News for Friday, July 31, 2009

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Kim wins Pacific Coast Amateur

Chan Kim took a narrow win at the Pacific Coast Amateur, besting Zack Sucher in Round 4 to keep his third-round lead.

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Commentary: Odds are against Jackson

The devil in me wants Tim Jackson to read this prediction, get mad, and win the U.S. Senior Open.

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Thompson, Vogel take Jr. PGA titles

Alexis Thompson pulled away to win the girls’ division at the Junior PGA Championship on Friday, and T.J. Vogel took the boys’ title on the TPC River’s Bend course.

Kirby captures Canadian Women's Am

After separating herself from the field with a second-round 66, Jennifer Kirby earned her first national victory with a win at the Canadian Amateur.

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Lee prepped for Women’s Am run

As the golf world prepares for the Women’s Amateur next week at Old Warson Country Club in St. Louis, Mo., many will assume there will be a teen who makes a run at the championship title. Last year, that was Erynne Lee.

Song psyched for Women's Am

Jennifer Song loves USGA championships.

Palmer opens N.C. State golf course

Arnold Palmer sent a wedge shot about 50 yards down the driving range Friday to open the golf course he designed at North Carolina State.

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UCF’s Barber bound for Auburn

As Blayne Barber was putting for par on the 13th green at Rio Pinar Country Club on Tuesday, former Central Florida teammate David Johnson was making his way up the 14th fairway.

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Commentary: Tour card in Tidland's grasp

Chris Tidland’s finish to last season was a Nationwide Tour player’s nightmare. Fitting then, that he could clinch his PGA Tour card at a place full of pleasant memories.

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Tiger turns on jets at Buick

Tiger Woods had the best five-hole start of his career, chipping in for eagle and making four birdies.

Fantasy results: Junior PGA

The Golfweek staff really showed their expertise this week, picking all top-5 finishers at the Junior PGA Championship. However, as the scores will show, it’s a long way between first and fifth.

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Commentary: Matthew proves a firestarter

Catriona Matthew isn’t flashy or emotional or shockingly young. She toils in relative obscurity on both sides of the pond despite two LPGA victories.