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  1. Agent: Tiger Woods in a clinic for handling pain medications

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    Tiger Woods has checked into a clinic to get help for dealing with pain medication, and his agent is not sure how long he will be there.

    In this March 20 photo, Tiger Woods prepares to sign copies of his new book at a book signing in New York. Woods is receiving help to manage his medications. "I'm currently receiving professional help to manage my medications and the ways that I deal with back pain and a sleep disorder," Woods said in a statement provided to The Associated Press on Monday. [AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File]
  2. The truth about golf's longing for the next Tiger Woods

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    Did you see? One of "our'' guys won golf's U.S. Open.

    HARTFORD, WI - JUNE 18:  Brooks Koepka of the United States poses with the winner's trophy with Jena Sims after his victory at the 2017 U.S. Open at Erin Hills on June 18, 2017 in Hartford, Wisconsin.  (Photo by Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images) 692255529
  3. Florida State alumnus Brooks Koepka wins U.S. Open (w/ video)

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    ERIN, Wis. — Brooks Koepka received a succinct piece of advice from a valuable source on the eve of the U.S. Open's final round.

    Brooks Koepka gets what he calls more emotional than usual after a par at No. 18 seals his first major victory. Koepka ties the U.S. Open record for lowest winning score to par with 16-under 272.
  4. Jones: Golf fans, give Fox's U.S. Open coverage a chance

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    HARTFORD, WI - JUNE 17:  Rickie Fowler of the United States reacts to his shot from the first tee during the third round of the 2017 U.S. Open at Erin Hills on June 17, 2017 in Hartford, Wisconsin.  (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images) 692255449
  5. Justin Thomas sets U.S. Open record for lowest score in relation to par

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    ERIN, Wis. — Justin Thomas sat on the end of his golf bag and extended his arms. As he suspected, they were shaking. With 8 feet left to navigate on Erin Hills' undulating 7,741-yard layout, he had U.S. Open history in his sights and food on his mind.

    Justin Thomas’ 9-under 63 is the record score in relation to par.
  6. Four share lead at U.S. Open; world's top 3 players miss cut

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    ERIN, Wis. — An 11-year-old course shaped from Wisconsin pastureland was sure to bring something different to the U.S. Open.

    Ex-FSU standout Brooks Koepka is one of four nonmajor-winners tied for the lead at 7 under.
  7. Rickie Fowler leads first round of U.S. Open

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    ERIN, Wis. — Erin Hills made its debut as a U.S. Open course Thursday with a most gracious welcome for Rickie Fowler, who matched the record to par in the opening round with 7-under 65 on the longest course in major championship history.

    Rickie Fowler shoots 7-under 65 to match the tournament’s first-round record to par.
  8. Henderson shoots 63 for early lead

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    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Brooke Henderson shot 8-under 63 Thursday to top the star-packed leaderboard in the Meijer LPGA Classic.

    Brooke Henderson tops the field at the Meijer LPGA Classic after the opening round.
  9. Video: Blimp goes down, catches fire at U.S. Open

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    ERIN, Wis. — The pilot of a small blimp that crashed Thursday near the U.S. Open in Wisconsin during the opening round of the golf tournament suffered serious injuries, including burns, investigators said.

    A blimp used by TV appears to crash during the first round of the U.S. Open golf tournament Thursday, June 15, 2017, at Erin Hills in Erin, Wis. [Associated Press]
  10. Dustin Johnson, Paulina Gretzky welcome their second child: River

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    ERIN, Wis. — Dustin Johnson has been in complete control of his game during his rise to No. 1.

    But at home?

    Dustin Johnson gets in a little practice at Erin Hills before today’s opening round of the U.S. Open.

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DREAM 18

 

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