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Rich Skyzinski

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Kaymer tops Watson at PGA Grand Slam of Golf

Martin Kaymer beat Bubba Watson in a playoff at the PGA Grand Slam of Golf after Watson missed a short putt for birdie in Bermuda.

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Kaymer leads PGA Grand Slam of Golf

Martin Kaymer leads after the first round of the 32nd PGA Grand Slam of Golf in Bermuda, and that’s bad news for the three players chasing a good front-runner.

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Ryder Cup task force named; framework talks begin

As expected, the 11-person task force will include Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson and Rickie Fowler, but the goal of the panel isn't just 2016, it is future-proofing the U.S. at the Ryder Cup for years to come.

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Tropical storm offers rocky start for Grand Slam of Golf

Tropical Storm Fay sideswiped Bermuda early Sunday morning and inflicted a fair amount of damage to the island, leaving at least one caddy, scores of officials and even more fans in the U.S., wondering if they'll make it to the Grand Slam of Golf.

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Stenson doesn't let late three-putt get him down

Henrik Stenson made a good run at the 96th PGA Championship at Valhalla, but one 3-foot putt late on Sunday gave away one stroke he couldn’t afford to lose.

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Birdie run carries Els into top 10 at PGA

Ernie Els equaled the best score of the week with a 6-under 65 to finish at 11 under, comfortably inside the top 10 at the PGA Championship.

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Club pros shut out again at PGA Championship

This is the longest streak of no club professional qualifying to play on the weekend of the PGA Championship since records were kept starting in the early 1980s.

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Club pro highlights scarce at PGA Championship

At Valhalla, traditionally benign as a PGA Championship venue, Thursday's lengthy list of players under par included no club professionals. Steve Schneiter came the closest; with a 1-over 72.

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Club pros Helminen, Broce stand out at PGA

It wasn’t a particularly stellar start to the 96th PGA Championship from the 20 club professionals in the field, but there were some highlights.

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Club pro enjoys a Kentucky homecoming

Brian Norman’s visits back home to Henderson, Ky., normally are quiet, uneventful affairs. This one will be the exception to the rule as he plays in the 96th PGA Championship.

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No shortage of optimism for top club pro Block

"I honestly believe I can contend," PGA PNC winner Michael Block said Tuesday at Valhalla before the PGA Championship. "That’s how I approach everything. If I don’t, it’s not a good way to go about it."

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Broce keeps PGA Championship in perspective

Jamie Broce came to the realization years ago that he wasn’t going to make a living as a touring professional, so the club pro keeps his 2014 PGA Championship experience in check.

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Bios: PGA Championship qualifiers from 2014 PGA PNC

Here are bios for the 20 players who qualified from the PGA Professional National Championship to compete in the 2014 PGA Championship, to be played Aug. 7-10 at Valhalla.

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Southern Californian takes PGA PNC in playoff

Michael Block erased a four-stroke deficit, caught the leader at the last hole, then made a 3-foot birdie putt at the second playoff hole Wednesday to win the 47th PGA Professional National Championship.

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Toledo coach leads by three at PGA PNC

Jamie Broce, head coach of the men’s golf team at the University of Toledo, shot a third-round 71 on Tuesday to take a three-stroke lead at the Dunes Golf and Beach Club.

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2012 PGA PNC champ Dobyns WDs; personal reasons

Citing "personal reasons," 2012 champion Matt Dobyns withdrew Tuesday morning from the 47th PGA Professional National Championship in Myrtle Beach, S.C.

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Paolozzi shoots 71, makes cut at PGA PNC

Karen Paolozzi, an assistant professional in Atlanta, shot a two-day total of 2-over 146 to make the cut at the PGA Professional National Championship by three strokes.

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75 leaves Paolozzi a long way back at PGA PNC

Karen Paolozzi of Atlanta, is the third woman to compete in the PGA Professional National Championship – and after the first round in Myrtle Beach, S.C., is within reach of making the cut.

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Senior PGA field bunched behind Monty, Langer

The 54-hole co-leaders of the Senior PGA Championship are two Hall of Famers with a lot in common, Colin Montgomerie and Bernhard Langer, and perhaps never moreso than this week.

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Perry has eyes on Valhalla at Senior PGA Championship

Kenny Perry isn't shy about what he wants to get out of this week at the Senior PGA Championship – an invitation to Valhalla for August's PGA Championship.

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Faxon fires 67, trails Durant by 2 at Senior PGA

After a recent rough stretch on the Champions Tour, Brad Faxon surprised with an opening-round, 4-under 67 Thursday at the Senior PGA Championship. Rookie Joe Durant leads after a 65.

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Busy stretch for Watson starts at Senior PGA

The worst part of being Ryder Cup captain, in Tom Watson's eyes? Getting the team fitted for apparel. But that can wait a week, with the Senior PGA Championship on tap this week.

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Scott shows mettle to win Grand Slam

Tour professionals normally don’t go very long without getting new clubs. In that respect, Adam Scott is much like the rest of his Tour brethren; he put his newest set of clubs in his bag just before the Presidents Cup a few weeks ago.

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Port Royal’s 16th helps sort out Grand Slam field

The 16th hole at Port Royal Golf Course in Southampton Bermuda wreaked havoc on Jason Dufner, Adam Scott, and Justin Rose during the PGA Grand Slam of Golf on Tuesday.

