News for Sunday, July 3, 2011

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Notes: Easygoing Joh earns second Futures win

Tiffany Joh earned a second career Futures Tour title July 3 at the South Shore Championship. It was a welcome victory at the end of a five-week stretch of tournaments.

Nate McCoy closes with 65, grabs Dogwood title

Nate McCoy birdied four consecutive holes just before the turn in a final-round 7-under 65 that lifted him to the Dogwood Invitational title July 2.

Fields tops Erdy to claim North & South title

Jack Fields, who left the University of North Carolina in the middle of his junior season, thinks the decision is paying off. And after winning the North & South Amateur Championship on July 2, it seems he might be right.

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AT&T notes: Howell III off to British Open

Charles Howell III needs a passport to pack with his putter. He's off to Royal St. George's and a spot in the British Open because of his third-place finish Sunday in the AT&T National.

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Flawless Watney wins by 2 at AT&T National

Nick Watney capped off an amazing weekend at Aronimink to win the AT&T National on Sunday, moving him to No. 10 in the world and atop the PGA Tour money list for the first time in his career.

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Cook wins Champions event in Quebec

John Cook shot a 6-under 66 on Sunday and set a tournament course record with a 21-under 195 to win the Montreal Championship by three strokes at the Fontainebleau Golf Club.

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5 Things: Watney wins fourth PGA Tour title

American Nick Watney wins his fourth career PGA Tour title - and second this season - after Rickie Fowler falls off the leaderboard and K.J. Choi picks up a late double bogey at the AT&T National.

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Player diary: Car troubles test Nicole's mettle

Think playing golf professionally is glamorous? The last week of Futures Tour player Nicole Noelle Smith's life proves the opposite.

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Local favorite Levet hangs on, wins French Open

Local favorite Thomas Levet shot a 1-under 70 in windy conditions to win the French Open, beating Thorbjorn Olesen of Denmark and Mark Foster of England by a stroke.