- Unlikely Leader
A 38-year-old who has never won on the LPGA Tour is the first round leader in the LPGA LOTTE Championship presented by J Golf. Beth Bader shot a 4-under par 68 to take a one shot lead.
- Star Chasers
Meanwhile, World #1 Yani Tseng leads a pack of accomplished players just one shot back including Jiyai Shin as well as Americans Angela Stanford and Brittany Lang.
- Everything's Bigger
Big course, big field, and a big opportunity this week in the Valero Texas Open. The first round begins at 8:10am Eastern and defending champion Brendan Steele tees off at 1:40 this afternoon.
- Ernie Honored
3-time Major Champion Ernie Els is one of five new ambassadors for the South African Olympic team as the country marked the 100-day countdown to the 2012 London Games.
- House Approves Keystone XL Oil Pipeline
- American Airlines Cutting Non-Union Jobs
- Resale Success for Honda & Acura
- Expect a Rise in Wine Prices
7:12a ET: Jackie DeAngelis, CNBC Business Report
7:25a ET: Scott Williams, Weather Channel Report
7:45a ET: Annika Sorenstam, World Golf Hall of Fame Member
8:15a ET: Dave Stockton, 2-time PGA Champion
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- Infographic: What's legal, illegal | Timeline
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- Steele: Expect a player to sue USGA, R&A
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- Peterson to donate to Okla. tornado victims
- Pettersson asks for 'a few days' | Pavin's take
- Manufacturer: 'Golf lost today' | Time to adapt
- Weekly Fix: Exposing a great golf instruction myth