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May 17, 2013 | Associated Press
IRVING, Texas - Keegan Bradley shot a 10-under-par 60 to lead the field in the opening round of the Byron Nelson Championship on Thursday. Bradley broke the TPC Four Seasons course record and matched the best round ever in the Nelson. He equaled Phil Mickelson's opening 60 at Phoenix as the best round on the tour this season. Charl Schwartzel was 3 strokes back, Robert Karlsson, Harris English and Ted Potter Jr. shot 64, and two-time major champion Angel Cabrera, Ryan Palmer, and Camilo Villegas were at 65. Guan Tianlang, the 14-year-old amateur from China, shot 70 in his second tournament since making the cut at the Masters.
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May 18, 2014 | From Staff and Wire Reports
IRVING, Texas - Brendon Todd birdied his final two holes Friday to take a 2-stroke lead after two rounds at the Byron Nelson Championship. The birdies at Nos. 17 and 18 wrapped up a 6-under 64 and put Todd alone atop the crowded leaderboard at 8-under 132. Among eight players at 6 under were Martin Kaymer, The Players Championship winner Sunday, and Paul Casey after his record back nine. Casey was over par before matching the PGA Tour record for the best score on a back nine, an 8-under 27 with six birdies and an eagle.
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May 26, 2012
   The ShopRite LPGA Classic will begin next Friday over the Bay Course of what is now called the Stockton Seaview Hotel and Golf Club in Galloway Township, N.J. A field of 144 players will compete for $1.5 million in prize money, with $225,000 going to the winner at the end of the three-day, 54-hole event.    The field includes 47 of the top 50 money-winners on the LPGA Tour. That counts all eight of the tour's 2012 tournament winners, including three-time champion Yani Tseng, the world's top-ranked player.
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April 30, 2012 | DAILY NEWS WIRE REPORTS
JASON DUFNER beat Ernie Els with a birdie on the second hole of a playoff Sunday in the Zurich Classic in Avondale, La., to win for the first time in 164 starts on the PGA Tour. Entering the fourth round with a two-shot lead, Dufner shot a 2-under 70 at TPC Louisiana, while Els had a 67 to match Dufner at 19-under 269. Both missed birdie putts within 8 feet on the par-5 18th in the first playoff, so they went back to the 18th tee for the second extra hole, which Dufner won by hitting the green in two strokes and tapping home a short birdie putt after Els' birdie attempt from the fringe narrowly missed.
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September 16, 2011 | By Joe Juliano, Inquirer Staff Writer
Mark Sheftic is on the U.S. PGA Cup team for the second straight competition, and the feeling is one of which he will never tire. "It means just as much as the first time," Sheftic, a teaching pro at Merion Golf Club who lives in Blue Bell, said Thursday before assembling with his teammates for the opening ceremonies at CordeValle in San Martin, Calif. "Any time you get on this team, it's hard to describe. I don't care if you're in it for the first time or the 10th time.
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December 16, 2011 | DAILY NEWS WIRE REPORTS
THE NCAA IS putting its $2,000 stipend on hold. The governing body said yesterday the number of schools seeking an override had reached 125 - the necessary number to suspend the rule until it can be reconsidered by the Division I Board of Directors at January's NCAA convention. The board passed legislation in October to give some athletes an additional $2,000 toward the full cost-of-tuition, money that would go beyond tuition, room and board, books and fees. Some schools have expressed opposition because they believe it violates the NCAA's philosophy on amateur sports.
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August 27, 2012 | Associated Press
FARMINGDALE, N.Y. - Nick Watney salvaged a dismal season with a victory Sunday at The Barclays that was timely in many ways. Watney turned a 2-shot deficit against Sergio Garcia into a 3-shot lead in four holes around the turn at Bethpage Black, and then hung on to close with a 2-under 69 and capture the opening playoff event for the FedEx Cup. Watney won by 3 strokes over Brandt Snedeker. Watney is assured a shot at the $10 million prize at the Tour Championship next month and is also in the running for a Ryder Cup selection.
