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DeChambeau rises to top of amateur game with a style (and set of clubs) all his own

SMU college golfer Bryson DeChambeau rises to top of amateur game with a style (and set of clubs) all his own

SMU college golfer Bryson DeChambeau has used his same-length clubs and single-plane swing to win the 2015 U.S. Amateur and 2015 NCAA Championship.

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Bryson DeChambeau a unique champion at U.S. Amateur

Bryson DeChambeau claims 2015 U.S. Amateur title over Derek Bard

SMU amateur men's golfer Bryson DeChambeau won the 2015 U.S. Amateur final match over Virginia's Derek Bard at Olympia Fields Country Club.

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DeChambeau surges past Crocker to make U.S. Amateur final

Bryson DeChambeau surges past Sean Crocker to make U.S. Amateur final

Bryson DeChambeau continued his dominant play at the U.S. Amateur by defeating Sean Crocker in Saturday's semifinals to advance to the championship match at Olympia Fields.

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Crocker paddles another opponent en route to U.S. Amateur semifinals

Sean Crocker paddles another opponent en route to U.S. Amateur semifinals

USC sophomore Sean Crocker takes emotional and bold personality past Austin James and to semifinals at 2015 U.S. Amateur golf tournament at Olympia Fields.

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Comfortable with spotlight, Dunne reaches quarters at U.S. Amateur

Comfortable with spotlight, Paul Dunne reaches quarterfinals at U.S. Amateur

Irish amateur golfer Paul Dunne advanced to the quarterfinals at the 2015 U.S. Amateur at Olympia Fields after making a name for himself at the 2015 British Open.

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Top ams roll into Round of 16 at U.S. Amateur

Top ams Rahm, DeChambeau roll into Round of 16 at U.S. Amateur

Top amateur golfers Jon Rahm, Bryson DeChambeau and Maverick McNealy roll into Round of 16 at 2015 U.S. Amateur at Olympia Fields.

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Hunter Stewart knocks off the rust and Lee McCoy in U.S. Amateur

Hunter Stewart knocks off the rust and Lee McCoy in U.S. Amateur

After qualifying for match play at the U.S. Amateur via a playoff, Hunter Stewart topped Lee McCoy in the Round of 64 Wednesday at Olympia Fields.

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Mitchell’s clutch save on 18th edges Koepka in U.S. Amateur Round of 64

Todd Mitchell’s clutch save on 18th edges Chase Koepka in U.S. Amateur Round of 64

Todd Mitchell has been out of baseball so long that he doesn’t even know how being a former minor-league shortstop influences his golf game anymore.

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Mid-am champion Harvey DQ'd for signing incorrect scorecard at U.S. Amateur

Mid-am champion Scott Harvey DQ'd for signing incorrect scorecard at U.S. Amateur

For the second consecutive year the reigning U.S. Mid-Amateur champion signed an incorrect scorecard after the second round of stroke play at the U.S. Amateur to be disqualified.

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Aussies crowd leaderboard in U.S. Am, seek to extend winning streak

Aussies crowd leaderboard in U.S. Amateur, seeking to extend winning streak abroad

First it was Jason Day at the PGA Championship and now it's fellow Australian Ryan Ruffels at the U.S. Amateur.

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Matt Jones plays from hospitality tent at PGA Championship

Matt Jones plays golf ball from hospitality tent at PGA Championship

PGA Tour golfer Matt Jones plays golf ball from hospitality tent at PGA Championship beer tent at Whistling Straits.

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Day, Spieth set up Sunday showdown at PGA Championship

Jason Day, Jordan Spieth set up Sunday showdown at PGA Championship

Jason Day will chase his first major title Sunday at the PGA Championship, but he will have to hold off Jordan Spieth in the final round at Whistling Straits.

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Several interesting pairings highlight Round 3 tee times at PGA

PGA Championship tee times, pairings: Saturday's Round 3 with Jordan Spieth and Jason Day

Tee times and pairings for Saturday's third round of the 2015 PGA Championship at Whistling Straits with PGA Tour golfers Jordan Spieth and Jason Day.

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Spieth not razor sharp, but still in major mix at PGA

Jordan Spieth not razor sharp, but still in major mix at PGA Championship

Jordan Spieth might not have been at the top of his game Friday at Whistling Straits, but he's in contention in yet another major at the PGA Championship.

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McIlroy, Spieth take center stage at PGA Championship

Rory McIlroy, Jordan Spieth take center stage at PGA Championship

PGA Tour golfers Rory McIlroy and Jordan Speith shoot 71 at 2015 PGA Championship at Whistling Straits in Round 1.

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Brothers Brett and Matt Jones inspire family reunion at PGA

Brothers Brett and Matt Jones inspire family reunion at PGA Championship

PGA Tour golfer Matt Jones and his brother, club pro Brett Jones, will both tee it up at the 2015 PGA Championship this week at Whistling Straits.

