News for Monday, August 22, 2011

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U.S. Am: Hahn, Main, Biddle tied for lead

Gregor Main (pictured) and John Hahn took the early lead at the U.S. Amateur, but Blake Biddle sits two shots back after playing the more demanding Erin Hills. Ron Balicki

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Perez (No. 94, 2012) commits to Southern Miss

Michael Perez has given a verbal commitment to play college golf at Southern Mississippi. Perez, who is from Weston, Fla., is ranked No. 94 in the 2012 class.

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U.S. Am: Length a non-factor at Erin Hills

It's supposed to be the longest course in USGA history, but the length of Erin Hills wasn't a factor in the opening round of the U.S. Amateur. As Sean Martin writes, that's just the state of the game.

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Holmes WDs from Barclays, preps for brain surgery

J.B. Holmes has withdrawn from The Barclays as he prepares to have brain surgery.

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U.S. Am: Scott Langley: ‘I’m very close’

It doesn't seem so long ago that Scott Langley was a lock to make the U.S. Walker Cup team. But after a summer of struggles, the recent Illinois graduate is trying desperately just to round back into form at Erin Hills.

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Winner’s Circle: Aug. 15-21, 2011

See what the winners had in their bags this week.

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The Heritage foundation aims to restore resources

The Heritage Classic Foundation, which oversees the PGA Tour’s stop on Hilton Head Island, announced a new sponsorship campaign to replenish its cash reserves.

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Franklin Templeton returns as Shootout’s sponsor

Franklin Templeton, a long-time partner of the PGA Tour’s Shootout tournament, is reprising its role as title sponsor of the event.

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Woods considers playing Fall Series event

Tiger Woods is thinking about adding another PGA Tour event to his schedule.

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Breaking down the field at the U.S. Amateur

I’m here at Erin Hills Golf Club (and enjoying the “cool” mid-70 degree temperatures) for the 111th U.S. Amateur Championship. Contrary to what some of my co-workers may think, I have not covered every one of those U.S. Amateurs.

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Riviera, USGA discuss 2017 U.S. Amateur

Riviera Country Club and the U.S. Golf Association are in discussions about the course hosting the 2017 U.S. Amateur, according to multiple sources with knowledge of the talks.

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Maginnes On Tap: Unorthodox Gainey fits on Tour

Sure, it is easy to pick on Tommy Gainey. He's unorthodox and wears two gloves. But the Tour is better with him.

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Krutz struts his stuff in front of recruiters

Despite not having his swing coach around recently, Matt Krutz was able to win at the place he wanted to most.

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No. 22: Oregon men, Texas women

College golf is just a few short weeks away. To get you ready, Asher Wildman is breaking down the top 60 men's and women's teams from last year's Golfweek/Sagarin rankings. Today, it's No. 22 on the board with the Oregon men and Texas women.

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A day with Tiger: Behind the scenes at EA Sports

Golfweek spent the day behind the scenes with Tiger Woods and EA Sports as they worked on the 2013 version of their best-selling video game. D.J. Piehowski talks about a different Tiger than you are used to seeing on TV.

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Kuchar picks Woodland for World Cup partner

Matt Kuchar has picked Gary Woodland for his Omega Mission Hills World Cup of Golf partner, Golfweek has learned.

In this issue: Aug. 19, 2011

A look at the Aug. 19, 2011 issue of Golfweek.