News for Friday, January 6, 2012


News 2012 January 6


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Defending champion Byrd leads at Kapalua

Byrd leads at Kapalua

A new PGA Tour season began with a familiar name atop the leaderboard at Kapalua, where Jonathan Byrd made birdie after birdie to take the early lead.

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Player blog: Poor putting sends Peterson packing

John Peterson's player blog

Despite some solid ballstriking, it was a missed cut for John Peterson at the Africa Open. Read all about his week in Africa in his player blog.

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Tour Tracker: Tournament of Champions

Tour Tracker: Kapalua

The 2012 PGA Tour season gets under way Friday with the opening round of the Hyundai Tournament of Champions. Follow along here for updates from Kapalua. TOUR TRACKER.

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Pro-am pair: Fresno St. player helped by Watney

So, you’re thinking these PGA Tour guys don’t pay attention to their pro-am partners or take the days seriously?

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Curtis countdown: Women scramble for 3 spots

Curtis Cup countdown

It’s crunch time for a small band of American players trying to make this summer’s Curtis Cup team. Beth Ann Baldry breaks down a few of the contenders.

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Gaylord Sports acquired by Lagardère Unlimited

Gaylord Sports

Gaylord Sports Management Group, which represents some of the brightest stars in golf, has been acquired by Lagardère Unlimited, a Paris-based multinational.

Snider named women’s coach at ULM

Stacy Snider was hired this week as the women’s coach at Louisiana-Monroe.

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Glover (knee) WDs from Kapalua event

Lucas Glover sprained his right knee in a freak paddleboard accident and withdrew from the season-opening Hyundai Tournament of Champions.

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Greg Norman to play Humana Challenge

Hall of Famer Greg Norman will play in this month’s Humana Challenge in a partnership with the Clinton Foundation.

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Oosthuizen shoots 62, leads in South Africa

Defending champion Louis Oosthuizen shot an 11-under 62 Friday to take a two-stroke lead after the second round of the Africa Open.

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Casey to miss 2 months with shoulder injury

English golfer Paul Casey has dislocated his right shoulder on a snowboarding holiday and will be sidelined for the first two months of 2012.

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U.S. Open: British Am champ in, no 10-shot rule

Two changes are coming to the eligibility requirements for the 2012 U.S. Open. The British Amateur champion is now exempt into the championship, while the 10-shot rule that helps determine the 36-hole cut will be eliminated.

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Irish Open at Royal Portrush, where it belongs

This year’s Irish Open, to be played at legendary Royal Portrush, is now a can’t-miss event.