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By MERCER BAGGS
1/9/05 -- There was a lot of talk prior to the start of this past weeks Mercedes Championships.
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1/9/05 -- World No. 1 Vijay Singh, looked like a lock to add the Mercedes Championships to his growing resume.
1/9/05 -- It didn't start well for Stuart Appleby, but it sure finished that way. Appleby, who opened the tournament in 1-over 74, successfully defended his title.
1/8/05 -- A former Masters champion who is one of the top 10 players in the world ranking, Mike Weir had ample opportunity to rake in some easy money during the silly season.
1/8/05 -- Vijay Singh posted his highest score of the tournament Saturday, but it was still good enough to keep him in first place heading into the final round of the Mercedes Championships.
1/7/05 -- Vijay Singh shot 8-under 65 Friday to maintain sole possession of the lead at the season-opening Mercedes Championships.
1/7/05 -- Ladies Professional Golf Association Commissioner Ty M. Votaw announced Friday that 2005 will be his final year as the head of the LPGA. The 2005 season will mark Votaws seventh year as LPGA commissioner and his 14th as an LPGA executive.
By KATHERINE ROBERTS
Our mission in this program is to keep it short and simple, establish reasonable, obtainable results, with NO excuses necessary!
1/7/05 -- The Robe di Kappa Ladies European Tour (LET) announced today that it will make a significant donation of the Tour income from the Thailand Ladies Open to the Tsunami Earthquake Appeal to help aid the victims of the recent disaster which has claimed an estimated 150,000 lives in South East Asia.
1/7/05 -- Sergio Garcia has won only five times on the PGA Tour, and he won't celebrate his 25th birthday until Sunday.
1/7/05 -- David Howell of England has won The Royal Bank of Scotland Shot of the Year Award for the superb tee shot he played during The 35th Ryder Cup Matches at Oakland Hills Country Club in Michigan.
By KRAIG KANN<
1/7/05 -- Its a tough assignment here at Kapalua. But while basking in the sun, Im convinced that winning this week is hugely important for the biggest fish in this field.
1/6/05 -- New year, same old Vijay Singh. Singh shot 7-under-par 66 Thursday to take the lead after the first round of the season-opening Mercedes Championships.
By GEORGE WHITE
1/6/05 - The morning of December 26th dawned with a beautiful sky in Phuket, Thailand. It could have been the morning sky at any time.
1/6/05 -- Fuzzy Zoeller expects to be able to defend his title in the Champions Tours season-opening MasterCard Championship, despite having angioplasty to alleviate blockage in two coronary arteries.
1/6/05 -- Despite winning one of the strongest PGA Tour events of the year, Joey Sindelar holds no illusions about where his career his headed.
1/5/04 -- Champions Tour player Hubert Green and over-50 two-tour star Jay Haas and author Dan Jenkins have been honored with three awards given by the Golf Writers Association of America.
1/5/05 -- History indicates Tiger Woods could be in for a big year. Competition suggests it wont be easy.
1/5/05 -- Todd Hamilton was gearing up for his rookie season on the PGA Tour at this time a year ago, hopeful of making enough money to keep his card. He figured he would watch the Mercedes Championships on television, as always.

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