News for Wednesday, February 1, 2012

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Oakley signs Tseng to sport women's collection

Underscoring its growing push into the golf category, Oakley Inc. announced Feb. 1 the signing of Yani Tseng to its team of global brand ambassadors.

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Phoenix Open odds: Watch out for Wilson

Sure, the Tour’s bombers tend to fare well at TPC Scottsdale. But Mark Wilson, the 2011 Phoenix champion, proves that winning golf can come in many shapes and sizes. Keep that in mind as you predict a winner.

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Stricker might extend his winter break by 1 week

Steve Stricker, who still has yet to tee it up on the U.S. mainland this season, likely will skip the Northern Trust Open in two weeks.

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Kraft warms up for Jones Cup at Augusta National

Jones Cup preview: Kelly Kraft prepared for the demanding Ocean Forest track in St. Simons Island by playing Augusta National. He is one of the names to watch as the season's first premier amateur event gets under way Friday.

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Season preview: Wie's game could leap by a degree

Beth Ann Baldry: Michelle Wie will earn her degree from Stanford after the spring semester, and now can concentrate fully on living up to the immense expectations placed upon her.

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Women's preview: Mountain West Conference

Mountain West Conference women's preview: Leslie Spalding has made an immediate impact with San Diego State, with standout Christine Wong and the Aztecs giving her a win in her first season at the helm.

Men's preview: Northeast Conference

Northeast Conference men's golf preview: It has been a struggle for Kevin Farrell and Mount St. Mary's, but a win and a runner-up finish gave the team some hope for the spring.

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Tait: Hunter Mahan globetrots for golf

Hunter Mahan travels multiple time zones to play in this week's Commercialbank Qatar Masters and will do the same to play in next week's AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am.

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UNF’s Dale injures knee; return unknown

Men's college golf: North Florida standout Sean Dale pulls out of the JU Invitational because of a knee injury. His return to competition is unknown.

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Hate to be Rude: Stanley keeps his chin up

Kyle Stanley, two days removed from a stunning 72nd-hole collapse, built on an outpouring of support to embrace the promise of better tomorrows.

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Tait: McDowell says he needs to be more patient

Alistair Tait: Patience is the key for Graeme McDowell this year. The Northern Irishman is hoping that virtue will get him back to the form he showed in 2010.