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SAN MARTIN, Calif. -- There is very little separating the top two womens golfers in the world in Lydia Ko and Brooke Henderson.The two teenage sensations have won the past three majors heading into this weeks U.S. Womens Open with the 19-year-old Ko taking two and the 18-year-old Henderson following last month with a thrilling playoff victory over Ko in the KPMG Womens PGA Championship in Washington that could set the stage for a heated rivalry for years to come.Fittingly, the two will be together when this years third major starts at the U.S. Womens Open at CordeValle on Thursday, less than 100 miles south of San Francisco. Ko and Henderson will play the first two rounds with 21-year-old Lexi Thompson, who is ranked fourth in the world, in the marquee group of the tournament.Its great to watch them both on the golf course and their attitudes and just their demeanors on the golf course, Thompson said. Theyre aggressive players, and just consistent overall. You cant really even find a weakness in their game, and thats why theyre so good.The top three ranked players in the tournament -- third-ranked Inbee Park will miss the Open because of a thumb injury -- will face stiff competition in the 156-player field that includes nine previous champions, including last years winner, In Gee Chun.Other winners include Michelle Wie (2014), Na Yeon Choi (2012), Paula Creamer (2010), Eun-Hee Ji (2009), Cristie Kerr (2007), So Yeon Ryu (2011), Karrie Webb (2000, 2001) and Se Ri Pak (1998).This will be the final U.S. tournament for Pak before she plans to retire. Her win at Blackwolf Run in Wisconsin 18 years ago helped spark the recent South Korean dominance of the LPGA Tour. Seven of the last 11 winners of the U.S. Open have come from South Korea.After I came and after I start winning, I have this great success, everybody was thinking, I can do that, Pak said. Giving a lot of confidence, built confidence for them. So theyre here, they make it a dream, they make it possible. So I think I was part of it.But when the tournament starts, much of the focus will be on Ko and Henderson, who hope to build off the drama they staged last month when Henderson tracked down Ko in the final round with a long eagle putt and a tough par before winning in a playoff by coolly stuffing her approach into 3 feet.That gave Henderson her first career major as she tries to match Ko, who had won the previous two with her victory at the ANA Inspiration earlier this year after winning the Evian Championship in 2015.Lydia Ko is amazing, Henderson said. Shes an inspiration to all of us girls out here, and I think everyone in the world, basically. Shes done amazing things in her career and shes only a couple months older than I am.Henderson followed that up with her third career tour win when she repeated as champion at the Cambia Portland Classic for her third career win and can surpass Ko as the youngest player with two majors with a win this week.This marks just the third time the U.S. Womens Open has been played in California and this is the highest-profile event to be played at the Robert Trent Jones Jr.-designed course that opened in 1999. The course, located in the foothills of the Santa Cruz Mountains, plays as a par 72 over 6,784 yards, although it could be a bit shorter this week depending on tee locations.The course finishes with a par-5, 528-yard hole that features a water hazard near the green and the possibility of trying to reach the green in two shots for players looking to close a gap on the final day.The tournament is also the final one to determine who will qualify for the Olympics next month. The top 15 players in the world rankings will all be eligible with a limit of four for any country. South Korea is the only country with more than two players currently in the top 15. The rest of the 60-player field will be determined by world rankings with a limit of two players per country.Among the players looking to qualify for Rio de Janeiro this week are Webb, who has extended her Hall of Fame career in hopes of making the Olympics. With Minjee Lee having secured one of Australias spots, Webb likely must finish at least in the top 10 to have any chance to pass Su Oh for the other. Cheap Womens NFL Jerseys . LOUIS -- Rookie Tavon Austin has missed another day of practice, lessening the odds hell be ready for the St. White Womens NFL Jerseys . PETERSBURG, Fla. . Kozun faked to the forehand and beat Monsters starter, Calvin Pickard, pad side in the second round for the winner. Spencer Abbott also scored in the shootout for the Marlies (25-13-4). Womens NFL Jerseys Discount . PETERSBURG, Fla. Womens NFL Jerseys Outlet . The Americans, skipped by John Shuster, seized the advantage in the eighth end by scoring five points for a 7-3 lead. The Czechs pulled two back in the ninth, but Shusters team of third Jeff Isaacson, second Jared Zezel and lead John Landsteiner ended with another point to secure the last Olympic berth on offer. Eddie Jones wants more from his England side despite ending a 10-year wait for victory over South Africa with his 10th win from 10 Tests as boss.Tries from Jonny May, Courtney Lawes, George Ford and Owen Farrell, who finished with 19 points, saw England comfortably defeat a disappointing South Africa at Twickenham. The Springboks have lost five of their last six Tests.Jones, appointed Stuart Lancasters successor 12 months ago in the aftermath of Englands pool phase exit at their home Rugby World Cup, believes there is plenty of room for improvement.When I took the job I had no expectations, Jones said. All I knew was I was inheriting a very good side that was put together by Stuart Lancaster that had oodles and oodles of talent.My job was to make sure that that talent produced performances. Were starting to do that, but weve got to get better.Were nowhere near good enough at the moment.Jones was already looking ahead to next Saturdays second of four autumn Tests, with Fiji the opposition.He added: Ill be more pleased when we play better against Fiji next week. We cant wait to play Fiji next week.After 11 defeats and a draw in their previous 12 meetings dating back to November 2006, England responded from an early blip to put South Africa to the sword.Captain Dylan Hartley told Sky Sports 1: Were very happy to get that monkey off our back.Jones was content after the Grand Slam winners first match for more than four months, since the 3-0 series win in his native Australia, but described the performance as worthy of just a pass mark.Having not beaten South Africa for 10 years, to win by that scoreline today is fantastic, Jones added.We always thought that the first 20 minutes were going to be the mosst difficult.ddddddddddddSouth Africa were going to come out hard, physical, be at us and they certainly didnt disappoint in that regard.We dont have a discipline problem. We gave away some silly penalties and we can fix that easily. But we regained our composure, control. I thought some of our attack today was good and some was very poor.Defensively we gave away a soft try at the end which was disappointing. But all in all we get a pass mark today.Jones was pleased his senior players -- Hartley and vice-captains Farrell and Billy Vunipola -- took the responsibility to wrest the momentum back after a shaky start marred by the concession of penalties.Jones said: They pulled everyone into line, understood what we needed to do. Basically my job is to make myself redundant. When Im redundant then the teams going to be functioning well.Scrum-half Ben Youngs made Ford and Farrells scores and was man of the match.Jones said: Hes got potential to be one of the best half-backs in the world and thats where we want him to be.Jones also praised Joe Launchbury and Lawes, who scored his first Test try on his 50th appearance, as well as the returning May and flanker Tom Wood.Elliot Daly, making his first start at outside centre, received a pat on the back, but there was some criticism of Marland Yarde for conceding a needless aerial penalty.Marland gave one away in the air which we shouldnt do, added Jones, when discussing the early penalty count against his side.Its just those little bits and pieces we need to tidy up. Club rugby you get away with that. International rugby you dont. ' ' '

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