News for Thursday, August 26, 2010

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Cowboy teammates to square off in quarters

After Peter Uihlein hit his tee shot on the fifth hole at Chambers Bay, he lingered on the tee for a couple minutes, waiting to watch his Oklahoma State teammate Morgan Hoffmann hit his approach into the nearby seventh green.

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An, Homa will combine for tough Cal duo

Byeong-Hun An thought he saw his new college teammate outside the ropes earlier this summer at Pebble Beach.

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U.S. Amateur: Round of 16 recaps

Only eight players remain in the running for the U.S. Amateur title. Ron Balicki takes a look at who advanced from the Round of 16.

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Atlanta Athletic Club out as ’13 NCAA host

The 2013 NCAA Championship will not be played at Atlanta Athletic Club, as announced earlier this summer, because of concerns about the club also hosting the U.S. Amateur the following year.

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Wie cards ace, takes Canadian Open lead

Michelle Wie had the second hole-in-one of her professional career Thursday on the way to a 7-under 65 and a three-shot lead after the first round of the CN Canadian Women’s Open.

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Miller leads in Knoxville; Daly one back

Zack Miller used a 6-under 66 to take the first-round lead at the Knoxville Sentinel Open Thursday. He holds a one-shot advantage on a group of eight players tied for second another shot back that includes John Daly.

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Couples back in Northwest for Boeing debut

Fred Couples was oh so close to winning a major championship in his own backyard.

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Notes: Woods still mulling over swing change

Tiger Woods spent two days with instructor Sean Foley in Florida before coming to the Barclays, this after the Canadian-born coach worked with him during the PGA Championship.

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U.S. Amateur: Round of 32 recaps

Defending champ Byeong-Hun An keeps moving closer to U.S. Amateur history. As Ron Balicki writes, An has handled the pressure well.

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What will it take to get a World Am nod?

The U.S. Golf Association will announce the U.S. lineup for the World Amateur Team Championship sometime between now and next week (no official date has been set).

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Ng (No. 37, 2011) commits to Wake Forest

Brandon Ng of Toronto has given a verbal commitment to Wake Forest. Ng, 17, is Golfweek’s fourth-ranked golfer in Canada, and is No. 37 overall for the class of 2011.

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Langley tops Reed in epic U.S. Am match

Just like that, two hours of captivating back-nine rallies fizzled with one errant drive. And in a matchup of 2010 NCAA champions, Langley defeated Reed in 19 holes Thursday to advance to the Round of 16 at the U.S. Amateur.

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Finch opens with 66 to lead Johnnie Walker

Richard Finch of England shot a 6-under 66 Thursday to lead the Johnnie Walker Championship after the opening round.

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Numbers in Palmer’s favor at The Barclays

If you’re the type that likes to bet with the numbers, you’d probably put your money on Tiger Woods to be in the mix this weekend at The Barclays after his first-round 65. But don’t forget about Ryan Palmer.

Lander to add women’s golf in fall 2011

Lander is adding women’s golf to its athletic program, joining four other programs in the Peach Belt Conference.

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Chung stays hot, advances at U.S. Amateur

David Chung’s strong summer continued Thursday in Round of 32 at the U.S. Amateur. He beat Skip Berkmeyer, 4 and 3. Sean Martin reports.

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Tiger picks good time for best round of ’10

Yes, it was just one round. But after a 65 Thursday at The Barclays, Tiger Woods had that old mojo working. Adam Schupak reports.

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Sritragul (NR, 2011) commits to Michigan State

Paveenuch Sritragul has decided to play college golf at Michigan State.

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Woods looks like No. 1 . . . finally

Tiger Woods opened the Barclays with a 6-under-par 65, his low round of the year, one that included a bogey.

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Song’s spirit of giving unmatched in golf

Jennifer Song turned pro two months ago and already is on track to rival the careers of Lorena Ochoa and Jiyai Shin – in the spirit of giving. Beth Ann Baldry reports.

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Francesco Molinari locks up Ryder Cup spot

And then there were four. That’s the number of runners left in the race for European Ryder Cup spots.

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Heritage moved back a week in 2011

The PGA Tour says the Heritage in South Carolina will be played a week later than usual in 2011.

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Woods (65) bolts into Barclays lead

Tiger Woods shot his lowest round of the year Thursday at The Barclays and was atop the leaderboard early at Ridgewood Country Club.