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2017 U.S. Junior Amateur to be Held at Flint Hills National Golf Club

Last Updated on Monday, 17 November 2014 22:20 Monday, 17 November 2014 22:16

altFAR HILLS, New Jersey (USGA) — Flint Hills National Golf Club, in Andover, Kan., has been selected by the United States Golf Association as the host site for the 2017 U.S. Junior Amateur Championship. The dates for the championship, which will be the third USGA championship hosted by Flint Hills National, are July 17-22.

"The USGA is pleased to return to Flint Hills National Golf Club and the Central Plains region," said Daniel B. Burton, USGA vice president and Championship Committee chairman. "Flint Hills National has provided a demanding and competitive test for the best female and senior amateurs and will certainly identify the top junior amateur player in 2017."

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Modry Las Golf Club Collects Top Honours at the World Golf Awards

Last Updated on Monday, 17 November 2014 22:11 Monday, 17 November 2014 22:04

altModry Las Golf Club has reaffirmed its position as one of the top golfing venues in central Europe after being named Poland's best golf course at the inaugural World Golf Awards. The West Pomerania Gary Player designed-course beat off competition from six other Polish venues to claim the title which was presented at a glittering awards ceremony in Portugal.

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McIlroy Wins Race to Dubai

Last Updated on Sunday, 16 November 2014 21:41 Sunday, 16 November 2014 21:34

altRory McIlroy has won the European Tour’s Race to Dubai for the second time in three years.

“Winning it for the first time two years ago was a fantastic feeling, but I feel like I’m now a more complete player and my all-round game has moved to another level,” McIlroy said in a statement released by the European Tour.

The 25-year-old Northern Irishman is more than 2.7 million euros ($3.4 million) ahead of Henrik Stenson. The Swede, who was European No. 1 a year ago, moved second on the money list by coming third in the Turkish Airlines Open on Sunday.

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Charley Hoffman Rallies to Win in Mexico

Last Updated on Sunday, 16 November 2014 21:31 Sunday, 16 November 2014 19:47

Charley Hoffman

Canadian Press

PLAYA DEL CARMEN, Mexico (AP) — Charley Hoffman began to wonder if he would ever win another PGA Tour event. Even after he rallied to win the OHL Classic at Mayakoba, he was reminded of how long it had been when his wife and two young daughters joined in the celebration.

"My last win was when Claire was in my wife’s stomach," Hoffman said with a smile.

That would be his oldest daughter, who just turned 4.

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Christina Kim Wins Lorena Ochoa Invitational

Last Updated on Sunday, 16 November 2014 19:45 Sunday, 16 November 2014 19:22

Christina Kim

Canadian Press

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Christina Kim won the Lorena Ochoa Invitational for her first LPGA Tour title in nine years, beating Shanshan Feng in a playoff after losing a five-stroke lead.

Kim won with a tap-in par on the par-4 18th on the second extra hole at Club de Golf Mexico.

"This is the greatest win in my life, without a doubt," Kim said.

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