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Kelsey Chugg and How Golf Has Shaped Who She is

KELSEY CHUGG: The game of golf is so important to me. I don't know where I'd be without it. I didn't have-- I don't come from money. I don't have much and just having golf and a purpose and something to do with so important to me. And it kind

Ryder Cup, Trivia Quiz

How well do you know the Ryder Cup? Try this trivia quiz: FRIDAY FOURBALLS 1. Who has been part of the most Ryder Cup teams? a.) Nick Faldo b.) Hale Irwin c.) Phil Mickelson 2. Who is the only player to play five matches that all went 18 holes at the Ryder Cup? a. Curtis Strange b.

Relaxed Bjorn proving a good fit as Ryder Cup captain

The captaincy of Europe’s Ryder Cup team has taken Thomas Bjorn to places he never could have imagined. To the Elysee Palace for breakfast with the French president. To Val d’Isere to hit some golf balls from a mountain top. To the home of a delusional fan in southern England. He has

Tiger Woods back at East Lake and couldn’t be prouder

ATLANTA (AP) — Tiger Woods is facing long odds of capturing the FedEx Cup and the $10 million bonus. That’s all relative this year. Just having his own parking spot at East Lake, being back at the Tour Championship for the first time since 2013, even feeling lost during a practice round

Column: Biggest award at Tour Championship is being there

ATLANTA (AP) — The Tour Championship is about more than just the cash, no matter how much is on the line. It was that way from the start. Curtis Strange was part of the inaugural 30-man field in 1987 for what then was called the Nabisco Championships of Golf. The purse was

PGA to bring Ryder Cup, other top events to Congressional

The PGA of America is bringing its biggest championships to Congressional over the next two decades. Nearly three months after the PGA Tour ended another run outside golf-rich Washington, the PGA of America announced an agreement for the club to host the Women’s PGA Championship twice, the Senior PGA Championship twice,

Angela Stanford wins Evian for first major title

EVIAN-LES-BAINS, France (AP) — Angela Stanford ended her long wait for a first major title when her 3-under 68 was enough to win the Evian Championship by one shot Sunday after long-time leader Amy Olson made double bogey on the 18th. At age 40, and 15 years after she was runner-up

McCarron shoots 63 for share of Warwick Hills lead

GRAND BLANC, Mich. (AP) — Scott McCarron shot a 9-under 63 in hot conditions Saturday at Warwick Hills for a share of The Ally Challenge lead with Tom Lehman and Jeff Maggert. Coming off a successful title defense two weeks ago in Calgary, Alberta, played an early three-hole stretch in 4

Drewitt, Bae, Prugh share lead in Web.con Tour Finals event

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Brad Drewitt shot an 8-under 63 on Friday for a share of the lead with Sangmoon Bae and Alex Prugh in the Albertsons Boise Open, the third of four Tour Finals events. Two-time PGA Tour winner Bae had a 67, and Prugh shot a 65 to

Torres takes early 2-stroke lead at Evian Championship

EVIAN-LES-BAINS, France (AP) — Tour rookie Maria Torres shot a 2-under 69 Friday to take a two-stroke clubhouse lead in the second round of the Evian Championship. With players still on the course, the 23-year-old Puerto Rican finished at 8-under 134 overall. Major winners Georgia Hall (68) and So Yeon Ryu

Ciganda leads, top-ranked Park struggles in Evian 1st round

EVIAN-LES-BAINS, France (AP) — Carlota Ciganda of Spain shot a 6-under 65 to lead the Evian Championship women’s major by two shots, and top-ranked Sung Hyun Park dropped four shots early in her first round on Thursday. The 21st-ranked Ciganda fired six birdies and no bogeys as the early starters enjoyed

NBC to televise Augusta Women’s Amateur final round

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — NBC Sports will televise the final round of the Augusta National Women’s Amateur from the home course of the Masters. The club announced the creation of the women’s event earlier this year. The first two rounds will be held at Champions Retreat Golf Club on April 3-4,

Tony Finau added to US Ryder Cup team as captain’s pick

NEWTOWN SQUARE, Pa. (AP) — Tony Finau has been named to the Ryder Cup team, the final pick by U.S. captain Jim Furyk. Finau joins Bryson DeChambeau, Phil Mickelson and Tiger Woods as Furyk’s four wild-card selections. Finau has 11 top-10s this season, including three in majors. “There won’t be any locker

