Annika tourney debuting overseas

Annika Sorenstam has retired from playing golf, but she’s still heavily involved in golf. Her first ANNIKA junior girls-only tournament will debut in China. Here’s more:
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Tiger Woods at “peace”

Tiger Woods certainly looks like he’s in a good place. Woods, wearing a Stanford polo shirt, did his annual news conference Monday for the Chevron World Challenge at Sherwood Country Club. He was interviewed via satellite.
“Certainly I’m a lot more at peace now,” Woods said. “Everyone’s getting used to the new living conditions. The kids are adjusting. I think everyone’s certainly more at peace, and so am I, too.
“I learned a lot about myself, and I learned how things went wrong, why they went wrong and had to take a pretty deep and introspective look at myself. And there weren’t a lot of things I liked about it. But I had to do it, and I did it and (am) grateful that I did. I think that I come from a much better place, much more grounded place now than I ever have before.”

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Villegas, Cink in Chevron

The Chevron World Challenge has announced that Camilo Villegas and STewart Cink are the two exemptions for Tiger Woods’ tournament. They were the first two players asked and both accepted.
Tough luck for 21-year-old Rickie Fowler. Fowler, a Ryder Cup player, is from Murrieta and is ranked 31st in the world. Maybe Woods doesn’t like orange!

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Tiger tourney announces fantastic field

Tiger Woods’ tournament, the Chevron World Challenge, is a who’s who of golf this season. And Tiger Woods announced recently he’ll play, too, after not playing the last two years. Here’s the field: Woods, Steve Stricker, Martin Kaymer, Jim Furyk, Paul Casey, Rory McIlroy, Luke Donald, Matt Kuchar, Dustin Johnson, Graeme McDowell, Ian Poulter, Hunter Mahan, Zach Johnson, Anthony Kim, Sean O’Hair and Bubba Watson. The two exemptions will be announced by Woods in a presser on Monday.

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McDowell tough under pressure

Graeme #McDowell has never been more nervous than in winning the final match, against Hunter Mahan, in the Ryder Cup early this morning. McDowell said winning the U.S. Open at Pebble Beach was like ”playing the back nine with my dad” compared to the back nine of the Ryder Cup. I doubt Dustin Johnson, who lost his lead at the U.S. Open through the first three holes, would say the same.

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Europeans win Ryder Cup… but not without drama

The U.S. made a huge comeback today in the Ryder Cup, and it came down to the last singles match. Graeme McDowell beat Hunter Mahan in that last match for captain Colin Montgomerie’s team in Wales, and the Europeans win, 14 1/2-13 1/2. Montgomerie called the win, just moments ago, “the best moment of my golfing career.”
This was the closest Ryder Cup since 1991.

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