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September 21, 2012 | Associated Press
ATLANTA - Tiger Woods sure didn't look intimidated Thursday in the Tour Championship. Woods kept the ball in play at East Lake and chipped in for one of his six birdies on his way to a 4-under 66 that gave him a share of the lead with Justin Rose. It was the first step toward what Woods hopes is another FedEx Cup title, and another $10 million bonus. Rory McIlroy, playing with Woods for the fifth time in these playoffs, saved par on the last hole for a 69. The week began with Greg Norman saying that Woods was intimidated by McIlroy, a suggestion that both players found amusing.
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September 19, 2011 | Associated Press
PRATTVILLE, Ala. - Lexi Thompson was poised to become the youngest player to win an LPGA Tour event at a fresh-faced 16, sitting 5 strokes ahead of the field and one round from history. So what was the dinner table topic the night before? "Boys. Boys definitely came up," she said. Hey, she's an LPGA winner. But she's still 16. The Floridian closed with a 2-under 70 Sunday to win the Navistar LPGA Classic, beating Tiffany Joh by 5 strokes to finish at 17-under 271. Thompson shattered the age record for winning a multiple-round tournament held by Paula Creamer, who won in 2005 at 18. Marlene Hagge was 18 years and 14 days old when she won the single-round Sarasota Open in 1952.
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May 1, 2012 | Associated Press
  AVONDALE, La. - Jason Dufner beat Ernie Els with a birdie on the second hole of a playoff in the Zurich Classic on Sunday to win for the first time in 164 starts on the PGA Tour. After entering the fourth round with a 2-shot lead, Dufner shot a 2-under 70 at TPC Louisiana. Els had a 67 to match Dufner at 19-under 269. After both players missed birdie putts within 8 feet on the par-5 18th, they went back to the 18th tee for the second extra hole, which Dufner won by hitting the green in 2 strokes and tapping home a short birdie putt after Els' birdie attempt from the fringe narrowly missed.
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June 10, 2014 | By Marcus Hayes, Daily News Staff Writer
PINEHURST, N.C. - It will be an exercise in tongue-biting, a lesson in lip-gnawing this week and next. When the men of the PGA descend on the new planet called Pinehurst No. 2, they will find themselves faced with an unfamiliar game for the second consecutive U.S. Open. The women, who play their Open on the same course the next week, might never return to North Carolina. Last year, short little Merion with its tight boundaries and its jungles of rough stressed club selection, commitment to uncomfortable lines and deciphering diabolical greens that most of the men had never seen before.
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June 3, 2014 | By Marcus Hayes, Daily News Staff Writer
GALLOWAY TOWNSHIP, N.J. - As the U.S. Opens approach, things could hardly be better for the ladies of golf. The United States has charged back atop the LPGA roster even as the tour becomes more global and its footprint in the United States becomes larger. Americans have won nine of the 13 tournaments this season, including Stacy Lewis' second win of the season, yesterday, when she won the ShopRite LPGA Classic and overtook Korean star Inbee Park as the No. 1 women's golfer in the Rolex Rankings.
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May 31, 2014 | By Joe Juliano, Inquirer Staff Writer
GALLOWAY TOWNSHIP, N.J. - While Jessica Korda and Lexi Thompson enjoyed outstanding careers in junior golf, they thought they needed time to adjust to the grind of the LPGA Tour before they could break into the winner's circle. Still, the two women haven't taken all that long to make their mark on the circuit, and are part of the influx of young American players who have enjoyed much success on the tour this season. Players from the United States have won seven of the 12 tournaments played in 2014 entering Friday's start of the $1.5 million ShopRite LPGA Classic at Seaview Hotel and Golf Club.
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May 30, 2014 | BY MIKE KERN, Daily News Staff Writer kernm@phillynews.com
GALLOWAY TOWNSHIP, N.J. - Has it been 11 years since 13-year-old Michelle Wie, coming off a victory in the Women's Amateur Public Links that made her the youngest winner of any U.S. Golf Association championship, played in the pro-am of the LPGA's Shop Rite Classic before competing in the tournament on a sponsor's exemption? "It feels like a million years ago," Wie said yesterday at Seaview's Bay Course, where the 26th ShopRite Classic will tee off at 7:54 tomorrow morning with Lexi Thompson and Lizette Salas, who won 2 weeks ago. "But it's pretty cool.
