News for Monday, July 22, 2013


News 2013 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.