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5 Things: Letdown for Lefty, Sneds at Bridgestone

While Phil Mickelson and Brandt Snedeker struggled after recent victories, and Rory McIlroy played to level par, Webb Simpson made eight birdies in his Bridgestone debut to take the first-round lead at Firestone.

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Solomon takes lead into final round of Junior PGA

Junior PGA Championship, third-round: Jacob Solomon fires a 4-under 67 to take lead after 54 holes at Trump National.

Just as there is in the girls division, there’s a new leader in the boy division at the Junior PGA Championship. Jacob Solomon of Dublin, Calif., holds the third-round lead after a 4-under 67.

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Patrick Rodgers' 66 grabs Western Amateur lead

Stanford junior Patrick Rodgers shot 6-under 66 Thursday to take a four-shot lead after the third round of stroke play at the 111th Western Amateur Championship.

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Young caddie, Old Course, good fun

Oliver Horovitz is a smart guy, and not just because he matriculated at Harvard University. The author of “An American Caddie in St. Andrews: Growing up, Girls, and Looping on the Old Course” enrolled at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland for his gap year between high school and college. Now that is genius.

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Tee times: Round 2 at Bridgestone Invitational

Here are the second-round tee times for the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational at Firestone Country Club in Akron, Ohio.

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Tracker: Woods 2 off Simpson's lead at Bridgestone

Tiger Woods is looking for his eighth title at the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational at Firestone Country Club in Akron, Ohio, but first since 2009.

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Tee times: Ricoh Women's British Open, Round 2

Tee times: Ricoh Women's British Open, Round 2

Groupings and tee times for the second round of the Ricoh Women's British Open.

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Henrik Stenson finds sweet redemption

After a few years of turbulence, Henrik Stenson is letting the good times roll.

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How it happened: Pressel, Lennarth share British lead

How it happened: Lennarth catches Pressel for share of British lead

Perhaps the biggest storyline entering the Ricoh Women's British Open is Inbee Park's pursuit of a fourth major this season. Park tees off in the fourth group of the first tee, beside Beatriz Recari and Jodi Ewart Shadoff.

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Jason Day’s apparel for 2013 PGA Championship

2013 PGA Championship, Jason Day, golf shirts, adidas apparel: Apparel for 2013 PGA Championship

Jason Day’s scripted apparel for the 2013 PGA Championship has been announced.

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Tiger Woods opens Bridgestone with 4-under 66

Tiger Woods opened the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational with a 4-under 66 Thursday.

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Gillman, Carlson tied after 54 holes at Junior PGA

Junior PGA Championship, Third-round: Gillman and Carlson tied for the lead at 4 under after 54 holes at Trump National.

Kristen Gillman and Abbey Carlson are tied for the lead in the girls division after 54-holes of the Junior PGA Championship at Trump National Golf Club. Both players are at 4-under 209 for the tournament.

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My victory in the Women's British Open Pro-Am

Oliver Horovitz is a writer, filmmaker and caddie on the Old Course in St. Andrews, Scotland. His book, “An American Caddie in St. Andrews,” was published by Gotham Books in March, and is in stores now.

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Pressel fights Solheim demons, excels at St. Andrews

Ricoh Women's British Open, St. Andrews, Solheim Cup: Morgan Pressel fights Solheim demons to excel at St. Andrews

Morgan Pressel is trying to control her subconsciousness. She’s fighting a losing battle.

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SCORES: Round 4, WGC-Bridgestone Invitational

Follow the fourth round of the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational at Firestone Country Club in Akron, Ohio.

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Park's St. Andrews opener derailed by rare 3-putts

Inbee Park, Ricoh Women's British Open, St. Andrews: Inbee Park's St. Andrews opener derailed by rare 3-putts

An early-morning Scottish mist had rolled over the Kingdom of Fife as Inbee Park, the undisputed Queen of Golf for the moment, smiled cooly and yawned occasionally as she prepared to begin the first leg of her fourth major conquest of the season at 7:03 a.m.

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Lucky draw: Lewis' early morning brings success

Lucky draw: Lewis' early morning results in early success at St. Andrews

Stacy Lewis played the Old Course back to front, but she is in contention at the Ricoh Women’s British Open.

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Bulldog's blog: How to prepare for St. Andrews

As a rule, any event played at "The Home of Golf" is a special one, and this week’s Ricoh Women’s British Open is no exception.

As a rule, any event played at "The Home of Golf" is a special one, and this week’s Ricoh Women’s British Open is no exception.

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Rickie Fowler’s apparel for 2013 PGA Championship

2013 PGA Championship, Rickie Fowler, golf shirts, Puma Golf apparel: Scripted outfits for PGA Championship at Oak Hill.

Rickie Fowler’s scripted apparel for the 2013 PGA Championship at Oak Hill has been released.