News for Tuesday, August 24, 2010

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Wilson remains on top after opening with 62

As any golfer will tell you, coming back after an incredible round – a career-low round – with another very low round is one difficult task.

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Smiths form tight bond as player-caddie duo

It’s extremely rare to find a longtime player-caddie partnership in amateur golf.

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Notes: Johnson not one to dwell

Dustin Johnson has become a quick study at coping with major disappointment.

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Expecting a good week at Chambers Bay

The U.S. Open may be coming to Chambers Bay in 2015, but I can think of three reasons why this year’s U.S. Amateur Championship is sure to be just as exciting.

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Chambers Bay: Not for the faint of heart

Chambers Bay’s fast, firm conditions, and extreme putting surfaces – not to mention its length – are driving players wild at the U.S. Amateur. Sean Martin explains.

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Commentary: Van Pelt finds short-game guru in Rodgers

All Bo Van Pelt needed to provide a spark in his career was some work around the greens. As Jim McCabe writes, that’s where Phil Rodgers came in, and the rest is history.

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Wilson holds on, medals at U.S. Am

Backing up a 62 in stroke-play qualifying at the U.S. Amateur is no easy task, as Jeff Wilson found out Tuesday. Ryan Lavner reports.

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Woods draws unusual tee times at The Barclays

The pairings have been released for The Barclays, and Tiger Woods has drawn Cameron Beckman and Troy Matteson. The group will tee off at 7:10 a.m. on Thursday and 12:10 p.m. on Friday.

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For Bohn, daddy duties trump Wyndham

I figured there had to be a good reason why Jason Bohn skipped last week’s Wyndham Championship.

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Coroner says Blasberg death a suicide

A Nevada coroner has ruled professional golfer Erica Blasberg’s death was a suicide.

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Woods’ grand slam clubs back on sale

Remember those Tiger Woods clubs that were on sale on eBay some months back? Well, they are back, this time with a lot more creditability that they are in fact Woods’ clubs.

Watson planning for financial future

Former NFL coach Joe Gibbs is now sitting down with NFL players talking about something more important than football; the Hall of Famer is talking to players about finances.

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Ping: ‘Straight-biased’ K15s

To introduce its K15 golf club family (driver, fairway woods, iron/hybrid set), Ping came up with a catch phrase. James Achenbach reports.

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A.K., Bubba join Shaq, Barkley on ABC

Need a way to beat the summer TV re-runs tonight? May I recommend a dose of reality that’s sure to have a built-in laugh track.

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Weir likely out for season with elbow injury

Mike Weir has a partially torn ligament in his right elbow and is likely out for the rest of the season.

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Bullington (No. 56, 2011) commits to Iowa

Brian Bullington has given a verbal commitment to Iowa.

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Long course results in slow play at U.S. Am

Chambers Bay, at slightly more than 7,700 yards, is the longest course in U.S. Golf Association championship history. That made for some long rounds, and long waits in the scoring tent, as groups appealed pace-of-play penalties.

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Wilson opens with 62, leads U.S. Am by 7

Jeff Wilson opened up a seven-shot lead at the U.S. Amateur after a blistering first-round 62 at The Home Course. Ron Balicki reports.