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Outside Woods' spotlight, Chalmers leads National

Outside Tiger Woods' spotlight, Greg Chalmers leads Quicken Loans National at Congressional

Greg Chalmers finished with three straight birdies for a 66 and a one-shot lead after Thursday's first round of the Quicken Loans National while Jason Day and Jordan Spieth struggled alongside Tiger Woods.

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Burns, Lee lead by big margins at Rolex TOC

Sam Burns, Andrea Lee lead by big margins at Rolex TOC

Sam Burns fired a 7-under 65 Thursday to increase his lead at the AJGA's Rolex Tournament of Champions. Burns, an LSU commit from Shreveport, La., is 17 under through three rounds at Richland Country Club in Nashville, Tenn.

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Sources: Harding Park gets '20 PGA, '25 Presidents Cup

Harding Park lands 2020 PGA Championship and 2025 Presidents Cup, sources say

The 2020 PGA Championship and the 2025 Presidents Cup will be played at San Francisco's TPC Harding Park on Lake Merced, sources told Golfweek on Thursday.

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Europe takes narrow lead at Palmer Cup over USA

Europe takes narrow lead at Palmer Cup over USA after Day 1

Europe takes a narrow lead into the second day’s play of the Palmer Cup at Walton Heath Golf Club. The home team leads the USA 5 ½ – 4 ½ after the first two sessions.

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Tracker: Tiger cards 74, 8 back of leader Chalmers

Tiger Tracker: Quicken Loans National, 1st round Thursday at Congressional

After missing more than three months of play because of a back injury, Tiger Woods returns to PGA Tour this morning in the first round of the Quicken Loans National -- follow him right here!

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Open hopeful Compton cards 68 at Congressional

Still trying to qualify for Open, Erik Compton cards 68 at Quicken Loans National

After sorting some things out with his putter, Erik Compton shot 3-under 68 Thursday at the Quicken Loans National as he tries to qualify for the Open Championship.

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Blues before rhythm as Woods shoots 74 in return

Blues before rhythm as Tiger Woods shoots 74 in PGA Tour's Quicken Loans National at Congressional

With seven bogeys on his first 12 holes and three birdies on his last six, Tiger Woods returned to the PGA Tour with a 74 in Thursday's first round of the 2014 Quicken Loans National at Congressional.

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5 Things: Kaymer trails early in Germany

5 Things: Martin Kaymer trails early at BMW International Open on European Tour

Danny Willett and Rafa Cabrera-Bello shot 8-under 64s while finding every green in regulation for the lead while local favorite Martin Kaymer endured a frustrating round in Thursday's first round of the BMW International Open.

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Golfweek's Best: GB&I Modern Courses (2014)

Golfweek's Best: GB&I Modern Courses (2014)

Trump International Golf Links in Scotland tops the 2014 Golfweek's Best GB&I Modern Courses list, dedicated to those courses built after 1960.

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Nike Golf introduces new footwear styles

Nike Golf introduces new footwear styles

Nike Golf introduced the company’s new Lunar Waverly and Lunar Mont Royal golf shoes to join the Versatility footwear family.

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Nike Golf reveals women’s Lunar Adapt golf shoe

Nike Golf reveals women’s Lunar Adapt golf shoe

Nike Golf has revealed the Lunar Adapt golf shoe for women, which become available July 1.

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Golfweek's Best: GB&I Classic Courses (2014)

Golfweek's Best: GB&I Classic Courses (2014)

Royal County Down tops the Golfweek's Best GB&I Classic courses, or those built before 1960.

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True Temper Dynamic Gold Onyx Tour Issue shaft

True Temper Dynamic Gold Onyx Tour Issue golf wedge shaft

True Temper's new black steel wedge shaft, the DG (Dynamic Gold) Onyx Tour Issue, could be a forerunner of more black shafts to come.

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Pinehurst fairways were too easy for a U.S. Open

Achenbach: Pinehurst fairways were too easy for a U.S. Open

Pinehurst No. 2 had mammoth fairways. The rough was replaced by sand and wiregrass and other native plants. Competitors encountered few obstacles off the tee.

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SCORES: Quicken Loans National

SCORES: Quicken Loans National

Follow the live leaderboard as Tiger Woods makes his return at the Quicken Loans National.

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Matrix Ozik TPHDe wood shafts

Matrix Ozik TPHDe composite golf shafts for woods check in at $1,200

The new Matrix Ozik TPHDe wood shaft is made without compromises of any kind, and it has a price tag to prove it: At $1,200, this is not a driver shaft for everyone.

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Coltart eyes home-course edge for Palmer Cup

European captain Andrew Coltart eyes home-course edge for Palmer Cup

European captain Andrew Coltart thinks Walton Heath might favor his team over the United States, hoping it help Europe win the Palmer Cup for the eighth time.