News for Thursday, February 23, 2012

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Match Play: Predictions and tee times for Sweet 16

Match Play predictions: Our Jim McCabe has been on the scene all week and has his picks for who will be advancing to the Elite 8 on Saturday in Arizona.

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Notes: Jimenez, 48, bounces another young star

Match Play notebook: The oldest player in the field, Miguel Angel Jimenez, proved that he can hang with the younger stars by eliminating PGA Championship winner Keegan Bradley on Thursday.

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Rude: Tiger has time to fix putting before Masters

Jeff Rude: Tiger Woods played wonderfully on Thursday - until he got to the green. There he looked like a lost soul. Woods says he can fix his putting woes, but is it really that simple?

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Tiger's putter fails as he is ousted at Match Play

In what is becoming a troubling trend for Tiger Woods, he missed a match-extending birdie putt so badly that it never even touched the hole, giving Nick Watney the win at Match Play.

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Will Claxton leads Mayakoba Golf Classic

Will Claxton shot a 4-under 66 on Thursday to take a one-stroke lead after the first round of the Mayakoba Golf Classic.

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Tiger Tracker: Woods ousted by Watney

Tiger Tracker: Even Nick Watney was in shock over this one. Tiger Woods missed a five-foot birdie putt to extend the match, handing Watney a date with Lee Westwood.

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Match Play: Scottish duo outlast young stars

A potential match between two of golf's youngest and brightest stars, Ryo Ishikawa and Matteo Manassero, didn't come to fruition, instead will see a match between Paul Lawrie and Martin Laird.

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Grupo Questro CEO still bullish on Cabo

Grupo Questro is a major developer in Mexico, and particularly in Los Cabos, where three of its properties – Puerto Los Cabos, Cabo Real and Club Campestre – encompass 5,500 acres. Eduardo Sánchez Navarro, CEO of Grupo Questro, talked with Golfweek about those properties and the outlook for Los Cabos.

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Notes: These guys didn't deserve a ticket home

Match Play: Let Jim McCabe catch you up on the first round of Match Play with an analysis of who didn't deserve to go home right away - and who should probably not be (but still is) in the competition.

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Kraft Nabisco announces Calif. junior exemption

Twenty juniors from Southern California will play alongside LPGA legends in the inaugural fresh&easy-Kraft Foods Legacy Junior Challenge. The winner will receive a sponsor exemption to play in the Kraft Nabisco Championship … two days later.

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Wildman's Corner: 5 teams to watch this spring

Here are five men’s teams to watch this spring as they make their cases for postseason berths.

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Angela Stanford leads by 2 in Singapore

Angela Stanford shot a 6-under 66 to take a two-stroke lead after the opening round of the HSBC Women's Champions on Thursday.

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Els wins, still has a chance at Masters

Ernie Els knows how Luke Donald feels after soundly beating the World No. 1 on Wednesday.