News for Wednesday, August 26, 2009



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Fantasy Aces: The Barclays

Golfweek's Fantasy Aces make their picks for The Barclays.

From 5 to 2 for OSU

When the second round of this year’s U.S. Amateur Championship takes place Thursday, only two Cowboys will still be playing.

Extra! Extra! Lots of extra holes

Of the 32 opening matches at the U.S. Amateur had to go into overtime mode

Medalist Jackson moves on easily

Medalist Tim Jackson won easily in the first round of the U.S. Amateur, beating John Kostis, 5 and 4.

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One Walker Cupper remains at U.S. Amateur

Eight players were selected to the U.S. Walker Cup team before the start to this week’s U.S. Amateur. Only one remains after Round 1.

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Commentary: Cauley knocks off top-ranked Fowler

Bud Cauley didn’t want to play his friend and Walker Cup teammate Rickie Fowler in the first round of the U.S. Amateur. But that didn’t stop him from knocking off the No. 1 amateur in the world.

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For PGA Tour, a new look at Liberty

The site of this week’s opening round of the PGA Tour playoffs? Well... “We were pretty sure every travesty known to man was on this property,” one co-designer said. Adam Schupak provides the details.

Geyger is Tulsa’s hometown hero

Former University of Tulsa player Nico Geyger won his first-round match at the U.S. Amateur.

One scenario for another FedEx folly

The PGA Tour says if anyone in the top five entering the Tour Championship wins that final week, he would become FedEx Cup champion. Sounds good except for one thing.

Peter Uihlein vs. ‘Wrong Ron’

Peter Uihlein wants to make the Walker Cup team. Can Ron Balicki help?

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Commentary: Is there a Pumpkin Ridge curse?

That sound you heard at the Ghost Creek course at Pumpkin Ridge Golf Club, host of this week’s LPGA Safeway Classic? Yeah, that may have been the Curse.

Glover throws another strike in New York

Lucas Glover threw out the first pitch at the Aug. 25 New York Yankees game and said it was one of the coolest thing he has ever done.

NCAA champ turns U.S. Amateur caddie

Matt Hill may not have made it to the match play portion of this year’s U.S. Amateur as a player, but he is still here as a caddie.

A U.S. Amateur spelling test

Asher Wildman with a unique spelling test from the U.S. Amateur

Lefties to lock horns at U.S. Am

When we get to the match-play portion of the U.S. Amateur, there are occasionally some coincidental match-ups.

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64 vs. 1 match gets a little more interesting

The 64 vs. 1 match at the U.S. Amateur just got a little bit more interesting, thanks to the 27-for-4 playoff.

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Commentary: Hate to be Rude: Ringin’ in the playoffs

In this week’s Hate to be Rude, Jeff Rude talks FedEx Cup, the Statue of Liberty, the best player in golf (from the fairway in) and the battle to be the heaviest trophy in golf (Hint: It’s not the green jacket).