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Sunday, June 30

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Cathrea's 'bubble' mentality yields low-am honors

In her first U.S. Women’s Open start, Casie Cathrea finished as the low amateur, and that’s mostly because her first sub-par round came together Sunday at Sebonack.

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5 Things: Haas captures AT&T National

Bill Haas made a surge at the turn and left the rest of the field in his dust as he won his first PGA Tour title in more than a year at the AT&T National on Sunday.

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How it Happened: Park wins U.S. Women's Open

A four-shot lead held up for Inbee Park in the final round of the U.S. Women's Open, bringing her three-fifths of the way to a grand slam.

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Winner's Circle: Bill Haas, 2013 AT&T National

Here is a complete list of the clubs that Bill Haas used to shoot 66 on Sunday to win the 2013 AT&T National at Congressional Country Club in Bethesda, Md.

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Perry captures 1st major title at Senior Players

Kenny Perry won the Senior Players for his first major title, overtaking Fred Couples on Sunday with a final round 6-under 64.

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McIlroy searching for answers before Open Championship

Rory McIlroy has just two weeks to find a driver to help him win the Open Championship at Muirfield. Otherwise he’s going to have to put all his eggs in the PGA Championship basket.

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Casey wins Irish Open, surpassing Luiten

A 45-foot eagle putt on the 18th hole put an exclamation point on Paul Casey's three-shot win at the Irish Open as third-round leader Joost Luiten and Robert Rock finished T-2.

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How it happened: Haas separates from pack at AT&T

Bill Haas secured his first victory since the 2012 Northern Trust Open by outlasting Roberto Castro by three shots at Congressional.

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Mizuno win gets Aussie into Open Championship

Australia's Brendan Jones shot a 4-under 68 on Sunday to win the Mizuno Open and earn a spot in the field for the British Open.

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3 up, 3 down for Park in Grand Slam quest

Inbee Park's historic U.S. Women's Open win at Sebonack Golf Club -- making her the second in LPGA history to win the season's first three majors -- brings up an interesting question: What is a Grand Slam?

Saturday, June 29

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Iowa hires former SMU head coach as assistant

Former SMU women's head coach Todd Selders is joining the Iowa women's staff as an assistant, the Hawkeyes announced Saturday.

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Park doubles Open lead in familiar fashion

At some point, the image of Inbee Park running away from the field, at a major such as the U.S. Women's Open or otherwise, begins to feel like deja vu.

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5 Things: Haas has share of the lead at AT&T

At the top of the leaderboard are four players – Roberto Castro, Bill Haas, James Driscoll and Andres Romero – at 7 under tied for the lead. Here are 5 Things you need to know from Sunday's third-round action at the AT&T National.

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Elder Korda, caddie part ways mid-round at Open

Jessica Korda parted ways with her caddie after the ninth hole of the U.S. Women’s Open and promptly told her boyfriend to grab the bag.

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Notes: Salas' mindset at Open; Park's stats; more

Lizette Salas kept fighting through one of many difficult rounds that Sebonack handed out Sunday – not spraying the ball, just finding the wrong spots with narrow misses.

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U.S. Women's Open: Tee times, final round

Check out the spotlight groups in Sunday's final round of the U.S. Women's Open at Sebonack, as well as complete tee times and pairings.

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D.H. Lee flips off the crowd at AT&T

D.H. Lee gave the middle finger towards the crowd on the 12th hole at Congressional on Saturday during the third round of the AT&T National after making a bogey.

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Couples still on top after 54 at Senior Players

Fred Couples birdied three of the final five holes for a 3-under 67 in the third round and a two-stroke lead over Kenny Perry at the Senior Players Championship.

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Tee times: AT&T National, final round

Due to the weather forecast for Sunday, which calls for thunderstorms late in the afternoon, the final-round tee times will go from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. with the finish expected around 3:30 p.m.

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How it Happened: Park extends USWO lead

Inbee Park outdistanced the field again at Sebonack, building a four-shot lead with the only third-round score under par at the U.S. Women's Open as I.K. Kim is in second. Recap the highlights right here.

CSU hires Annie Young to head coach position

Colorado State has hired former Oklahoma State head coach and All-American Annie Young as the Ram's head women's golf coach.

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How it happened: Four tied for lead at AT&T

The third round has ended with four names – Roberto Castro, James Driscoll, Bill Haas and Andres Romero – tied at the top at 7 under. See how the action unfolded in Bethesda, Md. at the AT&T National at Congressional.

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Johnson wins, sets tournament record at Dogwood

Auburn junior Michael Johnson shot a final-round 8-under 64 en route to a seven-shot victory at the Dogwood Invitational.

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Luiten leads Irish Open by 1 shot after 3 rounds

Dutch golfer Joost Luiten will take a one-shot lead into the final round at the Irish Open on Sunday with a chance at his second victory this month.

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Couples leads after two rounds at Senior Players

Fred Couples' rain-delayed 62 tied a Champions Tour record for lowest round in a major, last matched by Olin Browne during the 2012 Senior Players.

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Korda sisters make cut together at Sebonack

For all the dreariness that greeted the 41 players who arrived at Sebonack early Saturday morning to finish the fog-delayed second round of the U.S. Women's Open, much depended on those final few holes.

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Saturday notables who made, missed cut at AT&T

Players returned to the course on Saturday morning to complete their second round after weather impacted play on Friday. Here are some notables that made and some that missed the cut.

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AT&T National: Tee times, third round

Here are complete groupings and tee times for Saturday's third round of the AT&T National at Congressional, where co-leaders Roberto Castro and Jordan Spieth will play in the final group.

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U.S. Women's Open: Tee times, third round

Here are complete groupings and tee times for Saturday's third round of the U.S. Women's Open at Sebonack Golf Club, where leader Inbee Park and I.K. Kim will play in the final group.

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Wie withdraws, citing illness, during 2nd round

Play was suspended late Friday evening because of fog at the U.S. Women's Open, leaving Michelle Wie one hole to play. She withdrew before play resumed Saturday morning, citing illness.

Friday, June 28

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How it happened: Weather stops AT&T 2nd round

Weather struck Bethesda, Md., but not before Roberto Castro and Jordan Spieth could grab the lead midway through the second round as play was cancelled at 6 p.m. local time. See how it happened with our Tracker!

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Club pro fails to break 100 on Web.com Tour

Assistant club pro Michael Bembenick was named the Assistant Golf Professional of the Year in Indiana in 2012. He signed for a 103 Friday and said it's important to show kids to finish something no matter how it goes.

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McIlroy misses Irish cut; Rock, Uihlein lead

It was a disappointing day for the home fans, as Rory McIlroy missed the Irish Open cut by two shots. Fellow major winners Padraig Harrington, Graeme McDowell and Darren Clarke also fell short.

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Couples leads as weather saps Senior Players too

Fred Couples roared through his first 11 holes in the second round of the Senior Players Championship on Friday, ripping off seven birdies at water-logged Fox Chapel before a sudden downpour suspended play for the day.

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5 Things: Park leads USWO, Kims trade places

While Inbee Park and I.K. Kim can boast low scores at 68 and 69 respectively, just eight golfers headed completed two rounds with a score under par. Here are 5 Things to Know.

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How it Happened: Park takes Open lead before fog

The second round of the U.S. Women's Open has ground to a halt a bit early this evening at Sebonack, where fog thickened before Inbee Park – winner of the season's first two majors – passed I.K. Kim for the lead. Recap the action here.

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PHOTOS: USWO at Sebonack, opening rounds

See what's been happening during the first two rounds of the U.S. Women's Open at Sebonack in Southampton, N.Y.

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M. Johnson leads Dogwood by three

After a 40 minute weather delay at Druid Hill Golf Club on Friday, it was Michael Johnson staying focused and taking the 54-hole lead at The Dogwood Invitational.

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5 Things: Spieth shines before weather halts play

Inclement weather suspended the second round of the AT&T National until Saturday morning, but not before Jordan Spieth grabbed a share of the lead along with Roberto Castro. Here are 5 Things you need to know from Friday at Congressional.

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Notes: I.K. Kim finds early lead Friday at USWO

Second-round notes from the U.S. Women's Open at Sebonack: I.K. Kim in the lead after the morning wave, Lizette Salas back at the top of the leaderboard in a major championship and more.

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Stanford in contention for her first major victory

Angela Stanford, 35, shot a second-round 4-under 68 and is four shots back of leader I.K. Kim heading into the weekend at the U.S. Women's Open. She knows her time is coming to win a major championship. Can she do it this weekend?

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Castro fires 69, tied for lead at Congressional

Roberto Castro didn't let history repeat itself Friday at the AT&T National. Castro, who let first-round leads slip away at the Humana Challenge and the Players Championship this season, ended that trend with a 2-under 69 at Congressional.

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Rispler (NR, 2014) commits to South Alabama

Max Rispler has given a verbal commitment to play college golf at South Alabama in 2014.

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Cal's Kim, Homa lead All-Nicklaus Team honorees

The 2013 All-Nicklaus Team has been announced by the Golf Coaches Association of America.

Thursday, June 27

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Park exploits 'generous' Sebonack for 1st-round 67

Perhaps more surprising than Inbee Park’s opening 67 was a gift from the USGA to the U.S. Women's Open field: Sebonack played about 300 yards shorter than the advertised 6,821 yards.

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Backup plan on hold as Echeverria opens strong

Paz Echeverria speaks often of her back-up plan, which was made possible by her college degree. Thursday, the Chilean didn't seem to need it, with a 3-under 69 in her first U.S. Women's Open.

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How it Happened: Ha-Neul Kim leads Open

While relatively few players managed to break par during the first round at Sebonack Golf Club, Ha-Neul Kim and Inbee Park rose to the top of the leaderboard with low numbers.

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Henderson, 15, excited to be at her first USWO

Brooke Mackenzie Henderson is the kind of fresh air fans love about our national Open. She’s 15 years old, with dimples in her cheeks and excitement in her eyes.

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5 Things: Castro leads, but needs good 2nd rd

The first round of the AT&T National at Congressional Country Club had a bit of a U.S. Open-type feel to it. Roberto Castro, who shot 5-under 66, and a trio of players – Billy Horschel, Bud Cauley and Graham DeLaet – at 3 under, no one managed to shoot more than a couple shots under par. Here are 5 Things you ned to know from Thursday.

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Tee times: Round 2, AT&T National

Tee times for the second round of the AT&T National at Congressional

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Schniederjans grabs lead in Dogwood Invitational

Ollie Schniederjans, a junior at Georgia Tech, struggled to a 1-over start through six holes at Druid Hills Golf Club before playing the final 12 holes in 4 under to shoot 69. Schniederjans, of Powder Springs, Ga., stands at 12-under 132.

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How it happened: Castro leads at Congressional

The field has shrunk by two major stars -- Tiger Woods and Justin Rose -- but there are still Rickie Fowler, Adam Scott and Jason Day to provide plenty of intrigue at AT&T National. Follow now!

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Experience outweighed the results at JGWP

Scottie Scheffler, Cameron Champ, Ben Balter and Adam Wood traveled to Japan for the Junior Golf World Cup. Although the team didn't win, the foursome and coaches took home an experience of a lifetime.

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LPGA Championship gets new site, dates for 2014

Wegmans LPGA Championship organizers signed a one-year contract with Monroe Golf Club in Pittsford, N.Y., and tournament dates will move to the week of Aug. 11 next year.

