News for Sunday, February 24, 2013


News 2013 February 24


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Miceli: Showdown builds over anchored stroke

What started as a proposed rule change has intensified into a showdown between golf heavyweights: the USGA in one corner versus the PGA Tour and PGA of America in the other. The outcome remains in doubt as the USGA and R&A’s 90-day comment period expires Feb. 28.

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Short-game wizardry leads Kuchar to WGC title

Matt Kuchar withstood a late rally by defending champion Hunter Mahan to win the WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship. Kuchar beat Mahan, 2 and 1 in the championship match.

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Kevin Foley wins Tour opener

Kevin Foley won the Tour's season-opening Panama Claro Championship on Sunday for his first tour title, birdieing the final for a 3-under 67 and a one-stroke victory.

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Experiencing golden moments in Southern California

SoCal, so good: Few places deliver more golden moments than scenic Southern California.

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Tracker: Kuchar holds on to win Match Play title

Matt Kuchar built a 4-up lead through nine holes and held on as Hunter Mahan made a furious charge on the back-nine, winning the WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship, 2 and 1. See how it happened.

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Texas, Stone take titles at Bayou City Championship

Texas earned its second team title of the season with a 21-shot victory over Houston at the Bayou City Collegiate Championship.

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Finchem: Tour opposes anchoring ban

The PGA Tour has gone public with its opposition to the U.S. Golf Association and R&A's call for a ban on the anchored stroke.

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Weekly top 5: When will college golf see a 59?

Better equipment, coaching and players have improved scoring in the past 15 years, which makes it hard to believe that someone hasn’t put up 59 on a college scoreboard.

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Tait: Art of match play is lost on golfers in U.S.

For the sake of quicker play, the U.S. club golfers need to embrace match play like their British counterparts.

It's a case of nurture over nature. Ian Poulter and other British Isles players are weaned on match play. In the U.S., club golfers are almost forced to play stroke play because of the USGA handicapping system. The world needs more match play.

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Tulane leads Duke, UCLA by one at Sugar Bowl

Tulane, ranked No. 29 by Golfweek, has a one-shot lead after the first round of the Allstate Sugar Bowl Intercollegiate, a tournament that features 10 schools in Golfweek’s top 25.

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Mahan, Kuchar set up first American finale in 5 years

It’s an All-American final at the WGC-Accenture Match Play, as Hunter Mahan and Matt Kuchar will face off in the final match in cold, windy conditions at Dove Mountain.

CEO says British PGA will not resist ban

The British Professional Golfers’ Association will not resist the proposed ban on the anchoring stroke, chief executive Sandy Jones told Golfweek.

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How it happened: Mahan beats Poulter at WGC

Hunter Mahan routed Ian Poulter on Sunday morning, advancing to the WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship by a 4-and-3 margin. See how it happened.

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How it happened: Kuchar beats Day at WGC

After getting down very early, Matt Kuchar stormed back and handed Jason Day a 4-and-3 loss in the semifinals of the WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship. See how it happened.

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5 Things: Jutanugarn's triple hands Park title

Ariya Jutanugarn, 17, came close to winning her first LPGA event on Sunday at the Honda LPGA Thailand before losing by a shot after a triple-bogey on No. 18 to hand Inbee Park the victory.