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Long story short: Watson steals McIlroy's thunder

Long story short: Bubba Watson steals Rory McIlroy's thunder in Tour Championship's first round

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

Schupak: U.S. needs to delay Ryder Cup picks until after playoffs

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

Morgan Hoffmann's "fire at pins" approach pays off in FedEx Cup playoffs run

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

Billy Horschel cruises to BMW Championship win in PGA Tour's FedEx Cup playoffs

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 takes driver's seat at BMW Championship

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 WDs Saturday from BMW Championship in PGA Tour's FedEx Cup playoffs

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 withdraws from BMW Championship on PGA Tour

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

BMW Championship 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

64 lifts Sergio Garcia to BMW Championship lead in PGA Tour's FedEx Cup playoffs; Rory McIlroy 2 back

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

5 Things: Rory McIlroy, Jordan Spieth, Gary 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, others recreate Arnold Palmer's tee shot from '60 U.S. Open at Cherry Hills

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

5 Things: Rory's FedEx Cup quest; Stadler's homecoming; and more from the BMW Championship at Cherry Hills

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

Deutsche Bank champion Chris Kirk looks forward after being overlooked for U.S. Ryder Cup team

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

USGA's Tom O'Toole saved Gunn Yang from penalty at U.S. Amateur

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

Winner's bag: Gunn Yang at 2014 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

Canada's Corey Conners outlasts Oklahoma State's Zachary Olsen to advance at U.S. Amateur

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 defeats injured Jordan Niebrugge in U.S. Amateur match play

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

Ollie Schniederjans admits to feeling pressure at 2014 U.S. Amateur at Atlanta Athletic Club

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 among big names in trouble at U.S. Amateur

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

Schupak: At 13, Will 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

Like old times, '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 takes RBC Canadian Open on PGA Tour with 5 late birdies

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

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

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

5 Things: Jim Furyk goes low, tied with Tim Petrovic at RBC Canadian

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

In playoff, Byron Meth wins final U.S. Amateur Public Links over Doug Ghim

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

Doug Ghim, Byron Meth reach 2014 U.S. Amateur 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

APL semifinals set: Bonneau, Gellerman, Ghim, Meth advance

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

Doug Ghim outlasts Jordan Niebrugge in 23 holes at men's Amateur 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

U.S. Amateur 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 rallies to advance at Amateur Public Links; top seed Zane Thomas 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 shares medalists honors 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

At 44, Roberto De Vicenzo carved ageless legacy to win in 1967

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

Jordan Niebrugge flirting with cut, Sam Horsfield near top at Publinx

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

USGA's Public Links ends this week, but not without having 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

5 Things: Brian Harman's 1st win; Zach Johnson's deuce; more from John Deere Classic

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 passes Zach Johnson for lead at John Deere Classic on PGA Tour

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

5 Things: Johnson, fill-in caddie lead John Deere Classic on PGA Tour

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

'A feeling of invincibility': 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 (68) in position for major breakthrough moment at U.S. Women's Open

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 fires another 68 behind red-hot putter at U.S. Women's Open

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 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

'Re-boot' over, Paula 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

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

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: 'Merion' story covers small wonder

Review: "Merion: The Championship Story," by Jeff Silverman, 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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Review: 'Every Shot Counts' adds it all up

Review: 'Every Shot Counts: Using the Revolutionary Strokes Gained Approach to Improve Your Golf Performance and Strategy' by Mark Broadie 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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Kaymer in a world of his own after another 65

Martin Kaymer in a world of his own after another 65 at Pinehurst

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

Adam Scott, Bubba 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 talks putter switch after 69 to start U.S. Open at Pinehurst

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

Adam Scott: Bring imagination, judgment to 2014 U.S. Open at 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

U.S. Open: Pinehurst provides Phil Mickelson '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.