News for Saturday, February 9, 2013


News 2013 February 9


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Singh holds some options in drug probe

More than a week has passed since the startling revelation that Vijay Singh took a substance prohibited under the PGA Tour Anti-Doping Program. Many Tour observers wonder how Singh, who has won 34 Tour events in a Hall of Fame career, could have competed last week at the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am after such a turn of events.

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Notes: At Pro-Am, Gretzky has ice in his veins

Even at 52 years old and 14 years into retirement, there’s still a semblance of what made Wayne Gretzky The Great One.

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Mediate takes Allianz lead with course-record 61

Rocco Mediate shot an 11-under 61 on Saturday, setting a course record and building a three-shot lead over Tom Pernice Jr. heading into the final round of the Allianz Championship.

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Illinois claims first Big Ten Match Play title

Illinois won its first Big Ten Match Play Championship on Saturday at The Concession Golf Club in Bradenton, Fla. The Illini went undefeated in the semifinals and championship match to win the title.

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Tracker: Snedeker, Hahn share 1-shot Pebble lead

It shouldn't be a surprise at this point: Brandt Snedeker is in the thick of things. Snedeker shot a second consecutive round of 68 on Saturday at the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am, this time on Pebble Beach. He has a share of the lead with James Hahn.

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Sterne, Fisher share five-shot lead at Joburg Open

South African duo Richard Sterne and Trevor Fisher Jr. each shot a 4-under 68 to move five shots ahead of the field at the Joburg Open on Saturday.

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Lefty barely into Sunday at Pebble after triple at 18

Phil Mickelson is out of contention at the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am after a third-round 73 that included a triple-bogey at No. 18.

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In New Zealand, a Ko-leader and heir apparent

Lydia Ko has a new accessory on her hand this week. Her U.S. Women’s Amateur champion’s ring arrived Wednesday, and she’s wearing it proudly, as it looks like one of the class rings from American movies that she has coveted.