News for Friday, September 23, 2011


News 2011 September 23


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Siebenaler (No. 71, 2013) commits to Texas A&M

has given a verbal commitment to Texas A&M.

Dylan Siebenaler of Sugar Land, Texas, has given a verbal commitment to play college golf at Texas A&M. Siebenaler is the No. 71-ranked player in the 2013 class.

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Thompson officially WDs from LPGA Q-School

Lexi Thompson has officially withdrawn from LPGA Q-School, her agent, Bobby Kreusler, confirmed to Golfweek. Thompson's withdrawal, expected since her historic victory at the Navistar LPGA Classic, occurred Friday at approximately 6 p.m. Eastern.

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Scott, Day: A perfect Presidents Cup combo

Day, Scott at Prez Cup

With the chemistry of Jason Day and Adam Scott, Greg Norman seemingly has a pairing to build around come Presidents Cup time in two months.

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Rude: Leaders Scott, Choi bring Augusta to mind

2011 Tour Championship

With Adam Scott and K.J. Choi at 1 and 2, respectively, on the leaderboard and with Jason Day and Geoff Ogilvy in the hunt, it seemed like a replay of the year's first major Friday at East Lake. Jeff Rude

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5 Things: Late birdies put USC in Preview lead

NCAA Fall Preview

USC counted five birdies in its final two holes – including two from Sophia Popov – to take a one-shot lead after the first round of the Mason Rudolph Fall Preview. Julie Williams.

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Scott takes one-shot lead at East Lake

Adam Scott is playing well enough to win the Tour Championship. If he gets some help, he could win a lot more.

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With injury, Stricker unsure about Presidents Cup

Tiger Woods might need a new partner for the Presidents Cup. Steve Stricker, who went 4-0 with Woods as a partner two years ago, said Friday that his left arm feels so weak that he could not guarantee being fit enough to play the Presidents Cup at Royal Melbourne in November. He says making the team was a goal, and he desperately wants to play.

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Grinding out 12 hours of Solheim viewing

A few thoughts from a long, long day of Solheim Cup viewing. . .

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Solheim Cup: Saturday morning pairings

Take a look at the pairings for Saturday morning's foursome matches at the 2011 Solheim Cup.

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Complete Coverage: 2011 Solheim Cup

Golfweek's Complete Coverage

Golfweek's Alistair Tait and Beth Ann Baldry are on the ground at Killeen Castle to bring you all the action from the 2011 Solheim Cup.

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Fashion Blog: Which Solheim team stands out?

Which Solheim team stands out?

It’s time to assess the Solheim Cup girls in the most important way of all – the Fashion Faceoff.

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Els signs with ProsInc after leaving ISM

Els signs with ProsInc

It didn’t take long for Ernie Els to fill the void after he left agent Andrew ‘Chubby’ Chandler and International Sports Management earlier this month.

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Baldry: O'Toole shows she was worth captain's pick

2011 Solheim Cup

Ryann O'Toole struggled mightily heading into the Solheim Cup, but her gutsy play Friday proved she was worth the captain's pick, says Beth Ann Baldry.

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Four share Austrian Open lead as Daly WDs

John Daly walked off the course at the Austrian Open on Friday after a dispute with officials over a ball drop.

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Europeans take one-point lead at Solheim Cup

2011 Solheim Cup

Led by two brilliant comebacks from Paula Creamer, the U.S. limited its damage on Day 1 of the Solheim Cup and enters Saturday's matches down 4.5-3.5 . . . but it could have been much worse.

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Weekly top 5: Stanford's impressive win in Illinois

says Stanford's rout at Olympia Fields likely will lead the Cardinal to the top of college golf world.

Weekly Top 5: Stanford's rout at Olympia Fields will likely lead the Cardinal to the top of college golf world, while the highly touted freshmen class is living up to the hype.

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College Notebook: Tulsa is showing promise

Women's College Notebook

College notebook: Tulsa, behind coach Randy Keck and junior Kristina Merkle, showed at the Golfweek Conference Challenge that it is bringing its program back to prominence.

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Solheim Cup: Stupples 'gutted' over morning loss

Stupples at Solheim Cup

Karen Stupples, with partner Melissa Reid, stumbled badly down the stretch on Friday morning at the Solheim Cup.

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Solheim Cup: U.S., Europe tied after foursomes

2011 Solheim Cup

Europe looked to be in command of Day 1 at the Solheim Cup, but late blunders by Karen Stupples and Melissa Reid allowed Paula Creamer and Brittany Lincicome to even things up in Ireland.