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Wednesday, July 31

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Niebrugge among trio of Western Am leaders

Western Amateur, Alotian Club, amateur golf: Jordan Niebrugge among trio of Western Amateur leaders

Three players shared the lead Wednesday at the halfway point of Western Amateur stroke play. Seth Reeves, who was tied with two others after an opening 65 at Alotian Club, along with Patrick Rodgers and Jordan Niebrugge sat atop the leaderboard at 9-under 135.

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5 Things: Wagner continues to lead at Junior PGA

Junior PGA Championship, 5 Things: Samantha Wagner fires an even-par 71 and remains in the lead after the second round.

Rain was supposed to move in for the second round of the Junior PGA Championship, but the girls stayed dry this afternoon, and it’s the class 2015 and 2016 dominating the top of the leaderboard. Here are 5 Things you need to know from the girls division from Trump National Golf Club.

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Hate to be Rude: McIlroy turns to friends for answers

Hate to be Rude: McIlroy turns to friends to find the answer

Ben Hogan used to say that the driver, not the putter, is the most important club in the bag because it sets everything up. Decades later, the Hawk apparently gets no argument from slumping Rory McIlroy.

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Nicklaus GC Korea to host 2015 Presidents Cup

The Presidents Cup will make its first appearance in Asia in 2015, and Jack Nicklaus Golf Club Korea will be the host course.

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McIlroy hopes positive memories return at Firestone

Rory McIlroy has only positive memories when looking back on last year's T-5 finish at the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational. He returns to Firestone Country Club in Akron, Ohio, this week hoping for similar results.

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Tiger Woods 'very comfortable' at Firestone

Tiger Woods has won seven times on Tour at Firestone Country Club. So it's no wonder the annual stop in Akron, Ohio, is one Woods looks forward to.

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5 Things: Brad Dalke maintains lead at Junior PGA

Junior PGA Championship, 5 Things: Brad Dalke maintains his one-shot lead after a even-par 71 in the second-round at Trump National.

On a cloudy morning at Trump National Golf Club Washington, D.C., Brad Dalke maintained his lead after firing an even-par 71 on the 7,040-yard course. Here are 5 Things you need to know from the boys division of the Junior PGA Championship.

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Fantasy Tip Sheet: WGC-Bridgestone Invitational

As a seven-time champ at the WGC-Bridgestone, Tiger Wood is a no-brainer pick this week. But a couple of our panelists are also tossing out some love for Adam Scott and Steve Stricker.

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Charley Hull hoping for Solheim Cup nod

Charley Hull played a pro-am round with European Solheim Cup captain Liselotte Neumann on Wednesday at the Ricoh Women's British Open. Hull hopes she's on Neumann's team come Sunday, when the teams will be announced.

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Brandt Snedeker continues busy stretch at Firestone

Brandt Snedeker will have a busy schedule between now and the end of the FedEx Cup playoffs. He'll look to capture his first major championship and defend his FedEx Cup crown during that stretch, too.

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Webb among Park's potential spoilers at St. Andrews

Karrie Webb returns to St. Andrews for the Ricoh Women's British Open coming off a victory on the Ladies European Tour. Now the Super Career Grand Slam winner is looking to spoil Inbee Park's run at the Grand Slam.

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Body Issue reveals Carly Booth's hidden ink

Don't expect the same old script with Carly Booth, a Scot who continues to surprise – even dad.

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Matthew, Booth lone Scots in Women's British field

For the second straight year, Catriona Matthew and Carly Booth are the only two Scottish players in the Ricoh Women's British Open field, a sad reflection on the state of the women’s game in the Home of Golf, says Alistair Tait.

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Dementia aside, 94-year-old picks up hole-in-one

Charles Towner, 95, did something that every golfer dreams of: He made a hole-in-one. Yet, he doesn't remember it, seeing that he has dementia -- but that doesn't keep him from the game he loves.

Charles Towner, 95, did something that every golfer dreams of: He made a hole-in-one. Yet, he doesn't remember it, seeing that he has dementia -- but that doesn't keep him from the game he loves.

Tuesday, July 30

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Reeves, Smith, Wilson tied for Western Am lead

Seth Reeves, Sam Smith and Cameron Wilson all fired 7-under 65s – one off the course record at The Alotian Club – to take the lead at the Western Amateur on Tuesday.

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Mahans get their private moment with agent's help

Chris Armstrong, Hunter Mahan's representative, did his best to allow Hunter Mahan have a private moment with his wife despite the cameras rolling at the RBC Canadian Open last Saturday.

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Dalke fires 65 to lead by 1 at Junior PGA

Junior PGA Championship, Brad Dalke: Bogey-free 6-under 65 in the first round at Trump National GC.

Sam Stevens of Wichita, Kan., was in with a 5-under 66, only to be outdone by the fourth-ranked junior in the Golfweek Rankings, Brad Dalke. Dalke of Hobart, Okla., fired a bogey-free 6-under 65 in the first round of the Junior PGA Championship at Trump National Golf Club.

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Mickelson lugs Claret Jug to Bridgestone

Phil Mickelson lugs Claret Jug along to Bridgestone

Phil Mickelson brought the Claret Jug with him to this weeks WGC-Bridgestone Invitational, and intends to do so again for the PGA Championship: 'It's not like I'm going to leave it.'

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In this issue: Aug. 2, 2013

In this issue: Aug. 2, 2013

Inside the Aug. 2, 2013 issue of Golfweek:

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Bridgestone tee times: Woods draws Matsuyama

WGC-Bridgestone tee times: Tiger Woods draws Hideki Matsuyama for first round

Tiger Woods has drawn an early tee time for the first round of the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational. Woods will play beside Japanese teen Hideki Matsuyama at Firestone Country Club in Akron, Ohio.

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Short shots: Club switches, gear for 59s, more

Short shots: Club switches, gear for 59s, more

A Canadian changed putters for his homeland's open; a driver has won over two converts; some recent 59 shooters have some common equipment; and more in our Toy Box short shots.

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Snedeker wields two TaylorMade drivers

Brandt Snedeker wields two TaylorMade drivers

At the RBC Canadian Open, Brandt Snedeker used the new TaylorMade SLDR driver for three rounds and finished off the victory with his old standby, a TaylorMade Burner SuperFast.

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Then carries TaylorMade in U.S. Girls' Junior win

Gabriella Then carries TaylorMade in U.S. Girls' Junior win

Gabriella Then, who captured the U.S. Girls’ Junior on July 27 at Sycamore Hills Golf Club in Fort Wayne, Ind., used several TaylorMade clubs in her victory.

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Homa, Paolini among All-Americans in Mylan Classic

Web.com Tour, Mylan Classic: Top collegians/All-Americans to play at Southpointe Golf Club in Canonsberg, Pa.

The Web.com Tour’s Mylan Classic will boast some of the nation’s top collegiate players this week at Southpointe Golf Club in Canonsburg, Pa. Five first-team All-Americans, three second-team All-Americans, the Division II Player of the Year and two 2011 Walker Cup Team USA members are in the field.

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Poised, polished Creamer pursues Women's British

Women's British Open, Paula Creamer, Inbee Park: Paula Creamer remains poised, polished in pursuit of Women's British

Paula Creamer, one of the most prominent faces for American women's golf, wants to be the one to stand in the way of Inbee Park's fourth consecutive major victory.

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Srixon Z-Star and Z-Star XV golf balls

Srixon updates Z-Star and Z-Star XV golf balls

Srixon's updated premium golf balls get a new dimple pattern and outer coating, along with an improved core.

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Paolini 'blessed' after first professional win

Brinson Paolini, Challenge Tour: Like young Americans, Paolini has success early in professional career in Europe.

Brinson Paolini has done what most young Americans have been doing for the last few years: Going to play on the Challenge Tour. He follows the footsteps of Brooks Koepka and Peter Uilhein to go play and earn a tour card in Europe.

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Wagner leads Junior PGA with course-record 67

Samantha Wagner, Junior PGA Championship: Wagner leads after competitive course-record 4-under 67 at Trump National.

Samantha Wagner of Windermere, Fla., leads the girls division at the Junior PGA Championship at Trump National Golf Club. Wagner shot a 4-under 67 on Tuesday on the Championship Tournament Course.

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Park chases a first at grand cathedral of golf

Inbee Park chases a first at grand cathedral of golf, St. Andrews

Inbee Park is chasing down the game’s biggest carrot – the elusive Grand Slam. She comes to golf’s greatest cathedral, St. Andrews, with the chance to do something that’s never been done.

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College women likely to adopt match play at NCAAs

College women likely to adopt match play at NCAA Championship

It has been seven years since conversations began about introducing match play at the men’s NCAA Championship. For the women, that should have been the first sign that this might be something coaches should prepare for – or at the very least, think about.

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Park draws early Thursday tee time at British

Inbee Park draws early Thursday tee time at Women's British

Inbee Park -- 3-for-3 in majors this season -- renews her quest for a Grand Slam season when she tees off early Thursday morning at St. Andrews. See complete tee times and groupings here.

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Koepka, Uihlein added to PGA Championship field

Brooks Koepka and Peter Uihlein were added to the 2013 PGA Championship field on Monday.

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Bulldog's Blog: Coast to Ko, old links courses thrive

Bulldog's Blog: Coast to Ko, old links courses thrive

From Royal Lytham to Prestwick to St. Andrews' Old Course, there is plenty to see in the British Isles between the Senior and Women's opens; including a chance encounter with a young up-and-comer prepping for the latter.

Monday, July 29

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Hunter Mahan to skip WGC-Bridgestone Invitational

Hunter Mahan announced Monday that he will skip the World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational, a day after the birth of his first child.

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Winner's Circle: Brandt Snedeker, RBC Canadian Open

Professional golfers make equipment changes all the time, but usually not before the final round of a tournament – especially when they have the lead.

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Garcia shares U.S. Am qualifier lead

Garcia tied for lead in U.S. Amateur qualifier; Horsfield 7 back

University of Florida commit Jorge Garcia shares the lead with three other players after the first round of the U.S. Amateur sectional qualifier at Orange County National in Winter Garden, Fla.

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Olympic Club, Bandon lend 'wow factor' for first 4-balls

Olympic Club, Bandon Dunes lend 'wow factor' for first 4-balls

The Olympic Club in San Francisco and Bandon (Ore.) Dunes Golf Resort will play host to the inaugural men’s and women’s national four-ball tournaments, respectively, April 30-May 6, 2015, the U.S. Golf Association announced Monday.

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Snedeker steady, Rose rises in OWGR

Brandt Snedeker steady as Justin Rose rises in OWGR

Brandt Snedeker holds steady in the latest world rankings while Dustin Johnson climbs four spots and Ernie Els gains a bit as well.

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Tway wins in Boise; earns PGA Tour card for '14

Kevin Tway made a 6-foot birdie putt on the first hole of a playoff to win the Web.com Tour's Boise Open on Sunday, picking up his first title in the process.

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Antigua official licensee for U.S. Solheim Cup team

Solheim Cup 2013, Antigua, Golf apparel, golf shirts: Antigua named official licensee for U.S. Solheim Cup team

Antigua has been named the official licensee for the 2013 U.S. Solheim Cup Team for the second consecutive competition. The 2013 Solheim Cup will be held at Colorado Golf Club in Park, Colo., Aug. 13-18.

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Junior PGA runners-up take aim at 2013 title

Junior PGA runners-up take aim at 2013 title

Cameron Champ, No. 6 in the Golfweek/Sagarin Junior Rankings is a Texas A&M commit; Samantha Wagner, No. 17 in the Golfweek girls rankings, is a Florida commit.

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Druh belts and buckles official Solheim Cup sponsor

Druh belts and buckles will be worn by the European and U.S. teams in the 2013 Solheim Cup at Colorado Golf Club in Parker, Colo., Aug. 13-18.

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Olympic, Bandon to host inaugural 4-ball events

Olympic, Bandon to host inaugural U.S. four-ball events

The Olympic Club in San Francisco and Bandon (Ore.) Dunes Golf Resort will play host to the respective inaugural men's and women's national four-ball tournaments in 2015, a source says the USGA will announce today.

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Wiebe wins Senior British title in playoff

Mark Wiebe, Senior British Open 2013, Royal Birkdale: Mark Wiebe defeats Bernhard Langer in playoff for Senior British Open title

It took an extra five holes and 11 hours and 12 minutes, but Mark Wiebe was finally crowned in the $2 million Senior Open Championship at Royal Birkdale.

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TaylorMade SLDR driver

Nearly a decade ago, TaylorMade revolutionized its drivers with movable weight technology. Its newest model, the SLDR, advances the concept with a sliding weight that makes adjustability easier than ever.

Sunday, July 28

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5 Things: Steady Snedeker wins Canadian Open

Brandt Snedeker, RBC Canadian Open, PGA Tour: Brandt Snedeker picks up three-shot victory at RBC Canadian Open

Brandt Snedeker steadied himself over his final six holes and held off an impressive leaderboard to capture the RBC Canadian Open title by three shots on Sunday.

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How it happened: Snedeker wins in Canada

Brandt Snedeker held off the likes of Dustin Johnson and Matt Kuchar to capture his sixth career victory and second of the season on Sunday at the RBC Canadian Open.

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Open playoff between Langer, Wiebe halted by darkness

Bernhard Langer and Mark Wiebe will return at 8 a.m. tomorrow morning to see who wins this year’s Senior Open at Royal Birkdale after they ran out of light.

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Hall, 56, outlasts field at Oglethorpe Invitational

Jack Hall, 56, shot a final-round 4-under 67 to finish at 13-under 200 for a two-shot victory over North Florida junior M.J. Maguire and incoming Louisville freshman Robert Geibel at the Oglethorpe Invitational.

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Hoey cruises to four-shot win at Russian Open

Michael Hoey, European Tour, Russian Open: Michael Hoey cruises to four-shot victory at Russian Open

Behind a 2-under 70, Michael Hoey cruised to his fifth career European Tour title on Sunday, clearing the M2M Russian Open field by four shots at the Tseleevo Golf & Polo Club in Moscow.

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Mahans welcome first child after whirlwind Saturday

After a whirlwind Saturday, Hunter Mahan took to Twitter on Sunday morning to announce the birth of Zoe Olivia Mahan.

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Former Duke star Paolini wins on Challenge Tour

Brinson Paolini, European Tour, Challenge Tour: Duke's Brinson Paolini wins Le Vaudreuil Golf Challenge on Challenge Tour

Brinson Paolini fired a 4-under 68 to win his first Challenge Tour title on Sunday, picking up a birdie on the 72nd hole to clear Adrian Otaegui and Sihwan Kim by a shot at the Le Vaudreuil Golf Challenge.

Saturday, July 27

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Scottie Scheffler captures U.S. Junior Amateur

Scottie Scheffler knew having so many runner-up finishes would eventually translate into a victory. On Saturday, that victory became a reality as Scheffler topped Davis Riley to capture the 66th U.S. Junior Amateur at Martis Camp Club.

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This summer, golf fans will get rare look at elite Hamptons clubs

This summer, golf fans will get rare look at elite Hamptons clubs -- including National Golf Links, which will host of the Walker Cup.

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Davis goes overtime to win Cotton States title

Ian Davis, an Oklahoma State senior from Edmond, Okla., won the W.E. Cole Cotton States Invitational on Saturday at Bayou DeSiard Country Club.

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5 Things: Snedeker rises to top after Mahan WD

Hunter Mahan, Brandt Snedeker, PGA Tour, RBC Canadian Open: Brandt Snedeker takes lead at RBC Canadian Open

After Hunter Mahan withdrew an hour before his tee time due to the pending birth of his first child, Brandt Snedeker rose to the top of the leaderboard behind a 9-under 63.

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Langer takes three-shot lead at Senior British

Bernhard Langer used a nearly-perfect 4-under 66 to take a three-shot lead over David Frost on Saturday at the Senior British Open.

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Lakareber Abe falls short in rally for USGA history

U.S. Girls' Junior: Lakareber Abe falls short in rally for USGA history

Lakareber Abe’s legacy at the U.S. Girls’ Junior will be one of determination. The 17-year-old is proof that even a seemingly insurmountable lead is not safe in a U.S. Golf Association Championship.

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Then rallies to regain lead, defeats Abe at Girls' Jr.

Gabriella Then rallies to regain lead, defeats Lakareber Abe at Girls' Jr.

Gabriella Then wasn’t entirely certain she would play the U.S. Girls’ Junior, but is happy she did after winning the title in a thrilling match against Lakareber Abe.

