News for Thursday, August 15, 2013

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Match-by-match breakdown of U.S. Am quarters

The stage is set at the U.S. Amateur, with a decidedly international flavor as the quarterfinalists take to The Country Club on Friday. We take a closer look at the match-ups, including who will be moving onto Saturday's semifinals.

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U.S. Amateur: Thursday's results; Friday's schedule

A look at the Round of 32 and Round of 16 results, as well as the schedule for Friday's quarterfinal matches at the U.S. Amateur.

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Australians Watt, Goss shine at U.S. Amateur

Golf Australia has a headquarters in the United States. Its success showed Thursday at the U.S. Amateur as Oliver Goss, Nathan Holman and Brady Watt played in the round of 16, with two advancing.

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Fitzpatrick continues outstanding summer

With an infectious attitude and dominating play all over the world, Matthew Fitzpatrick is quickly winning over fans in the U.S., only weeks before he is set to enroll at Northwestern University.

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FedEx Cup: Day 1 of bubble watch at the Wyndham

The Wyndham Championship marks the final opportunity for players to play their way into the FedEx Cup playoffs, which begin next week at the Barclays.

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5 Things: Stroud, Fisher share early Wyndham lead

Ross Fisher and Chris Stroud took different routes to opening-round 6-under 64s on Thursday at the Wyndham Championship. Yet both players find themselves tied for the first-round lead at Sedgefield Country Club. Here are 5 Things you need to know.

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A look at Solheim Cup's Friday foursomes matches

Take a look at Friday's foursomes matches at the Solheim Cup at the Colorado Golf Club.

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How it Happened: Fisher, Stroud lead Wyndham

Ross Fisher and Chris Stroud lead the Wyndham Championship, but defending champion Sergio Garcia and young upstarts Patrick Reed and Jordan Spieth are among several just a shot back. Recap the first-round action here.

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Wide-eyed Hull provides youthful boost for Euro squad

Charley Hull addressed the media at the Solheim Cup with such wide eyes and upright posture that she served as a refreshing reminder not only of youth, but also a blissful mix of inexperience and naivete.

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Lewis, Creamer will drive U.S. at Solheim Cup

One is comfortable in jeans and flip flops, the other in dresses and high heels. But Stacy Lewis and Paula Creamer have a common bond: the will to win. And they'll attempt to bring the Solheim Cup back to the U.S.

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Scheffler rallies, beats Hagy in 20 holes at U.S. Am

It took 20 holes, but Scottie Scheffler advanced to the Round of 16 at the U.S. Amateur with a simple par to eliminate Cal's Brandon Hagy on Thursday at The Country Club.

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A look at U.S. outfits for Friday at Solheim Cup

Stacy Lewis offered her Twitter following a first look at the team's outfits for Friday's action at the Solheim Cup.

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Glover starts at Wyndham despite broken toe

Lucas Glover is playing in the Wyndham Championship this week on a broken toe in his right foot, which he injured Wednesday morning.

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Women's countdown: No. 20 South Carolina

We are counting down the top 30 women's teams heading into the fall college season. Today's story: No. 20 South Carolina.

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Men's countdown: No. 20 Arizona State

We are counting down the top 30 men's teams heading into the fall college season. Today's story: No. 20 Arizona State.

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Lyle, full of life and perspective, plots return to Tour

Jarrod Lyle is full of perspective after his battle with acute myeloid leukemia -- which took two rounds of chemo to send into remission -- and will return to golf looking to pick up where he left off.