderboard at 8-under 64 after the first round Wednesday at PGA West.

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Howard, 17, wants to make LPGA history

Ginger Howard, 17, has ambitious goals that extend far beyond this week’s final stage of LPGA Q-School.

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Western Am to be held in Arkansas in 2013

The prestigious Western Amateur will be held in central Arkansas in 2013, allowing scheduled site Olympia Fields to focus on preparing to host the 2015 U.S. Amateur.

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Cantlay gains exemption into '12 British Open

UCLA sophomore Patrick Cantlay is going to the Open Championship under a new qualifying category for golf’s oldest championship.

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Taking stock in the world of team golf

Jim McCabe: Looking back at the Presidents Cup and offering some thoughts and predictions - such as whether Jim Furyk will make the U.S. team - on the upcoming Ryder Cup at Medinah.

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Chevron start a progress indicator for Haas

Once, Bill Haas only watched as his father, Jay, competed in Tiger's tournament. Sean Martin says Bill is realizing a career goal this week as a headliner at the Chevron World Challenge.

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McIlroy to skip Congressional, play Irish Open

Rory McIlroy has decided to stay home next year for the Irish Open instead of returning to the scene of his record U.S. Open victory.

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Short memory serves East Carolina’s Varner

Ryan Lavner: Harold Varner was lightly recruited out of high school, but he’s blossomed into a top-50 player at East Carolina. How? A ‘wonderfully short memory.’

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Tiger’s absence allows youth in golf to shine

The pool of young talent in golf has never looked deeper.