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U.S. earns Junior Solheim title with key singles play

Behind legend Kathy Whitworth, the U.S. enjoyed a stellar singles day at the Junior Solheim Cup on Wednesday, pushing it to a 14.5-9.5 victory over Europe.

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Baldry: Controversial or not, Wie was right choice for U.S.

Michelle Wie was the right pick. No matter what happens this week in Colorado, know that what Wie brings to the table – no matter how unorthodox – is good for Team USA and the LPGA. Wie needs the Solheim Cup as much as the Cup needs her.

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5 Things: Orrin keeps Walker Cup hopes alive at Am

U.S. Amateur, Brookline, Round of 64: Orrin, co-medalist advance, Koepka's week, international flavor.

The first round of match play is in the books at the U.S. Amateur at The Country Club. On a sunny, but windy day just outside of Boston, 32 players moved on to Thursday's play. Here are 5 Things you need to know from the U.S. Amateur.

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U.S. Amateur: Round of 64 scores; Round of 32 schedule

A look at the Round of 64 match-play scores, as well as a schedule for Thursday's Round-of-32 action.

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Rude: Meet the man behind Dufner's transformation

Chuck Cook has coached players to seven major championship victories -- including Jason Dufner's last week at the PGA Championship. Yet, his name isn't on the tip of your tongue when you think of the game's best coaches -- but it should be.

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Rodgers gets revenge in beating Dale at U.S. Am

Patrick Rodgers, who got through to the Round of 64 in a playoff on Wednesday morning, ran out to an early 3-up lead over Sean Dale and held on for an opening match-play victory at the U.S. Amateur.

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Exclusive photos: Tiger Woods' Nike Golf equipment

Golfweek's David Dusek zooms in on Tiger Woods' Nike Golf gear. Check out the exclusive photo gallery.

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Wyndham Championship: Tee times, second round

Wyndham Championship: Tee times, second round

Ernie Els will play alongside Tim Clark and Nick Watney early Thursday while defending champ Sergio Garcia tees off later in some of the top groups for the 2013 Wyndham Championship. See the tee times here.

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Nagel, Hoffman share lead in Michigan Women's Am

Liz Nagel, Sarah Hoffman share lead in Michigan Women's Am

Liz Nagel and Sarah Hoffman couldn't be much more closely aligned than they are after two rounds of the 97th Michigan Women's Amateur.

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Barrett defeats Liu, 3 and 2, at U.S. Am

U.S. Amateur 2013, Brookline, Chelso Barret: Battle of the freshmen: Barrett defeats Liu in Round of 64

Chelso Barrett seems to have Jim Liu's number. Barrett defeated Liu in 2011 at the U.S. Junior Amateur and Wednesday in the Round of 64 at the U.S. Amateur at Brookline, 3 and 2.

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Notes: Harrington on hold; Oak Hill trips Jimenez

Notes: Harrington on hold; Oak Hill trips Jimenez; more

The FedExCup points bubble and Grand Slam of Golf roster have Padraig Harrington's itinerary up in the air; Oak Hill produced scoring oddities, including for Miguel Angel Jimenez; plus more in our PGA Tour notebook.

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Neumann grows from torchbearer to captain

Liselotte Neumann grows from torchbearer to Solheim captain

U.S. Solheim Cup captain Meg Mallon referred to counterpart Liselotte Neumann as the “Inbee Park of her time.” Her silky-smooth putting stroke was coupled with a steady long game.

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Klauk seeks balance on road to recovery

Jeff Klauk seeks balance on road to healthy recovery

Million-dollar PGA Tour earner Jeff Klauk has been sidelined in recent years by epilepsy and by a back injury, but is back on the pro circuits.

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Salas grounded as honors such as Solheim mount

Lizette Salas stays grounded while honors such as Solheim mount

Solheim Cup rookie Lizette Salas stays true to her humble upbringing while ascending quickly up the LPGA ladder – showing an ever-more-rare grit in making the Solheim Cup team.

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Wyndham adds big names on FedEx bubble

Wyndham adds big names on FedEx points bubble

Ernie Els, Padraig Harrington and Geoff Ogilvy are among those committing late to this week's Wyndham Championship in Greensboro, N.C., looking to shore up their spots in the FedExCup's first event, the Barclays.

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Northwestern Mutual bolsters role with Tiger's event

Northwestern Mutual bolsters sponsorship of Tiger Woods' event

Elevating its role in Tiger Woods' tournament, Northwestern Mutual announced it will serve as title sponsor of this year's event in Thousand Oaks, Calif. The Northwestern Mutual World Challenge, scheduled for Dec. 5-8, offers a $1 million payout to the champion.

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Fantasy Tip Sheet: Wyndham Championship

From Sergio Garcia to Hideki Matsuyama, our panel of experts make their picks for this week's Wyndham Championship.

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Trouble to triumph, Anthony advances at U.S. Am

From trouble to triumph, Jason Anthony advances at U.S. Amateur

Jason Anthony had already taken his wallet, watch and money out of his bag, thinking he was eliminated in a 17-for-15 playoff at the U.S. Amateur after a triple-bogey 7. But the golf gods had other plans for the 30-year-old.

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Men's countdown: No. 21 Clemson

Men's college golf preview, Clemson: A look at No. 21 Clemson before fall men's college golf season.

We are counting down the top 30 men's teams heading into the fall college season. Today's story: No. 21 Clemson.

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Women's countdown: No. 21 Clemson

Women's college golf preview, Clemson: A look at No. 21 Clemson before fall women's college golf season

We are counting down the top 30 women's teams heading into the fall college season. Today's story: No. 21 Clemson.

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Amateur roundup: Neeley, Soerries win in Texas

Amateur roundup: Luke Neeley, Tony Soerries win in Texas

Two champions were crowned in Texas over the weekend as Luke Neeley rolled to the Texas North Amateur title while Tony Soerries took the South championship.