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East, West Wyndham Cup teams named

36 players have been named to the Wyndham Cup teams (East or West) set to take place at The Bridges at Rancho Santa Fe GC, July 15-18.

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Women's Open notes: Lewis pleased; Wie struggles

Stacy Lewis’ goal coming into the 2013 U.S. Women's Open was to remain level no matter the situation; plus items on Nelly Korda, Michelle Wie and more from Sebonack.

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Injured, Love withdraws from AT&T National

Davis Love III cites a hip injury in withdrawing from the AT&T National, his lone birdie of an 83 coming at the first hole.

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Callaway Mack Daddy 2 wedges

Callaway has announced its latest wedges – the Mack Daddy 2 line – will be available at retail beginning July 12.

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Joey Johnson wins the Missouri Amateur

Joey Johnson from Ozark, Mo. defeated Ryan Zech of Kearney, Mo., 7 and 6 to win the 106th edition of the Missouri Amateur, contested at Blue Hills Country Club in Kansas, Mo.

Wednesday, June 26

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SCORES: Round 4, AT&T National

Check out the Round 1 leaderboard at AT&T National.

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PHOTOS: Equipment on the range at AT&T National

Our David Dusek was on the range at Congressional to take a look at the latest equipment in bags of the players at AT&T National.

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U.S. Women's Open: Staff predictions

Our dynamic tandem of Beth Ann Baldry and Julie Williams have been on the ground at Sebonack all week and thought they'd offer up their U.S. Women's Open predictions.

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Griffin fires record 61 to take Dogwood lead

Ben Griffin fired an 11-under 61 behind nine birdies and an eagle to take the 18-hole lead at the Dogwood Invitational.

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Perry wins PNC; bios on players advancing to PGA

Here are thumbnail bios for the 20 players who qualified from the PGA Professional National Championship at Sunriver (Ore.) Resort to compete in the 95th PGA Championship.

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Horsfield, 16, romps to Florida State Amateur title

Sam Horsfield romped to an 11-shot victory at the Florida State Amateur, becoming the youngest winner in the 96-year history of the event.

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Inkster does some late work at Sebonack

After her participation in an early-week charity event in Rhode Island, Juli Inkster, 53, needed Wednesday's practice round, not for the repetition but because she was one of three players to land at Sebonack Golf Club mid-week.

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Dickinson takes unique route to U.S. Women's Open

Karinn Dickinson could have turned pro long ago, but the former University of Washington star chose to stay amateur to "grind on the game" and she feels more prepared for her pro future as a result.

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5 Things: Duke enters AT&T refreshed after 1st win

Ken Duke enters the AT&T National at Congressional coming off of a refreshing victory at the Travelers Championship, the first Tour win for the 44-year-old Duke. He's among those looking to battle the former U.S. Open course this week in Bethesda, Md.

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Notes: Humble Ko sets eyes on a major record

With three professional titles under her belt, Lydia Ko now sets her sights on becoming the youngest player to ever win an LPGA major.

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USWO: Quiet happiness pushes Park to the top

It’s difficult to get to know Inbee Park. Not because she’s unpleasant but simply because she’s not one to divulge much information without significant prodding. Even with her exceptional run this last year, she’s still somewhat of an unknown.

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U.S. Women's Open headed to CordeValle in 2016

The USGA announced that the 2016 U.S. Women's Open will be played at CordeValle in San Martin, Calif.

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Woods says he'll be 'good enough' for Open

Tiger Woods doesn’t know if he’ll be 100 percent in time for the Open Championship, but he’ll be “good enough.”

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Fantasy Tip Sheet: AT&T National

Adam Scott, Jason Day and Hunter Mahan are all picks for this week at AT&T National.

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Notes: Koepka leans on Uihlein during breaking point

Brooks Koepka was ready to pack up his sticks and head home, but roommate Peter Uihlein convinced him otherwise. The heart-to-heart led to Koepka's third Challenge Tour win, a graduation to the Euro Tour and a spot in the Open Championship.

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Player to oppose claim of $1M by former caddie

A lawyer representing Gary Player says the golfer will oppose a claim of $1 million by his former caddie and business partner in South Africa for an unpaid loan.

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McGraw expected to join Alabama staff

Less than one week after Mike McGraw was relieved of his duties as head coach at Oklahoma State, he has found a new home. McGraw is expected to become the assistant coach at Alabama.

Tuesday, June 25

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Bratton takes reins at OSU; Jones also promoted

Alan Bratton will get the chance to return the Oklahoma State men’s program to the upper echelon of college golf. Bratton will be named head men’s coach for the Cowboys as early as today, according to sources with knowledge of the decision.

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Tee times: Round 1, AT&T National

A look at this week's tee times at the AT&T National, including an all-Aussie trio and Rickie Fowler's early Thursday tee time.

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Sullivan shares lead, looks for PNC repeat at Sunriver

With four players within two strokes of the lead, it promises to be a wild finish at the 46th PGA Professional National Championship.

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Park, Chen lead large USC contingent at USWO

Local favorite and NCAA champ Annie Park and USC teammate Doris Chen will try to remember their collegiate successes as they take on Sebonack at the U.S. Women's Open.

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Choi walks like a champion at Sebonack

Defending U.S. Women's Open champion Na Yeon Choi says she will carry herself with good posture and confidence at Sebonack, taking the small signs of progress all season into this week's major championship.

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Ringler: NCAA finals fix raises other concerns

While the Wednesday finish of the NCAA Championship is being met with little resistance, it’s how the final 18 holes to determine the individual champ will fit into the week’s schedule that is creating concerns among some college coaches.

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Ariya Jutanugarn (shoulder) WDs from USWO

Ariya Jutanugarn never even made it to New York. Two days before the start of the U.S. Women’s Open, the 17-year-old remains on the West Coast with a sore shoulder, unable to make her first Women’s Open start as a professional.

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Lewis is the everywoman of the U.S. Women's Open

Stacy Lewis still drives the same Lexus IS that she bought after a third in the 2008 U.S. Women's Open. Five years and plenty of success later, Lewis hasn't changed her economical ways.

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Gary Player to pose for ESPN Mag's 'Body Issue'

77-year-old Hall of Famer Gary Player will pose nude in the July 12 issue of ESPN The Magazine’s 'Body Issue.'

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Martin claims discrimination after cart revoked

Casey Martin, the men’s coach at Oregon who was born with a debilitating condition in his right leg that makes walking difficult, was denied the use of a cart Monday while recruiting at a U.S. Junior Amateur qualifier in California.

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51-time amateur winner Stranahan dies at 90

Frank Stranahan, a winner of 51 amateur titles and six PGA Tour events, died on Monday in Florida at the age of 90.

Monday, June 24

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At PNC, Sullivan moves into a position he likes

Chip Sullivan, only one shot off the lead at the PGA Professional National Championship after the second round on Monday, has good memories at the Sunriver Resort after his victory in the same event there in 2007.

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Notes: Webb talks Sebonack; Gulbis, Kane prep

Karrie Webb, a two-time USWO champion, said the Jack Nicklaus-Tom Doak design didn’t favor one person. For those hitting it well, Webb said, there’s “a bit of freedom off the tee.”

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A. Jutanugarn's status unknown; O'Toole in

A bit of horseplay, and a subsequent sore shoulder, could cost Ariya Jutanugarn a second major start this week at the U.S. Women’s Open. The 17-year-old injured her left shoulder early week at the Wegman’s LPGA Championship.

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Equipment: Titleist 714 irons

Titleist brought its latest collection of irons, the 714 series, to Congressional Country Club on Monday to give staff players their first opportunity to use them in competition.

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Junior Invitational donates $400,000 to The First Tee

The Junior Invitational at Sage Valley donated $400,000 ($200,000 to each) to The First Tee chapters of Aiken, S.C., and Augusta, Ga., on Monday.

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Koepka, eight others qualify for Open Championship

After winning for a third time on the Challenge Tour this year, Brooks Koepka was medalist at the International Final Qualifying for the Open Championship at Sunningdale Golf Club on Monday.

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Rose pulls out of AT&T National

It's not unusual for the winner of a major to skip the next week's event, but Rose played in the Travelers Championship last week after numerous media appearances.

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Pros react to Duke's first Tour win at 44

Ken Duke's first PGA Tour win earned a lot of public support from his colleagues far and wide across the Tour – praise that stretched into the next day.

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NCAA men's championship format to change in '14

The NCAA Division I Men's Golf Championship Committee approved two big changes to the championship, with the race for individual championship moving to 72 holes and the finish date moving to Wednesday.

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Paladino outlasts Ballo in Conn. Amateur

Cory Paladino, a Baylor grad, becomes only the second player to capture both the Palmer Cup and the Connecticut Amateur – and the first to win both in the same year.

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British Ryder Cupper Hunt dead at 83

in an age when the U.S. dominated the Ryder Cup, Bernard Hunt played in eight of nine matches from 1953-69, built a 4-3-3 singles record and was part of the winning 1957 team.

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Hole by Hole: Sebonack doesn't look its age

It’s Sebonack’s time to shine – a rare collaborative product of two of golf’s most iconoclastic designers, Jack Nicklaus and Tom Doak. Here's a hole-by-hole preview of the host of the 2013 U.S. Women's Open:

Sunday, June 23

Hitchner wins Greystone Invitational in playoff

Tyler Hitchner secured his Greystone Invitational victory on June 23 with a playoff victory over Caleb Sturgeon.

Antcliff outlasts Cody in 6-hole Rice Planters playoff

Maverick James Antcliff outlasted Austin Cody on June 22 to win the Rice Planters Amateur. The two went six extra holes at Snee Farm Country Club in Mount Pleasant, S.C., before Antcliff eventually won.

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Park's playoff birdie earns NW Arkansas victory

World No. 1 Inbee Park sank a 4-foot birdie putt on the first playoff hole against So Yeon Ryu, capping her final-round rally and winning the LPGA NW Arkansas Championship.

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Winner's Circle: Ken Duke, 2013 Travelers Championship

Here's a list of the clubs Ken Duke had in his bag when he became a first-time PGA Tour winner at the Travelers Championship.

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Stadler edges Couples for Encompass win

Craig Stadler had a 12-foot par putt remaining to win the Encompass Championship, and the setting was familiar to so long ago. He made the putt to top Fred Couples.

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5 Things: Duke gets 1st Tour win in playoff

Ken Duke defeated Chris Stroud in a playoff Sunday for his first PGA Tour win. Here are 5 Things to Know from the Travelers Championship at TPC River Highlands in Cromwell, Conn.

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Koepka wins 3rd Challenge title, moves to Euro Tour

Brooks Koepka, a former All-American at Florida State, picked up his third Challenge Tour victory of the season on Sunday, earning an automatic spot on the European Tour for the remainder of the season.

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How it happened: Duke holds off Stroud for first Tour title

Ken Duke applied the pressure at the turn and never looked back, holding off Chris Stroud on the second hole of a playoff to win his first PGA Tour title on Sunday at the Travelers Championship.

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Commercial appearance costs Pieri amateur status

Scott Pieri, an accomplished amateur in Fort Wayne, Ind., appeared recently in a commercial for a golf store, and forfeited his amateur status because of it.

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Tour winner McGovern gives PNC field a boost

Former PGA Tour winner Jim McGovern and U.S. Amateur champ Sam Randolph added intrigue to an impressive lineup at the PGA Professional National Championship in Oregon.

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'A very young 43,' Els wins 1st BMW International

Ernie Els is a two-time winner at both the U.S. Open and British Open – and the first South African to win the BMW International in the competition's 25th edition.

