News for Wednesday, March 20, 2013


News 2013 March 20


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College season takes backseat for U.S. Am champ

Reigning U.S. Amateur champion Steven Fox has played in only two spring college tournaments, and his schedule isn't looking much better for the rest of the season.

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Tseng WDs from Kia Classic after missing pro-am

Yani Tseng overslept on Wednesday and missed her 9:10 pro-am tee time. As a result, Tseng was withdrawn from the Kia Classic, per LPGA regulations.

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Back-to-back titles and back to No. 1 for Tiger

Tiger Woods could return to No. 1 in the Official World Golf Ranking with a win this week at the Arnold Palmer Invitational. Rory McIlroy’s early-season struggles and Woods’ two wins have put the top spot back within Woods' reach.

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Palmer on anchoring, Tiger, tea and Upton

From Tiger Woods to Kate Upton, iced tea to anchoring putters, Arnold Palmer still has opinions to share.

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Bay Hill buddies: Finsterwald, Palmer continue friendly rivalry

Dow Finsterwald, who forged a friendly rivalry with Arnold Palmer 65 years ago, has seen the game’s most beloved ambassador at his best.

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Midweek Report: East teams, west players set pace

Alabama and Purdue lead women's golf's top teams this week, while Chirapat Jao-Javanil, Oklahoma and Annie Park lead the top players.

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Midweek Report: Thomas, Alabama roll along

Alabama, New Mexico and Florida State put up strong performances including the Crimson Tide's runner-up finish at the Southern Highlands and New Mexico's win at the Don Puckette NIT.

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PHOTOS: Equipment on the range at Bay Hill

A look inside the bags of PGA Tour players on the range at the Arnold Palmer Invitational.

12-year-old qualifies for Euro Tour event

Ye Wocheng, a 12-year-old from Dongguan in the Guangdong province, qualified for the China Volvo Open on Tuesday to become the youngest player to qualify for a European Tour event.

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Watson gives up one captain's pick for '14 Ryder Cup

In his first major decision as U.S. Ryder Cup captain, Tom Watson announced Wednesday that he will relinquish one of his four captain's picks for the 2014 matches at Gleneagles in Scotland.

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Bay Hill: It's good to be the king

Arnold Palmer bought Bay Hill Club & Lodge because he loved the golf course and wanted it for his own, not having any idea where it all would lead. Now, his invitational has been a staple of the Florida Swing for 35 years.

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McDonald on her way to Mississippi State record books

Ally McDonald has started to cement herself in the Mississippi State record books. And she’s only a sophomore. She has finished in the top 10 in five of seven tournaments this season.

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Callaway introduces Hex Chrome+ Golf Ball

Callaway Golf has announced that it plans to have the new, four-piece Hex Chrome+ golf ball in pro shops on April 19. It will be positioned as a tour-quality ball for mid- to fast-swinging golfers who want to maximize distance.