News for Thursday, January 5, 2012


News 2012 January 5


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Plea deal gives Overton fresh start to season

Jeff Overton will start his 2012 PGA Tour season at the Sony Open next week with his legal troubles behind him.

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Miceli: Putting makes Stricker favorite this week

Stricker early favorite

With an average green size of 9,500 square feet, the Plantation Course - site of this week's PGA Tour Hyundai Tournament of Champions - will require exceptional putting to win. Thus, Steve Stricker is a strong pick.

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Adams Golf hires banker to explore options

Adams Golf, which has struggled to recover its shareholder value after the worldwide equity collapse of 2008, has retained investment bank Morgan Stanley to explore options that could include a sale of the company.

First-round knockout: Family feud rattles Dixie Am

According to a Coral Springs, Fla., police report, a fight broke out Dec. 30 between family members of two players during the first round of the women’s tournament at Heron Bay Golf Club. No charges were filed, but reportedly fists flew and a driver was wielded as a weapon after a slow-play penalty led to a player’s disqualification.

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Woodland back on course after hectic offseason

Woodland back on course

After a hectic offseason, Gary Woodland is looking forward to getting back to the course, where his confidence is at an all-time high. Jeff Babineau

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Player blog: Rough start for Peterson in Africa

John Peterson's player blog

John Peterson shot an even-par 73 in the first round of the Africa Open. Read his thoughts on the start in his exclusive player blog.

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Many stars missing on eve of PGA Tour season

Tournament of Champions

Although it's played on the PGA Tour's most breathtaking stage, the Tournament of Champions often spurs discussion not on who’s playing, but on who isn’t. Jim McCabe

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Aiken (64) grabs early lead at Africa Open

South Africa’s Thomas Aiken shot a 9-under 64 Thursday at the Africa Open for a one-shot lead after the first round of the European Tour’s season-opening tournament.

Players Amateur moving to Berkeley Hall

The Players Amateur, which has been held at Belfair Plantation since its inception in 2000, is switching courses. But only about three miles down the road in South Carolina’s Lowcountry.

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Clarke, Els and Harrington to play Golf Champions

Major winners Darren Clarke, Ernie Els and Padraig Harrington will play the European Tour's Volvo Golf Champions event this month at South Africa's Fancourt links course.

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LPGA adds Hawaii stop for '12 season

The LPGA will return to Hawaii this spring for the Lotte LPGA Championship Presented by J Golf, the tour announced. The LPGA signed a three-year agreement with Lotte.