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USGA's O'Toole saved Yang from penalty at U.S. Am

Gunn Yang returned from a 97-minute weather delay at last week's U.S. Amateur, but was interrupted for much different reasons when facing a 15-footer to save par.

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Winner's bag: Gunn Yang at U.S. Amateur

Here's the complete list of clubs Gunn Yang used to win the 2014 U.S. Amateur at Atlanta Athletic Club:

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Conners outlasts Olsen to advance at U.S. Am

Canadian Corey Conners dispatched of Zachary Olsen on Friday at the U.S. Amateur, now needing only one more victory to secure a spot in the 2015 Masters.

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Zalatoris defeats injured Niebrugge at U.S. Am

Will Zalatoris’ summer keeps getting better knocking off Jordan Niebrugge, 2 and 1, in match play at the 2014 U.S. Amateur at Atlanta Athletic Club.

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Schniederjans admits to pressure at U.S. Amateur

In danger of missing match play, Ollie Schniederjans reeled off four straight birdies to shoot a 3-under 69 in the second round of stroke-play qualifying and advance to match play in the 2014 U.S. Amateur.

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Schniederjans among big names in trouble at Am

Ollie Schniederjans, the world’s top-ranked amateur, could be in a world of trouble after opening with a 2-over 73 in the first round of stroke-play qualifying at the 114th U.S. Amateur at Atlanta Athletic Club.

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Thomson relishes the challenge of U.S. Amateur

Will Thomson, 13, is the youngest U.S. Amateur qualifier in history, but his game and attitude are well beyond his years.

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'The Big Three' together again at Greats of Golf

Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer and Gary Player were reunited once again at the Greats of Golf, and it was like old times Saturday at TPC Twin Cities.

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5 Things: Late birdies cinch Canadian for Clark

Tim Clark's 65 Sunday gave the South African a win at the RBC Canadian Open, his first on PGA Tour since the 2010, as Jim Furyk's run of strong finishes continued despite a closing 69.

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5 Things: Furyk takes 3-shot lead at RBC Canadian

One day after matching the Royal Montreal Golf Club course record, Jim Furyk played bogey-free and carded a 5-under 65 to claim a three-stroke lead over Tim Clark heading into the final round of the RBC Canadian Open.

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5 Things: Furyk goes low, tied with Petrovic in Canada

Jim Furyk tied the course record with a 7-under 63 to vault into a tie for the RBC Canadian lead with Tim Petrovic at 10 under.

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In playoff, Meth wins final Public Links

The U.S. Amateur Public Links, in its last year of existence, refused to go quietly. It took 37 holes for Byron Meth to outlast Doug Ghim in Newton, Kan.

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Ghim, Meth reach Public Links final

Byron Meth and Doug Ghim will fight Saturday to be the last to claim a win in the U.S. Amateur Public Links -- and with it, likely, an invitation to the Masters.

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U.S. Amateur Public Links semifinals set in Kansas

The U.S. Amateur Public Links had long been billed as “America’s blue collar championship," and finally in its last year of existence, Jess Bonneau, 43, is bringing back the good old days.

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Ghim outlasts Niebrugge in 23 holes at Public Links

Aided by the support of his father, Doug Ghim managed to knock off the defending Public Links champion, Jordan Niebrugge, in an exciting 23-hole match on Thursday in Newton, Kan.

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Public Links round of 32 features extended drama

Survive and advance. The formula made famous by Jim Valvano at the NCAA men’s basketball tournament is apropos for the match-play portion of the U.S. Amateur Public Links, too.

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Niebrugge rallies to advance at APL; top seed loses

Jordan Niebrugge was fortunate to make match play at the Amateur Public Links, and then struggle at the outset of his match against Marty Dou, but found his touch on the back nine for a 4-and-2 victory.

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Ghim shares medal at APL, then caddies in playoff

Doug Ghim shot a second-round 6-under 65 to earn a share of stroke-play medalist honors Tuesday at the U.S. Amateur Public Links, then carried the bag for friend Joshua Lee as Lee earned the final match-play spot in a playoff.

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De Vicenzo carved ageless legacy to win in ’67

Roberto De Vicenzo’s bold play in 1967 shapes Royal Liverpool’s legacy as an Open Championship venue.

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Niebrugge flirting with cut, Horsfield near top at APL

Defending U.S. Amateur Public Links champion Jordan Niebrugge could be making an early exit from the tournament after a 4-over 146 showing in stroke play. On the other hand, Sam Horsfield is in position to earn one of the top match-play seeds.

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Public Links ends this week, but it has left its mark

A USGA event designed for golf’s everyman (and -woman) ends next month, but not without having left its mark.

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5 Things: Harman's 1st win; Zach's deuce; more

Zach Johnson's 64 Sunday wasn't enough to catch Brian Harman, who finished with 66 to win the John Deere Classic and qualify for next week's Open Championship at Hoylake.

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5 Things: Harman leads Deere; miracle shot; more

Brian Harman shot 65 to move into the lead during Saturday's third round of the PGA Tour's John Deere Classic, one ahead of Steve Stricker as Zach Johnson dropped to T-4.

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5 Things: Johnson, fill-in caddie lead Deere

Zach Johnson, who won the John Deere Classic in 2012 and finished runner-up last year, continues to give the locals reason to cheer as he holds a share of the lead. Here are 5 Things to know.

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Golf's '59 Club' revisits the magic

For the first time, five of the seven members of one of golf’s most exclusive clubs met under one roof. Al Geiberger, Chip Beck, Annika Sorenstam, Paul Goydos and Stuart Appleby convened at Eddie V’s Prime Seafood for Golf Channel’s filming of an episode of its series “Legendary Conversation.”

