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SPRINGFIELD, N.J. -- Another major championship is upon us, and so quickly. Werent we just lamenting the possibility of gusty winds and sideways rain off the coast of Scotland?That has been replaced by temperatures 40 degrees warmer, five time zones but just 11 days removed from the thrilling conclusion to The Open at Royal Troon.With barely any time to get acclimated, the PGA Championship is set to begin at Baltusrol Golf Club on Thursday morning. The rain and chill of Scotland has been replaced by New Jerseys unrelenting heat and humidity for the years final major championship.And for the first time since 1968, two major champions will be crowned in the same month -- provided Mother Nature does not push the 98th PGA Championship to a Monday finish.Theres no time to really dwell on anything, said Rory McIlroy, a two-time PGA Championship winner who is ranked No. 4 in the world. You can just keep going forward. It could actually be a good thing for some people.Perhaps Henrik Stenson? The Open champion is riding a wave of good play, having won the BMW International Open last month in Germany prior to his historic Open victory, during which he matched a major championship scoring record with a final-round 63.Stenson outdueled Phil Mickelson, who played brilliantly himself, finishing 11 strokes ahead of the next competitor. Mickelson, 46, is returning to the scene of his 2005 PGA Championship victory, with no time to feel sorry for himself after a performance that would have won 140 of the 145 Opens.Because we have a big tournament coming up right now and because I am playing well, he said, I dont want to let an opportunity, another really good opportunity that I have to play a PGA Championship here at Baltusrol at a course I like while my game is sharp ... and let the effects or disappointment linger.The idea is to just get back and start playing at that level again, and hopefully it will be enough this week.The PGA Championship has been played in August since 1971; that year, it moved to a February date in Florida. The last time two majors were completed in the same month was 1968, when Gary Player won The Open on July 13 at Carnoustie, Scotland, followed by Julius Boros PGA Championship victory on July 21 in San Antonio, Texas. (Player skipped the PGA that year.)The move this year was necessitated by golfs return to the Olympic Games in two weeks, hence the PGA being played two weeks earlier than usual. PGA of America officials say they are fine with it -- the tournament has announced a sellout -- and players for the most part have come to terms with the unusual schedule.Preferably one more week would have been a good thing, said Stenson.After winning The Open, Stenson headed to Switzerland for an outing, then to his home in Sweden to visit with family before returning to the U.S. over the weekend.But at the same time, when youve got the momentum and youre playing well, it might not be bad to get straight back at it, he said. It could be a bit of both.Stenson admitted, however, that the schedule has been brutal and will continue to be. Hes playing for Sweden in the Olympics, and then the four-tournament FedEx Cup playoffs -- over five weeks -- begins just two weeks later. Then comes the Ryder Cup.I know Im going to be sleeping for at least a week after the Ryder Cup, Stenson said. Thats kind of blocked out in the calendar. Just a couple of zzzzzs next to each other for a week. I knew this was going to be the case. We were going to have four months of virtually nonstop golf. Its always the busy part of the schedule, but even more so in the 2016 schedule.Defending champion Jason Day has seen his preparation impacted by the tight schedule. Two weeks ago he was battling the elements in Scotland. A week ago he traveled to Toronto to defend his Canadian Open title; he didnt contend at either tournament.He planned a much-needed day off for Monday and felt under the weather on Tuesday, electing to skip a practice round. That meant Wednesday was his only look at Baltusrol.With the limited practice and limited prep that Ive had this week, Im not coming into this week expecting a lot, said Day, the No. 1-ranked player in the world who has won three times this year. Obviously, Im expecting to win, but Im not really going to go out and force things straightaway. Ive got to really try and manage my patience out there.Last year Day set a majors scoring record in relation to par, shooting 20 under at Whistling Straits to capture his first major championship. Since then, three more first-time major winners have prevailed: Danny Willett, Dustin Johnson and Stenson.With the deepest field of any of the majors, predicting a PGA winner is always a challenge, made more so by the difficulties of the schedule and the various obstacles it has presented up to this point.But 72 holes are on tap for the next four days, the low score wins, and someone will make history, regardless. Wholesale Rockets Jerseys . 