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Cole Hammer advances to US Amateur quarterfinals

PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Texas teen Cole Hammer won two matches Thursday at Pebble Beach to advance to the U.S. Amateur quarterfinals. Hammer, the 18-year-old Houston player headed to the University of Texas this fall, beat Joshua McCarthy of Danville 1 up in the morning in the round of 32,

Montenegro beats Thornberry in US Amateur at Pebble Beach

PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Jesus Montenegro of Argentina, the 998th-ranked amateur in the world, toppled top-ranked Braden Thornberry of Olive Branch, Mississippi, 2 and 1 in the U.S. Amateur on Wednesday at Pebble Beach as the world’s top three amateurs lost in the round of 64. The 21-year-old Montenegro is

24 players to compete for 1 spot in US Amateur match play

PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Cole Hammer and Daniel Hillier were tied at the top after two rounds of the U.S. Amateur, but the more compelling action on Tuesday was further down the leaderboard. Two dozen players were tied for 64th place after two rounds of stroke play at Pebble Beach

New Zealand’s Hillier tops US Amateur leaderboard

PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Daniel Hillier shot a 4-under 67 at Pebble Beach on Monday to share the lead after the first round of stroke play at the U.S. Amateur. Hillier, a 19-year-old from New Zealand, holed out from 110 yards for eagle on the par-5 14th hole. Trevor Phillips, a

Future bright for Woods after PGA, but Koepka is in the way

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Over an ear-splitting afternoon in which most of the cheers weren’t for him, Brooks Koepka got a taste of what golf feels like when Tiger Woods is in the hunt. And in his exhilarating but ultimately futile attempt to catch Koepka at the PGA Championship, Woods got

Key hole at the PGA Championship

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A look at the key hole Saturday in the third round of the PGA Championship: HOLE: 17. YARDAGE: 550 PAR: 5 STROKE AVERAGE: 4.45 RANK: 18 KEY FACT: Tiger Woods was hole high, staring at a 20-foot putt for eagle that would’ve put him in second place. He needed three to

Stephen Curry shoots 86, finishes last in event

HAYWARD, Calif. (AP) — Stephen Curry dropped 11 strokes to par on the first eight holes and shot a/an 16-over 86 on Friday to finish last in the Tour’s Ellie Mae Classic. The Golden State Warriors star, making his second appearance in the event at TPC Stonebrae, finished at 17-over

Johnson parlays recon of Bellerive into sharp PGA start

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Only two players made the side trip to Bellerive Country Club last week to check out the site of the PGA Championship, squeezing in a quick practice round before the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational in Akron, Ohio. Zach Johnson thought it benefited him. Phil Mickelson might have been better off

Bellerive eager to produce memorable PGA Championship

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Bellerive Country Club is considered one of the “Big Four” of traditional, exclusive St. Louis-area clubs, a picturesque parkland course designed by Robert Trent Jones serving as its centerpiece. For a while, big events bolstered its reputation. Gary Player won a thrilling Monday playoff to capture the 1960

Lucy Li on Sharing Medalist Honors at 118th U.S. Women’s Amateur

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Heat serves as muggy reminder of the final PGA in August

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The PGA Championship finally found its identity. It’s the one major where players are allowed to practice in shorts. They might not need to next year. This is the last year for the PGA Championship to be the final major. It will move to the middle of May

Justin Thomas wins in Firestone’s WGC finale

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Justin Thomas took all the drama out of the final World Golf Championship at Firestone, never letting anyone closer than two shots and closing with a 1-under 69 to win the Bridgestone Invitational for his third PGA Tour title this season. Sweeter than capturing his first World

Bhullar wins Fiji International, Els finishes strong for 3rd

SIGATOKA, Fiji (AP) — India’s Gaganjeet Bhullar held out a record-breaking charge from Australian Anthony Quale Sunday to win the Fiji International by one stroke while Ernie Els shot a 7-under 65 to finish a further stroke behind. Bhullar, the overnight leader by a shot, produced his best round of the

