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DIVOTS: Rory McIlroy spent an hour on the putting green Monday at Quail Hollow while working with Dave Stockton, a two-time major champion and putting specialist who also works with Phil Mickelson. Stockton said he began working with McIlroy on Monday. … The Seve Ballesteros Foundation will be the charity for Europe’s PGA Championship at Wentworth next month, 20 years after the Spaniard’s last year of winning on the tour’s home course. Ballesteros won the PGA Championship and the World Match Play Championship that year. … Tommy Gainey already has won more than $1.25 million this year on the PGA Tour with a swing that is not exactly textbook. And that’s OK with him. “I don’t worry about what people say about my swing. I know it’s unorthodox. I know it’s ugly. But it works,” he said.

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STAT OF THE WEEK: Of the seven sudden-death playoffs on the PGA Tour this year, four have gone more than one hole.

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FINAL WORD: “I turn left for a living, and for some reason, my golf ball goes right all the time.” _ NASCAR driver Jimmie Johnson, who has won the past five Sprint Cup Championships.