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LPGA leaving ANA Inspiration against Augusta Women’s Amateur

CHASKA, Minn. (AP) — The LPGA Tour will have a new tournament in Florida at the start of next year, and likely another one in the late spring. The Asian swing of limited-field events at the start of the year is adding a tournament with a full field and a

Hannah Green wins KPMG Women’s PGA Championship

CHASKA, Minn. (AP) — Hannah Green held her nerve and saved par from the bunker with a 5-foot putt on the final hole to win the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship on Sunday for her first major championship, and the first by an Australian in 13 years. Green closed with an even-par

Green’s win at Women’s PGA makes mentor Webb proud

CHASKA, Minn. (AP) — In the middle of the night before the most important round of golf in Hannah Green’s life, a storm rolled through that produced a crack of thunder loud enough to shake the house she was staying at with a handful of fellow Australians. Green didn’t stir, as

Inbee Park moves up at Women’s PGA, leaning again on putter

CHASKA, Minn. (AP) — Inbee Park has felt both reflective and inspired this week, with the Women’s PGA Championship being played in Minnesota. The LPGA Tour Hall of Fame member has been hoping, too, she could conjure that dominant performance on the greens from the last time a major tournament was

Jerry Kelly lead hometown PGA Tour Champions event

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Jerry Kelly shot a 7-under 65 on Friday to take the first-round lead in his hometown American Family Insurance Championship. Kelly played the back nine at University Ridge in 5-under 31. “I didn’t really get into a rhythm early,” Kelly said. “I didn’t play the par 5s particularly

An 84 and tears for Michelle Wie at Women’s PGA

CHASKA, Minn. (AP) — Michelle Wie returned to competition Thursday in the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship looking as if she had never left. She was icing her right hand. She shot a 12-over 84. And then she wondered, through tears, how much time she had left. “It’s hard,” Wie said after matching

Scudamore takes place on newly formed Ryder Cup committee

VIRGINIA WATER, England (AP) — The executive who led the extraordinary growth of the English Premier League is joining a new Ryder Cup committee aimed at enhancing the commercial value of golf’s biggest team event. Richard Scudamore was chief executive then executive chairman of the Premier League from 1999 until last

Andy Pope does his best work getting to US Opens

PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (AP) — For some players, U.S. Open qualifying can be one of the toughest days of the year. It’s the one test Andy Pope keeps passing. Pope closed out his fourth U.S. Open appearance with an even-par 71 to tie for 58th and leave with hope, if not satisfaction.

Fox posts highest US Open ratings since 2013

LOS ANGELES (AP) — This year’s U.S. Open was the most watched since Fox started televising the event in 2015. Nielsen ratings show Sunday’s final round averaged 7.31 million viewers and peaked at 10.17 viewers from 9:15 to 9:30 p.m. EDT, when Gary Woodland clinched his first major. Sunday’s final round saw

Playing favorites: Woodland’s 3 shots get him a US Open win

PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Very soon, Gary Woodland will be a father of three, and odds are he’ll answer the same way about the kids as he will about the three shots that cemented him in as a U.S. Open champion. Which is his favorite? They’re all perfect in their

US Open at a glance

PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (AP) — A brief look at the third round Saturday at the U.S. Open: LEADING: Gary Woodland shot 2-under 69 to get to 11 under for the tournament and give him the lead after 54 holes in a major for the first time in his career. TRAILING: Justin Rose

Woodland sets himself up for the weekend at US Open

PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (AP) — An impossible par from the rough. An improbable birdie from a divot. If Gary Woodland can handle whatever comes his way this weekend as well as he did Friday, he might be holding a trophy at the end of the U.S. Open. Woodland brought his power game

US Open gentle as a Rose, but for how long?

PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Justin Rose was watching on TV when Rickie Fowler missed a putt that would’ve tied a U.S. Open record. Six hours later, Rose got his own chance for the mark and made it count. But he and everyone else who tore up Pebble Beach on Thursday

Players, USGA have 1 goal at Pebble: Get it right this time

PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (AP) — The leaders at the USGA aren’t the only ones who want to get it right at this U.S. Open. Brooks Koepka would like to: He could win his fifth major and become the first person in 114 years to win three U.S. Opens in a row. Tiger

Column: US Open should be a tough test with no whining

PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson were among those who took issue with the greens at Pebble Beach for the 2010 U.S. Open. Jack Nicklaus was among those who had no idea what they were talking about. Woods finished his opening round in 2010 and described the greens

Amateur Hovland hopes for more memories on return to Pebble

PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (AP) — The last man to win a U.S. title at Pebble Beach? Not Tiger Woods. That was 2000. Not Graeme McDowell. That was 2010. It would be Viktor Hovland of Norway. He won the U.S. Amateur championship last August and has seen so many doors open for him

Key anniversaries for the 2019 US Open

PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (AP) — A look at some of the anniversaries this year at the U.S. Open: 100 YEARS AGO (1919) The U.S. Open resumed after a three-year break because of World War I, and Walter Hagen prevailed after a night on the town in Boston with Al Jolson and plenty

McIlroy moves into share of lead at Canadian Open

ANCASTER, Ontario (AP) — Rory McIlroy added the Canadian Open to his schedule as a tune-up for next week’s U.S. Open at Pebble Beach. Now he has a chance to add another national championship to his already impressive tally. The Northern Irishman shot a bogey-free 6-under 64 on Saturday to move

Snedeker 1 stoke back after tying tourney record 10-under 60

ANCASTER, Ontario (AP) — Brandt Snedeker’s early record-tying round didn’t stand up to late charges by Scott Brown and Matt Kuchar at the RBC Canadian Open on Friday. Snedeker fired a 10-under 60 to tie the Canadian Open’s record low score. That was good enough for an early clubhouse lead at

Tiger tales: Memories of majors’ biggest win ever

PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (AP) — EDITORS NOTE: Tiger Woods is the only player to hold all four major championships at the same time. He set 20 records when he won the Masters for the first of his 15 majors at age 21. He made the cut in 142 consecutive PGA

Dustin Johnson skeptical about defending Canadian Open

ANCASTER, Ontario (AP) — A couple of key changes have stacked the odds against Dustin Johnson as he tries to defend his RBC Canadian Open title. The No. 2 player in the world pulled away from the field after a nearly two-hour rain delay to win his first Canadian Open last

New greens in place, Chambers Bay ponders majors future

UNIVERSITY PLACE, Wash. (AP) — The brown, lumpy patches that dotted nearly every putting surface at Chambers Bay and became the story of the 2015 U.S. Open are now lush, smooth and a Northwest-appropriate shade of green. Four years removed from a championship that was largely derided because of its putting

Dufner among long list of qualifiers for US Open

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Jason Dufner is going back to the U.S. Open for the 10th straight year, and this time he had to play his way in through one of 10 qualifiers across three countries Monday in the longest day in golf. Luke Guthrie took a detour from the Web.com

Lee6 takes US Women’s Open; Cantlay wins Memorial

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Jeongeun Lee6 is No. 1 at the U.S. Women’s Open. The 23-year-old South Korean shot a 1-under 70 on Sunday, enduring some shaky moments after opening up a three-stroke lead with three to play to hold off third-round co-leader Celine Boutier. Lee6 was ahead by three after a

Scott Parel shoots 66, opens 5-shot lead in Iowa

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Scott Parel shot a 6-under 66 on Saturday to extend his lead to five strokes in the PGA Tour Champions’ Principal Charity Classic. Parel had a 15-under 129 total at Wakonda Club to break the tournament 36-hole record of 13 under set a year ago by

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