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Taylor Pendrith wins Porter Cup by five shots

Porter Cup, men's amateur golf: Taylor Pendrith wins by five shots with final-round 3-under 67.

With a rendition of ‘Oh, Canada’ by the audience at the awards ceremony, Taylor Pendrith became just the third Canadian to hoist the Porter Cup trophy at Niagara Falls Country Club on Saturday. He shot a final round 3-under 67 for a 16-under total, the third-lowest score total in tournament history.

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How it happened: Snedeker takes lead in Canada

Tour Tracker: RBC Canadian Open, third round

Brandt Snedeker fired a 9-under 63 to take the lead heading into the final round at the RBC Canadian Open, one shot clear of David Lingmerth and two ahead of Matt Kuchar and Jason Bohn.

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Hunter Mahan WDs after wife goes into labor

Hunter Mahan, the 36-hole leader of the RBC Canadian Open, withdrew less than an hour before his third-round tee time when his wife, Kandi, went into labor.

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Riley leads Scheffler halfway through U.S. Junior final

Davis Riley got out to an early lead in the final match of the 66th U.S. Junior Saturday at Martis Camp Club. He leads Scottie Scheffler, 1 up, after 18 holes.

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Hernandez wins Northern Amateur in playoff

Juan Pablo Hernandez outlasted David Tepe in a three-hole playoff to win the Northern Amateur on Friday at Sand Creek Country Club.

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Then builds 4-up lead in first half of Girls Jr. final

Gabriella Then builds 4-up lead in first half of Girls Jr. final

At the halfway point of the U.S. Girls’ Junior final, the momentum is in Gabriella Then’s corner. The 17-year-old from Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., took a 4-up lead into the lunchroom Saturday at Sycamore Hills.

Friday, July 26

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Raber goes wire-to-wire to win Pacific Coast Am

Despite a late slip, Tyler Raber went wire-to-wire to win the Pacific Coast Amateur. Raber, who built a six-shot lead through 13 holes July 26, bogeyed three of the final five holes but still won by three shots

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Scheffler, Riley to meet in U.S. Junior final

Davis Riley and Scottie Scheffler will meet in the final match of the 66th U.S. Junior Amateur Saturday at Martis Camp Club after notching big victories Friday in the semifinals.

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5 Things: Mahan takes control; Merrick goes low

PGA Tour, Hunter Mahan, RBC Canadian Open: Hunter Mahan takes 36-hole lead at RBC Canadian Open

On a chamber of commerce day, Hunter Mahan birdied his last three holes to shoot 64 and seize the 36-hole lead of the RBC CanadianOpen at Glen Abbey Golf Club.

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RBC Canadian Open: Tee times, third round

RBC Canadian Open: Tee times, third round

Hunter Mahan and John Merrick will play in the day's final group during Saturday's third round of the RBC Canadian Open -- see the top groups and complete tee times here.

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How it Happened: Mahan moves into Canadian lead

How it Happened: Hunter Mahan moves into Canadian Open lead

John Merrick's Friday-morning 62 has first-round leader Brendan Steele, Matt Kuchar, Hunter Mahan and others giving chase this afternoon. Keep up with the highlights right here!

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World record or not, Massie's 56 gives mini-tour player confidence

Behind 21 putts and 17 greens in regulation, Jesse Massie recorded an improbable 56 at the Glenmary Country Club in Louisville, Ky., believed to be a world record on a par-72 course.

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Parziale wins rain-shortened Francis Ouimet title

Matt Parziale, 26, won a five-hole playoff to capture the rain-shortened 46th Francis Ouimet Memoral Tournament July 26 at Woodland Golf Club in Auburndale, Mass.

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Henderson, 15, wins Canadian Women's Amateur

Brooke Henderson, the top-ranked Canadian women’s golfer, captured her first Canadian Women’s Amateur Championship Friday.

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Pendrith leads Shin by 1 at Porter Cup

Porter Cup, men's amateur golf: Pendrith leads by one over Canadian National teammate Shin at Porter Cup

Taylor Pendrith of Richmond Hill, Ontario, shot a third-round, 7-under 63 to take a one-shot lead over Canadian National Team teammate and first-round leader Justin Shin into the Porter Cup’s final round. Pendrith’s three-day total is 13-under 197.

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Then, Abe chart equally tough roads to Girls' Jr. final

Gabriella Then, Lakareber Abe chart equally tough roads to Girls' Jr. final

This is the one for which Gabriella Then has been searching. Four times a competitor at the U.S. Girls’ Junior, Then had never made it past the quarterfinals until now. She’ll tee it up in the final against Lakareber Abe on Saturday.

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Langer, Wiebe tied for Senior British lead

Two-time Masters champion Bernhard Langer fired a 3-under 67 to jump into a share of the Senior British Open lead with American Mark Wiebe on Friday at Royal Birkdale.

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APL winner Niebrugge captures Wisconsin State Amateur

Jordan Niebrugge, last week's winner at the U.S. Amateur Public Links, continued his hot streak by winning the 112th Wisconsin State Amateur Championship on Wednesday at The Bog in Saukville, Wisconsin.

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Augenstein ends Horsfield's run at U.S. Junior

John Augenstein continued his surprise run at the U.S. Junior Amateur, advancing to the semifinals and ending Sam Horsfield's stay at Martis Camp Club in the process.

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14-year-old becomes youngest pro-event winner

Phachara Khongwatmai, at the tender age of 14, become the youngest golfer ever to win a pro event when he went 13 under at the ASEAN PGA Tour's Singhua Hin Open.

Phachara Khongwatmai, at the tender age of 14, become the youngest golfer ever to win a pro event when he went 13 under at the ASEAN PGA Tour's Singhua Hin Open.

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Nike's chief club designer retires; remains as consultant

Tom Stites, Nike's director of product innovation, has retired. But he'll remain with Nike as a consultant and work on the company's biggest projects.

Tom Stites, Nike's director of product innovation, has retired. But he'll remain with Nike as a consultant and work on the company's biggest projects.

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Knox adds name to Web.com Tour's list of 59s

Russell Knox adds name to Web.com Tour's list of 59s

Another tourney, another 59 for the Web.com Tour – as Russell Knox cards the magical sub-60 score during the second round of the Boise Open.

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Abe powers through Girls' Jr. bracket; to face Wu in semis

Lakareber Abe powers through Girls' Junior bracket, to face Bethany Wu in semis

Lakareber Abe arrives at Alabama in a little more than a year, but already cries of “Roll, Tide!” can be heard when Abe does something good on the golf course.

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Pros coming up aces Friday on Twitter

Pros coming up aces Friday on Twitter

From a hole-in-one to tournament preparations to a couple of family moments, the faces of pro golf are having a busy day on social media.

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Notes: Augenstein, Riley move on at U.S. Junior

John Augenstein survived an exhausting day. Davis Riley took an early lead and never relinquished it. Both moved on Thursday at the U.S. Junior Amateur.

Thursday, July 25

Deep leaderboard yields another solid Muirfield champ

Deep leaderboard yields another solid Muirfield champ

Muirfield has the greatest collection of winners of any major championship -- only two of its 16 champions aren't in the Hall of Fame. Every great course is due to have a dud for a major champion. There was no way that was going to happen at Muirfield.

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Cheng, Lee win Love III's junior tournament

Matt Cheng, Sammi Lee win Love III's junior tournament

Shooting 5-under-par 67 in the final round, Matt Cheng of Taiwan won the boys division while Sammi Lee's 1-over 73 put the wraps on winning the girls division at the Davis Love III Junior Open in St. Simons Island, Ga., on Thursday.

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Former pro Patterson wins S.C. Open

Former pro John Patterson wins S.C. Open

Catching up to professional Patrick Rada and surpassing him in a three-hole playoff, amateur John Patterson won the South Carolina Open on Thursday in Bluffton, S.C.

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5 Things: Steele leads Canadian, Kuchar on heels

5 Things: Brendan Steele leads Canadian, Matt Kuchar on heels

Brendan Steele birdied seven of 11 holes to take the opening-round lead Thursday at the RBC Canadian Open – but he's got some well-known company not far behind him. Here are 5 Things to Know.

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5 Things: Bonanno surprises at Girls' Jr.; Wu endures

5 Things: Sabrina Bonanno surprises at Girls' Jr.; Bethany Wu endures

If there’s an “it” girl around Sycamore Hills Golf Club this week, a good case could be made for Sabrina Bonanno.

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How it Happened: Steele takes Canadian lead

How it Happened: Brendan Steele takes Canadian Open first-round lead

With plenty on the line – it's the final week to qualify for the PGA Championship – Brendan Steele jumped out to an early lead at the Canadian Open as some big names gave chase. Recap Thursday's highlights.

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Sauers takes early Senior British lead; Couples struggles

Gene Sauers shot a 3-under 67 in the first round of the Senior British Open at Royal Birkdale on Thursday, while defending champion Fred Couples struggled to an opening 74.

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Dunlap leads at Porter Cup with consecutive 65s

Porter Cup, men's amateur golf: Tyler Dunlap leads after consecutive 65s at the Porter Cup.

It was a sunny day at Niagara Falls Country Club for the second round of the Porter Cup. Winds picked up as the day went on and made for tough finishing conditions. Here are 5 things you need to know from the Porter Cup.

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Jim Liu's junior career comes to end at U.S. Junior

Jim Liu saw his junior golf career end Thursday at the U.S. Junior Amateur after losing to John Augenstein in the Round of 32.

Jim Liu saw his junior golf career end Thursday at the U.S. Junior Amateur after losing to John Augenstein in the Round of 32.

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Morales moves on to next stage of young career

Nicole Morales moves on to next stage of young career

This time next year, Nicole Morales will be too old to play in the U.S. Girls’ Junior, so part of her career ends with Thursday's loss -- but the Alabama commit has big plans ahead nonetheless.

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Video: Nicklaus' grandson OK after motorcycle crash

Video: Nicklaus' grandson, FSU's O'Leary, OK after motorcycle crash

Jack Nicklaus' family avoided tragedy this spring when his grandson Nick O'Leary, a notable athlete in his own right, survived a motorcycle crash that sent him flying in May. See the video here.

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LPGA notes: Wie, Pressel still in Solheim mix

LPGA notes: Women's British last chance for Solheim hopefuls

Michelle Wie's year looks disappointing in some ways, but she's still in the Solheim Cup points mix -- as is Morgan Pressel -- plus more in this week's LPGA notebook.

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Horsfield cruises to 8-and-7 win at U.S. Junior

After defeating Dean Sakata, 7 and 6, on Wednesday at the U.S. Junior, Sam Horsfield made quick work of Nick Hardy on Thursday, notching an 8-and-7 victory at Martis Camp Club.

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SCORES: Round 4, RBC Canadian Open

Check out the Round 4 leaderboard from the RBC Canadian Open.

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Matrix to expand hybrid shaft offerings

Toy Box: Matrix to add trio of hybrid shaft offerings

Graphite shaft maker Matrix has made a name on the PGA Tour, especially for its hybrid shafts. Now, the company is expanding its hybrid line and helping golfers get custom-fit.

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Fantasy Tip Sheet: RBC Canadian

Fresh off solid performances at the Open Championship, Brandt Snedeker, Matt Kuchar and Charl Schwartzel all register as favorites for this week's RBC Canadian. Check out our picks.

Wednesday, July 24

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5 Things: Ghim tops Wood in U.S. Junior match play

5 Things: Ghim tops Wood as match play begins at U.S. Junior

Match play is always touted as a different animal. It’s a format in which anything can happen, and the opening round of match play Wednesday at the U.S. Junior Amateur was no different.

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UF's Banks among Monday qualifiers for Canadian Open

UF's Eric Banks among Monday qualifiers for Canadian Open

Canadian Eric Banks, who plays for the University of Florida, won a playoff to become one of three natives to Monday-qualify for this week's RBC Canadian Open on the PGA Tour.

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14-year-old qualifies for U.S. Amateur at Brookline

14-year-old is 5th-youngest ever to qualify for U.S. Amateur

Andrew Walker, of Battle Creek, Mich., won a playoff to become the second-youngest player in history to qualify for the U.S. Amateur.

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Shin leads Hossler, Dunlap by one at Porter Cup

Men's amateur golf, Porter Cup: Shin leads by one with a 6-under 29 on the back-nine at Niagara Falls CC

Justin Shin of Hamilton, Ontario, shot a 6-under 64 in the first round of the Porter Cup on Wednesday. Shin fired a 6-under 29 on the back nine at Niagara Falls Country Club, which ties a back-nine course record shot by Brandt Snedeker in 2003.

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Notes: Medalist Tardy wins close one; Cathrea rallies

Notes: Medalist Bailey Tardy wins close one; Casie Cathrea rallies

Bailey Tardy’s first-round match at the U.S. Girls’ Junior was so emotional, she punctuated her post-round interview with tears. Tardy had just won three of her final four holes to knock off good friend Abbey Carlson.

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Rude: Mickelson rises into top 10 of all time

Rude: Open win lifts Phil Mickelson into top 10 of all-time

After his Open Championship, 10th place on the list of all-time golfing greats seems reasonable for Phil Mickelson. And, his driving and putting and confidence being as good as they are, he seems to have plenty of time to keep climbing.

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Then to wrap junior golf career at Sycamore Hills

U.S. Girls' Junior, Sycamore Hills, USGA: Gabriella Then to wrap junior golf career at Sycamore Hills

The U.S. Girls’ Junior will be Gabriella Then’s final junior tournament, and she really means it this time.

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Dalke defeats friend to advance at U.S. Junior

Brad Dalke advanced to the Round of 32 at the U.S. Junior Amateur on Wednesday, and he defeated one of his best friends in the process.

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Ole Miss' Wolcott wins 1st Chattanooga Choo Choo

Ole Miss' Wolcott wins 1st Chattanooga Choo Choo

Ben Wolcott, an Ole Miss freshman from Burns, Tenn., was the only competitor to break par each day in winning the inaugural Chattanooga Choo Choo Invitational.

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Notes: Caddie flashes back to win in 1987 Open

Notes: Caddie's return trip yields memories of win in 1987 Open

Nick Faldo's former caddie returned to Muirfield to loop for Ashun Wu of China, mostly as a way of celebrating a great memory – the 26th anniversary of his win on Nick Faldo's bag at the 1987 Open.

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Big group stands 3-for-3 in year's majors

Sizeable group is 3-for-3 making cuts in year's majors

Twenty pros have made the cut in each of the year's majors after playing four rounds at Muirfield in the 2013 Open Championship – with several stars on the list.

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Number-crunching in review from Muirfield

Some number-crunching in review from Open Championship

Before we completely put Muirfield in the record books and turn our attention to Royal Liverpool, some scoring recaps:

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Mickelson's far removed from no-majors status

Phil Mickelson's far removed from winless-in-majors status

In a timely anniversary of sorts, the PGA Championship at Oak Hill marks the 10th anniversary of the last time Phil Mickelson left a major as the best to never win one.

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Bulldog's Blog: Mickelson still talk at Royal Birkdale

Bulldog's Blog: Phil Mickelson's win still talk at Royal Birkdale

Was Phil Mickelson's back-nine Sunday performance the best ever in a major championship? A lot of guys on the range Tuesday at the Senior Open at Royal Birkdale think so.

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Thothong (No. 46, 2014) commits to Houston

Megan Thothong verbally committed to play for Houston. The Cougars will begin competing as a team in 2014.

Tuesday, July 23

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5 Things: Jim Liu is medalist again at U.S. Junior

Jim Liu became just the third player in U.S. Junior Amateur history to capture medalist honors more than once. The Stanford signee won by two shots after a bogey-free 65 Tuesday. Here are 5 Things to Know before match play begins Wednesday.

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Forrester, Mikkelsen win in playoff at Baltusrol

Forrester, Mikkelsen win in playoff at Baltusrol

Carlton Forrester and Kris Mikkelsen won the Baltusrol Invitational mid-amateur, invitational four-ball tournament, in a playoff.

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In this issue: July 26, 2013

Inside the July 26, 2013 issue of Golfweek:

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Despite rough ending, Tardy medals at Girls' Junior

Despite rough ending, Bailey Tardy is medalist at U.S. Girls Junior

Bailey Tardy, a University of Georgia commit, was not convinced her 6-under 138 would hold for the medalist honor – but no other player could catch her at the U.S. Girls' Junior.

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Lee advances at Girls' Jr.; grandma along for the ride

U.S. Girls' Junior, USGA, junior golf: Minjee Lee advances at Girls' Jr.; grandma along for the ride

There is only a short window of time in which to win a U.S. Girls’ Junior title, and defending champion Minjee Lee’s is closing.

