News for Friday, May 11, 2012


News 2012 May 11


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Tiger Tracker: Woods shoots 4-under 68

Round 2 at Players

Ryan Lavner: Survive and advance? Not for Tiger Woods, who's 2 under going into the weekend at TPC Sawgrass.

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Bradley, Simpson face turbulent rounds

Bradley, Simpson struggle

While Matt Kuchar's solid play put him in a share of the lead at The Players, playing competitors Keegan Bradley and Webb Simpson were swirling storms around Kuchar’s serenity. Jim McCabe

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West: LSU, Stanford battle for top spot

NCAA West Regional

LSU's Austin Ernst is in position to earn a regional crown to match last year's NCAA Championship hardware. Her team is in position to take home the West Regional title, too.

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East: Burnett, Dreher lead South Carolina charge

NCAA East Regional

South Carolina's Katie Burnett last won an individual title at the 2010 East Regional. She's more than due for another as her team leads the pack in State College, Pa.

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Central: USC extends lead; Vandy makes up ground

NCAA Central Regional

Lisa McCloskey and USC extended their Central Regional lead on Friday by 11 shots. The team is chasing its eighth regional win in program history.

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Johnson takes lead as McIlroy heads home

Zach Johnson, Matt Kuchar and Kevin Na share the lead going into the weekend at The Players Championship.

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Baldry: Campbell could be this year's Cinderella

explains why Campbell coach John Crooks could have this year's Cinderella squad.

Campbell senior Michelle Koh filled an important role for the Camels on Friday at the NCAA East Regional with a 3-under 69. It's all part of veteran coach John Crooks' plan for a national-championship bid.

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England's Oliver Wilson leads Madeira Islands Open

Oliver Wilson of England shot a 7-under 65 Friday to take a one-stroke lead after two rounds of the Madeira Islands Open.

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Quiet Curtis evades media attention

McCabe on Ben Curtis

At 5 under, Ben Curtis may be in contention at The Players, but he fails to garner the media attention of "personalities" like Rory McIlroy. Jim McCabe

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McIlroy is 0-for-3 in Players cuts made

McIlroy misses the cut

Rory McIlroy, a victim of TPC Sawgrass' visual trickery, misses his first cut in more than a year at the Players Championship. Sean Martin

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Notes: Harman makes cut, Stricker doesn't

Players Championship notes

Players Championship notebook: Brian Harman will be playing the weekend at the Players, while a familiar weekend warrior, Steve Stricker, will not.

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Book review: The power of three

James Dodson insists we not forget three legends – Byron Nelson, Sam Snead and Ben Hogan – who all were born in 1912 and set the stage for Arnold Palmer’s generation and those who followed.

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Alliss can't quite fathom his place in World Golf HoF

Peter Alliss

Peter Alliss has enjoyed a long, fruitful career in golf because he hasn’t taken the game too seriously. That trait shines through in his commentary.

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Rater's notebook: Aiken Golf Club

Rater's notebook

At 5,800 yards from the back tees, par-70 Aiken Golf Club might seem an anachronism. But golf in its traditional form has a long shelf life. Bradley Klein explains.

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Nelson Championship to host Argyle Saturday

Byron Nelson attended his final HP Byron Nelson Championship in 2006, passing away that September. Six years later, the event will try to bring the memory of Nelson front and center with its first ever Argyle Saturday on May 19.

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Golf wouldn't be possible without greenkeepers

Thank your greenkeeper, because without greenkeepers there's no golf.

Thank your greenkeeper, because without greenkeepers there's no golf.