News for Monday, June 13, 2011

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5 Things: Unsung players to watch at U.S. Open

The appeal of the U.S. Open is its, well, openness. With qualifiers coming from throughout the country, many lesser-known names typically make the field. Get to know a few here.

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Nielson wins Women's Southern Amateur

Calle Nielson, who just finished her senior year at Virginia, claimed the Women’s Southern Amateur on June 10, dispensing Meagan Roberts in the final, 4 and 3.

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Winner's Circle: June 6-12, 2011

See what the winners had in their bags this week.

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Inside the making of EA Sports' Tiger Woods '13

The outfit can be a bit snug, and you might look like a guy ready to jump on a Velcro wall, but Ian Poulter and Edoardo Molinari came away impressed after a motion-capture session with EA Sports. Check out Golfweek's exclusive access to the session:

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Edwards' men need to catch up at British Am

The opening round of qualifying at the British Amateur might have provided GB&I Walker Cup captain Nigel Edwards with more questions than answers. Alistair Tait explains.

Review: ‘Wonder Girl’ leaves us wondering

Villainous professional wrestler George Zaharias, an 8 handicap, met Mildred Didrikson when they were paired together during the first two rounds of the 1938 Los Angeles Open.

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2011 U.S. Open: Venturi recalls 1964 Open

Ken Venturi put Congressional Country Club on the golfing map when he stumbled into a heat-induced stupor after winning the 1964 U.S. Open.

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10 things to help a Tiger-less U.S. Open

The die-hard golf fans will be tuning in to the U.S. Open regardless of who happens to be in the lead, but here are 10 storylines that just might draw in golf’s casual viewers in a Tiger-less major and give the regulars something to talk about.

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Player of the year awards: Could Cantlay sweep?

Will UCLA's Patrick Cantlay sweep college golf's player of the year awards?

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Dick’s launches campaign with Birdies for the Brave

Dick’s Sporting Goods has partnered with the PGA Tour’s Birdies for the Brave campaign for an in-store fundraising drive through July 4.

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ClubCorp expands portfolio with Long Island additions

In a move significantly bolstering its presence in the Northeast, Dallas-based ClubCorp announced the acquisition of three golf properties in the eastern area of Long Island, New York.

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Wildman's summer: Walker Cup hopefuls to watch

With all the talk of Walker Cup locks, hopefuls and guys on the bubble, I thought I’d offer up four guys who deserve a closer look as the summer begins.

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Weather will be a factor at U.S. Open

2011 U.S. Open: Players hit the range early to take advantage of good weather, which might become a problem later in the week.

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U.S. Open notebook: Adamonis is in

Brad Adamonis' father is smiling from above after his son earned a spot in the 2011 U.S. Open.

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Peter Uihlein chat wrap from U.S. Open

Pitch your questions to U.S. Amateur champion Peter Uihlein, as he answers questions live on Golfweek.com at 3:30 p.m. EST.