News for Sunday, June 16, 2013

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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.