News for Wednesday, August 18, 2010


News 2010 August 18


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U.S. Amateur preview: Battle at the Bay

U.S. Amateur preview

The top juniors, college players and mid-amateurs will take on Chambers Bay this week for the U.S. Amateur. Ron Balicki breaks down the field.

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Jung (No. 61, 2011) commits to Oregon State

has given a verbal commitment to Oregon State.

Brian Jung of Coquitlam, British Columbia, has given a verbal commitment to play college golf at Oregon State.

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Auer (NR, 2011) commits to Kansas

has given a verbal commitment to Kansas.

David Auer of Wichita, Kan., has given a verbal commitment to play college golf at the University of Kansas.

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Lessons to be learned from PGA fiasco

The lessons of the Dustin Johnson mess at the PGA are many. As Jeff Rude writes, be aware, never assume and when in doubt, communicate.

Johnson grabs lead at Ladies Scottish Open

England’s Trish Johnson fired a 3-under 69 Wednesday to take a one-stroke lead at the Ladies Scottish Open.

5 things: That's bunk

There's been no shortage of blame to go around in the days following Dustin Johnson's two-shot penalty at the PGA Championship that cost him a shot at being part of a playoff. So, how does Johnny Miller weigh in on the matter?

World rankings: Euro, Asian players trending up

Martin Kaymer’s playoff victory at the U.S. PGA Championship means European Tour players will hold three of the four majors for the first time in history.

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Ryder Cup intrigue escalates at Czech Open

Think this week’s €2 million Czech Open is all about who wins the €333,330 first-place prize? Think again. A little match called the Ryder Cup overshadows this tournament like a dark cloud hanging over a garden party.

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Reaction to D.J. column has been incredible

All I did was state what seemed obvious to me: Dustin Johnson was robbed at the PGA Championship, and it shouldn’t have happened.

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Miller: Whistling Straits ‘almost ridiculous’

got Johnny Miller’s opinion on Dustin Johnson’s penalty and Whistling Straits’ bunkers.

I caught up with former U.S. Open and British Open champion Johnny Miller in Napa, Calif., where he and two financial partners recently purchased the 36-hole Silverado Golf Resort.

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Kim hopes to state case for Ryder Cup team

Anthony Kim could use another push to strengthen his case for the U.S. Ryder Cup team. Trevor Immelman’s need this week is even more pressing.

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Ishikawa out, Fujita defends title at Kansai

Hiroyuki Fujita resumes his bid for the 2010 Japan Golf Tour Organisation money-list crown Thursday when he defends his title in the Kansai Open Championship.

In this issue: Aug. 20, 2010

Inside the Aug. 20, 2010 issue of Golfweek:

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Seesaw battle for No. 1 continues at Safeway

American Cristie Kerr reclaimed the No. 1 ranking in the world this week from South Korean Jiyai Shin – without even playing a shot.

Fantasy Aces: Wyndham Championship

The PGA Tour playoffs are right around the corner. Who are the Fantasy Aces picking this week at the Wyndham Championship?

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‘Stevie’ talks Tiger, job security, Ryder Cup

Steve Williams doesn’t believe his job as Tiger Woods’ caddie is under any threat, despite media speculation about their 11-year association and concern over the champion golfer’s form.

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Korean stars to clash at U.S. Amateur

South Koreans Byeong-hun An and Jin Jeong will lock horns at the 110th U.S. Amateur Championship next week.

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Last call

At the PGA Tour’s Wyndham Championship, it’s time to go low or go home. It’s the final chance to qualify for the FedEx Cup playoffs – and that means plenty of pressure for players such as Mike Weir, who are perched precariously on the bubble.

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Hate to be Rude: Who’s to blame at the PGA?

Hate to be Rude

The lessons of the Dustin Johnson mess at the PGA are many. As Jeff Rude writes, be aware, never assume and when in doubt, communicate.

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Five rules that need to be updated

says in light of the Dustin Johnson fiasco, golf would be better with five rule changes.

Yes, if there’s a bright side to the Dustin Johnson penalty-strokes fiasco for grounding his club in a bunker, it is that I may not have to play with another yahoo who’s never heard of this rule before.

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Palmer finds answer in slimmest of margins

Palmer finds answer

Why is Ryan Palmer having a career year? Turns out to be a matter of 1 1/2 degrees. Jim McCabe explains.