News for Saturday, July 31, 2010

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Commentary: Achenbach: Put your money on Langer

Although the majority of fans at Sunday’s U.S. Senior Open will be pulling for hometown hero Fred Couples, James Achenbach predicts another Bernhard Langer major.

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‘Best putter’ label doesn’t fit Roberts

Some people think Loren Roberts is the best putter in golf. Period.

Mixed reactions about Sahalee’s greens

Tom Kite, commenting on the firm, quick greens at Sahalee Country Club: “The greens were microscopically softer today. I think somebody went out there and spit on the greens a little.”

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Chappell, Hahn knotted at Cox Classic

Kevin Chappell held onto a share of the lead at the Cox Classic Saturday, turning in a 3-under 68 at Champions Run.

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Langer, Couples tied for Senior Open lead

Fred Couples shot a 5-under 65 on Saturday for a share of the U.S. Senior Open lead, feeding off a raucous hometown crowd hoping the native son can win his first U.S. Golf Association championship.

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Chung rallies for Porter Cup win

Stanford’s David Chung emerged from a pack of amateur stars that included Peter Uihlein and Russell Henley to claim a three-shot victory at the Porter Cup. Ron Balicki reports.

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Harris named director of golf at Minnesota

Former Champions Tour player John Harris, who played golf and hockey at Minnesota as a student, has been named the Gophers’ new Director of Golf.

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Overton leads in W.Va.; Points, Holmes go low

Jeff Overton shot a 4-under 66 on Saturday for a three-stroke lead entering the final round of the inaugural Greenbrier Classic.

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Commentary: Tseng, Hull take mental game to new levels

With a new mental approach, and a few tunes between shots, Yani Tseng is on the verge of capturing a third major title. Beth Ann Baldry reports.

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Tseng leads Hull by 4 at Women’s British

Yani Tseng (left) eagled the par-5 18th to take a four-shot lead over Katherine Hull entering the final round of the Women’s British Open.

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Birkdale’s final holes to decide Open champ

Royal Birkdale is Par-5 Heaven for the elite of women’s golf.

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Fisher maintains one-shot lead in Ireland

Ross Fisher of England will take a one-shot lead into the final round of the Irish Open after shooting an even-par 71 on Saturday.

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U.S. Solheim Cup hopefuls to head to Ireland

Several U.S. Solheim Cup prospects will make their way to Ireland after this week’s championship. The AIB Ladies Irish Open will be played Aug. 6-8 at Killeen Castle, County Meath, site of the 2011 Solheim Cup.

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Pressel shoots course-record 65 at Birkdale

Morgan Pressel has shot a course record 7-under 65 at Royal Birkdale to get back up among the leaders at the British Women’s Open.