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Today in Golf

By GEORGE WHITE
7/20/04 -The British Open win was a victory for all the players who are dismissed out of hand as potential major-tour champions.
7/20/04 -- Ron Levin is called 'Bambi' by his peers because he first went to work as a tour caddie when he was 17 and looks young compared with most other loopers.
7/20/04 -- Todd Hamilton grew up trampling the fairways of a modest 9-hole golf course in farm country, fine-tuning his swing with what he could learn from books and his father.
7/19/04 -- Defending champion Sukjin-Lee Wuesthoff is tied for the lead with three others after Monday's first round of the U.S. Girls' Junior Golf Championship at Mira Vista Golf Club.
7/19/04 -- Everything he ever wanted was slipping away.
7/19/04 -- Todd Hamilton's shocking victory Sunday at the British Open moved the tour rookie up 40 places in this week's World Golf Rankings.
7/19/04 -- Juli Inkster returns to the site of her 30th LPGA career victory this week at the $2.5 million Evian Masters.
By BRIAN HEWITTI am thinking about Ernie Els and Phil Mickelson as the fallout continues to rain down from Todd Hamiltons brave victory over Els in a playoff at the 133rd Open Championship.
7/19/04 -- The cart stops along a slope on the 18th fairway in West Virginia's hills. Casey Martin hops out and limps to his ball.
7/19/04 -- Defending champion Brian Harman shot a 3-under par 67 at The Olympic Club to take the early lead Monday at the 2004 U.S. Junior Amateur Championship.
7/19/04 -- Minea Blomqvist won the Ladies European Tour's OTP Bank Ladies Central European Open in Hungary.
By RICH LERNER
7/19/04 -- As usual I picked Tiger Woods to win the Open. As usual Im left with more questions than answers. Here are a few floating around the crowded confines of a cluttered mind.
7/19/04 -- The Nationwide Tour heads north of the border for one of the oldest championships in golf, the Samsung Canadian PGA Championship.
7/18/04 -- Moira Dunn fired a final-round, 7-under 65 on Sunday to earn her first career win at the Giant Eagle LPGA Classic at Squaw Creek Country Club.
7/18/04 -- He couldn't get hold of the lead and he has yet to prove he can win a major without it. If you don't think Tiger Woods has arrived at a crossroad in his career, you haven't been paying attention.
7/18/04 -- Jonathan Byrd collected two birdies late in his round Sunday to break out of a crowded leaderboard and win the B.C. Open
7/18/04 -- A long day of high drama finally over, Ernie Els walked slowly off the 18th green with a look of total exhaustion on his face.
7/18/04 -- Dan Quinn birdied the 18th hole Sunday to hold off Rick Rhoden and win the American Century Championship.
7/18/04 -- Final scores and earnings from the 133rd British Open at Royal Troon Golf Club in Scotland won by Todd Hamilton over Ernie Els in a playoff.
By MERCER BAGGS
7/18/04 -- Sunday in the 133rd British Open was like watching a great movie -- even if it didn't have the most dramatic of endings.

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