News for Thursday, July 25, 2013



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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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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

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

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

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.