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Riley to get another crack at match play at U.S. Junior

Behind second-straight 70, Davis Riley advances to match play at U.S. Junior

Davis Riley will get another crack at match play in the U.S. Junior Amateur. A year after falling to Jim Liu in the Round of 32 in Stratham, N.H., Riley carded a second straight 2-under 70 to advance out of stroke-play qualifying Tuesday at Martis Camp Club.

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PHOTOS: Tuesday at the U.S. Junior Amateur

PHOTOS: Tuesday at the 2013 U.S. Junior Amateur

View pictures from the second round of stroke play at the 66th U. S. Junior Amateur at Martis Camp Club in Truckee, California.

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Toy Box: Short shots, by the numbers for July 23

Toy Box: Short shots, by the numbers for July 23

Some iron shafts are racking up major wins, Sergio Garcia has a putter first and we break down the numbers for the equipment of choice at the 2013 British Open.

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Toy Box: Pettersson drops anchored putter

Toy Box: Carl Pettersson drops anchored putter for Open

Carl Pettersson, who used a long putter for 16 years, played all four rounds of the Open Championship with a 38-inch counterbalanced Rife Aruba putter.

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RBC Canadian Open: Tee times, first and second rounds

RBC Canadian Open: Tee times, first and second rounds

Another week, another country for PGA Tour golfers as they return from Scotland to the RBC Canadian Open, led by Matt Kuchar, Brandt Snedeker and Graeme McDowell as some of the top-ranked golfers in the field's tee times.

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Toy Box: Woods’ new driver makes cameo

Toy Box: Tiger Woods’ new driver makes cameo at Open

Tiger Woods, although he hit his driver only twice, carried a new Nike VR_S Covert Tour driver at the Open Championship. So did Rory McIlroy.

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Toy Box: Mickelson’s unconventional Open triumph

Toy Box: Phil Mickelson’s unconventional Open triumph

Phil Mickelson appears to be the first golfer in the modern era to win a major championship without a driver in his bag. He may claim another distinction as well: winning a major with five wedges.

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Fans can help pick Sunday pin for PGA

Fans can help pick Sunday pin for PGA Championship

For next month's PGA Championship, fans will be able to select the Sunday hole location on the 15th green at Oak Hill in online voting.

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Biographer adds 3 missing titles to Suggs' resume

Biographer adds 3 missing titles to Louise Suggs' LPGA resume

Six weeks shy of her 90th birthday, LPGA co-founder Louise Suggs can add three more wins to her career total – a biographer discovered the trio of missing titles, which lift her to fourth all-time.

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Holmes reports he's out for rest of year

J.B. Holmes announces he's out for rest of season

J.B. Holmes won't return to PGA Tour play this season in the wake of a broken ankle in March, he announced Tuesday morning on Twitter – saying he wants to be sure it's 100 percent. Fact is, he's recovered from worse.

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Player diary: Alabama's Thomas on going pro

Player diary: Alabama's Thomas on going pro

Justin Thomas describes his excitement about playing in this year's Walker Cup, his eagerness to play as a touring pro – and his difficulty in deciding to leave Alabama.

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Alabama's Thomas will turn pro after Walker Cup

Alabama's Justin Thomas will turn pro after Walker Cup

Justin Thomas, 20, has decided to leave the University of Alabama after his sophomore season to turn pro. He'll remain an amateur through the Walker Cup in early September.

Monday, July 22

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Lexi Thompson, Sycamore Hills star in USGA videos

U.S. Girls' Junior: Lexi Thompson, Sycamore Hills star in USGA videos

For fans who aren’t so familiar with Sycamore Hills Golf Club, the U.S. Girls' Junior venue, the U.S. Golf Association has created a course introduction video.

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Players struggle getting clubs across pond

Players struggle getting clubs to, from British opens

Rocco Mediate's equipment is his livelihood. Thus, there was a notable tone of angst when he posted on Twitter that his clubs hadn't completed the trip to the Senior British Open.

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Condoleezza Rice to be keynote at GCAA/WGCA convention

Condoleezza Rice, GCAA, WGCA, College golf: Condoleezza Rice to be keynote at GCAA/WGCA convention

Former U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice will be the keynote speaker at the GCAA and WGCA national conventions held in Las Vegas from Dec. 9-11, the GCAA announced on Monday.

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Attendance goals not met at Muirfield; down vs. '02

The R&A fell short of its attendance goals at the Open Championship at Muirfield, with 142,036 fans taking in the action over the week. Its initial goal was 160,000, with hopes of 170,000.

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Rodgers, Homa highlight Porter Cup field at NFCC

Men's amateur golf, Porter Cup: Two of five Team USA Walker Cup team members highlight field at the Porter Cup in Lewiston, N.Y.

The Porter Cup plays a critical role in the amateur summer circuit, but especially this year with five Walker Cup spots still on the line for Team USA. The 55th annual tournament will be played at Niagara Falls Country Club in Lewiston, N.Y., July 24-27.

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5 Things: Scheffler, Eddings lead; Wong, 13, eyes match play

Ben Wong is just 13 years old, but he joins big names like first-round co-leader Scottie Scheffler, Brad Dalke, Sam Horsfield and Jim Liu as those in position to make match play after Monday's first round of the U.S. Junior Amateur.

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Mickelson is World No. 2 after Open win

Phil Mickelson is World No. 2 after Open Championship

He might not have caught No. 1 Tiger Woods, but Phil Mickelson is no chopped liver – having earned more than 300 points this year in the OWGR.

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Jacobsen: Staying hydrated no laughing matter

Peter Jacobsen: Staying hydrated no laughing matter for golfers

"Every one of us needs to be conscious of drinking lots of water," Peter Jacobsen says of his dehydration battle at the U.S. Senior Open. "There are no special exemptions.”

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U.S. Girls' Junior: Five players to watch

U.S. Girls' Junior: Minjee Lee, Casie Cathrea among players to watch

The U.S. Girls’ Junior begins today at Sycamore Hills Golf Club in Fort Wayne, Ind., a familiar site for a handful of players in the field. Sycamore Hills hosted the Junior PGA Championship for the past three years.

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Liu looks to get first victory since 2010 at Junior Am

2013 U.S. Junior Amateur, Jim Liu: Looking to get back into the winners circle in Truckee, Calif.

Jim Liu has not won a tournament since the 2010 U.S. Junior Amateur, but the second-ranked junior by Golfweek has been hungry for a victory, and what better way to start winning again at the 2013 U.S. Junior Amateur.

Sunday, July 21

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Kelly's late surge wins Illinois State Amateur

Late surge by Ohio State's Tee-k Kelly wins Illinois State Am

After lurking in the background and trying to stay cool in near-record heat, Tee-k Kelly of Ohio State carded four birdies during his final 10 holes to win the 2013 Illinois State Amateur.

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Thompson wins car with ace at Marathon Classic

Lexi Thompson wins car with ace at LPGA's Marathon Classic

Lexi Thompson might be too far back of the leaders midway through the back nine of the Kia Classic, but she'll walk away a winner in at least one regard: Thompson aced the 14th hole to lay claim to a new car.

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Alexander takes Tenn. Women's Open title

Jessica Alexander takes Tennessee Women's Open title

High temperatures and tough hole locations came into play during the Tennessee Women's Open as Jessica Alexander was able to survive the elements and collect the victory.

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Former Gator McCumber wins Florida Open by two

Tyler McCumber, a Florida product, picked up his first professional victory by clearing the field at the Florida Open by two shots.

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ESPN recovers from sloppy early rounds with Sunday drama

In a case of Jekyl or Hyde for the worldwide leader in sports, the first 33 hours or so of ESPN’s coverage were often exasperating, the final four hours were exhilarating says our Martin Kaufmann.

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Austin wins PGA Tour's Sanderson Farms in playoff

Woody Austin wins PGA Tour's Sanderson Farms in 3-way playoff

With a birdie on the first playoff hole, Woody Austin earned his first PGA Tour victory since 2007 at the Sanderson Farms Championship in Madison, Miss.

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Bulldog's Blog: Mickelson proves masses wrong

Bulldog's Blog: Phil Mickelson's win proves masses wrong

The latest Bulldog's Blog chronicles one of the best major championship Sundays Alex Miceli has experienced, as Phil Mickelson won a major championship that everyone said he couldn’t.

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Coalson goes wire-to-wire at Cardinal Amateur

UNC Greensboro's Taylor Coalson builds on a successful freshman season at UNC Greensboro by cruising to a five-shot victory Sunday at the Cardinal Amateur Championship at Sedgefield Country Club's Dye Course.

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5 Things: Recari outduels Creamer at Marathon

5 Things: Beatriz Recari outduels Paula Creamer at Marathon

A fist-pump after the 4-footer for par that sealed the deal indicated Beatriz Recari's second win of the LPGA season, by a shot over Paula Creamer at the Marathon Classic.

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5 Things: Mickelson's 'best round of career' earns 1st Open

5 Things: Mickelson's 'best round of career' leads to first Open

Phil Mickelson birdied four of his final six holes -- and made a critical par save at the par-3 16th -- to clear Henrik Stenson by three shots and win his first Open Championship on Sunday at Muirfield.

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Behind 74, Woods' major losing streak hits 17

Behind dismal 74, Tiger Woods' major losing streak hits 17

Tiger Woods has four victories in 2013, yet his season is being scrutinized for its three losses in majors -- and his weekend numbers haven't been pretty the last two years.

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Klein: It doesn't get any better than Open Sunday

Phil Mickelson's win reminds us that there is nothing more enjoyable than British Open Sunday.

If there’s a better way to spend a Sunday morning than watching the Open Championship, I have no idea what it is. The more so when the end is as emotionally fulfilling as Phil Mickelson’s triumph at Muirfield.

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Mickelson receives quick congratulations via Twitter

Open champ Phil Mickelson receives quick congratulations via Twitter

The competitors at the Open Championship were quick in many instances to congratulate 2013 champion Phil Mickelson via social media Sunday.

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Winner's Circle: Phil Mickelson, British Open

Phil Mickelson took the Claret Jug at Muirfield without using a driver, but he did have five wedges and a hot putter.

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How it happened: Phil Mickelson rallies to win first Open title

Open Tracker: Final round, Open Championship at Muirfield

It has been a grind for the field this week, with Muirfield testing every ounce of patience that the world's elite can muster. On Sunday, Lee Westwood will be presented with the challenge of holding off the likes of Tiger Woods, Adam Scott and Phil Mickelson. Follow now!

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Mickelson, Scott make moves Sunday at Open

Adam Scott, Phil Mickelson makes moves Sunday at Open

Starting the day at even par and three back of third-round leader Lee Westwood, Adam Scott started slowly before a birdie at No. 11 propelled him into the lead; Phil Mickelson also gave chase.

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Poulter goes low in a hurry Sunday at Open

Ian Poulter goes low in a hurry Sunday at Open

Ian Poulter, who started the day 5 over, has made an eagle and five birdies around the turn to rise to T-3 at even par for the tournament.

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Klein: Open inspires stream of consciousness

Klein: Open Championship inspires stream of consciousness

The British Open is a thinking man's game -- and from afar, it inspires a stream of thoughts in our Bradley S. Klein.

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Fitzpatrick takes low-amateur honor at Open

Matthew Fitzpatrick takes low-amateur honor at Open

Bound for Northwestern in the fall, Matthew Fitzpatrick of Sheffield, England, saved his best for last with a final-round 72 to take low-amateur honors at the Open Championship.

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Muirfield features several Sunday pins tucked away

Muirfield features several Sunday pins tucked away

Sunday's final round at Muirfield features several hole locations tucked into corners of its crusty greens that are marbled in light, links brown.

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Can Dufner's 67 set pace for leaders?

Can Jason Dufner's Sunday 67 set pace for leaders?

Surely Muirfield will quicken up later in the day – but if the leaders who have seen Muirfield at its driest twice this week already are able to adjust, then Jason Dufner has shown them a low number is possible on its Sunday setup.

Saturday, July 20

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Creamer, Recari lead after 54 at Marathon

Paula Creamer, Beatriz Recari lead by 3 after 54 holes at Marathon

Paula Creamer and Beatriz Recari shot bogey-free 67s during Saturday's third round to share the lead by three shots going into Sunday's finish at the LPGA's Marathon Classic.

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Niebrugge knocks off Kim in thrilling APL finale

Michael Kim made it interesting with a late comeback, but Oklahoma State's Jordan Niebrugge held off the Cal All-American for a 1-up victory in the U.S. Amateur Public Links finale on Saturday.

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Olsen wins Southern Amateur in three-way playoff

Zachary Olsen wins Southern Amateur in three-way playoff

Zachary Olsen sank a pair of birdie putts, first at the 72nd hole then on the first hole of sudden death, to claim the Southern Amateur on Saturday at The Club at Carlton Woods in The Woodlands, Texas.

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McDonald defeats Feng for North & South title

Ally McDonald defeats Yueer Cindy Feng for North & South title

Two months after finishing the NCAA postseason with a flourish, Ally McDonald has added the North & South Women's Amateur title to her resume.

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Musings on Muirfield: Players' Day 3 via Twitter

Musings on Muirfield: Players' Day 3 quotes via Twitter

Graeme McDowell talks Peter Alliss, Ian Poulter loves the galleries and other players have more to say after the Open Championship's third round.

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My Bag: Lee Westwood at the Open Championship

Lee Westwood, British Open 2013, WITB, Ping golf equipment: Lee Westwood's bag at the 2013 Open Championship

On the verge of winning his first major, Lee Westwood has a bag full of Ping gear.

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Woods puts safe play at top of Muirfield list

Tiger Woods puts safe play at top of his Muirfield list

Long irons and lag putts. That has characterized Tiger Woods’ conservative 54 British Open holes, though he did finally hit a driver. Expect more of the same safety-first game plan Sunday.

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British Open tee times: Final round

British Open tee times: Final round

A few pairings will create intrigue during the final day of the Open Championship. We break down a selection, as well as provide full tee times and pairings/

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PHOTOS: A look at fashion during Round 3

Take a look at the latest fashion statements made during Round 3 of the Open Championship at Muirfield on Saturday in Scotland. Which do you like best? Worst?

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One step closer: Westwood takes 2-shot Open lead

One step closer: Westwood takes two-shot lead at Open

Englishman Lee Westwood takes a two-shot lead into the final round of the Open Championship over Tiger Woods and Hunter Mahan. He is on the verge of getting a huge monkey off his back.

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How it Happened: Westwood takes Open lead

How it Happened: Lee Westwood takes third-round Open lead

Will Tiger Woods vault into the lead ahead of Sunday's final round? Can the 49-year-old Miguel Angel Jimenez maintain his lead? Will an Adam Scott or Phil Mickelson battle back? Will Muirfield cooperate? Follow now!

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Mahan making strides to win major championship

British Open 2013, Hunter Mahan: Look for his first major championship, Mahan feels good about his game.

Forget whatever Hunter Mahan may have learned from last month's U.S. Open, the top-20 player in the world is looking for his first major championship at the 2013 Open Championship at Muirfield. He wasn't ready to win a few years ago, but he is now.

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Matsuyama penalized for slow play at Muirfield

British Open 2013, Hideki Matsuyama: Penalized for slow play on the 17th hole at Muirfield

Hideki Matsuyama was penalized for slow play on Saturday and said he didn't truly understand why; his partner for the day felt for him as well. Matsuyama was docked on the 17th hole at Muirfield.

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Martin Laird makes quintuple-bogey 9 on No. 3

British Open 2013, Martin Laird: A quintuple-bogey nine puts drops Laird from top of leaderboard

Martin Laird made a birdie on par-4 second, but it was the 9 on No. 3 that really hurt.

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The new Mercedes-Benz golf cart

Mercedes-Benz, British Open 2013: The new-look golf cart from Mercedes-Benz

During the 2013 Open Championship, Mercedes-Benz presented the ‘Mercedes-Benz Vision Golf Cart.’

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Mendez, Galdiano take top honors at Jr. Worlds

Jose Mendez, Mariel Galdiano take top honors at Callaway Junior Worlds

Jose Mendez of Costa Rica won the Callaway Junior World Championship on Friday by finishing 72 holes at Torrey Pines’ South Course at 5-under 283.

Friday, July 19

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My Bag: Miguel Angel Jimenez, Open Championship

My Bag: Miguel Angel Jimenez bag at the British Open

Sporting some of Ping's newest gear, the veteran Spaniard in the lead at Muirfield has proven he's up to the test.

