News for Tuesday, February 21, 2012

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Maginnes On Tap: Unpredictability of match play

Yes, we could see Tiger-Rory. But it could also be Coetzee-Colsaerts. Oh, the joys of match play . . .

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Arizona women garner second consecutive win

Arizona kept its winning ways going at the UNLV Spring Rebel Invitational, winning the tournament just two weeks after winning its home event, the Wildcat Invitational.

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McCabe: Bradley's selfless nature deserves admiration

Jim McCabe: In a week that he lost in a playoff at Riviera and was criticized for his spitting on national television, fans and critics alike need to take notice of Keegan Bradley's selfless red-eye trip to pay tribute to a fallen friend.

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Rude: Tiger to find motivation in opponent's presser

Jeff Rude: Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano spent much of his press conference praising his match-play opponent Tiger Woods, but one answer likely will pull Tiger out of hibernation.

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Haskins winner to receive Greenbrier exemption

Being recognized as the country’s most outstanding college golfer now comes with an added perk: a PGA Tour exemption.

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5 things: Central District title overdue for TCU

Sanna Nuutinen led TCU to its first tournament title of the season Tuesday at the Central District Invitational – and it's about time for a team loaded with talent. 5 things

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Thomas, 'Bama sweep titles in Puerto Rico

The Alabama men’s team made a loud and clear statement with its victory Tuesday at the Puerto Rico Invitational: Don’t forget the Crimson Tide.

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Hyundai Tour won't happen, source says

The PGA Tour’s quest for an umbrella sponsor for the Nationwide Tour will continue after Hyundai declined a proposal, according to a source close to the negotiations.

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Match Play notes: Tiger no sure thing in 1st round

Tiger is an overwhelming favorite in his first-round match against Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano. But anything can happen at Dove Mountain - including a freak snowstorm. Notebook

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Men's preview: Western Athletic Conference

Western Athletic Conference men's preview: San Jose State picked up three wins in the fall and is poised to make an unexpected run toward the NCAAs.

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PGA Tour changes inevitable, details to follow

The Players Advisory Council gave its blessing to the concept of the Nationwide Tour being the primary path to the PGA Tour, with tour cards being awarded in a three-tournament series and a new season starting in October instead of January. The plan goes to the policy board on March 27; details remain under discussion.

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Fantasy Tip Sheet: Accenture Match Play

Fantasy Tip Sheet: There is no consensus on who to pick from our fantasy panel, but Aussie Adam Scott is one of the favorites at the WGC-Match Play.

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Head-to-head records: First round of Match Play

Defending champion Luke Donald is 23-0-1 in his past 24 common starts with Round-1 opponent Ernie Els. See how the rest of the matches stack up. . .

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2012 Match Play: Even the losers benefit

First-round losers won't leave the WGC-Match Play empty-handed; they’ll earn cash and world-ranking points.

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Q&A: Jay Rees, Texas-Arlington men’s coach

Texas-Arlington, the defending Southland Conference champion, has gone through a rebuilding phase this year. However, the Mavericks are looking to get better every tournament during the spring season, with leadership from players such as junior Paul McConnell.

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2012 Match Play: First-round tee times

Check out the tee times for Wednesday's first round at the WGC-Match Play at Dove Mountain:

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This week in the world of golf . . .

The week ahead in the world of golf includes the WCG-Accenture Match Play Championship, where the best players in the world, including last year's winner Luke Donald, will compete head-to-head.