Complete coverage: 2012 U.S. Amateur

Steven Fox is framed by the spectators as he tees of during the morning round of final of the 112th U. S. Amateur Championship at Cherry Hills Country Club in Cherry Hills Village, Colo.

Steven Fox is framed by the spectators as he tees of during the morning round of final of the 112th U. S. Amateur Championship at Cherry Hills Country Club in Cherry Hills Village, Colo.

CHERRY HILLS VILLAGE, Colo. -- With neither the defending champion (Kelly Kraft) nor the runner-up (Patrick Cantlay) in the field for the 2012 U.S. Amateur, the Cherry Hills Country Club will feature new faces at the end of the match-play portion of the championship.

Early favorites for the title include Chris Williams, Hideki Matsuyama, Jordan Spieth and Justin Thomas.

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Take a look at our week-long coverage:

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Tournament coverage: Sunday

'Foxed': Steven Fox erased a 2-down deficit with two holes to play and then birdied the first hole of a playoff to win the U.S. Amateur. Story.

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Tournament coverage: Saturday

The final is set: Michael Weaver and Steven Fox entered the U.S. Amateur as long shots, but now they're in the final. That's the beauty of this championship. Story.

Emotional victory: Immediately after defeating Justin Thomas to reach the final at the U.S. Amateur, Michael Weaver broke down in tears of joy. Story.

Unlikely finalist: Steven Fox’s clutch play down the stretch ended the possibility of an all-Cal final at the U.S. Amateur. Story.

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Tournament coverage: Friday

He's No. 1: Chris Williams may have lost in Friday’s U.S. Amateur quarterfinals, but he still received some good news: He clinched the 2012 Mark H. McCormack Medal. Story.

Big upset: Looking for an underdog to follow at the U.S. Amateur? Meet Steven Fox, who defeated World No. 1 amateur Chris Williams to reach the semifinals. Story.

Golden final? Cal teammates Michael Weaver and Brandon Hagy are into the semifinals of the U.S. Amateur. They could meet in the final. Story.

Rally time: Justin Thomas has struggled to get off to a good start at the U.S. Amateur, but he continues to finish in style, advancing with a 2-up victory. Story.

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