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August 11, 2013 | By Diane Pucin
Jason Dufner finished bogey-bogey on the two most difficult holes on the Oak Hill Country Club course near Rochester, N.Y., and that was good enough to claim his first major title with a victory in the PGA Championship on Sunday. Dufner shot a final round two-under-par 68 to finish two shots ahead of Jim Furyk, who shot a final-round 71. Dufner, who received a huge hug from his wife, Amanda, as well as a hug from Keegan Bradley, had a four-day total of 10-under 270 in the season's final major.
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April 11, 2014 | By Dan Wiederer
AUGUSTA, Ga. - The last time Phil Mickelson missed a cut at the Masters, he was 26, sputtering out of the 1997 tournament as Tiger Woods was lapping the field. But after stumbling to a 36-hole total of five over par, Mickelson missed this year's cut by a stroke, done in by two triple bogeys - at No. 7 on Thursday and No. 12 on Friday. Coming into the week, Mickelson had never made a triple at the 12th and had twice as many birdies there (16) as double bogeys. But a weak tee shot Friday put him in the front bunker, and a three-shot beach party began.
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August 9, 2013 | By David Wharton and Diane Pucin
The uphill putt just didn't have enough steam, stopping a foot short of the cup. That's how close Jason Dufner came to setting the record for the lowest round ever in a major golf tournament. Missing birdie at No. 18 was a rare disappointment in his otherwise exceptional afternoon at the PGA Championship in Rochester, N.Y. Dufner walked away with a 63 - - making him the 24th player to shoot that low in a major - - and held the clubhouse lead with a 9-under at Oak Hills Country Club.
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April 10, 2014 | By Teddy Greenstein and Dan Wiederer
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Craig and Kevin Stadler ("Walrus" and "Smallrus") became the first father-son combo to play in the same Masters, but perhaps they're not the first family of this week's festivities. Check out the Haas household. Bill Haas overcome a first-hole bogey Thursday to shoot a four-under-par 68, good for the first-round lead. Father Jay Haas played in 22 Masters, making 19 cuts. Uncle Jerry Haas participated in 1985. An uncle from his mother's side, Dillard Pruitt, teed it up here in 1992 and '93. Oh, and great-uncle Bob Goalby won the 1968 event, avoiding a playoff after Argentina's Roberto De Vicenzo signed for the wrong Sunday score.
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August 9, 2013 | By K.C. Johnson
ROCHESTER, N.Y. - Sprinkler heads can show more emotion than Jason Dufner on a golf course. On Friday at Oak Hill Country Club, Dufner plodded around as he usually does, offering little evidence his pulse was working, even when his swing and putter were in historic fashion. On a windless day when morning rain gave way to afternoon sunshine, Dufner took advantage of prime scoring conditions to shoot a seven-under-par 63 in the second round of the PGA Championship. That broke by one his idol Ben Hogan's course record, set in 1942 and matched by Curtis Strange in 1989 and Webb Simpson on Friday, and it tied the lowest round ever in a major, last shot by Steve Stricker at the 2011 PGA at Atlanta Athletic Club.
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August 11, 2013 | By K.C. Johnson
ROCHESTER, N.Y.  - Throughout the week, Jim Furyk had gently chided reporters for asking about his flameout at last year's U.S. Open. Not making cuts at this year's U.S. and British Opens only added to the story line. So after bogeys on Nos. 17 and 18, did Furyk lose the PGA Championship? Or after a clutch par putt on No. 15 and a must-make birdie ahead of Jason Dufner's tap-in on No. 16, did Furyk make Dufner win it? "I lost that tournament," Furyk said of the 2012 U.S. Open.
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April 10, 2014 | By Teddy Greenstein and Dan Wiederer
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Craig and Kevin Stadler ("Walrus" and "Smallrus") became the first father-son combo to play in the same Masters, but perhaps they're not the first family of this week's festivities. Check out the Haas household. Bill Haas overcome a first-hole bogey Thursday to shoot a four-under-par 68, good for the first-round lead. Father Jay Haas played in 22 Masters, making 19 cuts. Uncle Jerry Haas participated in 1985. An uncle from his mother's side, Dillard Pruitt, teed it up here in 1992 and '93. Oh, and great-uncle Bob Goalby won the 1968 event, avoiding a playoff after Argentina's Roberto De Vicenzo signed for the wrong Sunday score.
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August 10, 2013 | By K.C. Johnson
ROCHESTER, N.Y. - Beep, beep, beep. That's just the sound from moving day at the PGA Championship, where several of the second-round leaders shifted to reverse and backed up on a sun-splashed Saturday at Oak Hill Country Club. Wind appeared for the first time. It swirled just enough to sweep away the plethora of birdie chances that had defined the first two rounds. Only two of the final six golfers broke par 70. One of them, Jim Furyk, will take a one-shot lead over second-round leader Jason Dufner into Sunday's final round.
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March 23, 2012 | By Mike James
Tiger Woods had one of his most consistent rounds of the year Friday with a seven-under-par 65 at Bay Hill to take the lead at the Arnold Palmer Invitational after two rounds. Woods had seven birdies and no bogeys on the par-72 course, and at the time he finished at 10 under, he had a one-stroke lead over Jason Dufner and Grahame McDowell. "I putted well today," he said in an interview on Golf Channel just after the round. "I didn't feel I hit the ball that well ... but I played smart all day. " Woods has won this tournament six times and has built a career on being a front-runner.
