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June 8, 2012 | Associated Press
SAN FRANCISCO - Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, and Masters champion Bubba Watson will play in the same group for the opening two rounds of the U.S. Open. It will be the first time Woods and Mickelson have been paired in the U.S. Open since the USGA grouped players off the world ranking at Torrey Pines in 2008. The rankings were used for another big group - Luke Donald, Rory McIlroy, and Lee Westwood. Woods is coming off a win at the Memorial, making him one of the favorites next week at the Olympic Club.
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April 14, 2012 | Associated Press
HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. - Colt Knost shot a 6-under 66 Friday to take a 2-stroke lead over Carl Pettersson after the second round of the RBC Heritage. Knost, tied for the first-round lead with Chad Campbell and Vaughn Taylor after a 67, had three birdies in a four-hole stretch midway through the round and finished at 9-under 133. Pettersson had a 65, his best showing in 32 career rounds at Harbour Town Golf Links. Two-time RBC Heritage winner Boo Weekley (66) and Harris English (68)
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April 16, 2012 | Associated Press
HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. - Carl Pettersson had another fast start and finished with a 2-under-par 69 for a 5-shot victory over Zach Johnson on Sunday in the RBC Heritage. Luke Donald, who needed to finish among the top eight at Harbour Town Golf Links to keep the top spot, instead was 16 shots off the lead at even-par 71. When the new world rankings are released Monday, he will surrender No. 1 to Rory McIlroy, who took the week off after the Masters and went to Copenhagen to visit girlfriend Caroline Wozniacki, according to the tennis star's tweets.
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August 3, 2012 | Associated Press
AKRON, Ohio - Jim Furyk made a detour to Florida to sit on his back porch and hang out with his kids as he tried to figure out why decent golf was producing ordinary scores. The short break appeared to do him a world of good Thursday in the Bridgestone Invitational. With seven birdies and a 30-foot eagle putt, Furyk had a 7-under 63 for his best score ever at Firestone and a 2-shot lead over Lee Slattery of England. The conditions could not have been more ideal with sunshine, heat, and very little wind, along with carpet for fairways and smooth greens.
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January 25, 2003 | Daily News Wire Services
First-round leader Harrison Frazar remained in good position to get his first PGA Tour victory when he birdied the next-to-last hole yesterday to share with Tom Petrovic the second-round lead in the Phoenix Open. Petrovic, also looking for his first title, shot a career-low, 8-under-par 63 that left him at 13-under 129. But Frazar, a late starter on the back nine, rolled a 12-foot birdie putt into the center of the cup on No. 8, a 470-yard par-4, and caught up with a 67. "Early in the day I knew Tim was 13 under, and I felt like that was going to be a pretty good number," Frazar said.
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September 3, 2011 | Associated Press
NORTON, Mass. - Luke Donald finally made the right putts to get off to a good start. Now the world's No. 1 player would like to see how far that might take him in the Deutsche Bank Championship. Donald had a 5-under 66 on Friday at the TPC Boston and wound up 1 shot behind Troy Matteson. Even though Donald has three wins around the world and 10 finishes in the top 10, he has started slowly. Donald was headed that way again until making three straight par saves on the back nine to keep the momentum.
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September 23, 2011 | Associated Press
ATLANTA - Keegan Bradley and Jason Dufner atop the leaderboard in Atlanta should sound familiar. Only this was the FedEx Cup finale, not the final major of the year. And they were on East Lake, not 40 minutes up the road at Atlanta Athletic Club. Bradley, who won the PGA Championship last month in a playoff over Dufner, ran off four birdies on the back nine Thursday for a 6-under 64 to build a 2-shot lead in the Tour Championship. Dufner was surprisingly crooked off the tee, yet still managed a 66 and was tied for second along with Chez Reavie and Luke Donald, the No. 1 player in the world and one of five players in prime position to win the $10 million FedEx Cup bonus.
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October 24, 2011 | Associated Press
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla - Already No. 1 in the world, Luke Donald left little doubt who is No. 1 on the PGA Tour. Believing his only chance to capture the PGA Tour money title was to win at Disney, Donald ran off six straight birdies on the back nine Sunday and closed with an 8-under 64 to come from 5 shots off the lead and win the Children's Miracle Network Classic. Donald, who trailed Webb Simpson by $363,029 coming into the finale, was 2 behind Simpson at the turn. Then came a performance that ranks among Donald's best, even in his greatest season of golf.
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June 17, 2013 | By Zach Helfand, Inquirer Staff Writer
Luke Donald couldn't see where his drive on the third hole landed. He had pulled it near some brush. A voice said, "It hit the standard-bearer," and Donald grimaced. The shot had hit the woman holding the small scoreboard for the group ahead. She was struck on the elbow, Donald said, and fell to the ground. The woman walked off after several minutes. Donald's game, though, immediately imploded. He had been 2 strokes off the lead, but he went 5-over par on his next six holes. "She was in some pain and feeling a little bit faint," Donald said.
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October 24, 2011 | DAILY NEWS WIRE REPORTS
UNDER THE greatest pressure, Luke Donald delivered his finest performance. Donald felt his only chance to capture the PGA Tour money title - and state a clear case as player of the year - was to win at Disney in the final tournament of the year. "It was do or die," Donald said. That's what made his victory yesterday in the Children's Miracle Network Classic in Lake Buena Vista, Fla., his most gratifying win of the year. Five shots behind going into the final round, and still four shots out of the lead with nine holes to play, Donald left little doubt who was No. 1 - in the world ranking, and now on the PGA Tour.
