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Arnold Palmer States Case For Putter Rules

Last Updated on Wednesday, 20 March 2013 11:18 Wednesday, 20 March 2013 11:14

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by Doug Ferguson
 
 
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- Arnold Palmer is stating his case to ban the method used for long putters.
 
And he says golf would be making a mistake to have two sets of rules.
 
In a wide-ranging press conference Wednesday, Palmer referred to anchoring the club against the body as a ''contraption.'' 

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This Week In Golf

Last Updated on Wednesday, 20 March 2013 11:08 Wednesday, 20 March 2013 10:55

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Here's A Look At This Week's Golf Tournaments Around The World: 

PGA TOUR 

ARNOLD PALMER INVITATIONAL
 
COURSE: Bay Hill Club and Lodge (7,419 yards, par 72).
 
PURSE: $6.2 million. Winner’s share: $1,116,000.
 
TELEVISION: Golf Channel (Thursday, 3-6 p.m., 8:30-11:30 p.m.; Friday, 12:30-3:30 a.m., 3-6 p.m., 8:30-11:30 p.m.; Saturday-Sunday, 12:30-5 p.m., 9:30 p.m.-3 a.m.) and NBC (Saturday-Sunday, 2:30-6 p.m.).
 
CANADIANS IN THE FIELD:  Graham DeLaet, Brad Fritsch, David Hearn, Mike Weir

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It's Good To Be The King

Last Updated on Tuesday, 19 March 2013 16:34 Tuesday, 19 March 2013 16:08

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Doug Ferguson (AP Golf Writer)

ORLANDO, Florida -- 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 name adorns a PGA Tour event that has been a staple of the Florida Swing for 35 years. It's also carried by two hospitals that specialize in children -- one named after his late wife, Winnie, and where more than 93,000 babies have been born since 2006.

Oh, and he's having dinner with Kate Upton this week.

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Lindsey Vonn And Tiger Woods Say They're Dating

Last Updated on Tuesday, 19 March 2013 16:07 Tuesday, 19 March 2013 15:32

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Doug Ferguson (AP Golf Writer)

ORLANDO, Florida -- Sports has a new power couple: Tiger Woods and Lindsey Vonn confirmed they're dating.

Two months after rumors began circulating in Europe, Woods and Vonn posted separate items on their Facebook pages Monday afternoon to announce their relationship. The posts include photos of golf's 14-time major winner and the Olympic and World Cup downhill ski champion.

"This season has been great so far and I'm happy with my wins at Torrey and Doral," Woods said. "Something nice that's happened off the course was meeting Lindsey Vonn. Lindsey and I have been friends for some time, but over the last few months we have become very close and are now dating. We thank you for your support and for respecting our privacy. We want to continue our relationship, privately, as an ordinary couple and continue to compete as athletes."

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Adam Scott Building Toward The Masters

Last Updated on Saturday, 16 March 2013 02:24 Saturday, 16 March 2013 02:12

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Doug Ferguson (AP Golf Writer)

PALM HARBOR, Florida -- Adam Scott started his week by going to a familiar place with a familiar foe.

Augusta National is where Scott first seriously contended in a major. He made key putts on the back nine in the 2011 Masters and briefly shared the lead late Sunday afternoon until
he ran out of holes, signed for a 67 and watched as Charl Schwartzel birdied the last four to win by two.

He took a quick trip to the home of the Masters with Ernie Els, another stark reminder of a close call in the majors. The 31-year-old Australian has done a remarkable job of putting the British Open behind him, though just about everyone else would have a hard time looking at Els and the claret jug without thinking about Scott.

Scott closed with four straight bogeys, and Els wound up with his fourth major championship.

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