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September 4, 2012 | By Houston Mitchell
The U.S. Ryder Cup team is complete, as team captain Davis Love III added four players to the squad Tuesday. Love completed the 12-man team by selecting Jim Furyk, Steve Stricker, Dustin Johnson and Brandt Snedeker. Already on the team were Tiger Woods, Bubba Watson, Jason Dufner, Keegan Bradley, Webb Simpson, Zach Johnson, Matt Kuchar and Phil Mickelson. “I think we're extremely deep this time, deeper than we've ever been. … There was a lot of guys that played a lot of really good golf,” Love said.
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March 9, 2014 | By Steve Waters
Patrick Reed knows what to do with a lead. The 23-year-old Texan went wire to wire to win the World Golf Championships-Cadillac Championship on Sunday at the Blue Monster at Trump National Doral. It was his third victory in his last 14 starts on the PGA Tour and he had the lead heading into the final round in all three. “To go wire to wire in a field like this means a lot,” said Reed, who started the day with a two-shot lead and shot an even-par 72 to win by one shot over Jamie Donaldson and Bubba Watson.
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March 6, 2014 | By Steve Waters
DORAL, Fla. - It was only the first round Thursday, but the 68-player international field at the World Golf Championships-Cadillac Championship got a taste of just how fearsome the new Blue Monster can be. The opening day at Trump National Doral had strong, shifting winds, rain, a storm delay, a tornado watch and a suspension of play because of darkness. As a result, there were plenty of birdies, but also plenty of bogeys, doubles and worse. Only two threesomes completed 18 holes.
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August 11, 2013 | By K.C. Johnson
ROCHESTER, N.Y.  - Throughout the week, Jim Furyk had gently chided reporters for asking about his flameout at last year's U.S. Open. Not making cuts at this year's U.S. and British Opens only added to the story line. So after bogeys on Nos. 17 and 18, did Furyk lose the PGA Championship? Or after a clutch par putt on No. 15 and a must-make birdie ahead of Jason Dufner's tap-in on No. 16, did Furyk make Dufner win it? "I lost that tournament," Furyk said of the 2012 U.S. Open.
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August 11, 2013 | By Diane Pucin
Jason Dufner finished bogey-bogey on the two most difficult holes on the Oak Hill Country Club course near Rochester, N.Y., and that was good enough to claim his first major title with a victory in the PGA Championship on Sunday. Dufner shot a final round two-under-par 68 to finish two shots ahead of Jim Furyk, who shot a final-round 71. Dufner, who received a huge hug from his wife, Amanda, as well as a hug from Keegan Bradley, had a four-day total of 10-under 270 in the season's final major.
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August 10, 2013 | By K.C. Johnson
ROCHESTER, N.Y. - Beep, beep, beep. That's just the sound from moving day at the PGA Championship, where several of the second-round leaders shifted to reverse and backed up on a sun-splashed Saturday at Oak Hill Country Club. Wind appeared for the first time. It swirled just enough to sweep away the plethora of birdie chances that had defined the first two rounds. Only two of the final six golfers broke par 70. One of them, Jim Furyk, will take a one-shot lead over second-round leader Jason Dufner into Sunday's final round.
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August 10, 2013 | By Diane Pucin and David Wharton
Jim Furyk shot a two-under-par 68 on Saturday in the third round of the PGA Championship at Oak Hill Country Club in Rochester, N.Y, and will take a one-shot lead over Jason Dufner into the final round. So far this year, none of the 54-hole leaders at the three majors - - the Masters, U.S. Open and British Open -- have held on to win. Furyk, the 2003 U.S. Open champion, is at nine under 201. A pair of Swedes, Henrik Stenson (seven under) and Jonas Blixt (six under) are close behind.
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August 13, 2012 | By Jeff Shain
KIAWAH ISLAND, S.C. - For the first time in memory, nobody played their way onto the U.S. Ryder Cup roster with a strong PGA Championship performance. Steve Stricker came the closest to bumping Phil Mickelson from the eighth and final automatic berth. His closing 71, though, left him two strokes short of earning enough points to make the jump from No.10. Bo Van Pelt also had a chance, but needed a second-place finish and had those chances fade with three late bogeys. Mickelson instead nailed down a record ninth consecutive U.S. appearance.
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August 9, 2013 | By K.C. Johnson
ROCHESTER, N.Y. - Sprinkler heads can show more emotion than Jason Dufner on a golf course. On Friday at Oak Hill Country Club, Dufner plodded around as he usually does, offering little evidence his pulse was working, even when his swing and putter were in historic fashion. On a windless day when morning rain gave way to afternoon sunshine, Dufner took advantage of prime scoring conditions to shoot a seven-under-par 63 in the second round of the PGA Championship. That broke by one his idol Ben Hogan's course record, set in 1942 and matched by Curtis Strange in 1989 and Webb Simpson on Friday, and it tied the lowest round ever in a major, last shot by Steve Stricker at the 2011 PGA at Atlanta Athletic Club.
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