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Saturday, June 30

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Meadow wins Ladies British Open Amateur

Stephanie Meadow of Northern Ireland is the 2012 Ladies British Open Amateur champion. She beat Spain's Rocio Sanchez Lobato 4 and 3 in the final at Carnoustie on June 30.

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De Jonge takes 1-shot lead at Congressional

Brendon de Jonge had more birdies than people in his gallery Saturday at the AT&T National to take a one-shot lead over Tiger Woods and two others.

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Rookie Felibert stretches LPGA NW Arkansas lead

Veronica Felibert shot a 5-under 66 on Saturday to stretch her lead to four strokes in the LPGA's NW Arkansas Classic.

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14 players use Titleist 913 driver at AT&T National

The Darrell Survey equipment count from the AT&T National revealed that 34 players used Titleist drivers, including 14 with the new 913 model.

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Tiger Tracker: Round 3 at AT&T National

Tiger Woods' bogey-free round at AT&T National put him at 6 under for the tournament. He's one shot off Brendon de Jonge's lead heading into tomorrow's final round. Follow his third round, shot-by-shot, with our Tracker!

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Calcavecchia, Daley lead Senior Players

Mark Calcavecchia shot a 6-under 64 on Saturday for a share of the third-round lead with Joe Daley in the Senior Players Championship.

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Europe defeats USA, claims 2012 Palmer Cup

Europe claimed seven of eight matches and halved the other to claim the 2012 Palmer Cup at The Royal County Down Golf Club.

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Kohles wins Dogwood Invitational by 2 shots

Despite intense Atlanta heat, Ben Kohles, a Virginia graduate, finished the final round of the Dogwood Invitational at 17 under with a score of 67, securing his win by two shots.

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Tait: Donaldson holds 54-hole Irish Open lead

No one expected Jamie Donaldson, Anthony Wall and Mark Foster to top the leaderboard heading into the final round at the Irish Open. Good thing Padraig Harrington is just two shots off the lead.

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NeSmith, Green AJGA Rolex TOC winners

Matthew NeSmith and Jaye Marie Green won their respective divisions of the AJGA Rolex Tournament of Champions at Capital City Club (Crabapple) in Alpharetta, GA.

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Storms delay start of AT&T's third round

The start of today's third round at the AT&T National has been delayed until 1 p.m. as crews clean up at Congressional Country Club after hurricane-force winds tore through the Eastern Seaboard overnight.

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Blackwolf Run a bit brawnier, slicker for Women's Open

As the Women’s Open returns to Blackwolf Run, players will find a brawnier, slicker update of Pete Dye’s heartland masterpiece says our Bradley S. Klein.

Friday, June 29

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Fred Couples leads Senior Players Championship

With sweltering temperatures easing the stiffness in his chronically bad back, Fred Couples birdied the final three holes Friday for a 7-under 63 and the second-round lead at Fox Chapel.

Rookie Felibert takes NW Arkansas lead with 65

Veronica Felibert made the most of her opportunity Friday, shooting a career-best 6-under 65 to take the first-round lead at Pinnacle Country Club. The former Southern California player had seven birdies and needed only 27 putts.

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U.S. holds 10-6 lead at Palmer Cup

Europe claimed three matches and halved three others but the United States will hold a 10-6 lead entering the final day of the 2012 Palmer Cup at The Royal County Down Golf Club.

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Meadow, Sanchez Lobato advance to Ladies' British final

Stephanie Meadow of Northern Ireland will play Spain's Rocio Sanchez Lobato in the final match of the Ladies British Open Amateur Championship at Carnoustie.

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Mahan builds 2-shot lead at Congressional

Hunter Mahan finally got a good score to match a flawless swing.

Marron named Central Florida women's coach

Emily Marron has been named head women's golf coach at Central Florida.

Grobe named coach at Marshall, his alma mater

Matthew Grobe has been named Marshall’s men’s head coach.

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Tiger Tracker: Round 2 at AT&T National

Tiger Woods played nearly flawless golf Friday, getting around Congressional with only one bogey and picked up an eagle and two birdies to help card a 3-under 68. See how it happened:

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Tait: Will Royal Portrush host another Open?

Many players feel that Royal Portrush, site of this week's Irish Open, would be an ideal venue for an Open Championship.

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Tseng, Kerr, Thompson, Ryu nominated for ESPYs

Four LPGA players, including Yani Tseng, Cristie Kerr, Lexi Thompson and So Yeon Ryu have received nominations for the 2012 ESPY Awards.

Bruce Vaughan leads Senior Players

Bruce Vaughan shot a 6-under 64 on Thursday to take a one-stroke lead over Fred Funk in the Senior Players Championship, the third of five Champions Tour majors.

Thursday, June 28

Woodall leads Dogwood Invitational

Bruce Woodall, a graduate of Virginia, holds the second-round lead at the Dogwood Invitational at 11-under 133 (69-64).

NeSmith, Green lead third round at Rolex TOC

Matthew NeSmith of of North Augusta, S.C. and Jaye Marie Green of Boca Raton, Fla., lead the AJGA Rolex Tournament of Champions at Capital City Club (Crabapple) in Alpharetta, GA.

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Van Pelt leads after tough day at Congressional

Bo Van Pelt holed out from the fairway for eagle and kept bogeys off his card for a 4-under 67.

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Singh, Bourdy lead Irish Open, McIlroy 5 back

France's Gregory Bourdy and India's Jeev Milkha Singh shot 7-under 65 on Thursday to share the first-round lead in the first round of the Irish Open, while home favorite Rory McIlroy was five strokes back after a sloppy finish at Royal Portrush.

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Tiger Tracker: Round 1 at AT&T National

Tiger Woods returned to the field at AT&T National for the first time since 2009, and finished the first round T-30 at 1-over 72. Bo Van Pelt set the first-round lead at Congressional with a 4-under 67.

2011 Ladies' British champion, Taylor, defeated

Lauren Taylor of Woburn, who, as a 16-year-old, was the youngest winner ever of the Ladies’ British Amateur last year, was defeated in the first match-play round at Carnoustie by Spain’s Patricia Sanz Barrios, 2 and 1.

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U.S. takes commanding 6.5-1.5 lead at Palmer Cup

The United States won three of four afternoon foursomes matches to extend its lead to 6.5-1.5 at the 2012 Palmer Cup at The Royal County Down Golf Club.

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Thompson still waiting to cash in on PGA Tour

Jim McCabe: With the millions of dollars thrown around on the PGA Tour, it is easy to think it's a great job. But, then you have someone like Kyle Thompson, who is still waiting to cash in.

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Tee times, pairings for AT&T National

Here are the first- and second-round tee times and pairings for the AT&T National at Congressional.

Live scores: Round 4 at AT&T National

Follow our live leaderboard during Round 4 of the AT&T National at Congressional.

Wednesday, June 27

Matt Dobyns cruises to PGA Professional title

Matt Dobyns completed a runaway victory Wednesday in the PGA Professional National Championship, closing with a 2-under 70 on the Bayonet course for an eight-stroke margin.

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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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NeSmith, Green lead Rolex TOC after 2 rounds

Matthew NeSmith and Jaye Marie Green lead after two rounds of the Rolex Tournament of Champions in Alpharetta, Ga.

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Lewis donates $100,000 to alma mater Arkansas

Former Arkansas golfer Stacy Lewis is donating $100,000 to her alma mater.

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Junior boys notes: Arnett adds 2nd win in 8 days

Junior boys notes: Benjamin Arnett's victory at the HP Byron Nelson Junior gave the Houston native two victories in the past eight days.

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Burnett wins Michigan Women's Open

Katie Burnett has shot a 3-under final round 69 to win the Michigan Women’s Open by 10 strokes.

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Watson takes top match-play seed at Ladies British

Sally Watson, a Scotland native, claimed the top seed on Wednesday at the Ladies British Amateur. Watson finished at the top of stroke-play qualifying at Carnoustie.

63 not enough to play in this week's Web.com event

Want to play on the Web.com Tour? Be prepared to go low. Shooting 63 wouldn’t have been enough to guarantee a spot in this week’s United Leasing Championship in Indiana.

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Fantasy Tip Sheet: AT&T National

Tiger Woods returns to the PGA Tour this week, but it is Hunter Mahan that is a favorite of our fantasy panel at the AT&T National at Congressional.

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Couples, Hulbert named U.S. Ryder assistants

U.S. Ryder Cup captain Davis Love III has selected Fred Couples and Mike Hulbert to be two of his assistant captains.

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Pairings: Opening four-ball at Palmer Cup

Pairings for Thursday’s first round of four-ball matches at the 2012 Palmer Cup:

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5 things: Tour returns to Congressional for AT&T

As the Tour returns to Congressional for the first time since the 2011 U.S. Open, Tiger Woods returns to the AT&T National field for the first time since 2009. Five things

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Murphy (No. 40, 2013) commits to Oregon State

Kevin Murphy, the top junior golfer in the state of Oregon, has given a verbal commitment to play college golf at Oregon State.

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This week in the world of golf. . .

This week in the world of golf:

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Web.com to sponsor PGA Tour's feeder circuit

PGA Tour executive Bill Calfee unveiled Web.com as the new umbrella sponsor of the Tour's secondary circuit.

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Amateur notebook: Palmer Cup preview

Our Ryan Lavner offers a preview of the Palmer Cup, a Ryder Cup-style competition that pits the best college players from the U.S. against those from Europe.

In this issue: June 29, 2012

Inside the Jun 29, 2012 issue of Golfweek:

Tuesday, June 26

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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.'

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NeSmith, Chung among leaders at Rolex TOC

Matthew NeSmith is tied with four other boys while Marijosse Navarro and Karen Chung share the girls lead after the first round of the Rolex Tournament of Champions.

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Martin: PGA Tour correct on FedEx points decision

The PGA Tour’s decision to award full FedEx Cup points to Fall Series events was the correct – and only – choice.

Runion resigns from Nova, will return to LSU

Garrett Runion has resigned as head men’s golf coach at Nova Southeastern on the heels of the first NCAA Division II Championship title in program history.

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Boutier, Molinaro break par to lead Ladies British

Giulia Molinaro (pictured) was one of only two players who broke par in the first round of Ladies British Amateur stroke-play qualifying. She and Celine Boutier lead at Carnoustie.

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Broce to take the reins at Toledo

Jamie Broce, a former Indiana assistant, has been named head men’s golf coach at Toledo. Broce will replace Jamie Mauntler, who resigned in May after a nine-year career with the Rockets.

