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Adam Schupak

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Ryder Cup captains dread “the envelope"

In case of injury or illness, each Ryder Cup captain must select one player to go “in the envelope.” It’s an agonizing decision that has no winners.

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Winner's bag: Derek Fathauer at Web.com Tour Final

The clubs Derek Fathauer used to win the Web.com Tour Championship and the Web.com Tour Finals money title on Sunday at TPC Sawgrass Dye’s Valley Course.

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Web.com Tour: Fathauer wins; 25 earn cards

Derek Fathauer shot a 2-under 68 at the Web.com Tour Championship, securing a win and full-exempt status in the PGA Tour for the 2014-15 season.

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Book Review: "Draw in the Dunes," Neil Sagebiel

Adam Schupak reviews Neil Sagebiel's "Draw in the Dunes: The 1969 Ryder Cup and the Finish That Shocked The World," a book on the 1969 Ryder Cup that ended with "the concession."

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Horschel pulls away in clinching FedEx Cup

Fending off World No. 1 Rory McIlroy and frequent contender Jim Furyk, Billy Horschel won the 2013-14 FedEx Cup title as he won the Tour Championship on Sunday at East Lake in Atlanta.

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5 Things: Horschel hangs tough; McIlroy manages

Billy Horschel fired his 11th consecutive round in the 60s, while Rory McIlroy uses a late eagle to jump into a tie for the lead at 9 under at the Tour Championship.

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High-energy Horschel leads at East Lake

Billy Horschel shot 4-under 66 for the second straight day Friday at the Tour Championship to take a two-shot lead and set up a third-round final pairing with Rory McIlroy.

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Long story short: Watson steals McIlroy's thunder

A potential battle of bombers in the pairing of Bubba Watson and Rory McIlroy failed to fully develop Thursday, but Watson found himself just a shot out of the lead – and found that more important.

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Schupak: Early picks hurt U.S. Ryder Cup team

Especially in light of U.S. captain Tom Watson making a big deal about adding a week off between the Tour Championship and the Ryder Cup, what’s the big rush to pick the team?

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Hoffmann's "fire at pins" approach pays off

When Morgan Hoffmann had missed the cut in the final regular-season FedEx Cup event, he barely reached the PGA Tour's playoffs -- after which he adopted a playing-with-house-money mentality that paid off.

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5 Things: Horschel cruises; finale set; more

Without trailing Sunday, Billy Horschel kept his cool to hold off Bubba Watson, Sergio Garcia and Ryan Palmer and win the BMW Championship in the PGA Tour's 2014 FedEx Cup playoffs.

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5 Things: Horschel takes BMW lead

Billy Horschel took the lead at the PGA Tour's BMW Championship through three rounds -- leading the likes of Bubba Watson and Martin Kaymer while Rory McIlroy struggled, four-putting from 5 feet at one point.

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Bradley WDs from BMW Championship

Keegan Bradley withdrew Saturday from the BMW Championship, the third event in the PGA Tour's 2014 FedEx Cup playoffs, and left his status for next week's Tour Championship in doubt.

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Mickelson withdraws from BMW Championship

Phil Mickelson ends his PGA Tour season when he withdraws from the BMW Championship before Saturday's third round to focus on competing in the Ryder Cup later this month.

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BMW to make 2016 return trip to Crooked Stick

The 2016 BMW Championship is headed to Crooked Stick Golf Club, marking the third time in a five-year span that the PGA Tour's Chicago staple will be contested away from the Windy City.

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64 lifts Garcia to BMW lead; McIlroy chases

Sergio Garcia's 64 Friday at Cherry Hills earned him a one-shot lead at the BMW Championship in the PGA Tour's 2014 FedEx Cup playoffs -- but World No. 1 Rory McIlroy is just two shots back.

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5 Things: McIlroy, Spieth, Woodland share BMW lead

While Cherry Hills played fast and firm during Thursday's first round, Jordan Spieth, Rory McIlroy and Gary Woodland were able to each shoot 3-under 67 and grab a share of the lead at the BMW Championship.

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McIlroy, others recreate Palmer's shot from '60 Open

Rory McIlroy, Zach Johnson and Camilo Villegas attempted to re-create Arnold Palmer’s legendary tee shot during the 1960 U.S. Open, when "The King" drove the green with a persimmon driver at the 346-yard hole. None of them managed to hit the green.

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5 Things: Rory McIlroy's FedEx Cup quest; more

The BMW Championship is set to begin on Thursday at Cherry Hills Country Club, and there are plenty of storylines heading into the third week of the four-event FedEx Cup playoffs. Here are 5 Things you need to know.

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Kirk looks forward after being overlooked for Ryder Cup

Chris Kirk wasn't one of Tom Watson's captain's pick for the U.S. Ryder Cup team, but he has more reasons to be happy about this season and the direction he is headed on the PGA Tour.

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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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