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Notes: Wu medals; Trojans struggle; more

Notes: Bethany Wu medals at U.S. Women's Amateur; USC Trojans struggle; more

Bethany Wu birdied four of her first six holes Tuesday at the U.S. Women’s Amateur en route to earning medalist honors by a shot over Andrea Lee and Su-Hyun Oh.

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Tiger granted extension to register at PGA

Tiger Woods granted extension to register at PGA Championship

Tiger Woods has been granted an extension to register at the 2014 PGA Championship and can join the field up until 8:35 a.m. EDT Thursday.

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Garrick continues to co-lead at Canadian Amateur

Jonathan Garrick continues to co-lead at Canadian Amateur in Winnipeg

UCLA rising junior Jonathan Garrick continues to co-lead at the Canadian Amateur in Winnipeg, Canada, after Tuesday's second round.

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Oosthuizen wins PGA long-drive contest

Louis Oosthuizen wins PGA Championship long-drive contest at Valhalla

Louis Oosthuizen, winner of the 2010 Open Championship, served up a 340-yard drive to eclipse Jason Day by two yards on the par-5 10th hole to capture the title and $25,000 prize for charity.

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No shortage of optimism for top club pro Block

No shortage of optimism for top club pro Michael Block in PGA Championship

"I honestly believe I can contend," PGA PNC winner Michael Block said Tuesday at Valhalla before the PGA Championship. "That’s how I approach everything. If I don’t, it’s not a good way to go about it."

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Toms withdraws at PGA; Stefani in the field

David Toms withdraws at PGA Championship; Shawn Stefani in the field

David Toms withdrew from the 96th PGA Championship on Tuesday, citing lingering issues with his back. Shawn Stefani will take Toms' place in the field.

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Valhalla's stories aren't old, but they're rich

PGA Championship host course Valhalla's stories might not be that old, but they're rich

After memorable rides through storied venues Augusta National, Pinehurst No. 2, and Royal Liverpool, it's time at the PGA Championship to experience Valhalla Golf Club's short yet rich history.

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Bubba Golf veers off course in skipping long drive

Rude: Bubba Golf veers off course in skipping long drive at PGA Championship

Bubba Watson built a brand around Bubba Golf, a fun-loving, fun-first way to play the game. On Tuesday at Valhalla, he lost sight of that brand in refusing to partake in the long-drive competition.

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McIlroy is oddsmakers' prohibitive PGA favorite

Rory McIlroy is oddsmakers' prohibitive PGA Championship favorite at Valhalla

Rory McIlroy will enter the 2014 PGA Championship as the prohibitive favorite at 5-1, according to bookmakers in Las Vegas.

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Perry combines roles of local fave, underdog

Kenny Perry combines roles of local favorite and underdog at Valhalla for PGA Championship

In Kentucky golf lore, Kenny Perry owns disparate fates at Valhalla -- and brings a game, albeit successful on Champions Tour, that he is unsure translates to the PGA Championship's big ball park.

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Kaymer nursed shoulder injury at British Open

Martin Kaymer says before PGA Champioship he nursed shoulder injury at British Open

A shoulder injury limited Martin Kaymer at the British Open, although he says he has a clean bill of health for this week's PGA Championship at Valhalla.

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Rose's scripted apparel for 2014 PGA Championship

Justin Rose's scripted apparel for 2014 PGA Championship at Valhalla

Justin Rose's scripted apparel for the 2014 PGA Championship at Valhalla.

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At Marshfield, third time is a charm for DiPetrillo

Sophie DiPetrillo and Brent Ito won the Golfweek New England Junior Invitational on Aug. 5 at Marshfield (Mass.) Country Club.

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Scott applauds McIlroy, takes aim at him at PGA

Adam Scott applauds Rory McIlroy, takes aim at him at PGA Championship

Adam Scott didn't mince words Tuesday afternoon at the PGA Championship – the right man, in Rory McIlroy, is World No. 1.

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Mickelson hopes to carry spark to PGA

Phil Mickelson hopes spark of 62 carries into PGA Championship at Valhalla

A 62 to cap last week's efforts seemed to do a world of difference for Phil Mickelson -- whose psyche is in a different place at the PGA Championship than it has been on PGA Tour this year.

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McIlroy ignores talk, focuses on getting better

Rory McIlroy ignores the talk, stays focused on getting better at PGA Championship

Rory McIlroy avoids what is written about him so he can focus on his next shot versus what others believe he should be doing.

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Iowa elevates men's coach Hankins to assistant AD

Iowa elevates men's golf coach Mark Hankins to assistant athletic director

Mark Hankins will become assistant athletic director at Iowa, where he resigns after seven seasons as men's golf head coach.

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Notes: Ring on Garcia's mind? McIlroy's mornings

Notes: Ring on Sergio Garcia's mind? Rory McIlroy's mornings; more

Graeme McDowell reflects on one of Rory McIlroy's more famous abbreviated morning routines; Why Sergio Garcia has diamond rings on his mind; plus more in PGA Tour news and notes

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Fowler's scripted apparel for 2014 PGA Championship

Rickie Fowler's scritped apparel for 2014 PGA Championship at Valhalla

Rickie Fowler's scripted Puma apparel for the 2014 PGA Championship at Valhalla.

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The field: 2014 Southeast Junior Invitational

Registration is underway for Golfweek’s Southeast Junior Invitational, the newest addition to Golfweek’s junior invitational series. The 2014 tournament, a 36-hole event, will be played Sept. 6 at Willbrook Plantation in Pawleys Island, S.C. Keep track of the field here.

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McDowell glad he tightened schedule

Graeme McDowell glad he tightened schedule outside majors this season

Graeme McDowell left opportunities on the table and gave others a head start in points races (FedEx Cup, money, Ryder Cup), but his reduced schedule accomplished his mission.

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McIlroy, Scott among late Valhalla scouts

Rory McIlroy, Adam Scott among players late to see Valhalla for PGA Championship

Rory McIlroy and Adam Scott, Nos. 1 and 2 in the world, have never played Valhalla. Neither could find the time to get to the PGA Championship host course before this week.

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Expert picks: McIlroy, Kuchar among PGA faves

Expert picks: Rory McIlroy, Matt Kuchar among PGA Championship favorites

World No. 1 Rory McIlroy and Matt Kuchar are among the favorites for the 2014 PGA Championship at Valhalla, with plenty more recognizable names also earning mention among our experts' picks.

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Quick hits: Tuesday morning, PGA Championship

Quick hits: Valhalla no stranger to drama when hosting major events

Valhalla is a par-71, 7,458-yard beast of a course, and has seen plenty of drama in hosting a bevy of PGA of America events. Here are some news and notes from Tuesday morning in Louisville.

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McIlroy, Woods' apparel for PGA Championship

Rory McIlroy, Tiger Woods' apparel for 2014 PGA Championship at Valhalla

Rory McIlroy and Tiger Woods' scripted apparel for the 2014 PGA Championship from Nike.

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Garrick, Bullington co-lead at Canadian Amateur

Jonathan Garrick, Brian Bullington co-lead at Canadian Amateur in Winnipeg

It might be the Canadian Amateur Championship, but two Americans lead after the first round. UCLA junior Jonathan Garrick and Iowa senior Brian Bullington both shot 6-under 66.