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VIDEO: Woods on amateur series, education

Tiger Woods spoke to Golfweek.com about his foundation's new amateur series as well as the organization's growth and its goals for influencing education in the U.S. and abroad.

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Tiger, McIlroy take on Ice Bucket Challenge

The Ice Bucket Challenge has taken the sports world by storm, and the latest superstars to get in on the action are Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy – together.

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Yang captures unlikely U.S. Amateur title

Gunn Yang was unflappable in holding off Corey Conners to win the 2014 U.S. Amateur title Sunday, overcoming a long weather delay for a 2-and-1 triumph at Atlanta Athletic Club.

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Yang leads Conners after 18 holes at U.S. Amateur

Corey Conners ended the first 18 holes of the U.S. Amateur's 36-hole final match with a birdie, but will head to a hour-long break 1 down against Gunn Yang.

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Storybook week lands Yang in U.S. Am final

Gunn Yang's out-of-nowhere week continued on Saturday, as the San Diego State sophomore secured spots in the 2015 U.S. Open, 2015 Masters and in Sunday's final at the U.S. Amateur with a 19-hole victory over Frederick Wedel.

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Yang, Conners advance to U.S. Amateur finale

Gunn Yang birdied the par-4 10th hole – his 19th of the day – to punch the first ticket into Sunday's championship match at the 114th U.S. Amateur at the Atlanta Athletic Club. He'll face Corey Conners in the finale.

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Wedel, Yang mature quickly on, off the course

When Gunn Yang and Frederick Wedel tee off in the semifinals of the 114th U.S. Amateur on Saturday morning, they'll have more in common than meets the naked eye – including having their dads away from them for long periods of time.

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Yang shocks Schniederjans to advance at U.S. Am

Ranked No. 776 in the world, Gunn Yang was a heavy underdog in his Round-of-16 match against Ollie Schniederjans on Thursday at the U.S. Amateur. But that's why they play the matches.

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Fully acclimated, Rahm rallies to advance at U.S. Am

Jon Rahm's time in the United States has been marked by a shaky start but an inspiring recovery as the Spaniard advanced to the Round of 32 Wednesday at the U.S. Amateur.

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U.S. Amateur tee times: Round of 32 matches

Check out the tee times and pairings for Thursday's Round of 32 at the U.S. Amateur.

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Tiger Woods withdraws from Ryder Cup consideration

Ending months of speculation on whether he'd be a captain's pick, Tiger Woods has withdrawn himself from consideration for the 2014 U.S. Ryder Cup team.

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Schniederjans cruises to 6-and-5 win at U.S. Am

Ollie Schniederjans uses the comforts of home to his advantage in 6-and-5 rout at 2014 U.S. Amateur.

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Smith, three others get through U.S. Amateur playoff

Nathan Smith, one of three mid-amateurs remaining in the field, joins Garrett Rank, Zach Healy and Jesse Heinly in advancing to match play after surviving a 17-for-4 playoff Wednesday morning at the U.S. Amateur.

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U.S. Amateur tee times: Round of 64 matches

While the field of 64 won't be finalized until Wednesday at the U.S. Amateur, the match-play bracket has been revealed with four to-be-determined spots on the line in a 17-for-4 playoff at 8 a.m. EDT.

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McCoy, Moore share medalist honors at U.S. Am

Georgia's Lee McCoy and Arkansas' Taylor Moore shared stroke-play medalist honors Tuesday at the U.S. Amateur, clearing the field by three shots as the tournament gears up for match play.

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Showing maturation, Moore co-medals at U.S. Amateur

Taylor Moore, devoid of a collegiate victory since a standout junior career, is showing maturation after co-medaling at the U.S. Amateur on Tuesday, and did it with his dad on his bag.

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Taylor Moore takes lead at 2014 U.S. Amateur

After struggling through 12 holes on Tuesday, Taylor Moore finished his round on fire to take the clubhouse lead during the final day of stroke play at the 2014 U.S. Amateur.

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USGA accepts 2,234 entries for inaugural Four-Ball

A total of 2,234 teams have signed up for the USGA's inaugural U.S. Amateur Four-Ball Championship at the Olympic Club in San Francisco, with three teams already receiving exemptions into the final field of 128.

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Trio share 2014 U.S. Amateur lead at 6 under

Sam Horsfield, Jimmy Beck and Taylor Moore combined for 20 birdies on Monday at the U.S. Amateur, leaving each with 6-under rounds at the Atlanta Athletic Club.

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Pan, Shelton, McCarthy near lead early at U.S. Amateur

The race for match play at one of the most grueling tests in golf, the 114th U.S. Amateur, kicked off Monday at the Atlanta Athletic Club -- with the normal suspects making their presence felt immediately.

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McIlroy claims 2nd straight major at PGA

Rory McIlroy lost the PGA Championship lead for some time Sunday, but fought back past Phil Mickelson, Rickie Fowler and Henrik Stenson to win at Valhalla for his second straight major title.

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McDowell: McIlroy showing 'Tiger-esque' abilities

A fellow Northern Irishman who has seen Rory McIlroy grow and is surprised by little that he can do, Graeme McDowell is thoroughly impressed by his Ryder Cup teammate's recent run of success.

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McIlroy's cell phone passcode revealed on CBS

Rory McIlroy used his phone plenty as he and the rest of the field waited out the 100-minute weather delay on Sunday, and CBS cameras caught him putting in his passcode and it became an instant Twitter hit.

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Weather watch: Storms hammer Valhalla, again

It's not safe to put away those rain pants and jackets at the 96th PGA Championship at Valhalla, as it looks like one more round with Mother Nature is on the way.