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A major champion’s reward: Trip to paradise

From Adam Scott to Justin Rose to Jason Dufner, the PGA Grand Slam of Golf is an indication of a year to remember in each of their respective careers.

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Perry wins PNC; bios on players advancing to PGA

Here are thumbnail bios for the 20 players who qualified from the PGA Professional National Championship at Sunriver (Ore.) Resort to compete in the 95th PGA Championship.

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Sullivan shares lead, looks for PNC repeat at Sunriver

With four players within two strokes of the lead, it promises to be a wild finish at the 46th PGA Professional National Championship.

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At PNC, Sullivan moves into a position he likes

Chip Sullivan, only one shot off the lead at the PGA Professional National Championship after the second round on Monday, has good memories at the Sunriver Resort after his victory in the same event there in 2007.

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Tour winner McGovern gives PNC field a boost

Former PGA Tour winner Jim McGovern and U.S. Amateur champ Sam Randolph added intrigue to an impressive lineup at the PGA Professional National Championship in Oregon.

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Jacobsen pleased with return to Bellerive

It’s an understatement to say Peter Jacobsen was thrilled at the chance to return to Bellerive Country Club for the 74th Senior PGA Championship.

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Senior PGA: Kentuckians lead, but Watson lurks

Just when you expected players at the 74th Senior PGA Championship to act their age, along came Tom Watson to prove the time-honored adage that, indeed, age is just a number. The two-time Senior PGA champion is at 2-under 140, tied for eighth and five strokes behind a pair of co-leading Kentuckians, Russ Cochran and Kenny Perry.

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At the Senior PGA, Skinner keeps his focus

As a player who had his PGA Tour card for three years in the 1990s but never managed to win enough money to keep his playing privileges for the following season, Sonny Skinner knows how easy it is for a player to be overly demanding of himself.

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Senior PGA: Chapman ready to defend his title

Thirty-two years after he turned professional, Roger Chapman enjoyed the season he always thought he was capable of — two major titles in 2012, the Senior PGA and U.S. Senior Open, in the brief span of six weeks.

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Q&A: Ted Bishop, 38th PGA president

Ted Bishop, who was recently elected the 38th president of the PGA of America, shares his thoughts on the key issues facing the game.

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PGA appoints Bevacqua as chief executive officer

Peter Bevacqua – a former USGA executive, and most recently, the head of CAA Sports' golf division – was appointed chief executive of the PGA of America.

Club pros struggle on Day 1 at Kiawah Island

For the 20 club professionals at the PGA Championship, Thursday's first round at Kiawah Island was a reality check, with none of them currently inside the projected cut line.

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Meet the 2012 PGA Championship qualifiers

Twenty golfers qualified for the 94th PGA Championship Wednesday at the PGA Professional National Championship in Seaside, Calif.

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At the PNC: Coston, 56, still not showing his age

Jeff Coston started playing professional golf 35 years ago. He's in position to qualify for another PGA Championship and he's doing it by 'just trying to play golf.'

At the PNC: Dobyns gets noticed

Matt Dobyns did something unorthodox to get better on the greens, and it is paying off thus far at the PGA Professional National Championship.

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Viguerie trying to follow in Hossler's footsteps

A week after Beau Hossler set off some local hysteria at Mission Viejo Country Club, Matt Viguerie is trying to maintain the good vibes by qualifying for the PGA Championship.

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Edwards making most of Senior PGA opportunity

Joel Edwards is only playing the Senior PGA Championship because of a series of withdrawals. But the 50-year-old is trying to seize the opportunity.

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Magee back in the swing of things at Senior PGA

After kidney cancer limited his activity on tour, Andrew Magee, who is making his debut at the Senior PGA Championship, is ready for a full season on the senior circuit, says Rich Skyzinski.

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Greens grab attention of Senior PGA field

The greens at 18-month-old Harbor Shores – site of the 73rd Senior PGA Championship – have challenged players with their difficulty and diversity.

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U.S. cruises to win at 25th PGA Cup

The U.S. put the finishing touches on its domination of the 25th PGA Cup, remaining undefeated on American soil with a 17.5-8.5 win Sunday at CordeValle in California.

U.S. dominates foursomes, leads PGA Cup

The U.S. continued its domination of foursomes play Saturday and assumed control of the 25th PGA Cup at CordeValle.

Skinner gives U.S. 3-point lead at PGA Cup

Sonny Skinner was conceded a birdie putt at the last hole to gain a half-point for the U.S. in the morning session of Day 2 at the 25th PGA Cup at CordeValle.

U.S. grabs PGA Cup lead after afternoon routs

The U.S. won three of four afternoon foursomes matches in routs Friday and took a 6-2 lead over Great Britain & Ireland after the first day of the 25th PGA Cup at CordeValle.

U.S. holds slim advantage at PGA Cup

Rob McClellan, the head professional at Butler (Pa.) Country Club, birdied the last hole to give his team the lead for the only time in the match and help the U.S. to a 2.5-1.5 lead after the first session at the 25th PGA Cup at CordeValle.

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Meet the pros: 20 advance to PGA Championship

Here are thumbnail bios for the 20 low scorers from the 44th PGA Professional National Championship.

Paeglow eager to get his best PNC finish

Maybe the 65 that David Paeglow shot in the first round of last year’s PGA Professional National Championship was exactly what he didn’t need.