News for Friday, February 24, 2012


News 2012 February 24


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Notes: Short-hitter or not, Wilson wins again

Nearly every electronic scoreboard flashed numbers and bits of information that told fans a story that might have been deemed cute or insightful. To Mark Wilson, though, it’s an old story and one that he pays very little attention to.

Judy Rankin's husband 'Yippy' dies

Walter “Yippy” Rankin, husband of LPGA Hall of Famer and golf analyst Judy Rankin, died Feb. 24 after an extended illness.

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Westwood playful about bad Match Play record

Westwood at Match Play

There have been a lot of comments about Lee Westwood's poor record at the Match Play, but plenty of them have come from the World No. 3 himself. Jeff Rude

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Predictions and tee times: Match Play quarters

Jim McCabe offers his predictions for the quarterfinals of the WGC-Match Play Championship

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Westwood shines on otherwise flat Friday

Round 3 of Match Play

While the rest of the day's action was nothing to write home about, Lee Westwood was flawless Friday in dismantling Nick Watney at the WGC-Match Play. Jim McCabe

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Summerhays among leaders at Mayakoba Classic

Daniel Summerhays birdied the final hole Friday for a 6-under 65 and a share of the second-round lead with Will Claxton and Greg Owen in the wind-swept Mayakoba Golf Classic.

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Trump's Doral vision includes tougher Monster

Trump purchasing Doral Resort

Donald Trump is finalizing the purchase of the 50-year-old, 650-acre Doral Resort and Spa near Miami for $150 million, two sources close to the deal told Golfweek.

Tait: Taylor handles USGA error with class

says Lauren Taylor took the high road after having her U.S. Women's Open exemption rescinded.

Kudos to Lauren Taylor for taking the high road on a colossal USGA error.

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Women's preview: WAC

Women's preview: WAC

Western Athletic Conference women's preview: Idaho's Kayla Mortellaro has helped put the Vandals on the map, and will leave a lasting mark on the program as a whole.

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Westwood, Rory highlight final 8 at Match Play

Round of 16

Nick Watney has bounced Lee Westwood from the Match Play Championship each of the past two years, but Westwood got his revenge Friday, moving into the quarterfinals.

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Women's preview: West Coast Conference

Women's preview: WCC

West Coast Conference women's preview: Behind Grace Na, Pepperdine is the heavy favorite heading into the spring season.

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Savoring Mexico's best, one sip at a time

On a recent trip to Los Cabos, Mexico, our Travel Editor Martin Kaufmann decided to see what Mexico had to offer on the tequila front. Let's just say it was a good experience.

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In Los Cabos, golf and views are perfect pairing

Travel: Los Cabos, Mexico

In Los Cabos, the golf and the views form a perfect pairing says Travel Editor Martin Kaufmann.

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Jao-Javanil a rising star for Oklahoma

College notebook

Keep an eye on Chirapat Jao-Javanil. The Oklahoma sophomore won the Central District Invitational on Feb. 21 for her second collegiate title. College notebook

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On 'Feherty,' stories from an 'awkward' man

Kaufmann on Feherty

David Feherty's wit is undeniable, but sometimes he simply tries too hard on his Golf Channel show.

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Three tied in Singapore; Wie shoots 81

Katie Futcher and Jenny Shin shot 5-under 67s in the HSBC Women's Champions on Friday to join first-round leader Angela Stanford at the top of the leaderboard.