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Parel shoots 66 to lead wind-altered Senior PGA Championship

PITTSFORD, N.Y. (AP) — Scott Parel took advantage of ideal scoring conditions Thursday morning to shoot a 4-under 66 and take the first-round lead in the weather-delayed Senior PGA Championship. The gusting afternoon wind, which buffeted flags and shook hospitality tents across Oak Hill Country Club’s East Course, hadn’t yet fully

Long-running Colonial back on solid footing with new sponsor

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Colonial Country Club is the longest-running host of a PGA Tour event played on its original site, a fact that seemed in jeopardy not too long ago. Local companies backed the tournament last year when it was called the Fort Worth Invitational following an upscale grocer’s

Moore delivers for Arizona in NCAA quarterfinals

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Haley Moore delivered again for Arizona, making a 15-foot birdie putt for a 1-up victory that sent the defending champions to a 3-2 victory over Southern California and into the semifinals Tuesday in the rain-delayed NCAA Women’s Golf Championship. Moore made the winning putt last year when

Fassi wins NCAA women’s title; Texas grabs top seed

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas senior Maria Fassi won the NCAA title on her home course Monday and gave the Razorbacks a shot at the team title as one of eight teams that advanced to match play. Fassi, the rising Mexican star who was runner-up at the Augusta National Women’s Amateur,

Koepka handles the stress and reaps rewards of another major

FARMINGDALE, N.Y. (AP) — Brooks Koepka should know as well as anyone that nothing in golf comes easily. His well-documented journey to the PGA Tour took him to remote outposts like Kenya and Kazakhstan. Even after Koepka won a second straight U.S. Open last summer, which no one had done in

With Koepka out front at PGA, 2nd place plenty to play for

FARMINGDALE, N.Y. (AP) — There’s a pretty good competition going on in the PGA Championship at Bethpage Black, only it’s not for the Wanamaker Trophy, the nearly $2 million first-place prize and a major tournament title. As defending champion Brooks Koepka opened a seven-stroke lead heading into Sunday’s final round, the

Woods shoots 73, 5 over for 36 holes, misses cut at PGA

FARMINGDALE, N.Y. (AP) — Tiger Woods gave a hop with his left leg and prepared to pump his fist as his birdie putt rolled toward the 17th hole in the PGA Championship on Friday. Then the ball kept on rolling. Down came his leg. A groan rose from the crowd. And Woods

PGA Championship at a glance

FARMINGDALE, N.Y. (AP) — A brief look at the first round Thursday at the PGA Championship: LEADING: Brooks Koepka shot 7-under 63 to break the course record at Bethpage Black. TRAILING: Danny Lee birdied the last two holes for a 64. CALENDAR GRAND SLAM: Tiger Woods had two double bogeys and two

Fresh off a senior major, Stricker returns to Bethpage

FARMINGDALE, N.Y. (AP) — The modest Midwestern lifestyle of Steve Stricker has given way to moments of celebrity over the last month. Stricker spoke Wednesday about watching the final round of the Masters from his winter home in Naples, Florida, with his wife and two daughters, when he casually mentioned that

Tiger Woods’ win at Masters still has Rory McIlroy in awe

FARMINGDALE, N.J. (AP) — It’s been a month since Tiger Woods stunned the golf world by overcoming four back surgeries and periods when his troubled career appeared to be over by winning the Masters for his first major in 11 years. Four-time major champion Rory McIlroy was still in awe Tuesday,

Discovery buys Golf Digest and strengthens PGA Tour deal

FARMINGDALE, N.Y. (AP) — Discovery Inc. purchased Golf Digest on Monday in a deal that will provide exclusive content from Tiger Woods and strengthen its relationship with the PGA Tour as it sets out to build golf’s largest digital network. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. The announcement comes nearly one

Sung Kang wins Byron Nelson for first PGA Tour title

DALLAS (AP) — Sung Kang made a 23-foot birdie putt on the 15th hole to finally take the lead for good at the Byron Nelson and held on for his first PGA Tour victory on a 27-hole Sunday at Trinity Forest. That was the second of three consecutive birdies for Kang,