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Johnson (No. 53, 2013) commits to Virginia Tech

Drew Johnson has given a verbal commitment to play for Virginia Tech in the fall of 2013. Johnson also made unofficial visits to Duke, North Carolina, Virginia, Georgia Tech and North Carolina State.

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Fall events to award full FedEx points

Players who compete in the PGA Tour’s Fall Series events will receive full FedEx Cup points beginning with the 2013-14 season.

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Toy Box: Leishman carries mostly Titleist in win

Marc Leishman won his first PGA Tour title at the Travelers Championship playing a bag with 13 clubs from Titleist.

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Toy Box: Tour players get look at Titleist 913

As PGA Tour players arrived June 25 for the AT&T National, they were greeted by the new Titleist 913 driver line.

Porvasnik, DeRoche win AJGA Cleveland Junior

The AJGA’s Cleveland Junior Open finished June 21 at Red Tail Golf Club in Avon, Ohio, with Jessica Porvasnik of Hinckley, Ohio, winning the event for the second consecutive year in the Girls division. Evan DeRoche of Key West, Fla., claimed first-place in the Boys division.

Reeves, Schubert win AJGA Music City Junior

The final round of the AJGA Music City Junior concluded on June 21 at Richland Country Club in Nashville, Tenn. Ben Reeves and Sophia Schubert won the Boys and Girls divisions, respectively.

Monday, June 25

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.

Q&A: John Ward, Adams Golf president

Twelve days into his new job as the new head of Adams Golf, John Ward spoke with Golfweek in Plano, Texas.

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Morrison leads Open Championship qualifiers

James Morrison took the Open Championship International Qualifier in Berkshire, England, to qualify for his first Open a year after missing out by one stroke. Nine others will join him.

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Winner’s Circle: June 18-24, 2012

See what the winners had in their bags this week.

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Hoffman, Clark accept Travelers loss with grace

In the agony of defeat, two players stepped up after the Travelers Championship and accepted the blame.

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Graham: Equipment rules need examining

James Achenbach: For the good of the game, the ramifications of equipment rules should be carefully examined. So says two-time major champion David Graham.

Orr, De Antonio Take Rain-Shortened Florida Junior

After multiple weather delays and the eventual cancellation of the second round altogether, Ryan Orr and Claudia De Antonio finished at the top of the AJGA Florida Junior, held at the Weston Hills Country Club in Weston, Florida.

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PGA launches ad campaign for Get Golf Ready

Continuing its push to grow the game, the PGA of America debuted a promotional campaign for the Get Golf Ready initiative on ESPN Radio and Yahoo.com.

Beck, Arnett capture AJGA titles in dramatic fashion

They say everything’s bigger in Texas. For Julia Beck and Benjamin Arnett, champions in their respective divisions at the AJGA BilliardFactory.com Junior Championship at The Woodlands Country Club Tournament Course in The Woodlands, Texas on June 21, they would likely say that includes the drama.

Carter, Singhsumalee win Junior All-Star at Eagle Ridge

Jake Carter of Aiken, S.C. and Bing Singhsumalee of Naperville, Ill. claimed titles in their respective divisions at the AJGA Junior All-Star at Eagle Ridge in Galena, Ill on June 21.

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Reinertson (No. 28, 2014) commits to Oklahoma

Rylee Reinertson of Gibbon, Neb., has given a verbal commitment to play for Oklahoma in the fall of 2014. Reinertson is the top player on the Gibbon High School golf team.

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Mike Small leads PGA Professional

Three-time champion Mike Small shot a 6-under 66 on Sunday on the Black Horse Course to take a one-stroke lead after the first round of the PGA Professional National Championship.

LPGA moves Nichols into Symetra Tour role

The LPGA named Mike Nichols as chief business officer of the Symetra Tour. Nichols will oversee the developmental tour’s strategic plan, budget, sales, marketing, owned events, corporate sponsorships and tournament-partner relationships.

Sunday, June 24

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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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Casey Wittenberg wins Wichita Open

Casey Wittenberg won the Wichita Open on Sunday for his second Nationwide Tour victory of the season, closing with a 5-under 66 for a two-stroke victory over Justin Hicks and Jim Herman.

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5 Things: Leishman battles back to win Travelers

Big Australian Marc Leishman fires a final-round, 8-under 62 to vault up the leaderboard and capture his first PGA Tour victory at the Travelers Championship.

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Lang wins first LPGA title in sudden-death playoff

Brittany Lang won the Manulife Financial LPGA Classic on Sunday for her first LPGA Tour title, birdieing the par-5 18th three straight times in a playoff.

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Mark Calcavecchia wins Montreal Championship

Mark Calcavecchia won the Montreal Championship on Sunday for his second Champions Tour title, matching the course record with an 8-under 64 for a two-stroke victory.

Simson wins National Sr. Hall of Fame in playoff

Paul Simson outlasted Emile Vaughan in a sudden-death playoff June 22 to walk away with the National Senior Hall of Fame Trophy. Simson also won this event in 2010.

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Reid wins title four weeks after mother's death

Competing in her first tournament since the tragic death of her mother, Melissa Reid won the Raiffeisenbank Prague Golf Masters on Sunday, holing a 6-footer for par on the 18th hole to secure the victory.

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England's Willett wins BMW International Open

Danny Willett of England won his first European Tour title, beating Marcus Fraser of Australia on the fourth hole of a playoff at the BMW International Open on Sunday.

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Mahan fires 61 to apply pressure at Travelers

Hunter Mahan was the first player off the tee Sunday at the Travelers, with 67 players between him and the lead. A 9-under 61 later, and only the leaders remain in front of him.

Australian Kennedy wins Mizuno Open

Australian Brad Kennedy shot a 6-under 66 on Sunday to win his first tournament in Japan at the Mizuno Open while earning a place at next month's British Open.

Saturday, June 23

Tyska to retire after 26 years at Northern Illinois

Pam Tyska has retired as the head women’s golf coach at Northern Illinois University. Tyska was at the helm of the Huskies program for 26 years, which made her the longest-tenured coach on staff.

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Davis, Thatcher share third-round Travelers lead

Englishman Brian Davis shot a 6-under 64, and Roland Thatcher had a 65 on Saturday to share the third-round lead in the Travelers Championship at 12 under.

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Park takes two-shot lead at Manulife Classic

South Korea’s Inbee Park shot a 5-under 66 on Saturday to take a two-stroke lead after the third round of the inaugural Manulife Financial LPGA Classic.

Wood cruises to 4-shot Western Junior victory

Adam Wood, a 16-year-old from Zionsville, Ind., played to a comfortable win June 22 at the Western Junior. The Duke commit finished the 72-hole tournament at 7-under 279, good enough for a four-shot victory.

Bradshaw wins Rice Planters, sets scoring record

Thomas Bradshaw won the Rice Planters Amateur on June 23, finishing at 20-under 268. Bradshaw’s 72-hole total sets a tournament scoring record, beating the previous low of 270.

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Ariya Jutanugarn defeats sister at Western

A familiar story played out in the final match of the Women's Western Amateur Championship: One Jutanugarn sister had to beat the other to win the trophy. Ariya (left), 16, came away victorious.

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WAPL: Kim defeats Ramsey for first USGA title

USC commit Kyung Kim earned her first USGA victory on Saturday at the U.S. Women's Amateur Public Links. It was a fitting end on the 40th anniversary of Title IX legislation.

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Tway leads Calcavecchia by one in Montreal

Bob Tway shot a 7-under 65 on Saturday to take a one-stroke lead on Mark Calcavecchia after the second round of the Champions Tour’s Montreal Championship.

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Shin defeats Russell in Northeast Am playoff

Justin Shin's sudden-death victory at the Northeast Amateur marks the biggest victory of his career. That he came from behind to do it is even more special.

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Willett leads BMW International Open by one

England’s Danny Willett remained in pursuit of his first European Tour victory after shooting 69 on Saturday to lead by a shot at 12 under after three rounds of the BMW International Open.

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Gay's penalty contributes to Travelers backup

When Brian Gay was assessed a one-shot penalty at the end of his second round, it meant 19 more players made the cut at the Travelers Championship. That brought the total to 88.

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Northern Ireland's Dunbar wins British Am

With his British Amateur win, Alan Dunbar became the latest Northern Ireland native to light up the golf world. Dunbar survived a close final against Matthias Schwab to win the championship.

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Title IX's impact on society remains large

Forty years later, Title IX's impact on society as a whole remains large.

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Title IX's success offset by unintended results

Forty years ago, Title IX became law. The landmark legislation not only sparked women's athletics, but altered the business of college sports.

Clemson responds to girls' golf trend

When Austin Ernst won the NCAA Division I Women’s Championship last May, Larry Penley knew the time was right.

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Title IX: Legislation that leveled the playing field

Landmark legislation 40 years ago leveled the playing field for women in college athletics. Today, the legacy can be found in a new generation of female athletes.

Friday, June 22

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Russ Cochran leads Montreal Championship

Russ Cochran shot a 6-under 66 on Friday to take a two-stroke lead after the first round of the Champions Tour's Montreal Championship.

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Kim, Ramsey advance to Public Links finale

It will be "Radar" vs. "Silent Assassin" as Kyung Kim takes on Ashlan Ramsey in the U.S. Women's Amateur Public Links finale on Saturday.

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Russell maintains lead at Northeast Amateur

Jordan Russell maintained his lead at the Northeast Amateur, but his cushion got a lot smaller as the field heads to the final 18 holes on Saturday.

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Defending champion Jacobson leads Travelers

Defending champion Fredrik Jacobson shot a 4-under 66 on Friday to take a one-stroke lead in the suspended second round of the Travelers Championship.

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McCabe: Blake Adams learning how to finish on Tour

Blake Adams is starting to knock on the door of PGA Tour success, but will need to finish off his stellar starts with solid weekends if he hopes to win sooner rather than later.

Sweden's Sjoholm leads by 2 shots in Germany

Joel Sjoholm twice chipped in for eagle in shooting a 6-under 66 Friday to lead by two strokes at the halfway mark of the BMW International Open.

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GCAA's complete All-Nicklaus team announced

The 24 honorees - spanning all levels of collegiate golf - for the 2012 All-Nicklaus Team have been announced by the Golf Coaches Association of America.

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Texas' Fields tops GCAA's coaches of the year list

John Fields of Texas is one of six coaches honored by the GCAA with the Dave Williams Award presented by Eaton Golf Pride.

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Dunbar, Schwab to face off in British Amateur final

The ultra-patient and stoic Alan Dunbar will face Austria's Matthias Schwab in the British Amateur final Saturday, with a trip to the Open Championship and Masters on the line.

