News for Friday, August 8, 2014

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Gregory resigns from alma mater SMU

After three seasons at SMU, Josh Gregory has resigned from his position as head golf coach after guiding the Mustangs to an NCAA Championship appearance for the first time since 2005.

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In '14, 13 make all four major cuts

After the 2014 PGA Championship's second round, 13 players can lay claim to having made the cut in each of the year's four majors.

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Tee times: PGA Championship, 3rd round

Here are the tee times and pairings for Saturday's third round of the PGA Championship at Valhalla Golf Club in Louisville, Ky.

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Rude: Shell of former self, time for Tiger to shut it down

Tiger Woods hobbled his way around Valhalla on Friday, posting a second-consecutive 74 that showcased a golfer that is not only injured, but also a bit lost on the course.

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Ryder Cup picture evolves at PGA Championship

The potential first nine charges of U.S. captain Tom Watson have only two rounds left to earn enough points to play on the 2014 U.S. Ryder Cup team -- with several outsiders looking for a way in.

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Mickelson fires 67 to get into PGA contention

It all started with a 62 last Sunday and now Phil Mickelson finds himself in contention for a second PGA Championship title behind a second-round, 4-under 67.

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Rory vs. Rickie? Fowler takes aim at hot McIlroy

Rickie Fowler fired a 5-under 66 on Friday to move to within two shots of Rory McIlroy, and Fowler has his eyes on setting up another Sunday showdown with the hottest golfer on the planet.

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Club pros shut out again at PGA Championship

This is the longest streak of no club professional qualifying to play on the weekend of the PGA Championship since records were kept starting in the early 1980s.

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Tracker: McIlroy leads PGA Championship

Red-hot Rory McIlroy moved to the PGA Championship lead Friday while Jason Day and Jim Furyk are giving chase -- while Tiger Woods missed the cut. Recap the highlights here!

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Junior golfers advance to Women's Am semis

Saturday's semifinals of the U.S. Women's Amateur will feature the youngest collection of golfers in championship history – Kristen Gillman, Hannah O'Sullivan and Brooke Mackenzie Henderson, all 16 years old, and 15-year-old Andrea Lee.

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Quick hits: Tiger's front nine on Friday at Valhalla

We take a look at Tiger Woods' final round – the second – at the 2014 PGA Championship at Valhalla through Instagram photos from Nick Masuda.

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Notes: Stricker making run at Ryder Cup; Singh fires 68

Steve Stricker was named an assistant captain on Tom Watson's U.S. squad for next month's Ryder Cup at Gleneagles, but after a 3-under 68, Stricker might just make the squad.

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McIlroy maintains groove halfway through PGA

Rory McIlroy's peers simply are having a difficult time of late just staying on the same track -- at the 96th PGA Championship, with Valhalla soft and soggy, it's much the same story as recent weeks.

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VIDEO: A view from the cup at Women's Am

An interesting view is from the bottom of the cup on a golf course. See what these few players do when they see a go pro at the bottom of the cup on the practice green of the U.S. Women's Amateur.

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Despite soggy start, Palmer calmly in contention

After needing more than an hour to play his opening hole thanks to a delay for heavy rains and flooding, Ryan Palmer remained composed to shoot a 1-under 70 and remain in contention at the PGA Championship.

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Players to watch: Golfweek Senior Match Play

The Sandhills on the golf-rich outskirts of Pinehurst, N.C., will provide a tricky venue for some of the nation’s top seniors at the Golfweek Senior National Match Play Championship. Keep an eye on these notable players in the field

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Auction for Bobby Jones gear ends Saturday

On Saturday, an auction will conclude with a large selection of Bobby Jones articles not often seen on the market, which has helped the bidding.

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VIDEO: A day at the 2014 U.S. Women's Amateur

Go behind the scenes and see what a full day is like at the U.S. Women's Amateur is like at Nassau Country Club in Glen Cove, N.Y.

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VIDEO: Hmm . . . That's interesting, Women's Am

This week at the U.S. Women's Amateur in Glen Cove, N.Y., we go behind the scenes and ask some of the women, what's so interesting about them.

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Player to watch at U.S. Amateur: Doug Ghim

Doug Ghim has had a good as summer as anyone, but there is one thing missing from his resume: a victory. Can he win the most prestigious title in all of amateur golf at the U.S. Amateur?

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Rain pounds Valhalla; forecast isn't promising

Rain continued to pound Louisville on Friday morning ahead of the PGA Championship second round, with standing water beginning to show on the practice green as of about 7:30 a.m. EDT.

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U.S. Amateur: Tee times, pairings Rds. 1, 2 at AAC

Tee times for the first and second round of stroke play at the U.S. Amateur at Atlanta Athletic Club in Johns Creek, Ga.

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Crane withdraws before 2nd round at Valhalla

Ben Crane has withdrawn from the 96th PGA Championship, citing lingering back issues.

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U.S. Amateur: The last 10 championship matches

Here is a closer look at the past 10 U.S. Amateur Championship matches and champions.

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Tiger making Ryder Cup decision easy one for Watson

Tom Watson effectively is off the hook. By any conceivable measure, Tiger Woods no longer should be under consideration by the U.S. captain for the 2014 Ryder Cup team.