Potter holds off golf’s biggest names, Rory’s so-so return and Spieth survives comedian’s skulled shot

Welcome to the Dew Sweeper, your one-stop shop to catch up on the weekend action from the golf world. From the professional tours, trending news, social media headlines and upcoming events, here’s every golf-related thing you need to know for the morning of Feb. 12. Potter takes down big names at Pebble In a week often for its celebrity and star power, it was a 34-year-old journeyman that walked away the winner. Despite the pursuit of some of the biggest names in golf, Ted Potter, Jr. was steadfast and surgical on his way to a three-under 69 on Sunday, good

World record time in Wii Sports Resort Golf brings out the best of speedrunning (corrected)

Wii Sports Resort Golf ordinarily wouldn’t be a top-of-mind game for thrilling speedruns — but it is to me now, in the details of the world record set last night by an up-and-comer to the competitive landscape. First, congratulations to Alaskaxp2, who joined speedrun.com 8 months ago, set his first No. 1 time a month after that, and 10 more since across four Wii games. His 12:21.14 in golf last night took down a four-day old record set by Darbian, a very well known speedrunner who is the reigning (and two-time) record-holder for Super Mario Bros., any percent, and a

Golf – Unharried Potter beats big names for surprise Pebble Beach win

(Reuters) – Ted Potter, Jr. kept his cool as he outplayed some of the game’s biggest names to win the Pebble Beach Pro-Am by three shots in California on Sunday. Few gave Potter, ranked 246th in the world, a chance as he started the final round tied for the lead with world number one Dustin Johnson, and a bogey at the first seemed to suggest the stocky left-hander was destined to fall short. But he stormed back with four birdies in the next six holes, punctuated by a 20-foot chip-in at the par-three seventh, to jump clear and was never

Golf roundup: Ted Potter outplays Dustin Johnson and wins Pebble Beach

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This Week In Golf Biz: A Masters Champagne Jet Trip, GOLF.com Sells to Milstein, Romo To PGA Tour

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Letter: Don’t prioritize golf course over a community center

In spite of the fact that the city has spent $621,756 last year subsidizing Los Lagos Golf Course as well as carrying a “debt service” of $1.5-1.7 million annually, the San Jose City Council voted to “come back within a year and a half to discuss other options to pay off the debt.” Angel Rios, the director of San Jose Parks and Recreation said, “‘We’ve heard loud and clear from our golf community that this is a asset they’d like to maintain.” I would like to say “loud and clear” that the golf community should not be a priority to

Thailand’s Aphibarnrat wins World Super 6 golf title

PERTH, Australia (AP) Thailand’s Kiradech Aphibarnrat won the World Super 6 Perth golf title, beating Australian James Nitties 2 and 1 in Sunday’s matchplay final. Aphibarnrat worked his way through three rounds of strokeplay over the first three days and a series of six-hole knockout matches Sunday to reach the final. The field was reduced to the top 65 players after 36 holes and 24 players after 54 holes. Defending champion Brett Rumsford and former world No. 1 Lee Westwood were among those who failed to qualify for the matchplay rounds. Aphibarnrat beat Australian Ben Eccles 1 up and

More than 150 register to golf, drink on a frozen Crystal Lake during Chili Open Golf Classic

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Rory McIlroy finds the upside after missing the cut at the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am

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Women’s Golf Finishes Third at FSU Match Up; Ties Career Mark

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MLB agrees to new posting deal with Japan: AP source

Major League Baseball, its players’ union and the Japanese commissioner’s office agreed Tuesday to a new posting system that could allow star pitcher-outfielder Shohei Ohtani to be put up for bid next week, a person familiar with the deal told The Associated Press.

The agreement is still not in writing and must be ratified by Major League Baseball, Nippon Professional Baseball and the Major League Baseball Players Association, the person said on condition of anonymity because no comments were authorized.

MLB owners are scheduled to vote for ratification on Dec. 1, and Ohtani is expected to be posted then or the following day, the person said. The deal calls for the negotiating period this off-season to be cut to 21 days from 30. The posting fee limit this off-season remains $20 million, and Ohtani’s club, the Pacific League’s Nippon Ham Fighters, is expected to seek the maximum for the 23-year-old star.

As part of the deal, a tiered system for posting fees will start next Nov. 1. The fee will be 20 per cent of the first $25 million of a major league contract, including earned bonuses and options. The percentage drops to 17.5 per cent of the next $25 million and 15 per cent of any amount over $50 million.

For minor league contracts, the fee will be 25 per cent of the signing bonus.

Starting next off-season, the posting period will be shortened to Nov. 1 through Dec. 5. Under the previous agreement, the time period was Nov. 1 through March 1.

Teams vying for Ohtani

As part of negotiations this week, NPB dropped its stance that a Japanese team be able to withdraw a posting before the process is complete.

The players’ association wanted that provision eliminated and also desired the shorter posting period. The union believes Japanese free agents entering the market late potentially could impact negotiations with major league free agents.

Ohtani is the reigning Pacific League MVP and was 3-2 with a 3.20 ERA this year for the Fighters, limited because of thigh and ankle injuries. He hit .332 in 65 games with 16 doubles, eight homers and 31 RBIs.

A right-hander, Otani has a 42-15 record with a 2.52 ERA and 624 strikeouts in 543 innings over five seasons, and a .286 batting average with 48 homers and 166 RBIs.

Under baseball’s labour contract that started last Nov. 30, Otani is restricted to a minor league contract subject to signing bonus restrictions because he is under 25.

Texas has the most money remaining to sign international players under age 25 in its pool for the period running through June 15 at $3,535,000, followed by the New York Yankees at $3.5 million, Minnesota ($3,245,000), Pittsburgh ($2,266,750), Seattle ($1,557,500) and Miami ($1.49 million).

CBC.ca

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