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  • Golf Roundup: US beats Europe in Solheim Cup 16 1/2-11 1/2 in Iowa United States' Lizette Salas, center, celebrates with teammates after her singles match against Europe's Jodi Ewart Shadoff, of England, in the Solheim Cup golf tournament, Sunday, Aug. 20, 2017, in West Des Moines, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)(Photo: The Associated Press)WEST DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Lexi Thompson set the tone by rallying from four holes down. The rest of the Americans took it from there and restored their dominance in the Solheim Cup “I was just, like, ‘I just have to go all in and go for it all,'” Thompson said. Her U.S. teammates followed her ...
  • Golf Roundup: US extends Solheim Cup lead over Europe to 5 points United States captain Juli Inkster gestures to the gallery during a foursomes match in the Solheim Cup golf tournament, Saturday, Aug. 19, 2017, in West Des Moines, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)(Photo: The Associated Press)WEST DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Two years ago, the United States staged the biggest singles comeback in Solheim Cup history. Only the biggest letdown the event has ever seen will keep the Americans from retaining the cup. The United States took a 10 1/2- 5 1/2 lead over Europe on Saturday, matching its biggest advantage entering ...
  • Golf Roundup: US sweeps Solheim Cup fourball matches, takes 3-point lead Europe fans cheer at the start of foursomes matches against the United States at the Solheim Cup golf tournament, Friday, Aug. 18, 2017, in West Des Moines, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)(Photo: The Associated Press)WEST DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The favored Americans found themselves trailing Europe after a sluggish start to the Solheim Cup. The U.S. settled down on Friday afternoon, pulling away with a record-setting fourball performance. The United States swept the afternoon fourball matches to take a 5 1/2-2 1/2 lead at Des Moines Golf and Country Club. Lizette ...
  • Golf Roundup: Matt Every ties 1st-round record at Wyndham with 61 Webb Simpson tees off on the eighth hole during the third round of the Dean & Deluca Invitational at Colonial Country Club.(Photo: Erich Schlegel, USA TODAY Sports)GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — Matt Every matched the Wyndham Championship’s first-round record with a 9-under 61 on Thursday to take a one-stroke lead. Every tied the opening-round mark set in 2010 by Arjun Atwal, who went on to win the PGA Tour’s final tournament before the postseason. Henrik Stenson opened with a 62. Former Wyndham winner Webb ...
  • Golf Roundup: Plenty at stake playing for the flag and for a job United States' Michelle Wie hits off the 18th tee during practice for the Solheim Cup golf matches, Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2017, in West Des Moines, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)(Photo: The Associated Press)(PhatzRadio Sports / AP)    —-    Whether it’s playing for the flag in Iowa or playing for a job in North Carolina, the stakes are high this week in golf. Nothing brings out the passion and pressure quite like a team competition between the United States and Europe, especially when the last edition of the Solheim Cup ...
  • Golf Roundup: Westwood making cuts, but not making progress in majors 63-PGA-PGA-CHAMPIONSHIP---FINAL-ROUND-93060379CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — It’s not quite a badge of honor, though it beats the alternative. Lee Westwood was among 13 players who made the cut in all four majors this year, and he has the longest active streak of cuts made among those who have played them all. Westwood last missed the cut in 2014 ...
  • Golf Roundup: Thomas wins major at an early age, eliminates burden Rickie Fowler finishes the 16th hole during the final round of the PGA Championship golf tournament at the Quail Hollow Club Sunday, Aug. 13, 2017, in Charlotte, N.C. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)(Photo: The Associated Press)CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Justin Thomas is a major champion. When he became one is more meaningful than where. If he had to pick a major to win first, the PGA Championship would have been the most appropriate because of his family heritage. The first person he hugged was his father. The first person he called ...
  • Golf Roundup: A glance at the final round of the PGA Championship Justin Thomas poses with the Wanamaker Trophy after winning the PGA Championship golf tournament at the Quail Hollow Club Sunday, Aug. 13, 2017, in Charlotte, N.C. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)(Photo: The Associated Press)CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A glance at the final round Sunday of the PGA Championship at Quail Hollow Club. WINNER: Justin Thomas, who shot a 3-under 68 for an 8-under 276 and a two-stroke victory over Francesco Molinari, Louis Oosthuizen and Patrick Reed. HOW MANY: Thomas won his first major championship. HOW: Thomas emerged from a five-way tie ...
