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Fri, 22 Jun 2018 11:44:58 GMT
First-round co-leader Jordan Spieth is among the early starters in Round 2. See if he can increase his advantage.
Fri, 22 Jun 2018 03:15:37 GMT
It might not be a major week anymore, but the leaderboard sure looks like it after one round at the 2018 Travelers Championship. Jordan Spieth co-leads with Zach Johnson after a 7-under 63 on Thursday that included six birdies and an eagle. Rory McIlroy is T3 after a 6-under 64 that included seven birdies. Justin Thomas and Jason Day are T9 after firing 5-under 65. Whoooo boy, that's a front page. Spieth and McIlroy didn't go out until the afternoon after they both missed the cut at last week's U.S. Open, but their performances were certainly worth the wait. McIlroy played behind Spieth and birdied four of his first six holes before playing the rest of his round in 2 under to get to 64. Spieth
Thu, 21 Jun 2018 05:00:00 GMT
Brooks Koepka won the U.S. Open for the second year in a row on Sunday, only the seventh golfer in the 123-year history of the U.S. Open to do so, and it was anything but easy.  The wailing wind played havoc with drives as the hard greens, dried from lack of water, sent anything but the perfect putt soaring into the rough.  Shinnecock Hills proved to be a challenge this year and the scores proved it.  In a sport where some tournaments are won by players who hit 20 shots fewer than the course was designed to require, not one golfer ended this Open below par overall, with Koepka coming out on top with a +1.  It was a rough weekend. Throughout the 2018 U.S. Open, plenty of golfers took time to complain
Wed, 20 Jun 2018 17:39:53 GMT
Four days after his putt that rocked the golfing world, Phil Mickelson apologized Wednesday for his actions at the U.S. Open. "I know this should've come sooner, but it's taken me a few days to calm down," Mickelson said in a text message to Golf.com. It was clearly not my finest moment and I'm sorry." Last Saturday, during the third round at Shinnecock Hills in Southampton, N.Y., Mickelson sent a putt on the 13th green well past the hole.
Thu, 21 Jun 2018 01:40:29 GMT
SEASIDE, Calif. (AP) — Ryan Vermeer won the PGA Professional Championship on Wednesday, overcoming front-nine problems to top the 20 qualifiers for the PGA Championship. The 40-year-old Vermeer, the director of instruction at Happy Hollow Club in Omaha, Nebraska, closed with a 1-over 73 on the Bayonet Course for a two-stroke victory over Sean McCarty and Bob Sowards. The PGA Championship is in August at Bellerive in St. Louis. Vermeer played the front in 4 over with a double-bogey on the par-4 second and bogeys on the par-4 seventh and par-4 eighth. He rebounded with birdies on the par-5 10th and par-4 11th and also birdied the par-5 18th. Vermeer finished at 5-under 283. The former University
Thu, 21 Jun 2018 18:40:10 GMT
Jun 21 (OPTA) - Scores from the European Tour BMW International Open on Thursday -4 Sébastien Gros (France) 68 -3 Jorge Campillo (Spain) 69 Scott Jamieson (Scotland) 69 Aaron Rai (England)
Fri, 22 Jun 2018 04:26:00 GMT
NEW YORK — Peter Thomson, the Australian who won five British Opens and became the only player in the 20th century to win that major three consecutive years, died Wednesday in Melbourne, Australia. He was 88. His death was announced by Golf Australia, the sport’s governing body in that country, which said he had been treated for Parkinson’s disease for the past four years. At a time when Australians had made little impact on international golf, Mr. Thomson emerged as a leading player on links far from his homeland, winning the British Open each summer from 1954 to 1956 and again in 1958 and 1965. Mr. Thomson played for only a few seasons in the United States, where courses were more suited to
Wed, 20 Jun 2018 15:39:15 GMT
Nick Pietruszkiewicz ESPN.com Close Senior editor for college basketball Joined ESPN in 2008 Graduate of the University of Maryland Follow on Twitter Four days after hitting a moving ball at the U.S. Open, which cost him a 2-stroke penalty and ignited a firestorm of criticism over his handling of the situation, Phil Mickelson on Wednesday apologized for his actions. "I know this should've come sooner, but it's taken me a few days to calm down," Mickelson said in a text message to Golf.com. "My anger and frustration got the best of me last weekend. I'm embarrassed and disappointed by my actions. It was clearly not my finest moment and I'm sorry." Mickelson rolled a downhill putt past the hole
Thu, 21 Jun 2018 19:03:00 GMT
Britain's Matthew Fitzpatrick has accepted a US PGA Tour special temporary membership with an eye to winning enough money to claim a full-season spot for the 2018-19 campaign. The 23-year-old Englishman is a four-time winner on the European Tour, his most recent triumph coming in last September's European Masters, and ranks 39th in the world. Fitzpatrick shared 12th at last week's US Open at Shinnecock, his performance lifting him beyond the points threshold needed for membership for the remainder of the season.
Thu, 21 Jun 2018 06:29:00 GMT
LSU’s men’s golf team is welcoming a heralded recruiting class for the 2018-19 academic year — a class that now includes the nation’s top junior golfer. Garrett Barber, a native of Stuart, Florida, has been named All-USA Boys Golfer of the Year. Barber capped his junior career at The Pine School by winning the 2017 Florida Class 1A state championship this past November by six strokes. He led the United States team to a victory in the inaugural Junior Presidents Cup in September and in January wonthe Jones Cup Invitational to earn a sponsor’s exemption into the PGA Tour’s RSM Classic in November. More recently, Barber and teammate Cole Hammer won the U.S. Amateur Four-Ball championship. Currently,

 

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