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Chapman’s birdie on 18 wins the Michigan Amateur

Andrew Chapman buried an 18-footer for birdie on the 18th hole to defeat former MLB pitcher Mike Ignasiak to win the 102nd Michigan Amateur.

Saturday, June 22

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5 Things: Hoffman has been here before

Bubba Watson, Charley Hoffman and Graham DeLaet are in a three-way tie for the lead at the Travelers Championship at 10 under. Here are 5 Things you need to know from TPC River Highlands.

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How it Happened: Watson tied atop Travelers

Low numbers returned Saturday at the Travelers Championship. But unfortunately for the players in the top two groups, red numbers didn't come their way, as Bubba Watson fell back into a three-way tie for the lead. See how it all unfolded!

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Ramsey wins Women’s Western Amateur title

Ashlan Ramsey of Milledgeville, Ga., won the Women’s Western Amateur with a 7 and 6 victory over Jenna Hague of Canada, in a 36-hole final at Dayton (Ohio) Country Club.

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Diaz-Yi claims Publinx title over Chen

Lauren Diaz-Yi of Thousand Oaks, Calif., defeated stroke-play co-medalist Doris Chen of Bradenton, Calif., 10 and 9 in the 36-hole final of the U.S. Women’s Amateur Public Links championship at Jimmie Austin OU Golf Club in Norman, Okla.

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Whitsett wins Northeast Amateur with final-round 63

Cory Whitsett figured the best way to combat against a hard-charging offense is with a defense that is, well, an almost equally impressive offense. That’s what the left-hander and senior-to-be at Alabama did Saturday in the final round on his way to victory in the 52nd Northeast Amateur at Wannamoisett Country Club.

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McGraw accepts OSU firing philosophically

For Mike McGraw, it’s decompression time as he deals with his recent firing as men’s golf coach at Oklahoma State. After eight seasons at the Cowboys’ helm and with the 2006 NCAA title on his resume, McGraw was let go Friday by athletic director Mike Holder, the man whom McGraw replaced as coach in the fall of 2005.

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Porteous tops Hakula for British Amateur title

England’s Garrick Porteous survived a war of attrition to become the 118th British Amateur Champion, defeating Finland's Toni Hakula, 6 and 5, in tough conditions at Royal Cinque Ports.

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Flooding in Calgary ends PGA Tour Canada event

Heavy rain and flooding prompted the PGA Tour Canada to cancel this week's ATB Financial Classic.

Friday, June 21

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Oklahoma State fires men's coach McGraw

Mike McGraw has been fired as Oklahoma State's men's golf coach, The Oklahoman newspaper reported Friday night on its website.

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Poston wins Southwestern Amateur by 2

J.T. Poston edged defending champ Kevin Dougherty and Max McGreevy by two shots to win the Southwestern Amateur on Friday at Desert Mountain Club in Scottsdale, Ariz.

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5 Things: Watson leads; winds challenge; more

With winds picking up and greens firming up in the afternoon, Bubba Watson's morning 67 stood up for a two-shot lead after 36 holes at the Travelers Championship. Here are 5 Things to Know:

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How it happened: Watson takes Travelers lead

Charley Hoffman shot a 9-under 61 to take the first-round lead at the Travelers Championship, but it was Bubba Watson who assumed the top spot heading into the weekend. See how it all unfolded!

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Travelers Championship: Tee times, third round

Leader Bubba Watson will bring up the rear of the pack Saturday alongside Patrick Reed, with Padraig Harrington and Tag Ridings in the group ahead. See complete third-round pairings and tee times here.

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Becker reclaims solo lead at Northeast Amateur

Rafael Becker had an up-and-down even-par 69 Friday, but it was enough to reclaim the solo lead over Cameron Wilson and two others after the Northeast Amateur's third round.

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Morikawa wins Western Junior by 5 shots

Collin Morikawa made his first appearance in the Western Junior a memorable one, winning by five shots at Meridian Hills Country Club in Indianapolis.

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Player diary: Matt Gilchrest (Part 4)

Matt Gilchrest joins the Golfweek.com staff as a player blogger for the 2013 junior golf season. In his latest entry, he reflects on his first AJGA Invitational victory at the FootJoy Invitational.

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Cal’s Desimone wins GCAA coach of the year

The Golf Coaches Association of America announced on Friday, California head coach Steve Desimone (Division I), Jimmy Stobs of Barry (Division II), King Campbell of UT Tyler (Division III), Kyle Blaser of Oklahoma City (NAIA), Dave Jennings of Central Alabama (NJCAA Division I) and Bill Gardner of Walters State (NJCAA Division II) have received the Dave Williams award presented by Eaton Golf Pride as the national coaches of the year.

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Hakula, Porteous advance to British Amateur final

Finland's Toni Hakula and England's Garrick Porteous advance to the British Amateur Championship finals with semifinal wins over local boy Max Orrin and USA's Jim Liu, respectively.

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Tee times: U.S. Women's Open, second round

Tee times for the second round of the 2013 U.S. Women's Open at Sebonack Golf Club in Southampton, N.Y.

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Semifinals set for Connecticut Amateur

The field is set for the semifinal matches of the 111th Connecticut Amateur as all four semifinalist chase their first Connecticut Am title.

Thursday, June 20

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5 Things: Mahan picks up where he left off

The first round of the Travelers Championship was filled with smiles, laugher and goodwill as the scoring was low at TPC River Highlands after high scores last week at the U.S. Open at Merion. Here are 5 Things you need to know from Cromwell, Conn.

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Co-medalist Chen advances to quarterfinals at WAPL

Second and third round of match play has concluded at the U.S. Women’s Amateur Public Links on Thursday, and co-medalist Doris Chen has advanced to the quarterfinals.

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How it happened: Hoffman fires 61, leads by 1

Charley Hoffman fired an opening-round bogey-free 61 at the PGA Tour's Traveler's Championship and leads by one over Hunter Mahan at TPC River Highlands. See how it happened with our Tour Tracker

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Course operator to USGA: It's about time

Joe Munsch, CEO of Dallas-based course operator, applauds the USGA's campaign to fight slow play. But he says the key to success is working together, not pointing blame.

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Open champion Rose jumps to Excel for management

Justin Rose has left 4sports & Entertainment AG to join Tiger Woods’ agent, Mark Steinberg, at Excel Sports Management.

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Travelers Championship: Tee times, second round

Complete tee times and pairings for the first and second rounds of the Travelers Championship

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Els shoots 63, holds lead in Germany

Ernie Els shot a 9-under 63, making an eagle and seven birdies, on Thursday to hold the clubhouse lead in the opening round of the BMW International Open.

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Opposites Wilson, Becker share Northeast lead

At the halfway point of the 52nd Northeast Amateur, the two do, in fact, have a common thread -- they share the lead at 6-under 132.

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Spieth, Thomas, Rodgers gain Deere spots

Jordan Spieth, Alabama junior Justin Thomas and Stanford junior Patrick Rodgers received sponsor exemptions into the John Deere Classic to be played July 11-14 at TPC Deere Run in Silvis, Ill.

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In this issue: June 21, 2013

Inside the June 21, 2013 issue of Golfweek:

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Paratore playing like next Manassero at British Am

The world of golf sat up and took notice in 2009 when Matteo Manassero won the British Amateur Championship. The golfing world should now pay attention to his protege.

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Werkmeister medals in Mich. amateur stroke play

Carding consecutive rounds of 70 for a 4-under total of 140, reigning Michigan Open champ Tom Werkmeister earned the top seed for match play in the Michigan Amateur.

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Notes: Lewis ready to go hog wild in Arkansas

The LPGA is in Arkansas this week, which means hog calls are in order. This is Stacy Lewis’ adopted home state, and the Walmart NW Arkansas Championship her unofficial sixth major.

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Scott Dunlap: Lessons learned from Merion

The U.S. Open has just concluded at historic Merion, and while we should celebrate how this historic, if not somewhat diminutive, layout withstood the modern game, this does provide an opportunity for reflection and analysis.

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Cal claims five players on GCAA's All-America lists

The Golf Coaches Association of America has revealed its lists of Ping All-Americans.

Wednesday, June 19

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Fantasy Tip Sheet: Travelers Championship

In a field that includes Justin Rose and Lee Westwood, it is Hunter Mahan, Rickie Fowler and Bubba Watson that are receiving love at the Travelers Championship.

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Park falls, Chen remains at Women's Publinx

After the first round of match play at the U.S. Women’s Amateur Public Links, one co-medalist stands and one is headed home.

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Becker posts easy 62 for Northeast Am lead

By today’s standards, Wannamoisett Country Club would be considered a short golf course. It measures just more than 6,700 yards and plays to something also nearly unheard of in this day and age: a par 69.

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For Woods, it never hurts to keep quiet

For Tiger Woods, it never hurts to keep quiet, especially about an injury.

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Illinois' Pieters signs with Excel Sports Management

Excel Sports Management has added another top college player to its stable in Thomas Pieters, who recently completed his junior season at Illinois.

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Raymond barely advances in British Am match play

Neil Raymond has advanced to the third round of the British Amateur Championship. By the skin of his teeth.

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Woods out of AT&T with elbow strain

Tiger Woods has announced that he will not play in the AT&T National because of a left-elbow strain. Woods made the announcement Tuesday on his website.

GCAA names NAIA All-Americans for 2012-13 season

The Golf Coaches Association of America has released its complete list of NAIA Ping All-America selections. The three teams are listed below:

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Numbers don't lie: Merion was simply a beast

Here’s a look at some of the key junctures at Merion Golf Club and how those who played all 72 holes handled things at the 2013 U.S. Open.

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Mass Open winner donates $15K check to marathon victims

Evan Harmeling won his first pro tournament, the Massachusetts Open, but didn't keep the $15,000 check for himself, instead choosing to donate it to the victims of the Boston Marathon bombings.

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Notes: 'Moving Day' at majors not pretty for Tiger

Tiger Woods certainly has been active on “Moving Day” in each of the past six major championships. Unfortunately for him, the direction in which he has moved has been backward.

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Bridgestone to launch Lady Precept

The Precept MC Lady was a commercial hit, appealing to women and men alike. A new version of the ball is coming to market soon – this time under the Bridgestone banner.

Tuesday, June 18

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Trojans Park, Chen share WAPL medalist honors

USC teammates Annie Park and Doris Chen ran away with medalist honors in Round 2 of stroke-play qualifying for the U.S. Women’s Amateur Public Links.

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Meronk, Hinton finish atop British Am stroke play

Adrian Meronk and Craig Hinton shared medalist honors Tuesday during stroke-play qualifying for the British Amateur.

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Horsfield opens with 61, wins U.S. Publinx qualifier

lorida teen Sam Horsfield easily earned a spot in the U.S. Amateur Public Links on Tuesday, and now might have a larger competition.

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2012 New England Girls Results

2012 New England Girls Results

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2012 New England Boys Results

2012 New England Boys Results

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Toy Box: Rose uses Spider Blade for Open win

Justin Rose became the first English golfer to win a U.S. Open since Tony Jacklin won at Hazeltine National in 1970.

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Hosting a U.S. Open: It takes a village

Michele and Dave Rubenstein packed friends, family and clients into four rows of bleachers to watch the U.S. Open at Merion Golf Club.

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Omega signs Stanley, English to endorsement deals

Swiss watchmaker Omega, a long-time investor in golf marketing, has added two rising PGA Tour stars to its endorsement roster: Harris English and Kyle Stanley.

