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  • SATURDAY, MAY 15, 2010

    These friends put the duff in duffers

    The majority of friends I golf with are immensely better friends than golfers. That’s why May is my favorite month of the year.


  • WEDNESDAY, MAY 12, 2010

    LPGA golfer Blasberg had packed bags for tournament

    LAS VEGAS – LPGA golfer Erica Blasberg had her bags packed for a tournament in Alabama when she died suddenly at her home in suburban Henderson, her agent said Tuesday. …


  • TUESDAY, MAY 11, 2010

    Tiger Woods plans on MRI

    NEWTOWN SQUARE, Pa. – Tiger Woods insists there’s “zero connection” between the neck spasms playing havoc with his golf swing and his Nov. 27 car accident. Woods said during a …


  • TUESDAY, MAY 11, 2010

    ‘Goofing around’ costly to Gonzaga Prep grad Annie Brophy

    SOUTH BEND, Ind. – A Notre Dame golfer disqualified from an NCAA regional tournament for giving false scores during the final round says she was just trying to be funny. …


  • MONDAY, MAY 10, 2010

    Players Championship full of surprises

    PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. – Tim Clark couldn’t afford to look at the leaderboard, much less consider what it would mean to end 204 tournaments of frustration and finally win …


  • MONDAY, MAY 10, 2010

    Woods suddenly withdraws, citing neck injury

    PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. – Dressed in his Sunday red shirt, Tiger Woods bowed his head and sat in silence in front of his locker. He was supposed to be …


  • SUNDAY, MAY 9, 2010

    Marriage no longer only mess for Tiger

    Hank Haney spent Friday in Las Vegas, teaching a comedian how to play golf. Across the country his star pupil wasn’t finding much to laugh about as he made his …


  • SATURDAY, MAY 8, 2010

    On the money

    Alex Prugh insists he has not been surprised by the success he has experienced this spring as a rookie on the PGA Tour. But the former, and soon to be …


  • WEDNESDAY, APRIL 28, 2010

    Gonzaga halts seven-game slide

    Mark Castellitto belted his 10th home run of the season, going 2 for 5 with three RBIs and a run scored as the Gonzaga baseball team hit a trio of …


  • MONDAY, APRIL 26, 2010

    Bohn completes soggy win

    Jason Bohn won the Zurich Classic at Avondale, La., for his second PGA Tour title, birdieing three of the final four holes Sunday at TPC Louisiana for a 5-under 67 …


  • TUESDAY, APRIL 20, 2010

    After 45 years of trying, woman gets hole-in-one

    Some golfers spend a lifetime – or in many cases, longer – in pursuit of that ultimate stroke that results in a hole-in-one. Virginia Lemmer, as it turned out, spent …


  • MONDAY, APRIL 19, 2010

    Davis penalty helps Furyk win Heritage

    Brian Davis called a two-stroke penalty on himself on the first playoff hole Sunday to give Jim Furyk a victory at the Verizon Heritage at Hilton Head Island, S.C. Davis, …


  • SATURDAY, APRIL 17, 2010

    Area courses cash in on rare early opening dates

    If the people behind the pro-shop counters at our region’s golf courses seem a bit happier this spring than they have the last two years, it’s because they probably are. …


  • TUESDAY, APRIL 13, 2010

    College roundup: Zags lose by one to No. 21 Arizona

    A five-hit, four-run sixth inning proved too much for the Gonzaga Bulldogs as visiting Arizona held on for a 5-4 non-conference win Monday at the Patterson Baseball Complex. The 21st-ranked …


  • MONDAY, APRIL 12, 2010

    Mickelson embraces Masters moment

    AUGUSTA, Ga. – Phil Mickelson soaked up a scene he knows all too well as he climbed the steep hill toward the 18th green at Augusta National to claim another …


  • MONDAY, APRIL 12, 2010

    Mickelson’s triumph good for the game

    AUGUSTA, Ga. – Phil Mickelson was doing his best not to cry again as he slipped on another green jacket and tried to put into words things that he couldn’t …


  • FRIDAY, APRIL 9, 2010

    Quality course in Yakima worth the drive

    YAKIMA – A crudely painted sign on the north edge of town proudly proclaims, “The Palm Springs of Washington.” Okay, that’s a bit of a stretch.


  • FRIDAY, APRIL 9, 2010

    Charity drivers

    ORLANDO, Fla. — Sometimes, we forget. Amid all the commotion about hitting a round ball with square grooves and all the clamor over Tiger’s tawdry temptresses, we sometimes forget the …


  • FRIDAY, APRIL 9, 2010

    Renovation nearly complete

    Liberty Lake Golf Course, which has been shut down for the past 19 months while undergoing a massive $4.5 million renovation, is scheduled to reopen on May 28. To what …


  • FRIDAY, APRIL 9, 2010

    Mt. Adams a challenge for the short game

    The Mt. Adams Country Club is a semi-private course just a short, 20-minute drive north of Yakima down Highway 22, and offers a golfing experience that is completely different than …


  • FRIDAY, APRIL 9, 2010

    Perez finds new purpose for Twitter

    Pat Perez is on Twitter (PatPerezGolf), but he had only eight tweets in seven months until finding a new purpose in social networking. “Going to start using Twitter for random …


  • THURSDAY, APRIL 8, 2010

    Questions go beyond Tiger

    AUGUSTA, Ga. – What passed for a juicy storyline last year was whether Masters officials had sapped all the joy from Augusta National with the addition of trees, a second …


  • TUESDAY, APRIL 6, 2010

    Woods works on ‘warmth’

    AUGUSTA, Ga. – He looked like the same Tiger Woods, head down as he walked along the first fairway at the Masters, no one suspecting the jangled nerves he felt …


  • TUESDAY, APRIL 6, 2010

    Get ready America, Tiger is ready to walk among us again

    ElinNordegren was cleaning out her husband Tiger Woods’ dresser drawers when she found a box with three golf balls and $2,000 in it. When he got home from the driving …


  • MONDAY, APRIL 5, 2010

    Commentary: Golf, not sideshow

    The azaleas will be in bloom as usual, because there are people who make sure of it at Augusta National. As a bonus this year, Jack and Arnie will reunite …


  • MONDAY, APRIL 5, 2010

    Tiger arrives at Augusta

    AUGUSTA, Ga. – Tiger Woods arrived without warning on a lazy Sunday afternoon at Augusta National, as quiet as it will get for him the rest of the week at …


  • MONDAY, MARCH 29, 2010

    Couples wins third straight title

    Fred Couples won his third straight Champions Tour start, closing with a course-record 10-under 62 on Sunday for a two-stroke victory over Corey Pavin in the Cap Cana Championship at …


  • SATURDAY, MARCH 13, 2010

    Playing through the yips in life

    Today, I’m going to tell you a true-life golf story. I beg you, don’t fall asleep from boredom quite yet. This is actually a metaphor about the Great Recession, about …


  • SATURDAY, MARCH 6, 2010

    ‘Over the Hill Gang’ always looking for a few good men for round of golf

    Gosh, I’ve enjoyed our nonexistent winter. While I’ve kept the snow blower dusted, fueled, and ready to go, I haven’t missed following it around the neighborhood. Fortunately I’ve been able …


  • MONDAY, FEB. 22, 2010

    Poulter earns first U.S. win

    Ian Poulter now has something more stylish that anything in his wardrobe. Dressed in pink on a chilly day in the desert, Poulter captured the biggest victory of his career …


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