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5 Things: Blixt opens Greenbrier defense with 64

5 Things: Jonas Blixt opens defense with 64; John Daly's streak; British Open hopefuls; more

Jonas Blixt began his title defense at the Greenbrier Classic with an opening-round 6-under 64 Thursday at The Old White TPC in White Sulphur Springs, W. Va.

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Couples, 2 others withdraw from U.S. Senior Open

Fred Couples, 2 others withdraw from U.S. Senior Open

Fred Couples and two others withdrew from next week's U.S. Senior Open on Thursday.

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Hoey earns match-play top seed at North and South

USC's Rico Hoey top seed entering match play at North and South Amateur

The Round of 16 is set at the North and South Amateur with Rico Hoey, a rising sophomore at USC, earning the top seed at Pinehurst No. 8.

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Hole-out eagle highlights Rodgers' 65 at Greenbrier

Hole-out eagle highlights Patrick Rodgers' 65 at Greenbrier

Patrick Rodgers moved a little closer to fulfilling his dream of earning his PGA Tour card with a strong opening round Thursday at the Greenbrier Classic.

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Stadler leads French Open in 1st Euro start since '06

Kevin Stadler leads French Open in first European Tour start since 2006

Playing in his first European Tour event since 2006, Kevin Stadler carded a 7-under 64 to grab the first-round lead Thursday at the Alstom French Open in Paris.

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Under Armour's Front9 Shorts use perforated panels to keep cool

Under Armour's Front9 Shorts use perforated panels to keep cool

Breathable, but performance-based apparel is key during the summer golf season. Check out Under Armour's Front9 Shorts.

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FootJoy's DryJoys XP Rain Jacket is tour-proven

FootJoy's DryJoys XP Rain Jacket is tour-proven

FootJoy's DryJoys Tour XP Rain Jacket was crafted to keep a player dry and warm through rain and high winds.

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SCORES: Greenbrier Classic

SCORES: Greenbrier Classic

Follow the live leaderboard from the Greenbrier Classic.

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Ping G30 driver

Ping G30 driver headlines new series of clubs

Ping, mostly a quiet and conservative family-owned club manufacturer, is unusually enthusiastic about the official July 3 introduction of the G30 family of clubs. The family includes irons, hybrids, fairway woods and drivers.

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Ping G30 irons

Ping G30 irons

In addition to drivers, fairway woods and hybrids, new Ping irons carry the G30 name.

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Ping G30 hybrids

Ping G30 hybrids

To compliment the release of the new Ping G30 drivers and fairway woods, the Phoenix-based company also has unveiled hybrids designed to increase distance and provide more forgiveness.

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Ping G30 fairway woods

Ping G30 fairway woods

A hooter face gives Ping's newest fairway woods – the G30 – a serious power boost.

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Walker aims to stay fresh as FedEx playoffs near

Jimmy Walker's main concern as FedEx Cup playoffs near? Staying fresh

FedEx Cup leader Jimmy Walker could get passed by second-place Bubba Watson this week at the Greenbrier Classic. But with just seven weeks remaining until the playoffs, Walker's main concern is staying fresh as he prepares for a 'fast and furious' stretch of golf.

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Old White TPC a welcoming sight for Ted Potter Jr.

The Old White TPC a welcoming sight for Greenbrier money leader Ted Potter Jr.

The Old White TPC may be a welcoming sight for Ted Potter Jr., who has struggled this season but is the 2012 champion and all-time money leader at the Greenbrier Classic.