News for Thursday, June 30, 2011

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APL remains premier everyman’s tournament

Players like J.J. Spaun are the reason that the U.S. Amateur Public Links Championship is so magnificent.

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Tubert, Do enjoy family company at WAPL

Emily Tubert (pictured) and Brianna Do come from very different families, but both were joined by their fathers in the Round of 16 at the Women's Amateur Public Links.

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Cheyenne Woods advances to WAPL quarters

Qualifying medalist Cheyenne Woods, the niece of Tiger Woods, advanced to the quarterfinals in the Women’s U.S. Amateur Public Links, winning two matches Thursday at Bandon Dunes’ Bandon Trails course.

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Scott, Hunter Haas share early AT&T lead

Adam Scott is making his late decision to play the AT&T National look like a good one. After a 4-under 66, he shares the early lead with Hunter Haas.

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Network snooze: ESPN book proves long, imperfect

In the introduction to “Those Guys Have All the Fun,” the authors make a point of saying the book is “not the history but the story of ESPN.” In truth, it’s neither, owing to a tactical mistake the authors made early on.

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Add golf to the spectacular draws of Sicily

Sicily glosses over its rough spots with spectacular sights, tastes – and now golf.

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Lubahn named Michigan State men's coach

Casey Lubahn has been named the men’s head coach at Michigan State, athletic director Mark Hollis announced Thursday.

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Top-seeded Woods rallies to advance in WAPL

A second-round victory in U.S. Women's Amateur Public Links match play didn't come easily for Cheyenne Woods, who had to don her rally cap at the 12th hole to advance.

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Storm, Green lead French Open; 4 disqualified

England’s Graeme Storm shot a bogey-free 6-under 65 Thursday to share the lead with Australia’s Richard Green after the first round of the French Open.

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Burnett wins Women's Eastern Amateur

Katie Burnett set the pace early at the Women’s Eastern Amateur, and never looked back.

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Pairings: Rounds 1 and 2 at U.S. Women's Open

The USGA has announced pairings and tee times for the first two rounds of the U.S. Women’s Open to be played next week at The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs, Colo.

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Hope among long list of celeb names to fade away

The Bob Hope Classic is just the latest tournament to replace a celeb's name with corporate identification.

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With new chief, Callaway aims to re-energize brand

As if generating more revenue and eliminating losses aren't challenging enough, Callaway Golf Co. has another pressing task: Re-energizing its brand.

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Meet the pros: 20 advance to PGA Championship

Here are thumbnail bios for the 20 low scorers from the 44th PGA Professional National Championship.

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Vogel to transfer from USC to Florida

T.J. Vogel, once one of the nation’s top recruits, is transferring to Florida after two seasons at USC, sources confirmed to Golfweek. The move brings Vogel, of Cooper City, Fla., closer to home.