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Stackhouse, Park fall in North & South quarters

Mariah Stackhouse, Annie Park fall in North & South quarterfinals

Big names fell Friday in the quarterfinals of the North & South Women’s Amateur.

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Kim, Niebrugge advance to APL finale

Jordan Niebrugge’s resume over the past year in college and amateur golf pales in comparison with those of Michael Kim. But, on Saturday, they'll step up to the first tee as equals as they face off for the U.S. Amateur Public Links title.

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British Open tee times: Third round

British Open tee times: Third round

Second-round leader Miguel Angel Jimenez will bring up the rear of the Open Championship field Saturday, when 18 golfers will start the day within four shots of him at Muirfield.

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McIlroy, Rose, Fowler headline Open missed cuts

Two-time major winner Rory McIlroy and reigning U.S. Open champion Justin Rose headline those that missed the cut at the 142nd Open Championship at Muirfield on Friday.

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Friday afternoon groups beat up by mighty Muirfield

Don't let the sunny skies in Scotland fool you, Friday afternoon's groups -- or games as they are called at the Open -- faced a brutal test named Muirfield, and the course won in a knockout.

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Musings on Muirfield: Players' Day 2 via Twitter

Musings on Muirfield: Players' share Day 2 thoughts via Twitter

Dustin Johnson answers how "a regular 6 handicap" would score on Muirfield this week, Graeme McDowell takes aim at Steve Elkington and more after the second round of the British Open.

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Olsen reclaims Southern Am lead at 54-hole mark

Zachary Olsen reclaims Southern Am lead at 54-hole mark

First-round leader Zachary Olsen reclaimed his place at the top of the Southern Amateur leaderboard on Thursday after a third-round 68.

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McDowell on Woods: 'He was impressive'

Our Jeff Rude witnessed Tiger Woods bunt his way around Muirfield on Friday, staying patient in firing a 71 and keeping himself in the thick of things to end his five-year drought in majors.

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Break out the cigars: Jimenez leads at Muirfield

The red wine-drinking, cigar-smoking, carefree Miguel Angel Jimenez fired a 71 on Friday to stay near the top of the leaderboard, leading wandering minds to wonder if the Spaniard could become the oldest major winner in history.

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How it happened: Jimenez takes lead; Tiger 1 back

Open Tracker: Round 2, Open Championship

Miguel Angel Jimenez made a great par on the 18th hole to card an even-par 71 and take the outright 36-hole lead at 3 under, one shot clear of Tiger Woods (71), Henrik Stenson (70) and Lee Westwood (68). How it happened.

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Led by Jimenez, veterans hold their own at Muirfield

Led by Miguel Angel Jimenez, veterans hold their own at Muirfield

At 49, Miguel Angel Jimenez looks the part of the seasoned veteran at Muirfield. In honor of Jimenez leading the British Open at the 36-hole mark, here’s a look at a few other notables veterans – or notable things other veterans did – during the first two rounds.

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Johnson one shot back after 'best 3-wood of my life'

British Open 2013, Dustin Johnson: One-shot back of the lead looking for his first major championship.

Dustin Johnson fired a 1-over 72 on Friday, but his first-round 68 has him one shot back of the leader Miguel Angel Jimenez at the Open Championship at Muirfield.

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Snedeker, Mickelson 4-putt at British Open

Brandt Snedeker, Phil Mickelson 4-putt at British Open

They're not the first and they won't be the last, but Phil Mickelson and Brandt Snedeker – the latter with back-to-back lip-outs – four-putted at Muirfield during the second round of the 2013 British Open.

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Balance is key to Stenson's game at the Open

British Open 2013, Henrik Stenson: Balance the key the Stenson's game at the 2013 Open Championship.

Balance: The key to Henrik Stenson’s game at the Open Championship at Muirfield. Stenson is in the clubhouse at 2 under for the tournament after back-to-back 70s.

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Kim, Erkenbeck star in Public Links quarterfinals

Still advancing: Michael Kim, James Erkenbeck star in Public Links quarterfinals

Michael Kim and James Erkenbeck, a pair of first-team All-Americans last season, won their quarterfinal matches Friday morning in the 88th U.S. Amateur Public Links Championship at Laurel Hill Golf Club.

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Fujikura to release new Speeder shafts

Fujikura's Speeder shafts have accounted for more than 50 worldwide victories. The company hopes to add to that total with an updated 757 model. Three other versions are on their way, too.

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Cheyenne Woods falls off the pace at Open de Espana

Cheyenne Woods, with 78, falls off the pace at Open de Espana

Cheyenne Woods’ second round at the Open de Espana was about as far from her first as possible. After a career-low 64 to take the first-round lead, Woods struggled to find a birdie on Day 2.

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Is it finally time for Lee Westwood's major moment?

Instead of whining about or bemoaning the difficult conditions at Muirfield, Lee Westwood instead took the course head on and beat it for the most part in firing a 3-under 68 on Friday.

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LPGA watch: Creamer, Walshe early story in Toledo

LPGA watch: Paula Creamer, Alison Walshe early story in Toledo

This week’s Marathon Classic on the LPGA tour is the last event before LPGA players head to Scotland for their own Women’s British Open, to be played Aug. 1-4.

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West team reclaims Wyndham Cup in Rancho Santa Fe

AJGA, Junior Golf: West team reclaims Wyndham Cup in Rancho Santa Fe

Despite an eleventh-hour push in Thursday singles, the West team reclaimed the Wyndham Cup July 18 at The Bridges at Rancho Santa Fe near San Diego over the East team.

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Spieth falters late after conquering Muirfield early

Jordan Spieth was in the hunt at the 142nd Open Championship, but the last four holes in Friday’s second round either showed why Muirfield is such a difficult test or why 19-year-olds don't win major championships.

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One amateur inside cutline at the Open

British Open 2013, Amateurs: How the amateurs are faring in the field at the 2013 Open Championship at Muirfield.

There is only one amateur inside the cutline at the Open Championship – Jimmy Mullens. Where do the rest stand at Muirfield?

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PHOTOS: A look at fashion during Round 2

Take a look at the latest fashion statements made during Round 2 of the Open Championship at Muirfield on Thursday in Scotland. Which do you like best? Worst?

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Beurmann defends title at Mich. Senior Open

Ron Beurmann defends title at Mich. Senior Open

Ron Beurmann became the first player in history to win consecutive Michigan Senior Open titles.

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Ian Poulter's second-round apparel for Open

British Open 2013, Ian Poulter, IJP Design, golf shirts: Poulter's second round apparel at the Open Championship

Ian Poulter tweeted his outfit for the Open Championship’s second round at Muirfield.

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ESPN delivers workmanlike round on Day 1

ESPN delivers workmanlike round on Day 1 of Open

This year’s first round British Open telecast in the U.S. by ESPN was merely solid – not as technically sophisticated as we’ve seen in the past.

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5 Questions with Round 1 surprise Shiv Kapur

Shiv Kapur, 31, wasn't a name many expected to see leading the Open Championship -- especially after the native India had only played seven holes as part of the first round's final group. Find out more about the native of India.

Thursday, July 18

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Rude: Tiger finds lift at turn in Open

Rude: Tiger Woods finds lift at Muirfield's turn in Open

As out of sorts as he initially seemed, Tiger Woods would not only survive but thrive on the sun-baked confines of Muirfield in the first round of the Open Championship.

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Marsh grabs three-shot lead at Southern Amateur

Kevin Marsh, 40, leads Southern Amateur by three shots

Forty-year-old Kevin Marsh separated from the pack with a 4-under 68 Thursday that gave him a four-shot lead halfway through the Southern Amateur.

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Stackhouse wins North & South playoff for top seed

Mariah Stackhouse wins playoff for top seed at North & South

The match-play bracket is set for at the North & South Women’s Amateur. Stanford sophomore Mariah Stackhouse won a playoff for the top seed while Emma Lavy and Demi Runas prevailed in a playoff for the last of 16 match-play spots at Pinehurst (N.C.) No. 2.

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Kim, Niebrugge lead way to APL quarterfinals

Michael Kim, Jordan Niebrugge lead way to U.S. Publinx quarterfinals

Michael Kim never trailed in an afternoon victory over Mitchell Rutledge in advancing to the round of eight in the U.S. Amateur Public Links.

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Musings on Muirfield: Players get bold on Twitter

Musings on Muirfield: Players get bold on Twitter

Here's a sampling of players' posts – some of them rather brave – from the Open Championship, as well as a few from outside Scotland.

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Fitzpatrick making name for himself at Muirfield

Matthew Fitzpatrick has already been asked to show his credentials at Muirfield. But after a strong performance in his first Open Championship round Thursday, the amateur might have earned some recognition.

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In this issue: July 19, 2013

In this issue: July 19, 2013

Inside the July 19, 2013 issue of Golfweek:

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Noren becomes third WD of Open's first round

Alexander Noren, with injured wrist, becomes third WD of Open

An injured wrist caused Alex Noren to withdraw after the first round of the Open Championship at Muirfield, bringing the number of WDs from the field to three.

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Russell wins one for Vermont at New England Am

Just call Evan Russell one of the Green Mountain Boys. The University of Hartford sophomore on Thursday became the first Vermont player to win the New England Amateur in 23 years, and the first to win in his home state.

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Summerhays leads as Sanderson Farms play suspended

Daniel Summerhays leads as Sanderson Farms play suspended

With the British Open raging across the pond, fewer eyes are on the Sanderson Farms Championship. The PGA Tour event opposite the Open was cut short Thursday as storms moved through the Madison, Miss., area.

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How it happened: Tiger, Lefty fire 69; Z. Johnson leads

Open Tracker: First round at Muirfield

Rory McIlroy and Phil Mickelson will be among the early players getting the 2013 Open Championship off to a rousing start at Muirfield, with Tiger Woods and Graeme McDowell teeing off later -- get the highlights right here!

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Opening hole packs plenty of punch at Muirfield

It started with Lloyd Saltman's quadruple bogey, moved to the same result for Brooks Koepka and then continued to haunt the field at the Open Championship. Welcome to the first tee, where your opening hole at Muirfield can derail your round early.

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Amid stress of Open, Mickelson makes a 9-year-old's day

Phil Mickelson had just birdied the 15th hole to move to 3 under, but still saw 9-year-old Ross Brown in the crowd with a cast on his arm. Mickelson stopped to give the stunned boy a ball and a few encouraging words.

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Notes: After Trans victory, Suh could be next Cal star

Notes: Hannah Suh follows Women's Open berth with Trans victory

Hannah Suh, U.S. Women's Open qualifier and recent winner of the Women's Trans National Amateur, could be the next great Cal player.

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Out of nowhere, O'Meara an Open factor again

When Mark O'Meara won his Open Championship in 1998, he was a definitive long shot. So, after his 4-under 67 on Thursday at Muirfield, O'Meara is opening eyes all over again.

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Luiten's waiting game at Open for naught

Joost Luiten's waiting game at British Open all for naught

Joost Luiten had the first alternate's spot at Muirfield and showed up ready to go. At the same time, rumors had swirled that Louis Oosthuizen was too injured to play.

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Charl Schwartzel breaks club at Open Championship

Charl Schwartzel will need a new 6-iron after breaking the club out of frustration Thursday at the Open Championship.

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My Bag: Zach Johnson, Open Championship

Zach Johnson nearly won the John Deere Classic on Sunday. He remained on form Thursday during the first round of the Open Championship at Muirfield. Here is a list of the clubs the 2007 Masters champion has in his bag.

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U.S. Girls' Junior awarded to Tulsa CC for 2015

U.S. Girls' Junior goes to Tulsa CC for 2015

The U.S. Golf Association has announced Tulsa (Okla.) Country Club as the site of the 2015 U.S. Girls’ Junior Championship, to be played July 20-25.

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Oosthuizen, Hanson withdraw from Open

Louis Oosthuizen managed to play eight holes Thursday at the Open Championship. But that will be all he plays the rest of the week at Muirfield. Peter Hanson also withdrew.

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Mickelson, morning wave rip Muirfield conditions

After shooting 2-under 69 in the first round of the Open Championship, Phil Mickelson voiced his displeasure on the setup of Muirfield after his round to ESPN's Tom Rinaldi. He wasn't the only one.

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Jimenez shows off his pre-round practice routine

British Open 2013, Miguel Angel Jimenez: Going through his pre-round practice routine

If you’re looking for a new stretching routine before you start your round, you’ve come to the right place. Here is Miguel Angel Jimenez going through his stretching routine.

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Johnson forgets Deere heartache with early lead

Zach Johnson forgets Deere heartache with early Open lead

It’s not as if Zach Johnson doesn’t know how to go forward from disappointment; he chalked up last week's playoff loss to golf being golf, then marched to the lead at the Open Championship.

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Hamilton (remember him?) finds flash of that '04 form

In what would prove to be the pinnacle of his career, Todd Hamilton won the Open Championship in 2004 at Royal Troon, defeating Ernie Els in a four-hole playoff. That was the last time Hamilton won a tournament, the last time he broke 70 in an Open Championship -- until Thursday.

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Mickelson looks smart; McIlroy feels 'brain dead'

Phil Mickelson looks smart to start Open as Rory McIlroy feels 'brain dead'

Rory McIlroy isn’t talking or playing like the World No. 2 to start the British Open; Phil Mickelson by comparison looks like he’s ready to win his first Claret Jug.

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U.S. Girls' Junior: Stroke-play tee times, pairings

U.S. Girls' Junior: Stroke-play tee times, pairings

Pairings and tee times for stroke-play qualifying at the U.S. Girls' Junior, to be played July 22-27 at Sycamore Hills Golf Club in Fort Wayne, Ind.

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Cheyenne Woods posts 64 in Spain for clubhouse lead

Cheyenne Woods posts 64 in Spain for clubhouse lead

Amid all the British Open chatter, Tiger Woods’ niece deserves some Thursday-morning press for posting 8-under 64 in Round 1 of the Ladies European Tour’s Open de Espana.

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Tiger Woods, Stacy Lewis win ESPY awards

Tiger Woods and Stacy Lewis were honored Wednesday night as both won ESPY awards.

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PHOTOS: A look at fashion during Round 1

Take a look at the latest fashion statements made during Round 1 of the Open Championship at Muirfield on Thursday in Scotland. Which do you like best? Worst?

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Thomas Bjorn breaks $80,000 camera lens at Muirfield

British Open 2013, Thomas Bjorn, Muirfield: A broken lens from the rough at the Open.

Thomas Bjorn hit a camera lens on the first hole at Muirfield after hitting out of the rough.

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Ian Poulter's first-round apparel for The Open

British Open 2013, Ian Poulter, golf shirts, IJP Design: Poulter's apparel for the first round of the Open Championship

IJP (Ian James Poulter) Design tweeted Ian Poulter’s apparel for the first round of the 2013 Open Championship.

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Olsen leads with 64 at rainy Southern Amateur

Zachary Olsen leads with 64 at rainy Southern Amateur

A mid-day rain delay prevented the entire field from finishing the first round Wednesday at the Southern Amateur, but Zachary Olsen had time to cap his 8-under 64 for the lead.

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5 questions with former World No. 1 Luke Donald

In a year where we've seen both Justin Rose and Adam Scott win their first major titles, it comes to no surprise that Luke Donald is feeling a bit of pressure to follow suit.

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5 questions with young European star Matteo Manassero

Matteo Manassero will play alongside Rickie Fowler and Hunter Mahan on Thursday at 9:23 a.m. EDT. The young European star stopped by the media center on Wednesday, and had this preview of what he sees in front of him at Muirfield.

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Lindsey Vonn: 'I am definitely not getting married'

Tiger Woods and Lindsey Vonn have been publicly dating for about four months now. As for marriage, though, that isn't in the cards, Vonn said in a recent Vogue article.

Wednesday, July 17

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Neck injury threatens Oosthuizen's Open status

Louis Oosthuizen, the 2010 Open champion, is unsure whether he will be able to tee it up in Thursday's first round due to a recurring neck injury.

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Kim wins APL match, gets Walker Cup nod

Some day: Michael Kim on a high from Walker Cup nod, APL match victory

It was quite a day for Michael Kim, the Cal junior who last season won the Haskins and Jack Nicklaus awards as college golf’s best player.

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Tiger Woods signs new endorsement deal with Nike

Picturing Tiger Woods adorned with anything but Nike swooshes is difficult to do. And a new endorsement deal between the two ensures that such a vision will remain just that – a figment of the imagination.

