News for Thursday, November 29, 2012



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Globetrotters McDowell, Poulter have eyes on long break

Graeme McDowell fired a solid 3-under 69 on Thursday, but he says about 10 percent of his golf vigor is gone right now. He's a bit spent after a hectic 12-week stint during which he played in Dubai, China and the U.S. A 10-week break should fix that.

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Pernice, 53, trying to hold his own at Q-School

Tom Pernice Jr., 53, and Si Woo Kim, 17, are competing for spots on the 2013 PGA Tour. Kim would set a record for youngest player in the history of the Tour. Pernice, meanwhile, is trying to stay on golf's biggest stage.

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5 Things: After 63, Kim in Q-School driver's seat

We’re one-third of the way through PGA Tour Q-School, but while Meen-Whee Kim leads at 13 under, there’s still 72 holes left. Here's 5 Things to take away from Thursday's second round at PGA West.

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Tee times, pairings: Tiger paired with Van Pelt

Leader Nick Watney will play with Keegan Bradley on Friday at the Tiger Woods World Challenge, while the host will play 18 holes with Bo Van Pelt.

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Colsaerts, Haas share Nedbank lead

Bill Haas bogeyed two of the last three holes Thursday in the Nedbank Golf Challenge to slip back into a share of the first-round lead with Nicolas Colsaerts.

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Q-School Tracker: Kim (13 under) leads Taylor by 1

Meen-Whee Kim fired a 9-under 63 to take a one-shot lead over Vaughn Taylor, who shot 64, after 36 holes of PGA Tour Q-School at PGA West in La Quinta, Calif.

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Goetze-Ackerman, Hull to join WGCA Hall of Fame

The Women’s Golf Coaches Association has announced that Vicki Goetze-Ackerman and Katherine Hull will be inducted into the Players Hall of Fame in December. Goetze-Ackerman played for Georgia and Hull played for Pepperdine.

Michael Beard to lead Pepperdine men

Michael Beard, the assistant men’s golf coach at Arizona State, will take over the Pepperdine men’s team. Beard was an All-American at Pepperdine during his collegiate career.

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Tiger Tracker: Tiger fires 70, 3 shots back

Tiger Woods points to his victory at the World Challenge as what led him to three PGA Tour victories in 2012. He started his title defense with a 2-under 70 in Thousand Oaks, Calif. See how it happened.

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Reid sputters as she attempts fresh start on LPGA

Mel Reid seemed poised to make a fresh start on the LPGA in 2013. But things aren't going her way after two rounds of Q-School.

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5 Things: Christina Kim keeps pace at LPGA Q-School

Christina Kim, perhaps the most well-known player in the field at the final stage of LPGA Q-School, is staying close to the top of the leaderboard at LPGA International.

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Parry takes top card at European Tour Q-School

John Parry can look forward to a full season on next year’s European Tour, but Oliver Wilson’s career hangs in the balance.

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Player Diary: California's Max Homa (Part 5)

Max Homa, a senior star at California, will be blogging for all season long, giving you insight into what goes on behind the scenes with the Golden Bears.

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Achenbach: You can argue, but ban is done deal

James Achenbach says opposition to the proposed anchoring ban likely won't go away, but don't expect golf's ruling bodies to reverse their position.