News for Saturday, March 24, 2012


News 2012 March 24


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Notes: Tseng closing in on 3rd title in 5 events

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LPGA notes: As the golf world turns its attention to the re-emergence of Tiger Woods at Bay Hill, the hottest player in the game is quietly padding her resume. Yani Tseng is on target to win for the third time in five events this year.

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Yani Tseng has 3-stroke lead in Kia Classic

Top-ranked Yani Tseng remained in position for her second straight LPGA tour title and third in five events this year, shooting a bogey-free 3-under 69 on Saturday to take a three-stroke lead into the final round of the Kia Classic.

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Couples, Sluman tied for lead at Fallen Oak

Jeff Sluman shot an 8-under 64 on Saturday to climb into a tie for the second-round lead with Fred Couples in the Mississippi Gulf Resort Classic.

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McDowell knows what to expect in showdown

McDowell ready for showdown

Graeme McDowell and Tiger Woods will share one commonality on Sunday: They are both looking for an elusive win says Alex Miceli.

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5 Things: Tiger's statistical dominance at Bay Hill

5 Things: Tiger's lead

5 Things: Tiger Woods' statistical dominance at Bay Hill; another Graeme McDowell-Tiger showdown on Sunday; and Ian Poulter's resurgence at the Arnold Palmer Invitational.

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Rude: Tiger can now prove he is back

Rude on Tiger's lead

Jeff Rude: Outside of an errant tee shot, Tiger Woods showed that his ball striking is the best it has been in years. And, on Sunday, he'll face the ultimate litmus test to show the world that he is back.

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Els rounding into form; just in time for Augusta?

Els could make Masters

Sean Martin: Ernie Els doesn't have his invite to the Masters just yet. And, yes, he is thinking about it. The solution? Play like he did on Saturday, and the Augusta tee time will take care of itself.

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Manassero's Masters hopes alive in Morocco

Matteo Manassero shot a 7-under 65 for a share of the third-round lead of the Hassan II Trophy on Sunday.

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Tiger fires 71, leads Bay Hill by one

Tiger leads at Bay Hill

Tiger Woods moved ahead by as many as four strokes on Saturday, but a late double-bogey brought him back to the field and he'll take a one-shot lead into the final round at Bay Hill. Shot-by-shot

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Father-Son Challenge returns to golf calendar

The Father-Son Challenge is returning to golf this year. Arnold Palmer will serve as the ambassador and PNC Bank will be the title sponsor of the tournament that features major champions teaming up with their sons in a 36-hole tournament.

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Live scores: Round 3 at Bay Hill

Round 3 at Bay Hill

Live scoreboard from Round 3 at the Arnold Palmer Invitational in Orlando, Fla.