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Jarrod Lyle going through “scary” period in cancer recovery

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) Jarrod Lyle’s wife says the Australian golfer is struggling through a ”really scary” period in his third battle with cancer. Lyle, 36, underwent a bone marrow transplant last December following a recurrence of acute myeloid leukemia. Briony Lyle, writing on, says ”It’s been 190 days since Jarrod’s stem-cell

Five-time British Open champion Peter Thomson dies

Hailed as a hero to some and as golf royalty to others, Peter Thomson, a five-time winner of the British Open and the only player in the 20th century to win the tournament for three straight years, died Wednesday. He was 88. Thomson had been suffering from Parkinson’s disease for more

Column: Koepka could use more wins, but his trophies are big

SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. (AP) Brooks Koepka now has as many majors as Greg Norman and as many PGA Tour victories as Pat Perez. Koepka belongs in the conversation of elite players in his generation by winning his second U.S. Open at Shinnecock Hills, a test that asked an entirely different set of

Koepka’s golf legacy secured after 2nd straight Open win

SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. (AP) For a guy who has won all of three PGA Tour events, Brooks Koepka has a golf legacy that already is secure. That’s how it should be for winning back-to-back U.S. Opens. Koepka became the first man to turn that impressive trick in nearly three decades by handling a

What people were saying Saturday at the US Open

SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. (AP) What people were saying Saturday at the U.S. Open: ”I’ve wanted to do that many times. I should have done it several times at Augusta on 15.” – Phil Mickelson after he intentionally swatted a moving putt on the 13th green, invoking a 2-stroke penalty that gave him

Key hole in 2nd round of US Open

SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. (AP) A look at the key hole in the second round of the U.S. Open at Shinnecock Hills. Hole: 8 Par: 4 Yardage: 448 Stroke Average: 4.1 Rank: 9 Ian Poulter was within a shot of the lead playing his 17th hole of the day when he made a triple bogey. His 7

Key hole in 1st round of US Open

SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. (AP) A glance at the key hole in the first round Thursday of the U.S. Open at Shinnecock Hills: Hole: 14 Par: 4 Yards: 536 Stroke Average: 4.8 Rank: 1 The hardest hole on the course took a toll on players, including co-leader Dustin Johnson, who made bogey, and Tiger Woods, who made

Rose practicing patience, perspective in the majors

SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. (AP) Justin Rose was coming up on 15 years as a pro and still didn’t have a major. What he found was perspective. ”Between 30 and 40, that’s going to be my opportunity to go really out and get things done,” Rose said. ”That’s 40 major championships. I’m going to

Tiger Woods’ digs for the week is more than a dinghy

SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. (AP) Tiger Woods brought his yacht, Privacy, to a U.S. Open in New York and missed the cut for the first time in a major. That was 12 years ago when the Open was at Winged Foot. He can only hope for a different outcome at Shinnecock Hills. ”Staying on

From the ice to the green, NHL ref makes US Open debut

SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. (AP) Garrett Rank is trading skates for spikes on a stage far larger than anything he has experienced. No one plays Shinnecock Hills on ice. This week is not about blue lines and high-sticking. It’s about green fairways and lag putting. Rank’s day job ended two months ago when he

US Open anniversaries: Jones’ fundraising, Tiger and more

SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. (AP) A look at some of the anniversaries this year at the U.S. Open: 100 years ago (1918) For the second straight year, the U.S. Open was canceled because of World War I. That didn’t stop Bobby Jones from making his own contributions, even at age 16. Jones took part

Kim, Herbin share lead in ShopRite LPGA

GALLOWAY, N.J. (AP) Sei Young Kim birdied seven of her last 10 holes for a share of the lead with Celine Herbin in the suspended second round of the ShopRite LPGA. Kim was 10 under for the tournament with three holes left when play was suspended because of darkness. Herbin had her

