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Dan Mirocha

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Dan Mirocha joined Golfweek in April 2006 as an assistant editor before being named managing editor of in July 2009. Mirocha grew up in Minneapolis, covered high school sports after graduating from the University of Minnesota in 2003, and is still trying to break 75 on the golf course.  
• Favorite golf memory: Playing 54 holes at Bandon Dunes in a day and a half with my dad and brother
• Favorite story you’ve written: Profile of Michigan State coach Sam Puryear
• Describe your perfect day: Northern Minnesota, cell phone off, lots of sun, 18 holes, good friends, tasty food, cold beverages
• Best golf shot seen live: My hole-in-one. 4-iron from 231 yards. I caught it flush.

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John Means: Yearning for another D-I shot

John Means gets excited when he hears a knock on his office door. But after abruptly resigning as head coach of the University of Minnesota in 2001, Means was stunned by the silence.

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Day after 57, Wyatt wins 4th straight Ala. Jr.

A day after making 12 birdies and an eagle in a 14-under 57 to build an eight-shot lead heading into the final round of Alabama State Junior Championship, Bobby Wyatt was ready to waltz to his fourth consecutive State Junior title.

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Wyatt, 17, shoots 57 at Alabama Junior

Bobby Wyatt, of Mobile, Ala., shot 14-under 57 on Wednesday during the second round of the Alabama Boy’s State Junior Championship.

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Oosthuizen completes memorable Open rout

Louis Oosthuizen may have entered the British Open an unknown, but he showed no doubt Sunday in claiming the Claret Jug. As Dan Mirocha writes, this South African has just hit the world stage in a big way.

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Woods struggles with putting at St. Andrews

Tiger Woods’ new Nike putter hasn’t been hurled into the Firth of Tay yet, but it soon might be.

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Late double puts Lefty well off Open pace

Phil Mickelson is not out of the running at the Open Championship, but he’s going to need some help.

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Wind wreaks havoc on players at ‘the loop’

I haven’t read “Gone with the Wind,” but the sequel could have been written Friday afternoon at “the loop” – Nos. 7-11 on the Old Course at St. Andrews, the most exposed part of the links that hugs the Eden Estuary.

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Oosthuizen takes lead at Open

There’s a new name atop the leaderboard midway through the second round at St. Andrews: Louis Oosthuizen. Haven’t heard of him? Dan Mirocha provides an introduction.

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Impressions from an Old Course first-timer

I arrived at the Home of Golf Monday morning and walked 18 holes Tuesday. Here are some impressions from an Old Course first-timer.

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Hatton taking it all in at maiden Open

Tyrrell Hatton stood next to the Royal & Ancient Clubhouse on Tuesday afternoon, looked out toward the massive combined fairways of the 18th and first holes at the Old Course and smiled.

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