News for Saturday, August 28, 2010

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Why shouldn’t Dalke commit as a 12-year-old?

A few weeks ago we all learned about 12-year-old Brad Dalke making a verbal commitment to play college golf at the University of Oklahoma. In the weeks that followed, I learned what it might be like to be a court judge sitting on the bench of a high-profile case.

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Langer takes Boeing Classic lead with 63

Bernhard Langer fired a 9-under 63 to take a one-shot lead over Nick Price after the second round of the Champions Tour’s Boeing Classic on Saturday.

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Kirk leads Knoxville Open by one

Chris Kirk climbed the leaderboard at the Knoxville Sentinel Open Saturday, carding a 9-under 63 to move from a tie for 12th to the solo lead.

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Laird takes his mind off Ryder Cup spot

As if Colin Montgomerie didn’t have enough Ryder Cup headaches, what with Edoardo Molinari, Justin Rose, Padraig Harrington, Paul Casey and Luke Donald providing him with a multitude of choices for just three spots, Martin Laird has made things even stickier.

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Laird’s hot putter pays off at Barclays

You may have heard that Martin Laird is leading The Barclays after three rounds. Let me tell you why. The Scottish-born Laird who now makes his home in the Arizona desert is heating up at the right time.

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Wie, Shin share Canadian Open lead

Overnight leader Michelle Wie shot an even-par 72 to fall into a tie with Jiyai Shin after a rainy Saturday at the Canadian Women’s Open.

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Exciting final set for U.S. Amateur

Yesterday I went two for two in matches, but was way off in predicting the scores. Let’s see if I can pick one more winner.

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Chung, Uihlein likely locks for WATC

About an hour after the U.S. Amateur semifinals, David Chung was watching David Chung play golf on television. You have to do something pretty special to experience watching yourself on TV, or have the sort of outlandish personality that lands you on a reality show.

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Laird leads Barclays; Johnson, Day 3 back

Martin Laird’s goal of reaching the second round of the FedEx Cup playoffs suddenly have changed. He now has a great chance of winning The Barclays.

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Seasoned Chung advances to U.S. Am final

Even though a lot has changed for David Chung in the past six years, he finds himself in a familiar place: The final at a U.S. Golf Association event.

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An suffers through semifinal loss at U.S. Am

Byeong-Hun An tossed his putter and rested his hands on his knees, doubled over in disbelief.

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Chun leads Golfweek Jr.; 2 share girls’ lead

Minami Levonowich fought a grip change on her way to a 75 at the Golfweek Junior Series event at Willbrook Plantation Saturday and took a share of the lead with Trisha Witherby. Sam Chun leads the boys division.

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Triple bogey dooms Woods at Barclays

A triple bogey may have doomed Tiger Woods' chances at The Barclays. Now he hopes it doesn't doom his chances to advance in the FedEx Cup playoffs.

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Molinaris out front at Johnnie Walker

Francesco Molinari shot a 4-under 68 to take one-shot lead over brother Edoardo after the third round of the Johnnie Walker Championship.

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Chung, Uihlein to meet in U.S. Am finals

Stanford’s David Chung and Oklahoma State’s Peter Uihlein are the final players standing at the U.S. Amateur. Ron Balicki reports.

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Commentary: Molinaris would make tough Ryder Cup duo

Edoardo Molinari painted European Ryder Cup captain Colin Montgomerie into a tight corner after the third round of the Johnnie Walker Championship at Gleneagles.