  • Breaking News: Justin Thomas wins the PGA Championship for his first major 63-PGA-PGA-CHAMPIONSHIP---FINAL-ROUND-93060379(PhatzRadio Sports / AP)    —    Justin Thomas has won the PGA Championship, his first major title after shooting a final-round 68 Sunday at Quail Hollow. Thomas beat Francesco Molinari, Patrick Reed and Louis Oosthuizen by two shots and finished with an 8-under total for the tournament. Thomas’ birdie on the 13th hole gave him a two-shot lead. Thomas celebrated an incredible birdie on the ninth when ...
  • Golf Roundup: Kisner survives wild finish to take PGA lead Francesco Molinari of Italy, reacts after missing a putt on the 18th hole during the third round of the PGA Championship golf tournament at the Quail Hollow Club Saturday, Aug. 12, 2017, in Charlotte, N.C. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)(Photo: The Associated Press)CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Even after his shot bounced high off a concrete bridge over a creek, Kevin Kisner wasn’t in the clear at the PGA Championship. His golf ball was buried in thick grass on a hill above the water. As he looked across to the 18th green at Quail Hollow, wondering how he could ...
  • 2017 PGA Championship: Sunday’s TV schedule and more Hideki+Matsuyama+World+Golf+Championships+jlmUSHMJE5ll(PhatzRadio Sports / AP)    —-    Golf’s best are flocking to Charlotte this weekend to take part in one of the season’s most competitive tournaments. Quail Hollow is playing host to the 99th PGA Championship, the fourth and final major of the season. Here is everything you need to know regarding coverage, along with must-watch story lines and ...
  • Golf Roundup: Kisner, Matsuyama share lead at PGA Championship Hideki Matsuyama of Japan, watches his tee shot on the 17th hole during the second round of the PGA Championship golf tournament at the Quail Hollow Club Friday, Aug. 11, 2017, in Charlotte, N.C. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)(Photo: The Associated Press)CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — For the longest time, the PGA Championship looked as though it might be a case of survival at Quail Hollow. Now, it has the trappings of a shootout. Kevin Kisner was efficient as ever with his wedges and putter in posting a 4-under 67 in the second round. When he finished, none of ...
  • 2017 PGA Championship: Saturday’s TV schedule and more Phil Mickelson of the United States prepares to putt on the 8th green during the first round of the British Open Golf Championship, at Royal Birkdale, Southport, England Thursday, July 20, 2017. (AP Photo/Peter Morrison)(Photo: The Associated Press)(PhatzRadio Sports / AP)    —-    Golf’s best are flocking to Charlotte this weekend to take part in one of the season’s most competitive tournaments. Quail Hollow is playing host to the 99th PGA Championship, the fourth and final major of the season. Inclement weather on Friday suspended play early for a total of one hour and 43 ...
  • Golf Roundup: Kisner, Olesen open with 67s on fast greens at PGA Jon Rahm, of Spain, reacts after his putt on the seventh hole during the first round of the PGA Championship golf tournament at the Quail Hollow Club Thursday, Aug. 10, 2017, in Charlotte, N.C. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)(Photo: The Associated Press)CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Jordan Spieth felt like he was “free rolling” coming into the PGA Championship, the only major keeping him from the career Grand Slam. He just didn’t anticipate greens rolling like this. On some of the fastest, frightening and at times frustrating greens the PGA Championship has ever seen, Kevin Kisner and Thorbjorn Olesen ...
  • 2017 PGA Championship: Friday’s Round 2 tee times, TV schedule and more JS Pebble BeachCHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A brief look at the first round of the PGA Championship (all times EDT): LEADING: Thorbjorn Olesen and Kevin Kisner, who both were at 4-under 67. JUST BEHIND: Five players were a stroke back — Grayson Murray, Gary Woodland, Brooks Koepka, Chris Stroud and D.A. Points. QUEST FOR THE SLAM: Jordan Spieth began his ...
  • PGA Championship at a glance Defending champion Jason Day, of Australia, left, talks with Rory McIlroy, of Northern Ireland, right, as they practice for the Dell Technologies Match Play Championship golf tournament at Austin County Club, Tuesday, March 21, 2017, in Austin, Texas. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)(PhatzRadio Sports / AP)    —-    Facts and figures for the 99th PGA Championship, which starts Thursday at Quail Hollow Club in Charlotte, North Carolina: Length: 7,600 yards. Par: 35-36_71. Field: 156 players (136 tour pros, 20 club pros). Defending champion: Jimmy Walker. Grand Slam: Jordan Spieth can become the sixth — and youngest — player with the career Grand Slam. Key ...
