News for Wednesday, July 11, 2012


News 2012 July 11


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Brewer on Callaway's cuts: Painful but necessary

Callaway cuts

Chip Brewer, the new chief executive of Callaway Golf, called a 12 percent reduction in the company’s workforce “a lousy part of the process but a necessary one.”

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'Mr. Nice Guy' takes aim at 'Stricker Slam'

Stricker at John Deere

Steve Stricker has owned TPC Deere Run since 2009, and his three straight wins at the John Deere Classic is proof. No wonder folks jokingly call it the Steve Stricker Invitational. Beth Ann Baldry

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Alex Williams upsets Chris Williams at Publinks

U.S. Amateur Public Links

Alex Williams pulled off the biggest upset of the day Wednesday at the U.S. Amateur Public Links, defeating Chris Williams, the world's No. 2 amateur, 2 and 1.

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Struggling Tseng looks for new caddie

Tseng, caddie split

In the midst of a mini-slump, Yani Tseng parted ways with caddie Jason Hamilton this week, two days after she tied for 50th in the U.S. Women's Open.

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Short course still provides challenge at Senior Open

U.S. Senior Open

So what if the course for the U.S. Senior Open is a mere 6,891 yards? Driving the ball well is still quite the task at Indianwood Golf and Country Club writes James Achenbach.

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Blair advances Utah's hopes in Public Links

Martin on Zac Blair

BYU senior Zac Blair gives Utah a rooting interest in Public Links after beating Pacific's Byron Meth in the first round of match play.

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Crane plans trip to Open with hope he gets in

Ben Crane will take a chance and make the trip to Royal Lytham and hope that he gets in as the first alternate at the Open Championship.

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Day WDs from Open to spend time with newborn

Jason Day has withdrawn from the Open Championship, choosing instead to stay home with his newborn son.

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Jackson has become U.S. Senior Open veteran

Balicki on Tim Jackson

Tim Jackson circles the U.S. Senior Open on his calendar each year, and the 53-year-old amateur has made a name for himself with his performance on the USGA's biggest senior stage.

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Fantasy Tip Sheet: John Deere Classic

Fantasy Tip Sheet: John Deere

Welcome to the Steve Stricker Invitational, or so have a few people on Twitter coined this week's John Deere Classic. And he's our obvious favorite this week.

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Kaymer takes to gardening to get his head right

Tait on Martin Kaymer

Martin Kaymer did something unconventional to try and put his recent struggles behind him: gardening at his grandmother's house.

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Achenbach: Rick Vershure shows off honesty, integrity

Achenbach on Rick Vershure

Rick Vershure didn't have a chance to play the U.S. Senior Open - held at his home course Indianwood near Detroit - because he called himself out for non-conforming grooves.

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Geibel (No. 55, 2013) commits to Louisville

has given a verbal commitment to Louisville

Robert Geibel has given a verbal commitment to play college golf at the University of Louisville.