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Jeong advances at Women's Amateur Public Links

The semifinals are set at U.S. Women's Amateur Public Links, with Alice Jeong's dominating quarterfinal victory leading the way in New Jersey.

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Blown away by the Irish Isle's northern coast

Neither wind nor rain slows a whirlwind tour of the Irish Isle’s northern coast, says our Bradley S. Klein.

Nike Method Midnight putter

Nike Method Midnight putters feature a dark chrome finish, along with Nike’s steel-and-polymer face-groove technology.

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Simpson says decision to skip British Open easy

U.S. Open champion Webb Simpson says it was an easy decision for him to skip the upcoming British Open. Family comes first.

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Tait: Golf needs more slow-play penalties

It's about time golf's governing bodies took a hard stance on slow play.

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Lara disqualified after caddie tried to hide club

Jose Manuel Lara has been disqualified from the BMW International Open after the Spaniard's caddie attempted to hide having an extra club in his bag for the first round.

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Live scores: Round 4 at Travelers

Follow our live leaderboard during Round 4 of the Travelers Championship.

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Vandy hires 'Bama's Limbaugh as men's coach

Scott Limbaugh, who as an assistant coach played a key role in Alabama's rise to national prominence, has been hired as Vanderbilt's head men's coach.

Thursday, June 21

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Ace launches Mathis to lead at Travelers

David Mathis had a hole-in-one and shot a 6-under 64 on Thursday to take a one-stroke lead after the first round of the Travelers Championship.

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Changkija tops Waterloo leaderboard

Sandra Changkija birdied six of her final eight holes for a career-best 8-under 63 and a three-stroke lead Thursday during the suspended first round of the inaugural Manulife Financial LPGA Classic.

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Red-hot Jao-Javanil among WAPL quarterfinalists

Despite the high temperatures, red-hot Chirapat Jao-Javanil advanced to the U.S. Women's Amateur Public Links quarterfinals Thursday.

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O'Meara withdraws from Montreal Championship

Mark O'Meara withdrew from the Champions Tour's Montreal Championship on Thursday because of a lingering cartilage injury to his lower right ribs.

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Russell leads by 3 midway through Northeast Am

After a second-round 3-under 66, Jordan Russell is 3 strokes ahead of the competition at 9 under midway through the Northeast Amateur at Wannamoisett Country Club.

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Fraser, Zanotti shoot 64s to lead by 1 in Germany

Marcus Fraser shot an 8-under 64 on Thursday and is tied for the lead after the opening round of the BMW International Open.

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Australia's Stieger reaches British Am quarterfinals

Matt Stieger received a 6-month ban from Golf Australia in February after drinking a beer on his 21st birthday. Now the Australian finds himself in the quarterfinals of the British Amateur.

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Jeong knocks off medalist McCloskey at WAPL

Alice Jeong, in her first match-play event, knocks off medalist Lisa McCloskey to advance to the second round of the U.S. Women’s Amateur Public Links.

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Arizona hires Texas A&M assistant Anderson

Texas A&M men’s assistant coach Jim Anderson (right) has been selected to take over the men’s program at Arizona, replacing the retired Rick LaRose.

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Thomas wins Haskins Award, Greenbrier start

After being named Golfweek's Player of the Year, Justin Thomas becomes the first Alabama player to win the Haskins Award.

Wednesday, June 20

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Rude: Simpson is a true throwback champion

Webb Simpson, who is skipping the British Open because of the pending birth of his second child, is just the latest major champion with an unorthodox swing.

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Russell's 63 leads Northeast Amateur

After a disappointing senior season, Jordan Russell opens the Northeast Amateur with a 6-under 63 and a three-shot lead. Ron Balicki.

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Merion in stretch run prepping for 2013 U.S. Open

Merion Golf Club's rich history is undeniable. Now, the club that boasts Jones, Hogan and Nicklaus among its past champions is prepared to add to its honor roll.

Veerman opens Northeast Amateur with 66

Johannes Veerman injured his thumb launching rockets but has made a comeback, shooting 3-under 66 in the opening round of the Northeast Amateur.

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Spieth No. 1 in R&A World Amateur Golf Ranking

Jordan Spieth is now the world's top-ranked amateur, according to the R&A World Amateur Golf Ranking. Sean Martin

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McCabe: Positive byproducts of Simpson's win

Webb Simpson's U.S. Open victory didn't just bring about fame and fortune. It also meant a great deal to his caddie, Paul Tesori. Jim McCabe

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U.S. Curtis Cuppers avoid WAPL upsets

All three Curtis Cup players - Lisa McCloskey, Emily Tubert and Tiffany Lua - survived Round 1 on Wednesday at the U.S. Women’s Amateur Public Links. Beth Ann Baldry.

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Abe's golf odyssey extends to WAPL's 2nd round

16-year-old Lakareber Abe advanced to the second round of the U.S. Women’s Amateur Public Links at Neshanic Valley Golf Course. Beth Ann Baldry.

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Fantasy Tip Sheet: Travelers Championship

Michael Thompson made a name for himself at the U.S. Open last weekend, and now our fantasy panel sees a potential victory for him at the Travelers Championship.

Judson Collegiate a unique event for a good cause

Next month’s Judson Collegiate was born simply enough, from a mid-December lunch conversation between Jackie Cannizzo and Legends Tour player Rosie Jones.

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Southern Miss' Judson plays on in parents' memory

The memories of Lauren Judson's parents have proven uplifting for her entire Southern Mississippi team.

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Hinton defeats world No. 5 Huizing at Royal Troon

Craig Hinton couldn’t cut it in division two of college golf, but he made a big noise at Royal Troon after knocking out world No. 5 Daan Huizing in the opening matches at the British Amateur. Alistair Tait.

Jimmy Stanger leads first round at Western Junior

Despite a double bogey on his finishing hole, Jimmy Stanger of Tampa, Fla., shot a 4-under-par 68 to take sole possession of the lead after the opening round of the 95th Western Junior at the Country Club of Florida on Tuesday.

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Junior notebook: NeSmith checks off goal

Junior boys notebook: Matt NeSmith qualifies for PGA Tour's Wyndham Championship with victory at AJGA FootJoy Invitational.

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GCAA announces complete list of All-Americans

The Golf Coaches Association of America has completed its list of All-Americans for the 2011-12 season.

Inside the June 22, 2012 issue of Golfweek

Inside the June 22, 2012 issue of Golfweek

Second, third, honorable mention All-America Teams

The second, third and honorable mention PING All-America Teams were announced by the GCAA.

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Notebook: Lendl finds consistency at Eastern Am

Isabelle Lendl returned to the winner's circle June 14 with a wire-to-wire win at the Women's Eastern Amateur. It was a breakthrough in many ways. Amateur notebook

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Royal Troon to host 2016 Open Championship

The Open Championship will return to Troon, Scotland, in 2016 as Royal Troon will host golf's oldest major for the ninth time.

Tuesday, June 19

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After near-miss streak, McCloskey medals at WAPL

If the U.S. Women's Amateur Public Links happens to be Lisa McCloskey's final USGA event as an amateur, she's off to a good start. The former USC player earned medalist honors on Tuesday.

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Jennevret lights up Troon, leads British Am qualifiers

Sweden's Daniel Jennevret lit up Royal Troon on Tuesday to finish atop stroke-play qualifying at the British Amateur Championship.

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GCAA names Division II All-American teams

The Golf Coaches Association of America has announced its list of Division II All-Americans.

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GCAA announces NAIA All-Americans

The Golf Coaches Association of America has announced its list of All-Americans for the NAIA.

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Neisen advances to WAPL match play

For Steffi Neisen, stroke-play qualifying at the U.S. Women’s Amateur Public Links provided a mixture of joy and relief. She easily advanced to match play. Beth Ann Baldry.

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Junior Notes: Jutanugarn breaks records

Junior Girls Notebook: Ariya Jutanugarn won the AJGA Rolex Girls Junior Championship in record-breaking fashion.

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Fashion: Q&A With Adrienne Cass of TrendyGolf

Q&A With Adrienne Cass of TrendyGolf USA: Winning with high-quality clothes and service.

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Player of the week: Matthew NeSmith

Matthew NeSmith shot 4-under 276 (70-67-69-70) to win the AJGA FootJoy Invitational on June 15.

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Player of the week: Ariya Jutanugarn

Ariya Jutanugarn of Bangkok, Thailand shot 18-under 270 (70-65-68-67) to win the AJGA Rolex Girls Junior Championship at The Concession GC in Bradenton, Fla. on. June 15.

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Principal in, Glen Oaks out for Champions Tour

The Principal Financial Group will remain the title sponsor of the Champions Tour event in Iowa through 2015, even though it needs to find a new golf course to host the tournament.

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Maginnes: Peterson's game does the talking

John Peterson was frustrated with his game a mere three weeks ago. Now, after a T-4 finish at the U.S. Open, the outspoken former LSU star is on the road to Tour status.

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Toy Box Notes: Simpson carries mostly Titleist

Webb Simpson captured his first major championship with a bag full of Titleist clubs.

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This week in the world of golf . . .

This week in the world of golf includes the PGA Tour's Travelers Championship.

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First Links awards grow-the-game grants

The American Society of Golf Course Architects announced the inaugural group of grant recipients of its First Links program, which helps golf facilities create learning areas for beginners.

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Hilfiger nets sponsorship of Chelsea Piers

The Tommy Hilfiger Group, which relaunched its golf collection in 2011, has entered into a sponsorship deal with the Golf Club at Chelsea Piers in New York City.

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Nicklaus forms development partnership in China

Nicklaus Cos. announced the creation of Nicklaus-China, a partnership designed to provide "turn-key" assistance to developers building golf course and residential projects in China.

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Winner's Circle: June 11-17, 2012

See what the winners had in their bags this week

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Rose resigns as Charleston Southern head coach

Ernie Rose has resigned as the head golf coach at Charleston Southern to be closer to his family in Minnesota.

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UCLA's Cantlay announces he is turning pro

UCLA's Patrick Cantlay will not return for his junior season, opting to make his pro debut at the PGA Tour's Travelers Championship.

Monday, June 18

Q&A: Stephen Meeker, Olympic's general chairman

When the U.S. Golf Association notified San Francisco’s Olympic Club in 2005 that it had been selected to host the 2012 U.S. Open, the contract required a general chairman to act as a liaison between the USGA and the club.

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WAPL week aligns with Wright Room opening

For the U.S. Women's Amateur Public Links field, a trip to Neshanic Station, N.J., came with a lot more than a few rounds of golf. Beth Ann Baldry

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Former USC assistant Brewer to lead Georgia women

Former USC assistant coach Josh Brewer has been tabbed to lead the Georgia women. He'll end his first year at the helm by hosting the national championship.

