News for Wednesday, May 15, 2013


News 2013 May 15


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Ringler: Men's NCAA regional system working well

The NCAA Div. I men’s postseason has arrived. The six regional format is now five years old and seems to be working very well. Largely due to the lesser number of teams which results in a better run event from every aspect of tournament golf.

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Bombers' 3-woods cut Tour courses down to size

“Not many drivers” is a crazy new catch phrase in sports. It applies not to the Indy 500 or the Iditarod dog-sled race but to, of all things, professional golf in the so-called Bomber Era.

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Player of the Year will come down to Meadow, Park

The Player of the Year race in college women’s golf will go down to the wire this season. The candidates: USC freshman Annie Park and Stephanie Meadow, a junior at Alabama.

Tee times: First round, HP Byron Nelson

A look at the first-round tee times at the HP Byron Nelson Championship.

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Player Diary: California's Max Homa (Part 9)

Max Homa, a senior star at California, will be blogging for all season long, giving you insight into what goes on behind the scenes with the Golden Bears.

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Bulgaria's Thracian Cliffs better fit for match-play event

Thracian Cliffs is a stunning location. Hard by the Black Sea some 220 miles from Bulgarian capital Sofia, Gary Player has somehow carved 18 undulating holes into sheer white cliffs that will provide stunning television pictures. Whether it produces stunning golf is another story.

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Volvo Match Play a sight for sore eyes for Poulter, McDowell

The €3 million Volvo World Match Play Championship couldn’t come soon enough for Ian Poulter. It also comes at exactly the right time for Graeme McDowell.

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NCAA men's regionals: Staff predictions

As we approach the first day of NCAA men's regionals on Thursday, our staff of experts took a few moments to dissect each regional and make their picks.

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Fantasy Tip Sheet: HP Byron Nelson Championship

Jason Day and Jordan Spieth have had success at the Byron Nelson Championship and register as favorites this week by our fantasy panel. Check out their predictions!