Aaron Baddeley takes 2nd-round lead at Barracuda

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Aaron Baddeley took advantage of Ollie Schniederjans‘ late double bogey to take the lead Friday in the Barracuda Championship, the PGA Tour’s only modified Stableford scoring event. Baddeley had six birdies in a bogey-free round in shifting wind conditions at Montreux Golf and Country Club, scoring 12

Ollie Schniederjans closes with eagle to take Barracuda lead

RENO, Nev. (AP) Ollie Schniederjans scored five points with a closing eagle to take a three-point lead Thursday in the Barracuda Championship, the PGA Tour’s only modified Stableford scoring event. Schniederjans hit a 5-iron approach from 275 yards to 3 feet to set up the eagle on the par-5 18th at

4 tied for lead after 1st round of Fiji International

SIGATOKA, Fiji (AP) New Zealander Ben Campbell and Australians Nick Cullen, Andrew Dodt and Jarryd Felton have carded five-under 67s to share a two shot lead after the first round of the Fiji International. The 26-year-old Campbell used local knowledge to master windy conditions in the afternoon Thursday, firing seven birdies

Matsuyama looks to end a year without contending

AKRON, Ohio (AP) Hideki Matsuyama shot 61 on the final day at Firestone last year to win the Bridgestone Invitational, his sixth victory worldwide in 20 starts. He was among the favorites to win the PGA Championship the following week and nearly pulled it off until Justin Thomas overtook him

Top-ranked Dustin Johnson wins RBC Canadian Open

OAKVILLE, Ontario (AP) Dustin Johnson is used to cheers and chants of ”Let’s go DJ!” But getting serenaded with ”O Canada”? ”I did hear it a couple of times, them singing `O Canada’,” said Johnson, laughing Sunday after winning the RBC Canadian Open. ”With the amount of support I get when

No. 1 Dustin Johnson wins Canadian Open at Glen Abbey

OAKVILLE, Ontario (AP) Top-ranked Dustin Johnson pulled away Sunday in the RBC Canadian Open for his third victory of the season and 19th on the PGA Tour. Tied for third-round lead with Kevin Tway, Byeong Hun An and Whee Kim, Johnson shot a 6-under 66 for a three-stroke victory over Kim

Australian golfer Ian Stanley dead at 69

SYDNEY (AP) Charismatic Australian golfer Ian Stanley, who was a prolific winner on his home tour before making his mark on the European seniors circuit, has died aged 69. He had battled cancer for some time. Stanley had a successful amateur career before turning pro in 1970. He went on to win

Bradley plays last 4 holes in 6 under in Canadian Open

OAKVILLE, Ontario (AP) Keegan Bradley played the last four holes in 6 under, making two of his three eagles Friday, to pull within a shot of the lead in the RBC Canadian Open. Playing alongside leader Kevin Tway at Glen Abbey, Bradley closed birdie-eagle-birdie-eagle for a 9-under 63. He also eagled

Robert Garrigus gets rocky break, leads Canadian Open

OAKVILLE, Ontario (AP) Robert Garrigus made a birdie after a rock saved his ball from water and had a one-stroke lead at 9-under 63 on Thursday when play in the RBC Canadian Open was suspended because of dangerous weather. ”Hit it right in the middle of the water, and it hit

Dustin Johnson hits in “99” jersey at Canadian Open

OAKVILLE, Ontario (AP) Dustin Johnson got into the hockey – and family – spirit on the par-3 seventh hole at Glen Abbey. The top-ranked Johnson pulled on an Edmonton Oilers jersey with ”Gretzky 99” on the back Wednesday before teeing off on the hole in the Canadian Open pro-am. Johnson is

PGA chief Pete Bevacqua takes NBC role

Pete Bevacqua, who was behind the move of the PGA Championship to May and who oversaw a restructure of the U.S. Ryder Cup team, is leaving after six years to become president of NBC Sports Group. NBC announced Tuesday that Bevacqua has been hired for a new role. He will oversee

Furyk not ready to commit to taking Woods for Ryder Cup

CARNOUSTIE, Scotland (AP) Ryder Cup captain Jim Furyk says it was fun to watch Tiger Woods contend at the British Open and briefly take the lead in the final round. Whether that means Woods is a lock for the U.S. team is still to be determined. ”I’m going to handle him