News for Thursday, August 19, 2010

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Ga. Tech to host Callaway Match Play in 2011

The Golf Coaches Association of American has released the field for the 2011 Callaway Collegiate Match Play, to be played at Hawks Ridge Golf Club in Ball Ground, Ga., March 20-22.

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Weibring, Lehman top tight field at Tradition

D.A. Weibring and Tom Lehman shot 5-under-par 67s Thursday to share the first-round lead at the Jeld-Wen Tradition at Crosswater Club.

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Hur looking for title defense at LPGA Safeway

M.J. Hur was surprised at how quickly things changed for her after winning last year’s Safeway Classic.

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Booth, 18, added to IMG roster

Carly Booth is only 18, yet she already has a Ladies European Tour card and four corporate partners.

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Atwal shoots 61 to take lead at Wyndham

Arjun Atwal tied a tournament record with a 61 Thursday and took a two-stroke lead at the Wyndham Championship.

Kim wins Scratch Players Am by four shots

Woo-hyun Kim doubled his lead Thursday at the Scratch Players Amateur to finish with a commanding four-shot win. Kim, of Il San, Korea, finished the week at 9-under 279 at Canterwood Golf and Country Club in Gig Harbour, Wash.

Merkle, Simanton to play LPGA Safeway

Kristina Merkle’s decision to fly from her home in Honolulu, Hawaii to Portland, Ore., for a shot at LPGA glory paid off in a big way last month.

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Klein: What to look for at Chambers Bay

Chambers Bay is not only the site of next week’s U.S. Amateur, but also the 2015 U.S. Open. Bradley S. Klein takes an inside look at the course.

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Woods commits to first FedEx Cup event

Tiger Woods has entered The Barclays next week, the first FedEx Cup playoff event that could also be his last if he doesn’t play well.

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Four mid-ams to watch at the U.S. Amateur

Typically college stars make great runs at the Amateur title, but that could change this year. Here are four mid-amateurs to keep an eye at Chambers Bay.

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Junior diary: Time to hit the books

Oh my goodness! I got home from the Junior PGA, and with all the excitement from the news about the Junior Ryder Cup Team, I knew I would be very busy the next few weeks.

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Staff picks: U.S. Amateur

Who’s going to win the U.S. Amateur? It's anyone’s guess. Golfweek’s writers, who will be covering the event, weigh in with their predictions.