News for Thursday, January 31, 2013


News 2013 January 31


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'Crushing' lip-out bars Mickelson from golf's Club 59

Phil Mickelson held his head in horror on the ninth green, his 18th of the day. His 26-foot putt birdie putt for 59 curled around the hole and stayed out.

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Tour Tracker: Mickelson leads in Phoenix

In a week overshadowed by Vijay Singh's admittance of taking a banned substance, Phil Mickelson took command of the headlines Thursday at TPC Scottsdale. See how it unfolded.

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Thomas' patience paid off at the 2012 Jones Cup

Justin Thomas knew something was off during the second round of last year’s Jones Cup. His double bogey at Ocean Forest’s second hole - his 11th hole of the second round - dropped him to 5 over for the tournament. He went on to play the final 25 holes in 5 under to win by two shots.

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Rude: No excuse for Singh; he deserves suspension

Vijay Singh has no one to blame but himself. Apparently he agrees. Ostensibly that is why he said Wednesday that he is “angry” for unwittingly having taken a banned substance. In turn, he left himself open to a possible PGA Tour suspension.

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Sorenstam honorary host of Kraft Nabisco celebrity pro-am

Annika Sorenstam will serve as the honorary host for the celebrity pro-am for the Kraft Nabisco Championship on April 1-7.

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Sterne shoots 62 to take Dubai Desert Classic lead

Richard Sterne nearly broke the course record at the Dubai Desert Classic on Thursday, shooting 10-under 62 in the first round to finish one shot ahead of Stephen Gallacher.

PGA Tour Canada announces 7 events for 2013

PGA Tour Canada announced seven events for the 2013 season.

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Singh withdraws from Phoenix Open

Vijay Singh withdraws from the Waste Management Phoenix Open, a day after saying he used deer-antler spray.

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Preview: Thomas, Fox headline Jones Cup field

The nation’s best amateur golfers have a Super Bowl tradition of their own. It’s the Jones Cup, which will be held this weekend at Ocean Forest Golf Club in St. Simons Island, Ga.

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Van Pelt fires 59 in pro-am at WMPO

Bo Van Pelt fired a course-record 59 in Wednesday's pro-am at the Waste Management Phoenix Open, but it won't go down in the record books because it was in the pro-am.

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Scores: Round 4, Waste Management Phoenix Open

Follow the Round 4 leaderboard at the Waste Management Phoenix Open.