News for Monday, July 23, 2012



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LPGA denies Ariya Jutanugarn's Q-School plea

The LPGA has denied a petition from Ariya Jutanugarn, 16, to join sister Moriya, 17, at Q-School this fall, citing her not turning 18 by Jan. 1, 2013.

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Q&A: Steve Molinelli, caddie by the Bay

Caddie Steve Molinelli is a popular Bay Area looper, tending to the bag for Colt Knost at the 2007 U.S. Amateur and providing the service for Casie Cathrea at the U.S. Girls' Junior this past week.

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Stone, 10, qualifies for U.S. Women's Amateur

Latanna Stone, 10, became the third-youngest person to qualify for a USGA event after taking medalist honors at a U.S. Women's Amateur qualifier July 13 in Wellington, Fla.

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Tour Championship appoints new executive director

The PGA Tour announced the appointment of Tom Clark as executive director of the Tour Championship by Coca-Cola.

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Winner’s Circle: July 16-22, 2012

See what this week's winners carried in their bags.

Balicki: It's a Wyn-win for Southern Am

Wyn Norwood's goal as a member of the Southern Golf Association was to get the Southern Amateur to Arkansas. And after a beautiful week at Chenal Country Club, his dream came true.

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Babineau: Did Ernie Els see this coming? Yes, he did

Did Ernie Els see another major coming? He did, months before he was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2011 in a conversation with our Jeff Babineau.

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Tiger Woods moves to No. 2 in official ranking

Tiger Woods posted his best finish at a major since 2009 and has subsequently moved to No. 2 in the Official World Golf Ranking, his best position in more than 19 months.

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R&A: Success will not hasten "anchoring" decision

R&A: Success of the long or belly putter at Open will not hasten its decision on "anchoring."