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Quick hits: A did-you-know session at PGA

It's important to impress your buddies with your expansive golf knowledge, so we thought we'd help you with some PGA Championship facts and figures as the final round gets underway.

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Masuda: McIlroy will need to fend off best Sunday

Rory McIlroy used a back-nine, 3-under 33 to post a 4-under 67 and stay atop a tight PGA Championship leaderboard that features the likes of Rickie Fowler, Phil Mickelson, Jason Day and Henrik Stenson.

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Quick hits: McIlroy, Day take on soggy Valhalla

Our Nick Masuda roamed the first 10 holes with Rory McIlroy and Jason Day on Saturday, and has these Instagram photos to tell the story of a solid opening nine holes for both.

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Unafraid, Day looks to chase down McIlroy

Jason Day has been in this position before. Feeling better health-wise, he's ready to chase down the world's hottest player, Rory McIlroy, on Saturday at the PGA Championship.

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Forecast again gloomy for PGA's third round

Valhalla has been pelted by morning showers, creating standing water on the greens. The rain has subsided as of 10:50 a.m. EDT, although the forecast calls for precipitation and thunderstorms throughout the day.

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Rory vs. Rickie? Fowler takes aim at hot McIlroy

Rickie Fowler fired a 5-under 66 on Friday to move to within two shots of Rory McIlroy, and Fowler has his eyes on setting up another Sunday showdown with the hottest golfer on the planet.

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Quick hits: Tiger's front nine on Friday at Valhalla

We take a look at Tiger Woods' final round – the second – at the 2014 PGA Championship at Valhalla through Instagram photos from Nick Masuda.

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Crane withdraws before 2nd round at Valhalla

Ben Crane has withdrawn from the 96th PGA Championship, citing lingering back issues.

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5 Things: Palmer shares PGA lead; Mickelson rallies

Lee Westwood, Kevin Chappell and Ryan Palmer share the lead after 18 holes at the PGA Championship, while stars Phil Mickelson and Tiger Woods head in opposite directions on Thursday.

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Putter finally heats up for Chappell at Valhalla

Kevin Chappell has struggled to find the first page of the leaderboard this season, so his 6-under 65 Thursday at the PGA Championship even surprised the UCLA product himself.

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Fowler's major turnaround continues at Valhalla

Rickie Fowler can officially treat 2014 as a breakout season, as his play in the major championships has shown the maturation of now what can be considered a two-dimensional star.

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Quick hits: Tiger & Phil's front nine in Instagram

Throngs of fans lined the fairways early Thursday morning, following the marquee group of Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson and Padraig Harrington. Here is their first nine through our Instagram feed.

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Quick hits: Weather might be an issue at Valhalla

There might be an advantage to playing early on Thursday at the PGA Championship, as Mother Nature might wreak some havoc this afternoon.

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A look at the PGA Championship prize money at Valhalla

The 96th PGA Championship offers the largest purse of the four majors, with the winner going home with $1.8 million. Here is a breakdown of what each place will receive on Sunday at Valhalla.

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Tiger Woods arrives at 96th PGA Championship

Tiger Woods has arrived on site for the 96th PGA Championship, where he is scheduled to tee off with Phil Mickelson and Padraig Harrington on Thursday at 8:35 a.m. EDT off the 10th tee.

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Garcia: McIlroy less afraid to hit driver than Tiger

Sergio Garcia has played alongside Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy in major championships and offers up his perspective on how they are different.

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Tiger granted extension to register at PGA

Tiger Woods has been granted an extension to register at the 2014 PGA Championship and can join the field up until 8:35 a.m. EDT Thursday.

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Oosthuizen wins PGA long-drive contest

Louis Oosthuizen, winner of the 2010 Open Championship, served up a 340-yard drive to eclipse Jason Day by two yards on the par-5 10th hole to capture the title and $25,000 prize for charity.

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Toms withdraws at PGA; Stefani in the field

David Toms withdrew from the 96th PGA Championship on Tuesday, citing lingering issues with his back. Shawn Stefani will take Toms' place in the field.

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Kaymer nursed shoulder injury at British Open

A shoulder injury limited Martin Kaymer at the British Open, although he says he has a clean bill of health for this week's PGA Championship at Valhalla.

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Scott applauds McIlroy, takes aim at him at PGA

Adam Scott didn't mince words Tuesday afternoon at the PGA Championship – the right man, in Rory McIlroy, is World No. 1.

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McIlroy ignores talk, focuses on getting better

Rory McIlroy avoids what is written about him so he can focus on his next shot versus what others believe he should be doing.

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Quick hits: Tuesday morning, PGA Championship

Valhalla is a par-71, 7,458-yard beast of a course, and has seen plenty of drama in hosting a bevy of PGA of America events. Here are some news and notes from Tuesday morning in Louisville.

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Tiger reveals "new" driver in play at Bridgestone

It's no secret that Tiger Woods has been struggling with his driver since returning from back surgery, but he revealed that he also has put a "new" driver in play this week at the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational.

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Tee times: WGC-Bridgestone Invitational, final round

For a second consecutive day, Tiger Woods will play a round with 2014 Masters champion Bubba Watson, while Rory McIlroy and Sergio Garcia are set for the final tee time of the 2014 WGC-Bridgestone Invitational on Sunday.

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Huskies' Pereira wins Pacific Coast Amateur

Corey Pereira fired a 3-under 67 on Friday to cruise to an eight-shot victory at the 48th Pacific Coast Amateur in Flagstaff, Ariz.

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