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Column: Wind woes bend, don't break Woodland at Open

Gary Woodland yanked his tee shot left, deep into the waste area that hugs the fairways at Pinehurst No. 2, up against a fence, in among the pine trees. From there, Woodland’s round went backward. Literally. Column by Tom Keegan

Column: Call Thompson anything except overwhelmed by U.S. Open debut

All of his life his name had been Chris Thompson. And then, at age 37, he finally qualified for a PGA Tour event and his name became Nicholas Thompson. Per the official bag tag he was given upon his arrival Monday to play in the 114th U.S. Open in which he tees off at 1:42 p.m. today at Pinehurst No. 2, his name now is “Casey Thompson.” Thompson took to Twitter to have fun with the latest case of mistaken identity, posting a picture of the bag tag and a message: “How you know when you’ve arrived.” Column by Tom Keegan

Column: Triple-A hasn’t changed ex-KU player Robby Price

The third of the baseball Price sons is watched in a very modern way, but it’s Robby Price's old-school qualities as a ballplayer that keep him moving steadily up the Tampa Bay Rays farm system. Column by Tom Keegan

Column: Ex-KU golfer Thompson preps for next shot

The way most of us look at it, the fine line between birdie and bogey, a foot here, a bounce there, is a matter of luck. That’s not how those who make a living playing golf explain it. Column by Tom Keegan

Column: Newest recruit shows courage

Even for someone 16, an age at which fear tends to take a back seat to the need to experience the new and thrilling, Kansas University basketball recruit Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk showed courage on many levels in deciding to become one of the youngest college basketball players in history. By Tom Keegan

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Column: Intrigue abounds with new Ukrainian recruit

Basketball fans of Kansas University’s perennial powerhouse program can’t wait to see Ukrainian prodigy Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk take the court in Allen Fieldhouse for Late Night. By Tom Keegan

Column: Kansas hoops could be killer by ’15

Staying power, the hidden beauty of Bill Self’s latest blockbuster recruiting class, separates it from most elite ones. By Tom Keegan

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Column: KU baseball's ‘Proto’ atypical but effective at shortstop

Teammates call Kansas University junior shortstop Justin Protacio by his nickname: Proto. It does not stand for Div. I prototype. At 5-foot-5, nothing about him screams prototype. Everything screamed at him by student hecklers from opposing teams references his height. Column by Tom Keegan

Column: Golfer Chris Thompson putting on quite a show

The hottest putter in the world is a Lawrence resident, and his name is not Gary Woodland, although Woodland (tied for 10th) is three strokes out of the lead and three strokes ahead of Chris Thompson (tied for 25th). By Tom Keegan

Column: Golf pro says Kansas product Chris Thompson clutch

Eagle Bend head pro Jon Zylstra, former pro at Lawrence Country Club, has played countless rounds with and against Chris Thompson, who makes his PGA Tour debut today in the HP Byron Nelson Championship. By Tom Keegan

Column: Another ex-KU golfer hits the big time

Sixteen years after earning All-American honors as a golfer at Kansas University, Chris Thompson finally hit the big time Tuesday, putting so many near-misses in his rear-view mirror. At the age of 37, Thompson is a better golfer than he ever has been, and he has a Thursday tee time in the HP Byron Nelson Championship to prove it. Column by Tom Keegan

Column: Not all coaches whiffed on KU baseball

The Kansas University baseball team, the one projected to place in ninth (last) place, ended its Big 12 regular season with nine consecutive conference victories for a 15-9 record and at worst an outright third-place finish. By Tom Keegan

Column: Kansas pitcher Frank Duncan returns to form

An effective reliever as a freshman (3.09 ERA) and quality starter as a sophomore (3.23, second-team All-Big 12), Frank Duncan stumbled as a junior (4.20). He’s back and oh-so-much-better-than-ever as a senior. By Tom Keegan

Column: Despite omen, Kansas baseball rolls on

Baseball, the ultimate game of failure, forever delivers punches to the gut. But the beauty of playing for a team on a roll such as Kansas, winner of eight of its last nine, is that the players get their wind back at the slightest hint of hope. They start to believe something good forever is around the corner. By Tom Keegan

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Column: Kansas quarterback six-pack hurts stability

No factor has played a bigger role in the cellar-dwelling than a failure to recruit the right quarterback, develop him the right way and put him in the right offense. By Tom Keegan