News for Friday, March 29, 2013


News 2013 March 29


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As Palmetto defending champs trail, anchoring on minds

"It's going to affect us, the amateurs and juniors, more," one Myers Park player says of the looming decision on a ban of anchoring putters, as his team tries to defend its Palmetto Championship crown.

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How it happened: Wheatcroft leads in Houston

While Rory McIlroy narrowly made it into the weekend after shooting 70 on Friday, the story after the first two rounds is Steve Wheatcroft, the Monday qualifier who leads the Shell Houston Open at 10 under. See how it all unfolded!

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5 Things: McIlroy 'nearly there' after made cut

After two rounds of the Shell Houston Open, a surprise name sits atop the leaderboard with Steve Wheatcroft entering the weekend at 10 under. But Wheatcroft wasn’t the only surprise. Here are 5 Things you need to know from Friday’s second round in Houston.

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Snedeker feeling 100 percent despite missed cut

After a second straight missed cut, the once-hot Brandt Snedeker enters his break before the Masters without an explanation for his woes. But he vows to be ready for the season's first major.

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McIlroy delays Haiti trip to play Valero Texas Open

Valero Texas Open executive director Larson Segerdahl confirmed Friday that Rory McIlroy will play in the tournament next week in San Antonio.

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Lua's return sparks Bruins' rise

With a 238-9-5 individual record since missing fall play, senior Tiffany Lua has pushed UCLA to finish in the top five in all four of her starts.

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Notebook: Arkansas' home course aids road wins

Stacy Lewis of the LPGA keeps in touch with her former Arkansas Razorbacks team, which might have gotten help from its home course in two LSU Classic wins.

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Idle weeks don't drop Kim on Haskins Watch List

Julien Brun, Justin Thomas move up the watch list for the Haskins Award to honor the top men's collegiate golfer, while Michael Kim remains at the top.