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No Slam this year, but Spieth still has plenty to gain at PGA

No Slam this year, but Jordan Spieth still has plenty to gain at PGA Championship

Jordan Spieth won't win the Grand Slam this year, but he can still win the PGA Championship and ascend to No. 1 in the world rankings at Whistling Straits.

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40 reads: The Pines was my classroom for golf – and life

40 reads: The Pines was my classroom for golf – and life, Babineau, hometown golf course

Golfweek senior writer Jeff Babineau recalls fond memories of playing Dennis Pines, his hometown course in East Dennis, Mass.

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Babineau: Tiger Woods at it again as PGA Championship draws near

Tiger Woods at it again with consistent talk as PGA Championship draws near

These days, the only thing consistent about Tiger Woods is the consistency of which he speaks, not his golf game, writes Jeff Babineau from the 2015 PGA Championship.

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As Jordan Spieth’s Grand Slam hopes end, new dream begins: 3 for 4

Jordan Spieth’s Grand Slam hopes end, new dream begins British Open PGA Championship st. Andrews

Jordan Spieth's Grand Slam hopes ended at the 2015 British Open at St. Andrews but the PGA Tour player has new ones.

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Marc Leishman chases Claret Jug with newfound outlook on life

Marc Leishman chases Claret Jug at 2015 British Open with newfound outlook on life

PGA Tour golfer Marc Leishman at 2015 British Open at St. Andrews misses out on 62, but appreciates life after wife Audrey Leishman's near-death experience with toxic shock syndrome.

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On an off-day at British Open, Kuchar bowls them over

On an off-day at British Open, Matt Kuchar bowls them over in St. Andrews

How PGA Tour golfers and caddies spend day off at 2015 British Open at St. Andrews and wind delay, Matt Kuchar played lawn bowling in St. Andrews.

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Johnson extends edge over Spieth, British Open field with steely resolve

Dustin Johnson extends edge over Jordan Spieth, British Open field with steely resolve

PGA Tour golfer Dustin Johnson leads 2015 British Open through 36 holes with Jordan Spieth five shots back as he chases Grand Slam and Johnson looking to move past three-putt at U.S. Open.

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Auld friends: Tom Watson's last walk at St. Andrews

Auld friends: Tom Watson's last walk at St. Andrews for British Open 2015

Tom Watson bids farewell to the British Open in the St. Andrews dusk as Scots and PGA Tour players alike pay tribute.

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Luck of the draw: Timing is everything at the British Open

Luck of the draw: Timing is everything at the British Open at St. Andrews

The British Open draw, as PGA Tour player Paul Casey knows, has a lot to do with level of success at this major championship.

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Niebrugge's summer golf campaign continues with 67 at British Open

Jordan Niebrugge's summer golf campaign continues with 67 at St. Andrews for British Open 2015

Amateur Jordan Niebrugge started the 2015 British Open with a 67 at the Old Course at St. Andrews.

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Gillis earns ticket to British Open and shot at new memories of Europe

Tom Gillis’ consolation prize: Ticket to British Open and shot at new memories of Europe

PGA Tour golfer Tom Gillis golf career earned spot in 2015 British Open and story of Gillis' journeyman career in Europe and on U.S. mini-tours.

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Bubba Watson warms up to links golf and the Auld Grey Toon

Bubba Watson warms up to links golf and the Auld Grey Toon at British Open

Despite not having much success at the British Open, Bubba Watson has embraced links golf as he prepares for this week's championship at St. Andrews.

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Davies writes her own postscript to World Golf Hall of Fame ceremony

Davies writes her own postscript to World Golf Hall of Fame ceremony

LPGA great Laura Davies arrived late to the World Golf Hall of Fame ceremony after playing in the U.S. Women's Open.

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World Golf Hall of Fame 2015 inductees receive special day at St. Andrews

World Golf Hall of Fame 2015 inductees receive special day at St. Andrews

World Golf Hall of Fame inducts PGA Tour golfers Mark O'Meara and David Graham, LPGA golfer Laura Davies and golf architect A.W. Tillinghast into hall of fame in 2015 class at St. Andrews.

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McIlroy injury dampens British Open excitement, but show will go on

Rory McIlroy injury dampens British Open excitement, but show will go on

After an injury to Rory McIlroy, the British Open at St. Andrews might have lost its blockbuster appeal, but the show will go on, writes Jeff Babineau.

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Criticism aside, Chambers Bay delivers in quantity (drama) and quality (Spieth)

U.S. Open criticism aside, Chambers Bay delivers in quantity (drama) and quality (Spieth)

Chambers Bay garnered plenty of criticism from PGA Tour players during the U.S. Open 2015, but for Jordan Spieth at least, it delivered just the right level of drama.

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Jason Day's heroic U.S. Open week ends short of title

Jason Day's heroic U.S. Open week ends short of title

The 2015 U.S. Open marked a heroic week for Jason Day even if he did come up short of the title.

