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Maple Leaf Junior Golf Tour Tentative Schedule for 2015

Last Updated on Wednesday, 10 December 2014 20:56 Wednesday, 10 December 2014 20:51

altThe Maple Leaf Junior Golf Tour has released a tentative tournament schedule for 2015, which will only be finalized by the new year.

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Wear Pink on Friday at the Omega Dubai Ladies Masters

Last Updated on Wednesday, 10 December 2014 20:05 Wednesday, 10 December 2014 19:55

altDUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Emirates Golf Club will be dressed in pink for the third round of the Omega Dubai Ladies Masters on Friday, December 12, 2014, and everybody coming to the tournament is encouraged to wear pink to support Breast Cancer Arabia.

The Challenge Match with Anna Nordqvist, Shanshan Feng, Laura Davies, Pornanong Phatlum, Maha Haddioui and Sophie Gustafson at Emirates Golf Club on Monday evening opened the season-ending Ladies European Tour event, when the star players used pink bags to help show their support of the charity.

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Solheim Cup Captain Koch and China’s Feng Lead the Way in Dubai

Last Updated on Wednesday, 10 December 2014 19:55 Wednesday, 10 December 2014 19:44

altDUBAI, United Arab Emirates — World No.5 Shanshan Feng of China and next year’s European Solheim Cup captain Carin Koch from Sweden led the way on day one of the OMEGA Dubai Ladies Masters.

With matching rounds of six under par 66 on the Majlis course at Emirates Golf Club, the pair hold a one stroke lead over England’s Charley Hull, South African Lee-Anne Pace, Becky Brewerton from Wales and Korean amateur Lee Soyoung.

Koch showed the way with eight birdies – including five on the back nine and then three in the row from the second – mixed with two bogeys, in the morning. She said: "I putted really well today and hit a lot of good iron shots.

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New Look for Franklin Templeton Shootout

Last Updated on Wednesday, 10 December 2014 19:37 Wednesday, 10 December 2014 19:17

Franklin Templeton ShootoutCanadian Press

NAPLES, Florida (Craig Handel/AP) — The Franklin Templeton Shootout has had a makeover.

Greg Norman’s tournament has a new format, course look, and TV partner and will run from Thursday-Saturday instead of Friday-Sunday.

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Stricker’s Semi-Retirement Could See Big Change

Last Updated on Wednesday, 10 December 2014 00:19 Wednesday, 10 December 2014 00:09

Steve Stricker

Canadian Press

WINDEMERE, Florida (Doug Ferguson/AP) — Steve Stricker’s easy ride into semi-retirement could be coming to a crossroads.

Not that it’s been easy lately.

The year began with his older brother, Scott, in the hospital waiting for a liver. He had transplant surgery five days before Stricker made his season debut in the Match Play Championship, and that turned out to be an example of how Stricker was tugged in so many directions that meant so much more than chasing after a golf ball.

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