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Champions Tour will launch 3-event playoff series for 2016, sources say

Champions Tour will launch 3-event playoff series for 2016, sources say

The PGA Tour plans to introduce a three-event Champions Tour playoff system with an event in Savannah, Ga., and Richmond, Va., before Charles Schwab Cup in 2016.

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Wilson GC could be host course if L.A. wins 2024 Olympics bid

Wilson Golf Course could be host course if Los Angeles wins 2024 Olympics bid

Wilson Golf Course could serve as the host course for the 2024 Olympic Games should Los Angeles be named host city.

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U.S. Amateur upstarts Bard, Crocker force Walker Cup selectors to take a look

U.S. Amateur upstarts Derek Bard, Sean Crocker force Walker Cup selectors to take a look

The process of picking the 10-man U.S. Walker Cup team has grown far more complicated after Americans Derek Bard and Sean Crocker advanced to the U.S. Amateur semifinals.

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This Bard writes quite a story as semifinalist in U.S. Amateur

Virginia's Derek Bard writes quite a story as semifinalist in 2015 U.S. Amateur at Olympia Fields

Virginia men's golfer Derek Bard defeated Arizona State's Jon Rahm, the No. 1 amateur in the WAGR, at the 2015 U.S. Amateur in the quarterfinals at Olympia Fields.

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DeChambeau seeks golf improvement in wide variety of techniques

Bryson DeChambeau seeks golf improvement in wide variety of techniques

SMU men's amateur golfer Bryson DeChambeau uses a variety of odd techniques to improve his game, such as single-length irons, Vector Putting and the DECADE System at 2015 U.S. Amateur.

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DeChambeau stops McNealy in U.S. Amateur showdown of college standouts

Bryson DeChambeau stops Maverick McNealy in U.S. Amateur showdown of college standouts

SMU men's golfer Bryson DeChambeau defeated Stanford's Maverick McNealy in the Round of 16 at the 2015 U.S. Amateur at Olympia Fields.

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As two-time major champ, Johnson shows he might be in another league

As two-time major champion, Zach Johnson shows he might be in another league

Zach Johnson, the 2015 British Open champion who was honored at a recent Cubs game, doesn't view himself as an overachiever.

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Connelly considers pro, Walker Cup options after U.S. Amateur loss

Arkansas men's college golf signee Austin Connelly considers professional, Walker Cup options after U.S. Amateur loss

Arkansas men's college golf signee Austin Connelly considers professional and Walker Cup options after U.S. Amateur loss to Stanford's Maverick McNealy, including Web.com Tour Q-School.

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Thomas Detry rallies from early 3-down deficit to advance in U.S. Amateur

Illinois college golfer Thomas Detry rallies from early 3-down deficit to advance in U.S. Amateur

Thomas Detry of Belgium has faced pressure-packed match-play situations during his three years at Illinois, so he didn't panic Wednesday at the U.S. Amateur.

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Spieth and company give chase, but Day just too much at PGA

Jordan Spieth and company give chase, but Jason Day just too much at PGA

Jordan Spieth, Branden Grace and Justin Rose gave it a good run at the PGA Championship, but in the end Jason Day was just too much to beat Sunday at Whistling Straits.

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Whistling Straits’ champion for another major: Ziggy

Whistling Straits’ champion for another major: Ziggy

Read about Robert Ziegelbauer and Zig’s Hostel and Social Club, located just outside of Whistling Straits and a popular hangout at the 2015 PGA Championship.

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Six shots off PGA lead, DJ faces final shot at redemption in 2015 majors

Six strokes off lead in PGA Championship, Dustin Johnson faces final shot at redemption in 2015 majors

After a third-round 68 Saturday at the PGA Championship, Dustin Johnson likely will leave Whistling Straits disappointed in another major championship.

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PGA notes: McIlroy starts hot, cools off; Watney eager to perform

PGA Championship notes: Rory McIlroy starts hot, cools off; Nick Watney eager to perform

Rory McIlroy started strong Saturday at the PGA Championship but cooled off to severely hurt his chances to win at Whistling Straits.

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Patrick Reed gets back on track with 69 at PGA

PGA Tour golfer Patrick Reed gets back on track with 69 at PGA Championship

After a poor first round at the 2015 PGA Championship, Patrick Reed got back on track with a 3-under 69 Friday at Whistling Straits.

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Once known as Tiger slayer, Yang seeks to reclaim major form in PGA

Once known as Tiger Woods slayer, Y.E. Yang seeks to reclaim major form in PGA Championship

Y.E. Yang, who once took down Tiger Woods to win the 2009 PGA Championship, fired an even-par 72 Friday at Whistling Straits to make the cut.

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Reports: Feds put Mickelson back in cross-hairs of securities probe

Reports: Feds put Phil Mickelson back in cross-hairs of securities probe

PGA Tour golfer Phil Mickelson, who shot 72 Thursday at the PGA Championship, is back in the news in relation to an FBI investigation of a potential violation of insider-trading laws.

