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Woods: 'I feel good,' will play PGA Championship

Tiger Woods: 'I feel good,' will play in PGA Championship at Valhalla

Upbeat about his famous back, Tiger Woods showed up Wednesday at Valhalla and declared himself ready to play in the 96th PGA Championship, which begins Thursday.

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Kok shares moment with idol Els at Valhalla

Before teeing it up at PGA, Kok shares moment with idol Els

Before he tees it up in the PGA Championship, Johan Kok, a club pro from Brentwood, Tenn., by way of South Africa, got to play a practice round with his idol, Ernie Els, Wednesday at Valhalla Golf Club.

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Banner day for Stanford, Canada at Women's Am

Notes: Banner day for Stanford, Canada at U.S. Women's Amateur; Lakareber Abe upsets Bethany Wu; more

It was a banner day Wednesday for Stanford University and Canada, which combined to send seven players through to the Round of 32 at the U.S. Women's Amateur. Also advancing at Nassau Country Club: Lakareber Abe, Emma Talley and more.

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Spieth, Mahan's apparel for 2014 PGA Championship

Jordan Spieth, Hunter Mahan's apparel for 2014 PGA Championship at Valhalla

Jordan Spieth and Hunter Mahan are ready for the 2014 PGA Championship at Valhalla with their Under Armour apparel.

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Conners leads Canadian Amateur by 1

Corey Conners leads Canadian Amateur by 1 after 3rd round at Elmhurst G&CC in Winnipeg

Corey Conners shot his third consecutive 68 on Wednesday during the third round of the Canadian Amateur to take a one-shot lead into the final round.

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Vestavia CC celebrates collegiate trio

Vestavia Country Club celebrates Stewart Jolly, Smylie Kaufman and Tom Lovelady

They might have been rivals this spring, but for one glorious night this week, three young members of Vestavia Country Club – Stewart Jolly, Smylie Kaufman and Tom Lovelady – were united in an embrace as strong as any SEC allegiance.

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Player to watch at U.S. Amateur: Beau Hossler

Player to watch at U.S. Amateur: Beau Hossler: World No. 14 looking to continue his recent hot play in Atlanta

Beau Hossler is coming off a lengthy couple of weeks of travel after claiming victory at the Western Amateur. Can his confidence still be on the rise when he arrives at Atlanta Athletic Club for the U.S. Amateur?

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Callaway Big Bertha V Series Drivers

Callaway Big Bertha V Series Drivers

The latest Big Bertha is targeted at players who need to increase their clubhead speed to maximize distance.

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Club pro enjoys a Kentucky homecoming

Club pro Brian Norman enjoys a Kentucky homecoming during 2014 PGA Championship at Valhalla

Brian Norman’s visits back home to Henderson, Ky., normally are quiet, uneventful affairs. This one will be the exception to the rule as he plays in the 96th PGA Championship.

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In pain, Dufner grinding to earn Ryder Cup berth

Rude: In significant pain, Jason Dufner grinding to earn Ryder Cup spot

While plenty of attention has been paid to Tiger Woods' injury situation, the defending PGA Championship champ Jason Dufner is dealing with his own neck and back issues on tournament eve.

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In nod to Olympics, 2016 PGA will move to July

In nod to Olympics, 2016 PGA Championship will move to July

The 2016 PGA Championship at Baltusrol Golf Club will move to July 28-31 to accommodate the 2016 Summer Olympics, which will begin August 5 in Rio de Janeiro.

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Watson names Stricker asst. captain for Ryder Cup

Tom Watson names Stricker as assistant captain for 2014 Ryder Cup at Gleneagles

Tom Watson has named Steve Stricker as assistant captain for the 2014 Ryder Cup at Gleneagles, Golfweek has learned while on the grounds at Valhalla for the PGA Championship.

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Toy Box Extra e-magazine: August 6, 2014

Toy Box Extra e-magazine: August 6, 2014

In this week's issue of Toy Box Extra, we take a look at Rory McIlroy's winning gear from Bridgestone, as well as a look at the scripted outfits at the PGA Championship.

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Tiger Woods arrives at 96th PGA Championship

Tiger Woods arrives at 96th PGA Championship

Tiger Woods has arrived on site for the 96th PGA Championship, where he is scheduled to tee off with Phil Mickelson and Padraig Harrington on Thursday at 8:35 a.m. EDT off the 10th tee.

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Garcia, Day's apparel for 2014 PGA Championship

Sergio Garcia, Jason Day's apparel for 2014 PGA Championship at Valhalla

Sergio Garcia and Jason Day's apparel for the 2014 PGA Championship at Valhalla.

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Corcoran's golf journey has made many turns

From flip-flops to Bon Jovi to the PGA Championship, Rob Corcoran's journey has many turns

Rob Corcoran will tee it up with the best in the world this week at the PGA Championship, but when his time at Valhalla is done, he'll return to a nine-hole muni where he simply tries to grow the game one newbie at a time.

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Braden Bailey (No. 31, 2015) commits to Baylor

Braden Bailey (No. 31, 2015) commits to Baylor

Braden Bailey, ranked 89th in the Golfweek/Sagarin Junior Rankings for the Class of 2015, has given his verbal commitment to Baylor.

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Garcia: McIlroy less afraid to hit driver than Tiger

Sergio Garcia: Rory McIlroy less afraid to hit driver than Tiger Woods

Sergio Garcia has played alongside Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy in major championships and offers up his perspective on how they are different.

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Watson's apparel for 2014 PGA Championship

Bubba Watson's apparel for 2014 PGA Championship at Valhalla

Bubba Watson will wear Oakley apparel for the 2014 PGA Championship at Valhalla.