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  • Golf Roundup: Jordan Spieth takes one-shot lead into final round at Travelers Jordan Spieth celebrates sinking a putt for birdie on the 16th green during the final round of the Dean & DeLuca Invitational golf tournament at Colonial, Sunday, May 29, 2016, in Fort Worth, Texas. Spieth won the tournament. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)(PhatzRadio Sports / USA Today Sports)    —   CROMWELL, Conn. — The rest of the field took their best runs at Jordan Spieth, but the 23-year-old star remained king of the mountain at the Travelers Championship for another day. Spieth sank a 20-foot birdie putt on the 18th hole to take an one-shot lead over Boo Weekley on ...
  • Golf Roundup: Jordan Spieth maintains lead in Travelers Championship Jordan Spieth tosses a signed cap back to a fan after finishing the first round of the Travelers Championship golf tournament Thursday, June 22, 2017, in Cromwell, Conn. (Brad Horrigan/Hartford Courant via AP)(Photo: The Associated Press)CROMWELL, Conn. (AP) — Jordan Spieth played well enough in the second round of the Travelers Championship to stay in the lead. Rory McIlroy played just well enough to stay in the tournament. Spieth shot a 1-under 69 on Friday morning, then watched as a windy afternoon kept anyone from overtaking him. The conditions also kept fourth-ranked ...
  • Golf Roundup: Jordan Spieth leads Travelers after opening-round 63 Jordan Spieth hits his tee shot on the 18th hole during the third round of the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am golf tournament at Pebble Beach Golf Links.(Photo: Kyle Terada, USA TODAY Sports)(PhatzRadio Sports / AP)   —-    When Jordan Spieth talked before the start of the Travelers Championship, he discussed needing to keep pace at a tournament known for its low scores. The sixth-ranked golfer in the world came out firing Thursday, with birdies on three of his first four holes on the way to leading with a ...
  • Golf Roundup: A strong field at Hartford, a record at stake on LPGA Tour Rory FedEx (PhatzRadio Sports / AP)    —-    As the scores kept going lower and lower at Erin Hills, more than one observer suggested the U.S. Open looked more like the Travelers Championship. There is one big difference. The Travelers Championship might have more top-10 players on the weekend. Rory McIlroy and Jason Day, now No. 3 and No. 4 in ...
  • Golf Roundup: Rickie Fowler keep glass half-full at the majors Rickie Fowler looks at his ball after a bogey on the 12th green during the final round of the U.S. Open golf tournament at Erin Hills.(Photo: Rob Schumacher, USA TODAY Sports)ERIN, Wis. (AP) — In pursuit of his first major championship, Phil Mickelson never saw the glass as anything but half-full. Close calls didn’t change that. He was runner-up in the PGA Championship at Atlanta in 2001, third in the Masters the following year and then gave Tiger Woods a stiff challenge at Bethpage Black in ...
  • Golf Roundup: Liberty National 100 days away from Presidents Cup -PGA-U.S-91736929JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — The trucks loaded with materials started arriving at Liberty National Golf Club a couple of weeks ago. Preparations for the Presidents Cup in late September have started. The flooring is down, the media center is almost finished and the scaffolds for the stands around the first tee were up on Monday. It’s ...
  • Long road: Koepka’s journey now includes a US Open title Golf US OpenERIN, Wis. (AP) — A brief look at Sunday’s final round of the U.S. Open at Erin Hills: THE WINNER: Brooks Koepka shot a 5-under 67 to finish at 16-under 272 and match Rory McIlroy’s tournament record for most shots under par. RUNNERS-UP: Hideki Matsuyama had the low round of the day at 6 under, to finish ...
  • Golf Roundup: Brooks Koepka caps a record week with US Open title Brooks Koepka reacts after his birdie on the 15th hole during the fourth round of the U.S. Open golf tournament Sunday, June 18, 2017, at Erin Hills in Erin, Wis. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)(Photo: The Associated Press)ERIN, Wis. (AP) — Brooks Koepka received a short piece of advice from a valuable source on the eve of the final round at the U.S. Open. Defending champion Dustin Johnson was doing most of the talking. “It was a long phone call for us — it was like two minutes,” Koepka said. “But he just said ...
