News for Friday, August 10, 2012


News 2012 August 10


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Inside the ropes: Bad answers were blowing in the wind

On a day pelicans did well to fly in place, the players’ shots on the 18th hole at Kiawah Island’s Ocean Course were all over the place Friday, including the co-leader Tiger Woods.

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Kuchar, Westwood among those who miss PGA cut

PGA Championship cut

Matt Kuchar, Lee Westwood, Brandt Snedeker and Hunter Mahan are among the PGA Tour stars who won't be sticking around for the weekend at Kiawah Island.

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Babineau: Kiawah rears its ugly head on Friday

Babineau on PGA

Circus-like stuff? You bet. Friday at Kiawah Island was the day good rounds went to die, and golf began to resemble something more akin to Olympic men’s field hockey.

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5 Things: Ocean Course eats up field on Friday

5 Things: PGA, Round 2

5 Things: Well, that was the Ocean Course we were hoping to see. The wind kicked up and Pete Dye’s devilish design got the best of the field at the year’s final major.

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Woods fires 71 to share lead at PGA Championship

Masuda on Tiger Woods

Tiger Woods has had a chance to win a major twice this season - only to disappear on the weekend. After taking a share of the 36-hole lead at the PGA, he's hoping this weekend is different.

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Baldry: Both Jutanugarn sisters deserve LPGA shot

Baldry on Jutanugarns

The Jutanugarn sisters – both of them – deserve a shot at the LPGA. If Ariya, 16, wins the Women's Amateur this weekend, a wrong should be righted, says Beth Ann Baldry.

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U.S. Women's Am: Jutanugarn, Ko to meet in semis

U.S. Women's Am semis

After failing to meet in the final of the U.S. Girls' Junior three weeks ago, the top two amateurs in the world, Lydia Ko and Ariya Jutanugarn will meet in the semifinals of the U.S. Women's Amateur.

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Tracker: Woods fires 71, tied for lead

Round 2, PGA Championship

Heavy winds pounded Kiawah Island on Friday, influencing high scores. But Tiger Woods weathered the storm en route to a 1-under 71 and is tied for the lead entering Saturday.

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Despite 93, Ohio club pro refuses to hide

Ohio club pro shoots 93

It was a tough day for Ohio club pro Doug Wade, who shot 21 over – the second-highest score in PGA Championship history.

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Rude: Singh showing glimpses of former self

Rude on Vijay Singh

For Vijay Singh, Friday's 3-under 69 at the PGA Championship was another bright spot for the 49-year-old, who has found some of his old form recently after years of struggles, says Jeff Rude.

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Fowler, Mahan exit PGA needing help for Ryder Cup

Fowler, Mahan struggle at PGA

They came to Kiawah to win a PGA Championship, but Rickie Fowler and Hunter Mahan were also hoping to earn an automatic Ryder Cup berth. Unfortunately, they did neither. Alex Miceli

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Kiawah toughens up for Friday's second round

Round 2, PGA Championship

After playing soft Thursday, the Ocean Course at Kiawah Island toughened up Friday, with high winds and rain making for a challenging, more PGA Championship-like second round.

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Trip to The Machrie meant to be savored

Achenbach from Scotland

Like the Isle of Islay’s malt whisky, a trip to this remote links is meant to be savored says our James Achenbach.

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Joy of Machrihanish is the journey there

Tait on Machrihanish

Part of Machrihanish’s appeal is the path that takes you there says our Alistair Tait.

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'Anchoring' ban would spark market worries

Achenbach on "anchoring"

A potential ban of anchoring a putter would have a ripple-down effect, not only for the players, but for equipment manufacturers as well, says our James Achenbach.

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Overnight t-storms hammer PGA, more expected

94th PGA Championship

Heavy overnight thunderstorms have left Kiawah Island soggy on Friday morning, with more afternoon storms expected on Cut Day at the PGA Championship.