News for Wednesday, August 13, 2014

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Fully acclimated, Rahm rallies to advance at U.S. Am

Jon Rahm's time in the United States has been marked by a shaky start but an inspiring recovery as the Spaniard advanced to the Round of 32 Wednesday at the U.S. Amateur.

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PGA Tour releases 2014-15 schedule

The PGA Tour on Wednesday released its complete 2014-15 schedule, reflecting a handful of moves that were expected.

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Miceli: In stepping aside, Woods steps up

When Tiger Woods pulled his name from consideration for the 2014 U.S. Ryder Cup team, it clearly had to be a difficult decision for the injured 14-time major winner based on his recent comments.

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Rude: Woods shouldn't have attempted Valhalla

Maybe Tiger Woods opting to skip the Ryder Cup in the wake of his PGA Championship missed cut at Valhalla will cure what's ailing him -- unlike his game and his injured back, it can't hurt.

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U.S. Amateur tee times: Round of 32 matches

Check out the tee times and pairings for Thursday's Round of 32 at the U.S. Amateur.

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Smith outlasts top seed to advance at U.S. Am

36-year-old mid-amateur Nathan Smith outlasted the top-seeded Lee McCoy in 19 holes to advance to the Round of 32 at the U.S. Amateur.

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Tiger Woods withdraws from Ryder Cup consideration

Ending months of speculation on whether he'd be a captain's pick, Tiger Woods has withdrawn himself from consideration for the 2014 U.S. Ryder Cup team.

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Zalatoris defeats injured Niebrugge at U.S. Am

Will Zalatoris’ summer keeps getting better knocking off Jordan Niebrugge, 2 and 1, in match play at the 2014 U.S. Amateur at Atlanta Athletic Club.

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SCORES: U.S. Amateur, Round of 64

The Round-of-64 results are rolling in at the 2014 U.S. Amateur. Here is a look at the finished matches at Atlanta Athletic Club.

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Rude: Evans loses a rock in Moore

Jim Moore left a lasting impression on generations of Evans Scholars during his 47-year Western Golf Association career until his fight against cancer ended Tuesday night at age 73.

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Phillips, Cooper take control at UA/Spieth

A humble Chandler Phillips pointed to many intangibles when asked about his success through two rounds of the AJGA’s Under Armour/Jordan Spieth Championship.

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LPGA players salute Rochester for 38 years

Karrie Webb, Juli Inkster and Paula Creamer are among the LPGA stars who will celebrate Rochester, N.Y., and Monroe Golf Club at the Wegmans LPGA Championship this week.

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Conners takes down Scheffler at U.S. Amateur

A well-established amateur player himself, Corey Conners took down 2013 U.S. Junior Amateur champion Scottie Scheffler on Wednesday in the Round of 64 at the U.S. Amateur at Atlanta Athletic Club.

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Schniederjans cruises to 6-and-5 win at U.S. Am

Ollie Schniederjans uses the comforts of home to his advantage in 6-and-5 rout at 2014 U.S. Amateur.

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Toy Box Extra e-magazine: August 13, 2014

This week, we take a look at Rory McIlroy's winning gear at the PGA Championship, as well as sit down with the USGA's Mike Davis.

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Hudson, Marsh take trophies at Dormie Club

It came down to the very last hole, but Steve Hudson managed to hold off Pat Thompson on Tuesday to win the inaugural Golfweek Senior Match Play Championship, while Don Marsh took the super senior title.

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As AJGA host, Spieth making quick return to roots

Jordan Spieth’s returned to Austin for his first time hotsing an AJGA event bearing his name. Nearly a dozen PGA and LPGA tour players did something similar in 2014 in conjunction with the AJGA.

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Puma Golf's Jacquard Pattern polo

The Jacquard Pattern Polo is one of the newest designs from Puma Golf for the summer.

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Smith, three others get through U.S. Amateur playoff

Nathan Smith, one of three mid-amateurs remaining in the field, joins Garrett Rank, Zach Healy and Jesse Heinly in advancing to match play after surviving a 17-for-4 playoff Wednesday morning at the U.S. Amateur.

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Notes: Fowler's major run; G-Mac's next gig; more

This year, Rickie Fowler not only had the lowest score in the majors despite not winning one, he did something Tiger Woods never did; Graeme McDowell's about to become a dad; plus more PGA Tour news

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Two players' takes on drug-testing reactions

Dustin Johnson’s announcement that he is taking time away from the Tour to address “personal issues” has revived debate regarding PGA Tour policy on its statements regarding drug-test results.

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McGovern revisits PGA Championship, just for week

In 2008, Jim McGovern regained his PGA Tour card at age 43 -- but not his enthusiasm for the gig. Two years later he found a club-pro job in his home state of New Jersey and has loved it since.