News for Sunday, August 26, 2012


News 2012 August 26


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Watney leans on caddie to win Barclays

Nick Watney turned a two-shot deficit against Sergio Garcia into a three-shot lead in four holes and captured the opening playoff event for the FedEx Cup.

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Jay Don Blake wins Boeing Classic in playoff

Jay Don Blake won the Boeing Classic on Sunday for his third Champions Tour title, beating Mark O'Meara with a birdie on the second hole of a playoff.

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Notes: Oddsmakers like Poulter for Ryder Cup

Notebook: Ian Poulter a firm favorite to be named to the European Ryder Cup squad on Monday, while longshot Padraig Harrington will still tune in to announcement.

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Baldry: Ko, 15, delivers a knockout blow

says Lydia Ko's new nickname should be “Knockout.” As in, Ladies of the LPGA, you’ve just been KO’d.

Our Beth Ann Baldry says Lydia Ko's new nickname should be “Knockout.” As in, Ladies of the LPGA, you’ve just been KO’d.

Darron Stiles wins Tour event

Darron Stiles won the News Sentinel Open on Sunday for his fifth career Tour title, closing with a 4-under 67 for a one-stroke victory.

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Projected FedEx Cup standings after Barclays

A look at the projected FedEx Cup standings after Nick Watney won the Barclays on Sunday at Bethpage Black in Farmingdale, N.Y.

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Ko, 15, youngest LPGA champion in history

Lydia Ko, 15, became the youngest champion in LPGA history, with the top-ranked amateur running away from the field in Canada.

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Tiger Tracker: Woods fires 76 at Barclays

A day after three-putts cost him dearly, it was a bit of everything that sent Tiger Woods to a 5-over 76 on Sunday at the Barclays. See how it happened.

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Ryder Cup questions remain after Johnnie Walker

Paul Lawrie won the Johnnie Walker, but a big question remains: Whom will Jose Maria Olazabal pick as his Ryder Cup wild cards? Nicolas Colsaerts? A surprise?

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Men's preview: No. 19 Central Florida

UCF, which advanced to the NCAA Championship for the first time since 2009, will look toward Ricardo Gouveia to keep that momentum.

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Women's preview: No. 19 Pepperdine

The Waves will take their lead from junior Grace Na, a bubbly, explosive player who has the ability to go absurdly low.