News for Thursday, January 19, 2012


News 2012 January 19


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Report: Tiger not happy about Haney's book

Tiger not happy

According to, Tiger Woods is not pleased about Hank Haney's upcoming book, 'The Big Miss,' which will delve into Haney's time as Woods' coach.

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Toms, Villegas lead low scores at Humana

David Toms and Camilo Villegas used a nice winter break to get some rest, and it paid immediate dividends on Thursday, as they both shot 63 to lead the PGA Tour's Humana Challenge.

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5 Things: Villegas starts fast at Humana

5 Things: Humana

5 Things: Camilo Villegas started 2012 in much-improved fashion, jumping into a share of the Humana Challenge lead and potentially the momentum necessary to pick up a Masters invite.

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Champions Tour season opens in Hawaii

John Cook is back in Hawaii to defend his title at the Mitsubishi Electric Championship, which starts Friday and is the first of 23 official events on the 2012 Champions Tour schedule.

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Injury-free Popson gets Curtis Cup nod

says Tennessee's Erica Popson not only has a spot on the U.S. Curtis Cup team, but a clean bill of health to boot.

Erica Popson was not on my Curtis Cup radar. Why? Because she hasn’t played in a USGA event since the 2008 U.S. Girls’ Junior.

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Modern links among GB&I's best tracks

GB&I's best courses

Modern links courses earn their own cachet among Great Britain and Ireland’s best tracks

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England's Ewart wins LET Q-School

Alistair Tait: England's Jodi Ewart took top honors at LET Q-School on Thursday, and India's Sharmila Nicollet took the final card in a dramatic two-hole playoff.

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Colsaerts leads with course-record 64 in S. Africa

Nicolas Colsaerts of Belgium opened with a course record 9-under-par 64 to lead the first round of the Volvo Golf Champions at The Links at Fancourt on Thursday.

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Nike will speed it up with new VR_S series

Nike's new VR_S series

The letter S is for speed, and 2012 is a speed year. Nike’s new family of clubs is the VR_S. This is the updated and, we are told, speedier version of the original VR line. So Nike added an S for Speed.

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Final three players named to U.S. Curtis Cup team

Curtis Cup selections

Arkansas' Emily Tubert was among the final three players named to the U.S. Curtis Cup team. USC's Lisa McCloskey and Tennessee's Erica Popson also earned spots.

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Women's preview: Big West Conference

Big West Conference women

Big West Conference women's golf preview: UC Davis, led by Demi Runas, is quietly becoming a perennial contender for the postseason and will try to advance to the NCAA Championship for the second straight season.

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Men's preview: Big West Conference

Big West Conference

Big West Conference men's golf preview: The goal of any player is to improve with each season and Chris Russo of Cal State Northridge is a great example of that, earning his first collegiate win this fall.

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Wildman's Corner: 'Did You Know?' about the Big West

Wildman's Corner: Big West

Wildman's Corner: From John Madden's time at Cal Poly to Brendan Steele's dominance at UC Riverside, we do a little 'Did You Know?' action for the Big West Conference.