News for Friday, July 6, 2012


News 2012 July 6


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How it happened: Tiger's MC at Greenbrier

Round 2 at Greenbrier

Tiger Woods could never get his putter going - missing a pair of birdie putts late that proved costly - and he missed his second cut of the year at the Greenbrier Classic on Friday.

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Thompson fires 73, four strokes back at USWO

Williams on Lexi Thompson

Lexi Thompson, 17, didn't have her "A-plus game," but she was good enough to stay in the running at the U.S. Women's Open on Friday.

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Pressel WDs from USWO with thumb injury

Morgan Pressel posted a 10 on the 14th hole of the U.S. Women’s Open and then called it quits, citing a thumb injury. Pressel injured her left thumb at the Wegmans LPGA Championship last month.

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Pettersen leads, Wie makes big move at Open

Suzann Pettersen shot a 4-under 68 to take the U.S. Women's Open lead at 5 under, and Michelle Wie made a big move to get into contention Friday at Blackwolf Run.

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Kite, Cook lead First Tee Open

John Cook closed with a 30-foot eagle putt on the par-5 ninth hole at Del Monte for a 5-under 67 and a share of the lead with 62-year-old Tom Kite on Friday in the First Tee Open.

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Top-seeded Williamson in North & South semifinals

North & South Amateur

Top seed Peter WIlliamson won both of his matched Friday to advance to the match play semifinals of the North & South Amateur Championship.

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Former Oregon men's coach Nosler, 74, dies

Steve Nosler, 74, dies

Former Oregon men's coach Steve Nosler, who spent 20 years with the program and guided the Ducks to three NCAA Championship appearances, died Friday at the age of 74.

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Struggling Tseng looks to Sorenstam for support

Baldry on Yani Tseng

Despite three wins in 2012, struggling Yani Tseng has reached out for support from Annika Sorenstam.

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Hurst in position to make run at first LPGA victory

Williams on Vicky Hurst

It is no surprise that Vicky Hurst is in contention again, but a win at the U.S. Women's Open would represent a first: A victory on the LPGA tour.

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Wie leaps out of hiding with 6-under 66

Baldry on Michelle Wie

Michelle Wie entered the U.S. Women's Open in the worst stretch of her career. Then Friday's 6-under 66 happened. Wie says she found "it" - but will "it" stick around?

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Barber turns pro, to debut on Tour

Auburn star Blayne Barber told Golfweek on Friday that he will make his pro debut at the Tour’s Nationwide Children’s Hospital Invitational, skipping his senior season with the Tigers.

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Germany's Siem leads French Open by 1 shot

Marcel Siem of Germany overcame wet and windy conditions plus a lightning delay Friday to shoot a 3-under 68 for a one-stroke lead after the second round of the French Open.

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Penner leads Williams by 1 entering Sahalee final round

Sahalee Players Championship

UNLV's Kevin Penner grew up in Sammamish, Wash., and played high school golf tournaments at Sahalee CC. Now he's in position to win the Sahalee Players, leading by a stroke going into the final round.

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Bermel named men's golf coach at Kansas

Bermel to Kansas

Longtime Colorado State men's coach Jamie Bermel will take over the same duties at the Kansas, the university announced on Tuesday.

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Cobra to showcase special-edition orange AMP driver

Cobra's AMP driver

There is orange, and then there is screaming, fire-breathing orange. Cobra’s new special edition orange AMP driver, inspired by Rickie Fowler, falls into the latter category.