  • Golf Roundup: Justin Thomas shoots 63, trails Brian Harman by 1 at US Open Brooks Kopeka hits from the second tee during the third round of the U.S. Open golf tournament Saturday, June 17, 2017, at Erin Hills in Erin, Wis. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)(Photo: The Associated Press)ERIN, Wis. (AP) — Justin Thomas managed to stand out in a U.S. Open where par is going out of style. All it took was a 9-under 63, the lowest round to par in a major long known as the toughest test in golf. Thomas capped off his record day on the 667-yard 18th hole at ...
  • U.S. Open 2017: Sunday’s Round 4 tee times, TV schedule, information Brian Harman was 12 under as the leader after three days at the U.S. Open.(Photo: Michael Madrid, USA TODAY Sports)(PhatzRadio Sports / USA Today Sports)   —-    Justin Thomas made history a the U.S. Open on Saturday when he fired the lowest round in relation to par with a 9-under-par 63, but that still has him one off of leader Brian Harman. That has set up a final day that will be full of intrigue. Here is ...
  • US Open 2017: The top 3 miss US Open cut, leaving 4-way tie for the lead Jordan Spieth drives off the 5th tee box during the opening practice round of the U.S. Open at Erin Hills on June 12.(Photo: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports) ERIN, Wis. (AP) — An 11-year-old golf course shaped from Wisconsin pastureland was sure to bring something different to the U.S. Open. This might have been more than anyone was expecting. The four players tied for the lead — Paul Casey, Brooks Koepka, Brian Harman and Tommy Fleetwood — created the largest 36-hole logjam in 43 years ...
  • U.S. Open 2017: Saturday’s Round 3 tee times, TV schedule, information -PGA-U.S-91736929(PhatzRadio Sports / AP)    —-    There’s a four-way tie atop the U.S. Open leaderboard between Paul Casey, Brooks Koepka, Brian Harman and Tommy Fleetwood at 7 under par. J.B. Holmes, Rickie Fowler and Jamie Lovemark all sit a shot off the lead. In all, there are 23 players within four shots of the lead and of ...
  • U.S. Open 2017: Erin Hills didn’t put up much of a fight in US Open -PGA--U.S.-Open---First-Round.7ERIN, Wis. (AP) — The USGA wants to get away from references of the U.S. Open being the toughest test in golf, preferring instead the “ultimate test.” The question is whether Erin Hills delivered either in the opening round. Rickie Fowler never came seriously close to a bogey on his way to a 7-under 65, which matched ...
  • U.S. Open 2017: Friday’s Round 2 tee times, TV schedule, information -PGA--U.S.-Open---First-Round.7(PhatzRadio Sports / AP / USA Today Sports)   —-    Rickie Fowler has jumped out to a one-shot lead at the U.S. Open. He is considered the best golfer to not have a major win. Can he keep it up? Here is everything you need to know for Day 2. — A brief look at Thursday’s first round ...
  • U.S. Open 2017: Thursday’s Round 1 tee times, TV schedule, information 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)The 177th U.S. Open golf tournament begins June 15 in Erin Hills, Wis., and will run through June 18. Dustin Johnson captured his first major title at the U.S. Open last year. Here is everything you need to know for Day 1. WHERE  Erin Hills Golf Course; par 72; 7,741 yards. The course is located 35 miles northwest of Milwaukee. WHEN ...
  • US Open 2017: Mickelson withdraws from US Open Phil Mickelson watches his shot from the 12th tee during the second round of The Players Championship golf tournament Friday, May 12, 2017, in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)(Photo: The Associated Press) ERIN, Wis. (AP) — Phil Mickelson has withdrawn from the U.S. Open, realizing there was no chance to get from his daughter’s high school graduation in California to make his tee time in Wisconsin. This is the first time Mickelson has missed the U.S. Open since he failed to qualify in 1993. Mickelson had been holding out ...
  • 2017 US Open hole by hole Jordan Spieth drives off the 5th tee box during the opening practice round of the U.S. Open at Erin Hills on June 12.(Photo: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports)ERIN, Wis. (AP) — A hole-by-hole look at Erin Hill Golf Club, site of the 117th U.S. Open to be played June 15-18: No. 1, 608 yards, par 5: The last time the U.S. Open began with a true par 5 was at Olympia Fields in 2003 (the first hole at Chambers Bay played a par ...
