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Where are we? The Buckeye State. You probably all know someone from Ohio. It seems no matter where you live, work or go to school, you will end up meeting someone from Ohio. So you might wonder why, with so many displaced natives of the state, you should pay a visit to Ohio yourself. Well, read on to find out why there’s more to Ohio than the Drew Carey Show.

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Player: Alex Cejka Points: 1,866 Position: 70th Cejka has two top-10s thus far in his ’08 season (T7 at Honda & T7 at the Arnold Palmer Invitational) moving him up to 70th on the points list. Cejka is on a much better pace this season compared to last year as he ranked 117th on the points list entering this week in 2007 (960 points).

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When the Liberty Mutual Legends of Golf decided to return to its roots this year and take place solely as a team event, players quickly picked their closest friend or a long-time colleague to compete at the Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort course. The official 54-hole hole event is a better-ball competition that pits the legends of the game against each other.

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Tiger Woods’ first-place standing is safe this week, but three players — Justin Leonard, Sean O’Hair and Ryuji Imada — could take over second with a victory. Trevor Immelman, who moved into the top 15 with his Masters victory, has an opportunity to move into the top three with another win. Luke Donald, Bart Bryant, Anthony Kim and Steve Elkington, who have been quietly playing very well (see further below) could also turn up the volume on their seasons with a win. The players in the field who could move into the top five in the FedExCup Points Standings are listed below.

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PLANO, Texas — EDS Wednesday announced it has extended its commitment as title sponsor of the EDS Byron Nelson Championship with the sponsorship now running through 2014. This is the second early extension agreed to between EDS and the Salesmanship Club of Dallas since EDS became title sponsor in 2003. Financial terms of the extension were not disclosed.

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This week’s Nationwide Tour event, the Henrico County Open, is the only PGA TOUR-sanctioned event hosted in the state of Virginia. Success at the host Dominion Club outside Richmond has served as a springboard to the PGA TOUR as the last five Henrico County winners have graduated and gone on to enjoy good success on TOUR. The list includes Nick Flanagan, who secured a three-win PGA TOUR promotion last year, Mark Hensby, Daniel Chopra, Chad Collins and Matt Kuchar from 2002 to 2005.

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It may seem a little early to start thinking about 2009 golf trips, but if Scotland is on your list of next year’s possible destinations, there really is no time like the present to start pinning down a few of the details. Scotland is the most popular vacation spot of all with golfers from around the globe and planning a golf trip here should always be started as early in the game as possible. If you are hoping to play a few of the famous links courses, a year or even 18 months ahead, is not too soon.

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MARANA, Ariz. — The PGA TOUR has named Wade Dunagan as executive director of the World Golf Championships-Accenture Match Play Championship, effective immediately. Dunagan’s appointment marks a return to the PGA TOUR, as this 25-year veteran of the golf industry began his career within the PGA TOUR’s TPC Network in 1984. Dunagan replaces former Accenture Match Play Championship Executive Director Michael Garten.

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Of all the trophies Lorena Ochoa has collected since her magical hands first touched a golf club, one of her favorite mementos is a photograph taken when she was 12, standing beside a teenager who even then looked like a giant in the game.

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Boo’s win ups Nationwide Tour alumni victory total to 226 Boo Weekley’s successful defense of the Verizon Heritage Classic upped the number of Nationwide Tour alumni victories on the PGA TOUR to 226. In nine of this year’s 18 TOUR events, a player with ties to the Nationwide Tour has accepted the champion’s trophy on Sunday.

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Keith Nolan / “The man with a Sharpie” Last year’s ironman on the Nationwide Tour was Keith Nolan, who teed it up in all 31 regular-season events. A recent PGATOUR.COM feature revealed the Irishman’s love of people and kids in particular. The former Walker Cup team member and current resident of Knoxville, Tenn., is never too busy to sign an autograph, sometimes even during play. And as is so often the case, Nolan’s personality was shaped around personal experience.

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SAVANNAH, Ga. — Al Geiberger and Jimmy Powell teamed up for a record 10-under-par 62 on Tuesday and posted a five-stroke victory over the teams of Butch Baird/Bobby Nichols, Dale Douglass/Charles Coody and Tommy Aaron/Don Bies in the Demaret Division (players 70+) of the Liberty Mutual Legends of Golf. The pair posted a winning score of 18-under-par 126.

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PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. — The field for THE PLAYERS Championship will be nearly finalized following this week’s EDS Byron Nelson Championship, where players have a chance to move up the Official World Golf Ranking or FedExCup points list in order to qualify for the May 5-11 event. Players in the top 50 of the World Ranking or top 10 in the FedExCup points standings on Monday, April 28, will help round out THE PLAYERS field. In addition, if the winner of the EDS Byron Nelson Championship or next week’s Wachovia Championship is not already qualified, he will gain entry into THE PLAYERS.

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Texas is, evidently, a big fan of the PGA TOUR as this week it welcomes the second of four tournaments held in the Lone Star State. This week, the shining city of Dallas in the northeast portion of the state hosts the EDS Byron Nelson Championship. With a big banking town like that close by, you shouldn’t have to worry about finding a hotel.

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PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. — Bernhard Langer continues to lead the Charles Schwab Cup, but he saw his advantage narrowed last week when Jay Haas and Scott Hoch tied for second at the Outback Steakhouse Pro-Am. Hoch moved to within 148 points of Langer, while Haas, the 2006 Charles Schwab Cup winner, is 159 points behind. Fred Funk and Brad Bryant complete the top five.

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Boo Weekley recorded 23 holes under par during the successful defense of his title at the Verizon Heritage this week. For Weekley, this is the most holes he has played under par in a single PGA TOUR event. Weekley’s previous high came at the 2007 Mayakoba Golf Classic at Riviera Maya-Cancun when he carded 22 holes under par on his way to a sixth-place finish. The 23 holes under par put Weekley just one behind the most recorded by a champion in the past 25 years at the Verizon Heritage. In 1993, David Edwards carded 24 holes under par during en route to his victory.

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HILTON HEAD ISLANDS, S.C. — With his victory Sunday, Boo Weekley collects 4,500 FedExCup points to move from No. 33 to No. 7 in the points standings, with 7,747 points. Tiger Woods maintains the top spot with 17,745 points. The win was worth a career-best $990,000 for Weekley, eclipsing the $972,000 he pocketed when he won the 2007 Verizon Heritage.

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• With the victory, Boo Weekley collects 4,500 FedExCup points to move from No. 33 to No. 7 in the points standings, with 7,747 points. Tiger Woods maintains the top spot with 17,745 points. The win was worth a career-best $990,000 for Weekley, eclipsing the $972,000 he pocketed when he won the 2007 Verizon Heritage.

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