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Marquette standout OK'd to play US Bank tourney

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Marquette standout OK'd to play US Bank tourney

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MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Marquette standout Mike Van Sickle has been granted a sponsor exemption to play in the U.S. Bank Championship, giving him a taste of the PGA Tour just up the road from the campus he called home for four years.

Tournament director Dan Croak announced Monday that Van Sickle, the Big East player of the year and 2009 Byron Nelson award winner, had been invited to play in the tournament.

It will be held July 16-19 at Brown Deer Park golf course. Van Sickle could generate local interest in the event, which is seeking a new sponsor for next year and faces an uncertain future opposite the British Open.

Clemson's Kyle Stanley also has been given an exemption.

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