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World champions Tatiana Volosozhar and Maxim Trankov of Russia won the gold medal with 237.71 points, Moore-Towers and Moscovitch followed at 208.45 and Ksenia Stolbova and Fedor Klimov of Russia were third at 187. Rockets Jerseys From China . Tuesdays surgery at Atlantas Piedmont Hospital was performed by Dr. Xavier Duralde and Hawks team physician Dr. Michael Bernot. NEW YORK -- Notre Dame had a good enough start that a tough second half didnt make a difference.Bonzie Colson had 22 points and 12 rebounds for his fifth career double-double and the Fighting Irish held off Colorado 89-83 on Monday night in the semifinals of the Legends Classic at Barclays Center.We got off to a great start, really flowing offensively, Notre Dame coach Mike Brey said. Second half Colorado really guarded us and we had to find different ways to play. We made free throws and it was kind of a grinding game. Im proud of how we held people but we have a lot of guys that have won big games and have big game pressure on them. I thought that experience helped us escape tonight.The Fighting Irish (4-0) will play Northwestern, which beat No. 22 Texas 77-58, for the title on Tuesday.The Buffaloes (3-1) trailed by 15 points at halftime and were able to get as close as four points twice in the final minute but Notre Dame went 14 for 14 from the free throw line over the final 1:33 to keep Colorado at bay in the first meeting between the schools.Matt Farrell had 20 points and V.J. Beacham and Steve Vasturia added 17 each for Notre Dame which went 27 for 29 from the free throw line. Colson, a 6-foot-5 junior, matched his career high with the 12 rebounds.I just wanted to stay composed and just stay focused, make sure I attacked the glass on both ends, Colson said. Coach emphasized before the game trying to get more rebounds and I think as a collective unit we did really well in that. Just stay composed and. we stayed in character.Xavier Johnson scored 23 points, Derrick White had 20 points and nine assists and George King added 17 points and 13 points for Colorado, which was able to rally in the second half by shooting 16 of 34 from the field (47.1 percent). The Buffaloes finished 18 of 19 from the free throw line.Theres a sense of urgency. We were down 15 points. The margin of error was very small, King said. So we had to pick it up defensively. That was our main focus going into the second half.Notre Dame came out firing and gave itself a comfortable 50-35 halftime lead.The Fighting Irish shot 54.5 percent (18 of 33) from the field, including making six of 12 3-point attempts in the first half. Colorado, meanwhile, struggled from the field in the first half shooting 37.1 percent (13 of 35) from the field and only 2 of 8 from 3-point range.I liked our guys fight to get back. You dig yourself a hole in the first half, against a good team its tough, Colorado coach Tad Boyle said. They made free throws down the stretch when theey had to.dddddddddddd I knew they were a good free throw shooting team. So its tough to come back on teams like that. We have to fight for 40 minutes, not for 20.Notre Dame couldnt keep up the shooting in the second half and the Buffaloes were able to make it close but the Fighting Irish sealed it at the free throw line.Weve been in those situations before. I never thought we were going to beat them by 20. Theyre too good a team, Brey said. Theyre an NCAA Tournament team and I think theyre going to be pretty darn good in the Pac 12. Youre not just going to put them away. I expected a run and Im glad that our guys were poised. We made some big free throws.BIG PICTURE:Notre Dame: The Fighting Irish will be looking for their first in-season tournament since winning the Coaches vs. Cancer Classic in 2012. ... Former Notre Dame star Kelly Tripucka was honored during the game as a legend for the Fighting Irish. ... As of Nov. 18 Notre Dame was scheduled to face seven teams in the top 15 in the AP poll.Colorado: This was the Buffaloes first game away from home. ... Colorado was picked fifth in the Pac-12 preseason poll. ... The Buffaloes came in allowing 59.3 points per game.NICE PLACE:Notre Dame started its run to the Elite Eight of the NCAA Tournament last season at Barclays Center. The Fighting Irish beat Michigan and Stephen F. Austin to advance to the regional. They will be back here in March for the Atlantic Coast Conference Tournament.I said the karma would still be here, Brey said. Were comfortable in this building. Id love to get one more tomorrow night and then to come back in March and try to get some. But theres no question, the familiarity and the memories. We were in the same locker room. Oh it was good stuff, all good stuff.BAD SHOTS:Its a lot easier to list the players who missed free throws rather than making them. Austin Torres missed the two free throws for Notre Dame and Johnson went 5 of 6 for the Buffaloes. Colson led all free throw shooters by going 9 for 9.ON THE MARK:Both teams almost hit their scoring average for the season. Notre Dame came in averaging 88 points per game and the Buffaloes were at 82. The defensive numbers took a hit, however. The Fighting Irish came in allowing 53.7 points and Colorado allowed 59.3.UP NEXT:Notre Dame: will play Northwestern in the championship game of the Legends Classic.Colorado: will play No. 22 Texas for third place in the Legends Classic. Cheap NFL Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys Wholesale NFL Jerseys Jerseys From China Wholesale NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap Jerseys ' ' '

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