News for Friday, November 30, 2012

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5 Things: McDowell's 66 gives him three-shot lead

5 Things: Graeme McDowell separated himself from an impressive pack with a brilliant back-nine on Friday at the Tiger Woods World Challenge, firing a 6-under 66 to take a three-shot advantage over three players after 36 holes.

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5 Things: Kunick making name for himself; Kim leads

We’re at the halfway point of PGA Tour Q-School. Three rounds are down, and three rounds remain. Here are 5 Things you need to know from the third round of the final Q-School. Meen-Whee Kim, at 18-under 198, holds a one-shot lead over Robert Karlsson.

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Slocum on the right path to regain PGA Tour card

The infamous “We talkin’ ‘bout practice” quote from basketball player Allen Iverson has developed a life of its own, 10 years after Iverson scoffed at taking practice seriously. But for 38-year-old Heath Slocum, it's a necessity.

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Tee times, pairings: Tiger, Fowler are paired

Graeme McDowell and Bo Van Pelt will be in Saturday's final pairing at the World Challenge, while Tiger Woods will play with Rickie Fowler.

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Q-School Tracker: Kim retains slim lead

Meen-Whee Kim, 20, maintained his lead at PGA Tour Q-School on Friday, firing a 5-under 67 to hold a one-shot lead over veteran Robert Karlsson after 54 holes. See how it happened:

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Tracker: Woods fires 69, four back of McDowell

Tiger Woods fired an 3-under 69 on Friday at the 18-player Tiger Woods World Challenge, but sits four shots back of 2010 champion Graeme McDowell, who shot a 6-under 66. See how it happened.

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Sherlock focuses on 'golf is fun again' mentality

Notes from the third round of LPGA Q-School at LPGA International in Daytona Beach, Fla. 18-year-old Moriya Jutanugarn leads the field at 13 under par, six strokes ahead of her next competitor.

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Quiros out 5-6 months after wrist surgery

Alvaro Quiros, once ranked inside the top 50 in the world, underwent wrist surgery in November and will be sidelined 5 to 6 months.

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Grape escape: Sonoma’s wine, golf make splendid pairing

From Northwood Golf Club to the Windsor Golf Club, a trip to Sonoma, Calif. will sit well with your pallet for both its wonderful wine and golf.

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Kidd’s play: From bullets to birdies in Nicaragua

In February, David McLay Kidd and Carlos Pellas will open a golf course course at Guacalito de la Isla, a $250 million resort project along a part of the Nicaragua coast best known for its world-class surfing.