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Ghim shares medal at APL, then caddies in playoff

Doug Ghim shares medalists honors at APL, then caddies in playoff

Doug Ghim shot a second-round 6-under 65 to earn a share of stroke-play medalist honors Tuesday at the U.S. Amateur Public Links, then carried the bag for friend Joshua Lee as Lee earned the final match-play spot in a playoff.

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Seong cards record 64, medals at WAPL

Eun Jeong Seong cards record 64 to take medalist honors at Women's Amateur Public Links

Eun Jeong Seong enjoyed a record-setting day Tuesday en route to winning stroke-play medalist honors at the Women's Amateur Public Links.

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De Vicenzo carved ageless legacy to win in ’67

At 44, Roberto De Vicenzo carved ageless legacy to win in 1967

Roberto De Vicenzo’s bold play in 1967 shapes Royal Liverpool’s legacy as an Open Championship venue.

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If it's the British Open, it must be driving iron time

If it's the British Open, it must be driving iron time

There are two main reasons driving irons could be especially popular at this week’s Open Championship, again at Hoylake. The first is the weather, and the second is the increasing ability of manufacturers to make strong-lofted irons that are playable.

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Keegan Bradley's apparel for 2014 Open Championship

Keegan Bradley's apparel for 2014 Open Championship

Keegan Bradley will wear Tommy Hilfiger during the 2014 Open Championship at Royal Liverpool at Hoylake. See a breakdown of his apparel for Thursday through Sunday.

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Niebrugge flirting with cut, Horsfield near top at APL

Jordan Niebrugge flirting with cut, Sam Horsfield near top at Publinx

Defending U.S. Amateur Public Links champion Jordan Niebrugge could be making an early exit from the tournament after a 4-over 146 showing in stroke play. On the other hand, Sam Horsfield is in position to earn one of the top match-play seeds.

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Mize, son of '87 Masters champ, wins Georgia Am

Robert Mize, son of '87 Masters champ, wins Georgia Amateur

Robert Mize, son 1987 Masters champion Larry Mize, shot a final-round 3-under 67 to win the 2014 Georgia Amateur Championship at Idle Hour Club.

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On heels of World Cup, Kaymer aims for back-to-back

On heels of Germany's World Cup win, Martin Kaymer aims for 2nd straight major title

Martin Kaymer has a chance this week to become the first back-to-back major champion since 2008, when Padraig Harrington won the Open Championship and PGA Championship.

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McDowell: Time to transition from 'one-hit wonder'

Graeme McDowell says it's time to transition from 'one-hit wonder' at Royal Liverpool

Graeme McDowell struggled in the final round of the 2012 Open Championship to end his chances at a second major title. It's a memory that McDowell hopes to forget by adding his first Claret Jug this week at Royal Liverpool.

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Tiger says goal is to win at Hoylake, but is that realistic?

Rude: Tiger Woods says his goal is to win at Royal Liverpool, but is that realistic?

With only 12 competitive rounds on the PGA Tour in 2014, Tiger Woods claiming that only finishing first is acceptable might be a bit of a stretch. But his competitors are seeing signs that his game is awfully close.

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At Hoylake, Compton hopes to beat the odds again

At Royal Liverpool, Erik Compton hopes to beat the odds again

The British bookmakers have Erik Compton at 200-1 this week. But let’s face it, he’s made a career of beating the odds. Compton, 34, is playing golf in the U.K. for the first time and is finding his early week at Royal Liverpool to be as quiet as it was in Pinehurst.

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Bubba Watson's apparel for 2014 British Open

Bubba Watson's apparel for 2014 British Open

Bubba Watson is looking for his second major championship of the season at Royal Liverpool, and he'll do so by wearing some of Oakley new apparel. See what he will wear at the Open Championship.

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Dickey (No. 40, 2016) commits to New Mexico

Sam Dickey (No. 40, 2016) commits to New Mexico

Sam Dickey has announced that he has verbally committed to play college golf at New Mexico.

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Duval, Daly among top risers in Sagarin rankings

David Duval, John Daly among top risers in Golfweek/Sagarin rankings

David Duval and John Daly are among those who, so far this year, have improved their standing in the Golfweek/Sagarin Pro Rankings the most.

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Tiger featured in new Derek Jeter Nike commercial

Tiger Woods featured in new Derek Jeter Nike commercial

One of golf's greatest honoring one of baseball's greatest? In the new Nike commercial that shows several celebrities from sports, entertainment and politics, including the 14-time major champion, tipping their caps to the retiring New York Yankees shortstop, that's just what we get.

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Adidas Golf staffers scripted apparel for 2014 Open Championship

Adidas Golf staffers scripted apparel for 2014 Open Championship

See the new apparel from adidas Golf Jason Day, Sergio Garcia and Dustin Johnson will wear this week at the Open Championship at Royal Liverpool.

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McIlroy looks to avoid second-round blues at British

Rory McIlroy looks to avoid second-round blues at British Open

Marred by less-than-stellar second rounds over the past couple of years, Rory McIlroy aims to add the third leg to a career grand slam at this week's Open Championship at Royal Liverpool.

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Ringler: Players Amateur provides comfort zone

Ringler: Players Amateur provides comfort zone

At Berkeley Hall GC in Bluffton, S.C., the Players Amateur simply is about good golf and everything a player wants during a tournament – from easy logistics to pristine greens.

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Ha takes one-shot lead over Then at WAPL

Cindy Ha takes one-shot lead over Then at Women's Public Links

Cindy Ha used seven birdies to fire a 5-under 67 on Monday to take a one-shot lead at the U.S. Women's Amateur Public Links Championship at The Home Course in DuPont, Wash.

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Rank, two others fire 66 to share APL lead

Garrett Rank, two others fire 66 to share Public Links lead

Canadian Garrett Rank, fresh off a second-place finish at the Players Amateur, fired a 5-under 66 on Monday to share the opening-round lead with 20-year-olds Michael Colgage and Zane Thomas at the U.S. Amateur Public Links Championship.