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Hadley back to work after 59, to play PGA Tour event

Two days after shooting 59 in the opening round of the PGA of Ontario Championship at Deer Ridge Golf Cub in Kitchener, Ontario, Brian Hadley was back at work Wednesday morning.

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Looking back on Seve's 1988 Open victory

It's been 25 years since Seve Ballesteros' final major victory, at the 1988 Open Championship at Royal Lytham and St. Annes. Here's a look back at Seve's triumph.

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U.S. Junior: Stroke-play tee times, pairings

Here is a complete list of the tee times and pairings for the two rounds of stroke-play qualifying at the 2013 U.S. Junior Amateur at Martis Camp Club in Truckee, Calif.

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Senior Open to Publinx, Knapp keeps grinding

U.S. Senior Open to Publinx, Sean Knapp keeps grinding away

Sean Knapp, 51, of Oakmont, Pa., is one of the rare 'old-timers' among the 156 players in a field whose average age is 23.6.

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R&A turns back clock in defending male-only clubs

Comparing the membership policy of a men's-only golf club with racial discrimination is "frankly absurd," says R&A chief Peter Dawson.

After numerous struggles for equality worldwide it's clear that at certain golf clubs in the U.K., discrimination is not only an accepted practice but one that is condoned by an organization and its chief executive.

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Bradley knows landscape of women's Slam run

Pat Bradley knows landscape of making run at Grand Slam

The Grand Slam talk surrounding Inbee Park has captured the attention of Pat Bradley, who once stood in a similar position.

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Notes: Blixt sees light; Mick's money game; more

Notes: Jonas Blixt sees light; Phil Mickelson's money game; more

Two weeks later, Jonas Blixt still doesn't understand the criticism at Greenbrier; Keegan Bradley says Phil Mickelson and Dustin Johnson are money; plus more in our notebook.

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Still no clear reason why McIlroy is derailed

On eve of Open, still no clear reason why Rory McIlroy is derailed

On a pleasant Wednesday on Scotland’s southeast coast, Rory McIlroy seemed light years removed from the comfort of his PGA Championship win. Smiles weren’t as plentiful, answers not as playful, body language not as carefree.

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Walker Cup reaction: 'Pinnacle of amateur golf'

Patrick Rodgers and Max Homa were nearly at a loss for words when describing the emotions of being chosen to represent the U.S. at the 2013 Walker Cup.

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How Ian Poulter prepares for an Open Championship

How does Ian Poulter prepare for the Open Championship? From getting his many outfits picked out ahead of time to his superstitions, Poulter's pre-tournament routine is quite interesting.

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Play before a major? Pros divided on answer

Play the week before a major? Pros answer question differently

Tiger Woods is dead set against playing the week before a major, even if on those occasions when he did he won. Phil Mickelson, on the other hand, played poorly at this year's Masters and will tell you it's because he didn't compete the week before.

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Twitter reaction to Dawson's male-only remarks

Peter Dawson's male-only remarks draw early Twitter reaction

Peter Dawson, chief executive of the R&A, spoke Wednesday in the traditional R&A news conference held on the eve of the Open Championship.

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Porras earns feel-good victory at Judson Collegiate

Maribel Lopez Porras earns feel-good victory at Judson Collegiate

Maribel Lopez Porras made a special trip from her home in Bogota, Colombia to be at the Judson Collegiate this week. The cause was that close to her heart.

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Final-round 66 lifts Travis to Idaho Am win

Final-round 66 lifts Ty Travis to Idaho State Amateur win

Ty Travis, a junior at Weber State University in Ogden, Utah, shot 67-68-66 and never fell from the lead en route to the 2013 Idaho State Amateur championship.

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R&A head talks Open, women, doping, more

R&A head Peter Dawson talks British Open, women, doping, more

The R&A, in its news conference before the 142nd Open Championship at Muirfield, fielded questions regarding gender discrimination, drug testing and the Olympics.

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Rose must forget Merion to join elite club

British Open: Justin Rose must forget Merion to join elite club of Open winners

Only six players have won the U.S. Open and Open Championship in the same season. Can Justin Rose become the seventh?

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Springfield's Erickson leads Illinois Am by 2

Springfield's Jake Erickson leads Illinois State Amateur by 2

The first pairing of the day saw Jake Erickson of Springfield card a 5-under-par 67 to take the first round lead in the 83rd Illinois State Amateur.

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U.S. announces half of its Walker Cup squad

In a teleconference Wednesday, the U.S. Golf Association announced five of the 10 players who will comprise the 2013 U.S. Walker Cup team: California's Max Homa and Michael Kim, Alabama's Justin Thomas and Cory Whitsett and Stanford's Patrick Rodgers.

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Rude: Scott is ultra-prepared and hungry for more

Adam Scott knows that his Wednesday press conference could have had a much different feel if he hadn't won the Masters in April. But Scott is a different man than the one that blew a four-shot lead at the 2012 Open Championship: He's focused.

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VIDEO: Gary Player talks about winning an Open Championship

Fresh off his nude appearance in ESPN's Body Issue, a fully-clothed Gary Players offers up insights on winning an Open Championship at Muirfield.

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VIDEO: Dawson, course officials break down Muirfield changes

R&A chief Peter Dawson says that "as links courses go, (Muirfield is) a fair course. What you see is what you get." Dawson and Muirfield officials break down the changes to the course since we last saw it at an Open Championship.

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Humble Park shares pre-St. Andrews thoughts

Ricoh Women's British Open: Humble Inbee Park shares pre-St. Andrews thoughts

There’s been much ado about the quest for a grand slam since Inbee Park won the U.S. Women’s Open on June 30, her third consecutive major.

Tuesday, July 16

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Hockey ref Rank takes medalist honor at APL

Garrett Rank fired a 3-under 67 to take medalist honor in stroke-play qualifying at the U.S. Amateur Public Links on Tuesday.

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Marines' Lambeth advances to APL match play

Addison Lambeth doesn’t get a lot of time to work on his golf game, let alone play in a competitive event. His day job as a policeman Marine Corps pretty much takes up the bulk of his time. But his 3-over 143 was good enough to advance to match play at the U.S. Amateur Public Links.

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Matt Kuchar hitches ride from passerby to Muirfield

Matt Kuchar's ride to Muirfield didn't show up on time Tuesday, so he decided to hitch a ride to the course for his practice round.

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'Bama native Jackson leaves Arizona, joins Tide roster

'Bama native Janie Jackson leaves Arizona to join Crimson Tide roster

Janie Jackson will join the Alabama roster in the fall after transferring from the University of Arizona.

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Spieth loses shot at practice round with Watson

Fresh off his first career PGA Tour victory at the John Deere Classic, Jordan Spieth saw his luck end Tuesday at Muirfield after losing a chance to play a practice round with Tom Watson.

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Is Tiger Woods switching drivers in Scotland?

The three-time Open Championship winner has been practicing with a new Nike VR_S Covert Tour at Muirfield.

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Toy Box: Spieth’s all-around game pays off

Using mostly Titleist equipment, Jordan Spieth earned his first PGA Tour victory at the John Deere Classic, displaying an all-around game that’s quickly becoming his trademark.

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Pedersen, Hall among European Jr. Solheim Cuppers

Pedersen, Strom, Hall among European Junior Solheim Cuppers

A day after the Americans finalized their 12-woman Junior Solheim Cup team, Europe has named its team. The multi-national European squad includes four players in the top 20 in the Women’s World Amateur Golf Ranking.

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Toy Box: Kenny Perry wins with a variety of wedges

Kenny Perry, winner of the U.S. Senior Open, has an unusual three-wedge setup, using 8-degree increments among his 48-degree pitching wedge, 56-degree sand wedge and 64-degree lob wedge.

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Pettersson drops anchored stroke, switches to short putter

After using a long putter since 1998, Carl Pettersson used the short, conventional putter on a trial basis Sunday and liked the results enough that he is using it again this week at the Open Championship at Muirfield.

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TaylorMade's symbol-filled logo for the 2013 Open Championship

Take a look at TaylorMade Golf's symbol-filled logo for the 2013 Open Championship at Muirfield.

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Fred Couples makes return to Open at Muirfield

Fred Couples hasn't played in an Open Championship in seven years. But the 53-year-old will tee it up at Muirfield this week before defending his Senior Open title a week later.

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Spieth determined to enjoy unexpected trip

A little more than a year ago, Jordan Spieth was basking in Texas' national championship after his freshman season. On Thursday, he'll tee it up at Muirfield a multimillionaire that is the fourth-youngest player to ever win on the PGA Tour.

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Brandt Snedeker’s apparel for Open Championship

Brandt Snedeker, British Open 2013, Muirfield, Peter Millar, golf shirts, golf apparel: Snedeker's apparel for 2013 Open Championship

Brandt Snedeker’s scripted apparel from Peter Millar for the 2013 Open Championship has been announced.

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Birdies and bogeys: Perry, Rose victories vastly different

Birdies and bogeys: Kenny Perry, Justin Rose victories stand in stark contrast

Golf fans at the U.S. Senior Open experienced a flash flood of birdies. Kenny Perry, the winner, had nine birdies all by himself in a final-round 63. It was a celebration of superlative golf and it was fun to watch.

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Matsuyama looks at Open as learning experience

Hideki Matsuyama is no stranger to major championships. But the 21-year-old is entering unknown territory this week at the Open Championship at Muirfield.

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McDowell, Muirfield a match made in golf heaven

Graeme McDowell has won three titles in his last eight worldwide starts. He missed the other five cuts. He's also missed the cut after each of his victories. Muirfield might be the perfect solution to that problem for the 2010 U.S. Open champion.

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Spencer selected to replace Watney at Fresno State

Chad Spencer selected to replace Mike Watney at Fresno State

Fresno State has named Chad Spencer the next men’s golf coach. Spencer, a former Bulldog, replaces Mike Watney, who retired after 35 years at the Bulldog helm.

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'Road isn't for everyone,' but Koepka thrives on it

Brooks Koepka has spent the year traveling Ahmedabad, Padova, Lasne, Dritec or the Canary Islands -- on the Challenge Tour. But it's a route has led him to Muirfield, and a friendly match with Rickie Fowler, Phil Mickelson and Dustin Johnson.

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Phil feeling confident about chances at Muirfield

Fresh off a dramatic victory at the Scottish Open, Phil Mickelson enters this week's Open Championship on an incredible high about his chances playing links golf.

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Snedeker's secret weapon at Muirfield? He's 32

Brandt Snedeker is 32. That happens to be the same age as Adam Scott and Justin Rose were when they won the first two majors of the year. And Snedeker is a big believer in omens. Now the American just needs to go out and perform.

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Rose: Dreams of winning The Open 'more than any other'

2013 U.S. Open champion Justin Rose looks ahead to the Open Championship at Muirfield.

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Sean Foley adds another big client: Lee Westwood

Lee Westwood has confirmed that he has teamed up with Sean Foley - coach of Tiger Woods and Justin Rose, among others - ahead of the Open Championship at Muirfield.

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Rude: Tiger cautiously prepares; will it be enough?

While Tiger Woods says his left elbow is healthy, playing only nine-hole practice rounds might indicate that the injury is still the back of his mind. But on a course that likely won't need driver, Woods is still a favorite due to his superior long-iron skills.

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Claret Jug gets a workout in trip around the world

It seems that even the Claret Jug might need a bit of a break -- and maybe a polish or two -- after a trip around the globe.

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One shot. $1 million. Are you up to the challenge?

Machrihanish Dunes is hosting a $1 million hole-in-one contest for four random players that take to the course between now and Oct. 15. If you don't believe us, Old Tom Morris can explain.

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With elbow 'fine,' Woods remains oddsmakers' pick

Tiger Woods, British Open 2013, Odds, Muirfield: Oddsmakers make Tiger Woods a 13/2 favorite at Open Championship

Tiger Woods is the favorite to win his 15th major championship and fourth Open Championship according to the oddsmakers in Las Vegas.

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Johnson, Laird test adidas Golf GORE-TEX rain suit

Dustin Johnson, Martin Laird, adidas Golf: Johnson, Laird show off the new GORE-TEX rain suit from adidas Golf

Adidas Golf kicked off the Open Championship in Scotland with all-weather event featuring adidas Golf’s new line GORE-TEX. The GORE-TEX rain suits will be in play this week in Muirfield.

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Win prizes from Big Green Egg, Oakley, EA Sports, SeeMore Putters, Golf Pride and also a stay-and-play package from Sandestin Golf Resort!

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Bulldog's blog: Playing Renaissance Club

Our Alex Miceli squeezed in 36 holes of golf around covering the Open Championship on Monday, taking in both Gullane Golf Club and the Renaissance Club. Oh, to be able to play golf until 10 p.m.

Monday, July 15

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Tee times: Tiger with McDowell; McIlroy with Lefty

The 4:44 a.m. EDT tee time of Tiger Woods and Graeme McDowell will be a little less convenient for their stateside fans – but Phil Mickelson and Rory McIlroy tee off at 9:45 Friday. Take a look at all of the groupings for the second rounds.

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Saunders takes advantage of unexpected APL slot

Sam Saunders -- no, not Arnold Palmer's grandson -- fired a 4-under 66 on Monday at the U.S. Amateur Public Links, taking full advantage of his 11th-hour berth into the championship.

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Pacific's Sugimoto fires 63 to take Public Links lead

University of Pacific junior Eric Sugimoto fires a 7-under 63 to take a two-stroke lead after the first round of stroke-play qualifying at the U.S. Amateur Public Links Championship.

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Woods reprimanded by marshal at Muirfield

Tiger Woods was ordered off the No. 10 tee at Muirfield on Monday by a marshal after the World No. 1 played the hole too early.

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Player shoots 59 in PGA of Ontario Championship

Player shoots 59 in PGA of Ontario Championship

Brian Hadley became the latest golfer to shoot 59 when he fired the number Monday in the PGA of Ontario Championship at Deer Ridge Golf Club.

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Twitter, say hello to #Henleying

First there was #Dufnering. Now there's #Henleying, or more commonly known as balancing a golf club on your chin.

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Latanna Stone, now 11, enrolls at IMG Academy

Latanna Stone, now 11, enrolls at IMG Academy

Not quite a year after making headlines as “the 10-year-old” who qualified for the 2012 U.S. Women’s Amateur, Latanna Stone has announced her decision to enroll at IMG Academy in Bradenton, Fla.

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Mickelson hits backwards shot at Muirfield

Phil Mickelson hit a backwards shot during a practice round Monday at Muirfield.

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Howard Stern's 'bombing' 300-yard drive

Howard Stern, golf range: Howard Stern hits it '300 yards'

Howard Stern claimed he hit a bombing drive of 300 yards at Ojai Valley Inn & Spa’s driving range in Calif., while attending Jimmy Kimmel’s wedding over the weekend. See the video where he barley got the ball off the ground.

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Hossler makes it a successful Sunday for Longhorns

Redshirt freshman Beau Hossler won the Southern California Golf Association Amateur Championship at San Diego Country Club, shooting under par in all four rounds en route to an 8-under finish.

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Woods, Garcia highlight Open staff predictions

Our staff of experts took a look at the Open Championship field and made their predictions for a favorite, underdog to watch and the low amateur. To no surprise, Tiger Woods registered on a couple of radars.

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Billy Horschel’s apparel for Open Championship

Billy Horschel, British Open 2013, Muirfield, Polo Golf, golf shirts, apparel: See what Horschel will wear at the Open Championship.

Billy Horschel plans to be suit and tie official on Sunday of the Open Championship. See his outfits from Polo Golf for Muirfield.

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Alison Lee headlines U.S. Junior Solheim Cup team

PING Jr. Solheim Cup, U.S. team: Alison Lee headlines U.S. Junior Solheim Cup team

As the top-ranked junior girl in the country, Alison Lee headlines the 12 players named to the U.S. Junior Solheim Cup team. Lee holds the top spot in the Golfweek Junior Rankings and the Polo Golf Rankings.

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Mickelson drops Scottish Open trophy

Phil Mickelson made a mess of the 72nd hole before pulling out a victory in a playoff at the Scottish Open. He nearly made a mess afterwards, too, dropping the championship trophy.

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FootJoy introduces DryJoys Tour XPTM Rainwear

FootJoy, DryJoys Tour XPTM Rainwear, golf jacket, apparel: FootJoy announces new DryJoys Tour XPTM Rainwear

The new FootJoy DryJoys Tour XPTM Rainwear is said to deliver “Xtreme Performance” under all weather conditions.

