News for Thursday, April 19, 2012


News 2012 April 19


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Every shoots course-record 63 in Texas Open

Outshining the few big PGA Tour names in a weakened field, Matt Every made nine birdies in a 9-under 63 for a three-stroke lead after the first round of the Texas Open.

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Marathon man: 8 cities, 8 days, 600 holes

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What’s the craziest thing you’ve ever done to win a bet? For J. Smith Ferebee, a 32-year-old Chicago stockbroker in 1938, the bet was to play 144 holes – eight rounds – on Olympia Fields’ four courses in a single day, walking the whole way with a caddie.

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Book review: The 'Rainman' of golf

Book review

When Moe Norman would show up on Tuesday afternoons at the practice range of Canadian Open week, the PGA Tour pros would gather around and watch him. They might be the world’s best players, but they knew they were watching the world’s best ballstriker.

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Vail, Colo. offers thrill ride for golfers

Travel: Vail, Colo.

No matter the season, an adrenaline-fueled thrill ride awaits in the Rockies retreat of Vail.

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Notebook: Ping/Golfweek Preview will return

Men's college notebook

An old friend returns to the college golf schedule this coming fall and, with match play now part of the NCAA Championship, some changes in the invitation criteria for the Ping/Golfweek Preview have been made.

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Foley: Criticism of Tiger is out of hand

Sean Foley says criticism of Tiger Woods is getting out of hand. He says it has reached the point where the tearing down of Woods as a person and a golfer has become too much.

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Junior Invitational sports 'PGA Tour atmosphere'

Junior Invitational

Lance Ringler: The Junior Invitational at Sage Valley brings a 'PGA Tour atmosphere' and 26 of the top 30 junior players to what is quickly being considered the premiere junior event in the country.

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Live scores: Round 1 at Texas Open

Round 1 at Valero

Follow Round 1 live from the Valero Texas Open.

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Beth Bader leads LPGA LOTTE Championship

Beth Bader shot a 4-under 68 on Wednesday at windy Ko Olina to take a one-stroke lead over top-ranked Yani Tseng and three other players in the LPGA LOTTE Championship.

England's Baldwin leads China Open by a shot

Matthew Baldwin of England took advantage of calm early conditions to shoot a 7-under 65 Thursday and lead the China Open by one stroke after the first round.

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Westwood shoots 65 to lead Indonesian Masters

Defending champion Lee Westwood shot a 7-under 65 Thursday to take a two-shot lead after the first round of the Indonesian Masters.

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Bubba exemplifies importance of club-fitting

Custom fit for Watson

James Achenbach: There is not a better example of customized, personalized fitting than Masters champion Bubba Watson.

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Hate To Be Rude: Allen finds himself on top

Rude on Michael Allen

Hate To Be Rude: Michael Allen, who knows what it’s like to play for survival, finds himself on top of the Champions Tour.