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Thomas Bjorn reverses course, starts hot at PGA Championship

Thomas Bjorn reverses course, starts hot at PGA Championship

PGA Tour golfer Thomas Bjorn shoots 69 in Round 1 of 2015 PGA Championship at Whistling Straits.

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Driver fails Bubba Watson in return to Whistling Straits

Driver fails Bubba Watson at PGA Championship in return to Whistling Straits

Bubba Watson, who lost in a playoff at the 2010 PGA Championship, shot even-par 72 in his return to Whistling Straits on Thursday.

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Internationals' plea to Tour for change in Presidents Cup grows ‘tense’

Internationals' plea to PGA Tour for change in Presidents Cup grows ‘tense,’ Ernie Els says

The 2015 Presidents Cup PGA Tour golfer Ernie Els and International captain Nick Price seeks rule change.

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Journeyman Omar Uresti earns return to big stage at PGA

Journeyman Omar Uresti earns return to big stage at PGA Championship

Omar Uresti, who has made just 11 PGA Tour starts since losing his card in 2010, will play the 2015 PGA Championship as a club professional.

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Steve Stricker could debut new putter at PGA Championship

Steve Stricker could debut new Scotty Cameron GoLo 5 putter at PGA Championship at Whistling Straits

Steve Stricker could debut a new putter this week at the 2015 PGA Championship at Whistling Straits.

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Phil Mickelson's M Club moves closer to acquiring Spokane Country Club

Phil Mickelson's M Club moves closer to acquiring Spokane Country Club

Spokane Country Club is one step closer to joining the M Club, a club owned by Phil Mickelson.

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European Tour’s stance against ’16 WGC-Bridgestone puts Lowry in a bind

European Tour’s stance against ’16 WGC-Bridgestone puts Shane Lowry in a bind

The 2016 WGC-Bridgestone European Tour Shane Lowry unsure of whether he will be in field to defend title in 2016 after PGA Tour schedule shakeup due to Olympics.

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Dustin Johnson plummets at British Open after taking midway lead

PGA Tour golfer Dustin Johnson plummets down 2015 British Open leaderboard after taking midway lead

PGA Tour golfer Dustin Johnson at 2015 British Open continued major championship struggle, shooting two rounds of 75 to fall from first to T-49 at St. Andrews.

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Mickelson sees progress after 6-birdie final round in British Open

PGA Tour star Phil Mickelson sees progress after 6-birdie final round in British Open

PGA Tour star Phil Mickelson ended the 2015 British Open with a 3-under 69 that included a triple-bogey at the Road Hole.

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On a packed British Open leaderboard, Louis Oosthuizen stands out

On a packed British Open 2015 leaderboard, Louis Oosthuizen stands out

Former British Open champion Louis Oosthuizen has won a Claret Jug at St. Andrews and so stands out on a packed leaderboard.

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Harrington chases third Claret Jug with a new feeling: experience

Padraig Harrington chases third Claret Jug with a new feeling: experience

Two-time British Open winner Padraig Harrington chases another Claret Jug with a little more experience.

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David Duval shows glimpse of former prowess at British Open

David Duval shows glimpse of former prowess at British Open

David Duval shoots 67 at 2015 British Open at St. Andrews and shows glimpse of golf skills when he was World No. 1 and looks for chance to play regularly on PGA Tour again.

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Tiger Woods packs his bags at British Open after third missed cut of year

PGA Tour golfer Tiger Woods packs his bags at British Open after third missed cut of year

PGA Tour golfer Tiger Woods misses cut at 2015 British Open at the Old Course at St. Andrews for second straight missed cut in major championship.

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Mickelson’s M Club bids to acquire Spokane Country Club

Phil Mickelson’s M Club among groups bidding for bankrupt Spokane Country Club

PGA Tour golfer Phil Mickelson's M Club business group put in bid to acquire bankrupt Spokane Country Club in Washington, with Ryan Moore's RMG Golf Course Management among other bidders.

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Worldwide appeal puts golf on solid ground entering 2016 Olympics, IOC chief says

Worldwide appeal puts golf on solid ground entering 2016 Olympics, IOC chief says

Golf returns to the Olympics in 2016 as part of a process to find a comfortable home for one of the world’s oldest games

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For 4th year in a row, Adam Scott plays his way into British Open contention

For fourth year in a row, Adam Scott plays his way into British Open contention

Adam Scott is again in position to win the British Open after posting 5-under 67 Friday at the Old Course at St. Andrews.

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Henley learns St. Andrews on the fly, posts 66 at British Open

Russell Henley learns St. Andrews on the fly, posts 66 at British Open

PGA Tour golfer Russell Henley learns strategy for St. Andrews on the fly, posts 66 in Round 2 of 2015 British Open.