Casey withdraws after 3rd round of BMW Championship

NEWTOWN SQUARE, Pa. (AP) — Paul Casey has withdrawn from the rain-plagued BMW Championship. Casey cited back pain for pulling out of the FedEx Cup playoff event at Aronimink on Monday morning. The fourth round was a washout Sunday because of steady rain that has left the course unplayable. Even with a

Rose leads by 1 shot with a clear shot at No. 1 in the world

NEWTOWN SQUARE, Pa. (AP) — Justin Rose could sense the sky getting a little darker, the wind a little cooler and more brisk. Every shot means so much this time of the year, and the last two holes Saturday at the BMW Championship might mean even more. Rose saved par from

Woods calls Nike Kaepernick ad a ‘beautiful spot’

NEWTOWN SQUARE, Pa. (AP) — Tiger Woods endorsed Nike’s latest “Just Do It” ad narrated by Colin Kaepernick with a message nearly as succinct. “It’s a beautiful spot ,” Woods said. The two-minute ad, which debuted during the NFL opener, highlights superstar athletes LeBron James, Serena Williams and others, and touches on

Tanihara leads European Masters by 3 in 2nd round

CRANS-MONTANA, Switzerland (AP) — Hideto Tanihara shot a bogey-free 4-under 66 Friday to take an early three-stroke lead in the second round of the European Masters. The 39-year-old Japanese player had four birdies at the high-altitude Crans-sur-Sierre club to get to 9-under 131. He leads a group of four more early

Maurice Allen wins World Long Drive Championship

THACKERVILLE, Okla. (AP) — Maurice Allen won the Volvik World Long Drive Championship on Wednesday night, beating Justin Moose with a 393-yard strike on his final attempt in the final. The 36-year-old Allen, from Pine Hills, Florida, hit first in the final round at WinStar World Casino and Resort and watched

Tiger Woods returns to Ryder Cup as a wild card

WEST CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa. (AP) — Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson, golf’s most prominent players for more than two decades, never realized the Ryder Cup would mean so much. For Woods, it’s the culmination of a comeback that began in January after a fourth surgery on his lower back. For Mickelson, more

‘Mad Scientist’ DeChambeau claims 2nd straight FedEx Cup win

NORTON, Mass. (AP) — Golf’s latest search for a breakout star has come to the quirky little laboratory of Bryson DeChambeau. The 24-year-old physics major known as the “Mad Scientist” won his second straight event in the FedEx Cup playoffs on Monday, shooting a 4-under-par 67 at TPC Boston to win

Marina Alex rallies to win Cambia Portland Classic

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Marina Alex rallied to win the Cambia Portland Classic for her first LPGA Tour title, closing with a 7-under 65 on Sunday for a four-stroke victory over Georgia Hall. Alex birdied the final five holes in a front-nine 30 to take the lead and added birdies on

Georgia Hall takes 2-shot lead in Portland Classic

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Georgia Hall pulled away from Minjee Lee late in the third round Saturday to take a two-stroke lead in the Cambia Portland Classic. The Women’s British Open winner four weeks ago for her first LPGA Tour title, Hall shot a 3-under 69. She birdied the par-3 16th

Georgia Hall shoots 9-under 63 to take LPGA Tour lead

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Georgia Hall shot a 9-under 63 on Friday to take a three-stroke lead in the Cambia Portland Classic and break the tournament 36-hole record. The Women’s British Open winner four weeks ago for her first LPGA Tour title, the 22-year-old Englishwoman made five straight birdies in the

Marina Alex shoots 10-under 62 to take LPGA Tour lead

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Marina Alex matched the course record with a 10-under 62 on Thursday to take a two-stroke lead over Brooke Henderson and Minjee Lee in the Cambia Portland Classic. With Stacy Lewis unable to defend her title as she prepares for the birth of her first child, Alex

Cancer survivor, straight shooter, Dahmen finally on track

NORTON, Mass. (AP) — Joel Dahmen has reason to pause every so often to consider how far he’s come. His favorite moment included Tiger Woods. They were playing together in the third round of the Quicken Loans National, a Saturday memorable for the heat and the noise. Woods was on a roll,