Every takes Nelson lead midway through suspended 3rd round

DALLAS (AP) — Matt Every only needed half a round to go from a four-stroke deficit to a one-shot lead at the Byron Nelson. He will have 27 holes to play Sunday before he can win the tournament. Every opened the rain-delayed third round with a chip-in eagle , then had

Column: Daly turns PGA Championship into ridiculous sideshow

Next week, there will be a legitimate major championship at Bethpage Black. We’ll also get a ridiculous sideshow, at least for the first couple of days. John Daly will rip it up in the PGA Championship — while gripping the wheel of a golf cart. Yep, the guardians of the game are

PGA Championship, hole by hole

FARMINGDALE, N.Y. (AP) — A hole-by-hole look at the Black Course at Bethpage State Park, site of the 101st PGA Championship to be played May 16-19. Includes combined rank and scoring average of each hole from the 2002 and 2009 U.S. Opens: No. 1, 430 yards, par 4: The opening shot

Koepka back at Nelson after 3 major wins, before a defense

DALLAS (AP) — Brooks Koepka has won three majors since he last played at the Byron Nelson two years ago, before the tournament moved to a new links-style course south of downtown Dallas. A week before defending his title at the now-earlier PGA Championship, the third-ranked Koepka and No. 19 Patrick

Bae still trying to find his game after military service

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — He was away from golf for two years, and his world ranking plummeted lower than it had been at any point in his career. For Sangmoon Bae, the re-entry has not gone as well as he would have liked. Bae started well enough at the Wells Fargo Championship

Kim overcomes rough start to win playoff at Lake Merced

DALY CITY, Calif. (AP) — Known for an attacking style that has led to two of three lowest 72-hole scores in LPGA Tour history, Sei Young Kim had to adapt to win the LPGA MEDIHEAL Championship at tight and tricky Lake Merced Golf Club. Already playing through a back injury that

Homa returns from ‘low place’ to win first PGA Tour event

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Joe Greiner always knew there was something special about his childhood friend Max Homa. He knew it from the time he caddied for Homa in his first PGA Tour event in 2013, when Homa told him how nervous he was on the 72nd hole of the

Korhonen beats Hebert in playoff to win China Open

SHENZHEN, China (AP) — Mikko Korhonen of Finland held his nerve on the first playoff hole to edge Benjamin Hebert and complete his comeback to win the Volvo China Open on Sunday. Korhonen started the final round three shots behind Hebert, the overnight leader, but closed the gap after shooting a

So Yeon Ryu takes 1-stroke lead at difficult Lake Merced

DALY CITY, Calif. (AP) — So Yeon Ryu shot a 2-under 70 on Friday afternoon at difficult Lake Merced to take a one-stroke lead over follow South Korean player Sei Young Kim and American Ryann O’Toole in the LPGA MEDIHEAL Championship. Tied for the first-round lead with Eun-Hee Ji and Anne

Van Dam, Ryu, Ji share LPGA Tour lead at Lake Merced

DALY CITY, Calif. (AP) — Long-hitting Anne van Dam two-putted for birdie on the par-5 18th for a 5-under 67 and a share of the lead with So Yeon Ryu and Eun-Hee Ji in the LPGA MEDIHEAL Championship. Van Dam bogeyed two of the first four holes in her afternoon round

Future Duke teammates win Women’s Amateur Four-Ball

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Megan Furtney and Erica Shepherd atoned for a semifinal loss a year ago by winning the U.S. Women’s Amateur Four-Ball on Wednesday with a strong start and a steady finish at Timuquana Country Club. Furtney and Shepherd, high school seniors who plan to play for Duke next

Woods makes video for cancer victim on eve of Masters

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Harold Varner III worked up the courage to ask a favor of Tiger Woods for a close friend with colon cancer. The timing made it surreal. Woods made a videotaped message for Daniel Meggs on the Wednesday before the Masters, encouraging the former Wake Forest golfer to keep

Minjee Lee wins LA Open for 5th LPGA Tour title

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Minjee Lee won the Hugel-Air Premia LA Open on Sunday at Wilshire Country Club for her fifth LPGA Tour title, closing with a 3-under 68 for a four-stroke victory. The 22-year-old Australian was projected to jump from fourth to second in the world ranking Monday after her