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View from the couch: 2012 U.S. Open

The 2012 U.S. Open was no different than the previous ones, with players stumbling instead of triumphing to win America's biggest open title.

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Lavner: Simpson overcomes elements for Open win

At the end of an unpredictable U.S. Open Sunday, Webb Simpson was the last man standing at a torturous Olympic Club. Ryan Lavner

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Olympic Club's 16th key in Open outcome

The Olympic Club's 16th bared its teeth all week, but it played the most crucial role on Sunday.

Sunday, June 17

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How it happened: Simpson wins U.S. Open

On a roller-coaster day at Olympic Club, Webb Simpson was able to manage his game well enough to win the U.S. Open title by a shot over Graeme McDowell and Michael Thompson. See how it happened:

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Spieth, 18, takes low-amateur title at U.S. Open

In a battle of Texas Longhorns - one current and one future - Jordan Spieth, 18, got the better of Beau Hossler, 17, for low-amateur status at the U.S. Open on Sunday.

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Wyatt wins Sunnehanna Amateur

Alabama isn't far removed from an NCAA title, yet three Crimson Tide players finished in the top 5 at the Sunnehanna Amateur. That included winner Bobby Wyatt.

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TV: Berman Open to criticism; North goes South

rewinds the U.S. Open and weighs in on the work done by ESPN and NBC.

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U.S. Open debate: 5 burning questions for Sunday

Is Tiger toast? Will Graeme McDowell and Jim Furyk stay on top? Our staff on the scene at Olympic Club debates five key questions ahead of Sunday's primetime tee times at the U.S. Open.

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Rude: Possibilities are endless for Open final round

Any number of scenarios could play out Sunday at the U.S. Open – some are just more interesting than others.

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Lavner: Don't bother with Sunday Open predictions

Making predictions for the final round of the U.S. Open is an exercise in futility. On this course with this leaderboard, nearly anything is possible. Ryan Lavner

Saturday, June 16

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The U.S. Open leaderboard is a melting pot

Among the top seven players at the U.S. Open after 54 holes, there is one Northern Irishman, one Swede, one South African, one Belgian, one Englishman, one Furykman and one golfer from Eatonton, Ga.

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Els among those to play into Open contention

Ernie Els made up ground Saturday at the U.S. Open. It was a familiar story, as the best day of weather brought out the best day of scoring at Olympic Club.

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Peterson's first ace came at a perfect time

John Peterson made his first hole-in-one ever on the par-3 13th at Olympic during the third round of the U.S. Open. No matter what happens Sunday, the ace will provide Peterson a lifetime of memories.

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2012 U.S. Open: Final round tee times, pairings

The final round pairings and tee times for the 2012 U.S. Open.

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2012 U.S. Open: Round 3 scoreboard

Check out the Round 3 scoreboard from the 2012 U.S. Open.

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Westwood finds himself in contention for final round

Lee Westwood has the chance to erase the title of "best player never to have won a major" on Sunday at the U.S. Open. James Achenbach.

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Hossler, 17, has new goal: Win the U.S. Open

Beau Hossler, 17, might have a baby face, but his game is mature enough. And after an even-par 70 on Saturday at the U.S. Open, he's focused on winning it all.

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Tiger Tracker: Round 3 at U.S. Open

After starting Round 3 at Olympic tied for the lead, Tiger Woods finished the day T-14 at 4 over for the tournament. Jim Furyk and Graeme McDowell hold the lead going into Sunday at 1 under.

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Course set-up: USGA nails it with Nos. 15, 16

Holes No. 15 and 16 at Olympic Club were thrilling in their contrast on Saturday. The mammoth 16th is old news, but a 107-yard par 3? That's worth a second glance at the yardage book.

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Trio of 'Bama players in contention at Sunnehanna

The groundwork has been laid for a Sunday shootout at the Sunnehanna Amateur. Through three rounds of the prestigious amateur event at Sunnehanna Country Club, three players are tied for the lead, with six more lurking within four shots.

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Pieters chases NCAA title with Monroe victory

It's been some month for Illinois' Thomas Pieters. The Belgium native chased his NCAA Championship victory with a narrow victory at the Monroe Invitational.

Harbin wins Southeastern Am in playoff

Dykes Harbin emerged from a playoff on Saturday with the Southeastern Amateur title. The South Carolina senior defeated Sean Kelly to earn a victory at the Country Club of Columbus in Columbus, Ga.

Dougherty, like his mentor, wins Southwestern Am

Kevin Dougherty capped the Southwestern Amateur on Friday with a 2-over 74 that left him with a comfortable three-shot victory.

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A sneak peek at Golfweek's New England Junior field

The Golfweek New England Junior is quickly approaching. Keep track of the field here before play kicks off July 30 at Blue Hill Country Club in Canton, Mass.

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U.S. Open: Playing with numbers after 36 holes

Amateur Patrick Cantlay is one of 31 players to make the cut in both the Masters and U.S. Open in 2012. We take a dive inside the numbers through 36 holes.

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Injured Schwartzel takes calculated risk

Charl Schwartzel is willing to put his health and career in semi-jeopardy to compete this weekend at The Olympic Club. Alex Miceli.

Friday, June 15

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U.S. Open: Round 3 tee times, pairings

Tiger Woods and Jim Furyk will tee off in the last pairing at 3:05 p.m. PDT.

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Hester named Furman women’s coach

Former Georgia head coach Kelley Hester has been tapped to lead the Furman Paladins next season – ideally, back into national prominence.

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U.S. Open debate: 5 burning questions for Saturday

Can Jim Furyk or David Toms really handle Tiger Woods? Who should you look out for on Saturday? Our staff debates 5 burning questions . . .

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Rude: Tiger proves to be the biggest star

Despite the Hollywood buzz and huge galleries surrounding the Open's rock-star group, one player emerged in a league of his own - Tiger Woods, simply reminiscent of old times. Jeff Rude.

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Mickelson sneaks into weekend at U.S. Open

Phil Mickelson's birdie on the par-3 eighth to close his second round got him under the cutline, which fell at 8 over at the end of Friday. Others, including Vijay Singh and Dustin Johnson, weren't so lucky.

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Hossler, 17, shows maturity at U.S. Open

At 17, Beau Hossler never expected to be leading a U.S. Open. But, for a short time, the world took notice of a teenager maturing before our eyes.

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Achenbach: U.S. Open Ambassador of Awards

What’s a major championship without a few well-deserved awards? Jim Achenbach doles out titles to players including Jim Furyk, Tiger Woods and Jason Dufner, among others.

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Tiger Tracker: Round 2 at U.S. Open

Tiger Woods finished the day at 1 under and in a share of the lead with Jim Furyk and David Toms. How did he do it? Check out our Tiger Tracker for a full shot-by-shot recap!

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McDowell, Furyk made for U.S. Open

Aside from Tiger Woods, when it comes to U.S. Open golf, perhaps no one in the field at Olympic is as dependable as Graeme McDowell and Jim Furyk.

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Notes: Els, others still hanging around at Olympic

Ernie Els may have shot 1-under 69 Friday, but the veteran, playing in his 20th U.S. Open, was just glad to get through Friday's round at Olympic. Jim McCabe

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Jutanugarn breaks record, wins Rolex Girls

Ariya Jutanugarn wins the Rolex Girls Junior Championship in record-breaking fashion.

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McIlroy's struggles continue with MC at Open

Defending U.S. Open champ Rory McIlroy won't be around for the weekend at Olympic after missing the cut for the fourth time in his past five starts. Ryan Lavner

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After strong finish Friday, Stricker in Open hunt

Steve Stricker has a solid U.S. Open track record, but has never finished better than T-13. Could his strong finish Friday, which has him at 4 over, change that?

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Colsaerts worth a second glance at U.S. Open

Don't look now, but Nicolas Colsaerts' stock is steadily rising. The Belgian claimed one of six sub-par rounds in the morning wave at Olympic Club. Jim McCabe

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NeSmith adds FJ Invitational title to lengthy resume

The past year has been something else for Matthew NeSmith. His latest accomplishment? Winning the AJGA's FJ Invitational.

Pieters, Edfort new leaders at Monroe Invite

With one round left at the Monroe Invitational, first- and second-round leader David Denlinger has been replaced. Thomas Pieters and Alex Edfort now share the top spot on the leaderboard at Monroe Golf Club in Pittsford, N.Y.

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Outspoken Peterson climbs into contention

John Peterson has never been short on opinions, but he let his game do the talking on Friday as he vaulted into contention at the U.S. Open.

Crancer earns hard-fought win at Southern Junior

Finally, in his third start in the Southern Junior, Ben Crancer will return home to Kirkwood, Mo., a winner. Crancer, an 18-year-old Texas A&M committ, won the elite junior event Friday at the Country Club of North Carolina’s Dogwood Course in Pinehurst, N.C.

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Kim breaks away for solo Saint-Omer lead

Sihwan Kim of South Korea birdied his last two holes to shoot a 2-under 69 and lead by a stroke after the second round of the Saint-Omer Open on Friday.

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Players feeling the burn of Olympic's Nos. 1-6

Nos. 1-6 at Olympic Club are a different kind of difficult. They're so bad, in fact, that the 156-man U.S. Open field played them in 410-over par on Thursday.

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Woods aside, 2nd round at Olympic has intrigue

Tiger Woods is so close to the top of the U.S. Open leaderboard, it's distracting. Alex Miceli lists a handful of other scenarios that are just as interesting.

Thursday, June 14

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5 key questions for Friday at the U.S. Open

There are plenty of storylines to watch on Friday at the U.S. Open - including how Michael Thompson will hold up as a leader - so we debated five that will be prevalent as the cut is made at Olympic Club.

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Glamour pairing leaves something to be desired

The collective performance of Rory McIlroy, Lee Westwood and Luke Donald on Thursday at Olympic Club was uninspiring at best. Said Donald, "It shows how tough it is."

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Martin: First-round Open leaderboard truly unique

Where else but the U.S. Open can a Cinderella story like Alistair Presnell contend alongside a teenager, a former amateur star and a Champions tour player? Sean Martin

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Achenbach: Casey Martin shows off his resolve

Casey Martin is just an everyday guy, back for his second U.S. Open at Olympic Club. On Thursday, he turned a round headed for the 80s into a respectable 74. James Achenbach

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Rude: Woods plays safe as Mickelson goes wild

Jeff Rude: Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson played decidedly different rounds Thursday at Olympic. Mickelson was a story of duck-and-cover, while Woods excelled in his conservatism.

