News for Wednesday, June 6, 2012


News 2012 June 6


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Callaway CEO refocuses company, recruits rival

Callaway CEO

Callaway CEO Chip Brewer, making moves to refocus the company on its core business, has hired a marketing executive from rival TaylorMade and eliminated a top-level product-development position.

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Carlsson leads by two at Nordea Masters

Magnus Carlsson of Sweden shot a 7-under 65 on Wednesday to take a two-stroke lead after the opening round of the Nordea Masters.

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Notes: Tseng learning to smile on the course

LPGA Championship notes

LPGA Championship notes: Last year's landslide winner, Yani Tseng, is working on two things: smiling on the course more and trying to find her balance so she can find her ball at Locust Hill.

Davis, Nageotte win AJGA at Nemacolin

After a year off, the AJGA returned to the Nemacolin Woodlands Resort in Farmington, Pa., at the Links Course – a challenging par-70 with small, tricky greens - for the Preseason Junior at Nemacolin. The tournament concluded on June 3 with Ryan Davis and Ali Nageotte winning the Boys and Girls divisions, respectively.

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2012 U.S. Open: The field for Olympic Club

Complete U.S. Open field

The 151 players who have qualified for the 112th U.S. Open, to be played June 14-17 at The Olympic Club

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This week in the world of golf . . .

This week in the world of golf includes the PGA Tour's St. Jude Classic.

Marsh has two holes-in-one, WD in same week

Champions Tour player Graham Marsh had holes-in-one on back-to-back days, and then had to WD due to a sore back.

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Summers goes from cleaning toilets to U.S. Open

Rude on Summers

Affable Aussie Anthony Summers, an unlikely sectional winner and one-time toilet cleaner, can't wipe the smile off his face entering the U.S. Open.

UALR hires Greenwood as director of golf

Chris Greenwood, who led Lynn University to 16 tournament titles in seven seasons at the Boca Raton, Fla., school, has been appointed director of golf at Arkansas-Little Rock.

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Tait: U.S. dominance in Curtis Cup eye-opening

Tait on Curtis Cup

GB&I doesn't necessarily have an advantage in Scotland this week at the Curtis Cup - or Catastrophe Cup for some fans.

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Notes: U.S. learning course at Curtis Cup

Curtis Cup notebook

Curtis Cup notebook: The past 72 hours for the U.S. team has been all about learning what Nairn Golf Club and the Scotland weather will offer as obstacles, says our Julie Williams.

Burk named head coach at McNeese State

Austin Burk, an assistant men's coach at Baylor, has been named head men's coach at McNeese State, athletic director Tommy McClelland announced.

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Peterson qualifies for Open despite tight turnaround

Martin on John Peterson

A year after being snubbed for the Walker Cup squad, John Peterson manages to qualify for the USGA's marquee event: The U.S. Open.

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Fantasy Tip Sheet: St. Jude Classic

Fantasy Tip Sheet: St. Jude

Fantasy Tip Sheet: Zach Johnson held off the red-hot Jason Dufner at Colonial, and now the bulk of our fantasy panel thinks he has another victory coming this week in Memphis.

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McCabe: 3 years later, Bryant back on Tour

McCabe on Bart Bryant

Jim McCabe: It was three years ago that Bart Bryant exited stage left to deal with a nagging wrist injury. Two surgeries and some sleepless months later, Bryant will make his return on Thursday.