News for Tuesday, June 12, 2012

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U.S. Open notes: Allen at home at Olympic Club

U.S. Open notebook: Michael Allen was also at Olympic Club at the age of 14 - as a member; meanwhile, Steve Stricker reflects on 1998.

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Rude: Do we benefit from USGA's unique pairings?

Tiger-Phil-Bubba. Donald-McIlroy-Westwood. K.J.-K.T.-Y.E. Someone at the USGA is having some fun with the pairings, but Jeff Rude wants to know if the viewer benefits.

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Zhang finds a home in the U.S. and its Open

Andy Zhang stole headlines across the world over the past 24 hours as the youngest player in U.S. Open history, but that only begins to tell the 14-year-old's story.

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U.S. Open: Mickelson loses match to teenagers

Two days before Phil Mickelson plays the U.S. Open’s headline pairing with Tiger Woods and Bubba Watson, he played a practice round with teenagers Beau Hossler and Alberto Sanchez, who beat Mickelson and club pro Mike McCormick 1 up. Sean Martin.

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Fatigue aside, Westwood well-suited for Olympic

After a whirlwind travel schedule and a couple changes on the course, Lee Westwood figures to be well-suited for Olympic's test. Ryan Lavner.

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Junior Notes: Weaver wins AJGA event in home state

Junior Girls Notebook: Lindsey Weaver won her ninth career AJGA victory at the PING Phoenix Junior - the last AJGA event she will play in her home state of Arizona before she goes off to Notre Dame in the fall.

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Junior Boys Notes: 4 juniors notch 1st wins

Four juniors introduced themselves to the AJGA win column last week by claiming their first career victories.

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U.S. Open: Woods will have to conquer Olympic

After an up-and-down season, at this point, a win, a missed cut or a 30th place at the U.S. Open from Tiger Woods won't be a surprise. Ryan Lavner.

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Knost's first major appearance well-deserved

It took Colt Knost five seasons to qualify for his first major, but his first majors appearance couldn't have come at a better place, says Jim McCabe

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King: Adams could play key role in evolving marketplace

says TaylorMade is banking on Adams Golf to boost sales. But how the brand accomplishes that feat in the future may surprise some.

Inside the June 15, 2012 issue of Golfweek

Inside the June 15, 2012 issue of Golfweek.

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Toy Box: Johnson wins St. Jude with 10.5-degree driver

Dustin Johnson won the FedEx St. Jude Classic June 10 with a 10.5-degree driver. Sure, his TaylorMade R11S is adjustable, but 10.5 is a high-lofted driver by PGA Tour standards.

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Nationwide's Colombia Championship renews sponsorship

The Nationwide Tour's Colombia Championship has secured a three-year extension of its sponsorship with Pacific Rubiales Energy and SportLink, the tour announced.

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Winner's Circle: June 4-10, 2012

See what the winners had in their bags this week.

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U.S. Open: A numerical look at the field

A numerical look at the U.S. Open field from information provided by the U.S. Golf Association. Sean Martin.

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U.S. rounds played up 17.1 percent in April

Favorable weather conditions continued to bolster participation trends as rounds played increased 17.1 percent in April, according to the latest national report.

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Toy Box: Bubba visits Ping headquarters

Toy Box notes: The week before the U.S. Open, Bubba Watson visited Ping headquarters in Phoenix.

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Player of the week: Lindsey Weaver

Player of the week: Lindsey Weaver

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Player of the week: Blake Barens

Player of the week: Blake Barens

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This week in the world of golf . . .

This week in the world of golf includes the U.S. Open.