News for Sunday, July 14, 2013

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5 Things: Spieth first teen to win on Tour since 1931

Jordan Spieth, two weeks shy of his 20th birthday, outlasted Zach Johnson and David Hearn in a five-hole playoff to secure his first PGA Tour victory and a spot in the Open Championship this week at Muirfield.

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Big step for Spieth; is next one major?

Jordan Spieth’s five-hole playoff victory at the Deere made him the youngest PGA Tour winner since 1931 – and qualifies the 19-year-old Texas on a rocket-like rise to play in the British Open at Muirfield.

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5 Things: H.Y. Park outlasts Stanford in Ontario

Hee Young Park notched her second career LPGA victory on the third hole of a sudden-death playoff with Angela Stanford at the Manulife Financial LPGA Classic on Sunday.

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Muirfield history of hosting Open is storied

Muirfield has seen it all in the 15 times it has hosted the Open Championship through the years. This year's defending champion, Ernie Els, stood tall in 2002 at Muirfield.

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5 Things: Perry glides to Senior Open win

Back-to-back birdies at Nos. 14-15 enabled Kenny Perry to comfortably ride pars the rest of the way into the clubhouse for the 2013 U.S. Senior Open title in Omaha. Here are 5 Things to Know.

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Winner's Circle: Jordan Spieth, John Deere

Here's a list of the equipment Jordan Spieth used to win the 2013 John Deere Classic and become the first teenage Tour winner in 82 years.

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Hee Young Park wins Canada LPGA event in playoff

South Korea's Hee Young Park beat American Angela Stanford on the third playoff hole to win the Manulife Financial LPGA Classic on Sunday.

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How it happened: Spieth, 19, wins John Deere Classic

Daniel Summerhays is 18 holes away from his first PGA Tour title, but has the defending champion nipping on his tails as action gets underway on Sunday at the John Deere Classic. Follow now!

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Wilcox shoots 59 at Utah Championship

Will Wilcox shot a 12-under 59 during the final round of the Utah Championship on Sunday.

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Kenny Perry shoots 63 to win U.S. Senior Open

Kenny Perry is getting the hang of these majors. He only wishes it had happened sooner. Perry completed a masterful performance with a 7-under 63 on Sunday that gave him a five-shot win over Fred Funk in the U.S. Senior Open.

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Moyers holds on for victory at Eastern Amateur

Recent Virginia Tech graduate Mike Moyers holds on for a victory at the 57th Eastern Amateur, staving off a final-round run by former Hokies teammate Bryce Chalkley, who shot a 7-under 63.

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Tiger tops list of Open Championship favorites

A capsule look at 20 contenders for the British Open golf championship, to be played July 18-21 at Muirfield (listed in predicted order of finish):

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O'Toole closes with 66 to win Magnolia Amateur

Recent Samford graduate Casey O'Toole shot a final-round 66 to break away from the pack and take a three-shot victory at the Magnolia Amateur in Hattiesburg, Miss.

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Open Championship at Muirfield: What to know

Ten things to know about the British Open, to be played this week at Muirfield, where the tournament has taken place 15 times before, from 1892 to 2002.

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Vandy's Stewart wins shortened Players Amateur

Vanderbilt junior Hunter Stewart didn't even need to complete his final round to win the 14th annual Players Amateur on Sunday, as Mother Nature washed out play and limited the tournament to 54 holes at Berkeley Hall Club in Bluffton, S.C.

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Anniversaries add to British Open history on display

Here's a look at some of the anniversaries this year at the 142nd British Open, which brings its rich history to light when it starts this week at Muirfield.

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Report: A. Jutanugarn set for shoulder surgery

Seventeen-year-old Ariya Jutanugarn, who has made the most of several exemptions on the LPGA this season, will need shoulder surgery, a Thailand newspaper reported.

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Els leads Open Championship facts, figures

Ernie Els will defend his British Open title -- here are a few facts and figures about golf's only major outside the United States, beginning this week at the 7,192-yard Muirfield golf links.

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Mickelson wins Scottish in sudden-death playoff

After three-putting the 72nd hole to send it into a playoff, Phil Mickelson defeated Branden Grace on the first hole of sudden death to win the Scottish Open at Castle Stuart.

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Bulldog's blog: Historic Muirfield buzzing early

Our Alex Miceli gives you a bit of a history lesson on Muirfield, but quickly turns his attention to this year's Open Championship, as Tiger Woods, Jason Day and Dustin Johnson all hit the course on Sunday.

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What's wrong with Rory? Quite a bit, stats indicate

Rory McIlroy’s latest bad patch -- and he has had a few -- has been punctuated by waning confidence, substandard short game and a tendency to hang his tee shots right with an inconsistent swing.

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Hole by Hole: Muirfield lives up to Open rep

This will be the 16th time the R&A is setting up the Open Championship along the Firth of Forth. Here's what you'll see during what promises to be a compelling week on this par-71 layout that stretches 7,192 yards.

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Tait: Ernie Els went long to capture 2012 Open

A decade earlier, Ernie Els was outspoken about his ire toward the long putter -- the same piece of equipment that saved his career and helped him win last year’s Open Championship, the South African has admitted.