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Kang medals, eyes 1st U.S. Girls’ Junior title

Danielle Kang wanted one last shot at the U.S. Girls’ Junior, and she’s making the most of it this week at the blisteringly hot Country Club of North Carolina. Julie Williams reports.

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Tanco rejects LPGA invite for Girls’ Junior

Here’s something you don’t hear every day: Victoria Tanco turned down a sponsor exemption into this weekend’s Evian Masters so she could play the U.S. Girls’ Junior.

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Help wanted: Justin Thomas needs a caddie

Help wanted: Justin Thomas needs a caddie. The way he’s playing, however, he may not need one.

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Thompson medals on wild day at U.S. Junior

Gavin Hall (left) shot 62, Jordan Spieth (right) birdied five of his last eight holes and Curtis Thompson earned medalist honors at the U.S. Junior Amateur. Ryan Lavner recaps a wild Tuesday at Egypt Valley.

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Record-low ratings for British Open final round

Little drama and a little-known champion sent the British Open’s television ratings plummeting to a record low.

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Notes: Recent Ryder Cuppers could miss PGA

For years, one of the perks of making the Ryder Cup team was an automatic spot in the PGA Championship, as both are run by the PGA of America.

Make Me Over: Episode 8

Intuition would tell you to wear your gym clothes to the course when you know you're going to sweat. Golfweek Fashion Editor Ashleigh Korzack is here to tell you otherwise.

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Still in shock, Oosthuizen contemplates future

Louis Oosthuizen never let the silver claret jug out of his sight as he celebrated into the morning hours at the Jigger Inn across from the 17th fairway at St. Andrews. If his seven-shot victory in the British Open felt like a dream, reality arrived when he awoke Monday.

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Easy-going Talley cruises into match play

The Country Club of North Carolina is thick with college coaches for stroke-play qualifying at the U.S. Girls’ Junior – 108 to be exact – and it’s a good bet that a fair amount have an eye on Emma Talley.

In this issue: July 21, 2010

Inside the July 23, 2010 issue of Golfweek:

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Conforming to French fairway fashion

This week it is the ladies’ turn to travel across the pond to oh-so-stylish Evian-les-Bains, France, where one of our favorite fairway fashionistas, Ai Miyazato, will defend her title at the Evian Masters.

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Hall’s 62 breaks U.S. Junior scoring record

Gavin Hall set a U.S. Junior Amateur record Tuesday, shooting 10-under 62 in the second round of stroke play. Ryan Lavner is on the ground at Egypt Valley with more.

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Thomas’ 30 ties 9-hole U.S. Junior record

Justin Thomas has tied the record for lowest nine-hole score at the U.S. Junior Amateur, carding a 6-under 30 on the back nine at Egypt Valley Country Club to take the clubhouse lead at 8-under 136.

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College kids get their shot in Columbus

The Children’s Hospital Invitational is the biggest tournament of the year for Nationwide Tour pros, but it also gives a stage to top college players like Scott Langley and Russell Henley. Sean Martin reports.

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Major addition?

Is the game of golf en route to picking up a fifth major championship? None other than Peter Dawson, chief executive of the R&A, certainly thinks so. And, he says, it's destined to be staged in Asia.

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Commentary: Clarke and Monty together? Anything for the Cup

The Ryder Cup is Europe’s great unifier. It brings strange bedfellows together. That’s why Colin Montgomerie named Darren Clarke as one of his vice-captains.

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Clarke added to list of Euro vice-captains

European Ryder Cup captain Colin Montgomerie selected Darren Clarke, Thomas Bjorn and Paul McGinley as his vice-captains on Tuesday, saying they had the qualities to help the team regain the trophy from the United States.

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O’Meara out of Sr. British after father’s death

Mark O’Meara withdrew from the Senior British Open at Carnoustie on Tuesday following the death of his father Bob at the age of 81.

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Trivia time: Major winners answer

Trivia answer

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Trivia time: Major winners with ‘z’ in names

Kudos to the crack communications staff of the Champions Tour, who delivered the golf trivia question of the day. It stopped production in the Golfweek newsroom – where’s Sean Martin when you need him? – for at least 5 minutes.

Junior diary: Reflecting on the Southern Am

This past week was hot everywhere in the United States and I know I certainly experienced it in Birmingham, Ala.

Junior diary: Record-setting week

Wow, what a week. I had so much fun in Huntsville, Ala., at the AJGA Huntsville Junior presented by The Huntsville Athletic Club.

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Player of the Week: Tolver Dozier

Tolver Dozier, of Dothan, Ala., shot even-par 213 (71-72-70) at The Ledges in Huntsville, Ala., and won the AJGA’s Huntsville Junior in a playoff.

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Player of the Week: Emma Talley

Emma Talley, of Princeton, Ky., shot 15-under 198 (67-66-65) at The Ledges in Huntsville, Ala., to win the AJGA’s Huntsville Junior by 22 shots.

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