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European Tour goes Happy Gilmore at Scottish Open

Phil Mickelson, European Tour: Players take part in a Happy Gilmore video from the Scottish Open

Some European Tour players, including Phil Mickelson, took a crack at the Happy Gilmore golf shot last Friday at the Scottish Open.

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Color blind? Fowler stars in ESPN commercial

ESPN's latest "This is Sportscenter" commercial features PGA Tour player Rickie Fowler.

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Faldo has low expectations at Open Championship

The last two winners of the Open Championship have been guys seemingly past their prime. Could Nick Faldo follow suit? Not even the six-time major winner thinks that is in the cards.

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Bubba Watson’s apparel for Open Championship

Bubba Watson, British Open 2013, Muirfield, Oakley, golf shirts: Watson's apparel for the 2013 Open Championship.

Bubba Watson’s Oakley apparel for the 2013 Open Championship has been announced.

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Webb Simpson’s apparel for Open Championship

Webb Simpson, British Open 2013, Muirfield, Izod Golf, apparel: Simpson's apparel for 2013 Open Championship.

Webb Simpson’s scripted apparel for the 2013 Open Championship at Muirfield has been released.

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2013 New England Field

2013 Golfweek New England Junior Invitational Field

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Spieth climbs to No. 59 in OWGR; Mickelson to fifth

After his victory at the John Deere Classic, Jordan Spieth moved to No. 59 in the latest Official World Golf Ranking.

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Rude: Good "omen" for Fowler, Bubba, Leishman

Jeff Rude is a betting man, and believes in omens -- especially when it comes to his history with the Open Championship. So, you are in luck Rickie Fowler, Bubba Watson and Marc Leishman.

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Open kicks off as Ernie Els returns the Claret Jug

Ernie Els officially handed back the coveted Claret Jug on Monday at Muirfield, handing over the impressive piece of silver to R&A CEO Peter Dawson.

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Ping debuts Rapture driving iron prototype

Ping debuts Rapture driving iron prototype

On the eve of the 2013 Open Championship, Ping unveiled at Muirfield a prototype of its first driving iron.

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Foster's long, injury-riddled road leads to Open

Billy Foster, former caddie for Lee Westwood as well as Seve Ballesteros and Darren Clarke, has taken the long road back from a knee injury to pick up a two-week stint on the bag for Branden Grace.

Sunday, July 14

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5 Things: Spieth first teen to win on Tour since 1931

Jordan Spieth, two weeks shy of his 20th birthday, outlasted Zach Johnson and David Hearn in a five-hole playoff to secure his first PGA Tour victory and a spot in the Open Championship this week at Muirfield.

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Big step for Spieth; is next one major?

Win is a big step for Jordan Spieth; will next one be major?

Jordan Spieth’s five-hole playoff victory at the Deere made him the youngest PGA Tour winner since 1931 – and qualifies the 19-year-old Texas on a rocket-like rise to play in the British Open at Muirfield.

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5 Things: H.Y. Park outlasts Stanford in Ontario

Hee Young Park notched her second career LPGA victory on the third hole of a sudden-death playoff with Angela Stanford at the Manulife Financial LPGA Classic on Sunday.

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Muirfield history of hosting Open is storied

Muirfield holds storied history of hosting Open Championship

Muirfield has seen it all in the 15 times it has hosted the Open Championship through the years. This year's defending champion, Ernie Els, stood tall in 2002 at Muirfield.

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5 Things: Perry glides to Senior Open win

5 Things: Kenny Perry glides to U.S. Senior Open win in Omaha

Back-to-back birdies at Nos. 14-15 enabled Kenny Perry to comfortably ride pars the rest of the way into the clubhouse for the 2013 U.S. Senior Open title in Omaha. Here are 5 Things to Know.

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Winner's Circle: Jordan Spieth, John Deere

Here's a list of the equipment Jordan Spieth used to win the 2013 John Deere Classic and become the first teenage Tour winner in 82 years.

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Hee Young Park wins Canada LPGA event in playoff

South Korea's Hee Young Park beat American Angela Stanford on the third playoff hole to win the Manulife Financial LPGA Classic on Sunday.

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How it happened: Spieth, 19, wins John Deere Classic

Daniel Summerhays is 18 holes away from his first PGA Tour title, but has the defending champion nipping on his tails as action gets underway on Sunday at the John Deere Classic. Follow now!

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Wilcox shoots 59 at Utah Championship

Will Wilcox shot a 12-under 59 during the final round of the Utah Championship on Sunday.

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Kenny Perry shoots 63 to win U.S. Senior Open

Kenny Perry is getting the hang of these majors. He only wishes it had happened sooner. Perry completed a masterful performance with a 7-under 63 on Sunday that gave him a five-shot win over Fred Funk in the U.S. Senior Open.

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Moyers holds on for victory at Eastern Amateur

Recent Virginia Tech graduate Mike Moyers holds on for a victory at the 57th Eastern Amateur, staving off a final-round run by former Hokies teammate Bryce Chalkley, who shot a 7-under 63.

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Tiger tops list of Open Championship favorites

Tiger Woods tops list of 20 favorites for 2013 Open Championships

A capsule look at 20 contenders for the British Open golf championship, to be played July 18-21 at Muirfield (listed in predicted order of finish):

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O'Toole closes with 66 to win Magnolia Amateur

Recent Samford graduate Casey O'Toole shot a final-round 66 to break away from the pack and take a three-shot victory at the Magnolia Amateur in Hattiesburg, Miss.

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Open Championship at Muirfield: What to know

Open Championship at Muirfield: List of things to know

Ten things to know about the British Open, to be played this week at Muirfield, where the tournament has taken place 15 times before, from 1892 to 2002.

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Vandy's Stewart wins shortened Players Amateur

Vandy's Hunter Stewart wins rain-shortened Players Amateur

Vanderbilt junior Hunter Stewart didn't even need to complete his final round to win the 14th annual Players Amateur on Sunday, as Mother Nature washed out play and limited the tournament to 54 holes at Berkeley Hall Club in Bluffton, S.C.

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Anniversaries add to British Open history on display

Anniversaries of big wins add to British Open history on display at Muirfield

Here's a look at some of the anniversaries this year at the 142nd British Open, which brings its rich history to light when it starts this week at Muirfield.

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Report: A. Jutanugarn set for shoulder surgery

Report: Ariya Jutanugarn set for shoulder surgery; return timing unknown

Seventeen-year-old Ariya Jutanugarn, who has made the most of several exemptions on the LPGA this season, will need shoulder surgery, a Thailand newspaper reported.

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Els leads Open Championship facts, figures

Ernie Els ties into many Open Championship facts, figures

Ernie Els will defend his British Open title -- here are a few facts and figures about golf's only major outside the United States, beginning this week at the 7,192-yard Muirfield golf links.

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Mickelson wins Scottish in sudden-death playoff

After three-putting the 72nd hole to send it into a playoff, Phil Mickelson defeated Branden Grace on the first hole of sudden death to win the Scottish Open at Castle Stuart.

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Bulldog's blog: Historic Muirfield buzzing early

Our Alex Miceli gives you a bit of a history lesson on Muirfield, but quickly turns his attention to this year's Open Championship, as Tiger Woods, Jason Day and Dustin Johnson all hit the course on Sunday.

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What's wrong with Rory? Quite a bit, stats indicate

Rory McIlroy’s latest bad patch -- and he has had a few -- has been punctuated by waning confidence, substandard short game and a tendency to hang his tee shots right with an inconsistent swing.

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Hole by Hole: Muirfield lives up to Open rep

Hole by Hole: Muirfield lives up to British Open reputation

This will be the 16th time the R&A is setting up the Open Championship along the Firth of Forth. Here's what you'll see during what promises to be a compelling week on this par-71 layout that stretches 7,192 yards.

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Tait: Ernie Els went long to capture 2012 Open

A decade earlier, Ernie Els was outspoken about his ire toward the long putter -- the same piece of equipment that saved his career and helped him win last year’s Open Championship, the South African has admitted.

Saturday, July 13

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Scary aggressive: Perry T-2 at U.S. Senior Open

Kenny Perry has a unique strategy at the U.S. Senior Open: try to drive three of the par-4s at Omaha Country Club. That approach is paying off for Scary Perry through three rounds as he is tied for second.

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Bulldog's blog: A walk with ghosts at St. Andrews

In his fifth installment of the Bulldog's blog, our Alex Miceli visits St. Andrews, the 'Home of Golf.'

In his fifth installment of the Bulldog's blog, our Alex Miceli visits St. Andrews, the 'Home of Golf.'

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Rodgers adding notches to his belt at John Deere

No matter what transpires Sunday at the John Deere Classic, Patrick Rodgers will leave TPC Deere Run with a better appreciation of just how hard it is to win on the PGA Tour.

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Family man Summerhays leads at John Deere

Before Daniel Summerhays heads to the course each day, his boys tell him, “Make lots of birdies!” Saturday’s report back to the family: 10 birdies for a 9-under 62 and the lead at the John Deere Classic. High-fives and hugs all around for this family of five.

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John Deere Classic: Tee times, final round

Here are the final-round tee times and pairings for the John Deere Classic at TPC Deere Run in Silvis, Ill.

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How it happened: Summerhays leads John Deere

After a 9-under 62 Saturday at TPC Deere Run, Daniel Summerhays leads by two shots at 19 under. Summerhays, whose best finish on the PGA Tour is a T-4 showing at last year's Memorial Tournament, is chasing his first Tour victory.

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Hee Young Park shoots 61, leads Manulife Classic

Hee Young Park carded a 10-under 61 to take the third-round lead at the Manulife Financial LPGA Classic Saturday at Grey Silo Golf Course in Waterloo, Ontario.

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Mickelson two shots back at Scottish Open

Phil Mickelson sits two shots back of Henrik Stenson after three rounds of the Scottish Open, but Philly Mick is still the man to beat, says Alistair Tait.

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Woods: 'Full go' for Open Championship

Tiger Woods gave an update on his left elbow injury in a release Saturday on his website, and also talked about the upcoming Open Championship at Muirfield.

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Woods, McIlroy to face off in 1-on-1 match again

Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy will face off in a 1-on-1 match again this fall, as both have committed to play Oct. 28 in China at a course to be determined.

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Wyndham Cup: Get to know the East, West teams

The annual Wyndham Cup is set to take place July 16-18 at The Bridges at Rancho Santa Fe (Calif.). Take a closer look at the 40 players from the East and West teams.

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Suh edges Ramsey for Trans National title

Cal sophomore Hannah Suh edged incoming Clemson freshman Ashlan Ramsey by one shot to win the Trans National Amateur Friday at Schaffer’s Mill Golf and Lake Club in Truckee, Calif.

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Q&A: Samantha Wagner talks Wyndham Cup

Samantha Wagner heads to Rancho Santa Fe, Calif., for the 2013 Wyndham Cup to try and bounce back from a 22nd-place finish at the Rolex Tournament of Champions – but this time, she’ll have a little help from her friends.

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Scottish Open renewed through 2017

The future of the Scottish Open is now certain through 2017. The European Tour announced Saturday that title sponsor Aberdeen Asset Management and the Scottish government have committed to three additional years.

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Els says Muirfield's all-male policy is 'weird'

Muirfield remains one of the few clubs in the UK that refuses to admit women members. Ernie Els describes the policy with one word: weird.

Defending Open Champion Ernie Els has called Muirfield “weird” for the its all-male policy ahead of next week’s Open Championship at the Scottish Club.

Friday, July 12

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John Deere Classic: Tee times, Round 3

Check out the tee times and pairings for the third round of the John Deere Classic at TPC Deere Run in Silvis, Ill.

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Matthew shoots a 64 for lead at Manulife LPGA

Catriona Matthew shot a 64 Friday to take a three-stroke lead after the second round of the Manulife Financial LPGA Classic.

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5 Things: Glover (62) regains form at John Deere

After a little good word from a multiple major winner earlier this year, Lucas Glover was reminded again of his past form Friday at the John Deere Classic after he shot 9-under 62 to grab a share of the lead. Here are 5 Things you need to know!

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Tracker: Johnson, two others lead John Deere

Tour Tracker: Round 2, John Deere Classic

Zach Johnson remained on top after the second round of the John Deere Classic, but he is joined by a pair of players who went low Friday at TPC Deere Run, Patrick Reed and Lucas Glover. See how it happened!

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Collins just misses 59 at Utah Championship

Chad Collins is 11 under through 17 holes at the Web.com Tour's Utah Championship on the par-71 Willow Creek CC.

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Reed finds Friday lead at Deere with wife caddying

Patrick Reed finds Friday lead at Deere with wife on bag

Patrick Reed and his caddie, wife Justine, take the close-knit relationship of player and caddie to the limit -- and it helped Reed climb to the John Deere Classic lead Friday morning with a 63.

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Funk stands tall despite Senior Open miscues

Fred Funk stands tall despite a few miscues in U.S. Senior Open

Perhaps the golf gods have something in mind here at Omaha Country Club for the 2013 U.S. Senior Open: Despite his miscues, Fred Funk remains among a group of contenders in the city where his statue stands 12 feet tall.

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Li, 10, youngest U.S. Women's Am qualifier

Lucy Li, 10, of Redwood Shores, Calif., became the youngest person to qualify for the U.S. Women's Amateur on Friday.

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Alison Lee, Benjamin Griffin win Rolex TOC titles

Alison Lee cruised to her fourth AJGA invitational victory Friday, winning the Rolex Tournament of Champions by six shots at Lancaster (Pa.) Country Club. Benjamin Griffin won the boys division.

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Doak leads foursome by 1 at Scottish

Chris Doak leads foursome by a shot at Scottish Open

A second-straight 66 pushed Chris Doak to the top of the Scottish Open leaderboard, with Peter Uihlein among four golfers a stroke back and Henrik Stenson among five more two back.

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Dehydration pulls Jacobsen out of Senior Open

Dehydration pushes Peter Jacobsen to WD at Senior Open

Three holes into Thursday's opening round at the U.S. Senior Open, Peter Jacobsen began monitoring dehydration; at the turn, paramedics advised him to withdraw.

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Rickie Fowler’s apparel for Open Championship

Rickie Fowler, British Open 2013, Muirfield, Puma Golf, apparel: Fowler's scripted apparel at Open Championship.

Rickie Fowler will be wearing PUMA Golf’s Autumn/Winter 2013 Collection for the 2013 Open Championship.

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Tulane tabs MSU assistant Don as women's coach

Tulane tabs Michigan State assistant as women's coach

Tulane's new women's golf head coach, Lorne Don, joins the Green Wave after 10 seasons as an assistant with the Michigan State Spartans women's team.

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Graham Marsh, Jerry Pate WD at Senior Open

Graham Marsh, Jerry Pate withdraw from U.S. Senior Open

Both players cited medical reasons for pulling out of the U.S. Senior Open in Omaha, Neb; Pate was in contention at 1 over, while Marsh had shot an 87.

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Former A&M star Peck romps to Pacific Northwest title

Former Texas A&M standout Cameron Peck continued his stellar 2013 summer by winning the 112th Pacific Northwest Men’s Amateur Championship, held at Bandon Dunes Golf Resort in Bandon, Ore. Peck defeated Hans Reimers of Albany, Ore. in the Final match, 7 and 6.

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DeChambeau rolls to five-shot Trans-Miss victory

Bryson DeChambeau put a heartbreaking second-place finish at the California State Amateur behind him on Thursday, romping to a five-shot victory at the Trans-Mississippi Championship at the Meadow Club in Fairfax, Calif.

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Fowler shows off Puma Golf shoes in video

Rickie Fowler, Faas Lite, Faas Lite Mesh, Puma Golf, footwear: Fowler shows off new footwear from Puma Golf

Back in May, Puma Golf announced the release of the Faas Lite Mesh, the lightest shoes in golf according to Puma Golf.

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Q&A: Louis Oosthuizen, 2010 Open champion

2013 British Open, Louis Oosthuizen, Ping golf equipment: Q&A with former British Open champion Louis Oosthuizen

With the Open Championship fast approaching, our David Dusek sits down with the 2010 champion to discuss his equipment and approach to selecting gear.

Thursday, July 11

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Bulldog's blog: An impressive day at Trump Scotland

In his fourth installment of the Bulldog's blog, our Alex Miceli plays a round at Golfweek's top-ranked GB&I course, Trump Scotland. Let's just say it lived up to its hype.

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Kenny Perry tied for lead at U.S. Senior Open

Kenny Perry shot a 3-under 67 on Thursday and is tied for the lead at the U.S. Senior Open, putting together a solid start in his bid for a second straight win in a senior major.

