News for Tuesday, July 31, 2012

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LSU's Thompson leads Western Amateur

Curtis Thompson, an LSU sophomore and brother of LPGA star Lexi Thompson, fired a 5-under 67 to take a one-shot lead over four others after the first round of the 110th Western Amateur Championship.

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Williams fires 65 to take Junior PGA lead

Recent Akron commit J.B. Williams fires a 65 to take the lead at the Junior PGA, while the red-hot Ariya Jutanugarn posts a 66 to take a one-shot lead on the girls' side.

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Financial woes bring perspective to Duval

David Duval, a major champion and one of the best golfers on the planet in the early 2000s, has struggled with the real-estate crash just like everyday Americans.

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Albanesi, Southard win at Golfweek's New England Junior

Patrick Albanesi rode an opening 68 to a two-shot victory in the boys division of the Golfweek New England Junior, while Isabel Southard ran away with the girls title.

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Notes: Shorter '13 season means larger fields

A shorter season on the PGA Tour in 2013 will mean slightly larger fields for as many as nine tournaments.

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Fantasy Tip Sheet: Bridgestone Invitational

Tiger Woods has three wins on the PGA Tour this season and our fantasy panel thinks that a fourth might be upcoming at this week's WGC-Bridgestone Invitational.

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After quick toast, Els opens a new chapter

One of the key ingredients in Ernie Els' Open Championship win? He gave up alcohol.

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Tiger Woods practices on The Ocean Course

Tiger Woods has played The Ocean Course as he gets ready for next week's PGA Championship. Course officials said Woods, Adam Scott and Graeme McDowell got in some practice this week before the year's final major. The PGA Championship starts Aug. 9.

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Milkha Singh looks to fill void in father's legacy

Jeev Milkha Singh, son of one of India's most revered athletes, aims to fill a void in his father's otherwise sterling legacy says our Jeff Rude.

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Anchoring ban? Players could ask for own set of rules

Keegan Bradley, Webb Simpson and Ernie Els all used "anchoring" to win major titles in the last year. Will players fight any decision to ban the putting stroke? Or push for a different set of Tour rules?

Will named women's coach at Richmond

Three-time LPGA Tour winner Maggie Will was named women's golf coach at the University of Richmond on Monday.

Former Michigan coach Simon, 83, dies

Tom Simon, a former coach of the men’s and women’s teams at Michigan and the longtime club pro and manager at the University of Michigan Golf Course, died Saturday in Ann Arbor, according to a university news release.

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Putnam highlights Latinoamerica Q-School field

A handful of familiar faces - including former Pepperdine All-American Andrew Putnam - will attempt to qualify for PGA Tour Latinoamerica this week in South Florida.

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