News for Sunday, August 12, 2012


News 2012 August 12


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Highlights, lowlights from PGA's TV coverage

offers the highlights and lowlights of PGA Championship coverage on TNT and CBS.

The highlights and lowlights of Sunday's blanket TV coverage on TNT and CBS from our Martin Kaufmann.

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Inside the Ropes: The finishing hole had a big kick

Four days of championship golf at Kiawah Island’s Ocean Course and Pete Dye’s “monster” par-4 finishing hole played five different ways.

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Martin: McIlroy calms down, laps field at PGA

Martin on Rory McIlroy

Let the comparisons begin: Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy. But, on Sunday, it was clear that the game's most dominant - and likeable - player is the Northern Irishman.

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Tiger, Lefty highlight U.S. Ryder Cup qualifiers

The PGA of America has announced the first eight berths for the U.S. Ryder Cup squad, with Davis Love III choosing the other four on Sept. 4.

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ETSU's Pugh captures European Amateur title

Wales’ Rhys Pugh, a sophomore at East Tennessee State, shot a final-round 66 on Aug. 11 to win the European Amateur by one shot over countryman James Frazer, who shot 62 in Round 3.

Hughes goes back-to-back at Canadian Men's Amateur

Mackenzie Hughes shot 12-under 276 to win his second consecutive Canadian Men’s Amateur Championship on Aug. 10 at Camelot Golf and Country Club in Cumberland, Ontario.

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Lutz defends British Senior Amateur title

British Seniors Amateur

Chip Lutz joined select company when he successfully defended the British Seniors Amateur Championship at Machynys Peninsula in Wales.

Clement claims Cardinal crown in N.C.

Justin Clement’s even-par 70 in Sunday’s final round was enough to hold Scott Harvey at the Cardinal Amateur.

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Ko is no flash, all substance in winning Women's Am

Williams on Lydia Ko

Lydia Ko’s game isn’t flashy. In fact, for the top-ranked amateur in the world, Ko is quite unassuming. But she did enough to beat Jaye Marie Green in the U.S. Women's Amateur title match on Sunday.

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U.S. Women's Amateur champ Ko ahead of her time

Baldry on Lydia Ko

New Zealand's Lydia Ko says she dreams of college, but the U.S. Women's Amateur champion is already well ahead of her 15 years says Beth Ann Baldry.

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How it happened: McIlroy wins PGA by 8 shots

PGA Championship, Sunday

While Tiger Woods failed to mount a comeback Sunday at the PGA Championship, Rory McIlroy took control, shooting 6-under 66 to win his second major title by eight strokes. See how it happened.

Inverness to host 2013 Junior Solheim Cup

The Inverness Hotel & Golf Club in Denver, Colo., has been selected as the venue for the 2013 Junior Solheim Cup. The event, in its seventh playing, takes place in the days before the Solheim Cup, to be played Aug. 16-18 at Colorado Golf Club in nearby Parker, Colo.

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NeSmith to play PGA Tour's Wyndham

Martin on Matthew NeSmith

Top-ranked junior golfer Matthew NeSmith will be absent from the U.S. Amateur this week, instead playing the PGA Tour's Wyndham Championship.

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U.S. Amateur: 10 players to watch at Cherry Hills

U.S. Amateur preview

U.S. Amateur: Top-ranked amateur Chris Williams is one of 10 players you need to keep an eye on at Cherry Hills Country Club in Colorado.

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McIlroy takes 3-shot lead; Tiger five back

McIlroy leads PGA

Rory McIlroy polished off at 5-under 67 on Sunday morning to take a three-shot lead over Carl Pettersson into the final round at the PGA Championship.

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PGA Championship: Fourth-round tee times

PGA Championship, Round 4

With nine players within five shots of Rory McIlroy's lead, here is a look at the tee times for this afternoon's final round at the 94th PGA Championship.

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McIlroy a 2-1 favorite to win PGA Championship

Rory McIlroy is now a 2-1 favorite to win this second major title, with Tiger Woods slipping from 5-4 to 12-1 after his bad start on Saturday.