Denlinger holds strong at Monroe Invitational

David Denlinger, a senior at Charleston Southern, maintained his commanding first-round lead at the Monroe Invitational, following an opening-round 64 with a second-round 71 at Monroe Golf Club in Pittsford, N.Y. Denlinger is at 5-under 135 for the tournament.

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Tiger Tracker: Round 1 at U.S. Open

The galleries were in full force as Tiger Woods teed it up with Phil Mickelson and Bubba Watson on Thursday morning. Check out our Tracker to see how Tiger finished his opening round at 1 under!

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Attitude crucial if one is to survive a U.S. Open

Patience at the U.S. Open is important, but having the right attitude – like that of David Toms – is paramount.

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Lendl wins Women's Eastern by four shots

Add another line to Isabelle Lendl’s resume: The Florida senior won the Women’s Eastern Amateur on June 14 in wire-to-wire fashion.

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Jutanugarn leads third round of Rolex Girls Junior

The third round of the AJGA Rolex Girls Junior Championship at The Concession GC in Bradenton, Fla. ended Thursday with Ariya Jutanugarn of Bangkok, Thailand in the lead.

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Zhang, 14, fights nerves in first round at U.S. Open

Andy Zhang, 14, had some bad (two doubles and a triple), some good (two birdies) and a lot of nerves as he played his first round in a major championship.

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Hossler, 17, makes second Open start like a veteran

Beau Hossler, 17, is playing like a U.S. Open veteran after some sound advice from a few Tour sages.

Tide teammates Thomas, Wyatt share Sunnehanna lead

Alabama teammates Justin Thomas and Bobby Wyatt set the pace Thursday in the Sunnehanna Amateur, posting 5-under 65s at Sunnehanna Country Club.

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Notes: Olympic start isn't easy, at No. 1 or 9

The opening holes at The Olympic Club are earning a nasty reputation, but a case can be made that it's no easier for players starting at No. 9. Jim McCabe

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Jack Fleck (1921-2014): A visit with '55 U.S. Open champ

It's been 57 years since Jack Fleck (left, with Billy Casper) took down Ben Hogan at the 1955 U.S. Open. At 90, he's returned to Olympic, the venue that produced his proudest moment.

Young wins Hochster Memorial

Cameron Young shot 5-over 145 (72-73) to win the 75th Hochster Memorial Tournament at Quaker Ridge GC in Scarsdale, N.Y on June 12.

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Cozby's life in golf merits Father of the Year award

Longtime head pro Jerry Cozby, who nurtured three sons into positions in the golf industry, is Golfweek’s Father of the Year.

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Olympic demands shaped tee shots, accuracy

The Olympic Club has seen the game’s stars crash and burn, leaving our most prestigious national title to be picked up by a few surprise winners. It all has to do with physics and engineering.

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'Fun' in an Open? Thompson enjoys 1st-round 66

Playing in his first major as a professional, second-year PGA Tour player Michael Thompson shot 66 to take the early lead. Sean Martin.

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Headed to Olympic Club? Try the burger dog

Pros and members alike flip for Olympic Club's iconic burger stand, where the "burger dog" has become famous.

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Gee, Wakefield, Kim share Saint-Omer lead

Adam Gee of England shot a 4-under 67 Thursday to share the lead with Simon Wakefield of England and Sihwan Kim of South Korea in the opening round of the Saint-Omer Open.

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Historic start at Olympic, scores worth forgetting

The opening, No. 9 hole has proved tough for competitors so far at the 2012 U.S. Open at The Olympic Club.

Wednesday, June 13

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U.S. Open: Your primer for Thursday's action

As the 2012 U.S. Open ramps up on Thursday morning, here are the storylines that should be firmly on your radar, courtesy of our Ryan Lavner.

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U.S. Open: Not starstruck? Other pairings to watch

Don't care about Thursday's big-name pairings? We've got 10 others you should keep an eye on throughout the day, courtesy of our Nick Masuda.

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Texas’ Fields, ’Bama’s Thomas earn honors

Texas John Fields and Alabama's Justin Thomas (pictured) were named Golfweek's Coach and Player of the Year, respectively. Also see our list of All-Americans.

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U.S. Open: Koepka succeeds through heartache

On the surface, Brooks and Chase Koepka have had a banner eight months, with four titles between them. However, life off the course has been anything but easy for the talented brothers.

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Quiros' long game outshines his short game

Alvaro Quiros' season has been a struggle. The reason? The Spaniard's long game far outshines his short game, as evidenced by the hole-in-one albatross he made on the seventh hole at Olympic during a U.S. Open Wednesday practice round. Jim McCabe.

Denlinger builds 3-shot Monroe lead with 64

Charleston Southern’s David Denlinger took an early lead Wednesday at the Monroe Invitational. The senior from Lancaster, Pa., shot a 6-under 64, which left him with a comfortable three-shot lead on Kent State’s Taylor Pendrith.

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NeSmith leads after 2 rounds at FJ Invitational

Matthew NeSmith carded a 3-under 67 Wednesday to take the lead after two rounds of the FJ Invitational at Cardinal G&CC in Greensboro, N.C.

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Martin: Rough is 'inconsistent' at Olympic

The rough at Olympic Club can be best summarized in one word: "inconsistent." You might get lucky, you might not. It'll make for good theater come Thursday morning.

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The right man: Is he always crowned at Olympic?

Four players have won a U.S. Open at The Olympic Club. But has any player been the right winner?

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Babineau: To the champion, a Nicklaus Medal

To pay tribute to a four-time U.S. Open champion, the USGA renamed its gold medal in honor of Jack Nicklaus on Wednesday in San Francisco.

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Jutanugarn leads second round of Rolex Girls Junior

Ariya Jutanugarn of Bangkok, Thailand holds the second-round lead at the AJGA Rolex Girls Junior Championship at The Concession GC.

GW Junior Invitational 2012 - New England

Golfweek Junior Invitational - New England July 30-31 • Blue Hill CC • Canton, MA

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5 Things: What you need to know on eve of Open

5 Things: Is Rory McIlroy back on track? Who will stand out among the pairing of Tiger-Phil-Bubba? And, just how killer are those first six holes at Olympic Club?

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Yeung takes early lead at FJ Invitational

Motin Yeung shot a first-round, 4-under 66 to take the lead in the FJ Invitational Tuesday at Cardinal Golf and Country Club in Greensboro, N.C.

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2012 U.S. Open: Staff predictions

Lee Westwood is arguably the best player on the planet without a major title (OK, Luke Donald might disagree). A handful of our experts believe Westwood's fate will change at Olympic.

Tuesday, June 12

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U.S. Open notes: Allen at home at Olympic Club

U.S. Open notebook: Michael Allen was also at Olympic Club at the age of 14 - as a member; meanwhile, Steve Stricker reflects on 1998.

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Rude: Do we benefit from USGA's unique pairings?

Tiger-Phil-Bubba. Donald-McIlroy-Westwood. K.J.-K.T.-Y.E. Someone at the USGA is having some fun with the pairings, but Jeff Rude wants to know if the viewer benefits.

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Zhang finds a home in the U.S. and its Open

Andy Zhang stole headlines across the world over the past 24 hours as the youngest player in U.S. Open history, but that only begins to tell the 14-year-old's story.

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U.S. Open: Mickelson loses match to teenagers

Two days before Phil Mickelson plays the U.S. Open’s headline pairing with Tiger Woods and Bubba Watson, he played a practice round with teenagers Beau Hossler and Alberto Sanchez, who beat Mickelson and club pro Mike McCormick 1 up. Sean Martin.

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Fatigue aside, Westwood well-suited for Olympic

After a whirlwind travel schedule and a couple changes on the course, Lee Westwood figures to be well-suited for Olympic's test. Ryan Lavner.

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Junior Notes: Weaver wins AJGA event in home state

Junior Girls Notebook: Lindsey Weaver won her ninth career AJGA victory at the PING Phoenix Junior - the last AJGA event she will play in her home state of Arizona before she goes off to Notre Dame in the fall.

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Junior Boys Notes: 4 juniors notch 1st wins

Four juniors introduced themselves to the AJGA win column last week by claiming their first career victories.

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U.S. Open: Woods will have to conquer Olympic

After an up-and-down season, at this point, a win, a missed cut or a 30th place at the U.S. Open from Tiger Woods won't be a surprise. Ryan Lavner.

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Knost's first major appearance well-deserved

It took Colt Knost five seasons to qualify for his first major, but his first majors appearance couldn't have come at a better place, says Jim McCabe

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King: Adams could play key role in evolving marketplace

says TaylorMade is banking on Adams Golf to boost sales. But how the brand accomplishes that feat in the future may surprise some.

Inside the June 15, 2012 issue of Golfweek

Inside the June 15, 2012 issue of Golfweek.

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Toy Box: Johnson wins St. Jude with 10.5-degree driver

Dustin Johnson won the FedEx St. Jude Classic June 10 with a 10.5-degree driver. Sure, his TaylorMade R11S is adjustable, but 10.5 is a high-lofted driver by PGA Tour standards.

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Nationwide's Colombia Championship renews sponsorship

The Nationwide Tour's Colombia Championship has secured a three-year extension of its sponsorship with Pacific Rubiales Energy and SportLink, the tour announced.

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Winner's Circle: June 4-10, 2012

See what the winners had in their bags this week.

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U.S. Open: A numerical look at the field

A numerical look at the U.S. Open field from information provided by the U.S. Golf Association. Sean Martin.

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U.S. rounds played up 17.1 percent in April

Favorable weather conditions continued to bolster participation trends as rounds played increased 17.1 percent in April, according to the latest national report.

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Toy Box: Bubba visits Ping headquarters

Toy Box notes: The week before the U.S. Open, Bubba Watson visited Ping headquarters in Phoenix.

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Player of the week: Lindsey Weaver

Player of the week: Lindsey Weaver

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Player of the week: Blake Barens

Player of the week: Blake Barens

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This week in the world of golf . . .

This week in the world of golf includes the U.S. Open.

Monday, June 11

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U.S. Open: Snedeker WDs; Spieth in tournament

A day after winning an NCAA title, Texas star Jordan Spieth didn't know if he could make it through a 36-hole qualifier. But he did, and now he has a spot in the 2012 U.S. Open.

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U.S. Open: A look at the amateurs in the field

From Patrick Cantlay to Beau Hossler, our Sean Martin takes a look at the eight amateurs in the field at the 2012 U.S. Open.

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U.S. Open: Zhang, 14, replaces injured Casey

Andy Zhang, 14, will be the youngest golfer ever in the U.S. Open, having received a spot into this week's event at The Olympic Club after Paul Casey withdrew because of an injury.

