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By Bernie D'Amato under US Women's Open

Defending champ

With the prestige of winning the season’s toughest major championship comes added monetary incentive for the best players in the women’s game. The USGA has decided to give the U.S. Women’s Open purse a $750,000 bump in prize money to $4 million, according to Ron Sirak of Golf Digest.

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" Veteran sportswriters made cranky by the arrival of the New Media"

Interesting piece from Dave Kindred about new media reporting and covering golf (and, yes, Wei Under Par). Here’s a key quote:

For me, the more important question is the question that has been asked of every reporter forever. Can we trust what the guy writes? Is she responsible and fair? Does he verify his information? If a reporter/writer can provide positive answers to those questions over a long period of time, yes, she’s the kind of journalist I aspire to be. If the answers are negative, he won’t be around very long, anyway, because, like golf pros who chase pars, a reporter who makes enough bogeys loses his card.

Co-sign. Read the whole column.

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