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Last Updated on Tuesday, 26 February 2013 13:09 Tuesday, 26 February 2013 12:54
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Site: Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.
Course: PGA National Resort and Spa, The Champion (7,110 yards, par 70).
Purse: $6 million. Winner's share: $1.08 million.
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 a.m.; Saturday, 12:30-3:30 a.m., 1-5 p.m., 9:30 p.m.-2:30 a.m.; Sunday, 1-5 p.m., 9:30 p.m.-2:30 a.m.) and NBC (Saturday-Sunday, 3-6 p.m.).
Last Updated on Monday, 25 February 2013 18:06 Monday, 25 February 2013 16:57
Doug Ferguson (AP Golf Writer)
MARANA, Arizona -- Bruce Lietzke would have noticed a banana inside the cover of his long putter.
One of the famous stories about Lietzke, a 13-time winner on the PGA Tour, is that he never touched a club when he wasn't on tour.
His caddie didn't believe him, so at the end of the 1984 season, he put a banana inside the head cover of Lietzke's driver before zipping up the travel bag.
Some 15 weeks later at the Bob Hope Classic, the caddie excitedly unzipped the travel bag.
The stench should have been the first clue.
Last Updated on Monday, 25 February 2013 13:59 Monday, 25 February 2013 13:53
MESA, Arizona -- Former Arizona State player Jaclyn Sweeney won the Symetra Tour's season-opening VisitMesa.com Gateway Classic on Sunday, closing with 5-under 67 in windy conditions for a two-stroke victory.
Sweeney, from Bradenton, Florida, finished at 7-under 209 at Longbow Golf Club. She earned $15,000 and received a spot in the LPGA Founders Cup on March 14-17 at Wildfire in Phoenix.
Last Updated on Monday, 25 February 2013 14:02 Monday, 25 February 2013 13:19
PANAMA CITY -- Kevin Foley won the Web.com Tour's season-opening Panama Claro Championship on Sunday for his first tour title, holing a 15-foot birdie putt on the final hole for a one-stroke victory over Mathew Goggin.
The 25-year-old former Penn State player closed with a 3-under 67 in 93-degree heat to finish at 8-under 272 at Panama Golf Club. He earned $108,000.
"It you had told me a year ago that I'd be standing here, I probably wouldn't have believed you," Foley said. "I'd take it, but I wouldn't believe it. A lot has happened in a year."
Last Updated on Monday, 25 February 2013 13:17 Monday, 25 February 2013 13:03
CHONBURI, Thailand -- Inbee Park of South Korea took advantage of overnight leader Ariya Jutanugarn's triple bogey on the last hole Sunday to secure a one-stroke victory in the LPGA Thailand.
Jutanugarn blew a two-stroke lead on the 18th when she first had to take a drop and then missed a three-foot putt to force a playoff. The 17-year-old Thai golfer, who had a hole-in-one earlier in the round, was moved to tears as the putt lipped out, while a surprised Park started celebrating in the clubhouse with her caddie.
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