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Beyond who claimed medalist honors (South Korea’s Jeongeun Lee) and how many amateurs successfully earned their tour cards (eight), a different sort of drama played out on Saturday during LPGA Q-Series at Pinehurst Resort in North Carolina. Doris Chen, the 2014 NCAA individual champion at USC and the 2010 U.S. Girls’ Junior champion, was disqualified
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There wasn’t just one winner at LPGA Q-Series. There were 48 of them. That’s how many players earned tour cards on Saturday in the inaugural edition of the revamped Q school, a grueling 11-day, eight-round affair at Pinehurst (N.C.) Resort. Officially, the medalist was South Korea’s Jeongeun Lee6, already a standout at home with seven
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ANTALYA, Turkey — It wasn’t the most formal session of his administrative career. Nor was it, at least initially, the most comfortable. But seated amidst a small group of journalists in the media center at the Turkish Airlines Open, European Tour chief executive director Keith Pelley opened himself up to a generally friendly interrogation. “I’m
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We’re not sure what possessed the Open’s official Twitter handle to pose the following poll question on a Friday afternoon in November, but there it was. “Who would you most like to play a round with?” Even more puzzling were the three options given: Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy, and Justin Thomas. https://twitter.com/TheOpen/status/1058403376860409856 Hmm. All three
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Is it wrong to say that a professional golfer choked? Is it wrong to say it on TV? The word “choke” itself, as a description for the act of failing to perform under pressure, is nearly perfect. As far as I can tell from cursory research, it’s an American invention that came to prominence in
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OK, we’ll excuse anybody who admits to being slightly annoyed by the lead-up to the Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson match to take place on the Friday after Thanksgiving. The mountain of publicity that has continued to pile up over the past month or so might be exhausting to some, but to anybody who is pumped
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This morning, Bill Kittleman, one of our design partners and the head pro at Merion from 1963-’96, came out to the 15th green to discuss the finishing touches of our restoration work there. It’s always fun being with Bill because his experiences at Merion made him a very wise man with a great eye. One
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