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Long Island golf courses and golfers mixed with a splash of PGA and other pro tours.

Nathan Smith 5 up after 18

              When Nathan Smith laced a perfect iron shot through howling wind (gusts of 30 miles per hour this morning) and watched it land right near the hole on the par-5 18th, his opponent, Tim Hogarth, said, "Now you're just showing off!"             It turned out that...

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Mickelson's Masters dream ends

            How cool would it have been for all golf fans, especially those in the Mickelson family, if Phil, the defending Masters champion, could have played next April with his brother Tim? At least a practice round would have been hot stuff.              Tim had a shot at it, having...

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How about another Mickelson in the Masters?

      TIm Mickelson has been to Augusta seven times, including a trip to this year's Masters. His older brother Phil had predicted a victory so Tim made the trip for the first time in about nine years.         He really would like to go back in 2011. The 33-year-old San Diego resident has advanced to the second round of the U.S. Mid-Amateur...

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