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Stanford, Matthew (63) lead Park by 2 at LPGA

Angela Stanford and Catriona Matthew shot eight-under 63s to share the first-round lead at the Manulife Financial LPGA Classic on Thursday, two strokes ahead of top-ranked Inbee Park.

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5 Things: Johnson, Villegas fire 64s at John Deere

Zach Johnson and Camilo Villegas got off to hot starts at the John Deere Classic on Thursday, posting 7-under 64s to share the 18-hole lead at TPC Deere Run.

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Lee pulls away at Rolex TOC; Gilchrest, Humphrey still in front

Alison Lee now leads the girls division by four shots while Matt Gilchrest and Theo Humphrey remain tied for the boys lead at the AJGA Rolex Tournament of Champions at Lancaster (Pa.) Country Club.

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How it happened: Johnson shares John Deere lead

Zach Johnson is off to a good start in his title defense at the John Deere Classic at TPC Deere Run in Silvis, Ill., shooting 7-under 64 to grab a share of the first-round lead. See how it happened!

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Mickelson shoots 66 at Scottish Open; trails by two

Phil Mickelson quickly hit his stride at the Scottish Open on Thursday, shooting 6-under 66 to sit two strokes off John Parry's lead midway through the first round.

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Achenbach: Utley able to talk the talk, and walk the walk

Longtime coach Stan Utley fired a 70 on Thursday at the U.S. Senior Open, putting him in a unique class that showcases teachers that can talk a good game, but also back it up on the course.

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Sam Snead memorabilia up for auction

The Masters trophy Sam Snead won in 1954 after the epic playoff with Ben Hogan is among 14 lots from the Sam Snead Collection that will be the centerpiece of Heritage Auctions' offerings next month in Chicago.

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Blalock's 5-under 67 takes Pinehurst Junior title

Junior Golf: Will Blalock wins Pinehurst North & South Junior Championship

No, it wasn't a 59, but Will Blalock's 5-under 67 on Pinehurst No. 6 was more than enough to cruise to the North & South Junior title. Will Grimmer, "Mr. 59," was fourth after following Wednesday's record round with a 1-under 71.

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Keegan Bradley's apparel at Open Championship

Keegan Bradley, British Open 2013, Muirfield, Tommy Hilfiger Golf, apparel: Keegan Bradley's apparel for the 2013 Open Championship.

Keegan Bradley’s scripting apparel for the 2013 Open Championship has been announced.

Portion of Sam Snead's trophies offered at auction

The Masters trophy Sam Snead won in 1954 after the epic playoff with Ben Hogan is among 14 lots from the Sam Snead Collection that will be the centerpiece of Heritage Auctions' offerings next month in Chicago.

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Amateur: 'I think I can beat (McIlroy) at his worst'

Benjamin Smith fell short of becoming the first amateur to win the New Jersey Open two straight years on Thursday. But it's what he said about his chances against World No. 2 Rory McIlroy that caught the attention of Golfweek.

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Nike Golf introduces the Hyperadapt Storm-FIT jacket

Nike Golf introduced the Nike Hyperadapt Storm-FIT jackets on Thursday.

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Stanford's Rodgers fires 67 at John Deere Classic

Stanford junior Patrick Rodgers shot a 4-under 67 Thursday at the John Deere Classic at TPC Deere Run in Silvis, Ill.

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Pettersen developed the Nike FI Impact golf shoe

Nike Golf, Suzann Pettersen, Nike FI Impact golf shoe, apparel: Pettersen designed the Nike FI Impact golf shoe

Just as Tiger Woods helped in designing the first Free-Inspired golf shoe from Nike Golf, LPGA star Suzann Pettersen has helped develop the first Free-Inspired footwear for women – the Nike FI Impact.

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SCORES: Round 4, John Deere Classic

PGA Tour, John Deere Classic: Follow Round 1 leaderboard at PGA Tour's John Deere Classic

Check out the Round 4 leaderboard from the John Deere Classic.

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Park adjusts to unusual place for LPGA player: spotlight

U.S. Women's Open: Inbee Park adjusts to unusual place for LPGA player: spotlight

Inbee Park, the hottest player in golf, walked the streets of New York with the U.S. Women’s Open trophy in tow, making appearances on "Today," ESPN’s "SportsCenter" and Golf Channel’s "Morning Drive."

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Justin Rose’s apparel at 2013 Open Championship

Justin Rose, 2013 British Open, Muirfield, Ashworth Golf, apparel: See what Just Rose is wearing at the 2013 Open Championship

U.S. Open champion Justin Rose’s will be wearing Ashworth Golf apparel for the 2013 Open Championship.

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Adams Tight Lies fairway woods

Adams Golf is reviving the Tight Lies fairway wood. Like the original, it aims to be the easiest fairway wood to hit.

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Johnson, Day’s apparel at Open Championship

Dustin Johnson, Jason Day, British Open 2013, adidas Golf, apparel: adidas Golf's apparel for Open Championship

Dustin Johnson and Jason Day’s 2013 Open Championship apparel has been announced by adidas Golf.

Wednesday, July 10

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Lee, Morales take share of lead at Rolex TOC

Alison Lee and Nicole Morales each fired 1-under 69 to take the lead after the second round of the AJGA Rolex Tournament of Champions at Lancaster (Pa.) Country Club.

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Senior Open gives unknowns chance to compete

Why is Jim Achenbach so fond of the U.S. Senior Open? It's because of the opportunity the championship gives individuals from small clubs like Arrowhead Golf Club in Molalla, Ore.

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Bama's Bradley to Purdue; McGraw to aid Seawell

Alabama's Bradley to coach Purdue men; Mike McGraw to assist Jay Seawell

Rob Bradley has been named the head men’s golf coach at Purdue. Bradley will work with his former North Carolina coach Devon Brouse, who remains the director of golf at Purdue.

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Bulldog's blog: Castle Stuart with Paul McGinley

Bulldog's blog: A day at Castle Stuart with Paul McGinley

Alex Miceli spent a day at Castle Stuart getting to know Paul McGinley, the Europeans' next Ryder Cup captain.

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Spieth offers his thoughts on Thomas, Rodgers

Jordan Spieth on Justin Thomas, Patrick Rodgers: Decision to turn pro up to them

Jordan Spieth offers his thoughts on Justin Thomas and Patrick Rodgers, who will play in this week's John Deere Classic and have big decisions coming up on whether to turn pro or not.

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Mitsubishi Kuro Kage Silver shafts

Mitsubishi's updated Kuro Kage Silver shaft – featuring elastic, titanium-nickel fibers – is designed to deliver more consistency.

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Omaha CC is demanding test for U.S. Senior Open

Omaha CC, site of the U.S. Senior Open is not flat, but it's extremely hilly in Omaha this week.

The incorrect rumor of the week: Omaha is flat. The 2013 U.S. Senior Open is taking place at Omaha Country Club this week where the course is extremely hilly and the temperatures are supposed to be high into the 90s.

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McDowell's all-or-nothing run cuts both ways

Graeme McDowell, of course, is golf’s current poster boy for feast or famine. The Ulsterman somehow has three victories and five missed cuts in his last eight starts worldwide.

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Back in contention: Grimmer posts 59 at Pinehurst

Back in contention: Will Grimmer posts 59 at Pinehurst during North & South Junior

Will Grimmer, 16, went 11 under at Pinehurst No. 1 on Wednesday to climb back into contention at the North & South Junior.

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Charl Schwartzel's apparel at Open Championship

Charl Schwartzel, British Open 2013, Muirfield, Nike apparel: Charl Schwartzel's Open Championship apparel from Nike Golf

Charl Schwartzel will wear the Fall 2013 Tour Premium Collection at the Open Championship.

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Nick Watney's apparel at 2013 Open Championship

Nick Watney, British Open 2013, Murifield, Nike Golf: Nick Watney's Nike apparel at the 2013 Open Championship

Nick Watney will be relying on the Tour Performance Collection at the Open Championship July 18-21.

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Notes: In the Southeast, Murray is the player to beat

Grayson Murray: The UNC-Greensboro transfer is the player to beat in the Southeast

Grayson Murray can identify the difference between striking the ball well and scoring well. Murray’s ballstriking has been reliable over the past year, but it took some low scores to get the Raleigh, N.C., teen in a frame of mind that could make him a consistent contender.

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Fantasy Tip Sheet: John Deere Classic

PGA Tour, John Deere Classic, Golf predictions: Steve Stricker a heavy favorite at PGA Tour's John Deere Classic

Three-time John Deere Classic champ Steve Stricker is a heavy favorite to add a fourth this week, while Jordan Spieth also receives some love from our panel of experts.

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Rory McIlroy's apparel at Open Championship

Rory McIlroy, British Open, Muirfield: McIlroy will be wearing the Nike Fall 2013 Tour Performance collection.

Rory McIlroy will be supporting looks from the Nike Fall 2013 Tour Performance collection at Muirfield.

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Tiger Woods' apparel at Open Championship

Tiger Woods, British Open, Muirfield: What Tiger Woods is wearing at the 2013 British Open Championship

Tiger Woods will wear apparel from Nike Golf’s Fall 2013 Tiger Woods Collection at the Open Championship.

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Evans reflects on memorable Sunday at Muirfield in '02

11 years away from that Open Championship, retired from tour life since 2006 and living in Orlando, Fla., Gary Evans is rightfully proud of how he held it together under the most intense pressure for most of that glorious final round at Muirfield in 2002.

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Weekend woes plague the likes of Spieth, Woods, Rose

PGA Tour, Tiger Woods, Jordan Spieth: Weekend woes plague the likes of Jordan Spieth, Tiger Woods

19-year-old Jordan Spieth is the latest example of a player making a move in Rounds 1 and 2, only to struggle on the weekends. But, he isn't alone, as the likes of Justin Rose and Tiger Woods are in the same boat.

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Notes: Reversal of fortunes at Greenbrier

PGA Tour, Greenbrier Classic: Johnson Wagner among those seeing a reversal of fortunes at Greenbrier

It must have been the warm, sultry summer air of West Virginia, because a number of players reversed their recent form at The Greenbrier Classic. Plus, taking a look at players that have some work to do in the FedEx Cup race.

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The field: Golfweek New England Junior

The field: Golfweek New England Junior at Mohegan Sun Country Club

The second annual Golfweek New England Junior will be played Aug. 21-22 at Mohegan Sun Country Club in Baltic, Conn.

Tuesday, July 9

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Burns jumps out in front at Rolex TOC

Sam Burns shot 6-under 64 to take the lead at the Rolex Tournament of Champions at Lancaster Country Club. Bethany Wu and Karen Chung are tied for the girls-division lead at 2 under.

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John Deere Classic: Tee times, Rounds 1-2

Check out the complete tee times and pairings for the first and second rounds of the John Deere Classic.

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Vogel to make professional debut at John Deere

Florida graduate T.J. Vogel: Making professional debut at the John Deere Classic

Former Florida Gator T.J. Vogel will make his professional debut this week at the PGA Tour’s John Deere Classic on a sponsor exemption.

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Mediate inflicts some self-hazing at Senior Open

U.S. Senior Open, Rocco Mediate: Mediate inflicts some self-hazing at Senior Open

Rocco Mediate inflicts some self-hazing at his first U.S. Senior Open at Omaha (Neb.) Country Club. He's just 50-years-old, but already won on the Champions Tour.

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Report: Tiger's relationship with Dubai Holding 'dissolved'

Tiger Woods’ partnership with Dubai Holding has ‘dissolved,’ according to ArabianBusiness.com. Woods was supposed to be paid $55.4 million to design and promote the golf resort.

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Overcoming obstacles for amputee long drive contest

Amputee Long Drive Championships, Brendon Jacks: Arm, leg and blind golfers are set to take place in the Amputee Long Drive Championships

Brendon Jacks and 12 others are set to take place in the first Amputee World Long Drive Championship at Tennessee National Golf Course July 18-19.

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Robertson to lead first Virginia Tech women's team

Old Dominion's Carol Green Robertson to coach first Virginia Tech women's golf team

Carol Green Robertson has been named the head women’s golf coach at Virginia Tech.

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Bulldog's blog: Royal Dornoch builds on rich history

Bulldog's blog: Royal Dornoch, still a links test, builds on rich history

Royal Dornoch plays just like it was designed back in the late 1800s, fitting for a club so keen with its history that it is establishing a program to investigate the history of sport and culture in the region.

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Midwest puts heartbeat in U.S. Senior Open

Midwest's golf fans put heartbeat in U.S. Senior Open

The U.S. Senior Open has been resurrected - if not saved - by the common folks of America’s heartland, from Ohio to Nebraska. They love their country, and they love their golf, by God.

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PHOTOS: Gary Player in ESPN's 'Body Issue'

ESPN Body Issue, Gary Player: Poses nude for the 2013 edition of ESPN's Body Issue

Photos have surfaced of Gary Player, 77, posing nude in ESPN’s ‘Body Issue.’ Check them out and the rest of the 2013 ESPN 'Body Issue' athletes.

Monday, July 8

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Gulbis engaged to former Yale quarterback

Natalie Gulbis engaged: Natalie Gulbis to wed by end of 2013 to former Yale QB fiance

Natalie Gulbis doesn’t have a wedding date yet, nor does she have a venue picked out. All she knows is that by the end of 2013, she’ll be married to Josh Rodarmel, a former Yale quarterback, co-founder of Power Balance bracelets and 1-handicap.

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Rickie Fowler shows off new Volcom boardshorts

Rickie Fowler, Puma Golf, Volcom: Fowler shows off new Volcom boardshorts

Rickie Fowler posted a photo on Instagram of himself playing out of a bunker in his new Volcom boardshorts.

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Norman puts Boca property on market at $25M

Greg Norman puts Boca Raton property on market at $25M

Norman's unused, 7.5-acre lot that backs up to Boca Delray Golf & Country Club is on the market – along with a planned seven-bedroom mansion to be built – for $25 million.

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Colsaerts signs with Excel Sports Management

Nicolas Colsaerts: Colsaerts signs with Excel Sports Management

Nicolas Colsaerts has signed with Mark Steinberg’s Excel Sports Management. This is third European player to sign with Steinberg in less than a month.

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TaylorMade SLDR driver to debut

TaylorMade SLDR driver bound for Scottish, Deere debuts

The TaylorMade SLDR driver appeared last week on the USGA's Conforming Driver list and made its debut on the PGA Tour at the John Deere Clasic in Silvis, Ill.

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Windy Knoll GC to allow hovercrafts on golf course

Windy Knoll Golf Course to allow hovercrafts on golf course.

On July 27, Windy Knoll Golf Club will be the first course in the United States to features two Neoteric Golf hovercrafts fro use as golf carts.

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Daly WDs from Open with season-ending injury

Daly WDs from Open Championship with season-ending elbow injury

John Daly has withdrawn from the British Open because he will have elbow surgery that will end his PGA Tour season.

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2013 Open Championship: Complete field, qualifiers

2013 Open Championship: A complete field of the participants in the Open Championship at Muirfield.

The field for the 142nd Open Championship, to be played July 18-21 at Muirfield. Take a look at the players that made the field and by how.

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In this issue: July 5, 2013

Inside the July 5, 2013 issue of Golfweek:

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Bulldog's blog: With Bond as guide, a worthy trip to Tain GC

Senior writer Alex Miceli will be in England and Scotland for nearly a month and will be keeping you updated with his latest tidbits in a daily blog for Golfweek. Today's installment: A trip to Inverness, with a stop at the Tain Golf Club.

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Winner's Circle: Jonas Blixt, Greenbrier Classic

Jonas Blixt won his second PGA Tour event after shooting 67 on Sunday on the Old White Course at the Greenbrier Resort and Spa. Here's a complete list of the clubs he used to win the Greenbrier Classic.

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Clarke, Olazabal hit Castle Stuart range early

The range at Castle Stuart was not a bustling one on Monday morning, but interestingly two headliners -- Darren Clarke and Jose Maria Olazabal -- were out working on their games, both trying to find something for this week and next.

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Odds: Woods heavy Open Championship favorite

With a little more than a week before the Open Championship at Muirfield, Tiger Woods is still the heavy favorite, according to Las Vegas bookmakers.

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18 players added to Open Championship

Youngsters Russell Henley and Harris English headline 10 players that have gained exemptions into the Open Championship at Muirfield through money lists on the European and PGA Tours.

