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Popovic perseveres through father's cancer

Daniel Popovic finished an astonishing 49 shots behind Tiger Woods at the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational. Yet, he's smiling. The Aussie is returning home to his cancer-striken father after a four-month trek to fulfill his golfing dream.

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Notes: Tiger enjoys sharing win with 4-year-old son

Tiger Woods' steamrolling of the field at the WGC-Bridgestone had a very interested spectator -- his 4-year-old son, Charlie. He likes to emulate his father, but pops isn't going to force the game on him.

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McIlroy's Champions dinner menu at PGA Championship

PGA Championship, Rory McIlroy: In charge of the Champions Dinner menu at Oak Hill as defending champion.

As defending champion, Rory McIlroy is in charge of the Champions Dinner menu at the PGA Championship. What on tap this year?

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14-year-old sets Women's Am record with 64

Yumi Matsubara, U.S. Women's Amateur, USGA: Japan's Yumi Matsubara sets Women's Am record with 64

A key to Yumi Matsubara’s bogey-free 64 on Tuesday was in Andrew Shaw’s pocket. Shaw, a 27-year-old local caddie, had to figure out how to communicate with a player who speaks no English, and quickly.

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Mahan making first start since becoming a father

PGA Championship, Hunter Mahan: Making first start since becoming a first-time father.

Hunter Mahan is making his first start since his wife, Kandi, gave birth to the couples first child, Zoe Olivia.

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Scott: Open Championship hurt more in 2013

PGA Championship, Adam Scott: Open Championship hurt more in 2013 than '12.

Adam Scott was in contention for the second consecutive year at last month’s Open Championship at Muirfield. But yet again, he struggled coming down the stretch to claim his first Claret Jug, bogeying four consecutive holes on Sunday.

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Rivalry continues to fuel Woods, Mickelson

Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson aren't the greatest of friends, and that's to be expected when dealing with the two most successful golfers of the 21st century. But, even as they age, the rivalry continues to fuel their overwhelming success.

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Billy Horschel’s apparel for 2013 PGA Championship

PGA Championship, Billy Horschel: Scripted apparel from Polo Ralph Lauren for Oak Hill CC.

Billy Horschel and the Polo Ralph Lauren Golf team never seem to disappoint when it comes to scripted apparel for major championships.

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Decoding TaylorMade's 2013 PGA Championship logo

TaylorMade's latest commemorative logo – part of a series celebrating major championships – pays homage to Rochester, a famous abolitionist and the golf traditions of Oak Hill.

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Justin Rose’s apparel for 2013 PGA Championship

PGA Championship, Justin Rose: Ashworth Golf scripted apparel for Oak Hill Country Club.

U.S. Open champion Justin Rose’s scripted apparel has been released for the PGA Championship.

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Lewis, Mizuno triumph on the Old Course

Mizuno staff player Stacy Lewis won the Ricoh Women's British Open at the Old Course, earning her second career major.

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Webb Simpson’s apparel for 2013 PGA Championship

PGA Championship, Webb Simpson: IZOD apparel for Oak Hill CC in Rochester, N.Y.

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

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Feng finds rhythm in nomadic amateur life

Cindy Feng, U.S. Women's Amateur, USGA: Cindy Feng finds rhythm in nomadic amateur life

One of the most recurring questions in Yueer Cindy Feng’s young golf career has been in reference to her first name. It’s one nobody seems able to pronounce quite right, which is why Feng has developed a recurring answer.

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Brandt Snedeker’s apparel for 2013 PGA Championship

PGA Championship, Brandt Snedeker: Peter Millar apparel for Oak Hill in Rochester.

Brandt Snedeker’s scripted apparel for the 2013 PGA Championship has been released.

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Tiger Woods: Q&A from the PGA Championship

Tiger Woods, 2013 PGA Championship: Woods was in the Oak Hill media center on Tuesday to answer questions.

Tiger Woods was in the PGA Championship media center at Oak Hill Country Club on Tuesday. Woods is looking for his 15th major in Rochester, N.Y. After a five-year drought, he hopes to get back in the majors winning circle.

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Tuthill named Northeast Amateur chairman

Ben Tuthill has been named chairman of the Northeast Amateur Invitational, replacing Denny Glass, it was announced on Tuesday morning.

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Q&A with Ernie Johnson, TV sportscaster

Ernie Johnson is best known for his work on NBA telecasts, though he also spent four seasons calling Atlanta Braves games with his father, Ernie Johnson Sr. He spoke recently with Golfweek’s Martin Kaufmann.

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Women's countdown: No. 29 Campbell

We are counting down the top 30 women's teams heading into the fall college season. Today's story: No. 29 Campbell.

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Men's countdown: No. 29 UCF

We are counting down the top 30 men's teams heading into the fall college season. Today's story: No. 29 UCF.

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Keegan Bradley’s apparel for 2013 PGA Championship

PGA Championship, Keegan Bradley: Tommy Hilfiger apparel for Oak Hill.

Keegan Bradley’s apparel for the 2013 PGA Championship at Oak Hill Country Club has been announced.

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Woods' lead in OWGR grows following victory

Coming off a seven-shot victory at the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational, Tiger Woods padded his lead in the Official World Golf Ranking.

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Ecco official footwear supplier for European Solheim Cup Team

Solheim Cup, European Team: ECCO named "Official Footwear Supplier" for team

The Danish footwear brand, ECCO, has been named the “Official Footwear Supplier” for the 2013 European Solheim Cup team.