News for Monday, August 5, 2013

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Mid-ams Woodard, Stasi tame CC of Charleston

Dawn Woodard’s bright purple shirt, hat and golf bag contrasts sharply with the manicured turf at Country Club of Charleston. Her color choice is a bold statement of local prowess. Furman ties run deep for Woodard, the 38-year-old who even had Paladin head coach Kelley Hester on the bag.

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Get Golf Ready adds business program

The PGA of America is rolling out its Employee Talent Development Program, which tailors the golf industry’s primary learn-to-play initiative, Get Golf Ready, as a professional development offering to companies, large and small.

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Tiger leads oddsmakers' lists to win PGA

Tiger Woods, as one might expect, leads the PGA Championship as the odds-on favorite to win according to Las Vegas oddsmakers.

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Bridgestone extends WGC title sponsorship

In a move extending its commitment to the World Golf Championships, Bridgestone announced a 4-year deal continuing its title sponsorship of the invitational tournament at Firestone Country Club in Akron, Ohio.

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Tiger Woods pushes WGC-Bridgestone ratings up

Despite opening a large lead with a 61 Friday, Tiger Woods pushed ratings for the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational broadcast up by about 155 percent for the weekend.

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PHOTOS: Equipment at PGA Championship

Check out images from the range at the 2013 PGA Championship at Oak Hill.

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Tubert on the verge of great golf in Charleston

Emily Tubert is on the back end of a changing of the guard in women’s amateur golf.

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Woods, Mahan headline PGA predictions

Our staff of experts takes a look at the deep field list at the 2013 PGA Championship and offer up their predictions on who will take home the Wanamaker Trophy on Sunday at Oak Hill.

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Trevino, caddie recall win at Oak Hill in '68

Lee Trevino's win at Oak Hill in the 1968 U.S. Open had several ramifications – among them a quickly built relationship with a caddie paired by blind draw.

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Play the Major Challenge and win big prizes!!

Play our Major Challenge this week to compete for prizes such as a Big Green Egg, a Keurig Coffeemaker, Oakley gear, a SeeMore Putter, EA Sports games or grips from Golf Pride!

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Shona Malcolm, Ladies’ Golf Union CEO

Shona Malcolm, Ladies’ Golf Union CEO, spoke with Golfweek’s Alex Miceli during the recent Ricoh Women’s British Open, which returned to the Old Course at St. Andrews.

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Bulldog's Blog: Lewis caps great Scotland jaunt

From Elie to Kingsbarnes to, of course, St. Andrews, golf's spotlight on Scotland has brought plenty to the attention of our Alex Miceli.

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Niebrugge wins Western Am, eyes Walker spot

Jordan Niebrugge won the rain-delayed Western Amateur, capping an incredible three-week run by the Oklahoma State sophomore who now hopes for a Walker Cup berth.

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Men's countdown: No. 30 Oregon

We are taking the next 30 days to count down the top 30 men's teams heading into the fall college season. Up first: No. 30 Oregon.

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Women's countdown: No. 30 Mississippi State

We are taking the next 30 days to count down the top 30 women's teams heading into the fall college season. Up first: No. 30 Mississippi State.