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Gal charges into NW Arkansas lead

Sandra Gal’s eagle on the 18th hole gave her a one-shot lead after the first round of the P&G Beauty NW Arkansas Championship.

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Commentary: Dalgleish's squad may be Walker Cup favorite

Great Britain & Ireland captain Colin Dalgleish has two things on his side heading into the 42nd Walker Cup that opposing captain Buddy Marucci doesn’t have.

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Commentary: At Walker Cup, in Harman you trust

There are players who want the ball with the game – and glory – on the line. Meet Brian Harman. As Eric Soderstrom tells us, the U.S. will rely on Harman for his play – and his fire.

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Woods, Wilson share midway lead at BMW

Tiger Woods is winless in the FedEx Cup playoffs, but he shares the 36-hole lead at the BMW Championship with Mark Wilson.

On Merion pond

In Southern California, one might expect dreary weather. But here at the Walker Cup, just outside Philadelphia at Merion Golf Club, the constant rain is certainly not welcome.

Day 1 Walker Cup pairings announced

The pairings for Day 1 of the Walker Cup were announced Friday.

Leishman taking Tour by surprise

A few reporters in the media center commented that they had never seen or heard of midway BMW Championship contender Marc Leishman.

Tiger, Paddy energizing BMW

Upon studying the BMW Championship midway leaderboard, Tiger Woods and Padraig Harrington are in contention.

Wilson right at home at Cog Hill

Away from the usual Tigermania, there’s a local lovefest at the BMW Championship.

The Caddie Blog: On site at Beverly CC

Paul Richards is caddying for George Zahringer at the USGA Senior Amateur at The Beverly Country Club in Chicago. Richards will file daily reports for Golfweek.com detailing his experience on the bag and inside the ropes.

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Commentary: Last ride for Walker Cuppers Fowler, Harman

Walker Cup veterans like Rickie Fowler (second from right) will play their final matches as amateurs this week, after holding out all summer to experience one final ride at the historic team event.

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Rival tours escalate turf war in Asia

News and takes from all corners of golf’s business arena will be showcased here. Among this week’s entries, senior writer Adam Schupak explains why the OneAsia Tour is off to a fast start, but cautions about dismissing the Asian Tour.

Remembering the 1-iron at Merion

There is a plaque embedded in the middle of the 18th fairway at Merion Golf Club, about 223 yards from the middle of the green. The inscription on the plaque is simple. It reads:

U.S. getting more comfortable at Walker Cup

It’s easy to think that Great Britain & Ireland is the more laid-back team heading into the opening day of the Walker Cup.

Famed pitcher makes two aces in one round

Former Pittsburgh Pirates World Series star Steve Blass made two holes-in-one in a span of 11 holes during the team’s annual alumni golf outing.

Which Walker Cuppers will make the cut?

The road to glory? Or the road to nowhere?

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Wood, Strange tied for Mercedes-Benz lead

Scott Strange shot a 4-under 68 and Chris Wood had a 69 to share a one-stroke lead after the second round of the Mercedes-Benz Championship on Friday.

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Staff predictions: Walker Cup

Golfweek's staff offers its predictions for the Walker Cup.

Hard rain pummels Walker Cup site

As someone who grew up on the west coast of Scotland, I’m a bit of an expert on rain.

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