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Johnson enters final round of British Open tied for third

Former Coastal Carolina University All-American and Myrtle Beach resident Dustin Johnson shot 71 on Saturday to slip a bit on the British Open leaderboard to a tie for third place entering Sunday’s final round at Royal Liverpool. Entering the third round alone in second place, just four strokes behind runaway leader Rory McIlroy (-16), who opened his lead to six strokes over runner-up Rickie... 

Coastal’s Dorn defends his Ohio Amateur Championship

Coastal Carolina rising senior Andrew Dorn carded a final-round 66 Friday to win his second-straight Ohio Amateur Championship. Dorn entered the final round trailing Will Grimmer by three strokes and was tied for second with Tim Crouch. The trio played together in the final round with Dorn shooting 66, Grimmer shooting 70 and Crouch 74. Overall, Dorn edged Grimmer, a high school senior-to-be who joined... 

Block Party: California pro wins PGA title in a playoff

Michael Block of Aliso Viejo, California, sank a three-foot birdie putt on the second extra hole Wednesday to capture the 47th PGA Professional National Championship at The Dunes Golf & Beach Club in Myrtle Beach. By virtue of the win, Block leads a group of 20 PGA Professionals to the 96th PGA Championship, Aug.7-10, at Valhalla Golf Club in Louisville, Kentucky. Block, 38, won the National Championship... 

Broce leads, Paolozzi earns spot in final round of PGA

Jamie Broce thought his chances of playing in the 47th PGA Professional National Championship were over last summer. He lost a five-hole playoff in the Northern Ohio PGA Championship to Karen Paolozzi, who became the third woman to advance to the National Championship. But, instead of watching the action back home, Broce now finds himself in the spotlight in the showcase event for PGA Professionals.... 

Toledo coach rockets to top of PGA Pros leaderboard

Jamie Broce makes his living coaching younger men to handle pressure situations on the golf course. The University of Toledo coach practiced Monday what he’s been preaching the past two seasons to his Rockets, rallying for an even-par 72 to grab a one-stroke lead midway through the 47th PGA Professional National Championship. Broce (“Brose”) overcame a double bogey on the third hole at Grande... 

Major breakthrough for Wie in 69th Women’s U.S. Open

Michelle Wie won her first major championship, using an eagle to fend off a charge from the world’s top-ranked female player on the way to Sunday’s victory in the U.S. Women’s Open. A decade removed from arriving on the women’s golf circuit as a teenage standout, Wie finally secured the coveted result. She posted an even-par 70 in the final round at Pinehurst No. 2, winning... 

Former Gamecock Kok tied for first-round lead at Dunes

Johan Kok picked the right site to celebrate his debut in the PGA Professional National Championship. The 2003 University of South Carolina alumnus posted a near-flawless, 5-under-par 67 to match The Dunes Golf & Beach Club competitive record and share the first-round lead in the 47th edition of the showcase event for PGA Professionals. Kok, PGA general manager at Temple Hills Country Club in Brentwood,... 

Perry goes for national title repeat this week at Dunes

PGA Professional National Champion Rod Perry was named the PGA Professional Player of the Year for the second year in a row in Friday night’s awards ceremony at The Dunes Golf & Beach Club in Myrtle Beach. Perry, who received his first PGA Professional Player of the Year Award last year in Sunriver, Oregon, went out four days later and won the 2013 PGA Professional National Championship tournament... 

Lefty’s old roomie in MB to play for PGA national title

Phil Mickelson isn’t among the more than 300 PGA pros on Grand Strand to play in this week’s 47th PGA Professional National Championship, but his old college roommate is. Ben Weir of Mesa, Arizona was a two-year roommate and teammate (1990, ‘91) of Phil Mickelson at Arizona State. He is among the PGA pros competing for the national championship, which begins Sunday at the Dunes Golf &... 

Older, wiser Wie on verge of major break at Pinehurst

Maybe Michelle Wie, whose quest for a major championship has gone unfulfilled, has waited until just the right time to break through. The former teen sensation said she would like to be part of the history at Pinehurst No. 2, and she might be lining up to do so. “I love the way the USGA set it up,” Wie said. “I feel like we’re making history this year playing at Pinehurst, same... 
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