News for Friday, August 9, 2013

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5 Things: Tiger struggles; Dufner's new irons

Jason Dufner was about a foot shy of establishing an all-time low for a round in one of golf's four majors, while Tiger Woods didn't fare nearly as well, nor did Phil Mickelson. Here are 5 Things to Know from the PGA Championship's second round.

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Tee times: Dufner, Scott highlight Saturday pairings

A closer look at the Saturday tee times at the PGA Championship, which will feature a handful of interesting pairings.

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Dufner (63) ties major scoring record, seizes lead

Jason Dufner shot the lowest round ever carded in tournament play at Oak Hill -- a 7-under 63 -- but he knows there's a long way to go at the PGA Championship.

TCU graduate Cole wins Canadian Amateur

Eli Cole, a recent graduate of TCU, won the Canadian Men’s Amateur Championship by a single shot over Kent State teammates Taylor Pendrith and Corey Conners.

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'Over-doer' Chen doing just enough at Women's Am

USC star Doris Chen is slowly coming out of her shell and it s leading to even more success on the course, including advancing to Saturday's U.S. Women's Amateur semifinals.

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U.S. Women's Amateur field to four in Charleston

An NCAA champion, a USGA champion and the World No. 2 amateur fell Friday in the quarterfinals at the U.S. Women’s Amateur. Only four players remain – Doris Chen, Yueer Cindy Feng, Alison Lee and Emma Talley – for Saturday’s semifinals.

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U.S. Amateur champ Fox wins Tenn. amateur title

This win gives Steven Fox a Tennessee trifecta after winning the 2008 Tennessee Junior Amateur and the 2011 Tennessee Match Play.

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Musings on Oak Hill: Players' Day 2 via Twitter

At Oak Hill, not everything was about a potential new definition for Dufnering as players took to Twitter on Friday.

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How it happened: Dufner fires 63; Tiger, Lefty fade

Jim Furyk and Adam Scott know the highs and lows of golf's major championships; they're tied for the lead after the first round of the PGA Championship, while Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson struggled somewhat.

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Winner's Circle: Jason Dufner, PGA Championship

A look inside Jason Dufner's bag and the gear that led to his first major championship title.

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My Bag: Adam Scott, 2013 PGA Championship

A look at Adam Scott's equipment he used to go 7 under over the first 36 holes at the PGA Championship.

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Caddies have it tough during rainy conditions

Ever wonder how hard it is to work as a caddie on days where its down pouring? Multiple caddies and players give different reasons why playing in the rain and still shooting a low numbers is tough.

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Dufner ties all-time major record with 63

Jason Dufner, with a second-round 63 that propelled him to the PGA Championship lead, tied the record Friday for low score posted in a major.

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Major mimicry: Scott follows Tiger's path to success

Continued brilliance has lifted reigning Masters champion Adam Scott to a high perch at Oak Hill – where he just might stand as a primary obstacle to Tiger Woods' pursuit of the record for career major victories.

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Dunkle (No. 83, 2014) commits to Colorado State

Kyler Dunkle of Castle Rock, Colo., verbally committed to play collegiate golf at Colorado State in 2014.

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Zahringer wins the British Senior Amateur

George Zahringer, from New York, won the British Senior Amateur Championship at Royal Aberdeen Golf Club after posting rounds of 69-75-74 for a 218 total. His one-stroke victory over fellow American Tom Brandes gave Zahringer his first international victory.

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Simpson ties course-record; watches Dufner break it

The 2012 U.S. Open champ Webb Simpson said he was patient on Friday and will need more patience this weekend.

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Manassero again struggles to finish, but makes cut

Finding a plugged lie in a bunker at the 16th, then suffering a penalty on the next green, Matteo Manassero stays positive even while lamenting a tough end to his second round at the PGA Championship.

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Angel Cabrera withdraws due to wrist injury

Angel Cabrera withdrew during the second round of the PGA Championship due to a left wrist injury.

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Player to watch at U.S. Amateur: Jordan Niebrugge

Jordan Niebrugge is on fire this summer after three wins in as many weeks and adding another one to his resume in June. After a week off, Niebrugge will be back at it next week at the U.S. Amateur looking for his fifth victory this summer.

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Austin assessed 4-stroke penalty for 15 clubs in bag

During the second round of the 95th PGA Championship, Woody Austin was assessed a four-stroke penalty under Rule 4-4, for exceeding the 14 club limit.

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Women's countdown: No. 26 Georgia

We are counting down the top 30 women's teams heading into the fall college season. Today's story: No. 26 Georgia

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Men's countdown: No. 26 Florida

We are counting down the top 30 men's teams heading into the fall college season. Today's story: No. 26 Florida.

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USGA & Fox: Inside the deal that stunned golf media landscape

Fox Sports is in; NBC Sports and ESPN are out. The USGA's new deal with Fox is set to begin in 2015 and will broadcast a variety of USGA championships, not to mention bolster the association's coffers.

Matrix Ozik Altus hybrid graphite golf shafts

Matrix has four Altus hybrid shafts – the classic Altus plus three new models, Black Tie, Red Tie and White Tie.