News for Wednesday, August 3, 2011

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Chick-fil-A Bowl: From the gridiron to the green

Nick Saban (pictured) and Steve Spurrier, two of the most recognizable coaches in college football, faced off in a different setting recently, and it wasn't nearly as comfortable. Ryan Lavner reports.

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Williams jumps out to 3-stroke lead at Western Am

Chris Williams took control at the Western Amateur on Wednesday, firing a second-round 66 - his fourth consecutive 66 spanning two events - to take a three-shot lead over Jordan Spieth.

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2011 PGA Championship: The odds

Here are the early odds for the PGA Championship at Atlanta Athletic Club.

2011 PGA Championship: The players

The field for the 93rd PGA Championship, to be played Aug. 11-14 at Atlanta Athletic Club. Players listed only in the first category for which they qualify. Two spots are reserved in case the winners of the Bridgestone Invitational and Reno-Tahoe Open are not already eligible.

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No. 40: East Carolina men, Washington 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. Today, it's No. 40 on the board with the East Carolina men and Washington women.

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Scheffler & Co. shine in class of 2014

Scottie Scheffler (pictured), Connor Black and Will Zalatoris have a stranglehold on the top of the 2014 rankings, but Ryan Lavner says they have bigger goals.

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Hate to be Rude: Westwood has game flowing again

Lee Westwood, who never had much time for sports psychologists, enlists two of the game’s premier coaches. On the eve of the WGC-Bridgestone, Westwood has things ‘flowing’ again.

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Howard, 17, optimistic about budding pro career

Not long ago, the junior golf circuit was all 17-year-old Ginger Howard knew.

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Rounds played show June uptick but remain down for '11

A slight increase in rounds played in June provided a rare uptick in participation trends, which still show a decline for the year.

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McIlroy leans toward PGA Tour membership for ’12

U.S. Open champion Rory McIlroy announced Wednesday that he is “leaning toward” taking his PGA Tour card again in 2012.

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After stellar summer, Williams eyes Walker Cup

It's been quite a summer for Chris Williams. After winning two major amateur events and qualifying for the U.S. Open, the Washington junior is now focusing his sights on the Walker Cup.

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The golf czar speaks: Forget Tiger; enjoy the game

It's time to forget what Tiger Woods is or isn't doing and enjoy what the game of golf can offer you.

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No. 41: North Texas men, Coastal Carolina 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. Today, it's No. 41 on the board with the North Texas men and Coastal Carolina women.