News for Sunday, July 25, 2010

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LPGA standouts look marvelous in France

We often marvel at the beauty, style and grace of the LPGA starlets. Not only are their swings hand-crafted masterpieces, their outfits look as if they’ve been picked right out of the pages of a fashion magazine.

Brigman wins Nationwide stop in Columbus

D.J. Brigman shot a 7-under 64 to win the Nationwide Children’s Hospital Invitational on Sunday, finishing one stroke ahead of Jamie Lovemark.

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Top 5 observations from the amateur week

What a crazy and exciting week from the world of amateur golf! I was in Ada, Mich., for the U.S. Junior Championship, where Jim Liu became the event’s youngest champion. Who did he surpass in the record books? That would be Mr. Tiger Woods.

Aussies falter in Ohio

Australians were 1-2-3 heading into the final round of the Nationwide Children’s Hospital Invitational. Nick Flanagan fired a 2-under-par 69 Saturday to move into sole possession of the 54-hole lead, one stroke in front of countrymen Alistair Presnell and Won Joon Lee.

5 things: He coached teen Tiger, too

After his son hoisted junior golf’s most prestigious trophy, Yiming Liu phoned John Anselmo, the ageless southern California golf pro made famous for his early tutelage of Tiger Woods. The proud papa left a brief message: “Jim just broke your student’s record.”

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Langer captures Senior British Open

Bernhard Langer won his first senior major title on Sunday, holding off a final-round challenge from Corey Pavin for a one-stroke win in the Senior British Open.

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Behr (No. 13, 2011) commits to Clemson

Stephen Behr, the 13th-ranked player in the 2011 class, has given a verbal commitment to play golf at Clemson.

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Choi's old putter wasn’t enough in Sweden

K.J. Choi of South Korea came into Sunday at the Nordea Scandinavian Masters poised to end a seven-year victory drought on the European Tour. Tied with co-leader Richard S. Johnson of Sweden, Choi’s opening drive wasn’t a sign of good things to come.

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Shin shines at Evian Masters

There’s a reason why Shin Ji-yai is dubbed by Korean media as the “final-round queen.” The 22-year-old South Korean lived up to her nickname at the Evian Masters on Sunday with another dramatic last-day victory charge. To top it off, she'll regain her No. 1 world ranking.

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Pettersson goes 60-67 to win Canadian Open

Carl Pettersson rallied to win the Canadian Open for his fourth PGA Tour victory, following his tournament-record, 10-under 60 with a 67 for a one-stroke victory over Dean Wilson.

Qualifier Osanai’s win a rarity on Japan Tour

Mamo Osanai held his nerves in check to become the first Monday qualifier to go on to win on the Japan Golf Tour in six years.

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Pyramid of Mideast golf: McIlroy, Egypt & Challenge Tour

Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland will headline the 2010 Egyptian Open, a new European Challenge Tour event that aims to showcase Egypt to the golf world.

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These senior drivers won’t yield at majors

Hope springs eternal in the 50-and-older age group, which is why a senior golfer could win a major somewhere down the line. Not a senior major but one of the marquee events that define a player’s career.

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Langer hangs on to win Senior British Open

Bernhard Langer won his first senior major title on Sunday, holding off a final-round challenge from Corey Pavin for a one-stroke win in the Senior British Open.

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Late birdie helps Johnson win in Sweden

Richard Johnson won the Scandinavian Masters, making a birdie on the last hole to shoot a 1-under 71 in the final round and finish a stroke clear of Argentina’s Rafa Echenique.

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Shin wins Evian Masters; Thompson, 15, T-2

Jiyai Shin birdied the 18th hole Sunday to win the Evian Masters by a shot. She closed with a 5-under 67 to finish at 14-under 274.

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Junior Diary: Impressions of the U.S. Girls’ Jr.

Sometimes golf just doesn’t work out the way you want it to. However, if you make it fun, it doesn’t upset you as badly, and unfortunately that is what I learned at the U.S. Girls’ Junior Amateur in Pinehurst, N.C.