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5 Things you didn't know about Casey Martin

Did you know that Casey Martin won $192 off Tiger Woods? Here are 5 Things you probably didn't know about one of the stars of this week's U.S. Open.

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Achenbach: Casey Martin a model of dignity

Casey Martin might walk with a limp and use a cart to get around, but our Jim Achenbach says that the Oregon coach embraces it all with grace and dignity.

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Clemson’s Mills gets jump on Q-School changes

Corbin Mills, the reigning U.S. Amateur Public Links champion, said June 11 that he intends to turn professional this year, forgoing his senior season at Clemson.

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No joke: Dennis Miller living his dream at U.S. Open

Dennis Miller - no, not the comedian - is living in a fairy tale and has no intention of leaving it this week at the U.S. Open in San Francisco, says our Nick Masuda.

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Guthrie, Rodgers, Spieth to play John Deere

Recent Illinois graduate Luke Guthrie, along with freshmen Patrick Rodgers of Stanford and Jordan Spieth of Texas, have earned sponsor exemptions to play in the John Deere Classic in July.

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2012 Golfweek All-Americans: College women

Duke's Lindy Duncan and Alabama coach Mic Potter lead the way as Golfweek names its 2012 All-Americans for women's college golf.

Sunday, June 10

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Feng's win could signal dawn of China's golf era

Shanshan Feng's LPGA Championship title could spur China to invest more in golf in the immediate future.

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Gray rolls to Palmetto Amateur title

Mitch Gray birdied his final two holes at Palmetto Golf Club to punctuate a five-shot victory Sunday in the Palmetto Amateur.

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2012 U.S. Open: Complete coverage

Check out our wall-to-wall coverage of the 2012 U.S. Open, from sectional qualifying to the men that will play Olympic Club starting on Thursday.

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Levin's bumpy ride somehow leads to U.S. Open

The last week certainly has been a rollercoaster ride for Spencer Levin, culminating with an invitation into the U.S. Open next week at The Olympic Club.

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5 Things: Johnson holds off McIlroy for victory

5 Things: Dustin Johnson looked healthy capturing the St. Jude Classic, and Rory McIlroy – while showing flashes of brilliance – blew an opportunity on the tournament's final hole.

Lee Williams wins Nationwide Tour's Mexico Open

Lee Williams won the Mexico Open on Sunday for his first Nationwide Tour title, closing with a 2-under 70 for a one-stroke victory over Paul Haley II.

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U.S. Open: Hole-by-hole analysis of Olympic Club

Our golf-course expert Bradley S. Klein offers insight on what to watch for at the Lake Course at Olympic Club, site of this week's U.S. Open.

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Olympic Club's fairways a tough test

The Olympic Club has tested its fair share of golfers with its reverse-camber fairways. Much of the same is expected at this week's U.S. Open says our Bradley Klein.

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Lehman wins 2nd straight Regions Tradition title

Tom Lehman won his second straight Regions Tradition, finishing the Champions Tour major with a 4-under 68 on Sunday to take a two-stroke victory.

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Johnson wins Memphis on eve of U.S. Open

Dustin Johnson won the St. Jude Classic on Sunday in his second event back on tour after a back injury cost him nearly three months, shooting a 4-under 66 that held off John Merrick by a stroke.

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Looking back on the 1998 U.S. Open

So much drama - hot drivers, a disabled golfer in a cart and a carnival hole location - overshadowed the '98 Open.

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U.S. Open rookies face harsh reality

Touring pros have to start somewhere. But for U.S. Open rookies, like Bobby Gates was in 2010, any pretense of a gilded life can meet a rough reality.

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Casper on '66 Open: 'I think I won'

Forty-six years after his stunning comeback against Arnold Palmer to win the 1966 U.S. Open, Billy Casper is fine with the way history views his victory at The Olympic Club.

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2014 Curtis Cup headed to St. Louis Country Club

The 2014 Curtis Cup will head to the state of Missouri, with the famed St. Louis Country Club hosting a USGA championship for the first time since 1972.

McDaniel, Mao triumph at AJGA Evitt Junior All Star

Tyler McDaniel and Janet Mao claimed victories this week at the AJGA Evitt Foundation RTC Junior All Star, held at the WindStone Golf Club in Ringgold, Georgia.

Weaver, Barens win AJGA PING Phoenix Junior

Lindsey Weaver and Blake Barens staved off their competition June 7 to claim the AJGA titles in their respective divisions at the PING Phoenix Junior at ASU Karsten in Tempe, Ariz.

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Anderson takes Curtis Cup loss in stride

Despite the deciding loss in the Curtis Cup, Amy Anderson says she remained calm on Sunday in Scotland.

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GB&I storms back to win Curtis Cup

GB&I stormed back to win the 37th Curtis Cup on Sunday, moving all four Cups - Ryder, Walker, Solheim and now Curtis - to the other side of the Atlantic for the first time in history.

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Gray moves into lead at Palmetto Amateur

Mitch Gray shot 4-under 66 Saturday at Palmetto Golf Club to take the third-round lead in the Palmetto Amateur.

Saturday, June 9

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Lehman takes 1-stroke lead in Regions Tradition

Defending champion Tom Lehman shot a 4-under 68 on Saturday to take a two-stroke lead after the third round of the Regions Tradition, a Champions Tour major.

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Webb, 37, in contention at LPGA Championship

Karrie Webb enters the final round of the Wegmans LPGA Championship one back of Eun-Hee Ji after carding a tournament-low 68 Saturday, proving she still has the drive that made her one of the LPGA's best.

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Love heads up 3-way tie at St. Jude Classic

U.S. Ryder Cup captain Davis Love III shot his third straight 2-under 68 on Saturday to join Nick O'Hern and John Merrick atop the leaderboard at the windy St. Jude Classic.

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Ji leads after 3 rounds at LPGA Championship

Eun-Hee Ji shot a 3-under 69 on Saturday to take a one-shot lead over Karrie Webb after the third round of the LPGA Championship.

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St. Jude notebook: Guthrie, Fly wasting no time

Luke Guthrie and Jonathan Fly, who completed their college careers last week, will earn their first paychecks Sunday after the St. Jude Classic.

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Missouri's Long might not get to drive ace prize

Jace Long's ace Thursday in a charity golf tournament won him a new car. But it has since become an NCAA eligibility issue and the Missouri rising senior is awaiting final word.

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GB&I close gap at Curtis Cup, trail by a point

In what had begun to look like a rout by the United States, Great Britain and Ireland now trail by just a point going into Sunday at the Curtis Cup.

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Westwood wins Nordea Masters by 5 shots

Lee Westwood completed his warmup for the U.S. Open by winning the Nordea Masters by five shots on Saturday.

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Clyburn a vocal leader for GB&I

Holly Clyburn will walk away from the Curtis Cup with this distinction: She’ll be the only GB&I player to see action in all five sessions.

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U.S. increases Curtis Cup lead; GB&I needs a rally

It's not time for celebration in the U.S. Curtis Cup team room, but it's getting closer. Amy Boulden and the GB&I squad now trail the Americans, 6-3.

Friday, June 8

Langdale widens his lead in Palmetto Amateur

Austin Langdale, a high school senior from Townville, S.C., shot even-par 70 Friday at Palmetto Golf Club to extend his lead to two strokes at the midway point of the Palmetto Amateur.

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McIlroy shoots 5-under 65 to take Memphis lead

Rory McIlroy snapped his string of three straight missed cuts in style Friday, shooting a 5-under 65 to take the lead into the weekend at the St. Jude Classic.

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Donovan re-ups with San Diego State

San Diego State men's coach Ryan Donovan, who had been under consideration at many of the top college jobs in recent years, has agreed to a three-year contract with the Aztecs.

Mauntler resigns as Toledo men's coach

University of Toledo men's golf coach Jamie Mauntler announced his resignation Friday after nine years.

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Gulf Coast shows off its post-Katrina beauty

Once damaged by Hurricane Katrina, the Hard Rock Casino and golf courses all along the Gulf Coast have shown a remarkable recovery says our Ryan Lavner.

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Pak takes the lead at LPGA Championship

Playing in her first tournament since injuring her left shoulder in early April, Se Ri Pak shot a 1-under 71 on Friday to take a one-shot lead.

UF promotes Bastel to women's head coach

Florida didn't have to look very far for its new women's head coach. Emily Bastel was promoted to replace Jan Dowling, who resigned last month after three seasons at UF.

Haas wins South Carolina Open

Jerry Haas, the Wake Forest men’s golf coach, shot 8-under 205 (67-69-69) to win the South Carolina Open on June 7 at Fort Jackson GC.

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LPGA's Park, 33, announces retirement

Two weeks ago Grace Park made up her mind to retire from the LPGA. Friday's second round at the Wegmans LPGA Championship could be her last.

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U.S. leads 4-2 after Day 1 of Curtis Cup

The United States is up 4-2 after Day 1 of the Curtis Cup. And since the U.S. doesn't historically lose leads, it might already be over for Great Britain & Ireland, writes Alistair Tait.

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Cornett to resume captaincy after cart accident

U.S. Curtis Cup captain Pat Cornett broke her right ankle in a golf cart accident Friday, forcing the team to request the help of former captain Carol Semple Thompson.

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Westwood keeps 3-shot lead at Nordea Masters

Lee Westwood shot a 4-under 68 and maintained a three-stroke lead after the third round of the Nordea Masters at Bro Hof Slott Club on Friday.

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Duncan, McCloskey lead U.S. foursomes sweep

Lisa McCloskey (pictured) and Lindy Duncan combined to form a fierce duo that GB&I's Stephanie Meadow and Leona Maguire couldn't overtake. The U.S. leads the Curtis Cup after one session.

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Live scores: Round 4 at St. Jude Classic

Follow our live leaderboard during Round 4 of the St. Jude Classic in Memphis.

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10 players to watch at the 2012 U.S. Open

A look at 10 players (outside the top 10 in the world ranking) to watch at next week’s U.S. Open in San Francisco, according to our Ryan Lavner.

Thursday, June 7

Recari, Sergas, O'Toole lead LPGA Championship

Yani Tseng isn't accustomed to this: 4-over par in an LPGA Tour major.

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Maggert, Merrick top leaderboard at St. Jude

Jeff Maggert and John Merrick shot 4-under 66 on Thursday to share the first-round lead in the St. Jude Classic, leaving U.S. Open champion Rory McIlroy two strokes back.

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2012 U.S. Open: Tiger early favorite by oddsmakers

A look at the odds for the 2012 U.S. Open at Olympic Club in San Francisco, set to be played June 14-17, 2012.

