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7/15/04 -- Nationwide Tour rookie Nick Watney fired a 9-under-par 63 on Thursday to take the first-round lead of the inaugural Pete Dye West Virginia Classic.
By RICH LERNER
7/15/04 -- I called Scott Peters shortly after 1 p.m. Thursday afternoon. Peters lifelong best friend, Jeff Julian, died this morning.
7/15/04 -- Jeff Julian died Thursday at 11:15 a.m. ET after a near three-year battle with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis. He was two weeks shy of his 43rd birthday.
By DAVID BRESLOW
Golf (as well as life) is full of paradox. Synonyms for the word paradox include: an absurdity, contradiction and impossibility. Is it any wonder we have a difficult time understanding the importance of how paradox functions in our game?
7/14/04 -- Even if you can't see him, it's easy to spot Tiger Woods. He's surrounded by a gang of police and private security staff wherever he goes. But Retief Goosen, the reigning U.S. Open champion, is a different story.
7/14/04 -- Thomas Bjorn insists there have been no bad dreams, not even a second thought. The British Open was his to win last year before he imploded in a greenside bunker at Royal St. George's to allow Ben Curtis to get his name on the claret jug.
7/14/04 -- Danny Green, who set the stroke-play record at the U.S. Amateur Public Links, had to go four extra holes to win his first-round match on Wednesday.
7/14/04 - Rick Rhoden will defend the title he won last year as the American Century Championship is played Friday through Sunday
7/14/04 -- When it comes time to project the top contenders at a major championship -- save the dark horses and the chic picks -- you need look no further than the players at the top of the Official World Golf Ranking.
7/14/04 -- From the time Phil Mickelson, Tiger Woods, Ernie Els and the rest of golf's top players set foot on Royal Troon, they have lavished this piece of linksland with
praise.
7/14/04 -- A man standing along the 18th fairway at Royal Troon held out a British Open program and a pen as he asked for an autograph. Jean Van de Velde looked at the picture and smiled.
7/14/04 -- Tiger Woods may be having his differences with swing coach Butch Harmon, but Adam Scott isn't.
7/13/04 - Despite two U.S. Open titles and a wealth of talent, Ernie Els used to show up at major championships and try to convince himself
7/13/04 - It's easy to make fun of the pampered Americans. They get their fancy courtesy cars - a Mercedes one week, a Cadillac the next
7/13/04 -- Micheel really hasnt had much time to savor his PGA Championship victory. He had his first child, a son, born last November
7/13/04 -- Danny Green shot a 4-under-par 68 Tuesday to claim the medalist honors at the U.S. Amateur Public Links
7/13/04 -- Ernie Els isn't going to beat himself up for shooting 80 in the final round of the U.S. Open. But he let the USGA have it for comments by a top USGA official that Els gave up.
7/13/04 - Mark Calcavecchia left Royal Troon 15 years ago with a claret jug and the bright promise of other majors to come.
By GEORGE WHITE
7/13/04 - Its been 37 years now since Colin Montgomerie first trundled out to play golf at Royal Troon.
By BRIAN HEWITT
Ernie Els is so poised. Period. At least until you call him a quitter. Thats ridiculous, Els said Tuesday. . . . . Id like to meet the guy that said that.

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