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Mickelson’s 73 among Round 3 surprises

Tiger Woods shot a laboring 66 out of nowhere. Dustin Johnson took a three-shot lead with an easy 66. Mike Weir shot 83.

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Little-known Preeo lives his dream at Pebble

The U.S. Open is famous for the diversity of its field. For every Tiger Woods there is a Jason Preeo, who is unknown and probably will stay that way.

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At Pebble Beach, looks can be deceiving

Scottish writer Robert Louis Stevenson once called the Pebble Beach area the “most felicitous meeting of land and sea in creation.”

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Tiger’s birdie run feels like 2000 all over again

Tiger Woods just made eight birdies on U.S. Open Saturday at Pebble Beach. Suddenly, out of nowhere, he gave us 66 reasons that made it seem like 2000 again.

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Hur leads Creamer by 1 at ShopRite LPGA

South Korea’s M.J. Hur has the lead after two rounds of the ShopRite LPGA Classic with comeback kid Paula Creamer right behind.

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Broadaway leads Fort Smith; Daly 4 back

John Daly was four strokes off the lead after shooting a 1-under 69 in the third round of the Fort Smith Classic on Saturday.

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USGA exec: Woods wrong to criticize greens

The USGA’s executive director says Tiger Woods was wrong to criticize the greens at Pebble Beach as "awful" after the opening round of the U.S. Open.

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Pebble’s 14th green in need of a redo

The 14th green is a pimple on the nose of the most beautiful woman in the world.

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Thompson MCs in pro debut at ShopRite

Alexis Thompson has no explanation for what transpired on the golf course today. Her scorecard looks bipolar.

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A closer look at where the cut fell at Pebble

Rumor has it that Round 3 of the U.S. Open is under way, though let’s be honest: With Phil Mickelson, Ernie Els and Co. hours away from their tee time, it’s more enjoyable right now to reflect upon what took place at the tail end of Friday’s second round.

Elson takes lead at Saint-Omer Open

Jamie Elson of England has shot a 3-under 68 to take the lead after the third round of the Saint-Omer Open.

Grogan resigns as Marquette head coach

Tim Grogan, head golf coach at Marquette University, has resigned to pursue other opportunities. He has spent the past 19 years at the helm of the men’s golf program, and Marquette immediately will launch a national search for his replacement.

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Jeong defeats Byrne for British Amateur title

Jin Jeong defeated Arizona State’s James Byrne, 5 and 4, in the 36-hole British Amateur final on Saturday to become the first South Korean to claim the prestigious championship. Alistair Tait reports.

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Jeong wins British Am Championship

James Byrne will live the dream of a lifetime – an invitation to the Masters – if he can knock off Jin Jeong in the final of the British Amateur Championship on Saturday. Alistair Tait reports.

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Jeong wins British Am Championship

Jeong became the first Asian player to reach the final of the game’s oldest amateur championship when he defeated former British Boys Champion Matthew Nixon 5&4 in the semifinals at Muirfield.

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McDowell leads Lefty, Els by 2 at U.S. Open

Tiger Woods made his first birdie at the U.S. Open without even using his putter Friday, then made another one in more traditional fashion to stay in contention in the second round.

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