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Williams to make pro debut at Travelers

Chris Williams will make his professional debut this week at the Travelers Championship, a week after playing in the U.S. Open as an amateur and missing the cut by a single shot.

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GCAA announces Division II All-Americans

The Golf Coaches Association of America has announced its list of Division II Ping All-American teams. The GCAA already has named its list of eight first-team All-Americans.

Monday, June 17

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USC teammates Park, Chen lead WAPL stroke play

After the first round of stroke-play qualifying at the U.S. Women’s Amateur Public Links in Norman, Okla., USC teammates Annie Park and Doris Chen are tied atop the leaderboard at 4-under 68.

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Report: 9-year-old shoots 58 in tournament

Move over, Al Geiberger. Well, you'll need to move up as well. Albeit on an improvised 2,680-yard layout, 9-year-old Zach Adams shot 58 to win a recent junior tournament.

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Thomas, former college trio set for pro starts

Alabama junior Justin Thomas and former Washington standout Chris Williams are set to play in this week's Travelers Championship while former Texas player Brandon Stone and former UCLA standout Pontus Widegren will play on the European Tour.

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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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Rose returns to No. 3 in the world

Justin Rose returned to No. 3 in the Official World Golf Ranking after his U.S. Open victory at Merion.

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Player Diary: Alabama's Justin Thomas (Part 12)

The 2012 Haskins Award winner and Alabama star, Justin Thomas, joins the Golfweek.com staff as a player blogger for the 2012-13 college golf season.

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Award-worthy moments from U.S. Open Sunday

The U.S. Open is concluded, but there are final awards to be presented – with players more honest and candid Sunday than they had been all week.

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What they're saying: U.S. Open reactions

Here are some reactions to the U.S. Open at Merion Golf Club, which Justin Rose won at 1 over par, from golfers and other figures of the sport via social media Monday

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Abe (No. 10, 2014) commits to Alabama

Lakareber Abe has given a verbal commitment to play for Mic Potter at the University of Alabama beginning in the fall of 2014.

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Jenkins plays his way into Rex Hospital Open

Carter Jenkins of Raleigh, N.C., won the Rex Hospital Junior Invitational on June 16 and earned a sponsor exemption into the Web.com Tour’s Rex Hospital Open.

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GCAA names Division III All-Americans

The Golf Coaches Association of America has named its list of second- and third-team Ping All-Americans. Eight players already were named to the first team.

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TV tidbits: Hits, misses from U.S. Open coverage

Here are a few high points from following U.S. Open-weekend coverage and commentary on NBC and Golf Channel.

Sunday, June 16

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Hocknull wins Ariz. Open on course he once worked

Craig Hocknull, originally from Australia, is the first Southwest Section PGA member to win the Arizona Open since 2000.

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Rose watches plan blossom with win in major

The U.S. Open came down to who could avoid catastrophes on a rain-softened, venerable Merion course. Justin Rose won his first major, while Phil Mickelson endured heartbreak.

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5 Things: Day flirts with first major title; Kim low am

Jason Day picked up his fifth career top-10 finish in a major -- in only 10 starts; Michael Kim takes low-amateur honors with impressive week; and Hideki Matsuyama continues to impress in American majors.

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Notes: Donald's day goes awry; Mahan smiles; more

Sunday's final round at the U.S. Open at Merion featured shanks, shots out of bounds, a hole-in-one and an improbable eagle.

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Klein: U.S. Open finale lacks storybook ending

Sometimes, it’s just too much to ask for a storybook ending. Instead, Phil Mickelson is a six-time runner-up in the tournament you most want to win as an American.

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Winner's Circle: Justin Rose, U.S. Open

Justin Rose became the first English golfer to win a U.S. Open since Tony Jacklin won at Hazeltine National in 1970. Here is a list of the equipment he used at Merion.

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How it Happened: Rose wins U.S. Open at Merion

Phil Mickelson, five times a U.S. Open runner-up, looks Sunday to bring home his first national championship during the final round at Merion Golf Club. Keep up with the highlights right here!

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Rose's win ends England's U.S. Open drought

It's been a long wait for England since Tony Jacklin won the trophy in 1970. 2013 U.S. Open winner Justin Rose has been in contention before, tying for 10th at Oakmont in 2007.

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U.S. Open comes down to tough closing stretch

Let's take a hole-by-hole look at how Merion's final five holes have stood up to the pros and amateurs this week, as well as what the golfers and our expert say about them.

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Woods falters, can point to putter for Open woes

Tiger Woods' winless streak in the majors has officially moved into its sixth calendar year, and this one got ugly over the weekend. After a final-round 74, it was easy to find the culprit for Woods: his putter.

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Ihm hangs on to win Sunnehanna by two shots

Steven Ihm held on to win the Sunnehanna Amateur on Sunday as the leaderboard shifted all around him. Ihm, a senior at the University of Iowa, shot a final-round 67 at Sunnehanna Country Club in Johnstown, Pa., to win the prestigious amateur event.

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Stefani's ace high point of tough Open week

Easy, like Sunday morning. That's how No. 17 played for Shawn Stefani, even if the rest of the week was a much tougher test at Merion Golf Club.

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Rain again at Merion? Open might stall again

Is there another rain delay in store for Merion Golf Club and the U.S. Open? Perhaps – the likelihood depends on who you ask.

Saturday, June 15

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U.S. Open winner will need to hang on for dear life

Sundays at the U.S. Open identify the last man clinging to a bending branch just before it snaps off the side of a cliff. The U.S. Open’s resounding chorus? A collective groan.

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Donald sees 'solid' round despite twin mishaps

Englishman Luke Donald seems determined to fight back at the U.S. Open. It could, of course, be fascinating to see how he handles 17 and 18 in the final round.

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Notes: Sergio gets stuck; Colsaerts' kink; more

Most of the field Saturday found Merion just as difficult as the first two days, including Sergio Garcia, while some such as Nicolas Colsaerts found mixed fortunes. Plus more.

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Award-winning talking points at Open's third day

Even the golfers who didn’t play well in the U.S. Open's third round seemed to be talkative. That brings the latest installment of major championship awards:

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Kim, caddie thrust into U.S. Open spotlight

Michael Kim grabbed the attention of the golf world with his unlikely run up the leaderboard on Saturday, but it was his caddie, LaRue Temple, that proved to be the crowd favorite at the U.S. Open.

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With Philly backdrop, Stricker plays the role of Rocky

On a leaderboard packed with talent, 46-year-old Steve Stricker has emerged as the perfect figure to cast in the role of Rocky Balboa.

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Mickelson rises as he plays 'U.S. Open Golf'

For two days, Mickelson played by the rules and was rewarded with a share of the lead at the U.S. Open at Merion. Then he got amnesia for a spell.

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Tiger moves out of contention Saturday at Merion

Remarkably, after making his lone birdie on the opening hole, Tiger Woods shot a 6-over-par 76 at Merion Golf Club in the third round of the U.S. Open.

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U.S. Open: Final round tee times, pairings

Here are the tee times and pairings for the final round of the U.S. Open Sunday at Merion Golf Club in Ardmore, Pa.

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What they're saying: U.S. Open, Third Round

Find out what the pros are saying as they come off the course after the third round of the U.S. Open at Merion Golf Club on Saturday:

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How it happened: Tiger tumbles, Phil leads

Tiger Woods birdied his opening hole Saturday at the U.S. Open, but seven bogeys after that virtually ended his championship hopes. Phil Mickelson's hopes are alive and well, as Lefty leads at 1 under entering Sunday. See how it all unfolded Saturday at Merion.

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Ihm leads Sunnehanna; Cazaubon charges

Steven Ihm held off a hard charge from Rodolfo Cazaubon on Saturday to lead the Sunnehanna Amateur by one shot.

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English teen Hall wins Ladies British Amateur

British teenager Georgia Hall claimed the Ladies British Amateur Championship on Saturday, defeating Luna Sobron of Spain, 1 up.

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Palladino becomes first D-3 player to win Monroe

Nick Palladino, a senior at nearby University of Rochester, became the first Division III collegiate golfer to win the Monroe Invitational.

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Reeves claims 2nd Southeastern title of am career

A final-round 67 allowed Seth Reeves to overtake third-round leader Jimmy Beck on Saturday and win the Southeastern Amateur at the Country Club of Columbus in Columbus, Ga.

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Going by-the-numbers through 36 holes at Merion

From the start -- two par 5s at Nos. 2 and 4 -- to the finish -- especially No. 18 -- Merion offers up a layout that will simply cause heartburn, and the numbers prove it.

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Furyk, Bradley fail to make cut at U.S. Open

Jim Furyk, Graeme McDowell and Keegan Bradley were all on the outside looking in as the cut at the U.S. Open was set at 8 over on Saturday morning.

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U.S. Open: Breaking down amateurs who made cut

In a week that saw a golf course eat some of the world's best golfers alive, it might be surprising to see that four amateurs are among those who will play the final 36 holes at Merion Golf Club. Until you read their impressive amateur resumes.

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Sass, Raines claim Midwest titles

Sass, Raines claim Midwest titles

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U.S. Open: Third-round tee times, pairings

Here are the third-round tee times for the U.S. Open Saturday at Merion Golf Club in Ardmore, Pa.

Friday, June 14

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Big names find big trouble on Friday at Merion

While Adam Scott and Lee Westwood both hold their breath to get inside the cut line at 7 over, Merion showed its teeth on Friday in sending some of golf's best out of contention at the U.S. Open.

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Mickelson retains lead despite tough day with putter

Phil Mickelson had plenty of short birdie misses Friday, but a 20-footer at No. 18 allowed Lefty to jump into a share of the lead with Billy Horschel as play was suspended because of darkness.

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Early exits won't ruin qualifiers' Open experience

From 48-year-old John Nieporte to 18-year-old Gavin Hall, the qualifiers and amateurs in the U.S. Open field understand that the experience is worth much more than the results.

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How it Happened: Day 2, U.S. Open at Merion

Tiger Woods returned to Merion early Friday morning to wrap up an opening-round 3-over 73. Now, he'll look to make up some ground in Round 2 at the U.S. Open. Follow Day 2 developments here!

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Putt for dough? Not Colsaerts, who contends anyway

The worst putter on the PGA Tour, Nicolas Colsaerts somehow remains a contender here in the U.S. Open, 1 over through 36 holes at Merion Golf Club.

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Horschel hits every green, finds Open lead

Hitting 18 greens in regulation in a round is so rare that the USGA is still researching how often it has been done in U.S. Open play.

Mackey wins Southern Junior in sudden death

When David Mackey, the University of Georgia-bound 15-year-old from Bogart, Ga., drained a 30-footer for birdie Friday on the 18th hole at Country Club of Virginia, he didn’t know it would secure him a spot in a playoff for the Southern Junior title.

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Tiger shoots par, says arm hurt at Players

For the second day in a row, Tiger Woods grimaced in pain after several shots, his left arm clearly bothering him at times. Still, he pieced together an even-par 70 while playing 24 holes.

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Lee wins Rolex Girls for third AJGA invite title

Alison Lee, Golfweek’s top-ranked junior girl, claimed her third AJGA invitational title on Friday at the Rolex Girls Junior Championship.

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Gilchrest rallies with 68, wins FootJoy Invitational

Matt Gilchrest claimed his fifth AJGA title on Friday at the FootJoy Invitational. Gilchrest shot a final-round 2-under 70 for a comeback victory.

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My Bag: Billy Horschel at the U.S. Open

A glimpse inside Billy Horschel's bag at the U.S. Open.

