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Reed, Martin spiral down U.S. Open leaderboard on moving day

Patrick Reed, Ben Martin spiral down 2015 U.S. Open leaderboard on moving day

PGA Tour players Patrick Reed and Ben Martin went the wrong direction on the U.S. Open leaderboard on moving day at Chambers Bay.

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Illinois' Nick Hardy a popular man on U.S. Open weekend

Illinois college golfer Nick Hardy a popular man on U.S. Open weekend

Illinois sophomore Nick Hardy was a popular man Saturday on the range before the U.S. Open after he helped a handful of guys make it to the weekend at Chambers Bay.

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U.S. Open odds: Spieth replaces McIlroy as favorite

U.S. Open odds: Masters champ Jordan Spieth replaces World No. 1 Rory McIlroy as favorite

Masters champ Jordan Spieth replaced World No. 1 Rory McIlroy as the favorite at the U.S. Open.

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Mickelson drops down U.S. Open leaderboard on Day 2

Phil Mickelson drops down U.S. Open 2015 leaderboard on Day 2 at Chambers Bay

PGA Tour player Phil Mickelson dropped down the U.S. Open leaderboard Friday at Chambers Bay.

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Key to Ernie Els' U.S. Open success is in conquering greens

Key to Ernie Els' U.S. Open success is in conquering Chambers Bay's greens

Ernie Els has expressed displeasure in the hard greens at Chambers Bay for the U.S. Open.

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Healthy Jamie Lovemark looks for breakout at U.S. Open

Healthy Jamie Lovemark looks for breakout at U.S. Open

The 2015 U.S. Open at Chambers Bay former USC Trojan Jamie Lovemark and Web.com Tour player looks to breakout with high finish at U.S. Open.

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Tiger Woods hardly recognizable during opening 80 at Chambers Bay

Tiger Woods hardly recognizable during opening 80 at Chambers Bay for U.S. Open 2015

Tiger Woods started the 2015 U.S. Open with 80, his worst score in this tournament.

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Chappell makes most of 11th hour U.S. Open berth with 69

Chappell makes most of 11th hour U.S. Open berth with opening 69

The 2015 U.S. Open at Chambers Bay PGA Tour golf major championship, Kevin Chappell shoots 69 in Round 1 after earning late spot in field.

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Cabrera remains patient after pedestrian U.S. Open start

Angel Cabrera remains patient after pedestrian U.S. Open 2015 start at Chambers Bay

PGA Tour player Angel Cabrera opened the 2015 U.S. Open with an unspectacular effort but remains calm and confident.

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Well-rested Bubba Watson brings length, creativity to U.S. Open

Well-rested Bubba Watson brings length, creativity to U.S. Open at Chambers Bay

The 2015 U.S. Open PGA Tour golf major championship at Chambers Bay may set up well for Bubba Watson, who brings length and creativity to the links-style course.

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USGA’s Davis on Chambers Bay: ‘I hope we don’t overdo it'

USGA’s Mike Davis on Chambers Bay: ‘I hope we don’t overdo it' for 2015 U.S. Open

The 2015 U.S. Open PGA Tour major championship at Chambers Bay Golf Course in University Place, Wash., USGA executive director Mike Davis discusses course setup before Thursday's first round.

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Jim Furyk not a U.S. Open favorite, but not a long shot

Jim Furyk not a U.S. Open favorite at Chambers Bay, but not a long shot

Jim Furyk isn't a 2015 U.S. Open favorite but the PGA Tour player has thought his way around Chambers Bay.

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Tiger Woods slides to 60-1 pick to win U.S. Open

Tiger Woods slides to 60-1 pick to win U.S. Open at Chambers Bay

Tiger Woods slipped from 50-1 to 60-1 odds to win the 2015 U.S. Open at Chambers Bay.

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Cowen: Luck will play a role in deciding U.S. Open winner

Pete Cowen: Luck will play a role in U.S. Open winner at Chambers Bay

Golf instructor Pete Cowen says luck will play a role in who wins the 2015 U.S. Open at Chambers Bay, and he favors Phil Mickelson to be that player.

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Oddsmakers pick Rory McIlroy as early favorite to win U.S. Open

Oddsmakers pick Rory McIlroy as early favorite to win U.S. Open 2015

Rory McIlroy is the early favorite to win the U.S. Open 2015 according to Las Vegas oddsmakers.

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Tiger enters U.S. Open at lowest ranking in nearly 20 years

Tiger Woods enters U.S. Open 2015 at lowest ranking (195th) in nearly 20 years

Tiger Woods enters the U.S. Open 2015 ranked 195th in OWGR and still chases Jack Nicklaus' major record.

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Putnam qualifies to play U.S. Open in his own backyard

PGA Tour player Michael Putnam qualifies to play U.S. Open at Chambers Bay, in his own backyard

PGA Tour player Michael Putnam qualifies for U.S. Open in Columbus, Ohio, and now gets to play Chambers Bay as home event.