  • Golf Roundup: : Long day on tap for Mickelson’s potential sub Phil Mickelson watches his shot from the 12th tee during the second round of The Players Championship golf tournament Friday, May 12, 2017, in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)(Photo: The Associated Press)ERIN, Wis. (AP) — Like any other player at the U.S. Open, Roberto Diaz is using the practice rounds to check out the rough and the greens and to find out where he can be aggressive and where to be patient. Unlike most any other player at the U.S. Open, Diaz is also spending at least ...
  • 2017 U.S. Open preview: Top 10 players to watch at Erin Hills Rory McIlroy and Jason Day highlight the list of golfers who have announced they will not be playing in the Rio Olympics.(Photo: Thomas J. Russo, USA TODAY Sports)(PhatzRadio Sports / GolfWeek)   —-    Combine the inconsistent play of late from golf’s stars, a course unknown to all but a few players and this might be the toughest major championship to prognosticate in some time. We know this: Erin Hills is going to play more than 7,500 yards most days, will sport plenty of ...
  • Golf Roundup: Daniel Berger wins St. Jude Classic for second straight year Daniel Berger celebrates his victory at the St. Jude Classic.(Photo: Justin Ford, USA TODAY Sports)MEMPHIS (AP) — The first few shots of Daniel Berger’s final round didn’t give much clue that his second straight victory at the St. Jude Classic was only a few hours away. He hit his drive on No. 1 into the rough, sent his next shot into the rough far past the hole and his third shot ...
  • Golf Roundup: Cink, Cabrera Bello among 3 leaders at St. Jude Ben Crane hits toward the 18th green during the second round of the St. Jude Classic golf tournament, Friday, June 9. 2017, at TPC Southwind in Memphis, Tenn. (Brad Vest/The Commercial Appeal via AP)(Photo: The Associated Press)MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Stewart Cink felt the familiar emotions and butterflies and savored every minute of it on Saturday. He had some great moments and tough ones at TPC Southwind, making five birdies and four bogeys on the way to a 1-under 69. Now he’s in a three-way tie with Rafa Cabrera Bello and Ben ...
  • US Open player capsules Dustin Johnson tees off the third hole during the final round of the Tour Championship at East Lake Golf Club.(Photo: Brett Davis, USA TODAY Sports)ERIN, Wis. (AP) — Facts and figures for the 117th U.S. Open golf championship: DATES: June 15-18. Site: Erin Hill Golf Club. The course: Wisconsin developer Robert Lang was behind the building of a public golf course on pure pastureland with hopes of attracting the U.S. Open. The course about 40 miles northwest of Milwaukee was designed by ...
  • Golf Roundup: 3 share lead after 2 rounds at St Jude Classic 2819757_web1_AP_17161046464008MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Chez Reavie shot a 5-under 65 on Friday to move to 9-under 131 and share the lead with Charl Schwartzel and Sebastian Munoz after two rounds at the St. Jude Classic. Schwartzel had a 66 while Munoz finished the round with a 67. Stewart Cink — who shared the first-round lead along ...
  • Golf Roundup: 4 share lead after 1st round at St Jude Classic Sea Gull St JudeMEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Matt Every, Scott Brown, Stewart Cink and Sebastian Munoz each shot 6-under 64s on Thursday to share the lead after one round at the St. Jude Classic. Charl Schwartzel and Matt Jones were each one stroke back at the final tuneup before the U.S. Open. Two-time U.S. Open champion Retief Goosen and Chez ...
  • Golf Roundup: Mickelson, Fowler among top names at St Jude Classic FILE - In this June 12, 2016, file photo, Daniel Berger celebrates after winning the FedEx St. Jude Classic golf tournament, in Memphis, Tenn. Berger is back looking to defend his first and only PGA Tour title at the St. Jude Classic. (Brad Vest/The Commercial Appeal via AP, File)(Photo: The Associated Press)MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — It’s a tournament Phil Mickelson has come so close to winning so many times, only to agonizingly fall short. Not the U.S. Open — that’s next week — but the St. Jude Classic in Memphis. Mickelson definitely won’t claim that first U.S. Open victory this year because he’s already said he’s skipping it ...
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