News for Thursday, August 28, 2014

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Mickelson cranks up his game for Tour's finish line

Phil Mickelson, currently 57th on the FedEx Cup points list, is ready to make a run to the Tour Championship, first with a solid finish this week at TPC Boston.

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U.S. Am champ Yang to skip college season

San Diego State sophomore Gunn Yang, who won the 2014 U.S. Amateur, will skip this season to play pro events as an amateur.

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Ogilvy takes can't-lose approach at TPC Boston

For Geoff Ogilvy, there's an upside as the last guy invited to the party at this week’s Deutsche Bank Championship, the second stop in the PGA Tour’s four-pronged FedEx Cup playoffs.

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Isleworth Collegiate Invitational changes name, site

Tavistock Group, the parent company of Isleworth Golf and Country Club, has renamed the Isleworth Collegiate Invitational to the Tavistock Collegiate Invitational and has moved it to Lake Nona Golf and Country Club in Orlando, Fla.

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Mahan: Victory 'poetic justice' for instructor Foley

While Sean Foley had nothing but positive things to say about his amicable split with Tiger Woods, last week's winner Hunter Mahan was equally positive in talking about his instructor Thursday at TPC Boston.

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AJGA Junior Players: 10 players to watch

The 2014 Junior Players Championship begins Friday at TPC Sawgrass in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. Here are 10 players to watch.

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Molinari, Wiesberger share lead at Italian Open

Home favorite Francesco Molinari and Austria's Bernd Wiesberger both shot 66 to share the first round lead at the Italian Open on Thursday.

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Michelle Wie receives AF1s from Nike Golf

Michelle Wie received a pair of Air Force 1's from Nike Golf for her victory at the 2014 U.S. Women's Open. Check them out!

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LPGA Q-School: Tubert, Yost, Liu share early lead

Through two rounds of Stage 1 of LPGA Q-School at Mission Hills Country Club, Emily Tubert, Kaylin Yost and Yu Liu share the lead.

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Schniederjans, M. Lee win McCormack medals

Ollie Schniederjans and Minjee Lee claimed the Mark H. McCormack medals as the leading amateur players in the 2014 World Amateur Golf Ranking for their respective divisions.

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SCORES: Deutsche Bank Championship

Follow the live leaderboard from the Deutsche Bank Championship, the second leg of the PGA Tour's FedEx Cup Playoffs.

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Appleby grinds his way back to relevance on Tour

From 1999 to 2009, Stuart Appleby was counted among the elite on the PGA Tour. During the past five years, Appleby has seen his impact on the game slowed until a second-place finish last week pushed him to 19th in the FedEx Cup standings.

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Women's fall countdown: No. 11 Vanderbilt

The Vanderbilt Commodores, who lost Simin Feng but added highly touted freshman Cindy Ha, rank No. 11 in Golfweek's countdown of the top women's college golf teams for fall 2014.

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Men's fall countdown: No. 11 Virginia

The Virginia Cavaliers, led by senior Denny McCarthy, rank No. 11 in Golfweek's countdown of the top men's college golf teams for fall 2014.

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Men's fall countdown: No. 12 USC

The USC Trojans, led by Rico Hoey, rank No. 12 in Golfweek's countdown of the top men's college golf teams for fall 2014.

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Women's fall countdown: No. 12 Pepperdine

The Pepperdine Waves, led by Marissa Chow, rank No. 12 in Golfweek's countdown of the top women's college golf teams for fall 2014.

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Women's fall countdown: No. 14 Mississippi State

The Mississippi State Bulldogs, led by Ally McDonald, rank No. 14 in Golfweek's countdown of the top women's college golf teams for fall 2014.

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Men's fall countdown: No. 13 Oklahoma

The Oklahoma Sooners, who return four players who played in last year's NCAA Championship, rank No. 13 in Golfweek's countdown of the top men's college golf teams for fall 2014.

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Men's fall countdown: No. 14 Florida State

The Florida State Seminoles, led by sophomore Jack Maguire, rank No. 14 in Golfweek's countdown of the top men's college golf teams for fall 2014.

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Women's fall countdown: No. 15 Central Florida

The Central Florida Knights, led by Ashley Holder and Fanny Cnops, rank No. 15 in Golfweek's countdown of the top women's college golf teams for fall 2014.

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Women's fall countdown: No. 13 Northwestern

The Northwestern Wildcats, led by Kacie Komoto, rank No. 13 in Golfweek's countdown of the top women's college golf teams for fall 2014.

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Men's fall countdown: No. 15 Washington

The Washington Huskies, led by senior Cheng-Tsung Pan, rank No. 15 in Golfweek's countdown of the top men's college golf teams for fall 2014.