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When what is now the Rolex Rankings for women’s golfers started in 2006, the No. 1 spot was in strong hands. Annika Sorenstam grabbed it and held it for 60 weeks. When she retired in 2008, she left it in even stronger hands. Lorena Ochoa had it for a whopping…

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Southern California’s weather makes it an ideal place to for a golfer to hone his skills. It’s a bit ironic that Camarillo native Johnny Ruiz heated up his golf career by heading north to compete in chilly Canada. After playing local mini tour events for a few years, Ruiz decided…

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A withering, unrelenting and highly personal Twitter attack on Darrell “Bubba” Wallace Jr. backfired on the word assailant, who resigned his job and issued a public apology. Brent Nottestad, who was the golf coach at Cambridge (Wisconsin) High School, fired off a string of racially-motivated tweets at NASCAR’s lone African-American…

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After three years of barely budging, fossil fuel emissions are once again climbing, according to new Stanford-led analyses. Concentrations of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere from human activities were nearly flat between 2014 and 2106, despite growth in the global economy, reports the Global Carbon Project, an international team chaired…

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The wind industry blew a tentative sigh of relief last week. The US Senate’s recently released tax bill preserves key wind construction tax credits that are at risk in the House version, which threw the industry into a tailspin when it was released at the start of November as analysts…

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Ajeetesh Sandhu can afford a laugh now that he has won on a global tour, but the talk of unfulfilled promise used to hurt. “Never thought about it much,” he declared ahead of this week’s $400,000 Panasonic Open at the Delhi Golf Club (DGC), and immersed himself in the sport…

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Former LPGA Tour golfer Annika Sorenstam lived her dream as a Tour member for 15 years. Now nine years removed from her playing career, Sorenstam still inspires many with her clubs as well as her words. Sorenstam spoke as part of the third annual Girls in the Game Advance Initiative…

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New Augusta National chairman Fred Ridley learned to play golf from Lakeland’s Lone Palm head pro Jamie Jackson, then worked with teachers such as Mike Killian and Irv Schloss. But it was a few lessons from Jack Grout, who was Jack Nicklaus’ long-time teacher, that helped Ridley prepare for two…

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Jerry Kelly has always been a fighter on the golf course but now he finds himself engaged in a much more consequential challenge. Kelly and Madison-based Exact Sciences have joined forces with the PGA Tour Champions in an effort to defeat colon cancer, the second-leading cause of cancer deaths. Exact…

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Outside of his family, John Billin’s two biggest passions are golf and music. Before diving into a career in golf, where he worked as both head professional and general manager at Los Robles Golf Course, Billin worked as a stereo installer. Billin’s newest venture combines his love for golf with…

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