News for Wednesday, June 4, 2014

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Price, Haas named 2015 Presidents Cup captains

Commissioner Tim Finchem made official Wednesday that Nick Price, 57, will captain the International Team for a second straight time, while Jay Haas, 60, an assistant to captain Fred Couples in each of the past three Presidents Cup, will lead the U.S.

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Sterne, Bjorn WD from U.S. Open; Langley, Dorn in

Richard Sterne (undisclosed injury) and Thomas Bjorn (neck, shoulder) have withdrawn from the 2014 U.S. Open, with Scott Langley and Andrew Dorn getting the nod as replacements.

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Baby and BBQ: Reed sets priorities with return at Memphis

For Patrick Reed, the impending birth of his daughter shifted his focus from top 5 in the world to being No. 1 dad in the world.

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Toy Box Extra e-magazine: June 4, 2014

In this week's edition of Toy Box Extra, we take a deeper look at putter grips, where one size definitely does not fit all.

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Notes: 'Bama trio lights it up in U.S. Open sectionals

Robby Shelton, Cory Whitsett and Justin Thomas all made Alabama proud on Monday by qualifying for the U.S. Open with continued hot play.

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LSU's Kaufman taps Alabama clout for Open

LSU's Smylie Kaufman is in the middle of a whirlwind week after qualifying for the U.S. Open, but he has a bit of good fortune on his side, tentatively setting up practice rounds with Graeme McDowell and David Toms due to some family bloodlines.

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Impossible to keep Mickelson, Pinehurst out of mind

There aren’t many golf stories that, as they say, are too big to write. But we could have one if Phil Mickelson were to win the 2014 U.S. Open at Pinehurst, even as World No. 1 Adam Scott might be the favorite.

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Pinehurst No. 2: Hole-by-hole review, U.S. Open

The U.S. Open field will have to deal with confounding greens, scruffy sandy waste areas and all manner of ground game. Here is a hole-by-hole look at Pinehurst No. 2, the Donald Ross masterpiece.

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Callaway Mack Daddy 2 Tour Grind Wedges

Feedback from the PGA Tour guided the design of Callaway's latest wedge, the Mack Daddy 2 Tour Grind.

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Barrier breaker: Stackhouse keeps rising

Stanford’s Mariah Stackhouse appreciates the significance of her historic Curtis Cup selection -- it's one more step in the 20-year-old golfer's journey.