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“It’s going to be hard to take for a few days,” he said. “But I’ll get over it.”

With that, he walked away, a putter in one hand and a pair of golf shoes in another. His friends were waiting.

Monday morning he would be on a plane for Kuala Lumpur and next week’s European tour stop, the Malaysian Open.

His biggest day had ended with his biggest disappointment.

Life goes on.

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Tim Dahlberg is a national sports columnist for The Associated Press. Write to him at tdahlberg(at)ap.org