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Facts and figures for the 2012 U.S. Open

Facts and figures for the 112th U.S. Open golf championship at Olympic Club in San Francisco.

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Curtis Cup: Hull to sit out of opening foursomes

The 37th Curtis Cup begins with morning foursomes matches at Nairn Golf Club. Pairings and tee times.

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Langdale shoots 66 to lead Palmetto Amateur

Austin Langdale leads the Palmetto Amateur after shooting a 4-under 66 during Thursday's first round in Aiken, S.C.

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Ping Junior Interclub emphasizes team aspect

The Ping Junior Interclub, a team-oriented approach to junior golf, has gained popularity in Arizona since its inception in 2008.

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Kerr identifies with younger tour players

Cristie Kerr, off to a solid start in the Wegmans LPGA, can identify with younger tour players who struggle to forge their own identity. Beth Ann Baldry.

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Wie shoots 2 over with 13 clubs at Wegmans LPGA

Michelle Wie tries to maintain a positive attitude at the LPGA Championship after missing several cuts recently, but playing competitor and friend Cristie Kerr thinks Wie still has a long way to go with her swing. Beth Ann Baldry

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U.S. Open tee times, pairings

Among the notable pairings for the first two rounds of the U.S. Open, one in particular stands out: the group of Phil Mickelson, Bubba Watson and Tiger Woods.

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Complete coverage: Curtis Cup

Golfweek is on the ground at Nairn Golf Club for the 2012 Curtis Cup. Check back daily as Golfweek.com brings you all the action from Nairn, Scotland.

Division II Ping All-Region Teams announced

Division II Ping All-Region honorees have been announced by the GCAA. A total of 107 players across eight regions earned all-region honors for 2012.

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Maginnes On Tap: Tiger brings Sundays back

Woods' victory at Memorial brings excitement back to Sundays - from TV ratings to overall focus on the game.

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Americans could learn a thing from Cornett

U.S. coach Pat Cornett has maintained an unassuming presence around Nairn Golf Club, but her players could learn from her success.

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Explaining how alternates get into U.S. Open field

The USGA's priority list for U.S. Open spots, should exempt players withdraw, isn't as subjective as it might seem says our Jim McCabe.

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Hamrick softens NCAA sting by earning Open spot

A devastating loss in the NCAA final. A private-jet flight to a U.S. Open qualifier in Memphis, Tenn. A rainout. A spot in his first professional tournament. Just 72 hours in the life of Hunter Hamrick.

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Curtis Cup: Meet the teams

Meet the players who will be playing in the 37th Curtis Cup at Nairn Golf Club in Scotland.

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Curtis Cup: Popson finally past thumb injury

United States standout Erica Popson, recovered from a thumb injury, brings the proper ball flight and team attitude (she's even tweeting!) to the Curtis Cup.

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Tait: Hull takes Poulter's advice for Curtis Cup

At 16, Charley Hull will take advice from anyone she can. When she got a handful of words from Ian Poulter, she couldn't get enough as she prepares for the Curtis Cup.

Wednesday, June 6

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Callaway CEO refocuses company, recruits rival

Callaway CEO Chip Brewer, making moves to refocus the company on its core business, has hired a marketing executive from rival TaylorMade and eliminated a top-level product-development position.

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Carlsson leads by two at Nordea Masters

Magnus Carlsson of Sweden shot a 7-under 65 on Wednesday to take a two-stroke lead after the opening round of the Nordea Masters.

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Notes: Tseng learning to smile on the course

LPGA Championship notes: Last year's landslide winner, Yani Tseng, is working on two things: smiling on the course more and trying to find her balance so she can find her ball at Locust Hill.

Davis, Nageotte win AJGA at Nemacolin

After a year off, the AJGA returned to the Nemacolin Woodlands Resort in Farmington, Pa., at the Links Course – a challenging par-70 with small, tricky greens - for the Preseason Junior at Nemacolin. The tournament concluded on June 3 with Ryan Davis and Ali Nageotte winning the Boys and Girls divisions, respectively.

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2012 U.S. Open: The field for Olympic Club

The 151 players who have qualified for the 112th U.S. Open, to be played June 14-17 at The Olympic Club

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This week in the world of golf . . .

This week in the world of golf includes the PGA Tour's St. Jude Classic.

Marsh has two holes-in-one, WD in same week

Champions Tour player Graham Marsh had holes-in-one on back-to-back days, and then had to WD due to a sore back.

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Summers goes from cleaning toilets to U.S. Open

Affable Aussie Anthony Summers, an unlikely sectional winner and one-time toilet cleaner, can't wipe the smile off his face entering the U.S. Open.

UALR hires Greenwood as director of golf

Chris Greenwood, who led Lynn University to 16 tournament titles in seven seasons at the Boca Raton, Fla., school, has been appointed director of golf at Arkansas-Little Rock.

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Tait: U.S. dominance in Curtis Cup eye-opening

GB&I doesn't necessarily have an advantage in Scotland this week at the Curtis Cup - or Catastrophe Cup for some fans.

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Notes: U.S. learning course at Curtis Cup

Curtis Cup notebook: The past 72 hours for the U.S. team has been all about learning what Nairn Golf Club and the Scotland weather will offer as obstacles, says our Julie Williams.

Burk named head coach at McNeese State

Austin Burk, an assistant men's coach at Baylor, has been named head men's coach at McNeese State, athletic director Tommy McClelland announced.

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Peterson qualifies for Open despite tight turnaround

A year after being snubbed for the Walker Cup squad, John Peterson manages to qualify for the USGA's marquee event: The U.S. Open.

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Fantasy Tip Sheet: St. Jude Classic

Fantasy Tip Sheet: Zach Johnson held off the red-hot Jason Dufner at Colonial, and now the bulk of our fantasy panel thinks he has another victory coming this week in Memphis.

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McCabe: 3 years later, Bryant back on Tour

Jim McCabe: It was three years ago that Bart Bryant exited stage left to deal with a nagging wrist injury. Two surgeries and some sleepless months later, Bryant will make his return on Thursday.

Tuesday, June 5

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Mickelson sends message - literally - on phones

PGA Tour notes: Phil Mickelson sent a text message to PGA Tour commissioner Tim Finchem from the sixth fairway at Muirfield Village suggesting that a lack of policing fans with cellphones was getting out of hand.

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U.S. Open: Hossler, 17, qualifies for 2nd straight year

Junior notebook: Beau Hossler will be making his second appearance in the U.S. Open - at the tender age of 17 - after a T-2 finish at the Daly City, Calif., sectional on Monday.

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Pak looks ahead to Women's Open at Blackwolf Run

For Se Ri Pak, 1998 U.S. Women's Open champ, Blackwolf Run is special to South Korea women's golf.

Kayser named Boston College head coach

Drew Kayser has been named head coach of the Boston College men’s and women’s golf teams, and Bill Poutre has been promoted to associate head coach.

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Toy Box Notes: Woods lands flop shot with Nike

Toy Box notes: That amazing flop shot by Tiger Woods on the 16th hole at the Memorial was holed with a 60-degree Nike VR Pro wedge.

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Junior Notes: O’Sullivan qualifies for Women’s Open

Junior Girls Notebook: At sectional qualifying held at Half Moon Bay (Calif), 14-year-old, Hannah O'Sullivan became the fourth-youngest participant ever to qualify for a U.S. Women's Open.

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Player of the week: Hannah O'Sullivan

Hannah O’Sulliavn, a 14-year-old from Cupertino, Calif., shot 1-under 143 (71-72) at U.S. Women’s Open sectional qualifying held at Half Moon Bay (Calif.) GL.

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Player of the week: Beau Hossler

Beau Hossler, a 17-year-old from Mission Viejo, Calif., shot 7-under 137 (70-67) at a U.S. Open sectional qualifier held at Lake Merced GC/TPC Harding Park in Daly City, Calif. to qualify for the 2012 U.S. Open.

Trimble appointed Louisville women's coach

Courtney Trimble has been hired as the women’s head coach at Louisville, director of athletics Tom Jurich announced.

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U.S. Open: Whirlwind 24 hours for Hahn

Just 24 hours after a Nationwide Tour victory in North Carolina, James Hahn qualifies in Daly City, Calif., for the U.S. Open at Olympic Club.

Monday, June 4

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Martin wins Oregon U.S. Open sectional qualifier

The fact that he hadn't touched a golf club in nine days didn't stop Oregon men's coach Casey Martin from winning the U.S. Open sectional qualifier in Creswell, Ore. James Achenbach.

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U.S. Open: Loar finally gets a major berth

Edward Loar had a lot of waiting in Monday's U.S. Open sectional qualifier in Columbus, Ohio, but it proved worthwhile after he gained his first major invite.

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Amid fallout at IMG, Donald looms as top prize

IMG Worldwide remains one of the premier representation firms in sports and entertainment, but the recent defections of top golf agents and players – as well as last week’s exit of tennis great Roger Federer – has the agency under scrutiny.

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Winner’s Circle: May 28-June 3, 2012

See what the winners had in their bags this week.

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With Tiger win, Memorial TV rating up 138 percent

A Tiger Woods victory is still a big draw on TV.

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5 Things: Koepka gets redemption at Open qualifier

5 Things: Brooks Koepka had an immediate chance to re-conquer the par-5 18th and grabbed the final qualifying spot in a playoff at the U.S. Open sectional in Florida.

Sunday, June 3

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Alabama vs. Texas: Photos

Check out images from our Tracy Wilcox, who chronicled the final day at the NCAA Men's Championship.

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Balicki: Frittelli provides Hollywood ending

You couldn't have drawn Sunday's finale at the NCAA Championship - where Dylan Frittelli drained a 30-footer for birdie to lead Texas to the title - any better, even if you were a Hollywood screenwriter, says Ron Balicki.

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5 Things: Tiger fires 67, wins 5th Memorial title

5 Things: Tiger Woods showed his old flair for the dramatic on Sunday, overcoming a three-shot deficit on the back nine to win the Memorial Tournament at Muirfield Village.

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Ringler: NCAA finale highlighted by 'moments'

First, it was Bobby Wyatt. Then, Jordan Spieth. Finally, Dylan Frittelli put an exclamation point on a day that won't soon be forgotten, says Lance Ringler.

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Baldry: Stacy Lewis peaking at the right time

Stacy Lewis won the ShopRite LPGA Classic in runaway fashion on Sunday, securing her second victory in three events and is now the highest-ranked American on the LPGA tour.

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How it happened: Texas wins NCAA title

Dylan Frittelli makes a birdie on the 18th hole to help the Texas Longhorns win their first national title since 1972. See how it happened with our running blog!

