News for Friday, February 3, 2012


News 2012 February 3


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Levin opens 5-shot lead at Phoenix Open

Levin takes 5-shot lead

Spencer Levin’s lead at the Phoenix Open seemingly grew overnight. His advantage was stretched from three shots to five after Harrison Frazar finished Round 2 on Saturday.

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Texas holds off USC to win Amer Ari Invite

Texas wins Amer Ari

Texas picked up its fourth consecutive victory Feb. 3 at the Amer Ari Invitational, where the Longhorns held off a late charge from USC. Jordan Spieth lost in a playoff.

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Thompson shoots 70, leads Jones Cup by 1

Curtis Thompson shot a 2-under 70 Friday to take a one-shot lead over Manav Shah after the opening round of the Jones Cup Invitational.

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Delay signals tough call to build a legacy

says a delay in selecting an architect to build the Olympic golf course for the 2016 Rio Games is a troubling harbinger.

Talk about a letdown. Friday’s big surprise announcement by the Rio 2016 committee selecting a golf course architect for the Olympic Games is that it has put off a decision for a month.

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Rio delays picking course designer

The designer of the Olympic golf course for the 2016 Summer Games won’t be announced until March.

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Dufner, Palmer share lead at Phoenix Open

Jason Dufner finished off a 7-under 64 on Friday for a share of the lead with Ryan Palmer after the first round of the Phoenix Open.

Callaway Razr X HL hybrids

Callaway Razr X HL hybrids aim to add height

The Callaway Razr X HL hybrids were created with the theme of getting the ball in the air.

Adams a12 OS Hybrid Iron set

Adams a12 OS Hybrid Iron set includes transitional clubs

The Adams a12 OS Hybrid Iron mixed set uses three hybrids, two transitional irons and three deeply undercut cavity-back irons.

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Bridgestone B330 ball

Bridgestone B330 balls feature Dual Dimple Technology

Four popular B330 balls from Bridgestone – B330, B330-S, B330-RX and B330-RXS – feature Dual Dimple Technology as well as larger cores and softer covers.

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Men's preview: Pac-12 Conference

Men's preview: Pac-12

Pac-12 Conference men's golf preview: Washington will push conference-favorite UCLA behind its tandem of Chris Williams and Cheng-Tsung Pan.

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Ryu (61) races to 4-shot Australian Masters lead

U.S. Open champion So Yeon Ryu shot an 11-under 61 on Friday to take a four-stroke lead after two rounds of the Australian Ladies Masters.

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Klein: Inside the Ferry Point Park project

New York faces sticker shock with Ferry Point Park, a proposed golf course with a soaring price tag atop a Gotham landfill. Enter Donald Trump. Is he a savior, an opportunist -- or both?

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CostaBaja offers more than just golf

CostaBaja feature

At CostaBaja, you can come for the sea and stay for the golf. Martin Kaufmann explains.

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PerryGolf founder sees golf travelers 'resurfacing'

caught up with Gordon Dalgleish, co-founder of PerryGolf, to discuss the golf travel market.

Gordon Dalgleish and his brother, Colin, co-founded PerryGolf in August 1984. Since then, their company has organized overseas golf trips for nearly 50,000 travelers – mostly to Scotland and Ireland, but also to more far-flung destinations such as New Zealand and South Africa.

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Qatar event shortened to 54 holes due to wind

Qatar now 54 holes

European Tour officials reduced the Qatar Masters to 54 holes when they called off play Friday because of strong winds. John Daly, who had yet to start Round 2, has the clubhouse lead.