News for Wednesday, July 10, 2013

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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

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

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 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

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

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 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 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 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

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 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 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

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

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