News for Wednesday, December 19, 2012



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TV deal will shine spotlight on college golf

Less than one week after the GCAA National Convention, nearly all of the college golf world was shocked by the news that the NCAA Championships will be televised beginning in 2014.

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Proposed Solheim patent matches equipment to handicap

John Solheim has applied for a United States patent outlining the use of an equipment rating formula to determine a golfer’s handicap.

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McIlroy wins GWAA award; Lewis voted top female

Rory McIlroy is the near unanimous choice as the best male player by the Golf Writers Association of America.

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Champions Tour schedule features 26 events for '13

The Champions Tour has announced its 2013 competition schedule. The season will feature 26 official events.

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Top 10 female amateurs: No. 4 Charley Hull

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. 4 Charley Hull

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Mickelson backs out of Padres ownership group

According to the San Diego Union-Tribune, Phil Mickelson has informed the San Diego Padres ownership group that he will not be an owner of the Major League Baseball franchise after all.

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My Year in Golf: Ron Balicki

Tears of joy. Tears of heartbreak. Smiles of elation. Frowns of disappointment. Our Ron Balicki saw it all along his travels on the amateur and college circuits. He reflects on the year that was . . .

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Number Crunching 2012: Branden Grace

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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Top junior boys of 2012: No. 1 Beau Hossler

Golfweek lists its top 10 boys junior golfers of 2012. Today we wrap things up with No. 1: Beau Hossler.