News for Saturday, June 14, 2014

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NBC reporter loses cart driver to on-course arrest

NBC reporter Roger Maltbie lost his cart driver on the 11th tee after a North Carolina Highway Patrol officer arrested Maltbie's driver after claiming the man ran over the officer's foot and did not stop when ordered.

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Scott sees Spieth on fast track toward World No. 1

Adam Scott didn't hide his admiration for 20-year-old Jordan Spieth, indicating that Spieth should be thinking about the World No. 1 spot sooner rather than later.

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VIDEO: Rude, Miceli discuss U.S. Open third round

Our Jeff Rude and Alex Miceli saw a lot of golf on Saturday and take a look at the third-round leaderboard, topped by Martin Kaymer. They also give you a quick look ahead as to what to expect on Sunday.

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Notes: Compton's attitude; Todd's tough day; more

Erik Compton vaulted into contention behind a 3-under 67 on Saturday at Pinehurst while Brendon Todd fell in the other direction with 79.

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Cathrea holds 3-shot lead in Cactus Tour event

Casie Cathrea shot a 5-under 67 in the first round of The Cactus Tour’s Vegas event on Saturday. Cathrea, 18, holds a three-shot lead over Amber Hensley.

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Fowler adapts flair to U.S. Open stage

Rickie Fowler finds himself in contention for the second consecutive major, accomplishing his goal of showing up in the big events.

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Pinehurst wipes smile off Kuchar's face

Bang! The nicest guy in golf, Matt Kuchar, opened his mouth and the sharp-edged criticism came tumbling out after a 1-over 71 as he launched a rock-em, sock-em attack on the USGA for its Saturday setup.

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Kaymer holds steady, but door ajar for Sunday

Martin Kaymer managed his way to a 2-over 72 on Saturday, losing one stroke off his commanding lead. A pair of upstarts in Rickie Fowler and Erik Compton will try to give chase on Sunday at Pinehurst No. 2.

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Tee times: U.S. Open, final round at Pinehurst

Here are the complete tee times and pairings for the final round of the U.S. Open Sunday at Pinehurst No. 2.

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Garcia not hopeful for Spain's World Cup chances

Sergio Garcia's first love is fútbol, and at the U.S. Open he expressed a bit of disappointment to say the least after Spain was trounced by the Netherlands, 5-1.

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Hirschman wins Southeastern Am in 2-hole playoff

Grant Hirschman defeated Shad Tuten in a two-hole playoff to win the 85th Southeastern Amateur. Hirschman and Tuten both finished at 10-under after 72 holes at the Country Club of Columbus.

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U.S. Open Tracker: Kaymer's lead nipped

At Pinehurst, some thought the winner might finish the U.S. Open over par. Martin Kaymer remains well under par after Saturday's third round. Recap the highlights right here!

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Lindheim honors late mentor by playing with him

Nicholas Lindheim chose not to take a marker to play with on Saturday at the U.S. Open, instead leaving the spot open for his late mentor Mike Smith to play alongside him in spirit.

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Murphy wins Sunnehanna title over Burns in playoff

Will Murphy, a rising senior at South Carolina, defeated Sam Burns of Shreveport, La., in a three-hole aggregate playoff to win the Sunnehanna Amateur on Saturday.

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J.C. Deacon named Florida men's golf coach

J.C. Deacon has been named the Florida men's golf coach. Deacon, a former assistant at UNLV, replaces Buddy Alexander, who stepped down in May.

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Putting better, Mickelson (72) thinks 'second again'

Phil Mickelson was a man who needed to make a move on Saturday, but as he progressed through his round, it was clear there would not be too many birdie opportunities at Pinehurst No. 2.

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Pendrith (69) wins Monroe Invitational

Canadian Taylor Pendrith won the 74th annual Monroe Invitational on Saturday with a final-round 69.

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Moore: They'll be putting 'em off greens today

Ryan Moore will tell you what's different about U.S. Open conditions at Pinehurst for Saturday's third round: "They're starting to firm up. They're getting bouncier. There's going to be at least 10 people putting off the greens today."

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Kaymer carrying two 3-irons at Pinehurst No. 2

Martin Kaymer opened the U.S. with back-to-back 65s. He also carried back-to-back 3-irons, with one being bent to more of a 2-iron.

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Taniguchi posts 88 in 'clinging-to-his-life' round

46-year-old Toru Taniguchi somehow found humor in his third-round, 18-over 88 on Saturday at the U.S. Open.

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Tough pins, new wind direction at Pinehurst

Saturday at Pinehurst No. 2 will see a U.S. Open obstacle course somewhat shorter in yardage than the scorecard indicates, with a couple of doozies that will change players' game plans.

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2014 U.S. Women's Open: Tee times, 2nd round

Following the U.S. Open, for the first time in USGA history, the U.S. Women’s Open will be conducted at the same site, Pinehurst No. 2. Here are the official tee times for the first two rounds of the U.S. Women’s Open.

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Pinehurst's elusive 15th hole: a primer

The par-3 15th hole at the Pinehurst No. 2 has been oddly elusive thus far at the U.S. Open, and Saturday's third-round setup might cause some fireworks.

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Furyk to Ko, 'Fluff' to keep working Pinehurst

When Jim Furyk's U.S. Open week ends Sunday, caddie Mike "Fluff" Cowan will hang around Pinehurst and loop for Lydia Ko, adjusting to women's yardages while lending his knowledge of the No. 2 course.