News for Monday, June 16, 2014

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Report: Goss to make pro debut at Travelers

Tennessee's Oliver Goss, the 2013 U.S. Amateur runner-up who earned low-amateur honors at this year's Masters, is turning pro.

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Pinehurst quiets as women gear up

The Women's U.S. Open starts Thursday on the same No. 2 course played by the men, and practice rounds are underway. Yet only a handful of diehard fans have showed up for this prelude to history.

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Denver's Hoos resigns; Billinger named replacement

After 15 seasons as head coach of the Denver men’s golf program, Eric Hoos has resigned. Current Denver women’s golf associate head coach Erik Billinger has been named as Hoos' replacement.

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Park, Wie prepare differently for Pinehurst

As talk at Pinehurst has turned from Martin Kaymer’s dominance to 11-year-old Lucy Li, LPGA stars such as Inbee Park and Michelle Wie took to the course to practice for the 2014 U.S. Women's Open.

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Kaymer most impressive, amid good company

By Sunday evening, the competition in the 114th U.S. Open suddenly seemed pleased to discover that runaway winner Martin Kaymer had left them a few morsels to enjoy at Pinehurst.

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McGraw heads to Baylor as men’s head coach

Mike McGraw has been named the men’s head golf coach at Baylor on Monday.

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Kaymer to 11th in OWGR after U.S. Open triumph

Once the world's top-ranked player, Martin Kaymer is again nearing the top 10 in the Official World Golf Ranking, moving to 11th after his U.S. Open victory.

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Ryder Cup: Kaymer to 3rd in World Points

Martin Kaymer's chances of making the 2014 European Ryder Cup team were slim before he notched victories at The Players and the U.S. Open. Now, Kaymer is third on the World Points list and in good position to earn a spot on Paul McGinley's squad.

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Klein: Pinehurst, one week complete

Having attended more than 20 U.S. Opens, I've not seen a course in better shape “the morning after” than Pinehurst No. 2 first thing the morning after Martin Kaymer's win as the women began practice.

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Malloy named Mississippi men’s head coach

Mississippi alum Chris Malloy has been named the men’s head golf coach of the Rebels on Monday.

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Wie finds form – professionally and personally

As she preps for the U.S. Women's Open at Pinehurst No. 2, Michelle Wie finds her form, personally and professionally.

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Royal Portrush to stage Open Championship

Golf's oldest major, the Open Championship, will return to Royal Portrush in Northern Ireland, the R&A announced on Monday morning. The year has yet to be determined.

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Emotions run deep for caddie 15 years later

Fifteen years ago at Pinehurst, Mike Hicks was preparing for the final round on Payne Stewart's bag. In 2014, he sat on the clubhouse veranda remarking at how time flew since.