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Bryson DeChambeau follows NCAA title with U.S. Open berth

College golfer Bryson DeChambeau of SMU follows NCAA title with U.S. Open berth

NCAA individual medalist Bryson Dechambeau continued his outstanding play this spring by earning a maiden trip to the U.S. Open.

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Jordan Spieth achieves Memorial goal: Feel the nerves

Masters champion Jordan Spieth achieves Memorial goal: Feel the nerves

Masters champion Jordan Spieth felt the nerves Sunday at the PGA Tour's Memorial Tournament 2015.

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Miller, Smith, Diegel selected as 2016 Memorial honorees

Johnny Miller, Horton Smith, Leo Diegel selected as 2016 Memorial honorees

Johnny Miller, Horton Smith and Leo Diegel were recognized as the 2016 Memorial Tournament honorees on Sunday at Muirfield Village.

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Rodgers secures temporary Tour status with Memorial finish

Patrick Rodgers secures temporary Tour status with Memorial finish

The PGA Tour's 2015 Memorial Tournament Patrick Rodgers secures special temporary PGA Tour status for 2014-15 season based on FedEx Cup points after performance at Muirfield Village.

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Tiger Woods sees 20-shot deficit with 85 at Memorial

Tiger Woods sees 20-shot deficit among fellow golfers with 85 at Memorial

Tiger Woods at the PGA Tour's 2015 Memorial Tournament shoots career worst round, loses to fellow PGA Tour golfers by 20 shots in one round at Muirfield Village.

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Tiger Woods shoots 85 at Memorial for worst score of his pro career

Tiger Woods shoots 85 at PGA Tour Memorial Tournament for worst score of his pro career

Tiger Woods shot 13-over 85 in the third round of the Memorial Tournament Saturday at Muirfield Village, Woods' worst score on the PGA Tour.

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Kenny Perry finishes PGA Tour career at Memorial

Kenny Perry finishes PGA Tour career at Memorial Tournament

Kenny Perry ended his PGA Tour career at the 2015 Memorial Tournament after missing the cut, moving to the Champions Tour after a 14-win career on the PGA Tour.

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John Peterson pulls out of next two events with hand injury

John Peterson pulls out of U.S. Open qualifying, FedEx St. Jude Classic with hand injury

PGA Tour's 2015 Memorial Tournament John Peterson misses cut, then pulls out of U.S. Open sectional qualifying and the FedEx St. Jude Classic with hand injury.

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Quiet Dufner makes ace, cards 67 at Memorial

Quiet Jason Dufner makes ace, cards 67 at Memorial

The PGA Tour's 2015 Memorial Tournament Jason Dufner refuses to speak with national media after a round of 67 that put him in second place at Muirfield Village after the morning wave of play.

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Bill Haas has brother Jay Jr. on bag at Memorial

Bill Haas has brother Jay Jr. on bag at Memorial after caddie has death in family

The PGA Tour's 2015 Memorial Tournament Bill Haas has brother Jay Haas Jr. on the bag after caddie Scott Gneiser's father died ahead of the event at Muirfield Village.

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Bo Van Pelt back on track at Memorial after losing passion for golf

Bo Van Pelt back on track at Memorial after losing passion for golf

The PGA Tour's 2015 Memorial Tournament Bo Van Pelt shares 18-hole lead with Hideki Matsuyama through Round 1 and Jason Dufner falls back with double bogey at 18.

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Rodgers competes with Spieth, Thomas on and off course at Memorial

Patrick Rodgers competes with Jordan Spieth, Justin Thomas on and off course at Memorial Tournament

The PGA Tour's 2015 Memorial Tournament Patrick Rodgers on exemption for winning Nicklaus Award at Stanford looking to make most of opportunity while rooming with Jordan Spieth and Justin Thomas and playing basketball.

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Tiger Woods scrambles well at Muirfield despite wild tee game

Tiger Woods scrambles well despite wild tee game at PGA Tour's Memorial Tournament 2015

Tiger Woods struggled through unpredictable misses in the first round of the PGA Tour's Memorial Tournament at Muirfield Village.

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Despite phenomenal record, Nicklaus says he ‘underachieved’

Despite phenomenal record, Jack Nicklaus says he ‘underachieved’

The golf industry perked an ear as Jack Nicklaus spoke ahead of the PGA Tour's Memorial Tournament at Muirfield Village.

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With eye toward Open, Tiger enters Memorial hoping to peak ‘at right time'

With eye toward U.S. Open, Tiger Woods enters Memorial hoping to peak ‘at right time'

Tiger Woods keeps an eye toward the U.S. Open as he enters Memorial 2015 on PGA Tour.

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Tiger Woods returns to Muirfield in time for Memorial pro-am

Tiger Woods returns to Muirfield Village in time for Memorial Tournament pro-am

Tiger Woods returned to Muirfield Village on Wednesday morning after two days spent at Chambers Bay preparing for the upcoming U.S. Open.

