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Thomas emerges to win first PGA major

Thomas emerges to win first PGA major

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Justin Thomas emerged from the shadow of a longtime friend and won the PGA Championship to take his place among the young elite in golf. With two big breaks to start the back [...]

McIlroy may bag it until Masters

McIlroy may bag it until Masters

Golf Channel CHARLOTTE, N.C. – The positives from a final-round 68 at the PGA Championship did little to blunt the pain for an injured Rory McIlroy, who is again facing an uncertain future. McIlroy finished the [...]

‘Gar’ has number retired; HOF next?

‘Gar’ has number retired; HOF next?

SEATTLE – Next stop, Cooperstown? That was the underlying theme at Safeco Field on Saturday when the Mariners “officially” retired the uniform number – 11 – that ONLY Edgar Martinez wore during and after a stellar 18-year [...]

Career Slam eludes Spieth at PGA

Career Slam eludes Spieth at PGA

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — For the first seven holes Saturday, Jordan Spieth continued the frustrating play that has denied him a shot at history. Three bogeys had him free-falling down the leaderboard. But then he finally found [...]

Kisner keeps lead on wild day at PGA

Kisner keeps lead on wild day at PGA

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Even after his shot bounced high off a concrete bridge over a creek, Kevin Kisner wasn’t in the clear at the PGA Championship. His golf ball was buried in thick grass on a [...]

Boeing Classic has impressive field

Boeing Classic has impressive field

SEATTLE — The list of 78 PGA Tour Champions golfers who will compete in the 13th annual Boeing Classic Aug. 21-27 at The Club at Snoqualmie Ridge for a $2.1 million purse has been finalized and adds up [...]

Phil and Ernie: Foes, friends for life

Phil and Ernie: Foes, friends for life

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The first time Ernie Els and Phil Mickelson played against each other they were 14 years old. The South African, a lanky, blond more formally known as Ernest back then, had come to [...]

Matsuyama continues hot streak

Matsuyama continues hot streak

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Most meaningful of all the text messages Hideki Matsuyama received last week was the one from Jason Day congratulating the Japanese star for his 61 in the final round at Firestone to win [...]

Golf Bag: PGA makes bold changes

Golf Bag: PGA makes bold changes

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — It will be cooler. It may not necessarily be wetter. It should be windier. And it will remain firm and fast. Such is the likely weather impact on THE PLAYERS Championship moving from [...]

Matsuyama wins with final-round 61

Matsuyama wins with final-round 61

AKRON, Ohio — Hideki Matsuyama was along for the ride four years ago when he watched Tiger Woods tear apart Firestone Country Club on his way to a 61 in the second round, which tied the [...]