News for Wednesday, August 15, 2012

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Fantasy Tip Sheet: Wyndham

Brandt Snedeker is looking to secure a spot on the Ryder Cup squad, and our panel thinks he'll make it interesting with a victory at the Wyndham.

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Pieters takes down Spieth in early battle of Goliaths

U.S. Amateur: You wouldn't expect this match-up until much later in the tournament, but Thomas Pieters knocked off Jordan Spieth in the Round of 64 in an epic battle on Wednesday.

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Stroke-play medalist Wyatt seems unstoppable

After earning stroke-play medalist honors to start the week at the U.S. Amateur, Bobby Wyatt is cruising through the match-play bracket at Cherry Hills.

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Trio of Golden Bears cruises through Round of 64

Max Homa and two of his California teammates are excelling at the U.S. Amateur. It's just an extension of this past college season for the Golden Bears.

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Two generations of Pleats make U.S. Am start

Philip and James Pleat this week became just the fourth father-son duo to compete in the same U.S. Amateur.

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Rude: Kiawah a logistical nightmare

The 94th PGA went down as a logistical nightmare for fans and anyone traveling the one road in from nearby Charleston, S.C.

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Hanzel, 55, keeping pace in match play

Some might call Doug Hanzel a dinosaur, but the 55-year-old remains competitive this week in his 10th U.S. Amateur start.

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Ernst, Lee, McCloskey named to World Am Team

USGA names Austin Ernst, Erynne Lee and Lisa McCloskey to three-woman U.S. team at the Women’s World Amateur Team Championship.

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Notes: The push for the playoffs

Gary Woodland, Y.E. Yang and Chez Reavie will all fight to get inside the top 125 in the FedEx Cup standings this week at Wyndham.

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Woods, McIlroy to stage duel in China

Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy will square off in China this fall in a one-day exhibition at Lake Jinsha International Golf Club on Oct. 29,

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Cherry Hills: A course ripe with golf's history

Our Adam Schupak took his first spin around Cherry Hills Country Club on Tuesday, and is simply smitten with the layout.

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Oshrine (No. 75, 2013) commits to Loyola-Maryland

Matt Oshrine has given a verbal commitment to play college golf for Loyola of Maryland. Oshrine also took unofficial visits to Purdue, Michigan and Columbia, and also considered Rice and Illinois.

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Pieters, Williamson advance in 17-player playoff

NCAA champion Thomas Pieters and former Dartmouth star Peter Williamson advanced to match play at the U.S. Amateur.

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Our experts weigh in on final four U.S. Ryder Cup picks

Our panel of experts weigh in on whom U.S. captain Davis Love III should pick for his remaining four spots on the Ryder Cup team.

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Cherry Hills' finishing holes will be factor at U.S. Am

U.S. Amateur: The par-5 17th and par-4 18th are anything but easy at Cherry Hills Country Club, but they should be fun to watch.

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Gilchrest, Solomon achieve AJGA feat

Junior boys notes: Since 1993, no one had won three straight AJGA events. Last week, both Matt Gilchrest and Jacob Solomon did it.