News for Thursday, August 12, 2010

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Youth movement continues at PGA

Golf’s youth movement continued Thursday in the first round of the PGA Championship. That theme was the most striking element of opening day.

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Els among five tied for lead at delayed PGA

Tiger Woods broke par in the PGA Championship, cause for celebration Thursday.

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Commentary: Woods gains confidence with opening 71

After hitting rock bottom last week, Tiger Woods appeared to turn a corner Thursday at Whistling Straits. As Jeff Babineau writes, it may be one round, but it’s a start.

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Korda outlasts McCloskey, reaches quarters

Nothing has come easy thus far for Jessica Korda, and she endured her toughest test yet against Lisa McCloskey in the Round of 16 at the U.S. Women’s Amateur. Julie Williams reports.

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Park’s long summer continues at Women’s Am

It’s been four weeks since Kristen Park has been home and after Thursday’s win over Marina Alex in the Round of 16 at the U.S. Women’s Amateur, her long summer will press on. Beth Ann Baldry reports.

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Observations from the U.S. Women’s Am

The U.S. Women’s Amateur is half over, and there are some things I have observed throughout the week. Some have been good, some not so much:

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Notes: Players take advantage of fog delay

He might be young and full of energy, but Rickie Fowler wasn’t about to let nap time escape him. So he stretched out on his back, on the floor, and dozed off.

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Day battling nasty sinus infection at PGA

It’s been a frustrating year for Jason Day, the 22-year-old, always-positive Aussie.

Baloga named coach at Loyola-Maryland

Chris Baloga has been named the head men’s coach at Loyola University-Maryland.

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Golf just part of Murcia Ortiz’s talent

Juliana Murcia Ortiz has spent little time under the USGA umbrella compared to most players her age.

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Two medalists knocked out at Women’s Am

Stroke-play medalists Rachel Rohanna and Jaclyn Sweeney have lost in the Round of 32 at the U.S. Women’s Amateur. Julie Williams reports.

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Korda’s tough run continues at Women’s Am

There is one player in this field that would truly deserve to be called the U.S. Women’s Amateur Champion if she goes on to win.

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W.Va. amateur faces second suspension

All of a sudden, Tim Fisher is running out of places to play golf.

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Salas uses ace to advance at U.S. Women’s Am

Twice Lizette Salas has fallen in the second round of match play at the U.S. Women’s Amateur. It was a shaky battle Thursday in the Round of 32, but this time things ended decisively in her favor.

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Amateur diary: Causing a scene in Nebraska

Our alarm sounded at 2:30 a.m., and let me tell you, it hurt! Katie (Kempter, a University of Denver graduate) and I had scheduled a car service to pick us up from Crossville at 3 a.m. so that we could make the two-hour journey to the Nashville airport with relative ease.

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Foggy start to 92nd PGA Championship

History was made during the first round of the PGA Championship. Play was suspended for six minutes, yes six minutes, Thursday morning because of fog.

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Renwick (NR, 2011) commits to Coastal Carolina

Easton Renwick of Punxsutawney, Pa., has given a verbal commitment to Coastal Carolina.