News for Tuesday, August 7, 2012

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Kim takes medalist honors at U.S. Women's Am

With only two months remaining in her amateur career, Hyo-Joo Kim fires her second consecutive 4-under 68 to take medalist honors at the U.S. Women's Amateur.

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Stone, 10, misses cut at U.S. Women's Am

Latanna Stone, 10, missed match play at the U.S. Women's Amateur with rounds of 82-78, but the Florida native will return home having learned a ton on a big stage.

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Inside the ropes: Short-order cooks search for recipes

Short-game imagination will be necessary to succeed this week at the 94th PGA Championship at Kiawah Island’s Ocean Course.

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PGA notebook: Bradley's putter 'injured' Tuesday

PGA Championship notebook: Keegan Bradley will defend his title without his trusty Odyssey XG Sabertooth putter of more than two years after it was "injured" Tuesday.

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5 Things: Weather becoming a factor at Kiawah

5 Things: Weather rears its ugly head on Tuesday, while Tiger Woods, Keegan Bradley and Luke Donald talk about their chances at winning the PGA Championship.

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Rude: Ability to scramble will be key at Kiawah

The ability to scramble will be key to success this week at Kiawah Island's Ocean Course, giving the likes of Luke Donald a chance to capture a major championship.

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PGA Championship: Staff predictions

Will it be Rory McIlroy? Jason Dufner? Matt Kuchar? Our panel of experts is split on who will take home the PGA Championship on Sunday night. Check out our picks.

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Aussie Elliott, 20, ready to take on LPGA Q-School

Breanna Elliott, a 20-year-old Australian amateur standout, is ready to take her chances as a pro and will play LPGA Q-School in September, says our Julie Williams.

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It's no accident: McCloskey makes match play

Lisa McCloskey celebrated her birthday by walking into a metal pole and then advancing to match play at the U.S. Women's Amateur with a 2-under 70 on Tuesday.

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Expect long-ball hitters to contend at Kiawah

Long hitters such as Dustin Johnson and Rory McIlroy could have an advantage at Kiawah Island.

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PGA Championship: A year of firsts for Watson

PGA Championship: As a first-time major winner and father, Bubba Watson knows his life won't get any easier on or off the course.

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PGA Championship: Which Tiger will show up?

Which Tiger Woods will show up this week at Kiawah Island? The one leading the race for the FedEx Cup, or the frustrated player who faded in the past two majors?

Watch: Rickie Fowler pulls off pool stunt!

Bubba Watson recorded Rickie Fowler doing a flip into a pool and posted it on Twitter. Was this a good idea from Fowler? Or just a kid having fun?

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Weather, no bunkers could make Kiawah forgiving

Kerry Haigh has a potentially tough job this week with Kiawah Island not playing with any bunkers, storms brewing every day and likely better scoring conditions due to the wet turf at the PGA Championship.

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Rounds played up through first half of 2012

With only New England and the south-Atlantic region of the U.S. posting declines, rounds played nationally increased in June and maintained double-digit percentage growth through the first half of 2012.

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Future of Oakhurst Links in doubt

Oakhurst Links is back on the market. The historic White Sulphur Springs, W.Va., course that opened in 1884 was sold at auction July 28 for $410,000. That amount, however, was not enough to satisfy Sonabank, which holds a note on the property.

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Winner’s Circle: July 30-Aug. 5, 2012

Winner’s Circle: July 30-Aug. 5, 2012

PGA of America to support Sticks for Kids

Gene Yasuda says the PGA of America, in its full-court press to grow the game, is helping expand the Sticks for Kids program.

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Chapman's journey to the PGA gets a bit longer

Roger Chapman's long journey to his first PGA Championship took a bit longer than expected, thanks to a 14-hour delay in a Washington airport on Sunday.

PGA Championship: Download the official program!

Download the official 2012 PGA Championship program right now!