News for Thursday, September 1, 2011


News 2011 September 1


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Duncan (No. 86, 2012) commits to Middle Tennessee

has given a verbal commitment to Middle Tennessee.

Drake Duncan of Bowling Green, Ky., has given a verbal commitment to play college golf at Middle Tennessee.

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Nicklaus to host event to attract more golfers

Jack Nicklaus is trying something new to get more people to play golf. He is holding events at his Muirfield Village Golf Club in which the cup will be twice as large and the tournaments only will be 12

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Utopian tale: Movie follows golfer's journey

“Seven Days in Utopia” – the movie adaption of sports psychologist David L. Cook’s 2006 book, “Golf’s Sacred Journey: Seven Days at the Links of Utopia” – opens nationwide in theaters Sept. 2.

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Plenty of good cheer as Tour hits Boston

McCabe: Tour hits Boston

Jim McCabe: When the PGA Tour heads to Boston for the Deutsche Bank Championship, there is much more to do than compete in the second leg of the FedEx Cup playoffs.

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Bayou golf, football an irresistible combination

Greens and Gridirons

Bayou golf and football prove an irresistible combination. Adam Schupak.

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Murphy, Coalson win Joe Cheves titles

Joe Cheves Junior

Kelli Murphy (left) beat McKenzie Talbert in a playoff at this year's Joe Cheves Junior Invitational, an elite junior event played each year in Morganton, N.C. Taylor Coalson earned top honors in the boys' division.

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Dougherty leads Euro Masters; McIlroy 2 back

Nick Dougherty shot an 8-under 63 Thursday to lead Rory McIlroy by two shots after the first round of the European Masters.

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Fantasy Tip Sheet: Deutsche Bank Championship

Fantasy Tip Sheet: DBC

Encouraged by his recent results, the Golfweek staffers have a good feeling on Jim Furyk this week at TPC Boston. FANTASY TIP SHEET

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USGA, Chambers Bay start thinking 2015

When it was awarded the 2015 U.S. Open, Chambers Bay was a mystery.

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Blandin (No 57, 2012) commits to SMU

has given a verbal commitment to SMU.

Maxime Blandin of Fort-de-France, Martinique has given a verbal commitment to play college golf at SMU.

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No. 12: Duke men, North Carolina women

College golf is just a few short weeks away. To get you ready, Asher Wildman is breaking down the top 60 men's and women's teams from last year's Golfweek/Sagarin rankings. Today, it's No. 12 on the board with the Duke men and North Carolina women.

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Tour signs 9-year TV deal with CBS, NBC

PGA Tour, TV deal

Commissioner Tim Finchem announced Sept. 1 at TPC Boston that the PGA Tour has extended its TV deal with CBS and NBC through 2021.

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Blanchard named head coach at Bryant

One of the top amateur golfers in New England, Charlie Blanchard has been named the head coach at Bryant University. Blanchard becomes just the second coach in program history, taking over for Archie Boulet, who retired following last season after a 47-year career.

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Titleholders fulfills Whan’s vision for LPGA

Mike Whan still gets goosebumps when he talks about the history of the Titleholders. The idea for this year’s new season-ending event came to Whan on an airplane while he watched a video on the history of the LPGA.

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Support Folds of Honor this holiday weekend

Join the Patriot Golf Day festivities and support the people who put their lives on the line for our freedom.

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Lefty tries belly putter at Deutsche pro-am

Mickelson tries belly putter

Jim McCabe: After struggling on the greens last week at The Barclays, Phil Mickelson arrived for his Thursday pro-am at TPC Boston with a new weapon: a belly putter.