News for Tuesday, July 12, 2011


News 2011 July 12


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Club-fitting series: Know your clubs

Club-fitting series: Part IX

Here’s a 21st-century concept: Whatever your favorite golf club may be, however complicated the specs may be, make sure you have it duplicated.

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Toy Box notes: Sluman, an HP touring pro

Notes from the equipment trailer.

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Notes: Overton gives Lefty a hand in match

Having tied for 58th at the Scottish Open Sunday and followed it with a commitment with Barclays Monday, Phil Mickelson arrived at Royal St. George’s Tuesday and immediately discovered that wind was an issue.

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Mickelson ready to put Open woes behind him

Rude: Phil Mickelson column

After years of frustration at the British Open, Phil Mickelson is trying something new at Royal St. George’s: amnesia. It has Jeff Rude wondering if Lefty is a contender this week.

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McIlroy: Highest expectations come from himself

McIlroy the favorite?

Rory McIlroy said that, for all the hyperbole and heightened expectations that came in the aftermath of his Open win, no one will expect more of McIlroy than himself.

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McCabe: Savoring the full flavor of links golf

McCabe: A beautiful week

This week is unlike any other – pros hit drivers into par 3s and short-game wizards miss the green with wedges.

Kansas assistant Trew to lead FGCU women

Florida Gulf Coast has named Sarah Trew, who spent the past five seasons as an assistant coach at Kansas, as the new head women’s golf coach.

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Attorney: Tiger never received PEDs from doctor

The attorney for one of the main witnesses in the Anthony Galea case said that Tiger Woods never received performance-enhancing drugs as a patient, according to a report in the New York Daily News.

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Place your bets: Odds at the British Open

British bookmakers will take bets on anything, so Alistair Tait offers some odds on players who could hoist the Claret Jug this week at Royal St. George’s.

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Duncan, Anderson lead collegians at Open

says he was disappointed by the play of the college players at the U.S. Women’s Open.

Admittedly, I was a little disappointed to view the scores the college players posted at the U.S. Women’s Open. Where was the Patrick Cantlay on the women’s side? Blog: Ben Curtis in 2003

Our partners at give you a flashback to 2003, when Ben Curtis shocked the golf world with an improbable win at Royal St. George's.

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Paula Creamer revs up the wardrobe

Paula Creamer's U.S. Women's Open wardrobe was vibrant and impressive. It's alright to be jealous.

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Player's diary: Nicole earning back confidence

Player's diary: A better week

Player diary: Nicole Noelle Smith is seeing her luck turn around quickly, with a solid week in Crown Point, Ind. to get her confidence pointed in the right direction.

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Fantasy Tip Sheet: British Open

Fantasy tips: British Open

Lee Westwood is a favorite with our fantasy panel, but can he break through after so many close calls? Whom else do our experts like?

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Commentary: From Royal St. George’s, with love

2003 was the year of Ben Curtis, as well as the year that Jim Achenbach was stopped by a gun-toting farmer.

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British blog: Weather, tee times are important

British Open blog: Tuesday

Tuesday's British Open blog: Our Alex Miceli looks at how the weather and when you tee off at the British Open can make or break your chances of winning the Claret Jug.