News for Wednesday, March 7, 2012


News 2012 March 7


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Hate to be Rude: Consistency at the top

Hate to be Rude

Add Rory McIlroy to the world's best, and the game's upper rung suddenly gets a lot more interesting. With the Masters drawing near, Jeff Rude explains why that's good for the game.

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Notes: Casey returns to competition at Doral

Paul Casey already has missed five tournaments this year after dislocating his right shoulder while snowboarding over the holidays. It’s a bad time for an injury, especially in a Ryder Cup year, though Casey has a good reason to feel optimistic.

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Preus (NR, 2013) commits to Texas

has given a verbal commitment to Texas.

Kalena Preus of Honolulu has given a verbal commitment to Texas, the top-ranked men’s program in Golfweek’s rankings. Preus will become a Longhorn in the fall of 2013.

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Hanse's task at Doral: Preserve yet modernize

Hanse to revamp Doral

Donald Trump will signal a start to the WGC-Cadillac Championship with a press conference to discuss his purchase of the host venue this week, Doral Golf Resort & Spa. Gil Hanse, chosen course designer of the 2016 Rio Olympics course, will revamp the Blue Monster course at Doral.

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Mickelson: Augusta softens Nos. 8, 16

A kinder Augusta National

Phil Mickelson said changes to the greens at Augusta National's Nos. 8 and 16 holes have softened some of the hole locations, making it potentially easier for players to attack the pins during the 75th Masters. Miceli

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Nation's best headed to Southern Highlands

says the Southern Highlands field is so deep, it will be almost like a preview of the national championship.

It has been a number of years since I’ve been to UNLV’s tournament, the Southern Highlands Collegiate Masters, so I’m pretty excited about getting back this coming weekend.

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Back on her game, Granada feels like a million bucks

Baldry on Julieta Granada

After a less-than-stellar couple of years, Julieta Granada is back in contention on the LPGA.

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Sandestin resort to host D3 championships in '13

Sandestin to host D3 championships

Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort has been selected to host the 2013 NCAA Division III Men’s and Women’s Golf Championships, host Methodist University and the NCAA announced.

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Woods: Last week's 62 is all part of the past

Tiger at Doral

Sure, Tiger Woods' final-round 62 last week was brilliant, but the thing is, it happened last week. It was something Woods was quick to point out Wednesday at Doral.

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In choosing Hanse, IOC makes 'wise' decision

says design trumped politics in the selection of Gil Hanse as Olympic architect.

says design trumped politics in the selection of Gil Hanse as Olympic architect.

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Hanse should be a natural fit for Rio

Hanse to design Rio course

Landing the plum assignment of designing the 2016 Olympic golf course in Rio de Janeiro is a milestone career achievement for Gil Hanse.

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Doral: Check out Round 1 tee times

Doral tee times

WGC-Cadillac Championship at Doral: Check out first-round tee times, including Rory McIlroy and Tiger Woods

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Hanse, Alcott to design Olympic course

Rio Olympic designers named

American architect Gil Hanse and LPGA legend Amy Alcott will design the 2016 Olympic golf course in Rio, winning the selection Wednesday over Jack Nicklaus, Greg Norman and Gary Player.

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Fantasy Tip Sheet: WGC-Cadillac at Doral

Fantasy Tip Sheet: Doral

Fantasy Tip Sheet: Tiger and Rory will provide plenty of headlines this week at Doral, but two of our fantasy panelists think that Lee Westwood will be hosting the trophy at Doral come Sunday.

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World Golf Championships gaining traction

WGCs deserve higher status

Tiger Woods has won 16 World Golf Championships, which means that he won 16 events against the best players in golf. Based on the players attracted and winners produced, it stands to reason that the WGCs deserve a higher status.