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The 2010 PDGA Professional Disc Golf World Championships is now in the books but you can relive the excitement by checking out the articles, pictures, videos, commentary, and results brought to you by PDGA Media on the 2010 Pro Worlds Media Page at :

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The 2010 PDGA World Championships came to a thrilling conclusion at the Lemon Lake disc golf complex on Saturday, as nine individual titles were awarded after five days of competition.

OPEN MEN

Eric McCabe is the new king of the Men’s Open division, riding the wave of an extraordinary putting rhythm to distance himself from the rest of this year’s talent-rich field.  McCabe caught fire on Wednesday afternoon, when he began his march up the standings after a slow start.  Thursday’s play found McCabe quietly creeping closer to the top, but it was his Friday afternoon 1085-rated round that got him to the summit, albeit with Paul Ulibarri and Josh Anthon in tow.  

If there were any questions about how competitive disc golf has become or where the talent is coming from, then they need look no further than the top of the Mens Open leaderboard at the 2010 PDGA World Championships to find out.

The temperatures dropped at Lemon Lake, but the play heated up, as the 2010 PDGA Pro World Championships complete Thursday’s rounds.

Mens Open Division

Play in the Mens Open division moved back to Lemon Lake’s Gold course, where these most talented players had the best chance at separating themselves from the pack (or being separated). Our leader going into the round, Paul Ulibarri, found himself locked into a battle of “whatever you can do I can do better” with Nikko Locastro. These two talented 21-year olds jockeyed back-and-forth all round, which went in fits-and-starts, as the players, realizing the significance of this last chance on the Gold course, played with a most deliberate style.

The youth movement has clearly taken hold in disc golf.  The lead men’s open group at this year’s World Championships averages less than 24 years old.  The performance of these leaders, Paul Ulibarri, Nikko Locastro, Nate Doss, and Josh Anthon is certainly impressive.  And yet, the men’s open division does not have a monopoly on the talent seen here at the Lemon Lake disc golf complex. 

The men’s grandmaster division features many of the original PDGA World Champions, who may not throw as far as they used to, but who still possess great skills and drive to be worthy of a world-class designation. 

Close Competition Builds Excitement for Wednesday

The eyes of the disc golf world will be intensely focused on Crown Point, Indiana, as the 2010 PDGA World Championships begin in earnest at the impressive Lemon Lake disc golf complex.  A total of 308 disc golfers from six nations will be welcomed by the four courses on this singular property to determine eight individual world championships for men and women titles across a wide range of age groups.

King was Queen in the Battle for the World Title

Mixed Doubles kicked off this morning to officially start the 2010 PDGA Pro Disc Golf World Championships here in Crown Point, IN. Lemon Lake County Park hosted 16 teams under the direction of Don Ticknor, volunteering from Osseo, WI. All teams, competing in one division, played two rounds. The first round was on the Red Course using “Best Shot” format and the second on the Blue Course using “Alternate Shot” format.

Manabu and Mayu

4040 miles in 40 days, much on the Lincoln Highway

Just completed the longest road trip of my life helping out with several PDGA events including two visits to Lemon Lake in the PDGA's ongoing advance efforts to help teams hosting Worlds. Of course, 40 days is nothing compared to what some of our touring pro road warriors do every year. But fortunately, I didn't have to play well on the weekends to pay the bills like they do.

The PDGA office has been receiving a large volume of calls and emails recently about the 2010 Pro Worlds. The event will be held on July 27th to July 31st at the Lemon Lake County Park in Crown Point, Indiana. More information about the event can be found at the World Championships section at PDGA.com or at the Pro Worlds website.