News for Thursday, June 7, 2012

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Recari, Sergas, O'Toole lead LPGA Championship

Yani Tseng isn't accustomed to this: 4-over par in an LPGA Tour major.

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Maggert, Merrick top leaderboard at St. Jude

Jeff Maggert and John Merrick shot 4-under 66 on Thursday to share the first-round lead in the St. Jude Classic, leaving U.S. Open champion Rory McIlroy two strokes back.

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2012 U.S. Open: Tiger early favorite by oddsmakers

A look at the odds for the 2012 U.S. Open at Olympic Club in San Francisco, set to be played June 14-17, 2012.

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Facts and figures for the 2012 U.S. Open

Facts and figures for the 112th U.S. Open golf championship at Olympic Club in San Francisco.

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Curtis Cup: Hull to sit out of opening foursomes

The 37th Curtis Cup begins with morning foursomes matches at Nairn Golf Club. Pairings and tee times.

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Langdale shoots 66 to lead Palmetto Amateur

Austin Langdale leads the Palmetto Amateur after shooting a 4-under 66 during Thursday's first round in Aiken, S.C.

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Ping Junior Interclub emphasizes team aspect

The Ping Junior Interclub, a team-oriented approach to junior golf, has gained popularity in Arizona since its inception in 2008.

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Kerr identifies with younger tour players

Cristie Kerr, off to a solid start in the Wegmans LPGA, can identify with younger tour players who struggle to forge their own identity. Beth Ann Baldry.

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Wie shoots 2 over with 13 clubs at Wegmans LPGA

Michelle Wie tries to maintain a positive attitude at the LPGA Championship after missing several cuts recently, but playing competitor and friend Cristie Kerr thinks Wie still has a long way to go with her swing. Beth Ann Baldry

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U.S. Open tee times, pairings

Among the notable pairings for the first two rounds of the U.S. Open, one in particular stands out: the group of Phil Mickelson, Bubba Watson and Tiger Woods.

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Complete coverage: Curtis Cup

Golfweek is on the ground at Nairn Golf Club for the 2012 Curtis Cup. Check back daily as Golfweek.com brings you all the action from Nairn, Scotland.

Division II Ping All-Region Teams announced

Division II Ping All-Region honorees have been announced by the GCAA. A total of 107 players across eight regions earned all-region honors for 2012.

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Maginnes On Tap: Tiger brings Sundays back

Woods' victory at Memorial brings excitement back to Sundays - from TV ratings to overall focus on the game.

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Americans could learn a thing from Cornett

U.S. coach Pat Cornett has maintained an unassuming presence around Nairn Golf Club, but her players could learn from her success.

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Explaining how alternates get into U.S. Open field

The USGA's priority list for U.S. Open spots, should exempt players withdraw, isn't as subjective as it might seem says our Jim McCabe.

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Hamrick softens NCAA sting by earning Open spot

A devastating loss in the NCAA final. A private-jet flight to a U.S. Open qualifier in Memphis, Tenn. A rainout. A spot in his first professional tournament. Just 72 hours in the life of Hunter Hamrick.

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Curtis Cup: Meet the teams

Meet the players who will be playing in the 37th Curtis Cup at Nairn Golf Club in Scotland.

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Curtis Cup: Popson finally past thumb injury

United States standout Erica Popson, recovered from a thumb injury, brings the proper ball flight and team attitude (she's even tweeting!) to the Curtis Cup.

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Tait: Hull takes Poulter's advice for Curtis Cup

At 16, Charley Hull will take advice from anyone she can. When she got a handful of words from Ian Poulter, she couldn't get enough as she prepares for the Curtis Cup.