News for Thursday, August 4, 2011


News 2011 August 4


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O'Hern shoots 65, takes early Reno-Tahoe lead

Australian Nick O’Hern shot a bogey-free 65 to take a one-stroke lead over Chris Riley in the first round of the Reno-Tahoe Open.

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With another 66, Williams claims Western medalist

Williams medals at Western

After four straight 66s in competition, Chris Williams shot 71 in Round 3 of the Western Amateur. No worries, however: He was back in shape with another 66 in the afternoon to claim medalist honors.

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Notes: All eyes on Woods in Thursday's opener

Right? Wrong? It doesn't matter. All the focus was on Tiger Woods in Thursday's opening round.

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5 Things: Jutanugarn breaking records at Jr. PGA

5 Things: Junior PGA

Ariya Jutanugarn turned the Junior PGA Championship into a runaway Thursday, extending her lead to 10 shots and breaking records along the way. Five Things

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Despite yardage issues, Tiger shows big progress

Analysis: Woods' Tour return

It wasn't just a new caddie and new shoes that Tiger Woods brought to the first tee Thursday. He also had newfound distance. Jeff Rude breaks down Tiger's first round back.

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MSU's Powers, Solberg team up for Hooters win

Mich. St. wins team event

Caroline Powers (pictured) and Lindsey Solberg teamed up to win the Hooters Team Championship Thursday at Achasta Golf Club. The 54-hole event featured alternate shot, best ball and team stroke play formats.

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Woods opens with 68 in Akron; Scott (62) leads

Woods shoots 68 in return

Tiger Woods returned to PGA Tour action Thursday, opening with 68 at the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational. Meanwhile, Adam Scott shot 62 to take the early lead over Jason Day.

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Bettencourt (rib) WDs from Reno-Tahoe

Defending champion Matt Bettencourt has withdrawn from the Reno-Tahoe Open because of a rib injury.

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Tiger's return: Hole-by-hole updates

Hole-by-hole updates

Tiger Woods is making his return to PGA Tour golf this week at the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational. Follow Golfweek's shot-by-shot updates of his round.

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The Greenbrier's status is on the rise

says The Greenbrier's turnaround story continues with ambitions of hosting the 2017 Presidents Cup.

Sure, most of the players at this year’s Greenbrier Classic were there out of necessity. But the host resort’s reputation attracted enough marquee names to show that this stop is one of the Tour’s rising stars.

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Golf fashion: Could this be the Year of the Shoe?

Year of the Shoe

Each year, it seems a new fad takes over the golf course. Could this be the Year of the Shoe?

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Scott to skip Singapore, will play Aussie Open

Adam Scott will opt out of defending his Singapore Open title to return home and join a star-studded field at November’s Australian Open.