News for Wednesday, November 21, 2012


News 2012 November 21


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Yin defeats Esther Lee; Scheffler still stands at Polo

Scott Scheffler, stroke-play medalist at the Polo Golf Junior Classic, was among the players to survive the first two rounds of match play on Wednesday at PGA National Golf Club.

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Connor Smith (No. 42, 2014) commits to Middle Tennessee State

Connor Smith of Birmingham, Ala., has given a verbal commitment to play college golf at Middle Tennessee State in 2014.

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Rude: Anchoring ban? Might as well ban fun in golf

says a ban on anchoring means less fun for the masses, which completely contradicts golf's efforts to grow the game.

Research shows that all top 18 players in last week’s PGA Tour putting rankings regularly use a conventional putter. Not a belly nor a broomstick to be found on that top shelf. Yet golf’s powers that be are expected to ban the anchoring of such longer implements. Say what?!

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Brace yourself: Anchoring decision looms over golf

With every indication that golf's governing bodies will impose a ban on anchoring, Golfweek takes an in-depth look at the circumstances that have led to this defining moment.

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Notes: Early belly putter adoptee regrets likely demise

The USGA and R&A are close to announcing their position on long putters that are anchored to the body. That they have pledged to make an announcement by the end of the year has most believing a ban is imminent.

2 golfers hit consecutive holes-in-one in Australia

Two club golfers playing The Lakes — site of the Australian Open beginning Dec. 6 — hit consecutive holes-in-one on the par-3 ninth hole Wednesday.

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Poulter, Donald look for strong finish in Dubai

Rory McIlroy might be grabbing most of the attention in Dubai, but several other Ryder Cup stars, including Ian Poulter and second-ranked Luke Donald, would like to cap off their seasons with a victory.

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Haskins Award: 10 players to watch at midseason

We’re halfway through the college season, and while plenty of important tournaments remain, several players have put themselves in front of the race for the Haskins Award, which honors college golf's top player.

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Anchoring debate: The history of the long putter

From Charlie Owens to Rocco Mediate to Paul Azinger, a look at the history of the long putter.