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Ihm, Lovelady share 36-hole Sunnehanna lead

Steven Ihm and Tom Lovelady share the second-round lead at the Sunnehanna Amateur. Both players are 3 under through 36 holes at the par-70 Sunnehanna Country Club in Johnstown, Pa.

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My Bag: Luke Donald at the 2013 U.S. Open

A look inside of Luke Donald's bag at the U.S. Open.

Stewart leads Monroe Invitational by one

The Monroe Invitational resumed on Friday after heavy rains and casual water wiped out Thursday’s second round. Vanderbilt’s Hunter Stewart leads after 36 holes at Monroe Golf Club in Pittsford, N.Y.

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At even, Donald finally in contention at a U.S. Open

Luke Donald posted a 2-under 68 in the completion of the first round on Friday morning and followed it with a solid 2-over 72 to keep himself one shot off the clubhouse lead.

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Sass, Raines tame Cog Hill at Golfweek Midwest Jr.

Michael Sass knows the fairways of Cog Hill’s Dubsdread Course from watching PGA Tour players tackle it during the BMW Championship in years past. But television only took the 16-year-old so far.

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Cathrea's summer begins with Porter Cup victory

Casie Cathrea claimed victory at the inaugural Women’s Porter Cup. The Oklahoma State incoming freshman won on Friday with a final-round 2-over 73 in the rain-shortened 36-hole tournament for a total of 4-under 138.

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U.S. Open's first two days have been eventful

It’s time to take a look at some award-worthy performances during the first and second rounds of the 113th U.S. Open: Wicker to water, pain to preparation, and more.

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Ramsey claims Women's Eastern Am title

With a victory at the Women’s Eastern Amateur on June 13, Ashlan Ramsey continues a solid start to her final summer before joining the Clemson roster. The 17-year-old won the Georgia Women’s Amateur on June 5.

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Give college coaches a shot at Walker Cup captaincy

It’s time to consider picking a college coach to captain the Walker Cup team.

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Notes: Westwood's wicker, Stanley's strategy, more

The first round finally finished in colder, wetter and windier conditions than Thursday's start, with players dropping shots and wondering what Merion had in store.

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Klein: 10 reasons why Merion is kicking back

Why is Merion Golf Club kicking serious butt? The first-round leader (Phil Mickelson) is only 3 under, with only five rounds completed in red and an average stroke score of 74.2. Our Bradley S. Klein offers up 10 reasons for Merion's toughness.

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PHOTOS: Going inside Webb Simpson's bag at U.S. Open

Our David Dusek takes you through the bag of defending U.S. Open champion Webb Simpson.

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Baxter (NR, 2014) commits to SMU

Ben Baxter has given a verbal commitment to play for SMU. Baxter, who lives in Flower Mound, Texas, also visited Houston, Arkansas, Indiana and Notre Dame.

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Tiger, Scott, McIlroy provide few first-round fireworks

Merion Golf Club did not prove to be as easy as 1-2-3. At least not for the world's top three players. With Adam Scott picking up a 2-over 72 and Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy both posting 73s, there is plenty of work to be done for the trio.

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U.S. Open: Updated second-round tee times

With two weather delays on Thursday forcing a Friday finish of the first round at the U.S. Open, all second-round tee times were pushed back by three hours. Check out the updated schedule.

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With heavy heart, pro helps late friend's family

PGA Tour Latinoamerica pro Mark Baker wore a commemorative pin while playing 36 holes on golf’s longest day, honoring a late friend while dreaming of qualifying for his first major.

Thursday, June 13

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Minn. resort's initiative promotes walking

Madden’s on Gull Lake, a 63-hole resort in Brainerd, Minn., has instituted walking green fees for all of its courses. It's a bit of a gamble because cart fees are an important revenue stream, but the resort is betting that the policy will generate new business.

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Amateur holds on for Michigan Open victory

A closing even-par round of 72 carried amateur Tom Werkmeister to a two-shot victory over defending champion and mini-tour pro Barrett Kelpin.

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'Bama builds on heartbreak to earn 1st title

“The last two years have been hard, really gut-wrenching," Alabama coach Jay Seawell said of the hard lessons that preceded the Tide's first national championship.

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Mass. Open playoff winner to donate check

Evan Harmeling captures the 2013 Massachusetts Open Championship in a playoff – and says he will donate his winnings to One Fund Boston.

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Notes: Rules officials clear Stricker, Scott

After Steve Stricker took an unplayable lie at the par-3 third hole, a television viewer called in a potential rules violation. Rules officials were having none of it however, leaving Stricker with a 1-over 71.

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Rain, dark give Tiger seemingly needed breaks

Tiger Woods missed fairways and struggled direly with the speed of Merion’s suddenly wet and slowed-down greens in the early going of the U.S. Open.

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5 Things: First round on hold; amateurs make noise

First-round action was halted just after 8 p.m. on Thursday night and is set to resume at 7:15 a.m. on Friday morning.

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Philly lets Sergio hear it; his play speaks for him

Philadelphia fans once booed and threw snowballs at Santa Claus, so there was no way Sergio Garcia wasn't going to feel their wrath. The Spaniard sputtered at the outset but fought back to a respectable 3-over 73.

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How it happened: Tiger struggles early at Merion

Tiger Woods' quest for a fourth U.S. Open title and 15th overall major championship began Thursday at Merion, but it wasn't the start he wanted. Tiger was 2 over through 11 holes before play was called due to darkness. See how it all unfolded:

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Hogan's renowned 1-iron holds celebrity status

The Hogan 1-iron returned to Merion Golf Club for the first time since the day Ben Hogan hit one of golf’s iconic shots in the 1950 U.S. Open.

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Short form: Mickelson takes on Merion without driver

USGA officials regard the U.S. Open as a stern examination of all the clubs in the bag – but Phil Mickelson didn't use the big stick en route to an early 67 at Merion.

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Legend of Amanda Mickelson grows after dad's 67

Given that she’s eight days shy of her 14th birthday and has never swung a club professionally, it wouldn’t figure that Amanda Mickelson would be part of U.S. Open folklore. But she is. Twice.

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Monroe shortened; second round washed out

Heavy rains and casual water on the course canceled Thursday's play at the Monroe Invitational. Tournament officials said the tournament would be shortened to a 54-hole event.

Midwest Girls Final-Round Pairings

Midwest Girls Final-Round Pairings

Midwest Boys Final-Round Pairings

Midwest Boys Final-Round Pairings

Midwest Girls Leaderboard

Midwest Girls Leaderboard

Midwest Boys Leaderboard

Midwest Boys Leaderboard

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Dirty Harry, Tiger highlight USGA's pace-of-play push

What do you get when you cross Dirty Harry with The King and the Pink Panther? Somehow you get the USGA's new pace-of-play initiative. Watch the videos!

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Rain shortens Women's Porter Cup to 36 holes

On Thursday, the Women's Porter Cup went from a two-hour weather delay at 8:30 a.m. to play being cancelled for the day.

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Mother Nature packs more punch than Merion East

While Merion wreaked havoc with a few scorecards early -- just ask Keegan Bradley -- it was Mother Nature that stole the attention on the morning of the first round at the U.S. Open.

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Weather could push U.S. Open to marathon Sunday

With heavy rains a near certainty all day Thursday, Merion's head groundskeeper Matt Shaffer can only wait for a clearing as the U.S. Open may be headed to a 36-hole finale on Father's Day -- especially since rain is slated to return Monday.

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Harmeling tied for Massachusetts Open lead

Evan Harmeling, a member at Andover Country Club, is doing his part to make sure that a Bay State native captures the Massachusetts Open Championship for the sixth time in eight years.

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Weather worries reign supreme as U.S. Open starts

With Merion having taken on plenty of rain since last Friday, a forecasted "derecho" on Thursday could put a major damper on the opening round at the U.S. Open.

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Merion weaves its wicker baskets into golf history

Wicker baskets have been used by a handful of other golf clubs in the U.S., but noplace have they provided a more noticeable twist than at Merion Golf Club's East Course.

Wednesday, June 12

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Flying solo, Homa enjoys U.S. Open spotlight

Max Homa was just one of the five-headed monster that was the Cal men's golf team. Now on his own, Homa is enjoying a coming-out party at the U.S. Open after earning the berth in thrilling fashion.

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Werkmeister chases first Michigan Open title

The 2009 Michigan Amateur champion, Tom Werkmeister has won each of the state's major amateur titles and leads pro Barrett Kelpin by one entering the Michigan Open's final round.

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School's out, but learning sessions endure for Hall

Gavin Hall is still a week from high school graduation, but he's learning more about what he hopes to do with his life with his experiences at the U.S. Open this week at Merion.

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Toy Box Mailbag: Woods' driver choice and more

Readers' queries this week focus on Tiger Woods' driver choice, challenges of using a 64-degree wedge and optimizing driver loft.

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Rude: Reflecting on 75 straight majors

All the miles walked, notes taken and cheap cigars give our Jeff Rude reason to look back on 75 straight major championships.

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Stefani carries pair of 3-irons at Merion

Shawn Stefani relies on a pair of 3-irons – one bent to 2-iron loft – his new normal because hybrids just haven't worked for him.

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Cathrea fires 65 for Women's Porter Cup lead

Dressed in orange and black on Wednesday, it’s no secret where Casie Cathrea is heading in the fall. The Oklahoma State signee shot an opening-round bogey-free 6-under 65 at Niagara Falls Country Club to take a three-shot lead after the first round of the Women’s Porter Cup.

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Setting up NFCC for Women's Porter Cup

Ever wondered how to set up a golf course? Brittany Henderson, the new assistant professional at Niagara Falls Country Club and four-year letter winner at Coastal Carolina, got the opportunity to set up the course this morning for the first Women’s Porter Cup.

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Ruthkoski moves into Michigan Open lead

Andy Ruthkoski of Muskegon started the second round of the Michigan Open Championship wanting to catch first-round leader Tom Werkmeister of Kentwood by the end of the day. He was successful.

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Masters champ changes colors for U.S. Open

For the U.S. Open, Adam Scott officially replaced his Masters putter cover with another designed by Scotty Cameron for this week's championship at Merion.

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Conners grabs early lead at Monroe Invitational

Corey Conners, who just completed his junior season at Kent State, shot 4-under 66 Wednesday to take a two-shot lead after the first round of the Monroe Invitational.

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Barber dead at 82: 'Mr. X' won with unique swing

Barber had battled health issues in recent years, including stomach cancer. “Golf has lost a great man and competitor,” Tour commissioner Tim Finchem said.

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Davis: Merion's roughs, greens Open-ready

USGA executive director Mike Davis says Merion is finally where he hoped it would be from a setup standpoint, with roughs and greens cut to desired heights.

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'While we're young': USGA pitches fast play

During the U.S. Open, USGA president Glen Nager unveiled a pace-of-play public-education campaign designed to combat one of the most significant threats to the game.

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Achenbach: Lob wedge a key at Merion

At rain-soaked Merion, the lob wedge appears destined to play a pivotal role, says our James Achenbach.

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GW Junior Invitational 2013 - Midwest: Lemont, IL

GW Junior Invitational 2013 - Midwest: Lemont, IL

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2013 Golfweek Division I All-Americans

Here is Golfweek's list of Division I All-Americans for the 2012-13 season.

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5 Things: Repeat winner? Plus, Merion's Fateful Five

As the final 24 hours begin to tick off the clock before the first official tee ball is sent into the air at the U.S. Open, there are plenty of storylines to watch as the 156-player field tries to tame the historic Merion Golf Club. Here are 5 Things to watch before Thursday's first round.

