News for Saturday, July 19, 2014

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Kelly wins Massachusetts Amateur

John Kelly turned his dream into a reality Saturday by winning the 106th Massachusetts Amateur Championship at Kernwood Country Club, defeating Doug Clapp by a score of 3 and 2.

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Diaz, Pace lead LPGA's Marathon after 54

Laura Diaz shares the LPGA's Marathon Classic with Lee-Anne Pace after they shot 71 and 68, respectively, during Saturday's third round in Sylvania, Ohio.

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McIlroy soars to six-shot British Open lead

After three rounds in the 60s, it’s hard to see Rory McIlroy shooting a high number tomorrow and failing to win his first British Open championship.

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Fowler looks for fight with McIlroy at Open

"Maybe I can put a little pressure on him," Rickie Fowler said Saturday after he had done exactly that to Rory McIlroy yet faded to a six-shot deficit at the British Open.

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Maguire wins Southern Amateur by 3

M.J. Maguire won the 108th Southern Amateur Championship on Saturday with a 4-under 284 total to defeat Australian Geoff Drakeford and Victor Perez of Albuquerque, N.M., by three shots.

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Jo captures final Women's Public Links title

Chinese golfer Fumie (Alice) Jo defeated Eun Jeong Seong of South Korea 3 and 2 in the 36-hole final at the U.S. Women's Amateur Public Links Championship.

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Update: Father's old bet on McIlroy pays off

There might not be a better example of confidence in a child than Rory McIlroy's father – and it's being rewarded, a retail bookmaker in the UK says on Twitter.

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Walker aims for top-10 finish at Open

Jimmy Walker leads the FedEx Cup standings and has 3 PGA Tour wins this season, yet the American seems better known across the pond than he is to U.S. golf fans.

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Dubuisson's progressive 2014 continues at British

Progress. That is exactly what 2014 is all about for Frenchman Victor Dubuisson as he moved into the top five at the British Open with a 4-under 68 in the third round.

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Garcia, others face uphill chase

Rickie Fowler, Dustin Johnson and Sergio Garcia all took turns making a run at the top of the British Open, but each had trouble sustaining any momentum against Rory McIlroy on Saturday.

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British Open: Tee times, final round

Rory McIlroy will share Sunday's final tee time at the 2014 British Open with Rickie Fowler -- see complete pairings here.

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Tiger once owned majors; now they own him

Tiger Woods used to own weekends at major championships. Now they seem to own him. A trend continued Saturday in the British Open: He hasn’t shot in the 60s on a major weekend since 2011.

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In playoff, Meth wins final Public Links

The U.S. Amateur Public Links, in its last year of existence, refused to go quietly. It took 37 holes for Byron Meth to outlast Doug Ghim in Newton, Kan.

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My Bag: Rickie Fowler at the Open Championship

Here is a complete list of the clubs Rickie Fowler is using this week at the Open Championship.

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British Open players remember Bob Torrance

What did Bob Torrance mean to golf? The black ribbons on the hats of competitors in the 143rd Open Championship said it all.

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Knoll captures Illinois Amateur in playoff

Raymond Knoll capped a July to remember with a playoff victory in the 2014 Illinois State Amateur Championship.

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Sammie Chergo named Oregon State head coach

Oregon State may have made the biggest splash on the women’s side with coaching hires this summer by hiring Sammie Chergo.

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Clarke hits this British Open much thinner

Darren Clarke is about 50 pounds lighter than he was at last year's British Open -- and says he needed seven months of adjustments to get used to added clubhead speed.

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Tracker: McIlroy again grows Open lead

Rory McIlroy carries a four-shot lead into Saturday's third round at the British Open -- can he stay ahead of Dustin Johnson, Rickie Fowler and Sergio Garcia? Follow the highlights right here!

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Paying homage to legend Bob Torrance

Our Alistair Tait has a long history with the late Bob Torrance, and here is a column he wrote about the legendary coach in 2008.