News for Sunday, September 18, 2011


News 2011 September 18


Kokrak wins in Boise for 1st Nationwide victory

Rookie Jason Kokrak earned his first career Nationwide Victory on Sunday, making the most of being the last player to get into the Albertsons Boise Open.

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5 Things: UC Davis, TCU highlight field at Red Sky

Golfweek Conference Challenge

Julie Williams: Eighteen conferences are on the ground at Red Sky Golf Club for the Golfweek Conference Challenge. Demi Runas and UC Davis are a good bet for the title after a season-opening win last week.

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Simson, 60, in contention at Mid-Am

Simson competing at Mid-Am

Paul Simson, 60, is proving that age is nothing but a number, as he moved onto match-play at the weather-plagued U.S. Mid-Am on Sunday.

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Tiger narrowly qualifies for his own event

Tiger Woods was among the winners after the BMW Championship, even though he didn't play. Woods slipped to No. 49 in the world ranking Sunday, meaning he will be eligible for the Chevron World Challenge, the tournament he hosts in Southern California in December.

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Couples faces tough Presidents Cup picks

says Presidents Cup captain Fred Couples faces a tough decision for wild-card picks. Is it Keegan Bradley's to lose?

Presidents Cup captain Fred Couples faces a tough decision for wild-card picks. Is it Keegan Bradley's to lose?

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Chip on No. 17 helps Rose win BMW title

Justin Rose chipped in for birdie on the 17th hole and hung on to win the BMW Championship on Sunday. Rose closed with an even-par 71 at Cog Hill for a two-shot victory and is headed to the Tour Championship with a shot at the $10 million FedEx Cup prize.

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Thompson’s victory ups the ante for LPGA

Thompson's big win

Not only did Navistar benefit from 16-year-old Lexi Thompson's historic win on Sunday, but the LPGA now has a much-needed big story on its hands.

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5 Things: Rose holds on to win BMW title

Rose holds on at BMW

Justin Rose extended his lead to five strokes at one point on Sunday, but had to hold on for dear life on the back nine to capture the BMW Championship on Sunday. Our 5 Things . . .

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U.S. cruises to win at 25th PGA Cup

The U.S. put the finishing touches on its domination of the 25th PGA Cup, remaining undefeated on American soil with a 17.5-8.5 win Sunday at CordeValle in California.

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Stanford wins at Olympia Fields; Rodgers medals

Stanford wins in Illinois

Stanford picked up its first men's team title since February 2010 with a blowout victory in Illinois, while Cardinal standout freshman Patrick Rodgers was the medalist in his first collegiate start.

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Lexi Thompson, 16, earns historic LPGA win

Thompson gets LPGA win

At 16, Lexi Thompson has become the youngest player to win an LPGA Tour event. The Floridian closed with a 2-under 70 on Sunday to win by five strokes at the Navistar LPGA Classic.

Blake wins Champions Tour playoff in S. Korea

Jay Don Blake beat fellow American John Cook on the fifth playoff hole at the Songdo IBD Championship Sunday for his first Champions Tour victory.

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Presidents Cup: Race for final Int'l spots

2011 Presidents Cup

Plenty of players are competing for the final spots on the Int'l Presidents Cup team. Who's looking good?

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Britain & Ireland wins Vivendi Seve Trophy

Britain & Ireland held off a strong effort from Continental Europe in singles to retain the Vivendi Seve Trophy 15½ to 12½.