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May 18, 2014 | From Staff and Wire Reports
IRVING, Texas - Brendon Todd birdied his final two holes Friday to take a 2-stroke lead after two rounds at the Byron Nelson Championship. The birdies at Nos. 17 and 18 wrapped up a 6-under 64 and put Todd alone atop the crowded leaderboard at 8-under 132. Among eight players at 6 under were Martin Kaymer, The Players Championship winner Sunday, and Paul Casey after his record back nine. Casey was over par before matching the PGA Tour record for the best score on a back nine, an 8-under 27 with six birdies and an eagle.
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May 8, 2014 | BY MIKE KERN, Daily News Staff Writer kernm@phillynews.com
GALLOWAY, N.J. - Karrie Webb had already qualified for induction into the LPGA Hall of Fame before she turned 30. That was a decade ago. She's won 11 more times since then, including her seventh major title (in 2006). The Australian has already won twice this season. And from May 30-June 1, she'll try to become the first repeat champion at the ShopRite Classic. She's third on the money list and fifth in the world rankings, the only one from her country in the top 50. So, maybe her career isn't quite over yet. "You don't know what life brings, but I thought if I was still out here playing [at 39]
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July 22, 2013
Spain's Beatriz Recari birdied the two closing par 5s to catch Paula Creamer atop the leaderboard through 54 holes Saturday in the Marathon Classic in Sylvania, Ohio. Recari, a two-time winner on the LPGA Tour, matched Creamer's 4-under 67. Both are at 12-under 201. Rising American teen Lexi Thompson had a 67 and, along with Jacqui Concolino and Japan's Chie Arimura , was 3 shots back. Top-ranked Inbee Park , chasing her seventh win of the season, sagged to a 73. Oklahoma State sophomore Jordan Niebrugge won the U.S. Amateur Public Links at Laurel Hill in Lorton, Va., beating California junior Michael Kim , 1-up, in the 36-hole final.
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May 17, 2013 | Associated Press
IRVING, Texas - Keegan Bradley shot a 10-under-par 60 to lead the field in the opening round of the Byron Nelson Championship on Thursday. Bradley broke the TPC Four Seasons course record and matched the best round ever in the Nelson. He equaled Phil Mickelson's opening 60 at Phoenix as the best round on the tour this season. Charl Schwartzel was 3 strokes back, Robert Karlsson, Harris English and Ted Potter Jr. shot 64, and two-time major champion Angel Cabrera, Ryan Palmer, and Camilo Villegas were at 65. Guan Tianlang, the 14-year-old amateur from China, shot 70 in his second tournament since making the cut at the Masters.
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September 21, 2012 | Associated Press
ATLANTA - Tiger Woods sure didn't look intimidated Thursday in the Tour Championship. Woods kept the ball in play at East Lake and chipped in for one of his six birdies on his way to a 4-under 66 that gave him a share of the lead with Justin Rose. It was the first step toward what Woods hopes is another FedEx Cup title, and another $10 million bonus. Rory McIlroy, playing with Woods for the fifth time in these playoffs, saved par on the last hole for a 69. The week began with Greg Norman saying that Woods was intimidated by McIlroy, a suggestion that both players found amusing.
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August 27, 2012 | Associated Press
FARMINGDALE, N.Y. - Nick Watney salvaged a dismal season with a victory Sunday at The Barclays that was timely in many ways. Watney turned a 2-shot deficit against Sergio Garcia into a 3-shot lead in four holes around the turn at Bethpage Black, and then hung on to close with a 2-under 69 and capture the opening playoff event for the FedEx Cup. Watney won by 3 strokes over Brandt Snedeker. Watney is assured a shot at the $10 million prize at the Tour Championship next month and is also in the running for a Ryder Cup selection.
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