News for Thursday, July 7, 2011

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First Tee Open an example of how golf should be

If golf in America is to prosper and grow, it needs to be different. It needs to distinguish itself from the tired old game of our fathers.

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Late run sends Blanks to Deere Classic lead

Kris Blanks birdied his final five holes Thursday to finish with an 8-under-par 63 and grab the first-round lead at the John Deere Classic.

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Could Inkster, 51, make Solheim Cup team?

Juli Inkster, 51, may not be a favorite to win this week at the U.S. Women’s Open, but her name is still coming up in Solheim Cup discussions.

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Newcomer Curtis steals show at 2003 Open

Eight years ago, the stars were lined up, but newcomer Ben Curtis stole the spotlight and the Claret Jug. Jim McCabe looks back.

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Westwood, Tullo share Scottish Open lead

In his final tuneup before next week’s British Open, World No. 2 Lee Westwood opened with a 7-under 65 Thursday to share the first-round lead at the Scottish Open.

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Kerr, Anderson lead delayed Women’s Open

Cristie Kerr and amateur Amy Anderson were tied for the lead at 2-under par Thursday in the opening round of the U.S. Women's Open when play was called for the day because of thunderstorms in the area.

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Dalke, Green headline Wyndham Cup teams

Brad Dalke and Jaye Marie Green highlight their respective 20-man teams at the upcoming Wyndham Cup, a mixed team match-play competition to be held later this month in Wilmington, N.C.

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Q&A: 2010 PGA champ Martin Kaymer

Can’t get enough Martin Kaymer? He spoke with Golfweek to discuss the Play With Martin Kaymer contest with BMW and much more in this exclusive interview.

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Hip injury knocks Toms out of British Open

David Toms has withdrawn from the British Open next week at Royal St. George’s because of a hip injury.

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Club-fitting series: High-lofted wedges

Matt Killen, 26, might be young, but his theory on using high-lofted wedges has the attention of Kenny Perry, J.B. Holmes and plenty of other touring pros.

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Rohanna returns to Open – with a tee time

A year after being the first alternate at the U.S. Women’s Open, Rachel Rohanna now has a tee time.

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Anthony Kim accepts late invite into British Open

Anthony Kim has become the third American to accept a late entry into next week’s British Open, replacing the injured Tim Clark for the year’s third major.

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13 collegians to take on U.S. Women’s Open

Today, 11 players who will be playing college golf this fall are teeing it up at the 66th U.S. Women’s Open, being played at The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs, Colo.