Dustin Johnson shoots 7-under 63 to grab lead at St. Jude

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) Dustin Johnson wants to sharpen his game for the U.S. Open. Moving back to No. 1 in the world would just be a nice bonus because the only way he can do that before Shinnecock Hills is by winning the St. Jude Classic. Johnson knows what he wants. ”I

US Open Trivia Quiz

SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. (AP) How well do you know your U.S. Open history? Try this quiz: 1. Who is the only player to complete the career Grand Slam at the U.S. Open? a.) Bobby Jones b.) Gary Player c.) Gene Sarazen 2. Who won the first U.S. Open at Shinnecock Hills? a.) James Foulis b.) Horton Smith c.)

St. Jude Classic takes final turn as PGA tuneup for US Open

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) Count Phil Mickelson among those happy to see the St. Jude Classic shift to a World Golf Championship even as he uses the TPC Southwind one final time as a tuneup for the U.S. Open. ”I really, really enjoy this golf course,” Mickelson said Wednesday . ”I think

Police release details on crash involving golfer Bud Cauley

DUBLIN, Ohio (AP) Police have released more details about the crash that injured PGA Tour player Bud Cauley and three others in Ohio. A report released Tuesday by Dublin police shows 37-year-old David Crawford was driving at the time of the crash near Muirfield Village Golf Club Friday night that also

Jutanugarn survives collapses and wins US Women’s Open

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) Ariya Jutanugarn lost a seven-shot lead on the back nine, stayed alive with a par in the two-hole playoff and saved par with a bunker shot to win on the fourth playoff hole and capture the U.S. Women’s Open on Sunday at Shoal Creek. Jutanugarn appeared to have

Jutanugarn shoots 67, climbs into lead at US Women’s Open

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) Ariya Jutanugarn used two quick birdies at the U.S. Women’s Open to put the pressure on leader Sarah Jane Smith. With the momentum secured, the 22-year-old from Thailand was far from finished. Jutanugarn shot a 5-under 67 in the third round Saturday, turning a three-shot deficit into a four-shot

Dramatic eagle helps keep Woods in weekend mix at Memorial

DUBLIN, Ohio (AP) Tiger worked his way into contention at the Memorial, despite his putter letting him down. He energized the crowd, too, with a brilliant eagle on the par-5 11th at Muirfield Village, a place where he’s won five times. Woods’ wedge shot from 97 yards out hit past the hole

Jutanugarn, Smith, Lee share US Women’s Open lead

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) The sun shone brightly at rain-soaked Shoal Creek. So did Ariya Jutanugarn, Sarah Jane Smith and Jeongeun6 Lee. Jutanugarn, Smith and Lee each shot a 5-under 67 Thursday to share the first-round lead at the U.S. Women’s Open, where the course held up better than some feared after

Man who called police on black women golfers denies racism

YORK, Pa. (AP) A man who called police on a group of black women golfers accused of playing too slowly at a Pennsylvania golf club denied to dispatchers that he was acting out of racism. Grandview Golf Club in York issued an apology following the April 21 incident. The women were

The time Nicklaus bet on himself at a US Open

DUBLIN, Ohio (AP) Jack Nicklaus had small wagers in practice rounds during his time on the PGA Tour, just like everyone else. Some players before his time made more money in practice round bets than at the tournament when the prize money was small. But he says he never had a

Everett wins NCAA title in playoff

STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) Broc Everett made his first college golf title one to remember. Given a second chance, on the 18th hole, Everett poured in a 15-foot birdie putt in a playoff to beat Brandon Mancheno of Auburn and win the NCAA men’s individual title Monday at Karsten Creek Golf Club. ”I

Rose wins Colonial and moves to No. 3 in the world

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) Justin Rose closed with a 6-under 64 and finished at 20 under Sunday at Colonial for a three-stroke victory over U.S. Open champion Brooks Koepka in the Fort Worth Invitational. Rose won for the ninth time on the PGA Tour and became the fifth player with multiple