  • Golf Roundup: Club pros enjoying the spotlight at PGA Championship Jason Day, of Australia, watches his tee shot on the sixth hole during round-robin play against Pat Perez at the Dell Technologies Match Play golf tournament at Austin County Club, Wednesday, March 22, 2017, in Austin, Texas. Day conceded the match after the sixth hole and withdrew from the tournament. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Alex Beach played a practice round with Luke Donald, walked off the ninth green and signed autographs. The club pro from New Jersey is savoring every moment of his first PGA Championship. And deservedly so. About a year ago at this time, he was in a hospital. “It took a long time to fight ...
  • Golf Roundup: Revamped Quail Hollow provides stiff test for PGA Championship JD and Rory -USATSI-8023328(PhatzRadio Sports / USA Today Sports / AP)   —-    CHARLOTTE — As the final group in the final round of the 2016 Wells Fargo Championship made the turn at Quail Hollow, a small army of maintenance workers began an aggressive offensive on the front nine. By the time James Hahn beat Roberto Castro in a playoff, ...
  • Golf: Rory McIlroy is player to beat at PGA Championship Rory-PGA-WGC---BRIDGESTONE-INVITATIONAL---FINAL-RO-92880157(PhatzRadio Sports / USA Today Sports)    —-    CHARLOTTE — When Rory McIlroy stepped to the first tee last month at Royal Birkdale for the 146th playing of the British Open, he was lost. When he takes to the first tee at Quail Hollow on Thursday for the 99th PGA Championship, he’ll be the favorite. “Rory’s probably the ...
  • Golf Roundup: Matsuyama wins at Firestone with big finish Charley Hoffman lines up his putt on the second green during the final round of the Bridgestone Invitational golf tournament at Firestone Country Club, Sunday, Aug. 6, 2017, in Akron, Ohio. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)(Photo: The Associated Press)AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Hideki Matsuyama was along for the ride four years ago when he watched Tiger Woods tear apart Firestone Country Club on his way to a 61 in the second round, which tied the South course record and sent Woods to a seven-shot victory in the Bridgestone Invitational. “I just couldn’t believe that ...
  • PGA Championship Preview: Anniversaries, Championship, Grand Slam capsules FILE- In this Aug. 12, 2007, file phoot, Tiger Woods celebrates after winning the 89th PGA Golf Championship at the Southern Hills Country Club in Tulsa, Okla. (AP Photo/Rob Carr, File)(Photo: The Associated Press)A look at some of the anniversaries this year at the PGA Championship: 50 years ago (1967): Don January, who lost in a playoff at the PGA Championship six years earlier, won his only major on what at the time was the longest course in major championship history. Columbine Country Club outside Denver was 7,436 yards, ...
  • Golf Roundup: Pieters, Zach Johnson share lead at Bridgestone Invitational Jordan Spieth drops his club after teeing off off on the third hole during the third round of the Bridgestone Invitational golf tournament at Firestone Country Club, Saturday, Aug. 5, 2017, in Akron, Ohio. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)(Photo: The Associated Press)AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Thomas Pieters finds golf to be a lot more enjoyable when he’s playing from the fairway. Sometimes, that includes another fairway. The big hitter from Belgium ripped a fairway metal from the third fairway at Firestone over the trees and onto the green at the par-5 second hole, leading to one of his ...
  • Golf Roundup: Walker managing fatigue, builds 2-shot lead at Firestone AP Zach JohnsonAKRON, Ohio (AP) — The sun finally came out, and Jimmy Walker saw a glimpse of what he hopes are brighter days ahead. In a year marked by coping with Lyme disease and bouts of fatigue, Walker endured rain delays of nearly five hours Friday and posted a 5-under 65 for a two-shot lead going into ...
  • Golf Roundup: Thomas Pieters takes 1-shot lead at Firestone Rory McIlroy, from Northern Ireland, hits to the 13th green during the first round of the Bridgestone Invitational golf tournament at Firestone Country Club, Thursday, Aug. 3, 2017, in Akron, Ohio. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)(Photo: The Associated Press)AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Rory McIlroy had his best friend on the bag and his best start on American soil in 18 months. For Jordan Spieth, it was more of the same with two long putts and another comment filled with bravado directed at his caddie. Both of them opened with a 3-under 67 at the ...
  • Golf Roundup: Rookies occupy 5 of 10 spots for US Presidents Cup team Charley Hoffman of the United States hits his tee shot on the 11th hole during the 2017 Canadian Open at the Glen Abbey Golf Club in Oakville, Ontario, Sunday, July 30, 2017. (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via AP)(Photo: The Associated Press)AKRON, Ohio (AP) — With just over a month remaining to qualifying for the Presidents Cup, this is shaping up as a new American team. Charley Hoffman’s playoff loss in the Canadian Open moved him to No. 10 in the standings, which is based on FedEx Cup points. That gives the U.S. team five players from ...
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