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This time, Bjorn couldn’t miss diabolical Hill Bunker at British Open

This time, Bjorn couldn’t miss Old Course's diabolical Hill Bunker at British Open

The 2015 British Open at St. Andrews Thomas Bjorn finds Hill Bunker at St. Andrews' Old Course, scoring average differs for each nine and Louis Oosthuizen's record at St. Andrews.

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With vertigo issues in back of mind, Day opens British Open with 66

With vertigo issues in back of mind, Jason Day opens British Open with 66

PGA Tour golfer Jason Day at the 2015 British Open does not let vertigo health issues stop him from first-round 66 at St. Andrews.

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Oosthuizen starts strong with 67 British Open

Louis Oosthuizen starts strong with 67 British Open

PGA Tour golfer Louis Oosthuizen at 2015 British Open at St. Andrews shoots 67 while playing with Tiger Woods.

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Old Course exposes Lingmerth's sheer ability and his naivete

Old Course at St. Andrews exposes David Lingmerth's sheer ability and his naivete at British Open 2015

PGA Tour winner David Lingmerth opened the 2015 British Open at the Old Course at St. Andrews with a record-tying 29.

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Official World Golf Ranking adds four new tours

Official World Golf Ranking adds four new tours to world-rankings system

The Official World Golf Ranking has agreed to add four new tours to its ranking system beginning July 26.

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Phil Mickelson brings confidence to St. Andrews despite victory drought

Phil Mickelson brings confidence to British Open 2015 despite victory drought

Phil Mickelson chases British Open 2015 success after honing game at Scottish Open.

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Oosthuizen basks in winning vibes upon return to St. Andrews

Louis Oosthuizen basks in British Open-winning vibes upon return to St. Andrews

Past British Open champion Louis Oosthuizen basks in the memory of St. Andrews, where he won the title in 2010.

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Fowler cruises into British Open on a roll: 2 victories in past 5 events

Rickie Fowler cruises into British Open on a roll: 2 victories in past 5 events

PGA Tour golfer Rickie Fowler heads to 2015 British Open at St. Andrews looking for back-to-back wins after winning the European Tour's Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open, like Phil Mickelson in 2013.

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Test event for Olympic golf course will be in early 2016, IGF says

Test event for Olympic golf course will be in early 2016, IGF says

The 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, will include golf and the Rio de Janeiro Olympic golf course will host a test event in the first quarter of 2016, says the International Golf Federation.

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With Deere victory, Jordan Spieth’s odds to win British Open improve to 5-1

Jordan Spieth’s odds to win British Open improve to 5-1 wth Deere victory

Jordan Spieth is the British Open 2015 odds-on favorite after winning PGA Tour's John Deere Classic.

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Ballstriking helps Phil Mickelson climb leaderboard at Scottish Open

Ballstriking helps Phil Mickelson climb leaderboard at European Tour's Scottish Open

Phil Mickelson secured his spot on the weekend at the European Tour's Scottish Open, which amounts to more British Open prep.

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Americans Fowler, Kuchar, Walker contend early at Scottish Open

American PGA Tour players Rickie Fowler, Matt Kuchar, Jimmy Walker contend early at Scottish Open

American PGA Tour trio of Rickie Fowler, Matt Kuchar and Jimmy Walker fed happily on the championship course at Gullane Golf Club for early Scottish Open advantage.

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Injured McIlroy pulls out of British Open, aims for return at PGA

Injured PGA Tour golfer Rory McIlroy pulls out of 2015 British Open, aims for return at PGA

PGA Tour golfer Rory McIlroy withdrew from the 2015 British Open at St. Andrews and fellow golfers Graeme McDowell and Phil Mickelson supported McIlroy from Scottish Open.

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PGA of America entered dealings with Trump warily, source says

PGA of America entered dealings with Donald Trump warily, source says

Donald Trump and PGA of America entered a partnership in 2014 to send major championships to Trump golf courses, but the PGA of America was wary of the relationship according to Golfweek source.

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Hispanic group calls for golf to do more in distancing itself from Trump

Hispanic group calls for golf to do ‘a lot more’ in distancing itself from Donald Trump

Donald Trump's comments about Mexicans sparks Hispanic group to apply pressure to PGA of America and golf to do more to distance itself from Donald Trump.

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Stallings’ suspension further clouds Tour’s drug policy, players say

Scott Stallings’ suspension further clouds Tour’s drug policy, players say

PGA Tour golfer Scott Stallings was suspended for violating the PGA Tour's Anti-Doping program for drugs and reaction from Phil Mickelson and Jimmy Walker on suspension.

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Mickelson offers no insight regarding his ties to illegal-gambling case

PGA Tour golfer Phil Mickelson offers no insight regarding his ties to illegal-gambling case

PGA Tour golfer Phil Mickelson tied to illegal gambling operation according to ESPN report with nearly $3 million involved asked at Scottish Open about gambling allegations, but declined to comment.

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