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Yang (68) in position for major breakthrough moment

Amy Yang will tee it up with Michelle Wie for the third time in four days when the competitors begin the final round at the U.S. Women's Open tied for the lead at 2 under. They are the only players in red figures after 54 holes.

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Wie fires another 68 behind red-hot putter at USWO

Michelle Wie is wielding a red-hot putter this week at Pinehurst No. 2, and after a second straight 68 Friday, she holds the clubhouse lead at the U.S. Women's Open.

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Wie again finds game judged against men's in Open

Michelle Wie carded five birdies at Pinehurst No. 2 en route to a round of 2-under 68 at the U.S. Women’s Open, just one stroke off the pace set by World No. 1 Stacy Lewis.

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'Re-boot' over, Creamer pines for second USWO title

With her nagging thumb injury behind her and a "re-boot" of her game firmly in the past, Paula Creamer focuses on winning her second career major title this week at Pinehurst No. 2.

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Prodigy? Maybe. But Lucy Li, 11, is simply taking it all in

It'd be easy to label 11-year-old Lucy Li as a prodigy after she qualified for the U.S. Women's Open. But the young gun from California is simply learning from the entire experience, putting no expectations on herself as she takes on Pinehurst.

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Review: 'Every Shot Counts' adds it all up

Reading Mark Broadie’s “Every Shot Counts” hearkens back to the professor at Columbia ’s Business School explaining his revolutionary strokes gained-putting statistic after it was adopted by the PGA Tour.

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Review: 'Merion' story covers small wonder

In the book “Merion: The Championship Story,” author Jeff Silverman brings to life fresh and long-forgotten details from tournaments dating to 1904.

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Kaymer in a world of his own after another 65

Martin Kaymer thought that 8 over would be a good score come Sunday. Being at a record-breaking 10 under after 36 holes has even surprised the German himself.

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Scott, Watson have a rough go of it at Pinehurst

The World No. 1 and the reigning Masters champion played together in the first round of the U.S. Open and combined to make a total of two birdies. Needless to say, it was a rough day for Adam Scott and Bubba Watson at Pinehurst No. 2.

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Snedeker talks putter switch at U.S. Open

Brandt Snedeker is reputed to be one of the best putters on the PGA Tour. But he switched gear for the U.S. Open at Pinehurst in a year that's seen an ongoing dispute with the short stick.

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Scott: Bring imagination, judgment to Pinehurst

A Masters title already under his belt, Adam Scott enters a major as the world’s No. 1 ranked player for the first time this week at Pinehurst No. 2 for the 2014 U.S. Open.

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Mickelson on Pinehurst: 'Best opportunity' to win

With one leg remaining in his quest for the career Grand Slam, Phil Mickelson, a six-time runner-up at the U.S. Open, is back at Pinehurst No. 2, the place where all the close calls began in 1999 and a place that, according to Lefty, provides him the best chance to win.

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Spieth, Thomas upend Mickelson, Fowler

Phil Mickelson said that he’d reserve a spot for Justin Thomas in his Tuesday game if Thomas qualified for the U.S. Open. It's a favor that paid off for the young gun, as well as Jordan Spieth.

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VIDEO: Mickelson on the harmonica?! He's got skills

Phil Mickelson provided some cheer on the 15th tee at Pinehurst, but not because of his game, but for his harmonica skills. Check out the video!

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Legends of Golf revives the 'old timers'

What makes the Legends so special is it has always been golf's version of old timer's day(s). Great like Jack NIcklaus, Gary Player and Lee Trevino tee if up for the Legends of Golf at Top of the Rock.

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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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After lost decade, Gossett plays his way into Open

Everybody loves a good comeback story, right? Well, they don’t come any bigger than 35-year-old David Gossett earning a spot in the 2014 U.S. Open at Pinehurst No. 2.

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Confident Swafford medals at Memphis qualifier

PGA Tour rookie Hudson Swafford took medalist honors with a 10-under day, one stroke better than J.B. Holmes at the U.S. Open sectional qualifier in Memphis, Tenn. Alabama rising sophomore Robby Shelton also advanced.

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Wittenberg (62) takes lead at Memphis sectional

Casey Wittenberg took advantage of local course knowledge to shoot a 9-under 62 and grab a one-stroke lead over Jeff Maggert after the first round of the 36-hole U.S. Open sectional qualifier at Colonial Country Club’s North and South courses.

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After heart surgery, Micheel tees it up at sectional

Shaun Micheel, who had heart surgery to put in four stents in April, is teeing it up Monday at the U.S. Open sectional qualifier in Cordova, Tenn.

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Breaking down Adam Scott's new way of reading greens

Just what was Adam Scott doing when reading putts at the Crowne Plaza Invitational? The World No. 1 has adopted AimChart's Express Read as a way to help him with the slope of greens. And it is working.

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Tiger Woods Foundation names new CEO

After an extensive national search, Tiger Woods has found the man to take over the reigns of the Tiger Woods Foundation. Woods announced today the appointment of Rick Singer as president and CEO, effective in June.

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Scott rebounds to salvage 71 at Crowne Plaza

Adam Scott struggled on his opening nine holes behind four bogeys but managed three birdies coming in to salvage a 1-over 71 at the Crowne Plaza Invitational.

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Now at No. 1, Scott must improve play to stay there

Adam Scott enjoyed a bottle of Dom Perignon after ascending to World No. 1, but now needs to work on his game, which has been a bit suspect as of late.

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Swing steadied, Todd seeks Texas two-step

While waiting for a Players Championship spot that never materialized, Brendon Todd's confidence in his re-tooled swing took flight -- and it showed at the HP Byron Nelson Championship in his first PGA Tour win.

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