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Stricker arrives at Memorial armed with good memories, ready to play

PGA Tour player Steve Stricker arrives at Memorial armed with good memories, ready to play

Steve Stricker arrives at the PGA Tour's Memorial Tournament ready for a lot of golf and armed with good memories of Muirfield.

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Nicklaus' bunker-removal project at Muirfield won't make 18th any easier

Jack Nicklaus' bunker-removal project at Muirfield won't make 18th any easier for PGA Tour players

Jack Nicklaus has unveiled a series of changes at Muirfield Village for the PGA Tour's Memorial Tournament.

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Tiger Woods falls to No. 172 as he preps for Memorial, U.S. Open

Tiger Woods falls to No. 172 as he preps for PGA Tour's Memorial, U.S. Open

Tiger Woods will play the PGA Tour's Memorial Tournament from the lowest position in the Official World Golf Ranking of his career.

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Tiger Woods sees good and bad in Players showing

Tiger Woods sees good and bad in The Players Championship showing

Tiger Woods at the PGA Tour's 2015 Players Championship at TPC Sawgrass final round see progress in his swing but still looking for answers.

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Despite growing support for rangefinders, PGA Tour drags its feet

Despite growing support for rangefinders, PGA Tour drags its feet regarding DMDs

Golf distance measuring devices DMDs rangefinders are becoming increasingly popular as golf equipment among amateurs but the PGA Tour is dragging its feet on making them legal during professional play.

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Kisner emerges at The Players among unexpected leaderboard

Kevin Kisner emerges at The Players among unexpected leaderboard

The PGA Tour's 2015 Players Championship Round 3 with Kevin Kisner, who trails Chris Kirk at TPC Sawgrass.

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Tiger Woods struggles with double trouble at The Players

Tiger Woods struggles with double trouble at The Players Championship

Tiger Woods at the PGA Tour's 2015 Players Championship at TPC Sawgrass struggled to a 75 with two double bogeys on Saturday.

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Notes: Players lead represents something different for Na, Kelly

PGA Tour notes: Players Championship lead represents something different for Kevin Na, Jerry Kelly

PGA Tour players Kevin Na and Jerry Kelly have different mindsets at the top of the Players Championship leaderboard.

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A fist pump for the weekend: Tiger Woods makes Players cut

Tiger Woods at the Players Championship: A fist pump for the weekend

Tiger Woods' round-ending fist pump at the Players Championship was in celebration of making the cut, which shows the difference in his mindset and his game these days.

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Up-and-down day leaves Tiger wanting more at The Players

Up-and-down day leaves Tiger Woods wanting more at The Players Championship

Tiger Woods at the 2015 Players Championship PGA Tour golf tournament was disappointed with a 73 at TPC Sawgrass.

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Back-to-back quads fail to KO Brooks Koepka at Players

Back-to-back quads fail to KO Brooks Koepka at The Players Championship on PGA Tour

PGA Tour player Brooks Koepka made quadruple bogey at Nos. 17 and 18 at TPC Sawgrass, but managed to shoot 6-over 78 Thursday at The Players Championship.

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Bubba Watson bucks trend at Players with opening 71

PGA Tour player Bubba Watson opens The Players Championship with 71 at TPC Sawgrass

Despite a poor track record at TPC Sawgrass, PGA Tour player Bubba Watson opened with a 1-under 71 Thursday at The Players Championship.

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At TPC Sawgrass, no home advantage for Furyk

At TPC Sawgrass for The Player Championship, no home advantage for PGA Tour player Jim Furyk

The Players Championship at TPC Sawgrass is a home event for PGA Tour player Jim Furyk yet his results have been unpredictable at this venue.

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Time will tell how Match Play title fits into McIlroy's career

Time will tell how WGC-Cadillac Match Play title fits into Rory McIlroy's PGA Tour and European Tour career

Rory McIlroy's WGC-Cadillac Match Play title marks his 16th worldwide victory and perhaps the beginning of a new streak for the World No. 1.

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McIlroy turns uncertain morning into WGC Match Play title

Rory McIlroy turns uncertain morning into WGC-Cadillac Match Play title

World No. 1 Rory McIlroy turned an early wakeup call and an uncertain morning into a WGC-Cadillac Match Play title.

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McIlroy comes from behind, again, to advance to the WGC Match Play final

Rory McIlroy comes from behind, again, to advance to the WGC-Cadillac Match Play Championship final

PGA Tour golfer Rory McIlroy advances to the WGC-Cadillac Match Play Championship after coming from behind in his match against Jim Furyk once again.

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WGC Match Play: Breaking down the semifinalists

WGC-Cadillac Match Play: Breaking down the semifinalists

A statistical breakdown of 2015 WGC-Cadillac Match Play PGA Tour golf event semifinalists in San Francisco including Gary Woodland and Jim Furyk.