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Going low at Merion? History doesn't back it up

How low will they go at Merion? Many think that the U.S. Open scoring record is in jeopardy, but our Alex Miceli says that history doesn't support that sentiment.

Tuesday, June 11

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Open season in Michigan, too - Werkmeister leads

The rain was relentless, but so was Tom Werkmeister in taking a three-shot lead during the first round of the 2013 Michigan Open Championship.

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'Landmark' Merion Golf Club braces for assault

A deluge of rain has stacked the deck against feisty, old Merion Golf Club. But this is old hat for a course that has raised questions of whether time has passed it by each time it has hosted the Open.

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Merion Golf Club's 17th adds brawn to test

Merion Golf Club’s brawn is delivered in scattered doses, much of it coming on three stout par-3 holes, including the 246-yard 17th, its tiered green protected by a lineup of rugged, jagged bunkers.

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Rude: Flap with Tiger could help Garcia mature

Let’s hope the fallout shame Sergio Garcia has felt serves as an "Aha!" moment, one that launches him out of a stunted adolescence into a mature adult. Time will tell.

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Mud balls could toughen up Merion Golf Club

Golf rewards control and control freaks, so everything that can be controlled is controlled – which is why golfers hate mud. But they'll have to deal with it at Merion.

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Merion’s 15th presents an infernal double-cross

On a Merion East Course famed for its very long holes and very short holes, the 15th fits neatly into the middle – and is simply masterful in showing how angles of play can be mind-bending.

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For family, Mickelson ducks away from Merion

Phil Mickelson decided a while back to be home in Rancho Santa Fe, Calif., on the Wednesday before the first round of the U.S. Open to attend his daughter Amanda’s graduation from eighth grade.

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Women's Porter Cup to take game to new heights

The power of the Porter Cup name. This week, the inaugural Women’s Porter Cup takes place at Niagara Falls Country Club in Lewiston, N.Y., to help promote the women’s game.

Midwest girls first-round pairings

Midwest Girls First-Round Pairings

FootJoy Invitational loses PGA Tour exemption

The winner of the FootJoy Invitational will no longer receive a sponsor exemption into the Wyndham Championship, which will conclude the 2013 PGA Tour regular season.

Midwest boys first-round pairings

Midwest Boys First-Round Pairings

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Woods on winning majors: 'It wasn't ever easy'

Tiger Woods, surprised by niece-turned-interviewer Cheyenne Woods during his press conference, addressed the Sergio Garcia situation, Merion's sloppy conditions and what drives him to success.

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Burns enters FootJoy Invitational on hot streak

Sam Burns has been on a tear recently, competing in a U.S. Open sectional qualifier, winning a high school state championship and finishing well in two top junior events. Now he hopes to continue that momentum at the FootJoy Invitational.

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Play our Major Challenge and win big! Sign up now!

Are you ready for the year's second major? Think you have a beat on who is going to win? Play our Major Challenge now to win big prizes!

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Q&A: Webb Simpson, 2012 U.S. Open champion

The defending U.S. Open champion reveals how he switched gear before he won his first major – and says he's not afraid to give up anchored putting.

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Sisk, 48, brings perspective to the U.S. Open mix

Geoff Sisk entered the U.S. Open local qualifier in an attempt simply to get a competitive round under his belt. A few short weeks later, the 48-year-old will tee it up in his seventh U.S. Open.

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U.S. Open a surprising struggle for Donald, Johnson

Look up and down the entry list and you’ll find curiosities with players when it comes to the U.S. Open, but nothing confounds quite like the overall record of Luke Donald and Zach Johnson.

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Trip down memory lane reveals Open's true colors

Our James Achenbach spent many years attempting to qualify for the "National Open." Although he never made it out of local qualifying, he still continues to be fulfilled by the process.

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Cal sophomore Michael Kim wins Haskins Award

Sophomore Michael Kim won the Haskins Award, becoming the first Cal player in 43 years to accomplish the feat, the Fred Haskins Commission announced Tuesday.

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U.S. Open: Wet weather dampens spirits at Merion

For now, the low-lying 11th hole at Merion, a 367-yard par 4 that culminates in a small green wrapped by Cobbs Creek, is sitting high and dry. The same can’t be said for the spirits at the U.S. Open venue.

Monday, June 10

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What they're saying: U.S. Open week at Merion

Here is a handful of posts via Twitter from pro golfers and top figures of the sport during U.S. Open week at Merion GC in Ardmore, Pa.:

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PHOTOS: Equipment on the range at U.S. Open

Our David Dusek was on the range at Merion's West Course to take a gander at all the new equipment in play for this week's U.S. Open.

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Scott measures preparation by confidence it builds

So with an uncluttered mind and a plan that he feels comfortable following, Scott comes to Merion for the 2013 U.S. Open ready to chase golf's Grand Slam.

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Whaley draws inspiration from her mother

Junior golfer Kelly Whaley draws inspiration from her mother, Suzy, who became the first woman in 58 years to qualify and participate in a PGA Tour event when she played in the 2003 Greater Hartford Open.

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U.S. rounds played down 14.8 percent in April

Rounds played in the U.S. fell nearly 15 percent in April, with greater rainfall in 5 of the 8 reporting regions contributing to the decline.

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Monday rains further soften U.S. Open course

Much of Merion's East Course has withstood recent rains. But the 11th hole needed some work on a bunker as U.S. Open week began with practice delays.

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Nike unveils Merion style for Woods, McIlroy

Here's a glimpse at what Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy will be wearing at Merion this week.

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Player diary: Brad Dalke (Part 7)

Brad Dalke joins the Golfweek.com staff as a player blogger for the 2013 junior golf season. Check out his blog about U.S. Open sectional qualifying and the Thunderbird International Junior.

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U.S. Open: Tiger headlines staff predictions

Our staff of experts will be on the ground all week at Merion Golf Club in Ardmore, Pa., and took a few moments to study the field and make a few predictions: favorite, underdog, low amateur and the winning score.

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Future uncertain for Wegmans LPGA Championship

The future of the Wegmans LPGA Championship is uncertain with key contracts up this year. But commissioner Mike Whan said he'd "be the most surprised" if the event doesn't return to Rochester as a major next year.

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U.S. Open: Stanley, Palmer among 6 additions

Kyle Stanley and Ryan Palmer were among six players added to the U.S. Open on Monday morning, completing the 156-player field at Merion.

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Coaches announce NJCAA All-Americans

On the first team, Ben Welle of Scottsdale CC ranks highest on Golfstat.com’s NJCAA watch list at No. 3. Highlighting the All-District teams is Jamie Warman of Odessa College, No. 2 on the Golfstat watch list.

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Takes special player to bounce back from major flub

It takes a special player to overcome a meltdown and win one of golf's top prizes says our Jeff Rude.

Sunday, June 9

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5 Things: English wins, Mickelson surges

Forgive Harris English if he isn’t thinking about next week’s U.S. Open just yet, instead stopping to savor his first PGA Tour victory by two shots over Phil Mickelson and Scott Stallings. Here are 5 Things to Know from the final round of the St. Jude Classic.

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Park wins playoff to claim LPGA Championship

Inbee Park birdied the third hole of a sudden-death playoff with Catriona Matthew to win the rain-delayed Wegmans LPGA Championship on Sunday.

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U.S. romps to 11-point Palmer Cup victory

The U.S. Palmer Cup squad didn't take its collective foot off the gas on Sunday at the Wilmington Golf Club, securing the title behind more dominating play in a 20.5-9.5 thrashing of Europe.

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Frost holds off Couples for Regions Tradition win

David Frost parred the final two holes to hold on for a one-stroke victory over Fred Couples on Sunday in the Regions Tradition, the South African's his first Champions Tour major title.

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How it Happened: English wins St. Jude Classic

A late birdie-bogey swing with co-leader Scott Stallings gave Harris English a two-shot lead to protect as he closed out the last two holes in Memphis for his first PGA Tour victory.

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Winner's Circle: Harris English, St. Jude Classic

Harris English finished two shots better than Scott Stallings and Phil Mickelson at the FedEx St. Jude Classic on Sunday to claim his first PGA Tour win. Here's a look at the clubs the former University of Georgia star used at TPC Southwind.

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Shifting gears: Hole-by-hole at Merion

They’ll be tacking, shifting gears, constantly adjusting at Merion. All of which could make for great spectator viewing – and the occasional road wreckage as players come unglued and fall by the wayside.

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Luiten wins Lyoness Open for 2nd Euro Tour win

Joost Luiten of the Netherlands won the Lyoness Open by two shots for his second European Tour title.

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Park takes one-shot lead over Pressel at Wegmans

The leaderboard at the Wegmans LPGA Championship looks oddly familiar. Five of the top six players are South Koreans, and four of those Koreans are major champions.

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Raymond captures St. Andrews Links Trophy

Neil Raymond used a final-round, 3-under 69 to capture the St. Andrews Links Trophy and likely secure a spot on Europe's Walker Cup squad in September.

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U.S. Open: Closer look at 20 key players at Merion

A capsule look at 20 top players for the 113th U.S. Open golf championship, to be played June 13-16 at Merion Golf Club in Ardmore, Pa.

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U.S. Opens at Merion: Trevino, Hogan among winners

A look at the four previous U.S. Opens held at Merion Golf Club in Ardmore, Pa., won by Olin Dutra, Ben Hogan, Lee Trevino and David Graham

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U.S. Open: Sergio Garcia's playing career at crossroads

Even as he approaches the prime of his career, the best times for Sergio Garcia seem to be so far behind him. How will he handle the pressure in the city of Brotherly Love? It will depend on how thick his skin is, which hasn't been his strong suit.

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U.S. Open: Merion takes us back to the future

Brad Klein says taking the U.S. Open to an intimate, classic course means everything shrinks, including revenue. It's a gamble the USGA hopes will pay off.

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Despite U.S. Open victory, Ouimet remained gracious, humble

At a time when golf was dominated by the Brits and the game was only for the elite, Francis Ouimet and his 10-year-old caddie, Eddie Lowery, scripted an incredible story by winning the 1913 U.S. Open.

Saturday, June 8

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Frost leads Couples by one at Regions Tradition

David Frost birdied the 16th and 17th holes Saturday en route to a 6-under 66 and a one-stroke lead over Fred Couples after the third round of the Regions Tradition at Shoal Creek.

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Pressel is 'letting the athlete back out' at Wegmans

The last time Morgan Pressel held a 36-hole lead was here at Locust Hill in 2008, before this tournament became a major. The last time Pressel won a tournament also was in 2008, at the Kapalua LPGA Classic.

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U.S. takes commanding 8-point lead at Palmer Cup

After going 4.5-0.5 in the morning four-ball session, the U.S. picked up six more points in the afternoon singles play to take a commanding 11.5-3.5 Palmer Cup lead over Europe.

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Palmetto: Reach defeats Strohmeyer in playoff

Nicholas Reach birdied the second hole of a sudden-death playoff with Scott Strohmeyer to kick off his summer with a win at the Palmetto Amateur at the par-70 Palmetto Golf Club in Aiken, S.C.

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5 Things: Stefani overcomes quad to take St. Jude lead

Shawn Stefani fired a 4-under 66 on Saturday -- a round that included a quadruple-bogey -- to take a one-shot lead over Harris English heading into Sunday's final round at the FedEx St. Jude Classic in Memphis.

