News for Monday, August 19, 2013

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Tee times: Barclays, first round

Tiger Woods will play with Brandt Snedeker and Matt Kuchar for the first two rounds at the Barclays this week. What other pairings stand out as the FedEx Cup Playoffs get underway?

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Hole-by-hole: Liberty National starts FedEx Cup

The leading 125 players on the FedEx Cup points list are eligible to play this week at Liberty National in The Barclays, and they return to a course that was not met with glowing kindness when it first (and last) held the event.

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Ping S55 Irons

Ping brought its newest iron designed for better players, the S55, to Liberty National Golf Club before the start of the Barclays Championship. The S55 irons will be available to consumers starting Nov. 1.

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Reed rises in OWGR, Simpson in Presidents Cup points

Patrick Reed jumped 105 spots to No. 64 in the Official World Golf Ranking after his victory at the Wyndham Championship while Webb Simpson entered the top 10 in the United States Presidents Cup standings.

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Report: Samuel L. Jackson inserts golf in movie deals

One way Samuel L. Jackson helps keep his game in shape might be surprising: the actor reportedly has time for the links written into his movie contracts.

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Louisiana-Monroe tabs Williams as men's coach

Louisiana-Monroe has hired former Washington State coach Walt Williams as its men's head coach, Warhawks athletics director Brian Wickstrom announced Saturday.

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Women's countdown: No. 16 Northwestern

We are counting down the top 30 women's teams heading into the fall college season. Today's story: No. 16 Northwestern.

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Men's countdown: No. 16 SMU

We are counting down the top 30 men's teams heading into the fall college season. Today's story: No. 16 SMU.

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Bart Bryant wins Dick's Sporting Goods Open

It has been 33 years since the Champions Tour was born, and its newest champion is somebody special: 50-year-old rookie Bart Bryant is the tour's 1,000th winner.

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New England girls first-round pairings

NE Girls First-Round Pairings

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New England boys first-round pairings

NE Boys First-Round Pairings

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Meier wins 97th Michigan Women’s Amateur

Christine Meier, from Rochester Hills, Mich., won the 97th Michigan Women’s Amateur yesterday at Walnut Hills Country Club with a 3-and-2 victory over Hailey Hrynewich of Muskegon.

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Fitzpatrick headlines GB&I Walker Cup selections

U.S. Amateur champion Matthew Fitzpatrick is the headline act in a Great Britain & Irish Walker Cup team that features another six Englishmen, two Irish players, a Welshman and no Scottish amateurs.