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Missing links: Lee Westwood, at 40, eyes a bright future, and Miguel Angel Jimenez' Ryder Cup goal

April 21, 2014

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Are Lee Westwood's best days ahead of him, at 40? "It's got the potential," he said following his seven-stroke victory in the Maybank Malaysian Open. Mike Dawes has the story in the Daily Mail.

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Miguel Angel Jimenez won the Greater Gwinnett Championship in his Champions Tour debut, but don't look for him again soon on that senior tour. His goal, at 50, is to make the European Ryder Cup team. Charles Odum of the Associated Press has the story.

Juli Inkster's Hall of Fame playing career, though not over, is nearing the finish line and her Solheim Cup captaincy is on deck. On the eve of the inaugural Swinging Skirts LPGA Classic, virtually a home game for Inkster, Ron Kroichick of the San Francisco Chronicle takes a look at her past and future in the game.

The headline on Mike McCombs' column in the State: "Kuchar's shot forever woven into Heritage's tartan fabric." McCombs ranks it with the most memorable moments in a tournament with a gilded history.

The countdown will soon begin to the 2015 U.S. Open at Chambers Bay south of Seattle, the first course built within the last 45 years to host an Open. Scott Hanson of the Seattle Times takes a look at how this unlikely Open course came to be, focusing on the three visionaries that made it happen.