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Today in Golf

7/29/04 -- David Howell of England and Sweden's Johan Edfors posted matching rounds of 5-under-par 67 Thursday to share the lead after the opening round of the Scandinavian Masters.
7/29/04 -- Peter Jacobsen, still rehabbing from arthroscopic hip surgery, shot a 6-under 65 Thursday to take the first-round lead at the U.S. Senior Open.
7/29/04 -- Vijay Singh fired a 9-under-par 63 Thursday to take the opening-round lead of the Buick Open at Warwick Hills Golf and Country Club.
7/29/04 -- The Robe di Kappa Ladies European Tour has appointed Australia's Karen Lunn the chairman of the Board of Directors
7/29/04 -- Stephen Woodard and Scott Miller each posted rounds of 3-under-par 67 Thursday to share the lead after the first round of the Greater Montreal Open.
7/29/04 -- Karen Stupples fired a 7-under 65 Thursday at Sunningdale to take the first-round lead in the Weetabix Women's British Open.
7/29/04 -- Keoke Cotner opened with a 7-under-par 64 on Thursday to take a one-stroke lead after the first round of the Wichita Open.
Mutual of Omaha Drive, Chip & Putt Junior Challenge presented by The Golf Channel Results:
 
7-8
1 Michael Davis, 8, Newtown Square, PA
2 Eric Balcik, 8, Stroudsburg, PA
7/28/04 -- Jay Haas barely broke a sweat on a practice round - and seemed disappointed. 'I just wish it was a little hotter,' he said.
7/28/04 -- How much does former St. Louis Cardinals baseball great Mark McGwire love golf? So much that he quit baseball his sophomore year in high school, opting for the links.
7/28/04 -- The fourth annual UBS Cup will take place on The Kiawah Island Clubs Cassique golf course on Kiawah Island
7/28/04 -- When Tiger Woods used to show up at a golf tournament, he was considered the player to beat. Now, he's simply regarded as beatable.
By BRIAN HEWITT
7/28/04 -- When a raging controversy ensued after Stewart Cink won the MCI Heritage last April, I wrote: 'A waste is a terrible thing to mind.' The PGA of America, The Golf Channel has learned, is close to announcing that it agrees.
7/28/04 -- A year after completing a career grand slam at the Women's British Open, Annika Sorenstam needs to repeat to match Mickey Wright's record-setting success in majors.
7/28/04 -- It certainly wasn't a home run for Mark McGwire on Wednesday. The former baseball slugger made his debut in a major amateur golf event with an 12-over 82
7/28/04 -- At 69 and still in great physical shape, Gary Player has no plans to slow down. Player hopes to become the first golfer to win in six decades.
7/27/04 -- Towering pine trees, empty mine shafts and rising slag piles serve as reminders of this town's history, while finely trimmed fairways and greens embody a dream of its future.
Mutual of Omaha Drive, Chip & Putt Junior Challenge presented by The Golf Channel Results:
 
7-8
1 Jay-Z Bedard, 8, Sarnia, Ont
2 Meghan Fonfara, 8, Niagara Falls
7/27/04 -- Scott Verplank is 12th in the Ryder Cup standings with three tournaments left, and he will have only himself to blame if he fails to earn one of the 10 spots on the U.S. team.
7/27/04 -- Dont look now, but an old name looks suspiciously like hes on the verge of erupting. Fella named Tom Kite.

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