News for Friday, February 8, 2013


News 2013 February 8


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Semifinals set at Big 10 Match Play Championship

The semifinals are set for the Big 10 Match Play Championship. Illinois will meet Ohio State on the top of the bracket while Michigan State will play Iowa on the bottom of the bracket.

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Notes: Jacobson, Goosen return from back ailments

After battling back ailments late in 2012, Fredrik Jacobson and Retief Goosen are in contention at the Pebble Beach National Pro-Am.

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UCLA beats Washington in Amer Ari playoff

UCLA caught second-round leader Washington on Friday in the final round of the Amer Ari Invitational, and eventually beat the Huskies in a sudden-death playoff.

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Pernice, Langer share Allianz lead with 66

Bernhard Langer is a Hall of Famer who has won the Champions Tour money title four of the last five years. Tom Pernice Jr. is a career journeyman who at 53 tried to reach the PGA Tour through Q-School last year.

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Tracker: Potter, Snedeker build slim Pebble Beach lead

Ted Potter Jr. and Brandt Snedeker emerged as the leaders after a cloudy second round at the Pebble Beach National Pro-Am. See how it happened.

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Hurley loses sponsor exemption after arrival

Billy Hurley, his wife and two kids had made the trip to Pebble Beach after being offered a last-minute exemption. But tournament officials discovered he wasn’t officially a PGA Tour member and thus wasn’t eligible for the exemption.

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Fisher Jr. joins Sterne in lead in Johannesburg

Trevor Fisher Jr. shot a 9-under 62 and Richard Sterne had a 65 Friday to share the lead after the second round of the Joburg Open.

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TaylorMade RocketBallz Stage 2 Rescue hybrids

TaylorMade adds tweaks in RocketBallz Stage 2 Rescue hybrids

The calling card for the TaylorMade RocketBallz Stage 2 Rescue hybrid is the Speed Pocket, or slot, in the sole of the club.

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Nike VR_S Covert irons

Nike adjusts grooves in VR_S Covert irons

Nike VR_S Covert irons have a pronounced cavity and are intended to be super-game-improvement irons.

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Shaft Month: Accra's co-owner, a preacher of proper fitting

The Accra Premium Golf Shafts business is based on intelligent, informed fitting, and Accra shafts are available only through a network of some 350 club fitters around the world.

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New clubs, iron shafts provide boost for Moore

AeroTech SteelFiber iron shafts in new TaylorMade RocketBladez irons provide boost for Ryan Moore

Ryan Moore produced four rounds under 70 at Phoenix as he played for the first time with AeroTech SteelFiber composite shafts in his new TaylorMade RocketBladez irons.