News for Wednesday, August 5, 2009

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Walker Cup dreams alive at Western Am

Nathan Smith and Mike McCoy both know how difficult it is for a mid-amateur to be selected to the Walker Cup team.

The Claret sip

Now a word about the comings and goings of the Claret Jug. There’s been more lip on that than when Mick Jagger is at the microphone.

Sim exempt

Michael Sim, the Nationwide Tour’s leading money-winner, has received a special exemption into next week’s PGA Championship. Sim is No. 81 in the Official World Golf Ranking and No. 52 in the Golfweek/Sagarin Performance Index.

Korda captivates media

I’m a Jessica Korda fan because she’s a quote machine.

Lopez makes early exit

No one likes to go home early at the Women's Am.

Interesting matches at Women's Am

There are a few interesting match-ups in the first round.

Medalist in danger at Women's Am

Medalist Danielle Kang is following up with an equally up-and-down first-round match against Amelia Lewis.

Lewis fights on at Women’s Am

Amelia Lewis beat stroke-play medalist Danielle Kang 2 and 1 on Wednesday in the first round of the U.S. Women's Amateur, while 14-year-old sensation Alexis Thompson rolled to an easy victory in steamy conditions at Old Warson.

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Say it ain’t so: Song vs. Salas

Whatever way you cut it, either Jennifer Song or Lizette Salas will be eliminated from the U.S. Women’s Amateur on Thursday.

Commentary: Nationwide Tour looks ahead to 2010

Nationwide Tour president Bill Calfee told Golfweek he is “99 percent certain” the Nationwide Tour Players Cup, one of the tour’s original $1 million events, will not return in 2010.

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Greenbrier, PGA Tour sign 6-year deal

From the brink of financial ruin, the famed Greenbrier Resort in White Sulphur Springs, W.Va., has been taken by Jim Justice on a swift and impressive ride in only two months.

Want to drink from the Claret Jug?

Jeff Rude unveils the four different liquids that have been consumed out of the Claret Jug since it came into Stewart Cink's possession, not to mention the number of people who have had their lips on it.

Sim gets special exemption

learns of a special exemption into next week's PGA Championship.

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Solheim style

With the Solheim Cup coming up at the end of the month outside of Chicago, we’re excited to see what our favorite golfers are going to be sporting. Best part: We’ll be able to buy the gear.

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Anger Management 101

Anger management. Seems an odd topic at the U.S. Women’s Amateur, where these young women – and in many cases, young girls – are made up of sugar and spice. Their bouncy ponytails, ruffled skirts and sparkling accessories serve as a cover to the competitive fire that burns inside. They want to win. They want to be perfect. And, occasionally, they act out in frustration.

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Commentary: Hate to be Rude: Stewart Cink and the Hitchhiker

This is the tale of British Open champion Stewart Cink and The Hitchhiker. Contrary to the sound of it, it’s a comedy, not a horror story.

Commentary: The postseason problem

Jim McCabe on why the FedEx Cup Playoffs might be missing some of its star attractions.

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