News for Thursday, June 20, 2013


News 2013 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 Eagle Golf, says the key to fixing slow play is working together – not pointing blame.

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.