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Ching claims title at Fresno State Classic

Alex Ching of San Diego shot a final-round 3-under 69 to claim medalist honors at the Fresno State Lexus Golf Classic.

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Pepperdine holds off UCLA for Bruin/Wave title

Grace Na and her Pepperdine teammates won their first team title of the season Tuesday at the Bruin/Wave Invitational, which is a notable feat considering they were chased by top-ranked UCLA.

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Notes: Oosthuizen to play Doral, but not pain-free

Two days after withdrawing from the final round of the Honda Classic, Louis Oosthuizen was back at work at Doral’s TPC Blue Monster, determined to give it a go at the WGC-Cadillac Championship.

Cal wins in San Jose for second spring title

California’s spring season is beginning to look eerily familiar. The Golden Bears won their second title of the season Tuesday, repeating last year’s success exactly.

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IOC visits Rio ahead of golf course announcement

IOC officials began a three-day trip to Rio de Janeiro on Tuesday to discuss the city’s preparations for the 2016 Olympics, and organizers will reveal Wednesday the designer of the first Olympic golf course in more than 100 years.

In this issue: March 9, 2012

Inside the March 9, 2012 issue of Golfweek

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Knights prevail at USF Invitational

The Central Florida men’s team came close to a huge victory last week at the John Hayt Invitational before succumbing by four shots to Southeastern Conference member Arkansas, a top-10 team.

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Ohio State tops host Miami in Hurricane playoff

Ohio State won a team playoff Tuesday over tournament host Miami at the Hurricane Invitational for its first team title of the season.

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Getting Tour access proves to be a 'Stretch'

PGA Tour Entertainment touted its new reality series, “Down the Stretch,” as a chance to get inside a contender’s mind. But have the producers taken on a near-impossible task?

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Masters gives exemption to Ryo Ishikawa

Ryo Ishikawa no longer has to worry about trying to qualify for the Masters. The 20-year-old from Japan received a special invitation for the second time.

LSU wins home-state event

Led by a 1-2 finish from sophomore Andrew Presley and senior Sang Yi, the LSU men’s team rolled to an 14-stroke victory Tuesday at the Louisiana Classics.

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Title sponsor-turned-con man faces prison

R. Allen Stanford, the former Texas financier whose golf sponsorships included tournaments and players on the PGA and LPGA tours, was convicted Tuesday in U.S. District Court of bilking investors of $7 billion in a massive Ponzi scheme.

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Toy Box: McIlroy wins with Titleist gear

Rory McIlroy credited his short game for clinching his victory at the Honda Classic. He relied upon his Titleist Vokey Design SM4 wedges (46, 54 and 60 degree) to convert 20 of 24 up-and-down-opportunities.

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Maginnes On Tap: Guess who’s back?

After closing with a final-round 62 at the Honda Classic, Tiger Woods clearly is on his way to making a comeback. His commitments to play at Doral & Bay Hill prove that the spring is shaping up nicely.

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Mitsubishi introduces Kuro Kage on Tour

Mitsubishi Rayon introduced the Kuro Kage at the Northern Trust Open to join the Fubuki K as shafts used on the PGA Tour.

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Rookie Loar's journey finally comes full circle

Ed Loar's golf journey has taken him all around the world. Jim McCabe has the amazing story of the PGA Tour rookie and recent Nationwide Tour winner.

This week in the world of golf . . .

The week ahead in the world of golf includes the WGC Cadillac Championship, which Tiger Woods won six times, and the PGA Tour's Puerto Rico Open.