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How it happened: Stefani takes one-shot lead

Despite a quadruple-bogey on the par-3 11th, Shawn Stefani was able to battle back with four birdies over his final five holes to take a one-shot lead at the FedEx St. Jude Classic on Saturday.

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Orrin, 19, lurking at St. Andrews Links Trophy

Max Orrin has given the Great Britain & Ireland Walker Cup selectors something to think about recently with two wins. He could make them think just a little bit harder by winning the St. Andrews Links Trophy.

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Merion’s 11th holds its head above water – barely

Heavy rains in the Philadelphia area have somehow spared Merion Golf Club’s notoriously flood-prone 11th green. With thunderstorms in the forecast next week, officials are not out of the woods just yet.

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Opposite tactics drive both Wie, Stanford to success

Michelle Wie decided to use driver only twice on Saturday. Angela Stanford used it everywhere. The result? They are both in contention.

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Luiten shoots 67 for 3-shot lead at Lyoness Open

Joost Luiten of the Netherlands shot a 5-under 67 Saturday, extending his lead to three strokes heading into the final round of the Lyoness Open.

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DiLisio's great-grandfather caddied for Hogan at U.S. Open

Up-and-coming junior golfer Isabella DiLisio's great-grandfather, Nick Ciocca, was on the bag for Ben Hogan the day he hit his famous 1-iron at Merion Golf Club East during the U.S. Open.

Friday, June 7

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Vincennes wraps up NJCAA Div. III national title

Vincennes (Ind.) finished four shots ahead of Sandhills Community College (Pinehurst, N.Y.) and five ahead of host Jamestown (N.Y.) for the NJCAA Division III Men’s Championship.

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St. Jude Classic: Tee times, Round 3

Leader Harris English and Shawn Stefani will bring up the rear in the final group of the FedEx St. Jude Classic's third round in Memphis, Tenn. See more top groups in the complete pairings and tee times.

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Waldorf moves into Regions lead

Duffy Waldorf shot a 4-under 68 Friday to take a one-stroke lead over Jeff Sluman after the soggy, weather-delayed second round of the Regions Tradition, the second of five Champions Tour majors.

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5 Things: In Memphis, English seeks first Tour win

After six players held a share of the top spot after the first round of the FedEx St. Jude Classic, Harris English shot 6-under 64 to move to 10 under and take a two-shot lead. Here are 5 Things you need to know.

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How it Happened: English commandeers St. Jude lead

Six golfers head into the second round with a share of the lead, one stroke ahead of a pack of 11. Keep up with the second round of the St. Jude Classic right here.

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U.S. Open tee times: Storm delays Thursday groups

Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy and Adam Scott, the top three-ranked players in the world, respectively, will play together for the first two rounds of the U.S. Open, which will begin Thursday at Merion Golf Club in Ardmore, Pa.

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Ringler: Match play gives NCAAs staying power

If moments are what define an event, then there’s been no shortage of definition for the NCAA Championship since match play was added five years ago.

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Luiten posts 68 for one-shot lead at Lyoness Open

Joost Luiten of the Netherlands shot a 4-under 68 Friday to take a one-stroke lead into the third round of the Lyoness Open.

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Pressel grinds on in pursuit of Solheim Cup spot

Meg Mallon described Morgan Pressel as Rosie Jones reincarnated. A fighter. A grinder. A player who knows how to get the ball in the hole.

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Tropical storm suspends first round at Palmer Cup

As Tropical Storm Andrea moved up the East Coast on Friday, it wreaked havoc on the first round of the Palmer Cup. Play was suspended for the day and is set to resume Saturday at 7:30 a.m.

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Pratt leaves Tulane for associate position at Auburn

Andrew Pratt has resigned as the head women’s golf coach at Tulane and will be the associate head golf coach at Auburn.

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Amy Anderson to make pro debut in Canada

North Dakota State’s Amy Anderson has signed with an agent as she prepares to turn professional.

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Tropical storm wipes out third round of Palmetto

Tropical Storm Andrea has caused a the third round of the Palmetto Amateur to be canceled.

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Sectionals reward more than just the qualifiers

Watching any of the recent 36-hole U.S. Open sectional qualifiers offered a treat for fans. It’s an up-close-and-personal experience.

Thursday, June 6

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Sam Love leads Palmetto by 1 over Strohmeyer, Jacobs

Sam Love's 65 during a rainy Thursday lifted him to the lead at the Palmetto Amateur, 1 ahead of Scott Strohmeyer and Carson Jacobs.

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5 Things: Love among leaders in Memphis

On a day when low scores were held in check, a handful of 40-somethings turned in impressive first-round performances at the FedEx St. Jude Classic, including Davis Love II, who is part of a six-way tie for the lead at 4 under. Here are 5 Things you need to know.

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U.S. Open: Facts, figures at Merion

Facts and figures for the 113th U.S. Open golf championship at Merion Golf Club in Ardmore, Pa.

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Sluman takes early lead at Regions Tradition

Jeff Sluman birdied No. 17 en route to a 7-under 65 and a one-stroke lead over Couples after the first round in the Regions Tradition, the second of five Champions Tour majors.

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How it Happened: Six share first-round lead at St. Jude

Davis Love III and Stuart Appleby are two of the six co-leaders after Thursday's first round of the FedEx St. Jude Classic, with another 11 just one shot back. Recap the first-round action here.

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Palmer Cup headed to Rich Harvest Farms in 2015

As part of the 2013 Palmer Cup opening ceremonies on Thursday, the 2015 and ’17 U.S. Palmer Cup venues were revealed. The international match will be played at Rich Harvest Farms in 2015 and Atlanta Athletic Club in ’17.

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Decoding TaylorMade's U.S. Open logo

A TaylorMade tradition continues at the U.S. Open with the creation of another major championship logo. Here's what the design means.

Longtime Youngstown State women's coach retires

Longtime Youngstown State women’s coach Roseann Schwartz has announced her retirement. Schwartz created the women’s golf program at 1996, and in the past 17 years, guided the program to a pair of Horizon League titles.

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Christovich among mid-ams trying to make noise

With two mid-amateur berths on the line for the 2013 Walker Cup team, the likes of Patrick Christovich are using it as an added incentive to try and garner some national attention.

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Lewis shoots 63 for lead in Lyoness Open

England's Tom Lewis shot a 9-under 63 Thursday for a two-stroke lead after the opening round of the Lyoness Open.

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U.S. Open: Tiger headlines odds at Merion

Here is a look at the odds for the 2013 U.S. Open at Merion Golf Club.

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U.S. Open: A look at the field at Merion

A look at the 150 players in the the 113th U.S. Open, to be played June 13-16 at Merion Golf Club. There are still six spots remaining, which will be settled with the OWGR on June 10.

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In rainy Rochester, more shopping than swinging

Brittany Lang’s Thursday afternoon agenda: wedding gown shopping. With play canceled for the day at the Wegmans LPGA Championship, Lang and several of her bridesmaids will be scouring dresses at the local David’s Bridal.

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Grillo (NR, 2014) commits to Boston College

Marissa Grillo of Avon, Conn., has given a verbal commitment to play college golf for Boston College. Grillo also made unofficial visits to Brown, William and Mary and Dartmouth.

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Scores: Round 4, FedEx St. Jude Classic

Check out the Round 4 leaderboard from the FedEx St. Jude Classic in Memphis.

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Cal's Kim tops Golfweek's All-America lists

Michael Kim leads Golfweek’s list of All-Americans for the 2012-13 season.

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Tape delayed: Visual memories surface for 'Mr. 59'

Al Geiberger, 'Mr. 59,' recently sold the memorabilia associated with his record round, but now he has the visual archives to last a lifetime

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D. White takes first-round lead at Palmetto

Davin White completed play just before dark Wednesday and it was good enough to give him the clubhouse lead after the first round of the Palmetto Amateur. White, of Locust Grove, Ga., shot a opening 5-under 66 to take a one-shot lead at Palmetto Golf Club in Aiken, S.C.

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2013 Cal or 1982 UCLA? Let's take a closer look . . .

Cal won a modern-day record 11 tournaments in the 2012-13 season. UCLA won 13 times in the 1981-82 season. But there is a distinct difference between the two teams, and our Cassie Stein breaks it all down.

Wednesday, June 5

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FedEx St. Jude Classic: Tee times, Round 2

Here are the tee times for the first and second rounds of the FedEx St. Jude Classic at TPC Southwind in Memphis, Tenn.

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Koreans' challenge on LPGA: Turn success into recognition

The chances of an Asian-born player winning the Wegmans LPGA Championship are about as good as Thursday’s forecast for rain. Well, maybe not 90 percent strong, but showing up without an umbrella would be downright foolish. Same for betting against the Asians.

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Golf rules bifurcation? We've already got it underfoot

Among this week's topic: Lee Janzen was disqualified after an opening 75 in 36-hole U.S. Open sectional qualifying because he wore steel spikes at a soft-spikes facility after not reading the rules sheet.

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Shoulder hurt, A. Jutanugarn WDs from Wegmans

Ariya Jutanugarn withdrew from the Wegmans LPGA Championship with a sore right shoulder. The 17-year-old tripped when she ran down the 12th tee box at Locust Hill Country Club.

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KBS launches C-Taper Lite shafts

Shaft manufacturer KBS' latest offering aims to bring C-Taper feel to the masses.

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As Haskins voting period ends, Kim still the favorite

Three days after the end of the season, California’s Michael Kim remains a favorite for the Haskins Award.

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World's highest-paid athletes: Woods No. 1

Tiger Woods returned to No. 1 on Forbes' list of the world's highest-paid athletes, which came out Wednesday.

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Georgetown's Brophy picks up bag for Gonzales

Georgetown women's golf coach Katie Brophy got a call from childhood friend Andres Gonzales on May 25 when the Web.com Tour player needed a looper in Potomac, Md.

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Open qualifier Smith connects with New Hampshire

Nothing on his resume mentioned even a whisper of golf ability, but Jesse Smith figured he had to seize the moment.

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Chapman WDs from U.S. Open; Stallings lands spot

Roger Chapman has withdrawn from the 2013 U.S. Open, citing a shoulder injury. Chapman won last year’s U.S. Senior Open to earn an exemption.

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USC's Park leads Golfweek's list of All-Americans

Golfweek has announced its list of All-Americans for the 2012-13 season. All five members of USC’s national-championship winning squad earned the postseason honor.

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Fantasy Tip Sheet: FedEx St. Jude Classic

While much of the golf world begins to focus on the U.S. Open at Merion next week, part of that field will use the FedEx St. Jude Classic as a warmup for the year's second major. Here are this week's predictions for Memphis.

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One and done: Texas' Stone turns pro

Brandon Stone has turned professional after his freshman season at Texas. The South African, who was named the 2013 NCAA freshman of the year, signed a management contract with IMG.

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Toy Box Mailbag: How pros prep for Merion

This week's inquiries deal with Tour players' gear choices for the U.S. Open, Callaway's new fairway woods and a quest for the perfect stand bag.

Tuesday, June 4

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Toy Box: Kuchar mixes it up for Memorial

Matt Kuchar’s winning bag at the Memorial was full of surprises. Following his victory earlier in the year at the WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship, Kuchar has changed three clubs: 3-wood, hybrid and putter.

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Jutanugarn injures shoulder in Wegmans practice

Ariya Jutanugarn opened her week at the Wegmans LPGA Championship with a tumble down a hill at Locust Hill Country Club in Pittsford, N.Y.

