News for Tuesday, December 18, 2012


News 2012 December 18


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Tait: Montgomerie's HOF induction a bit uncomfortable

Alistair Tait: As a proud Scot, I should be jumping for joy at the thought of two of my compatriots in the World Golf Hall of Fame, but something is nagging at me. I have reservations about Colin Montgomerie’s induction.

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Medinah to McIlroy, the top 10 stories from Europe in '12

From the miracle at Medinah to Rory McIlroy's worldwide dominance to Lydia Ko's performance at the World Amateur Team, it was a special year in Europe says our Alistair Tait.

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A look at the 83 qualifiers for the 2013 Masters

The 83 players who have qualified and are expected to compete in the 77th Masters, to be played April 11-14 at Augusta National Golf Club. Players listed in only one category for which they are eligible.

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Georgia Tech adds Webb as men's assistant coach

Brennan Webb, a former PGA Tour caddie and most recently an assistant coach at the University of South Florida, was named assistant coach at Georgia Tech on Monday.

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Kansas women record huge fall behind Thai duo

Behind junior Thanuttra Boonraksasat and freshman Yupaporn “Mook” Kawinpakorn, Kansas posted two victories in the fall and feels confident heading into the spring season.

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Montgomerie added to 2013 Hall of Fame class

Colin Montgomerie and Ken Schofield will join Fred Couples, Willie Park Jr. and Ken Venturi in the 2013 Hall of Fame class.

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Top 10 female amateurs: No. 5 Moriya Jutanugarn

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. 5 Moriya Jutanugarn

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My Year in Golf: Brentley Romine

Our Brentley Romine joined Golfweek mid-year, but experienced plenty in only six months, witnessing Andy Shim's big comeback, junior golfers' affinity for chocolate and raccoon setting up shop at a Florida junior tournament.

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Top-ranked Kaufman's game all about consistency

Texas Tech senior Kim Kaufman will take Golfweek's No. 1 ranking into the spring season, where great opportunities await the South Dakota native.

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Top junior boys of 2012: No. 2 Matt NeSmith

Golfweek lists its top 10 boys junior golfers of 2012. Today we bring you No. 2: Matt NeSmith.

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Number Crunching 2012: Tiffany Joh

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.

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Kim, 17, gets sponsor exemption into Puerto Rico

Si Woo Kim, the 17-year-old who graduated Q-School, is guaranteed at least one PGA Tour start before his 18th birthday. The Puerto Rico Open announced Tuesday that Kim has accepted a sponsor exemption to next year's event.