News for Tuesday, April 10, 2012


News 2012 April 10


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Ping to market limited number of pink drivers

Watson's pink driver

Even before Bubba Watson won the Masters with a pink Ping driver, there was demand for the club. Soon a limited number will be available to the public, with a portion of the proceeds going to charity.

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Arkansas nips North Texas for 7th title

Call it a lucky seventh for the Arkansas men's team.

Central Florida women earn 2nd title

The Central Florida women’s team shot a final-round 4-over 292 to rally from a four-shot deficit at the start of the day and edge Texas Tech at the Knights and Pirates Invitational, a victory that virtually assures that UCF will earn its first NCAA postseason berth in three years.

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Balicki: Memories of a young Bubba Watson

remembers Bubba Watson from his days on the Nationwide Tour and the University of Georgia roster.

A number of years ago, before he made his way to the PGA Tour, Bubba Watson was playing the Nationwide Tour’s Rheem Classic at Hardscrabble Country Club in Fort Smith, Ark.

Olazabal speeds leaving Masters, gets $621 ticket

Speeding between the Masters and his next tournament cost Jose Maria Olazabal $621 when a Georgia deputy sheriff clocked the golfer at 97 mph on a rural highway.

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Toy Box Notes: Ping finishes 1-2 at Augusta

The Masters playoff matched two longtime Ping staff players – Bubba Watson and Louis Oosthuizen.

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Houston Open won't precede Masters in 2013

2013 Tour changes

The Shell Houston Open won’t have its coveted spot on the PGA Tour calendar as the lead-in to the Masters, something that’s been in place since 2007.

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Maginnes On Tap: Sergio still has plenty of time

Maginnes on Sergio Garcia

Maginnes On Tap: Sergio Garcia's major frustrations bubbled up this week at Augusta National. But the Spaniard still has plenty of time to pick up his first major title.

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Japan's Ishikawa identifies his ideal match

"The Bashful Prince" has found a princess.