News for Monday, August 11, 2014

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Schniederjans among big names in trouble at Am

Ollie Schniederjans, the world’s top-ranked amateur, could be in a world of trouble after opening with a 2-over 73 in the first round of stroke-play qualifying at the 114th U.S. Amateur at Atlanta Athletic Club.

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Trio share 2014 U.S. Amateur lead at 6 under

Sam Horsfield, Jimmy Beck and Taylor Moore combined for 20 birdies on Monday at the U.S. Amateur, leaving each with 6-under rounds at the Atlanta Athletic Club.

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Garrick inches closer to breakthrough at U.S. Am

If anyone is overdue for a victory, it's Jonathan Garrick. He has moved closer to earning medalist honors at the U.S. Amateur after a 4-under 67 at Atlanta Athletic Club's Highlands Course on Monday.

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Final matches set at Golfweek Senior Match Play

The Golfweek Senior National Match Play Championship has been whittled down to four players. Steve Hudson and Pat Thompson will meet in the Senior division final on Aug. 12 at the Dormie Club in West End, N.C., and Walt Martin will meet Don Marsh in the Super Senior final.

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Aussie Taylor Macdonald finds his rhythm in U.S.

When you know your strengths, play to them. That’s how Australian Taylor Macdonald is going about his four-week business trip to the United States, and it's showing at the U.S. Amateur.

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Thomson relishes the challenge of U.S. Amateur

Will Thomson, 13, is the youngest U.S. Amateur qualifier in history, but his game and attitude are well beyond his years.

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New details emerge in Gregory's resignation at SMU

SMU men’s coach Josh Gregory resigned under pressure Friday in the wake of reputed rules violations, Golfweek has learned. Among the alleged violations were text messages sent to recruits in violation of NCAA rules.

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New PGA Tour event opposite British Open

The PGA Tour will again host a tournament while the game's best are playing the British Open in 2015 -- with Opelika, Ala., set to be the host city, reports say.

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Pan, Shelton, McCarthy near lead early at U.S. Amateur

The race for match play at one of the most grueling tests in golf, the 114th U.S. Amateur, kicked off Monday at the Atlanta Athletic Club -- with the normal suspects making their presence felt immediately.

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Dusek: Learn to love the PGA Championship

The PGA Championship gets the short end of the major championship stick -- but for more than a decade, the PGA Championship has delivered some of most riveting drama in the sport.

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Bard fights off nerves in first U.S. Amateur

Nerves can get the best of anyone, especially a first-time U.S. Amateur participant. Derek Bard practically shanked his first iron shot, but finished with a 2-under 69 Monday at the U.S. Amateur.

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Report: UTPA coach fired, accused of misusing funds

The University of Texas-Pan American fired women's golf coach Ofelia Lopez after police said she pocketed $750 intended for her team's WAC Championship entry fee and lied to school officials about the missing funds.

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Notes: PGA’s questionable timing; Perry's flashback; more

While the final round of the 2014 PGA Championship was one of the most compelling and entertaining rounds in decades, Sunday at Valhalla was also fraught with questions.

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Miceli: Watson has reason to pass on Woods

Captain Tom Watson praised the nine players who made the U.S. Ryder Cup team after Sunday's final round of the PGA Championship -- but the 10,000-pound elephant in the room was Tiger Woods' status.

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Tiger Woods slips, Phil Mickelson rises in OWGR

Tiger Woods has dropped out of the top 10 in the OWGR after missing the cut at the PGA Championship, while Phil Mickelson and Rickie Fowler made gains.

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Stenson doesn't let late three-putt get him down

Henrik Stenson made a good run at the 96th PGA Championship at Valhalla, but one 3-foot putt late on Sunday gave away one stroke he couldn’t afford to lose.