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June 15, 2014 | By Joe Juliano, Inquirer Staff Writer
PINEHURST, N.C. – Putting continues to be a source of frustration for Phil Mickelson at the U.S. Open, and he admitted Friday that it is affecting his overall play. Mickelson, a six-time runner-up in the Open, saw a promising start to his second round go sour, and his 3-over-par round of 73 left him at 143 and far off the blistering pace set by Martin Kaymer. The 34 putts he needed on the day said it all. "I feel like I'm playing well enough to win except for putting," he said.
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April 11, 2014 | BY MIKE KERN, Daily News Staff Writer kernm@phillynews.com
AUGUSTA, Ga. - You probably can't win a major on the first day. But you maybe can lose it. Rory McIlroy isn't leading the Masters after the first round. But he can see the guy who is. For starters, that's enough. "It was a good day," the two-time major winner said, after an opening 1-under-par 71 left him trailing by three in the year's first tournament that defines careers. "I think they set the course up very difficult today. I think everyone needed to stay patient. Anything in red numbers was good.
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August 11, 2013 | By Joe Juliano, Inquirer Staff Writer
PITTSFORD, N.Y. - The PGA Championship proved to be a short stay for two club pros from the Philadelphia Section PGA, but both enjoyed their experiences at Oak Hill Country Club. Dave McNabb, head pro at Applebrook Golf Club in Malvern, was done in by a couple of big numbers - a triple bogey at No. 5 and a double bogey at the 17th - and shot a 76 for a 150 total. Merion Golf Club teaching pro Mark Sheftic had two doubles on his card and wound up with a 78 for 153. "It was phenomenal, unbelievable," said McNabb, 47, who was playing in his first PGA. "I felt like I didn't play not quite near how I was capable of playing, but I'm not going to let that destroy what I accomplished.
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July 18, 2013
HANDICAPPING 101 (or trying to size up some of the usual suspects) * Tiger Woods (8-1): It has been 5 years. But he's still the betting fave, just because. Wonder how his left arm feels? * Rory McIlroy (15-1): Hasn't won since the PGA last August. * Adam Scott (18-1): Should have won last year. Did win at Augusta in April. * Justin Rose (20-1): Best man at Merion has no Top 10s in this Open since his magical debut in 1998. * Lee Westwood (25-1): Maybe one of these days, it'll finally be his time.
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June 17, 2013 | By Frank Fitzpatrick, Inquirer Staff Writer
Hunter Mahan's face was reddened by the sun, his voice rubbed rough by a week of talking about Merion, his body tensed by the nearness of a first major championship. "This course," Mahan said as a sun-splashed Saturday faded to dusk, "tests you from tee to green. " On moving day at the 2013 U.S. Open, the one Mahan made was both small and large. His 69 bested par by a single stroke. But on a day when most of the field again marched backward, his total of par 210 was good enough to leave him in a tie for second with South Africa's Charl Schwartzel and Steve Stricker.
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June 17, 2013 | By Zach Helfand, Inquirer Staff Writer
Luke Donald couldn't see where his drive on the third hole landed. He had pulled it near some brush. A voice said, "It hit the standard-bearer," and Donald grimaced. The shot had hit the woman holding the small scoreboard for the group ahead. She was struck on the elbow, Donald said, and fell to the ground. The woman walked off after several minutes. Donald's game, though, immediately imploded. He had been 2 strokes off the lead, but he went 5-over par on his next six holes. "She was in some pain and feeling a little bit faint," Donald said.
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June 16, 2013 | By Jeff McLane, Inquirer Staff Writer
For 14 holes, Luke Donald played golf as flawlessly as the 35-year-old often swings a golf club. But as he did in his first two rounds, Donald ran out of gas once he hit the home stretch of holes at Merion Golf Club, especially the difficult quarry holes at Nos. 16-18. The first hiccup came at No. 15, after he dropped an approach shot four feet from the pin. Donald missed the putt that would have moved him to 3 under and into sole possession of the lead. He made par at 16, though, and held a 1-stroke lead after Hunter Mahan and Charl Schwartzel went bogey-bogey on the final two holes.
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June 16, 2013 | By Frank Fitzpatrick, Inquirer Staff Writer
When Luke Donald got his first look at Merion Golf Club, he knew he had found a friend. Like the historic East Course, the Englishman is short and precise. And the assets it demands from golfers - strong iron play, steady putting and common sense - just happen to be Donald's strengths too. "When I saw this place last week," Donald said after his second round on Friday, "I thought it was a good fit for my game. " Following Thursday's truncated opening round, Donald's 4-under par total led the 2013 U.S. Open field.
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June 15, 2013 | By Joe Juliano, Inquirer Staff Writer
UPDATE :Luke Donald shot a 2-under 68 to pull within one of the lead as the U.S. Open resumed first-round play early Friday morning. Phil Mickelson remains atop the leader board after his 3-under 67, which he completed Friday afternoon. Mathew Goggin was at 2-under through 12 holes, and three others were at 1-under. Skies were overcast, but the forecast calls for a better day than Thursday at the Merion Golf Club. The National Weather Service says there's a chance of showers in the afternoon, but nothing like the lightning and downpours that disrupted first round play.
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June 14, 2013 | By Joe Juliano, Inquirer Staff Writer
As afternoon turned into evening Thursday at Merion Golf Club, Luke Donald capitalized on the rain-softened conditions to find himself on the top of the leader board - with an asterisk - in the first round of the U.S. Open. Donald birdied the last three holes he played before darkness forced a halt to the proceedings and stood at 4 under par through 13 holes on a day when rain halted the competition for more than four hours. Phil Mickelson is the leader in the clubhouse after a 3-under 67. "Obviously the weather conditions are making the course a lot softer, and you can attack the pins a little bit more," said Donald, 35, a former world No. 1 player who has yet to win a major.
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