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Haas wins 3rd Champions Tour event in Iowa

Jay Haas finished with a 16-under 197 total to win the tournament by five strokes, becoming the first golfer to win the Champions Tour event in Iowa three times.

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Hahn claims 1st Nationwide victory at Rex Open

James Hahn earned his first Nationwide Tour victory Sunday by beating Scott Parel on the second hole of a playoff at the Rex Hospital Open.

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How it happened: Tiger wins Memorial

Tiger Woods fired a 5-under 67 on Sunday and held off Rory Sabbatini to win his fifth Memorial title and 73rd title overall - tying Jack Nicklaus for second on the all-time list. See how it happened . . .

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Woods' agent Steinberg charged with DWI

Mark Steinberg, the longtime agent for Tiger Woods, was arrested late Saturday in Ardsley, N.Y., on suspicion of driving while intoxicated.

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5 Things: Slow play costs Fisher at Wales Open

Five Things: With Ross Fisher's one-stroke penalty during the final round of the Wales Open, it looks like the authorities are clamping down on slow play. Alistair Tait.

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Thongchai Jaidee wins Wales Open

Thailand's Thongchai Jaidee survived a poor start to win the Wales Open by 1 stroke on Sunday, with a final round 1-over 72 in wet conditions.

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Alabama's Thomas among Nicklaus Award winners

Alabama's Justin Thomas was one of five golfers to win the Jack Nicklaus Award for the nation's top golfer.

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Ringler: Keep Liberty on your radar

Liberty may have missed making the match-play portion of the NCAA Championship by one shot, but the Flames are ambitious and look forward to success in the future. Lance Ringler.

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Goydos withdraws from U.S. Open sectional

Paul Goydos withdraws from U.S. Open sectional qualifier due to continued problems with his injured left wrist.

Saturday, June 2

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Alabama vs. Texas: Our staff predictions

The NCAA final between Texas and Alabama promises to be a battle of epic proportions. Our college experts break down whom they think will win each match, and subsequently which team will win it all.

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Lewis shoots 65 again to tie tournament record

Stacy Lewis didn't even glance at the leaderboard on Saturday in the second round of the ShopRite LPGA Classic. She knew better, a lesson well learned from her first LPGA victory this season.

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Scouting report for Texas-Alabama finale

Match play was supposed to spice the NCAA Championship up. Officials could have never expected this: No. 1 vs. No. 2. An extensive scouting report on both squads, courtesy of Lance Ringler.

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Balicki: NCAA final pits No. 1 vs. No. 2

For the first time since the format was changed to stroke/match play in 2009, the NCAA Championship final will pit the nation's No. 1 team (Texas) against No. 2 (Alabama) . . . Who could ask for anything more exciting than that? Ron Balicki.

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Lavner: Unlikely heroes lead ’Bama into NCAA final

Unlikely heroes Hunter Hamrick and No. 5 man Scott Strohmeyer stepped up for second-ranked Alabama, leading the Tide into what figures to be an epic NCAA final against top-ranked Texas.

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Martin: Venezuela's Vegas carries Texas to win

Texas' Julio Vegas is following in his older brother's footsteps as a successful Venezuelan transplant golfer. One thing Julio could have on Jhonattan? An NCAA title after leading the 'Horns to the finals.

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Scores: Day 2 of match play at NCAAs

Check out scores from the second day of match play at the 2012 NCAA Men's Golf Championship.

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NCAA Tracker: Alabama, Texas advance

In two tightly contested battles, top-seeded Alabama and top-ranked Texas advanced to Sunday's NCAA title match. See how it all unfolded . . .

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Jay Haas opens 3-stroke Champions lead in Iowa

Jay Haas will carry a three-shot lead into the final round of the Principal Charity Classic after shooting a 6-under 65 on Saturday.

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Memorial notes: Fowler continues stellar play

Memorial notebook: Rickie Fowler has put together a scintillating stretch of golf, and the world will get to see it when he is paired with Tiger Woods on Sunday.

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Baldry: I.K. Kim finds way to give back

The last time I.K. Kim made headlines, it was for unfortunate reasons. On Saturday, her $123,000 donation to the Special Olympics put things in perspective.

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Jaidee takes 1-stroke lead at Wales Open

Thongchai Jaidee of Thailand took a one-stroke lead at the Wales Open after shooting a 4-under par 67 in the third round at Celtic Manor on Saturday.

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Tracker: Tiger fires 73, four back of Levin

Tiger Woods will play with Rickie Fowler on Sunday, with both stars trying to catch leader Spencer Levin at the Memorial. See how it all unfolded on Saturday . . .

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U.S. Open sectionals loom for some at Memorial

With U.S. Open sectionals set to take place in two days, and many involving players in the Memorial field, Monday's qualifiers are very much on the minds of those in Dublin, Ohio.

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Tait: Fisher still dreams of '12 Ryder Cup

Ryder Cup jinx? Can Ross Fisher's post-Celtic troubles be solved by his quest for a trip to Medinah?

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Judge refuses to block land for Rio Olympic course

Rio 2016 organizers won a legal dispute when a judge decided not to annul contracts and block construction on disputed land for the Olympic golf course.

Friday, June 1

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Scores: Match Play at NCAA Men's Championship

Check out the scores from Day 1 of match play at the 2012 NCAA Men's Championship.

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Balicki: Texas backs up lofty credentials

Texas had to make a Thursday run to even make match play. Now the Longhorns are two matches away from their first title sine 1972 says Ron Balicki.

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Tracker: Tiger one shot back of Memorial lead

Tiger Woods fires a 3-under 69 to sit one shot off the current lead in a weather-delayed Memorial Tournament. See how it all happened, including Rory McIlroy missing another cut.

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Martin: Cal's Stalter comes through for Bears

Cal's Joel Stalter had plenty of experience with match play, which is why he was put into the final pairing on Friday. That move proved to be golden for the Bears.

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Ringler: Wong's comeback leads Ducks past UCLA

Oregon's Eugene Wong was down two holes with nine to play, and he wouldn't have it any other way - eventually clinching the Ducks' win over UCLA with a birdie at No. 18.

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Lewis tied with Miyazato for LPGA lead

Stacy Lewis and Mika Miyazato are tied for the lead after the opening round of the ShopRite LPGA Classic.

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NCAAs: Alabama, Cal, Texas advance; UCLA out

Alabama knocks off Kent State, 3.5-1.5, while Cal holds off San Diego State, 3-2, to set up their NCAA semifinal match. Meanwhile, Oregon stunned UCLA and will face Texas.

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Lavner: Strohmeyer the difference for Alabama

Alabama's victory over Kent State came down to a guy who blends into the background on most weeks. On Friday, Scott Strohmeyer made sure he didn't miss out on putting his stamp on the NCAAs.

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NCAA Tracker: Follow Day 1 of match play

Kent State secured the final spot in match play on Friday morning, but was defeated in the first round by top-seeded Alabama. Follow all the matches with our running blog!

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Memorial Notes: McIlroy misses another cut

Memorial notebook: Rory McIlroy carded a second-round 79 Friday at Memorial that sent him packing early from a third consecutive tournament. Jim McCabe

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Whaley (No. 23, 2013) commits to Georgia Tech

Vincent Whaley, No. 23 in the class of 2013 in the Golfweek/Sagarin Junior Rankings, has given a verbal commitment to Georgia Tech.

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Khang qualifies for Women's Open, wins pro event

When Megan Khang plays the U.S. Women’s Open in July, she’d like to be paired with someone who matches her 5-foot-1 stature. Among the candidates is LPGA player Ai Miyazato.

Hester's contract not renewed by Georgia

A year before hosting the NCAA Women’s Championship next spring, the University of Georgia will begin a national search for a new head women’s golf coach. Georgia Athletic Director Greg McGarity announced Friday that head coach Kelley Hester’s contract has not been renewed.

Pool, Dyche win Charlie Coe in playoff

It took two trips down the 18th hole at Castle Pines Golf Club on June 1, but Jason Pool and Barry Dyche gave up no ground.

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Fisher builds two-shot Wales Open lead

Englishman Ross Fisher took a two-stroke lead at the Wales Open Friday after shooting a 5-under par 66 in the second round at Celtic Manor.

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NCAAs: Staff predictions for match play

Sure, Alabama is the top seed. Texas was No. 1 all season. But it is UCLA that a pair of our college experts think that will be hoisting the NCAA trophy come Sunday.

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Cheyenne Woods to chase Wegmans with Open

In her first summer as a professional golfer, Cheyenne Woods already has secured a spot in two LPGA majors. She qualified for the U.S. Women's Open and will play the Wegmans LPGA Championship on a sponsor exemption.

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McCabe: Levin fights 'just miss' label on Tour

Spencer Levin missed the Masters by about $17,000. Then he flubbed his chance for his first Tour victory in February. But it is making him stronger, says our Jim McCabe.

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John Ward appointed president of Adams Golf

John Ward, a veteran sales executive with TaylorMade-Adidas Golf, has been appointed president of the company's newest acquisition, Adams Golf.

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NCAAs: Match-play pairings announced

With Kent State winning an 8 a.m. playoff to get into the final eight, here is a look at the team match-ups, as well as the individual battles we will see at Riviera Country Club today.

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Thomas wins Mickelson Award; All-Americans named

Alabama freshman Justin Thomas has been named the Phil Mickelson Award winner for the 2011-12 season.

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Ferrari metalwoods: For those who can't buy the car

says Cobra Puma Golf's partnership with Ferrari packs more than a marketing punch.

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Nike set to release TW '13 golf shoe on June 8

With the June 8 release of Nike’s new TW ‘13 golf shoe, golfers will be able to purchase and wear the exact shoes worn by Tiger Woods.

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Live scores: Round 4 at Memorial

Follow our live leaderboard during Round 4 of the Memorial at Muirfield Village.

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Ringler: What we learned on Thursday at NCAAs

From the top three ranked schools advancing - including Texas saving face with a nice Thursday - to the need to wrap up all action on Thursday, Lance Ringler tells us what he learned during Round 3 . . .

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NCAA Tracker: Tide takes top match-play seed

Alabama finishes stroke play at 7 over, two shots ahead of second-place UCLA. Illinois' Thomas Pieters takes the individual title. Which teams will secure the coveted match play spots? Follow with our running blog!

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Illinois' Pieters cruises to NCAA individual title

Ron Balicki: For the second time this collegiate season, Illinois' Thomas Pieters won on a prestigious course known for hosting PGA Tour events. This win gave the Belgian an NCAA title.