News for Sunday, July 15, 2012


News 2012 July 15


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5 Things: Johnson wins John Deere Classic

5 Things: Johnson wins

5 Things: A magnificent approach shot to nine inches helped Zach Johnson outlast Troy Matteson on the second playoff hole to win the John Deere Classic on Sunday.

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Royal Portrush deserves the Open Championship

says the next available date for the Open Championship is 2017. Royal Portrush should be penciled in.

Alistair Tait says the next available date for the Open Championship is 2017. Royal Portrush should be penciled in.

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Open Championship: Previous Opens at Royal Lytham

A capsule look at the 10 previous British Opens held at Royal Lytham & St. Annes, where the 141st British Open will be played July 19-22.

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Open Championship: Facts and figures

Facts and figures for the Open Championship, held July 19-22 at Royal Lytham & St. Annes in Lytham, England.

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Open Championship: Key anniversaries

A look at some of the key anniversaries this year in British Open history.

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Open Championship: The complete field

The 156-man field for the 141st British Open, to be played July 19-22 at Royal Lytham & St. Annes (players listed only in first category for which they are eligible).

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Open Championship: Pipeline starting to fill with Korean men

K.J. Choi led the charge and now it is much easier for the likes of Seung-yul Noh, Sang-Moon Bae and Sunghoon Kang, who are among eight Korean-born players on the PGA Tour.

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Open Championship: Royal Lytham, hole-by-hole

Inside job: Royal Lytham

Hole-by-hole: This year's Open Championship venue lacks distinctive flair – especially when viewed on TV – but it possesses strength and character.

Aussie Nisbet captures Players Amateur

Australian Daniel Nisbet beats Alabama's Bobby Wyatt by one shot to take home Players Amateur title in South Carolina.

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Chapman wins U.S. Senior Open to join trio of stars

Roger Chapman became just the fourth player to win the U.S. Senior Open and Senior PGA Championship in the same year, joining Jack Nicklaus, Gary Player and Hale Irwin.

Newsom wins 56th Eastern Amateur

Roger Newsom, a 48-year-old ophthamologist from Virginia Beach, Va., used home-course knowledge to capture the 56th Eastern Amateur with a 16-under 264 total on July 15.

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Complete coverage: Open Championship

2012 Open Championship

Check out our wall-to-wall coverage of the 2012 Open Championship from the Royal Lytham and St. Annes Golf Club.

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Tait: Scottish Open champ Singh breaks golf's mold

Tait on Jeev Milkha Singh

Alistair Tait: Those who say all golfers come from the same mold need look no further than Scotland’s newest national champion – Jeev Milkha Singh.

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Ban defeats Jonson for PNGA Amateur title

Ban wins PNGA Am

Shotaro Ban defeated Carl Jonson at Wine Valley Golf Club in Walla Walla, Wash., to win the PNGA Amateur. It marked a strong comeback for Ban after battling a wrist injury for the past five months.

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Singh wins Scottish Open in playoff with Molinari

Jeev Milkha Singh of India has birdied the first playoff hole against Francesco Molinari to win the Scottish Open and earn a spot in next week's British Open.