News for Thursday, July 14, 2011


News 2011 July 14


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Seven tied atop Viking Classic leaderboard

Tim Petrovic shot a 7-under 65 on Thursday in the first round of the Viking Classic, joining John Mallinger, Brendon de Jonge, Peter Lonard, Sunghoon Kang and Bobby Gates in a six-way tie atop the leaderboard.

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Begay: Woods playing August charity event

Tiger Woods is apparently planning to play some golf before the end of summer.

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Kennerly prepares for college, PGA Tour start

Billy Kennerly feature

Billy Kennerly had two goals when he began working with his instructor – to play college golf and to play on the PGA Tour. In August, he will have a chance to do both.

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Calm conditions make for delightful Round 1

The only sad part about Round 1 of the 140th Open Championship was that it had to come to an end.

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Am Lewis opens in historic fashion at St. George's

Amateur Lewis leads Open

While the name Tom Lewis may not be familiar to most, the 20-year-old British Open leader has been an amateur star for years. Sean Martin has an introduction.

Lieberwirth leaves New Mexico St. for UTEP

Scott Lieberwirth led New Mexico State to six conference titles and six NCAA regional appearances during the past eight years.

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Oakland Hills to host 2016 U.S. Amateur

Oakland Hills Country Club in Bloomfield Hills, Mich., will be announced next week as the site of the 2016 U.S. Amateur Championship.

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Singh ‘rooting’ for Open fill-in Bjorn from U.S.

Open Championship leader Thomas Bjorn got into the field as an alternate last weekend when three-time major champion Vijay Singh withdrew because of back problems.

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McIlroy (71) sluggish but still in contention

Martin: Rory McIlroy column

Rory McIlroy bogeyed two of the first three holes Thursday but still managed a 1-over 71 at Royal St. George’s. If nothing else, it guarantees this Open will be no runaway victory.

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For Calc, the Open offers chance to contend

Recent history suggests elderly golfers can contend in the Open Championship. Mark Calcavecchia continued the trend.

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Live notes: Stanley makes most of British berth

Notes: Open Round 1

Before getting a last-minute spot in the British Open, Kyle Stanley was planning on playing the Viking Classic. But he's making the most of his time in England, opening with 68. LIVE NOTES

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Tait: Bjorn’s opening 65 like a fairy tale

Bjorn leads at Open

Eight years after his greatest heartache in golf, right here at Royal St. George’s, Thomas Bjorn’s first-round 65 Thursday at the Open Championship was like a fairy tale, writes Alistair Tait.