News for Wednesday, August 8, 2012


News 2012 August 8


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Inside the Ropes: Rain forges different rhythm at Kiawah

Practice, play, rain, practice, play: That was the rhythm at Kiawah Island’s Ocean Course on the final day of practice for the 94th PGA Championship.

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5 Things: Chance of bad weather fading at Kiawah

5 Things: PGA Championship

5 Things: The season’s final major starts Thursday at a soft Ocean Course at Kiawah Island. Here are 5 Things you need to know on the eve of the year’s final major.

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Vasilic has the game to back up her 6-foot-3 frame

Women's Amateur notes

U.S. Women's Amateur notebook: Swede Jessica Vasilic, 16, is 6 feet, 3 inches and has game that might just match her physical stature, says our Beth Ann Baldry.

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Women's Am: Anderson knocks off elder Jutanugarn

U.S. Women's Amateur

U.S. Women's Amateur: In a rematch of the 2011 Amateur, Amy Anderson got a bit of revenge by knocking off amateur star Moriya Jutanugarn, 1 up.

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Love has a big Ryder Cup decision ahead

Rude on Ryder Cup

Davis Love III and Jose Maria Olazabal talked Ryder Cup on Wednesday at the PGA Championship, with the U.S. likely down to only one spot remaining on its squad. Who will get it?

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Toy Box: Mickelson tests "high-toe" Odyssey

Toy Box notes

For the final three rounds of the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational, Phil Mickelson used an Odyssey prototype putter. In tour van jargon, the putter was a “high toe” version of his normal Odyssey No. 9 blade.

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Rodriguez thinks of home, but not before advancing

Rodriguez advances at Am

USC's Cyna Rodriguez will finish the U.S. Women's Amateur and then head home to the Philippines instead of playing her senior season with the Trojans.

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Matsuyama highlights U.S. Am tee times, pairings

U.S. Amateur field

Japan's Hideki Matsuyama highlights the field at the U.S. Amateur, set to start on Monday at Cherry Hills Country Club in Colorado. Check out full tee times and pairings.

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PGA Championship: Prize-money breakdown

A look at the prize-money breakdown for this week's 94th PGA Championship at Kiawah Island's Ocean Course.

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McDowell's smile helps hide the nerves

Masuda on Graeme McDowell

Don't let the jovial attitude and big grin fool you. Graeme McDowell feels the pressure just like any other golfer on a professional tour. He just hides it a bit better.

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Crane WDs from PGA; Stroud in as replacement

Ben Crane withdrew from the PGA Championship on Wednesday with a back injury. He has been replaced in the field by Chris Stroud.

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McIlroy feeling comfortable on eve of 94th PGA

Masuda on Rory McIlroy

Rory McIlroy has had his glorious moments (a victory and World No. 1 ranking) and his dismal moments (three missed cuts), but the Northern Irishman has shown signs of life before the PGA Championship.

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Simpson 'refreshed,' experiments with short putter

Martin on Webb Simpson

After a four-week absence from competitive golf, U.S. Open champion Webb Simpson returns to the spotlight "refreshed and not putting any pressure" on himself.

LPGA's Jamie Farr back on the schedule, but no TV

The good news: Jamie Farr Toledo Classic is back on the schedule. The bad news: Fans won’t be able to see it.

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It's like father, like son in the Levin family

McCabe on Levin family

PGA Championship: Spencer Levin and his father/coach, Don - a former PGA Tour player in the 1980s - mix their personal relationship with business, and it works just fine.