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UPCOMING

Jul 31 - Aug 3

World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational

Firestone Country Club, Akron, OH

Purse: $9,000,000

Previous Winner: Tiger Woods

UPCOMING

Jul 31 - Aug 3

Barracuda Championship

Montreux Golf & Country Club, Reno, NV

Purse: $3,000,000

Previous Winner: Gary Woodland

56 min ago | Rock Hill Herald

PGA Championship hole by hole

No. 1, 446 yards, par 4: A relatively benign opening hole that bends to the left, though players should be careful not to hit too close to the left side of the fairway and have trees affecting the second shot.

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2 hrs ago | Bradenton.com

PGA Championship at a glance

Last year: Jason Dufner, who lost a four-shot lead with four holes to play in the 2011 PGA Championship, atoned for that collapse by closing with a 68 for a two-shot victory over Jim Furyk.

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Related Topix: More Sports, PGA Golf, Jason Dufner, Golfers, Jim Furyk, Tiger Woods, Bob May

5 hrs ago | Graham Leader

Your Top Plays for Today

In this July 25, 2014 file photo, Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher David Price delivers to the Boston Red Sox during the first inning of a baseball game in St. Petersburg, Fla.

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Related Topix: More Sports, PGA Golf

Thu Jul 31, 2014

Sunherald.com

Five share Stonebrae Championship lead

Blayne Barber was one of five players to card a 7-under 63 on Thursday and claim a share of the Stonebrae Championship lead before play was suspended by darkness.

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Related Topix: More Sports, Ryan Blaum, Golfers, Hugo Leon, Josh Broadaway, Zack Sucher

USA Today

Faxon, Fay to work for Fox Sports

Faxon worked briefly for NBC Sports and most recently for Golf Channel. He will serve as the lead studio analyst and a hole announcer for Fox, which has signed a 12-year deal to broadcast the U.S. Open and other USGA events starting next year.

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Related Topix: More Sports, PGA Golf, Keegan Bradley, Golfers

Ledger-Enquirer.com

Watney holds first-round lead at Barracuda Championship

Nick Watney had a bogey-free first round and he holds a 2-point lead using the Modified Stableford scoring system at the Barracuda Championship.

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Related Topix: Golfers, Nick Watney, More Sports, PGA Golf, Geoff Ogilvy, Tim Wilkinson, Martin Laird

ESPN

Woods shoots 68, trails by 4 at Bridgestone

Woods bounced back with birdies all three times that he made mistakes, opening with a 2-under 68 on a soft, gentle day for scoring at Firestone.

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Related Topix: More Sports, Marc Leishman, Golfers, PGA Golf, Ryan Moore, Rory McIlroy

Hampshire Chronicle

Rose inspires with flawless 65

Justin Rose gave himself a belated birthday present with a brilliant opening round in the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational in Akron on Thursday.

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Related Topix: More Sports, PGA Golf, Justin Rose, Golfers, Marc Leishman, Ryan Moore, Charl Schwartzel

The New Zealand Herald

Golf: Dustin Johnson taking leave from golf

US golfer Dustin Johnson is taking a leave of absence from golf to seek help for "personal challenges," a swift end to his season that will keep him from playing the U.S PGA Championship, the FedEx Cup playoffs, and the Ryder Cup.

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Related Topix: More Sports, Golfers, Dustin Johnson, PGA Golf, PGA Championship, Ryder Cup, British Open, U.S. Open

The News Journal

Top PGA golfer on leave for 'personal challenges'

AKRON, Ohio -- Dustin Johnson announced Thursday he will take a leave of absence from golf to seek help for "personal challenges."

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Related Topix: More Sports, Golfers, Dustin Johnson, Ryder Cup, PGA Golf, Tom Watson, Justin Rose

Bradenton.com

Dustin Johnson takes leave of absence from golf

While the statement he released through his management company offered no details, Johnson would not be at the PGA Championship next week at Valhalla Golf Club and could miss the Ryder Cup.

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Merced Sun-Star

Tennis star Wozniacki to run NYC Marathon

Wozniacki plans to play a full tournament schedule this fall while fitting in time to train for the New York City Marathon.

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Related Topix: Sports, More Sports, US Open, Tennis, Outdoor Recreation, Marathon, Rory McIlroy, Golfers, Wimbledon

941zbq.com

Chris Tucker 'Not a Fan' of Completing Fourth 'Friday' Sequel

Listen up, comedy lovers, Chris Tucker has a message when he rolls into a town near you: 'You ain't got no job and got nothing to do, so come out!' The actor/comedian, best known for roles in comedies like 'Friday' and 'Rush Hour,' is bringing his new stand-up comedy show, the Payback Tour, running now through Aug. 23 , plus a charity golf ... (more)

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Bradenton.com

PGA Tour players following 'Moneyball' model with statistical analysis

But considering the explosion of statistical analysis in professional golf, the regularity of McIlroy's woeful second rounds was first-grade stuff.

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Related Topix: More Sports, PGA Golf, Tiger Woods, Bubba Watson, Golfers, Zach Johnson, Jason Day

The Island Packet

Golf notebook, July 31: Hilton Head Island lands eGolf Tour Championship

The eGolf Tour is returning to Hilton Head Island before the end of the year, bringing a huge purse with a substantial winner's share.

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Related Topix: Brent Delahoussaye, Golfers, Matt Hendrix

Wed Jul 30, 2014

Lexington Herald-Leader

Extreme sports enthusiast Rickie Fowler seeks thrill in WGC quest

You'd never be able to tell it from his neon-colored clothing, formerly long hair and the fact that he turned pro at just 21 years old - but Rickie Fowler is not your average golfer.

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Sunherald.com

Andy Ruthkoski wins Tournament of Champions again

The golfer from Muskegon finished the three rounds Wednesday at 13-under 203 to win the event for the second consecutive year.

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Related Topix: Golfers, Bob Ackerman

Sunherald.com

Goosen debuts in Reno's new Barracuda Championship

Defending champ Gary Woodland is playing in the World Golf Championship event in Ohio that attracts the world's best.

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Related Topix: More Sports, Reno-Tahoe Open, Golfers, Gary Woodland, PGA Golf, Retief Goosen, Davis Love III, Padraig Harrington

Reuters

Thai Kiradech eager to be big hit at PGA Championship again

Kiradech Aphibarnrat still remembers the cheers each time he reached for his driver at last year's PGA Championship and the big-hitting Thai has no plans to curb his aggressive style after earning a return invitation for the year's final major.

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Related Topix: More Sports, PGA Golf, Thongchai Jaidee, Golfers

KUQL-FM Mitchell

PGA Tour commissioner, Woods hope for big finish

Tiger Woods, battling back from a back injury, still drives fan interest and TV ratings and PGA Tour commissioner Tim Finchem is as keen as the former world number one himself that he has a big 2014 finish.

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Related Topix: More Sports, PGA Golf, Tiger Woods, Golfers, WGC-Bridgestone Invitational, PGA Championship, Ryder Cup

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