News for Wednesday, February 8, 2012



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Lydia Ko, 14, displays a mature demeanor

Fresh off a professional win at the New South Wales Open, New Zealand’s Lydia Ko, 14, displays a golf game and a demeanor mature beyond her years.

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Haversham chief: Travelers ‘tired of putting it off’

Sam Baker founded Cincinnati-based Haversham & Baker Golfing Expeditions in 1991, and in the past 21 years has sent more than 10,000 golfers on trips to Great Britain and Ireland. Ninety-seven percent of Haversham’s customers are members of private clubs, and the company has provided travel services for more than 1,200 golf clubs.

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Men's preview: Southern Conference

Southern Conference men's preview: Chattanooga senior Stephan Jaeger has moved into the spotlight behind his drive to fix his short game.

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British Am champ Macpherson leaves Georgia

Bryden Macpherson, the reigning British Amateur champion, has withdrawn from the University of Georgia to prepare for the Masters.

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Hate to Be Rude: The difficulty of closing on Tour

Recent final-round collapses underscore just how difficult it can be to wrap up a victory on Tour. For years, gutsy frontrunner Tiger Woods had spoiled us. Hate to Be Rude

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Balicki: Catlin, Lobos exceed expectations

When the 2011-12 season began, not many college men’s golf observers gave much thought to New Mexico or Lobos junior John Catlin.

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Tiger and Pebble: Oddsmakers like the pairing

It's been a while since Tiger Woods has won at Pebble, but that's not stopping the oddsmakers from projecting him as the heavy favorite this week. Alex Miceli

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McBride (No. 30, 2013) commits to N.C. State

Jake McBride of Hartville, Ohio, has given a verbal commitment to play college golf at North Carolina State.

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Women's preview: SEC

SEC women's preview: Georgia has ridden the coattails of Marta Silva Zamora in season's past, but will need to rely on the rest of the squad as Zamora tries to find her form.

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Season preview: Lexi's time has arrived

Beth Ann Baldry: While she might not be the LPGA's savior, Lexi Thompson will add plenty of intrigue to the expanded 2012 season.