Sunday, July 7

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5 Things: Blixt rallies for win; Spieth falters

Jonas Blixt used five birdies -- including a clutch 4-footer at the par-4 16th -- to secure his second career PGA Tour victory on Sunday, clearing four others by two shots at the Greenbrier Classic in White Sulphur Springs, W. Va.

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How it happened: Blixt rallies for win at Greenbrier

Johnson Wagner hasn't won since last year's Sony Open. He'll take a two-shot lead into the final round of the Greenbrier Classic. Can he hold on or will someone else take the title? Follow now!

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McDowell's win in France contrasts McIlroy's slump

Graeme McDowell picked up his third worldwide win of 2013 on Sunday at the French Open, his success in stark contrast to countryman Rory McIlroy.

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Wrist injury keeps Cochran from U.S. Senior Open

Citing a wrist injury, Russ Cochran has withdrawn from next week's U.S. Senior Open, the fourth of five majors in the Champions Tour season.

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Lawrie backs Scottish Open, counters McDowell

Graeme McDowell, asked about skipping the Scottish Open, could simply have said he needed the week to prepare for the Open Championship after that. His honesty drew the ire of Paul Lawrie.

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Hauser brothers’ glorious final round

Johnson Wagner's caddie, Matt Hauser, lost his brother May 6 to a diabetic seizure, but the lessons that his kid brother taught him will live on forever.

Saturday, July 6

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Dorn defeats Bauchou to win North and South Am

Andrew Dorn entered the match-play portion of the 113th North and South Amateur Championship as the lowest surviving seed. After four wins, including a 1-up win over Zachary Bauchou in the final, the Coastal Carolina junior won the title in Pinehurst, N.C.

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5 Things: Wagner back in lead at Greenbrier

More than a year and a half after his victory at the Sony Open, Johnson Wagner's mustache is gone, yet he leads the Greenbrier Classic by two shots entering the final round. Here are 5 Things to Know.

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How it Happened: Wagner leads Greenbrier

Matt Every shot 8-under 62 Friday to take the lead at the Greenbrier Classic. Now Every must follow his strong second-round performance with another low number if he wants to stay in good position to capture the first victory of his PGA Tour career.

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Greenbrier Classic: Tee times, final round

Johnson Wagner, seeking his fourth PGA Tour win, starts the day with a two-shot lead over Jimmy Walker, seeking his first. They tee off at 2 p.m.

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McDowell has share of French Open lead

Graeme McDowell and Richard Sterne share a one-stroke lead over Bernd Wiesberger, David Howell and Richard Green after three rounds of the French Open.

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Player diary: Brad Dalke (Part 8)

Brad Dalke joins the Golfweek.com staff as a player blogger for the 2013 junior golf season. Check out his latest blog about strong finishes at the FootJoy and Dogwood invitationals, as well as

Brad Dalke joins the Golfweek.com staff as a player blogger for the 2013 junior golf season. Check out his latest blog about strong finishes at the FootJoy Invitational and Dogwood Invitational, as well as his caddying experience at the U.S. Women's Amateur Public Links.

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USGA announces Senior Open tee times, pairings

Complete tee times and pairings for the U.S. Senior Open, to be held at Omaha (Neb.) Country Club

Friday, July 5

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Daly to have surgery on elbow; out 3 to 4 months

PGA Tour, John Daly to have surgery on elbow; out 3 to 4 months

John Daly withdrew on Friday at The Greenbrier Classic with an elbow injury. He will have surgery on Tuesday and be out three to four months.

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The Greenbrier Classic: Tee times, round 3

PGA Tour, The Greenbrier Classic: Tee times, round 3

Tee times for the third-round of The Greenbrier Classic at Old White TPC in White Sulphur Springs, W.Va.

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5 Things: Every in position for first win after 62

PGA Tour, The Greenbrier Classic: Matt Every in position for first win after 62

It’s a cluster at the top of the leaderboard at The Greenbrier Classic, but a day after Tommy Gainey and Johnson Wagener fired 8-under 62s, Matt Every’s 62 in the second-round propelled him to the top for a one-shot lead in White Sulphur Springs, W.Va. Here are 5 Things you need to know.

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How it happened: Every shoots 62, leads Greenbrier

PGA Tour: Tour Tracker: Greenbrier Classic, Round 2

A day after Tommy Gainey and Johnson Wagner shot 8-under 62 to take the first-round lead at the Greenbrier Classic, Matt Every fired a 62 to take the 36-hole lead. See how it all unfolded Friday at The Old White TPC!

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Murray among remaining players at North & South

Stroke-play medalist Adam Schenk fell in the first round of match play Friday at the North & South Amateur. Schenk, of Purdue, fell to Coastal Carolina junior Andrew Dorn in 20 holes.

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'Spider' Miller named 2015 U.S. Walker Cup captain

Walker Cup: John 'Spider' Miller named 2015 U.S. Walker Cup captain

John "Spider" Miller has been named the 2015 U.S. captain for the Walker Cup, which will take place Sept. 12-13 at Royal Lytham & St. Annes Golf Club in Lytham St. Annes, England.

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Zanotti takes French Open lead; Hansen stumbles

Fabrizio Zanotti returned a second consecutive round of 3-under 68 Friday at Le Golf National in Saint-Quentin-En-Yvelines, France, to take a one-stroke lead at the French Open.

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Player Diary: Ashlan Ramsey (Part 10)

2012 Rolex Junior All-America Ashlan Ramsey joins the Golfweek.com staff as a player blogger for the 2013 junior golf season.

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Glass begins search for Northeast Am successor

Denny Glass, longtime Northeast Amateur tournament chairman, must search for another replacement as heir apparent Joe Sprague Jr., accepts a job with the U.S. Golf Association.

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TOC preview: Griffin gains confidence from play

Junior Golf: Rolex TOC Preview: Griffin gains confidence from recent play

The AJGA's Rolex Tournament of Champions takes place at Lancaster (Pa.) CC in July 8-12. Read about Benjamin Griffin's recent success in amateur and junior tournaments, and other notables in the field of 132.

Thursday, July 4

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Frys.com Open to move to Silverado in 2014

PGA Tour: Frys.com Open to move to Silverado in 2014

The Frys.com Open will move to North Course at Silverado Resort in Napa, Calif., in 2014.

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5 Things: With 59 on his mind, Wagner shoots 62

PGA Tour, The Greenbrier Classic: 5 Things: Wagner had 59 on his mind, settled for 8-under 62

At the Greenbrier Classic, Johnson Wagner had a 59 on his mind, but settled with an 8-under 62, while it was the same score for Tommy 'Two Gloves' Gainey expect with no bogeys. Here are 5 Things from the first-round at Old White TPC in White Sulphur Springs, W.Va.

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The Greenbrier Classic: Tee times, round 2

PGA Tour, The Greenbrier Classic: Tee times, round 2

Tee times for the second round of The Greenbrier Classic on Friday July 5.

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How it happened: Gainey, Wagner lead Greenbrier

Johnson Wagner flirted with 59 before finishing with an 8-under 62, Tommy Gainey equalled that number and both hold a two-shot lead over Jin Park and Webb Simpson after the first round of the Greenbrier Classic at The Old White TPC in White Sulphur Springs, W.Va. See how it happened!

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SCORES: Round 4, The Greenbrier Classic

Check out the Round 4 leaderboard at The Greenbrier Classic

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Schenk claims medalist honors at North & South Am

Men's Amateur Golf: Schenk claims medalist honors at the North & South Amateur

Purdue's Adam Schenk claimed medalist honors at the North & South Amateur Championship on Thursday. Match play at the event starts on Friday at Pinehurst No. 2.

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Hansen leads French Open after round 1

European Tour: Anders Hansen leads French Open after round 1

Anders Hansen of Denmark shot a 5-under 66 to lead by a stroke after the first round of the French Open.

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Saints coach Sean Payton moonlighting as caddie

New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton is moonlighting this week as Ryan Palmer's caddie at the Greenbrier Classic.

Oak Hill damaged in Rochester storm

Oak Hill Country Club, which is scheduled to host PGA Championship next month, sustained flooding and an 80-year-old oak tree fell onto the eighth green during a storm in the Rochester, N.Y.

Oak Hill Country Club, which is scheduled to host PGA Championship next month, sustained flooding and an 80-year-old oak tree fell onto the eighth green during a storm in the Rochester,N.Y., area on Wednesday.

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Notes: Park continues 'scary' streak with USWO win

At Sebonack, Koreans swept the top three spots. They were the only players in the field to shoot under par. Koreans have won five out of the last six U.S. Women’s Opens.

Wednesday, July 3

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Yun wins Sahalee Players Championship by one

Andrew Yun of Chandler, Ariz., came from behind in the final round to win the Sahalee Players Championship on Wednesday.

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Stadler, Price among early WDs for U.S. Senior Open

A trio of players withdrew from the U.S. Senior Open on Wednesday. The tournament will be played July 11-14 at Omaha Country Club in Omaha, Neb.

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Rude: PGA, Tour's proposal a sensible compromise

The PGA Tour and PGA of America offered a compromise on the USGA's anchoring ban. It's a proposal the USGA should accept.

On Monday, the PGA Tour and PGA of America offered the USGA a compromise on the anchoring ban that helps amateur golfers. Our Jeff Rude says he hopes America's rule-making body will finally just say yes.

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Fantasy Tip Sheet: Greenbrier Classic

Former Greenbrier champ Scott Stallings, as well as Webb Simpson, Graham DeLaet and Morgan Hoffman are all favorites at this week's Greenbrier Classic.

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Watson names North first Ryder Cup vice captain

Tom Watson has announced Andy North as his first vice captain for the 2014 Ryder Cup matches, to be played at Gleneagles in Perthshire, Scotland.

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Golfweek's Best: 2013 Great Britain & Ireland (Classic)

Golfweek's Best: 2013 Great Britain & Ireland (Classic)

Royal County Down tops the Golfweek's Best Great Britain & Ireland list in 2013. These are the best-rated golf courses built before 1960.

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Kim accepts Haskins Award before Greenbrier start

It was a special evening for Michael Kim. The University of California junior was honored Tuesday as The Greenbrier Resort, site of this week’s PGA Tour stop, as the 2013 Haskins Award winner.

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Golfweek's Best: 2013 Great Britain & Ireland (Modern)

Golfweek's Best: 2013 Great Britain & Ireland (Modern)

Trump International Golf Links-Scotland makes its debut at No. 1.

Tuesday, July 2

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Martin to get cart at USGA events, awaits apology

Casey Martin's latest dispute over the use of a cart has resulted in the USGA promising him one at any of its events. But he's still awaiting a public apology from the association.

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Collegians Forrest, Stow, Fitzpatrick qualify for Open

Open qualifying: Collegians Forrest, Stow, Fitzpatrick qualified for Open Championship

San Diego sophomore Grant Forrest, Kentucky senior Ben Stow and incoming Northwestern freshman Matthew Fitzpatrick have qualified for the Open Championship at Muirfield, July 18-21.

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The Greenbrier Classic: Tee times, round 1

PGA Tour, The Greenbrier Classic: Tee times, round 1

Tee times for the first-round of The Greenbrier Classic on Thursday July 2.

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15 clubs in bag ends British Open qualifier playoff

After earning a spot in a 3-for-2 playoff at the North Berwick qualifier for this month's Open Championship, David Higgins suffered a two-stroke penalty on the first hole – for carrying 15 clubs in his bag.

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Lawyer: No plans to sue over anchoring ban – yet

The Boston lawyer representing nine PGA Tour players who anchor said none of his clients has yet expressed an intent to sue the Tour for deciding to abide by the anchoring ban.

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Odyssey White Ice Sabertooth leads Park to USWO win

At the U.S. Open, Inbee Park finished third in total putts on Sebonack’s wild greens en route to her third major title this year. Her weapon of choice: an Odyssey White Ice Sabertooth.

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Casey switches Nike putters before Irish Open win

Paul Casey called an audible just before the Irish Open, switching from a Nike Method 001 putter to a Method 006.

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Bill Haas wins AT&T with Titleist bag

Titleist staff member Bill Haas captured his first win since the 2012 Northern Trust Open with a final-round 66 at the AT&T National at Congressional Country Club. See what Titleist equipment he used to win the title.

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Toy Box: U.S. Open champ Park rolls with Odyssey

At the U.S. Open, Inbee Park finished third in total putts on Sebonack’s wild greens en route to her third major title this year. Her weapon of choice: an Odyssey White Ice Sabertooth.

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Report: Blanks arrested with gun in bag at airport

Deputies said Kris Blanks told them he had forgotten to take the gun out of his bag after returning home from a previous trip; he was arrested on charges of carrying a concealed weapon and released that morning on $3,000 bail, the Palm Beach Post reported.

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Companies look to push colored golf balls in U.S.

Several golf ball companies are showing increased interest in colored golf balls. Volvik is betting that greater exposure on the LPGA can ignite consumer demand.

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Faldo Series Grand Final comes to The Greenbrier

Junior Golf: Faldo Series Grand Final comes to The Greenbrier

The Faldo Series Grand Final will comes to United States, more specifically The Greenbrier in October 2013.

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Montgomerie's momentum fades in latest British try

At Muirfield in 2002, 'Monty' was at the height of his talents – and every summer he was a mess when it came to dealing with the pressure of winning the one championship that mattered most to him.

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Notes: British qualifying tougher on Americans

Used to be Americans were plentiful at the final qualifier for the British Open, but that was when the R&A played them the Monday and Tuesday of Open Championship week.

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'Toledo Strongman' Stranahan remembered

In the books as a six-time winner on the PGA Tour, "Toledo Strongman" Frank Stranahan was more heralded as one of the premier amateurs of his generation. He died last week at age 90.

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Ramsey's victories give her more confidence

Amateur Women's Golf: Ashlan Ramsey's amateur victories gives her confidence moving forward

After incoming Clemson freshman Ashlan Ramsey's Kraft Nabisco start in March, Ramsey has gained more confidence with her golf game and is now conquering the amateur golf scene. She won three tournament in as many weeks and is heading into the Women's Trans-National Amateur with winning on her mind.

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For blue-collar Tour players, MCs weigh heavily

Welcome to the side of the PGA Tour world that doesn't get televised – the painful one, the one devoid of big checks and red numbers. Not much fun.

Monday, July 1

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PGA Tour, PGA set to enact USGA anchoring ban

PGA Tour: Policy Board allows USGA’s ban on anchoring

The PGA Tour Policy Board says the USGA's ban on the anchored putting stroke will apply to PGA Tour competition beginning in 2016.

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West Virginia men's golf to return in 2015-16

The Mountaineers golf program, which ended a 49-year run in 1982, is making a comeback to satisfy the Big 12 requirement of minimum sports.

Player of the week: Lilia Vu

Lilia Vu won the AJGA's Junior at Robinson Ranch, and is the junior girl's player of the week.

Player of the week: Austen Truslow

Austen Truslow won the AJGA's Golf Pride Junior Classic on June 27 and is the junior boy's player of the week.

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Player Diary: California's Max Homa (Part 10)

Max Homa, a senior star at California, will be blogging for Golfweek.com all season long, giving you insight into what goes on behind the scenes with the Golden Bears.

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Cover, Walsh raise money via Dormie Cup

Patrick Cover, Thomas Walsh raise thousands of dollars via the Dormie Cup to win the 2013 USGA-AJGA Presidents' Leadership Award

Patrick Cover and Thomas Walsh started the Dormie Cup as 8th and 9th graders, respectively. After three years of the tournament and raising money for different charities, the two will get to play in the Rolex Tournament of Champions on July 9 after winning the 2013 USGA-AJGA Presidents' Leadership Award.

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Manthena inspired by family for her charity work

Divya Manthena draws inspiration from family for charity work, earns USGA-AJGA Presidents' Leadership Award

As a little girl, Divya Manthena walked the streets of India and saw sights she would never forget. That's when she decided to stay a non-profit organization named Krishak for families back in India. But that's not all the charity work she has done.

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After early-year struggles, Lee is winning again

Girls Junior Golf: After early-year struggles, Alison Lee is winning again

After struggling with her swing, Alison Lee of Valencia, Calif., has finally found her game. Golfweek's No. 1-ranked junior has won back-to-back AJGA events and is ready to continue her winning ways at AJGA's Rolex Tournament of Champions.

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Scotty Cameron by Titleist Futura X Mallet

The Scotty Cameron by Titleist Futura X Mallet, the putter Adam Scott used to win the 2013 Masters, will be made available to the public starting Aug. 1.

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Callaway FT Optiforce drivers

Callaway Golf officials have high hopes for the new FT Optiforce drivers, but a more important strategy story is emerging at company headquarters.