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Johnson's three-putt sets up latest major disappointment at U.S. Open

Dustin Johnson's three-putt sets up latest major disappointment at U.S. Open

The 2015 U.S. Open at Chambers Bay Golf Course PGA Tour golfer Jordan Spieth won his second major championship while Dustin Johnson three-putted for another major disappointment.

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Jason Day digs deep, grabs share of U.S. Open lead

Jason Day (vertigo) digs deep in grabbing share of U.S. Open lead at Chambers Bay

Jason Day battled vertigo to card a 2-under 68 Saturday to grab a share of the lead at the 2015 U.S. Open at Chambers Bay.

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Rory McIlroy struggles on fast, firm U.S. Open setup

Rory McIlroy struggles on fast, firm 2015 U.S. Open setup

PGA Tour player Rory McIlroy has struggled on a fast and firm U.S. Open venue in Chambers Bay.

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Chambers Bay unnerves golfers as U.S. Open heats up

Chambers Bay unnerves golfers in Round 2 as U.S. Open heats up

Chambers Bay Golf Course at the 2015 U.S. Open Golf Course draws complaints from the likes of Henrik Stenson and Phil Mickelson as the major championship heats up through Round 2.

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Short U.S. Open week for homegrown players Moore, Putnam

Homegrown talent struggles on tricky Chambers Bay layout at U.S. Open

Local players Ryan Moore and Michael Putnam struggled with the U.S. Open setup at Chambers Bay and both missed the cut.

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At 20, Beau Hossler not quite a vet in third U.S. Open

At 20, Beau Hossler not quite a veteran in third U.S. Open

Texas men's golfer Beau Hossler at the 2015 U.S. Open at Chambers Bay PGA Tour golf major championship makes third U.S. Open start at age of 20.

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Woodland battles at U.S. Open with dehydration, virus issues

Gary Woodland battles at U.S. Open with dehydration, virus issues

Gary Woodland played through Round 2 at the U.S. Open at Chambers Bay after going to hospital with dehydration and has been battling a virus at the PGA Tour golf major championship.

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Notes: Grace, Montgomerie mount charges at U.S. Open

Notes: Brendan Grace, Colin Montgomerie mount charges at U.S. Open

The 2015 U.S. Open at Chambers Bay Golf Course PGA Tour major championship with Branden Grace, Colin Montgomerie and Louis Oosthuizen.

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Fun at a U.S. Open? Chambers Bay, field provide just that

Fun at a U.S. Open? Chambers Bay, field provide just that in Round 1

The 2015 U.S. Open at Chambers Bay PGA Tour golf major championship the golf course delivered in Round 1, giving a fun vibe on a day where Phil Mickelson and Jordan Spieth fared well.

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Rory McIlroy's rough opener leaves uphill climb at U.S. Open

Rory McIlroy's rough opener leaves uphill climb at 2015 U.S. Open at Chambers Bay

Rory McIlroy's slow U.S. Open start leaves an uphill climb at Chambers Bay.

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Schniederjans plays first U.S. Open as amateur career draws to close

Ollie Schniederjans plays first U.S. Open in waning days as an amateur

Georgia Tech grad Ollie Schniederjans lands at U.S. Open 2015 at Chambers Bay in waning days as an amateur.

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Chambers Bay: A U.S. Open site that steals headlines, and for good reason

Chambers Bay: A U.S. Open site that steals headlines, and for good reason

Chambers Bay is a Robert Trent Jones-designed U.S. Open site that has stolen early week headlines for good reason.

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Janzen glad to be back at U.S. Open, 30 years after championship debut

Lee Janzen glad to be back at U.S. Open, 30 years after championship debut

In 1985, Lee Janzen played his first U.S. Open alongside the likes of Jack Nicklaus and Seve Ballesteros. Thirty years later, Janzen is back at the U.S. Open after getting through sectional qualifying.

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Beauty in the beast: NCAA match play exciting but not perfect

NCAA Championship match play exciting but not perfect format

Match play has increased excitement at the NCAA Championship, but does it crown college golf's best champion?

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Freshman caps Illinois' NCAA quarterfinal comeback

Freshman Nick Hardy caps Illinois' NCAA Championship quarterfinal comeback at Concession

Illinois freshman Nick Hardy earned the winning point for Illinois in a comeback victory over UCLA Tuesday in the NCAA Championship quarterfinals.

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Georgia channels inner A squad in time to crash NCAA match play

Georgia channels inner A squad in time to crash NCAA college golf match play

Georgia channeled the best version of itself to advance to NCAA Championship match play on Tuesday at Concession Golf Club.

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Reed skips Euro Tour events, plays Colonial after death in family

PGA Tour player Patrick Reed skips European Tour events, plays Colonial after death in family

PGA Tour player Patrick Reed opted to skip the BMW PGA Championship and Irish Open in favor of playing the Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial after the death of his wife's cousin.

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