News for Friday, October 12, 2012

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Industry experts dish on new ways to measure golf fitness

Did Camilo Villegas lose his game by tinkering too much with his swing? Is Rory McIlroy's aggressive swing "a train wreck waiting to happen?" Both were topics of discussion at the World Golf Fitness Summit.

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Take a look: Golfweek Div. III Fall Invitational

The Golfweek Div. III Fall Invitational will take place at the Raven Golf Club at Sandestin in Sandestin, Fla.

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The Greenbrier buys historic Oakhurst Links

The Greenbrier in West Virginia is buying a nearby golf course that is one of the nation's oldest. Oakhurst Links owner Lewis Keller confirmed the acquisition.

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Fowler (back injury) pulls out of two Asian events

Rickie Fowler earned his first professional victory at last year's Korea Open. He won't be able to defend that title, though. Fowler has withdrawn from the Korea Open and CIMB Classic because of back issues.

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Borg (No. 48, 2013) commits to South Florida

Ryan Borg, who is ranked 48th in the class of 2013, has given a verbal commitment to play college golf at South Florida.

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Player Diary: California's Max Homa (Part 3)

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

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Edmondson (No. 19, 2015) commits to Arkansas

Noah Edmondson of Davidson, N.C., has given a verbal commitment to play college golf for Arkansas in the fall of 2015.

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Humble, self-effacing Foley dishes at Fitness Summit

Despite the fact he teaches the world’s most recognizable golfer, Tiger Woods, instructor Sean Foley might be the most humble, self-effacing instructor in golf.

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O'Hern shoots 62 to take Frys.com Open lead

Nick O'Hern shot a career-best 9-under 62 on Thursday in rainy conditions to take a three-stroke lead over European Ryder Cup player Nicolas Colsaerts, Jhonattan Vegas and Derek Ernst in the Frys.com Open.

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Defending champ Choi leads LPGA Malaysia

Defending champion Na Yeon Choi took a two-stroke lead Friday in the LPGA Malaysia, shooting a 4-under 67 to reach 10 under.

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5 Things: Rose tops Westwood for World Golf Final

Don't underestimate what his dramatic 1-up singles victory at the Ryder Cup has done for the confidence of Justin Rose. The Englishman continued his stellar play, capping an undefeated week with a victory over Lee Westwood to capture the Turkish Airlines World Golf Final on Friday.

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Ryder, Presidents cups to count as Euro starts in '13

The European Tour announced that at the start of the 2013 season, the Ryder Cup, Presidents Cup and Vivendi Seve Trophy will count toward the minimum number of 13 events for membership on the European Tour.