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Former FSU star Brooks Koepka ties record in U.S. Open win

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Brooks Koepka traveled around the world to find his game. He found stardom right at home as the U.S. Open champion. Koepka broke away from a tight pack with three straight birdies on the back nine Sunday at Erin Hills and closed with a 5-under 67 to win the U.S. Open for his first major championship. A par on the final hole tied Rory McIlroy‘s record score to par at 16 under for a four-shot victory. Not even the wind…

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Spieth struggles at windy Innisbrook

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The number one golfer in the world is in the Tampa Bay area this weekend. Unless he plays much better on Friday than he did on Thursday, Jordan Spieth won’t be here on Saturday. Spieth, the defending champion in the Valspar Championship, shot a five-over-par 76 to finish in a tie for 117th, nine shots behind tournament co-leaders Keegan Bradley, Charles Howell III and Ken Duke. The field battled blustery winds at Innisbrook’s Copperhead course in Palm Harbor. “I got…

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4th Floor Files talks with Taylor Patrick Biehl on Springsteen, loyalty and Abe Lincoln

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Today’s chapter of the “4th Floor Files” talks with lobbyist Taylor Patrick Biehl, a fan of both Bruce Springsteen and Abraham Lincoln.  Last year, Biehl and Dr. Jeffry Sharkey created the Medical Marijuana Business Association of Florida. Biehl has served as the director of governmental affairs for the Florida Alcohol and Drug Abuse Association, as an associate with Uhlfelder & Associates, P.A. and on the staff of the Senate Community Affairs Committee. Biehl credits a former history professor with his…

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