April 17, 2014

Golf Recap: Guthrie extends lead in China, McIlroy seven back

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SHANGHAI (AP) — Luke Guthrie took only 19 putts in his round of 7-under 65, giving Americans the top three spots on the leaderboard Thursday in the BMW Masters. Only three Americans are in Shanghai for the European Tour event. And one of them is John Daly, playing for the first time in nearly four [...]

Golf Roundup: Rory McIlroy three shots back after round 1 at Korea Open

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Rory McIlroy tees off on No. 11 during the opening round of the Kolon Korea Open in Chonan, South Korea. (Photo by Han Myung-Gu/Getty Images) LAS VEGAS (AP) — J.J. Henry made a 50-foot eagle putt from the fringe on his final hole Thursday for an 11-under 60 and a one-stroke lead in the Shriners [...]

Golf Roundup: Jimmy Walker wins Frys.com Open and earns trip to Masters

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In his eighth full season on the PGA Tour, Jimmy Walker finally won his first tournament at the Frys.com Open. (Getty Images) SAN MARTIN, Calif. (AP) — Jimmy Walker finally won on the PGA Tour in his eighth year and 188th tournament, and with a little help from Brooks Koepka. Tied for the lead with [...]

Golf Roundup: Brooks Koepka leads Frys.com Open with PGA Tour card on the line

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In his first regular PGA Tour event, Brooks Koepka is a win away from a two-year PGA Tour exemption. (Getty Images) SAN MARTIN, Calif. (AP) — On a day of low scoring, Brooks Koepka kept up his end of the bargain and stayed in the lead at the Frys.com Open. In his first regular PGA [...]

Golf Roundup: Brooks Koepka making most out of first start in regular PGA Tour event at Frys.com

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Brooks Koepka won three titles in 2013 while playing on the European Tour’s minor league circuit. SAN MARTIN, Calif. (AP) — After a year spent traveling the world, Brooks Koepka suddenly is in a position to play a lot more golf at home. In his first regular PGA Tour event, Koepka surged to the top [...]

Golf Recap: Spieth wins John Deere playoff to become youngest PGA Tour winner in 82 years

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(Charlie Neibergall/Associated Press – Jordan Spieth started the day six shots behind the third-round leader, Daniel Summerhays, but forced his way into a playoff with three straight birdies.) SILVIS, Ill. (AP) — Jordan Spieth can say that he’s accomplished something that Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson and Rory McIlroy never did. Spieth won a PGA Tour [...]

Sunday’s Golf Roundup: Bill Haas wins AT&T National / Inbee Park wins U.S. Women’s Open

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Bill Haas has won a PGA event in each of the past four seasons. (Nick Wass/Associated Press) (PhatzRadio / AP) — Bethesda, Md.— Bill Haas made the long walk across a makeshift bridge and under the grandstands to the 18th green for the trophy presentation, high-fiving kids along the railing and raising his cap to [...]

Golf Roundup: Matt Kuchar hangs tough and takes lead at Memorial

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Matt Kuchar waves to the crowd after making his par putt on the 10th at the Memorial on Saturday. (Andy Lyons/Getty Images) DUBLIN, Ohio (AP) — Matt Kuchar couldn’t think of conditions more difficult than Saturday in the Memorial, and he had plenty of evidence. The swirling wind that made it difficult to pull the [...]

Golf Roundup: Rookie Derek Ernst wins Wells Fargo playoff, Mickelson falters late

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(PhatzRadio / AP) — CHARLOTTE, N.C. – One phone call changed his plans. One shot changed a whole lot more for Derek Ernst. Six days after Ernst received a call that he was in the Wells Fargo Championship as the fourth alternate, the 22-year-old rookie found himself one shot out of the lead and 192 [...]

Golf: Michael Thompson wins Honda for first career PGA Tour title

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Michael Thompson hits his tee shot on the fourth hole during the final round of the Honda Classic at PGA National Resort and Spa on March 3, 2013 in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. (March 2, 2013 – Source: Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images North America) PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Michael Thompson’s dream of winning his [...]