News for Wednesday, May 23, 2012


News 2012 May 23


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5 Things: Vanderbilt's Alex back in contention

5 Things: NCAA women

5 Things: Vanderbilt's Marina Alex plays herself back into contention for the individual title, while Alabama will need to avoid its recent front-runner demons.

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Nike unveils golf-fitness initiative, launches app

Nike fitness app

In an effort to elevate golf fitness – and strengthen its business – Nike Golf has launched a major training initiative called NG 360. Among its first elements: a smartphone app and an alliance with the Gray Institute, a renowned "movement" center.

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It's homecoming for Alabama's Pancake at NCAAs

Alabama's Brooke Pancake

Alabama's Brooke Pancake (right), who got the golf bug at a summer camp at Vanderbilt's Legends Club, returns to her home state having learned her lessons well. She and the Crimson Tide lead the NCAA Championship.

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Do intends to leave Bruins 'with a good feeling'

Do finishes college career

After the NCAA Championship, college golf will come to an end for UCLA senior Brianna Do. While she plans on playing the Symetra Tour circuit, Do will "always be a Bruin". Julie Williams

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Lee Westwood feels loss of injured caddie Foster

Lee Westwood says his season has been seriously disrupted by the injury to his caddie and new putting coach Billy Foster.

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Hak signs national letter of intent with Georgia Tech

Hak signs with Georgia Tech

Shun Yat Hak, the No. 1 player in the Golfweek/Sagarin Junior Rankings, has signed a national letter of intent with Georgia Tech.

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Els among 24 to earn U.S. Open exemptions

Ernie Els won’t have to worry about a special invitation to the U.S. Open. Els, a two-time Open champion, was one of 24 players to earn exemptions to The Olympic Club by being in the top 60 in the Official World Golf Ranking as of May 21.

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Lee (No. 13, 2013) commits to UC Davis

has given a verbal commitment to UC Davis.

Paige Lee of Folsom, Calif., has given a verbal commitment to UC Davis. Lee, ranked No. 13 in the Class of 2013, made unofficial visits to California, Arizona, UC Irvine and Oregon before deciding on UC Davis.

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NCAAs: 10 things you could see at Riviera . . .

10 things to watch at NCAAs

Who really saw Augusta State winning one title, let alone two? No one. So our Ryan Lavner tries to predict the unpredictable at the NCAA Championship next week in Los Angeles . . .

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5 Things: Will McIlroy prevail at BMW PGA?

5 Things: BMW PGA

Will this be Rory McIlroy's year to shine at the BMW PGA Championship? The World No. 1 has yet to be best in four appearances at the European Tour's flagship event. Alistair Tait

In this issue: May 25, 2012

Inside the May 25, 2012 issue of Golfweek:

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Fantasy Tip Sheet: Colonial

Fantasy Tip Sheet: Colonial

Fantasy Tip Sheet: Zach Johnson has simply dominated Colonial in recent years, and our fantasy panel doesn't see any reason not to ride that train this week.