News for Wednesday, September 26, 2012

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Anderson, Snedeker get back to work

After difficult family ordeal, Todd Anderson returned to a little normalcy Wednesday, getting back to work with pupil Brandt Snedeker at Medinah.

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Pepperdine earns second Conference Challenge title

Pepperdine won its second Golfweek Conference Challenge title on Wednesday, but its first at Red Sky Golf Club.

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Ryder Cup: Pairings aren't that hard to figure out

Notebook: Ryder Cup pairings are treated like state secrets by players and captains, but they’re really not tough to determine if you’re paying attention.

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Liu advances at Euro Q-School, still set on Stanford

Despite advancing at European Tour Q-School, Jim Liu is still set on attending Stanford next fall.

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Women's Mid-Week Report: Pepperdine defends

Women's Mid-Week Report: Pepperdine successfully defended its Golfweek Conference Challenge title while Nova Southeastern took the Yale Intercollegiate.

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Rude: Chicago provides a roller coaster of emotions

Our Jeff Rude has experienced a Chicago grand slam, of sorts, since May: His son was married in the Windy City, his mother died weeks ago, he attended his high school reunion and now golf's biggest spectacle greets Medinah.

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Men's Mid-Week Report: Cal backs up praise

Men's Mid-Week Report: Cal tied for first at the Ping/Golfweek Preview to open its season and back up its preseason praise.

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2012 HP Scholastic Junior All-America teams

The 2012 HP Scholastic Junior All-America teams were announced Sept. 26.

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Complete coverage: 2012 Ryder Cup

A look at our in-depth coverage of the 2012 Ryder Cup at Medinah CC, just outside of Chicago.

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Singer Andy Williams, former Tour host, dies

Singer Andy Williams, known in golf circles as the name behind the former Andy Williams-San Diego Open, died Sept. 25 in Branson, Mo., at the age of 84.

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'Overachiever' Poulter has trust of Euro teammates

Padraig Harrington says that Ian Poulter is "one of the guys who wants the ball when the clock's running down" at the Ryder Cup. His impressive resume at the biennial event backs up that lofty praise.

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Is there a five-point player in this Ryder Cup?

Jim Furyk did it at the Presidents Cup in 2011. But going 5-0 is difficult, and it also takes a lot of faith from your captain to have a player take to the course five times at a Ryder Cup.

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Ryder Cup: Meet the 12-man U.S. squad

Our Sean Martin breaks down the American squad at the Ryder Cup, highlighting their previous success (or lack thereof) at the Ryder Cup and at Medinah.

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Ryder Cup: Meet the 12-man Euro squad

Our Sean Martin breaks down the European squad at the Ryder Cup, highlighting their previous success (or lack thereof) at the Ryder Cup and at Medinah.

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Shoe Month: Puma adds fun with bursts of color

Puma is a relative newcomer to golf footwear. But bolstered by its pairing with Cobra Golf, the brand is shaking up the category with bursts of color and trendy looks.

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Ryder Cup: Medinah CC, hole-by-hole

Our Bradley S. Klein takes you hole-by-hole through Medinah's No. 3 Course, where he says the U.S. might not have the distance advantage as presumed.

Oregon State men hold off Colorado's charge

The Oregon State men held off a final-round comeback from host Colorado to capture a victory Sept. 25 at the Mark Simpson-CU Invitational.

Hopkins resigns as CEO at Cleveland Golf/Srixon

Greg Hopkins has resigned as chief executive officer of Cleveland Golf/Srixon, effective immediately, the company announced.

Cal women capture WSU Cougar Cup

After losing a strong trio of seniors from last season, California used a team effort to capture the WSU Cougar Cup.

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Ryder Cup Q&A: Europe's Sergio Garcia

Will Seve be an inspiration? How is he different than the 2008 version of himself? Does he like what he sees at Medinah? Sergio Garcia weighed in on Wednesday morning . . .