News for Friday, May 4, 2012


News 2012 May 4


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Watney leads Wells Fargo; Woods misses cut

Nick Watney answered what he referred to as a wake-up call at the Wells Fargo Championship by taking the lead.

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Moore contends at Wells Fargo despite penalty

Ryan Moore noticed his ball move ever so slightly as he went to tap in a 10-inch putt for par on the 11th hole. He didn’t think it was a penalty because the rule had changed for this year.

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Lehman tops Insperity leaderboard with 65

Tom Lehman had an eagle and five birdies on the first eight holes on the back nine, then bogeyed the par-4 18th for a 7-under 65 and a one-shot lead after the first round of the Champions Tour's Insperity Championship.

Aggies' Anderson named Jan Strickland Award winner

Texas A&M’s Jim Anderson has been selected as the top assistant golf coach in the country.

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Bourdy leads Spanish Open; Manassero one back

Italian teen Matteo Manassero boosted his hopes of making the U.S. Open on Friday by moving into contention with a 2-under 70 after the second round at the 100th Spanish Open.

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Notes: Roomies Simpson, Watney rule Quail Hollow

Wells Fargo notes

Nick Watney (pictured) and Webb Simpson, who are rooming together this week, will have plenty to talk about Friday night. The two are a combined 23 under after two rounds at the Wells Fargo.

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McGreevy (No. 47, 2013) commits to Oklahoma

has given a verbal commitment to Oklahoma.

Max McGreevy has given a verbal commitment to play for Oklahoma in the fall of 2013. McGreevy, who is ranked No. 47 in the 2013, joins No. 35 Emilio Maurer of Puebla, Mexico.

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Tiger gets free drop after ball disappears

Tiger Woods was given a free drop at Quail Hollow without ever finding his golf ball, with a rules official determining a fan picked up the ball.

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Tiger fires strange 73, misses Wells Fargo cut

Tiger misses cut

Tiger Woods couldn't get anything going on Friday during a strange round at the Wells Fargo Championship and missed the cut. Ryan Lavner explains.

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Whistler: A thrill ride for skiers and golfers

Whistler is a top-drawer, four-season resort destination, especially for thrill jockeys who like hurtling downhill at breakneck speeds on skis or mountain bikes

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Kim withdraws from Wells Fargo with wrist injury

Anthony Kim withdrew from the third straight tournament Friday at the Wells Fargo Championship. Kim told PGA Tour officials that he had pain in his right wrist and elbow, along with the left thumb, which he had surgery on two years ago.

USGA deems DigiGard to be non-conforming

DigiGard, a neoprene sleeve that is used instead of tape, was deemed to be non-conforming by the USGA.