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Tseng signs with IMG for representation

Former World No. 1 Yani Tseng has signed with IMG for management and marketing. Tseng, 24, was under IMG’s wing early in her career, changed management but now is back with the company.

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Schupak: Open-qualifier WDs not part of job

To some pros, withdrawing once your U.S. Open qualifying chance dwindle is pragmatic, simply good business. If you’re not going to make it, save your energy. But this is also their job.

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Golfweek/Sagarin Player of the Year: Michael Kim

California’s Michael Kim topped the Golfweek/Sagarin College Rankings at the end of the year.

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Golfweek/Sagarin Team of the Year: California

The Golden Bears ended the season atop the Golfweek/Sagarin College Rankings after bowing out in the semifinals of the NCAA Championship.

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In this issue: June 7, 2013

Inside the June 7, 2013 issue of Golfweek:

Cates-Moore steps down at Fresno State

Angie Cates-Moore is stepping down as head women’s golf coach at Fresno State to spend more time with her family. Her resignation becomes effective Aug. 1, and the university will immediately begin a national search for her replacement.

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Trump protege's persistence leads to U.S. Open

John Nieporte was tired of kicking around mini-tours, especially as a married man with a growing family. But, on one fateful Sunday morning in 2003, Donald Trump would change his life forever, leading to a U.S. Open slot a decade later.

Monday, June 3

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Complete coverage: 2013 U.S. Open Sectionals

We were all over the United States to bring you updates all day long, as well as features and notes from each site. Here is our complete coverage from Monday's U.S. Open Sectionals.

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5 Things, Dallas: Spieth among qualifiers

PGA Tour players Jordan Spieth and Ryan Palmer were among the notables in the U.S. Open sectional qualifier in Dallas, with Spieth tying for medalist honors and Palmer still in a playoff to be settled Tuesday.

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5 Things, Newport Beach: Kim seizes day

Bio Kim torched the Newport Beach Country Club course in his first 18 holes of the day, tacking on 10 birdies and only one bogey on his way to shooting a 9-under 62.

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Guthrie takes final spot in Columbus playoff

Darkness was setting in at 9:02 p.m. Monday at the Lakes Golf & Country Club and PGA Tour rookie Luke Guthrie stood over one of the biggest putts of his young life.

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Memphis: Langley aces as Sutherland medals

The wait was worth it as Scott Langley made his first hole-in-one, while Kevin Sutherland kept his cool and earned medalist honors at U.S. Open Sectional Qualifying in Memphis, Tenn.

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Collins qualifies with help from seasoned mentor

No, the winner of the U.S. Open sectional qualifier at the Tumble Creek Club was not a college player. The winner was 34-year-old Wil Collins of Albuquerque, N.M., who was shadowed during every step of the 36-hole competition by his 72-year-old teacher, Dave Walters.

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Notes: Hahn advances with father, sister at his side

John Hahn provided his father the ultimate Father's Day present -- the opportunity to caddie for him on Sunday at the U.S. Open after rounds of 65-71 helped him secure a spot at Merion.

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5 Things, Ball Ground: Nelson, Kim, Murray advance

A day after the NCAA Championship, California's Michael Kim was among three players to advance to the U.S. Open from sectional qualifying in Ball Ground, Ga.

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Sectional Tracker: Follow U.S. Open qualifiers all day

We'll keep you updated with the latest scores, notes, photos and Tweets from the U.S. Open sectional qualifying around the country on Monday. Follow now!

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5 Things, St. Louis: Blake pulls away late

Champions Tour regular Jay Don Blake posted the lowest 18-hole score of the day to distance himself from the pack, but it was a playoff that decided who would seize the final spot.

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Among regional hosts, Tumble Creek stands out

How tough is Tumble Creek? It is a par-71 layout that plays to about 7,200 yards from the back tees. The greens are diabolical. Picture Augusta National in the mountains.

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5 Things, Springfield: Stuard, Brown move on

Thirty-nine players for two spots. That was the scenario Monday at the U.S. Open sectional qualifier at Springfield (Ohio) Country Club. And in the end it was Brian Stuard and Brandon Brown grabbing the two coveted spots for next week's championship at Merion Golf Club in Ardmore, Pa.

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5 Things, Rockville: Sullivan soars; Janzen DQ'd

The U.S. Open sectional qualifier at Woodmont Country Club in Rockville, Md., ended, not surprisingly, with a playoff for the eighth and final spot in the national championship.

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Phelan shows off growth in securing U.S. Open spot

Fresh off a heartbreaking exit at the NCAA Championships with North Florida, 22-year-old Irishman Kevin Phelan showed plenty of mettle in taming the Ritz-Carlton Members Golf Club to earn a spot in his second U.S. Open.

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For 20 minutes, Matthews' dream was reality

Brandon Matthews went from ecstasy to agony in 20 minutes, holing out a chip shot at the last to seemingly advance to the U.S. Open, then watching others pass him on the leaderboard.

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Texas-bound Hall storms his way to Merion

A rainy start gives way to late-day fireworks at the Met Section's U.S. Open Sectional Qualifier.

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Scott says he won't fight anchoring ban

Three prominent touring pros who use the anchoring stroke with long or belly putters – Tim Clark, Carl Pettersson and Adam Scott – were disclosed to have retained legal counsel.

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Player Diary: Ashlan Ramsey (Part 9)

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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Karlsson resigns European Tour membership

Robert Karlsson, a member of the European Tour since 1991, realized he no longer could meet the 13-start minimum to keep his card and resigned his membership.

Sunday, June 2

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5 Things: Kuchar cruises while Tiger improves

Matt Kuchar had no clear challengers Sunday as he won the Memorial Tournament; Tiger Woods turned things around late; more in our 5 Things to Know.

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Cochran, healthy, wins on Champions Tour

Finally healthy, Russ Cochran broke through with a win at the Principal Charity Classic that thrust him back into title contention on the Champions Tour.

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Winner's Circle: Matt Kuchar, Memorial

Matt Kuchar won his second PGA Tour event of the 2013 season, the Memorial, by two shots. Here is a complete list of the clubs he used at Muirfield.

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Putnam wins second straight Web.com event

Michael Putnam won his second straight Web.com Tour title Sunday, closing with a 68 in the Mid-Atlantic Championship a week after winning the Mexico Open.

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Ilonen finishes with 69 to win Nordea Masters

The 33-year-old Finn shot a 69 Sunday to win with an overall 21-under total on the Bro Hof Slott course. It is Ilonen's first European Tour victory since he won the same event in 2007.

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Webb ends LPGA win drought

Ending a two-year drought on the LPGA Tour wasn't on Karrie Webb's mind in the ShopRite LPGA Classic. Winning one for her seriously ill grandmother was.

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Sorenstam selected for Memorial's 2014 honor

Each year the Memorial Tournament honors a prominent player or contributor to golf. The 2014 honoree will be former LPGA star Annika Sorenstam, the committee announced Sunday.

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How it Happened: Kuchar's steady final round seals Memorial

Recap the top action of the Memorial's final round as Matt Kuchar began the day with a two-stroke lead – and Tiger Woods starts near the bottom of the leaderboard, not gaining much ground.

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Nicklaus presents awards to five top college golfers

Jack Nicklaus presented his namesake awards for the top collegians Sunday at the Memorial and spoke about his days in the early 1960s playing at Ohio State.

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Balicki: Illinois proves it can hang with the big boys

With Cal, Alabama and Texas drew the bulk of the attention in the college golf world this season, but it was upstart Illinois that nearly stole the show, proving that the Illini's program is alive and well.

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Strohmeyer proves to be Tide's unknown catalyst

Senior Scott Strohmeyer struggled early in his Alabama career with attitude and coachability, but his commitment to maturing allowed himself and another relative unknown in Trey Mullinax play a huge part in the Tide winning it all on Sunday.

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Alabama claims 2013 National Championship

Alabama got sweet redemption in winning its first-ever National Championship with a 4-1 victory over Illinois at The Capital City Club's Crabapple course. Last year, the Crimson Tide lost to Texas in a heartbreaker.

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How it happened: Alabama wins first NCAA title

Alabama has its redemption. Y year after a heartbreaking loss in the NCAA Championship, the Tide secured a 4-1 win over Illinois on Sunday at the Capital City Club to win the school's first national championship. See how it all unfolded.

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Feng shoots 67, takes ShopRite LPGA lead

Shanshan Feng, who last year became the first Chinese player to win an LPGA Tour title and a major event in capturing the LPGA Championship, shot a marvelous 4-under 67 before the wind picked up Saturday and grabbed a three-shot lead heading into the final round.

Saturday, June 1

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NCAA final: A player-by-player scouting report

Alabama and Illinois set their lineups on Saturday afternoon, and our Lance Ringler breaks down each match for Sunday's championship at Capital City Club.

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5 Things: Kuchar, Henry among few moving up

Third-round leader Matt Kuchar made five birdies against just three bogeys in windy conditions, while J.J. Henry was one of the few to break 70 in the Memorial on Saturday.

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Withdrawals coming in for U.S. Open qualifying

The withdrawals are starting to come in for Monday’s 36-hole qualifier for the U.S. Open at Merion.

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Rude: Tiger goes from tuneup to tuned out

Tiger Woods came to the Memorial for a final U.S. Open tuneup looking for his fifth victory of the 2013 PGA Tour season. Instead, he got the highest nine-hole score of his pro career.

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U.S. Open qualifying not highest priority for Small

Illinois' Mike Small, Alex Burge and Thomas Pieters will convene on Sunday to talk about their plans for U.S. Open sectional qualifying.

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Memorial tee times: Final round

Tee times and pairings for Sunday's final round of the Memorial Tournament at Muirfield Village in Dublin, Ohio.

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Illinois upsets Cal in NCAA semifinal

Illinois' dream season continued while Cal's came to a heartbreaking end after the Illini won 3-2 Saturday in the NCAA Championship semifinals.

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How it Happened: Kuchar leads Memorial, Tiger sinks

The leaders are on the course, while Tiger Woods is faltering. Keep up with the top action of Saturday's third round at Memorial, with players in threesomes due to this week's weather at Muirfield Village.

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Alabama tops Georgia Tech, back in NCAA final

Alabama defeated Georgia Tech Saturday to advance to its second straight NCAA Championship final. Not only will the Crimson Tide get another shot at the school's first national title, but they will also no longer have to answer questions about last year's championship-match loss to Texas.

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Marquee match: Tide's Whitsett continues to roll

Alabama's Cory Whitsett has been on fire thus far in NCAA match play, going 12 under through only 30 holes, including a 3-and-2 victory over Georgia Tech's Ollie Schniederjans.

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Marquee match: Illinois' Pieters squeaks past Homa

It was 2012 NCAA medalist, Illinois' Thomas Pieters, against 2013 medalist, California's Max Homa, in the semifinals of the NCAA Championship, where Pieters came out the victor in 20 holes at The Capital City Club's Crabapple course.

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NCAA Tracker: Final Fore at Capital City Club

Cal vs. Illinois. Georgia Tech vs. Alabama. It doesn't get much better than that in college golf, as the final four teams battle for a spot in Sunday's NCAA finale. Stay up-to-date all day with our Tracker!

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Player diary: Matt Gilchrest (Part 3)

Matt Gilchrest joins the Golfweek.com staff as a player blogger for the 2013 junior golf season. Check out his post from the AJGA HP Boys Championship.

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Memorial tee times: Third round

Tee times and pairings for Saturday's third round at the Memorial Tournament, held at Muirfield Village in Dublin, Ohio:

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