News for Monday, December 17, 2012


News 2012 December 17


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Golf Channel to broadcast NCAA Championships

The NCAA Division I men’s championship will be televised live by the Golf Channel beginning in 2014, and the women will follow in 2015 when both championships are held in consecutive weeks at The Concession Golf Club in Bradenton, Fla.

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Sage advice from an American 'man in the arena'

Tom Watson will be "the man in the arena" one more time after being tapped as the 2014 U.S. Ryder Cup captain.

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Ariya Jutanugarn wins LET Q-School; Woods misses

Thailand’s Ariya Jutanugarn turned the final round of the Ladies European Tour Qualifying School into a lap of honor. The 17-year-old amateur romped to a five-shot victory in Morocco to earn her card for the 2013 European season.

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Tiger's blog: Not so fast on budding rivalry with McIlroy

Tiger Woods takes to his own website to post a blog that reflects on his three wins, potential rivalry with Rory McIlroy and a tip of the cap to Ryder Cup captain Tom Watson.

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My Year in Golf: James Achenbach

Golf is irreplaceable. It is the world’s greatest game. It is hypnotic for both spectators and participants. We can watch it all our lives. We can play it all our lives. But we should be concerned with the state of recreational golf, despite modest gains in 2012.

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Top junior boys of 2012: No. 3 Robby Shelton

Golfweek lists its top 10 boys junior golfers of 2012. Today we bring you No. 3: Robby Shelton.

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Olesen edges Ogilvy for year's final Masters bid

Thorbjorn Olesen's inactivity was enough for him to crack the top 50 in the year's final Official World Golf Ranking and earn his first Masters bid.

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Top 10 female amateurs: No. 6 Austin Ernst

Golfweek will spend 10 days counting down the top amateur players of the past year. Who will be No. 1? Who else will make the list? Check back each day. Today: No. 6 Austin Ernst

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Number Crunching 2012: Amanda Blumenherst

Who climbed and who dropped in 2012? Through Dec. 31, takes a look at players who made significant moves up or down in the Golfweek/Sagarin Performance Index this year.