News for Thursday, May 29, 2014



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Dantorp, Pepperell share lead at Nordea Masters

Sweden's Jens Dantorp and Eddie Pepperell of England both opened with 6-under-par 66s to share the lead after the first day of the Nordea Masters on Thursday.

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5 Things: Despite knee injury, McIlroy tames Muirfield

It was a scoring fest at Muirfield Village on Thursday for the first round of the Memorial Tournament, with Rory McIlroy leading the way at 9-under 63, buoyed by two eagles on his back nine.

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One Woods will be playing a U.S. Open at Pinehurst

Cheyenne Woods qualified for Pinehurst on the same day her uncle Tiger announced he’d be skipping the big show.

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Tracker: McIlroy takes three-shot lead at Memorial

Rory McIlroy made Muirfield his personal playground on Thursday, firing a 9-under 63 behind two eagles, seven birdies and a double-bogey to take a three-shot lead at the Memorial.

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Mom pushes Bradley to short putter, and it works

Keegan Bradley was pretty bummed after tying for 29th at the HP Byron Nelson Championship. So whom does he lean on for help but his own mom, Kaye. Their conversation led to a big change for Bradley: a conventional-length putter.

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Tide trio, Cowboys duo set to turn pro

Alabama’s three decorated seniors will be off to the pro ranks soon after their second straight NCAA men's championship, while both Oklahoma State seniors in Wednesday’s final also will turn pro.

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No Tiger? Here are 5 players to watch at Pinehurst

With Tiger Woods officially pulling out of the 2014 U.S. Open on Wednesday, the chatter now turns to who might be favored at Pinehurst No. 2. Here are 5 guys to watch as we prepare for the year's second major.

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SCORES: The Memorial

Follow the live leaderboard from the 2014 Memorial Tournament at Muirfield.

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LPGA, PGA of America announce Women's PGA

The LPGA and PGA of America announced Thursday that they have teamed to create the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship.